Sole of Rockland Preview

Jasmin Morse, Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor 9-14-18

During today’s C, D, F and G block classes, many of Ms. Cheryl Thompson’s art students participated in decorating the sidewalks of Rockland for next Saturday’s Sole of Rockland Celebration. Led by Massachusetts Area Planning Council (MAPC) artists, Annis Sengupta and Carolyn Lewenberg, students painted the sidewalks  with murals of shoe prints and footprints in the residents’ favorite Rockland locations.

Join the Open Space Committee, Rockland Highway Department, and Rockland Park Department for a fall Clean Up Day along Union Street and the Rail Trail followed by the Sole of Rockland Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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What’s New at RHS?!

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

9-12-18

As fall is settling into place so is everyone here at the high school. With the fall sports season underway and clubs revving into gear, RHS is going full speed into this school year.

One of the main events going on right now is the Breast Cancer fundraiser. A Block classes are competing to see which class can raise the most money to help support awareness and research for breast cancer. The class with the most money will earn a prize. Furthermore, at all three lunches students can sign up for the annual Boston Breast Cancer Walk that will take place on Sunday, September 30.

Along with these sign ups at lunches, this week class officers are beginning to sell this year’s class shirts for the Pep Rally that’ll take place October 12. Each of the class’s shirts are being sold for $20.

Tonight the Travel Club will be holding an informational meeting about the April 2021 trip to Greece at 7pm in the Lecture Hall.  Also in Travel Club, an informational  meeting for the Australia and New Zealand 2020 trip will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm in the Lecture Hall. See club advisor, Ms. Walsh, with any questions.

Tomorrow night at 6:15 at the Holy Family Church the Rockland Cares Foundation will be holding its annual Vigil in remembrance of the lives loss and families effected by drug abuse.

Next Wednesday at all three lunches sign ups will begin for the annual Mr Rockland pageant that will take place  Wednesday Oct. 17 at 7pm in the auditorium. Sign ups are available for all senior boys who are interested in competing to be 2018’s Mr. Rockland.

 

Welcome Class of 2022!!

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

9-6-18

A new school year welcomes a new class entering the walls of RHS. This year’s freshmen will be the graduating Class of 2022 and after a full week here at high school, many are starting to find their way around the building and settle into their home for the next four years.

In the Freshmen Orientation and the Class of 2022 meeting on the first day of school, the students heard from faculty members including principal, John Harrison, school resource officer, Ethan Schnabel, and guidance director, Margie Black.

To provide additional help with their transition, the Veritas interviewed several upperclassmen to uncover their tips and advice to the newbies at the school.

Video Producers: Molly Grass and Jasmin Morse

Can’t Beat the Rockland Summer Heat

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

8-30-18

first week of school temperatures

Rockland’s forecast for this past week from temperature lows from the 70s to highs reaching the high 90s, not including the effects of humidity.

The start of school usually entails the start of autumn, but not in our case this year. From highs in the 90s and humidity making it feel well into the 100s, this has sure been a hot one here this first week back at RHS!

All across Massachusetts schools have been dismissing students due to this miserable heat and many students and staff argue we should have done the same here. English teacher, Christopher Neal and Spanish teacher Melissa Shaughnessy were two of many teachers in the building who had to relocate their classes due to the extreme heat in their classrooms.

Along with the extreme heat, Rockland also found West Nile Virus carried by the mosquitos infesting Rockland.  From the fear of both West Nile and the heat, many of the sports practices have been changed due to these factors.

Hopefully, the upcoming long weekend will bring more seasonal weather for more comfortable classroom temperatures and better learning! Enjoy the long weekend!

The Veritas Wants YOU!

If you have an interest in writing or contributing to the Rockland High School newspaper, the Veritas, come to a brief meeting after school on Monday, August 27 or Tuesday, August 28th in Room 126.  All grades are welcome.

As reporters or photographers for the Veritas, you could come up with your own ideas or work within the group.  If you belong to another group or club, you could report on that club’s news. Sports writing positions are also available.

The meeting will be brief.  If you cannot make it either Monday or Tuesday, see or email Mrs. Lannin-Cotton or Mr. Cable-Murphy with any questions or to sign up.

2018-2019 SGC Executive Board

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

6-15-18

EBoard

Back: Sarah Pollard, Lara Glennon, Katy Buckley, Jasmin Morse, and Tyler Beatrice. Front: Caitlin Cameron, Francisco Oliveira, Jacob Leahy, Justin Sherlock, and Maddie Gear

 

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, the June meeting means new beginnings for members of the RHS Student Government Council. This past Wednesday, new positions were elected and assigned, creating this year’s E-Board.

2018-2019 Executive Board Positions

Big Five

President: Caitlin Cameron

Vice President: Francisco Oliveira

Treasurer: Justin Sherlock

Secretary: Jacob Leahy

Publicity Coordinator: Maddie Gear

Committee Chairs

Finance and Fundraising: Jasmin Morse

Student Services: Sarah Pollard

Unified Spirit: Lara Glennon

Community Service: Kathryn Buckley

Class Presidents

Sophomore: Lauren Draicchio

Junior: Matt Bruzzese

Senior: John Ellard

Head Representatives:

Freshmen: Carolayne Lage

Sophomore: Grace Henry

Junior: Julia Yeadon

Senior: Marissa Smith

SEMASC Representative: Greta Russo

Historian: Tyler Beatrice

End of the Year Wrap Up

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

6-15-18

Now that classes are over here at RHS, the Veritas took a moment to reflect on the last few months. From graduation to sports reports, its been a busy last few months for all the students and faculty involved.

Here’s the link of our 2018 wrap up.

RHS Goes to Japan!

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

6-13-18

travel posters

RHS Travel Club provided by EF Tours. photo by Jasmin Morse

In 11 days the RHS Travel Club is bringing a group of juniors and sophomores to an exciting summer trip to Japan.

Unlike most school trips, RHS is venturing out to explore and immerse themselves in the Asian culture. This is not only foreign to the students, but the clubs advisers as well! Both Travel Club advisers Kristen Walsh and Samantha Hoyo will be taking their first trip to Japan along with the students involved.

Like many going on the trip, junior Caitlin Cameron, although very excited for the food, especially the sushi, is most intrigued in seeing the great architecture Japan has to offer.

Don’t forget if you are taking part in this trip, there is a mandatory meeting after school today!

2018 Underclassmen Academic Awards

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

6-11-18

At the end of each school year, RHS holds an academic underclassmen awards ceremony in which three RHS alumni are inducted into the RHS Hall of Fame, and the present outstanding scholars are honored for their achievements.

New to this year’s ceremony was the location. This year, the ceremony was held in our very own RHS/RMS auditorium where students and families joined together to honor the evening’s award recipients.

Principal Dr. John Harrison announced each award winner and assistant principal Kathy Paulding and dean Fredrick Damon presented the awards, along with teachers from each department.

Awards 2018:

National Leadership Award (formerly I Dare You Award) – Meghan Dion

Rensselaer Medal Scholarship Award – Mathematics and Science – John Ellard III

Recognition of Math Team – Grade 11- Tyler Beatrice, Krysta Doherty, John Ellard III, Bonnie Gasdia, Michelle Ramoska, Kara Sullivan, Angelina Vuong Grade 10  – Jessica Demarco, Cynthia Elliott, Matthew Griffin, Tyler Johnson, Krystal LaFrance, Sabrina Morgan, Zachary Webb – Grade 9 – none

 Art Awards:  Elizabeth Kelley – Special Congressional Participation Recognition from the 9th District Congressional Art Competition

Art All State – Elizabeth Kelley

High Honors Three Terms This Year: Grade 11 – John Ellard III; Grade 10 –Sean Belmonte, Kathryn Buckley, Tyler Gambon, Tyler Johnson, Zachary Webb; Grade 9 – Jared Allen, Julia DeLima, Bridget Hughes, Ann Kelley, Devin Cavicchi, Mardally Freitas, Russell Jones, Cullen Rogers

St. Michael’s College Book Award – Tyler Beatrice, Sarah Pollard

 Academic Excellence Certificates and Academic Letters:

JuniorsKrysta Doherty, George Selados III

Sophomores:  Melyssa AlmeidaStephanie Beatrice, Jad Bendarkawi, Jakob Benson, Makayla Berardi, Mathew Bruzzese, Kathryn Buckley, Riley Cadogan, Nicholas Cedrone, Maria Ciano, Kerin Dalton, Jessica DeMarco, Caroline Elie, Cynthia Elliott, Elyse Finerty, Ashley Gallagher, Tyler Gambon, Madeline Gear, Melanie Harris, Frank Hawe III, Kyley Houde, Tyler Johnson, Ashley Kelly, Maryn Monett, Sabrina Morgan,  Hannah Murphy, Alyssa Patten, Jordan Pierce, Dakota Pike, Oliver Reera,  Lorena Soldevilla, Troy Therrien, Zachary Webb, Hannah Wyllie, Julia Yeadon

 Leadership Awards

Boys State – John Ellard III, Justin Sherlock (Boys & Girls State 6/16-22/2018)

