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Veritas Broadcast News – December 15, 2017

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Moon Over Buffalo Makes a Shining Impression on Audience

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

12-13-17

This past weekend, from Dec. 7-9, the RHS Theatre Guild performed their annual fall play, the Broadway comedy, Moon Over Buffalo.

The play starred senior, Ronan McNally (George Hay) and junior, Megan Diver (Charlotte Hay). Other cast members included, freshman, Emily Gaboriault (Rosalind Hay), junior, John Ellard (Paul Singer), and seniors, Kellie Berry(Ethel), Ryan Struzziery (Howard), Erin Field (Eileen) and Ryan Mott (Richard Maynard).

The comedy was directed by Pathways teacher, Joanne White and biology teacher, Julia DiCanzio. Senior, Maddison Parlee worked on the play as Stage Manager and working by the side of Parlee was  junior, Ali Landi who helped as Assistant Stage Manager.

After all the crew members hard work and effort, they were finally able to reap the benefits after finally performing their work this past weekend. Along with the crew, the audience enjoyed themselves as well. Laughter filled the auditorium and smiles filed out of the building each night the play came to a close.

Ms. Paulding, RHS Asst. Principal said (via Twitter), “Amazing performance of Moon Over Buffalo by the RHS Theater Guild cast and crew. Always impressed by our students abilities.”

Moon Over Buffalo Eclipsing this Week

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

12-4-17

RHS Theatre Guild’s winter play of the year, Moon Over Buffalo, is premiering this Thursday, Dec. 7 in the RMS/RHS auditorium. The comedy is being put on this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm each night. Tickets are on sale now at showtix4u.com for $5 each or can be bought at the door for $8.

The comedy features senior, Ronan McNally and junior, Megan Diver as the main characters of George and Charlotte Hay. The Theatre Guild has been hard at work perfecting the play with help from their directors, Joanne White and Julia DiCanzio.

At the play, be sure to stop by the Engineering Club table! Before and after the play they will be selling 3-D holiday ornaments. 3-D ornaments are being sold for $5. Bulldog plaques are also being sold for $7. They can also be customized for a total of $10.

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Above on the left shows an example of the $10 customized plaques. Above to the right shows the $7 plaques. On the bottom displays the $5 bulldog ornaments.

 

Students Assemble Bicycles for Holiday Magic

Students at RHS visited  the headquarters of Holiday Magic to deliver 12 bicycles they had assembled that were donated for children at Christmas. photo courtesy of Holiday Magic

December 3, 2017

Students in Mr. Parker’s class at RHS visited the McKinley School gift center of Holiday Magic last week to deliver  12 bicycles that they had put together. The bicycles had been donated to Holiday Magic for children at Christmas.

Holiday Magic is  a group in the town of Rockland whose members come from civic organizations, local businesses, Parent/Teacher Organizations from the public schools, interested individuals who are sponsors, and school children who also volunteer.

In 2000 they established a single unified holiday charitable program that coordinates their funds and energy, with the mission of helping some of the less fortunate families in the town of Rockland during the Christmas/Hanukkah holidays.

The Giving Tree on the wall of the Nurse’s Office at RHS is also part of Holiday Magic.  Students can take an ornament and bring in an unwrapped gift for a child whose age is indicated on the ornament.

The organization is also having its annual fundraiser at the 99 Tuesday night, Dec. 5  from 4-10 pm.  Use the voucher below so that 15% of your bill will be donated to Holiday Magic.  Raffles will also be available for Bruins tickets and more!

 

Aiding Homeless in Time for the Holidays

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

12-1-17

RHS is bringing back an annual holiday cause this upcoming Monday, Dec. 4, the Friends of the Homeless drive. The drive is geared to help end homelessness in the area by providing basic necessities for those in a time of need.

The SGC run event is going on December 5-15, just in time for the holidays. Donations will graciously be taken in A Block classes where there’ll be wrapped boxes provided. The A Block class that brings in the most donations will receive a complimentary breakfast.

Items Needed:

Mittens/ Hats/ Gloves/ Scarves

Socks

Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

Pens and Pencils

Markers

Soap/ Body Wash

Hand Sanitizer

Wipes

Nail Clippers

Hair Elastics

First Aid Items

Deodorant

Crayons and Coloring Books

Stuffed Animals and Toys

Recognition for High Honor Recipients

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

11-30-17

high honors term 1

At the close of Term 1 and at the beginning of Term 2, students achieving all grades at or above an -A, are awarded the title of High Honors.

