Queen Elizabeth High School (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Queen Elizabeth High School (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Infobox Education in Canada
name = Queen Elizabeth High School
schoolboard = Halifax Regional School Board
schooltype = Public secondary
motto = "Facere faciendo discimus"
"We Learn to Do By Doing"
principal = Kelly MacLeod
city = Halifax
province = Nova Scotia
enrollment = 900 (approx)
grades = 10–12
mascot = Lion
colours = Blue and Gold

imagesize= 300px
established = September 1942
closed = June 2007
website = [http://www.qeh.ednet.ns.ca/ www.qeh.ednet.ns.ca]

Queen Elizabeth High School was established in September 1942, at the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street, on Camp Hill, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. "QEHS" was always known for its high academic standards, competitive sports teams and distinguished extra-curricular activities such as the annual Model Parliament and musicals. Queen Elizabeth High School had been a part of the Halifax community for 65 years. QEH offered many services including a 1280 seat performance auditorium that opened in 1951. In February of 1969, The Board of School Commissioners opened an addition that made Queen Elizabeth High more than double its area.

Queen Elizabeth High School merged with nearby St. Patrick's High School to form Citadel High School. The new school is located across the street from the existing school. Ground breaking for Citadel High School took place in April, 2006. QEH closed in June 2007. The school went out as the top ranked school in the province based on the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies' annual rankings of high schools, after a 65-year history.

Model Parliament

Queen Elizabeth High School had one of the oldest running high school model parliament in all of North America, with over fifty years of history. This became one of the most prided traditions in the school and will continue at Citadel High School.

Previous Opposition Leaders and Prime Ministers

*2007: Edgar Burns (Liberal) and Zephyr Armsworthy (Conservative)
*2006: Shenglong Gao (Conservative) and Marc Trussler(Liberal)
*2005: Aaron Ingersol (Conservative) and James Mosher (Liberal)
*2004: Kaitlin Pianosi (Conservative) and James Mosher (Liberal)


*2006: Guys and Dolls
*2005: My Fair Lady
*2004: Jane Eyre
*2003: State Fair
*2002: Hello Dolly!
*2000: Titanic
*1999: The Pajama Game
*1998: Annie
*1997: Oklahoma!
*1996: Faust
*1995: Damn Yankees
*1994: Fiddler on the Roof
*1993: Oliver!
*1992: Carousel
*1989: Now Let's Revue
*1988: Kiss Me, Kate
*1987: My One and Only
*1986: The Music Man
*1985: The Pajama Game
*1984: Guys and Dolls
*1983: West Side Story
*1982: Bye Bye Birdie
*1981: Bells are Ringing
*1980: Brigadoon
*1979: Guys and Dolls
*1978: South Pacific
*1977: Irene
*1976: Oklahoma!
*1975: Anything Goes
*1974: Salad Days
*1973: The Music Man
*1968: Get Up and Go
*1967: Tell it to Sweeney
*1966: Our Girls
*1963: The Curious Savage
*1962: The Red Mill
*1961: The Pirates of Penzance
The Happiest Days of Our Life
*1960: Life With Father
*1959: Four To Go
*1958: Father of the Bride
*1957: The Solid Gold Cadillac
*1956: Robin Hood
Time Out for Ginger
*1955: The Winslow Boy
*1954: The Fortune Teller
Cheaper by the Dozen
*1953: Martha/Julius Caesar
*1952: The Romance of Cinderella
The Chimes of Normandy
You Can't Take It With You
*1951: Erminie

Notable alumni

*Tyrone WilliamsNational Football League and Canadian Football League player. [http://www.novascotiasporthalloffame.com/inductee_view.cfm?InducteeID=379]
*Mark Smith '78 — Softball player- Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Softball Hall of Fame and the American Softball Hall of Fame [http://www.blackhistorysociety.ca/RobertSmith.htm]
*George Elliott Clarke '78 — Poet/professor
*Nancy Garapick '79 — Olympic swimmer (Montreal 1976 - won two bronze medals) [http://www.nsshf.com/NancyGarapick.htm]
*Sarah McLachlan '86 — Singer/songwriter
*Steve Morley '99 — former NFL football player & CFL (1st overall draft pick) Offensive Lineman
* Kenneth F. Backman '70 — Professor Clemson University
* Gerrad Grant
*Ellen Page '05 - Actress & Juno Grade 10 only. Fact|date=March 2008


Queen Elizabeth High School has hosted numerous successful reunions in its history and one final reunion, the "Last Chance Reunion" took place from July 27-29, 2007.

External links

* [http://www.qeh.ednet.ns.ca/ Official site of school]
* [http://www.hrsb.ns.ca/tools/schoolfinder/findSchool.aspx?code=QEH School profile at Halifax Regional School Board]
* [http://www.qeh.ednet.ns.ca/reunion QEH Last Chance Reunion Website]
* [http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/education/QEHclassof71/ QEH Class of 1971 web site]

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