Girls State – Elizabeth Kelley, Sarah Pollard @Stonehill College, Easton

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award  – Julia Yeadon

Mass STAR Youth Leadership Award – Kathryn Buckley

ART

Gr.     9      Julia DeLima, McKenzie Tsiantoulas

Gr.   10      Neleh Dunn, Bryce Taylor

Gr.   11      Sarah Pollard

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Gr. 9          Nicholas Earner

Gr. 10        Lorena Soldevilla

COMMUNICATION/DIGITAL MEDIA

Gr.   11      Molly Grass

ENGLISH

 Gr.     9      James Tsiantoulas, Cullen Rogers

Gr.   10      Cynthia Elliott, Jordan Pierce

Gr.   11      multi-winners

 FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE

 Gr.     9      Austin Woods, Mariyah Velez

Gr.   10      Pierre Comeau, Erin Kearns

Gr.   11      Josie Hatch, Michael Norris

WORLD LANGUAGE/Spanish 

Gr.     9      Grace Henry

Gr.   10      Kathryn Buckley, Melyssa Almeida

Gr.   11      multi-winners

WORLD LANGUAGE/French 

Gr.     9      Hissam Dubois

Gr.   10      Nicolle Ligia Gudiel Winter

Gr.  11      Francisco Oliveira

HEALTH 

Gr.     9      Gianna Gervasi, Zackary Phripp

MATHEMATICS

Gr.     9      multi-winners

Gr.   10      Sean Belmonte

Gr.   11      Matthew McPartlin

MUSIC

Gr.     9      Zachary Solomon, Emily Gaboriault

Gr.   10      Kayla Mantell

Gr.   11      Mireese Wilson, Mercedez Johnson

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Gr.   10      Stephanie Beatrice

Gr.   11      Daniel McHugh, George Selados III

SCIENCE

Gr.     9      Samuel Nascimento, Althea Olsen

Gr.   10      Hannah Wyllie

Gr.   11      multi-winners

PRE-ENGINEERING/ROBOTICS

Gr.     9      Catherine Hailer

Gr.   10      Joseph Messier

Gr.   11      Mark Sprague

HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE

Gr.     9      Greta Russo

Gr.   10      Zachary Webb, Julia Yeadon

Gr.   11      Megan Diver

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Gr.     9      Nicholas Leander

Gr.   10      Noah Coughlin

Gr.   11      Anthony DeCecco 

MULTI-AWARD WINNERS

Gr.     9            Devin Cavicchi World Language/Spanish, Mathematics

                        Jared Allen World Language/French, History/Social Science

                        Russell Jones Computer Science, Mathematics

Gr.   10            Kerin Dalton World Language/French, Music

                        Oliver Reera  Mathematics, Pre-Engineering/Robotics

                        Zachary Belcher Physical Education, Science

                                                  Austin Woods Family Consumer Science, Science

 

Gr.   11            Tyler Beatrice  World Language/Spanish, Pre-Engineering/Robotics

                        Jasmin Morse Communication/Digital Media, English

                        Elizabeth Kelley Art, World Language/French

                        Michelle Ramoska English, Mathematics, Science

                        Leah Drago Science, World Language/Spanish, History/Social Science

OVERALL OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS

Grade       9      Ann Kelley

Grade     10      Tyler Gambon

Grade     11      John Ellard III

Speedball Tourney 2018

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

God's Children and Quirks

From left: Pearse McNally, Ryan Quirk, Matt Ryan, Harrison Shields, Mike Leavitt, Matt Clougherty, Andrew Frazier. In front are Mr. and Mrs. Quirk, Justin Nguyen, and Dylan Bernache. photo courtesy of Ms. Walsh.

thunder donkeys and gods children

From left: Thunder Donkeys: Matt O’Brien, Gavyn White, Jon Barr, Joe Campanile, Mark Shields, Liam Lenihan, Sam Gray, far right Harry O’Brien, in front, Kevin Fennell.   God’s Children: back left: Pearse McNally, Matt Ryan, Harrison Shields, Mike Leavitt, Matt Clougherty, Andrew Frazier.  Front: Justin Nguyen and Dylan Bernache.

6-11-18

After three days of long hard battles against fourteen of Rockland’s finest speedball teams, God’s Children reigned supreme yet again this year. At the fourth annual Jared Lewis Quirk Speedball tournament that took place in the RHS gym this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, nearly $4,000 was raised for the annual scholarship that is awarded to a graduating senior in memory of Jared Lewis Quirk, Class of 2015.

On Saturday, the final morning of the tournament, it came down to six teams after two days of brutal battle amongst the teams.

This year, out of the 14 teams, it came down to the two beloved veteran teams: the Thunder Donkeys and God’s Children. In the end, God’s Children won making this year their third championship in all.

For more information go here.

Class of 2018 Graduation, June 1, 2018

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

6-7-18

Graduates toss their caps into the air at the conclusion of the 2018 Graduation ceremony photo courtesy of Pat Glennon

The 133 graduates of Rockland High School’s 2018 Graduation Class completed the last step in their 16 or 17 year journey through the Rockland Schools on Friday, June 1. After a week of graduation practices, banquets, visits to their former schools, and years of school work and extracurriculars,  the Class of 2018 finally ended Rockland’s chapter in their life.

During the evening, Dean of Students and math teacher, Fredrick Damon spoke about Bulldog pride and dancing through life. He followed by opening up to the graduates about sides of him that aren’t present or seen at RHS.

Following, Class of 2018 President, Zachary Peterson spoke about RHS’s impact on the graduates’ lives and how it’ll affect life post high school.

Also speaking from the graduating class was valedictorian, Sean Sugrue who poetically described the journey of Rockland education and the conquering of the curriculum.

Additionally, Class of 2018 Vice President, Jill Donahue presented the junior class with the class gift to President, John Ellard III. The gift included a refurbished Academic Hall of Fame plaque and bench for the courtyard.

Before the presentation of diplomas, principal, Dr. John Harrison and Superintendent, Dr. Alan Cron spoke highly of the graduating class and the journey they are all about to embark on.

All in all,  after fear of showers, Friday’s graduation ended up being a night of laughter, memories, and a chapter in Rockland history that’ll go down in the books.

photos courtesy of Pat Glennon, proud father of graduate, Aiden Glennon

 

Senior Awards Night Held on May 31

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alan Cron presents the Valedictorian Medal to Class of 2018 graduate Sean Sugrue photo by Adrienne Donovan

The Class of 2018 academic and athletic awards were announced in a ceremony on Thursday night (May 31) in the auditorium at Rockland High School.

The highlight of the night was the presentation of the Valedictory Award to Sean Sugrue. Sugrue’s academic excellence throughout his four years at Rockland High School is well-known and admired by his teachers and peers.
For a profile of Sean written by Veritas reporter Jasmin Morse, go here.
The awards garnered by students in the Class of 2018 provided a night to remember prior to their graduation held on Friday night June 1 at 7 pm.
Below are the Athletic Awards presented by Assistant Athletic Director Richard MacAllister.  Award winners are selected by all the athletic coaches, Athletic Director, Gary Graziano and  MacAllister.
The Woman’s Coaches Award: Margaret Jones.

The Vicki Solari Award: Natalie Draicchio.

The John Bell Bulldog Award: Jaymie Atkins and James Fitzgerald.

The Louis Cifello Award: Joseph Campanile and Jonathan Baar.

Sydney McKenna

The Warren Najarian Bulldog Pride Awards: Sydney McKenna, Christopher Penney, and Devin Gallagher.

Chris Penney received the Warren Najarian Award from Mr. MacAllister.

The John Delorey Awards: Erin Field, Hannah Boben, and Harrison O’Brien.

The Charles E. Leverone Award: Seth Rosczewski.

The Senior Female Athletic Award: Erika Ochenduszko.

The Peter J. Crowley Award: Matthew O’Brien.

The Robert Ellis Award: Aiden Glennon.

Lily Matson received the Marion Mansfield Donovan Award for a distinguished scholar-athlete

The Marion Mansfield Donovan Award: Lily Matson.

The Joseph Dondero Award: Aiden Glennon.

The Dr. Joseph Dunn Award: James White.

Silver Bowl winners signifying 12 varsity letters in four years: from left: Jimmy Fitzgerald, Matty O’Brien, Arianna Roosa and Natalie Draicchio. photo by Adrienne Donovan

The Silver Bowl Winners: Arianna Roosa, Matthew O’Brien, James Fitzgerald, and Natalie Draicchio.

Following are awards that reflect students’  contributions to the life and community of Rockland and Rockland High School:

The Patrick J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship: Matthew O’Brien.

The Good Guy Scholarship (in memory of Jared Quirk): Joseph Campanile and Jacob Lauria.

The Robert J. and Christine M. Biggins Courage Award: Rebekah Panaro.

The George and Betty Domigan Memorial Scholarship: Jillian Schofield.

Natalie Draicchio receives the Matthew Pollini Scholarship from his parents. Adrienne Donovan photo

The Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Scholarship: Natalie Draicchio.

The Skarbeck Bober Teacher Scholarship: Natalie Draicchio.

