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Irene Rigold - A Wonderful Friend by Heather Strickey, Advancement Director

Posted by Heather Strickey on Nov 22, 2016 9:02:00 AM

I first met Irene Rigold in the fall of 2014. I am always trying to meet as many friends of the School as I can possibly can. Miss Rigold was on my "can't wait to meet you" list as Steve Porter (KES Director of Finance) told me that Irene had a very interesting tale to tell.

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A Woman on a Mission - Emma Taylor by Heather Strickey, Advancement Director

Posted by Heather Strickey on Nov 2, 2016 9:19:00 AM

Emma Taylor came to King's-Edgehill School for her Grade 12 year in 2009-10 because she wanted a greater challenge and guidance for her future. Emma immediately added a spark to our Soccer, Basketball, Hockey and Rugby programmes. She was approached by several universities for her prowess in Rugby and Hockey. She decided to attend Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish in the fall of 2010. Below is Emma's synopsis of her five years at StFX.

"In my first year at StFX, I made the Women's Rugby team. We won the AUS (Atlantic University Sport) banner and then continued on to win the National finals in overtime against Concordia University. What an amazing start to my university Rugby career! In my second year at StFX, we lost in the National final against Guelph, 28-0. In my third year (2012), we were known as the "Dream Team". I played with four women that year who would go on to play in the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2014 which won silver, Canada's best performance in history. That year at StFX, we won the AUS title once again and we hosted Nationals where we beat Guelph in the National Final 37-0. That year I was named an AUS All-star and a CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Tournament All-star.
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Topics: KES Alumni

Connections: Preston Aitken (2003-06) and Enactus

Posted by Heather Strickey on Oct 4, 2016 9:21:00 AM

I first met Preston Aitken when he arrived in my Grade 10 Honours History class in September of 2003. He was a keen and capable student who already seemed to know where he was going in life. Fast forward to September 2014, and I found myself meeting with Preston again. This time we were in Montreal at a KES Alumni event. It was here that I first heard of Enactus. Enactus is a programme that challenges university and college students to create community-based programmes and entrepreneurial ventures to address social and environmental challenges in their communities. Students involved with Enactus are mentored and guided by a community of business and academic advisors, and being a student in Enactus provides an incredible experiential learning experience. Enactus is active in 36 countries and 1700 colleges and universities are members.

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Topics: KES Alumni

Pursuing a Dream: Brad Andrews by Heather Strickey, Advancement Director

Posted by Heather Strickey on Sep 15, 2016 9:22:00 AM

Brad Andrews arrived at King's-Edgehill School in the fall of 1998 as a Grade 11 student. He immediately established himself as a skilled hockey athlete and a rugged rugby player. He was no slouch in the classroom either. Brad earned consistent Honours in his two years at KES and was a perfect on Upper Inglis during his Grade 12 year. But when I think of Brad's time at KES, I will always hearken back to the gritty performances he put in as one of the top defensive players in high school hockey in Nova Scotia.

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