Fundraising events underway for Dominican Republic aid/cancer research
By Sarah Millman
Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC) students took part in an annual event to raise money for cancer research this week.
At the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, students took part in activities such as a student run Dodgeball and Tug of War competitions, auctioning of pies to be tossed at various faculty members and a movie afternoon in the auditorium with all proceeds going directly to the Terry Fox Foundation.
The traditional walk outside had to be moved due to the football field still being out of commission from recent floods, but the improvised indoor event was a hit with students.
CEC is hosting a girls volleyball tournament this weekend.
Games are taking place in both the CEC gymnasium and the Truro Junior High School gymnasium, and CEC has two teams entered in the event.
Come out to the tournament and show your support for the Cougars.
The CEC student council will soon be holding a bottle drive to help improve the quality of life for families in the Dominican Republic.
The Student Council Fundraising Committee is spearheading the project, with committee heads Jenna Dorey and Courtney Jones organizing the campaign. “I just feel strongly about it because you can see how far what we would consider a little amount of money can go,” said Dorey.
Student council members will be going door to door all across Truro so if you have any recyclables lying around put them to use and help make someone else’s life a little brighter with no cost to yourself.
Announcements are coming soon for opportunities to deposit your bottles as well as information about when council members are going to be in your area, so hold on to your bottles and help make a difference.
The first dance of the school year was a raging success on all accounts. With a blacklight theme, students were encouraged to come out sporting white so they would glow in the dark and Grade 10s were admitted at a discount rate.
The CEC DJ Club provided music for the dance and the students picked all the music being played.
The dance committee hopes to see even bigger numbers at the next dance, taking place on Oct. 24 with a Halloween theme.
CEC is hosting the first Blood Donor Clinic of the year on Oct. 3.
Students aged 17 and older are eligible to make a donation, which is one that could save a life.
A recent poll conducted by Canadian Blood Services showed that 52 per cent of Canadians have needed donated blood or blood products for surgery or other medical treatments.
CEC students are signing up already after an information session to learn their blood type, and they’re seizing the chance to provide medical relief to those in need.
The girls’ varsity soccer team traveled to Northumberland on Thursday and tied 2-2.
It’s the perfect time of year for students to start planning for the future. Opportunities for students to write the SATs and PSATs are available for those considering university options in the United States, and the deadline to register for the SATs is Oct. 3.
Sarah Millman is a Grade 11 student at CEC. She lives in Truro.