A King’s-Edgehill Thanksgiving
We have so much to be thankful for. Each day we gather as a school community, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to be together once again, to have full-school assemblies, play rehearsals and spirited athletic competition on our fields, trails, and in our athletic centre. It was great to be part of the excitement and jubilation of the teacher soccer team in the narrow victory (4-3) over our dynamic student competitors last Wednesday. I know this is not the end of this kind of healthy competition as many of our students were suggesting a rematch as they were leaving Tanna Turf. After the soccer match, our boarding community gathered for the annual Headmaster’s Thanksgiving dinner. While current COVID restrictions prevented us from gathering as an entire community of over 380 students, our kitchen staff created an amazing hot ham and turkey dinner for our boarding community and all Grade 12 students, with delicious leftovers providing an extra-special lunch for our entire community the following day.
In addition, our youth-in-action team, led by Grade 12 students Catherine Banda ‘22 and Haley Hunt ‘22, organized a school-wide Thanksgiving food bank drive last week. The entrance to the theatre was filled with crates and bags of non-perishable food donations. The amount of food goods was amazing and knowing that Windsor families in need benefited from our local Feed Nova Scotia donations makes our Thanksgiving celebrations feel that much more worthwhile. Thank you to all students and families for your generosity.
Thanks to the efforts of some of our Junior students, we all benefited from the beautiful decorations inside Hensley Memorial Chapel. A harvest theme was the focus, and in his Chapel messages Reverend Curry drew attention to the fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. Special thanks are extended to Grade 7 students: Lillian Blois ‘27, Kelsea Griffiths ‘27, Maanvi Manchineni ‘27 and Laura Oulton ‘27, and to Grade 9 students: Caitlin Behan ‘25, Fernanda Femat ‘25, Braelyn Odell ’25 and Lola Wamback’25 for providing their decorator touches.
Finally, a special thank you is extended to those families who hosted one of our international students over the Thanksgiving break. These students are a far distance from home and having the opportunity to spend time with a local family was wonderful. Our international students learned about our Canadian Thanksgiving and spent time off campus in a family setting. The smiles on their faces as they returned from their homestays said it all. Thanks to the generosity of many, the experience was terrific.
It has been a wonderful King’s-Edgehill School Thanksgiving.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.