New Orleans trip tops Tagwi list
Last fall, 46 students from Tagwi Secondary School traveled to New Orleans in order help rebuild houses that were damaged in Hurricane Katrina.
School principal Robert Currier says the students – along with a core group of parents and teachers – were in Louisiana for one week, where they worked on two houses, one of which they started from scratch.
When the students arrived, only the house’s foundation remained. By the time they’d left, they’d had almost completed reconstruction.
The New Orleans experience was definitely a highlight of Tagwi’s school year, but it was just one of many accomplishments.
In sports, the junior girls basketball team won the SDG championship for the first time in 10 years.
The annual Terry Fox Run raised thousands of dollars for cancer research. Tagwi Trek – a threeday leadership camp – saw 40 students attend a YMCA camp outside Ottawa where they completed obstacle courses and took workshops on leadership. Tagwi mounted a play called Look Ma, no
Hans, directed by teacher Riley McMullen. The school made 150 benches for the International Plowing Match in Finch this September. Next year, Tagwi will begin offering the Agriculture Special High Skills Major.
TAGWI STUDENTS ON AN OUTDOOR WATER SLIDE DURING THE SPRING CARNIVAL