A huge congratulations to Hamish Clinton, who placed 2nd in BC in the Gr. 9 French Immersion category of the Concours d'art oratoire. His speech, about the problems of modernization, earned him a silver medal at the May 4th public speaking competition.
The following weekend, May 10 - 12, Hamish debated at the Gr. 9 Canadian National Debate Tournament, held at WPGA. He and his debate partner competed with 38 Gr. 9 teams from across Canada. Hamish placed 10th overall as an individual speaker, and he and his teammate won 4th place medals.
Congratulations to the Alpha Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir who both won a Silver award at this year's Kiwanis Music Festival!
Félicitations à nos gagnants!
Congratulations to Hamish Clinton and Tomas Lang, who placed 1st and 2nd at the Burnaby District Concours d'art oratoire, in the Gr. 9 French immersion category. Hamish will go on to compete at the BC Provincial Concours d'art oratoire, sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. Wish him luck at SFU on May 4th!
Congratulations to the following Grade 8 winners at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at UBC. Alpha had 5 projects entered in Junior Category and 2 projects in Intermediate Category and won two medals!
Dante Wong won Silver Medal for his project "Les Pistons Incendies" Dante designed a fire piston using plexiglass to determine if the temperature of compressed air rises above the temperature of boiling water and to what degree. He measured the temperature to be around 260-340 degrees Celcius.
Sarah Kuhn and Julianna Piccolo won Bronze Medals for "What Keeps the Heat In" These girls determined the best insulating material to help reduce the cost of heating homes and they discovered that foam spray (stuff sprayed on ceilings) was the best material and fibreglass second best
After winning second place at the LMC Regional Debate Tournament this year, Drew Powell and Hamish Clinton headed to Trail, BC to compete in the Law Foundation Cup (the BC Provincial Debate Tournament). There, Hamish was selected to be one of the BC debaters to compete in the Gr. 9 National Debate Tournament in Vancouver, at West Point Grey Academy, from May 10th to May 12th, 2013.
This is the second time that Hamish has competed at the national level: in 2012, he placed 2nd in the Public Speaking portion of the Provincial Debate Tournament, and went to Calgary to compete in the Junior National Public Speaking Tournament at Webber Academy.