Lots of competition in athletics and in curricular activity

Students returned from spring break rested relaxed and ready to tackle the last few months of school.

In athletics, Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday saw close to 300 badminton enthusiasts gather at Hunting Hills School in Red Deer for a tournament organized by Coach Hoang Le of Caroline School.

Over 30 participants from Wm. E. Hay in grades 9 -12 competed in at least one of the three events which were set up by grade level.  Coach Langford was proud of the conduct, sportsmanship and effort of her players.  There were many club players (including about 10 Stettler players ) who really increased the challenge factor.  It was good for everyone to have the opportunity to play with those highly skilled players.  Stettler fared impressively in boys doubles ; Grade 12 -John Langford and Ryland Stefanik coming second, Grade 11 Logan Foesier and Kyle Poapst winning first place and Grade 9 Jay Nichols and Adam Shirley – placing 4th.

In mixed, our Grade 9 teams Jessica Lang and Johan Bouwer played for third and fourth against Shayna Brower and Erik Rost  in a fun match;  the Grade 11 team of Stefanik and Alyssa Henderson earned a second place finish in Grade 11 mixed doubles while Langford and his a partner from Caroline won third at the Grade 11 level.  Powerhouse players Stefanik and Langford each impressed the spectators in singles at the Grade 11 level and earned third and second, respectively.

On Monday, all high school players competed with players from Consort, Coronation, Altario and Brownfield at the Highway 12 local play downs.

First and second place finishers in each event at each grade level then earn the right to compete at Areas in Sedgewick/Killam on Tuesday, April 21.”The level of play has substantially improved with two central Alberta clubs now operating. But I still hope to see Stettler qualifying at areas and then zones, thus qualifying for provincials at month end in Lloydminster.”

On Monday the Grade 6-8’s came up to Wm. E. Hay and learned about the

courses that are coming up for next year.  They watched a very interesting

course promo video produced by the Grade 11 and 12 Communication

Technology course.  Then on Tuesday, all the Grade 9s from Wm. E. Hay,

Erskine, Donalda, Big Valley, Byemoor, and Christ King came and learned about high school, credits, graduation, etc.  They also got to see a video produced by the Communication Technology class as well on high school course offerings.

Thursday, April 16, parents of all students in grades 7-12 in Stettler are welcome to join us in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. for a description of courses offered next year. Next week, students in Wm. E. Hay will be formally choosing their courses for next year using myBlueprint.ca.  If you would like to know more information about this online tool or the courses your child is considering for next year, please contact your childs TA teacher, Student Services, or one of the vice-principals (403-742-3466).

There are six competitors from COS going to compete in the regional qualifying round for SKILLS ALBERTA at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer on Friday, April 17.  Two competitors, Shayla Derr and Caela Henderson, are competing in Intermediate hair styling and doing beautiful bridal up-styles for the event.  MacKenzie Heintz, Samantha VanSkiver, Annelle Lynham, and Junae Vetnor are all competing in the Braiding event.

It is very hard work, and very high level of competition.  Good luck this week ladies.

The auto club is keeping busy putting together the chassis of their 1962 Dodge d100. They will be putting together their front suspension and brakes this week and cleaning up the rear end that they received from one of the student’s grandfathers. A special thanks goes out to our supporters, Heartland Auto, Alberta Treasury Branch, Passion Customs, Cervus Equipment, and Hennel Salvage. Our goal is to have the chassis and engine done by the end of the year. If you would like to see some of the work that has been done so far you can go to the website http://autocats.weebly.com/

The school reach teams are travelling to Red Deer this weekend to compete in provincials.

Good Luck!