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Success at the Next Level!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 4, 2019 7:39:57 AM

KES was well represented in the dramatic AUS Women’s Hockey Final on March 7th. The St Thomas Tommies won 2-1 with   Rita Dorofeeva (2012-17)helping her team win their first ever AUS championship. They had to overcome an early StFX goal by our very own   Lea MacLeod (2012-18), who had a fantastic rookie season. StFX has a young team that almost reached the summit, and they’ll be very hungry next year!
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Our Budding Scientists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 7:41:00 AM

On Friday, February 22, our Junior School students were presented awards for outstanding Science Fair projects. Within each of our Grade 7, 8 and 9 groups, prizes were awarded for 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd  place, as well as a smattering of honourable mention awards. The winners of 1 st, 2 nd  and 3 rd  place were determined numerically from the evaluation forms that our judges used for each student. Honourable mentions were based on any number of possibilities (high marks overall, but not already a winner of a 1 st, 2 nd  or 3 rd place prize, an outstanding board, an outstanding presentation, crazy levels of knowledge of a topic, etc). These awards are below.

The Regional Fair will be held from the 1 st to the 4 th of April this year, at the NSCC campus in Kentville. The students were narrowed down from the field of 106 students to 16 students that were considered in “Round 2”, to the 9 that will represent us this year. The students that were selected are NOT necessarily the same ones who won 1 st, 2 nd or 3 rd place positions in their classes, rather, they were the students that the judges felt would have the best chance to be successful at the next level and to vie for the opportunity to win one of four places to attend the National Fair, which this year is in mid-May in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Often, the difference between 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place amongst our ribbon winners is down to decimal points, and tweaking of minor aspects of a board, a presentation, or a demonstration makes all the difference. There is also no set number of positions for any one grade, and all of the Junior School students are up for consideration for these 9 spots. The judges felt that the following people had the greatest chance of “bringing home the bacon” from Regionals, and I do believe the judges got it right:
From  Grade 7: Holden Hoover
From  Grade 8: Jessica Ugwoke and Henry Mulherin
From  Grade 9: Mitchell Larkin, Cameron Stephens, Justin Day, Greg Otto, Hannah Bryant and Will Ahern

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Biathlon Team at Canada Winter Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 3:45:00 PM

It takes four years to train towards Canada Winter Games and  Aria MacDonald and Madi Taljaardworked hard to represent Team Nova Scotia in Red Deer, Alberta this February. Also included in the Nova Scotia Biathlon team was   Claire Miner,  a Grade 11 student from Horton High School.

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KES Riders Shred the NSSAF Provincial Snowboard Cross Course

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 8:10:46 AM

Our varsity snowboarders have been focused and training diligently since the Christmas holidays, and their Western Region results were good enough to advance our teams on to the NSSAF Provincial Snowboard Cross race at Martock on March 5th. On race day, thirteen KES riders competed against other snowboarders from across the province. Each athlete had two runs to complete and the top 3 best times were combined to determine team placement, and individual standings were also tabulated.   Click here  to see the complete list. At the end of the day, here are our results:
GOLD performance for the  Senior Girls Team    Clare Bennett-Gibbs, Kyra Jarvis, and Téa Racozzi. In addition,   Clare  won GOLD   Senior Girls Individual, and   Kyra  placed only a few spots off the podium with a 5th place individual finish, and   Téa  placed 8th overall.

On the boys side,   Zach Logan  won SILVER   Individually in the Junior Boys Category. Together with his teammates   Fox Sullivan, Greyson Corbett-Lumb, and Kaz Schnitzer, they took a team BRONZE place finish on the podium.

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Varsity Ski Racers Bring Home Provincial Medals!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 15, 2019 1:50:49 PM

The productive season of training and racing at Martock culminated with our Varsity Ski Team on the road for Provincial competition. Tuesday was a day of training to familiarize our athletes with the new environment and to train on the hill where they would be racing. Wednesday was Ski Provincials at Ski Wentworth. Fresh snow the previous two days along with a sunny and relatively warm winter day made excellent conditions to finish the year. Here are some of the highlights of the day:

• GOLD performance for the   Intermediate Girls Team    Svenja Priggemeyer, Sarah Sidorchuk, and Zhi (Angel) Li. In addition,   Svenja  won SILVER Intermediate Girls Individual, and   Sarah  placed only a few spots off the podium with a 7th place individual finish.

