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July 06
TRHS Activities Night 2017
April 24
Titans Receive Math Competition Awards

​The 2017 Pascal (grade 9), Cayley (grade 10) and Fermat (grade 11) Contests were written by more than 64,000 students from over 1500 schools in March. These competitions are organized by the University of Waterloo.  At TRHS we had 43 students participate.  Certificates of Distinction are given to students ranking in the top 25% of contestants in each contest.  Medals are awarded to the top student in each contest in the school.

Today we celebrated all of our participants.  A big thank you to Mrs. Jones for organizing the competitions at the school level, and to Bobby Sorba from Mt. A who provided weekly enrichment sessions for these students.  

Special congratulations to the following students:

Grade 9- Zachary Strong (certificate of Distinction & medal)

              Peyton Beaver (certificate of Distinction)

Grade 10- Justin Vogels (certificate of Distinction & medal)

Grade 11- Harry Griffiths (certificate of Distinction & medal)

               Maeve Cockshutt (certificate of Distinction)


Way to go Titans!

April 01
What's Your Thing TRHS?

Titans will be taking part in a school-wide conference at the school called “What’s Your Thing”.  Organized by our student leader group Youth in Action for Mental Health, in Partnership with Partners for Youth NB and Anglophone East School District.  The focus for the day will be on educational activities and strategies for maintaining positive mental health.  These outcomes are part of our health curricula and a strategic priority of the District Education Council.

According to the NB Student Wellness survey our students completed last year, 25% of our population exhibits chronic absenteeism from school, and only 19% report knowing where to go in their community to get help.

Youth mental health is a priority of Tantramar Regional High School and our goal is to engage youth around this topic.

     “Youth Engagement recognizes young people’s right to participate in decisions that impact them and acknowledges the great skills and strengths they bring to the table. It injects young people as valued stakeholders into creating effective and inclusive policies, programs and environments.”

 

 Some of the topics for the day include:

·      Understanding the difference between mental health and mental illness (mental health continuum)

·      Learning tools to assist in preserving positive mental health and resiliency (sleep, mindfulness, yoga, dance, physical activity, crafting, worry rocks, healthy eating habits)

·      Address issues identified by the student mental health committee such as: stress relief, stigma, drug abuse (self-medication), the need for resources, the ability to communicate, sensitivity and awareness to negative commentary, loneliness, sense of belonging

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March 22
French Second Language Info. Session

​On Tuesday, March 21st, there was an info. session for parents on the French Second Language programs offerred at high school (French Immersion and Post-Intensive French).  Attached is a presentation for those who were unable to attend.  For more information, please contact Mme. Gabrielle Boucher at gabrielle.boucher@nbed.nb.ca.

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February 15
AA Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament

​The TRHS Varsity Girls Basketball team will be hosting a Provincial Sectional Tournament    Friday, February 17-Saturday, February 18th.

Friday Games : 6:30 Carleton North VS JMA Armstrong - 8:15 - Tantramar VS Rothesay

Saturday Game - 1:00 Winner VS Winner from Friday's games.

Adults $5.00 Students $2.00 Children under 12 Free

February 10
Students on Ice

Garry Donaldson from the ​Canadian Wildlife Service will be at TRHS Wednesday, Feb. 15th at lunch to meet with students interested in the Students on Ice program in room 222 (Mrs. MacKinnon's room).  

Students on Ice is a non-profit organization that aims to educate youth about the importance of the polar regions while promoting and supporting their personal growth and inspiring them to achieve their goals in a sustainable way.  About 100 students from Canada and other countries engage in activities on a wide range of topics ranging from arts and culture, history and politics, science and sustainable development, climate change, economy, governance and geopolitics and many other polar topics.  Participants learn from their peers, as well as around 80 staff that include indigenous elders, scientists, artists, musicians, photographers, journalists, business and opinion leaders among others.  Combining these enormous opportunities with ship-based travel in spectacular Arctic landscapes and seascapes makes for an experience that is regularly referred to as life-changing.!

For more information click:  https://studentsonice.com/


December 05
Tantramar Invitational Christmas Classic

The annual TRHS TICC Basketball tournament is slated for Dec. 8th-10th.  

Schedule:  2016 TICC Schedule (Rev 2016-12-05).pdf2016 TICC Schedule (Rev 2016-12-05).pdf

November 24
Titan Boys Hockey- Carl Ward Invitational Tournament

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November 09
Varsity Girls Soccer Titans Come Close at Provincials

The Tantramar Titans varsity girls soccer squad played tough against the Carleton North North-Stars in their semi-final game at Provincials played at Carleton North in Florenceville-Bristol last Saturday morning.

 

The teams were so evenly matched that they played through 2 regulation halves, 2 10-minute overtime periods and settled the battle by penalty kicks with Carleton North coming up with a 4-3 margin to be awarded the 1-0 win to secure a spot in the gold medal match. Carleton North fell 2-1 in that game to eventual champion Southern Victoria Vikings.

 

The Lady Titans had a great season with a 8-6-2 record for a .500 percentile; winning a home-and-home exhibition pair with Amherst High Vikings; the Eastern Conference playoff championship and an appearance at Provincials as one of the final four teams in contention for the title for the third consecutive season.

 

5 veteran Titans played their final match for the squad. The team’s graduating Grade 12’s include: Selina Gaudreault; Katie Hess; Bryn Nurse; Hannah Walton and Molli Ward. The Titans wish the girls good luck in all their future endeavors.

 

The team extends thanks to parents, care-givers and school officials and students for their support through the 2016 season!

 


November 01
Varsity Soccer Lady Titans heading to Provincials

The Tantramar Titans are returning to the AA Varsity Girls soccer Provincials for the third consecutive season after North East Regionals this past weekend in Miramichi.

The Titans went to Regionals after winning the Eastern Conference playoff title to advance as #1 East.

Tantramar faced off against #2 North – Polyvalente Louis Mailloux of Caraquet and fought through a tough contest to eventually take a 1-0 victory – good enough to earn a ticket to AA Varsity Girls Provincials at Perth-Andover’s Southern Victoria High School on 5 November. Grade 11 centre mid Mackenzie Allen played heroine in the match scoring just 5 minutes into the game. With most of the game played in the centre third of the pitch, the Titans’ stalwart defence played another great game with solid work from Grade 11 Keeper Abby Lane who earned the shutout.

