Trustee Recognition/Acclaimed Candidates
Trustees were recognized for their years of service on the Board at the meeting: Board Chair Holli Smith 8 years, Board Vice-chair Marsha Tkach 12 years, Barry Davis 8 years, and Gwen Hampton 4 years.
*As of the September 21/2021 Board meeting, Ward 4, Subdivision 1 was still vacant, however, as of September 24, this seat has now been acclaimed by Ken Macfarlane. Prairie Land would like to congratulate all trustees on their acclamations, and to acknowledge Barry Davis and Gwen Hampton for their service to the Board of Trustees of Prairie Land Public School Division.
Elected by Acclamation
Number of Vacancies
Ward or Electoral Division Number
Holli Smith 1 Trustee WARD 1
Town of Hanna 2 Trustees
Youngstown / Hanna Rural
Scott MacPherson 1 Trustee WARD 2 – Subdivision 2
Marsha Tkach 1 Trustee WARD 3 – Subdivision 1
Altario / Consort
Jinel Ference 1 Trustee WARD 3 – Subdivision 2
Morrin / Munson
STILL VACANT* 1 Trustee WARD 4 – Subdivision 1
Shandele Battle 1 Trustee WARD 4 – Subdivision 2
2020-2021 Prairie Land Public School Division Scholarship Recipients
The Board reviewed the successful 2020-2021 Prairie Land Scholarship recipients and congratulated students on their awards.
Ida Fielding Bursary
Amanda Creasy J.C. Charyk, Hanna
Liam McKeage J.C. Charyk, Hanna
Norman Alexander Duff Memorial
Abbegayle Brady J.C. Charyk, Hanna
Pioneer Homestead Bursary
Anika Mouly Consort
Jessica Hadwin Consort
Sonya Nielsen Delia
Joseph Van Lagen Altario
Paige Kobberstad J.C. Charyk, Hanna
Jon Thornton Consort
Special Areas #2 Education Bursary (Estate of Orlin Graham Pearce)
Jock Hein J.C. Charyk, Hanna
J.C. Charyk Hanna School Innovation Academy
The Board of Trustees passed a motion to approve an in-year request to provide funding to J.C. Charyk Hanna School for the establishment of their School of Excellence in the amount of $160,000. The school is currently creating the J.C. Charyk Innovation Academy that addresses relevant learning and innovative teaching practice across all curricular areas.
For additional information please contact: Cam McKeage, Superintendent of Schools, Prairie Land Public School Division 403.854.4481.