St. Lawrence Secondary School Receives Nine Golds in Dance and Music at
2017 Kinsmen Music Festival

Longue Sault Public School Earns Two Golds in Dance

April 3, 2017 (Cornwall) – Dancers and musicians from St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) earned nine golds last week at the 2017 Kinsmen Music Festival in Cornwall, while Longue Sault Public School received two golds in dance.

St. Lawrence Secondary School’s golds were earned in several individual and group dance categories including: SLSS Grade 7 dance troupe, intermediate dance; SLSS Grade 8 dance troupe, intermediate dance; SLSS Grades 11 and 12 dance troupe, senior dance; Haevyn Brault and Alexis Killoran, duet performance, intermediate; Nathan Perkins and Taylor Cheesman, duet performance, senior; and Tiffany Reinhold, solo, senior.

SLSS dance teacher Abigail Fontaine was ecstatic at her school’s success.

“It was hard to describe how I felt,” said Fontaine. “It was this sense of overwhelming joy and disbelief. We’ve never received all golds before for our large ensembles, although we have won in past for a few solos and duets.”

“All of these kids have worked really hard, and I’m so excited for them.”

Reinhold’s performance so impressed the judges that she received a prestigious Award of Merit, the highest honour the festival can bestow on a performer.

In the music categories, several St. Lawrence Secondary School students were also successful including: SLSS School Band (under the direction of music teacher Erin Ritchie), gold, instrumental music; SLSS Grade 7/8 Stompers, junior, silver, percussion; Ayaka Ota, senior, gold, piano, solo; Patrick Merizzi, intermediate, gold, obo, solo; Abbey Bellefeuille, junior, silver, saxophone, solo; and David Dubinsky, intermediate, silver, saxophone, solo.

Students from Longue Sault Public School also competed in the dance category, with the school’s “Breakdance Crew” earning gold in break dancing, and Grade 6 student Adrian McIntosh, who performed a solo Dubstep routine, receiving both a gold and an Award of Merit.


Abigail Fontaine
Dance Teacher
St. Lawrence Secondary School
(613) 933-8410

Erin Ritchie
Music Teacher
St. Lawrence Secondary School
(613) 933-8410

Kieran Kennedy
Longue Sault Public School
(613) 534-2415


Posted April 3, 2017

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Abigail Fontaine
St. Lawrence Secondary School
Phone: (613) 933-8410