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Loads of fun at

Parkland’s Pies for

Hope fundraiser

During Parkland School's Pies for Hope fundraiser, teacher Matt Smith 'overindulges' in a cream pie
by Deanna Mitchener with Nicole Trainor, Kennedy Claridge, Janelle Haddock, and Kassidy Bush 'helping' him along.
Parkland Composite High School held their third
annual Pies for Hope fundraiser on April 21 and
raised $650.75. referrals come from the Primary Care Network and them!
Morgan Konchakowski, president of Student local doctors. Teacher Corey Reynolds paid $100 to pie-back two
Council, said, "Pies for Hope has been happening for 14 staff members and 55 students took part in Pies of his students; Ally Conarroe and Bayley
three years now. All proceeds go to Edson's Run for for Hope at Parkland this year. The dedicated group Stonehouse.
Hope who use the money to help people in our of student council members all took part in making "This fundraiser is so important to the school and it
community who are going through cancer treatments this year's event a big success. has become a tradition at Parkland. The money goes

and need financial assistance for out of town For $5 students could purchase a whip cream pie to a great cause which students and staff feel very
accommodation, food, medication costs not covered, and smear it onto one of the teachers. Of course it is passionate about. This event would not have been
gas, babysitting, etc.” all in fun and going towards a very worthy cause. possible without all the help and support we get,"
Edson's Run for Hope helps people in need But it's not every day a teacher will volunteer to says Morgan.
suffering from all types of cancers. Most of their have a student or someone else toss a cream pie at

One Act Festival a win for Parkland
Parkland Composite High School would like to congratulate the
Performing Arts Department and the director, cast, and crew for
winning Zones for “Selfie”. They will represent the Zone at
Provincials in two weeks. Mohammed Salem also won an
outstanding acting award and “The Other Room” director, cast, and
crew received an honorable mention for best educational show!
Students that performed this past weekend were shocked and quite
speechless to have won, stating that they had an overwhelming
sense of pride and accomplishment with this huge win. A few of the
students stated that the quality of the other one-act plays was
amazing. Thank you to Mrs. Danette Dickson and Mr. Simon St.
Onge for mentoring and fostering the arts here at PCHS -

HRH students travel to Ottawa THIS WEEK’S FEATURE

submitted program to anyone!”
During early February, DeLeeuw
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a high emphasis on academics within was on Sports and Fitness. While there
the school, but they also find ways to they played a lot of different sports
go beyond the classroom. And in this including indoor soccer and ultimate
case – way beyond. All the way to Frisbee. They also went to the
Ottawa. Parliament building where they sat in
Over the course of the school year, on a session of the House of
three students and one teacher Commons. “The whole week was
participated in the Encounters Canada great,” says DeLeeuw. “I got to meet a
program where they travelled to lot of people who enjoy sports and
Ottawa to participate in a week-long fitness just as much as I do. This
event focusing on a different subject. makes the week so much more
Grade 12 student Shawn DeLeeuw enjoyable.” When asked what is one
and grade 11 students Sydney Fogarty thing he learned from the week he said,
and David Olchowy each travelled to “If you participate in different sports,
Ottawa on different weeks within the you are contributing to your
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there.” While there, he got tours of the April. The theme for the week was
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Democracy and Youth. This trip was shower. The laundry/mud room has a closet and cabinets over the washer,
Parliament buildings and the War really unique as Fogarty had the dryer and sink. The attached double-car garage has two overhead doors and
Museum, among others. opportunity to participate in the one man door to the rear. The covered veranda would be a great spot to
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