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Nova Scotia Wrestlers of the Year

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 28, 2019 9:51:33 AM

King’s-Edgehill School was well represented at the recent Wrestling Nova Scotia (WNS) Annual Awards banquet, hosted June 9 th  at Hatfield Farms. As her coaches,   Jason Verryn-Stuart  and I were very pleased to chaperone graduating student and captain,   Téa Racozzi, and Grade 9 student,   Bella Turner-Galaise, to receive their WNS High School Wrestlers of the Year awards. Both were Provincial high school champions in their respective weight classes and age divisions.   Téa  was undefeated in high school wrestling this year and won each tournament she entered. She also had amazing results in her club competitions.   Téa  lost only one match and that was against the National Champion at the National Under 19 Championship final match in April. She took home the SILVER medal at her first National Championship, the best result from the Nova Scotia contingent, in both gender and age categories. This performance came on the heels of an Eastern Canadian Championship, where   Téa  defeated last year’s National Freestyle silver medalist and Greco Roman Champion from New Brunswick.  
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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Téa Racozzi - Taking Rugby to the Next Level

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 27, 2019 8:08:11 AM

Téa Racozzi leaves KES as one of the most decorated female athletes in the last few years. While she overcame challenges that came her way during her time at KES, she is now ready to take on new experiences at Concordia University. This five-sport (soccer, cross-country, wrestling, snowboarding, and rugby) varsity athlete and our Senior Female Athlete of the Year and Senior Female Student Athlete of the Year will be joining the Concordia Stinger’s Rugby program next fall! In joining the Stingers, Téa will be yet another one of our female rugby players who has earned the opportunity to play at the USport level.

Concordia’s coaching staff identified Téa in her Grade 11 season due to her skill, athleticism, and work ethic. “We are very excited to have such an amazing athlete joining our rugby program here at Concordia”, commented Head Coach Jocelyn Barrieau. “Téa’s dedication on and off the field is already visible at such a young age. Her pride in academics is also an important part of what she brings, and we are very happy to have a person like her joining the Stingers family”

Our former Junior Female Athlete of the Year was also a Provincial champion wrestler who had a fine showing at the wrestling Nationals held this year in Fredericton. Due to her prowess on the wrestling mats as well, Téa will have the opportunity to be a dual varsity sport athlete at Concordia if she so chooses. 

Despite being a three-sport Captain, she not only provided leadership in athletics, but was also an engaged Steward and Prefect throughout her time at KES providing excellent mentorship in the classroom and dorms as well. While we will miss Téa next year, our School is a better place thanks to her contributions to it, and we know she will continue to achieve success wherever she goes.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Lightfoot & Wolfville Alumni Social Kicks off Summer 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 25, 2019 7:57:22 AM

Last year,   Heather Strickey and Jenn Shaw  in our Advancement and Alumni Office took a leap-of-faith and planned KES’s biggest off-site Alumni event ever(!!) in collaboration with the Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery, owned and operated by   Michael Lightfoot (1983-84)  and daughters   Rachel (2003-09) and Kori (2009-12). It’s a beautiful property with a gorgeous view and delicious offerings from both the kitchen and the vineyard—not to mention the wood-fired pizza oven on the patio! The event was such a success, we decided to do it again this year, and the result was an even bigger and better night—this time with the added musical talent of Alumni who played a mix of classic cover songs and stunning original compositions! 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, KES Alumni

Math Contest Results

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 24, 2019 7:59:22 PM

Results from the latest last Math Contests were announced this week. Written by 46 KES students from Grades 9 to 12, these contests are marked on the students’ full written solutions. The contests are written, distributed and marked by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and they are administered by schools.  

The following competitors were awarded Certificates of Distinction for scoring in the top 25% of all contestants in the world who wrote the contests.

KES Grade 9 Fryer Contest Results:
1 st    Zhi (Angel) Li  - she also placed 3 rd  in NS
Tie for 2 nd    Mitchell Dinn and Xikun (Ted) Yu  – they also tied for 8 th  place in NS
Tie for 4 th  – Y unjin (Kevin) Bai, Hannah Bryant, and Greg Otto
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Song and Dance Close Out the School Year With Panache

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 23, 2019 7:59:02 PM

What better way to conclude the school year and unwind before exams than celebrating with song and dance? That’s exactly what some of our talented students did last week.   Ms. Stephanie Cummings’ dancers hit the stage on Monday for our 1 st  Annual Dance Recital, and on Wednesday, it was the musicians who took over the spotlight. This has been a benchmark year for our Performing Arts Department.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES

Inaugural Multiple Varsity Athletic Award

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 21, 2019 7:58:00 PM

Our inaugural “Multiple Varsity Athletic Award” was presented to first-team, multiple-varsity athletes at our Annual Athletic Banquet on May 28th. Qualified student-athletes were presented the “K” letter in recognition of their accomplishments, recognizing excellence and commitment to the King’s-Edgehill School ideals of “Being More”, and distinguishes the dedication of KES student-athletes to varsity athletics. This new award will be presented annually to the students who applied and met all of the criteria. 

Varsity Athletes represent their KES team/individual in competition with other high schools at the highest division in league competition. Leagues that our School presently participate in include the NSSAF, NEPSAC, NAPHA and PSHF. Students must participate in varsity programmes (competed in the majority of the competitions) in 6 varsity sports (or equivalent) and must participate in varsity sports in all three terms in the year presented. The student must participate on a KES designated individual or team sport and competed in the championship qualifying process of their league (unless due to injury or impeded by actions out of his/her control). 

Congratulations to the first 9 recipients of our KES Varsity “K”! (back L-R): Brisnol Etou, Nicholas Cheverie, Luis Espinosa, Jarred Douglas; (middle L-R): Amelia Humphrey, Kathleen Balcome, Téa Racozzi; (front L-R): Madelyn Walsh, Kyra Jarvis

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Celebrating a Year of Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 21, 2019 2:41:05 PM

“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Steward Leadership Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 21, 2019 7:56:00 AM

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

We congratulate our new Stewards for the 2019/2020 School year. This group of enthusiastic young women and men will enter Grade 11 as student leaders in September, and they already met for their first part of leadership training last Friday. More training will follow as we begin the new School year. The King’s-Edgehill School staff is looking forward to working with this great group of students! 

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Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2019!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 20, 2019 5:04:38 PM

On Wednesday, June 5 th, a special banquet to honour our Grade 9 Class of 2019 took place. It was an evening of friendship, achievement, and celebration as parents, Grade 9 students, and faculty shared memories of the Junior School years. A retrospective slideshow featuring some very cute baby photos and current shots of our students enjoying KES life captured the journey of each of the 57 students, our largest Grade 9 class in the history of the School.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

The Bluenose Marathon

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 20, 2019 9:23:00 AM

Traditionally, the Bluenose Marathon (Nova Scotia’s race weekend) is held over the long weekend in May, but this year it was held over the June 8th-9th weekend. Rumour has it that it was the nicest weather for the races in many years, and it was well represented by our King’s-Edgehill community.  

The Lifemark 5km race kicked off the weekend, and it was a fast course around the Halifax downtown core. Impressive results were achieved by   Mr. Brodi Robinson  (18:35) and   David McCurdy ’19  (21:12) who finished 12th and 53rd out of a large field of over 2000 runners.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

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