KES grads bid farewell to school as they look towards the future

Published on June 17, 2017

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With an academic average of 97.4 per cent, Tristan Kimball received the Governor General’s Medal and certificate as well as the Ferrabee Medal. He earned his honours pin, an Ivy Diploma prize, and the Whitehead Cup prize, which is for the boy who best displays the qualities of manhood, learning and gentleness. Kimball also received a $28,000 scholarship and will be attending Guelph University.

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Head girl Jillian Miller, of Hantsport, received an honours pin, the 2017 Schulich Leader Nominee, and the Hugh Mackay Montgomerie Prize, which is awarded to a student with an exceptionally high mark in HL IB English. She also received a silver locket for the Fideliter Prize. With her $28,000 scholarship, she will be taking nursing at St. Francis Xavier University.

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With her diploma, Nandini Mishra was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Medal, for the student that demonstrated superior academic achievements during Grades 10, 11, and 12, and for maintaining an outstanding record in school and community involvement.

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Sabrina Corradini, of Falmouth, was happy to receive her diploma and honours pin. She played rugby at KES and was known for being happy-go-lucky. She plans to attend Acadia University in the fall.

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Receiving not only her diploma, Julia Schmitt earned an honours pin and was awarded a silver locket for the Huston Prize, which was presented for exemplifying the highest qualities of character and personality. Moving on to St. Francis Xavier University, the Truro resident also received a $12,000 scholarship for science.

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Emma Hatchard, from Windsor, received an honours pin and several prizes, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Prize, which recognizes a student who has contributed the most to the spirit of the IB Diploma Programme. She will be attending Dalhousie University for science as she continues her education.

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Jacob Evans accepted his diploma from Trevor Hughes, as his dedication and stamina in sports, especially long distance running, were lauded.

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The Gold Star Award was given to lifer Liam Hogan for having the highest academic average, at 95.8 per cent. A lifer is a student who has been in the school from Grades 7-12. Winning prizes not only for chemistry and global geography, Hogan also received the Christ Church Scholarship, the Sacristan Prize, and an honours pin. He received an $18,000 scholarship, and plans to take engineering at the University of New Brunswick.

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Affectionately known as a “defensive terror,” three-sport varsity athlete Lara Kretzinger, of Hantsport, earned an honours pin and will be continuing her education at St. Mary’s University.

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While receiving his diploma, Cameron Tobin was fondly teased about his love for white bread, and his discontent when it was removed from the school menu. He played soccer, baseball, hockey and rugby during his time at KES, and will be taking business in the future. He is the grandson of John Bregante, a Windsor business owner and town councillor.

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At the end of the awards, head boy Tristan Kimball and head girl Jillian Miller welcomed the incoming head boy and head girl, Arturo Ramirez Balderas and Meredith Chambers, for the 2017-18 school year.

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Brothers Henry and Spencer Lockyer, ages 18 and 16, of Halifax, congratulated each other on graduation day during the reception. While Spencer will continues his studies at KES, Henry is moving on to Dalhousie University to study commerce.

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WINDSOR, N.S. — The wet weather didn't dampen the excitement of Grade 12 students attending their graduation ceremony on the weekend.

A total of 76 students graduated from the Windsor-based private school June 17, and the students attending the other grades were also celebrated for their accomplishments.

Jillian Miller, 18, was this year's head girl. She said she’s sad her time at KES is over, but excited for the next steps in her life.

“It’s definitely strange, I don’t know if it’s hit me yet... we’ve just been here all together for three years and it feels so strange that it’s just going to end,” Miller said.

“I was sitting at breakfast today and thinking this is the last time I’m ever going to eat breakfast with all of my friends because things are going to be so busy over the next few days,” she said on June 15. “It’s strange, but I’m ready and excited for next year.”

Miller is from Hantsport and was a day student for Grades 10 and 11 and lived on campus for her last year as head girl.

Miller was on the varsity soccer team, the basketball team and the rugby team. In past years she also participated in track and field.

“I really enjoyed being head girl, living at school, and I found that being head girl gave me a gateway to knowing the students better because they got to see me at the beginning of the year,” she said. “It was a great way for me to get to know some of the new students. Sometimes it was tough and felt like a lot of pressure but overall it was awesome.”

Miller is going to St. Francis Xavier University next year to take nursing and received a $28,000 scholarship.

“Everyone here is like my family. I know I’m going to miss everyone, but I also know everyone has big plans for the future. I know everyone is going to do awesome next year. We're so close because we’re such a small school; I’m sure we’ll stay in touch.”

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These King's-Edgehill School lads made a statement with their bold prom fashion choices. Pictured are Bryce Tracey, from Oromocto, N.B., and Emile Gelinas, from Quebec.

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Bryn Scott, of Kentville, was showered with gifts on prom night. Pictured with her is Frederick Jopp, from Germany.

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KES head girl for 2016-17 Jillian Miller, of Hantsport, hugs former Queen Annapolisa and Princess Hantsport Eleanor Gallant, when they spot each other while students posed for pre-prom photos on the campus.

