Winter Sports Spirit Night!

By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

Winter Sports Spirit Week and Night were fantastic! Highlights – besides the huge wins from the basketball teams and honoring our basketball and bowling seniors (Victoria Richardson, Alexis Nelson, Jomar Sullivan, and Cat Kidman) and exchange student (Hanna Otto), the gym was rocking with Wyvern cheers. Following our balloon send-off at the end of school, the students beat the faculty 26-23 (in fairness, we were without a flu-ridden Tony Butler), sophomore Osaz Omoryui demolished his apple pie in record time to win the pie-eating contest (no one else was even close), and junior Jonah LeStrange won the halftime contest (shooting a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer, and a half-court shot in under a minute). Thanks to the School Committee and athletic coordinator Catherine LaFronza for all their help with the event! 

Kudos to Gender Studies teacher Jenn Buck and the Queer-Straight alliance for the Gender Week programming these last few days. They decorated the school, offered a student panel and a community panel, showed a film, and wrapped things up with an ice cream party.  

I love being at the High School but once a year, I confess to some Goshen Campus envy. I love Valentine’s Day, and the cards and the parties! Luckily, this year the junior class filled that void a bit by selling “Cupid-grams” – little notes students can write to one another that are delivered on Friday with a sweet treat.  

Wishing all of you a happy Valentine’s Day and a wonderful Winter Break week!