Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski


Last week, Calais High School competed both athletically and academically and succeeded yet again.  On Wednesday, the math team came in second following Washington Academy at their meet.  Then on Saturday, the wrestling team traveled to Howland to compete in the Eastern Maine championships.  They left triumphantly with three third places, one second place, and one first place earned by Michael Lursen!  Congratulations to everyone that competed.  Wrestling will travel to the state competition on February 9th.

While those teams were busy competing in different towns, the band was sending musicians to Brewer.  A total of ten band members and one chorus member represented Calais in the District Six Music Festival.  After a busy day of rehearsals, they performed a wonderful concert that was greatly praised by the audience.  The band also had a McTeacher night on Monday the 4th to raise money for their annual fine arts trip to Boston.

On Wednesday the 6th, Woodland and Calais are joining together to raise awareness for breast cancer.  The girls will be playing at Woodland, but are asking every audience member to come wearing pink instead of traditional team colors.  This game is expected to be even better attended than usual, with door prizes and a grand prize of fifty dollars available for audience members wearing pink.  The sea of pink in support of breast cancer will be a truly amazing sight.

Even as our athletes are preparing for their tournaments and state competitions, the entire school is bracing itself for Winter Carnival next week.  Unfortunately, the low level of snow means that the snow sculpture competition is unlikely to happen.  However, everyone is still counting up collection items, figuring out their costumes for theme days, drawing out plans for events, and readying themselves for the incredibly popular games.  Good luck to everyone and may the best class win!