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Robotics Club - Alberta Provincial VEX Championships in Edmonton

On Feburary 20, 2017 members of the Robotics club participated in the Alberta Provincial VEX Championships in Edmonton. There were 42 teams competing. After qualification rounds Churchill finished 2nd, 3nd, 7th and 17th.

In the sudden death playoff rounds Churchill was victorious again, winning the event for the 3rd year in a row. We also won numerous other awards including Top Mixed Award, Amaze Award, and Create Award.

Congratulation to:

Tim C. (Event Champion)
Derek B., Danielle W., and Ryan M..  (Top Mixed Team Award, Amaze Award)
Ayush G., Steven F., Junyoung S..  (Create Award and finished 2nd in the skills competition)
Akhil P., Aryan G., Syed R., Pravav K.

Also, a huge thank you to Mr. Jacobs who puts in countless hours with the team!

Debate Tournament - November 25, 2016

Take a look at the wonderful photos attached to see the future of SWC debate!  Our Grade 10's won all the top beginner awards and were thrilled.


Churchill teams were first and second open and beginner teams and won many speaker awards.  In addition, 80 volunteers chaired the rooms and a team of 6 students (under Mr. Kiziak's instruction) did the stats for the first time in SWC history.  They all deserve tremendous congratulations.  We all had great fun and learned lots as well!
With sincere thanks, Mrs. Rehder

Club Fair - Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Check out the many clubs and activities that you can get involved in and meet many new friends with similar interests! Information tables will be in the main foyer at lunch.

Science Fair Winners

Churchill students experienced an unprecedented level of success at this year’s Calgary Youth Science Fair. Our 20 participants, the largest number of students we’ve ever sent to the event, captured:
9 Gold Medals
Zeel P, Tahmid K., Lilian Z., Sunand K., Emily G., Mehul G., Nicole S. Elizabeth Y. & Anjalika B., Astha B.
3 Silver Medals
Jack D., Sophia L., Zubair S.
&
The Grade Aggregate Trophy for High Schools
Our students also captured 13 (the most of any school) of the major awards presented, and thousands of dollars in cash prizes and scholarships. Our Big Individual Winners included:
Sunand K. (Grade 11) The Chancellor’s Club Bursary (For the Best Project in The Fair),
The Top Senior Award, & Named to Team Alberta to compete at the National Science Fair in Montreal
Tahmid K. (Grade 10) Agrium Physical Science Award and the APEGA Engineering Award,
Also Named to Team Alberta
Mehul G. (Grade 11) Genome Alberta Senior Award and The Alberta Society of Gastroenterology Award
Zeel P. (Grade 10) Senior Life Science of Medical Award and The Top Intermediate Award, Also Named to Team Alberta
Emily G. (Grade 11) Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta Award
Adrian K. (Grade 10) National Association of Corrosion Engineers Award
Jack D. (Grade 11) OSUM Physical Science Award
Nicole S. (Grade 11) CIM Calgary Branch Award, and a Team Alberta Alternate

Congratulation Churchill Scientists, you’ve done yourselves and our school proud!
A big thank-you to all of the teachers past and present that helped to inspire and support the curiosity, enthusiasm, and desire for excellence displayed by our students through their outstanding projects.

 

Apega Science Olympics

Another Excellent Year at the Apega Science Olympics for our three Churchill teams!

The Team of Mehul G., Sandesh R. Ryan S., Aryan G, & Alex W won multiple medals in the individual events and finished with a Gold Medal for the overall competition.

Our teams of (Tim W., Zeel P., Chris N., Aaron W. and Tahmid K.) and (Yumin W., Lincoln X.,Kelvin W., Frankie C., & Jack L.) also won numerous medals in the individual events and ended up with Silver Medals for the overall competition.

Provincial Debate Champions! - March 2016

Congratulations are in order for SWC students who won the provincial debate championship for the second year in a row this weekend!  Of the four Churchill teams that competed, two will represent Alberta at nationals in Saskatoon in April.  Michael X.(top speaker) and Sunand K. are the provincial debate champions after a gruelling 6 rounds of debate!  They will be joined by Noah P. and Navin K. (2nd top speaker) who ranked 5th in the province.  Churchill is the only school in Alberta sending 2 teams to nationals.  Also, congratulate Yuvraj B. and Sam K. and Tahmid K. and Tim W. who also excelled at the tournament.  Well done!

