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PAIDIA 1993-94 





The Yearbook Team 



Andrea Brown reads last year's 
yearbook over the shoulder of 
Paula Ramsay while Caroline 
Buckee ponders the whereabouts 
of missing staffer Marilyn Burgess. 

Editors: 

Caroline Buckee 
Paula Ramsay 

Staff: 

Andrea Brown 
Marilyn Burgess 



Mr. Lund, Senior Advisor 



Mr. Taylor 



Thank you to Mr. 
Taylor and his 

assistant, Michael 
Forbes, for coor- 
dinating and over- 
seeing production 
of the Grade Twelve 
pages. 




Thank you to Mme. Sundstrom and Mrs. Owens for their assistance in gathering photographs for the elementary grades. 

Additional thanks to any other students and staff members who contributed time and effort to the production of this 

yearbook. 



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ING. Rachel Bond (cen- 
tre) poses with pals 
Jenifer Dingwall and 
Serena Mohamed. 



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.ORSING 
AROUND. Cowgirl 
Colborne poses with 
companions on the 
recreational horse pack 
trip in September. 



HE GANG'S ALL 
HERE. Outdoor Ed class 
of '94 gathers for a 
group shot in a moun- 
tain meadow. 






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.VALANCHE 
WARNING. Catherine 
McAteer seems amused 
by Matthew Koning's 

"flaky" appearance. 



'NOW BLIND- 
NESS. Sara Hewitt uses 
a cane to find her way 
on the 9C Day Hike up 
Nahanni Ridge in 
September, 1993. 






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N TOP OF THE 
WORLD. Zoe Cobb 

takes in the breath- 
taking view during the 
9C Day Hike. 



L/NOW ANGELS. 
Kathleen Kolanos and 
Catherine Ablett pause 
to pose during the 
Grade 9 Day Hike. 





-LIFF CLIMBERS. 

The Beddis brothers 
(Kevin and Jamie) work 
their way up a rocky 
mountainside. 



LIFFHANGER. 
Jared Fairbanks scales 
the wall during the 
Canadian Youth Na- 
tional Competition 
hosted by STS. 




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A Timely Message from the 



Head of School 






At the time of writing this message for PAID1A, I had just attended a farewell dinner for the 1994 Emergo-Everest Expedi- 
tion. Jamie Clarke, an alumnus of the school, is one of the co-organisers of the ascent, and Mr. Mike Keller of the STS 
staff is also a member of the team. This special event was also attended by four of Jamie's closest friends from the Class 
of '86. 

This occasion was a reminder of the changing times. Alumni of STS are now taking their places in the community: whether 
ascending Everest, running their own businesses, or developing their careers in a variety of professions, they are con- 
tributing their knowledge and skills in many areas of our society. At School we see their increasing participation in speaking 
forums to parents and present students and in helping to judge our many science and literary contests. As the School 
moves toward its quarter century and beyond, we shall benefit from the continued participation of our alumni. 

Achievement of the STS sense of community begins here on the campus, and another reminder of the changing times 
- a very physical reminder - has been the construction of our new academic wing. The new facilities evidence our recogni- 
tion of the need to provide appropriate learning environments in a rapidly-changing world where technology has become 
a continuing, significant part of our lives. It is the interaction of the School and the people within it, however, that will 
always give Strathcona-Tweedsmuir its special character - that of a place where accomplishment is developed and where 
the "ties of experience and friendship "are forged. 

PAID1A 94 records the year's accomplishments and experiences - the signs of our own times. To the Editors, Caroline 
Buckee and Paula Ramsay; their production team; and Staff Advisor Mr. Stephen Lund, I express appreciation for a 
fine edition of our School yearbook. 

Peter B. Ditchburn, Head of School 



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CLASS CLOWN. Deb Parker put on a sad face 
for Hallowe'en 1993. 

DANCING QUEEN. Prima ballerina Jeff 
Bumanis warms up for his audition with the 
Royal Winnipeg Ballet. 



FRIENDLY GIANT. Shaneeda Jaffer towers above 
a group of elementary cross-country runners. 




AT IN THE HAT. Catherine McAteer donned 
her flashiest headwear for the Terry Fox Run 



warm-up exercises. 



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SUMMER'S OVER. In September, Arian Bodon stepped off 
the bus to begin the new school year in grade three. 



WELVE YEARS TO GO. Clutching her lunchbox, Bronwyn 
Sandberg came prepared for her first day in Grade One, followed 
by Jasmine Hall (grade 2). 



IME WAITS FOR NO MAN. When 
you're late, do as Michael Harker does ~ 
RUN! 



.ND THEY'RE OFF. Some had fast 
times and some had slow times in the 
Terry Fox Run on September 14th, but on- 
ly one thing matters: everyone had a good 
time. 




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faults of those who 
keep them waiting. ' ' 
French Proverb 

"Come what come 
may, I Time and the 
hour runs through the 
roughest day. " 
William Shakespeare 




JL UNED OUT. For Lome Burlington, music offers H I HO, HI HO.... September 7th saw Amanda 

relief from the horrors of returning to school in Lammle and Alison Planche going off to work once 



September. 



again. 



EACHER TALK. Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Owens * IG GYB ACK PALS. Aoife Donnelly gets a lift 
prefer a slower pace during the Terry Fox Run. from Heather Greene. 



"Ah! The clock is 
always slow; I It is 
later than you think. ' 
Robert W. Service 



'"Twenty-three and a 
quarter minutes past, ' 
Uncle Mattheiv was 
saying furiously, 
precisely six and 
three-quarter minutes 
the damned fella will 
be late. "' 

Nancy Mitford 



"Three o'clock is 
always too late or too 
early for anything you 
want to do. " 

Jean-Paul Sartre 



"Half our life is spent 
trying to find 
something to do with 
the time we have 
rushed through life 
trying to save. " 
Will Rogers 

"We take no note of 
time I But from its 
loss. " 

Edward Young 



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STORYTIME. Heather Kinloch 
finds an audience of elementary 
students on the library floor. 

TERMINAL CONFUSION. Clau- 
dio Perez and Dan Pysh seem 

perplexed by the miracles of modern 
technology. 






SILENT READING. 
For Mr. Ditchburn, a 

good book offers escape 
and enjoyment. 

MATH ANXIETY. 
Mobbed by grade 
ten students, Mrs. Iera- 
kidis offers extra help with 
exponents and equations. 



"What one knows is, 
in youth, of little mo- 
ment; they know 
enough who know 
how to learn. " 
Henry Adams 

"Make your friends 
your teachers and 
mingle the pleasures 
of conversation with 
the advantages of in- 
struction. " 

Baltasar Gracian 

"Learning is its own 
exceedingly great 
reward. " 

William Hazlitt 

"Learn as though you 
would never be able to 
master it; hold it as 
though you would be 
in fear of losing it. " 
Confucius 

"Those who make the 
worst use of their time 
are the first to com- 
plain of its brevity. " 
La Bruyere 

"Never believe on 
faith, I see for 
yourself! 

What you yourself 
don't leant I you 
don't know. " 
Bertolt Brecht 

"Failure is not our 
only punishment for 
laziness: there is also 
the success of others. " 
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RADE ONE GOURMETS. Laura 
Sweett, Stephen Nelson and Jeffrey 
Trickett enjoy a hearty pancake 
breakfast. 



'OUP'S ON. Oodles of noodles 
prompt miles of smiles from Allison 
Long. 




»HEERS! To prepare herself for the 
Terry Fox Run, Alex McFarlane loads 
up with liquids. 



ATTY-CAKE. Kaylee Milne and 
Britta Towle share a laugh on the lawn 
during the lunch hour. 



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ON APPETIT Amara Depalme, Candice Gee, 
Sam Tapryal and Susan Nelson look forward to a 
feast at Grade 4 Camp. 



X OPCORN PARTY. Nico Koning pigs out on 
David Klein's popcorn. 




'RADE ONE GRAZER. Apparently a vege- 
tarian, Stephen Nelson paused during the Terry Fox 
Run to nibble on some grass. 



J-lOITERING BY THE LOCKERS. Aleem 
Dhanani and Jason Hawes share a musical moment. 



Sunfi time 



"Food, one assumes, 
provides nourish- 
ment; but [Cana- 
dians] eat it fully 
aware that small 
amounts of poison 
have been added to 
improve its ap- 
pearance and delay 
its putrefaction. " 
John Cage 

"A good meal 
ought to begin with 
hunger. " 

French Proverb 

"The whole of 
nature, as has been 
said, is a conjuga- 
tion of the verb to 
eat, in the active 
and passive. " 

William Ralph Inge 

"A man may be a 
pessimistic deter- 
minist before lunch 
and an optimistic 
believer in the will's 
freedom after it. " 
Aldous Huxley 



"Cheese — milk's 
leap toward immor- 
tality." 

Clifton Fadiman 

"One should eat to 
live, and not live to 
eat. " 

Moliere 

"The glutton digs 
his grave with his 
teeth." 

English Proverb 

"A cucumber 
should be well slic- 
ed, and dressed with 
pepper and vinegar, 
and then throivn out 
as good for 
nothing. " 

Samuel Johnson 



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LET'S DANCE. Xanna Waugh and Danielle Huisman use their 
lunch hours to practise the tango. 

COMPUTER GAMES. The computer room provides a diversion 
for Dan Biollo. 




LUNCH ON THE LAWN. Jennifer Heard 
and Lucie Hoyer enjoy sandwiches in the 
sunshine. 



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The Grade 1 Experience The Grade 2 Experience The Grade 3 Experience 




Grade 1 



BACK ROW (I to r) 

Miss Vasilakos 
Jeffery Trickett 
Nicolaus Pferdmenges 
Kahlia Adams 
Stephen Nelson 

THIRD ROW 

Morgan Setka 
Laura Sweett 
Roshan Sethi 
Bronwyn Sandberg 
James Lange 
Winston Latter 

SECOND ROW 

Sonia Tapryal 
Peter Vellet 
Joshua Bodon 
Michael Harker 

FRONT ROW 

Christine Pierce 
Alyssa Manji 
Katherine Olsen 
Harleen Bhullar 
Rosh Sethi 
Michael Prystajecky 



by Jamie Lange 

In grade one the books are funny. It is 
fun to do math centers. Gym is fun also. 
School is fun. I like school. 

by Jeffrey Trickett 

My favourite thing in grade one is gym 
because we play lots of games and I lik- 
ed when I studied comets. I also like play- 
ing with my frens it is fun. 

by Roshan Sethi 

In school we do something called Math 
centers. We do it because we can learn 
math. Sometimes we do experiments. 
Are frist experiment we did is we kept 
track of the weather. We learned about 
the weather because when we grow up 
we would know how to check the 
weather. 

by Bronwyn Sandberg 

In grade one I like math centres. Gym is 
fun because we are lrning basketball. We 
have chicks in our classroom. The chicks 
are 2 weeks old. We are lrning abote 
chicks. 

by Morgan Setka 

I like reeding. I love to do riding. I love 
STS. It is a fun school. We have chicks. 



by Jalal Moolji 

My favorite thing in the year that hap- 
pend was when Mrs. Owens took the Gr. 
2 class to the Imax Theatre. The movie 
that we wached was The Dream is Alive. 
My favorite subject is social studys. 

by Britta Towle 

I like the Terry Fox Run because you help 
the Canser Fundashin and when your 
done runing you get a free pop. 

by Katie Hilderman 

What I relly enjoyd was when we did the 
unit on Children of the World. We got 
to do a fun game colld the Cookie Game. 
It techt you that the world is not fare and 
the rich contrese should share with the 
poor contrese. 

by Frank Hewitt 

It made me laugh when Lindsay fell 
down with her cher a few minuits ago. 
It made me happy when we do the Jump 
Rope for Heart because it helps the Heart 
and Strock Foundation and because we 
get ornge pop from McDonalds. 

by Erin Perry 

I liked it when we won the Golden Gar- 
bige Aword and we got to have a pigout 
party and we got to pig out. 



by Rachel Read 

Grade 3 was lots of fun. The crafts were 
very exciting and very neat. All of us loved 
mad minutes and reciting times tables till we 
had them down. Mrs. B., our teacher, read 
us a lot of poems and we sang great songs 
with lots of new sounds. We studied fairy 
tales and had lots of visitors who shared 
fairy stories from their native countries and 
some treats from those countries as well. 
YUM! 

In science we studied the Rain Forest. We 
learned how special our planet is and how 
important it is to save the Rain Forest before 
it is too late. We designed stationery and 
sold it to buy a piece of the Rain Forest and 
save trees from being cut down. We took a 
field trip to the zoo to get a closer look at 
some of the Rain Forest animals and plants. 
Then we visited Imax theatre and saw a 
movie that made us feel like we were right 
in the jungle like Tarzan. Visits to the library 
helped us because Mrs. Ropchan was always 
there pointing out great books for us to read. 

Guess what we made this year: a pioneer 
quilt. We studied the early settlers and 
visited Heritage Park. We pretended to be 
pioneers and even put on a play 

We all dressed up for Hallowe'en and 
paraded around the school. At Christmas we 
wrote neat letters to Santa Qaus. We practis- 
ed and practised for our Christmas concert 
but it was all worthwhile when our parents 
came. 

Mrs. Filly taught us phys-ed which we all 
agree was really great. French with Mme. 
Sundstrom was fun. French is good because 
you learn a different language. 




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Grade 2 








BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Mrs. Owens 
Katie Hilderman 
Lindsay Kluzak 
Jalal Moolji 
Sohini Ruparell 
THIRD ROW 
Fahim Thobani 
Jasmine Hall 
John Hewitt 
Britta Towle 
David Heysel 
SECOND ROW 
Kaylee Milne 
Ashley Johnson 
Erin Perry 
Alex McFarlane 
FRONT ROW 
Frank Hewitt 
Keith Dahlman 
Ally Mohammed 
Omar Allibhai 
Nadia Allibhai 
Kaisra Esmail 
MISSING 
Tahira Manji 



Grade 3 



BACK ROW (I to r) 

Jessica Robinson 
Gareth Sine 
Justine Fortune 
Haley Crutcher 
Greg McClary 
Stacey Lowe 
Mrs. Bumanis 

MIDDLE ROW 

Andrea Osman 
Karen Ulrich 
Meecher Ayi 
Angela Biollo 
Kent Gibson 
Jaspreet Khangura 
Toria Setka 

FRONT ROW 

Khalid Alibhai 
Rachel Read 
Arian Bodon 
Paul James 
Kathryn Sweett 
Meghan Lee 
Brian Tse 



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UP AND OVER, (top left) Paul McAteer soars at the Elementary Track & Field 
competition (June, 1993). 

PIGGY-WIGS, (middle left) A scene from the Grade 2 Pig-Out Party. 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION, (bottom left) Keith Dahlman and his mother con- 
struct a gingerbread house during Elementary Craft Night, November, 1993. 



PUSSYCAT, (top centre) Megan Lee makes a 

terrifying tiger on Hallowe'en, 1993. 

S.T.S. LAW. (middle centre) Kathryn Sweert 

and Rachel Read play their parts in 'The Case 

of the Borrowed Bronco." 

ROAD CREW, (bottom centre) Winston Lotta 

and Rosh Sethi repair potholes in the 

playground 



POOPED OUT. (top right) Jessica Robinson and Gareth 
Sine take a break during the June 1993 Track & Field 
competition. 

OPEN ARMS, (middle right) Harleen Bhullar greets the 
photographer at the End of Year Celebration, 
December 17, 1993. 

STICKY BUSINESS, (bottom right) Winston Latta in- 
spects his artwork. 



"PatiCnty & S&ant Stony @04t&4t& 

In 1971, Mrs. Ralphine Locke, recognising a lack of opportunity for students to exer- 
cise their creative writing skills, recommended to Mr. Heard (headmaster) the creation 
of two annual contests for STS Senior High students: one for short stories, another for 
poetry. Mrs. Locke, who would become Chairman of the STS Board of Governors from 
1974-79, has for the past 23 years graciously funded these contests and acted as one of 
the judges. 

Junior High School students have opportunity to ply their creative writing skills for the 
Library Poetry and Short Story Contests. 



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Counting Ribs 

by Amanda Bielish (Grade 12) 

Young girls squirm 

hunched counting cracks in the sidewalk 
unabashedly naked and flat 
Scruff haired boys 

feet slipping on moist trails of hot tar 
chasing their junktoys 
Smooth bodies wriggle 
sun dried 

We watch from your balcony 
peer through the railings 
ten floors up 

You flick white hot ash from your cigarette 

snap your slanted glare away 

You tell me that's the reason for sterilization 

that bastards swarm like flies 

eat table scraps 

breed more of their own 

I watch 

think of being seven 

and thin and 

cocoa brown 

my feet grating against 

gritty concrete 

Shrieking underneath 

a spewing fire hydrant 

topless 

counting ribs 



Pomegranate 

by Nicole Liao (Grade 8) 

A shiny red fruit lies alone on a wooden table. 
It glistens and appeases the appetite with one glance 
from the witness. 

When placed in the palm of your hand, the cool, 
smooth skin entices the lips, and the mouth waters. 
The blade separates it into two raw halves 
Where a buried treasure of moist seeds is discovered. 
With cautious fingers, pluck a plump red sack from 
the lot, 

Place the red jewel in one's mouth, 

Then crush the seed between the tongue and the 

roof. 

A sweet web of juice bursts into a trickle of paradise, 
And one will have tasted one of nature's small - but 
ardent - tokens of happiness. 




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The Straw Hat 

by Katharine Lai (Grade 11) 

The day was hot and dry. The sun beat 
down relentlessly on the world below, and 
there was not a cloud to be seen anywhere in 
the sky. The thermometers everywhere in the 
suburb read aproximately 29 degrees Celcius. 
Below, Forty-Ninth street was absolutely con- 
gested with traffic as everyone honked and 
swore as they made their way home. When 
bus 45 Clayton finally managed to pull up to 
its stop, a mill of people pushed their way 
onto the sidewalk. Among them was a very 
plain looking girl, about 21 years of age, with 
mouse-coloured hair and very serious grey 
eyes. She wasn't very tall-possibly 5'2", and 
was dressed conservatively in a grey wool 
skirt and a men's white collared shirt. Indeed, 
if one didn't point her out, one would not 
have noticed her at all. 

She walked slowly along the street, drag- 
ging a small briefcase beside her as if she was 
tired of the world and everything in it. Of 
course, she had good reason to be. The boss 
had yelled at her yet again for arriving late at 
the office, and at least three different people 
had been on her case about the letters and 
reports they expected her to type up. 

"Ellen, I need this report done right away! 
Make it your first priority!" 

"Ellen, this letter must be in circulation in 
five minutes. Could you see to it, please?" 

"Ellen! This is an absolute disgrace! You 
should know how to spell 'porphyry' by now. 
And this grammar! Don't you know you 
should edit it as you go along?" 

The voices of her co-workers were still ring- 
ing in her ears as she walked away from the 
bus stop. She even had fifteen letters and 
three reports that she was forced to take 
home, because there was no time to finish 
them at the office. Well, she would have to 
finish them tonight, as they were all needed 
tomorrow. It looked as if she would have to 
call Steve and tell him that their romantic 
night on the town would have to be called 
off. 

Suddenly, as she was passing the little anti- 
que store on Forty-Ninth street, a small object 
caught her eye. Ellen turned to look. It was a 
hat. Ellen was not sure why it had drawn her 
attention. It was just an ordinary wide- 
brimmed straw hat with a thin, green ribbon 
around the crown with a white hat pin to 
secure it to one's head. She peered at it 
through the window. Somehow, though Ellen 
could not figure out why, it was very 
mesmerising. 

Ellen suddenly got the urge to buy the little 
hat. She walked inside the store and asked 




for it. When she looked at the price tag, 
however, she gasped. So much for an old, 
plain-looking straw hat! Normally, she would 
have put the hat down in disgust and walked 
out of the store, being very scrupulous with 
her money, but something about the hat 
made her stop. To her surprise and disgust 
she found herself taking out her wallet and 
paying for the old straw hat. 

As she walked out of the store looking at 
her new possesion, she bumped into her 
boss. 

He was a very small man, just barely taller 
then Ellen, but with a very big ego. He had a 
very shiny balding head with a small quantity 
of hair gathered over his ears and stretching 
to the back of his head like a laurel crown. 
He was very fat, and he swelled out his chest 
like a rooster in a henhouse. He was very 
neatly dressed in a grey three-piece suit and 
shining leather shoes. On this particular day, 
his head shone even brighter than usual from 
the sweat caused by the sweltering heat, and 
his face was tomato red. Now, as he regained 
his composure from the indignity that was set 
upon him, he looked at his offender, and his 
a stark blue eyes looked down upon her. 

"Miss Grosvenor," he said coldly. "I must 
request you to watch where you're going." 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Cain, I assure you it will 
never happen again," Ellen replied, looking 
very perplexed. 

"What are you doing here anyway? You 
should be at home, working on those reports 
I gave you to type." 

"Well actually, sir, I...." 

"I don't stand for girls who would rather 
fritter away their time on needless things than 
doing what they were told to do." This was 
directed very authoritatively towards the little 
straw hat in her hand. 

"I'm sorry, sir, I...." 

"Don't stand there chattering away, child! 
You have work to do. Now, on your way!" 

Ellen looked at him for a moment, then 
walked off, feeling dejected and angry with 
herself. Why did she always let herself be 
pushed around by that overbearing peacock? 
She could never get up the nerve to stand up 
to him, no matter how she tried. So he 
always belittled her and stepped on her every 
chance he got. And the worst part was that 
she let him.... 

Ellen glanced at the thermometer outside 
her window. It was going to be cold today, 6 
degrees. She would need her overcoat. As 
she reached into the closet to grab it, some- 
thing fell to her feet. She bent down to pick 
it up. It was the straw hat. 

She had not thought about that hat since 
she had bought it, and that was over a month 
ago. 



"Well, may as well wear it," Ellen sighed. 
"After all, I spent more money on it than it's 
worth." 

She put on her overcoat and walked out in- 
to the corridor carrying the hat and her brief- 
case. Locking the door, she turned, put her 
hair up, and put on the hat, jabbing the pin 
in place as she walked towards the stairs. 

As she did, she felt the strangest sensation, 
almost as if she was floating on air. Suddenly, 
she was on the street watching everyone rush 
by on their way to work. 

"Ellen." 

Ellen turned. "Wha...?" 

She stopped in shock and surprise. She 
found herself staring at someone who looked 
almost exactly like her. The only difference 
seemed to be that this girl was not slouching. 
Instead, her head was erect and her back was 
straight. She practically radiated 
self-confidence. 

"Who are you?" Ellen asked, bewildered. 

The girl smiled. 

"Eleanor Dallier," she answered. 

"How do you know me?" Ellen asked. 

The girl just shrugged. 

"That's my hat you're wearing there. It was 
mine... oh, how long would it be now... 100 
years ago." 