The Jimbo Award: Joseph Yeadon.

Rockland/Hanson Rotary Community Service Scholarship: Jaymie Atkins and Hannah Murphy.

The John Mahoney Memorial Award: William Breadmore.

The Edward Sokolowski Award Scholarship: Kellie Berry.

The Reuben A. and Lizzie Grossman Foundation Award: Macie Jones and Aiden Glennon.

Mr. Rockland Scholarship: Louis Casey.

Spellman Oratorical Contest: Aiden Glennon, Erin Field, Sean Sugrue, Sean Fitzgerald, Stephanie Blaney, Kellie Berry, Brianna Ferraro, and Soairse McNally.

Madison Parlee receives The Ann E. Phelps Make a Difference Award from Richard Phelps. photo by Adrienne Donovan

The Share the Spirit Award: Madison Parlee.

The Phoenix Award: Jayanna Holliman-Parham.

Ann E. Phelps Make a Difference Award: Madison Parlee.

Those who will enter the military in service to our country were recognized.  They are:

  • Nicholas Cousin, United States Marine Corp.

  • Erik Dutcher, United States Army

  • Christopher Kenney, United States Air Force

  • Jonathan Ronan, United States Army

Following are the academic award winners from the Class of 2018;

The Silver Key from the Scholastic Art Awards: Shannon Kelley

The Veritas Awards: Matthew O’Brien, Ryan Mott, Danielle O’Brien, Harrison O’Brien, and Mark Shields.

The Senior Academic Letters for Excellence in Education: Hannah Boben, Michelle Downey, Natalie Draicchio, Brian Driscoll, Brianna Ferraro, Ryan Kelley, Delaney Leahy, Sarah Lovell, Robert Rossman, and Nicholas Walker.

The Community Service Awards: Sean Sugrue and Ronan McNally.

The Excellence in Mathematics Awards: Alexander Domina, Rebecca Elliot, Sarah Lovell, Ronan McNally, Joseph Naughton, Sean Sugrue, and Nicholas Walker.

High Honors the First Three Terms: Eden Dalton, Natalie Draicchio, Joseph Naughton, and Sean Sugrue.

Advanced Placement Scholars: Aiden Glennon, Meredith Long, and Lily Matson.

Advanced Placement Scholars with Honor: Joseph Naughton and Sabrina Sprague.

Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction: Ronan McNally and Sean Sugrue

The Senior Art Department Awards: Brian Driscoll and Alicia Williams.

The Communication and Digital Media Department Award: Matthew O’Brien and Zachary Peterson.

The Family and Consumer Science Department Award: Mark Shields.

The Social Science/History Department Award: Eden Dalton.

Alex Domina receives the Mathematics Achievement Award from Mr. Steve Casagrande

The Mathematics Department Award: Alexander Domina.

The Construction Technology Award: Jonathan Ronan and Erik Dutcher.

The Physical Education Department Award: Christopher Penny and Natalie Dracchio.

The Health Education Award: Jacob Lauria.

The Music Department Award: Erin Field and Ryan Struzziery.

The Robotics Award: Keith Wiley and Jacob Wright.

The Engineering Award: Ryan Kelley.

Ryan Kelley, right, receives the Engineering Award from Science department head, Sam Hoyo

The Computer Science Award: Robert Rossman.

The Science Department Award: Joseph Naughton and Isabelle Uong.

The Health and Family & Consumer Science Award: Jocelyn Reera.

From left: Carol Cahill, English Department Chair, Sean Sugrue, Melissa Shaughnessy, World Languages teacher and Ronan McNally. Sugrue and McNally received the Overall Academic Achiever Awards for the Class of 2018. photo by Adrienne Donovan

The Overall Academic Achievement Award: Sean Sugrue and Ronan McNally.

Massachusetts Secondary School Administrator’s Association Student Achievement Award- Principal’s Award: Aiden Glennon.

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent’s Academic Excellence Award: Ronan McNally.

RHS Students Compete in 2018 Envirothon

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

6-1-18

The Rockland High School Environmental Club recently took part in their third annual Massachusetts Envirothon. This year the event took place on May 18 at  Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Mass.

The Rockland Team, coached by RHS science teacher Angela Armstrong, included: Jad Bendarkawi, Sean Fitzgerald, Tyler Gambon, Saoirse and Ronan McNally, Joseph Naughton, Michelle Ramoska, Sean Sugrue, Zach Webb and Hannah Wyllie.

In Uxbridge, students competed at different ecostations in which they demonstrated their knowledge about the environment based on research they had done throughout the year.

After being split up into sub-teams, they rotated through four ecostations where they answered written questions and engaged in hands-on activities such as soil analysis, wildlife habitat assessment, tree identification, and water quality measures.

At the fifth station, the Current Issue, each school gave a 15-minute presentation on “Partnering with Nature in Watersheds” to a panel of judges. Each team researched the Current Issue in their own community in preparation for their presentation. Rockland presented their research and action plan investigating the North and South River Watersheds.

Each panel of judges included concerned citizens and environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit organizations, academia and private industry. Teams were asked to assess water infrastructure resources and needs, identify an important partnering opportunity, and make specific recommendations for action.

This week the Rockland Team was notified that they had received a Community Action and Community Research Award from the Mass. Envirothon.  They were one of 12 teams to receive the awards. Will Snyder, a board member of Mass. Envirothon congratulated Rockland’s team members for their presentation about the North and South River Watershed.  Snyder cited the team’s work with the Rockland Board of Selectmen, and other town officials in investigating the pollutants that run-off into the tributaries that flow into the watershed.  The team provided data that the town will use in its annual EPA report.

Sophomore Tyler Gambon noted, “Our recent success has only made us more ready for next year.”

The team has already started planning and learning for next year’s competition. Sophomore Hannah Wyllie said, “We have actually already started working on next year’s topic, ‘Growing Abundant, Affordable, Nutritious Food in Massachusetts.’ We are always looking for more teammates as well!”

 

 

Spring Sports Teams Complete Regular Seasons, Prepare for Postseason

Matty O’Brien, Veritas Sports Editor

Matt Dalton, Veritas Sports Staff

As the spring sports season headed down the home stretch, the success of many teams, carrying over from an exceptional winter season, was clear.

Girls tennis and softball secured tournament bids early, while boys lacrosse, boys tennis, and baseball were still in the mix, pushing for a tournament berth, entering the final days of the regular season. The track teams also had several South Shore League All-Stars and athletes qualifying for states.

It is rare for the amount of success Rockland has had in one season, but as the spring season has unfolded, the athletic success occuring this school year in every season is unheard of.  In many schools spring sports can be overlooked, however this year, every team thrived in their own way.

Boys lacrosse regained their foothold in the SSL being ranked fourth behind teams like EB, Cohasset, and Hull. The team got off to a shaky start when they lost three games in a row, but since then, the team has been playing well.

The team got a big win on Tuesday, May 22 over EB 15-14. Senior Matty O’Brien who is going to Bentley to play lacrosse got his 300th career point in the game.

Lacrosse seniors photo by Kelley Reale

The team’s tournament hopes came down to the wire. On the final Wednesday of the regular season, they faced Archbishop Williams, needing a win. And that’s what they got, pulling out a nail-biter 15-13, and qualifying for the postseason!

Girls lacrosse wound up their season this week. While they did not make it to postseason, the season had its positives with junior Madison Blonde potting her 100th goal of her career against Cohasset High. One can only imagine what she will get up to with  another season ahead of her.

Senior captain Natalie Draicchio continued to be a steadying influence on the team with multiple game assists and goals. She scored her 100th goal on the last game of her career against Archbishop Williams.  Congrats Nat!

The team honored their seniors: Cassie Ofurum, Jaymie Atkins, Natalie Draicchio, Tahmya Cappra, Hannah Boben, Erika Ochenduszko and Emily McLaughlin on senior day.

A shining star throughout the entire spring season has been the girls tennis team. The team was able to qualify for the state tournament in just their tenth game of the season. The Dogs finished the regular season with a, 13-4 record, looking to make a run in their first postseason in program history.

In her first season, Coach Launie has done an exceptional job. Senior Captain Isabelle Uong thinks this season can be credited to her coach and the team’s culture.

“It is an incredibly welcoming atmosphere and Coach Launie does a great job at fueling that,” said Uong.

Ms. Launie, in turn, credits her team and their ability to learn new strategies and improve with each match.

A key to the girl’s season that has been noted is the guest appearances of former coach Richard MacAllister. Mr. MacAllister’s cameos have fueled members of the team to be better. The girls tennis team has a great dynamic and something special has certainly come together.

Softball has really been playing at a high level all year and they have put together an impressive 10-9 record over the span of the season. They qualified for tournament with a big win against EB in nine innings by a score of 9-8.

Micheala Bruno, a freshman, is pitching well supported by senior Sydney McKenna, Molly Grass and Dakota Pike at the plate.  Meghan Monet is doing well bunting and with her speed on the bases.

