By Sarah Millman
To celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way far more meaningful than just a store-bought card, Cobequid Educational Centre’s student council and the Interact Club are selling carnations and serenades. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the council and Operation Smile, a medical charity that changes the lives of children who are born with facial deformities.
Send your friend or loved one a carnation or serenade and bring joy to more than just one person this Valentine’s Day.
The CEC varsity girls basketball team captured the Park View Education Centre Tournament with a 3-0 record recently.
The girls defeated Lockview 64-61, Park View 63-50 and Sir John A. MacDonald 68-56.
CEC returned to action last night against North Nova and play next in the regional playoffs on home court this Friday.
The junior varsity boys basketball team, meanwhile, recorded two third-place finishes in recent tournaments.
At Oxford, they scored wins over Springhill and the host side while losing to Hants North.
At the Sir John A. MacDonald High School Winterfest, CEC defeated North Nova and Prince Andrew but lost to the tournament hosts.
Sam Petrie, Taran Jordan and Curtis Smith received player of the game awards for the Cougars. Lars Hopp was named as a tournament all-star.
Students interested in the 2014 Eurotrip to Germany, Belgium, Holland and France should pick up applications from Room 41 and submit them as soon as possible as the trip is likely to fill quickly.
The trip promises to be an unforgettable cultural experience with stops at incredible locations like the Louvre, the Anne Frank house and the Eiffel Tower.
There is also a March break trip to France and Spain for 2014, and interested students should make sure to get the information from Room 5 soon as spaces are limited.
The CEC wrestling team had an impressive showing at the Sackville High School Atlantic Invitational earlier this month.
Luke Ferguson paved the way with a first-place finish is his class. Connor Pierce-Pryor (4th), Olivia MacPhee (5th) and Michael Pinto (6th) also performed well in their respective classes.
The team is now gearing up for the regional championship on Feb. 22 and 23, hosted by Duncan MacMillan High School.
CEC students have a new opportunity to get active and have some fun Tuesdays after school from Feb. 12 to May 7 with Zumba classes.
Just show up in the yoga room at 3:15 p.m. and make sure to bring light clothing and a water bottle.
A sewing club is starting for any students with experience. The club is intended to allow students time to work and sew independently, beginning on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m.
Ms. Sadler has further details on the club so don’t miss out on what seams to be a terrific opportunity.
TAGLINE: Sarah Millman is a Grade 11 student at CEC. She lives in Truro.