"That's ridiculous!" Ellen replied. "It would 
have to be pretty eaten up to be 100 years 
old, but it's in perfect condition." 

"That's because it belongs to another dimen- 
sion in time. I sent it up. Whoever wears it 
calls me out of time as well. It's really com- 
plicated." 

Ellen opened her mouth to argue, but for 
some reason found herself believing this girl. 
Instead, she blurted out, "You look exactly 
like me." 

"True," laughed Eleanor. "That's a bit of 
luck, that. But then again, it could be Pro- 
vidence...." 

Ellen sighed. "It's like they think I have 
nothing better to do than type up all their 
precious letters and reports. And I can never 
get up the nerve to do anything about it." 

"Why don't you just quit, then? That's what 
I'd do." 

Ellen shook her head. "I'd like to, but what 
else can I do? I'm no good at anything, and I 
certainly couldn't get a better job." 

"Do you really believe that? Eleanor asked, 
looking directly into Ellen's eyes. 

Ellen looked away. "Yes... No... I don't 
know. . . ." 



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ACKSTAGE SMILES, (below) The show's success wrought smiles from 
K.ingcr [,m < Lirt .wui Mrs Stewart, one iii the producers 



ONGBIRD. (below) Sweet-voiced Krista Uggerslev enjoys the admira- 
tion of Rangers Jan Jaffer, James Gunton, Tad Nagao (kneeling), and Matt 
Gunton. 




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Little Mary Sunshine 

Proprietress of the Colorado \nn 


Krista Uggerslev 


Captain "Big Jim" Warington 

Captain of the Forest Rangers 


Graeme Jennings 


Nancy Twinkle 

Little Mary's Maid 


Tara Habijanac 


Corporal "Billy" Jester 

A Forest Ranger 


Jeremy Trickett 


Chief Brown Bear 

Chief of the Kadota Indians 


Michael Gray 


Mme Ernestine Von Liebedich 

An Opera Singer 


Deborah Parker 


General Oscar Fairfax, Ret. 

A Washington Diplomat 


Mark Benson 


Fleet Foot 

An Indian Guide 


Nicholas Little 


Yellow Feather 

Chief Brown Bear's Son 


Ian Clark 




Mauri Bell 
Heather Cocks 

Zoe Cobb 
Helen Devine 
Molly Gillespie 


Katharine Lai 

Ria Paul 
Claire Smith 
Jania Teare 
Michelle Wong 




Ian Clark 
James Gunton 
Matthew Gunton 
Dylan Hunter 


Jan Jaffer 
Nicholas Little 

Tad Nagao 
Louis Pearlman 



PRISSY, (top) With noses high, the 
lovely ladies from Eastchester 
Finishing School pose for a photo. 

DEFENDING THE FRONTIER, (centre) 
The singing Rangers look exceedingly 
gallant. 

TRUE LOVE, (bottom) Little Mary and 
"Big Jim" Warington gaze amorously in- 
to one another's eyes. 



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The Essay Contest was introduced to STS in 1977 by a School parent, Mrs. H.G. Gammell. 
This year is the 18th for the contest. 

A different topic is assigned annually, and students in Senior High School are eligible to 
submit an entry. In some senior English classes, teachers include the contest topic in their 
regular assignment work; in other classes, entering the contest is optional. 

Entries of the finalists are forwarded by English teachers to the judges: Mrs. Ann Gammell, 
Mrs. Louise Bresky, Mr. David Milner, Dr. Robert Seile and the Head, Mr. Peter Ditchburn. 



The 1994 Essay Contest was jointly won by Grade 12 students Kent Waller and Tama Sirkis. 



The Milestone in My Life 

by Kent Waller 

It was only three months ago that I realized my life would be forever changed and that I would be the one 
who would change it. I have a learning disability called ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder. This disorder numbs 
an individual's ability to focus on tasks requiring the higher thought processes of the brain. When a person with 
ADD sends a signal to their brain that it is time to concentrate, the brain falsely recognizes this signal as a com- 
mand to slow its mental activity and take a breather. The harder one tries to concentrate, the more their mind 
goes to sleep. This disability affects 1 in 30 women and 1 in 11 men. It is a hereditary disability that you are 
born with and die with. There are no foreseeable cures but there are several pharmaceutical options. I chose a 
drug called Ritalin, a brain stimulant, which many call the "In Drug"as though it were the latest fad. But I call 
it "The Miracle Drug" because, for me, it is nothing short of a miracle. 

The last twelve years of school for me can only be compared to an annoying itch: if you focus too hard on it, 
the pain becomes unbearable but if you allow your mind to drift to some place more relaxing, then the itch can 
all but disappear. While most of my peers have spent countless hours in classrooms, writing, reading and 
manipulating exponential algebraic variables, I have spent my time travelling the world, lying on a sun-drenched 
beach in Hawaii and contemplating the meaning of life. Those were the best years of my life but I knew thev 
could not last. At the beginning of Grade 12 I made a promise to myself and my family that this year would be 
different. Although I had been saying this ever since I was in diapers, for some strange reason, this was the first 
year that I didn't cross my fingers behind my back and clench my teeth as I uttered those familiar words. I truly 
believed I could do it! 

School started. The first week was what I expected; it seemed more like a month and my new uniform felt like 
a straight jacket. As September had come and gone, so had my hopes of success. I found my way to the back of 
my classrooms and prepared for another long year. My mother kept cheering me on, telling me I could do it. I'd 
agree with her and go back to watching TV. One day, while my family and I were watching 20/20, we saw a 
story on ADD. As the symtpoms were being revealed, it was as though I was reading a wanted poster with my 
name on it. I knew I had it and all my mother could say was "well, now that would explain it.' 

When we finally found a doctor who would prescribe the recommended drug, Ritalin, almost a month had 
passed and I had taken nearly every psychological test there was. The first three days that I took Ritalin, 
nothing happened. On the fourth day, something clicked. The teachers started speaking English, my hand leapt 
from the tame, begging to be called upon and, when I was, a stream of knowledge poured from my mouth and 
silenced the room. 

Today, the shock has worn off but the personal thrill that comes from academic success is just as strong. Some 
people say that you never know how you respect life until you almost lose it. I never knew now much I 
respected myself until I found the true me. Nothing seems impossible anymore. School is still that annoying itch 
but at least now it is worth it. 



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The Milestone in My Life 

by Tama Sirkis 

"We have stared death in the face. I have seen the hell - men, if you can call them men, can do. I have seen 
cruelty and inhumanity beyond all means. I still cannot comprehend how anybody, no matter how small their 
heart is, could systematically murder millions...." 

"...I feel that coming on the 'March of the Living' has strengthened me as a Jew. I feel almost more Jewish. I 
have seen and felt both joy and extreme pain these past two weeks. When I was at Majdanek, I felt so shocked. 
I was stunned at my surroundings. As I walked through, I felt my heart begin to hurt and, by the time I got to 
the end of the camp, my heart really ached with sorrow. This pain did not subside until I cried...." 

"...And then comes the question that all Jews ask themselves and that is, WHY? Why were six million of my 
brothers and sisters murdered for the simple reason of being Jewish? It has been asked, where was G-d, what 
was G-d thinking and what was all this to prove." 

These three excerpts were taken from my diary on the 1992 'March of the Living' (a trip undertaken by Jewish 
youth from around the world to extermination camps in Poland followed by a visit to Israel, all to commemorate 
the survival of the Jewish people). 

Two years ago I participated in an experience that would change my life forever. Together with six thousand 
other Jewish youths, I walked through the extermination camps of Poland where only fifty years before, millions 
of my ancestors were murdered in the Holocaust. I was exposed to an era where humanity was not tolerated 
and where cruelty to other humans was the norm. I walked through these death camps in disbelief - I could not 
understand how people had become so evil and how this unjustifiable suffering was allowed. I questioned the 
existence of G-d as I could not understand how G-d could allow the Holocaust to have occurred. I could not 
believe that the world had stood by watching and doing nothing to stop the atrocities committed by the Nazis 
against other human beings. I was filled with waves of emotion. 

After my exposue to the hatred and murder that the Jews faced in Poland, I traveled to Israel. I felt an enor- 
mous sense of relief and freedom after seeing the horrors of Poland. I was welcome! I had spent a week in a 
country that was full of reminders of the hatred and murder of the Jewish people and now I was in a place 
where I was welcomed because I was Jewish. The contrast was overwhelming. In Israel, much of my faith in G-d 
and in people was restored. 

The 'March of the Living' caused me to become a different person. As a result, I came to some important con- 
clusions about my inner self, my life, my culture and humanity. I am not the same person who went on the 
'March of the Living.' These changes were more dramatic than I had anticipated. Prior to my trip, I knew a 
great deal about the Holocaust and what it meant. On the 'March', however, I experienced utter disbelief. I felt 
as if I was walking through a science-fiction movie. How could a person understand how the Holocaust was 
allowed to go on? I felt disillusioned by people. I have never felt as much pain and sorrow as I did walking 
through the camps. I will not allow the horrors the Jewish people went through during the Holocaust to be 
another chapter of history. I have made a commitment to myself to educate people about it. The six million who 
were murdered will never be forgotten. 

The 'March of the Living' changed my view of Judaism. Both my culture and my religion became extremely 
important to me. I appreciate the fact that I am able to practise my religion freely in Canada. I take pride in 
celebrating Jewish holidays and the observance of them has become much more meaningful. When I observe the 
Sabbath or any other religious holiday, I think of all the Jewish people who perished in the Holocaust and for 
whom I celebrate these holidays. The 'March of the Living' prompted me to study my history. This past sum- 
mer I attended a camp in Pennsylvania. In seven weeks of intensive study, I was educated about the past, pre- 
sent and future of the Jewish people. As well, I now feel an overwhelming sense of pride in my Judaism. When 
I embarked on the actual 'March', a three kilometre walk between the death camps of Auschwitz to Birkinau 
with 6,000 other Jewish youths from around the world, I was proud to be marching in freedom and showing 
that the Jewish people were not destroyed. I am never afraid to say that I am Jewish and I will stand up for 
myself as a Jew in all situations.... 



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DUO ACTING SERIOUS 

Grade 9: 

Jeremy Trickett & Erin Kaiser 
Grade 10: 

Lynette Robinson & Andra LaHaye 
Grade 11: 

Sarah Shaikh & Heather Cocks 
Grade 12: 

Jennifer Trickett & Rhiannon Owens 

DUO ACTING HUMOROUS 

Grade 10: 

Scoff Seaman & Dale Greene 
Grade 11: 

Ian Clark & Heather Cocks 
Grade 12: 

Heather Kirk & Jennifer Heard 

THE AUDITION 

Grade 10: Jane Jung 
Grade 11: Katharine Lai 
Grade 12: Lucy Hoyer 

SOLO ACTING HUMOROUS 

Grade 7: Chris Moore 
Grade 8: Claire Smith 
Grade 9: Nageeb Sumar 

SOLO ACTING SERIOUS 

Grade 7: Anna Williams 
Grade 8: Nicole Liao 
Grade 9: Christina Towle 

IMPROMPTU 

Grade 7: Rebecca Otto 
Grade 8: Aaron Goldman 
Grade 9: Nicholas Little 

FRENCH IMPROMPTU 

Grade 7: Dennis Diaconescu 
Grade 8: Natalie Prystajecky 
Grade 9: Clifford Roberts 

THE GREAT CANADIAN TOAST 

Grade 10: Heather Kinloch 
Grade 11: Amy Little 
Grade 12: Tama Sirkis 

PERSUASIVE SPEECH 

Grade 7: (tie) 

Dan Hursh & Stephen Shaw 
Grade 8: Kevin Libin 
Grade 9: Katie Raymont 
Grade 10: Paula Ramsay 
Grade 11: Sony a Lowe 
* Grade 12: Monica Sekhbn 

*The winner of the Grade 12 Per- 
suasive Speech category wins the 
prestigious Kirby Cup. This award 
originated with our predecessor 
school, Strathcona School for Boys. 



DESPAIRING DAMSEL, (below) Lucy 
Hoyer performs Ophelia's mad scene 
from Shakespeare's Hamlet. 

SEE NO EVIL, (bottom left) Lynette Robin- 
son plays a vision-impaired woman in a 
scene from The Miracle Maker. 

HEAR NO EVIL, (top right) Sue Lissel, as 
Shelley Long's character from Outrageous 
Fortune, tries hard to concentrate before an 
acting audition. 

DRILL SERGEANT, (middle right) Ian Shaw 
lectures Chris Milne about a dangerous 
weapon: the banana. 

LAUNDROMAT LUNATIC, (bottom right) 
Heather Cocks unwittingly befriends serial 
killer Ian Clark. 






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The Grade Four Experience 




by students of 4A and 4B 

When we went to camp and met 
Sue and Nick, 

We learned to climb the ropes 
course mighty quick, 
Flying Fox was really the 
highlight, 

As we all spread our wings and 
then took flight. 

Terry Fox had a dream that in- 
spired us all; 

Grades 1 to 12 started at Mr. 
Ditchburn's call. 

We were all encouraged to do our 
personal best; 

We raised more money than any 
school in the West. 

In Reading Olympics we were 
Number One: 

We won a skating party and had 
lots of fun. 

Both students and teachers were 
at the rink; 

Our line dancing was done link to 
link. 

A visit to Imax, 
A visit to the Zoo, 



A visit to the Glenbow, 
And the Energeum too! 

Speech Day, our chance to per- 
form before the school; 
This helps us to realize it's an im- 
portant tool. 

Six finalists were chosen on the 
first day; 

When Chris Perry won, he yelled 
"Horray, horray!" 

The hockey tournament for John 
Milliken 

Was a fundraiser for this previous 
STS man. 

Many students participated in this 
event; 

To him best wishes and some 
money was sent. 

Here I come, Mt. Everest, to 
climb your mountain top. 
If I can't make it, I'll stop and 
drop. 

But if I make it, I will cheer and 
cheer, 

And I will yell, "I'm here, I'm 
here!" 

We write to Mr. Keller in our 



computer lab, 

And When we want to send it, 
we simply press TAB. 
Mr. Keller answers us from 
Mount Everest; 

Soon the climbers will be home 
for a well-deserved rest. 

The first day of the new 
playground was really grand: 
We got to climb and slide and 
swing on one hand. 
Mr. Rodney, Mr. Sturgeon and 
their great crew 

Built a terrific playground for me 
and for you. 

There was a class named 4A 
That invented this awsome play. 
It had to happen very quick, 
In time to earn 4A a brick. 

To buy a brick 4B sold stuff: 
Popcorn, books, and toys made 
quite enough. 

The building fund got Super Sale 
dollars, 

More encouragement for S.T.S. 
scholars. 



Grade 4A 

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BACK ROW (I to r) 
Mark Kolanos 
Ashleigh Vellet 
Sarah Rae 
Anthony Osman 
Amy McDermid 
Mrs. Gibson 
THIRD ROW 
Alison Planche 
Michael Woodward 
Andrea Wettstein 
Neha Datta 
David Solomon 
Karin Hay 
SECOND ROW 
Timothy Rapske 
Edward Butler 
Hussain Khimji 
Paul McAteer 
Mark Fairbanks 
Christopher Perry 
FRONT ROW 
Nicola Lange 
Cailean Wood 
Sameer Tapryal 
Gabriella Groeneweg 
Kimberley Milne 
Mme. Sundstrom 




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TALL IN THE SADDLE. Edward 
Butler "bustin' broncs" at Cameron 
Coulee Ranch. 

ICE CAPADES. Nicki Lange lends a 
shoulder to lean on while Karin Hay 
hams it up at the ice skating rink. 

SUSPENDED ANIMATION. The 
ropes course during Grade Four camp 
provides a challenge for Michael Woodward. 





Grade 4B 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Susan Nelson 
Amol Mehra 
Ryan Johnson 
Bradley Ulrich 
Kristin Swanson 
Amanda Lammle 
SECOND ROW 
Amara Depalme 
Sylvia Szadovszki 
Shalini Ruparell 
Roland Sakowski 
Devin Smith 
Navneet Bhullar 
Damien Hill 
FRONT ROW 
Danielle Dudelzak 
Steven Pierce 
Foziya Thobani 
Alia Teja 
Candice Gee 
Julian Faltous 
Karim Lalani 
MISSING 
Stephanie Wong 



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Grade 5A 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Lucia Ma 
Jaime Mandick 
Hussein Allibhai 
Ross Fortune 
Ian Dahlman 
Erin Brennan 
MIDDLE ROW 
Natalie Halliwell 
Ben Gibson 
Rocky Cash 
Matthew Lee 
Philip Tomlinson 
Jonathan Hilderman 
Frederick Mannix 
Mrs. MacLean 
FRONT ROW 
Nicholas Wallat 
Zain Lakhani 
Elaine Poon 
Miranda Cobb 
Samir Lalani 
Jeffrey Anderson 
Eyrak Paen 
MISSING 
Suzanne Goldman 



The Grade Five Experience 



by Brendan Barnett & Natalie 
Sweett 

Grade Five highlights? Whew, 
we don't know where to begin. 
On the first day of school we 
walked into the classroom and 
were happy to see all of our 
old friends and even some new 
kids. Twenty-three days later we 
were off to Kananaskis Country 
for our Grade 5 hike. 

The second term highlight 
was definitely Science Fair. 
Although it was nerve-wrack- 
ing, it was fun. We put a lot of 
work into it and in most cases 
everyone did very well. The 
judges said it was hard to 
decide who would go on to the 
city Fair. In the end, after three 
hours of heavy-duty decision- 
making, they came up with the 
finalists: Brendan Barnett and 
Katelyn Silk from 5B. From 5A 
the finalists were Jeff Anderson 
and Ross Fortune. They proud- 
ly came back to school with 
stomachs full of cotton candy 
and with one gold and one 
bronze award. 



If you think that's a lot, you 
should hear what we did in the 
third term. First we wrote per- 
suasive speeches, which was 
exceptionally hard to do. The 

People who made it to the 
ublic Speaking Contest were 
Natalie Sweett, Michael Reid, 
and Rajen Ruparell from 5B. 
The finalists from 5A were 
Suzanne Goldman, Ben Gib- 
son, and Samir Lalani. The 
contest ended in a tie. The 
winners were Natalie Sweett 
and Suzanne Goldman. 

Phys. Ed. was always a fav- 
ourite for everyone. We loved 
playing the games and learning 
new skills. But the worst parts 
of Phys. Ed. were mnning tar- 
get times for THE TRACK 
MEET and running the Mail 
Box run! 

Another exciting activity we 
took part in this year was fol- 
lowing the Emergo Mount Ever- 
est Expedition. We communi- 
cated with Mr. Keller on a daily 
basis. Most of us even got a 
chance to be in the Herald, in 
the Western Wheel, and/or on 



the news on TV. 

We got to write our first ex- 
ams this year. Most of did bet- 
ter then we thought we would. 
Boy, was it scary! First you feel 
good about yourself, but then 
your teacher tells you about 
them. Then you start to freak 
out. But after exams we went 
on the wicked Horse Trip. The 
horses were gentle and friendly. 
Patrick stayeaback because hes 
allergic to horses and hay. 
KhaEd, Meredith and Faiyaz 
had never ridden horses so it 
was funny to see them ride. We 
thought that Dewey was funny 
with all of his corny jokes. Jan's 
food was great. 

Grade Five has been the best 
year yet! We've said that at the 
end of every year since Grade 
One, so we hope that Grade 
Six is even better. 




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OCK 'N ROLL. Accompanied by Ian 
i_i — Dahlman on percussion, Jonathan Hilder- 
iman entertains the audience at the Air Band 



iContest. 



BEAUTY QUEEN. Ben Gibson reveals his 
"sensitive side", arrive at school in his 
mother's make-up and earrings. 



AIRS FREESTYLE. Gemma Maclean and Stephanie 
Kolanos practise their routine at the ice skating party. 





Grade 5B 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Patrick Read 
Nadim Allidina 
Rajen Ruparell 
Khalid Kurji 
Stephanie Kolanos 
Alan Nielsen 
Faiyaz Sumar 
MIDDLE ROW 
Mrs. Perkins 
Michael Reid 
Mark Beenham 
Gemma Maclean 
Meredith Lorfing 
Matthew Jenkins 
Graham Birt 
FRONT ROW 
Natalie Sweett 
Nicole Wyne 
Brendan Barnett 
Jody Simpson 
Saare Adams 
Katelyn Silk 
Matthew Killi 
MISSING 
Hayley Dinning 



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The Grade Six Experience 




by M = mc[ ] (Matt Vines, 
6A) and Edraw (oops!) An- 
drew Nelson, 6B 

Grade Six was fun . . . 
(What the heck is wrong 
with the authors? Huh? 
Grade Six fun? Yes, it was 
fun. We came back from 
summer vacation eager to 
learn. (He he ho ho, ya 
right!) 

We started our year with 
a leisurely trip to City Hall, 
where we met the big 
cheese, the head Kahoona 
of Calgary, Mayor Al Duerr 
(nothing important). 

Then we were off to 
camp, braving the elements 
and fighting wild beasts as 
we trudgea on through the 
wilderness. 

Soon it was Christmas, 
the time of joy, of giving 
and sharing, and of 
HOMEWORK! (Boooooo, 
hisssss!) It was also a great 



time to smack somebody in 
the back of the head with a 
snowball. 

In January it was back to 
school, and the 6A and 6B 
classes got right back to 
work. (Ha ha, we made 
another funny!) 

Then came Science Fair, 
with the addition of en- 
dangered species and 
aliens. Cool! I sure liked 
those dudes from Pluto, 
didn't you? (No, I didn't!) I 
really hated those en- 
dangered species attacking 
the classes. (Very funny, 
Matt!) 

The annual Elementary 
Public Speaking Contest 
was on March 23. Andrew 
totally fluked out and won 
because he bribed the 
judges. (Wrong! I won 
because Matt flunked out!) 
Congratulations to all of the 
participants. 



Then came Easter, the time 
of happiness, fun . . . and 
candy! 

Spring Break was great, 
although Mrs. Sveen and 
Mrs. Duncan-Moore 
somehow found a way to 
give us homework. (We 
were crazy to finish it.) 

The Grade Six Concert 
Band performed extremely 
well at the High River Band 
Festival (like anybody 
thought we wouldn't). The 
rest of the sixes continued 
in Drama, Art, and Music. 

Before we knew it, the 
end of the year had arriv- 
ed. We had grown up and 
become real men ana 
women, ready for the 
dangers of Grade Seven 
(and stuff like that). 

I guess we had a fun 
year, doing sports, special 
events, camping, and, best 
of all, HOMEWORK! 



Grade 6A 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Claire Robinson 
Sean Kluzak 
Laura McKinnon 
Janet Shaikh 
Kendalle Ropchan 
Nicole Burns 
THIRD ROW 
Nellie Dhanji 
Veronica Tang 
Liam Dinning 
Karl Ulrich 
Heather Greene 
SECOND ROW 
Mrs. Sveen 
Jared Wallace 
Erin McFarlane 
Jaime-Brett Sine 
Nam Phan 
Kesia Werth 
FRONT ROW 
Sarah Paterson 
Nelson Leong 
Michael Mannix 
Jennifer Mandick 
Matthew Vines 




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SMILING SKATERS, (far left 
and left) Grade Sixes 
flood the ice rink for the Christmas 
Celebration, December 17, 1993. 

