Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chris Carchedi to compete in state finals of P.O.L.

Chris Carchedi is one of six students to be selected for the State Finals of Poetry Out Loud from the regionals in So. Yarmouth last Sunday.

Chris Carchedi is one of six students to be selected for the State Finals of Poetry Out Loud from the regionals in So. Yarmouth last Sunday.

Congratulations to RHS senior, Chris Carchedi, whose performance at the South Semifinals of the Poetry Out Loud competition in South Yarmouth last Sunday, March 3rd, earned him a slot in the State finals this Sunday in Boston.
This puts RHS back in the finals for the first time since 2010. Bulldogs, come cheer Chris on at the beautiful Old South Meeting House on March 10th, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Catching up with Chris before his Physics class, we asked him about his performance last Sunday and how he feels about the upcoming performance.

Chris says he was extremely nervous at last weekend’s regional competition. He explained he was also highly impressed by his opponents and never really knew that so many people loved poetry. Out of 18 high schoolers at the regionals the judges chose six to move on in the competition, and Chris is certainly proud to be one of them.

Last weekend Chris recited the very same poems he recited at RHS’ competition, “Calling Him Back From Layoff” by Bob Hicok and “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley. This weekend he will be performing at the Old South Meeting House in Boston. It’s open to the public and is free. If he were to win the State competition he will go to the Nationals in Washington D.C and gets to take one guest. “I’d take my mom,” he said happily.
In this weekend’s competition he hopes to perform just like he did last weekend and plans to reach the audience with a lot of emotion. Chris wants to thank all of his friends for their support and the English Department for all their help, especially Ms. Woodward.

“She’s (Ms. Woodward) been a great coach. She’s pointed me in the right direction,” Carchedi explained. We wish Chris the very best of luck, and if you can, go Sunday to support him!

Highlights of boys’ basketball tournament

Veritas photographer Georgia Panagiotidis attended the first two home games in the basketball tournament and caught all the action on the court and in the stands.

Bulldog fans use spirit fingers to wish players luck during foul shots

Bulldog fans use spirit fingers to wish players luck during foul shots

With Bulldog Nation behind them the boys defeated Westwood 62-47 and Norton 50-34 before going to Brockton High School where they lost in the semi-finals to Wareham 61-56.

Matt Nicholson takes a jump shot while Tyler Gibson sets the screen.  photo by Georgia Panagiotidis

Matt Nicholson takes a jump shot while Tyler Gibson sets the screen. photo by Georgia Panagiotidis

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RHS SGC going to Hyannis

Chris Carchedi, Tim Lorgerie, Brianna Novio, Alexis Hogan, and Shannon Gray are the "big five" of SGC.

Chris Carchedi, Tim Lorgerie, Brianna Novio, Alexis Hogan, and Shannon Gray are the “big five” of SGC. Photo by Georgia Panagiotidis.

Wednesday, March 6th, RHS student government will travel to Hyannis for their annual conference as part of the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC). Twenty students will attend the three day conference with SGC advisor, Mr. Rowe, to collaborate with councils from others schools in the state and bring new ideas back to RHS. Junior Chris Catania will be running for president of MASC in the three days spent in Hyannis, when they elect next year’s board.  Our council expects to participate in the lip sync contest, taking place Wednesday night, and will able to see professional speakers at the conference as well. I will be blogging from the conference with the latest news of what is happening in Hyannis.

Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Drama Festival

Chris Carchedi (Bobby) in Let's Get Angsty

Chris Carchedi in Let’s Get Angsty

joe palana

Senior Joe Palana watches the cast perform his original play, Let’s Get Angsty.

Students from Rockland High School’s Theater Guild will take the stage Saturday, March 2, in the preliminary round of the 2013 Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Drama Festival.
Rockland’s entry is Let’s Get Angsty, senior Joe Palana’s original comedy performed by our talented cast back in September at Rockland High School.

The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Drama Festival is a statewide festival that includes 112 high schools performing at 14 preliminary sites on Saturday, March 2nd. Rockland is competing at Bourne High School. The performance begins at 3 p.m.

This is Rockland’s first year competing in the festival in many years.

Mrs. Armstrong, Theater Guild advisor, said, “Since this is our first time competing in the festival, we’re not sure what to expect.” She added confidently, “But we have a strong show and a strong cast.”

In Bourne RHS will be competing against Dartmouth, South Shore Vo Tech, Bourne, Marshfield, Case and Plymouth South High Schools. 40 minutes is allowed to perform and each play is judged on certain directing and acting criteria. Individual actors will also be judged and selected to an All-Star Cast.

Winners will go on to compete again:

Semi-Final Round – Saturday, March 9 2013
State Finals – Thursday – Saturday, March 21 – 23 2013
New England Festival – Wednesday – Friday April 17 – 19 2013 (Beacon Charter HS for the Arts, Woonsocket, Rhode Island)
For more information about the festival, please visit www.metg.org.

To see photos from last September’s popular production of Let’s Get Angsty go to https://rhsveritas.wordpress.com/photo-galleries/lets-get-angsty-2/

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