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Raider Reader September 22nd
Posted 09/29/2017 04:07PM

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On Friday, September 15th, WA hosted the Raider Run Cross Country Meet. The event was the first Penobscot Valley Conference League Run to be held at Washington Academy. Last spring, Athletic Director Blaine Steeves petitioned the conference to host a regular Penobscot Valley meet and was granted approval. Eight schools and over 100 runners participated in the 5k (3.2 mile) run. WA boys had a great performance placing 4th overall with Matyas Nachtigall coming in second place. Congratulations running Raiders!
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Wyatt Williams racing to the finish line. Photo by Applied Media student Jeffery Graham.
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Girls cross country runners charging from the start line. Photo by applied Media student Jeffery Graham.

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Student volunteers with their empty bags before cleanup.

Mr. Sprangers and conservation-minded students are at it again! Sunday, September 17th, Zain Fitzsimmons, Ava Emery, Jodie Harris, Eunseo Cho, Alicia McClure, Lauren Wallace, Anna Oliva,and Kyle Case hiked along the West Quoddy Head trail in Lubec and picked up trash. The Maine Coastal Cleanup is an annual effort led by WA science teacher Don Sprangers and sponsored by the Maine Coastal Program, Ocean Conservancy, and WCLZ radio station. The annual statewide initiative is part of Maine Coast Week and held annually. The group filled eight trash bags in only two and a half hours. Mr. Sprangers is also the Envirothon and Sustainability Club adviser at WA. He is very excited about the Sustainability Club's
recent partnership with the Campobello Consolidated School regarding a reduction of single use plastics. Students who are interested in joining the clubs should contact Mr. Sprangers at WA. A number of hikers enjoying the trails Sunday morning at West Quoddy Head thanked Mr. Sprangers and the group for their stewardship efforts. Special thanks to the coastal cleanup group for beautifying our coastline!
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Student volunteers with eight bags of trash after their cleanup.

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WA has added a fifth period this year called Raider Time. The class is a new addition to the curriculum and is intended to provide students with skills that will enhance student culture and academics. Class-centered topics include wellness, healthy relationships, career leadership, entrepreneurship, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) preparation, and the college application process. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00-8:30 for the entire school year.

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WA math teacher Scott Bowden instructs Juniors during a SAT math lesson.

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Seniors working on the college application process.


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