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North Harford High School

211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville, MD 21132


Volume 49, Issue 9

May 15, 2018

Much anticipated Capstone night features magnet students’ efforts; Seniors showcase final Supervised Agricultural Experience project


Former student, Krista Hiser poses for a picture with her capstone project. Hiser completed her project last year on the effects of different saddle pads on a horse’s body temperature. Photo Credit: Hannah Eyler

North Harford High School’s much anticipated Capstone night is finally here and the Natural Resource Agricultural Science students are ready to showcase their hard work.    Capstone night is a chance for all senior magnet students to showcase their final Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project to not only their family members but many professionals in the science field. These seniors have spent the last four years perfecting their lab writing techniques and collecting data on a variety of projects ranging from dog behavior to chestnut groves. For most students this moment is a night of relief after having this huge project completed and printed.     North Harford is only one of few high schools

that teach a capstone class, which is normally a class taught to college students. However, often times this gives North Harford magnet student a step up in the college application process. But, the class isn’t without a lot of hard work and dedication.  Thanks the capstone teachers, Laura O’Leary, Greg Murrell, Dana Wilson, and Kimberly Harris, these students have perfected their projects. All school year students work to write and rewrite their introduction, methods, results, and conclusion section of their capstone until each of the four capstone teachers are pleased with it. When asked how they feel about capstone night senior Sarah Burton explained, “I am excited to finalize my project and get to present it with everybody. I am working with the advisors to put some finishing touches on my project.” Another senior Jasmine Coates said, “I am very excited for capstone night because we have been working for four years up

until this point and I’m excited to show all the parents our hard work. I’m very nervous because my capstone is a mess. I’m excited to see how it all fits together because it is like something they would do in college and its actually all worth something”.    However, these seniors aren’t the only ones who are nervous about capstone night magnet teacher O’leary had a lot to say when asked about capstone night. She states, “I am feeling a little trepidation because we are not quite ready, but we are usually not quite ready at this point. Some people are staying after school and working with teachers and some people are staying during other classes to work with teachers.” She continues, “the whole math department especially those that teach stat are helping and English teachers are looking over work. So we have a whole team trying to make these people successful. People are starting to plop their word documents into the poster templates. We’re cooking with gas!”

Elementary schools visit The Nest; Ag students host Food For America TANNER RUSSELL Reporter

the barns.”    Many of the teachers attending the event believe the Food for America experience is something new and different for many of these kids because lots of them may not have the opportunity for this type of interactive, especially not in an everyday classroom.     Ms. Alice Smith, a teacher from Fountain Green Elementary school, explained,  “It lets them have hands on experience with the animals that a lot of them don’t get on a daily basis.” Another teacher from Fountain Green Elementary added “This field trip definitely benefits the students because they’re able

Photo Credit: Tanner Russell

On May 2 and 3, the North Harford FFA held its annual educational Food for America event. 940 second graders from packed onto busses from all different parts of Harford County to participate in this annual event.    Mrs. Aimee Densmore, who is the teacher in charge of overseeing the execution of the event,  said most of the event takes places down hear the barn and that students travel to the Nest to “learn about all aspects of agriculture and natural resources.’’ The program offers many hands on learning activities for the young students to take part in.     The agricultural students are the ones who take charge of putting on the event where students in different grades taught lessons about agriculture at different stations around the barn area, and students who lead the

groups around.    Junior Lynne Thomas worked at the fake cow milking station and said that a lot went into preparing for Food for America. “We had to contact all the schools to see who wanted to come, we had to prepare all the different stations and find volunteers to lead the groups around,” said the junior.        Thomas stated, “I was in charge of the cow milking station, so I talked to the kids about how dairy cows provide all these different types of dairy products and then they milked the fake cow.”     Junior Tabitha Sefa worked at a leaf rubbing station during the event and reported, “the students got a piece of paper and a leaf and they traced it with a crayon to see the veins and the shape of the leaf.” Sophomore Natasha Sherinsky was a group leader and her job was “to lead the kids around the different stations set up around

to get out in nature, they’re able to learn about some animals, and it ties right into our science unit on agricultural engineers.” Fountain Green students Gavin and Jayla both agree that they learned something by attending the event. Gavin reported, “...I learned that

cows have a hump on the bottom,” and Jayla added, “I learned that cows sometimes have this spot on them that allows you to see inside their body.” When asked if they were having a good time, they both responded “YES!!”

Cry of the Hawk

Opinion/Editorial - Page 2

‘Wheeling’ Into Spotlight;

Bosworth takes stage one last time

DELANEY BOSWORTH Reporter I wasn’t always like this, I could run, walk, cheer, and dance. I was free and independent living my life with ease until one day in fifth grade, a rare disorder paralyzed me and everything in my life had to change.    I didn’t belong here. No one knew who I was and I definitely didn’t fit in. I wasn’t into agriculture and I wasn’t an athlete. On top of all that, I was the new girl in a bright pink wheelchair. Standing out from the minute I entered the doors. Becoming the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. I was uncomfortable to say the least, feeling like I had nowhere to turn or anyone to go to. My second lunch period of high school was spent in the nurse’s office bathroom due to the fear of not fitting in and being insecure about how I got from place to place. It took me until my first or second drama class to find the shining light in the black box, Nancy Green, and suddenly my love of theatre came rushing back.     Theatre and I lost touch after my paralysis. After all, who would want to see a girl in a wheelchair on stage? Standing out because I couldn’t stand up, dealing with these things internally while remaining strong externally and losing touch with who I really am. When auditions came around for the musical, Footloose, I didn’t want a big part, I was going to costume or tech to be as far from the spotlight as possible, but Mrs. Green didn’t let that happen. I auditioned and was part of the ensemble. A role that some may seem as small,

made the biggest change in my life.    Rehearsing was hard, not because I had any lines to memorize or solos to sing but because I was sitting there looking at my peers doing everything I used to do that I physically couldn’t anymore. I was trapped in my own body, I wanted to dance, and jump around especially in such a dance- heavy production.     Mrs. Green was there to help me break out of the shell I formed around myself. She knew me when I was young, 9 years old if I remember correctly;  she knew what I was capable of, she believed in me when I forgot what it was like to believe in myself. Thanks to Mrs.Green I rediscovered who I was and preserved to face adversity in my life. Three years later and I have been in nine productions on the NHHS stage, and have directed, costumed and done tech for countless others.     High school is four years that will help shape the rest of your life. And I’m not talking about the math problems or science equations you learned how to do, but the everyday things like stepping out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and overcoming adversity are what is going to matter in the end. What they say is true, you learn from your past but only you can decide if you grow from it. If you are looking back at your high school career and decide you haven’t tried anything new. the good news is there is always college. And if you’re not going to college, then there groups and sports teams around the community. Or if you were injured playing the sport you love, find a new activity you enjoy just as much. Now is the time to try things you never thought you would do and adapt to everything life throws at you .You only get this life once, make it count. So as my high school career comes to a close, I would advise those facing any challenge, big or small, to find your momentum.  If you’re someone in need of motivation to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, this is it. High school doesn’t last forever but what you learn from it does.

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May 15, 2018

Shaping who I am, through you

KAYLA NOWACKI Entertainment Editor Well, here we are in senior year. These past four years have come and gone and you are the reason for my success. You should be so proud of all you have done. You’ve raised a strong independent young women who will now face the world knowing there are no limitations or obstacles she can not overcome.  Until you have time to sit back and reflect on all youve been given it’s easy to take for granted things like your mom. How lucky was I to have a mother who would support me and push me to achieve my goals? The only answer I can give you is very lucky.

