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  • December

    Be Patient!

    By Helen Yudo, Grade 11
    Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. Patience is the key to success. I’m sure you have probably heard at least one of those sayings before.
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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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  • Squash vs BCS update

    Jean-Jacques Prevost
    The Squash team had his first meeting on December 5th against BCS. 
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  • Take a Chance on Taking Risks

    By Caleb Goudreau, Grade 12
    Imagine yourself sitting at a poker table with cards in your hand wondering if you should put money on the table or fold but you don’t know if your cards are good enough to beat all the other players. What do you do? Take the risk or fold?
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  • VB Hockey capture Rider Cup in Albany

    By Matt Thompson
    For the third year in a row, the Spartans are travelling back up Interstate 91 with hardware in hand.
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  • Defending the Home Floor

    Erik Van Dyke
    Another sparking gem of a game!
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  • Student of the week

    Andrew Blair, Director of Academics
    Anqi Peng is a focused grade 10 student from Montreal
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  • Athlete of the Week: Julia McLellan

    It has been an impressive season for varsity girls hockey goalie Julia McLellan, who sports a record of 13-3-1 so far this year with three shutouts and an outstanding goals-against average of 1.11.
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  • Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans - Go 4-1 @ Brampton Two Nations Cup

    Bernie Pimm
    In running their winning streak to a season’s best 10 in a row, the Stanstead College Varsity Girls Spartans came up short of advancing to the semi-final of the Two Nations Cup in Brampton, Ontario last weekend
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  • Don't Feel Powerless in the Face of Racism

    By Abby Murray, Grade 12
    I would like to talk about something I feel very strongly about. There is one thing in this world that I dislike very much, and that is racism. Whenever I see someone being treated differently or badly just because of the colour of their skin or their culture or religion, I automatically get triggered.
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  • Varsity Girls Hockey: NAPHA League play last weekend

    Bernie Pimm
    The Stanstead College Spartans Varsity Girls Hockey Team ran their record to 13-6-1 with 4 wins in NAPHA League play.
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  • SG Basketball D2: We know what we can do

    Erik Van Dyke
    Friday Night Lights! There’s something about Friday nights at boarding schools like Stanstead College.
     
     
     
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  • November

    What If Everyone in the World Were Exactly Alike?

    By Keyuan “Eric” Wang, Grade 12
    What if everyone talked the same, acted the same, listened to the same music and watched the same TV programs? The world would be extremely dull!
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  • Athlete of the Week: Antonia von Franckenstein

    This week’s Athlete of the Week is a quiet person, so quiet that if you pass her in the hallway you will never guess how fierce she is on a basketball court.
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  • SG Basketball D2: CAIS tournament in Toronto

    Eric Van Dyke & Amy Wolfe
    Reflections – Sipping at the Stream of Consciousness
     
    ......musings, observations and the occasional insight from the CAIS National Tournament
    this past weekend in Toronto, Ontario.
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  • Student of the Week

    Andrew Blair - Director of Academics
    Awarded this week to, Patricio Suarez for his continued participation, effort and focus in class.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Emily Willis

    As a veteran shooting guard for the senior girls basketball team, Emily Willis could not have started the 2018-19 season much better than she has.
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  • SG Basketball: Progress Made at Home Invitational

    By Erik Van Dyke
    There are many good things that come out of losses, but maybe the best is how clearly they can identify what you need to work on going forward. 
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  • Term 1 Academic Achievers Announced

    Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for Term 1 between September and November 8. 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 Upside to Failure

    By Julia McLellan, Grade 12
    One of my favourite questions to ask people who just meet me is, “Guess what position I play in hockey.” Why? Because I’m pretty sure they’re going to get it wrong.
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  • SG Basketball: Potential in Season Opener

    By Erik Van Dyke
    A strange horn sounds to signal the start of the game, deep bass, drawn out, like a foghorn. “What, are we on the Titanic?” says Alex Smith.
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  • Don’t Lose Your Time Being Scared of Wasting It

