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2019

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  • May

    Athlete of the Week: Chaz Grenier

    This week’s Athlete of the Week is one of the most fearless competitors in the ETIAC league.
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  • Refusal to Cringe

    By Audrey Choi, Grade 12
    In the 1980s, urban Chicago was a hub for immigrants from countries like India, Mexico and Poland. My dad, at 17 years old, was working at our family’s hardware store in the city.
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  • Giving Back to the Community

    On Thursday, our students and teachers spread out into Stanstead and beyond for our annual Community Service Afternoon. It's our way of saying thank you to our neighbours for welcoming us into their community year after year.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Ann-Frederik Naud

    It didn’t take long for this week’s Athlete Of The Week to figure things out.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Patrick Young

    Patrick Young is the model of consistency on the rugby pitch. In every single game he dominates at the breakdown and creates turnovers.
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  • Stanstead in Song

    By Philippe Martel, Grade 12
    Every week, a prefect comes here and delivers a speech in front of all the school. Some are better than others, but in the end, do you really remember all of them?
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  • April

    Words Matter

    By Andrew Bouchard, Grade 11
    For those of you who don’t know, last spring I fought a bear. He was big, but being the absolute unit that I am, he was only able to leave a small mark on my left cheek. For those of you who do know, that’s not how it went at all. I passed out, falling on the corner of a cabinet… at the dentist.
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  • The Notorious Art of Judging

    Jeremie Gagnon, Grade 11 Prefect
    I like to think that I am always right. Whether that’s true or not is up for debate. However, there is one thing I am absolutely awful at: judging people.
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  • Congratulations to our top Math Contest achievers.

    Waterloo Math Contest Achievers Announced

    Lisa Smith, head of our Math/Science Department, announced Monday the top achievers among our students who wrote the annual University of Waterloo Math Contest.
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  • Stanstead College: The Meeting Ground of Different Cultures

    Vincent Illuzzi, Grade 12 Prefect
    About five years ago when I decided to come to Stanstead, I had no idea what to expect.
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  • SG Basketball D2: Fighting Until “The End”

    Erik Van Dyke
    Abby didn’t even want to talk about it. There was to be no mention of this being the last game of her life.
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  • March

    RSEQ Semifinal: Out (for Break) But Far From Out

    By Erik Van Dyke
    Almost four weeks ago your Stanstead Spartans won the MacLeod Provincials. It was March 1, a Friday. The following week there were no practices, as the winter athletics term had officially ended. On Friday, March 8 everyone left for March break and returned this past Monday night, March 26. Tuesday morning, we had an actual basketball practice from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Wednesday morning we had a 7:00 am light shoot-around.
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  • The People Who Make a Difference

    Jane Gervais, Grade 11
    Although I’m a hockey lover, I sincerely believe that in a broader sense, this clip applies to the passion those of you have.
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  • Academic Achievers Announced

    Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for Term 2 (November - March).

    For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Head's List and the Chair's List.
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  • The way we play the hand

    Joseph Poulin, Grade 12
    Four years ago, my sister was standing where I am right now, delivering her prefect speech. Rosie talked about being an MVP – not the most valuable player of a team but the most valuable person. She also talked about being a benchwarmer and the joy of it.
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  • Rise up to change, and love yourself!

    Rosalie Gadoua, Grade 11
    Last week, we had a free dress day in the honour of anti-bullying, a situation that affects too many people.
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  • Mackenzy St-Pierre, Hannah Johnson, Laurence Frenette, Andrei Bucatel, Keita Oki, Andrew Amousse, Richard Hall

    Winter Athletes Honoured at Assembly

    For the second year in a row, Mackenzy St-Pierre earned the Bess Ferguson MVP Trophy for senior girls basketball, capping off a stellar basketball career at Stanstead College. She also received a Major S, her second of this school year and her fifth overall.
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  • Defense Carries Spartans to Historic MacLeod Three-Peat

    By Erik Van Dyke
    The QSSSA had decided at their seeding meeting that your Stanstead College Spartans, two-time defending champions and owners of an impressive 30-6 record coming in, would be the #1 seed at the 2019 MacLeod Provincial Tournament. But just barely.
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  • February