Lady Dogs beat W-H 13-1 in their last regular season game. Michaela Bruno pitched a great game,  allowing just 4 hits and 1 run with 1 BB and 5 K’s. Senior Sydney McKenna went 3-5 with 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Macy Grass also had a solid game going 3-5 for the day.

The team looks to get a good seed in the tournament.  “Once you’re in anything can happen,” said Asst. Coach Chris Burnieika.

The boys’ tennis team has also had a successful season, enjoying every step along the way. It was important for the team to stay competitive while also making Coach Jim Patton’s last season a fun and memorable one.

Sean Sugrue, John Ellard, Tyler Beatrice, Joe Naughton and Ronan McNally of the tennis team who honored Coach Patton at NHS Induction

Members of the team’s care for their coach was demonstrated at the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on May 16 as tennis teammates, Sean Sugrue and Joe Naughton shared an incredible message introducing their Honorary Inductee, Coach Patton. The coach embraced his players on stage and Naughton and Sugrue were proud to honor their coach in such a way.

On the court the Dogs have remained competitive in a challenging South Shore League with a record hovering near .500. Needing one more win to qualify for postseason, their hopes were dashed by Middleboro as the boys lost 4-1.  But senior Captain Harry Hunter is grateful for his last tennis season and the dynamic of the team.

“We just have a system and a culture where anybody can step up and make an impact. Every member of the team is valued. I always look forward to tennis season because it’s just the best atmosphere to be a part of.”

Away from the courts, and onto the diamond, Dogs’ baseball has had success this season. Although the Dogs lost a few tough games early, they have had some remarkable games, including a blowout victory over Division 4 powerhouse Mashpee and a nail-biting 4-3 win over Abington. Senior Jon Ronan was pleased with the team and hoping to make tournament.

“This season has been a lot of fun and we have a great group of guys. Hopefully we can qualify for the [tournament] and keep this season going,” said Ronan.

With a record of 9-10 with one game remaining, the Dogs needed to win one. Although that was a challenging task, the team had already shown that they were capable of playing at a high enough level to get the job done. On May 20 they defeated Duxbury on the road 5-3. The next day they defeated Middleboro behind pitcher Sam Gray.

photo by Kelley Reale

Gray, who was working on three days’ rest, went the distance and delivered a clutch two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to lead the Bulldogs to a hard-fought 6-4 victory.

On May  they came up with a big win against Norwell, 8-1, behind senior Aiden Glennon’s complete game on the mound and two for three at bat.

That win improved Rockland’s record 9-10 and kept the Bulldogs’ playoff hopes alive.

The team finally faced Pembroke on Tuesday, May 29. Sam Gray once again came up with a gem and the Dogs made it to postseason with a huge 7-1!  Athletic Director Gary Graziano called it “pretty impressive after a 1-6 start,” and congratulated new head coach, Mike Doyle and the boys for their accomplishment.

The boys track season has ended with the team coming away with a record of 2-5.  According to senior Seth Rosczewski most meets were close and the team always competed hard.

Qualifying for states for the boys were Andre Coste in the 100m and 200m and Dylan Cleaves in the javelin and discus.

Seth Rosczewski

Rosczewski, a senior captain, was one of two seniors on the team, the other being Connor Cleaves. Rosczewski says he was glad he ran track this year. “I like the atmosphere in track, and also knowing that I’m halfway decent in something.” An all-star in cross country, Rosczewski is a better than decent runner, and says he will continue to run in college next year.

For the girls’ track team, they finished the season at 3-4. Arianna Roosa and Lily Matson stood out, being named SSL all-stars.

Spring teams all paired competitiveness and having fun, and they achieved great success in the process.

With the state tournaments just a week away, those teams that have or will qualify are looking to have a successful end to their seasons.

Graduating Seniors Visit Elementary Schools

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

5-30-18

Classes and finals are over for the seniors, but before they can graduate the Class of 2018 had one last obligation: saying goodbye to their former Rockland Public Schools.

For the third year, RHS seniors walked the halls of their former schools to wave goodbye to the future students of RHS and to some of their former teachers. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30 they boarded three busses and visited the R. Stewart Esten Elementary School, the Jefferson Elementary School, and Memorial Park Elementary. They finished up their walk through the Rogers Middle School.

SGC Banquet Wraps Up the Year

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

5-15-18

With the Class of 2018 graduation right around the corner, Student Government Council held its final meeting of the 2017-2018 year last Wednesday May 9 in the RMS/RHS Lecture Hall.

Before the meeting, members brought in baked goods and snacks to munch on while socializing and reminiscing about the year the club had. Once everyone finished up, members met family and friends in the Lecture Hall to watch a video summing up the events and meetings from the past year.

After that, awards were given out (listed below) to those who showed excellent participation and truly stood out in the eyes of the advisers, Joanne White and Jill Delaney along with SGC leaders, Big 5.

Once awards ended speeches were given by the SGC Executive Board. The E-Board includes the class presidents, class head representatives, SGC historian, SEMASC representative, committee chairs, and Big 5.

At the close of the evening, 2017-2018 President, senior Hannah Murphy passed on her presidential duties to junior Caitlin Cameron who was elected at the previous meeting. Through the passing of the gavel, SGC initiated the beginning of the 2018-2019 SGC year.

Most Outstanding Awards

Freshman: Lauren Dracchio

Sophomore: Kaitlin Buckley

Junior: Jasmin Morse

Senior: Hannah Boben

Most Spirited:

Junior, John Ellard

SEMASC Award:

Sophomore, Jacob Leahy

The MASC Award:

Sophomore, Lara Glennon

Unsung Hero Award:

Junior, Sarah Pollard

Go To Guy Awards

Unified Spirit: Sophomore, Taylor Anzivino

Finance and Fundraising: Junior, Marissa Smith

Community Service: President-Elect and Junior, Caitlin Cameron

Student Services: Sophomore, Haley Nee

“Where Do I Begin?” Award:

Vice President and Senior, Jillian Donahue

Most Trustworthy Award:

Treasurer and Senior, Macie Jones

The Humanitarian Award:

President and Senior, Hannah Murphy

The Take One For the Team Award:

Francisco Oliveira

The Awkward Award:

Jaymie Atkins

RHS 2018 Junior-Senior Prom

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

5-18-18

king and queen juniors

Junior Prom King and Queen: Justin Sherlock and Larissa DaSilva

king and queen 2018

Senior Prom Queen and King: Izzy Uong and Kevin Fennell

junior prom court 2018

Junior Court: Caitlin Cameron, Kaitlin Diver, Larissa DaSilva, Justin Sherlock, Lexi Nastasia, Nicole Blonde, and Alyssa Antoniewicz

senior prom court 2018

Senior Court: Meredith Long, Mia Celestino, Sydney McKenna, Kevin Fennell, Izzy Uong, Brianna Peppino, and Natalie Dracchio.

Tuxedos and gowns, corsages and boutonnieres, this could only mean one thing: RHS Prom. With the end of the 2017-2018 school in sight, RHS held its third annual Junior/Senior Prom .

This year, the prom was held on Friday, May 11 at the Venezia, in Dorchester. DJ Drew Panico was in charge of the music. For food options, students and chaperones were able to pick and choose what they wanted from a variety of food stations including a taco station, pizza station, and a finger food station.

The event was conducted, and managed by the senior classes and their advisors. Each of the classes contributed to the payment and planning of the event.

The junior class was led by the junior class advisor and RHS English teacher, Kristen Walsh. Along with Walsh, the Class of 2019 officers include: President, John Ellard, Vice President, Jasmin Morse, Treasurer Justin Sherlock, and Secretary, Madison Blonde. With the seniors mainly in charge.  RPS Science department head and senior class advisor, Samantha Hoyo worked alongside the graduating class officers including: President, Zach Peterson, Vice President, Jill Donahue, Treasurer, Macie Jones, and Secretary, Isabelle Uong.

All in all, each of the classes and their leaders cooperated to make this year’s prom one to remember. Each class conducted many fundraisers, such as restaurant nights or selling goods. The class officers were also in charge of asking for chaperones, which included junior class advisor Kristen Walsh, senior class advisor, Samantha Hoyo, RHS Principal John Harrison, RHS Vice Principal, Kathy Paulding, Richard MacAllister, Kendra Donovan, Diane Mahoney, Joanne White, and Kathy Hoffman.

At the end of the night, the 2018 Prom Court was announced with the Junior Prom King being, Justin Sherlock and Prom Queen as, Larissa DaSilva. The Junior class court included Kaitlyn Diver, Lexi Nastasia, Nicole Blonde, Caitlin Cameron, and Alyssa Antoniewicz. The Class of 2018’s Prom King was Kevin Fennell and the Prom Queen was Izzy Uong. Alongside, the senior court included: Brianna Peppino, Natalie Draicchio, Sydney McKenna, Merry Long, and Mia Celestino.

With that, everyone involved was satisfied with the turnout with around 250 attendees, each having a ball at this year’s prom!

Seniors Take Their Final Bows

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

5-7-18

The end of the year is in sight, and for the seniors in the Music Dept., so are their performances at RHS. Seniors Ryan Mott, Ryan Struzziery, Erin Field, Stephanie Blaney, Madison Parlee, Jocelyn Reera, Max Sheppard, Seth Rosczewski, and Rebekah Panaro took their final bow after Saturday’s matinee performance of The Wizard of Oz.

