The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard 

 

Welcome to the Dragon’s Den! This week we don’t have a truckload of news for you, but we’ve still got some interesting goings-on to read about. So let’s get on the trampoline and jump into this week’s news. 

The largest event that happened this week was the Pink Zone basketball game against the Calais girls’ teams. This event really brought the school and the community together. Friends and fans of the Calais and Woodland basketball teams, as well as supporters of the cure for Breast Cancer came out to show their support, wearing pink wigs, clothes, and body paint. The junior varsity game was played with a pink basketball. There was a prize for the most pink outfit, the pep band played, and the National Honors Society ran the concession stand. It was a heartwarming event, to see two rival communities come together in support of something that affects 1 in 8 women. 

This week also saw the last home game for several of our graduating seniors in all sports. Congratulations to Kim McClintick, Kaylin Pinney, and Whitney Basset for their years on the basketball teams, both j.v. and varsity. We’ll miss Mackenzie Hansen on the cheerleading team. The boys are losing Jake Hoops, Mitchell Spear, Nathan Lozier, and Hunter Snowman to graduation. The wrestling team is sending JJ Ruane off when he graduates. The school will miss these pillars of our sports teams. Thank you for season after season of hard work and perspiration. 

Speaking of wrestling, members of the WHS wrestling team are headed off to the state competition this Saturday. We’ll have stats for you next week, but until then, wish our tough guys the best of luck going against the other tough guys of the State of Maine. 

Next week is the week students have been waiting for all year long: WINTER CARNIVAL! This year’s theme is DISNEY MOVIES! Hallway decorating has returned for its second year, so students should be thinking about how to decorate their hallway to match their theme. Themes include Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and other Disney Classics. Also, on Thursday we will be visited by a mechanical bull that students will be able to ride paying a dollar a ride. We will have all the shenanigans of Winter Carnival for you to read about next week.

Every year a charity is chosen to donate the proceeds from Winter Carnival to. This year, instead of a conventional charity, we will be giving all proceeds to our beloved study hall monitor, Patsy Hanson, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. This gesture is to show our support and love for Patsy, and our prayers for her speedy recovery.

Next week, we’ll have the full details of the 2013 Winter Carnival adventure, as well as the results of the wrestling meet and whether or not the boys’ varsity team made it to tourneys. We hope to see you then, but for now, thanks for checking in. 

“The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know- the less you know, the more you think you know.” ~David T. Freeman