    SG Basketball D2: Senior Nite 2019

    Erik Van Dyke

    …below are excerpts from Tuesday night’s Senior Nite (an impressive 34-28 win over Laruche), the last home game of the year, and more importantly the last home game of their high school careers for six (6!) Grade12 Spartans. Each graduating Senior received gifts from their teammates and their coaches, and were introduced before the game with the words below…
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  • Athlete of the Week: Dante Pellegrino

    This week’s Athlete of the Week has been a solid member of his Prep U16 hockey team all season long, well-liked and respected by all. 
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  • SG Basketball D2: Fast Five

    Erik Van Dyke
    We’d had 2 days off to rest since the “6-games-in-5-days” from earlier in the week. We were rested, we were rolling, and we were eager to take on one of the top teams in the Eastern Townships.
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  • SG Basketball D2: Sometimes the Best Defense is a Good Offense

    Erik Van Dyke
    When I look back on this season, this game is going to stick out as one of our best offensive performances of the year. Not that our defense was bad – we allowed a paltry 12 pts total in the 2nd and 3rd quarters combined – but we were firing on offense like never before.
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  • SG Basketball D2: Digging Deep

    Erik Van Dyke
    All the omens were bad going into this one.
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  • Finding the Family You Need

    By Charlotte Riddell, Grade 11
    This summer, I received a letter letting me know that for the upcoming school year, I would be a prefect in Colby House. To be completely honest, the idea of being in the younger girls residence did not appeal to me at all.
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  • Varsity Girls Win 4th Consecutive NAPHA Title

    By Bernie Pimm
    The Stanstead College Spartans Varsity Girls hockey team completed their dominant NAPHA League season by capturing their fourth championship title in a row this weekend, February 15-17, at home, in Pat Burns Arena.
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  • SG Basketball D2: Thoughts on the Bailly Three-peat

    Erik Van Dyke
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from our undefeated championship performance
    (BCS 38-15, Quebec High School 47-34, Richmond Regional 42-15, West Island College 38-18)
    at the Bailly Small Schools Provincial Tournament (hosted by SC) Feb 15-17.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Mackenzy St-Pierre

    Mackenzy St-Pierre, captain of the senior girls D2 basketball team, just completed one of the best weeks of basketball that a player can have.
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  • Hard Work, Determination and Positivity

    By Henry Haase, Grade 12
    I have a true underdog story to tell you. Not an amazing story about a close soccer game, not an amazing story about a CAIS tournament final. This is a story about Stanstead softball.
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  • Spartans Bring Home the Banners

    It was a highly successful athletic weekend for the Stanstead College Spartans in the gym and in the arena.
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  • Junior Science Fair Winners Announced

    The annual Junior Science Fair was held this past Thursday, with 40 experiments exhibited by students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Matthew Campbell

    Throwing third for the Stanstead College curling team, Matthew Campbell, a grade 11 student from Enosburg Fall, Vermont, has been a major contributor to his team’s success not only this past week but all season long. 
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  • SG Basketball D2 : Rollin'

    Erik Van Dyke
    First Lea-Rose fires a trio of flawless shots. Then Rosy gets hot. Her teammates go nuts. Then Van, ice water in her veins, nails the target four times in a row. Pandemonium. And then Alex goes positively crazy on fire, with six consecutive perfect shots! Holy smokes, this team can’t miss!
     
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  • Busy Athletic Weekend Coming Up

    Stanstead College hosts two important athletic events this coming weekend, one in the Pat Burns Arena, the other in the Mackay/Amaron Gymnasiums.
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  • February Academic Achievers Announced

    Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success, this covers the work completed to date in the second term (November to February).For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Head's List and the Chair's List.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Mariama Barry

    Mariama Barry, a grade 10 student, has taken on a lot of basketball this season – often practising twice a day AND playing more games than anyone in the school.
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  • Varsity Girls Hockey: January Update

