Calais High School

Dominic Gayton

Hello everybody and welcome back to the busy halls of CHS. First, I would like to apologize for the week-long hiatus. I have only been doing this for a few weeks and I forgot the deadline. I have, in the meantime, set up safeguards to prevent me from forgetting. So without further ado, let’s reflect on the past couple weeks in news at Calais High School. 

The Student Council has had a busy couple of weeks, starting with freshmen elections last Wednesday. The new class officers and Student Council representatives of the Class of 2018 include President Kendra Parks, Vice President Kylie Donovan and Student Council Representatives Robby Driskel and Andrew McLellan. Now, with a slate of freshmen representatives elected, the Student Council has begun to delve into the work left to accomplish this year. On Monday, September 22, the Student Council elected its own officers for the 2014-2015 school year. Dominic Gayton was elected President, John LaPointe was elected Vice President, and Jack Lander was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations to all people elected to offices this past week and good luck on all left to accomplish in the coming year. 

Academic Decathlon is off and running for the year, starting with their Yankee Candle sale which is a fundraiser for their trip to the State Competition at Deering High School. If you know a member of Academic Decathlon and would like to contribute, please get in contact and purchase some Yankee Candle merchandise. 

The concert band at Calais High School has begun fundraising for their annual Boston Fine Arts Trip with the sale of their annual Community Calendars last week. They are also preparing for our first performance, the Halloween parade on Halloween day. 

A ham radio club is being formed at Calais High School. If you are a student and are interested in joining, please contact Daniel Fransiscus or Mr. Bragdon for details. 

I would like to end this column on a solemn note. On Thursday, September 18, Mr. Beckett, who taught Western Civilization at Calais High School for 45 years, and recently retired, sadly passed away. For three generations of Calais High School students, Mr. Beckett has served as an embodiment of the high school experience. Here at Calais High School, our thoughts are with the Beckett family during this time. He will be greatly missed. Until next week, thanks for reading.