News Briefs for January 26, 2016

Olsen to stay on as principal at Ladysmith Secondary

Margaret Olsen, who was appointed Acting Principal at Ladysmith Secondary School Nov. 19, has now been assigned as Principal effective Feb. 1.

Olsen replaced Steve Thompson, who the district said at the time was on ‘indefinite leave’ and had not been in the school since Nov. 4.

When Olsen was assigned as acting principal the district said the posting would last until February, when she was scheduled to take over as principal of Cedar Secondary School, which is reopening in 2016.

Darcy Hoff, currently vice principal at Dover Bay Secondary School, has been assigned as principal of Cedar Secondary, effective Feb. 1.

Black Press business scholarship

Black Press owner David Black knows the value of an education in business; that’s why he established a $5,000 scholarship for the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.

Graduating high school students in 37 of the province’s school districts can apply for a $5,000 scholarship, which is awarded based on academic merit, leadership and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Students must apply to the Gustavson School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce Program before Feb. 28 to be eligible. More information available at:

The scholarship was established in 2008 by Black to give students from across the province access to a business education.

Black chose the Gustavson School of Business because of the innovative program format. Every student takes at least two paid co-operative work terms, has the opportunity to participate in an international exchange, and learns about sustainable business practices.