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Misipawistik Pimatisimenskanaw Culture Camp

November 25, 2020
  Frontier School Division was one of the many partners for the 2019 Misipawistik Pimatisimenskanaw Culture Camp. We were honoured to be included in the camp and celebrate the valuable learning and significant contributions. ‚Äč
To learn more, read the message from MCN below:
Misipawistik Cree Nation's (MCN) youth program Misipawistik Pimastisimeskanaw builds on 30 years...

Safe and Spooky Halloween Celebrations in Frontier

November 16, 2020
‚Äč For Halloween this year, schools in Frontier were full of tricks ‚Äď tricks to find safe ways for kids to celebrate!    Whether it was integrating Halloween themes into  lessons or  providing a safe space for students to  T rick or  T reat, our teachers and staff were excit ed...

Stop motion creativity with the Engaged Learners Program

November 13, 2020
‚Äč During the month of October, students (and several staff) in The Engaged Learners Program at Egg Lake had the opportunity to work with the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Working together, the students created a stop motion music video using one of the groups' favourite songs.  Students from Lynn Lake,...

FSD Presents: HIIT Workout with Coach RJ from FitClub

November 12, 2020
‚Äč‚ÄčAttention all PE Teachers and Students! 
Grab your water bottle, runners some comfy clothes. Frontier School Division is bringing you HIIT Workouts with Coach RJ from Fit Club! 
Join us weekly for virtual High-Intensity Interval Training sessions on Zoom where Coach RJ will lead a class that gets everyone engaged in...

Fun and positivity at Cranberry Portage Elementary School

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčEven though COVID-19 is forcing us to live very differently than before, we‚Äôre also using this time to be creative and shine on a new level. 
Let’s take a look at Cranberry Portage Elementary School for some great examples! To start, grade 5 & 6 students are learning to use Sphero balls....

Cold Lake School gets creative to stay protected and active

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčPart of the re-entry plan for Cold Lake School is to provide a safe learning environment for everyone. This is a very important challenge that needed to be addressed in a smart and strategic way. To start, students were divided into PODS (cohorts) according to families. The school has a total...

Diverse projects and talents at JHK

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčThere‚Äôs nothing more gratifying than seeing our students shape their futures as we nurture their natural talents. We have a massive responsibility when it comes to encouraging our youth to celebrate their skills and passions.
This is what’s happening at Joseph H. Kerr School, where students are excelling in so many...

From Teacher to Author

November 04, 2020
‚ÄčWe love seeing everyone in the Frontier Family succeed thanks to their incredible skills and talents. This time we‚Äôre recognizing Mr. Richard LeDue, one of our high school teachers at Helen Betty Osborne IERC, whose first book of poetry "The Loneliest Age" was recently published!  Mr. Richard has been part of our...

Winners announced for the 2019-20 N.O.F.I. raffle

November 04, 2020
‚ÄčFrontier School Division‚Äôs Career Studies Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 Nikanihk Ohci Foundation Inc. Raffle In Support of the Megan McIvor & Career Studies Scholarship. 
Winner of the Pine & Cedar Playhouse, valued at $4,500 is Angie (Angeleen) Cable 
Winner of the Two Seat Go-Kart, valued...

FSD PENT Graduate Recongnized with the Dean's Award for Excellence

October 21, 2020
‚ÄčWe have a great group of PENT graduates in our division! We would like to send a BIG congratulations to another PENT student within Frontier School Division; Mr. Craig Hardisty, who received his Bachelor of Education Degree from Brandon University through the PENT program. Craig was a PENT student at Wanipigow...

School Re-Entry Plan, Fall 2020

October 20, 2020
‚ÄčRead the full re-entry plan for the fall 2020 school year by clicking here or on the image below:

Honouring Elder (Kihteyak) Albert Tait

October 19, 2020
‚ÄčIt is with heavy hearts that we regretfully announce the passing of Elder (Kihteyak) Albert Tait.
Since 2009, Elder Tait played a significant role as an employee at Jack River School. His involvement with Indigenous language and cultural teachings was shared with hundreds of students over his time at the school. He also...

World Teacher Day 2020

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčSince 1994, every October 5th we recognize World Teacher's Day. And while we appreciate our teachers every day, it's so important we take a moment to step back and really look at everything teachers bring to our communities.
Since the impact of COVID-19 especially, we have seen the ways our teachers...