Model Un - New Your City Trip - March 2016

Good morning,
I just wanted to fill you all in on the Model UN team trip to New York City last week. The students had a blast in New York, although some of the students had been to the city before, for many it was their first time. We had some "firsts" on the trip: first time for one student going to the USA, first time seeing a Broadway musical anywhere (we went and saw "Wicked" on Friday night), and of course, the first time that our Model UN team went to New York for Nationals. They ran into some stiff competition, in our closing ceremonies we were competing against Chicagoland Jewish High School (they won the award of excellence, top prize for delegation), and Horace Mann (private school in New York; it costs about $36,000 U.S. to send your kid there. All things considered, I think our students did extremely well. We had three students speak at the closing ceremonies inside the UN General Assembly hall: Navin K. and Noah P. spoke together, and Elizabeth Y. was selected to speak for the UNESCO committee. This trip was a once in a lifetime experience for these students. Many have been to New York before, as I said, but they'll never have the experiences that they had on this trip again with their friends. Thanks in advance for your patience with our jet lagged little crew.

Robotics Club - February 2016

On Family Day, members of the Robotics club participated in the Alberta Provincial VEX Championships in Edmonton. There were 41 teams competing and Churchill finished 1st, 2nd and 4th. The top two teams now qualify for the world championships in Kentucky in April. If you teach the following students, please pass on some well-deserved congratulations. Cassandra L., Aiden B., Tim C., Derek B., Danielle W., Amy L., and Ryan M..

Mathlete News

Some of the students in our Math Club wrote the American Mathematics Contest in late February. 

For the AMC 10 grade 10 level contest, we had two students recognized (Nicholas K. and Jane S.) who received Winner Pins

For the AMC 12 grade 12 level contest, we had two students recognized, Rahul A. for Bronze Medal and Jane S. (a grade 10 student) for a Winner Pin.  Both Rahul and Jane were given Honour Roll of Distinction Pins as well.  In addition, Nicholas K. and Jane S. were both recognized as doing very well on the grade 12 contest given that they are in grade 10 and they were awarded Young Student Certificate of Achievement Awards.

Both Rahul and Jane qualified to write the AIME (American Invitation Mathematics Exam). Congrats again to all the students who represent our school so well.

 

National Science Fair Competition

Our two students competing as part of Team Alberta in the National Science Fair Competition this past week in New Brunswick both did very well.

Sunand K. received a Gold Medal & a Scholarship to Western, finishing in the top 10 in Canada
Emily G. received a Silver Medal & a Scholarship to Western, finishing in the top 30 in Canada.

Well done Science Fair Competitors!!!

A big thanks goes out to Ms. Fitzner (in absentia) who put in a lot of time and effort with these students.

Robotic Team

After an extremely busy and hectic week in St. Louis – the robotic team finished an impressive 16th out of 76 teams in the Galileo division. Up until the last match of the tournament our rank was 8th, but unfortunately one of our alliance partners knocked down all our stacks….unbelievably unlucky!!

If you see or teach the following students, please remember to congratulate them:

Curtis S.
Ben D.
Matthew H.
Sharjeel J.
Ryan M.

Thanks
Mr. Spademan and Mr. Jacobs

2015 - 2016 SWC Year Book!

Here are the applications for the 2015/2016 SWC yearbook! If you are a general member/group leader and you want to continue to be a general/group leader do not worry about these applications. These are only for OPTIONAL roles outside the group member/group leader roles.

****Application deadline is EXTENDED to TUESDAY May 5th 2015.******

Photographer Application: http://goo.gl/forms/4P7xJjjfWe

Writer Application: http://goo.gl/forms/0p96CO0ZY4

Tracker Application: http://goo.gl/forms/LgiyzANrOj

Designer Application: http://goo.gl/forms/YtbbufwdcD

Assistant Editor/Editor Application: http://goo.gl/forms/ApqDXKCKhz 

You will be contacted if you get the position you applied for.
Have a good week everyone!

Sincerely, 

The Editors

 

Calgary School Team Chess Championships

The Calgary School Team Chess Championships took place this Saturday (April 25, 2015) at Webber Academy.  Five students represented Sir Winston Churchill.

Churchill placed second overall, and two students within our squad took home individual trophies.  If you have teach any of the following students, please feel free to congratulate them on their accomplishments.

Diwen (Steven) S. – 1st place.
Louisa A. – top female player.

Other players who represented Churchill were:

Asjad M.
Derek Z.
Kevin Z.

