Suc­cess­ful year at HT

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As al­ways, Holy Trin­ity Catholic Sec­ondary School fo­cused on main­tain­ing high aca­demic stan­dards while en­rich­ing their school life with stu­dent ac­tiv­i­ties. In Septem­ber HT com­pleted an­other in­stall­ment of Fal­con Friend-zee. Stu­dents raised money for the school by way of pledges for par­tic­i­pat­ing in var­i­ous group ac­tiv­i­ties such as foot­ball, soc­cer, dance, lip sync bat­tles, and chalk art. In the af­ter­noon stu­dents fo­cused on Phys­i­cal Health & Well­ness by par­tic­i­pat­ing in a 5 km mud run.

In Oc­to­ber, 60 stu­dents and four teach­ers trav­elled to Cen­tre Touris­tique Le Petit Rounge to par­tic­i­pate in a lead­er­ship camp. In De­cem­ber, Holy Trin­ity took part in the Corn­wall Santa Claus Pa­rade. Stu­dent coun­cil also hosted a Christ­mas spirit week at the school, in­clud­ing a pep rally and a teacher-ap­pre­ci­a­tion potluck lun­cheon.

In April, the lead­er­ship class em­barked on Char­ity Week, where stu­dent-run ac­tiv­i­ties were ex­e­cuted for the ben­e­fit of Rachel’s Kids char­ity. Over $2,500 was raised.

The So­cial Jus­tice League wrapped up an­other stel­lar year at Holy Trin­ity. A high­light was the sec­ond an­nual Christ­mas Teen Toonie Drive. Con­grat­u­la­tions to this year’s win­ner, Josh DaSilva, knighted Sir Hope, of Good­will. Cheese for Change was once again a very cheesy cam­paign. The so­cial jus­tice league sur­passed last year’s sales and was able to pur­chase three roost­ers and six hens for the third world through Chal­ice.

The HT Choir kicked off the school year per­form­ing at the Cana­dian Catholic Con­fer­ence of Bish­ops Mass that was held at NAV CAN in Septem­ber. Since then, the mu­sic depart­ment has been very busy per­form­ing at school Masses, litur­gies and other fun events within the com­mu­nity.

Later, HT put on its School Mu­si­cal, “Seussi­cal” which ran for 3 con­sec­u­tive days. Since then, the school had a Spring Con­cert, Arts Awards Ban­quet, and have just re­turned from their year-end Mu­sic Trip to New York City. Also, HT won the district drama fes­ti­val with its play, “The Last Il­lu­sion.”

Over 30 sec­ondary stu­dents also achieved their DELF cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (in­ter­na­tional cer­tifi­cate) and HT had four Co­geco Award re­cip­i­ents: Shalini Menon, Erin McCready, Bre­jana Kis­nics and Taryn Kelly.

In Ath­let­ics, HT cel­e­brated five SD&G team Cham­pi­onships in Sr. girls vol­ley­ball, Sr. girls soc­cer, Jr. Boys bas­ket­ball, Sr. Boys bas­ket­ball and Sr. Girls dou­bles Cham­pi­ons in ten­nis. There were nine first place fin­ishes at Track & Field, five sec­ond place fin­ishes and 12 third place fin­ishes.

At EOSSAA, three ath­letes qual­i­fied for East Re­gion­als in Track and Field, the se­nior girls won AA soc­cer and nine first place medals were awarded in gym­nas­tics. At the OFSAA level, the se­nior girls soc­cer team com­peted and three first place medals were awarded in gym­nas­tics.

Melissa Gil­li­gan was in­ducted into the Holy Trin­ity Hall of Fame.

In ad­di­tion to HT’s two Co­geco award re­cip­i­ents listed above, Mahi Pa­tel and Lisa Ding won Bronze over­all in the Science Fair along with the Best En­ergy award.

In Track and Field, Ryan Stephens broke the record for foot­ball throw and Maryam Fisher-Nasr broke the record in shot­put. Two grade 7 stu­dents won the French Con­cours or­a­toire and went on to com­pete in Toronto at the Provin­cials: Ad­har­sha John Sathyanath and Richard Ilianu.

– sub­mit­ted by prin­ci­pal Re­nee Ro­zon

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