Survival guide; Do’s, don’ts of high school

AMANDA RYAN Reporter    Instead of writing this article about my greatest hits over the last four years, I want to take this space to shed some light on how to not only make it through high school, but to excel at it. These are the ‘do’s and don’ts’  I wish someone told me before I started

News Editors: Bethany Birchfield Cassie Rickey Opinion/Editorial Editor: Darby Hyde Features Editor: Emma Marley IDR Editor: Maria Kropkowski Society, Students & Culture Editor: Cassidy Chandler Video Manager: Emily Miller Kate Meagher

She provided me with everything I needed to succeed in my life and somehow through all the struggles of life, and I have almost made it to that final leg in this four year race.     As graduation quickly approaches, I will not be walking across that stage alone but with you by my side, the place you have been since the moment I was born. From the countless hours you had spent rocking your little peanut back to sleep, to the time I broke my arm not once but twice, and enduring my embarrassing rebellious grunge phase of sophomore year, you have supported and encouraged me. You’ve done more for your little girl than you could ever imagine, and for that I will never be able to thank you enough. I’ve learned more from all the places we’ve gone, and things we have done together than I ever learned in a classroom. You’ve shown me the world, all the shining shimmering and splendid parts of it.         Through these past 18 years, you’ve learned how to be a parent just like I have learned to become an adult. I’m not gonna lie, you weren’t the perfect parent, but it doesn’t take a perfect parent to raise a good person.     Every parent has their flaws and makes mistakes through the parenting journey, but good kids come from those parents

who make mistakes and show their children through those mistakes that they can still keep going. Sometimes the lessons we learn come from the most unexpected event in our lives. Having sent me through my senior year basically as a single parent, my mom passed onto me a strong belief system and true morals that make me who I am. Things like this are somewhat expected of parents and are never appreciated until you meet someone with parents who don’t share these same qualities.     These traits that have been passed down to me make me the person I am today, and trying to figure out which of these traits has impacted me the most just can’t be done, Looking back now at all the little fights we may have had and all the disagreements just seem to not matter at all. I’m so beyond thankful that I was able to have a mother that provided me with a image of what a good role model is and supplied me with what I needed to be a decent human being. Although I’m not sure what my future holds at this moment I do know that I will go through life remembering all the lessons that have inspired me to be the best person I  can be and make you continue to make you proud in my years beyond high school.

my senior year.    Do: Start thinking about college and possible career paths now. High school is all about trying to hone in on what you’re best at---how you can benefit society the most. Take a variety of classes---go out of your comfort zone and figure out which field interests you the most.      Thinking about it ahead of your senior year can help you avoid checking off that ‘undecided’ box, instead of a major for college. Now that’s not saying that you need to know exactly what you want to do before you receive that diploma, but having an idea of your options can really benefit your education in the long run.     Don’t: Become just ‘one of the crowd’. Make yourself known--dive into the NH community to avoid becoming stranded in a sea of ordinary. Like I explained earlier, high school is about finding out who you are---what your style is and who you’re ultimately striving to become. Do what you love and stand your ground against those who wish to change what makes you, you.      Do: Talk to your teachers. They don’t bite---they’re here to

help in anyway possible, so ask for it. They’re literally being paid to support and build on your education, and most of them actually do love their job. Take full advantage of it; go to the study sessions they hold for AP testing, get tutored in your weakest subject, and ask for assistance when you’re falling behind in class. Many students fail to see what’s right in front of them---genuine people who can strengthen your future. All you have to do is ask.    Don’t: Waste your last chance of being a kid by growing up too fast. Many of us turn 18 when or before we graduate, so high school is our last opportunity to truly be a kid. Yes, it’s important to get a job to help pay for college and that shiny, red Corvette you’ve wanted since you were ten, but remember: you’ll be working for the rest of your life.      So enjoy the absence of major responsibilities; join as many clubs as you can, try out for the musical or a sports team, sign up for yearbook and journalism--don’t just go through high school because you have to, but come in every morning wanting to make the most out of a free education.    

Entertainment Editor Kayla Nowacki Sports Editors: Jessica Carnivale Katie Kettell Business Manager: Samantha Steltzer Reporters: Hannah Ayres, Julia Barstow, Olivia Becker, Aubrey Williams, Emmie Catrambone, Lizzie Catrambone, Julia Foster, Kailey Jourdan, Jessica McGowan, Kayla Nowacki, Tanner Russell, Amanda Ryan, Delaney Bosworth, Garrett Sturgill Channel 35 Production Manager: Samantha Steltzer

The Cry of the Hawk newspaper is published 10 times a year by North Harford’s Journalism II/III class. All editorials and viewpoints express the feelings of those on the staff and not necessarily those of fellow students, administrators, or teachers. Please do not hesitate to submit letters to Advisor Jen Chandler in room D207. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, must be signed, and may not contain vulgarity.

Cry of the Hawk

May 15. 2018

Finding fulfillment in faith, travel, community

BETHANY BIRCHFIELD News Editor If you know me then you know I’m passionate about traveling, community, and most importantly my relationship with God. Coming in as a freshman there was no way José that I would be open about my faith... especially not in a public school setting. People talk. People stare. People Tweet. I wasn’t about to inflict unnecessary social pain upon myself where I most definitely did not need it, but God pursued me, and I know that sounds cheesy, corny and cliché, but it turns out that these values that were supposed to cause me anguish ended up making me feel worthy, excit-

ed, and capable.    God taught me that everyone is deserving, and I can’t judge people when I haven’t walked a day in their shoes. He showed me what a high feels like when I welcome him and what a low feels like without him. He’s crafted the right words for me to say when I’m struggling to say anything at all. My life without him would look so different, but he hasn’t been my only teacher.     Traveling has also been a great mentor, educator, and companion. Throughout our many family adventures, the different cultures and environments we’ve experienced have taught me some very valuable and sometimes irrelevant lessons.     In Costa Rica, I learned that Howler Monkeys have exceptionally good aim. In California, I learned that being stranded in the middle of nowhere allows for prime star gazing. In Canada, I learned not to get in the way of a mama Elk and her calf. In Arizona, I found that God’s creation of a single canyon can produce tears. In Utah, I realized that 33 degree water doesn’t joke around. In Chincoteague, I discovered that sting rays are a little more dangerous than we thought.

   Although these places have taught me a lot, there’s only one place that has unexpectedly taught me the most:  the exotic and illusive North Harford. Plot twist!     In this school, I’ve learned some of my most valuable lessons.     In the Black Box, I learned that the show must go on and anything is possible when a cast becomes family. In journalism, I found that being open and honest to a large population doesn’t mean everyone is going to like you,  and that’s okay! In the auditorium, I realized that reaching out has the ability to alter someone’s day, week, or even life. In the cafeteria, it occured to me that it’s okay to sit alone, but it’s even better to invite someone new to join your table. In English, I realized that when you see something, you say something. In my AP classes, I concluded that chocolate makes deadlines a little less stressful.     God, traveling, and community have made me who I am today. They have allowed me to make a home for myself that I will carry with me wherever I go. However, I’m not done learning yet and I can’t wait for what college has to teach me. Peace out NHHS, It’s been a hawktastic ride.

Meagher bids North Harford farewell,

Calls action one last time

KATE MEAGHER Video Manager The year is 2014 and I’m walking the halls of North Harford Middle School, fantasizing about when I’ll be older and can confidently drive my car into the high school parking lot. Getting a license and being an upperclassman seemed ages away, but little did I know it would be here faster than a scene can be cut. There I was, the night before my first day of high school, laying out my clothes and counting my blessings, hoping that NHHS could bring me some sense of purpose. And with a final vision of an All Time Low poster, I closed my eyes. At the call of action at 6AM the next day, I’d be thrown into a whirlwind of new relationships and experiences.

