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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: MADD making presentations to P.E.I. high school students

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

Kinkora Regional High School

Workplace assistant Becky Muttart has accepted an itinerant EAL youth worker position, and Janet Lefurgey will be the new workplace assistant. In addition, Kirby Gill is the new assistant chef and Neil Walker is the new cafeteria supervisor. 

Emily Hunter has won an all-expense-paid trip to Ottawa to participate in the Encounters with Canada Program through Canadian Parents for French-P.E.I. French Excellence Awards. This program offers French language students the opportunity to spend one week (of their choice) at the Terry Fox Youth Centre. 

MADD Canada will be putting on a presentation for all KRHS students on Jan. 17, 1-2 p.m. Over the Edge, MADD Canada’s 2019-2020 School Assembly Program, is a powerful dramatization about the tragic consequences of impaired driving. 

Log on to for hockey pool results. The ID is Kinkora, and the password is guest. Current leaders are Rachel Paynter, Neil Campbell and Garrett Murray.

Looking ahead, final exams for the first semester are Jan. 27-31. 

Montague Regional High School

Students attended a touching presentation by MADD last week, where they received information regarding the dangers of impaired driving. 

The vocal ensemble, concert band and jazz ensemble are looking for new musicians. Anyone interested in joining any of these groups should see Ms. Beck. The jazz band, in particular, needs a drummer and bass player, as well as and trombones, baritones and trumpets.

The exam period begins Jan. 27 and wraps up Jan. 30. All exams begin at 9 a.m. unless alternate arrangements have been made.

Feb. 3 is school effectiveness day, so there are no classes. Second semester classes begin on Feb. 4.

Westisle Composite High School

Final exams are fast approaching. They will start with the Grade 11 math assessment on Jan. 27, which will be followed by period 1, 2, 3 and 4 exams the mornings of Jan. 28-31. More details on how exams work will be posted closer to these dates.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2020 Neighbour-2-Neighbour Event on Feb. 8, at Westisle Composite High School, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be a multicultural fair for the region and a chance to welcome all new residents to the area. There will be a key-note speaker, fireside chats, music, dance, cultural performances, lots of food (locally and international) and fun activities for families, along with various booths from both local services providers and organizations as well as on various countries from around the world. 

Parents and students are encouraged to check out the guidance page under the departments tab on the Westisle blog for important dates to keep in mind for scholarships and bursaries.

There are volunteer opportunities coming up for students. The West Prince Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business Awards Gala and is looking for six student volunteers to help out during the event on Feb. 21 at Mill River Resort. As well, the West Prince Girl Guide Unit is looking for volunteers who can help with set up, clean up, activities and supervision of the girls. They meet on Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m., at ME Callaghan. The group is made up of Sparks, Brownies and Guides. If interested in one or both of these events, contact Melissa Heald at 902-853-2352/902-218-9165 or

Colonel Gray High School

Cape Breton University will be hosting an information session in student services on Jan. 17 at lunch.

The Grade 11 Math Assessment is Jan. 27, and final exams will continue to Jan. 31, following bocks A to D. Check the school website for specific dates of each exam.

Holland College will be hosting campus tour day on Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (storm date: Feb. 8). Students applying for courses on this day will have the normal application fee waived and a chance to win a $500 tuition credit.

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