Dear KES Family,
In selecting Mr. DeCoste as Robotics Coach of the Year, the Director of Acadia University’s robotics programme had this to say about King’s-Edgehill School’s coach and students:
"Congratulations once again on the performance of your Teams at Saturday’s Provincial Robotics Championships here at Acadia University. Congratulations as well, go out to you as the coach of these very successful Teams from KES. Your dedication, initiative, and leadership skills prepared your students through regular practice sessions and meetings, in addition to the Acadia Campus Training Session held here late last Fall. It is obvious that these efforts have truly paid off. Students at KES are indeed fortunate."
It has been a week of celebrations. We have celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with a fabulous photo taken at Long Pond which was shown nationally on Canada Am. We have celebrated all our athletes and coaches competing at the Canada Winter Games, marveling at such stories as: Brenda MacDonald’s fourth place finish in skiing, goaltender Peggy Yoston facing more than 60 shots in her game against Quebec, Katrena Thomas shooting clean and skiing to a biathlon personal best, and Brianna Hill’s goal against Alberta.
We have also celebrated Ol’ Man Winter, who blasted us with a magnificent and relentless storm that left so much snow behind it completely covers the windows in the Dining Hall. The roads were closed, and on Monday morning only one cook was able to make it in. That afternoon an army of students and staff pitched in to help our short-staffed kitchen and maintenance crews. Afterwards, I asked our Head Boy Cooper Thomas-Clark and Head Girl Primrose Chareka about the work everyone did. Both instantly said that the shovelling was fun even though it was tiring. Primrose remarked that those who helped clean up in the Dining Hall developed an appreciation for how much work it is just to clean up after a meal. Nothing teaches better than doing dishes and wiping tables for over a hundred boarding students!
This week in pictures.