   First scene in 3...2...1... Action!     I can remember it distinctly: walking in the front doors of the school wearing a My Chemical Romance shirt and fringed, holefilled shorts, sporting heavy eyeliner, and probably listening to Fall Out Boy on my iPhone 4. I walked around looking at everyone from behind my bangs, thinking that I was super edgy and that “no one understands me,” but if I knew now what I knew then, I would have had a totally different mindset.     Scene 2 is where I found out where my passions lie, in following my heart through my writing, no matter what anyone tells me. I made some mistakes than I can’t undo, but I don’t regret making them because they made me realize things about myself that I wouldn’t have realized otherwise. I didn’t even know it at the time, but this is the year where I started my journey to self-realization.     Scene 3 is when things started to get real: the search for the perfect college. The only idea I had was that I wanted to be in a bustling city, somewhere away from home where I could gather my thoughts and really find out what I wanted in life without the influence of others from home. I juggled between a few: Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, just to name a few. I then ultimately made one of the biggest I’ve ever made: to spend the next four years of my life in New York City.

   After the strenuous college search, Scene 4 depicts my final stride of the most irritating years of my life. I decided to apply to three New York schools and three Maryland schools, with Hofstra University in Long Island as my number one. Along with having to decide on a college, I realized who my true friends are. I know that sounds cheesy, but you just have this gut feeling about someone when a big change is about to happen, but your bond is stronger than ever and continues to grow. I haven’t even had this type of friendship until this year, although I’m fairly positive that a big part of this feeling is the fact that I now understand myself way more than I did before.     And here we are now, the final scene about to close, every last piece of the script planned out. Hofstra University is where my life will take me, but who knows even after that. To say I’m excited is an understatement, but I’ll always have my roots here. College is the time to make the bestest friends you’ve ever had, go on an even more in-depth self discovery adventure, and if you choose to,  reinvent yourself. College is a brand new experience that will give you more life advice in one month than high school ever did, and don’t worry if you made a few mistakes here and there. Always remember: Even if you make a mistake during the filming, you can always fix it in post.

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Respect: key to prospering in high school


   To all the underclassmen hoping to get anything out of high school: take your time trying to find out who you are and how to become your best self. This starts with respect; respecting yourself and those around you. Sure, high school isn’t always a good time, but if you spend your time thinking you can disrespect your teachers and peers, you won’t get anything out of your high school experience. You have to be here, so why not make the best of the situation?     Respect your teachers: I will never understand my own peers thinking it’s okay to talk to those in authority like they’re worth nothing to you. Teachers are here to help you, they have your best interest in mind, and if you start disrespecting your mentors and advisors now, you will fail to be prepared for the rest of your life. Teachers have dedicated their lives to shaping you into wonderful people; the future doctors, lawyers, world changers, difference makers, and when you decide to disrespect them you are damaging yourself.     Respect your peers: High school was made for you to find

your potential and to prepare you for the future, and nothing makes me sadder than to see my peers talking back to the teacher in the hallway that asks them politely to stop arguing so loudly, or the kids calling their peers derogatory names down the hallway. Your peers are all on this ride with you, trying to survive high school while attempting to find themselves and get the help they need to succeed, they are your equals so it’s time to start treating them like it regardless of your personal feelings because everyone deserves to be respected.     Right now, your peers and teachers are the greatest resources you have, and if you abuse the opportunities for help you are only hurting yourself. Almost everyone knows that high school isn’t actually “the best four years of your life,” but that doesn’t mean you can treat it like you’re too good to be here, because these years shape you if you let them.     Respect yourself: Choose what you do wisely. DO put yourself out there, but DON’T do something stupid for attention because people will lose respect for you. DO take advantage of every new opportunity, but DON’T drive yourself crazy being involved in so many things. Take care of yourself because at the end of the day, only you can know your limits, physically and mentally, and you are the only one that can make decisions for yourself. Also, be sure to stand up for yourself (while being respectful of course) because you are your biggest advocate.     High school has helped me become more confident in myself. I took advantage of the opportunities given and joined high school sports and the journalism staff, both of which gave me the opportunity to put myself out there and to be a part of two very accepting groups of people. If you put yourself in the right situations, it will do nothing but become a beneficial resource for you to find yourself and to prepare you for your future, which after all is what high school is all about.

Life lessons learned, skills shaped Well, this has been fun! The good days, the bad days, all went by super-fast. About fourteen years of learning, laughter, support from family, long nights, blood (gym is not my friend), sweat and tears, and a healthy dose of procrastination is wrapping up. To all the people who either love or hate high school, just remember - high school teaches you valuable lessons, like how to walk on the right side of the hallway, how to get along with people I intensely dislike, how to compromise when you can, and how to remain neutral SAMANTHA STELTZER in drama by not getting inProduction Manager volved in it. I’m proud, for sure. Finger-crossed I can use those skills in college. But my proudest achievements are the ones I try to make every day by simply seeing the good in everything. Got a D on a test? I’ll do better on the next one! Went to the wrong class? You just made some new friends!

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May 15, 2018

Cry of the Hawk

Steltzer reflects on lessons learned Continued from page 3

The combination of being positive and challenging yourself to put yourself out there no matter the risks is incredible. I apparently always have a smile on my face, am a ray of sunshine who brightens everyone’s mood, infusing energy into room. Do something crazy, start a conversation, cause a controversy (a GOOD one). Worried about the fallout? Don’t be - everyone forgets in about a week. The combination of being positive and challenging yourself to put yourself out there no matter the risks is incredible. I apparently always have a smile on my face, am a ray of sunshine who brightens everyone’s mood, infusing energy into room. Thanks to my friends for saying these great things about me. You’re all awesome.

Opinion/Editorial - Page 4

Transforming life decisions;

Senior year began “Start of Something”

High school experience: May the odds be ever in your favor     

KATIE KETTELL Sports Editor    I’m not here to tell you how sad it is knowing I’m in my last weeks of high school. I’m not here to tell you that high school really is the best four years of your life. High school should not be the peak of your existence, and I’m really happy to say it’s not mine.     As a freshman, I came into high school caring about everything. I cared about myself, and I cared about other people’s business. Students can say they don’t care about other people, but everyone does. And, to tell you the truth, caring so much is exhausting. Don’t you agree? High school is already hard, why do we make it so much harder on ourselves?     When I clawed my way into junior year, I had one goal. Just to stop caring. For people who know me, I’m sure you understand that

for me as a junior, there was a lot of things that I should’ve cared about. Because people care about gossip. But honestly, I didn’t.    So, here goes my list of lessons for all of you high schoolers reading this who still have a couple years left in this blood bath.     Lesson number 1 - Stop caring. Four years, despite feeling like it goes by in a blink, is a decent chunk of time. You’re bound to hear gossip about you, and you’re bound to get wrapped up in drama you want no place in. The easiest way to navigate these halls is to ignore everything you hear. If you don’t want to deal with something, then don’t! It really is that simple. You aren’t going to be surrounded by these people for the rest of your life, so why should you care what they want to think about you for a week or so? (And gossip usually only lasts that long, because there’s always new people to talk about).     Lesson number 2 - Good people don’t care. In high school, most people really care what people think of them. Some people rather believe the rumors in order to protect themselves. It doesn’t matter how much you grow to like someone, or how much you think they like you. You’ll just meet certain students who won’t want anything to do with you because they’re worried what other people will think. Don’t hold grudges, and don’t stay angry. Just cut them off. Those people aren’t

worth it. You’ll find people along the way who don’t concern themselves with what they hear. They choose to believe in you, and it’s those kinds of teenagers that will stay with you through thick and thin. It might take a while to get to the place you want to be, but don’t be impatient. It takes a really long time, and sometimes it’ll feel like far too long, but you’ll get there.    Lesson number three - Do what you want. You’ll regret not stepping out of your comfort zone for the stupid reason of being worried what people will think. This lesson can even be interpreted into smaller things. Is there one person who you know is talking bad about you? Confront them. Take control of your own life and don’t let other people determine your choices. My final lesson, lesson number four - always look forward. There’s going to be a plethora of times that your life will feel over. I dealt with some incredibly horrible things that I thought I would never get past. But here I am, about to graduate, with an awesome future college.   You will survive everything. Just remember that time heals everything.     That’s my life changing, high school altering advice to every student, from every grade, who is reading this. You too can survive the four most average years of your life if you practice some of what I preach.

