By Sarah Millman
The CEC dance committee is planning a foot-stomping bash for Halloween on Oct. 24 and they're hoping to outdo the raging success of the school's September dance.
Other Halloween festivities include a haunted house put on by student council, individual and group costume contests, class pumpkin carving and student council members trick or treating for contributions to the Colchester Food Bank on Oct. 31.
Have your non-perishables ready because donations are scare-ce.
Post-secondary information days will take place Oct. 29 and 30.
Walkabouts in the evenings are open to parents and students looking to plan for the future. More than 40 post-secondary representatives will be providing information at the event and on Oct. 30 Grade 12 students will have an opportunity to visit the representatives during first period classes.
‘We've got spirit, yes we do!'
A cheerleading team is getting underway at CEC. Pre-season meetings are being held to bring together a group of spirited Cougars looking to instill some joy and enthusiasm at school events.
Classes are facing off to bring in money for a worthwhile endeavour.
A toonie drive is taking place to raise money to help purchase a van for a wheelchair-bound student. The C-block class with the highest number of dollars per student will win a pizza party, so the whole school is hungry to help.
The girls volleyball team captured its fourth straight tournament win at the Dalhousie Tournament earlier this month.
Cougar spirit is high coming off the win and hopes are up for an exciting season. The boys' team also brought home bronze at the tournament with a 5-1 record, losing only to Horton in the semifinal.
The first CEC baseball team fell short at the provincial championship with two straight losses, but it was a great first year for the team, which posted a 5-5-1 overall record.
The International Club visited the fossil cliffs of Joggins Sunday.
Open to both Canadian and international students, the club looks to expose members to different aspects of culture, locally and abroad. Joggins is Canada's 15th UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Staff and students are celebrating the success of our own English teacher, Leo McKay Jr., on having his book ‘Twenty-six' chosen for One Book Nova Scotia.
We're also anxiously awaiting his next book, ‘Roll Up the Rim.'
The group photo of the 2013 graduating class took place on Monday.
Students are also signing up for individual grad photos and can do so in the office. It marks the beginning of the end for this year's Grade 12s, but there's still plenty of time left to pull out the tissues before we wish them good luck and bid them farewell.
Sarah Millman is a Grade 11 student who lives in Truro. Her columns appear regularly in the Truro Daily News.