Once again, our Tiger Girls Senior Rugby Team dominated play throughout the season leading up to their COSSA Championship on Wednesday November 5. In the semi-final, the team defeated Campbellford 52 - 0. The final saw a resounding 47-0 victory over Quinte. That's right - no points against at COSSA! According to Coach Meindl, the team had great ball possession and tackled extremely well in both games. This is "a group of girls that have really committed to training and work very hard at practice. Razor would be very proud."
Team members include:
Danielle Brazeau, Kelsey Minnie, Janelle Stonehouse , Tiff Moore, Karin Fritz-Hazel, Brianna Brake, Faith Hickey, Abby Refausse, Payton Manzara, Erin Young-Lowe, Emmi Merilainen, Sydney Patterson, Jenna Lajoie, Kailin Muir, Leslie Mullen, Taryn McLachlan, Meagan Smith, MacKay-Lynn Samis-Moore, Sarah Locke, Jocey Desautels, Toni Kennedy, Janessa Duffy, Harleigh Baker, Summer Bradley, Laura Perrault, Courtney Leblanc, Sydney Garrison, Alexis Cosstick, Coaches Meindl, Feeney and Gauthier
Pardon the pun but it was a spooktacular Halloween week at THS! From Pumpkin Carving to dress up days to our Coffee House, spirits were high and enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks to Students' Council and Arts Council for organizing events and to all in our community for your active participation.
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Independent Filmmaker Brian Johnson and Cinematographer Nick DePencier recently filmed footage at our Al Purdy Library. The film, sponsored by CBC Documentaries, explores Purdy's life and work and will attempt to engage young people. With our connection to Al Purdy, THS was an obvious place to visit to view our display case, library and special collection of Purdy writing. Eric Lorenzen, retired THS Physics teacher and the force behind the library renaming project in 2011, was on hand to explain the artefacts. With his great memory, he was also able to share many important details of Purdy's life and the connection to THS.
Our community came through for us in support of our efforts to raise funds to travel to the Dominican Republic on a humanitarian trip next May. Our Yard Sale raised over $1200 which will be used to offset the travel expenses of students going to work on building projects. Thank you to all who supported our efforts by purchasing draw tickets and items, food from our BBQ and face painting. Students are very excited about making a difference in the world!
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Our Student Vote ran successfully on October 23! The event was organized to engage students in their civic rights and responsibilities. Results won't be revealed until after our local Municipal Election. Enjoy more pictures in our Galleries.
Forty students from Murray Centennial and Queen Elizabeth schools recently attended a rugby clinic hosted by THS students. Here, Murray alumnus Matt Tedford poses with two Murray students.
On October 20 and 21, our SHSM Non-profit students enjoyed some time at RKY Camp. They were joined by students from Moira and Centennial and earned four certifications: Conflict Resolution, Personal Inventory, Communication and Problem Solving. Ms. Cotnam says it was a fantastic trip! Look for more pictures in our Galleries.