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KES Alumnus: Diego Ramirez

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 15, 2017 6:46:00 AM

One of the many pleasures of coaching at a great school is that occasionally a unique athlete comes along, and you have the opportunity to play a role in developing them at a key stage of their life. In September 2006 a dynamic and boisterous 13 year old Mexican student arrived on campus for hios Grade 7 year, and it was clear he had the talent and the drive of a champion. His name is Diego Ramirez, and he is now a 24 year old man.

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Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 19, 2017 1:30:58 PM

The Grade 9 junior achievement component this term saw students participate in a stock market simulation over the course of 6 weeks. Students learned how to research stocks and to follow their progress throughout the trading day while picking up some stock market lingo. There were also several classes spent discussing how to be ‘money smart’, what constitutes good and bad debt, and how one should be business savvy. The students came up with their own business ideas and pitched them to the class representing possible investors; quite interesting and impressive ideas! Over the course of 6 weeks of buying and selling stocks synced in real time with the stock market, many groups were able to profit with their $100,000 budget. While more than half the teams were profitable, the ‘West Side Richie’s’ were able to grow their equity by nearly $10,000! This impressive result meant daily trading and keeping a close eye on their stock watch list. Megan Huang, Andrew Atwood, Mario Villafuerte, and Diego Valdes (pictured here) ranked 96th of 1651 teams across Canada, and #1 in the province! Well done team, and watch out Wall Street!

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Cultural Fair

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 15, 2017 6:59:58 AM

Third time is a charm, or so they say. Perhaps there is some truth to that, since the third annual KES Cultural Fair was “…the best yet!” according to many faculty and students.

Certainly it was a great day for students from various cultures to step into the foreground and share with us all the wonders of their country's, traditions, festivals, history, and food, glorious food! Students were treated to a delightful variety show where several students sang songs of love for each other or their home. The advanced soccer ball handling skills of a group of Mexican students was a fantastic finale to the show. The talents of henna and calligraphy artists was enjoyed as well.

It is always a delight to see the pride in the faces of the students who are sharing and the interest in the faces of the students who are travelling for the afternoon. A job well done by all.

Angie Folker, Sally Wride, Janice Kleiner
Fair Coordinators

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Gathering of the Scots Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 14, 2017 7:59:57 AM

The Junior Rugby 7s teams had an exemplary end to the season at the Gathering of the Scots Tournament in Perth Andover, New Brunswick. The two teams played several Fredericton Schools on Friday, and then competed in the co-ed event all day Saturday. Our students also participated in the tug of war and parade, fitted with their 254 KES Cadet Corps kilts.

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Great Canadian Geography Challenge

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2017 7:23:00 PM

Grade 9 student Olivia Drava won the Junior School Great Canadian Geography Challenge for the second straight year. Brisnel  Etou also made it to the final round; however, Olivia emerged as the winner with a wide variety of knowledge that translated into correct answers in all rounds. She loves to travel and retains details with ease. Olivia is our first two-time winner; however, with her moving to the Senior School the field is open for next year. Liam Connor and Matvey Semenenko progressed well and are returning to the Junior School.

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Grade 12 Alumni Dinner

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2017 9:57:56 AM

On Friday, May 26th, our graduating Students, Alumni, and Staff joined together to celebrate our Grade 12 Students transitioning to becoming Alumni of King’s-Edgehill School. It was so entertaining to see our Track and Field Athletes “sprint” from their Regional Competition at Acadia back to the School and “jump” into their finery to enjoy the Dinner followed by the Cadet Ball! We want to give a special “shout-out” to our student performers. The evening started with Kathleen Balcome entertaining us with the dulcet tones of the piano. Also rounding out entertainment at the Dinner was our fabulous Grade 8 Band, Tribe. Performers included Isabel Diaz, Righo Etou, Clare Fleckenstein, Grace Gallant, Archie Homes, KK Kofoworade. Jem Logan, Aria MacDonald, Matt Ozolins, and Matvey Semenenko.

