Volume 52, Issue 2 November 2011
Kelley Community Brightens Military Holidays
In this month’s Breezeway...
Bishop Kelley High School 3905 South Hudson Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135 (918) 627-3390 Ext: 174
Directors Announce Highly-Anticipated Musical
Stuco State Brings Leadership Ideas to BK
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Volleyball Takes State
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BK students choose between rival social networking sites BY TAYLOR GAJAN Breezeway Staff Writer #Thatawkwardmoment whenever you have to explain Twitter to a NTU (nonTwitter user). By now many Kelley students have jumped on the tweet wagon. STUCO, Link Crew, journalism and a number of clubs have even used Twitter to get in contact with students for updates. Twitter is a social networking site where a person can update what he is doing, song lyrics, or simply a random thought that has crossed his or her mind. He or she can mention another Twitter user, sort of like a shout out, which links their accounts making it easy to access the other person’s profile. The tweets are 140 characters only. In the tweets, people often hashtag something with the numbers symbol as a phrase to group a tweet. Senior Phillip Ngo has become an avid tweeter. “People use Twitter because updating 100 times a day on Facebook is not socially acceptable. The main reason I use
Twitter is to follow other people, celebrities, and funny things,” Ngo said. Some people are even obsessed with Twitter and tweet all the time, like sophomore Danny Slagle. “I love Twitter because I can follow everyone and constantly see what they’re up to...and I can tell all my 112 followers what I am doing throughout the day!” Danny Slagle said. Many celebrities use Twitter and sometimes tweet their die-hard fans back. Rapper Johnny Polygon tweeted Christina Pynn back. “It was the happiest moment of my life when I saw that my role model, Johnny Polygon, retweeted me,” Pynn said. For celebirty tweeters, you can actually tell if you are tweeting them or not. Their profile will have a blue check mark to prove that it is really that celebirty. Twitter is faster, easier, and better than Facebook. For Facebook, you have to spend hours scrolling down to look at statuses and pictures. Also, spam has taken over and made it grueling to look at. If you don’t have a twitter, you’re not #winning.
BY ISABEL DOBRIN Breezeway Staff Writer Question: What’s on your mind? Potential Answers: Song lyrics, the last play of the third quarter, inspirational quotes, 20 confessions about yourself, that lame joke your dad told you before school today or maybe that video of Margo McKenzie getting tackled by Alex McGuire at the playoff game. . . Either way, Facebook knows you have something to message, post, tag or chat. Freshman Asia Cremin has been an avid Facebooker for more than three years now. “I usually talk to friends and post statuses and pictures,” she said. She also got in touch with students from school as an incoming freshman from Holy Family. “I met a lot of people that go to Kelley from Facebook,” she said. As far as Twitter goes, Cremin doesn’t bother. “I don’t really understand Twitter. I
don’t see the point of it,” she concluded. Other students use Facebook to organize groups or school activities. Photoclub president and junior Max Sanders sends notifications regularly to group members on Facebook about upcoming events. “We send out announcements about meetings and photo shoots. Also, if someone from the group has taken pictures we’ll post them so other members can see,” he said. “Facebook is an easy way to connect with our members.” Sanders prefers all the options on Facebook to the simple text posts of Twitter. “Facebook gives you more insight. Twitter only gives you 140 characters of what to say versus Facebook where you have photos videos, and you have messages instantly,” he said. On a personal level, stalking his friends’ walls and changing settings is another way Sanders spends his time. “Facebook stalking is a must,” he said. “I also really like changing my language to Pirate for fun.”
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In the past two years BK has performed “The Sound of Music” and “Once Upon a Mattress.” Annie is this year’s musical.