    By Rosemarie Ladouceur, Grade 12
    Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur from the past, through the present, to the future.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Felix Filiatrault

    We’re not sure what this week’s Athlete of the Week did over the summer vacation, but Felix Filiatrault has returned this year stronger and more dynamic in all areas of the ice.
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  • Photo/Mike Goodsell

    Who's Who on Varsity Boys Hockey Spartans

    By James Rioux, Director of Hockey Operations
    As the Varsity Boys Hockey Spartans head to their first MPHL weekend in Burlington, Vt., it’s time to look at who’s on the team.
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  • The team with their #1 Minnesota fans, Tim and Steve

    Minnesota, Walt and Tim and Steve

    By Matt Thompson
    This past weekend the varsity boys hockey team took their annual trip to the State of Hockey, Minnesota. As much as hockey is stitched into the fabric of our culture within Canada, hockey and specifically high school hockey dominates the winter scene across Minnesota.
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  • The Real You Makes Real Connections

    By Motheo "MK" Koketso, Grade 12
    For as long as I can remember, I’ve never stayed in one place for too long, whether it be houses, schools, cities, countries or even continents. This has made me very adaptable to my surroundings.
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  • October

    Athlete of the Week: Diego Badillo Hernandez

    Penalty kicks are among the most stressful moments in all of sports, especially in sudden-death playoffs, and especially for the goalie. But this week’s Diego Badillo Hernandez doesn’t shy away from pressure. Instead, this young man thrives on pressure.
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  • Grade 10 Science Fair Winners Announced

    Grade 10 students presented 26 experiments at the annual Science Fair Thursday evening. Prizes were presented Friday morning.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Tamara Wood-Downey

    Every successful soccer team needs solid defence, which usually means four defenders at the back. But thanks to AOTW Tamara Wood-Downey and her two defensive teammates, Sophia Farfan and Joliane Legault, this year’s junior girls soccer team has been able to outnumber teams in the midfield by playing with just three defenders.
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  • Driven by Challenge

    By Quentin Biettron
    Imagine yourself having always lived in the same city for 15 years, around the same people every day! Imagine yourself as a little boy, practicing no sports and barely speaking a second language... a classic Frenchy, some would say. When I arrived at Stanstead College from Paris two years ago, I was scared! I barely knew anybody and I had a mere memory of the school. All I remembered was the Admissions office where Mrs. Carruthers bombarded me with scary questions!
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  • Uphill battles in Stowe for Varsity Girls

    By Bernie Pimm
    On the weekend of October 19-21, the Stanstead Varsity Girls Spartans experienced their worst weekend (results-wise) in quite a while as we lost 4 of 5 in Stowe, Vermont.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Krystine Breton

    At the bantam soccer level, the “NOT ME” monster usually comes out on the first day of practice, i.e. “Who wants to play goalie?” “NOT ME!”
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  • There's Nothing to be Gained in Procrastination

    By Henry Haase, Grade 12
    I decided to make a graph of what I did over the Thanksgiving break. I kept track of my activities day by day and I found some pretty interesting results.
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  • Showing Who We Are

    By Matt Thompson
    At the beginning of this school year, like at the beginning of every year since Stanstead College began in 1872, a number of different rules and expectations were explained to the student body.
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  • Spartans Girls Hockey split against 67s

    By Bernie Pimm
    It was a solid weekend for the Spartans varsity girls hockey team as we continue to get quality contributions from the entire team.
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  • Emily Willis with a little girl who wanted her picture taken

    Stanstead Friendship Opens the World

    By Emily Willis, Grade 12
    Life is too short not to take risks. By a risk, I mean trying something new, exploring different places, meeting new people and experiencing things that are outside of your comfort zone. It may be scary, but challenging yourself only leads to growth with no regrets.
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  • VB Hockey Preview & Where Are They Now

