CEC marches into Movember

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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New clubs, sports and fundraising at the forefront

Movember has arrived at CEC with some male staff members and students taking part in the campaign to raise awareness and funds to help end prostate cancer.

The student council hopes to award a prize for the best student facial hair grown.

Movember, which began in 2004, is an annual initiative that takes place during the month of November. It aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths.

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CEC student council members roamed the town trick-or-treating for non-perishable food items on behalf of the Colchester Community Food Bank on Halloween night.

In only a few hours more than 1,200 pounds of donations flooded in and the council would like to thank all members of the community for their support and bountiful donations. The kindness and generosity was astounding.

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CEC's first robotics club is getting underway. Students interested in developing and programming technology in new and exciting ways are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Mid-term reports are coming out for students on Nov. 13 and parent-teacher night is taking place on Nov. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

An in-service day will be held in the morning on Nov. 16 and parent-teacher interviews will continue in the afternoon from 1-3 p.m.

There will be no school for students Nov. 16.

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The Cougars final football game of the season will take place on home turf Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Come out and show support for the team as they finish their season.

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Both the International Ambassadors group and the Best Buddy program at CEC are looking to expand their membership.

International Ambassadors work to ensure CEC is an internationally welcoming school, representing the student body's diversity and culture.

Best Buddies seeks to pair students with their peers in order to enrich the high school experience for students in the life skills program. Both are rewarding and fun-filled ways to get involved in the school community.

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The CEC girls hockey team opened its season Nov. 5 with a 3-1 loss to Northumberland with senior Abby Boutilier netting the only goal for the Cougars.

The girls have a chance for redemption this weekend as their first contest at a tournament in Cole Harbour is against none other than Northumberland.

The boys hockey team also fell short in their first two games of the season, 6-1 against New Glasgow and 4-3 against Northumberland in overtime.

The boys next play in North Nova on Nov. 11.

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The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation cross-country championships, which took place Oct. 29 at St. Francis Xavier University, produced excellent results for CEC runners.

In the intermediate boys division, CEC finished fourth overall with a top individual finish of 10th by Harrison Callaghan in a field of 106 runners.

The senior girls ranked eighth overall with a top finish by Cassidy Langley in 14th out of 93 racers.

In senior boys, CEC placed fifth in team standings, helped by Sam Dennis who placed 13th in a field of 100.

TAGLINE: Sarah Millman is a Grade 11 student at CEC. She lives in Truro.

Organizations: CEC student council, Colchester Community Food Bank on Halloween, International Ambassadors Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation St. Francis Xavier University

Geographic location: Northumberland, Cole Harbour, New Glasgow North Nova Truro

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