Chilliwack secondary teachers and staff rolled up to Sydney Tempel’s house, along with 120 other year-end award winners, to personally deliver her awards on June 3, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack teachers give rolling award ceremony to students

Four teams of staff travel the city to hand out awards in person

Four convoys of Chilliwack secondary teachers and staff rolled through the city Wednesday, handing out awards to 120 students.

With no year-end ceremonies to be had for 2020, they didn’t want to see their students miss out on their big moment. And the moments happening driveways throughout the day were definitely for the record books.

One team rolled up to Grade 9 student Sydney Tempel’s house. Five vehicles arrived, decked out in the school colours of blue and yellow, with pompom decorations and signs. They made sure to capture the attention of neighbours with the excitement and obligatory honking.

Once parked, just like lightning they pulled out a table, noise-making streamers operated by one of the staff member’s children, and a CSS sign. With the instant stage set, they handed over her awards — for media arts and math.

And as they congratulated her, they set off an explosion of glitter over her head. Sydney smiled as the teachers danced and cheered.

And just as quickly as they arrived, the team of educators packed up and left, smiling and honking and waving out the window to the next student’s house.

READ MORE: PHOTOS: Unique commencement ceremony as Chilliwack students graduate in small groups


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Chilliwack secondary teachers and staff rolled up to Sydney Tempel’s house, along with 120 other year-end award winners, to personally deliver her awards on June 3, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack secondary teachers and staff rolled up to Sydney Tempel’s house, along with 120 other year-end award winners, to personally deliver her awards on June 3, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

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