The musical was performed Friday night and Saturday afternoon in the RMS/RHS auditorium starring the four seniors mentioned above as well as freshman, Emily Gabiorault as Dorothy.

Mott played the Cowardly Lion, Struzziery was the Scarecrow, Panaro was the Tin Man, and Reera was part of the ensembles. Blaney was the head of choreography and Parlee was in charge of stage management. Sheppard coordinated audio and Rosczewski handled lighting in the booth.

All in all, the musical had outstanding vocals, extravagant costumes, and spectacular acting that the cast, staff, and the large audiences will never forget.

 

Wizard of Oz Friday Night and Saturday Afternoon

Part of the cast of the Wizard of OZ on Thursday evening.

May 4, 2018

Don’t forget to see the Rockland High School Music Department’s production of the Wizard of Oz this weekend.  Friday night the show goes on at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  On Saturday it’s a matinee at 2:30 pm.  The musical features everything you remember about the story from the Cowardly Lion played by Ryan Mott to the Wicked Witch of the West played by Erin Field.  Rounding out the major cast members are Ryan Struzziery as the Scarecrow, Rebekah Panaro as the Tin Man, and Emily Gaboriault as Dorothy.

It’s a show suitable for all ages and tickets will be available at the door on Friday and Saturday for $7.

Below are some scenes from Thursday night’s dress rehearsal.

RHS Lax Gives Back to Town

Matt Dalton, Veritas Staff

4-30-18

two on a truck

Peter Coleman and Will Breadmore

Mother Nature has really been spoiling us on the South Shore recently and this weekend was no exception. With the beautiful weather here could anyone think of anything better to do than participate in the Rockland Town Clean Up? The Rockland Boys Lacrosse team certainly didn’t think so, because early Saturday morning they participated in this town event.

The boys lacrosse team participated in the annual Rockland Clean-up Day

Almost two dozen RHS lacrosse players grabbed their trash bags and went up and down the streets of Rockland finding any and all the wrappers, bottles, cans, etc. they could to better maintain the beauty of our town. This is the team’s way of giving back to the town that has been supporting and cheering them on for so long.

The whole event was a massive success that really made a difference around the streets of Rockland. The lacrosse team joined together with close to 100 volunteers to clean up the Rockland Rail Trail, Union Street, the Town Forest, Market Street, Center Avenue and other areas in town.   The event yielded approximately 200 bags of trash and recycling, two truckloads of large items, and eight Christmas trees. 

The day was topped off with a cookout held outside of the town hall that gave everyone a little reward for their hard work in the form of burgers and dogs.

RHS lacrosse coach, and Highway Dept. Superintendent, David Taylor explained, “The kids put this together themselves and I am proud of them.”

The day showed all of Rockland that RHS athletes really take pride in their town and are grateful for the many supporters that call Rockland home.

lacrosse team clean up

The boys lacrosse team took part in Rockland’s annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 28.

The Clean Up was sponsored by the Town of Rockland Park Department, REiMAGINE ROCKLAND, and the Open Space Committee.  Home Depot and Stop & Shop both offered corporate sponsorships.  Home Depot provided supplies and staff members to assist the effort.  Stop & Shop donated food for the volunteer barbecue that took place after the clean-up was completed on the Town Hall front plaza. The Rockland Lions generously donated their time to cook the food for the barbecue to thank volunteers.

Freshmen Attend Bay Colony Shakespeare Company Performance of Romeo and Juliet

April 27, 2018

Juliet discovers Romeo’s body.

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company performed Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for 9th grade students at Rockland High School on Friday, April 27. The performance was funded with a grant from the Rockland Education Foundation.

Carol Cahill, English Department Director, arranged the performance for all ninth grade students to attend. Freshmen have read or will readRomeo and Juliet this year in their English classes. Ms. Cahill said, “It was an awesome way to expose students to a theatrical performance, and to let them see Romeo and Juliet on stage, rather than solely reading it in class.”

The BCSC’s performance used a more modern, 1970’s setting to portray the story of the star-crossed lovers.  The actors stayed after the performance for a question and answer period with students, led by director, Eric Joseph.

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company is based in Marshfield, MA. and is an award winning theater company that specializes in bringing professional Shakespearean performances to local schools through its Performance in Education Program (P.I.E.).

Students said they enjoyed the modern adaptation which included portraying the Nurse as closer to Juliet’s age.  They also said that the actors made everything easy to follow and understand even though they used Shakespeare’s difficult language.

The performance, originally scheduled in March, had been postponed because of one of the three March snowstorms that cancelled school.

SGC Elects New Leader, Caitlin Cameron

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

4-26-18

present john, erin

2018-2019 SGC President, Caitlin Cameron (second on left) posed with her committee at the annual Christmas meeting.

Every month, Rockland’s Student Government Council holds a monthly meeting. Last night during the April meeting, SGC voted in the 2018-2019 council president.

After the two junior candidates, Francisco Oliveira and Caitlin Cameron gave their speeches, the council voted on who they saw best fit to lead the council. In the end, current SGC President, Hannah Murphy handed the gavel over to Caitlin Cameron.

Cameron has been heavily involved in SGC since freshman year, managing the Class of 2019 Twitter account and holding the Class Head Representative position throughout this year. She is also an avid participant within her council, the Community Service Committee. She concluded the meeting by stating she feels great and “is ready to take on all the responsibilities.”

RHS Raising Bucks With Bieber

SGC members, Francisco Oliviera, Marissa Smith and a partially concealed Bieber “hater” are collecting money for the Walk for Hunger.

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

4-24-18

Throughout this week, RHS is raising money for the Walk For Hunger that’ll take place May 6, 2018.

To raise money, Rockland’s Student Government Council is raising money by playing Justin Bieber’s hit, “Baby” during passing periods. Students and staff can then pay money during the three lunch periods in order to get the song shut off.

SGC’s goal is to raise $100 for the 50th annual walk on the Boston Common that all students can attend. Transportation to the event will not be provided, yet the T will be free on this day.

Girls Softball Team Comes Back Twice

Katie McGuirk did it with her bat against W-H and P-N over vacation as the softball team came away with two big wins. Wicked local photo by Alyssa Stone.

April 18, 2018

The girls varsity softball team came back twice, yesterday and today, to grab their first two victories of the season and bringing their record to  2 wins and 3 losses.

On Tuesday vs. Whitman-Hanson, the girls pulled off  9-8  win after being down going into the bottom of the seventh. Coach Sharon McGonigal called it a “great team effort.”  Sophomore Dakota PIke went 3 for 3 and drove in the winning run in the last inning. Also a sophomore, all-star second baseman, Katie McGuirk went one for three with a home run and 3 RBI’s. Freshman Macy Grass went three for five with an RBI.

Today vs. Plymouth North Katie McGuirk was at it again with another home run, a two run blast this time that gave the Bulldogs the go-ahead run, 6-5.  Today’s game evened their record with Plymouth-North, having lost the season opener in Plymouth, 7-4.

To see our preseason preview of the young softball team, click on this link.

 

RHS Trains Students With ALICE

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

4-12-18

In response to national school shootings that are occurring shockingly frequently, RHS participated in a school-wide ALICE training and drill this week in order to prepare students for a worst case scenario.

ALICE training empowers students to barricade the classroom or flee, if possible, in case of a school shooter situation. On Tuesday, students were informed and shown videos of  drills and procedures on how to best handle the situation.

Today, students participated in two drills with a “shooter”  in two different locations to make students aware of their best options, given the classroom they were in at the time, and to show students and staff what to do in the scenarios.

The drills went smoothly and as expected. Students and staff were able to exit the building if the situation called for it, and properly barricaded their classroom if that were the step that was decided to be necessary.

This past summer, RHS faculty were trained and participated in drills in order to properly instruct students on how to go through ALICE procedures,

By doing so, RHS administration and staff hope to make the school a safer, and students more aware and prepared in case of an emergency.

ALICE

A: Alert authority and peers

L: Lock down and barricade classrooms

C: Counter shooter

E: Evacuate if safe and possible

Follow this link to see the training video shown to RHS students on Tuesday.

Follow this link to read Matt Dalton’s article on the topic of School Safety that appeared in the April 12 issue of the Veritas.

AP English Students Impress at Spellman Oratorical

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

4-12-18

Eight RHS seniors presented in last night’s annual Spellman Oratorical Contest competing for the $4,000 in prize money. This annual event was hosted by the English Department Director, Caroll Cahill and was held in the RMS/RHS Lecture Hall.

The theme of last night’s competition was The Art of Darkness:  Evil, Pain and Enlightenment. The speech contest begins with a written essay in senior AP Literature and Composition class led by Chris Neal. The assignment’s objective is for students to use past and present literature and art to develop their thesis.