The other Regional semi saw James M. Hill Tommies of Miramichi defeat L.J. Robichaud Patriotes 1-0 to advance to the seeding match to determine #1 and #2 North East.

The Lady Titans had a tough battle versus James M. Hill (#1 North) in the day’s second match losing 3-0. The squads played a scoreless first half in an end-to-end struggle in a sustained drizzle. 3 unanswered goals across the second frame made the difference.

Regardless, the Lady Titans have qualified for the AA Provincials and stand as one of the 4 teams still competing for gold from 16 AA squads in the Province.

The Titans pass on genuine thanks to their families, care-givers and fans for their great support in Miramichi!

October 24
Titans Lend Voice to Sustainability in Education

​The week of Oct. 24th TRHS welcomes researchers from the Sustainability and Education Policy Network who will be speaking with students and staff about our practices around sustainability.  Patricipation is voluntary and you can learn more in the following documents:

SEPN Backgrounder (Parents).pdfSEPN Backgrounder (Parents).pdf

SEPN Site Analyses Focus Group Parental Assent Form.pdfSEPN Site Analyses Focus Group Parental Assent Form.pdf

October 23
TFRC Offering Parenting After Separation Workshop
October 23
Halloween Dance Slated for Oct. 27th

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October 23
TRHS holds 25th Annual Spookwalk Oct. 25th

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October 20
Lady Titans are AA Eastern Conference Soccer Champions

The Titans who finished 2nd in the AA Eastern Conference regular season travelled to face # 1 L.J. Robichaud Patriotes at Grande Digue in the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday.

 

Tantramar fought hard and came home with a 2-1 victory and earned # 1 East status for AA Northeast Regionals scheduled for 29 October at # 1 North with that team and venue yet to be determined.

 

Grade 10 striker Kyla Davis scored first in the game and gave Tantramar a 1-0 lead at half-time.

 

8 minutes into the second frame, Grade 11 mid-centre Mackenzie Allen singed the twine with the eventual game-winner.

 

2 minutes later LJR scored but a strong Titan defence and sustained effort from the girls ensured the Tantramar victory.

 

The team thanks families, friends and fans for their awesome support!

 

 


October 19
​Varsity Girls Soccer Titans Win 5-0 in Semi-finals

The TRHS Titans defeated J.M.A. Armstrong Cougars 5-0 an Eastern Conference semi-final on Jardine Field at TRHS Tuesday.

Grade 10 striker Kyla Davis scored 2 goals, Grade 12 centre mid Molli Ward, Grade 10 wing mid Claire Johnson and Grade 9 striker Anna Crossman added singles.

The win not only advances the Titans to the Eastern Conference finals on 20 October versus L.J. Robichaud but qualifies the team for Northeast Regionals at #1 North on the 29th of October.​  Go Titans!

October 18
Grade 12 Students Invited to Live2Lead Conference

Please click on the link for more information.

2016 L2L Greater Moncton Overview.doc2016 L2L Greater Moncton Overview.doc

October 18
Parenting aftter Separation Workshop

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October 11
Lady Titans Take 2-0 Soccer Win Over Amherst

​The Tantramar Varsity Girls defeated the Amherst High Vikettes 2-0 in an exhibition soccer match played at TRHS' Jardine Field on Tuesday.

The teams played through a scoreless first half.

Grade 12 striker Hannah Walton opened Titan scoring at 44:02 of the game.

Grade 12 centre mid Molli Ward sank an insurance goal off a penalty kick at 66:02 near the game's end.

Next up for the Titans is their final regular season match when they host J.M.A. Armstrong Cougars Thursday at 5pm.

October 10
Culinary Class Receives Donation

The TRHS Culinary program recently received a donation of aprons made by the Sackville Girl Guides.  ​TRHS Educational Assistant Hazel Stephens made the presentation to teacher Mr. Brown and one of the classes, who were very excited to receive them!

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October 10
Ian Hanomansing Visit

TRHS alumnus Ian Hanomansing ('79) paid a visit to the school recently to speak to some grade 11 & 12 students about following their passion.  He relayed how his choices led him to the his present day career.  A former member of the TRHS Debating Club, Ian also dabbled in radio and is now well-known as a highly acclaimed journalist with the CBC and host of the daily live newscast CBC News Now with Ian Hanomansing.  Our students had lots of questions and really enjoyed his visit! ​



 



 

October 10
Lady Titans Take Road Victory

The Varsity Girls Soccer Titans travelled to Rexton Thursday and came home with a 8-1 road victory over the Bonar Law Bengals.

Grade 12 centre mid Molli Ward and Grade 11 wing mid Carly Phinney each scored 2 for the Titans. Grade 12 striker Hannah Walton, Grade 11 centre mid Mackenzie Allen, Grade 10 striker Kyla Davis and Grade 9 striker Anna Crossman who scored her first high school goal all added to the tally.

Next up for the Titans is an exhibition match at home versus Amherst High Vikings on 11 October at 4:30pm.

 

Go Titans!

September 22
​Varsity Soccer Girls Score Road Win

The Lady Titans travelled to Salisbury on Tuesday to take on the J.M.A. Armstrong Cougars and came away with a 2-1 road victory.

Grade 12 striker Hannah Walton opened the scoring for Tantramar at 4:40 and JMA Armstrong tied it 1-1 before the half.

Grade 10 striker Kyla Davis scored the game winner at 46:25 during the second frame and the Titans held on to bring their league record to 2-0-0.

Next up for the Titans is the Mathieu-Martin Senior Girls Soccer Tournament this coming weekend in Dieppe.

September 18
Lady Titans Win Soccer Home Opener

The Lady Titans defeated Bonar Law Bengals 2-1 at Jardine Field Thursday afternoon (Sept. 15th).

Grade 12 mid-field, Molli Ward, potted the Titans’ first goal of the season and Grade 10 rookie striker, Kyla Davis, notched her first varsity marker to round out Tantramar scoring.

