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Raider Reader December 16 Edition December 19, 2011 Back...

Chip and Judy Knowlton Establish Scholarships


Chip and Judy Knowlton of Machiasport visited Washington Academy last week and became part of its educational mission by funding two scholarships. "The Chip and Judy Knowlton Scholarship" will be awarded to a college bound student who is well-rounded and exhibits financial need, academic capability, and good character. They are also funding "The Warren and Elizabeth Knowlton Scholarship" in honor of Chip's parents, which will provide financial aid to a student(s) wishing to attend Washington Academy who has financial need, but also demonstrates academic capability and a good and well-rounded character.  It is the generosity of community members such as the Knowltons that make education dreams come true for so many during tough economic times. WA is grateful to Chip and Judy for their commitment to area youth.

Outdoor Leadership Students Learn about Outdoor Recreation Degree

Outdoor Recreation

On Tuesday, December 23rd, 12 students from Mr. Holmes' and Mr. Sunde's 11th and 12th grade Outdoor Leadership classes spent the day at WCCC in Calais being introduced to the two year Outdoor Recreation Program offered there. The students learned what is entailed in becoming certified to work in the Forest Service, Wardens Service, State and National Parks, as a First Responder, and even at LL Bean. They also got to experience rock climbing on the college's indoor wall.

Math Team Wins Again!

On Tuesday night in Calais, the WA Team #1 won the Washington County Math Meet once again, with 175 points. Calais came in second with 53 points. All four WA teams did very well, with our smallest team (consisting of five freshmen and sophomores) earning 55 points, and our other two teams earning 149 and 90 points. Three WA students had perfect scores: Liren Wang, Jihun Kim, and Ove Hou. Despite that in the competition between Washington County and Hancock County, WA came in third in this second meet, it still holds first place in the county competition because of prior scores. The next Math Meet is March 12, 2012.

Girls Volleyball Honors!

Congratulations to the following girls for making PVC All Star volleyball teams:

Kara Graham--1st team
Secily Schmauderer--2nd team

Members of Varsity Football Team with Coach Terrill and 2011 Sportsmanship Award


The team also garnered the following individual honors in the Little Ten Conference:

    Tyler Warner--1st team All Star offensive tackle, honorable mention defensive end, and All-Academic
    Taylor Ackley--All Academic
    Nick Pineo--2nd team All Star quarterback, honorable mention defensive linebacker
    Andrew Farnsworth--2nd team All Star offensive tight end
    Fred Maclean--honorable mention tight end
    Nick Burrill--honorable mention offensive guard and defensive tackle
    Ellic Smith--honorable mention offensive running back


In the home opener, WA's wrestling squad had wins over Calais and Woodland.  Congratulations for your success on the mats, boys!

Boys Basketball

On Wednesday, December 12th, the WA boys basketball team won its first-ever Class B boys matchup!  WA was reclassified by enrollment from Class C during the off season. The Raiders held the lead against Hermon most of the game, and despite flirting with foul trouble, were able to pull off the win at 62-60. Congratulations boys!

Swim Team

WA's swim team competes again tonight in Orono at 6:00 p.m. and next Friday, December 23rd, in Old Town at 4:00 p.m.

Winter Sports

Schedules for specific events can be found on WA's calendar on our website. Season passes for basketball games are still available. Warm up indoors while supporting your teams!