The “Victory Lap” is a new way for our school to recognize the achievements of fellow students at regional competitions and other events that allow our students to compare their skills and achievements against other schools. Students who win or advance beyond a regional competition in any discipline are awarded a Victory Lap to allow fellow students the opportunity to show their respect and appreciation.
On a selected day following a number of successes, students to be honoured are asked to gather outside our gym with their medals, ribbons or other symbols of their success. At the end of announcements, home room classes line up just outside their classrooms along the corridor walls. The honoured Lancers and their staff sponsor proceed along a pre-determined route to receive the congratulations of their peers. Each group will have a sign made for them by the leadership class which they hold up during the lap. Once the people in the Victory Lap have passed each homeroom, students return to class.
This is a great way for our Chess team to follow along with the Skills Canada competitors and Jr. Volleyball team who won a major tournament. It doesn’t involve a lot of class time and has been well-received by students and staff. Staff did take the time to speak to homerooms about the serious, though informal nature of the event, and good feelings have been generated by our Victory Laps.