By: Puneet Riar, Grade 11 & Emily Chan, Grade 10
All throughout the year, there have been some amazing, dedicated students. Those who possess those awesome leadership skills, those who have an exceptional community service record, or that person who is just an awesome friend or a great role model. Or maybe, even that teacher who doesn’t get mad if you chew gum in class.
By: Jason Costa, President, Student Council 08/09
The 2009/2010 student council is as follows:
President - Nathan Dinh
Vice President – Cassandra Ly
Secretary – Lily Le
Treasurer – Bobby Lau
Communications Officer – Amy Wu
Publicity Officer – Venus Wan
Sports Representative – Alivia Ma
Community Service Liaison – Chanel Ly
VDSC Representative – Sarah Xie
Social Events Coordinator – Ping Na Huang
Grade 12 Representative – Kathy Tran
Grade 11 Representative - Yuge Liu
Grade 10 Representative – Farrah Bui
Grade 9 Representative - Amy Bui
Grade 8 Representative – To be elected in Fall of 2009/2010 School Year
Members at Large - Maria Vriniotis, Will Savvedra, Harminder Bhachu, Humayra Uddin, Hardeep Gosal
Congratulations to all those that ran for Student Council as well as those that were elected into next year’s Council!
This month, The Windermere Word would like to honour two very dedicated and hardworking students. Aside from the other various volunteer activities that they are involved in, such as the Organic Garden and ACTION, they’ve recently managed to organize Windermere’s Annual Canned Food Drive and surpassed their goal of collecting 2008 cans. They definitely show warrior spirit and bring optimism to everything they do. This month’s issue proudly presents Emily Chan and Brendan Chan (not blood -related)! They are to be commended for their organization and leadership skills.
by Kaitlyn Fung
“In just 2 years, USA has killed 1.2 MILLION Iraqis, leaving 8 million Iraqis needing medical assistance. 10,000 people were killed in Chile, but none of these peoples’ stories were told. It’s the soldiers that make the news, but the thousands and millions of civilians killed are unmentioned. Dahlia’s last message: “In campaigns, you hear to ‘support the warriors, not the war.’ Would you support the rapist, and not the rape? The murderer, but not the murder? The killer, but not the kill?” Again, SO powerful.” – Emily Chan
The war in Iraq has been going on for some time. That war that you usually hear about in the news, because more innocent people are getting killed. In case you didn’t know, this war has been going on since 2003. That’s five years of killing that hasn’t amounted to anything. Anything positive, that is. The U.S. army has been there the whole time to help, but are they really helping? No, they’re not helping at all. This is the exact point that Dr. Dahlia Wasfi tries to get across in her speeches about Iraq.
The following students have been nominated for “Warriors of the Month” because they took their time and energy to give back to the community. These people are to be commended for their tremendous effort. Sweat, leadership, and teamwork were components of the ravine clean-up, and in the end they all claimed that it was a memorable and ‘fun’ event. The Warriors of the Month are: Mr. Castilho, Kiana Martin, Lucas Chan, Shaelynn Leung, Amy Bui, Riya Talwar, and Andrea Novakovic. None of them expected this clean-up to end up like it did.
“On Tuesday September 30th at 12:20pm, a theft occurred outside of Room 212. I, Amy Bui, had just finished collecting all of the money for the Leadership t-shirts. I was holding $340 in my hand, and as I crossed the threshold, the money dropped. Before I could grab it, a tall 15-17 year old boy with black scruffy hair and darker coloured skin kicked the bag away, picked it up and ran. If anyone has any information regarding this, please help return the money to Mr. Jackson’s box or to my locker (2498) and no questions will be asked.”
Amy Bui, Grade 8