This year, the Art 3200 and Writing 2203 classes at Carbonear Collegiate were awarded an Art Smarts grant to publish books of poetry. The three writing classes, with the help of author Janet McNaughton, wrote various forms of poetry including colour poems, haikus, and poems involving fairy tales. Jennifer Morgan worked with the two art classes in illustrating the poems. Students were given the opportunity to use the printing press from St. Michael’s Printshop to produce their editions of intaglio prints. They were shown how to etch and ink their metal plates and it wasn’t long before they were working the printing press themselves. On the evening of June 4th, the published books were displayed for a public viewing at Carbonear Collegiate. The audience was entertained by soloists and the boys’ choir. Other artists displayed their artistic works as well. Ms. Worthman, Mr. Fillier and Ms. Wrice would like to thank all those involved in making this project a huge success. Special thanks go to Janet McNaughton and Jennifer Morgan for sharing their talents with our students and to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council for making this project possible.
This program had student volunteers help seniors from the area learn how to use computer technology and the Internet. Ms. Virginia M. Wells, the coordinator of this program had a “wrap-up” celebration on May 15, 2013 at Carbonear Collegiate. “We had 21 students and 18 seniors working together for the program. The seniors really enjoyed working with the students and many now feel very confident in their computer skills”.
Spring was very successful for the music/ theatre program at Carbonear Collegiate. In March 2013, The Carbonear Collegiate Drama Troupe competed in the regional drama festival held at Shelia Nageira Theatre in Carbonear, NL. The troupe competed with the piece, The Insanity of Mary Girard by Lanie Robertson. At the awards Ceremony, Elizabeth Hicks, a level III student, won Best Actress; Erin Jones, a level II student won Best Light and Sound; Hailey Noel, a level III student was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Braydon Haynes, a level I student was nominated for best Supporting Actor; Anna Finn, a level III student was awarded and award of merit for acting; the play also received the award for Best Set. The Troupe won best play for the third year running!
The Drama Troupe then represented the Western region of the Eastern School District at the Provincial Drama Festival that was held in Corner Brook from May 9-12, 2013. In Corner Brook the troupe received a glowing adjudication. Their performance was said to be “highly professional”. In Corner Brook, Elizabeth Hicks, Braydon Haynes and Hailey Noel all received awards of excellence for acting, and Erin Jones received an award of excellence for Light / Sound.
In late March 2013, the Carbonear Collegiate Music groups took part in the annual Kiwanis Music Festival. The Carbonear Collegiate Boys Choir and the Triple Trio were a big hit. They were entered into Class 1, which is a choir and band combination. They received a mark of 89. The Girls Choir placed first in the Sacred Category with a mark of 90. The Glee Choir placed first in the SSA category with a mark of 91.5. They competed for the Choral Rose Bowl and were the runners up. The Jazz Band placed first in their category with a mark of 88 and were recommended for the Band Rose Bowl. They went on to compete and win the Band Rose Bowl, which is the award given to the Most Outstanding performance given by a band.