Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Athletic Leadership Team of CCH

Football, basketball, volleyball: as a school we are fortunate to have such amazing performances in these sports. You probably have attended one of our many games, dressed in the blue that represents Catholic Central. Did you know that there is a group that helps to organize those games called the Athletic Leadership Team? I won’t accept “no” as an appropriate answer, so read on!

Athletic Leadership makes sure that all our home games run smoothly. You have probably seen us, dressed in Cougar Blue, handling the gate, scorekeeping the games, running the music, and making sure the spirit is in top shape. In short, we’re not far from being the Guardians of the Cougar Spirit.

I joined, or more exactly, was strongly encouraged to join the group in Grade 10. I can still remember Mrs. Perron calling my parents to tell them I will be home late because I had to attend the Athletic Leadership meeting. My first meeting was a bit scary, at least from the point of view of a small Grade 10 student, but I was immediately accepted. Ultimately, it was one of the best decisions I have made at CCH.

Athletic Leadership considers itself a family: always ready to help each other and make certain that everyone has the most fun possible. Our group’s teacher, Mrs. Delbello, is especially keen on this last point. She ensures we don’t overdo it with too much volleyball, gives us daily treats, and is never short of compliments.

Of course, Athletic Leadership isn’t only about the games. Each quarter, we meet to celebrate our accomplishments. We eat pizza, and we earn Cougar clothing based on our number of volunteer hours. Needless to say, it is my favourite time of year, because, well, did I mention we get pizza?

Why should you join Athletic Leadership? Apart from the fact that it is an awesome thing to do, joining Athletic Leadership will give you the opportunity to be in the front seat of every game. Plus, you will be able to get free Cougar wear, which you can design. Finally, it looks great on a resume, whether you are applying for scholarships or your first job (take my advice as a Grade 12 student!)

If this post convinced you to join, come and meet the members of the group, or talk to Mrs. Delbello in the gym or in room 216.

Come to the fun side…we have pizza!

– Quentin

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Quentin Golsteyn is a Grade Twelve student at CCH. When he is not working on his latest experiment as an evil scientist, he enjoys biking, playing piano, and programming. His favourite thing about CCH is the incredible school spirit.

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Spotlight on Santa’s Anonymous

Santa’s Anonymous is a project that has been going on at CCH for a long time. Every year we help many families in need all over Lethbridge. We begin fundraising very early in the year with our pumpkin sale, as well as other fun activities and fundraisers throughout October, November and December. The 24 hour famine is coming up on the 21st of this month. There is still time to join the group so collect your envelope and start getting pledges! One of the most popular activities during the famine is creating the wrapping paper for the gifts we include in the Christmas hampers, and if that doesn’t interest you maybe you would enjoy sleeping over at the school. I know we had so much fun last year.

The pancake breakfasts ran today at Campus East and tomorrow it is at Campus West. The classroom coin drive is another fundraiser coming up, so keep your eyes out for that.

After all our fundraising is done, we start gathering food and toys for the families. Last year I had the opportunity to go shopping with a few other members and pick out toys that would be given to the kids on Christmas. I’ve helped to move and sort food then pack it all up into the packages the families would receive. I had so much fun working on this project with the rest of my friends who joined. It was a wonderful experience, and even at this time in the year we could always use some more motivated people to join in.

Unfortunately, I was unable to go out and deliver the packages with the group last year, so hopefully this year I’ll be able to experience that. If you’ve already joined this rewarding project, you’re thinking of joining, or maybe you would like to check things out for next year, we could always use your help In any of the activities or fundraisers. No matter how small, we always appreciate the help.

So to members of the past, the present and the future (including the staff), I would like to thank you to the contribution to this amazing and worthwhile project. We couldn’t do this without everyone!

– Nicole

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Nicole Anton is a Grade Twelve student at CCH. She enjoys spending time writing novels and spending way too much time on the internet. Her favourite thing about CCH is English class.

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