Yesterday, on Wednesday Nov. 29 recipients of High Honors recognition received an award ceremony and banquet in praise of their hard work and achievements. At the banquet in the library media center 40 students were rewarded with a lunch-in catered by Chipotle.

Term 1 Freshmen Recipients:

Jared Allen

Devin Cavicchi

Julia DeLima

Mardally Freitas

Bridget Hughes

Russell Jones

Ann Kelley

Colin McKerrell

Joseph Nguyen

Cullen Rogers

Patricia Ryan

Jeileanie Tejeda

Damon Welles

 

Term 1 Sophomore Recipients:

Melyssa Almeida

Sean Belmonte

Bendarkawi, Jad

Buckley, Kathryn

Cynthia Elliot

Tyler Gambon

Tyler Johnson

Sabrina Morgan

Alyssa Patten

Jordan Pierce

Oliver Reera

Zachary Webb

Jacob Willis

Julia Yeadon

 

Term 1 Junior Recipients:

John Ellard

Ingrid DeCarvalho Oliveira

 

Term 1 Senior Recipients:

 Jonathan Baar

Eden Dalton

Natalie Draicchio

Sarah Lovell

Ronan McNally

Joseph Naughton

Zachary Peterson

Robert Rossman

Sean Sugrue

Isabelle Uong

 

Fall Sports 2017 Round-up

Matt Dalton, Veritas Sports

The fall sports season was a resounding success and all teams had fantastic seasons. Almost all of the Rockland teams qualified for the 2017 MIAA tournaments in their respective sports. Girls soccer made it the furthest into their tournament by winning the first two games in dramatic fashion, one of those games ending in overtime by an absolute firecracker from the 30 yards out by senior captain Graces Oliver. Here is Danielle O’Brien’s story on the girls soccer team’s season.

Also making a splash in the tournament was the Rockland High football team. The team earned  their first playoff win in 17 years, but unfortunately lost in the second round to the two seed Old Rochester. The team also won the title of league champs finishing with a 5-2 record in the regular season. This was the first year under new head coach Nicholas Liquori. (Go here for Matt Dalton’s story._

Zach Sharland catches a pass on Thanksgiving Day. photo by Dave DeMilia Brockton Enterprise

The football team wrapped up their season on Thanksgiving with a big comeback win at East Bridgewater 15-14, giving their eighteen seniors a fitting send-off. Zach Sharland had two TD’s on passes from Sam Gray.

Girls volleyball made a statement this year by being undefeated league champions. They had one of the best regular seasons that this town has ever seen. The volleyball team fell short in their second game of the tournament losing to last year’s state champion, Case High School in the quarterfinals. Here is Harry O’Brien’s story about the team.

The boys’ soccer team had to win their last regular season game against Hanover to qualify and thanks to a second half comeback and a score on a penalty kick, they made it, beating Hanover 2-1. Follow this link for Matt O’Brien’s season summary.  

Golf also snuck into the playoffs and made the tournament for the first time in over 20 years. This was a huge accomplishment for the program.  Here is Mark Shield’s  summary of the golf team’s season.

The cheerleaders went for another state championship last weekend but came up with second place instead, a great accomplishment. They wrapped up the SSL title and South Regional title for fall cheer.

Last, but certainly not least, was boys and girls cross country. Both girls and boys teams made long strides this season to improve their game but did not qualify for tournament. Next year they look to take the next step and get to their tournament dreams going.

This season was an exciting one for the whole town to experience and we saw so many great moments throughout it.

Click on the links throughout to access our sports page stories on each of these fall sports, and check out the Fall Sports Unsung Heroes.

All-Stars in each of the sports are listed below:

Boys Soccer: Jon Alvarenga, Matty O’Brien, and Vitor Santos! Alvarenga also awarded Eastern Mass All Star!

Girls Soccer:  Grace Oliver, Maddie Blonde, Nicole Blonde and Hannah Rich

Cheerleading:  Mia Comeau, Katie Fitzgerald, Hallie Molineaux, Bella Burns

Football: Jon Baar, Will Breadmore, Lou Casey, Connor Shea, Zach Sharland, Anthony DeCecco and Coach of the year Nick Liquori.

Volleyball: -Jess DeMarco, Lily Matson, Caroline Elie, and Player of the Year: Olivia Elie. Coach of the Year:  Emily Murphy

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