The track and field team competed at the Bay of Quinte Championships yesterday posting some excellent results. Midget girls Olivia Crouse and Vanessa Willis placed 2nd and 3rd in javelin and 3rd and 5th in discus while Vanessa is the shotput champion. Midget boys Aidan Wallwork, Noah McConnell, Carter Whittaker and Andrew Ward placed 1st, 2nd 4th and 6th at javelin. Senior boys Seth Van Vlack and Mitch Reid 2nd and 3rd in long jump. Trista Mckee-Arlidge came 1st in 100m and 800m for visually impaired with special guide Lynsey Corbin. Junior boy Josh Stechniki placed 1st and 2nd and 2nd in long jump, 100m and triple jump. Midget boy Keneil Warren continued to rip up the track with 1st place in 100 and 200m. What an excellent day of competition by our athletes. Good luck next week at COSSA.
Hoodies and 1/4 Zip Fleeces are available at lunch in the Main Foyer. Hoodies are $47, Fleeces are $40. Cash Sale Only. Limited quantities available.
PECI's second semester Arts' Night and Relay for Life fund raiser was held on Thursday, May 22nd at PECI. The audience of over 200 were thrilled by performances from Mr Palmer's Guitar class, Mr Sheahan's grade 9 and 10 Drama classes, and by the art on display from Ms Henderson's and Ms Buggie's Art classes.
One highlight of the evening was the recognition of Cynara Lewis from Ms Clarke's Photography class, who won the gold medal at the Provincial Skills Competition in Photography, and will be going on to compete Nationally. Whether it was dramatically, musically, or artistically, these Panthers made us very proud!
Eighteen grade 12 International Business students participated in the Free Trade of the Americas Conference at Isaiah Tubbs Resort on Tuesday May 27. Each student had to argue on behalf of their host nation whether or not joining a larger free trading area was beneficial or harmful. The debates were lively and the discussion was very intelligent. Congratulations to all student involved for a great learning experience!
For the third time in four years, the PECI baseball team has captured the Bay of Quinte Championship. The boys beat Saint Theresa 6 – 0 in the championship game in front of a packed Field of Dreams diamond in Wellington on Tuesday.
It's ATV time in the transportation shop! Tyler Moore, James Tuttle, Zeb Snider and Riley Greer have all had fun working on the various vehicles in the auto shop. They got a chance to work on their own vehicles and gained valuable real-life experience. Great work guys!
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Preventing Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) is an informative and engaging in-hospital site based program designed to educate Grade 10 students about the consequences of a variety of risk related behaviours (distracted driving, drinking and driving, not wearing protective gear and lack of seatbelt use). Students observed and participated in reality based accident scene management, emergency room procedures and the reality of post accident scene rehabilitation. The overall objective of this outstanding program is to prevent and reduce risks and to provide students with the opportunity to realize the potential consequences of risk related behaviour.
On Friday May 30th at 11:30 am, PECI foods teacher delivered lunch to the Habitat for Humanity construction site in Picton. Students in the Senior foods program, who focus on international cuisine, selected a Greek-themed menu and prepared lunch for 15 hardworking volunteers. There was even food left over to share with the neighbours at the York St. construction site.
On Wednesday June 11th, PECI held their Athletic Awards Banquet at the beautiful Regent Theatre. In 2013/2014, Panther athetes won 14 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. 36% of all PECI students played at least 1 sport, which is over 200 athletes! 44% of PECI staff coached a team and students played more than 3600 minutes of lunch time intramural sports. Our junior boys volleyball team won a COSSA silver medal. Our senior boys basketball team won 30 games this year. Our boys baseball team advanced to OFSAA for the third time in four years. Our track and field team qualified 3 grade 9 athletes for OFSAA and we had a tennis superstar fly in all the way from Belgium to bring home COSSA gold! It’s safe to say that this was an exceptional year!
Congratulations to all of the individual sport winners and major award winners:
Grade 9 Female Athlete of the Year: Vanessa Willis Grade 9 Male Athlete of the Year: John McHugh Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Audrey Roloson Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Max Manlow Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Cailey Jones Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Wes Stakes and Pat Macpherson Jeremy Vincent Award: Keneil Warren Joe Scott Award: Taylor Reddick
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During the month of May, four Entrepreneurship students hits the streets in Prince Edward County to raise funds for the first ever Persistent Panther Bursary. Local businesses donated to support two students who embodies the character that best represents Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in our community.
The grade 10 Civics classes had the opportunity to have a Member of Parliament speak to them on a personal level. Daryl Kramp the MP for Hastings and Prince Edward riding spent a morning answering very candid questions from the Civics students. Mr. Kramp answered questions that ranged from personal questions about his family and hobbies to questions about Parliament and his relationship with the Prime Minister.
Mr. Kramp spoke emphatically about the importance of young people getting involved in the future of Canada and taking an active part in shaping the future they want. He spoke of the lack of voter turn-out in the 18-24 year old age group and how they represent a group larger than the group that actually elected the current government.
Mr. Kramp left the group with the important message that despite being in different political parties, there must be cooperation among politicians for good things to happen.
In the end the students were left with the impression that Daryl was just "ordinary people".