The Lady Titans travel to Salisbury on Tuesday, 20 September for a 5:00pm start versus J.M.A. Armstrong Cougars.  Go Titans!

August 17
Varsity Girls Soccer Training Camp

A Training Camp for all Tantramar High female soccer players in grades 9 through 12 wishing to try out for the varsity soccer team this fall will be held August 27 and August 28 on the Lower Field at TRHS.  Sessions will be held Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 am to 12 noon and 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Sunday, August 28 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. 

The camp is offered free of charge. While not mandatory for girls wishing to make the squad, the camp will give coaches a chance to teach, observe and evaluate players as they practice skills and scrimmage prior to the season.

If you plan to attend, please confirm by Friday, August 26, so coaches can know numbers attending. Please confirm by calling TRHS varsity girls' coach, Nev Garrity at 536-3039 or by email at Nev.Garrity@gmail.com Please leave a message including your name, phone number, your grade this fall, and the sessions you can attend if not all three.

August 17
Football Training Camp

TRHS Football Training Camp begins on Monday, August 15th.  Please contact coach Scott O'Neal (coachoneal4@gmail.com) or manager Tammy Stokes (tstokes@russellmetals.com) for more information. 


 

June 28
Schools Out!  Summer Office Hours :-)
June 02
2016 Extra-Curricular Year in Review & Awards

The 2016 Annual Extra-curricular Activities Night was held on Wednesday, June 1st at TRHS.  ​

2016 YEAR IN REVIEW AND AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

1.      SRC
The 2015/2016 school year as a whole was full of school spirit and fun events. We have had five successful dances, a Casino Night auction, hosted our annual Craft Sale and Spookwalk events, and supported clubs and sport teams with funding and spirit games. We were able to promote school spirit through theme weeks and lunch hour activities, and raise funds for Titans in Need and various other groups through our many hat days.
 
We would like to give a huge thank you to our amazing Student Council members who have worked so hard to make this year as great as it has been. We would also like to thank Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Hicks for dedicating so much time and effort to help us with all of our work this year. We could not have done it without you both! A huge thank you to the Spirit and Assembly Committees as well. Lastly, thank you to ALL the students of TRHS who have either helped us this year in any way or participated in of our events. It has been a great year thanks to all of you!
 
It is that time of year now that the SRC is getting ready for the new school year. Good luck to Selina Gaudreault and Bryn Nurse, next year’s SRC Co-Presidents as well as next year’s student council. Again, thank you to everyone who has contributed this year.  We hope that everyone has an enjoyable summer before meeting back at TRHS in September.

2.      Women’s Hockey
The Women’s Titans had a successful season after initially being in doubt if there would be enough players to have a team.  The team was founded on hard work.  The coaching staff wanted other teams to know that each game was going to be a battle.  The girls used this idea and worked toward making every game competitive.
 
We attended 3 away tournaments and our own ‘Titan Your Skates’ home tournament.  We reached the semi-finals in 3 of these tournaments.  We played hard, but in each of these tournaments we run out of steam and were unable to keep up the pace to make it to the finals.  The Girls played their hearts out with many of them double shifting and playing other positions when the circumstance required.
 
In League play, the players bought into a system for each team we played.  We had some very close games including coming within minutes of upsetting the provincial champions.  Our overall record was 15 wins and 22 loses.
 
The girls had a great year and had a lot of fun along the way.  We had 2 new players that have never played before, one player who is in her second year and one player who did not play last year.  So being competitive was a great accomplishment due in part to the hard work of all the players.
 
Special thanks to:  Manager:  Lisa Allen, Student Manager: Rebecca Dobson and Assistant Coaches:  Peter Allen and Kirby Cadman
 
AWARDS (Women’s hockey)
Rookie of the Year - Meredith Hicks
Most Dedicated - Lindsay Haley
Coach’s Choice Award - Delaney Acton
Most Improved - Kim Cadman
MVP Offense - Emma Burns
MVP Defense - Mackenzie Allen
 
3.      Men’s Hockey
The 2015-16 season was a very successful year for the Titans Boys Hockey team. The boys played an up-tempo, puck possession game which seemed to renew local support and spike attendance. Often being praised for their exciting brand of hockey, they ended the season with a record of 28 wins, 10 losses, 2 ties and 3 overtime losses.
 
This included winning their Border Challenge Cup with rivals Amherst High and advancing to the provincial finals tournament for the first time since the year 2000. This is especially impressive, given that the team finished with only 2 wins just two, short seasons ago.
 
Graduates:  Zack Brown, Harrison Embree, Luke Fury, Cole Hilchie & Jake Reade-Futter have lead the charge during this rebuild. Although they will be missed, they leave behind a strong group consisting of 13 returnees and several more affiliates from the local minor hockey system. This promising group will look to build on this season’s success. Great job fellas, you've put the Titans Boys hockey team back on the map!!!
 
AWARDS (Men’s hockey)
Rookie of the Year – Jack Estabrooks
Most Improved – Blair Estabrooks
Coach’s Award – Cole Hilchie and Zack Brown
MVP - Aidan O’Neal
 
 
4.      CHESS
Although TRHS did not have a chess club this year, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate grade 9 student, Logan Reid, who represented TRHS and placed FIRST place in the district chess competition.  Logan then went on to represent the Anglophone East School district in the provincial competition held in April.
 
5.      JAZZ BAND
The TRHS Jazz Band is comprised of students from grades 9-12.  Students do not have to have any previous experience playing, to be in the Jazz Band. 
From Flutes to Clarinets, Tubas to French Horn, we do not have your typical Jazz Band composition.  We love playing the style and often take authentic jazz charts and arrange them for the instruments that we have.  That is what makes this group innovative and unique! Highlighting Soloists is a wonderful part of Jazz, and that is something that we are excited about; some solos are improvised while others are carefully learned note-for-note.  Either way, they are awesome!
 
The Jazz Band took a bit of a break first semester as we prepared for the musical, and they are back this semester in full force!  Performing at the Maritime Youth Music Convention was a definite highlight for this group; playing in a group with almost 100 other students was a thrill, and learning music at such a fast rate was empowering. 
 
