Around the schools

Compiled by Étienne Thevou

Political leaders speak to MCHS students
Students at Morinville Community High School received a visit from two Alberta political leaders Wednesday morning. Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Party Acting Leader Sue Huff visited the school to discuss their respective parties, their parties’ platforms and why youth should become involved in the political process. The two politicians presentation lasted 90-minutes and included a lengthy question period from the students themselves, largely centred on questions about health care, post-secondary education and governments cosiness with large corporations.

Super Crew
MCHS held a superhero theme day Wednesday. From left: McKenzie Hann, Brandon Urquhart, Sue Huff, Brittany Hope, Max Hines, Brennan Fitzgerald pose in true superhero form.

Sturgeon Crime Watch Poster winners
The 2011 Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Poster Contest winners along with Cst. Armstrong, RCMP Officer, Elsie L’Hirondelle, Rural Crime Watch Poster Coordinator (back row left) and Roger Nykipilo, President (back row middle). Winners were from Grades one through nine, with two provincial winners, both from Gibbons School. Students worked with three themes, Rural Crime Watch – Are you Aware; Report a Poacher, and the RCMP. Posters needed to represent what Rural Crime Watch or Crime Prevention meant to the Student. Winners were presented with monetary prizes. Our local 1st prize winner’s poster from the Gibbons School is forwarded to the Alberta Provincial Crime Watch Association Poster Contest, where it will be included in the Rural Crime Watch Calendar.

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