Each of Neal’s 18 students were required to submit a 500-1,000 word essay pertaining to the theme. From there, eight students were selected to participate in the oratorical portion of the contest. Here,  three outside judges, Karen Bonn, Amelia Füss, and Laura Whittaker, evaluated the speeches for content, delivery, poise and diction.

In the end, the results were as follows:  First place: Aiden Glennon, $1200; Second place, Erin Field $1000; third place, Sean Sugrue, $700;  fourth place, Sean Fitzgerald, $500; fifth place, Stephanie Blaney $300; Kellie Berry, Brianna Ferraro and Saoirse McNally placed 6th, 7th and 8th, each winning $100.

Here is a link to the video of last night’s competition.

RPS Annual Arts Festival, an Annual Success!

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

4-6-18

For the past two evenings in the RHS gym, Rockland Public Schools held its 45th annual Arts Festival in honor of all the students participating in all of the arts programs in RPS.

The event was coordinated by Arts Department Chairman, Cheryl Thompson who aimed to have a little something for everyone at this year’s festival. Artwork was featured from all three of Rockland’s elementaries, the middle school and the high school which was on display for all of the Rockland community to view.

Along with the arts, the Family and Consumer Sciences classes, the Technology Department, the Robotics classes, the Science Department, and the Rubik’s Cube Club all had displays and exhibits featured at the festival.

New to the festival, the English Department and led by high school English teacher, Chris Neal was the Blue Dog Café was held in the RMS/RHS library from 7-8 pm on Wednesday. The library was transformed into a coffee house/ open mic with a crowd of poetry and music enthusiasts.

On Thursday, the Music Department held a preview at 7pm in the RMS/RHS auditorium of the RHS’s musical production, The Wizard of Oz.  The full production will take place on May 4 and 5. In addition, the RHS band, chorus and Zach Webb’s band performed multiple musical selections.

To round out the event, the Student Government hosted a scavenger hunt, the Positivity Project, and a crepe-making station made this year’s Arts Festival one full of events, fun, and Rockland Pride!

Cheryl Thompson asked us to relay the following message to all who made the Arts Festival a success.

“The Art Department would like to thank everyone involved in this year’s Arts Festival.  What an amazing two nights we had!!  Of course the success of our event couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of faculty members, support staff, student volunteers and community members who participated this year.

 And…thank you to all of our RPS student artists, musicians, writers, poets, singers, culinary artists, builders, engineers & inventors who continually fill our schools with creativity and aren’t afraid to share your talents to the world…we salute you!”
 

 

RHS Musical Cast Visits Rockland’s Elementary Schools

Emily Gaboriault sings “Over the Rainbow” for the Esten Elementary students on March 29.  The Wizard of Oz will be performed on May 4 and 5 in the high school auditorium.   Veritas photo

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief 

4-5-18

Part of the cast from the Music Department’s upcoming performance, The Wizard of Oz,  visited all three of Rockland’s elementary schools on Thursday, March 29.  The four main characters in the play performed four songs at each of the schools for the elementary school students and their teachers.

Members of the cast who visited the schools included: senior, Ryan Mott as the Cowardly Lion, freshman, Emily Gabiorault as Dorothy, senior, Rebekah Panaro as the Tin Man, and senior, Ryan Struzziery as the Scarecrow.

They were accompanied by their directors, high school chorus teacher Ms. Victoria McComb, and elementary school music teacher Mrs. Michelle Booth.

The visits were designed to spread the word, and entertain the younger kids in order to promote the Wizard of Oz performances scheduled for Friday, May 4 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 pm.

Mott said, “It went wonderfully.  I keep getting kids coming up to me and saying, ‘Hey, you’re the cowardly lion!'”

Tickets for the performances ($7) can be purchased on-line at freshtix.com or in the cafeteria during lunches. They will also be available at the door.

RPS Arts Festival This Week

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

4/2/2018

 

The coming of Spring brings about the coming of the Arts Festival that happens annually here at RHS. This year, the Arts Festival will be presented in the RHS Gym on April 4 and 5 from 6-8:30 pm.

The event is held yearly to show off the artistic talent present in the Rockland Schools. Be sure to stop by to see artwork, music, and poetry that is created in Rockland.

This year promises to have something for everyone with a Coffee House-Open Mic on Weds. from 7 to 8 in the library, and a sneak preview of the Wizard of Oz in the auditorium on Thurs. night from 6 – 6:25.

This is in addition to the great artwork of students from Preschool to Grade 12 in the gym on both nights along with exhibits from the Science, Technology, Family and Consumer Science classes.

Don’t miss it!

Here is a link to our coverage of last year’s Arts Festival.

Video Coverage of RHS Walkout

Jasmin Morse, Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

3-16-18

Although delayed a day due to this relentless winter, RHS held a walkout yesterday, March 15 in response to the Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, FL.

In the link is a video of segments of the walkout, interviews with some of the organizers, students, RHS Principal John Harrison, and School Resource Officer Ethan Schnabel in regards to the planning, purpose, and evaluation of the school walkout.

Students Walk Out to Remember Parkland School Shooting Victims

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

3-15-18

On Thursday, March 15, RHS held a student-driven walkout in memoriam of the 17 lives lost in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL. on Feb. 14. During the first part of the 17 minute walkout, the approximately 300 students who gathered outside the west entrance of RHS stood in silence as senior Hannah Murphy read the name of each of the lives lost in Parkland.

Speakers and organizers of the event included: Megan Diver, Katie Houde, Kerin Dalton, Rebekah Panaro, Ronan McNally,  Hannah Murphy and Michelle Ramoska. Diver introduced each speaker and thanked students and faculty who supported the event. Houde read her poem “Bullet Proof Teen,” Dalton read her statement about student involvement against gun violence, McNally and Panaro encouraged students to continue their activism by registering to vote and by participating in the nationwide March 24 student protest that will be held on Boston Common.

After the walkout, Mr. Harrison, principal of RHS, said that he thought it went very well, and he commended the organizers and all the students who participated.

Following the rally, students were able to register and pre-register to vote in the cafeteria during lunch.

Check back to the Veritas website for our video interviews with Megan Diver, Katie Houde, Officer Ethan Schnabel and Mr. Harrison.

RHS Students Travel to Guatemala on Service Trip

3-6-18

Eighteen Rockland High School students traveled to , Guatemala on Saturday, Feb 17 to Saturday, Feb. 24.

They were accompanied by RHS teachers, Chad Bigsby, Kata Medeiros, Jill Delaney, and Amanda Lanigan

The students and staff went to help Worthy Village organization volunteers to implement clean water, health, and hygiene programs for the poor, indigenous people of rural Guatemala.

Junior Ashley Murphy was one of the eighteen who went and Veritas reporters, Haiden Fiore and Emily Marquis interviewed her before and after the trip as seen in the video below.

The students who participated included:Jaymie Atkins, Kate Burke, Lexi Coulstring, Meghan Dion, Jill Donahue, Leah Drago, John Ellard, Brianne Ferraro, Sean Fitzgerald, Mary Flaherty, Hope Geary, Jake Leander, Meri Long, Carolyn McCarthy, Ronan McNally, Ashley Murphy, Joe Naughton, Sabrina Sprague

Three Teams Looking To Win State Championships

Three RHS winter sports teams have achieved league championships in their sports: Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Hockey.  Not taking these accomplishments lightly, all three teams now have their sights set on getting a good seed in their respective MIAA postseason tournaments, with an eye to getting the ultimate prize, a State Championship.

RHS sports reporter Matt Dalton sat down with Lou Casey, Matt O’Brien and Danielle O’Brien to get their thoughts on the postseason tournament which will begin the week after February Vacation.

Below please follow the links to the latest Veritas print stories on each of these three sports.

Nothing but the same for Lady Dogs by Harry O’Brien

Hockey Team Repeats as SSL Champs by Mark Shields

Boys Basketball Team Wins SSL Championship by Danielle O’Brien

 

Images Magazine Nationally Recognized

Sean Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Kelly are editors of Images Literary Magazine this year. Veritas photo

Shane Rosczewski

2-12-18

Images Magazine, has been selected to receive a rank of Excellent in the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Receiving congratulations were advisors Chad Bigsby and Chris Neal, and the students who produced this exemplary publication. The NCTE said, “You have inspired a love of writing and built a community around the written word that your students will remember for the rest of their lives.”

The mission of NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM) is to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines, inspiring excellence in writing and school-wide participation in production.

372 schools across the country submitted their publications to the program.  Images was one of eight to receive an Excellent ranking in Massachusetts.

Last year’s editors, Lauren Zaremba and Lulu Lima (Class of 2017) were cited for their contributions.

This year the senior editor is Sean Fitzgerald and the junior editor is Elizabeth Kelley. They are working together to carry on the tradition of excellence that the magazine has attained.

Anyone may be a part of Images and can submit artwork, poetry or stories.    Images’ on-line webzine can be found here.

A sample from the last Images’ webzine is below.

Bringing the Community Together at Unified Bocce

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

1-30-17

Every year, the Massachusetts Special Olympics organization hosts an Unified Bocce Tournament. This past Sunday, Jan. 29, was the second consecutive year RHS has hosted this event.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. At the event, 15 schools participated in the tourney and 15 others came to support and cheer on the Special Olympians.