The Jazz Band officially finished their performance season with their Spring Concert (last night), but enjoyed playing for you all! 
 
Awards
This year’s Rookie of the Year is a tie.  These two young men are super consistent and wonderful future leaders. It is awesome to have them on the team…DASHIEL EDSON and BRISON BURNS!
 
This year’s MVP is again someone who is consistent; their musicianship is superior, attends well, while setting a solid example for others.  She is always prepared musically and leads her section well.  We will can affirm we will miss this young woman next year.  The MVP is (PRI)CILLA BURNS
 
The Musicianship Award goes to the person who is ALL IN and emulates their love of music well, helping to foster a positive environment for everyone; this person is a lover of the arts and it shows in the way that she conduct themselves in rehearsal and performance.  This award goes another young woman we’ll miss next year:  VERONICA OUELLETTE!
 
6.      DRAMA CLUB
The TRHS Drama Club saw two Full Length Broadway Musicals hit the TRHS stage in 8 months by December of this school year.  Little Shop of Horrors, our most recent success, featured a live band and a solid cast of characters.  The pop/rock music was a huge hit and the complex vocal harmonies, a huge accomplishment for our cast.  The crew for Little Shop had their work cut out for them, as special effects and huge props made for new and exciting challenges.  All of these obstacles were tackled with such creativity and finesse by Tina Gibson-Fougere, our set designer, and her amazing team of TRHS students.
 
Like most musicals, costuming was also important, to capture the genre, the time period and the storyline.  Sherry Ingalls and Christianna Steeves did an amazing job coordinating costumes, their seamstresses and their make-up team, headed up by Presley MacGlashing.
 
This man-eating Plant, Audrey II, grew from a tiny potted plant to an enormous bigger than life plant that literally ate the cast one-by-one.  Zany, crazy and an amazing show to produce for our little school on the Marsh. 
All productions of this magnitude are costly endeavours; from royalties to costumes, set to rentals, the cost is high.  Thomas Priemer was an excellent support to us in getting community sponsorships, allowing us to create a revenue that would see us in the green.
 
TRHS is becoming known for our Musicals, and we are super proud of what we have accomplished in the last 12 months! We would like to thank Fougere for being our biggest Ambassador, and helping to recruit people to assist and for being our Front of House Manager.  Directors Dale Fawthrop Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Bostick are excited for the future!
 
AWARDS:
MVP Awards for Drama  The performers who win this award are those who jump in with both feet, every single day; they are prepared, consistent and work well with their director and peers.  The MVP is also very organized, knows their music and lines and helps foster positive group dynamics as a real leader. 
Drama MVP Male – DAVID INGALLS
Drama MVP Female – CATHERINE PRIEMER

 
7.      CULTURES OF TANTRAMAR
Cultures of Tantramar is a student lead initiative that aims to celebrate the talents and uniqueness that each student brings to our Titan school community.  We have a group of a dozen or so students who are working hard to host events and presentations that will allow students to share and experience the variety of cultural heritage in our student community.  We are hosting a monthly "Cultures of Tantramar" pot-luck and working on other great plans for the future.  On top of organizing events, the Cultures of Tantramar are also preparing welcoming and support plans for Syrian refugees who will be attending TRHS.  All are welcome -  come and join the fun.
 
8.      VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Only one senior, three grade elevens, four grade tens and two grade 9s, two new coaches and a new team manager…. It is safe to say that the Varsity Girls Basketball team had its work cut out for them this past season! But work they did, and it paid off!
 
The team finished second in their division with their only losses coming from the very strong James M. Hill Tommies. Despite losing in the crossovers to Fundy, the girls finished the season with a winning record and have set the foundation for the years to come.
 
There were moments to remember- namely, cracking eggs over Coach Andrew's head, and moments to forget - like not making the lay-up. All these memories combine to make a season the players and coaches won't soon forget. Next season, the team will continue to build on what they have already established and as always, will have their sights set on Harbor Station!
 
The team would like to thank senior, Rebecca Long for the 4 years she has given to the Titan Basketball program.
 
AWARDS
Rookie of the Year - Claire Johnson
Charlie Hustle Award - Katie Hess
Most Valuable Player - Rebecca Long
 
 
9.      VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
The Boys Basketball had a rebuilding year with only 5 returning players and 6 first year players. The boys played very well in league play, losing only 1 game to a strong Sugarloaf team and finished 2nd.
 
The Boys travelled to Charleton North to play a gritty Rothesay team. A combination of injuries and foul trouble proved to be too much for the boys and they lost to Rothesay in the first round.
 
Jonathan Swanson and MacKenzie Campbell both received All Star Awards.
Highlights this year include winning a very close game against the Sugarloaf Bruins in our sprit game.
 
Coach Gemmell would like to thank graduating players Jon Swanson and MacKenzie Campbell, for their commitment to the team and wish them the best in the future!
 
AWARDS
Most Improved - Zach Boudreau
Golden Shovel - Kyle Tower
Coach’s Choice - Matt Kaye
MVP Offense - Jonathan Swanson
MVP Defense - MacKenzie Campbell
 
10.  SWIMMING
Fourteen Tantramar High Titan swimmers attended the North East Regionals on Saturday, Nov 28th in Sackville, New Brunswick, at the Mount Allison Pool.  The Titans finished first overall in the Regional Meet, having twelve swimmers move on to the provincials.
 
The provincials were held at the Saint John Aquatic Centre on Sunday, Dec 13th. The Titan’s had an outstanding performance and came home with eight 1st place medals, five 2nd place medals, and two 3rd place awards.  From the 26 teams across the province, the TRHS team had top placing with the Senior Girls finishing fourth overall, and Senior Boys finishing fifth.  A Double-A division team, the Titans completed their season standing in fourth place behind other triple A teams.
 
Representing their school under the experienced tutelage of coach John Peters were Tantramar Titan swimmers: Max Beaver, Maeve Cockshutt, Megan Dobbin, Nolan Dobbin, Luther Edson, Zoe Estabrooks, Cameron Evans, Jade Hicks,  Matthew Puddicombe, David Puddicombe, Logan Reid, Leah Smith, Olivia Tower, and Cecilia Watt. Team manager was Jennifer Estabrooks and teacher advisor was Michelle Dobbin.
 
