Senior students from the girls’ and boys’ high schools wrote and performed in their own original production. Where There’s A Will was a comedic romp that explored the meaning of friendship and how we respond to change. With the enthusiastic guidance and direction of Garry Williams, this show brought together the imagination and talent of students who have been involved with drama at Sacred Heart throughout their junior and high school years. The courageous collaborative effort of Lukas Willsie, Maisie Wong, Mitchell Reardon, Manal Quraishi, Eliza Rankin, David Sapp, and Angus Wilson, along with the input of all of the members of the cast from grade 7 and up, created a memorable comedy with a warm heart. Parents, producers, teachers and staff could not be more proud of what all of the students involved accomplished, and with how they accomplished it. Their willingness to work and play together is an inspiration for everyone who saw the show.
Over the February 17th weekend, 224 debaters from across the country participated in the Hart House debate tournament in Toronto. In the Junior High individual rankings, Amelia Wallworth placed 5th, Eamon Roach placed 3rd, Cullen Roach placed 2nd, and Julia Wright placed 1st. Julia placed ahead of 202 other debaters, including all senior and junior participants; a huge accomplishment! Teams also competed in British Parliamentary style that included 4 teams in every debate. Two of our junior teams debated in the Junior Finals: Eamon and Cullen and Amelia and Julia. Neither team won the final round, but both teams were within the top four Junior High team rankings, which is very impressive. Congratulations to our Junior High debaters on these outstanding results - job well done!
This year's Sacred Heart Science Fair was our largest yet! With over 60 projects from Grades 9-12, there was a little something for everyone. Students worked hard to complete experiments in a variety of categories, including experimentation, innovation and research studies. We were extremely fortunate to have so many gracious members of our community who volunteered their time and expertise to provide feedback to our students. Our judges included alumnae/i, university professors, parents, friends, and families. The students with the winning projects will attend the Regional competition in April. Thank you to the many people who made this great event possible!
RESULTS! The following projects have moved on to the Regionals.
Emily Bessey - The Friction of Hockey Pucks
Rebecca Chipman - In-cider Information: The Effects of Temperature on Ethylene Production in Apples
Katie Clyburne - An Identification of Chloroform Over a Pool Using Infrared Spectroscopy
Emily Coffen - Can Music Improve Gait?
Grace Earle - The Effects of Different Types of Exercise on Glucose Levels
Anisha Rajaselvam - The Answer to Cancer: Killing Breast Cancer Cells with Triptolide
Lauren Ryan and Bella Taiani - What Are You Really Eating?
Runner-Up: Talia Friesen and Sarah MacAskill - Green Means Grow
Jaden Lawen/ Connor Johnston - Hand Soap vs Detergent
Aidan James - Migration and Stress of Leatherback Turtles
Eoin Morrison / Jerry Kwapisz - Anxiety caused by Cell Phones
Isaac Burke - Wolverine Plants
David Sapp - Catheter Ablasions
Sean Ballesteros - LEDs
Georgio Lawen - Harnessing Energy from Weather
Runner - Up : Elliot Davis / Ryan Smith - Soil Erosion