Social Justice and Community Connections at Frontier Collegiate

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčThings are rarely quiet at Frontier Collegiate, but since the 2020 school year started it's been extra busy!
Orange Shirt Day In the last week of September staff and students promoted safe schools and recognized past injustices to Indigenous people, including recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30.
Community Connections
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Living the Seven Teachings

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčIndigenous way of life is at the centre of all our teachings in Frontier School Division, and we're always proud to see our students exploring new educational experiences.
A recent hunting expedition gave a Black River Anishinabe School student an opportunity to live the seven sacred teachings. While on this expedition,...

Thanksgiving at Stevenson Island School

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčStevenson Island School has a special Thanksgiving tradition. Every year students harvest vegetables grown in the school garden, which staff then use to prepare a feast for all of the school families, while students make place settings and centrepieces. Due to COVID-19, the school wasn‚Äôt able to host their usual Thanksgiving feast,...

Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 30, 2020
‚ÄčToday we wear orange to commemorate and honour residential school survivors and thrivers.
We show our support through this small but significant symbol to continue the healing process of reconciliation. It's our responsibility to change the course of history to one that's positive, inclusive and centred on future generations. 
Orange Shirt Day...

FSD Teacher Recognized with Dean's Award for Excellence at Brandon University

September 22, 2020

Frontier School Division Teacher, and previous P.E.N.T. Graduate, Laura Kelly is the recent recipient of the Dean‚Äôs Award for Excellence in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University. 

Faculty nominate students they have taught during their program. Laura was selected on the basis of the following criteria: exceptional academic performance,...

Read the 2019-20 Board Activity Report

July 23, 2020
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We're pleased to present you with the 2019-20 Board Activity Report. Click here to view the report and learn more about the many different programs, initiatives and policies the Frontier School Division Board of Trustees worked on during the school year.
The 2019-20 school year brought us many moments...

Introducing the Canada Student Service Grant

June 26, 2020

The past few months have presented new challenges to nearly all areas of everyday life, and we're proud to see the perseverance and strength in our Frontier Family. The struggles we've faced through the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of working together to support one another. This is one of the reasons we...

Engaged Learners and Indspire Conference in Ottawa

May 27, 2020
‚ÄčThe Frontier Engaged Learners program recently sent 4 students to the National Indspire Youth Conference in Ottawa. All from different communities in Manitoba, students Evan, Tia, Ronaldo and Dre were chosen from a larger group of Engaged Learner applicants based on their academic performance and residence, showing outstanding attitudes and work...

Curtis Nepinak Recognized with 2019 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Award

March 26, 2020
Curtis Nepinak has been recognized by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council with the male Aboriginal Coaching Award‚Äč for 2019! 
Curtis is the Principal of Skownan School in FSD, and his contributions extend far beyond the classroom walls. 
As a coach, Curtis makes it his responsibility for students to not only succeed on...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Parents and Guardians

March 17, 2020

The health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and everyone in the Frontier Family is at the core of all of our decisions. 
We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) situation as it has been developing. We are working closely with Manitoba Education and Provincial Health Officials...

FSD Students Attend the 2020 Indspire Awards

March 16, 2020
‚ÄčIn early March, a group of students from across Frontier School Division had the opportunity to attend the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering in Ottawa hosted by Indspire. Our youth attended the Indspire Awards, along with a career workshop about post-secondary education opportunities.  Students met notable speakers and Indigenous performers who...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Update and Additional Measures

March 13, 2020
Updated October 30, 2020
Today the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Roussin announced continued increases in the number of COVID-19 cases across Manitoba. While there has been no school-level transmission in our Division, as of Monday, November 2, 2020, all schools in Frontier will operate at the Restricted Level (Orange). For more...

Talons Make School History

February 26, 2020
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Coach David Kopecky and the history-making Minegoziibe Anishinable Talons. 
To say the Minegoziibe Anishinabe Talons have had a good season is a ‚Äčbit of an understatement. Sure, they've won a bunch of games (16-5) and some tournaments, but the varsity boys basketball team has done more than that....

Brigette Lacquette Presented with Frontier Achievement Award

February 14, 2020
‚ÄčFrontier School Division established the Frontier Achievement Award in 1998 to recognize the honour and achievements of those who have attended school in the Division. 
This year, we were happy to present the Frontier Achievement Award to Brigette Lacquette, Olympian and member of Canada's National Women's Hockey team! 
A graduate of Rorketon School,...

