Dear KES Family:
We have a national champion! Over the March Break, Brenda MacDonald, a Grade 12 student who is legally blind, won the Canadian national championships in para-alpine skiing in Giant Slalom and followed that victory up with a gold medal at the US national championships! Incredible courage and determination – more to follow on her amazing accomplishments!
We have provincial champions! King’s-Edgehill School students performed so well in the University of Waterloo’s Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat competitions that we placed first in the province in Grades 9, 10, and 11! Triple provincial champions!!!
The good news keeps coming: Congratulations to Connor Redden who has received a magnificent scholarship to Chatham University in Pennsylvania, and to Annie Cheung who has been accepted to UCLA for Science (super competitive programme to get into!), and Amy Xia who has been accepted at NYU and (along with Annie as well) at the University of Michigan. Of course, the acceptances and scholarships keep rolling in daily for all our grads in Canada and abroad, but I thought you might like a little glimpse into some of the USA acceptances.
A hearty congratulations to all our students and staff who did so much over the break. Our hockey teams were victorious in Europe, our cultural tour had a very successful excursion to Europe and Africa, and the Canyonlands Leadership Expedition had our students camping and hiking in Arizona, Nevada, and California. You won’t believe some of the places our young leaders hiked to in the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon. It was hard work getting there sometimes, but nature always rewarded us with glorious vistas, big skies, and unique creeks and canyons to enjoy along the way. The trail to our campsite in the Grand Canyon was 13 kms long, and we lost 1,000 meters along the way (and then back up again two days later!). With full backpacks and 35 degrees in the sun, it was amazing how gritty the students were on the trail. Fabulous stuff! Have a look at the photos below for a peek at the peaks!
This week in pictures