Musical Robots and Business as usual

This weekend was buzzing, literally, with the sound of robots beeping and zipping around during the First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition, featuring 20 teams from BC, Alberta and Washington State. Bolton’s very own Antonio was working his magic with his robot “11589”, while Patt lent a hand to the event as a volunteer.

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Right next door in the single gym, the entire cast and crew of the musical Catch Me If You Can was engaged in a full rehearsal of their performance which takes place in just two weeks.  We are so proud to have seven Bolton boys representing us on stage and in the pit orchestra and, of course, our very own Mr. Butterfield helping to support the whole affair from the top row of the bleachers!

While all this was going on, SMUS also hosted the Pacific Northwest Squash Tournament that draws players from all over western Canada and the US.  Stanley was our Bolton representative and he played very well finishing with a record of 4 wins and 2 loses, while Leo, Alejandro and Adam were in Vancouver for the Grade 8 ISA basketball tournament where they finished an impressive fourth place with a 3-1 record.

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For those not already involved in the many events taking place on campus, the Saturday activity offerings had boys wandering through Chinatown on a rainy and blustery morning, baking cookies to donate to a local homeless shelter, swimming and taking in a local hockey game.

The rest of the week was also busy with the usual comings and goings.  Here are Turay, Kevin, Pine, Will and Tommy hard at work during evening prep,

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while Mohammed, Antonio and Mikhail worked on their book art in the Art room,

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Vincent worked on is squash game during his evening intramural,

Kevin got fit in PE class,

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Bolu had some good old fashioned fun in the gym at lunch playing “bump” with his rugby teammates,

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and Laurent held court over his Magic Circle which he hosts every Friday at lunch.  It has created quite a cult following and his numbers are growing every week!

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We also took a moment to celebrate Henry’s 18th birthday and share some cake.

There are only three short weeks to go until Spring break.  The sun is starting to shine and it is no longer dark as the boys walk to school in the morning… We are almost there!

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