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Sabrina Corradini, of Falmouth, Julia Schmitt, of Truro, Emma Hatchard, of Windsor, Taylor Amirault, of Windsor, Jillian Miller, of Hantsport, and Tessa Firth, of Canning, showed off their prom fashion June 16.

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Hantsport firefighter Kyle Benedict and Lara Kretzinger, of Hantsport, were all smiles while getting ready for King's-Edgehill School's prom.

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Jenna MacInnis jokes with her brother, Luke, of Halifax, as she tries to secure the pin on his boutonniere.

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Luke MacInnis, of Halifax, Braden McLaughlin, of Dartmouth, and Zach Klassen, of East Dalhousie, were looking sharp in their prom suits.

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John Bregante, a Windsor town councillor and local business owner, poses with his grandson – and King's-Edgehill graduate – Cameron Tobin, whose family just moved to Windsor from Eastern Passage.

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KES headmaster Joe Seagram poses with a family from Russia. Their daughter, Rita Dorofeeva, attended the school from Grade 8-12. Pictured are, from left, Dmitrii and Maria Dorofeeva, Seagram, Rita, and her brother Artem.

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Tristan Kimball, 18, was the head boy at KES.

“We just want everyone to appreciate their high school experience here and remember it fondly but know that things don’t end at high school,” said Kimball.

“In the coming years, whether some things about high school were great or not too great, there will come a time when you look back and miss hanging out with so-and-so or a certain teacher who meant a lot to you.”

Kimball, who is from Wolfville, was involved with boys rugby, track and field, the ski team and was the co-head of the Gender Sexuality Alliance.

“Being head boy was strange at first, especially for Jill and I because we were both day students from local communities,” he said. “Not only did we have to transition into these roles without really knowing what it entailed, but we also had to transition into dorm life, which I think will help with university as well.”

Kimball said he’s planning to go to Guelph University with the hope to become a psychologist.

“I feel both nervous and excited, which I assume most people are,” he said. “It’s a small school and because of that there’s a large sense of community here and so we’ve grown really dependent on students and faculty. It’s a bit unnerving knowing you’re leaving that. But, we’re excited to take the next steps.”

Both Kimball and Miller received special awards during the morning ceremony.

Miller received an honours pin, the 2017 Schulich Leader Nominee, and the Hugh Mackay Montgomerie Prize, which is awarded to a student with an exceptionally high mark in HL IB English. She also received a silver locket for the Fideliter Prize.

With an academic average of 97.4 per cent, Kimball received the Governor General’s Medal and certificate as well as the Ferrabee Medal. He earned his honours pin, an Ivy Diploma prize, and the Whitehead Cup prize, which is for the boy who best displays the qualities of manhood, learning and gentleness. Kimball also received a $28,000 scholarship to Guelph University.

At the end of the awards, Kimball and Miller welcomed the incoming head boy and head girl, Arturo Ramirez Balderas and Meredith Chambers, for the 2017-18 school year.

KES held its prom the night before the graduation ceremonies.

 

Top award winners during the year end ceremony

• 1st Place with the Highest Average (93 per cent) in Grade 7 — David Connors

• 1st Place with the Highest Average (93 per cent) in Grade 8 — Emilio Cristobal Garrido

• 1st Place with the Highest Average (98.2 per cent) in Grade 9 — Ella Brown

• Cornick Proficiency Prize — awarded to a boy with the highest (96.6 per cent) average in Grade 10 — Marshall Plandowski

• Lt. Governor's Medals — Grade 11 students who has performed well academically, and who have provided the most effective leadership — Ella Jollymore and Andrew Canete

• Old Girls’ Gold Ring — awarded to the girl who has the highest average (95.4 per cent) in Grade 11 and who has attended the school for Grades 10 and 11 — Linxuan (Skyler) Li

• Old Boys’ Gold Ring — awarded to the boy who has the highest average (97 per cent) in Grade 11 and who has attended the school for Grades 10 and 11 — Michael Hilborn

• Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for outstanding academic achievement in the study of mathematics and science (certificate) — Xuezhi (Jacob) Liu (Grade 11)

• Ferrabee Medal — awarded to the student with the highest academic average (97.4 per cent) in the Senior School (Grade X, XI or XII) — Tristan Kimball

• The Governor General's Medal + Certificate, established in 1873 recognizes students who have achieved the highest academic average, to be presented on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada — Tristan Kimball

• Huston Prize — awarded to the girl who exemplifies the highest qualities of character and personality — Julia Schmitt (Grade 12)

• The Fideliter Prize — Awarded by the Old Girls to a girl of outstanding qualities chosen by the girls with the approval of the staff — Jillian Miller (Grade 12)

• The Gold Star — awarded to the lifer, someone who has been in the School from Grades 7-12, with the highest academic average (95.8 per cent) — Liam Hogan

• Queen Elizabeth II Medal — awarded to a Grade 12 student who demonstrated superior academic achievement in grades 10, 11, and 12 and maintained an outstanding record in school and community involvement — Nandini Mishra