PAA Student Association Activities
Mar 03, 2014
PAA’s Amateur Hour talent show took place on the evening of March 1, 2014. The theme was based on the Canadian comedy show “The Great White North,” featuring Jordan Dubyna and Chris Vaillant as the McKenzie brothers. Their routine involved interactive audience games, a brief and hilarious geography lesson, as well as Tim Horton’s donuts throughout the night. PAA’s Student Association hosted the program and text-based voting for the ten different student ensembles to perform. First place prize was awarded to Sierra Leitch and Kalmani Huether for their creative black-light choreography called “What Happens in the Dark.” Emily Vaillant and Jordan Dubyna performed a popular duet for second place, and Jessica Jacobson’s talented solo and piano accompaniment won third prize. Nearly all of the PAA student body turned out to enjoy the evening along with teachers, alumni, and community supporters. Ms. Bishop was excited to share that each semester, PAA’s talent increases and she, along with everyone else in attendance, looks forward to next year!
The PAA Student Association elections will soon be coming up for the 2014-2015 school year. Elected officers for the current term include students from all grade levels. In grade 10, David Gondwe holds the Communications position, and Dayton Nahorney is the Sports Representative. From grade 11, Deepa Johnny is serving as President, Pradeesha Gnanasekeran is the Vice-President, and Xakeila Stanley is Spritual Representative. Grade 12 students Isabelle Robergeau and Steven Lwin are the Social Representative and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively. Together with their sponsors, Kathy Egolf and Sharline Fernandez, they engage in many fun and fundraising activities. Most recently, they provided Valentines for students to send to friends in February and hosted a bake-sale at the PAA Amateur Hour. They are in the process of coordinating a multicultural-themed Spring Banquet as well as numerous social nights and skating parties for both dorm and community students. Deepa says that their goal is to raise enough funds to install lockers in the student lounge and restock decorating school supplies.