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SJHS Holiday Bazaar

by SJHS webstaff - Friday, December 1, 2023

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Please join us for our annual SJHS Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 9th from 9am-1pm. This event will feature numerous vendors, a silent auction, and a French café. We will also be selling our famous bean dinners and delicious baked goods. This is our school's main fundraiser and supports student activities. Help us help our students!

SJHS Alum Wins Prestigious Order of the White Rose Prize

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Amelia Dai is this year's winner of the prestigious Order of the White Rose scholarship, an engineering award founded nine years ago to honour the 14 women killed during the École Polytechnique massacre.

"I feel heartbroken for these women who lost their lives at École Polytechnique while pursuing their dreams to become engineers, not too different from myself," Dai said at a ceremony at the school where the attack happened.

"I still need to take the time to process all the emotions. I think I am feeling more grateful than proud at the moment."

The Order of the White Rose scholarship was founded nine years ago by the now-renamed Polytechnique Montreal engineering school, and survivors of the tragedy. It serves as a tribute to the women killed, and as a beacon of hope for the future.

The $50,000 award is given to a Canadian engineering student annually.

"The scholarship allows us to build on this tragedy, and to provide an opportunity for promising outstanding young women in engineering," said Michèle Prévost, an engineering professor at Polytechnique Montreal and the Order of the White Rose jury president.

Dai moved to Montreal from China with her parents when she was 10 years old, settling in New Brunswick. She pursued her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of British Columbia, graduating as the valedictorian.

In a video montage shown during the awards ceremony, the dean of the engineering school said Dai was one of the most impressive students the school had ever seen. She is now pursuing her PhD at MIT in Boston, working on finding sustainable energy solutions.

While pursuing her studies, Dai remained an active volunteer in her community. She founded a mentoring program for high school students, while organizing events promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Prévost said the jury doesn't just consider academic excellence when handing out the award. They also want someone well-rounded who contributes to their community. She said Dai's impressive resumé catapulted her to win the award.

"We want a person who is not just academically outstanding, we want someone who will make a difference in the community," Prévost said. "She is kind, she is devoted, she is excellent. She will change the world."

I was inspired to create a more diverse and inclusive community wherever I go," she said. "I like volunteering. I like to make friends and take a break from the more technical side of classes. It brings me a warm and fuzzy feeling when I see people support and empower each other to become better versions of themselves."

Nathalie Provost was one of the founders of the prize, and is a survivor of the massacre. She said she is blown away by the how impressive Dai is.

"I am thrilled to know and understand we in humanity we have this kind of people with us able to find a solution for problems so broad, so difficult," Provost said. "Each year when I discover who is chosen I am always completely amazed. I was a good student but I was never as exceptional as those women are."

The school will mark the 34th anniversary of the shooting on Dec. 6th.

Story via Global News

SJHS Community Pancake Breakfast

by SJHS webstaff - Friday, December 1, 2023

We are pleased to be able to continue the tradition of our annual SJHS pancake breakfast on Friday, December 8th. This event is supported by the SJHS Alumni Association. On that day, your SJHS staff will be hard at work in the kitchen, and will begin serving pancake breakfasts at 8am. There is no cost for SJHS students. Students are welcome to bring their friends and relatives at a cost of $3 for a 'Puppy' (pancakes and juice) or $5 for a 'Hound' (pancakes, juice and turkey sausages). We hope to see many of our families, friends and alumni on that morning. This is one of our best loved events of the year! The pancake breakfast will be followed by a staff variety show for the students. All funds raised support student activities. Donations are welcome.

Sabrina Lyew

Students Light up the Stage with Cultural Fashions

by Leen Imdoukh - Saturday, November 18, 2023

This past Thursday, November 16th 2023, the heads of the Culture and Diversity Committee Leen Imdoukh, Naysa Renju, Anshika Guar, and Shreya Toal hosted Saint John High School's first-ever International Fashion show to commemorate Diversity and Respect Week! This remarkable event not only presented the richness of various cultures but also emphasized the extraordinary diversity within our school. With seven countries represented - including the Philippines, China, Liberia, Ukraine, Vietnam, India, and Nigeria - the diversity and cultural heritage of our students were beautifully showcased throughout the fashion show.