Thanks!

Mr. Najand

Model Un Team - Trip to Toronto - April 2015

The Model UN team had an extremely successful trip to Toronto to participate in the Southern Ontario Model UN Assembly (SOMA). We took 24 students on this trip, but we weren't the only travelling Model UN team at the event; there were schools from Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Arkansas, Washington, Texas, and Mexico at SOMA. Churchill was the only high school from Alberta.

We had a lot of award winners at SOMA, in fact, it was the most awards we'd ever won at SOMA. For the most part, the students that participated were in their first year of Model UN, 8 out of the 9 award winners are in Grade 10 or 11, and 6 out of the 9 award winners are in Grade 10. Model UN has a really bright future at Churchill! If you have any of these students in your classes, please congratulate them!

Here are the award winners:

  • UN Security Council (USA): Best Delegate Sidharth S.
  • GA 4 SPECPOL (Belgium): Best Delegate Vishwa S.
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP) (Zimbabwe): Honorable Mention Amanda L.
  • ECOSOC (USA): Honorable Mention Andrew Z.
  • ECOSOC (Belgium): Honorable Mention Danielle L.
  • UNICEF (Mongolia): Honorable Mention Nicole S.
  • Bilingual Committee (Le Canada): Honorable Mention Riley B.r (this one is impressive for me, since all of the debate and resolutions were in French)
  • World Health Organization-WHO (USA): Honorable Mention Carol Z.
  • GRULAC (Belize): Didi M.

Cheers,
Mr. Gilchrist, Ms. Cave and Mr. MacGregor

 

Excellant Day at Calgary Youth Science Fair!

An excellent day at the Calgary Youth Science Fair for our 16 Churchill participants!!

We won the High School Grand Aggregate Award. (Trophy and a cash award to the school)

The following students won major individual awards (Trophies and cash)
- Sidharth S.
- Sunand K.

Two students were named to represent Calgary on Team Alberta
- Sunand K.
- Emily G.

A variety of students won individual medals & cash (details to follow)

A Big shout-out to Darlene Fitzner in absentia for all of her work with these kids.

What an amazing year for Churchill students participating in Academic, Technical, & Fine Arts Competitions. (in addition to our athletes) Great job staff for helping to inspire!!!

 

Robotics Club - April 2015

Congratulations to the Robotics Team - winning the FRC 2015 Western Canada Regional.

Canadian Open Math Callenge - February 2015

Congratulations to the following students who did outstanding at the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge:

  • Rahul A. received Bronze Award for Alberta and the Gold Award for Alberta Grade 12
  • Neng Q. received an Honour Roll Award for Grade 12 in Alberta
  • Jane S. received an Honour Roll Award for Grade 10 in Canada, Bronze Award for Alberta and the Silver Award for Alberta Grade 10.

Both Rahul and Jane have been invited back to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad in April.  This honour is only given to the top 50 students in Canada that competed in the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge.  Please wish them luck if you know them.

Apegga Science Olympics - February 2015

This past weekend we had one of our most successful Apegga Science Olympics ever, with all of the teams we entered into the field of 28, medaling!

The team of Jack D., Justin Y., Christopher S., Alvin H., and Yaheng S. placed 1st in the make-ahead event
and 1st Overall for the entire competition

The team of Harry Y., Devon V., Parker W., Yanchen M., and Jonathan L. placed 1st in an Emulsion Challenge, 3rd in a Fermi Problem Solving event, and 2nd Overall for the entire competition.

The team of Johnny S., Jingda J., Asim T., Johanan A., and Harth B. placed 3rd in the make-ahead event and 4th Overall for the entire competition.

They have been working very hard preparing for this competition since October, and they were quite excited on Saturday.

Model UN - February 2015

The Model UN team had an extremely successful weekend at the University of Calgary High School Model UN. We had a very strong team this year, and the results are indicative of this. If you have any of these award winners in your classes, please be sure to congratulate them, they worked very hard to achieve these awards. The future of the Model UN team looks really bright especially when you consider how many of the award winners are in Grade 10 and Grade 11.

GA 1 DISEC Award Winners:
Verbal Commendation Bojia L.
Honorable Mention Chris H.

GA 2 ECOFIN Award Winners:
Verbal Commendation Andrew M.

GA 3 SOCHUM Award Winners:
Verbal Commendation Didi M.
Honorable Mention Preetha G.
Best Delegate Noah P.