    Bernie Pimm
    The Stanstead College Spartans Varsity Girls wrapped up their last long road trip of the year, going 4-0 in NAPHA league play in Buffalo, at Nichols Academy on the weekend.
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  • Winter Carnival a Great Success

    Cold weather couldn’t stop another fantastic Winter Carnival at Stanstead College.
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  • Squash Team Competes at BCS

    By Jean-Jacques Prevost
    On January 30, the squash team went to BCS in Lennoxville for their third meeting of the year. Our six players played a total of twelve matches. Honorable mention to Grégoire Malbezin who won all of his matches. Overall, our team won four matches against the BCS experienced team. There is one meeting left at BCS before March break.
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  • January

    SG Basketball D2: The Other Side

    Erik Van Dyke
     Sometimes the narrative is simple. Sometimes the other team just plays really well.
     
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  • Athlete of the Week: Matthew Liddell-Grainger

    Stanstead College is proud to recognize Matthew Liddell-Grainger from the squash team as this week’s Athlete Of The Week. At this past Sunday’s provincial tournament.
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  • Athlete of the week: Simone Ruf

    Erik Van Dyke
    In her second year on the swim team, Simone Ruf shows the grit and determination needed to compete at the highest level.
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  • Athletes of the Week: Andrei Bucatel & Dominic Pokora

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  • SG Basketball D2: Good Times

    Erik Van Dyke
     
    I was concerned going into this past weekend’s BCS Invitational that we may have grown complacent, given that we’d only lost twice this season, and not since way back in November at CAIS.
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  • Focus on the Positive

    By Mackenzy St-Pierre, Grade 12
    I recently discovered something about myself, something that is not easy for me to admit to. You see, I’ve been really stressed and a bit sad this year. My Grade 12 year – a year that I’ve been looking forward to for so many years – has been a tough year for me, certainly the toughest of my six years here at Stanstead.
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  • SG Basketball D2: Got up and Went

    Erik Van Dyke
    It was like we were moving in quicksand. Listless warmup…heavy legs…low energy…flat-footed…it took about 2 minutes for me to turn to Coach Wolfe on the bench and say “We are in real trouble here. We may very well lose this game”.
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  • SG Basketball: When the Going Gets Tough...

    Erik Van Dyke
    This past Monday’s revenge match vs Salesien (we’d lost our first meeting by 1 point in our first game of the season) may turn out to be a real learning opportunity for this team.
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  • SG Basketball: Strong Effort in Lennoxville

    Erik Van Dyke
    Now that was a great game. On Galt’s home floor, in front of a partisan crowd hungry for a win, the Red & White brought their best and prevailed 45-31 in a game that was much closer than the final score.
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  • Failing is not fun but it’s not bad

    Tyler Vosinek, Grade 12
    From a very young age, we’re all taught that failure is a bad thing. As we grow up, our natural instincts develop so that we try to avoid failure at all costs.
     
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  • Volleyball: A Day of Firsts

    By Adam Spirk
     
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019, history was made. Stanstead College hosted its first volleyball home game in the Mackay gym, in this first year of competitive volleyball. The way was paved by two enthusiastic students last year, Florence Aubé and Simonetta Gaumond. It was a recreational development group who learned the rules and played a few exhibition games.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Tere Calva

    Erik Van Dyke
    This past weekend, the senior girls D3 basketball team started a tournament with only 7 players. Then, when two players got hurt, they were forced to play some games with only 5 players.
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  • SG Basketball D2: Threepeat at MIST

    Erik Van Dyke and Amy Wolfe
     
     Musings, observations and the occasional insight from our undefeated Gold Medal performance (Villa Maria 32-24, Trafalgar 44-14, Sacred Heart Halifax 43-26, The Study 28-15, West Island College 45-40, ECS 49-35) at the Montreal Independent Schools Tournament this past weekend.
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  • VG Hockey Back in Action After Break

    Bernie Pimm
    Over the break, the Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans beat Rice 5-0, tied #4-ranked Willisten (New England Prep) and defeated BB&N at BU Arena. 5-2.
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  • Academic Achievers Announced

    Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for the most recent marking period (November 14-December 14) . For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Head's List and the Chair's List.
     
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