Raider Reader February 9
Posted 02/20/2018 10:26AM
On Thursday, February 8, Mr. Homes took both of his Marine Biology Classes and the visiting students from the Shijiazhuang School, to the Downeast Institute in Beals, Maine. The students observed the areas of the institute such as the algae room, (where they grow their algae), rare clam species, and even the spawning of muscles. The Downeast Institute is currently under renovations where they are making room for more equipment. They hope with this new renovation that they will draw marine scientists from all over to use their facilities.
Above: WA Students on a tour of the Downeast Institute in Beals, Maine.
Junior Josiah Brown placed 2nd at PVCS last week and is now onto the Regional State Qualifier this Saturday, February 10, at Mount View High School. Josiah stated, "This is my third year wrestling, and I am really excited because this is the farthest I have made it. I have been working really hard since day one. I can't wait to see what happens Saturday." Josiah also noted that even though wrestling is an individual sport the team is like a family and that they are a great support system for each other. "We are really strong together," he stated. He would encourage anyone who has any interest in wrestling to come out for the team next year, no mater their experience level. Josiah says, "There is a place for everyone."
Good luck Saturday Josiah!
Above: Josiah (2nd place) standing with1st, 3rd, and 4th place after the Penobscot Valley Conference competition.
On Monday, January 29, twenty two of our residential life students, as well as several of our day students, traveled to Edmunds Consolidated School to help put on a Cultural Day for the students there. Students came to represent China, South Korea, Indonesia, Nepal, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Bermuda, Jamaica, and the Philippines. Each group created their own powerpoint and planned a fun hands-on activity to do in their workshop, and taught the students about their country, language, and culture.
Our students and residential life staff also took "passports" and unofficial "stamps" for the students from Edmunds to have stamped when they visited each of the different countries.
Above: WA students, Riley Fraser, Ryan Conley, and Mikaila Loughlin, presenting to a group of Edmunds students.
Above: Our WA students, some in cultural clothing, standing with their flags at Edmunds School.
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