Branching out: making choices count


    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs

I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.” -Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.   I first read this quote when I was in middle school, and I couldn’t relate too much. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I would figure it out. By the time I went to college, I would know exactly what I was going to do for the rest of my life, where I wanted to live, who I was as a person.     However, now as graduation is looming, I feel more and more like I’m under that fig tree. One of my figs is a college near home, one is a college abroad, one is somewhere in between. Another fig is studying something sensible like business or medicine, one is something I’m actually passionate about, like literature

or history, and one is something I don’t even know exists yet.     As I was deciding on what college I wanted to go, I would have liked to spend months under that tree deliberating. Unfortunately, I was forced to commit and watch a few of those figs fall.     I still have a few more years left to decide on what I’m studying, but ultimately, most of those figs will, eventually, fall. And that’s terrifying. I have to learn to accept the fact that I have so many options, but so few things I can actually do, as does everyone.      I can’t have everything. I can’t pick all the figs. However, I still have a few more years. We all do. Even people who have a perfect plan for what they’re doing after high school will almost certainly change their minds several times. It’s ok to not know what you’re doing. Instead of always thinking about the other paths you could have taken, all the figs you could have picked, think about the ones you have right now, and appreciate them.

EMMA MARLEY Features Editor

   All my friends know that my all time favorite Disney Channel movie is High School Musical. Not just the first one, or the second, or the third, but all of them! I can quote the movie, sing every song, and can perform any scene from the movie in front of an audience at any time, just ask my family.     I lived off of that movie, in fact I still do. Although, that ‘wildcat dream’ did leave me with some problems once I found out the truth: High School Musical is NOTHING like the actual thing. Instead of waltzing on the roof after helping my significant other pick out a jacket for the prom, I was pulling my hair out over that 150-point assignment due next week with a container of cookie dough ice cream sitting next to me. Last year it definitely wouldn’t have been ‘A Night to Remember.’     Now bear with me a moment while I try to explain one thing: I would take these ‘meltdown’ moments any day over the dramatic scene that High School Musical sometimes portrays. But other than the drama of high school, there’s a lot of other ‘distracting extracurriculars’ that aren’t exactly ideal for a high school student, or anyone for that matter.     You see, I could be out watching everyone get trashed at a local party, but no one would ever do that kind of stuff, right? A year ago, the old me would not have seen anything wrong with those kind of choices. It was easier to do what people expected: going with the flow and succumbing to pressure to fit in.     I fell into this rabbit hole that I couldn’t get out of. I wasn’t raised the way I was acting, I didn’t even know who I was. I turned into this emotionless, less confident, lost girl that now had to face one of the biggest struggles of her teenage life. It wasn’t until reality finally hit that I knew something was seriously wrong in my life.

   Let me be honest with you: a violent attack of my personal property was probably the ‘best’ worst situation that ever happened, although my bank account thought otherwise. That following day included a phone call to my parents explaining what had happened.     Having to explain to them how I ever ended up in the situation I was in left me in a state of unbelief. I was feeling so many things at once: Disappointment? Waste of space? Invisible? Crawl in a hole and die?     After this experience, I struggled with the feeling of depression and anxiety everyday.  I felt pity for myself and I was trapped in a never ending cycle of guilt. I wondered how I would recover from this sort of thing.     One of the hardest things about transforming your life is cutting the people out that meant so much to you at one point in time. But guess what; those kind of friendships can be VERY one-sided. They might not care as much as you think they do. Sometimes you feel so free after losing them.     As my mom likes to say, people can be ‘toxic’. At the time I couldn’t see their devastating impact on me;  now it’s crystal clear.    Thankfully, after many nights of tears and breakdowns, I have successfully altered my life to be less about what others expect of me and more about what I expect of myself. You might be sitting down reading this laughing about how lame my new life may be. I don’t party, I consider my mom my best friend, and I spend a lot of my free time at church. But you see; I love my uneventful, relaxing, religious life- and that’s something I never thought I would hear myself say. I used to be a Sharpay Evans, loving the hottest drama and always trying to make myself look good. Over time, I’ve seen myself transform into a Kelsi Nielsen; I try to be myself, and find my own rhythm of life. I found the mountain; I hit my head on the mountain, multiple times actually... and then jumped over that mountain. But as you can tell, this wasn’t an easy task.     It’s taken a year, but I have successfully reached the top of the mountain I’ve been trying so hard to climb. Guess what; at the top of this mountain, there’s another mountain waiting to be climbed. No matter how much you alter your life and are satisfied with it, there’s always room for self growth.

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Prom Court 2018

Midnight Madness: After Prom Party poses success EMMIE CATRAMBONE Reporter

Prom Court is a tradition at North Harford where seniors have an opportunity to vote for their peers to be crowned. At the 2018 prom, Ryan O’Leary was crowned King and Sarah Burton was crowned Queen. Photo Credit- Kim Iddings (Above) and Sarah Burton (Below) COMPILED BY Jessica Carnivale

Students win prizes, raffles

North Harford’s after prom party was held at the Bel Air Athletic Club on the night of prom, April 28.  The Midnight Madness party started at 12am and lasted until 3am, and had many different activities for the attending students to participate in.  The tickets were only $10, and a signed permission was required in order to attend.   Although the tickets were initially only able to purchase during lunch, students ended up being able to walk in at the door on the night of prom. There were many exciting activities that the students ended up participating in. There was a DJ, as well as unlimited food and drink throughout the night. Included in the unlimited food was also a waffle bar with different toppings.      The Bel Air Athletic Club also offered their swimming pools and a hot tub, as well as racquetball and basketball. Participants who attended said the BAAC was a very large place that allowed for people to spread out and have fun in a safe environment.  There were also many inflatables, including a wipeout challenge and an obstacle course. There was giant lego tug of war, as well as ping pong and corn hole.        In addition to all of the fun planned activities, there were also big prizes that could be won throughout the night! The biggest possible prize was winning a $2000 check towards the purchase of a new or used car from Jones Junction.   This was won by Michael Chase. “It was really exciting to get the check. I didn’t really expect it at all,” said Chase. There were plenty of other prizes to be won including movie tickets, Hershey Park passes, mini golf passes, EarthTrek passes, and gift cards.   There were also Pandora bracelets, Avon baskets, headphones, and other prizes that were won throughout the night. Sophomore Genevieve Siegmund went to the party with her boyfriend Nicholas Danielczyk.  “I went with Nick and I won the Hershey Park tickets, so that was pretty cool. The raffle was really cool - it had some good prizes!”      Danielczyk said that he had a lot of fun at the after party. “We had free range of whatever we wanted to do and there weren’t too many people there so that was a plus.  It was really laid back and I just hung out with a few friends I had there. I won the Bose earbuds and I was definitely happy with winning them; they were number one on my list.”

Baccalaureate ceremony celebrates seniors; Students perform, guests speak at religious ceremony BETHANY BIRCHFIELD News Editor    On May 20, 2018 NHHS will be hosting its annual Baccalaureate ceremony. The ceremony is traditionally a non-denominational service for graduating seniors and their families where a benediction and message are given. The service traditionally lasts an hour and light refreshments are served

in the atrium afterwards. In past years, many different guests have spoken. This year Pastor Ron Powell and the Reverend Shannon Sullivan will be the speakers. Powell is the Director or True Life Discipleship Counseling and Sullivan works as the Senior Pastor at Calvary UMC in Frederick. Sullivan also happens to be a 2005 graduate of NHHS.

Senior Maddison Holliger will be attending the ceremony and explains, “My family and I go to church, so this is something that means a lot to us.” There will be a special performance by students Ashley Fannon, Gabrielle Roeder and Hannah Hieronimus. Fannon will be playing the violin, Roeder will play the flute, and Hieronimus will be singing.   

