Ashbury College News: April 2018
Ashbury students have been actively living the school’s ‘international engagement’ value as they participate in various school trips around the world. Grade 6 and 7 students recently participated in a cultural and linguistic exchange in Cuernavaca, Mexico, while other Grade 8, 9, and 10 girls attended an engineering workshop at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Over the March Break, students travelled to New Zealand for a girls’ rugby trip, to Peru for environmental science studies, to France on an “échange linguistique,” and to Spain for an FC Barcelona soccer camp. The world certainly does start at Ashbury.
Congratulations to Ashbury’s swim team, whose junior boys medley relay team made the podium at OFSAA in February. Nic Gauthier (backstroke), Alex Bui (breaststroke), Aprateem Chatterjee (butterfly) and Dom Salas (freestyle) inched out the competitors by just 0.17 seconds to win the bronze medal. Our senior girls 4×100 freestyle relay team of Kat Auster (in her last OFSAA) race, Mirella Deng, Hilary Sinclair, and Laila El Danasoury clocked in at a time of 4:03.33 to earn the OFSAA silver medal. Brothers Luke and Tyler Allan (pictured) both captured OFSAA gold at the Nordic ski championships. In a 5 km race, Luke tied for first with a time of 12 minutes, 38.5 seconds. Tyler had a race time of 15 minutes, 0.7 seconds in his 7.5 km race. Congratulations to all our students and teams on their outstanding achievements!
Senator Speaks at Black History Month Assembly
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard visited Ashbury recently to speak to students about her role as Canada’s first African Nova Scotian woman to serve in the Senate. She recounted her childhood love of books and told students that she has retained her love of reading to this day. The Senator spoke about the importance Canada’s new $10 bill, featuring another Nova Scotian trailblazer, Viola Desmond, and she encouraged students to keep one of these new bills as a reminder of our country’s past and what is possible for our future.