Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blackville Young Entrepreneurs Fair December 12 and 13

Young entrepreneurs at Blackville School are learning about business, creating their own products, and putting their imagination to work.

As part of their learning, they will be holding The Blackville Young Entrepreneurs Fair at Blackville School on December 12 from 9am-11am and December 13 from 8:30am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

The students will be offering 35 unique products to choose from and prices vary from $0.50 to $5.00.

This event is an excellent chance to support young entrepreneurs and also find some different Christmas gifts for the holiday season.

By Julia Curtis

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blackville's Seasonal Duos: Slight Rise to Victory

Over the weekend the boys hockey team traveled across New Brunswick to participate in an extensive tournament in Hartland.

The boys started out strong, winning against Saint Quentin, 7-2. Scoring for the Eagles were Peyton and Preston with three goals each, and Landon Coughlan with one.

They became victorious again with the second game they played, the score was 4-3. Scoring for the Eagles were Peyton with two, Preston got one and Denver scoring on a power play.

While the odds were looking good for the boys, they stepped off the ice sadly losing to Hartland, 7-3. Ty Croft, Macaully Gillespie and Denver Donovan scoring the three standing goals.

The boys were upset to lose their last game in the tournament, but they could hold their heads up after hearing the news that Hartland won the whole tournament, so they were beat out by the best team present.

Monday night the boys basketball team played Sunny Corner and played hard, but still walked out with their heads hanging, the score was 89 to 61. This just shows our boys that victory is not easy and you need to work for it!

By Piper Duffy

Monday, November 26, 2018

Senior Boys Hockey Roster

Name: Denver Donovan
Number: #11
Height: 5'10
Favourite Player: Phil Kessel
Name: Ethan Vickers
Position: Left Wing
Number: #18
Height: 5'11
Favourite Player: Keaton Walls

Name: Ethan Whalen
Position: Right wing
Number: #2
Height: 5'9
Nickname: Easy E
Favourite Player: Alex Ovechkin

Name: Peyton Gilespie
Position: Center
Number: #14
Nickname: Peyt
Favourite Player: Tom Wilson 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Senior Girls Hockey Roster

Name: KC Hallihan 
Position: Defence
Number: #21
Heights: 5'7
Nickname: Katherine
Favourite Player: Devon
Name: Cassidy Coughlan
Position: Defence
Number: #48
Heights: 5'4
Nickname: Corn
Favourite Player: Zadono Chara

 Name: Laura Colford
Position: Left Wing
Number: #67
Height: 5'6
Nickname: Laura Dora
Favourite Player: Mitch Marner

Grade 11 and 12 Students Attend Career Day Tour

Grade eleven and twelve students from Blackville High and Central New Brunswick Academy (CNBA) participated in a Career Day Tour sponsored by J.D. Irving (JDI) last Thursday, November 15. The tour informed students of jobs that will soon become available to them.

The tour began with a safety lesson, as students had to acquire safety gear in preparation of the tour that began at the sawmill located in Doaktown.

Students were given a hard hat, gloves, a reflector vest, safety glasses and a healthy snack to get ready for the day.

Students learned that the sawmill deals with multiple species of wood that are sorted, cut and packaged so they are ready for shipment to consumers around the world.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Eagle's Scream (Jake Stewart Interview)

Hosts Christopher Underhill and Kel Vickers interview MLA Jake Stewart on his recent election win, his goals and strategies, and advice for future politicians. Broadcasted on Life Radio.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

High School Hockey Showdown

Over the weekend the Blackville High Boys hockey team played an amazing game against the St. Leonard boys team.

The boys gave their best effort as they were going into the third period down 6-2. The boys clawed their way back as they came to a 7-6 loss.

Scoring for the boys were Peyton Gillespie with 2, Preston Gillespie with 2, Garett Donohue with 1, Caleb Gillespie with 1.

The High School Girls played an incredible game against JMH winning 6-2. It was their first game of the year.  Scoring for the girls were Drea Hallihan with 2, Layla Hallihan with 1, Amber walls with 1, Laura Colford with 1, and Jayna Brennan with 1.

Set Aside Technology and Make Time for Reading

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It is no secret that most kids hate reading as it is often associated with school. Many kids don’t like school and therefore dislike everything to do with it, and when they walk out that front door and throw their book bags onto the floor, books are out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Does this affect them negatively?

It is no secret that for as long as words were written, and possibly even before then, knowledge was shared through text. The most text that some of today’s youth see is an instant message. It is my personal opinion, along with many others, that social media lowers intelligence, and this is where most spend their time in recent years. Society has abandoned books and knowledge for on screen opinions. What does that mean for the direction in which society is heading?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Eagle's Scream for November 9 (Remembrance Day Ceremony Feature)

Hosts Christopher Underhill and Kel Vickers share news and sports updates from Blackville School. Heard every Friday on Life Radio. This week's feature is the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the school on Thursday, November 8. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Halloween Colouring Contest

The The Blackville Talon hosted a colouring contest for Halloween and the winners are:

Maria Rowsell was the winner for Kindergarten 

Kamryn Curtis was the winner for Grade 1

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Africa 2020: 30 Students from Blackville School Attending Dallaire Presentation

Roméo Dallaire
Blackville School is taking part in an Anglophone School District initiative called Africa 2020.

Fifty students will be able to visit Rwanda during the first or second week of March 2020, for a cross culture learning experience inspired by Romeo Dallaire.

Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire, is a Canadian humanitarian, author and retired senator and general. Dallaire founded The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, and has written novels concerning these types of issues.

Dallaire will be speaking in Miramichi to help launch this Africa 2020 initiative on Thursday, November 1. About thirty Blackville high school students will be attending the afternoon presentation at James M. Hill.

Thursday evening he will be an honoured guest at a dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Rodd Miramichi. Dallaire will be the keynote speaker at the dinner and will be introduced by Senator David Adams Richards.

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