STAR GAZERS, (bottom left) Tom 
Hewitt teams up with Grade 
One's Laura Sweett in the 
Astronomy Unit. 

CURTAIN CALL, (below) A Grade 
Six drama troupe poses for a 
publicity shot following a perfor- 
mance for the Grade Ones. 





Grade 6B 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Allison Cully 
Paige Cairns 
Tom Hewitt 
Andrew Nelson 
Daren Sello 
Sydney Schwartz 
Laura Sidorsky 

MIDDLE ROW 

Mrs. Duncan-Moore 
Sean Crutcher 
Ruben Sekhon 
Danny McDermid 
Aoife Donnelly 
Michael Ma 
Travis Teare 
Himabindu Suresh 

FRONT ROW 

Allison Diskin 
Jignesh Patel 
Samantha Johnson 
Erica Faltous 
Kristin James 
Nii Ayi Ayi 
Almira Ramji 



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POSSE, (top left) Grade Fives gather for 
a group photo during the Horse 
Pack Trip, June, 1993. 

TWEET TREATS, (top right) Science Funday 
keeps the birds fat. 

LEAKY BOOTS, (middle left) Fizz Sumar 
drains his "Wellies" at Horse Camp. 

SILVER STREAKS, (middle right) Primary 
Science Fun Day provided many marvellous 
sights. 

SUN AND SNOW, (right) The elementary 
students all agree that skiing at Wintergreen 
during Ski Week is the life to lead. 



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The Tweedsmuir Twisters Skipping Team usually 
meets twice a week to practise new tricks and 
routines. We travel to a variety of places, usually 
schools in Calgary and surrounding areas to do 
skipping demonstrations, or workshops to teach 
other children and teachers the "how-to"s of 
skipping. 

Some of our funding comes from the Alberta 
Heart and Stroke Foundation. We also do some of 
our own fund raising (with donut sales, etc.). 

Early in the school year a number of Skipping 
Club members traveled to Lethbridge for the 
weekend to participate in a learning workshop. 

Our main objectives are to have fun, to learn 
new skills, to represent S.T.S. in other school com- 
munities, to share our skills, and to becomes fit. 



Back row: (I to r) Ashleigh Vellet, Sarah Rae, Jody Simpson, 
Stephanie Kolanos, Susan Nelson, Erin Brennan, Jaime Mandick 

Middle row: Mrs. Bumanis, Natalie Halliwell, Gemma Maclean, 
Hayley Dinning, Shalini Ruparell, Suzanne Goldman, Amy 

McDermid, Alison Planche 

Back row: Danielle Dudelzak, Miranda Cobb, Katelyn Silk, 
Nicole Wyne, Natalie Sweett, Andrea Wettstein, Kimberley 

Milne, Zain Lakhani 

Missing: Elaine Poon, Lucy Ma 




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N A TANGLE, (top right) This talented twister, Danielle 
Dudlezak, twiddles her thumbs in the tangles. 



CROWD PLEASER. (above) Katelyn Silk's twirling appears to im- 
press Michael Woodward. 

TRIO OF TWISTERS, (right) Shalini Ruparell turns, Nicole Wyne 
jumps, and Kahlia Adams observes the action. 

GRIMACE, (far right) Amy McDermid twists with intensity. 




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CLEVER CONTRAPTIONS, (top) 
Katelyn Silk, Gemma Maclean, 
Stephanie Kolanos, Natalie Sweett and 
Jennifer Mandick figured out "eggsact- 
ly" how to protect an egg in a fall. 

YUCK! (centre) Blue "goo" was the topic 
of interest for Michael Woodward, Zain 
Lakhani and Lucy Ma this night. 

TEAMWORK, (bottom) Bindu Suresh 
and Michael Ma show how collaboration 
and cooperation are always occuring in 
the Science Club. 



by Hussein Allibhai, Zain Lakhani 
and Samir Lalani 

The Science Club of 1993-94 was a 
great success. Run mainly by Mrs. 
Duncan-Moore, this fun after-school 
Club included the chemistry counter, 
experiments, observations, demonstra- 
tions and sharing time. When Science 
Fair rolled around, Science Club also 
provided help for that. 

The chemistry counter was lots of 
fun for all. We made formulas of all 
different colours; some would fizz and 
some would bubble. It was always a 
surprise to see what what someone 
came up with next! 

Various experiments included mak- 
ing balloons out of foil and plastic, 
dying paper and working with bat- 
teries, pop cans, eggs and Plasticine. 
The egg experiment was a blast. After 
we sucked a hard-boiled egg into a 
milk bottle with a flame, we had to 
get the egg out. Nelson came up with 
an idea to blow into the bottle. Mrs. 
Duncan-Moore tried that and when 
she took her lips off the bottle... 
"SPLAT!" She sure had egg on her 
face! 

We used our observation skills with 
the magnifying lenses and looked at 
butterflies, rocks, and a stump that 
Mrs. Duncan-Moore brought in, to 
name a few. The laminated butterfly 
chart was from Thailand and had 
some really beautiful insects on it. 
The rock and mineral collection was 
really neat. They were all different 
colours, shapes and smells. 

On behalf of the Club, we would 
like to thank Mrs. MacLean, Mrs. 
Gibson, Mrs. Wyatt, and Mrs. Rop- 
chan, who also helped make this 
year's Science Club a great success! 



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Back row: 

Nellie Dhanji 
Laura Sidorsky 
Kendalle Ropchan 
Laura McKinnon 
Aoife Donnelly 

Middle row: 

Erica Faltous 
Andrew Nelson 
Nelson Leong 
Jaime-Brett Sine 

Front Row: 

Almira Ramji 
Allison Diskin 
Kesia Werth 



Back row: 

Claire Robinson 
Janet Shaikh 
Sydney Schwartz 
Paige Cairns 
Ruben Sekhon 

Middle row: 

Nii Ayi Ayi 
Sean Crutcher 
Michael Ma 
Matthew Vines 

Front Row: 

Samantha Johnson 
Kristin James 
Heather Greene 
Sarah Paterson 




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Back row: 

Michael Mannix 
Daren Sello 
Tom Hewitt 
Danny McDermid 
Karl Ulrich 

Middle row: 

Veronica Tang 
Travis Teare 
Jared Wallace 
Nam Phan 
Erin McFarlane 

Front Row: 

Nicole Burns 
Jennifer Mandick 
Bindu Suresh 



Back row: 

Liam Dinning 
Nadim Allidina 
Allison Cully 
Sean Kluzak 
Hussein Allibhai 

Front Row: 

Mrs. Filippetto 
Jignesh Patel 
Suzanne Goldman 
Graham Birt 
Zain Lakhani 



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of hundreds of photos in which Ms 
Bustillo has her eyes closed! 

Above: Team member Al-Karim Khimji 



BACK ROW: (left to right) 

Kyla LaHaye, Mercedes Stephenson, Sarah McAteer, Alice Buckee, Nadia Tejpar 

FRONT ROW: 

Ms Bustillo, Radhika Ruparell, Kelly Johnson, Rebeccca Otto, Radha Ruparell 

Missing: 

Sonja Bloomer, Jill Green, Al-Karim Khimji 



by Radha Ruparell 

This year we had a great debating 
season. Many new people joined the 
team, giving us more junior teams 
than ever. Led by our coach, Ms 
Bustillo, the team participated in 
many debates. Mr. Taylor also helped 
the team with some advice before 
debates. 

We met Tuesdays after school to 
discuss information we had found and 



to practise for our debates. A lot of 
work was done out of school, re- 
searching in libraries and working on 
our speeches. 

Throughout the year there were 
many debates, including the 
Stampede Debate in the fall, the An- 
nie Gale Junior Debate in January, 
and the Regionals and Provincials 
which were both in March. All the 
teams were successful in these 
debates and everyone had fun. 



There were many great individual ac- 
complishments. Radha and Radhika 
Ruparell, a more experienced junior 
team, placed 2nd in the Stampede 
Debate, 3rd at Regionals, and advanced 
to Provincials where they placed 5th. 
The newer teams also did well, win- 
ning several debates during the season. 

Overall, it was an interesting and ex- 
citing season. 



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After last year when the Mandatum slowly became obsolete, I 
decided to create a new paper for Strathcona. The name REVISTA 
came from the Spanish word for magazine. Once the September 
issue was completed, I presented it to the English department, who 
all seemed to enjoy it. Soon after that, REVISTA had over 200 
subscribers in the Senior and Junior High, and students became 
more involved with it. By November, Heather Cocks became the 
assistant editor, helping me type up and create layouts on our 
"Macs" with the students' articles. In December, Andrew Lester 
expressed his interest in the cover and thought it needed some 
change. Using his artistic talent, he designed the covers from 
December to June. Good Lovin\ Hot Thoughts, Entertainment, 
and Sports brought in students' ideas, their creativeness and 
opinions on school issues. With the ten issues that we created 
this 1993 - 94 year, I hope that everyone involved with the paper 
enjoyed writing the articles. I thank you for all your creative 
writing. I would also like to thank Mr. Schmit for proofing 
REVISTA every month, Ms. Andrew for teaching all of us how to 
use the photocopier to get the paper produced each month and to 
the entire student body who supported and contributed to 
REVISTA. I hope that we will be able to continue for the next 
school year. 

- Leigh Blakely 





Senior Editor: 

LEIGH BLAKELY 
Assistant Editor 
HEATHER COCKS 
Cover Artist: 

ANDREW LESTER 

Sports: 
KATY GALLAGHER 
CLAIRE GRAHAM 

Hot Thouojrts: 
ANNA GAVRHIDIS 
MARC BROWN 
KAREN KOS 
HAFBALI 
Good Lovin': 
DAVID LASWN 
BEN MERCER 
Entertainment: 
JOELPASH 
Fact File: 
MARK WADDELL 
ROB OUELETTE 
Other Contributors: 

JULIE SCHNEIDER 
LARAHAMNETT 
SARAH SHAIKH 
JAMES GUNTON 
SONYA LOWE 
CATHERINE MCATEER 
JAI JACOB 
MONICA SEKHON 
NICHOLAS LITTLE 
JAMES ABLETT 
ALL GOSSIP WRITERS 



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by Becky Fairless 



The S.T.S. Concert Band and Combo 
have progressed with leaps and bounds 
this year. The Concert Band has introduc- 
ed many new instruments, including a 
string section (which, unfortunately, has 
only one member). Some of the other new 
instruments include a baritone saxophone, 
tuba, bassoon (Aliya is not shorter than 
her bassoon; we measured her, and she is 
taller), and bass clarinet. 

The 35 members of the concert band 
play a variety of different types of music, 
mostly classical transcriptions and original 
compositions for band. The band is com- 
posed of many interesting sections, in- 
cluding brass, woodwinds, and percus- 
sion. The percussion section is made up of 
many fine young drummers, such as Kent, 
who is so hip that his pelvis is over there. 

This year the two groups have par- 
ticipated in many competitions and con- 
certs, including Fall Fest in Red Deer, in 
which the Combo was invited to compete 
in "MusicFest Canada" in the 1994-95 
season. Some of the others are the "Battle 
of the Bands" between Red Deer Lake 
School and STS, an exchange performance 
at Cardinal Newman School, the Alberta 
Band Association Music Festival, and a 
province-wide Music Play-In. 

In order to learn all the music for these 
performances, the band members are forc- 
ed to lug their instruments to school to at- 
tend Concert Band rehearsals every Mon- 
day at lunch and Thursday after school. 
The Combo has to practise only once a 
week, on Wednesdays at lunch. The Com- 
bo is a smaller group of musicians that 
plays Jazz, Rock and Latin style music. 
They also like to wear funny ties. 

We are sad to say that in April, our star 
trumpet player, Rob, decided to leave us 
to visit South Africa. We also noticed that 
the band's volume decreased by a few 
decibels. Perhaps if we got rid of the per- 
cussion section, we wouldn't be able to 
hear anything at all. 

It must be noted that neither of the 
bands would be where they are right now 
if it weren't for our worthy instructor, Mr. 
R. Duane Hendricks. He is a very good 
leader and mentor, and has encourgaged 
us to strive for overall excellence in all 
aspects of musicianship. He also gave us 
money for the pop machine. 

All in all, the instrumental music pro- 
gram at STS has enjoyed a fun and pros- 
perous year. We played interesting songs. 
We had interesting experiences. Face it, 
we're just interesting people. There's not 
much left to say. Oh, yeah. WHERE'S 
THE GECKO? You figure it out. 



Members of the Band 



Laura Belenkie 
Jason Billing 
Murray Birt 
Tom Booth 
Adam Bruce 
Caroline Buckee 
Michael Chu 
Matt Diskin 
Becky Fairless 
Matt Gunton 
Jan Jaffer 
Shaneeda Jaffer 
Erin Kaiser 
Chris Killi 
Heather Kinloch 
Angela Ko 
Katharine Lai 
Alex Lane 



Michael 
Lewkonia 
Peter Lewkonia 
Kent Macrae 
Chris Milne 
Rob Ouellette 
Margaux Porth 
Faisal Premji 
Paula Ramsay 
Ian Rogers 
Radha Ruparell 
Radhika Ruparell 
David Tan 
Jeremy Trickett 
Mark Waddell 
Aliya Walji 
David Watanabe 





m-J UCKER UP. (above) A devoted musician, 
A Adam Bruce tenderly kisses his bass clarinet. 

FIDDLING AROUND, (top right) Mark Waddell 
(the Concert Band's entire string section) plays the 
Processional March on his violin. Guest musician 
Mrs. Filippetto adds her talents on alto saxophone. 

LEADER OF THE BAND, (middle right) Mr. Hen- 
dricks recuperates after a frenzied session of wav- 
ing his wand. 

POLISHED BRASS, (right) Heather Kinloch on the 
French horn and Rob Ouellette on trumpet make 
beautiful music together. 




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Girls' Volleyball 



Back row: (left to right) Bindu Suresh, 
Nicole Burns, Kendalle Ropchan, Janet 
Shaikh, Aoife Donnelly, Laura McKinnon, 
Veronica Tang, Kristin James, Mrs. 
Perkins 

Third row: Mrs. Duncan-Moore, Jaime 
Mandick, Suzanne Goldman, Erin Bren- 
nan, Meredith Lorfing, Stephanie Kolanos, 
Erica Faltous, Jody Simpson, Ruben 
Sekhon, Almira Ramji, Mrs. Owens 

Second row: Mrs. Filippetto, Katelyn Silk, 
Miranda Cobb, Nicole Wyne, Natalie 
Sweett, Hayley Dinning, Lucia Ma, 
Natalie Halliwell, Zain Lakhani 

Front row: Gemma Maclean, Jennifer 
Mandick, Nellie Dhanji, Sarah Paterson, 
Allison Diskin 

Boys' Volleyball 

Back row: Mrs. Perkins, Nadim Allidina, 
Matt Jenkins, Khalid Khurji, Alan Nielsen, 
Rajen Ruparell, Mrs. Owens 

Front row: Mrs. Filippetto, Saare Adams, 
Matt Killi, Graham Birt, Patrick Read, 
Michael Reid, Mrs. Duncan-Moore 




by Alice Buckee 



Every Tuesday from April 12 to May 
31, a group of ten Strathconians from 
Grades 2-7 and their "leader" Mr. 
Lund (in his tight blue jeans) set off 
on an intrepid adventure. 

The riding classes were held at the 
Cameron Coulee Ranch from 4:00 to 
5:30 p.m. A bus, driven by Mr. Lund, 
left the school at 3:40. 

We had, in total, eight classes. They 
were a lot of fun. Everyone who join- 
ed loved all the horses, dogs, and the 
teachers, too: Mrs. Thompson and 
Rachel. The group's favourite horse 
was Beau, the gentle Appaloosa. 

Everyone in the group always look- 
ed forward to the next class. Our 
favourite class was bareback riding. 
We played a lot of games on 
bareback, such as musical chairs, 



barrel races and keyhole races. 
Mercedes Stephenson and Alice 
Buckee won the barrel race on Baron, 
leaving Mr. Lund to eat the dust. Un- 
fortunately, the same team was beaten 
by one second by Mr. Lund and Mrs. 
Thompson in the keyhole race. 

During the riding classes we learned 
bareback riding, Western and English 
saddle, and jumping. On the last day 
of this year's Riding Club there was a 
gymkhana. 

All the teachers were really kind 
and everyone became really fond of 
the horses and the dogs, especially 
Winston, the big friendly retriever. 
There was a really friendly at- 
mosphere at the stables, and all of us 
learnt how to ride whilst having great 
fun. 



ERRIFIC TEACHER. Mrs. Thompson, on Te- 
quila, shows how it's done. 





Fall 1993 Riders 

Karin Hay 
David Heysel 
Katie Hilderman 
Amol Mehra 
Elaine Poon 
Shalini Ruparell 
Sohini Ruparell 
Sylvia Szadovszki 
Stephanie Wong 



Spring 1994 Riders 

Alice Buckee 
Edward Butler 
David Heysel 
Jennifer Mandick 
Claire Robinson 
Shalini Ruparell 
Sohini Ruparell 
Tara Speirs 
Mercedes Stephenson 
Sylvia Szadovszki 



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HOA! David Heysel pulls in the reins. 



UCKEE BRONCO. Alice Buckee steers her steed 
around the corral. 

OWPOKE. Cowboy wanna-be Mr. Lund sports 
his Stetson. 



by Sheena Lambert 

As another school year ends, so 
does this year's Climbing Club. Many 
people don't consider climbing a sport 
until they climb a wall. They then 
find that climbing offers an addictive 
high that calls them back to the walls 
or the mountains again and again. 

Initiates "learn the ropes" of climb- 
ing and, more importantly, the joy of 
accomplishment when they succeed in 
climbing difficult routes. 

The Climbing Club met after school 
every Monday and Tuesday. Mr. 
Preston and Mr. Zederayko supervis- 
ed us, showed us different moves, 
and encouraged us to try some of our 
own. They gave the climbers much 
support and praised their efforts even 
if they fell. 

A trip to Smith Rocks, Oregon, was 
organised earlier this year and 
everyone involved had a great time. 
The students and teachers climbed 
every day and truly experienced the 
great outdoors. Many climbers say 
that this was the best trip they had 
ever been on. 




HANGING AROUND. After a successful 
climb, Claire Sakowski enjoys the ride 
back down to solid ground. 

WATCHFUL EYE. Mr. Preston keeps an eye 
on things while Richard Maclean belays 
for a climber. 

THRILL SEEKERS. Some of the club members 
gather on a Monday afternoon, determined 
to defy the laws of gravity. 



Our school also had the honour of 
hosting two climbing competitions, in- 
cluding the Canadian Youth Nationals 
on September 17-19. The competition 
ran smoothly and four of our students 
- Micaela Wallace, Shawn Paterson, 
David Beddis, and Rob Wallat - plac- 
ed in the top five in their categories. 
Many students showed their support 
by coming out to watch the 
competition. 

Jamie Orsten, STS alumnus and 
spiderman's envy, helped out 
whenever he could get time off from 
selling malts at the Saddledome. He 
always had amusing stories to tell 
about getting stranded on mountains 
while lead-climbing in his latest climb- 
ing expeditions. 

As we become more involved in 
climbing, we will continue to improve 
and enjoy one of the world's greatest 
gift: the mountains. 



Climbing Club Members 



James Ablett 
Michael Anderson 
Jeffrey Barwise 
David Beddis 
Mike Behm 
Alan Benson 
Jason Billing 
Dan Biollo 
Sonja Bloomer 
Laura Brady 
Adam Bruce 
Lome Burlington 

Chris Charrett 
Jeremy Coleman 
Sean Crutcher 
Allison Cully 
Fayaz Dhanji 
Nellie Dhanji 
Dennis Diaconescu 

Liam Dinning 
Jennifer Drummond 
Barb Engstrom 
Shauna Flavelle 

Jesse Gore 
Claire Graham 

Jill Green 
Tara Habijanac 
Lara Hamnett 
Jason Hawes 
Shaneeda Jaffer 
Kazia James 
David Klein 
Sean Kluzak 
Karen Kos 
Sheena Lambert 
Brent Lennox 

Nick Little 
Blake Lowden 
Jonathan Mackonka 



Kent Macrae 
James Maclean 
Richard Maclean 
Jennifer Mandick 
Jonathan Mandick 
Adam Mawer 
Sarah McAteer 
Dan McDermid 
Kristin McMurtrie 
Clinton Mezzarobba 
Allison Milne 
Chris Moore 
Pamela Murray 
Rahim Nazerali 

Jeff Neuss 
Sarah Paterson 
Shawn Paterson 

Erin Patrick 
Margaux Porth 
Ryan Pinder 
Al Renner 
Andrea Ryer 
Suraj Raythatha 
Claire Sakowski 
Stephen Shaw 
David Slater 
Misha Solomon 
Ben Soutar 
Tara Speirs 
Mercedes Stephenson 
Megan Thomson 
Matthew Vines 

Aliya Walji 
Jared Wallace 
Micaela Wallace 

Rob Wallat 
Phillip Westley 
Jonathan Woodward 
David Young 



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PRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH? Paula Ramsay, Dan Pysh. Sra. Bustillo and 
Marilyn Burgess pose for a final photo in Mainz, Germany, before 
heading back home. 



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EAD IN THE CLOUDS. Dan Pysh towers above the city of Toledo on the sec- 
ond day of the trip to Spain. 



UN-DRENCHED SENORITAS. Between bargaining with merchants and riding 
camels, Cate Snowdon, Paula Ramsay, Amy Pearn and Marilyn Burgess stop to 
enjoy the sunshine in Tangiers on Day Six of the trip. 




Day One: 

The six of us arrived in Madrid. After 
dropping off our luggage at the Hotel Tryp 
Rex, we rushed off for a walking tour of 
Madrid ... at night! 

Day Two: 

We visited Madrid's elaborate Palacio 
Real, or Royal Palace. Next, we went to the 
Prado, an art museum, by taxi. The Prado 
contains many famous paintings. Then we 
all boarded a bus for Toledo, the ancient 
Spanish capital. Last, we visited a local 
damascene factory, an art that originated in 
Toledo. We returned to Madrid for dinner 
and ice cream at the Hard Rock Cafe. 

Day Three: 

While the rest of the group took off on 
an optional excursion, our small group of 
six toured Madrid. First, a quick stop at the 
bank and a phone call home, then on to 
the wax museum, which was very realisitc. 
Sra. Bustillo took us to lunch with a friend. 



We had a very nice waiter who made us 
use our Spanish. When the rest of the 
"mob"returned, we made a mass migration 
to the train station. We boarded the "sar- 
dine tin"night train bound for Seville. 

