HIT List 2016-2017 Winners

The final prize draws were held on Wednesday, May 31.  All participating students were awarded Mavericks game tickets and Medicine Hat Lodge waterslide passes.  Draws were made for Pita Pit, Booster Juice and Big Mac coupons as well as for Tim Horton’s $10 Gift Cards (Sara Rondeau and Tori Doughty), $25 Mall Gift Cards (Chase Hart and Cole Roth) and Cineplex 2 for 1 (Shianne Miller and Jasmin Salmon).  The Grand Prizes were a Kindle e-reader won by Jasmin Salmon, who deferred her win to Chase Hart and a mini i-pad won by Sara Rondeau.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors this year – Tims Hortons, McDonalds – Pancotto Enterprises Ltd., Eagle Butte High School Chess Club, Booster Juice, Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club, Medicine Hat Mavericks Baseball Club and Medicine Hat Lodge.  Congratulations to all the participants.  Grade 10 and 11 students stay tuned for HIT List 2017-2018 with more great books to read and more great prizes to be won.

“Red Rising”

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Surprisingly I found this to be a very good read.  I’m not usually into futuristic books but did enjoy this one.  Think along the lines of The Hunger Games.

image taken from Goodreads

 

This Month’s New Books

Head to the Learning Commons to check out the new books that have been added (all from Canadian authors):

 

They Desire a Better Country – Lawrence ScanlanImage result for maple leaf

 

All Good Children – Catherine AustenImage result for maple leaf

 

Billboard Express – Sigmund Brouwer & Cindy MorganImage result for maple leaf

 

 

 

River Traffic – Martha Brack MartinImage result for maple leaf

 

A Dark Truth – Jeff RossImage result for maple leaf

 

A Murder for Max – John Lawrence ReynoldsImage result for maple leaf

 

 

 

Enough – Mary Jennifer PayneImage result for maple leaf

 

Race Against Time – Gail Anderson-DargatzImage result for maple leaf

 

At the Edge of the World – Kari JonesImage result for maple leaf

 

 

 

 

From Above – Norah McClintockImage result for maple leaf