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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students busy with extracurricular spring activities

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities. - Contributed

Montague Regional High School

Congratulations to students Kenzie Hawkins, Alexa Carpenter and Mia Martell. They helped their team win silver at the National Ringette Championships earlier this month.

Last week’s Wellness Expo was very well-received. Students began the day listening to Matt Cormier's story of courage and resilience before attending their choice of 40 plus sessions, ranging from car maintenance and fly-tying to solving how to get out of an escape room.

With Ms. Evans-Renaud retiring at the end of the June, some staffing changes have been announced. Robyn MacDonald (current vice principal) will assume the role of principal beginning in July. Jolene Johnston will join the administration as vice principal.

The concert band will host the instrumental session of the Kings County Music Festival on April 29.

Colonel Gray High School

The drama class and Making Waves students made a presentation to Grade 7 Queen Charlotte students last week. It included skits healthy relationships, sexting, Internet safety, with a peer-led discussion afterwards.

On April 24, St. Mary’s University will be assisting applicants with course registration in Computer Lab 153 at lunch.

Free the Children will host trivia night in the cafeteria April 25 from 7-9 p.m. All students are welcome. Tickets are $5 for CGHS students, $6 for students from other schools. Advance tickets will be sold April 22-24 during lunch.

The DELF (French proficiency) Grade 12 exams are May 6-10. The International Baccalaureate exams begin May 7.

Tickets for the musical “We Will Rock You” are available at the Confederation Centre box office. Public performances are May 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.

Kinkora Regional High School

Grade 12 KRHS students Sean Gonzales and Robert Greenan won gold in robotics at the 2019 P.E.I. Provincial Skills Canada Competition. Grade 11 student Elizabeth Phillips won silver in job search. Grade 12 student Dakota MacWilliams won bronze in job search. Coaches were Ryan McAleer and Shelley Tremere. The gold medalists will represent P.E.I. at the National Skills Canada Competition in Halifax on May 28-29.

The annual Blazer Beef Supper, a major KRHS fundraising event, will be held at Kinkora Place on Saturday, April 27 from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for 12-and-under. Take-outs will be available. The supper is one of the major fundraisers carried out by the students of KRHS. All funds generated from this activity will be used in support of school activities throughout the year.

There’s a grad and parent meeting on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss year-end activities.

A student loans presentation is April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the KRHS Library. This session is intended for graduates and their parents but is open to others who may wish to attend.

Students are fundraising for their Victory in Europe Tour 2020. Students will be visiting France, Belgium and The Netherlands from April 28 to May 7, 2020. The cost is just under $3700. Students are selling 50/50 tickets every Tuesday evening at the Kinkora Bingo. Students are also selling tickets on a Lobster Supper for 10. Draw is May 2. For more information, contact Kevin Bustard at 902-887-2424 or kwbustard@edu.pe.ca.

Grade 11 student Emma-Grace Coyle and Grade 10 student Ryley MacWilliams both won first place in the Canadian Parents for French P.E.I. Core French speech contest. The event was held April 13 in Charlottetown. Each student won a $2,000 scholarship and $40 in cash.

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