AWARDS:
Junior Female Swimmer of the Year - Maeve Cockshutt
Junior Male Swimmer of the Year - Logan Reid
Senior Female Swimmer of the Year - Zoe Estabrooks
Senior Male Swimmer of the Year – Max Beaver
Junior Para Swimmer of the Year ** - Nolan Dobbin
Senior Para Swimmer of the Year ** - David Puddicombe
 
 
11.  TITANS AGAINST IMPAIRED DRIVING
TAID week was planned for November, however, due to unforeseen circumstances had to be cancelled.  Titans Against Impaired Driving has spent the year selling Crush pop at lunch hours, Mocktails at dances, and has a few more activities planned for early June. 
 
The national conference for Canadian Youth Against Impaired Driving was held April 5-10th in Calgary, AB and Mrs. Hicks took three TAID members (Amelia MacDougall-Flemming, Angela Kwon and Lauren Banks) to this amazing event that saw keynote speakers like: Greg Drew, Corey Johnson, Parker Thompson, Sunjay Nath, Shayne Stoll, Alvin Law and Kevin Brooks.
 
For the first time in years the Provincial conference was held in April and was hosted by Simons High and both Kyle Wells and Angela Kwon travelled to St. John with Mrs. Hicks for this day-long conference.
 
Mrs. Hicks would like to personally thank graduating TAID-er, Olivia Malone, for her dedication with TAID during her four years at TRHS.  Thanks Olivia!
 
 
12.  SLAP
The SLAP Team stands for Student Lights and Audio Production, and they make everything look and sound great at TRHS!  From dances to assemblies, special events, to guest speakers, the SLAP Team does it all! 
 
Behind the scenes, you may not realize that SLAP Members commit countless hours all year long, and this time of year is their busiest; year-end events like this one, Grad Banquet, dances and the Prom are on their list.  Right after exams end until Prom night, the SLAP Team is busy bringing to life the thematic ideas of the Prom Committee to light things up and make them sound super. 
 
Mrs. Bostick is very proud of this team and together with the SLAP Members would like to acknowledge Evan Jennex and Tim Soper who are graduating this year.  You have been amazing team members and we will miss you!
 
This year’s SLAP Captain, Max Beaver, is our Most Valuable Person.  Max has worked above and beyond, and helps in every aspect, often learning to use new equipment on the fly and bringing logic and reason to many situations.  Bravo, Max!
 
 
13.  CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING
The 2015 edition of the TRHS Cross Country team included a nice mix of junior and senior runners.  This group of student-athletes competed in both regional and provincial meets with many runners recording personal best times.
The coaches would like to thanks their graduating members and wish the all the best in their future endeavors.
 
AWARDS:
Most Dedicated - Olivia Malone
Junior Boys MVP - Logan Reid
Junior Girls MVP - Catherine Priemer
Senior Boys MVP - James Wilmot
Senior Girls MVP - Annie Dysart
 
14.  WETLANDS
Thanks to the support from the students and staff at TRHS, the Tantramar Wetlands Centre had another busy year with 6,200 visitors coming through our doors during the 2015-2016 field season. Visitors participated in our experiential, environmental education programs that teach the importance of wetlands and wetland conservation.
 
75 students from  grades 9-12 looked after the operation of our Wetlands Centre leading visitors on over 30 different wetland adventures that included: waterfowl banding, canoeing, critter dipping, macro-invertebrate sampling, Galerucella beetle counts, purple loosestrife population estimates, H2O Olympics, water quality analysis, bio-indicators, waterfowl ID course, tracks and scat ID course, mammal skull ID activity, owl pellet analysis, snowshoeing, dredging, muskrat house counts, touch boxes, migration headache, wetland benefits, beginning birder, tree swallow nest box construction, wetland hikes, and mammals and birds of New Brunswick.
 
Justin Bowser and Jason Bourque worked at the Wetlands Centre in a Transition-to-Work program.  Cole Lavigne and Dylan Allen were Co-op education students on work placements in the second semester.  Retired teacher, Bill Burroughs volunteered each morning, doing everything from canoeing, to drilling holes through the ice with the auger. Nev Garrity returned to full time duty in time for our Spring Program: The Wonders of Wetlands.  Sarah Boorne continued as our Wetlands Education coordinator and Mrs. Nancy MacKinnon as the Project Director.
 
A special thank-you to the students and staff at TRHS for their commitment and dedication and congratulations to them for establishing the Tantramar Wetlands Centre as an internationally recognized leader in environmental education.

15.  FREE THE CHILDREN
It has been a great year with some of TRHS’ most caring, kind and globally minded students. Even though we are a small group, I know WE will make change in the world. Tantramar Regional High School’s Free the Children committee is part of ‘Me to We’, an organization whose goal is to empower youth to create change in their community.
 
This is our 4th year working toward our goal of building a school in Nicaragua (a small country in Central America). The total cost is $10,000 and after four years of hard work, will finally reach our goal and then some! We will start toward our next goal of buying some goats or a clean drinking well for a community in need!
 
Our efforts don’t just include building schools in Nicaragua, we seek to educate and make changes right here in our own community as well.   We had a sweet start to the year, selling Gojis frozen yogurt every Thursday and Friday at noon.
 
We Scared Hunger by teaming up with the SRC where TRHS students were busy collecting non-perishable food items for our local food-banks. We collected close to 800 food items and donated $225 to the local food bank.
 
We participated in the Vow of Silence for those children without a voice in this world.  We also attended WE-Day with 8000 other young people for a day of inspiration from a variety of performers like Classified and Francesco Yates and inspirational messages from Chris Hadfield (Canadian Astronaut) to reach for the stars and Donisha Prendergast (Bob Marley's Granddaughter) to come together in unity to make a strong community. Our school was given a shout-out in front of the whole crowd as a school who supports and loves their community.
 
We held a “WE Bake for Change” Coffee House where WE baked goodies and listened to some amazing performers. Our theme this year was about love and we highlighted the need for Fair Trade coffee and what that means to coffee farmers in places like Nicaragua. We carried on the love theme by selling Valentine Goji Grams: students bought Goji gift cards to show their love to their friends.
 
