Dear Parents and Guardians,
The week back from vacation provided yet another illustration of our incredible students and experiences at YHS. On Thursday, we were held spellbound listening to the inspiring performances of Natalie Bourassa, Hannah Grant, Nick Prato, Sage Watterson, Isabelle Murray, Ella Werner, Amanda Dettman, and Lucy Alexander during the Poetry Out Loud competition. This year’s competition was judged by several renowned poets from the Telling Room, and I would like to thank Anne Tommaso and Marita O’Neill for their work to create this event, now in its fifth year. Ella Werner and Isabelle Murray took first and second runner-up awards respectively, and I’d like to recognize Amanda Dettman who won this year’s competition. Amanda certainly demonstrates our district’s values of perseverance, who finally took top honors after finishing as a runner-up for the past two years.
This weekend provided another example of perseverance by our girls’ varsity basketball team, who beat the 7-1 Falcons with great passing and a tenacious defense that held off a last minute surge by Freeport. I’d like to congratulate all of our teams who, in typical Clipper fashion, played with great heart and character. We also had a noteworthy individual performance, as Anneka Murrin set the new school record in the 800 meter race at this weekend’s WMC track meet. Finally, our very own Franz-Peter Jerosch will compete in the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships to be held January 15-24, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I’d like to end this note with a few reminders. First, there is no school next Monday, 1/18 as we will enjoy a three day weekend to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Finally, a reminder to parents of sophomores and juniors to start planning for the upcoming Career Exploration Program. This link provides some helpful information and can also be found on our website. Our students will also be working extensively with their advisors to prepare for this program.
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