Nelles Selected for U18 Women’s Ontario National Team

Grimsby Secondary’s own Grace Nelles has been selected to be a part of Ontario’s elite U18 women’sgracepicture hockey team. She will playing for Team Ontario Red as they vie for the National Championship in Winkler, Manitoba from November 5-9, 2019. Nelles, who has been playing hockey for the Stoney Creek Sabres AA for the past several seasons, was thrilled to be chosen for Team Red. Nelles has also been on the radar for the Canadian National U18 team this season. In August, she attended the BFL National Women’s U18 Selection Camp in Calgary, Alberta along with 44 other under 18 hopeful young female players. Although she did not make the series team, she is still being evaluated to determine whether she will represent Canada at the U18 world championships in Slovakia this winter. “It’s a real honour to be chosen for Team Red,” said Nelles. “To be on Team Ontario with girls from all over the province is a really exciting opportunity.”
Grace has verbally committed to Mercyhurst University for the 2020/2021 season. Grace is an honour roll student, serves on student council, athletic council, prefect member, and plays on the school’s field hockey, basketball and hockey teams as well. Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishments, Grace!


Grimsby Secondary School would like to congratulate Maggie Weatherdon on being selected to dance the Prix de Lausanne, an elite international competition for young dancers. Maggie was the only Canadian selected out of 12 candidates, and one of only 51 girls and 377 total candidates selected to participate from around the world.

After the video audition process and her acceptance to the Prix de Lausanne, Maggie will begin preparing one classical variation and one contemporary variation which she will perform in February during the week-long Prix in Montreux, Switzerland.

Maggie has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has pursued ballet full-time since she was 13. Since then she has attended ballet classes and private lessons 6 days a week at Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, New York all while maintaining an honour roll status as a full-time GSS student. In June of 2018 Maggie was selected as one of three Canadians to attend the USAIBC, coined the Olympics of ballet, held every 4 years in Jackson, Mississippi. Maggie spent 4 weeks this past summer at the prestigious San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive.

Maggie can be seen locally at Shea’s Theatre in Buffalo in Neglia Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

Congratulations Maggie and good luck at the Prix!

Lupish soars at Spanish World Cup event

Grimsby’s Kieran Lupish continues to fly high in international trampoline competition. In October, helupish
travelled to Valladolid, Spain to compete in a world age group competition at a World Cup event. Competing against the best in the world in the 15-16 age group, Kieran came second on double mini trampoline, winning a silver medal. He also competed in individual trampoline and placed 11th.
 In July, Kieran qualified for his third World Age Group Championships in trampoline and double mini trampoline. This year’s competition will take place in Tokyo, Japan from December 4-8th. He’s hoping to win another international medal at Worlds. 
“Representing Canada is really cool,” said Lupish. “It’s such an honour to wear the maple leaf and have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.”


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Your Grimsby Varsity Football team has done it again!!!  With its second Tier 2 championship in 3 years the Eagles recaptured the hardware on a cold snowy night in Welland.  After defeating Governor Simcoe 15-14 in OT we travelled to face the undefeated Centennial Cougars on their home turf.  Our defense rose to the occasion, our offense was crisp and on that day we were the better team.  A 21-15 victory and the coaching staff couldn't be more proud.  A special thanks to all the friends and family that came to support the team and to all the graduating's been a pleasure... EAGLES ON 3!!!