Directors Announce Highly-Anticipated Musical BY ISABEL DOBRIN Breezeway Staff Writer An orphanage, a dog named Sally, a wealthy industrialist, and a red haired, freckled little girl singing and dancing in the 1930’s. This year’s musical could only be the hard-knock life of one small orphan on one big stage. The directors and potential cast are gearing up for this year’s musical: “Annie.” The show was performed at BK in 2006 and is being brought back with new directors and cast members. In the fifth grade at the time, junior Kathleen Gathright had a role in the original production as an orphan and is auditioning again for the musical, excited for a new experience. “[The show] made me want to continue acting and I think it’ll be cool to see the differences because there are totally different directors and a new group of kids,” she said. Senior Phillip Perez has been involved with musicals all four years at Kelley and approves of the selection. “It’s really great that we’re going to get to reinvent it. There’s pressure to perform well, but we always rise to the challenge. It’s also really exciting! My entire year revolves around [the musical]. It’ll be a bittersweet goodbye,” he said. Ms. Megan Schaunaman, co-choreographer, is excited to work with the directors to revisit the show. “It was a great show and the students really enjoyed performing it. Since 2006, we have a whole new cast of directors, and we have never directed “Annie” together. We are very excited about the opportunity to put together such a fun show,” she said. Joining Ms. Schaunaman as co-choreographer for the first time is Mrs. Danielle Scherer. When casting, the pair look for dedicated students who will devote time to the production and add entertainment to the show. “We look for a few different qualities when casting dancers for the musical, and prior experience is not necessarily one of them. First, we look for students who are enthusiastic [and] who will be expressive and engage
the audience while on stage. We also look for students who can handle the technique and pick up the routine quickly or put in the extra effort to practice at home,” Mrs. Scherer said. There is a separate dance audition for students who would like to be a part of a dancing chorus that is showcased in various songs. However, all roles require dancing at some point throughout the show. “Dancing brings another dimension to the stage. In addition to entertaining the audience through song and voice, we get to entertain the audience through creative movement,” Ms. Schaunaman said. Mrs. Scherer agrees that dance is a necessary component to the success of the musical. “Adding dance raises the bar for the entire production. Broadway performers need to be a triple-threat, meaning they can act, sing and dance. By including dancers we enhance the show and make it more entertaining for the audience. In addition, it allows more students to be involved,” she said. On the vocals side of the show, Mrs. Amy Junger, musical director, is confident “Annie” will showcase the talent of the cast. “‘Annie’ is a good fit because it fits our needs and our students. It has a lot of leads and also many stand-out parts for chorus members to shine. The music is fun and upbeat and it is a great show,” she said. At the first round of auditions on Nov. 16 and 18 the students were asked to prepare a memorized 45 second song to perform for the directors. “We [were] looking for students who [were] wellprepared and confident. If a student is well-prepared for an audition, they will work hard during the show and make it a priority,” she said. Then, potential cast members returned for callbacks on Monday, Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the STC to read parts and perform musical numbers from the show. “Just because a person does not make the call back list, doesn’t mean they are not in the show, or even a lead for that matter. We’ve had large leads not get called back in the past because they were cast after the first round of auditions,” Mrs. Junger said.
Ms. Dana Hoagland, who will be directing the musical for the sixth year in a row, also cast roles by the accompanied monologues students performed. “In the acting audition for the musical I tend to look at commitment, preparation and execution of the monologue much more than raw talent. Knocking an audition out of the park says volumes about a performer’s work ethic,” she explained. Hoagland is confident in the abilities of her students to put on a strong show. “We have . . . some really strong character actors and most of our returning performers are really high energy. Every year it seems that someone auditions that comes out of left field and finds a niche in the show,” she said. Hoagland also mentioned the perks of working with directors that get along so well. “I always look forward to working with the creative production team. These are some of my absolute favorite people and it is great to collaborate with them. [There is] so much vision and cooperation and so little ego. It works really well and we have a lot of fun,” she said. Brother Anthony Elfering will be part of the production team as the light technician for “Annie.” It is also his second time assisting in a production at Kelley after doing the lights in his home state of Wisconsin for three years. “It’s every one’s shining moment,” he said. “My job is to make sure everyone is lit up.” His favorite part of the experience is “the interaction with the students and watching them develop throughout the process.” Mrs. Junger also notes that the development of the show is a rewarding experience. “I always like to see the show come together in the last couple of weeks with the set, lighting and costumes. It’s always a delight to see the show unfold from beginning to end.” “I like working and laughing with the other directors and getting to work with such amazing students who put their hearts into the show. It’s the best atmosphere and so fun to put together,” she said.
