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Jasmin Morse, Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor
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.
The Veritas staff interviewed RHS students about their favorite candy, Halloween costume and their plans for Halloween this year!
The Veritas’ Matt Dalton interviewed third place winner, Aiden Glennon and Mr. Rockland winner, Lou Casey after the Mr. Rockland competition on Oct. 18. Silvio Cordero Zapata was the cameraman. After this video, check out the full length WRPS video of the whole Mr. Rockland competition.
Also click here to go to the Veritas photo gallery with photos of all the contestants. Veritas web editor, Jasmin Morse was the photographer.
This Friday (3/10) there will be a Saver’s clothing drive to benefit the students from RHS who are going on the Guatemala Trip in April.
If the group can collect 400 bags of donations, Savers will donate $1,000 to the trip.
If you have any clothing or other soft household items (blankets, pillows etc) you would like to donate, just toss them in a 13-gallon bag and bring them in on Friday. The truck will be coming at 3PM on Friday to pick up the goods. Any donation is greatly appreciated as it will bring the group closer to reaching their goal!
15 students and staff from Rockland High School are taking a trip to Panajachel, Guatemala during April vacation this year. April vacation starts on the 14th, and ends on the 23rd.Students will be treated to beautiful scenery there, but the trip to Guatemala is more of a service trip than a trip to go sightseeing. Mrs. Shaughnessy, one of the chaperones along with Ms. Lanigan and Mr. Connors, says, “We will be teaching the kids how to install water filters, and teach impoverished families how to filter the water so they can have clean drinking water.”
The people going on the trip include 12 students, and three chaperones.
The total cost of the trip is $2,100 per person, which includes airfare, hotel, most meals and insurance. A lot of fundraising is going on to lower the price.
Ms. Lanigan said, “Please spread the word to friends and family as well
Sophie McLellan, Veritas Co-Editor-in-Chief
When looking around at the halls of Rockland High School, it would be hard to miss the numerous pieces of students’ art that decorate the walls. There has been some unbelievable artistic talent at RHS but the true origin of it comes from Ms. Sandra Gibson. Ms. Gibson has been an art and photography teacher here at Rockland High since September of 1997.
After going to Rhode Island College and earning bachelor of science a degree in art education, Gibson began teaching at the age of 21 in Rhode Island. After years of teaching there and in an elementary school in Vermont, Ms. Gibson eventually found her way to Rockland.
From singing ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ at Faculty Follies to taking her photography students into Boston every year, Gibson has many fond memories of her time at the High School. She says that teaching was never a struggle for her and that she has loved her time here. “Teaching art was always great. You have to work for a living and it’s really nice if you like what you do, and I like what I do. I’ve been really lucky. Making money wasn’t a hassle, I like what I do. I like coming here. It’s been my home.”
And every home has a family. Ms. Gibson was well liked among her colleagues and adored by many students. As the news spread of her retirement, many people came to say goodbye and wish her happiness. Senior Nicole Reera was one of the many who will miss Ms. Gibson. “I think she is an awesome person who is dedicated to what she does,” Reera says. “and [she] is a great teacher that has a passion for art.”
After nearly twenty years of inspiring young artists at RHS, Gibson had only one piece of advice left to give. “You’ve got to find your passion and go for it,” Gibson says “Because if you’re not happy with what you’re doing then you won’t be happy anywhere else.”
September 30th is her last day. Goodbye Ms. Gibson and thank you for everything!