Day Four: 

We arrived in Seville, a city that has in- 
spired many operas like Carmen, Don 
Gioi>anni, and The Barber of Seville. We 
visited the Alcazar, a Moorish palace built 
in the 14th century. We also visited Seville's 
cathedral, which houses Columbus's grave. 
Columbus landed in Seville on his return, 
and the expeditions of Magellan and Amer- 
igo Vespucci left from Seville. Some of us 
chose to attend the Ramenco dance perfor- 
mance. This unique dance left our ears 
pounding! 

Day Five: 

We traveled from Seville to Granada, 
located in the foothills of the Sierra 
Nevada. We visited the Alhambra, the 



country's last major Moorish stronghold. 
Then we visited the beautiful gardens of 
the Generalife,. a 14th century summer 
palace. From Granada we traveled to Costa 
del Sol. 

Day Six: 

We took a ferry to Morocco and spent the 
day in Tangiers, where we bargained, ate a 
traditional meal, rode camels and saw a 
BELLY-dancer. Those who were bold of 
heart could be draped with a snake 
("Cheap, cheap, very cheap!). We also 
visited the Sultan's Palace and the Casbah. 
Both are in the center of the Medina (old 
town). 

Day Seven: 

We had this morning free on a GOR- 
GEOUS beach in Costa del Sol. We left for 
Frankfurt early that afternoon, and some of 
us didn't quite have time to get an even tan. 
We said our good-byes to new friends and 
we were off. 



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BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Mme. Goldsworthy 
Laura Brady 
Jane Pattillo 
Bowen Fric 
David Tan 
Daniel Reid 
Jocelyn L'Heureux 
THIRD ROW 
Bailey Soutar 
Maxwell Dodd 
Megan Thomson 
Leanne Wierzba 
Phillip Westley 
Krys Kolanos 
SECOND ROW 
Jason Chan 
Brittany Jamieson 
Claire Basinger 
Jill Green 
Stephen Shaw 
FRONT ROW 
Nii Okai Ayi 
Faisal Premji 
Chris Moore 
Pamela Murray 
Tara Speirs 



The Grade Seven Experience 



PART I by Sarah McAteer 

September was a mad rush. The 
Terry Fox Run sent us off on a 10 
km run, we got lost in hallways, 
and we met strange teachers who 
seemed obsessed with giving us 
so much homework that our 
shoulders sagged from the weight 
of our schoolbags. We also had 
Grade 7 Science Week - five whole 
days of fun. We played the Animal 
Game, rock climbed, studied pond 
life, and, best of all, slept over one 
night beside the observatory and 
looked through the telescope 
there! 

Before we knew it, it was Oc- 
tober, with Thanksgiving and 
Hallowe'en coming up. There were 
costumes galore from women to 
witches, bums to Medieval queens. 
The Hallowe'en dance was cancell- 
ed but we had fun anyway. It's a 
wonder Mr. Z was able to stand 
us; we had a three-week-long 
sugar high! 

On to November. The band con- 
cert on the 10th was really good. 
The 11th - Remembrance Day - 
was the most solemn day of the 
school year. Finally we got report 
cards at the end of November; to 
our relief, no one failed. I don't 
think any of us expected to fail. 



December crawled by as we all 
caught X-mas fever. Somehow we 
managed to survive the 17 days of 
December before. . . . HOLIDAYS! 
Thank goodness; we needed a rest 
after allthe changes we had been 
through . 

Which brings us to January, the 
beginning of 1994 and a new year. 
Many of us started off by making 
absolute idiots of ourselves as we 
tried to learn how to cross country 
ski. We did pretty well, all things 
considered. 

PART II by Dan Hursh 

Christmas came and went and 
we were back to school. We quick- 
ly got re-aquainted with our 
friends ana teachers and hit the 
slopes. First we had a warm up 
with the introductory ski weekend, 
and then it was time for the 
Grade Seven Ski Week. It was a 
time for us to meet some new 
people and to really strengthen 
some existing relationships. The 
first few days gave us a chance to 
adjust to the fresh mountain air. 
Everyone seemed to be enjoyingg 
themselves until we found out 
about Lake O'Hara and Heartbreak 
Hill, 12 km almost all uphill. It 
took guts and determination, but a 



great sigh of relief was heard 
throughout the mountains as we 
finally reached the top. The way 
down was much more enjoyable. 

It was smooth sailing from then 
on, until MIDTERMS! Nervousness 
was in the air and Dominic Hodel 
almost had a heart attack. It was 
tough, especially the Science exam 
(127 questions). 

Next was Speech Day. Getting 
used to the new format was the 
hard part, but once we knew what 
we were doing it was fun (or at 
least a good waste of English class- 
es). Second term ended, thank 
God, and it was time for Spring 
break. Many students went on 
vacation while others stayed in 
Calgary for the much-needed two- 
week vacation. 

The "highlight" of third term 
was the much-loved final ex- 
ams... right, Dominic? 



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Grade 7B 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Kathleen Gorman 
Rebecca Otto 
Jeremy Coleman 
Margaux Porth 
Ian Rogers 
THIRD ROW 
Julie Denhamer 
Jonathan MacKonka 
Janine Copeland 
Clay Shanahan 
Joanna Haines 
SECOND ROW 
Jonathan Woodward 
Lindsay Whitehead 
Mercedes Stephenson 
Adam Bruce, Ryan 
Pinder, Chris Charrett 
FRONT ROW 
Farhan Thobani 
Lome Burlington 
Sonja Bloomer 
Jennifer Drummond 
Mira Blumes 
Mr. Zederayko 
MISSING 
Richard Maclean 
Shahine Houssein 



Grade 7C 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Al-Karim Khimji 
Kelly Johnson 
Adam Wood 
Leah Remington 
Carolyn Ash 
Anna Williams 
THIRD ROW 
Dennis Diaconescu 
David Young 
Shaminder Bhullar 
Jeffrey Love 
Dan Hursh 
Sarah McAteer 
SECOND ROW 
Kyle Sundstrom 
Brent Lennox 
Claire Sakowski 
Blake Lowden 
Kyla LaHaye 
Mrs. Stewart 
FRONT ROW 
Rob Wallat 
Daniel Biollo 
Alice Buckee 
Paul McMahon 
Nadia Tejpar 
Dominic Hodel 



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BRRRR! (above) Krys Kolanos, Adam Wood and Dan I CE CASTLE, (top right) A group of gTade 
Biollo cuddle up to keep warm. JL sevens invades the ice castle at Lake 

Louise. 



RUN LIKE THE WIND, (above) Pamela Mur- 
ray breezes along in the cross-country run. 

WHERE ARE WE? (right) Sonja Bloomer and 
Kyla LaHaye take the scenic route. 



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US BUDDIES, (below) Claire Sakowski and Laura Brady seem 
eager to be going to school again. 



JINGLE BELLS, (below) Alice 
Buckee and Paul McMahon are 
ready to trade in their skis for a sleigh. 





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IG SMILE, (top centre) Anna Williams 
says "hello". 



I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET UP! 

(above left) Dan Hursh waits for help to arrive. 

WE THREE SKI. (left) Krys Kolanos, Dan 
Biollo and Dominic Hodel take a break and 
enjoy the sunshine. 



WO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 
ONE. (above) Nadia Tejpar and 
Carolyn Ash put their heads together. 



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Grade 8A 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Douglas Ricketts 
Mia Valerianos 
Kevin Libin 
Allison Milne 
Andrew Russell 
Erin Patrick 
THIRD ROW 
James Beddis 
Ashley Reaburn 
Farrah Shaikh 
Yasmin Shayesteh 
Mauri Bell 
Jonathan Mandick 
SECOND ROW 
Mr. Bauman 
Michael Anderson 
Andrea Ryer 
Suraj Raythatha 
Shaneeda Jaffer 
Dylan Hunter 
FRONT ROW 
Rahim Nazerali 
Jillian Wyne 
Victoria Lamond 
Adeel Tahir 
Aaron Goldman 



The Grade Eight Experience 



by Shauna Flavelle and Kristin 
McMurtrie 

In 1994, the Grade Eight class 
took the floor. On the whole we 
had a great year with lots of fun 
and some great laughs, but there 
were also times when we felt frus- 
trated and bored (like in Mr. Blais's 
social classes!). Here are some 
highlights of our year. 

We arrived back at school not at 
all excited but ready to tackle the 
long year ahead. We were given 
textbooks, classes, and rules on 
classroom etiquette that by now 
we have all forgotten. 

School work was piled on and 
teachers were never merciful. 
Foundations - a new experience - 
was "interesting", we'd all agTee. 
Who can forget Mr. Taylor's 
famous saying, "AGAMEMNON!"? 
Our eyes were also opened to 
some new teaching styles: Mr. 
Nelson's "famous" story-telling 
skills, Mr. Lund's sesquipedalian 
vocabulary, Mile. Lemieux's hard- 
working classes, and Mr. Johnson's 
"Mickey Mouse"(Translation: easy!) 
labs. We were also "haunted" by 



past teachers: Mme. Goldsworthy, 
Mr. Prost, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Col- 
borne, Mr. Lorfing, Mr. Cojocar, 
and Mrs. Rodney. We enjoyed Mr. 
Bauman's smiling face and Mr. 
Blais's "funny"jokes (e.g., "Yes the 
test is long; it's 8-1/2 by 11 - ha, 
ha!"). 

It wasn't all work, of course; 
there was lots of play! Many 
students went on outdoor ed trips 
like Waterton, the Jr. High Ski 
Trip, and the cycling trip. We were 
forced to go on the canoe trip, but 
it was a splash! We saw many 
frightening creatures, like wild 
cows and ferocious deer. 

Phys. Ed. was a different story. 
We had target times and running 
and running and even more runn- 
ing. Some of our fine athletes pro- 
ved their abilities in X-Country 
competitions and at Track & Field 
meets. Many of us participated on 
school teams in basketball, 
volleyball and track and field. In- 
tramurals were a blast! 

Three times during the year, 
tears were shed and faces turned 
sour. This was when report cards 
went home. Oh, these were the 



favourite days of most of us! There 
was some happiness too, as many 
of us met our personal goals. 

Our turn-out at school dances 
was very limited. Is it that we just 
can't dance, or are we too shy? 
Come on, grade eight - get a move 
on for next year. 

Our tattler was busy this year. 
Gossip, gossip, gossip! Students 
and teachers alike loved to hear 
about our new couples. The 
Revista was quite riveting. 

Speech Day was a chance to let 
our talents shine. We felt tense 
pressure to perform flawlessly in 
parts ranging from Aladdin to The 
Secret Garden. Some people reveal- 
ed their other sides. 

The year went by really fast. 
Everyone made some great friend- 
ships that will last a lifetime. We 
all had our own special moments 
in the history of grade eight. I 
think we're ready for a well- 
deserved holiday - don't you? 

All of these memories were 
made possible by the efforts of the 
grade eight classes, by the 
teachers, and by the number 8! 



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Grade 8B 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
David Klein 
David Slater 
Mrs. Rodney 
THIRD ROW 
Ben Hudy 
Micaela Wallace 
Anna Ewan 
Allison Behm 
Michael Chu 
Rick Ramsay 
SECOND ROW 
Misha Soloman 
Tad Nagao 
Nancy Johnson 
Laura Hyndman 
Jeffrey Barwise 
FRONT ROW 
Tristan Davis 
Shawn Paterson 
Nicole Liao 
Lindsay Wheeler 
Nico Koning 
Matthew Diskin 
MISSING 
Aliya Walji 



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Grade 8C 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Shauna Flavelle 
Murray Birt 
Ted Rigaux 
Andrea Ulrich 
Mr. Lund 
THIRD ROW 
Sean Foss 
Kristin McMurtrie 
Chris Killi 
Fay Vintcent 
Claire Smith 
Becky Fairless 
SECOND ROW 
Kevin Beddis 
Allison Long 
Adam Mawer 
Umang Dattani 
Soraya Roberts 
Clinton Mezzarobba 
FRONT ROW 
Jason Billing 
Natalie Prystajecky 
Matthew Gunton 
Tiffany Hoffman 
Courtenay Mitchell 
Louis Pearlman 



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pears worn out and weary following the Terry 
Fox Run. 

ROAD RUNNERS, (above) Andrew Russell and Jeff 
Barwise keep one another company during their quest 
for the finish line. 

FOLLOW THE LEADER, (top right) Ashley Reaburn 
leads the way as the grade eights train for tneir cross- 
country trek. 

SLOW POKES, (middle right) Yasmin Shayesteh, Tif- 
fany Hoffman and Courtenay Mitchell take it easy dur- 
ing the cross-country run. 

CAMERA-SHY. (bottom right) Andrea Ulrich uses 
Shauna Flavelle to hide from photographer Jonathan 
Mandick. 



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The Grade Nine Experience 



by Jeremy Trickett and Jessica 
Fung 

Grade nine turned out to be 
a mixed blessing. We thought 
our last year in junior high 
would be breeze, but when we 
realized we had to take Latin, 
all hope was gone. Actually, 
Latin turned out to be ... in- 
teresting. Same goes for the 
whole year. 

At the beginning of the year, 
everyone went on a three-day 
hiking trip. During this time, 
we learned a lot about our 
friends and what they say in 
their sleep. We learned about 
surviving the outdoors, even 
when your tent blows away. We 
came from not knowing much 
about hiking and camping to 
understanding what it is like to 
sleep on a bush. 

Although we had time to "re- 
lax" in the outdoors, a heavy 
workload was waiting for us 
when we got back. We adjusted 



from grade eight to grade nine 
in a hurry with the help of our 
Social Studies teacher, Mr. 
Wilson. Mr. Wilson was one of 
the new teachers we got to 
know during our year. Among 
the others were Mrs. Owens 
(Latin), Mr. Thompson (Math), 
Mr. Walls (HPLS), and our live- 
ly student teacher, Mrs. 
McGhee. Mrs. McGhee took 
over Mr. Lund's English classes 
for six weeks. She was a 
refreshing change from our 
usual school day, and we wish 
her all the best in her teaching 
career. 

Of course, grade nine turned 
out to be another year of study- 
ing. Since we were getting 
more homework, we studiously 
devoted an increased amount of 
time and effort to our studies. 
(As if!) 

Even though we got more 
homework, we still found time 
to participate in our favourite 
extra-curricular activities. These 



included cross-country running, 
volleyball, basketball, field 
hockey, rugby, track and field, 
climbing, debating, and band. 

Overall, we had a pretty 
good year, with lots of study- 
ing, socializing, and, most im- 
portantly, having fun. This year 
proved to be a special year, as 
many of our close friends and 
classmates will be leaving 
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir for high 
school. With the relationships 
we developed during this year, 
we hope to remain close. While 
many are leaving, this means 
others will join us for our first 
year of high school. Hopefully 
we will be able to develop new 
friendships and make our high 
school years as worthwhile as 
our junior high years were. 



Grade 9A 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Patrick Gorman 
Michael Forseth 
Jeremy Ash 
Cory Sine 
Geoffrey Holmlund 
THIRD ROW 
Nicole Ward 
Mackenzie Lee 
Christine Sakowski 
Nick Leswick 
Catherine Ablett 
James Maclean 
SECOND ROW 
Jacqueline Burns 
Andrea Sam 
David Watanabe 
Clifford Roberts 
Denise Wong 
Radha Ruparell 
FRONT ROW 
Mr. Schmit 
Cade Cairns 
Hillary McLeod 
Laura Moriarty 
Sonar Shah 
Fiona Lowes 




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Grade 9B 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Michael Behm 
Brenden Hursh 
Jason Wierzba 
Anand Dattani 
Aimee Jo Giesbrecht 
THIRD ROW 
Sheena Lambert 
Jennifer Dingwall 
Rachel Bond 
Alan Benson 
Mark Hawkins 
Thomas Booth 
SECOND ROW 
Jessica Fung 
Serena Mohamed 
Jeremy Trickett 
Stephen Okazawa 
Nageeb Sumar 
Christina Towle 
FRONT ROW 
Whitney Finch 
Greg Mitchell 
Radhika Ruparell 
Jania Teare 
Sandra Le 
Mr. Johnson 



Grade 9C 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Whitney Lowden 
Stephen Waddell 
Nicholas Little 
Laura Belenkie 
Colin Garratt 
THIRD ROW 
Jay Sorensen 
Michael Lewkonia 
Rob McGregor 
Jan Jaffer 
Courtney Levins 
Hussein Nanji 
SECOND ROW 
Sara Little 
Cheryl Harrison 
Vanessa Smith 
Sara Hewitt 
Deborah Parker 
FRONT ROW 
Miss Samson 
Jamil Ali 
Zoe Cobb 
Kathleen Kolanos 
Christoph Hodel, Katie 
Raymont, Erin Kaiser 
MISSING 
Kent Macrae 



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RESCUE 9-1-1. (right) A solemn 
group of grade nine students 
watches a graphic demonstration in the 
Emergency Room at the General 
Hospital. 



OPEN THE TUNNEL - HERE 
COMES THE CHOO-CHOO. 

(below) Radhika Ruparell coaxes Jeremy 
Trickett to eat another spoonful of Jello. 

FEEDING FRENZY, (bottom left) Despite 
her quadriplegia, Cheryl Harrison at- 
tempts to feed brain-injured Jania Teare. 

LIFE IS SHORT. PUMP HARD, (bottom 
right) Whitney Finch gets a chance to play 
paramedic. 




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(left) Vanessa Smith and Courtney Levins seem 
to be enjoying the festivities. 



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ONA LISA, (bottom left) What is Jania Teare 
smiling about? 

1 TWISTIN' AND TURNIN'. (bottom centre) Jeremy 
1 Trickett and Christina Towle dance the night away. 

I SUNFLOWERS AND VELVET, (below) Sarah Towler 
and Jenifer Dingwall light up the room with their 
smiles. 

TEA TIME, (bottom right) Sheena Lambert drinks a 
toast to the grade nine grads of '94. 




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RRRR. (right) Kent Macrae clenches his teeth and 
weathers the elements. 



ME TARZAN, YOU JANE, (far right) Jania Teare and 
Nicholas Little are at the ends of their ropes. 

I'D RATHER BE... ANY WHERE! (below) Erin Kaiser 
forces a smile. 




NICE HAIR, BUT THOSE FLAKES.... (above) 
Nicholas Little forgot to pack his Head & 
Shoulders on the ski trip. 

CENTRE OF ATTENTION, (above right) Deborah 
Parker, Radhika Ruparell and Jeremy Trickett dote on 
Grade One's Jeffrey Trickett. 

SPELLBOUND, (right) Hillary Macleod, Jackie Burns 
and Nicole Ward enjoy another enthralling assembly. 




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Zoe Cobb 


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JUNIOR "A" BOYS 


Nick Leswick 


Tom Booth 


Mark Hawkins 




JUNIOR "A" GIRLS 


Ashley Reaburn 


Rachel Bond 


JUNIOR "B" BOYS 


Chris Killi 


Krys Kolanos 


TUNIOR "B" GIRLS 


Shauna Flavelle 


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JUNIOR "C" BOYS 


Krys Kolanos 


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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THIS YEAR'S 




SPARTANS! 






GUEST SPEAKER, (fop) Mr. George Enni 
coach of the Special Olympics Alpine SI 
ing Team, spoke about the usefulness 
athletics in building self-confidence ar 
self-esteem. 

Centre: Erin Patrick, the Most Valuable Player (I 
the Junior A Girls Basketball team, receives h| 
trophy from Coach Lorfing. 

Bottom: Mr. Taylor presents Krys Kolanos wil 
M.V.P. honours for the Junior C Boys Basketbjj 
team. 



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ONE HEADS, (top) Laura Brady, Erin Patrick and 
Claire Thompson cool down after a run. 

MjUNNING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND, (mid- 
e left) Jason Hawes slogs through the Sundre 
ush. 

bjASHING THROUGH THE SNOW, (middle right) 
races, Kyle English never gets "cold feet". 



THE SENIOR TEAM (above) Back row: Kyle 
English, Claudio Perez, Jason Hawes, Jesse Gore, 
Xanna Waugh. 

Front row: Claire Thompson, Jeff Horan, Lindsay 
Durvin. 

Missing: Scott Seaman. 



by Mrs. Rodney 

The Junior High Cross-Country 
Running Team is selected by place- 
ment in the STS Cross-Country Meet, 
which was held this year on 
September 22. The first fifteen com- 
petitors in each event were invited to 
represent our School at the Foothills 
Division Meet at Millarville Communi- 
ty School on Friday, October 1. 

The top twelve finishers at the Divi- 
sion level were asked to represent 
both Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School 
and Foothills Division at the South 
Central Zone Competition held in 
Sundre on Wednesday, October 6. On 
this day there was no less than 30 cm 
of snow on the ground throughout 
the event. Our athletes did excep- 
tionally well, all running with the 
front of the pack. Below is our list of 
representatives. An ** is beside those 
who won a medal this season. 



Laura Brady 
Erin Patrick** 
Zoe Cobb 
Jeff Barwise 
Nick Leswick 



Dan Biollo 
Krys Kolanos 
Adam Wood** 
David Slater** 



The Senior High students also have 
opportunity to compete. Beginning 
with the Foothills competition, the 
following students finished in the top 
twelve and progressed to the South 
Central Zone Meet in Sundre on Oc- 
tober 6. 



Jesse Gore 
Jason Hawes 
Jeff Horan 
Claudio Perez 
Kyle English 



Lindsay Durvin 
Claire Thompson 
Xanna Waugh 
Scott Seaman 



If they finished in the top twelve in 
Sundre, runners were asked to go on 
to the Provincial Cross-Country 
Championships in Athabasca, north of 
Edmonton. This was a major road trip 
for our team. We traveled with and 
enjoyed the company of the coach 
and top runners from Foothills Com- 
posite in Okotoks. The Spartan team 
included Kyle English, Lindsay Dur- 
vin, Claire Thompson, Jason Hawes, 
and Jesse Gore. The courses were 
very hilly and included the crossing of 
two beaver dams. Congratulations to 
our runners for a fine effort and 
especially to Lindsay Durvin, pur top 
finisher. 




by Shaneeda Jaffer 

The Junior "B" Girls Volleyball team this 
year was made up of thirteen girls from 
grades seven and eight. Our coach was 
Mme. Goldsworthy. The team practised and 
played hard all year, so we came out at the 
end of the season with a record that certain- 
ly showed that all this hard work paid off. 

Our season started at the very beginning 
of the year and ended, too soon, in 
November. We practised three times a week, 
played at least one game a week, and par- 
ticipated in a tournament in late October. 

We won our first game, and it's always 
nice to win the season opener! The tourna- 
ment went well also: we didn't win, but we 
made a very good attempt. The rest of the 
season was spent playing games against the 
Okotoks Junior High School grade 7 and 8 
teams, the Red Deer Lake school team, Holy 
Trinity and Joe Clark. The sizes of some of 
the girls on the opposing teams and their 
ability to reach so high over the net was 
often intimidating to the not-so-tall girls on 
our team. Still, we learned to use strategies 
and set plays, and we used excellent basic 
skills to our advantage. With not too many 
teams in our league, it was possible to 
remember certain people's serves or certain 
teams' set plays and strategies and to focus 
our game plan around those. 