If you love Kelley, Shoes Off BY MADDIE YOUNG Breezeway Staff Writer This summer Colton Craig was vacationing in Mexico when and friends decided to stop at a local restaurant full of soccer-crazed fans. That’s where the magic happened. Amongst all the overbearing cheering from the English soccer fans, the sound of a certain cheer caught Craig’s ear. The second he heard it, he knew it could be modified for the Kelley community. “I traveled many seas on a search for the ultimate cheer that could unite Bishop Kelley’s student body. Finally, I came across the perfect cheer. It was love at first sight,” Craig said. “They were all chanting ‘If you love England, shoes off’. I thought it was pretty funny and kinda catchy. I wanted to bring it back to Kelley.” And during an intense volleyball match a few months
later, that’s exactly what he did. “The first time I ever did the cheer at a volleyball game no one really joined in. I felt alone but knew if i continued to push the cheer that people would join in,” Craig said. Even though Craig had his confidence shot down, he refused to let this stop him from spreading school spirit with his cheer. With a pep rally coming up in the next week, Craig knew this was his chance to give it another shot. “At the pep rally when all the seniors threw their shoes in the air I got pretty emotional,” Craig said. After this success he felt confident enough to begin the chant at the fall homecoming dance. “When I looked in the air at homecoming and saw the majestic sight of the Kelley community with their shoes in the air, I broke down. Tears were streaming down my face. It was beautiful,” Craig said. “I’d like to give a shout out to Mark Grossman, Spencer Brookover, Jack Fischer, Alex Maguire, Branden Elliott and Blake Gerow; Thanks
to all of these faithful friends, ‘shoes off’ has become the success it is today,” Craig said. Along with the help of all his friends, Craig has defied all odds by integrating the cheer into the Kelley community. Though many students find humor in the cheer, some don’t quite understand the reason for its popularity. “When he first began the chant, only a few people had their shoes off & I was concerned for Colton’s well being and told him to put his shoe on,” senior Miranda Balezentis said. Even with critique, Craig doesn’t let anything phase him. “I hope that it will continue after my legacy dies but as long as people like Danny Slagle are in the Kelley community, I know that it will prosper,” Craig said. Sophomore Danny Slagle considers it “an honor to be chosen as the underclassmen that will carry on the tradition of this great cheer that will change the way people cheer..... forever.”
