Lacombe Composite High Schools leadership club. Front row left to right, Jill Cosman, Cadence Gordon, Violet Neumann, Bonnie Kim, Rissa Waqatabu. Back Row (left to right): Owen Jeffries, Madison Guinto, Hannah Blokland, Leah Pallot, Katelyn Froehler, Anna Wakaryk, Shaza Tahir, Venessa Yost. (Submitted)

Lacombe Composite High Schools leadership club. Front row left to right, Jill Cosman, Cadence Gordon, Violet Neumann, Bonnie Kim, Rissa Waqatabu. Back Row (left to right): Owen Jeffries, Madison Guinto, Hannah Blokland, Leah Pallot, Katelyn Froehler, Anna Wakaryk, Shaza Tahir, Venessa Yost. (Submitted)

LCHS students hatch chickens, open EPICC garden and more this term

Students at Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) have had a busy month.

Educational Pollinator Indigenous Carbon Capture (EPICC) garden ceremony

On March 2, the LCHS EcoVision club held a naming ceremony commemorating the new EPICC garden. The official name is Okawimaw Asksisis which is Cree for “little mother earth.”

The school held many events that day honouring indigenous cultures, and students were invited to participate. Some of these events included dance workshops, storytelling, traditional beading, drumming, ribbon skirt making and a powwow in the afternoon.

Along with these events, the school provided a free lunch of blueberry bison burgers and bannock to anyone who desired it. This celebration was a wonderful way to unveil the school’s new garden, and was a fantastic opportunity for the students.

LCHS athletics

The basketball season at LCHS has ended with success. The junior boys team won first in zones and the junior girls team won second in their zone. The senior boys won their zone tournament and moved on to provincials, where they won against Charles Spencer. The senior girls competed in zones but unfortunately didn’t place. Overall, the basketball season was very rewarding.

The LCHS curling team also ended their season recently, with the girls also winning their zone tournament and moving onto provincials where they won bronze. With basketball and curling over, rugby, badminton and soccer are all starting their seasons this month.

Womens rugby is starting with their first exhibition games at the ME Global Field on April 20 against Stettler and Rimbey. LCHS will be hosting a badminton tournament on April 20 as well.

Chickens in science class

Recently a science class at LCHS hatched chickens. Mrs. DeAtley’s Science 10 class took time incubating chicken eggs, and they hatched recently. This experiment was for biology, and it gave students a fun and interactive way to learn about cells and living organisms.

After they hatched, students in the class were given a chance to hold the chicks, and complete a lab on their progress.

Update from leadership club

The LCHS leadership club has been very active in these past few months, we have planned and hosted many events for holidays, as well as spirit weeks and a few fundraisers. For Thanksgiving, we started a food drive, and collected tons of canned goods and hygiene products. We sent all of these items to the Lacombe Food Bank. For Christmas, we hosted a fundraising event where we sold tickets and candy cane grams to students for $1 each and donated all of the proceeds to Saving Grace Animal Society.

Along with this fundraiser, we organized a spirit week and had a few events lined up for the day before Christmas break, but unfortunately, it was a snow day so we had to cancel them. After Christmas came Valentine’s day when we gave students the opportunity to buy a soda for $1, write a message on it then send it to the student of their choice.

We also organized an event where we made pairs of paper hearts, cut them in half and encouraged people to find their pair to win a prize.

-Submitted by students from Lacombe Composite High School