The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard

 

Welcome, readers, to the Dragon’s Den! This week, we have quite a bit more news to tell you, so we’re going to get right to it. So let’s take off and fly through this week’s news. 

This was a good week for the sports teams. The tennis team was finally able to have practice outside, some getting onto the courts for the first time in almost a year. The team had previously been practicing in the gym, which can really set off the athletes’ performances. The softball and baseball teams are still confined to the gym, but hopefully soon it will be warm and dry enough for them to get out on the field. 

On Tuesday morning, students from grade 7 through grade 12 met in the gym for a motivational speaker. Gary Allen, runner from the Great Cranberry Island, has run a marathon in under three hours in 5 consecutive decades. He took on a great challenge this January- running from Cadillac Mountain to Washington D.C.! And what do you know ,he did it! He ran almost 50 miles a day for 15 days, and made it to Washington D.C. in the evening of Inauguration day. His presentation was very inspirational, and really taught students that they can do anything they set their mind to.

Wednesday was a half-day for the students at WHS. A bit random, to have a half-day in the middle of the week, but welcomed none-the-less. Teachers had a workshop day and were able to get all the grades sorted out for report cards to be sent.

Thursday afternoon, the students gathered for another assembly, this time of the musical variety. The University of Maine Symphonic Band, currently touring this part of the state, made a stop at our school for a concert in the afternoon. Members of the Tri-M Music society served lunch to the members of the band and talked to them about their music career or hobby. The concert was just as amazing as the conversations. All of the pieces had an interesting music lesson attached, including the opportunity for Andrew Howland, president of the band, to conduct a song. It was a very special experience for band members and music appreciators.

Report Cards have been sent home. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, students can decide for themselves. Students who made the honor roll will be treated to the last honor roll breakfast sometime soon. Next week is the last week before the long awaited April Vacation, and we’ll be able to give you the need-to-know about the upcoming spring. Until then, thanks for checking in. 

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” ~Little Orphan Annie