December 10, 2018

Seekonk High School News for December

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The Students Promoting Equality and Kindness, SPEAK and Key Club provided a week long effort of random acts of kindness during November. Students created messages of kindness to reflect on and provided greeters at each door in the morning with a positive welcome. Both clubs have made a positive impact on the school. We are fortunate to have their leadership.

Another successful Spirit Week took place just before Thanksgiving break. The students often report that these events are some of their fondest memories from high school. The creativity of the students never fails to amaze the faculty. We had for class themes the Flintstone Freshmen, Stranger Things Sophomores, Indiana Jones Juniors and Surfs Up Seniors. In traditional fashion the seniors were able to pull off the win this year.

Seekonk High School will be hosting the South Coast Conference Honor Bowl for the Gold division on December 6th in the library. Five schools from the conference will be sending teams for the competition. Good luck to all teams.
The Science Club has been busy this fall. Under the guidance of Mrs. Angela Cunard The Roots & Shoots Group has planted flowering perennials and herbs in one of the raised beds in the courtyard to support pollinators. They will be planting milkweed in the other bed to support monarch butterflies in the spring. The Greenhouse group has been composting vegetable waste from the cafeteria on a regular basis. They have also been growing Swiss chard, pea tendrils and bean sprouts in the greenhouse for the culinary classes to harvest and use in December. We have two Women of Science Teams preparing to compete at Bedford High School on December 8th. We also have two women teams preparing for the Women of STEM Competition at BCC in January. There are two teams preparing to compete at the Regional Science Bowl Competition at UCONN in March as well.

The high school band will be holding their annual winter concert on December 12th beginning at 7pm in the auditorium. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the fine selection of music our students have been working hard to perform for you.

Seekonk High Athletic News: Winter sports are scheduled to begin on November 26th with a large number of students registering for the high school teams.
The Seekonk Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed in the MIAA All State Competition on Sunday, November 18th in Westfield, MA. The team finished in second place at the state meet, an outstanding accomplishment. The Warrior Boys team also captured the Division Five crown and two female Warriors, Abigail Tenreiro and Hannah Bradbury, qualified to compete in the All State Meet. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Warrior Field Hockey players Lauren Tortolani and Bria Dunphy who were named to the South Coast Conference All Star Team. Olivia Soares and Hannah Forrest were given Honorable Mention, and to Jenna Dunphy who won the SCC Sportsmanship Award.

Another fantastic season of Unified Basketball came to a close this week with a Basketball Jamboree held at Somerset-Berkley High School. After dropping a tough decision to Somerset Berkley, the Warriors downed Dighton-Rehoboth in back to back games including a buzzer beating victory in the second game with the winning basket scored by Will Calverley.

The season ended for the Seekonk Boys Soccer dream season in the semifinal round of the MIAA South Sectional State Tournament at the hands of Holliston High School 4-1. The team put together a record breaking year ending up 16-2-3. They were the South Coast Conference Gold Champions. Outstanding job!
The Seekonk Athletic Hall of Fame Committee induct 14 people into the 2018 Seekonk Athletic Hall of Fall at an awards dinner on November 24, 2018 at Pawtucket Country Club.

The 2018 Seekonk Athletic Department Inductees Were:

Valerie Blinn (Golf)
Norman Bowlin (Community/ Coach)
Jeffrey Chakouian(Track and Field)
Samantha Demty (Swim)
Raymond Grant Sr.(Swim Coach)
John Gregorek Jr. (Track and Field)
Alisha Lee (Diver)
Robert and Karen McKenna (Community)
Heather and Jennifer Spellman (Field Hockey/ Basketball/ Softball)
Andrew Pereira (Basketball)
Richard Silva Jr. (Basketball/ Tennis)
Robert Stedman (Swim)

The Hall of Fame committee included: Jennifer Borden, Matthew Brown, Fred Crippen, Alex Daluz, Matthew McCartin, Kristen Nelson, Colleen O'Halloran, Kim Pellerin and Michelle Silva. We would like to thank the Seekonk Boosters for their support and assistance with the event.

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