On Thursday, September 17, Stanstead College kept with their longstanding tradition by continuing the Terry Fox Run, despite all the changes that have happened due to COVID.
Normally, the whole school gathers as a group to start the race. By following COVID regulations set in place, the students gathered by grade at their designated spots to start. The start times were staggered, each with a two minute delay. All faculty, staff and students were required to wear masks throughout the event.
A member of the class of 2020, Conner Ehmann, ran his very own Terry Fox Run, all the way from Alaska.
Rather than recognize the fastest runners, we encouraged participants to run as many laps as they could beyond the required three – in the spirit of Terry Fox.
“These students dug deep,” said Erik Van Dyke, director of athletics, “which is the best and only way to honour Terry Fox, who I consider to be the greatest Canadian ever.”
The top runners in their category got $25 gift cards to Marché Tradition.
Below are the results.
Terry Fox Champions
Junior girls – Avah St-Pierre & Gloria Riddell, 13 laps each
Junior boys – Liam Huckins, 18 laps
Senior girls – Emilie Fortunato & Laurence Frenette, 20 laps each
Senior boys, and overall champion for 2020 – Cedric Beauregard, 21 laps
10 laps – Rosemary Lefebvre, Justin Laforce
11 laps – Jeremy Leroux, Faaiz Akbar (aka the faculty with the most laps!)
13 laps – Henry Riddell, Nicolas Pokora, Trofim Godochkin
15 laps – Antoine Remillard, Jack Lippman, Ali Antoine
17 laps – Saif Alexander-Pardhan (Grade 7!)
19 laps – Jerome Sayeur
20 laps – Jeremy Tremblay, Panayioti Efraimidis, Marc-Antoine Ducharme, Yoan Torello
On Friday, students and staff gave a minimum of $2 each in exchange for a free-dress day to go to the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research.