Students take stand with social justice projects JESSICA McGOWAN Reporter BETHANY BIRCHFIELD News Editor

Tenth grade English classes have been working on and completing social justice projects. These projects require students to thoroughly educate themselves on specific topics that interest them. The Oxford dictionary states that social justice is “justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.” The social justice projects have helped students to create their own informed opinions on important current events and topics while learning to acknowledge and respect the opinions of those around them.

  The projects are included in courses taught by Mr. Mike James, Ms. Emile Keith, and Mrs. Jennifer Chandler. James said “ultimately the goal [of the project] is to have students see things beyond their world, and that there is a lot of issues that need people to attend to them.” This is the second year that James and Keith are doing the project and Chandler’s first year. Chandler said, “You would think that it wouldn’t be super hard for students to find things that they are super passionate about. But it’s a little bit challenging because their life experience is sometimes limited.”    Kenny Todd, a student in Keith’s class did his project on feminism and it importance in  society. “I am passionate

about feminism because it is something in our generation that we need to be concerned about,” said the sophomore. Todd made a website about this topic to bring attention to it.    Three students Elizabeth Maddox, Erin Adams, and Alli Hopkins, decided to focus in on bullying as the topic for their project. The three girls were interested to see if teachers thought bullying was more common than students did. They surveyed students and teachers asking if they have seen bullying within the halls of North Harford and asked if they have done anything about it.     The girls each focused on a particular topic. The three they investigated were bullying based on appearance, mental health, and sexuality. Hopkins states,

“People who didn’t experience it didn’t think it was a problem... but people who experienced it first-hand did think it was a problem.”    Maddox explains her findings about bullying and says, “We found out there is bullying based on these things; people see it a lot more than we thought... we found that bullying based on appearance was the overwhelming majority.” Maddox continued to explain bullying based on appearance and noted that it’s commonly directed toward overweight and underweight people, as well as based on hair, and skin color. Hopkins concludes that she thinks her class learned from their presentation and says, “I think they were more informed

and realized that it’s more of a problem than they thought it was.”    Another social justice project that was performed by tenth grade English students was one based on NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. This project was called “Taking a stand against taking a knee.” It was conducted by Brett Williams, Garrett Ulmer, and Daniel Graff.     The group did a poll to see how many people at North Harford supported NFL players taking a knee, and an overwhelming majority did not support them taking a knee. Williams states, “There were a couple people who disagreed with us, but they thought that we did a good job presenting it.”   

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Peek inside average cafeteria day Brainy Hawks compete; KAILEY JOURDAN Reporter North Harford High School’s cafeteria staff consists of 14 daily employees who make food for about 500 students who purchase lunch everyday. Cafeteria manager Earliene Klapka began her career 28 years ago at North Harford Elementary School. “I had a friend who kept urging me to come out and work for the school system because she thought it was so much fun.” Finally, Klapka gave in and worked at NHHS for one year before moving to North Harford Elementary School for 17 years, then North Harford Middle School for five years, only to end up back at NHHS for the past five years. “I’ve been doing it for so long and I still love my job.” Klapka believes “the students don’t realize how involved it is preparing enough food for all the students in the school.” The cafeteria prepares 520 lunches each day, not including the a la carte menu items such as chips, snacks, and drinks. In a la carte menus items alone, the cafeteria sells about $1500 in sales each week. From a single vender alone, Klapka orders $6000 in entrees and $500 in bread for a single month’s supply. The money to pay for these expenses does not come from Harford County Public Schools itself, but rather The Food and

Nutrition Office. “[The cafeteria food system] is its own entity. Klapka begins breakfast prep at six o’clock in the morning. The rest of her staff reports to work at 7:30 am to begin preparation for the lunches and special request salads for staff members. Around this time, Klapka is busy contacting Dublin, Darlington, and North Harford Elementary Schools, taking note of the food or supplies they need for the upcoming day. Her driver then takes the order over to those schools, providing them with the food they need in order to meet their lunch quotas. Klapka explained that the way that the menu is chosen is through the Menu Committee that meet once a month in the Food and Nutrition Office. “They all sit down, they discuss what they’re going to have.” The committee takes into consideration what foods each of the schools enjoy over opposing foods in attempts “to give a little, take a little.” The manager added, “honestly the best part [of this job] is looking at the children’s faces as they come in.” She explains that she thoroughly enjoys being a part of the best part of a student’s day. “It’s the one time of the day where [the students] can sit down and talk with their friends and enjoy themselves. That’s what keeps me coming back.”

Chemathon teams soar into action


On Saturday, April 28, North Harford competed in their first Chemathon competition. The Hawks split up into two teams: the level one team and the level two team. The level one team is made up of beginner chemistry students while the level two team is made up of advanced chemistry students. These students had to take on several challenges in smaller teams of two. The advanced level teams were Brooke Rickey and Sara Ortt, the other advanced level team was Ali Hoppa and Cindy Zang. These teams were advised by Beth Brown. The beginner teams were split with Heather King and Sydney Altman on one team, and Hannah Leyne and Kaitlyn Fannin on the other. This team was advised by Christine Jestel. Chemathon is an event that requires extreme preparation, Rickey says that they prepared by doing “all the different experiments in advance to figure out which solutions we needed to use and which ones we needed

to change.” She adds, “We also did a lot of studying and memorizing of all different aspects we needed for the different events

themselves.” King said, “We will definitely prepare more, starting at the beginning of the year; we will form a team earlier on.” The teams jumped right in, facing some unexpected things. Brown says “some of the events that we planned for were different than what we thought they were going to be from the instructions that we were given.” Heather King agreed when and stated “Sometimes we went in not exactly knowing what to expect.”

There are also many challenges students had to face at chemathon, Rickey says the most challenging part of the day was “getting the solutions right.” She said this because they faced so many schools that had competed in the past and already had solutions, but they had to start from scratch. Altman said the most challenging part was “the transition metals and the day before, packing everything and being organized.” Brown added that she and Jestel “had to sit in a room and grade really boring labs the whole time.” Brown explained that it was challenging because she wanted to see how her team was doing. As far as competing in the future, Altman said they could work on “more preparation” and Brown agrees. “Next year I think that we probably should start practicing a little bit earlier and have regular practices throughout the year instead of practicing so much towards Chemathon. Considering the time the team had Brown believes “the girls jumped right in with both feet and they were really excited and passionate about it.”

Induction ceremonies welcome new members OLIVIA BECKER Reporter

As the year comes to a close, some NH’s honor societies are welcoming new members including Language National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, and Tri-M. Inductions usually involve some sort of traditional ceremony. For the language honor society, Mrs. Lori Rake says, “Several years ago we decided to combine all three languages together so each language does their own little part of the ceremony to induct their members but then they do something cultural whether it’s a song or some kind of music or some kind of performance.” When asked what the Spanish Honor Society has done in the past, she states “Last year they sang a song. Usually for Spanish we sing songs.” Drama director Mrs. Nancy Green said International Thes-

pian Society Inductions include a ceremony as well. For Tri-M traditions Maggie Moore, president of Tri-M, says, “We have the pledge that we do. If you’re a member you dedicate yourself to continuing expectations of being a member. You get a pin and certificate, it is just sort of formally letting you know you are part of the music community.” Being in an honor society entails things like working in the community. Maggie Moore adds that when you’re a member of Tri-M you will do things like go “Christmas caroling at a nursing home.” Moore says Tri-M does “anything that is a good way to show that music is beneficial.” Lastly Moore says they “put posters up for music month, just a way to show that anyone can do music and it’s a lot of fun.” Green says “all of the work that ITS does sponsors all of the productions and dramatic works that happen. All of the students

here in ITS are involved in numerous productions at different levels, directing and acting and performing in the school musical.” To be part of an honor society students have to meet specific requirements. Photo Credit: Olivia Becker To be part International Thespian society of the Language honor society Rake says Green says, “Students who were “You have to have an A or B eligible by earning 100 hours of through all of your languages of extra theatre participation were study.” To be a member of Tri-M invited to be inducted.” Being part of a national honMoore adds “You have to get A’s every quarter in your music class- or society shows character, and es and you have to have a 3.5 GPA Green believes it shows “absolute in our other classes.” For The dedication to the theatre pro-

gram and the drama program and all things drama.” The director says being in these societies can only further your future, when she says “you can put it on your resume and college applications that you belong to an international reputable honor society for theatre.”

