This weekend our girls and boys volleyball teams played in the annual AASSA tournament at Alliance Academy. Our boys team struggled mightily and ended up with a 6th place result. Coach Fuentes worked with his boys to develop their levels of effort, respect for the game and sportsmanship and in each area the team demonstrated improvements. Our girls team went in as a 2nd place team in our QISSA league play, losing to Einstein each time we played them (0-6 in sets played). After the round robin play in the AASSA tournament the team was 1-1, losing to Americano and having beat IAA of Guayaquil. This set up a Saturday morning rematch with Einstein. I am very pleased to report that the girls played their best sets of the season, winning the first set and then the second in commanding fashion. The girls played Americano in the finals and lost. They posed a difficult challenge in both sets, but were outmatched by Americano in the end. We are proud of all of the players, both boys and girls teams for their play, their conduct and their growth throughout the season. Rian W. and Jake M. received the player of the tournament for AC from Mr. Fuentes and the other AD’s. Congratulations to all.

Reflection from Isabel C.

This last weekend, on October 27-28, the AC Varsity Volleyball team participated in the AASSA tournament which took place in Alliance Academy. Six teams participated in the tournament, Menor, Americano, Alliance, Einstein, Interamerican school (from Guayaquil) and our own school. This tournament gave us an opportunity to play a few more games and really end the season playing at our best.  We managed to beat Einstein, which had beat us 3 times before, and we also played a really good game against Americano which is a really qualified team. This experience made the team closer and really made us feel like a successful team. The most important part of the weekend, was that we were able to really see how much we had grown since the beginning of the season when it looked like we would end up last. Ending the season with two second place medals was an amazing ending to an amazing season.

Model UN

Twenty-three students returned from a 3-day Model United Nations Conference in Panama on Sunday afternoon. Reports from advisors Schmidtke and Bonnet were very positive and spoke to our students respectful and responsible behaviors as well as participation at the conference. Advisors mentioned Raphael A. as being a student who learned a great deal and applied himself in every respect throughout the conference. Congratulations Raphael!

We have a short week and I wish everyone a relaxing and fun Cuenca holiday.

Garth Wyncoll
High School Principal