• The   Senior Girls  brought home the SILVER –   Katie Goddard  (who also placed 4th individually),   Elizabeth Walsh  (also placed 6th individually), and   Laura Gillis.

• On the Boys side,   Eric Sweetapple  placed 4th individually in the   Junior Boys Category.

• For   Intermediate Boys,   Mitchell Larkin  brought home the Individual SILVER Medal.
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Athletes of the Week - February/March 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 14, 2019 8:42:00 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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Long Pond Hockey Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 14, 2019 5:29:51 PM

We had a very successful Annual Long Pond Invitational Hockey Tournament at our Newport and District Rink in Brooklyn. Our Developmental Hockey Team emerged victorious with a win over Halifax Grammar School in the final. Peter MacGregor led the team with defensive rushes and leadership. Lane Latreille stepped up in goal and finished his career with the win and a heartfelt locker room speech to the younger players. The spirit of hockey was alive and well as our team played well together finishing the season with a 7-1 record. 

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KES End of Season Hoopla Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2019 3:09:20 PM

Our Annual Hoopla Junior School Basketball Tournament was held in the KES Athletic Centre last week. Nine local teams participated in the day-long tournament that completed a fun and competitive Junior High Season. The King’s-Edgehill Junior Girls won their loop with a 2-0 record.   Gabby Strickey and Gala Holm  led the team with key baskets, rebounding and leadership. The boys finished third with   Yuk Kan (Lucas) Tam, Kyle Clanachan, Will Ahern, Cameron Stephens and Juntaro Hattori  finishing their Junior School years with a clear win over the strong Hantsport Shamrock. Sports will now transition into spring activities with many selections including rugby, badminton, swimming, ultimate frizbee and track and field.
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KES Volleyball Masters 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

March 1st, 2019 marked the day for the first KES “Volleyball Masters” Tournament. Five student teams and two staff teams came out to play and compete for the title. The tournament had terrific rallies, close games and great moments of sportsmanship. However, the best part of the tournament was definitely the spirit of all our teams. Everyone was having fun, pushing and motivating each other. The strong and united spirit and atmosphere everyone felt during the cultural fair is still present and alive at KES!

At the end of the evening, students left with a smile, without injuries and with the good feeling of being active for more than four hours on a Friday night. The team of Julia, Finn, Jarred and Sophia left the gym with a new athletic shirts for winning the title of “Best Student Team”. A very thrilling final was decided between the two staff teams, where “Teach Hard, Spiker Harder” came out as the happy winners of the tournament. I hope this is the beginning of a great new tradition that will be continued for years to come. Special thanks to Mrs. Schafer and Ms. Sinclair who helped with the organization.

Rain and Benson did a great job setting up the court and helping as referees and scorekeepers. Their contributions made this a successful night and their help was very much appreciated. I wish everyone a great March Break.

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First Race of the Season

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 17, 2019 8:19:00 AM

The first Western Region Ski Race took place on Wednesday, February 6 at Ski Martock. KES had a cohort of 19 racers! Here are the notable placings for our KES team.

Senior Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Nick Cheverie
4th – Finn Basser
5th – Mathew Boutilier-McFarlane

Senior Girls Individual Placings:
1st – Katie Goddard
2nd – Elizabeth Walsh
5th – Laura Gillis

Intermediate Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Mitchell Larkin
4th – Alden Mulherin

Intermediate Girls Individual Placings:
3rd – Svenja Priggemeyer
5th – Sarah Sidorchuk

Junior Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Eric Sweetapple

Team Placings:
1st Senior Boys – Nick, Finn, Mathew, and Rodolfo Gonzalez
1st Senior Girls – Katie, Elizabeth, Laura, and Joanna Bond
1st Intermediate Boys – Mitchell, Alden, Yunjin (Kevin Bai), Simon Peschke, and Freek Schep
1st Intermediate Girls – Svenja, Sarah, and Zhi (Angel) Li

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