Raider Reader February 23
Posted 02/27/2018 01:54PM
On Friday, February 16, we held our annual winter field day in the gym. The school wide event was held in the Gardner Gymnasium and consisted of a variety of games, cheerleader performances, a dance club performance and even a "dance off". Teams were represented by grade and game competition took place between the grades. The fun began earlier in the week with teams earning competitive participation points. Students dressed up in designated daily theme apparel and decorated hallways specifically designated for their grade. The Class of 2019 won the week long competition! Congratulations WA Juniors!
Above: Juniors compete in the Beach Ball Relay.
Above: Juniors Kate Somes and Rachel Maker participate in the human hungry hungry hippo game. Photo by Applied Media student Breanna Smith.
Field Day festivities ended with a pep rally. Students cheered and wished the boys varsity basketball players and swim team state qualifiers best of luck for their weekend competitions!
Above: Freshman Raider Friends (L-R) Sophie Holm, Paige Bell, Inez Furth, Jinny Davis, and Morgan Schwinn. Photo by Applied Media Student Aeva Pressley.
Above: ( L-R) Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel and Paige Bell cheer for their classmates during the Field Day/Pep Rally. Photo by Applied Media student Jocelyn Scoville.
The WA swim team had 5 top ten finishes at the Class B High School Swimming and Diving State Championship! State qualifiers, Zain Fitzsimmons, Ava Emery, Jodie Harris, and Matyas Natchigall traveled to Bowdoin College in Brunswick and competed against twenty schools and over one hundred swimmers. The girls competition was held on Monday, February 19. Ava Emery placed 9th in both the 100 yard butterfly and breast events. The boys competition followed on Tuesday, February 20. Zain Fitzsimmons finished 7th in the 100 backstroke and 8th in the 200 yard Individual Medley event. Matyas Natchigall placed 9th in the 200 yard freestyle event. All four swimmers swam their personal best high school swim times. Congratulations Raider swimmers!
Above: Class B High School State Championship swimmers, (L-R) Ava Emery, Jodie Harris, Coach Alex McCarthy, Matyas Natchigall, and Zain Fitzsimmons
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