Every year our final boarding house games ends with an amazing dinner and awards celebration, which has become known as the Smoscars. Students in the boarding community win awards such as “most likely to return as a house parent”, or “most compatible roommates”, which was won this year by Barnacle’s own Spencer Dearborn and Wilson Ye. This year’s event was hosted by Barnacle house parent Reagan Daly and had some new twists including a student photo both, run by the Photo Club, where the boys got to pose in front of the camera with their friends. Also new this year was a boarding film festival, which culminated with the showing of five unique student short films which were enjoyed by the boarding community after the dinner.
The house cup is also presented at this dinner, following the totaling of points won during the final house olympics. While the boys gave it their all on the final day of competition, unfortunately victory went to Bolton House who raised the cup for the first time in five years. Ultimately, while it is nice to celebrate as a house, winning the cup is secondary to the fun had, and camaraderie built during the house games themselves.
2017 Athletic Banquet
Another awards ceremony of sorts took place last night in the SMUS gym. The Athletics Banquet celebrates the year of sport at the school and is attended by all grade 11 and 12 students who played on one of the school teams. It was a night that highlighted some key successes in the program, including the AA boys rugby title, which was won on the weekend in Vancouver. The team featured several Barnacle boys who were major factors in the team securing an iconic blue banner. The lectern for the banquet was adorned with the banner seen in the photo below. Barnacle seniors Sammy DeVries, Duc Khuong and Dennis Seigrist should be congratulated on a special season.
Also taking home some hardware last night was Barnacle grade 12 Ryan Hindson, who won several awards for his involvement in three terms of sport: Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field. Not only did his athletic talents earn him recognition, he was selected by his teammates as a “team” award winner for leadership and character.