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Kennebecasis Valley High School
Quispamsis, NB
Coaches Jason Thorne
State Championships 2004, 2006,2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 Reach
National Championships 2002 SmartAsk!, 2010 and 2011 Reach
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
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Kennebecasis Valley High School is a public school in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, just east of Saint John. They have been a dominant team in New Brunswick in the 21st century.

Reach for the Top

KVHS has had a string of successes in Reach for the Top. From 2004 to the present, the school has won at the provincial level, attending the national tournament each time. They did not participate in 2005 because of a work-to-rule teacher's strike in the province. At Nationals, they placed 5th in 2004 and 2006, runners-up to the 2007 London Central team in 2007, third in 2008, and runners-up to London Central again in 2009. Morgan Gagnon, Will Koncovy, and Nick Manuel were on their Nationals team three times each, all becomming captain for at least one year (Morgan was unable to attend a fouth time - See 2005 above). Mike Forestell attended Nationals four times (2008-2011) finishing 3rd, 2nd, 1st and 1st. He was the captain of both National Champion teams. In 2010, KV's sixth consecutive New Brunswick title broke the provincial record of five that Fredericton held in the early 1990s. The team has also only lost one game in the last seven years in New Brunswick (since April 2004).

After four consecutive National semifinal appearances, KV won the Reach title in 2010. The championship team was recognized and rewarded by Shawn Graham, the premier of New Brunswick, in a local ceremony after the tournament. In 2011, KVHS successfully defended their title, making them only the second school in Reach history to win back-to-back championships.


KVHS was also a strong team during the three seasons of SmartAsk! leading all schools in televised wins with 14. The 2002 Kennebecasis team won the inaugural event. The following season, a younger team reached the finals, losing to the 2003 Merivale team. In the final season, the team made it to the round of 8. Patrick Dunn (who later played at Carleton University) was on the team for all three years, captaining in 2003 and 2004.

Title Succession

SmartAsk! Champion
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Succeeded by
tournament began

Reach for the Top Champion
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London Central
2010, 2011

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