We just had our annual One Night Out, an all-nighter at the school where students learned about important issues in the world today: celebrating diversity, youth mental health and local and global poverty and we had some fun running around the school too!
 
We want to send out a HUGE thank you to the Poseidon’s Pirates Dragon Boat team who chose Free the Children as their charity. In addition to helping out the Lions Sick Kids, they ensured we reach our $10 000 goal! We’d also like to thank our advisor, Mrs. Miller for all the hard work she has done for the group for the last four years.
 
It is amazing how every year our little school comes together in unity to make a strong community…. it is the Titan way. J
 

 

16.  JV GIRLS SOCCER

The JV girls’ soccer team had a successful year playing in a combined double A, triple A league where they managed to defeat the majority of the Triple A teams they faced.  Building on returning players and a talented group of rookies the JV girls made a strong showing in all games they played.  The team focused on skill development, fitness and team-building leading up to Regionals where they lost to the eventual Provincial champions in a hard fought game.  The senior team will have a host of skilled players to fill the ranks next year.
 
AWARDS:     Coach’s Award - Kyla Davis and Jesse Davis
 
 
17.  VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
The day before tryout camp for the 2015 girls Varsity Soccer Team - Coach Nev learned that he was facing a serious health issue. That night, a call was made to former Titan, Josette MacIsaac, asking her if she would be willing to take over as Head Coach of the team as Coach Nev was uncertain how much time he would be able to devote to the team.
 
Josette jumped at the opportunity to coach the team and she, along with Team Manager, Steve Ridlington, organized the tryouts and with input from Coach Nev, selected the team. Shortly after season practices began, Tessa Ritchie, keeper with the Mount-A Woman’s Soccer Team, joined the team as keeper coach.
 
The veteran players welcomed and encouraged the five rookies and the team gelled and improved as the season progressed. The Titans finished in second place in league play behind long-time rivals, Clement Cormier, a very strong team which the Titans tied 2-2 and were defeated in a 3-1 loss.
 
The girls scored 28 goals and allowed only 4 goals in eight league games. The team entered the Mathieu Martin Tournament losing 2-0 against W.A Losier and 5-2 against Harrison Trimble and defeated Sussex 3-2. In league playoffs, the girls defeated LJR, 1-0 in a closely contested game and we were off to Regionals. At Regionals TRHS defeated Bathurst 3-1 and then in the conference finals, which was a seeding match for Provincials, the girls played a tremendous game and upset the powerful Clement Cormier team 3-1. We moved forward to Provincials as the #1 team from the East. This marked the second year in a row that the Titans were one of the four teams still standing and heading to Provincials.
 
In their 16th game of the season, the girls gave it everything they had in the semi-final game but when the final whistle blew and the sun setting in the west, the season ended in a 1-0 loss against a strong St. Stephen’s team. The Titans had a very successful season under the tutelage of Coach Josette with able assistance from Coach Nev and Coach Tessa. Manager Steve also played a major role with the team -  working diligently behind the scenes attending to his administrative duties.
 
We thank our graduating players: Grace Snowden, Maile Champagne, Margaret Torrance, Rebecca Long, Emma Burns, Natalie McAllister, Rebecca Murray and Karisa Hicks for their dedication, effort and enthusiasm and wish them well as they move on to future endeavors.
 
AWARDS
Rookie of the Year - Abby Lane
Most Improved - Carly Phinney
Player’s Player - Maile Champagne
MVP - Emma Burns
 
18.  VARSITY BOYS SOCCER
The Tantramar Titans boys’ soccer team finished the year with a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws. Top team scorers were: Wesley Lane, Logan Reid and Ben Kummer. The team earned the 3rd playoff spot against Clement Cormier, losing a hard fought defensive game 1-0. On behalf of the soccer Titans, we would like to wish the following grade 12 graduating players best of luck on their future endeavors after high school: Finnegan Kummer, Wesley Lane, Zac Bowles, Zac Brown, Ben Litvak, Marshall Stewart, and Tim Soper, Kyle Sears and Luke Fury and Ezra Istvanffy.
 
AWARDS
Most Improved - Tyler Long
Most Dedicated - Zack Brown
Coach’s Award - Logan Reid
MVP - Finnegan Kummer and Ben Kummer
 
 
19.  YOUTH IN ACTION
The Youth in Action on Mental Health committee is new to TRHS this year.  Many of the members of “LEAD” joined this group following an invitation to a Summit in Moncton on Mental Health in October.  After attending the summit, the group was expected to plan and execute a program to promote positive mental health and bring awareness to mental health issues at TRHS.  A sponsor and partner for this project is Dots NB at Partners for Youth.  The leadership team of students was formed and meetings began.  SJ Thiessen from Partners for Youth met with the students to give an overview of Mental Health and an outline for our project.  Heather Stordy, a Community Engagement Coordinator with Anglophone School District East, checked in with our group, supporting and encouraging the project. 
 
The leadership students decided that an awareness campaign was needed at TRHS as a first step.  They decided to call the campaign “Humans of Tantramar”.  The group members felt that personal reflections and stories from students and staff would have the most impact and start to break down the barriers to discussing mental health issues.  Our committee members developed a set of interview questions, interviewed students, processed the information, took photos and created the posters.  The posters were printed professionally and then launched during Mental Health week at our school. 
 
In conjunction to the school based initiative, Meaghan Cunningham represented TRHS at the Provincial Conference on Youth Mental Health in Fredericton.  Meaghan and Bonnie Russell were part of the provincial planning committee for the conference. 
 
Also, Meaghan Cunningham and Ainsley Cunningham represented TRHS at the District forum on Mental Health at Riverview High School.  Ainsley delivered a synopsis of the project our school committee did and Meaghan and Ainsley fielded questions at the kiosk that was set up to display our “Humans of Tantramar” posters. 
 
We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Youth in Action on Mental Health group.  We’ve been working together for a few short months to raise awareness and reduce stigma of Mental Health at TRHS…. and we think we are on the right track. 
 
