RCI Students Continue to Excel in a Variety of Fields

Posted on Wednesday March 21, 2018

Raiders have shone in many fields this past month.  Students of all grades participated in some unique and exciting opportunities, performing in proud Raider spirit.

The last week of February skiers and snowboarders traveled to Blue Mountain and Georgian Peaks to compete in provincials, OFSAA. Ten Raiders attended Alpine Ski and 4 attended snowboarding.  Highlight performances include: Lauren Campbell-Brunke, 4th in slalom and 5th in giant slalom, Zach Wroe, 7th in giant slalom, and the RCI boys team, 7th in giant slalom, while the open boys team was 6th in giant slalom.

The week prior, at the EOSSAA Nordic Ski Championships, on February 14th, RCI's Junior Boys' Nordic Ski Team won team gold and lead skier Leif Buxton won an individual bronze medal. As a result of their performance, the team qualified for OFSAA on Feb. 22 where they placed 16th overall.

Also, RCI sent three wrestlers; Duncan Jamieson, Noah Hogan, and Savana Pinsent, to EOSSA in Kingston on February 26th and all three came back with medals, qualifying them for OFSSA. Savana Pinsent brought home the trophy for best all round female wrestler.  On March 5th, Savanna traveled to Windsor for the Provincial competition. Her tremendous endurance, strategy, and determination netted her a Bronze medal, as she placed 3rd of 30 wrestlers in her weight class and division.

This past week, Student Council hosted a BYOB, Bring Your Own Banana day.  Students were invited to bring their own banana to receive a free banana split.  Many students enjoyed this lunchtime treat.

As well, the Senior Reach for the Top season is underway. The RCI team of Camilo Sebastian, Dawson Bulmer, Dylan White and Moira Friske sits in 4th place in the league with two wins and two losses and three games still to play on March 29th. The team has wins against Opeongo and St. Joseph's C.H.S and losses against Carleton Place and Almonte.