Students and Staff of Crescent Collegiate show their support to the Humboldt Broncos
Crescent Collegiate Vocal Ensemble
Crescent Collegiate Vocal Ensemble is a thirty voice treble choir based out of Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown, Newfoundland and Labrador. Singers range in age from 12-18 years old and come from a variety of musical backgrounds. Performing and competing regularly, the choir has charmed many an audience. In 2017 Crescent Collegiate Vocal Ensemble received a Gold Standard at the WorldStrides Orlando Festival placing in the top of their category. They have won numerous awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival, including multiple Choral Rose Bowls. Their top priority is performing at school events and local fundraisers, always mindful of their community. Sarah McDonald is a graduate from Memorial University's Bachelor of Music/Music Education program. Sarah is the music director at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown, NL. She is a member of Lady Cove Women's Choir and has performed and competed with the choir and as a soloist all over the world. http://kathaumixw.org/2018CrescentCollegiate.shtml
Crescent Collegiate’s Social Justice Group would like to thank the Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition for their Grant valued at $1000 awarded to the group for resources used for the Crescent Comfort Centre. The purpose of the Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition (EWRC) Community Grant program is to support community involvement and action to promote wellness. This program provides opportunity to foster and strengthen community partnerships.
Gold Standard for Crescent Collegiate Choir
Crescent Collegiate's Vocal Ensemble is evaluating which competitions it will enter in the coming months, after recently impressing the adjudicators at the WorldStrides OnStage competition in Orlando, Florida. Music director Sarah McDonald and her choir participated in the competition in late April, walking away with a Gold Standard Award and second place honours in the Women's Choir category, while student Mackenzie Smith received a Special Ovation Award for her solo efforts with the group. Their success has earned the choir invites to further competitions.
Crescent and Stepping Stones staff wear red socks in support of Ronald McDonald House of Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.
Last week, Gail Thorne (Mother of Hannah and Chair of S.T.A.N.D for Hannah), along with Tammy Wrice Paetkau of Ocean View Art Gallery and Michelle Rowe of Michelle's Fine Art, Art Cansel made a donation of $1,000 in art supplies to Crescent Collegiate in Hannah's Memory.
Pictured from left to right: Gail Thorne, Wendy Mills-Sheppard (Art Teacher at Crescent Collegiate), Tammy Wrice Paetkau, Michelle Rowe
Crescent Collegiate student, Tia Murphy-Rowe, wins Poetry Contest with her poem - “A Thank-you Letter from a 17-year-old”
Tia Murphy-Rowe, a grade 12 student of Crescent Collegiate, has won first place in the Remembrance Day Poetry Contest sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion. Her poem entitled “A Thank-you Letter from a 17-year-old” gives a personal view of the concept of remembering and why we must do it. “I wanted to show that I was grateful to them for sacrificing their lives” said the Green’s Harbour native who studied the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel in History class. The poem was first submitted as a personal writing assignment in English class and was one of the poems chosen for entry in the annual contest. Ms. Murphy-Rowe is overjoyed to be heading to Europe this July for an 8-day trip to a number of First World War battle sites and memorials in France, Belgium and England. She thanks the Legion for this opportunity and says “I can’t wait to see it all for myself”.
___________________________ Coins for Kids The Pervasive Needs Students, here at Crescent Collegiate, are very proud to have been involved in the Coins for Kids initiative again this year. Each year we collect coins from students, after lunch, to raise money for kids in need. This year we decided to do two Coins for Kids campaigns. The first one was done at Christmas time and the money was given to the Local Ministerial Society. With the support of students and staff, we were able to raise $1090 for this organization to buy Christmas presents for families, in need in our local area. The second campaign took place over the past few weeks and we entitled it "Coins for Kids in Africa". Again with the support of students and staff, we raised $630 to help with the furnishing of a school that is currently being built by a group called "Jorja's Journey". This program is very worthwhile and enables the Pervasive Needs students to feel a sense of accomplishment and citizenship. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to raising more "Coins for Kids" in the next school year.