Diversity is what makes each one of us unique and includes our backgrounds, individuality, life experiences, and beliefs. It brings different perspectives, ideas, and cultures together, making us stronger as a community. Embracing your own culture first, then taking the initiative to learn about other people's backgrounds and cultures, is really the first of many steps out there that could lead to achieving a successful, respectful, and a more diverse community and environment.

Thanks again to the committee and to the students who bravely walked to runway to share a piece of their heritage.

SJHS Celebrates Academic Achievements

Monday, October 30, 2023

This week SJHS celebrated the many academic achievements of our students for 2022-2023. Students who earned Honours and High Honours received certificates and were recognized in their Vita Vitalis classes on Monday. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we held special assemblies to recognize our grade 12s, 11s, and 10s who excelled in their studies, earning them Greyhound Honours, which is an average of 95% or higher last year. In grade 12, we awarded Greyhound Honours to 70 students, in grade 11, to 63 students, and 27 grade 10 students earned this recognition. The assemblies recognized the International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates for 2024 (21) and 2025 (34), calling each of those students to the stage. The assemblies also celebrated winners from the Provincial French Oratorical contest in May 2023. Each assembly also recognized winners of the Most Valuable Greyhound Award- a coveted award where teachers can nominate one student per semester who demonstrates good work ethic, shows initiative, is engaged in learning, has a positive attitude and is helpful to their peers. The Most Valuable Greyhounds exemplify what we hope all students aspire to be, they are model SJHS Hounds. As a school, we value all the gifts that our students bring to the community from athletic ability to leadership to musical talents and charitable works, yet the core work of a school remains the learning that happens inside our classrooms. Thank you to all the staff, teachers, and families who helped and supported our students in their learning and thank you to the friends and family who attended the ceremonies.

Tackling Cancer, Honouring Seniors

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Friday night's football game on October 6th at the UNB stadium was a special evening. In a game against St. Malachy's, students and families from both school communities came together to fill the stadium to honour #80, Anderson Crown, who began his treatments for cancer at the IWK hospital last week. Anderson's father, Jeff, also felt the full weight of the support from the St. Malachy's community as he coached our rival team. Amidst a crowd of spectators donned in yellow, Saint John High School players gave it their all. Led by coach Grandy, they defeated St. Malachy's 49-7. The SJHS student council raise $2245 through donations at the door and sales of yellow t-shirts. 50/50 tickets were also a hot commodity with the winner generously donating back their half of nearly $1500 to be able to add an additional $3000 towards easing the family's financial burden of travelling to and staying in Halifax. Friday evening was also 'Seniors' Night' honouring the grade 12 footballers.

We thank the following seniors for their dedication to the team and to the sport over the last years: Gavin Carpenter, Hugo Chang, Tommy Doucette, Gavin Giddings, Anders Grant, Jax MacPhee, Adam Muise, Aidan Sparks, and Ronald Vair.

What a wonderful evening, not only a victory on the field, but also a victory for a sense of community spirit

Back to School, Greyhound-Style

Friday, October 6, 2023

On September 5th, Saint John High welcomed close to 300 new students to our greyhound family. Students got acquainted with their teachers and toured the school before the other nearly 800 students arrived the following day. The opening assemblies focused on our theme of 'Come to School, Do your Work, Be Successful'. Students also learned about the new Vita Vitalis class for everyone, completed bus safety and had school photos taken. The opening week culminated with 'Rally of the Hounds' down at AREA 506. In a sea of red and grey, students could be seen enjoying inflatables, playing games, dunking staff members, and joining in on friendly competitions. Many students also enjoyed the musical performances of some of our very talented greyhounds on the main stage. It was an exciting week to begin our 2023-2024 school year!

Alumni Awards Show Pictures

Monday, July 17, 2023

See the link below for pictures from the 2023 Alumni Awards Gala.