Story:The Royal Conservatory presented Yellow Grass resident Torri Hill with a 2010 Silver Medal for scoring the top mark in Saskatchewan on the Grade 1 Voice examination.
She received the prize at a public medal ceremony at Darke Hall in Regina on December 4. Her teacher is Sheri Ann Mahnke of Weyburn.
Silver Medals are awarded each academic year (September 1 to August 31) to Conservatory examination candidates in Preparatory A and B and Grades 1 to 10 who achieve the highest standard of excellence in their respective province or designated region. Eligible candidates must score at least 80 percent on their practical examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory examinations for their respective grade and discipline. Silver Medal ceremonies are held annually in cities across Canada to recognize students' achievements and acknowledge the contributions of their teachers.
The Royal Conservatory conducts 100,000 examinations annually in over 300 communities around the world. Over 2,500 take place across Saskatchewan. Achievement in Conservatory examinations is an important entrance requirement for college and university programs. Founded in 1886, The Royal Conservatory is the largest and oldest independent arts educator in Canada, providing opportunities for personal development through music and arts education in 13 countries.