The theme of the Alumni Dinner was “Forever Friendships.” We had several dynamic friendship duos present Alumni Pins to our graduating Seniors. John Traves and Richard Oland introduced each other and told the story of their friendship which has spanned almost 40 years. The next duo to present Alumni Pins was Abigail Shearer and Katrena Thomas who met at KES. In fact, they are so close, they share a birthday! Our last engaging duo to present Alumni Pins was Carlisle Norwood and Ross Porter who joked that they act as each other’s foils. Our dinner finished with three of our Alumni handing out Alumni Pins to graduates to whom they just happened to be related! Sue Williams presented a pin to her daughter, Bronwyn. John Traves presented a pin to his daughter, Katharine. Barbara Redden presented an Alumni pin to her grandson, Connor.

Thank-you to all the Alumni who attended our event. We had almost every decade represented for the past seventy years!

George Himmelman (1949)
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Grade 12 Graduation and Prize Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM

As the demands for academic excellence increase with each academic year, the end of each term is cause for celebration of another year of hard work and dedication – this is especially true for our senior graduating class. Senior School Graduation is a different experience at King’s-Edgehill School. The graduation ceremony, also called the Annual Closing Ceremonies, is held mid-June every year. This year, 2017, marks the 228th anniversary of the ceremonies.

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Hockey Girls Shine at RUSH Showcase

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 8, 2017 7:29:00 PM

This past weekend five of our female hockey players attended the RUSH Showcase in Brampton, Ontario. Kenzie Cecchetto, Amelia Humphrey, Jordyn Hickey, Ava Benedict, and Deanna Fraser flew to Ontario to show off their skill and talent in front of a big crowd of supporters. This premiere showcase is by invitation only and is attended by many Canadian and American University scouts, coaches, and managers. It is an amazing opportunity to meet, discuss, and be seen by coaches from all over, with the possibility of playing for their Universities in the future! It was a challenging, fun-filled weekend working alongside some of the best coaches in the University circuit, and making new friends. Three of our girls even made the ALL STAR team! Ava Benedict, Deanna Fraser and Jordyn Hickey suited up in the best game of the weekend and made KES proud! We want to congratulate all five girls for their hard work, and representing KES so well over the course of the showcase. The feedback we received from showcase organizers was positive and coaches were impressed with their level of play. Very proud of you all!
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Reconnecting through Rugby

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 7, 2017 7:34:00 PM

I had the pleasure of visiting with Ainsley Crocker (1991-96) and her daughters Ashley and Kenzie at the Gathering of the Scots Rugby Tournament in Perth Andover, New Brunswick, last weekend. Ainsley's daughter Ashley was competing in the tournament. Ainsley has great memories of winning a provincial rugby title under the guidance of rugby coaches Henri (1975-2011) and Deb (Maxwell) Medina (1977-2010).

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Anson Chan - Table Tennis Champion!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 30, 2017 6:55:53 AM

Anson Chan was very busy over the May long weekend. While most of us were relaxing, he was off to the 

Atlantic Table Tennis Championships in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, as a member of Team Nova Scotia. He returned home in the wee hours of Sunday morning, after entering 5 different categories, including 3 singles and 2 doubles events. When all was tallied, Anson was 2nd in Under 21 Male, Champion of Under 18 Boys, Champion of Under 18 Boys Doubles, Champion of "B" single (combined gender) and his junior team also came 1st among all provinces. He was entered as an Under 16 athlete. Anson has now qualified to go to Toronto to compete in the National Championship representing Team Atlantic in July. We wish him all the best.

Mr. Kim Walsh
Director of Athletics

King's Edgehill School understands that some students thrive as part of a team, while others prefer to compete individually to improve their personal bests. We value both types of competition. Download our Athletics PhotoJournal to discover more about our athletics programme.
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