In total, the MASC and the Massachusetts Special Olympics organization sponsored event had 40, four person teams participating from all over Massachusetts.

At the event hosted by our SGC president, Hannah Murphy, attendees could buy items from concessions, raffles, an Olympic village, and lunch which were all provided by Rockland Student Government. In the end, all proceeds went back to the Special Olympics.

At the Opening Ceremony, RHS Special Olympian, Anthony DiNino carried in the torch and was accompanied by school resource officer, Ethan Schnabel.

Here, Patti Doherty, the Massachusetts Director of Schools and youth engagement reminded students councils about the upcoming Polar Plunge. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics and the set goal is to raise over $50,000 at the event.

Doherty concluded at the close of the event, there was over 500 attendees to the event, marking it to be the largest Bocce Tournament to be held by the Special Olympics. Also stating, “we are lucky to have had Rockland host the tournament the last two years.”

Mock Trial Makes Its Way to Court

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

1-26-18

mock trial team on way to meet

The Rockland High School Mock Trial team gets ready on Jan. 25 to travel to Brockton District Court where they will compete in a mock trial meet against Thayer Academy. Top left to right: Annie Kelley, Emmy Kelley, Maddie Gear, Hannah Wyllie. Bottom left to right, Molly Boggs, Caitlin Cameron, Marissa Smith, Jasmin Morse, Kate Burke, and Harry Hunter. Veritas photo

After months of preparation, the RHS Mock Trial Club finally made its way to Brockton District Court to face off against Thayer Academy yesterday, Jan. 25.

In this trial, RHS took the role of plaintiff. Acting as attorneys were senior, Harry Hunter, junior, Jasmin Morse, and first timers, sophomores, Molly Boggs and freshman, Annie Kelley. Witnesses were first timers, sophomores Hannah Wyllie, Maddie Gear, and junior, Kate Burke.

In the end, RHS won the verdict of the case after great preparation and hard work with assistance from advisers, Greg Rowe and Randal Grimmett.

RHS Students Roll Up Their Sleeves for a Great Cause

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

1-26-18

It has been three years since Rockland’s National Honor Society has hosted an American Red Cross blood drive. This past Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the back gym, students and teachers lined up to donate their blood and red blood cells to patients in need at local hospitals.

At the blood drive, the Red Cross collected 30 donations, these 30 pints of blood will be used to save up to 90 lives.

Throughout the day, seven donors completed the Power Red Cell donation. Here, donors participated in apheresis which removes the plasma through separation of the cells and plasma. At the end of this process, the blood cells are reintroduced into the body and the plasma is then donated to patients being treated for autoimmune diseases.

Another notable part of the day included 21 first-time donors throughout the Red Cross Blood Drive.

Matt Belanger, Red Cross account manager said to Mrs. Kendra Donovan, NHS advisor, “Without the support of partners like your NHS chapter and the selfless donors that roll-up their sleeves we would be lost.  You truly are lifesavers and should be extremely proud of what you accomplished.”

Poetry Out Loud: Results

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

1-23-18

Every winter RHS competes in the Massachusetts Poetry Out Loud program that allows high school students to compete against each other in the art of poetical recitation.  From this, placing students are rewarded with scholarship money.

Students start off in the town level competition. From there, the first place student goes on to compete in the Southeast Regional competition, March 4, in South Yarmouth. Then, the top six from regionals go on to the state wide competition, which will take place March 11. The top placer from the state competition then meet their final destination,  facing the top placer from each state in Washington D.C. where they will compete on the national level.

Here at RHS, the competition took place last Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 pm in the RMS/RHS Lecture Hall. The event was hosted by head of the English Department, Carol Cahill. Judging the competition were Karen Bonn, Jack Carey, Bill Boyer, and Amy Woodward. Judging the participant’s accuracy was RHS English teacher, Kristen Walsh.

The eight students competing Friday night  included: Kellie Berry, Eden Dalton, Olivia Elie, John Ellard, Mardally Freitas, Emily Gaboriault, Joe Lauria, and Jocelyn Reera.

Out of these eight strong competitors, scholarships were awarded to the top three contestants. Coming in third place was senior Kellie Berry. Placing second was junior John Ellard, and moving on to the regional competition is senior Eden Dalton.

Poetry Out Loud Tonight!

Come watch your favorite Bulldogs battle for Poetry Out Loud supremacy!  

The winner will go on to Regional Competition next month!!

Eighth Grade Open House: Total Success!

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

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As the thought of high school starts to dawn on the Class of 2022, RHS took the opportunity to hold an open house for the incoming eighth graders last night, Jan. 10.

This year, RHS Principal, John Harrison decided to switch things up a bit at Open House with the introduction of a quick video to go over all the educational departments here at RHS.

After a greeting by Athletic Director, Gary Graziano, Vice Principal, Kathy Paulding, RHS seniors Jill Donahue and Zachary Peterson, and a panel discussion held by students to talk about RHS culture, parents and eighth graders went to the cafeteria where they had the opportunity to learn more about the clubs and activities available here at the high school.

In the cafeteria, RHS students came to be able to meet the eighth graders and discuss clubs and sports they are apart of to show them that there is something for everyone here at Rockland High School.

Principal Harrison concluded that he was pleased overall with the turn-out, the student involvement, and the professionalism of the informative presentations. All in all, the Open House was a success. With a higher attendance than previous years and more student involvement, the eighth graders and their parents left the school last night feeling more informed about life here at RHS.

Hockey Team Welcomes New Year with Wins

2017-2018 Captains: Mike Flaherty, Harry O’Brien, Joe Campanile and Matty O’Brien. Veritas photo

The RHS hockey team, coming off a Cashman Tournament championship on Jan. 1, added two more wins in the first week of the New Year, giving them a record of 7-1-1, including a 7-2 win Saturday, Jan. 6 against Cohasset.

Below is our hockey team profile from the December issue of the Veritas.

Mark Shields, Veritas Staff

Dec. 20, 2017

D-Y game photo by local photographer, Steve Gilbert (@stevegilbert4).

This year the Rockland hockey team hopes to carry its success from last year into this year. After winning their league and making a deep tournament run last year the Dogs hope to go even further and make it to the Garden this year.

Coming off a season where they went an amazing 21-2-3, they will need to  play fundamental hockey in order to continue their success this season. No one knows that better than Coach Mike Flaherty.

“To continue our previous success we need to keep this simple and make simple plays,” said Flaherty

This season the Dogs have already started and are at a 2-1 record with a big win against the Abington Green Wave in their season opener, a tough loss to Hanover, and a dominating 5-0 win over EB.

These early successes and an early defeat will fuel the team as they have goals set for the season that are nothing short of difficult.

“Our mindset is to repeat as league champs and be difficult to play against, and this year we have a real opportunity to make it to the Garden,” said Flaherty when asked about his goals for the season.

The hockey team is very excited for an opportunity to repeat as league champs. This would make them the first hockey team in school history to repeat as league champs.

With a few freshmen and sophomores providing meaningful minutes the Dogs are set up for a pretty successful team in the future. However, the juniors and seniors will play a huge part this year, and could be the determining factor if this team repeats or not.

Coach Flaherty is confident about his returning players. “The guys coming back from last year are a big difference maker for us with their experience and hockey knowledge,” said Coach Flaherty.

Four of the returning group include captains Matt and Harry O’Brien, Joe Campanile and Mike Flaherty.

Coach Flaherty is very optimistic about this season and even though they were so successful last year he is not dwelling on the past.

Coach Flaherty, who was inducted into the Rockland High School Athletic Hall of Fame recently, is fully concentrated on the future of the program.

 

School Cancellations Lead to Revised Schedule

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

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Due to RPS snow cancellations this past Thursday and Friday, the schedule here at RHS has been reformatted to compensate for the time lost.

Most importantly to most, this year’s midterm schedule has changed. Originally, the tests were formatted to start this upcoming Tuesday (Jan. 16). Due to the snow, now they are starting next Thursday, Jan.18 and will come to a close Tuesday, Jan. 23. Along with an end of midterms on Tuesday, Term II will come to a close as well.

For further information regarding midterms, go here or to our menu bar and click on the Principal’s page pull-down menus.  Go to: Dr. Harrison’s Weekly Updates January 5.

Both the girls and boys basketball teams had cancellations due to the snow. The girls are scheduled to play at home against East Bridgewater Jan. 11. The boys will have to travel to East Bridgewater on Jan. 22.

One activity that has not changed is the Class of 2022 (8th Grade) Open House scheduled for Weds. Jan. 10.  This will be held at 6:30 pm and will begin in the auditorium with a presentation. Parents and students will then proceed to the cafeteria for individual slideshows and presentations by student club and sports leaders.

2017 Year in Review at RHS

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

After a fun filled and busy year here in the Bulldog community, the Veritas staff looked back at the events that took place throughout 2017.

January, 2017

Jan. 5 – Three RHS students receive awards for Voice of Democracy entries. First prize Meaghan McDonough, second Jad Bendarkawi, and third senior Sophie McLellan.