Mme. Goldsworthy was a great coach with 
excellent skills and extremely helpful advice 
for the team. She was positive, helpful, and 



very supportive of us when we were disap- 
pointed after losing a game. She not only 
taught us skills and techniques, she also 
taught us how to play on a team and use 
each other and ourselves to the best of our 
potential. For many of us, this volleyball 
season was the first time we had played on 
a real team, and it was nice to have a coach 
who didn't expect us to know it all, all the 
time. 

Apart from playing together, it was a 
chance for a lot of us to get to know one 
another better. It was, for a few of the girls, 
their first year at STS, and the chance to 
play on a team helped them to get settled in 
faster and easier. The team members were 
all very supportive of each other and 
everyone got along well most of the time. 
We not only played together, we had a lot 
of fun together, too. 

Next year, the grade 8 girls must play on 
the A team, but many of the grade sevens 
will stay on the B team. Also, with the ar- 
rival of new players, the team will probably 
not get a chance to play together again. I'd 
like to say thank you to all the girls on the 
team, and good luck to next year's Junior B 
Girls Team Volleyball team. I hope they 
have as much fun, success, and time to 
make good memories as this year's team 
did. Thank you, also, Mme. Goldsworthy 
for bringing it all together. 



Junior "B" Girls 




Back row (I to r): Laura Brady, Carolyn Ash, 
Jane Patillo, Shauna Flavelle, Leanne Wierzba, 
Claire Bassinger, Jill Green 

Front row: Pamela Murray, Brittany Jamieson, 
Erin Patrick, Lindsay Whitehead, Shaneeda Jaf- 
fer, Mme. Goldsworthy (coach) 

Missing: Mia Valerianos 



by Jason Billing 

As with the Junior "B" Basketball 
team, the Junior "B"Boys 
Volleyball team had a very suc- 
cessful season this year. Our team 
consisted of sixteen players. At first 
we were going to have a different 
captain for each game, but this idea 
fell through; Jason Billing was cap- 
tain for a game and Chris Killi was 
captain for all the rest. We had a 
wealth of talent on our team: we 
had people who could spike well, 
set high and softly, bump right to 
their targets, and serve well. This 
helped us win the Foothills Divi- 
sion Championships. 

Our coach was Mr. Adams. He 
was the key to making us a suc- 
cessful team. When we first started, 
most of us couldn't even bump 
straight, but Mr. Adams made us 
into lean, mean, volleyball 
machines. He taught us how to set 
high, move our feet, overhand 
serve, and spike properly. All this 
did not come easy, though; we 



practiced about three times a week 
and we had a game once or twice a 
week. 

We were undefeated except for 
one loss against Red Deer Lake. We 
did go to one weekend tournament 
and played terribly. We didn't real- 
ly lose; we just ran out of time 
while we were a little bit behind. 
Fortunately, the tournament didn't 
count for any season points. 

I think the most rewarding part 
of the season was when one of the 
starting line-ups (Chris Killi, Adam 
Wood, Jason Billing, Mike Chu, 
and Danny Hursh) walked onto the 
court for the Finals Championship 
game. We really appreciated all the 
grade seven and eight students 
who came out to watch us. It was a 
great feeling to hear the roar of the 
crowd as we played. The combina- 
tion of the fans, our team and our 
coach allowed us to win the 
Foothills Division Championship. 

It was a great season. I hope we 
can have as much fun next year. 



Junior "B" Boys 




Back row (/ to r): Dan Hursh, Max Dodd, Adam 
Wood, Chris Killi, Mike Chu, Nicholas Koning, 
Mr. Adams (coach) 

Front row: Jason Billing, Adeel Tahir, Kyle 
Sundstrom, Krys Kolanos, Dominic Hodel, 
Chris Moore, Saar Adams, Dan Biollo 

Missing: Jonathan Mandick, Clint Mezzarobba 



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Junior "A" Girls 




Back row (7 to r): Aimee-Jo Giesbrecht, Laura 
Belenkie, Jenifer Dingwall, Mr. Johnson (coach), 
Christine Sakowski, Rachel Bond, Anna Ewan 

Front row: Ashley Reaburn, Kristin McMurtrie, 
Allison Milne, Katie Raymont, Laura Hyndman, Nan- 
cy Johnson 

Missing: Sheena Lambert 



by Laura Belenkie 

From the first Junior "A" Girls Volleyball 
practice, our whole team knew that we had 
a lot of work to do. Of all the grade eights 
and nines, at least three, including me, had 
not played on a volleyball team before. But 
this did not seem to scare Mr. Johnson, our 
dedicated coach. He got us practising and 
working hard, and he taught the new girls 
exactly how we were supposed to play. 

Each week, we went faithfully to 
numerous practices, and at each practice 
everyone did her very best to convince Katie 
"Sting Ray" to stop trying to decapitate the 
people on the other side of the net with her 
serves and concentrate on keeping them in 
the court. I, "Sting B", was also accused of 
this offence numerous times, but, sadly, my 
serves hit the net a little too often. 

Of course, the team could not have surviv- 
ed without Ashley, our main setter, who 
was always trying and usually succeeding in 
setting perfectly for the hitters. Rachel, a 
very good hitter, hurt her ankle at practice 
and missed a number of games, but she was 
always smiling and helped keep the team's 
spirits up even when we were losing. 

Sheena, Aimee, and Kristin were always 
there doing their best, along with Anna who 
danced around the court like a true 
ballerina. Laura H. improved a lot, as did 
Nancy, who was doing her best to get along 
with "Dad". Allison was great to have on 
the team: serious when she needed to be, 



and bouncing off the walls at every ap- 
propriate opportunity. Also, Christine added 
that little bit of weirdness that made 
everything seem funny and alright, no mat- 
ter what was happening. And then there 
was Jen, who always kept a level head and 
did her best to keep the team together with 
her subtle leadership and supportive smiles. 

Our season games got better each time as 
we were constantly improving. As a result 
of our hard work, we finished third in our 
league, which was a great achievement. The 
highlight of our season, however, was when 
we beat the very good Okotokians, who, by 
the way, were more embarassed and in- 
sulted than disappointed by their loss. That 
victory gave our team the right to go to the 
zone championships. Our games in our final 
tournament of the season were good but in- 
consistent and we finished third in our 
zone. This was definitely not a disappoint- 
ment for us, though, because we all realized 
how far we had come and how much fun it 
had been. 

We all improved, made new and better 
friends, and spent a season of hard but 
rewarding work that made life much more 
enjoyable. I look forward to trying for the 
Senior team next year with some of my 
teammates, and I'm certain that the grade 
eights have gained the experience to help 
them make an even better Junior "A" team 
next year. Special thanks to Mr. J., without 
whom we could not have done anything. 



Junior "A" Boys 




Back row (I to r): Christoph Hodel, Tom Booth, Nick 
Leswick, Anand Dattani, Colin Garratt, Jay Sorensen 

Middle row: Mark Hawkins, Mike Forseth, Jeremy 
Ash, Kent Macrae, Mr. Colborne (coach) 

Front row: Adam Mawer, Nageeb Sumar, Matt 
Gunton 

Missing: Tad Nagao 



Six Pack 

by Nageeb Sumar 

Many fond and exciting memories flash back as 
we reflect on the Junior A Boys' Volleyball season. 
Our team was exceptional; we were a threat to any 
team whenever we set foot on the court. Our 
talent, hard work ethic, practice, and outstanding 
coaching by Mr. Colborne made us legitimate con- 
tenders in the majority of our games. However, 
our primary goal was to come first in our division 
- a goal that we almost accomplished as we came 
in second. Still, achieving this rank took a lot of 
commitment and effort. 

REGULAR SEASON 

In our division were the Red Deer Lake Dragons, 
the Okotoks Ocelots, and the Oilfield Drillers. We 
split our games with both Red Deer Lake and 
Okotoks; however, we overpowered the Drillers. 
For examle, in one match we blistered the Drillers 
15-1, 15-3. Our regular season ended on a high 
note when we stole a match away from Okotoks, 
splitting the two games with them. 

TOURNAMENT PLAY 

Our first tournament was held around mid- 
season, at the gym of the Drillers. We came short 
of first place by losing to the Ocelots in the finals. 
However, the team was content with the play. The 
most prestigious honour came when Mark 
Hawkins received the highly-acclaimed Driller's T- 
shirt for his outstanding play. From that day forth, 
Mark has been boasting about his sought-after 
prize. 

Our next tournament was at Okotoks. Although 
we finished fourth, we were still proud of our 



achievements because our draw had us facing the 
first-seeded team - an undefeated team from Can- 
more. This quarter-final match had us up against a 
team known for its vigorous play and resilient 
nature. The spectators had already granted the 
Canmore team with the victory; but once again, 
the Spartans defied odds, winning the battle 
in three sets. 

PLAYOFFS AT RED DEER LAKE 

Our playoffs were held in Red Deer Lake, a gym 
familiar to us. We advanced to the finals against 
the home team by defeating the Ocelots. However, 
we lost to our arch rivals in the finals. This was 
disappointing, but we looked back at our season 
and remembered our wonderful achievements. Our 
minds were now set on the South Central zones. 

ZONE TIME 

Because we placed second in our division, we 
qualified for the zones, held this year in Brooks. 
Surprisingly, we only had one setter present. Our 
first two games against Hanna were easy; we had 
enough talent to win against them in straight sets. 
However, in the consolation finals, Hanna proved 
to be more aggressive: they they shocked us in 
three sets. Disappointed as we were, our playoffs 
added special memories for one person: our only 
setter, Tom Booth, emerged as the zone MVP. 

COMMENTS 

Our season could not have been so successful 
without Mr. Colborne's guidance and enthusiasm. 
The players are also to be commended for their ef- 
fort to attend games and practices. The title of this 
article is dedicated to Kent Macrae, who was in the 
wrong place at the wrong time during one of Nick 
Leswick's hammering spikes. 



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by Amy Little 

This year, our Senior Girls 
Volleyball Team had many talented 
and experienced players. There were 
many returning players and 
newcomers as well. Many players had 
to learn new positions, as well as 
become acquainted with other team- 
mates. The skill of this team allowed 
us to overcome these adjustments and 
led us to another successful season. 

Once again, Miss Harper was our 
coach, and she did a great job. For 
the second year in a row, the senior 
girls went to our league finals. Unfor- 
tunately, we came second, although 
we did advance to South Central 
Zones in Three Hills, where our team 
played some of our best volleyball. 

This year, the team had a rigorous 
schedule. On average, we practiced 
four times a week. We played in 
seven tournaments, where we did 
very well, even though for one of 
them we were lacking some of our 
O.E. class players. To make up for 



these missing players, we had some 
of the grade nines join us; thanks to 
Aimee-Jo Giesbracht, Rachel Bond, 
and Jenifer Dingwall for filling in. You 
did a great job, and we hope to see 
you next year. 

As in previous years, we played in 
the W.C.I.S. Tournament, which was 
held in Prelate, Saskatchewan. 
Prelate, which you may not have 
heard of, is a short eight-hour drive 
away, in what seems like the middle 
of nowhere. It's a very fun drive, 
especially if you like 15 people in a 
14-person van. The team stayed with 
billets from the towns of Prelate and 
Leader. 

We had a great team of players and 
another successful year, with the 
looks of a great team for next year. 
Thanks to the players, Miss Harper, 
and of course our loyal - and basically 
only - fan, Jai Jacobs. He was at every 
game and tournament, and even turn- 
ed up in Prelate. It was wonderful, 
and the team needs more people like 
him. Thanks! 



Senior Girls 




Back row (I to r): Michele Hodel, Vanessa 
Healy, Jessica Holcroft, Catherine 
McAteer, Cynthia Behm, Miss Harper 
(coach) 

Front row: Rhiannon Owens, Jacqueline 
Wright, Jennifer Trickett, Angela Ko, Jane 
Jung, Laura Simpson 

Missing: Lisa Langkowski, Amy Little 



by Mike Schaus 

This year, the Senior Boys volleyball 
team consisted of eleven guys from 
throughout the senior high popula- 
tion. With only a lone grade twelve 
student and with few leadership 
characteristics (but with a raw, natural 
skill for the game), our team ex- 
perienced changes from last year's 
senior-dominated team. 

From the very beginning the at- 
mosphere of the team was extremely 
friendly, and, as a result, team 
chemistry flourished. I found that 
even though we didn't have the most 
impressive record, it was always easy 
to laugh and joke around with my 
teammates. Even when we were 
forced to play teams consisting of 
unevolved neanderthals who par- 
ticipate in a 12-year high school pro- 
gramme, our spirits were seldom 
dampened. 

Almost every weekend, the team 
was engaged in tournament play, 
usually at some exotic location in 
southern Alberta. At the Vulcan tour- 
nament the team played especially 
well, winning three of their five 



matches. Our good play might be at- 
tributed to the gym-adjoining burger 
stand, with a grill that probably had 
not been cleaned since the invention 
of ground beef. The smell produced 
by this fabulously-located burgerstand 
was so awful that it cannot be describ- 
ed in print alone. 

Overall, I think that our volleyball 
team this year has a bright future. 
They need only to build up enough 
confidence to deal with the coach's 
"skinny" jokes, which I felt the brunt 
of this season. Anyways, thanks very 
much to Mrs. Filippetto, and to the 
team for making this season a great 
one. 



Senior Boys 




Back row (I to r): Sebastien Gittens, James 
Gunton, Mickey Jackman, Michael Schaus, 
Ian Shaw, Dave Howard, Scott Anderson 

Front row: Jason Hawes, Hansen Ng, Ian 
Clark, Jonathan Koo, Michael Hoang, Mrs. 
Filippetto (coach) 



Junior '"C" Boys 



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Michael Anderson 
Nii Ayi Ayi 
Nii Okai Ayi 
Shami Bhullar 
Adam Bruce 
Jason Chan 
Chris Charret 
Aaron Goldman 
Matthew Gunton 
Dominic Hodel 
Al-Karim Khimji 



Sean Kluzak 
Krys Kolanos 
Brent Lennox 
Andrew Nelson 
Nam Phan 
Faisal Premji 
Suraj Raythatha 
Daniel Reid 
Darren Sello 
Adeel Tahir 
Phillip Westley 



Junior "B" Girls 




Back row (/ to r): Rebecca Otto, Carolyn Ash, 
Jane Patillo, Leah Remington, Jill Green, 
Shaneeda Jaffer 

Front row: Mrs. Rodney (coach), Claire 
Sakowski, Lindsay Whitehead, Ashley Reaburn, 
Laura Brady, Allison Milne 

Missing: Mia Valerianos 



Junior "B" Boys 




Back row (/ to r): Andy Russell, Murray Birt, 
Kevin Libin, Bowen Fric, Ted Rigaux, Adam 
Wood, Clinton Mezzarobba, Mr. Zederayko 
(coach) 

Front row: Tad Nagao, Richard Maclean, 
Jonathan Mandick, Jason Billing, Jeff Barwise, 
Sean Foss, Umang Dattani 

Missing: Chris Killi 



by Al-Karim Khimji 

This year the Junior "C" basketball team did 
well. The team, with students from grades five 
to eight, was coached by Mr. Taylor. Jai Jacob, 
a grade twelve student, was the Assistant 
Coach. 

The team was to go to Vancouver for a 
prestigious tournament at St. George's, but we 
didn't go due to a mix-up in entering the tour- 
nament. Still, we kept practising. 

We played three games. The first game in- 
volved players from grades six and seven. We 
played three "periods": in the first, the score 
was 45-5 for Holy Trinity; in the second, we 
suffered a 26-6 loss; but in the third we played 
to an 8-8 tie. We seemed to get better as we 
went on. 

We played our second game at Christian 
Academy. The score was 52-36 in favour of the 
other team. 

Our third game took place at STS. We played 
the Junior "B" Girls basketball team. At first 
we were losing badly, but then we started a 
comeback. We lost by only three points. The 
score of the game was 28-25, a very small loss. 

Over the year, the Junior "C" team improv- 
ed. We thank Mr. Taylor and Jai for their great 
coaching and their support. 



by Shaneeda Jaffer 

This year's Junior B Girls Basketball team con- 
sisted of eight grade 7 girls and four grade 8 
girls. Together we practised, played, competed, 
and shared successes and disappointments. Our 
team this year was focused and determined. We 
practised three times a week consistently, not to 
mention the weekly and even multi-weekly 
games and tournaments. 

Our season began with a tournament in 
January at Foothills Composite High School in 
Okotoks. Our first game was a huge confidence 
booster: we won 66-14! In the next round we 
met Okotoks Junior High School and lost by 
one point. To make matters worse, this team 
went on to finals! During the regular season 
there were some teams we had no trouble 
beating and some we just couldn't manage to 
beat. The teams in our league were the Okotoks 
grade 7 team and grade 8 team, the Red Deer 
Lake, and Holy Trinity. The only team that we 
never beat was Red Deer Lake. We're sure that 
their team had us jinxed. In regular season 
games, our season record was 7 wins, 4 losses. 

The person greatly responsible for our success 
was our coach. Mrs. Rodney always gave us ad- 
vice and encouragement, and she usually kept 
her cool. We were sometimes ready to give up, 
so we needed a coach like her to threaten our 
lives if we did. We'd also like to thank Mr. 
Nelson, who came to watch many of our 
games. We didn't lose a single game that he at- 
tended, so we're still wondering what might 
have happened had he been at the finals! 



by Jason Billing 

This year's Junior 'B' Boys Basketball team 
had a very successful season. We met about 
twice a week with our coach, Mr. Zederayko, to 
do drills and play scrimmages (the lunch hour 
weight program didn't work out). Through 
hard work and dedication, our team went 
undefeated and won our division. We also won 
a gold medal in a tournament early this season. 
A lot of the teams were good (although we beat 
most of them by 20 points!); our closest game 
was to get into the playoffs - we won by 1 
point! Each team member should be recognised 
for his unique talent: 

Jason Billing, for his killer defense (the Jason 

Billing book on defense will be selling soon) 

Kevin Libin, for winning all those tip-offs 

Chris Killi, for outstanding turn-around jump 

shots (he'll be holding a workshop...) 

Jeff Barwise, for his perfect lay-ups 

Adam Wood, for being the best low-post player 

Umang Dattani, for his 3-point shots! 

Clint Mezzeroba, for always hustling (it's gotta 

be his weight program!) 

Murray Birt, for all those great assists 

Bo Fric, for millions of blocked shots 

John Mandick, for being a cherry picker 

Ted Rigaux, for the rebounds 

Richard Maclean, for always running fastest 

down the court 

Tad Nagao, for a great jump shot! 
Mr. Zed, for making us run lines. 

We had fun at our games, especially when we 
were ahead by 20 and Mr. Zed said we could 
only score with ally-oops! Thanks to Mr. Blais 
for arranging transportation and schedules, and 
to everyone who came to our games. 



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She Shoots, She Scores! 

by Serena Mohamed 

A towering Ocelot dribbles down the court; 
she looks to the right, she looks to the left, 
but she's too slow. A Spartan steals the ball 
and goes up for the shot. She shoots, she 
scores; and the spectators go wild! This was 
what happened - though rarely - during the 
Junior "A" Girls basketball season. 

The Junior "A" Girls had a season full of 
surprises, excitement and hard work. We 
played six season games and took part in two 
tournaments. Of these, we won a whopping 
two games! However, we were tough competi- 
tion for the Oh-My-Gosh-They're-Huge 
Okotokians, and the Yeab-Right-They're-Not- 
The-Senior-Team Red Deer Lakers. 

This year's "A" team included eleven girls 
from grades eight and nine. First, we had the 
"Twin Towers" - Jenifer Dingwall and 
Christine Sakowski. Christine and Jenifer were 
always ready to stuff an opponent going up 
for a shot. They also worked well in offensive 
positions; Christine was our rebounder, and 
Jen, even without her contacts, was a strong 
shooter. 

The we had our leading scorer and right- 
handed dribbler, Erin "Squirt" Patrick. Erin 
was the shortest yet one of the strongest 
players, who justified the saying "good things 
come in small packages." Speaking of good 
things in small packages, we also had 



"Stretch I" - myself - and "Stretch II" - An- 
drea Sam. Andrea and I were not only the 
guards, but part-time cheerleaders of our 
team. Rosy-cheeked Vanessa Smith and 
coach-like Aimee-Jo Giesbrecht were two 
"Moose-Centers" our team could not live 
without. Their skills and smiling faces always 
brought our team through the rough times. 
"Stay outta my face," was a familiar line of 
Sarah Towler, whose spurts of aggressiveness 
and sense of humour always kept us 
laughing. Though not a lover of practices, 
Katie Raymont entertained us during games 
with her extensive dribbling shows. Andrea 
Ulrich and Kristin McMurtrie were two of 
three grade eights on our team. They improv- 
ed greatly this season and are sure to make 
excellent players in the future. We can't forget 
the "German-Girl-On-Steroids" - Mr. Lorfing - 
our coach and 'laugh machine". Our improve- 
ment this season was due greatly to Mr. Lorf- 
ing's help and advice. Lastly, we had our two 
faithful cheerleaders, Mr. Dingwall and Mrs. 
McMurtrie. Their cheering and encourage- 
ment helped us all through our victories and 
defeats. 

This season, our team learned a lot. Not 
only did our skills improve, we learned the 
art of working as a team and made friends 
for life. Even though in the future our team 
may part, we will always share our love for 
basketball and the memories of the Junior "A" 
Girls Basketball team of 1993/94. 






Back row (7 to r): Vanessa Smith, Aimee-Jo 
Giesbrecht, Jenifer Dingwall, Christine 
Sakowski, Andrea Ulrich, Sarah Towler 

Front row: Mr. Lorfing (coach), Kristin McMur- 
trie, Andrea Sam, Katie Raymont, Serena 
Mohamed, Erin Patrick 



Triple Threat 

by Tom Booth 

After going undefeated last year in the 
Junior "B" division, our team had some pret- 
ty high expectations to live up to. The team, 
with an almost identical roster this year as 
last, knew that Junior "A" was quite a step 
up. However, the team played with heart all 
season and did as well as anyone could have 
hoped. 

During the regular season, we won four of 
six games, losing by only a couple of points 
to Okotoks and Red Deer Lake, both of 
whom we defeated in our other matches. We 
also defeated Oilfields twice to finish second 
place with a 4-2-0 record. In addition, the "A" 
Boys got an opportunity to attend a tourna- 
ment at Oilfields with several excellent teams 
from outside our league. We placed a respec- 
table third, with a record of 3-1-0. Mark 
Hawkins, Christoph Hodel, and Tom Booth 
were recognised with Defensive Player of the 
Game honours, and were awarded the much- 
sought-after Driller T-shirt Award. 

