New Or­leans trip tops Tagwi list

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Supplement - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

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.


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