Chris Herren spoke to students at RHS on Friday, January 13 about substance abuse. photo by Maddie Gear

Jan 13 – Chris Herren speaks at RHS.

Jan. 20 – Genesis Rojas takes first place in Poetry Out Loud; Adiza Alasa and John Ellard come in second and third.

Jan. 26 – Mock Trial team opens season with a win.

Jan. 29 Rockland High School SGC hosts Bocce tournament.

February, 2017

Girls and boys basketball, hockey and wrestling teams win SSL Championships

Feb. 5   Sean Vo and Erin Field are accepted for the SEMSBA choir; Lauren Zaremba makes it for the concert band.

February Vacation – Harvard Model Congress attends regional conference.

March, 2017

March 4 – RHS Theater Guild performs “Room 404” at annual METG Drama Festival.

March 5 – Genesis Rojas makes it to State Finals of Poetry Out Loud competition

March 8-10 – RHS SGC receives Gold Council of Excellence Award at MASC conference.

March 12 Rockland hockey team’s tournament run ends in D3 South Finals at Gallo Arena in Bourne; OR takes game 3-1.

The Bulldogs line up before their quarterfinal game. photo by Kelley Reale

March 14 – Rockland – Abington Unified Basketball game

March 16 – Music Department hosts Broadway Night

March 18 – Rockland High School’s cheer team wins Division 4 New England Regional Championships.

March 22 – Seven alarm fire engulfs Park St. Factory; all schools’ starting times delayed two hours: Jefferson School closed.

The king and queen, Susan Patton and Gary Graziano, lead the procession of faculty and student cast members in the Shakespeare Festival. photo by Kimberlie Jean-Poix

March 24 and 25 – Shakespeare Festival- Several groups of students come together, under English teacher, Kristen Walsh’s direction, and give the audience two nights filled with performances of Shakespeare’s works.  Gary Graziano and Susan Patton are the King and Queen of the Festival.

April, 2017

March 31April 2 – 20 World Languages students visit Quebec.

April 5 – Evan Murphy comes in first at the annual Spellman Oratorical contest sponsored by the English Dept. and held in the lecture hall.

April 11 – Cheerleaders are honored at Fenway Park.

April 12 – Rockland Public Schools holds annual Arts Festival.

Rockland High School’s Adam Royle fits into Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting at the Rockland Public School’s annual district-wide arts festival last month. Madeline Gear photo

April 26 – Dr. Cron proposes new elementary school for Rockland.

April Vacation – 46 students in the Travel Club visit England, Ireland and Scotland.

April 15-22  – 15 students go on service trip to Guatemala.

May, 2017

May 3 – SGC holds annual awards banquet.

May 4 – Senior chorus and band students honored at annual Pops Concert.

May 5 – The Veritas print and web editions win Highest Achievement Awards from the New England Scholastic Press Association; Maddie Gear and Joe Taft win Special Achievement Awards.

May 10 – Julia DiCienzo and Matt Dunn are recognized as the top senior male and female scholar-athletes of the year.    

Two cars were provided for the mock accident on Monday, May 15.

May 15 – Mock drunk driving crash is presented to juniors and seniors at RHS.

May 17 – National Honor Society induction held – 20 juniors and one senior join the 2017 seniors of NHS; Teachers, Melissa Shaughnessy and Patrick Finn are honorary inductees.

May 19 – Junior-Senior Prom held at Canoe Club in West Bridgewater. 

May 23 – Last day of classes for senior Class of 2017

May 25 – Boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams make tournament for first time ever.

June, 2017

June 1- Seniors, wearing their caps and gowns, visit elementary schools

June 1 – Senior Academic and Athletic Awards Banquet held in auditorium: Luana Lima recognized as Valedictorian of Class of 2017.

Veritas photo

June 2 – Graduation Day for Class of 2017!!

June 8 – Underclassmen Academic Award / RHS Hall of Fame Banquet held at Emerald Hall: Overall Ourstanding Achievers are Grade   9   Tyler Gambon, Grade    10   John Ellard and Grade 11   Ronan McNally

June 10 – God’s Children wins third annual Jared Lewis Quirk Memorial Speedball Tournament.

July

July 8 – Long-time Bulldog, staff member and supporter, Ann Phelps passes away.

August, 2017

August 7-9 – SGC Camp

August 23 – Fall sports practices begin (Football began August 18).

August 28 – First Day of School!

September, 2017

Top Dog Club instituted

First six Top Dogs united on September 29. From left: Ronan McNally, Aiden Glennon, Chris Penney, Sydney McKenna, Hannah Murphy and Eden Dalton. Veritas photo

Sept. 6 – Girls’ soccer team opens season with win over No. Quincy

Sept. 8 – Football team opens season with win over Cohasset.

Sept. 13 – Summer reading discussions

Sept. 28 – Unified Kickball Game held in gymnasium

October, 2017

Images Webzine 1st Edition published

Oct. 1 – Breast Cancer Walk held in Boston; SGC, several teams attend

Oct. 6 – Music Department hosts Talkin’ Bout Jazz program

Oct. 12 – Racist graffiti found at RHS

Oct. 16 – Volleyball team clinches undefeated SSL championship

Oct. 17 – Golf team earns first trip to postseason tournament in over 20 years

Lou Casey: Mr. Rockland

Oct. 18 – Louis Casey is crowned Mr. Rockland.

Oct. 20 – First pep rally of the year held

Oct. 20 – Macie Jones is crowned Miss Rockland.

Miss Rockland nominees. From left: Hannah Murphy, Jaymie Atkins, Macie Jones, Lily Matson and Sydney McKenna. photo by Ryan Mott

Oct. 20 – Football team wins Homecoming Game, 20-8, over Middleboro.

Oct. 21 – Homecoming Dance held in the gym.

Oct. 30 – SGC sponsors annual Project Pumpkin.

November, 2017

Volleyball, football and cheerleading teams win SSL League Championships; They along with golf and boys and girls soccer teams make postseason tournaments.

Nov. 17 RHS receives a Massachusetts District C Athletic Sportsmanship Award from the MIAA.

Seniors celebrate their 26-0 win.

Nov. 17 – Seniors defeat juniors in Powderpuff game 26-0.

Nov. 27 – Winter sports teams begin work-outs.

December, 2017

Dec. 7, 8 and 9 – Theater Guild’s Moon Over Buffalo performed at RHS.

Dec. 11– Positivity Club’s second initiative announced.

Dec. 14 – RHS Band and Chorus perform annual Holiday Concert.

Dec. 18-22 – Spirit Week

Dec. 22 – Alumni visit RHS.

Dec. 23-Jan. 1 Happy New Year!

Festive Final Hours at RHS

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

12-22-17

Of course all students and staff were anxious to flee the building and start their holiday break, but RHS students were still awfully busy in the final hours of their last school day of 2017.

In the Music Department, the RHS Band traveled to each of the three Rockland elementary schools and the senior center to play some Christmas music for the students and seniors.

Later, juniors were called down to the auditorium for a brief meeting to review their final shot at PSATs before the students hopefully take them in the spring. At the meeting students learned how to analyze and break down their scores and also were given tools on how to improve scores and study for the SATs.

The senior class had a meeting in the lecture hall where RHS alumni returned to give them a little more knowledge about some schools they might be considering. At the Alumni Panel assembly students were able to ask questions of their graduated friends regarding post high school life.

After all of that was said and done,  both students and staff anxiously waited to hear the final school bell of 2017 marking the beginning of their holiday break.

Big Day at RHS for SGC

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

12-21-17

During school yesterday, Dec. 20, teachers throughout the building were shown appreciation on the annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Yesterday, teachers were honored with a complimentary lunch donated by Mike’s Pizza in Rockland. The event was set up by Student Government Council members including the Finance and Fundraising chair, junior, Tyler Beatrice, and junior class Head Representative, Caitlin Cameron. Help was also provided by the Executive Board in setting up and donations of food, drinks, and utensils from other members.

After the school day was over, SGC held its monthly meeting. Yesterday’s meeting was extra special because it was the annual, December Ugly Sweater meeting. SGC members were surprised last night by the Big Five with a party in the Middle School cafeteria. At the party, everyone played holiday themed games and activities and was able to snack on the leftovers from the Teacher’s Lunch earlier in the day.

All in all, SGC had an action-packed day in and out of school and was able to provide teachers, and members with a fun filled day.

Don’t Forget! Spirit Week Coming Soon

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Co Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

12-15-17

Hannah Boben is ready for Ugly Sweater Day next week.

As the Christmas break is rapidly approaching, RHS is celebrating the holidays all next week from Dec. 18-22 with a Spirit Week!

The SGC planned Spirit Week was lead by sophomore, Jacob Leahy and the Unified Spirit Committee. Here’s a look at next week’s themed schedule:

Monday: Cozy Day

Tuesday: Twin Day

Wednesday: America Day

Thursday: Superhero Day

Friday: Ugly Sweater Day

Be sure to get your outfits ready over the weekend to go all out next week!

Moon Over Buffalo Makes a Shining Impression on Audience

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Co Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor

12-13-17