Marion Drysdale Awards 2010

The Marion Drysdale Student Achievement Awards is a writing and creative arts competition which is open to all public secondary school students in Ontario.

This years theme is is “Suppress Excess:  Living Within Our Means”

Are you a responsible consumer? Do you shop responsibly?

Living within our means requires looking outward: buy what you need as opposed to what you want; make do with what you have; consider going back to the basics. In this day and age, our global concerns must begin with local solutions. This can be achieved by avoiding disposable technology and thinking about sustainability. We should be buying locally, reducing waste, and assessing our material values. It is time to wake up and smell the local produce!

Interpret the theme in poetry, prose or visual art. Produce a creative original piece of work that expresses originality – not merely something you see on a screen.

See the competition criteria for details on divisions and categories.

To enter, submit an entry along with the required entry form to a sponsoring teacher (any of your teachers can accept entries) no later than November 12, 2009.

For more information and entry forms, click here.

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Morning Announcements – Nov. 3, 2009

Nov. 3 a.m. & 3:10 Football players are reminded of today’s year end meeting in room 138 at 3:30.  Please be ready to hand in your equipment & take home your personal effects.
Nov. 2 – 4 With a skiff of snow on the ground, you are likely dreaming of winter outdoor sports!  If you are interested in competitive cross country skiing, the Nordic Ski Team will be meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 4th at lunch in room 137 to kick off the season.  This meeting is open to all students, regardless of experience or equipment, so come on out to see what it’s all about.  Nordic skiing is often considered one of the best all-round physical activities, requiring speed, power and endurance…If this sounds like a worthy challenge, we’ll see you at lunch of Wednesday in room 137.
Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 and 5 Canadian Blood Services is asking for over 30 students to help hospital patients by donating blood at Dryden High School on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 4:00 – 8:30 and Thursday, Nov. 5 from 12:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.  There are 30 appointment spots to fill between 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.  Those wishing to donate at other times or for other information can call 1-888-2-DONATE.  Thank you for helping hospital patients.   
Nov. 2 – 4 There will be a SAVE meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 in the DHS library.
Nov. 3 There will be a meeting for all executive members of the Drama Association today at lunch.
Nov. 3 – 5 The Haunted Rock Show will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 5th in the big gym.  Admission will be $5.00.

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Michelle Arseneault to carry the Olympic Torch for Dryden

Michelle Arsenault hold a 2010 Torch Relay Flag. Michelle was selected as an Honorary Torch Bearer for the Dryden leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.

Michelle Arseneault holds a 2010 Torch Relay Flag. Michelle was selected as an Honorary Torch Bearer for the Dryden leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.

On January 4th the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will pass through Dryden, and DHS student Michelle Arseneault will be among those carrying it on its symbolic journey.

A local task force nominated individuals who represented the ideals of the Olympics and reflected the community. Michelle was one of those nominees, and when the task force voted she received the most votes.

Michelle said that she “agreed to be the Olympic Torch carrier in hopes that it will raise awareness about my campaign as well as environmental issues in general. I would also like to demonstrate to my peers and members of the community that one person can make a difference with hard work and determination. This hard work results in great opportunities; opportunities that you plan for and unexpected opportunities along the way.”

Michelle says that she hopes that everyone will join in on Dryden’s Community Olympic events leading up to the Torch Relay taking place on January 4th.

Congratulations Michelle. Dryden High School is proud of your outstanding accomplishment!

You can view the Dryden Torch Countdown here.

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