Because of our second place finish in the 
regular season, we played third place Okotoks 
Junior High, while first place Red Deer Lake 
played fourth place Oilfields. The Okotoks 
game was important to us not only to deter- 
mine who would play Red Deer Lake, the 
winner of the other semi-final, but also to 
determine who would get the guaranteed 



South Central position. We played well and 
defeated Okotoks, thus guaranteeing our zone 
spot. However, we still had to battle Red Deer 
Lake for the Foothills Championship. 

That game was tight all the way through. 
However, at the end we executed well and 
with only a few seconds left, Nick Leswick 
scored to put us ahead by one. Frustrated, a 
player on the Red Deer Lake team threw the 
ball and got called for a technical foul. We hit 
both of the shots and played a great defense 
for the last few seconds, never allowing a 
good shot. The Foothills Championship was 
ours! 

Our final tournament of the year was a 
great way to end the season; referring, of 
course, to our third place finish in the South 
Central Zones. In that tournament, we played 
to a 2-2-0 final standing. This tournament was 
not an easy one, however. It included the 
likes of Brooks and Glenmore Christian 
Academy, the favoured team with the home 
court advantage. All in all, the season was a 
success, even though we had set high expec- 
tations for ourselves. We learned a lot about 
team play, and everyone improved his in- 
dividual skills considerably. 




Back row (I to r): Anand Dattani, Tom Booth, 
Steve Waddell, Jeremy Ash, Mike Forseth, Nick 
Leswick, Mr. Schmit (coach) 

Front row: Hussein Nanji, Christoph Hodel, 
Rob McGregor, Mark Hawkins, Mackenzie Lee, 
Nageeb Sumar 



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Senior Girls 




Back row (7 to r): Jilla Mawer, Lisa 
Langkowski, Katy Gallagher, Vanessa Healy, 
Saleema Adatia, Erin Thompson 

Front row: Miss Vasilakos (coach), Amy Lit- 
tle, Rhiannon Owens, Catherine McAteer, 
Claire Graham, Jennifer Trickett 



by Katy Gallagher 

Playing basketball for the Senior 
Girl's team this year was auite 
memorable. We had a really ex- 
perienced group of eleven girls 
coached by Miss Vasilakos. The look 
of our league record does no justice 
to the real skill and all-round talent 
present for us on the court. 

Though at times we wondered if 
we could really work as a team 
when our games came along, we 
discovered that every player had 
enough determination to go around. 
This kept us all coming to practices 
after school and on those cold winter 
mornings when we had to get up 
way before the sun. 

Miss Vasilakos kept our spirits up 
with original, invigorating practice 
drills. One drill involved a zone 
defence strung together with jump 
ropes; in another, our hands clutch- 
ed jerseys around our necks. And 
who can forget running those seem- 
ingly endless sets of lines? (Tttat 
perks you up in the morning!) 

Somehow, though, it is a mystery 
why our season record wasn't a bit 
heavier on the "win" side. Every- 



thing seemed in our reach and yet 
we couldn't manage to grab it. 

In tournament play we usually 
fared better than in league games. 
We were in the Strathmore Invita- 
tional, the Foothills Invitational, as 
well as tournaments at Oilfields. We 
did manage to take home the con- 
solation prize in Oilfields, beating 
Foothills Composite, a success we 
relished. 

At the end of the league season, 
right before play-offs, we were given 
one last chance. This came in the 
form of the home game against 
Oilfields. We were told, "win and 
you'll go to the playoffs, lose and 
turn in your jerseys". The team pull- 
ed together with exceptional team- 
work and skill to overthrow the 
Drillers and send us to the play-offs. 
Even though the road held little 
more success, this was definitely our 
biggest win: we had beaten a team 
that had previously demolished us, 
and we proved that we belong 
among the best. 



Senior Boys 




Back row (/ to r): Ian Clark, Kyle English, 
Mike Schaus, Jai Jacob 

Front row: Mr. Blais (coach), Farouk Shivji, 
Dan Sekhon 

Missing: Scott Anderson, Dave Laskin, Ben 
Mercer, Greg Meheriuk, Hansen Ng, Ian 
Shaw 



by Kyle English 

The Senior Boys Basketball team 
was comprised of one grade ten stu- 
dent, six grade elevens, and four 
grade twelves. The team started prac- 
tising in early November, and by the 
time the season started many of the 
players had some sort of idea how to 
put the ball through the hoop. 

The team started the season on a 
rather high note, placing third in our 
first tournament in Strathmore. We 
then proceeded to come from behind 
and beat our rivals from High River. 
Next it was on to Vulcan, where the 
team showed an abundance of heart 
in a fourth-place showing. 

There was a core of five guys who 
seemed to never give up. Farouk 
Shivji and Dan Sekhon were two 
rookies who did more than just fill 
water bottles. They improved 
throughout the season and could 
always be counted on to be at those 
early morning practices. Mike 
Schaus, Jai Jacob and Kyle English 
were the team captains. Jai and Kyle 
had been in the program all three 
years, with Mike joining in grade 
eleven. We hope that we gave Mr. 



Blais as much of a good time as he 
gave us. Thanks for the memories 
and for always keeping the door to 
the Sports Lounge open to us. 




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after a gruelling race 

AIRBORNE, (top right) Vanessa Smith 
makes a precipitous decent into... the 
pit. 

SPECTATORS, (middle left) Adam 
Wood and Krys Kolanos make Track 
& Field their spectator sport of choice 

SPEEDY GONZALES, (middle right) 
Ted Rigaux has a Chariots of Fire 
flashback. 

LEAPS AND BOUNDS, (right) 
Aimee-Jo Giesbrecht surmounts the 
hurdles. 

PHOTO FINISH, (far right) With a 
competitor in hot pursuit, Jeff Barwise 
sprints for the finish line. 




Time Out 

A few shots from the world of sport 





OUTTA MY WAY! (above) When 
Michael Harker is on the run, no 
photographer is going to stand in his way. 

DAZED AND CONFUSED, (top left) Sarah 
Shaikh wanders aimlessly about the Field 
Hockey field. 

UPHILL BATTLE, (far left) Chris Moore 
looks sprightly and fresh as he overtakes an 
opponent who looks quite the opposite. 

GHASTLY GRIN, (left) Rob Weissenborn's 
black mouthguard makes him a scary sight 
indeed. 



B 



REAKAWAY. (below left) Andrew 
Lester streaks toward the goal line. 



IRONWOMEN. (below) Tara Habijanac, 
Lindsay Durvin and Catherine McAteer 
recuperate after completing all three events 
in the Senior High Triathlon (May 19, 1994). 




URiPCONA 

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by Jeff Bumanis 



"Did you know that this bridge is 
the longest free-standing single can- 
tilever bridge in the world?" This was 
just one of many intriguing and awe- 
inspiring stories told this year by Mr. 
Thompson to the 1993/94 Spartans 
Rugby team. 

Once again the rugby team had a 
successful season, due in large part to 
the knowledge and dedication of our 
coaches. Mr. Walls was instrumental 
in developing the junior team and the 
senior backs. He kept the team focus- 
ed through the entire season. He even 
helped referee a few games. 

As the team was a relatively young 
one, a coach with a strong rugby 
background was needed. This was 
where Mr. Thompson played a promi- 
nent role. His knowledge of the game 
and his proven skills helped the team 
to be as successful as it was. 

The team toured to Vancouver ac- 
companied by two guest players. 
Dean Williams, a former STS student, 
and Dorian Holgate travelled with the 
team and played key roles in both of 
the games. We came close to winning 
the game against St. George's, but we 
could not pull it off in the final 
minutes. The tour was very successful 
and was enjoyed by all. 

The Spartans also played in the 
Calgary Schools tournament. 
Although we did not do as well as we 
had hoped, we were able to beat our 
rivals from Western Canada High 
School in a well-played game. 

In the Banff 7 A Side tournament 
we won our first three games but lost 
to Strathmore in the final. This was 
obviously a disappointment, but the 
Spartans settled for second place. 

The season was, as usual, not long 
enough, but we made the best of 
every game and played our hardest all 
season. Thank you to the coaches, the 
players, and all of the parents and 
students who came out to support the 
team. 



TACKLE, (right) Mike Hoang, Rob 
Weissenborn, Hansen Ng, and James 
Gunton demonstrate tactical skills. 

REACH FOR THE SKY. (far right) An amazing 
leap could decide the game. 



Back row: 

Mike Hoang 
Jesse Gore 
Jeff Horan 
Ian Shaw 
Andrew Ferguson 
Michael Forseth 
Mark Hawkins 
Murray Scoulding 
Mr. Walls 
Front row: 
Scott Seaman 
Dale Greene 
Alan Benson 
Rob Weissenborn 
Fayaz Dhanji 
Jason Hawes 
Chris Milne 
Missing: 
Marc Brown 
Jeff Neuss 
Jeff Bowen 
Ian Clark 
Hansen Ng 
Michael Gray 
Graeme Jennings 



Back row: 

Mr. Thompson 
Scott Anderson 
Kyle English 
Rob Cennon 
Chris Kent 
Ben Mercer 
David Laskin 
Dean Williams 
Dorian Hogate 
John Bristowe 
Mark Benson 
Gregg Meheriuk 
Front row: 
Jeff Bumanis 
Jonathan Koo 
Al Renner 
James Ablett 
Matt Koning 
Craig Adams 
Hafiz Ali 
Michael Hoang 
Andrew Lester 
James Gunton 







JUNIOR TEAM 

Back row: 

Kathleen Kolanos 
Catherine Ablett 
Nicole Ward 
Courtney Levins 
Cheryl Harrison 
Zoe Cobb 

Aimee Jo Giesbrecht 
Sheena Lambert 
Erin Kaiser 
Mrs. Rodney (coach) 
Front row: 
Andrea Sam 
Serena Mohamed 
Jessica Fung 
Jania Teare 
Whitney Finch 
Christina Towle 
Radhika Ruparell 
Radha Ruparell 
Miss Hewson (coach) 




THE CHASE IS ON. (above left) Krista Ug- 
gerslev gives chase while Claire Graham, 
being harassed by another opponent, moves the ball 
up the field during practice. 

TIME OUT. Andrea Martin (left) and Katy 
Gallagher and Krista Uggerslev (above) take breaks 
from practice to enjoy the action from the sidelines. 



SENIOR TEAM 


Sorry - 


No photo 


available 


Arliss Abrahamson 


Helen Devine 


Ainsley Bristowe 


Katy Gallagher 


Jilla Mawer 


Claire Graham 


Catherine McAteer 


Rosh Jain 


Rhiannon Owens 


Amy Little 


Ria Paul 


Andrea Martin 


Jennifer Trickett 


Sarah Shaikh 


Krista Uggerslev 


Laura Simpson 


Natalie Ward 


Jacqui Wright 


Cynthia Behm 





by Courtney Levins 

The field hockey season went all 
too quickly for the enthusiastic 
junior girls, consisting of eighteen 
grade nines and one brave grade 
ten. 

After we finished the last game of 
the season, the team realised that 
something very important was miss- 
ing from this whole experience: a 
victory! Although we came a long 
way in a couple of months, we un- 
fortunately failed to win a game. 
(Little do the other teams know that 
our losses were planned. We were 
deluding them into feeling secure so 
that they'll be unprepared to face 
the undefeated Spartans champs 
next year.) 

We did very well for an almost 
completely rookie team, and our 
thanks go out to Mrs. Rodney and 
Miss Hewson for passing on their 
incredible, endless expertise to us. 
We'd also like to thank Monique 
Sello, our sole grade ten player, for 
holding the team together and en- 
suring that the score never went 
past 4-0. It could have been 
hurniliating, folks. 

As many of our star players move 
on to other schools next year, those 
of us who remain look forward to 
next season, in which we will 
reverse our losing trend. We know 
that everyone at Strath will support 
us every step of the way. 

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Catherine McAteer 


Krista Uggerslev 
Arliss Abrahamson 


JUNIOR TEAM 


Monique Sello 


Kathleen Kolanos 








SENIOR TEAM 


Jeff Bumanis 


Craig Adams 


JUNIOR TEAM 


Ben Mercer 


Mike Hoang 


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Grade 10A 



BACK ROW (7 to r) 
Zoe Parr 
Danielle Huisman 
Andrew Ferguson 
Murray Scoulding 
Stephen Mannix 
Jason Hawes 
Middle Row 
Monique Sello 
Scott Seaman 
Kim Isbister 
Dale Greene 
Susan Lissel 
David Beddis 
Mr. Adams 
FRONT ROW: 
Marilyn Burgess 
Andrea Brown 
Caroline Woods 
Paula Ramsay 
Heather Kinloch 
Jared Fairbanks 
MISSING 
Claire Thompson 



The Grade Ten Experience 



Annum Decum 
by Jane Jung 

Grade Ten is the beginning of a 
new era in a teenager s life. It is 
the start of a new, exciting jour- 
ney. Old friends may be lost but 
new friends are gained. It is the 
entering of Senior High School - a 
whole new world. We begin to 
dwell and to create the house of 
our tomorrows. We accept new 
challenges, and we extend what 
we can do into the realm of the 
unknown. 

In High School, we take on 
new responsibilities, and we 
eventually discover that we are 
responsible for our own educa- 
tion. We find out that Arnold 
Schwarzenegger "hates us all 
equally", and that we need to 
remember to "STOP" and "but 
in your head, not on paper." 

As our new learning got more 
in-depth and difficult, it also 
became increasingly interesting. 
Physical Education this year was 
a whole new experience: we had 
classes only three times a week, 
in three consecutive periods. We 
all had an opportunity to volun- 
teer in an election campaign. And 
this year, we received a "Respon- 



sibility Block" on Fridays - an op- 
portunity to finish some of the 
weekend's homework. 

The STS Grade Ten class of 
1993-1994 had many successes 
and endured some disappoint- 
ments. We discovered our new 
selves through laughter and tears. 

Grade 10 Ski Week (February 
13-16, 1994) was an unforgettable 
trip that will long be remembered 
by all who participated. This time 
out of school was vastly different 
from the classroom experience. 
We saw our peers in a different 
setting, which helped us under- 
stand one another better. The trip 
was exciting and fun, and many 
memories were made. Fortunately 
for us, but sadly for future grade 
tens, we were the last group to 
participate in this activity. 

In any year, there are events 
that will never be forgotten: Dave 
Beddis's brush with death, Jason 
Hawes's intimate relationship 
with his stupid pillow, Murray 
Scoulding's love for Rob Weissen- 
born in rugby, Scott Seaman's ex- 
hibitionistic display in the pool 
during the Triathlon, Jeff Horan's 
love for golfers (he can't seem to 
keep his pants up around them), 
Claire Thompson learning to fall 



from the stage, Michael Hoang 
singing his vowels, Dan Pysh 
teaching us a new language, 
Craig Harrison fearing his bus 
driver after vomiting on the bus, 
Barb Engstrom finally getting her 
driver's licence, Fayaz Dhanji 
making some police officer 
friends, and Caroline Buckee say- 
ing, "Please remember to tie a 
knot in your suspenders. Single 
beds are only made for one!' 

As we look back over the past 
year, we see how much we have 
matured. (Ya, right!) In reality, 
time never stops. Next year we 
will have more adventures in 
courses important to our futures. 

Grade Ten was a year of 
"something new to taste". Some 
of us will be together next year 
while others will go in other 
directions. But no matter where 
we head next, Grade Ten cannot 
be erased and the memories will 
endure forever. 



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Grade 10B 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Camilla Robinson 
David Howard 
Ben Soutar 
Nicole Ellerton 
Michael Tomlinson 
Third Row 
Christine Sandwith 
Craig Harrison 
Patrick Smillie 
Courtney Ropchan 
Mile. Lemieux 
SECOND ROW 
Jane Jung 
Fayaz Dhanji 
Kelly Zia 
Chris Milne 
Caroline Buckee 
FRONT ROW 
Marilena Rossi 
Barbara Engstrom 
Michael Hoang 
Alexander Lane 
Nina Neulander 
Salma Ali 



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Grade IOC 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Jesse Gore 
Jeff Horan 
Dan Pysh 
Sarah Donnelly 
Ian Shaw 
Mr. Cojocar 
MIDDLE ROW 
Rob Weissenborn 
Andra LaHaye 
Xanna Waugh 
Sheena Goldie 
Claudio Perez 
Ryan Vickers 
FIRST ROW 
Kazia James 
Lisa Krasnow 
Lynette Robinson 
Cate Snowden 
Sharyda Brown 
Amy Pearn 



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Danielle Huisman and Lisa 



Krasnow strike exotic poses on 
Hallowe'en. 

BEEN THERE, (above) Jason Hawes 
"does Diet Dew." 



ALOHA, (top centre) Barb 
Engstrom and Xanna Waugh 
dream of sunnier climes. 

PANIC, (top right) "What social test?" 
asks Christine Sandwith, while Jane Jung 
gets ready for class. 

WHICH OF THESE THINGS IS NOT 
LIKE THE OTHERS? (above) HINT: 
Caroline Woods and Courtney Ropchan 
seems fond of ties, while Monique Sello 
prefers a sweater. 

CITRUS SMILES, (right) Dan Pysh and 
Rob Weissenborn reveal their mental 
capabilities. 



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LIESURE READING, (far left) Sarah Donnelly and 
Sheena Goldie appear more inclined to chat than 
to read. 

PAPARAZZI, (left) Paula Ramsay takes exception to 
another intrusive photographer. 



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UDDLE. (left) Some grade ten friends get 
together for a group hug. 



STORY TIME, (bottom left) Steve Mannix reads to some 
Grade One students. 

COOL RUNNINGS, (below) Claudio Perez braves the 
elements at the South Central Zone Cross-Country 
Competition is Sundre. 




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The Grade Eleven Experience 



by Ian Clark 

Picture this: a fourth grade classroom, 
elementary wing, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir 
School. Small, innocent children anxiously 
awaiting life in Junior High are engrossed 
in discussion of the perils that lie ahead. 
"My babysitter is in grade nine, and she 
has seven tons of homework each night!" 
exclaims a small boy clad in a torn blazer 
and socks to match. "That's nothing," 
adds another, whose garments consist of 
similarly ruffled STS apparel, "my brother 
is in grade eleven!" At this point, "ooh"s 
and ' ahh"s escape from the mouths of the 
children. "He has more homework than 
your babysitter, plus he had to get a job for 
his career class, tie had to do a community 
service for his social class, and, on top of 
all that, he swims, skis, and canoes for 
P.E." Sadly, due to such horror stories as 
these, children leave grade four dreading 
the appalling and inescapable future which 
lies ahead in Senior High. 

Change is truly a scary thing, especially 
for grade fours. We have all been there, 
and we have felt the same impending 
doom of high school physics and horrific 
math assignments that reach well beyond 
the realm of grade four arithmetic. We did, 
however, survive the blood-curdling shock 
that occured upon our entrance to Senior 
High. As time passed, we learned in grade 
ten the basics for survival, and now, in 
grade eleven, we are forced to apply our 
newly-acquired knowledge. 

One thing is certain: grade eleven could 
definitely be worse. Sure, we get 
homework, but none that can't be finished 
in class or on weeknights, acknowledging 
that it is a sin to work on weekends. At 
times throughout the year our workload 
gets significantly heavier; for example, the 
week before exams, spring break, and the 



two weeks before report cards are due tend 
to attract the most assignments. Even this 
is not too bad; however, everything 
becomes due on the same day, and it hap- 
pens to be the next. Overall, our grade 
eleven curriculum seems to be just right: it 
remains an excellent challenge for those 
who want one, though not so hard that 
students feel the need to run outside at 
night, look at the moon, and scream, 
"WHY ME?" 

Grade eleven includes interesting, re- 
warding and demanding extracurricular ac- 
tivities, some of which are mandatory, like 
our Endeavors program. Students choose a 
field in which they are interested as a 
potential career; they then contact a Calgary 
company and arrange a three-day intern- 
ship. STS students are welcomed by large 
corporations like Burns Fry Investors and 
Petro-Canada, as well as by medical offices 
and veterinary clinics. Even the Calgary 
Herald lent a hand to one Strathie during 
the project. 

One experience I will never forget - nor, 
I'm sure, will anyone else who participated 
- is the Agencies Program. For several 
weeks, the elevens spent their Friday after- 
noons at special United Way service groups 
in need of volunteers. Among these agen- 
cies were the Emily Follinsbee Clinic, the 
Lincoln Park Centre, Father Lacombe Nurs- 
ing Home, and the Association for the 
Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI). I 
worked at ARBI and was able to help a 
former STS student, Giles Langly, make 

treat strides after an accident left him 
rain-injured. My agency experience taught 
me a greater sense of humility, of caring, 
and of my own mortality. Mr. Hay should 
be commended for encouraging the STS 
Agency Program, as the organisations un- 
doubtedly appreciate the aid of Srrathcona's 
students. I am also confident that from our 



participation we have come to realise that 
there are many things in life more impor- 
tant than whether or not we complete our 
physics assignments on time (no offense, 
Mr. Lorfing). 

We had plently to do in gTade eleven. It 
is often called the "toughest year"; now 1 
can see why. With all our course re- 
quirements, it's lucky that any of us had 
time for options like sports, Little Mary Sun 
shine, or the publication of our new school 
newspaper, Revista, whose editors haven't 
received nearly as much credit as they 
deserve for their effort and their patience 
with the frequently malfunctioning 
photocopier. 

So, all you gTade fours, and even the 
grade tens out there: lighten up! Life in 
grade eleven isn't that bad. Sure, it's 
tough, but we all survived, and I'm sure 
you will find it as fun and challenging as 
most of the gTade elevens this year have. I 
enjoyed grade eleven so much, I would 
almost do it over again. Almost. 



Grade 11A 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Robert Ouellette 
Michael Jackman 
David Laskin 
Marc Buchmann 
Craig Adams 
THIRD ROW 
Karen Kos 
Sonya Lowe 
Mark Waddell 
Katy Gallagher 
Arthur Poon 
Leigh Blakely 
SECOND ROW 
Jeffrey Neuss 
Marc Brown 
Hafiz Ali 
Daniel Sekhon 
FRONT ROW 
Jacqueline Wright 
Helen Devine 
Anna Gavriilidis 
Mr. Tottenham 





Grade 11B 



BACK ROW (/ to r) 
Andrea Martin 
Joel Pash 
Jeff Bowen 
Faizal Houssein 
Lara Hamnett 
THIRD ROW 
Heather Cocks 
Arvin Poon 
Jonathan Koo 
Hansen Ng 
Ian Clark 
Julie Schneider 
SECOND ROW 
Farouk Shivji 
Michele Hodel 
Aleem Dhanani 
Al Renner 
FRONT ROW 
Mr. Wilson 
Heather McFarland 
Roxanne Amrolia 
Sarah Shaikh 
Angela Ko 



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Grade 11C 



BACK ROW (I to r) 
Peter Lewkonia 
Andrew Clark 
Miss Harper 
James Ablett 
THIRD ROW 
Sebastien Gittens 
Graeme Jennings 
Ben Mercer 
Robert Cennon 
Scott Anderson 
SECOND ROW 
Natalie Ward 
Claire Graham 
J.J. Hoffman 
Michael Gray 
Jessica Holcroft 
Roshanara Jain 
FRONT ROW 
Lindsay Durvin 
Amy Little, James 
Gunton, Cynthia 
Behm, Laura 
Simpson 
MISSING 
Katharine Lai 



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NDER HIS WINGS. With Jonathan Koo at his side, Joel Pash has 
Michele Hodel and Lindsay Durvin under his wings. 

