About our Junior Swim Team…

Jr. Swim Team photo, courtesy of Stefan WiedemannThe Junior Swim team consists of 44 swimmers in Grades 3-7 and their student coaches Nicole Morton, Danielle Robinson, Danielle Tognetti, Ashley Williams, and Janelle Yee.

Our students participated in the Saint’s Junior Invitational Swim Meet before the winter break and had some exciting results. Our Grade 3 team and our Grade 5 team both earned first place in their respective divisions. Alexandra Turvey set a new record in the 50 Meter Fly event and our Grade 3 4×25 Meter Relay team broke the record as well.

More Highlights

Grade 3 Individual rankings:

1st Bronwen AND Alexandra
4th Tiffany

Grade 5 Individual rankings:

2nd Jacqueline 
3rd Gabriella 

Grade 6 Individual rankings:

3rd Rainy 
6th Marissa 

Grade 7 Individual rankings:

2nd Christine 
3rd Rachel 

Recently, the team went to Victoria for the Glenlyon Norfolk Swim Jamboree. The students were an enthusiastic bunch keen to participate in various events. It was a great experience for our young swimmers. Please wish us luck as we compete in the ISEA Championships at UBC on February 18! 

The Cat’s Meow! 2011 Recitation Final

Cat's Meow Recitation Final
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The annual school-wide recitation competition wrapped up on February 2nd in the Odette Tognetti Theatre. Seventeen girls in Grades 8-12 progressed through class and grade rounds to make it to this final and all should be commended for their impressive presentations: In Grade 8 – Alannah, Georgia, Fiona, and Ally. In Grade 9 – Jasmyne, Breeshey, and Artemis. In Grade 10 – Amy, Rachel, Keira, Amabel. In Grade 11 – Amanda, Hannah, and Kylie. And in Grade 12 – Rebecca, Rachael, and Abby.

Winners were chosen by three esteemed judges–Simi Sara, Alexis Cloutier, and Gaby Eirew. Congratulations to the following award winners:

Junior Category:

1st Place – Artemis, Grade 9
2nd Place – Fiona, Grade 8
3rd Place – Alannah, Grade 8

Senior Category:

1st Place – Amanda, Grade 11
2nd Place – Rebecca, Grade 12
3rd Place – Rachel, Grade 10

People’s Choice Award:

Rachel, Grade 12
Kylie, Grade 11

Best Overall Recitation:

Rachel, Grade 12

Special thanks to all teachers, administration, judges, and students who helped to make this recitation tournament a great success! Extra special thanks to my wonderful DPS Heads–Julie, Ariana, and Hannah–who helped make the evening even more wonderful by coming up with a great new name, “The Cat’s Meow”, and for just being all around superstars! And congratulations to ALL YHS Tigers who challenged themselves to speak up! Amazing job everyone!

Photos by: Emily, Student Photographer