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award are Open

February 04, 2020
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award
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Nominations are invited for the Frontier School Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2020.  This award recognizes employees who demonstrate one or more of the following: Proficiency in their area of responsibility;
Contribution to the Division as an employee; Contribution as a community member; Provision of leadership...

Students Participate in Traditional Food Preparation, Trapping and more at Winter Cultural Gathering

January 29, 2020
‚ÄčOn January 24th and 25th, students and staff from Frontier Collegiate and Engaged Learners joined to host a Winter Cultural Gathering at Egg Lake.  Knowledge Keepers and Traditional Gift Givers from around Manitoba came together to share cultural knowledge and teachings with students in Frontier School Division.  Youth learned about the construction...

The 2018-19 Annual Report is Now Available

January 23, 2020
‚ÄčWe're pleased to announce that our 2018-19 Annual Report issue of the Northerner is now available to read
The Annual Report brings together the themes of our Board Report and School Committee Conference Report with various accomplishments and highlights from the last school year, connecting to our division Focus Areas
As another step in our...

Honouring Daisy Monias

January 20, 2020
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The Frontier Family and  community of Norway House Cree Nation acknowledges the unexpected passing of Ms. Daisy Monias, Area 5 Superintendent. A celebration of Daisy's life took place in her community on January 4th with family, friends and colleagues sharing many stories, tears and laughter.
Daisy was born in Norway...

Vern Anderson Receives Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

January 03, 2020
Originally posted January 3, 2020
Updated ‚Äč‚ÄčSeptember 23, 2020
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In early January, Vern Anderson was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers. Though the original ceremony was cancelled due to the beginning of the coronavirus, Vern was invited to a private ceremony with Lt. Governor Janice Filmon on September 21, where he...

Read the 2018-2019 FSD Board Activity Report

December 03, 2019
Our 2018-2019 Board Activity Report reflects on the ‚Äč‚Äčprevious school year and all of the initiatives and ‚Äčactivities that the ‚ÄčBoard of Trustees have been involved in. ‚Äč‚Äč
The past school year was, once again, busy and productive as the Board of Trustees continue to focus on walking in the good way, supporting the needs of...

Jackie Connell Recognized at 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards

November 22, 2019
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On Thursday, November 21, Jacqueline Connell, Assistant Superintendent for Senior Years and Career Studies, was recognized for Community Service at the 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards!
The 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards are presented by Indspire, a national Indigenous organization that invests in the education of...

Global Science: Water in the Arctic and Beyond

October 07, 2019
‚ÄčWe are incredibly excited to announce our upcoming Global event streaming to you from Churchill, Manitoba, Canada - Polar Bear Capital of the World! All you need is the ability to connect to Youtube! 
Global Science: Water in the Arctic and Beyond is an event for early, middle and senior years...

Cranberry Portage Elementary Hosts Governor General of Canada and Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

September 27, 2019
‚ÄčOn September 26, Students and staff at Cranberry Portage Elementary were honoured to receive an exciting visit from Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and The Honourable Gary A. Filmon.  During their visit, Her Honour Janice Filmon...

Statement Regarding FSD Counsellor

September 12, 2019
On August 30, the RCMP contacted Frontier School Division (FSD), to inform us that they have charged one of our employees Daniel Hughes with sexual assault. When the RCMP informed us of the charges, we immediately suspended this individual and are working with the RCMP. 
The charges were made recently and...

Welcome Back to School!

September 04, 2019
‚ÄčAs we gather in our respective community schools and offices for another school year, I find myself reflecting on many of our accomplishments in recent years. Our students, staff, and communities have been busy, continually striving to improve education in our division.
Together, we have:
created a new brand reflecting our...

PENT Graduation Celebration 2019

July 17, 2019
‚ÄčOn Friday, July 12th a celebration dinner was held at the Victoria Inn honouring our 2019 PENT graduates.  Congratulations are extended to Gina Albert (Jack River School), Nazia Berens (Berens River School), Craig Hardisty (Wanipigow School), Laura Kelly (Falcon Beach School), and Colleen Noel (Chan Kagha Otina Dakota Wayawa Tipi School)...

Renewed Partnership with Black River First Nation

June 14, 2019
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(Standing): Board Vice-Chairperson Marion Pearson, Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Cattani, Chief Superintendent Reg Klassen, Black River First Nation Councillor Oral Johnston.
(Sitting): Frontier School Division Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Black River First Nation Councillor Leah Fontaine.‚Äč
On Friday, June 14, 2019 the Frontier School Division Board of Trustees and the Black River First Nation...