    By Matt Thompson
    The Stanstead College Varsity Boys Hockey Spartans will take to the ice this weekend in Lake Placid, New York against the Northwood School Huskies.
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  • VG Hockey: Still a Force to Be Reckoned With

    By Bernie Pimm
    The Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans went 4-0 at the JWHL Showcase at Merrimack College in Andover, Ma. this past weekend.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Rosemarie Ladouceur

    Last year, an injury kept Rosemarie Ladouceur from being able to compete in cross-country running. This year, she is back as a significant force on the team, putting in the time and extra effort to train and showing up to perform at meets.
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  • September

    Athlete of the Week: Jayden Mullens

    Jayden Mullens from the league-leading junior boys soccer team is this week’s Athlete of the Week for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is his leadership on the field.
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  • Actions, Reactions and You

    By Ali B., Grade 12
    My name is Ali, and I’m a second-year prefect here at Stanstead. Just about every Wednesday, you hear from someone like me. We live and work in your houses, and you probably know at least some of us by now.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Kenya Desautels

    Despite a loaded schedule of 5 games in 4 days, Kenya Desautels played almost every minute of every game, and played them with intensity and heart that was second to none.
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  • SC website recognized for excellence

    The new Stanstead College website has been recognized for excellence from the Web Marketing Association (WMA).
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  • Stanstead College breaks ground on new residence

    Stanstead College Head of School Michael Wolfe joined trustees Judith Cowen and Ellen Bounsall along with students and faculty this morning to break ground for a new residence exclusively for Grade 12 students.
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  • Welcome to the new school year!

    The 2018-19 school year began Wednesday at Stanstead College with the arrival of new students, with returning students coming back to campus Thursday.
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  • June

    Year Draws to Close at Baccalaureate

    Rina Takahashi of Tokyo, Japan, is the winner of Stanstead College’s Pitcher Prize Saturday, the school’s top prize awarded to the student who has exerted the greatest influence for good.
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  • Don't Regret Not Doing

    Olivie Cloutier Faucher, Grade 12
    In our lives, one thing that stops us from doing things is that we are scared of what others will think of us. The judgements of others matter too much. At one point, we all didn’t do something because we were scared of what others would say.
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  • Repeat winners dominate Spring Athletic Assembly

    For the second year, Trevor Grasby of Holland Landing, Ont. won the Donald Ross MVP Trophy for senior boys rugby at the annual Spring Athletic Assembly, held Wednesday evening in Centenary Church.
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  • May

    Spartans Finish Spring Season Strong

    It was a good week for Stanstead College athletics, with a clean sweep in rugby playoff championships.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Mackenzy St-Pierre

    In the last week, the senior girls rugby team, in dominant fashion, completed ETIAC league play (last Wednesday at MVR) and participated in the ETIAC playoffs (Monday at BCS). Over the course of this pivotal week, Mackenzy St-Pierre established herself as the most dominant kicker in the league (and probably out of all opponents we have played in 10s, 12s, 7s and 15s).
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  • Corie Jacobson Joins Girls Hockey Coaching Staff

    Stanstead College is pleased to announce the hiring of Corie Jacobson as assistant coach for the Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans.
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  • Senior Boys celebrate their GMAA 7s win.

    SB Rugby Win Back-to-Back 7s

    By Adam Spirk
    Friday, the senior boys traveled to Concordia University – Loyola Campus to compete in the Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA) 7s rugby tournament. The boys are no strangers to this tournament, having won it in the past and losing in the finals last year to host Loyola High School.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Caleb Goudreau

    If this young man ever needs a nickname to describe his value to the lacrosse team, it may well have to be “The Mailman,” because Caleb always delivers.
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  • JB Rugby 3-and-0 @ BCS Jamboree

    By Jeff Standage
    The Junior Boys Rugby teams travelled to BCS for the first mini-tourney of the year May 1 as play-off champions looking to repeat the success of last season.
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  • Students Take to the Streets for Community Day

