Ban­ner fall at Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn

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Stu­dents at Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn have been quite ac­tive dur­ing this first term of the school year.

Through­out the fall they have en­joyed great suc­cess in both the aca­demic and ath­letic fields.

The Mus­tang Me­gabots at­tended the Skills Canada/First Lego League com­pe­ti­tion in St. John’s on Nov. 25. Fif­teen teams from across the prov­ince took part in the 15th an­niver­sary of ro­bot­ics in New­found­land. The theme this year was “Hy­dro Dy­nam­ics.”

The event con­sisted of in­ter­views on core values, ro­bot de­sign, a project re­lated to the theme and ro­bot per­for­mance.

The Mus­tang Me­gabots’ project was ti­tled “Wave Over Wave.” The team looked at dif­fer­ent types of break­wa­ters and pro­posed a tiered break­wa­ter to re­di­rect the waves from ar­eas that would cause ma­jor dam­age.

The WERC site in Lord’s Cove was their main area of re­search. Thanks to Mike Gra­ham and Nel­son Martin for their con­tin­ued sup­port with Ro­bot­ics at HNMA.

Again this year, the school’s team of Grade 6 and 7 stu­dents came away with a num­ber of awards. They re­ceived the Against All Odds award for project re­search, a first-place project award, as well as third place in ro­bot per­for­mance. Ro­bot­ics is won­der­ful learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all in­volved. We look for­ward to com­pet­ing again next year.

Stu­dents ath­letes at HNMA had a suc­cess­ful fall capturing four re­gional and pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships.

The boys and girls soc­cer teams par­tic­i­pated in high school pro­vin­cial tour­na­ments and both came away with pro­vin­cial ti­tles. On Oct. 13-14 the boys team made the trek to the Co­droy Val­ley, where they went un­de­feated in the four-team tour­na­ment, bring­ing home the Boys 2A Pro­vin­cial ban­ner for the fifth year in a row.

The girls hosted three other teams in their tour­na­ment in Lawn on the week­end of Oct. 20-21 and also went un­de­feated in capturing their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Girls 2A Pro­vin­cial ti­tle.

The fol­low­ing week­end stu­dents trav­elled to Gan­der and par­tic­i­pated in the Var­sity Cross Coun­try Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships. The five-per­son ju­nior girls team ran an in­spired race, post­ing the low­est team time and bring­ing home the Ju­nior Girls Pro­vin­cial ban­ner.

The boys vol­ley­ball team cap­tured the Re­gional A ban­ner and then trav­elled to English Har­bour West over the Dec. 1-2 week­end, where they made it to the pro­vin­cial semi-fi­nals for the first time in the school’s his­tory.

Fi­nally, the boys trav­elled to Baie Verte to par­tic­i­pate in a pro­vin­cial in­door soc­cer tour­na­ment on Dec. 8-9. The boys went un­de­feated in the sev­en­team tour­na­ment capturing the AAA In­door Pro­vin­cial ti­tle for the sec­ond time in three years.

In or­der for stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in all of these ac­tiv­i­ties and have an op­por­tu­nity to achieve suc­cess, a strong, sup­port­ive net­work is re­quired. Con­se­quently, the school would like to ac­knowl­edge and show ap­pre­ci­a­tion to par­ents, coaches/men­tors and the en­tire school com­mu­nity for their con­tin­ued and un­wa­ver­ing as­sis­tance through­out the school year.

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Lawn’s Holy Name of Mary Academy cel­e­brat­ing achieve­ments

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