Sir James Dunn Collegiate and Vocational School
(SJD) is a high school located on Wellington St. in Sault Ste. Marie
. Adjacent to Algoma University
, this school was founded in 1957
and named after the late Canadian financier and industrialist, James Hamet Dunn
Sir James Dunn Collegiate & Vocational School is often recognized in its community for its leading music, arts and athletics programs, having won many local sports championships and arts and music competitions. The school mascot, the Eagle, represents its many sports teams and clubs.
In Fall 2010, SJD and Bawating Collegiate and Vocational School were combined at the SJD location for one year, to form the new Sault Ste. Marie high school Superior Heights. Then, in Fall 2011 a newer, larger school is being made on location of Bawating. This new school will be called Superior Heights.
Notable graduates of SJD include astronaut Roberta Bondar
, NHL player Wayne Gretzky
, the band Treble Charger
and local distance running athlete Rhiannon Johns (now of University of Alabama at Birmingham
is a concert performed by students in the school theatre during lunch hour. Performances range from bands to instrumentalists to acoustic performances. The Dunnplugged performance proceeds have allowed the school to record full CD's with original music written by students. Notable bands from Dunnplugged's past include The Tenagens, Fabio, Caddy Street Avenue, as well as the kiss band
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