    Students and teachers of Stanstead College left class and entered the community Thursday afternoon, rakes and shovels in hand, as part of the school’s annual Community Service Day.
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  • Our Under-Appreciated Parents

    Alexandrea Gray, Class of 2018

    As many of you might know, I’m from a very, very small farming community near the town of Brownlee, Saskatchewan with a population of about 50 – that is if I actually lived in the small town… which I don’t, so I guess most of you would see it as the Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, but I just see it as home.
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  • Athletes of the Week: Shu Shu & Annie Tang

    In the most important event of the Badminton season, the Galt Invitational Tournament, Shu Shu and Annie Tang brought their best.
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  • Bernie Pimm Named Varsity Girls Hockey Coach

    Stanstead College is pleased to announce that veteran coach and teacher Bernie Pimm has joined the school as head coach of the Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans.
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  • April

    Athlete of the Week: Trevor Grasby

    With only eight official practices before the start of the season, a lot was asked of this young man at this past weekend’s RugbyFest in Rothesay, New Brunswick.
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  • Change is for Yourself

    Aichen "Chrstine" Jin, Grade 12
    There is a simple word we hear almost every day: change. The changes in the schedule, the changes in someone's hairstyle, or the changes in the weather – why hasn't spring come yet!
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  • SB Rugby win at RugbyFest

    The Senior Boys Rugby Spartans were perfect during their annual drip to Rothesay-Netherwood School in New Brunswick for the annual RugbyFest, winning the Bonnyburn (B) Division.
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  • Wenxuan

    Waterloo Math Contest winners

    Lisa Smith, head of our Math/Science Department, recently announced the top achievers among our students writing the annual University of Waterloo Math Contest.
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  • Welcome to Our New Website

    After several months of planning, training and building, we are proud to present you the new Stanstead College website. We hope you will find the site easier to navigate with more options and content than ever. Feel free to explore, but to get you to some important places, here's what you need to know:
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  • Thank You for the Gift of Giving

    By Olivier Daniel, Grade 11
    My parents have always preached the importance of giving. Giving love, giving kindness, giving joy, giving money, just giving in general. They believe that giving is the most satisfying and humbling act that any human being can do. As a child, I always wondered how giving could bring you joy and satisfaction? I always wondered what my Dad meant when he says: “Giving is part of the circle of life. A circle where one action leads to another.” I was always told that the more you give, the more you will receive.
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  • Spring Athletics Under Way

    With the snow set to leave the vicinity hopefully in the very near future, the spring athletics season officially gets under way this week.
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  • March

    Term 2 students achieve academic success

    Headmaster Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for Term 2 between November and March break. For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Headmaster's List and the Chairman's List.
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  • MVP trophy winners for the winter season

    Winter Athletes Saluted at Assembly

    By Ross Murray
    MVP hockey trophies were shared for both varsity boys and girls Wednesday evening as the winter athletic season drew to an official close with the annual Winter Athletic Assembly.
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  • JB Basketball: Parting Shots

    By Andrew Blair
    The junior boys played one last tournament in Montreal, the Davis. There were six boys teams in the tournament this year vying for the provincial banner.
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  • The record-breaking 2017-18 Spartans

    SG Basketball @ MacLeod: History Remade

    By Erik Van Dyke
    The Stanstead Spartans added another page to the history books this past weekend at the Macleod Provincials this past weekend, held at Howard S. Billings High School in Chateauguay. Here's how:

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  • SC Receives NEASC Re-accreditation

    After a long and thorough process, Stanstead College has received full re-accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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  • February

    Perfection is Not a Solo Project

    By Rina Takahashi, Grade 12
    I think everyone has their own definition of perfect. The general definition of perfect is having all the required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics; to be as good as it is possible to be. From this definition, I am guessing most of the people who are sitting here are not perfect.

