Amongst the many sports teams at Marc Garneau, the swim team is very popular with TOPS students. Various members from all grades join to learn new strokes, improve their swimming technique, or just to exercise. Throughout the year, multiple swim meets are held, culminating in a regional meet that will allow competitors to qualify for the provincial competition.
On Friday November 16th, the DECA regionals competition was held at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute. Over 70 TOPS students from Marc Garneau’s DECA chapter participated in the business and communication centered event. Through their hard work and preparation, many competitors won awards in the exam, roleplay, or both categories and will be moving on to the provincial stage.
The grade 12 English class began their unit on short stories and looked at the development of modern storytelling. Students were given 15 short stories written by prominent authors to read. They were then tasked to select and analyze a story and present their findings through a seminar, focusing on the evolution of writing and story structure.
The Reckoner, MGCI’s school newspaper, held a meeting to start off the year. Many TOPS students participate in The Reckoner, whether it is through contributions of writing pieces, maintenance of The Reckoner’s website, or design of the paper’s layout. The club convened to outline expectations, upcoming deadlines, and future goals, as well as to welcome all new and returning members.