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Kilgore Falls: Park becoming overcrowded FACS students cook lunch; Shrodes works to preserve School contributes positive feedback LIZZIE CATRAMBONE Reporter

Kilgore Falls, the beautiful, local waterfall near Rock State Park, is in danger of being destroyed by human interference at the park. To Councilman Chad Shrodes, Kilgore Falls, is more than just a place to hang out and bring you dog for a walk. At North Harford high School, a group of students gathered together to help preserve the Falls. As an eleventh grader, Shrodes was one of those students working on this project. “... we increased awareness and reached out to different people and partnered and started to raise money (to preserve the park)”, says Shrodes. The students worked for many years to help preserve the park, but the outcome is not what was expected. “I fought so hard to preserve it, and I gotta say, under the current conditions, I do regret doing that (fighting to make the Falls a public park)”, says Shrodes. The history of the fight for the park is not the only aspect dear to Shrodes’ heart. 10 years ago, he and his wife were married there in a private wedding, in a place important to the Councilman. Because of this touching memory

at the Falls, Shrodes believes it should continue to be a place where the family would love to go all the time. The politician said he even had his “first family pictures done there.” However, because the area is overpopulated the Shrodes’ family has taken to visiting new areas and sites. As a Councilman and a lover of the Falls, Shrodes is working to try to help save the park from the

destruction of human presence. “I’ve been having a much bigger dialogue with park service and some of the leadership at the department of Natural resources, so we are trying to get on top of it”, says the Councilman. Shrodes also has ideas as to how to save the park, even though they may be against public opinion. The majority of the public,

frustrated with the parking issues at Kilgore Falls, want more spaces added to the parking lot so the it can accommodate more people. However, Councilman Shrodes, aware that there are 28 parking spaces for a reason, wants to approach the issue from a different angle. “Another idea they we’re throwing out there is a registration system, where you sign up online (for example) on Saturday from 1011:00 on June 27, or whatever day, and then others would sign up too, and then when those hours are gone, then they’re gone.” This idea, still to be bounced off the public, will help the park maintain its natural beauty while still allowing a good amount of people in the park. To Councilman Shrodes, Kilgore Falls is a place he worked hard to save, where he eventually got married and where he hopped to take his young daughter for fun. However, with the recent overcrowding of the area, he rarely visits anymore. “It’s heartbreaking for me to see what’s going on there”, says Councilman Shrodes. However, he is working hard to help restore the park to its former glory and beauty, for people to enjoy+ without harming it.

JULIA FOSTER Reporter On Friday May 4, two teams of students from Mark Adams FACS class were our chefs for the day in the NH cafeteria. They prepared, cooked, and served a menu of recipes that they created on their own for the day. Students were able to help support them by buying lunch that day in lines 1 and 2. In line 1 students had a choice of spicy Szechuan beef or honey tangerine chicken, with a side of brown rice, Asian vegetables, and a pineapple wedge. “I thought it was interesting and surprisingly good, since I’m used to buying chicken and fries, or canned fruit. The quesadillas and fresh pineapple were a nice change” said Rachel Ewers, junior. In line 2 students had a choice of Baracoa beef, chicken or vegetarian quesadillas with a side of Mexican rice, homemade salsa, and Chipotle ranch dressing. “It was great, just like Betty Crocker.” said Eric Peluso, junior. “I have had activities where student have worked in the cafeteria before, but nothing to this extent, Students have been working on this for the past month, it takes a little bit of time for them to develop the recipes on their own, and get it right.” said Adams Adams extends “Two classes worked on this, some people

were excited, and some were not so much. I was hoping for my students to see a large production with large quantities. They were able to see what it takes to tackle something big and produce a large meal for the students and faculty. They also got more insight on how meals are prepared and why things are done in specific ways.” Cafeteria manager, Earliene Klapka said “I think it’s great that the students want to learn how to work in a prep kitchen, so when they go out for a job they already have a little bit of experience. They will be doing it on the own for the first time, I’m excited to see how it will turn out.” Rachel Hughes and Morgan Knopp were two of many students who worked on this project. “It showed me how the cafeteria actually works and how hard the lunch ladies work each day” said Hughes. “Not everything was exactly organized, so we wound up having to figure it out on the spot. It took awhile to find everything we needed” said Knopp “It was a lot of trial and error making the recipe, we hard a hard time figuring out the right amount to make. I like this class because it is fun and I get to work with a lot of cool people, and eat food.” Knopp continued. The kids succeeded with their food and the students and staff

Community aids local family through feed drive

EMILY MILLER Video Manager

Andrea Anderson was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in March of 2018. AML is a very aggressive form of Leukemia which is treated over a six to eight month course. According to those who owns her, Anders continued to persevere with undeniable strength through CT scans, MRI’s, and countless spinal taps. Her second round of chemo began in the middle of April, which was followed by another four to six week stay in the hospital. As Anderson continues to fight her battle with cancer, her two older brothers and two younger sisters are trying to maintain their household and take care of their farm animals. But due to the mounting medical costs, the children are forced to make the hard decision of selling their animals. The Anderson’s story began

to circulate around the community. Erin Blevins, employee at The Mill, stated, “They are such a kind family and I felt helpless in their struggle.” Blevins was so touched by the family’s story that she “felt like I needed to do something.” Blevins was compelled to help in aiding the family, “I heard that the two youngest Anderson girls may have to sell some 4H animals and it got me thinking. If we could help out with the feed then the kids could keep their animals.” Blevins then set up a fund-raiser for customers of The Mill or community members to donate to the Anderson family to pay for their feed costs so their children can keep their animals. During Anderson’s treatments, one parent was always by her side at all times, but this lead to a decrease to the household income. Disheartened, Blevins declared,

“I just thought maybe this would help the younger girls and Andreas parents to have a little less to worry about and they could focus on Andrea.” Customers and community members are eager to help the family Blevins says, “I have had a positive response from everyone who has learned about the fundraiser. Everyone is willing to help in anyway they can.” Through the 4-H community, Blevins could connect with the Anderson’s due to their dedicated involvement, “My oldest son shows cattle with Leah one of Andreas younger sisters. Emily was also a co-leader of a skillathon 4H group we attended. They are a very kind and giving family. They are a family we didn’t know very well a year ago but now I would give them anything they needed because I know they would do the same for any of us.” Emily Anderson, mother of

Andrea, stated, “ We are truly touched by the outpouring of support from our community, family, friends and total strangers. We never in a million years expected anything on this level to be organized for our family.” Emily Anderson continues to thank the farming community stating how this act of kindness proves that, “the farming community sticks together and is more than willing to help out another family when in need. We can’t thank our 4-H and the Mill enough for this generous show of support for our family.” This act of kindness has inspired other community organizations to help the family Emily states, “We are so thankful for everything that people have offered to do and the meals were a blessing for the kids when I wasn’t here to cook for them. Everyone has been so kind and thoughtful.”

Emily also gave an update on the current conditions of Anderson’s treatment, “Andrea is responding to the chemotherapy. It is a very aggressive treatment, but was necessary in order to kill the cancer cells.” Anderson is still at Johns Hopkins waiting for her white blood cell count to rise while battling colitis. Emily states, “She continues to persevere and move forward despite the pain and obstacles in her way. She is able to do this due to all the people supporting her in this journey. She has been shown that nobody fights this battle alone.” If you are compelled to help and want to donate, at this time this is the only fund-raiser for the family, you can go to any Mill location and donate any amount of money and every penny will go into an account for the Anderson family.

