Nelson McIntyre Collegiate
1972 Challenge Yearbook



Nelson McIntyre Collegiate



2 & 3



His, is a lonely job.

Worrying, caring, helping.

Long his hours, hardly any thanks.

But he perseveres.

Even though his day is done,

And his reign of worrying and caring is finished,

And his day of well earned rest begins:

We shall remember.

Jeanne Griffiths
Pat Law




The past year was marked by a number of events, the recollection of which reminds us of the many achievements of both staff and students. It would be clearly impossible to enumerate every success in the life of the school, but a number of outstanding ones deserve some acknowledgement. Every teacher and every student will be able to add his or her own list of important events, and consequently those events recognized here must be viewed as only a few of the successes of the collegiate during the school year now ending.

Of special interest were some developments which, although undramatic, were of considerable interest to the Collegiate. Mrs. Lambert initiated her French Classes in the use of our new language laboratory. Mr. Kohut added between seven hundred and eight hundred new books to the Collegiate Library and is informed us that more students than ever before are now using the library and other facilities to widen their horizons and increase their knowledge in those areas that interest them.

Other events of a more dramatic nature have attracted wide attention in the Collegiate. In sports the Varsity Boy's Basketball Team experienced the best season of any such team since 1964, ending third in their league. They won the Churchill High School Tournament and placed second in the Raymond, Alberta Tournament. Such successes are never achieved without devoted coaching and Mr. Joel Davidson and Mr. William Anthony deserve much of the credit for our sports achievements.

The Norwood Schools Science Fair was an outstanding accomplishment and owned (sic) much to the hard work and careful organization of Mr. Neumann and Mr. Ramcharan in particular. Two of our students, Larry Frostiak and David Wright, later went to the Canadian Schools Science Fair in Sarnia, Ontario where Larry won third prize in this national event.

The past season marked the second year in which Mrs. Axworthy's drama students attained remarkable success with an impressive presentation of A Man For All Seasons. Urmas Anniko played the lead role of King Henry VIII. Later, in May, Mrs. Axworthy's Grade Ten English Classes presented three plays at the Manitoba High School Drama Festival. Deborah Nakka, Linda Kyraluk, and Urmas Anniko were involved in the direction of the plays, and Pamela Desmet received special praise for her acting. All plays were received enthusiastically by the professional staff at the Manitoba Theatre Center.

The past year has been a full one, but we already have early assurances that the next year will be lively and interesting. Both staff and students have expressed hearty support for the new trimester system under which we shall be operating next year. The new system promises much for everyone, staff and students alike.

To those who will be returning next year in September I wish a happy holiday. To those who are leaving us I wish Bon Voyage and Good Luck!

M. Shaw.
June 1972.



Nelson Mac has been the centre of most of my activities for three years now, and at the risk of sounding mushy, I've really got to say I love the place. Not that I'm not glad to leave. But I've been really glad to spend some time here.

I’ve seen this school change and grow so much in the past three years. With the trimester system next year, the whole concept of "going to school" will change even more. I only hope that in making schooling more efficient, that we don't lose all of the "little red schoolhouse" feeling, the feeling of being together as a community.

It’s not necessarily the big events I’ll remember. It’s the human, funny, and sad things, the friends I’ve made, those I’ve lost, and the times I felt that the people here, or some of them, Cared or needed me. The “little red schoolhouse” feeling is; being asked, “What’s wrong?” by a dozen people the day you’re feeling blue. It’s having the school secretary know, not only your name, but how to spell it too. It’s being able tease a teacher about the same things you’d tease a friend about. It’s having new students feel at home right away, and having former students come back for visits. “School spirit” shouldn’t have to mean pep rallies, money drives, and proving “we’re better”. It should be the development of the feeling that there are a lot of people different from me and my friends - and that's what's nice about people.



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