Raider Reader, October 6th
Posted 10/11/2017 10:12AM
The WA football team is on a roll with a record of
4-1! This is one of the best records the team has had since the program began six years ago. The Raiders "went the distance" on Saturday, September 23 against Telstar. Washington Academy was victorious 58-49! The teams' combined score of 107 points was the highest collective score for Washington Academy and Telstar since they have been a part of the Maine Principals Association. Last Friday night, September 29, the Raiders experienced another "first" against the Stearns Minutemen. They won their first home game on the new Machias Savings Bank Community Field! It was a proud moment for the team but an equally proud moment for Washington Academy. Shortly after the win, there were reports that the WA football team had exhibited outstanding sportsmanship. Although the boys were elated with their win, it was reported that their celebration was humble. In addition, a WA fan exhibited kindness after the game by helping an injured Stearns player to the locker room. The best way to "go long" in life is to help those around us make it to the distance! Congratulations Raiders and best of luck tonight against the Golden Bucks in Bucksport!
Finn Furth about to pass the ball and avoid a Stearns' defenseman.
After working on salmon restoration here in Maine,
the WA Coastal Ecology Class will jump to a different pond by traveling to Vichy, France, on November 18-25. Mr. Sprangers and Reese Thompson, Lauren Wallace, Hailey Bell, Eunseo Cho, Jodie Harris, and Donald Soctomah will
represent Washington Academy at the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Schools Network. The network is comprised of ten schools and eight countries. The WA students will assist and learn about international salmon restoration efforts. Anyone interested in supporting the group may make a cash donation to the WA Development Office or donate cans and bottles to the Machias River Redemption Center.
The group that will be traveling to France. From left to right: Reese Thompson, Lauren Wallace, Hailey Bell, Eunseo Cho, Jodie Harris, Donald Soctomah, and Mr. Sprangers.
The WA students and families gathered Thursday, September 28th, to honor and remember their friend Camron Roberts. The girls varsity volleyball team played a heated match against the Calais Blue Devils. The WA girls warmed up in custom tee shirts made in Camron's buoy colors with his fishing vessel, Never Enough featured on the back. The game opened with remarks from volleyball player and Camron's childhood friend Brecken Barker.
Brecken shared how much she missed her friend with heartfelt words and even a joke that Camron would laugh to think of her speaking at the event. Camron had spent many hours watching his friend Brecken participate in athletics including volleyball. A game in his honor seemed only fitting.
Athletic Director Blaine Steeves also spoke about Camron, his high school years, and the lessons we could learn from Camron's untimely death. Mr. Steeves warmly expressed, "Camron will never be
forgotten. His infectious smile, warm and loving
personality will always remain in our hearts."
Brecken Barker ready to spike the ball.
Family and friends hang a banner in honor of Camron.
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