Human Rights Council
Verbal Commendation Amanda L.
Honorable Mention Rebecca Y.
Best Delegate Sophie Z.

UN Security Council
Best Delegation: Sidharth S. and Elizabeth Y.

Overall Delegation Awards:
Honorable Mention-2nd place (Cuba): Sophie Z., Sunand K., Franko F., Navin K.
Best Delegation-1st place (Nigeria): Sidharth S., Elizabeth Y., Roy Z., Andrew M., Noah P,

We repeated as City Champions!

Alberta Provincial Robotic VEX Champions - Feb 2015

Congratulations to Cassandra L., Aiden B., and Tim C. for winning the Alberta Provincial Robotic VEX championship in Edmonton last weekend.

With the victory in Edmonton they have qualified to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky USA.

In addition to being the Alberta Provincial Champions – the students also won the Excellence Award, Programming Skills Award and Robotic Skills Award.

Fantastic Job – Cassandra, Aiden and Tim - Best of luck in the world championships!!

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This concluded the 6 week build period on our FRC (First Robotics Competition) robot, which is a separate competition than the VEX. It is an incredible achievement to produce a fully functioning robot in such a short time period. With no exaggeration some students have spent several hundred hours building, programming, tweaking, and re-tweaking, the many subsystems of our robot.

I’m so thankful for the many staff members who have been so generous with their time in supervising the students over this time period. I requested help last weekend and Brittany Martin, Dana Fulwiler, Mike Fullerton, and Margaret Jones stepped up and volunteered – Thank-you!

A HUGE thanks to Ralph Jacobs and Guy Kellington who not only ran the weekend shifts - which often started in the mornings and continued well into the evening, but also helped out whenever I was in a pinch, which was often!! For instance, last night Ralph worked until 10pm to complete the bag and tag process.

Sincere thanks,

Jamie

 

Sir Winton Churchill - Debate Tournament

The debate went smoothly and the 103 parent guests were amazed at our students' knowledge, respect for each other and enthusiasm. We had 10 beginner and 7 senior teams competing against 11 other high schools. Churchill won top beginner team (Michael X. and Jack D.), top beginner speaker (Michael), third beginner speaker (Jack), second senior team (Sidharth and Sharath S.) and second senior speaker (Sidharth S.)! Congratulate these folks if you see them. 

Model UN Trip to Montreal

During first week of November, 15 students travelled to Montreal for the Secondary Schools' UN Symposium (SSUNS) this past week. The kids really had a good time, but competing against some of the top Model UN schools in Canada (Upper Canada College from Toronto) and Mira Costa High School (California) and Gulf Coast High School (Florida) was a bit of an eye opener for the students. I think they all learned a great deal about Montreal from our tours and visits to the archaeology museum, and how to be better delegates in Model UN. I'm sure that they'll take what they learned in Montreal to focus on getting better for our own local Model UN conference at the U of C. We had two major award winners on the trip:

  • Rebecca Y. won the Nellie McClung Award for Advocacy in GA 3rd Committee SOCHUM (Social, Cultural and Humanitarian committee)
  • Noah P. won the Lester B. Pearson Award for Diplomacy in the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention committee
  • Both Noah and Rebecca were representing Belgium in those committees
For these students to win awards in these committees is a major accomplishment. They were competing against students from Mira Costa High School (typically ranked in the top 3 in the USA for Model UN) and Upper Canada College (#1 in Canada) and winning. When you consider that we took only students who had been in participating in Model UN for two years, and SSUNS was their 4th conference that they were competing in, and they were going up against students with more Model UN conferences under their belt (a Grade 11 student from Mira Costa told us that this was her 14th Model UN conference in high school) it puts the accomplishment into perspective. congratulations to Rebecca and Noah! All of the students represented Churchill excellently!

First Robotics Competition - St. Louis

The team did fantastic. We finished 35th out of 100 teams in Galileo division with a record of 6W and 4L.  At one point in the competition we were in 3rd place. It was an action packed week – Wednesday through Friday, the students put in 14 hour days. Saturday was a measly 10 hour day!

Special thanks to Tammy and Ralph who were simply awesome!!

Model UN Trip

We had a successful trip to Toronto again this year. We took 15 students to Toronto, and they got to enjoy a guided tour of the city, and a guided tour of the University of Toronto campus in addition to participating in the 42nd annual Southern Ontario Model UN Assembly (SOMA). We had three award winners this year:

  • Andrew m. won Best Delegate in the ECOSOC committee
  • Rebecca Y. won Honorable Mention in the Human Rights Council
  • Elizabeth Y. won Honorable Mention in the Hundred Years War crisis committee

They represented Churchill extremely well. Congratulations to all!

