Grade 10 Ridley College Student Publishes Book of Poems

15- year-old Emma Hudson has been writing poetry since she was five, and this year she has achieved what many writers strive for their whole life.  She has published a book of 20 original poems entitled “Where the Moonlight Grows”.  The book was illustrated with the help of Emma’s friend Maia Bidochka.  To find out more about Emma and her book, read the article from today’s St. Catharines Standard:

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2879010

Ridley College International Christmas Service

On any given day you can walk around the Ridley College campus and hear languages from thirty-one different countries.  On Friday we held our annual International Christmas service in the Memorial Chapel where we were able to see students from those countries read a Christmas passage in their native language. We heard thirteen different languages – Hebrew, Latin, English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Russian, German, Italian and Latvian. As a school located in Canada we embrace multiculturalism and cherish the fact that we can share languages and traditions from different countries and cultures with each other.

Check out the video from the service:

Ridleians Show Strength in Business Competition

It was a hard fought battle in virtual boardrooms across Ontario – critical business decisions were being made and equity was being built in the Sprott Business Competition today.  Gabriel Bolduc and Yoshiki Nakayama were Ridley’s titans of business making it past the initial round of 4, 900 participants – only 101 advanced.

After an intense morning, Gabriel advanced to the Semi-Finals by finishing 8th in Ontario with a total Shareholder’s Equity of $5.49 million, while Yoshiki bowed out holding his head high, having finished in 51st position in all of Ontario with Shareholder’s Equity of $3.63 million.

In the Semi-Final portion of the competition run this afternoon, Gabriel had a wild-ride, at times sitting in 18th position and then moving up to 3rd overall in Ontario. In the end, he just missed out on an invitation to Carleton University for the Final 8 by finishing 4th in his industry (The top 2 players from each of 4 industries move on to the final), yet 7th overall, due to not having enough employees and having to spend too much on over-time pay to maintain his production levels.

Speculation abounds as to whether Gabriel purposely threw away the win in order to be able to attend review day next Friday and focus more on his upcoming Gr.12 exams (Particularly Advanced Functions), with sources close to Gabriel stating that ‘he decided to pursue the most responsible course’.

Please join me in congratulating both Gabriel and Yoshiki on their achievements in a business simulation that brings the curriculum they are studying to life.

First Boys’ Basketball Advance to Final!!

The senior boys basketball team got off to a bit of a rocky start last night but eventually righted the ship in disposing of Holy Cross Secondary School 68-33 in semi final action in the 49th Annual St. Catharines Standard basketball tournament. Tied 10-10 after a sloppy first quarter the Tigers started to find their game early in the second quarter and by half time had secured a 32-19 lead. In the third quarter the relentless Tiger pressure finally got to the Raiders squad and a comfortable lead was established. Leading the Tiger attack was Cooper Rigg 25, Geno Bullard 18 and Kristers Moisejs 10 points.

Next up, a 7:30 p.m. championship encounter at the St. Catharines Collegiate gym tonight vs. perennial powerhouse Governor Simcoe Redcoats.

Hopefully the Collegiate gym on Friday night will be a sea of ORANGE AND BLACK.

TIGER SPIRIT – CATCH IT!

Watch the tip-off with commentary from Mr. Martinez:

https://www.ridleycollege.com/podium/tools/SlideShow.aspx?a=103718

Read about Tiger guard Geno Bullard in the St. Catharines Standard:

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2873407

First Boys Basketball Advance to Semi-Finals!

Ridley’s pressure defence created many high percentage shots early and often in yesterday’s decisive win over visiting Blessed Trinity Secondary School 74-27. Balanced scoring, exceptional pressure defence and a deep bench were all major factors in last evenings win. Kristers Moisejs (with his parents from Latvia in the crowd) led a balanced Tiger attack with 14 points while Cooper Rigg had 13, Geno Bullard scored 11, and Cam Sweetnam, Nick Green and Weston Saunders all chipped in with 8 points each. Next game is this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in a semifinal encounter with a talented Holy Cross Raiders team. Go Blacks Go!

Read the article about Ridley in today’s St. Catharines Standard newspaper :

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2869323