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Lacombe Composite High School presented Ram senior awards to Jordan Snopek (left), Courtenay Petrie, Hailey Hutchison and Cody Knight at the school’s annual athletic awards ceremony last Wednesday. The Ram awards go to seniors who exhibited exemplary participation and achievement in school sports. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Lacombe rewards top high school athletes

As they’ve done many times during the school year, Lacombe Composite High School student-athletes stayed after school hours last Wednesday. They wouldn’t have it any other way.

Keynote speaker Diane McLeod (left) congratulates Central Alberta Christian High School graduates after Friday’s ceremony. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Lacombe's CACHS graduates mark milestone

Fittingly enough, Aiden Kooyman was studying for a physics exam last Wednesday when he received word that he would be the valedictorian at the Central Alberta Christian High School graduation.

Central Alberta Christian High School graduate Jadon Bernatsky sports his Rotary jacket. He’s bound for Austria on a Rotary exchange. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Lacombe's Bernatsky shows will to win

Finish the job. That was the mindset for Jadon Bernatsky as he hit the final 300 metres of his 1,500-metre race in the Central Alberta zone meet at Red Deer. The Central Alberta Christian High School senior knew he needed to push to earn a top-two finish for a berth in the provincial track and field championships.

Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this June 30, 2015 handout photo. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, was the scene of another blaze on Tuesday, officials said, though the cause was not immediately clear. The fire comes amid a rash of fires that have erupted at black churches across the U.S. south, at least two of which have already been declared as deliberate. REUTERS/Clarendon County Fire Department/Handout via Reuters

South Carolina church fire not arson

A fire that destroyed a Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday was from natural causes and not linked to a spate of fires at similar churches across the South, state police said.