MSS Kids in the Halls

The cooler weather doesn’t stop the Mustangs from being their best and trying new things. 

Manitoulin Secondary School is hosting the Pre-NSSSA and NSSSA X-Country meets. The races will be held at the Manitoulin Island Country Club Golf Course. Pre-NSSSA was on Friday, October 13, and NSSSA is on Friday, October 20. The MSS Pre-NSSSA team was Marjorie Scott, Amber Wiwchar, Beth Wiwchar, Connor Phillips, Gabby Corbiere, Douglas Robinson, Mackenzie Cortes and Larissa Chevrette. Pre-NSSSA gave runners the opportunity to get used to the routes they will be running at the real NSSSA Championship on October 20. SHARE/Go Green is running the canteen at the events, and will be selling hot dogs, Gatorade, chips, granola bars and fruit for the runners and attendees. 

On Tuesday, October 10, MSS hosted its second basketball game of the year against W.C. Eaket. W.C. Eaket won after a tough game. The girls’ basketball team is playing at MSS against Espanola on October 19. The MSS boys’ volleyball teams travelled to Espanola on October 11. The senior boys’ team continued their undefeated run, winning all games during the day. The junior boys’ team played exceptionally well, winning two out of their four games. Mr. Kategiannis, coaching the senior team, and Mr. Gurney, coaching the junior team, are both proud of the progress their teams are making. 

MSS will be participating in Waste Reduction week from October 16-21. There will be separate events to raise awareness: a clothing drive, waste audit, blue shirt day, reusable water bottle day and recyclable lunches. This is a great opportunity for students and staff to bring out their best and help change the world. Share/Go Green is also starting to organize We Scare Hunger, a non-perishable food drive, to collect for Manitoulin Family Resources. 

Mr. Davy took a group of students in the Robotics Club to North Bay for a First Robotics Conference. The group left on Friday, October 13 at lunch to go to the conference, where they could gather intel on how to win at the upcoming robotics competitions. The students who went were Sam Hill, Jacob Hallaert, Dillon Dunlop, Pierre Debassige and JD Herlehy. 

Auditions for the MSS production of The Sound of Music took place from October 16-18 after school. Students auditioning had to perform a one minute piece of music of their choice, a monologue if they were auditioning for a speaking part, and a dance portion. The open auditions for elementary students will be taking place at MSS on October 21 from 11-12. Positions are also available to help with makeup, costuming and tech. 

Students’ Council Executive has a new Special Events Coordinator: Denver Leeson. As her first undertaking, she is coordinating the first dance of the school year, which is taking place on Friday, October 20. The ‘80s Neon dance is being hosted by Students’ Council, and tickets are being sold for $5 a person and $8 for a couple. 

The MSS Mustangs are constantly learning, whether it’s about winning a race, saving the world, or performing on stage. ‘Til next time, stay golden, Mustangs.