Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski


School is back in session after a very busy vacation and tournament week.  There are less than four full months of school remaining, but the time left will be jam-packed with events.

First of all, Calais is very proud of all its basketball players after a successful tournament week!  The boys’ team had an early victory over Sumner in the quarterfinal game but unfortunately fell to Houlton during a hard fought semifinal game last Friday.  The girls’ team earned narrow one-point victories over Narraguagus and Mattanawcook Academy in the quarterfinal and semifinal games, respectively.  Then last Saturday, they defeated Orono for the Eastern Maine title!  Senior captains Meaghan Cavanaugh and Sarah Smith proudly took down the nets from the game and wore them around their necks during all of the subsequent celebrations, including a loud caravan of vehicles parading around Calais at midnight on Saturday.  Now the girls will be heading back to Bangor on March 2nd at 7:00 to compete for the state title and gold ball.

That same day, the Academic Decathlon team will be at Deering High School in Portland for their state competition.  The seventeen-member team has been hard at work studying seven separate subjects all relating to this year’s theme, Russia, and hope to bring back many medals and possibly even a state trophy.

There must be something about this week, because the jazz combo is also joining in the action.  They have long been preparing for their competition season, the first of which will be this Wednesday.

The drama club will be performing their play at Calais on March 6th at 7:00 and March 7th at 7:30.  They will then be competing in the state-wide one-act play competition on March 8th and 9th.  Although the drama club is small this year, they have logged many hours rehearsing and will be putting on a great show.

Finally, SkillsUSA members are gearing up for their state competition on March 14th and 15th.  The team is comprised of St. Croix Regional Technical Center students from Calais, Woodland, and Shead.  They will be competing in many events such as Health Knowledge Bowl, Culinary Arts, and Prepared Speech.

What an incredible list of upcoming competitions!  Every member of these teams deserves a huge congratulations for making it this far.  Good luck to everyone!  We can’t wait to see what awards our great Calais students will bring home next week!