20.  Track & Field
The 2016 edition of the TRHS Track and Field team included a mix of junior and senior athletes.  This group of student-athletes completed in both regional and provincial meets with many of the participants recording personal bests.
The coaches would like to thanks their graduating members and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
 
AWARDS
Coach's Award - Blair Estabrooks
Junior Boys MVP - Jesse Corrigan
Junior Girls MVP - Catherine Priemer
Junior Boys MVP - James Wilmot
Junior Girls MVP - Olivia Malone
 
21.  GRAD COUNCIL
This year’s 2016 grad council president was Megan Dobbin, while Olivia Malone held the position of Vice President. The grad executive committee included: Malie Champagne, Kyle Wells, Sarah Landry, Bonnie Russell, Natasha Thompson, Pricilla Burns, Cecilia Watt, Avery Fife and Emma Burns. This team worked together and dedicated countless hours to make this graduation year a huge success.
 
The year started off with several very successful fundraisers which helped the council raise much needed funds for various activities throughout the year. Several grad class members also helped to ensure that these fundraisers were a success!
 
Fundraisers, such as the bottle drive, allowed the 2016 grad class to have fun while working together. The council met every Wednesday at lunch to discuss ideas, plan prom, safe grad and graduation. The grads also had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of lunch time activities and theme weeks. Many individuals do not realize the amount of time and effort that these students have donated to ensure that this year’s grad class would have a memorable last year of high school.
 
I would like to thank the grad council and its presidents for their effort and organization over the past year. It has been a privilege to work with you all and I am sure that this experience will prove to be very valuable to you in the future. The graduation class of 2016 was very lucky to have individuals as dedicated as this council has been.
 
22.  YEARBOOK
We made an incredible yearbook this year and it was only made possible through the fantastic work of our co-editors: Katie Hess and Cecilia Watts along with our contributing writers, photographers, and promoters.   Our goal, as always, was to capture the friendships, new experiences and day-to-day life of the Titan student body. Not only were the memories of the past school year poured into and documented in this book, but many memories were made by our members in creating the 2016 yearbook.  We know you are all excited to get your copies, which will be available soon!  We wish all our graduating members congratulations and the best of luck in their future endeavors and we look forward to continuing to work with our remaining members on next year’s edition.
 
23.  VOCAL ENSEMBLE
The TRHS Vocal Ensemble is a group that formed in January of this year, after singers were looking for more opportunity after the success of Little Shop of Horrors.  Anyone can belong to this amazing team of singers, and we will be inviting new membership in the fall.
 
The Vocal Ensemble performed this semester at our Variety Show Fundraiser which lead to our highlight of the semester; our memorable trip to Halifax with the TRHS Jazz Band, where we joined forces with the music students at Sackville High School and Cole Harbour High School to learn some pretty amazing music. 
 
In a very short time, this combined, large band learned to play two charts together.  The result was amazing; 4 part harmonies, just in the men’s parts, and 4 part harmony in the ladies’ parts, as well.  The Battle of the Bands, the dance, the memories and laughs were all worth the effort and time put into rehearsals. 
Our performance season ended last night with our Spring Concert, but we are looking forward to year-end celebrations.  You will be hearing lots more from this group; they are a force to be reckoned with! 
 
AWARD:
Musicianship Award – this award goes to the singer who is a leader in their section and helps build a positive culture in the group; he or she is consistent with attendance and demeanor and is respected by others in the group.  This years’ Musicianship Award in Vocal Ensemble goes to: JOEL ROBERTSON

 
24.  DRAGON BOAT
Since 2006, TRHS has been involved in a wonderful fundraiser called “The Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival” which is organized by the Moncton Lions Sick Children’s Fund. This organization has been in operation since 1985, and is run by a board of volunteers dedicated to helping families of sick children in need of assistance.
 
To date, TRHS students have raised close to $130 000. Our goal this year is to raise $15 000 by sending 6 student boats to compete, Friday June 3rd. To accomplish this, TRHS organized roughly 150 students on six dragon boats with eight staff advisors to compete in the 11th annual Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival. Our goal every year is to include as many students as possible to provide them with an opportunity to be community-minded and learn, through leadership and hard work, what it means to give back and help others. Our deep tradition with the Dragon Boat races is well established in our community, which is evident with our ability to include students from every grade as well as many of our graduates and parents forming teams to compete in the corporate races that are held on Saturday June 4th. Dragon Boat has grown into a way of life for the student and staff of Tantramar Regional High School.
 
Thank you to our student leaders, Kenzie Stillman and Drew Estabrooks, to our staff advisors, Mr. Estabrooks, Ms. MacDonald, Mr. Fougere, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Arseneau, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Boutilier, Mrs. Starr Hicks and Mrs. Jones. And finally, thank you to our six dragon boat teams: Titanium, Guardians, Leviathan, Roberts’ Rowers, SS Anarchy and Poseidon’s Pirates. Hope to see you all at Jones Lake on Friday!
 
 
25.  BADMINTON
The 2016 TRHS badminton team had yet another successful season.  The season started in early February with practices twice a week.  From there the team traveled to LJR for zones, then to Shippagan for Regionals, and Florinceville for Provincials.  The Junior team came up just short in their quest for a banner but many players met with tremendous individual successes including top four finishes in four categories.  The Senior team was also very successful.  While the competition was very stiff, our Titans performed very well, with several top four finishes.  Congratulations to all players, and a special thank you to the following graduates: Rebecca Long, Zach Bowles, Marshall Stewart and Finnegan Kummer.
 
Awards:
Coaches Award - Bryn Nurse
Junior Girls MVP - Kim Cadman
Junior Boys MVP  - Harry Griffiths
Senior Girls MVP - Rebecca Long
Senior Boys MVP - Finnegan Kummer

26.  RUGBY
In their second year, with 39 players, the Titan girl’s rugby team is having a great season. The girls started training in February, kicking off practices training with a Triple A team to better prepare for their opponents in their Double A division. This year the returning players focused on learning plays and strategies, while helping the rookies learn the sport and get comfortable with the tackle.
 