RIO. Katy Gallagher, Heather Cocks and Leigh Blakely play outside 
without their mittens while snow is on the ground. 



HAT A DRAG! With Cynthia Behm as his fashion consultant, Jeff 
Neuss indulges his fondness for feminine attire. 




ESTERN RIDERS. Michael 
Gray, Mrs. Colborne and 
David Laskin ride into the sunset on 
the Senior High Horsepack trip. 



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by Claire Graham 

In May of 1993, the Outdoor Education class of 
1993-94 was selected. Due to the great number of ap- 
plicants, our class was the largest ever; it comprised 
twenty students. 

Our first opportunity to unite as a class came in Oc- 
tober, as we traveled the North and South Kananaskis 
Pass Area. Brilliant sunshine and clear skies accom- 
panied us on the hike to the top of the Pass. An amaz- 
ing view and a brief photo session rewarded us for our 
hike up, but the highlight of the trip was our mad dash 
down a treacherous scree slope. 

Our next trip brought many new challenges. Mt. 
Yamnuska and the CMC Valley provided a location for 
this "Leadership Trip," on which it was the students' 
responsibilty to plan, navigate and lead. To compound 
the difficulty, numerous accident simulations were 
staged along the trail. Injuries ranged from broken col- 
larbones to fractured ankles to spinal and head 



wounds. Victims needed First Aid treatment, and 
evacuation from the accident site was often 
necessary. This trip provided us with a solid base 
of First Aid and navigational skills, along with im- 
proved abilities as group leaders. 

Our third trip came in February, when we 
journeyed together to Wheeler Hut to ski the 
Roger's Pass Area. For many of us, this was a true 
test of our telemarking skills, which had previous- 
ly only been practised on the slopes of CO. P. The 
snow was amazing at Roger's Pass, and the weather 
proved ideal until the final day, when wet snow 
and rising temperatures caused avalance dangers 
to increase dramatically; that limited our skiing that 
day. The three days preceding this one, however, 
were filled with a plethora of telemark turns in deep 
powder and an equal number of falls into DEEP 
tree-wells! Nevertheless, we all had many fond 
memories to dream of on the long drive home. 

Our fourth and final trip as an entire class was 



our Igloo Camp in March. Telemarking was not as 
large a component on this trip as in Roger's Pass. 
Our focus was on building a snow cave in which 
we would spend two nights. Each group laboured 
to establish a cave to be known as "Home Sweet 
Home" for the weekend. Some caves proved to be 
more like home than others; snow benches, snow 
stairs and welcome signs all contributed to the ar- 
chitectural ingenuity demonstrated on this trip. 

The O.E. 25 year traditionally concludes with the 
Solo Survival Trip. This trip leaves each student 
alone in the backcountry with only the bare essen- 
tials for three days. Time is spent collecting 
firewood, modifying your shelter, catching up on 
your sleep, and reflecting upon the past school year. 
In truth, however, it takes much longer than three 
days to recall all of the knowledge we have gain- 
ed, the friendships we have formed, and the fond 
memories we have created during our 1993-94 O.E. 
year. 




by Maclean Kay 



This year's Grad was a many-tiered af- 
fair, spanning from the late-afternoon pre- 
Grad warm-up to the following day's 
after-Grad brunch. For many, the Grad 
weekend began Saturday morning, as tux- 
edos needed to be picked up and fitted 
just to make sure. 

The Gillespies hosted a pre-Grad 
cocktail party as a welcomed reassurance 
before Grad. Tuxedos and gowns were 
compared and complimented, and many 
out-of -school dates were introduced. 
Perhaps most importantly, photos were 
taken before dinner. 

The spotlight then shifted to the Crystal 
Ballroom of the Palliser Hotel for the 
anxiously-awaited dinner-dance. Chris 
Kent MC-ed the affair, which was 
highlighted by many eloquent speeches. 
Kent Waller raised a toast to the teachers, 
Mike Schaus toasted the parents, and Mr. 
Schaus responded with a toast to the sons 
and daughters. Monica Sekhon offered 
gracious thanks to the Grad Committee 
and Mrs. Ierakidis, and Mr. Walls said 
grace. The always well-spoken Mr. Dit- 
chburn raised his glass to the students, 
and Dave Holmes presented his valedic- 
tory address. 

As always, the dinner at the Palliser was 
excellent. Dinner was followed by the of- 
ficial Class of '94 Grad Video, put together 
by Catherine McAteer and Rhiannon 
Owens, who did a fantastic job. Everyone 
in the graduating class had a moment in 
the spotlight in the video, which was set 
to music by R.E.M. and Tom Cochrane. 

The traditional After-Grad Fest was 
observed; this year, it was organised by 
Erin and Mr. Thompson. The party lasted 
the better part of the night, and some 
people had a better time than others. 

The Grad wind-down, and after-after - 
Grad, was held at the Habijanacs', who 
had brunch prepared for the grateful 
attendees. 

In all, this year's Grad was one to be 
remembered. 



Grade 12 Grad 


Committee 


Saleema Adatia 


Stefan Romocki 


Farin Ali 


Monica Sekhon 


Ainsley Bristowe 


Tama Sirkis 


Molly Gillespie 


Katka Smira 


Vanessa Healy 


Erin Thompson 


David Holmes 




Chris Kent 


Advisor: 


Matthew Koning 


Mrs. Ierakidis 


Vicky Livaditis 




Lisa Ricketts 










Top left: Mike Schaus toasts the parents. 

Top right: Valedictorian Dave Holmes delivers his 
address. 

Above: Mrs. Ierakidis receives roses from Monica 
Sekhon and the Grad Committee. 

Above right: Kent Waller offers thanks, praise and 
earnest appreciation to the teachers of STS. 

Right: Andrew Lester appears engrossed by the 
speeches. 




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Jane Jung 
(Grade 10) 

Michael Gray 
(Grade 11) 

Ria Paul 
(President) 



Back row: 

Catherine McAteer 

Jai Jacob 

Kyle English 

Joel Bond 

Tar a Habijanac 

Front row: 

Jennifer Trickett 
Rhiannon Owens 
Jilla Mawer 





SAY "NINE-TO-FIVE", (right) 
The University Tour provided 
Grade 12s with a glimpse into the 
future. 

A SCARY SIGHT, (below) The 
Friendly Lion and the Cat in the 
Hat are joined by a vegetable and 
a fruit. 

CHILLS, (middle right) Mark Ben- 
son enjoys a winter wonderland. 

SIX-PACK, (bottom left) Grade 12s 
begin the first day of the rest of 
their lives. 

SMILE! (bottom right) Monica 
Sekhon, Saleema^Adatia and Farin 
Ali are tourist attractions. 




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JL Michelle Wong and Saleema Adatia 
explain difficult concepts to Mr. Lorfing. 

OBSERVE AND HYPOTHESISE, (top 
right) Michael Forbes and Mr. Lorfing 
contemplate if it's edible. 



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Kent the class could have been 
lost forever. 



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fun in the atrium. 



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BACK ROW: Mr. Jones, Matthew Koning, David Holmes, Stefan Romocki, Jeff Bumanis, Michael Schaus, Chris Kent, Kyle English, Kent 
Waller, Andrew Lester, Greg Meheriuk, John Bristowe, Guhan Gunaratnam 

THIRD ROW: Jai Jacob, Catherine McAteer, Jennifer Trickett, Lucie Hoyer, Amanda Bielish, Vanessa Healy, Lisa Langkowski, Monica Sekhon, 
Christine Beale, Jilla Mawer, Erin Thompson, Arliss Abrahamson, Saleema Adatia, Mr. Koning 

SECOND ROW: Maclean Kay, Michelle Wong, Ria Paul, Rhiannon Owens, Vicky Livaditis, Lisa Ricketts, Farin Ali, Tama Sirkis, Ainsley 
Bristowe, Krista Uggerslev, Katka Smira, Heather Watson, Amy Bondar, Betty Fong, Heather Kirk, Nathan Cronin 

FRONT ROW: David Lissel, James Chouinard, Molly Gillespie, Mark Benson, Tara Habijanac, Chris Slater, Joel Bond, Michael Forbes, Reid 
Bastin, Stuart Brooks, Jennifer Heard, Mrs. Ierakidis 



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ARLISS ABRAHAMSON 




CHRIS BEALE 



"Dream to inspire thinking, 
don't think to inspire 
dreams." 
- 222 




"You cannot direct the wind, 
but you can adjust the sails." 
- Anonymous 



CAN-222 




MARK BENSON 




WE FEAR CHANGE 



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AMANDA BIELISH 




"Who can undo 
What time hath done? who can win back 

the wind? 
Beckon lost music from a broken lute? 
Renew the redness of last year's rose? 
Or dig the sunken sunset from the 
deep?" 



- Owen Meredith 



If you want to leave your footprints 
on the sands of time, put on your 
workboots. 





If you can't slack off 
in grade 12, when 
are you ever going to 
be able to? 



AMY BONDAR 




. . . And these children 
that you spit on 
as they try to change their worlds 
are immune to your consultations. 

They're quite aware 
of what they're going through." 

- David Bowie 





"The more you live 
The higher you fly 
The smiles you give 
And the tears you cry 
And all that you touch 
And all that you see 
Is all that your life 
Will ever be." 



Pink Floyd 





JEFF BUMANIS 








"I believe in long prolonged derangement of the senses to achieve the unknown." - Jim Morrison 



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You can only be young once. But if you succeed, once is enough. 




Michael Forbes 



"My name is Michael Forbes!" 

- Michael Forbes 

Many people wonder why I object to 
being called Mike. Shakespeare once 
said, "A rose by any other name would 
smell as sweet." I suppose that if I ac- 
cepted a name other than Michael it 
would not alter my redolence (though I 
suspect few would call it sweet!) I, how- 
ever, must live in a different society than 
the fragrant rose. Roses are recognized 
by their scent: to alter it would be to rob 
them of their very essence. The same ap- 
plies to my name it is how I am recogniz- 
ed in my world. 

Back in the stone age, one had contact 
with few people - namely one's family. 
It is possible that these people could have 
identified each other by means of olfac- 





tory acuity - much like dogs - but in the 
few intervening years, our ability to 
distinguish fragrances has noticeably 
declined. Today we have so many con- 
tacts around the world that it is simply 
not feasible to classify people based on 
smell alone: imagine the farrago a scratch 
and sniff telephone book would be! (I 
wonder how one would recognize the fire 
department, or the plumber for that mat- 
ter!) No, smell is definitely for the dogs! 

People do not always retain the names 
thrust upon them by their parents. This 
is not a violation; it is the expression of 
a desire to alter one's identity. The name 
is not merely a label, but an integral part 
of the package. It is therefore not to be 
tampered with without the proprietor's 
permission! 

It may seem a trifle rash to quibble over 
such a frivolity as the alteration of a 
name, but the ramifications are severe: 
one's very identity is at stake! 

Please! Help me preserve my name! 




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"If you want, then start to laugh 
If you must, then start to cry 
Be yourself don't hide 
Just believe in destiny." 
- Enigma 



Jennifer Heard 




"I know I'll be home 

again." 

- Doughboys 






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"I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the 
perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and 

saintly woman." 
Anais Nin 





"None of you will ever know my inten- 
tions." 
Kurt Cobain 



LUCY 
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MACLEAN KAY 



"See, because of me, now 
they have a warning." 

- Horner Simpson 

"Ale, man, Ale's the stuff 
to drink." 

- A.E. Hoasman 

"Things are only impossible 
until they are not." 

- Capt. Jean-Luc Picard 





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"The road is life." 
- Jack Kerouac 



'Have you ever talked to 
a bullfrog in the middle 
of the night?" - Jack 
Nicholson 



"What a senseless waste 
of human life." 
- John Cleese 



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"He has the power to heal; 
He has the gift of second sight 
He is the chosen one." 
- Iron Maiden 



"There are some people 
our world would wish to 
offend." 

- Sir Hugh Carleton Greene 




"Everything in modera- 
tion, including modera- 
tion." 

- Kelly Simpson 



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"The great god Pan is 
dead." 

- William S. Burroughs 




man." 

- Jack Handy "instead of having answers on a math test, they should just call them "impressions", 
and if you got a different "impression", so what; can't we all be brothers?" 

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"We do not believe in programs, in plans, in 
saints or apostles; above all, we do not believe 
in happiness, in salvation, in the promised 
land." 

- Benito Mussolini 



"O God, that men should put an enemy in 
their mouths to steal away their brains! That we 
should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause 
transform ourselves into beasts!" 
- Shakespeare, Othello 




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"There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that, 
to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." 
- Logan Pearsall Smith 




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"Lives of great men all remind us 
We can make our lives sublime, 

And, departing, leave behind us 
Footprints on the sands of time." 



- Longfellow 



HEATHER WATSON 




- W.B. Yeats 



"We are such stuff 

As dreams are made on, and our little 
life 

Is rounded with a sleep." 
- Shakespeare 




"No one feels another's grief. No one 
understands another's joy. People imagine 
that they reach one another. In reality they 
only pass each other by." - Franz Schubert 




Library Automation 

by Mrs. P. Ropchan 

There was life before automation, but who 
remembers it? It took over two years but our 
library is finally automated. As of Septem- 
ber, we have been able to locate and sign 
out all resources using the computer system. 
The old card catalogue, which was slow and 



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tedious to use, has been retired. With the 
computers, students are becoming more in- 
dependent in locating materials for research 
and leisure reading. 



10th Annual 
Terry Fox Run 

The School's 10th Annual Terry Fox Run 
was held on Tuesday, September 14. Al- 
though the weather was cool, the expected 
rain showers held off. Runners and walkers 
alike found the conditions ideal. 

Almost all students ran or walked a 5 or 10 
kilometre route. Those who were unable to 
participate actively helped with record- 
keeping and running the water stations. 

In ten years to date, students have raised 
$109,107.21 for cancer research. The run this 
year raised $11,595.15. 



David Slater coasts toward the finish of the 10K 
route during this year's Terry Fox Run. 




Eastern University Tour 

by Catherine McAteer 

Once again this year, a female-dominated 
(sorry, Dave and Reid) group of grade 
twelves flew off for the annual Eastern 
Universities Tour. More than just an infor- 
mative and interesting look at thirteen 
universities, it was a bonding experience 
that prepared us for our graduating year. 
The group visited most universities in On- 
tario and Quebec: Toronto, Wilfred Laurier, 
Guelph, Queens, Ottawa, Carleton, Trent, 
Bishop's, Mcgill, Waterloo, Western, Huron, 
and King's. We were happy to have a bus 
driver, as we had heard tales of Mr. 
Preston's "U-turn complex". Steve pulled 
us through with Timbits and cheesy jokes. 
The tours were informative, though by the 
end we could have told the guides more 
about laundry facilities, campus security 
escorts, and meal plans than they 
themselves knew. 

Informal tours of Montreal, Kingston, and 
Peterborough were very popular, because, 
after all, we not only had to choose a 
university, we had to choose a new city to 
live in as well. We were impressed with the 
availability of donut shops - especially in 
Hamilton, which, we found out, has more 
donut shops per capita than any other North 
American city. Coffee was essential for a few 
of the presentations we received. (We'd like 
to thank the Journey's End for their free cof- 
fee, once we figured out how to work their 
machine.) Monaural was a highlight as in 




STS Hosts National 
Climbing Competition 

On September 17-19, the Canadian Youth Na- 
tional Climbing Contest, sponsored by Climb- 
ing magazine, took place on the climbing 
tower at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. The 
event was attended by thirty competitors from 
British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Edmon- 
ton, Canmore, Airdrie, and Calgary. Com- 
petitors ranged in age from 11 to 17 years. 

According to Mr. Zederayko, who organised 
the event, "the quality of climbing and the 
depth of talent was very impressive and 
bodes well for future vouth national contests." 



Alumnus Elliot Long ('91) belays for STS climber 
Rob Wallat at the '93 Youth Nationals. 



the past; we had fun using our STS French and 
getting laughed at, paying $1.50 to ride the sub- 
way one station, and getting soaked while try- 
ing to see the city. Bonding nights in Amy and 
Tama's room included hacky sack, card games, 
and room service (you'll have to talk to par- 
ticipants to get all the juicy details). 

Thanks again to Mr. Jones, Mr. Preston, and 
our bus driver Steve. We recommend this infor- 
mative tour for all as a great start to your 
graduating year. (But be careful not to lose 
anyone at Western - right, Dave?) 




Ottoten, 1993 




Sod-Turning Ceremony 

On October 14, Mr. C. Alan Smith, 
Chair of the Board of Governors, to- 
gether with four STS students, turned 
the sod for the new academic wing. 
Nicholas Pferdmenges (Grade 1), Erin 
McFarlane (Grade 6), Jania Teare 
(Grade 9), and Jonathan Koo (Grade 11) 



donned hard-hats and used a 
ceremonial shovel to turn the earth on 
the construction site. 

The noon-hour celebration was at- 
tended by all students and staff, by 
members of the Board of Governors, by 
Laird Poison Architects, and by Cana 
Construction Ltd. 



Volleyball Girls 
Compete in Tournament 



by Jen Trickett 

Each year, as part of the Senior Girls' 
Volleyball season, the team participates 
in the Western Independent Schools 
Volleyball Championship. Independent 
schools from all across British Colum- 
bia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Mani- 
toba attend the tournament. 

The tournament is held at a different 
school each year. This year, the team 
travelled to St. Angela's Academy in 
Prelate, Saskatchewan. 

As usual, the tournament was great. 
It combines a very high level of com- 
petition with a fun and friendly 
atmosphere. 



Michele Hodel (left) and Cynthia Behm were 
among the Senior Spartans who travelled to 
Prelate, Saskatchewan, for a volleyball 
tournament. 




The Spartans performed well, winning 
some tough games and coming very close 
in others. Although we were not in con- 
tention for the championship, we played 
some excellent volleyball and had a lot of 
fun. 



Hallowe'en Hi- Jinks 

Hallowe'en 1993 brought out the 
usual assortment of ghosts and goblins, 
witches and warlocks, Transylvanians 
and transvestites. 

October 31st fell on a Saturday this 
year, so STS students celebrated 
Hallowe'en on Friday the 30th. 

All morning, the air was charged 
with anticipation of the traditional 
Elementary parade. 

After lunch, junior and senior high 
students cheered and applauded as the 
costumed kids traipsed through the 
classrooms. A highlight of the proces- 
sion was Mrs. Wyatt's "Cereal Killer" 
costume, for which she traded in last 
year's bovine attire. 

The annual Hallowe'en Dance was 
cancelled this year because of low ticket 
sales. 




Hallowe'en '93 afforded an opportunity for 
Steve Waddell and Cheryl Harrison to indulge 
their urges to experiment with cross-dressing. 



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Band Attends festival 

by Heather Kinloch 

On Thursday, November 4, the STS 
Concert Band attended its first festival 
of the year. The festival was held in 
Red Deer at the Exhibition Grounds in 
the Western Pavilion. 

After listening to a few bands and a 
quick bite to eat, the concert band was 
ready to go. We played three selec- 
tions: "Festivo", "Procession of the 



Nobles", and "Brighton Beach". It 
was a good performance and all band 
members were satisfied with the way 
they played. Following the perfor- 
mance, the band attended two clinics, 
one conducted by the adjudicator, and 
the other a sight-reading session. We 
picked up valuable tips on ways to im- 
prove our tunes. 

All in all, the day was a very valuable 
experience for the band. 



Author Visits STS 

Cora Taylor, an award-winning 
author from Edmonton, spoke to stu- 
dents in grades four to six about her 
experiences as an author. She was in- 
vited to the library in November to 
help us celebrate National Book Month. 

Wendy Berner, a storyteller, was the 
invited guest for the primary students. 





Family Craft Night 

Approximately 120 elementary students 
and their families participated in the 
second annual Family Craft Night in 
November. We gathered at STS one 
evening to create a "Gingerbread 
Village". We then enjoyed coffee and 
treats and a carol sing-along in the 
library. 



Lest We Forget 

by Jai Jacob 

Many schools across Canada are 
given the day off for Remembrance 
Day, but STS students attend a regular 
day of classes, highlighted by the an- 
nual Remembrance Day Memorial As- 
sembly. With many Canadian troops 
stationed in Bosnia-Herczegovina, this 
year's tribute held special meaning for 
us all. 

For the first time ever at STS, an ac- 
tive soldier was on hand as the guest 
speaker. Captain Stewart, who had just 
returned from Sarejevo, spoke of his 
experiences, which, coupled with a stir- 
ring filmstrip on the realities of war, 
provided students and staff alike with a 



lasting reminder of the realities of 
modern warfare. 

Mr. Hendricks's band provided music 
for the occasion - music that can only 
be described as being of professional 
calibre. The ensemble featured Rob 
Ouellette, trumpeteer and Navy Cadet, 
who ended the minute of silence with 
"The Last Post". 

Rounding out the assembly was Mrs. 
MacLean's grade four class, who show- 
ed their appreciation for our war 
veterans by reciting a poem for 
remembrance. 

At many schools, such an assembly 
would be disjointed by restlessness and 
fidgeting. However, the conduct of the 
student body at STS made Captain 
Stewart feel "honoured at having been 
part of such a fine tribute." 



Levins and Little: 
Our Rise to Fame 

A Riveting Report by Nicholas Little 

In November, Mr. Zederayko, Court- 
ney Levins, and Nicholas Little were in- 
vited to take part in a discussion on 
school uniforms on QR 77 radio station. 
The hour-long talk show, hosted by 
Dave Rutherford, centered on whether 
the public school system should enforce 
a school uniform and what the con- 
sequences of doing so would be. 

Both Courtney and Nicholas were 
very nervous before the show began; 
however, once on the air, both lost 
their anxieties. By the end of the show, 
both were overly microphone-happy 
and readily accepted Mr. Rutherford's 
spontaneous offer to host their own 
show. At present, Courtney and Nich- 
olas have yet to embark on their radio 
broadcasting careers. 

The main points discussed during the 
show were whether uniforms affect 
behaviour and academic work, and if 
the benefits of wearing uniforms out- 
weigh the disadvantages. Mr. Zederayko 




said that while a uniform may some- 
what affect behaviour, it does not 
motivate a student to work harder; that 
depends on the student alone. The 
three panelists and nearly all people 
who phoned in agreed that uniforms 
eliminate materialistic competition: they 
make all students equal and place the 
focus of competition on student work. 

