Banner fall at Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn
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.
Lawn’s Holy Name of Mary Academy celebrating achievements