Junior Tigers Update: Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Cross-Country Team made its 2018 debut on Saturday, September 28, at the Festival of Cross Country at Crescent Park in South Surrey. Many thanks to the coaches and parents who gave their time to see our students get off to a great start. The next meet is the WPGA Trail Invitational at Jericho Beach on October 4th. Good luck team!!!

Top Finishers from the Festival of Cross Country:

Grade 4:
Jaime  1st
Lily  5th
Ryan  16th

Grade 5:
Kaya Adang 5th
Kaida Okamura 9th
Isabelle Quinlan 10th

Grade 6:
Ruby 7th
Sofia 14th
Sherilyn 21st

Grade 7:
Madeleine 11th
Julia 15th

The Grade 5 volleyball team recently travelled to Crofton House and St. John’s to play games. The girls have really enjoyed themselves, and have shown a great understanding of how to play Atomic Tripleball. Kudos to the girls and their coaches for being well prepared and focused!

Our Grade 6 Volleyball team has also played twice in the past week. The team has travelled to both Crofton House and Southridge. The girls are enjoying their first year of Tripleball and have displayed good skills and a great attitude. It has been a great start!

Speaking of great, the Grade 7 A Volleyball is off to a hot start. The team began the season the team by defeating WPGA, Southridge, and Crofton House. On September 27th, the team travelled over to St. John’s for the Dig It! Tournament. After finishing first in their pool (3-0), the team swept through the semi’s and the final, bringing home the gold medal. Congrats! With such wonderful early season success, the girls and coaches have refocused and they are keen to keep their play at a high level all the way through the ISEA Tournament. Good luck Tigers!

Our Grade 7B team has been working hard and is looking forward to their first league match on October 4th. This game is the tip of the iceberg as they will play their entire league schedule over the next month. Best of luck girls!

Brent Jackson
Jr. School Athletics Coordinator

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Terry Fox Run & Sports-a-Rama

YHS joined together as a community for the Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 21. Students and staff walked or ran in Terry’s honour, in support of people who have experienced cancer, and to give to cancer research.

Everyone showed their spirit by dressing in athletic gear in their house colours, and they brought a donation to support the Terry Fox Foundation. Students in Grades 11 and 12 were paired with a “buddy” from Grades 1-3. Stations along the route had posters indicating each province of Canada from east to west. Terry Fox began his run in Newfoundland and ran as far as Thunder Bay, Ontario when he was forced to stop his Marathon of Hope due to cancer.

Thank you to our Senior School Student Executive Community Service Captains, Anika and Lucy, who were key leaders of this event, to Karen Webb who was a key point person, to the Jessica, Junior School Head, and Sophia, Junior Vice-Head, for their role in the event, and to all of our colleagues who are supporting this school-wide event in small and big ways.

For more information about Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope, watch this video: Terry Fox, Anything’s Possible.

After the run, our senior girls took to the gym for Sports-a-Rama, our first House event of the year. Students and staff took part various games such as a three-legged obstacle course and a very spirited game of Dodgeball. Thank you to our House Captains, Isabel, Taylor, Saphren, and Olivia, for building school spirit.

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