The girls dedicated themselves to training 4 days a week until the season started. With games held every Tuesday and Thursday, the girls continued to practice Wednesday and Sunday. The season started with a weekend tournament in Rothesay and they made huge gains against seasoned opponents throughout May. The team is led by backs captain Karisa Hicks and forward and overall team captain:  Desiree Gould. Many of you have seen them out on the field rucking, mauling, practicing their scrums, scrimmaging and continuing Titans Rugby traditions like the “cup of awesomeness”, awarded to the player of the match or “shootin’ the boot” to celebrate each teammates first try.
 
The coaches Lorissa Johnson and Jonathan Allen, and assistant coaches: Amanda Rundle and Anna Gores are amazed by the girls’ commitment, passion, thirst-to-learn and improve. We are sad to say goodbye to our senior players but wish them much success with their future endeavors: Jessica Archibald, Cassandra Barczyk, Desiree Gould, Karisa Hicks, Bonnie Russell, Margaret Torrance, and Cecilia Watt.
The Titan girl’s rugby team are a wonderful example of passion, skill and sportsmanship and this is the legacy they will continue to carry forward for many years to come.
 
AWARDS
Hitman – Bonnie Russell
Woman of Steel - Desiree Gould
Fairest and the Best - Bryn Nurse
Rookie of the Year - Mya Milner and Vanessa Grant
MVP Forwards - Katie Hess and Selina Gaudreault
MVP Backs - Karisa Hicks and Zoe Estabrooks
 
 
27.  VARSITY FOOTBALL
The 2015 Titan football team entered the season with lofty expectations and a goal of winning the school’s 6th Provincial Championship.  The Titans were a veteran team that gained valuable play-off experience the season before in a 1-point loss against Riverview High School.
 
Training camp opened in mid-August and the team worked tirelessly to prepare for each team they were scheduled to play.  The Titans opened the season with a solid 21-0 win over Harrison Trimble and continued to dominate all opponents to finish the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record.
 
The Titans continued their excellent play throughout the play-offs, chalking up quarter-final and semi-final wins against Moncton High and Saint John High School.  These wins set the stage for a highly anticipated battle with arch-rival, Riverview High School.  The 2 teams battled for 4 quarters and the end result was decided on the last play of the game as the Titan defense knocked down an RHS pass attempt to secure an undefeated season and a 6th Provincial Championship.
 
The Titans would like to thank the following seniors who devoted their time and effort to the football program over the last 4 years: Dylan Cormier, Harrison Embree, Nevin Becker, Cole Hilchie, Jake Reade-Futter, Ross Wood and Mackenzie Campbell.
 
AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:  Lucas Cormier
Most Improved:  Ross Wood
Skull Award:  Nevin Becker and Cole Hilchie
Lineman of the Year: Jake Reade-Futter
Josh Fraser “Heart of a Titan” Award - Harrison Embree
MVP Offense:  Aidan O’Neal
MVP Defense:  Dylan Cormier
Player of the Year:  Mackenzie Campbell
 
 
Presentation of Athlete of Year Awards:
These two prestigious awards are presented to the outstanding male and female student-athletes in a given year.  The principle criteria are: outstanding athletic ability, with serious consideration given to attitude towards fellow teammates and practice, dedication to the program, sportsmanship in competition and maintaining the commitments of a student athlete as outlined in the Titan code of conduct.
 
This year’s nominees for Female Athlete of the Year were: Zoe Estabrooks, Rebecca Long, Emma Burns. 
 
This year’s Female Athlete of the Year has been a four year contributor to Titan athletics.  She has excelled not only on the field and ice, but also in the classroom and the hallways of Tantramar Regional High School.
 
On the soccer pitch, this player was a relentless competitor.  It was not uncommon to hear that she had scored, two, three and four goals in a single game; quite an accomplishment in a sport where goals are at a constant premium.  Aside from being a lethal offensive threat, she defended tirelessly and played her senior year as a co-captain of the team.
 
On the ice with the Lady Titans, this player again led with determination and her natural athletic ability.  She was a leader on and off the ice, putting forth her best effort in practices and games.  There is no doubt that the lady’s soccer and hockey teams will have big shoes to fill in her absence.
This player was respected by her coaches and team mates and will no doubt be successful in whatever she does on or off the field of competition. 
 
THIS YEAR’S FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR IS:  Emma Burns. 
 
Male Athlete:
This year’s Male Athlete of the Year exhibits the following qualities: integrity, dedication, selflessness, knowledge, skill, and determination.  He is a quiet, unassuming young man who always puts his team first.  He leads by example and is an excellent teammate.
His coach stated “in your senior season you want your seniors to show up and play, but this young man did more than that.   He helped develop our team, played through injuries and never took a practice or play off.”
Those people fortunate enough to watch him play this season saw a student-athlete who possessed athletic ability seldom seen at the high school level.  He will be remembered for making huge plays during the provincial championship football game and soaring above his opponents on his way to the rim for a slam dunk!
THIS YEAR’S MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR IS : MacKenzie Campbell.
 

 
June 02
Drive 4UR School Saturday, June 4th- Port Elgin

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June 02
Summer Me to We Leadership Camp at St FX

​I am pleased to tell you that StFX University will be hosting another Me to We Leadership Camp this summer! Here is a quick snapshot of the event info:

 
Who: Grade 10 and 11 students who are passionate about global citizenship, community service, and developing leadership skills.
 
What: Over the course of an in-depth 6 day program, participants will build their leadership skills, improve their understanding of their personal leadership style, gain an increased knowledge of issues affecting local and global communities, and immerse themselves in a university community dedicated to supporting student leadership and global citizenship. Participants will also work to complete an Action Plan focused on preparing themselves to pursue a post-secondary program of their choice and prepare themselves for their future.
 
When: July 11-17, 2016
 
Where: St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
 
Cost: Successful applicants will be awarded entrance to the program (approx. value of $1200), which includes all training, materials, accommodations, meals, and transportation during the program. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and any personal spending money.
 
 
Please pass on the information below to any students you feel would be interested! Application deadline is June 2, 2016.
 
Thanks and have a wonderful day!                
 
Best Regards,                                                                                                          
Erin Draper
 
Admissions Advisor
Recruitment and Admissions Department
Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
t: 902-867-5426 | f: 902-867-2329 | e: edraper@stfx.ca 
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