University of Waterloo Math Contest Results

For the Cayley Math Contest, 43 of our grade 10 students received Certificates of Distinction.  The team score (comprised of our top 3 achievers) placed us FIRST in the province.  Congratulations to Elizabeth Y., Charlie W. and Matthew C., our top 3 team!

For the Fermat Math Contest, 30 of our grade 11 students received Certificates of Distinction.  The team score (comprised of our top 3 achievers) placed us THIRD in the province (second in Calgary).  Congratulations to Andrew A., Rahul A. and Tony D., our top 3 team!

Provincial Debate

Our 4 Churchill teams were fabulous at the Provincial debate championships on Saturday.  Please extend special congratulations to Navin K who won the Jane R Memorial Trophy for being the top beginner debater in the province! Also, Noah P won the bronze medal for beginner debater.  What great kids we have!

Regional Debate - March 2014

Churchill performed brilliantly at the regional debate championship on Saturday.  Please congratulate the following students who continue on to the provincial championships this weekend:

Navin K and Noah P
Carol Z and Ella B
Sara F and Sophie Z
Sidharth S and Andrew C

Science Olympics

It was definitely a fantastic weekend for our school. Please congratulate the following students who made us very proud:

1st in Fred Flinstone's Revenge: Parker W, Harry Y, Jonathan L, Yanchen M & Devon V
2nd place overall: Eileen Z, Adrian , Raj X, Sean Y, Jerry X
1st in Dante's Peek & 1st overall: Ada L, Chris N, Leona X, Sam A & Michael W

Thanks again to those who dogged volleyballs and coffee cans while we practiced upstairs and for the positive feedback while we practiced in the cafeteria.  Getting Gold and Silver made it all worthwhile.

Model UN Success

The Model UN team had its version of the city championships at the University of Calgary's High School Model UN conference this past weekend. Churchill did extremely well. Individual award winners were as follows:

DISEC
Verbal Commendation  Bojia L (Poland) 
Verbal Commendation  Elizabeth Y (Burkina Faso)
Best Delegate Songju K (China) 
ECOFIN
Honorable Mention Curtis L (China) 
SOCHUM
Honorable Mention John G (Romania) 
Best Delegate Bhagya R (China) 

Human Rights Council
Honorable Mention Tracy L (China) 
Best Delegate Emily X (Norway)

UN Security Council
Verbal Commendation Richard C and Andrew C (China)

Churchill was representing China (among other countries) at the conference, and the students representing China won the Best Delegation award. This means that Churchill has won the city championship for Model UN for the second time in three years. The following students were in the Chinese delegation: Songju K, Curtis L, Bhagya R, Tracy L, Andrew C and Richard C. In order for these students to be so successful in their respective committees they needed the support of other Churchill students, so this truly was a "team win". If you teach any of these students or any other students that participated in Model UN this year, please congratulate them on a job well done!

Science Olympic Teams Chosen

February 2014

We have our three teams for Science Olympics! The competition will be on February 22 from 8:30 - 2:30 at the Stampede Grounds - Big Four Building.

Nathional Speech Tournament - Congratulations

February 2014

Great News! Bhagya R. and Richard C. were the only students from a public school at the National tournament and they did astoundingly well! Bhagya won first in debate and first in impromptu speaking. Richard won thrid in Persuasive speaking and third in impromptu. The top six overall are invited to the International Tournament held in Lithuania in April Bhagya placed sixth overall and Richard placed seventh. As the first alternate, the chances are very strong that he too will get a place at the international tournament.

2013 - Canadian Open Math Callenge

February 2014

Several Students wrote the Math Open Challenge. Congratulations to Rahul A and Kathryn Yu who achieved Honour Roll Status!

Speech Provincials

February 10, 2014

The team did very well at the Speech Provincials last weekend and individual students were once again at the top of their games. Here are the results.  Please take a moment to congratulate these young people if you get the chance.

Tingting Y and Sidharth . placed in the top four of the speak off  and are going to the Speech Nationals next year.

Tingting Y – Gold in the Prose category

Sidharth S – Silver in the Impromptu category

Tasha H and Anita H– Bronze in the Duet Acting category

Curtis L – Bronze in the Poetry category