THE Lions DEN
October 18, 2012
The last House BBQ of the fall was held in the Memorial basement because of the rain. Not to back down for their house, Mr. Carroll and Mr. Trevisan threw on their rain jackets and still BBQ'd despite rain. The BBQ flames kept them warm and they enjoyed a beautiful sunset as the rain clouds parted. In the basement, the boys enjoyed their burgers and hotdogs while playing Fifa 13 (which they earned with their interhouse soccer victory). The soccer was paused, momentarily, as the boys ran outside to catch a glimpse of the peach-coloured sky.
October 10, 2012
Surprises are always nice. Well, maybe not always, but a lot of the time surprises are nice. To celebrate the birthday and recent radio interview of Chris Merchant, our star quarterback, a small surprise was waiting for him before study began. He was definitely surprised by all the cake and cookies, but that wasn't even the half of it. After being serenaded by Happy Birthday, and blowing out the candles, he was betrayed with a pie in his face by his roommate. Zach Marcus launched the pie right on target, getting whipped cream on the walls and floor! Congratulations to Chris for starting off the year with a bang on the field, and in the classroom, and in the residence!
October 4, 2012
One of the biggest traditions at St. Andrew's is the annual Thanksgiving Run. It was a perfect day for running - the temperature snuck up to 19C and the sun shone brightly on the fall colours. Memorial Assistant Housemaster Matt Trevisan promised pizza to any Memorial boarder who beat him. There was a strong showing from the house with Jay Mackie coming in 3rd place, Chris Merchant in 5th place, Rory McGuire in 7th place, and Adam Henriques in 8th place. In total, we grabbed 4 of the top 8 spots and 12 (plus one) boys beating Mr. Trevisan. The plus one goes to Connor Ritchie who battled with Mr. Trevisan the whole race but eventually fell one place behind. Congratulations to the boys who gave it their all!
October 2, 2012
After a perfect record in the interhouse soccer tournament, the Memorial boys faced off against Flavelle House in the championship game. Our bench was full, the coach (Liam Neuman) and manager (Nathan Hufnagel) donning suits, and the opposition hungry for an upset. With two quick goals, Memorial was looking unfazed by the pressure. However, our confidence backfired and Flavelle scored to narrow the lead to one goal. A few close chances to tie the game gave our boys a wake-up call and they started playing solid defence. Our tight defence frustrated the Flavelle attackers and lead to open field for Adam Henriques, Mikel Lanzagorta, and Daniel Chalifour to work their magic. We lead 4-1 at the half and the boys never looked back. Congratulations to Memorial for winning the Interhouse Soccer Championship 6-3!
Apri l2, 2011
Once again, the SAC Dining Hall was filled with mathies, eager to write the prestigious Euclid Waterloo Mathematics Contest. So prestigious is the Euclid, that applications to the University of Waterloo's Mathematics and Engineering Faculties request and account for the Euclid contest score of each applicant. SeungJin An, Abner Liu, and David Lu represented Memorial and St. Andrew's College, competing against grade 11 and 12 students from around the globe. The Euclid is a 2.5 hour contest and each writer must present a full, well-written solution to each of the 10 questions. To simply accept the challenge to write it, is a feat in and of itself.
March 30, 2011
Back from a relaxing March Break, SeungJin An went to work right away writing the 29th annual American Invitational Mathematics Exam. The qualification for the AIME was to score in the top 5% of all 74,600 international competitors on the American Mathematics Contest which occurred on February 8. A big high 5 for SeungJin who was one of two St. Andrew's students to qualify.
March 7, 2011
At the interhouse Ping Pong tournament, the underdog Memorial players were eager to make a name for themselves. Facing players ranked higher than them, Patrick Fuentes, Seung Yoo, and Hans Weng accepted the challenge and put forth a stellar effort. An enormous congratulations to Patrick for winning the Rank 1 division.
February 28, 2011
A big HURRAH!! to the house volleyball players for their valiant effort in the interhouse tournament. Out-manned and out-grown, the 3-man squad of Robert Trocchia, Jose Antonio, and Nathan Hufnagel didn't quit after an early 2-0 loss to a full Mac house team with their basketball star Jamal towering over the net. Reinforcements arrived shortly after in the form of a slightly injured Peter Crossgrove. With the added 4th man, the team pressed hard and earned a spot in the finals after beating Sifton 2 sets to 1. Unfortunately, undefeated Mac house already knew they could beat us so they used their confidence to take the game to us and won in 2 sets. By far the hardest working team, congratulations to the boys for their grit and determination.
February 24, 2011
9 Memorial boys found themselves in the Dining Hall at 8:30 writing the annual Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat Waterloo Mathematics Contests. Along with 40 of their fellow classmates, Hans Weng, Peter Xu, Justin Wong, William Qiu, Patrick Fuentes, Curtis Lai, Seungjin An, James Lee, and Brian Ahn, challenged their problem solving skills, each writing the 25 question multiple choice examination for their grade level. A very special congratulations goes to Hans Weng for having the 3rd highest school score on the grade 9 Pascal contest, Peter Xu for having the 2nd highest school score on the grade 10 Cayley contest, and to SeungJin An for having the highest school score on the grade 11 Fermat contest. It takes a special mind to do well on Waterloo Mathematics Contests, so each of the participants should be very proud of their achievements.
February 6, 2011
The Superbowl kicked off with dozens of eyes glued to our flat screen TV. There were more at stake than simple braging rights between the guys, there were three gift cards waiting for the winners of the Superbowl Guess-O-Rama. Each student gave their predictions for the game, and when it was all said and done, Robert Trocchia came out victorious. Congratulations to SeungHoon Yoo and Peter Crossgrove for a very close 2nd and 3rd finish.
January 14-16, 2011
A GIANT congratulations to first hockey players
Leland DeLangley, Geoff Gallagher, Grag Jansz, Alex Poulin, and Pat Root
for an epic McPherson Tournament.
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