The 2016 Annual Extra-curricular Activities Night was held on Wednesday, June 1st at TRHS.
2016 YEAR IN REVIEW AND AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
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
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.
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
Rookie of the Year -
Most Dedicated -
Coach’s Choice Award -
Most Improved - Kim
MVP Offense - Emma
MVP Defense - Mackenzie
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
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!!!
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved – Blair
Coach’s Award – Cole
Hilchie and Zack Brown
MVP - Aidan O’Neal
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.
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!
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
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:
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 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
Drama MVP Male – DAVID
Drama MVP Female – CATHERINE
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.
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
Rookie of the Year -
Charlie Hustle Award -
Most Valuable Player -
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
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!
Most Improved - Zach Boudreau
Golden Shovel - Kyle
Coach’s Choice - Matt
MVP Offense - Jonathan
MVP Defense - MacKenzie
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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
The coaches would like
to thanks their graduating members and wish the all the best in their future
Most Dedicated - Olivia
Junior Boys MVP - Logan
Junior Girls MVP -
Senior Boys MVP - James
Senior Girls MVP -
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Rookie of the Year -
Most Improved - Carly
Player’s Player - Maile
MVP - Emma Burns
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.
Most Improved - Tyler
Most Dedicated - Zack
Coach’s Award - Logan
MVP - Finnegan Kummer
and Ben Kummer
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.
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.
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
The coaches would like
to thanks their graduating members and wish them all the best in their future
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
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
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
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.
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 – 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
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
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!
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.
Award - Bryn Nurse
Girls MVP - Kim Cadman
Boys MVP - Harry Griffiths
Girls MVP - Rebecca Long
Boys MVP - Finnegan Kummer
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
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.
Hitman – Bonnie Russell
Woman of Steel -
Fairest and the Best -
Rookie of the Year -
Mya Milner and Vanessa Grant
MVP Forwards - Katie
Hess and Selina Gaudreault
MVP Backs - Karisa
Hicks and Zoe Estabrooks
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.
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
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
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
Rookie of the Year: Lucas Cormier
Most Improved: Ross
Skull Award: Nevin Becker and Cole Hilchie
Lineman of the Year:
Josh Fraser “Heart of a Titan” Award - Harrison Embree
MVP Offense: Aidan O’Neal
MVP Defense: Dylan Cormier
Player of the Year: Mackenzie Campbell
of Athlete of Year Awards:
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
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.
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
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
THIS YEAR’S MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR IS : MacKenzie Campbell.