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  • Winners of this year's Junior Science Fair

    Junior Science Fair Winners Announced

    Students in Grades 7, 9 and 9 presented the results of their experiments at the annual Junior Science Fair Thursday evening. Congratulations to the winners:
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  • Four for the Road

    By Duane Liverpool
    Bonjour mes amis de basket.I am a little behind on my write-ups so, in this issue of “Duane’s Diary”, I will combine our last four contests into one great big beautiful report. Here we go!
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  • SG Basketball: Locked In vs Boise

    By Erik Van Dyke
    Games like this are why we joined RSEQ Div II in the first place. The opposing teams are always tough, the opposing players work their tails off and are passionate about basketball, and the opposing coaches are smart.
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  • January

    JB Basketball: The Season So Far

    By Andrew Blair
    This year’s team has a huge mix of talent, age and experience (3 x grade 7, 2 x grade 8, 3 x grade 9 and 4 x grade 10). There is no single dominant player and each brings a particular strength.
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  • The Flying Bears, their parents and hosts in the locker room at the Pat Burns Arena.

    Stanstead welcomes young players from China

    Stanstead College and the Pat Burns Arena are pleased to be hosting this week a group of young hockey players from China.
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  • Hockey continues to bring us together

    By Matt Thompson
    Over the years hockey, has intertwined itself into the fabric that is my family. Long before I began coaching hockey, I have vivid memories of spending one week every summer in Fort Erie, Ontario at the Leisure Plex.
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  • SG Basketball Clinch ETIAC Banner

    By Erik Van Dyke
    It wasn’t pretty this past Friday in Cowansville, but your Spartans did enough to clinch the coveted ETIAC regular season banner with a 41-13 victory over an over-matched but hard working Massey-Vanier team.
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  • Clear the Tracks!

    By Erik Van Dyke
    Firing on all cylinders, your Spartans looked to keep their hot streak going this past Wednesday against their sister school down the road, BCS.
     
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  • Alex Bimm named candidate in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

    Grade 12 student Alex Bimm from Montgomery, Vt. has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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  • James Chadwick attacked with energy and passion.

    Running on Almost Empty

    By Duane Liverpool
    Stanstead 48 vs Richmond (2) 40
    Challenged by tired legs and weary minds, from the opening tip I could tell that this was going to be a tough one for us.
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  • Sometimes You Have to Step Away

    By Matt Thompson
    On Tuesday November 21, the Varsity Boys Hockey team travelled to Middlebury, Vermont and played on the campus of Middlebury College.
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  • We've Come a Long Way

    By Erik Van Dyke
    After a dominant performance at the BCS Invitational two days earlier, this past Monday’s tilt vs Triolet was going to be the true yardstick for how far we’ve come. Last December 8 they basically ran us out of their building, shellacking us 42-16.

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  • Tournament  champs.

    SG Basketball @ BCS Tournament

    By Erik Van Dyke
    Reflections – Sipping at the Stream of Consciousness… musings, observations and the occasional insight from our gold medal performance (St-George’s 38-12, Sacred Heart 50-22, ECS 43-10, KES 40-11) at the BCS Invitational Tournament this past weekend…
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  • Fall Athletes Honoured

    R. Murray / News
    Three first-time Major S winners were also the recipients of MVP trophies at Wednesday’s Fall Athletic Assembly, held at Centenary Church.
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  • Grade 10 Science Fair winners

    R. Murray
    Students in Grade 10 displayed the results of their experiments at the annual Science Fair Thursday evening. 
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  • Memories Day at Stanstead

    R. Murray
    Alumni from the 40s to the early 60s returned to class Tuesday as part of the school's Memories Day.
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  • Spring Athletes Honoured

    R. Murray
    Veteran athlete Kayla Ouellet of Stanstead won her second MVP trophy of the year at the Spring Athletic Assembly held at Centenary Church Wednesday evening.
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  • Stanstead recognizes top students, student-athlete

    R. Murray
    Stanstead College distributed pins and certificates during Monday's first Academic Assembly of the yearto those in the first term who earned top marks.
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