Robert Land Academy student Alex MacIntyre had the opportunity to be Mayor For a Day for the Township of West Lincoln on May 27, 2013. Grade 12 students attending South Lincoln High, Smithville District Christian High, and Robert Land Academy were invited to submit an essay sharing their vision for the Township of West Lincoln over the next 25 years. "My goal was to introduce our local secondary students to local government and make local government week come alive through the eyes and ears of the Mayor's Office", says Mayor Douglas Joyner.
Selected as the winner of the First Annual "Would you like to be Mayor for the Day?" contest which was initiated by Mayor Joyner, Alex's submission entitled "Where Will the Wind Take Us?" commented on the strongly debated issue of introducing wind turbines to the landscape of West Lincoln. By having his essay selected as the winning submission, Alex spent a full day working along side Mayor Joyner and other senior staff at Town Hall, ending the day by attending the evening Township Council Meeting in Smithville.
Alex is in his graduating year at Robert Land Academy, a private boys military school located in West Lincoln. Alex plans to attend the University of Western Ontario in the Fall.
Five new names have been added to the membership of the Robert Land Academy Skydiving Club.
Over a sunny weekend in May, five students took part in a two-day ground training and skydiving adventure at the Grand Bend Sport Parachute Centre located in Grand Bend, Ontario. The weather was exceptional for the jumpers. Day one included in-depth ground school training with qualified instructors. On day two, each student was accompanied in the aircraft by two instructors for an instructor assisted deployment (IAD) from 8,000 feet. Students were welcomed into the Skydiving Club at the Academy the following Monday, each being presented with their Academy parachute wing insignias to be worn on their uniform.
This marks the second skydiving course that students have participated in this academic year. In October, four other students took to the skies to earn their parachute certification. Skydiving is one of the many extra-curricular activities that students at Robert Land Academy can take part in. While skydiving is restricted to students 16 years of age and older, other clubs and activities include rock climbing, boxing, weight training, mountain biking, music club, SCUBA diving, automobile restoration, fitness, athletics, and a host of others.
Robert Land Academy is Canada's only private military-style boarding school for boys in grades six through 12. For further information about the program or to arrange a tour or interview, please contact the Academy at 905-386-6203 or visit http://www.rla.ca.
Robert Land Academy is pleased to announce that 100% of its 2013 Grade 12 graduates who applied have received acceptance to university or college for the coming academic year. Graduates began the application process in January and all fourteen senior students have now received offers of admission. Some have received offers from multiple institutions and must now narrow their selection to just one.
Numerous post-secondary institutions from across Canada provided offers to the Academy's graduates. These include: McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Ryerson University, Brock University, Redeemer College, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Windsor, Carlton University, University of Western Ontario, Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, University of Lethbridge, York University, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.
Programs of studies in which students received acceptance include Business, Social Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, Commerce, Health Sciences, Psychology, and Megatronics.
We wish to congratulate all graduates. We look forward to learning which universities, colleges and programs each of the graduates selects. Their choices will be announced at the All Academy Closing Ceremonies to be held at Robert Land Academy on June 22, 2013.
Coming off a high at the OFSSA Wrestling Championships held in Guelph, Ontario in March, 17 year old Alexander MacIntyre ranked in the top six at the 2013 Cadet and Juvenile Wrestling Nationals held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan April 5 & 6.
Alex is a grade 12 student attending Robert Land Academy. With a first place finish in his weight category at OFSAA, Alex was invited to be part of the Junior Brock Badgers Wrestling Club representing Team Ontario at the Nationals this year. He finished with 4 wins in 7 matches, ranking in the top 6 out of 24 wrestlers in the 76 kg weight category. This is Alex's second year wrestling at the Nationals, finishing in the top 8 in 2012 in New Brunswick.
Alex says that he was "blown away to have made it this far after just 4 years of wrestling at RLA", and that "you can achieve anything at Robert Land Academy." He was also impressed to see such amazingly talented wrestlers from all across Canada come together in one place.
Alex plans to continue wrestling next year when he attends university. When asked where he plans to attend, he says that "he is still undecided and is keeping his options open."