Renewed Partnership With Berens River First Nation

June 03, 2019
‚Äč (Standing): Area 3 Trustee Marg Imrie, Chief Superintendent Reg Klassen, Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Cattani, Berens River First Nation Councillors Steven Berens, Gerald Kemp, and Suzanne McKay, and the First Nation's legal counsel Norman Boudreau. (Sitting): Frontier School Division Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Berens River First Nation Chief Hartley Everett.
On Friday, May 31,...

The Gathering Place

May 30, 2019
‚Äč It was a very special day for family, students and staff at Frontier Collegiate.  The school and community gathered to officially open ‚ÄúThe Gathering Place" in memory of Dale Cowan, friend to all and dedicated to ensuring every student's success.‚Äč
     

Partnership with Skownan First Nation Renewed

May 30, 2019
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Front row seated: Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Chief Cameron Catcheway. Back row standing (left to right):  Chief Superintendent Reg Klassen, Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Cattani, Trustee Darlene Osborne, Councillor Sterling Catcheway, Councillor Kenneth Catcheway, and Trustee Howard Sanderson. ‚Äč

The Frontier School Division Board of Trustees, Chief, and Council for the Skownan First...

2019 Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Recipient

May 29, 2019
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The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Doreen Korotash-Shewchuk (Teacher ‚Äď Rorketon School) has been selected to receive the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award: Special Announcement - 2019 Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Doreen Korotash Shewchuk.pdf‚Äč The criteria for the award includes proficiency in responsibilities, contribution to...

Read the 2019 School Committee Conference Report

May 16, 2019
We're happy to announce that the Frontier School Division 2019 School Committee Conference Report is available to read!  
Our Annual School Committee Conference is an important event in our school year and always promises to be an exciting, inspiring gathering. ‚ÄčThe report provides an opportunity to see inside the conference and learn about...

Passive House and KITHOUSE Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities

May 14, 2019
Frontier School Division, in conjunction with the University College of the North, is hosting an information session on ‚ÄúPassive House and KITHOUSE ‚Äď Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities". We are pleased to have two industry leaders share their experience and knowledge as we explore the world's most advanced and energy efficient construction standard....

The Western Drone Show

May 10, 2019

The Western Drone Show was a success.  With 170+ delegates, 15+ sponsors and several speakers, the conference permitted the education, government and industry sectors to collaborate.  The auctions raised over $1000 for Crohn‚Äôs and Colitis Canada.  We were pleased with the turnout and especially excited that Frontier School Division was...

Brigette Lacquette Visits FSD Students

May 02, 2019
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Brigette Lacquette recently visited the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre and Jack River School in Norway House on April 25.  Brigette‚Äč became the first First Nations woman to play for the Canadian women's Olympic Hockey Team in 2018. It was an honour to have her visit our community and speak to...

2019 Food Matters Gathering

May 02, 2019
Frontier students participated in a Food Matters gathering from April 26-28th at Bakers Narrows Lodge. This is the second year FSD students have participated in the event and it was a great success! Students were engaged in many land-based activities including rabbit snaring, goose plucking, prepping and cooking, net setting and fish filleting,...

Frontier Students Building for the Community

April 25, 2019


On April 24, carpentry students in the Frontier Builders program started their day early to move three future teacher houses.  
All three houses were built entirely by Frontier students who receive high school credits with the possibility of a 1st level apprenticeship through the carpentry arm of Frontier School Division's...

Increasing Attendance at Frontier School Division

April 13, 2019

Improved attendance, fewer suspensions and increasing student engagement are a few of the many accomplishments that FSD is proud to share this year.
Read about a couple of our recent success stories in our new Report on Attendance below:  
Report on Attendance Report April 2019

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‚ÄčCelebrating 45 Years of Sports Tradition and Competitions

March 29, 2019

The Frontier Games recently celebrated its 45th year! Hundreds of students, staff, chaperones and guests will convened in Norway House on Wednesday, March 6 for the official opening of the Games, with competitions in various traditional and land-based sports taking place on March 7-8.‚Äč
Thank you to all of our staff, students and volunteers...

Students Impress at 2019 Science Fair

March 29, 2019
  The 2019 Frontier School Division Science Fair was the biggest one to date! We jumped from 32 projects last year to 54 projects this year! 14 schools participated with over 80 youth participants from grades 4-12. Our schools are bringing their best to the event, ready to celebrate these learning...

