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.
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
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.
A life-threatening emergency can happen at a moment’s notice and, though we don’t want to dwell on this reality, it is reassuring to know that there are those with the training and the initiative who can save the day. Such was the case for Carter Short, one of our Grade 9 students from Newfoundland and Labrador. A capable student and a responsible young man, Carter was honoured with the Red Cross Rescuer Award at our last full School assembly. His quick thinking and responsible actions saved a choking victim earlier in the school year.
For the Week of May 6th - 12th