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Hillier Hall stage play wins hearts and funds

Hillier Hall stage play wins hearts and funds

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Heart-warming tales of a boy soldier filled hearts with pride, and coffers with support for the hall in the hamlet he called home. Robert Clarence Thompson, of Hillier, was a 13-year-old student at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute when he enlisted in 1915. Last week, on a blustery November day, […]

Panther teams slam dunk gold and silver medals at Bay of Quinte

Panther teams slam dunk gold and silver medals at Bay of Quinte

PECI’s junior and senior basketball teams left the Bay of Quinte Championships with medals. The seniors girls team won the Bay of Quinte Championship last night for the second straight year. The win capped off a perfect 12-0 season with a 61-48 win over Saint Theresa. Over the past two seasons the Panthers are a […]

Cheer on PECI's jr and sr basketball teams at Bay of Quinte Championship Friday

Cheer on PECI’s jr and sr basketball teams at Bay of Quinte Championship Friday

For the first time in PECI school history, both the junior and senior girls basketball teams will be competing in the Bay of Quinte Championship games on Friday. “These girls have worked tirelessly to accomplish this goal and it would be great if the community could come and support them,” said coach Rob Garden. Everybody […]

Students Give Where They Live - in excess of $20,000

Students Give Where They Live – in excess of $20,000

UPDATE: The Give Where You Live tour blew away all expectations during its first tour through the region. With money from sponsoring schools and students still coming in, as it stands right now the effort has brought in upwards of $20,000 – which is double the initial $10,000 goal of the tour. All of the […]

Panther pride in full force for Terry Fox Run

Panther pride in full force for Terry Fox Run

Panther pride was in full force Thursday afternoon as just under 800 students and staff were invited to participate in the annual Terry Fox Run supporting the Canadian Cancer Society. They raised $1,918. Students from Grades 7 to 12 stood together for a group photograph marking the first time they were all together for a […]

Picton's Bird Loreto swoops to second place in County Marathon

Picton’s Bird Loreto swoops to second place in County Marathon

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Picton’s Bird Loreto was just 10 minutes away from being the first local man to win the County Marathon. Instead, John Bauer, 23, of Hamilton crossed the line first in 2:50, followed by Loreto in 3:00. Gilles Gobeil, of Gatineau, was third across the line a minute later. Perfect […]

PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

More than 130 new students were welcomed to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute during Grade 9 Day festivities Wednesday. Teacher Greer Koutroulides said the day of fun and team-building stations welcomes Grade 9s and helps them to interact and get to know each other while having fun. Students’ Council and the school’s Gd 11-12 Entrepreneurship class […]

PECI welcoming its first junior Panthers

PECI welcoming its first junior Panthers

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is welcoming more students than usual this morning as, for the first time, Grade 7 and 8 students will be welcomed as “junior” Panthers. Following this spring’s decision by the Hastings Prince Edward District School board, senior elementary school students from Queen Elizabeth Public School and Pinecrest Memorial will be attending […]

County Clippers rep basketball workouts - free of charge

County Clippers rep basketball workouts – free of charge

County Clippers will be holding open workouts – free of charge – in September for its U10, U12 and U14 basketball teams. The workouts are a chance for ALL players interested in trying out to come and meet the coaches, and get a feel for the rep program. It’s also a great chance for parents […]

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate's Class of 2017

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate’s Class of 2017

Secondary school diplomas now in hand, 122 Prince Edward Collegiate students are setting their sights on the future. “We made it!” said valedictorian Noah Mossey, to a full house of family and friends attending the graduation ceremony at the Prince Edward Community Centre. “We have the power, and the ability, to make a difference in […]

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