On Saturday, October 7th, the Senior Class hosted the Homecoming Glow Dance. The dance is an annual fundraiser to raise money for Project Graduation. The project is an off campus event held the night of graduation and provides seniors with a safe evening of celebration activities.
This year the Glow Dance was a huge success! Under the black lights, the reflective paint looked great on the black and white shirts that the students were encouraged to wear. Admission to the dance also included glow sticks. Over 180 students mingled, ate snacks and glowed the night away...well until 10:00 pm anyway! Students had a great time and were excited for Spirit Week and Homecoming activities to begin.
Senior friends at the Glow Dance.
To Infinity and Beyond
By: Scott A. Bowden, Math Team Coach
The math team got fired up for a great season. On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Mt. Desert Island High School hosted 10 schools from across Washington and Hancock counties to engage in the first of the Maine Association of Math Leagues (MAML) competitions. WA participated in this competition on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Each competition sees teams of students challenging themselves with some of the toughest, most thought inducing mathematics problems.
Each competition is composed of 5 individual rounds and 1 team round. Each individual round gives competitors 12 minutes to answer 3 questions of varying difficulty (3, 4, and 5 points). And the team round provides the students with a 10 and 12 minute period to collaboratively answer 9 questions. Even though 10 competitors play on the "top ten" team (the 10 students whose scores count for the school), all players play for themselves. In March, we will be announcing the top students and teams from across the county.
At the first meet, WA had a strong showing by scoring 174 points. Out of 14 competitors, our high scorers were Anna Musilova and Eunseo Cho.
If you want to see what it's like for yourself, please contact Mr. Bowden (firstname.lastname@example.org). The team practices twice per week (Wed and Thurs 3:00 - 4:30).
Math team members hard at work, solving their assigned problems during a home math meet.
Our varsity soccer teams played their last home games on Saturday, October 7, against the Dover Foxcroft Ponies. In between two intense games, Washington Academy honored the efforts of both girl and boy senior athletes and their parents. Three senior girls and 15 boys were acknowledged. A special thank you to seniors and parents for your years of participation and support of Washington Academy Soccer. We will miss you!
Senior soccer athletes and their families line up as players are announced.
Senior Alayna Lamb with parents Toby and Kara.
Senior captain and keeper Josh Vose with parents Chuck and Heather.