A Wish Come True

March 21, 2019
‚ÄčKailyn Danielson, at the age of 9, is a teacher.  She is teaching her classmates about strength in the face of challenges and what it means to be part of a community. This fall Kailyn was diagnosed with brain cancer but has not let that slow her down.   She wanted to use...

2019 Juried Art Show Results

March 11, 2019
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Every year the Frontier School Division Juried Art Show comes alive with colour, talent and expression. This year the students brought out the best in drawing, painting, sculpting, crafts, film and photography.‚Äč This year saw 273 entries from 154 students from 23 Frontier schools, and the judges noted that the...

Celebrating 45 Years of Sports Tradition and Competition

March 11, 2019
‚ÄčFrontier Games is celebrating its 45th year! Hundreds of students, staff, chaperones and guests will convene in Norway House on Wednesday, March 6 for the official opening of the Games, with competitions in various traditional and land-based sports taking place on March 7-8.‚Äč
For more information on the Games please check out...

Brave the Shave Fundraising Success

February 20, 2019
‚ÄčFrontier Collegiate‚Äôs Brave the Shave fundraiser celebrated another successful year! The school raised over $1,000 which they donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Many students and teachers supported this great cause and we would like to thank all of them for participating!
On Friday May 11th Frontier Collegiate held an assembly...

D.R. Hamilton School Me to We Program

February 20, 2019
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Since 2013 the Me to We Club at D.R. Hamilton School in Cross Lake has been actively creating positive change both locally and globally as part of the We Day movement. Interested students in grades 6 to 9 can join the club which has an emphasis on social justice...

Students Perform at School Committee Conference 2019

February 20, 2019
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Each year in conjunction with the Annual School Committee Conference, students from across the Division come together to perform for delegates and guests. You can check out their performances below:
Frontier Fiddlers Performance
   ‚Äč Frontier's Got Talent Frontier's Got Talent is a student showcase open to all students within Frontier....

Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award Recipient

February 20, 2019
‚Äč Congratulations is extended to Andrea McIvor, the 2018 recipient of a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award in the Personal Achievement category.  The Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) is held each year in November to honour the achievements of Indigenous youth in the fields of culture, traditional lifestyle, employment, business, personal...

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award are Open

February 20, 2019

Nominations are invited for the Frontier School Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2019. This award recognizes employees who demonstrate one or more of the following:
Proficiency in their area of responsibility
 Contribution to the Division as an employee
 Contribution as a community member
 Provision of leadership in the nominee’s area...

Vern Anderson Recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award‚Äč

February 20, 2019
‚ÄčFrontier School Division is pleased to announce that Vern Anderson is this year‚Äôs recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award. The Frontier Achievement Award was established by the Frontier School Board in 1998 to recognize and honor the achievements of a Frontier graduate as well as those who have attended a...

Aboriginal Circle of Ed‚Äčucators Award

February 15, 2019

Frontier School Division is pleased to announce Daisy Monias as recipient of The Aboriginal Circle of Educators (ACE) award for Language Education. The ACE Award honours educators and leaders who promote and support Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom and in the community.
‚ÄčDaisy is of Cree heritage, born and raised in Norway...

Partnership Renewed

January 18, 2019
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Back row: Trustee Howard Sanderson, Councillor Chris Benn, Councillor Doug Hanska, Councillor Lindsay Bunn Jr.  Front row seated: Board Vice-Chairperson  Marion Pearson, Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Chief Ken Chalmers, Trustee Darlene Osborne‚Äč ‚Äč
The Frontier School Division Board of Trustees and Chief and Council for the Birdtail Sioux First...

FSD Launches Drone Pilot Training Program

August 28, 2018
We're excited to announce that we are kicking off another highly innovative instructional program specifically targeting employment opportunities using the leading edge Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The demand for this industry is increasing and expanding faster than the ability to provide qualified pilots for the available jobs. This program will...

‚ÄčBerens River School Wins Dragon Boat Challenge (Mixed Division)

August 21, 2018
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The Berens River Paddlers brought home 1st Place in the 17th School Dragon Boat Challenge in the Junior Mixed Division! Not only did the grade 7 to 9 students demonstrate strength and skill but also unity, optimism and determination to achieve their championship goal. Our profound gratitude goes to chaperones...