By Sandi Kuntsi
As the weather gets warmer, MSS gets busier. SHARE/Go Green did an Emergency Famine Relief collection to raise money for the famine in Somalia. This is the worst disaster that the UN has ever encountered, and MSS is donating $185. SHARE/Go Green is also completing their Eco-School certification process. A group of students conducted waste and energy audits, led by Mr. Becks on April 13. The group checked every room and record if lights were on in unoccupied rooms. They also checked waste bins to make sure there was no garbage in recycling bins or vice versa. Mr. Becks said, “Our school does really well with waste diversion and energy consumption. Everyone is very conscientious.”
MSS Gymnasts competed at OFSAA on April 10-11. Mackenzie Cortes won a silver medal on Level 3 Uneven Bars with a score of 9.05, a silver medal on Level 3 Beam with a score of 9.4, and placed 4th on Level 3 Vault with a score of 9.375. The Novice Aerobics team placed 4th, performing their routine very well. The Mustangs represented MSS very well at OFSAA.
The badminton team competed at NSSSA on April 12. MSS students played strongly. Coach Madame Desbiens said, “There were great plays by all of our players. Your effort and dedication to the team payed off.” The team’s assistant coach was Grade 12 student Bryce Mastelko, who helped ensure the success of the team. Midget singles player Boston Thibault received first place, junior doubles team Josh Robinson and William Hutchinson received first place, and junior singles player Kaitlyn Keatley received second place. These students will be representing MSS at NOSSA in North Bay from April 19-20.
On Thursday, April 13, many MSS students participated in Hoops for Heart. The event, organized by Yohana Ogbamichael, was a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke foundation. Ten teams of 3-6 participated, raising over $500 for the foundation. Throughout the morning teams played 3 on 3 games to determine who would make it to finals. After a lunch break, everyone was encouraged to play a game of Bump to get energy running. The final game was “The Teachers” versus “Strokin’ Threes.” The Teachers consisted of Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Kategiannis, Mr. Doane, Ms. Rose and Mr. Balfe. Strokin’ Threes consisted of Greg Doane, Cole King and Nea Saunders. After an intense 15 minute game, The Teachers won the tournament.
Whether stormy or warm weather, MSS is bustling with activity. ‘Til next time, stay golden, Mustangs.