A week stuffed with cel­e­bra­tion

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LOCAL NEWS - GRACE GILLET

St. Joseph’s High School com­mu­nity has been bustling with many ex­cit­ing events and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Over the past few weeks there have been op­por­tu­ni­ties to cel­e­brate the har­vest of the sea­son and share in the spirit of Thanks­giv­ing and fel­low­ship. Stu­dent coun­cil hosted the school’s an­nual “agri­cul­ture day” Oct. 5.

The front lawn was dec­o­rated with farm ma­chin­ery com­pli­ments of Huron Trac­tor and Hyde Park Trac­tor. Horses, a goat, baby steer, chick­ens and friendly dogs were graz­ing on the grass as well as cat­tle rop­ing demon­stra­tions for stu­dents.

A com­pli­men­tary farmer’s break­fast kicked off the day. In the af­ter­noon stu­dents were treated to a lunch bar­beque com­plete with candy ap­ples.

A pie bak­ing con­test is a new ad­di­tion to the “ag days” events.

Key­note speak­ers pro­vided in­for­ma­tion about ca­reers in agri­cul­ture. These in­for­ma­tion ses­sions were of value to all stu­dents in­clud­ing those en­rolled in the new agri­cul­ture SHSM (Spe­cial­ist High Skills Ma­jor) course at St. Joseph’s.

“Fri­day night lights” kicked off Thanks­giv­ing week­end. The ju­nior and se­nior foot­ball teams hosted the Mother Teresa Spar­tans and ended up vic­to­ri­ous in both games. The stands were filled with bun­dled up spec­ta­tors cheer­ing on the Rams to fi­nal scores of 42-7 for the ju­niors and 13-0 for the se­niors. Fri­day night lights is an ex­cit­ing Ram tra­di­tion, way to go teams.

Keep­ing up with the spirit of fel­low­ship and Thanks­giv­ing, St. Joseph’s held a suc­cess­ful Thanks­giv­ing food drive. Food do­na­tions were de­liv­ered to St. Thomas Fire Sta­tion 1.

There is truly some­thing for ev­ery­one un­der the roof at St. Joseph’s; health and well­ness club, hu­man­ity club, ukulele club, writer’s club, fash­ion club, best bud­dies, eques­trian club, chess club, con­cert band, reach for the top and robotics to name a few.

Good luck to all Ram ath­letes as they pre­pare for fi­nal meets and tour­na­ments oc­cur­ring in the next few weeks of Oc­to­ber. The cross-coun­try team will be ready to run at the tri-county Thames Val­ley Re­gional Ath­let­ics meet Oct. 17. Many run­ners have had great suc­cess in pre­lim­i­nary races this sea­son and we wish them good luck.

One fi­nal and ex­cit­ing piece of news is the up­com­ing mu­si­cal St. Joseph’s. It will be in the first week of De­cem­ber. Watch for per­for­mance dates and up­com­ing ticket sales as you won’t want to miss this ex­cit­ing pro­duc­tion. It will be su­per­cal­ifrag­ilis­tic­ex­pi­ali­do­ciaous!

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Han­nah McIntyre de­liv­ers St. Joe’s food drive do­na­tions to St. Thomas Fire Sta­tion 1.

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Kyleigh Brown of­fers Can­taloupe the goat a snack at St. Joseph’s High School’s “agri­cul­ture day.” The an­nual school event cel­e­brates the agri­cul­tural roots of El­gin County and the fall sea­son.

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