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Annual Art Show features student pieces DELANEY BOSWORTH Reporter Every year the Art Department comes together to create a showcase that features student artwork created in class: the Annual Art Show. The work is crePHOTO CREDITS: D. Bosworth

ated throughout the whole year and the students and teacher pick the best pieces and display them in the media center. “Every student has to put the work done this year on display, just about every student in the art department has work in the show,” art teacher Mr. Blevins tells.    “The art show is a lot of work but it is exciting for us, as teach-

ers, to see the development of students growth throughout the year and gives the art department a chance to see where we can grow,” art teacher Mrs. Kathryn Humphrey comments.     The pieces that are selected range from drawings, sculptures, and so much more.  Sophomore Ellie Woods shares, “One thing I like about the art show is that there are different varieties of pieces, and a lot of creative ideas.”  “I’m really excited to see all of the photography in the art show,” adds freshman Madelyn Danielczyk. Not only will there be high school students masterpieces in the show, but NHMS

Kindness continues: DELANEY BOSWORTH Reporter For the past 20 years choir teacher Angela Jones has worked with Mason Dixon and has incorporated her choral students in the awareness bringing.  “We started donating our cans and they would come pick them up for the first two years. Then we started to deliver and they wanted us to start performing there,” Jones said. “I used to do it [perform] once a year when I was with the middle school, now at the high school we do it 3 to 4 times a year.” While donating the cans is a nice gesture Jones felt there was more that could be done. “If you do a can drive you don’t see the impact, so going to sort the cans and seeing the clients come in that need the food makes such a greater impact,” said the choir director. While taking the field trips to

Mason Dixon are educational, Jones hopes there is a deeper meaning for her students. “I want my students to learn to use their talents to help others. When we collect cans at the concert as our admission, that’s how we help out. When we go there, I’m teaching them about community service and thinking of other people first.” Senior chorus student Chris Parks said the students always go to entertain, serve and socialize and that’s what they love the most, just someone to talk to. “It feels great just to see the smiles on their faces,” adds Parks.  Jones adds, “When we get there we set the tables, serve the people their drinks and their food, clean up, and then they get to eat. Along with serving food, the choir also sings.”  The director commented that her students have sing alongs with the people

will be showing off their artwork as well.    Along with the individual pieces featured, some seniors have been picked to show off their senior portfolio, including senior Maggie Walden. “I like being in the art show a lot. I am very excited because I am in AP art so I have a big senior portfolio,” said the senior, “I have at least 20 pieces in the show.

People should look for my photography pieces in my portfolio.” Walden said portfolio is what students have “looked forward to since freshman year so seeing it all work out is so awesome.”

   Senior Arie Long adds, “I’m excited to have my own portfolio because there is a lot of work going in to it and seeing it all come together will be so relieving.”     This year, their will be some interesting updates in the art show and interactive pieces for the students, according to Humphrey. “This year we will have QR codes near the artwork pieces; each advanced student will be writing a statement about their work and then students that are viewing their pieces can scan the code and read more information from the artist.”      Blevins tells those attending to, “Keep an eye out for students

that you know, but didn’t know they had the artistic ability that they have.”    The Art Show w held its opening night from 6 to 8PM on May 9, then continued on the 10th and 11th with viewing hours during the school day. Senior Julia Cameron, said her “pieces demonstrate growth of a human throughout life, that has to be

one of my favorites but I also am really excited for all of my clay pieces.” Junior Katie Koerber explains she has lots of 3D pieces that she is very proud of. Koerber says to look out for her Baltimore Plate.

Choir sings for community; Students donate time, resources there. “I have a book full of intergenerational song, so songs the older people would enjoy and some the younger would know,” said Jones. Sophomore Max Henkel shares, “The whole experience is very fulfilling and spiritually healthy.” After having served the people of Mason Dixon for years, Jones states the most memorable experience has to be when her chorus adopted a family around Christmas time. “When I actually went to the house to deliver everything, it brought tears to my eyes to see their living conditions. It just shows how lucky we really are.” Jones said that she continues to build relationships with the families there, and she has even known some for around 20 years. In the end, Jones believes this experience is one students in choir love. “I have never had a student not want to go back and help out.

It really is all for them.”

In April, students participated in Kindness Week, and all of the toiletries collected were donated to the Mason Dixon Community Center, the same location where chorus students perform regularly. Photo Credit: Staff

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#ThanosDemandsYour Silence; Students plan to “Crush” upcoming drama performance Marvel’s Infinity Wars has arrived TANNER RUSSELL Reporter Avengers: Infinity War is the newest addition to the long line of connected Marvel movies, it is the first part to the culmination of 19 movies that span a period of over ten years. The movie premiered on April 27, attracting everyday movie lovers and hardcore Marvel fans alike. The movie received many positive reviews from critics and fans alike, shattering all expectations.    Infinity War contains the biggest assortment of superheroes in any of Marvel’s films yet, all packed together to save the world yet again. Old heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor must combine forces with new heros like Spider Man, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy, because this threat is the biggest they’ve ever faced and the stakes are no longer limited to planet Earth---half of the entire universe’s population in jeopardy.     That’s right---eliminating 50% of every species in the universe is the goal of the newest villain: the mad Titan Thanos. By doing this, he believes he will save the universe from using up all its resources, resulting in mass extinction. To complete his plan, Thanos has to assemble all six of the mysterious and extremely powerful Infinity Stones. These stones were created at the beginning of time by unknown beings of immense power and hidden across the universe. Each stone controls a different element important to the balance of everything; Power, Space, Time, Reality, Mind, and Soul.     Earth has two Infinity Stones, both the Time Stone and the Mind Stone, making the planet a big target for Thanos and his minions. Thanos’ plan is unknown to


As the year comes to an end, the drama department is still heating up the Black Box Theater with a variety of student plays. Don’t miss out on Crush on May 18th at 7:30.     The drama three students will feature Crush, which was originally written by Stephen Gregg and is directed by junior Kathryn Koerber and assistant directed by Eli Hohenberger.     Drama teacher Nancy Green says, “The play is very unique; students selected it. It’s about aliens, our town, relationships, teenage life, theater programs, teenage struggles, relationships with parents and other teens. But yet it is very far out because we have a six headed alien.  It’s still very relatable to teenagers which is why I think they chose this play.” Green said the aliens symthe Avengers that are currently on earth, who at the beginning of the film are going about their lives when they are suddenly interrupted by otherworldly beings coming to collect the stones for Thanos. Will they be able to stop him? And will they all survive trying?     This movie is one to see in theaters for sure, the visuals are stunning and the plot is so mind blowing that any spoilers won’t be kept secret for long. A word of advice for Avengers fans is that to expect the completely unexpected, and no character is safe. For a brief moment after the movie ended there was absolute silence until many of the audience members took to shouting their anger and disbelief. Stick around for the only end-credit scene for two familiar characters and the tease for a new one.     The movie is smashing more than just fans hearts; it has become the biggest opening weekend for any movie ever, breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens record. In one weekend it grossed over $450 million domestically and reached over $1 billion worldwide in a record-setting 11 days. Avengers: Infinity War is a mind blowing fantastic rollercoaster that demands to be seen, and deservingly so.

bolize the dark and depressing thoughts and how they invade our thoughts and our mind. But with the power of love they all can be vanquished.” Junior Kailey Jourdan, who plays the character Flix, agrees. The play “... exhibits displays of anorexia nervosa, depression, anxiety, OCD and other illnesses and it’s a play unlike any other that has been performed at North Harford.”    The play includes creative twist in addressing current struggles such as “mental health and being a teenager in 2018, according to Green. The director said the show also features the “decline of industry in small town America and how it affects the people who live there. So the themes are very big but it’s done in a way that makes it comedic and interesting with the aliens.”          The teacher said she has had lots of discussion with her class

about how the production represents the issues and themes and why this was a good piece for the class and for this time. She adds students can connect because it’s about teenagers, students, and parents. “I think the characters who are played by teenagers who are teenagers are very relatable. It even gives a student a perspective on how their parents feel when playing a parent role...they get a sense of what parents and teachers feel like.”     Koerber says that the play focuses on how an individual whose suffering from a mental illness can “feel isolated and their community doesn’t understand them or legitimize the situation.” She states that she wasn’t planning on directing but was nominated.    The director added she is glad she accepted and wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for “this particular group of amazing people.”

