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Danielle Hill comes in first at Poetry Out Loud competition

The following eleven participated in Poetry Out Loud on January 29

The following eleven participated in Poetry Out Loud on January 29.  Back, left to right: Alyssa Collins, Brian Leonard, Pearse McNally, Molly Garrity and PJ Butler.  Front: Danielle Hill, Vivian Nguyen, Victoria Pratt, Marina McCauley, Sean Vo and Hannah Millen.

The annual Poetry Out Loud competition was held on Wednesday night Jan. 29 in the lecture hall at the Rockland Middle School.

Mrs. Woodward who coordinated the event said, “I thought it  was fantastic. There was a good group of people; eleven is a wonderful number and a good length for the program. But beyond that every competitor did well. There wasn’t anybody that my heart had to bleed for. There are numerous people that are so strong that I would be happy to go to the semi finals with them!”

After each student recited two poems, one in each of the two rounds, junior Danielle Hill was chosen to be the one that Mrs. Woodward will be taking to the semi-finals on March 2nd in So. Yarmouth.

Danielle recited each of her poems flawlessly and although one judge suggested she project her voice a little more, she was judged to be the winner based on her poise and expressiveness.

Coming in second was PJ Butler, followed by Pearse McNally.  Click on this link to see a photo gallery of some of the performances.


Dr. Love is here for you

For the first time in Rockland High School’s history there is one man trying to help the hearts of love struck teens, senior Bobby Gasdia. He has a PhD in romance and wants to answer your questions to make your season of love memorable.

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Send your questions to

He will answer questions daily on the RHS Veritas website. Don’t worry your identities will be kept anonymous.  Dr. Love is here for you!

RHS basketball teams getting ready to crash the Wave tomorrow


Senior captain Matt Nicholson goes in for a lay-up against Norwell in a game before Christmas. Photo courtesy of Rockland High Sports

The RHS girls and boys basketball teams will be playing under the same roof tomorrow night as they travel to Abington. Both teams expect that the Wave will put up a fight, but hope to take home two wins against the town rivals. The girls will be facing the undefeated ladies of Abington. The boys hope to give Abington their second loss of the season. Make sure to get to both games tomorrow at Abington High School. The girls game begins at 5 and the boys will be following them starting at 6:30. Good luck to the Bulldogs!

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Senior Captain Ally Cerrato goes in to the basket in a game earlier in the season.
Photo courtesy of Rockland High Sports.

Cheerleaders move on to Regionals

By Haley Reardon

Last Sunday November 10th the RHS cheerleaders took home second place at the League competition. Receiving second place combined with the score that the girls got has allowed them to continue on their journey to the Regional Competition on Sunday, November 17th in Dartmouth. The girls hope to place well Sunday to get to be able to accomplish their goal of winning another state title. Check in next week to see how the girls do at Regionals.

Also, click on this link to read Veritas reporter, Bobby Gasdia’s story of the cheerleaders’ three first place finishes in the fall invitational season.

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cheerleaders at leagues

The RHS cheerleaders competed for the South Shore League title in Abington on Nov. 10th. Their second place finish allows them to move on to the Regionals this Sunday, November 17th.

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