Stuco State Brings Leadership Ideas to BK BY ISABEL DOBRIN Breezeway Staff Writer Imagine a group of hundreds of high schoolers working together, brainstorming ideas all at once. Imagine one weekend full of working together and learning from each other. Imagine the Oklahoma Association of Student Council’s State Convention. Senior and Vice President, Lindsey Howard, helped prepare for the state convention on Nov. 5 through 7 at Skiatook High School. “I had to go to several meetings. Skiatook had been planning it for a year and a half and I had been participating in meetings and getting awards together to help,” she said. Every year the state convention is held at a different high school with more than 200 student councils attending. Howard was elected Vice President out of more than 1,700 students at last year’s convention at Yukon High school. Mr. Gary Oberste, dean of student activities at Kelley, is the executive director of the OASC. Oberste strives to represent the school well by selecting the students who work the hardest throughout the year to attend. “Students get to go based on points. Every hour they work they get two points. At state, we have the top 25 kids go,” he said. Danielle Cain attended the state conven-
tion for the first time as a sophomore this year by working in Mr. Oberste’s office for points. As a first time participant, Cain had no idea what to expect of the experience. “I was a little nervous because of all the kids from other schools, but I got a lot of new friendships. I got really close with the people from BK I didn’t know,” she said. Senior Kurt Byers eagerly anticipated state for the second time this year after earning enough points through Advance and Nationals, leadership training workshops offered over the summer. He was then chosen by the state president to be on this year’s election committee at Yukon High School. Seniors Haley Poarch and Michael Cunningham were also voting delegates that represented the school. Aside from elections, the convention provided students with the chance to share their leadership plans with each other through various activities. The elections committee, resolutions committee and suggestions and improvement committee all held meetings throughout the weekend for students to attend and brainstorm ideas. The OASC also invited speakers to talk about their experiences as leaders from the community level to the national level. Speakers included co-author of the book “Teen Empower,” Bill Cordes, who spoke to the Stuco members about being an active role model as a teacher, college professor, writer, coach and talk show host and con-
gressman James Lankford, who ran Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest Christian camp in the nation, for more than 10 years and spoke to students about service to the community. Other activities included the Oklahoma Hoedown, a country themed dance for the delegates and series of world record breaking activities including the largest game of duck, duck, goose and most people standing on one leg simultaneously. Then, all the students participated in Project iCare, where student delegates were paired with a child from the Department of Human Services foster care for a day at the Tulsa Zoo.
The theme of imaginative leadership at State inspired Kelley students to lead not only at school, but also throughout their personal experiences after high school. “One speaker encouraged us to make connections between the different groups in our schools because when people feel connected, they feel comfortable, and when people feel comfortable they’re more inclined to be involved and have school spirit, but a lot of the speakers also discussed the importance of laughter and how the choices you make now will determine where you will be 20 years from now,” senior Haley Poarch said.
Photo by Max Sanders
Kelley’s Student Council poses with Mr. Oberste after the Closing Ceremony at the Skiatook Multi-Purpose Activitiy Center on Nov. 7.
Kelley Community Brightens Military Holidays
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BY ISABEL DOBRIN Breezeway Staff Writer t all started with a book. Bob Greene’s 257 pages of a book, exactly. A book of twenty three chapters and eight pages of pictures. A New York Times paperback best-seller. A book about a seemingly impossible miracle. A book that inspired a community. Mrs. Alice Kauble chose this year’s all school read, “Once Upon a Town.” The book tells of a heroic attempt by the people of North Platte, Neb., to greet and feed every soldier that came to their town on a troop train on their way to or from World War II. The citizens of North Platte would go on to care for 6 million soldiers over a four and a half year period. While her intention was to choose a novel that would lead students to gain “an appreciation for servicemen and women of today who volunteer to serve our country and are willing to sacrifice for our freedom and the well being of other people around the world,” Kauble didn’t quite expect the overwhelming reaction it received. “[The book] has a wonderful message of hope and perseverance. It is a real-life story of a tremendous feat done by average people on their own, with no help from the government. I thought that our students could identify with the book because of their grandparents and great-grandparents who served in World War II,” Mrs. Kauble said. A day before school started, each student and faculty member received a copy of the book to be read during the school’s silent sustained reading for fifteen minutes every day. “I really liked reading it,” junior Michael Bookout said. “[The book] helped me realize what a group of people can do.” The book inspired the students to create their own
Design by Max Sanders
“impossible task” to accomplish this year. After a schoolwide vote, students and faculty members were given the challenge to write 100 holiday cards each by Nov. 15, enough so every service person deployed in the Middle East will receive one. Since October, the students and faculty have been writing their own, at the suggested pace of three per day, to be able to send them on time. “I am pleased with the task. . . 100,000 cards is a boatload of writing,” Mrs. Kauble said. “I think even though it is challenging and will call upon a sacrifice, it is also attainable.” Junior Max Sanders, the chairman of the military card committee, has overseen the project from the beginning. “First, the basic template of the cards was made by student council, then students cut the cards with Mr. Oberste for student council points. Finally, I helped count 60,000 cards that were distributed all over Kelley followed by 40,000 more a few weeks later,” Sanders said. Students agree that the task lives up to its “impossible” theme. “It’s quite extensive,” junior Autumn McBride said. “I think it’s a good idea, but I think it’s going to be difficult. It’ll be worth it, though. If I got a Christmas card from a high school student I didn’t know while I was deployed, I think it would be really nice.” Sophomore Katie Ritchie also approves of the task inspired by “Once Upon a Town.” “The book shows us how the country was in the past and [the task] shows that we still care.” Other students have been critical of the idea of the task. “It’s good that we’re trying to comfort the soldiers, but I think we should be writing letters to the victims of the Iraqi invasion,” senior Michael Williamson said. “It’s great that we’re trying to do something impossible, but there [are] better people to write letters to.” Junior Sam Stephan also had another idea for the
school’s task. “I feel like we could have done something better. . . like filling a room full of cans and sending them to the food bank,” he said. Father Kerry Wakulich, who spent six years in the military, said that receiving mail is one of the nicer parts of being deployed. “It’s a joy to be able to read something that’s not junk or military intelligence. It’s something that someone puts effort into,” he said. Faculty members have praised the book’s inspiring message to take action. “I have heard many positive comments about the book and about the task that we hope to accomplish. Many of our faculty had parents and grandparents who served in the military in World War II and I believe that it reminds us all of the sacrifices of those of our loved ones who served,” Mrs. Kauble said. Mrs. Maria Monhaut was especially touched by the goal the Kelley community is trying to achieve. “I hope [the cards] bring the soldiers a sense of unity that we are all in this together. . . that they are in a far away country but still in the hearts of Americans.” As far as encouraging her students goes, Monhaut laughs and says they can pull it off. “If the kids can send 15 texts a day, they can write three cards a day.” Mrs. Kauble hopes that the book and the task will impact students in a lasting way. “I hope that it will help us to realize that we can think “big,” and we can accomplish the impossible when we work together like the people of North Platte. Also, the lesson of not giving up in the face of difficulty is another lesson that I am learning, and I hope the students will too. I hope for our students it will instill in them the personal belief that they can accomplish great things if they work hard, maintain their faith in God, and are willing to go above and beyond to help others.”
Exorcist Gives Eye-Opening Seminar BY MICHAEL DUKE Breezeway Staff Writer The Exorcist, The Rite and the Paranormal Activity series. Many of us have seen movies like these that contain plots centered around demons and evil spirits, and these movies are where we get most of our knowledge on this matter. However, movies are not reliable sources on the subject of demons, evil spirits and exorcisms. On Nov. 1, a well-known exorcist gave a seminar at the TU Newman Center on exorcisms and spiritual warfare. For everyone who heard his speech, it certainly left a lasting effect. “I believe there is a benefit for students who listen to the speech,” Father Kerry Wakulich said. “The exorcist reminds you that God has already won the war against evil and that He continues to win all the time.” During the talk, the exorcist noted that he has performed more than 7,000 exorcisms in his career. One message the exorcist gave to help avoid evil was clear, and Wakulich reinforces it. “Don’t get involved with ouija boards or any supernatural things. You are just inviting evil spirits into your lives,” Wakulich said. The exorcist named several ways that you can effectively protect yourself from evil.
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“Humility and prayer are some of the most powerful things you can protect yourself with,” the exorcist said. For some who have heard the speech, the subject matter can be a little frightening. “The speech definitely scared me, but it really put into perspective that these things can happen,” junior Isabel Dobrin said. “It was very informative though and it cleared up a lot of common rumors that I’ve heard about exorcisms.” Several teachers have decided to play the audio of the speech for their classes so they can also experience this. “It is an interesting part of our Catholic faith that the students don’t get to hear about in their religion classes,” Mrs. Bender said. Some students take a humorous approach to combat the seriousness of the matter. “Demons are nothing, because God is bigger than the boogieman,” Sam Stephan, a junior in Mrs. Bender’s moral themes class, said. “I liked learning about it because now I don’t have to worry about it, and I can finally turn off my nightlight.” During the seminar, the exorcist brought up one topic of particular interest to high school students; the witchcraft and wizardry used in the Harry Potter series. “I tell people to avoid it,” the exorcist said. “All other exorcists are also clear to stay away from it.” Wakulich agrees on the matter.
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“What I don’t like is that it exposes witchcraft to people who otherwise would not be exposed to it. It just opens the door for people getting involved in witchcraft,” Wakulich said. This idea causes some students to rethink their stance on the Harry Potter movies. Whether or not they change their opinion completely depends on the student. “It doesn’t really affect my relationship with God at all,” junior Todd Fernandez, Harry Potter enthusiast, said. “If it truly was about demons, then I don’t think children would ever figure that out. The magic and fantasy is what they’re really into.” For some students, these statements cause them to reconsider how they feel about the series. “I believe that Harry Potter is a fictional movie that was intended for entertainment; however, it makes me think,” Stephan said. All of the information given on exorcists and evil spirits can be overwhelming. Wakulich offers some words of reassurance. “Stay away from mortal sin and live the life of God, and you won’t need to worry.” If you would like to listen to the audio of the seminar, you can find it on the St. Philip Neri Newman Center’s Facebook page.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Nov. 18 PG-13 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Dec. 16 Not Yet Rated Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Dec. 16 Not Yet Rated
Concerts: Excision - Nov. 18 Venue: Cain’s Ballroom Cost: $25 Doors Open: 7:30 p.m. Concert Starts: 8:30 p.m.
The Naked + Famous - Dec. 4 Venue: Cain’s Ballroom Cost: $14 Doors Open: 7:00 p.m. Concert Starts: 8:00 p.m.
Tech N9ne - Nov. 20 Venue: Cain’s Ballroom Cost: $29 Doors Open: 6:30 p.m. Concert Starts: 7:15 p.m.
Eli Young Band - Dec. 31 Venue: Cain’s Ballroom Cost: $30 Doors Open: 8:00 p.m. Concert Starts: 9:30 p.m.
Photo and Story by Taylor Gajan
Some of you may have noticed the extremely retro looking car in the parking lot every day. But do you really know the story behind this car, otherwise known as “Ricky”? Callie Knox is the owner of the one and only sturdy 1985 Chrysler LeBaron. “I decided to name it Ricky because guys name their cars girls’ name, so I thought I should name it a boy’s name,” Knox said. This car has been through a lot and it has been passed down though the Knox family. Before Callie inherited it, her sister drove it. It wouldn’t be that impressive if her sister drove it last year, but her sister actually graduated in ‘97. Callie hasn’t been in any wrecks in the car, but her sister was T-Boned when she had it. Her grandmother also parked it on a hill...without the parking break. “It ran into a fence, then a tree,” Knox said. Since her sister graduated, the car had been in storage, and, because it is so old, it has been repaired many times. “It actually has parts from five different cars on it,” Knox said.
Order Up BY BEN HERNDON Breezeway Staff Writer Five simple steps, two locations, one great experience. Genghis Grill, a Mongolian stir fry restaurant, serves up a unique flavor combining 76 kinds of proteins, seasonings, veggies, sauces and starches. Upon entering a Genghis Grill, people almost immediately notice the environment. The restaurant has a very colorful and exuberant environment which contains various gongs placed everywhere. The people also play an important role in the environment because each person inside brings something special to Genghis Grill. Genghis Grill is the type of restaurant that is fun and casual. The entertainment could be when people try food items they have not tasted before, or the entertainment might be the people at each table telling stories or making interesting animal calls. This is not the type of restaurant that requires the Sunday best or tuxedos, but merely clothes that you would wear around friends.
Genghis Grill serves up flavor
After looking around the restaurant, people are seated promptly by waiters. On top of visiting tables frequently, the waiters are also very courteous and, sometimes, humorous. The waiters give everyone a bowl into which they place their food choices. If you are a first time Genghis-goer, be sure to fill the bowl up as much as it allows because the food amounts seem to shrink before people receive their final meal. Every culinary combination offered at Genghis Grill resembles Asian stir-fry. Instead of each meal being delivered to the table, guests walk to the food area and choose anything they like. This interactive style of cooking is far different from any typical restaurant. Before starting the bowl, be sure to try new and exciting things that are available. For the meat or protein lovers, Genghis Grill offers 13 kinds of meat including calamari, marinated steak and scallops. And for the vegetarians, or just people looking to eat healthier, 31 different types of vegetables are offered, which include spinach, onions and baby corn. The process of obtaining the meats and veggies involves
grabbing tongs and picking favored varieties of proteins or vegetables. Next, 12 types of seasonings are offered to people who want to add some spice to their meal. These seasonings include granulated garlic, yellow curry salt and dragon salt. Penultimately, 14 kinds of sauces are available including island teriyaki sauce, roasted tomato sauce and mongo BBQ sauce. The final element to the bowl is the choice between five kinds
of rice or starches, which include fried, steamed, or brown rice or noodles. Now that the bowl is perfected, Genghis Grillâ€™s chefs prepare everything by grilling them for a set amount of time, then placing the items into a larger bowl. During the meal, people might have realized that they missed out on a few items by gazing at other peopleâ€™s bowls. This realization is part of the reason why people keep coming back to grill new variations.
See if you can solve this Thanksgiving Crossword Across 1. 11th month of the year 4. who you eat Thanksgiving dinner with 6. container for fruits and vegetables 8. squirrels are nutty for them 10. another name for Fall 11. An essental amino acid in turkey that makes you sleep 15. If April showers bring May flowers, what did the Mayflower bring? 18. large meal 19. What a turkey says Down 2. Ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 3. avian creature of the genus Meleagris 4. favorite Thanksgiving sport 5. pie made of Jack-o-lantern insides 7. can come on the cob or in a can 9. can also be found inside of your teddy bear 12. ritual or belief 13. where the pilgrims landed 14. Thanksgiving tradition and cute dog! 16. what the pilgrims called corn
Volleyball Takes State BY MICHAEL DUKE
Breezeway Staff Writer The volleyball team’s dominant season concluded on Oct. 15 with the team being crowned the state champions as well as academic state champions. Both of these victories gave way to the creation of the team’s new motto, “Dual Swag.” The 3-0 victory over Edmond North gave Bishop Kelley its first 6A championship. For everyone involved, it certainly was a memorable season. “Our journey was very unique just as every team is unique. This team got along very well and really utilized the strengths of its individuals to build a great team,” Coach Jerri Wadsworth, head coach of the volleyball team, said. Each season brings on new challenges that the team must face, making it even more difficult to continue to perform at the top.
“It is always important that as a coach, I grow too with my team,” Wadsworth said. “You cannot do it the exact same way every time, you have to adapt and grow as a coach just as the team does.” The volleyball team now has a total of 15 championships in its rich history. Each championship team is special and its players, managers and coaches all share a unique connection. “This team and this season are emblematic of what Bishop Kelley represents. We pray, we work hard, we play together and that leads to success,” Father Brian O’Brien, school president, said. Through the trips to tournaments, the support at the State game and the memorable black-out home game versus Edmond Memorial, the entire school community has rallied around this year’s team. “The fans and the Bishop Kelley community made this season a memo-
rable one for all of us,” junior Claire Kelley said. “Their constant enthusiasm helped us through the season.” Kelley and Lindsay Cleaves were both named to the 6A all-tournament team, and Inky Ajanaku was named the tournament MVP. Along with winning the state championship game, the team was also named as academic state champions. Everyone contributed in this year’s historic run. “As a school it’s historic and a wonderful source of pride to know that we played the best volleyball teams in the state and beat them all. I am also proud that they were named academic state champs for having the highest GPA of any 6A volleyball program,” O’Brien said. “We also can’t forget the role players and managers that make everyone better. I’m proud to be a fan!” The seniors of the team led by example. Cat, Lauren, Inky, Angela, Ali, Paige, Lindsey, Lauren, Hannah,
Emily, and Claire will be remembered as the leaders of the double championship season. “The legacy of these seniors is that the team took precedence over the individual,” Wadsworth said. “Their willingness to grow led their team to grow. They modeled greatness by not just saying but by doing.”
