Honours Society awards given in Qualicum Beach

Kwalikum Secondary School students get a lesson on the diverse choices available

The 37 successful applicants for the Qualicum Beach Honour Society pose at the Civic Centre.

The 37 successful applicants for the Qualicum Beach Honour Society pose at the Civic Centre.

Students with the Qualicum Beach Honours Society gathered at the Civic Centre last Wednesday to share a celebratory dinner and listen to a very special speaker.

Mark Fourneaux is a graduate of Kwalikum Secondary School and a former Honours Society member who has gone on to garner a B.Sc. degree in microbiology and biochemistry from the University of Victoria. Furneaux has served as a forestry engineer, mines inspector, and forestry consultant as well as a laboratory research technician for the Government of Canada.

Currently, Fourneaux works as the regional sales manager for Cesco Solutions, where he focuses primarily on managing operations in Western Canada and North Western U.S. states, in service to the pulp and paper, wastewater, petrochemical and food processing industries.

That’s a pretty varied background, which is one reason he was chosen as the feature speaker, in order to open students’ eyes to the vast array of opportunities available to students studying sciences at the post-secondary level.

The Qualicum Beach Honours Society was formed in 1992. The mandate is to promote and recognize academic achievement in the student body of KSS.