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Imagine your high school that you are attending, or attended, closing. Well that's now become a distinct possibility for four Peterborough schools—Adam Scott, Kenner, TASSS and PCVS—as Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board will review the possible closure of at least one of these schools due to plummeting enrollment at the schools. This is sure to be a controversial process, and the school board is welcoming input from the community at a series of community meetings starting in February.
High school students in the Patch have the chance to compete in a provincewide contest to have Down With Webster perform at their spring prom. The band will perform a concert in June for the Ontario high school that wins the new online contest College Sounds Great.
The contest encourages students to describe why college education is an excellent postsecondary option, and the Top 10 high schools with the largest share of entries will be finalists for the winning concert. "This is an exciting way to get high school students in our community thinking about postsecondary education," says Fleming College President Tony Tilly.
Students can enter the contest by submitting a photo and a 50 to 250 word paragraph, or by making a video, explaining why “college sounds great" to them.
In the meantime, rock out to Down With Webster's "Your Man" here: