Raider Reader September 1st
Posted 09/05/2017 11:07AM
The Old Academy by Davidson Kogoya
2017 is our 225th anniversary and as a school we have celebrated with many images of the Old Academy (OA). It seems as though senior Davidson Kogoya from Papua, Indonesia has found the OA to be a source of inspiration, as well. Davidson is typically a cartoon artist. However, as he pursues his interest in architecture he is challenging his artistic skills by drawing buildings in person and from photographs. The young artist is also a musician and athlete. He has played soccer for over 10 years and most recently played on the Washington Academy 2016 class C state championship soccer team. Davidson has enjoyed living in America and has especially enjoyed learning about William Shakespeare and reading his sonnets, an experience that he did not have prior to attending WA. He often incorporates poetry into his cartoon stories. He warmly remarks, "My experience at Washington Academy has been wonderful. It has taught me to be responsible for myself. I have met very nice people and learned a lot from my teachers."
Davidson playing in a scrimmage against the Woodland Dragons Tuesday, August 29th.
Where would you look for WA science teacher Mr. Sprangers during the summer months? He would, of course, be found on a river bank or in a boat. For the past 12 years Mr. Sprangers has spent the month of July as an adjunct professor for Lesley University. He co-teaches a master of science degree program called Ecological Teaching and Learning (ETL). He is a 2003 graduate of the program that is currently celebrating a 20th anniversary. As a faculty member, Mr. Sprangers shares his knowledge of Atlantic salmon conservation and restoration, topics in Maine geology, the ecology of the rocky intertidal zone and the cultural lifestyles of Down East Maine.
Mr. Sprangers instructing students of Lesley University
Mr. Sprangers and his catch.
Science Teacher, Malcom Holmes.
On Monday September 11th, Washington Academy will partner with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) for their annual Landowner Appreciation event. This event is an effort to clean and maintain private landowner properties to facilitate MDIFW continued access. WA science teacher, Malcom Holmes and WA students will work with Maine game wardens and gain valuable knowledge regarding land use. Mr. Holmes led a group in 2015 and has recently received recognition for the effort from Corporal Rick LaFlamme of the Maine Warden Service, Chandler Woodcook the MDIFW commissioner, and the Kittery Trading Post. Anyone who would like to participate in the effort this year should contact Mr. Holmes at 255-8301, x246. All students and adults are welcome!
New girls soccer coach, Abby Woodword.
Meet Abby Woodword, the new head coach of the girls varsity soccer team. Abby has been playing soccer for 17 years and most recently graduated from University of Maine at Machias (UMM) with a degree in Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management with a concentration in Sports and Fitness Management. While studying at UMM Abby played left middle and was captain of the team her senior year. Abby shares her goals for soccer, "I am very excited to be the new head coach of the girls soccer team. This team is a great group of girls that work hard every day." She hopes the team will have fun, have a winning record, and make it to the first round of playoffs. Abby's assistant coach is JMG teacher Mrs. Lenfestey. The girls play their first game of the season on Tuesday, September 5th in Caribou. Welcome Abby and good luck Lady Raiders!
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