Participating at the Annual Adventure Challenge has become a part of the spring ritual at Mentor. This year, 40 students boarded a school bus to head down the QEW to Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas.
It was for the 40th time this orienteering event was hosted and over 1000 students took part. As mentioned, 40 of them were from Mentor and the vast majority of them were totally new to the sport. The latter was not obvious though. The way the students approached the challenge given to them (finding checkpoints in a certain order using nothing but a map – in unknown terrain!) made the look like seasoned navigators.
The focus and the strategy was in place as well as the excitement! Coaches Mr. Fransson and Mr. Dorey are very proud of the team. They all did the best they could and represented the school very well. After all, this is an event and the top-placers from Mentor finished just outside top 10, and they were among the boys, team consisting of Shrey Jain, Aryaman Sharma and Sepanta Rastegar and among the girls, the duo Anna Wang and Rhea Azavedo.