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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students busy with spring fundraising activities

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
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Charlottetown Rural High School

Charlottetown Rural is selling vouchers for wave petunia hanging baskets from VanKampen’s Greenhouses to raise funds for Safe Grad activities. Vouchers can be purchased for $30 (retail cost, cash only) at parent teacher interviews or through the main office. The school appreciates the support of the community.

There will be a student loan presentation for parents and students on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre.

Graduating students who have received a scholarship, bursary or other award are asked to bring a copy of the award to student services so it can be announced at graduation.

Students are also asked to fill out a final June transcript request form in student services.

Montague Regional High School

Congratulations to Ms. Evans-Renaud who was recently awarded the Golden Apple. It’s presented to a PEITF member who demonstrates life-long learning, contributes positively to school culture, demonstrates excellence in teaching and is involved in community and school events.

The hospitality and tourism class is heading on a tour of P.E.I. from May 29-30, It’s a wonderful experience for tourism operators and the students to get an inside look at what is happening on the Island.

Faith Ann Haight, Abigail Hameline, Emily Kenny and Damien Collings represented MRHS at the Wits and Words Poetry Slam at Receiver Coffee House recently. Collings and Kenny finished first and second respectively in the category based on "Consent". Collings' reading of his poem "What Choices?" also finished third overall.

Grade 11 student Berry Genge gave a flawless performance at the Poetry in Voice National Finals in Winnipeg recently. She took part in a poetry workshop and city-wide scavenger hunt. CBC Books has published her writing in an article titled "What is one book your generation should read?".

Colonel Gray High School

Congratulations to student Charlize Sahely who won the Occupational Health and Safety video contest, winning prize money for herself and the school.

Appreciation is expressed to everyone who supported “We Will Rock You”, another successful musical showcasing Colonel Gray talent.

Today, Mount Allison University will be assisting next year’s students with course registration at lunch in Computer Lab 153.

On May 15, at lunchtime, there will be a student loan information presentation in the Lecture Theatre. Interested parents are also welcome to attend. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to find out about applying for a loan, the amount graduates are eligible to receive as well as specifics about the application process.

Students who have accepted a scholarship, bursary or an award are asked to let student services know, with a photocopy, so that it can be announced during the graduation ceremony.

Grads can check for upcoming scholarships and bursaries, updated and advertised on the bulletin board in Student Services, as well as the bursary booklet on the school website (found under Student Services).

Kinkora Regional High School

Congratulations to teacher Jessica Reeves on winning the 2019 Golden Apple Award on May 3. It is awarded annually by the Western Area Teachers’ Association to a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution of time, talent, and energy to the educational environment.

The KRHS class of 2019 will celebrate its Grad Gala on Saturday, May 18. It will consist of the graduation banquet and prom. The Grad Gala will begin at 5 p.m. at Kinkora Place where graduates and special guests will mingle and take photos. At 5:30 p.m., supper will be served, and graduates will receive service awards and special recognitions. The 2019 grad video will be shown, and speeches will be given. Next, the graduates will line up and prepare for their drive-in to KRHS. The walk-in is at 8 p.m.

The 57th Annual Kinkora Regional High School Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Student council president Rebecca Green will deliver the salutation while graduate Madeline Moffatt will deliver the valedictory. Appreciation is expressed to Maddy Moffatt and family for hosting the annual grad barbecue and to Abby Webster and family for hosting the annual grad breakfast.

Grade 12 students Robert Greenan and Sean Gonzales won gold in robotics at the 2019 P.E.I. Provincial Skills Canada Competition. As gold medalists, Robert and Sean (along with teacher Ryan McAleer) will represent P.E.I. at the Skills Canada National Competition in Halifax on May 28-29.

Congratulations to Nancy Harvey who won a lobster supper for 10 in the Victory in Europe Tour 2020 fundraiser. For the trip, students are selling 50/50 tickets every Tuesday evening at the Kinkora Bingo. For information, contact Kevin Bustard at 902-887-2424 or

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