After hearing of the radio show, the 
Calgary Herald sent reporter Chris 
Dawson to interview Mr. Zederayko, 
Courtney, and Nicholas as well as Jai 
Jacob and Miss Hewson. Many of the 
same issues were discussed and the ar- 
ticle was featured in the "20 Below" 
section of the Herald. 

Not only were the radio and news- 
paper interviews interesting experiences 
for the participants, but they also prov- 
ed that the stigma attached to school 
uniforms may not be as great as we 
previously thought. 



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Australian Connection 

by Katherine Lai 

Almost every year, Ruyton School for 
Girls in Melbourne, Australia, sends 
one to three girls to STS to see how a 
private school in Canada runs. This 
year, the Grade Eleven class was lucky 
to welcome two girls into their midst: 
Catherine Marshall and Louise Tucker. 

Catherine in now in Year Eleven, 
while Louise is in Year Twelve. Both 
girls enjoy shopping, skiing, and 
athletics, especially track and field. 

Catherine and Louise had never 
before experienced the thirty-below 
temperatures or the incredible amounts 
of snow that welcomed them upon 
their arrival, but fortunately they 
adapted very quickly. 

While they were here from December 
15 to January 26, their host sisters, 
Katherine Lai and Claire Graham, 
showed them the tourist attractions in 
Calgary, took them skiing at any 
available ski resort, and complemented 
their short stay with a visit to Banff 
and its renowned Banff Springs Na- 
tional Park. 

At school, both girls took part in the 
O.E. 25 program and enjoyed it very 
much. They even assisted on the Junior 
High Ski Weekend at Lake Louise and 
tried their first hand at telemarking. 
They found this to be an interesting ex- 
perience, although Catherine told me 
that she still likes downhill skiing 
better. 

The girls also remarked on the dif- 
ferences they noted between Ruyton 
and STS. They liked the informal en- 
vironment of the assemblies and the 
classrooms, and the more lenient rules 
regarding uniform and overall ap- 
pearance. Thay also commented about 
the smaller school and the larger fields 
for P.E. 




Ruytonians Louise Tucker and Catherine Mar- 
shall seek shelter from the elements near Banff. 



All in all, the Aussies sincerely en- 
joyed their time here with us, as they 
were made to feel as though they were 
part of our small family at STS. We 
wish them the best in all that is to 
come and hope that they will always 
look back on their short visit here with 
fond memories. 



Christmas at STS 

The School's annual Christmas 
Hamper Appeal got underway on 
December 6. Hampers were collected in 
each homeroom during the week of 
December 6-10. They were then 
delivered to the Okotoks Food Bank. 

Once again, STS staff members fund- 
ed, prepared, and served a Christmas 



dinner at the Calgary Drop-In Centre 
on December 11. The turn-out for the 
luncheon was a record for the Centre. 

The Grade Threes completed their an- 
nual Christmas Contracts, by which 
they raise funds for gifts for needy 
families. 

The Elementary School presented its 
Kirby Centre Concert on December 15 
and its School Concert on the 16th. 




General Oscar Fairfax (Mark Benson) works his 
charms on Mme Ernestine Von Liebedich (Deborah 
Parker). 



Musical "Scores" 
at Box Office 

Little Maty Sunshine, the School's 1993 
musical production, earned numerous 
compliments from students, staff, and 
parents alike. Anyone who attended 
the performance could not help but be 
impressed by the remarkable quality of 
the acting, the singing, and the music. 

The entire cast and crew deserve ap- 
plause for their countless hours of 
preparation and rehearsal. The pro- 
ducers - Mrs. Colborne, Mrs. Stewart, 
Mr. Tottenham and Mr. Hendricks - 
also deserves praise, as do the many 
teacher and parent volunteers who 
helped with everything from scenery 
and costumes to tickets and props. 




Rangers James Gunton and Jan Jaffer vie for the af- 
fections of Nancy Twinkle (Tara Habijanac). 



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Water Main Break 
Closes School 

Students and teachers enjoyed an 
unexpected five-day weekend 
when, less than two weeks after 
the end of Christmas holidays, 
problems with the School's water 
pipes forced closure of the school. 

The School's water pressure 
began to wane on the morning of 
January 13. Water fountains slowed 
to a trickle, then taps began to 
cough up rust-coloured sludge. It 
was soon evident that a leak had 
developed somewhere in the 
system. Students were fortunately 
on their way home, as a profes- 



sional development program was 
scheduled for the afternoon. Staff 
members were sent home also. 

On Saturday, January 15, a hole 
was detected in a pipe just outside 
the main entrance. It was promptly 
repaired, then the system was flushed 
with chlorine bleach for health 
precautions. 

Classes resumed on Tuesday the 
18th. For several days, though, 
students were unable to use water 
fountains, so they enjoyed fresh and 
uncommonly clear water from water 
coolers placed in various locations 
around the school. 




"Snow is what you are up to your 
neck in when people send you post 
cards from Florida saying they wish 
you were there." 
Ogden Nash 

"Every mile is two in winter." 
George Herbert 

"The snow itself is lonely or, if you 
prefer, self-sufficient. There is no 
other time when the whole world 
seems composed of one thing and 
one thing only." 
Joseph Wood Krutch 

"Snow is all right while it is snow- 
ing; / It is like inebriation because it 
is very pleasing when it is coming, 
but very unpleasing when it is go- 
ing." 
Ogden Nash 

"Winter changes into stone the 
water of heaven and the heart of 
man." 
Victor Hugo 

"See, Winter comes to rule the 
varied year, sullen and sad." 
James Thomson 

"From winter, plague and 
pestilence, good lord, deliver us!" 
Thomas Nashe 

"Have you mark'd but the fall o' 
the snow 

Before the soil hath smutch 'd 
it?... 

O so white! O so soft! O how 
sweet she is!" 
Ben Jonson 

"In the bleak mid-winter 

Frosty wind made moan, 
Earth stood hard as iron, 

Water like a stone; 
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, 

Snow on snow, 
In the bleak mid-winter, 

Long ago." 

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Alumnus Begins 
Everest Ascent 

Early in February, Jamie Clarke 
(Class of '86) set off for Tibet, where 
he will lead the Emergo-Everest Ex- 
pedition. Jamie and his partner, Alan 
Hobson, hope to complete the ascent 
in May. 

Jamie Clarke has asthma. To raise 
awareness of this condition, the team 
will endeavour to reach the summit 
without the aid of bottled oxygen. 

Accompanying the team is STS 
Technology Coordinator and Jamie's 
step-father, Mr. Mike Keller, who will 
serve as Communications Manager. 



Emergo-Everest Expedition leader Jamie Clarke 
visits S.T.S. 



Students Seek to 
Heighten Awareness 
of Deadly Disease 

by Joel Bond 

During the week of February 7 to 
11, students in both Junior and 
Senior High were involved in an 
AIDS Awareness Week. The Week's 
purpose was not only to educate 
students about the virus, but also to 
raise funds to give as a donation to 
AIDS Calgary. 

Throughout the week, students 
wore red ribbons as a symbol of 



AIDS awareness. A 3-on-3 basketball 
tournament was set up, and as a 
student body, we raised over $300.00. 
As well, HIV-infected speakers from 
AIDS Calgary came to the school to 
talk about their experiences in living 
with HIV. 

Overall, the students became well- 
informed about the contraction of 
AIDS and the seriousness of the 
disease. This week has now been set 
up as an annual event, and hopeful- 
ly through education and discussion 
about HTV, we will all be able to take 
the next step toward ridding our 
society of this horrible disease. 



P. P. C.L.I. Performs 

by Sarah McAteer 

The band of Princess Patricia's 
Canadian Light Infantry regiment 
performed an hour-long concert in 
the Atrium on February 16. The au- 
dience comprised students from the 
Junior High School, as Elementary 
students were skiing, Grade 10s were 
away for the Ski Week, and Grade 
lis were on their Endeavours 
Program. 

The concert was a fun experience 
for all who attended. We heard 
songs from many places and by 
many composers. For their grand 
finale, the oand played a medley of 
the theme songs including Beverly 
Hills 90210, The Jetsons, SeaQuest, and 
many more. There was a Star Trek 
fan, a man with a microphone, and 
lots of talented musicians. There 
were percussion instuments from 
Asia as well as brass instuments and 
woodwinds. One woman even sang. 

We had a good time laughing at 
the Star Trek fan dressed up as 
Whorf and listening to the theme 
songs from our favorite TV. shows. 
Thank you, PPCLI - we had a blast! 



Germany Sends 
Exchange Student 

Christiane Hager, from Haan, Ger- 
many, joined the HA class on 
February 22. Christiane will be with 
STS until the end of June. 



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Science Wing 
Construction Begins 

Construction work on the new 
science wing expansion began on 
schedule on March 1. Safety fencing 
was erected around the site and the 
south exit was cordoned off, to be used 
only in the case of an emergency. 

Favourable weather throughout the 
month enabled work on the project to 
remain ahead of schedule. Construction 
is scheduled for completion in 
September, 1994. 




Speech Day Highlights 
Student Talent 



As always, STS students responded 
admirably to the challenge of the an- 
nual Public Speaking Contest on March 
17. 

The event gave students oppor- 
tunities to exnibit their talents in per- 
suasive and impromptu speaking, 
serious and humorous acting, deliver- 
ing toasts, and, in this year s new 
category, presenting reports using 
multi-media. 

The difficulty judges faced in choos- 
ing winners in each event attests to the 
high degree and broad range of talent 
possessed by our students. 

Mrs. Stewart and Mr. Jones deserve 
special recognition for organising the 
event, as do the English teachers for 
preparing and selecting competitors. 

For some highlights from Speech 
Day, turn to page 28. 

The Elementary School held their 
own Public Speaking Contest on March 
23. Congratulations to the following 
winners: 

Grade 6 Persuasive: 
Grade 6 Impromptu: 
Grade 5 Persuasive: 



Grade 4 Solo Acting: 



Erin McFarlane 
Andrew Nelson 
Suzanne 
Goldman 
Natalie Sweett 
Chris Perry 




$789.00 seems a bit too expensive to frugal 
shopper and starving student Scott Seaman. 
How about a dollar? 




"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, 
a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes 
and a laugh in her voice." 
Hal Borland 

"In our hearts those of us who know 
anything worth knowing know that in 
March a new year begins, and if we 
plan any new leaves, it will be when 
the rest of Nature is planning them 
too." 

Joseph Wood Krutch 

"Spring is never Spring unless it comes 
too soon." 
G.K. Chesterton 

"A hush is over everything - 
Silent as women wait for love, 

The world is waiting for the spring." 
Sara Teasdale 

"Wag the world how it will, 
Leaves must be green in spring." 
Herman Melville 



"All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair - 
The bees are stirring - birds are on the wing - 

And Winter slumbering in the open air, 
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring! 

And I the while, the sole unbusv thing, 

Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing." 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

"For winter's rains and ruins are over, 
And all the season of snows and sins... 

And time remembered is grief forgotten. 

And hosts are slain and flowers begotten, 

And in green underwood and cover 
Blossom bv blosson the spring begins." 
Algernon Charles Swinburne 

"When the hounds of spring are on winter's 
traces. 

The mother of months in meadow or plain 
Fills the shadows and windy places 
With lisp of leaves and ripple of rain" 
Algernon Charles Sxvinburne 

"Spring is come home with her world-wandering 
feet, 

And all things are made young with young 
desires." 
Francis Thompson 

"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns 
to thoughts of love." 
Alfred, Lord Tennyson 




A find 1994 



Storytelling Highlights 
Marti McKay Week 

Marti McKay was an STS student and 
gifted young poet who died in 1981. In 
her memory, Marti's family and friends 
founded Marti McKay Week, an annual 
program designed to bring enrichment 
opportunities in the creative arts to 
students at the School. 

Each year, an artist-in-residence 
shares his or her talents with 
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir students. 
Previous artists-in-residence have in- 
cluded writers, poets, an actor, an ar- 
tist, a sculptor, a musician, a dancer, 
and puppeteers. 



This year's artist-in-residence was 
Wendy Berner, a Canadian storyteller 
whose repertoire included myths, 
realities, urban legends, ghost stories, 
and folktales from many cultures. One 
of her goals was "to share and 
celebrate the richness, wonder, and 
delight of story." 

Mrs. Berner worked with all classes. 
During the closing assembly, students 
from Grades 4, 5, 6, 9, and 12 shared 
some of their stories. 



Storyteller Wendy Berner shares a tale with 
the Grade 3 students. 



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South Africa 
Swaps Student with 
STS 

Jonathan Story, from Hilton College 
in Hilton, South Africa, joined the 
Grade 11 class when classes resumed 
after Spring Break. He will be with STS 
until June. 

In exchange, Grade 11 student Rob 
Ouellette will attend Hilton College. 



Jonathan Story takes part in the Senior High 
Team Triathlon. 



East Indian Dancers 
Visit School 

by Laura Belenkie 

On April 15, students in grades six to 
nine were visited by an East Indian 
dance group. The group was led by 
Sudha Thakkar, a provincially recogniz- 
ed teacher of classical and folk dances 
of India. She brought with her a 
graduate of her dance school in 
Calgary, the Manu Kala Mandir East In- 
dian Dance Academy, and four of her 
students. 

Dressed in colourful costumes, the 
students and graduate performed a 
number of short dances to Indian 
music. First, two dances of worship 
which originated in the ancient temples 
of India were performed. Following 
these was a dance featuring many 
historical poses from India. The four 
young students then performed two 
folk dances, one of which was a gypsy 
dance. 

The inticate footwork, rhythm, 
costumes and expressiveness of the 
dancers made the presentation im- 
pressive and pleasurable to watch. It 
was also very informative because each 
dance was accompanied by a brief ex- 
planation from Sudha Thakkar. We are 
all very grateful to this group for pro- 
viding us with this splendid educa- 
tional experience. 




Dancers from the Manu Kala Mandir Academy 
perform an East Indian folk dance. 



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Elementary Students 
Jump Rope for Heart 

On May 19, elementary students par- 
ticipated in our 6th annual Jump Rope 
for Heart event, organised by the Skip- 
ping Club and Mrs. Bumanis. 

The event's goals are to promote car- 
diovascular exercise awareness, to work 
together as a team, to HAVE FUN, and 
to raise money for heart and stroke 
research in Alberta. To date, the School 
has raised over $50,000.00 for the 
Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. 
Ten percent of funds generated through 
this event are returned to the Elemen- 
tary school and are used to purchase 
something that will benefit students. 




Students Finally Find 
French Useful 

A common complaint among Junior 
High students sounds like this: "Why 
do we have to take French? We'll never 
use it." In late May, twenty-three 



students from Grades 7 and 8 proved 
this statement false. 

These students traveled to Quebec, 
where they put their French language 
skills to the test while experiencing 
French Canadian culture. 

The trip was organised and led by 
Mme. Goldsworthy. 




Grade Nines Attend 
PARTY 

On May 4, Grade 9 students visited 
the General Hospital to participate in 
the PARTY Program. The mandate of 
the Program is to "Prevent Alcohol and 
Risk-Related Trauma in Youth." 

This powerful program encourages 
students to exercise good judgement 
and to make wise choices, especially 
with regard to drinking and driving 
and similar high-risk activities. As 
always, the program had a tremendous 
impact upon the students. 




Rain Cannot Dampen 
Competitive Spirit 

Usually only the swimmers get wet, but 
in this year's Triathlon all of the athletes 
got soaked to the skin. 

Despite constant rain and cool 
temperatures, the annual Senior High 
Team Triathlon went ahead as scheduled 
on May 19. The event, organised this year 
by Jilla Mawer, raised over $300.00 for 
Special Olympics. 

The winning team comprised two Grade 
Ten students and a teacher: Claire Thomp- 
son swam, Jeff Horan ran, and Mr. Lund 
bicycled. 



Mr. Walls earned victory in the Iron- 
man competition, and Mrs. Rodney 
prevailed as the fastest Iron woman. 

The fastest individual times in swim- 
ming, running and cycling were posted 
by Claire Thompson, Kyle Englisn and 
Mr. Koning, respectively. 



Organiser Jilla Mawer did a superb job 
with this year's Triathlon. 




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Hard Workers 
Reap Rewards 



Elementary 



Grade One graduates Jamie Lange and Winston 
Latter clutch their Promotion Certificates. 



With sunshine streaming down from a 
cloudless sky and a cool breeze blowing from 
the south, June 25 offered another perfect 
morning for Prizegiving. 

Before a large audience of parents, teachers 
and classmates, STS students paraded across 
the stage in droves to collect Promotion Cer- 
tificates, Honours' certificates and pins, Ex- 
cellence Awards, Book Awards, and a vast 
assortment of plaques and trophies. 

Listed at right are the winners of major 
awards in the Elementary, Junior High and 
Senior High schools: 





School Ties 

Following the tradition of presenting 
the Head with a "group gift", the 
Class of '94 removed their ties and 
knotted them together into a long "rib- 
bon" to be used for cutting at the 
opening of the new Science Wing in 
September, 1994. 

The gesture seemed particularly sym- 
bolic because Alderman Carol Kraychy, 
in her earlier address, had spoken of 
strong bonds of friendship that form 
between students at STS - bonds that 
endure the ravages of time and 
distance. 



To celebrate graduation, Mark Benson ties one 
on. 



Division II House Award 
Olympic Citizenship Award 
The Mrs. A.E. Dunn Trophy 



Erin McFarlane 
Laura Sidorsky 
Samantha 
Johnson 



Junior High 



Hewitt Trophy (Citizenship) 
Junior High Spirit Award 
STS Junior High Trophy 
(Diligence) 

Buchan Trophy (Excellence) 
Dorothy Goldstein Memorial 
(Mathematics & Science) 



Jeremy Trickett 
Jania Teare 
Nicole Ward 

Nicholas Little 
Michael Lewkonia 



Senior High 



Dorothy Goldstein Memorial 
(Sciences) 

Tim Stiles Memorial 
(Mathematics 30/31) 
The Phil Macnab (English) 
The R.H. Cojocar (Art) 

Headmaster's Award 
(Distinguished Scholarship) 
Governor-General's Medal 
The Margaret Cameron 
The Neil McQueen 
Strathcona Cup (Diligence) 
Tanner Cup (Citizenship) 
Howard Trophy (Excellence) 



Michael Forbes 

Michael Forbes 

Jennifer Trickett 
Michele Hodel 

Tara Habijanac 

Michael Forbes 
Jilla Mawer 
Kyle English 
Rhiannon Owens 
Jai Jacob 
Jennifer Trickett 




Words of Wisdom 

Guest speaker Alderman Carol 
Kraychy's thoughtful address focused 
on the School's community values. She 
had surveyed the Class of '86 about 
their feelings on Prizegiving Day and 
their feelings now, eight years later. A 
clear message emerged: make the most 
of opportunities for individual growth 
afforded by the School. In other words, 
get involved! 



S.7.S. Stoft 




Back row: (left to right) Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Perkins, Mr. Zederayko, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Walls, Mr. 
Blais, Mr. Jones 

Fourth row: Mr. Lund, Mr. Tottenham, Mrs. MacLean, Mme. Sundstrom, Mr. Bauman, Mr. 
Freight, Mr. Thompson, Miss Harper, Miss Vasilakos, Mr. Wilson 

Third row: Mr. Ditchburn, Mrs. Clarke, Mr. Preston, Mr. Cojocar, Mr. Lorfing, Mrs. Sveen, 
Mrs. Wyatt, Mrs. Stewart, Miss Watson 



Second row: Mrs. Ropchan, Mrs. Gibson, Miss Samson, Mrs. Laughren, Mr. Schmit, Mr. 
Johnson, Mme. Goldsworthy, Mrs. Owens, Mrs. Rodney 

Front row: Mme. Bustillo, Mme. Lemieux, Mrs. Ierakidis, Mr. Orsten (on sabbatical), Mr. 
Prost, Mrs. Duncan-Moore, Mrs. Filippetto 




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ASQUERADE. (below) Mme. Sundstrom, Mrs. MacLean, Mrs. Gibson, l^kl OT AMUSED, (below) Mr. Hay is harassed by some of his Grade Eleven 
and Mrs. Perkins partake in the Hallowe'en fun. X ^| students. 




ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, (far left) Mr. Kon- 
ing prevents the accidental deaths of student 
runners in the Terry Fox Run. 

SKI BUNNY, (left) Mrs. Rodney "chills" as she 
packs it through the snow. 

WINDPROOF, WATERPROOF AND WOOL- 
LY, (above) Mr. Wilson knows how to have a 
good time in the wilderness. 



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Yearbook Staff 

Caroline Buckee, Editor 
Paula Ramsay, Editor 

Andrea Brown 
Marilyn Burgess 

Staff Advisor: Mr. S. Lund 



Assistants 

Grade 12 pages 
Michael Forbes 
Mr. Taylor 

Elementary pages 

Mrs. Owens 
Mme. Sundstrom 





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Grade One 


Grade Six 


Grade Ten 


Jamie Lange 


Andrew Nelson 


Amy Pearn 


Bronwyn Sandberg 


Matt Vines 


Jane Jung 


Roshan Sethi 




T T i 1 T/" ' 1 _ 1_ 

Heather Kinloch 


Morgan Setka 


Grade Seven 


Grade Eleven 


Jeffrey Trickett 


Alice Buckee 


Dan Hursh 


Leigh Blakely 


Grade Two 


Al-Karim Khimji 


Ian Clark 


Frank Hewitt 


Sarah McAteer 


Katy Gallagher 


Katie Hilderman 




v^iaire uranam 


Jalal Moolji 


Grade Eight 


Katharine Lai 


Erin Perry 


Jason Billing 


Amy Little 


Britta Towle 


Becky Fairless 


Grade Twelve 




Shauna Flavelle 


Grade Three 


Shaneeda Jaffer 


Joel Bond 


Rachel Read 


Kristin McMurtrie 


Jeff Bumanis 






Kyle English 


Grade Four 


Grade Nine 


Jai Jacob 


Students of 4A and 4B 


Laura Belenkie 


Maclean Kay 




Tom Booth 


Catherine McAteer 


Grade Five 


Jessica Fung 


Mike Schaus 


Hussein Allibhai 


Sheena Lambert 


Jennifer Trickett 


Brendan Barnett 


Courtney Levins 




Zain Lakhani 


Nicholas Little 




Samir Lalani 


Serena Mohamed 




Natalie Sweett 


Radha Ruparell 






Nageeb Sumar 






Jeremy Trickett 






...to Mr. Ditchburn, for unwavering 
support and encouragement 

...to Mrs. Stewart and Mr. Prost, 
for sharing their office with the 
yearbook staff 



...to the Outdoor Education Depart- 
ment, for their contributions of so 
many wonderful photographs 

...to Mr. Keller, for the class photos 



...to Mrs. Bumanis, for extra help 
with the Elementan' pages 

...to all of the students and staff 
members who contributed in any way 
to the production of Paidia '94 



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