Photo by Brother Richard
Gracie Taylor and Jessie Schooley celebrate the win.
Previewing Winter Sports BY MICHAEL DUKE Breezeway Staff Writer Girls’ Basketball The girls’ basketball team is now in its second year with head coach Jade Allison and is looking to improve upon last year’s season. “The girls now know my style of coaching and what my expectations are. The first year in a new program can be difficult, but the girls transitioned well last year,” Allison said. “We will only make improvements upon last year.” Allison is looking to the seniors to lead the team this year to help them achieve success. “Chelsea McKenzie and Ariel Mackey will fill that role very nicely,” Allison said. “My expectations are to always look to the seniors for leadership.” Allison is hoping for a competitive team this year. “My expectations every year are for our team to play to the best of their ability,” Allison said. “If I can get everything they have to offer, then we will be successful.” Boys’ Basketball Experience will be the key ingredient for success this season. With seven juniors and seven seniors returning, the team will have plenty of experience to fall back on.
“We have several veterans that will be key players for us,” Danny Limes, head boys basketball coach, said. “We’ll need the experience from these players to lead us this year.” Coach Limes is counting on leadership to come from the veterans this year. “I’m expecting Alex Maguire, Austin Morris, and Donny Walton to be our main leaders. They know what our expectations are this season, and they will help us to work for our goals,” Limes said. Limes hopes for the team to compete for the conference championship this year and make it deep into the playoffs. Wrestling The wrestling team will enter this season with nearly everyone returning from last year. Coach Zac Livingston believes this will be the key ingredient to their success. “We are returning everybody, so we will be much stronger this season,” Livingston said. The seniors will lead the team with their experience. “Colton Craig, Nich Weyland and Frankie Arndt will be our main leaders,” Livingston said. “They are our veterans and we’ll need them.” The team has high hopes for this season and will be looking to improve upon last year’s 16th place finish at
state. “Our goal is to be district champions, as well as finishing higher at state this year and qualifying more individuals,” Livingston said. Swimming Coach Melissa Powell is leading the swimming team into the new season with high hopes. New faces and old faces alike come together this year to strive for their goals. “We have a bigger team than last year and we have great potential with some incoming freshmen and sophomores who have chosen to swim. It's looking like the year will be a good one!” Powell said. The team is very young this year, with only one senior currently on the roster. “Our team captain and sole senior, Brendan Dolan, will be a great leader this year,” Powell said. “He is great at getting the team motivated and he also knows what it takes to get work done, both in the classroom and in the pool.” Powell expects one thing in common from all her athletes this season: hard work. “What you put in is what you get out and it shows in your efforts,” Powell said. “I don't expect anything, but I do encourage and want the best for them. I want them to feel pride in what they are doing.”
1. LEFT: Junior Michael Duke recovers from his run after Regionals at Oâ€™Brien Park. Photo by Br. Richard 2. RIGHT: Senior Ali Nutt serves against Edmond North in the state championship. Photo by Lauren Wooten 3. LOWER RIGHT: During the championsip Powderpuff game, junior Claire Kelley throws a touchdown against the seniors. Photo by Debra Scheuerman 4. BOTTOM LEFT: Sophomore Spencer Zellers blocks against Coweta during Senior Night. Photo by Br. Richard