Female futures are bright; three NH students nominated for Women of Tomorrow Awards JULIA FOSTER Reporter

the public about plastic in the oceans, and we are working to change the community in a posi-

teacher, Erika Edwards. “I do FFA a lot, and I enjoy community service,” said Roeder. “We build Three NH students were gardens for people, and I am nominated for this year’s 2018 also in the National Honors Women of Tomorrow Awards, Society, Spanish Honors Sowhere Harford County’s young ciety, Tri-M, I come to school women dedicated to comevery day, and my GPA is munity service and academic good. achievement are celebrated.     Senior Abby Renzulli was      The Women of Tomornominated by English teacher row Award provides a forum Joanna Dallam. “I work with for honoring young women in special needs students in the grades 7-12, who, through their school and in Harford Counefforts and academic achievety,” said Renzulli. “I am also ment, have made significant a coach for the Special Olymand lasting contributions to pics dance team, and am helptheir communities and Harfing to start a new program to ord County. Nominees must pair freshmen and seniors to be a native of or lived a sighelp them socially and acanificant portion of their lives demically as a mentor.” in Maryland and currently re    Renzulli explained the side in Harford County. Two Women of Tomorrow event. seniors and a freshman were “We were all finalists, you get chosen from North Harford. invited to a ceremony, and I      Freshman Chole Meyer was nominated by Angela Pictured are the three nominees from got a hug from Barry GlassRose, President and CEO of NHHS. Photo Credit: Julia Foster man. There is a dinner where you get recognized and your the Harford County Chamber family can come. You get... of Commerce. “I’m starting certificates from government ofmy own business where we cre- tive way.”      Senior Gabby Roeder was ficials and corsages. It was very ate souvenir cups out of recycled plastic,” said Meyer. “We teach nominated by NH agriculture fancy.”      

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C o n g r at u l at i o n s

Travis Adkins- Undecided David Aiken- St. Mary’s College of Maryland Lindsey Ajello- Harford Community College Grahme Akehurst- Community College of B.C. Christian Aquino- Harford Community College Giorgios Arnas- Harford Community College Oriana Ascione- Harford Community College Haleigh Ayres- Harford Community College Derek Azzaro- Harford Community College Francis Badders- Towson University William Badders- Towson University Lira Barbalate- Harford Community College Gabriella Barbera- Harford Community College Nicholas Barnett- Community College of B.C. Matthew Bayer- Towson University Chad Baynes- Universal Technical Institute Edward Beaver III- Harford Community College Alayna Beck- Harford Community College Ethan Beck- Harford Community College Alyssa Bell- Harford Community College Jacob Bellinger- Harford Community College William Beltran- University of Maryland Alexis Bilsky- West Chester University Bethany Birchfield- Messiah College Austin Blakeman- Harford Community College Haley Blische- Mississippi State University Paul Boegner- University of Maryland B.C. Stephanie Bohola- Community College of B.C. Delaney Bosworth- Millersville University Jenna Boyd- Salisbury University Katelynn Brewer- Harford Community College Benjamin Brittain- Undecided Samantha Brooks- Harford Community College Robert Brown Jr- Harford Community College Samantha Bugayong- Harford Community College Sarah Burton- York College Markes Cabral- Harford Community College Kaylee Callaghan- Ganon University Alaura Callahan- Harford Community College Julia Cameron- Towson University Thomas Campbell- Towson University Joshua Canon- Harford Community College Jessica Carnivale- Arizona State University Carli Caroselli- Aveda Institute Nickolas Carter- Undecided Joshua Carver- West Virginia University Camren Casalena- Harford Community College Nathan Casey- Undecided

Abigail Chaney- Salisbury University Owen Chaney- Harford Community College Zachary Chavis- Undecided Sarah Choucair- Harford Community College Mackenzie Clark- Harford Community College Zachary Clayton- University of Baltimore Jasmine Coates- Delaware Valley University Hanna Cochran- Goucher College Julia Cochran- Morgan State University Bryce Coleman- Undecided Sarah Collins- Costal Carolina University Tyler Collins- Marines Andrew Colquitt- Harford Community College Benjamin Cosner- Undecided Mackenzie Dailey- Harford Community College Alexandra Damian- Harford Community College Olivia Davis- Harford Community College Madelyn Dayton- Xavier University Serena Dicocco- Harford Community College Connor Diem- Harford Community College Seth Dietrich- Harford Community College Alexander DiGiacinto- Harford Community College Joshua Dilworth- Harford Community College Audrey Diventi- Towson University Alayna Dorbert- University of Delaware Mackenzie Enderlein- Undecided Matthew Erisman- Utah State University Emily Etzel- University of South Carolina Juleigh Fairburn- Undecided Kaitlin Fannin- Harford Community College Ashley Fannon- University of Maryland Elizabeth Fenner- York College Sara Fernandez- University of Maryland Michael Flett- Pittsburg Career College Samantha Flickinger- Harford Community College Austin Floyd- Harford Community College Karl Ford- York College Michael Frontera- Navy Alyssa Fruhling- Harford Community College Magdalena Gann- James Madison University Karissa Gardiner- Harford Community College Regina Geary- Harford Community College Nicholas Giglio-Tos- University of Maryland B.C. Jordan Giles- Harford Community College Cadi Glick- Harford Community College Daniel Goettel IV- Harford Community College Gracie Goetz- Towson University Jarrett Goins- Universal Technical Institute

Matthew Green- York Technical Institute Morgan Greene- Undecided Andrew Griffin- University of Delaware Kirsten Grzybowski- Radford University Julian Gudel- Harford Community College Alexis Gue- Costal Carolina University Roger Gullion- Undecided Joseph Hadaway III- Garrett Community College Cody Hanna- Harford Community College Cayse Harker- Undecided John Harmon Jr- Salisbury University Grant Harvey- Employment Jordan Hash- Harford Community College Scott Hayes- Harford Community College Sierra Heim- University of Florida William Heinlein- Harford Community College Eric Heinze- Trade School Jake Helewicz- Salisbury University Sarah Hendrickson- Harford Community College Hannah Hieronimus- University of Delaware Lexey Hilbourn- Undecided Elisiana Hill- Empire Beauty School Autumn Hodiste- Harford Community College Elijah Hohenberger- Harford Community College Madison Holliger- Lebanon Valley College Timothy Hopkins- Undecided Alexandra Hoppa- University of Maryland Robert Hoskins- Harford Community College James Houck- Towson University Emily Huber- Harford Community College Chad Huffman- Harford Community College Rachel Hughes- Harford Community College Delaney Hutchison- Harford Community College Darby Hyde- Bennington College Jack Hyman- Harford Community College Alexis Ireland- Undecided Rita Jones- Harford Community College Mitchell Katona- Marines Lane Kavanagh- United States Military Academy Rachel Keithley- Undecided Ledriss Kemajou- Morgan State University Kayla Kesterson- Harford Community College Katherine Kettell- University of South Carolina Cameron Kloiber- Salisbury University Mackenzi Knapp- Harford Community College Christian Knill- Harford Community College Megan Knopp- Undecided Morgan Knopp- Employment

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North Harford’s Class of 2018 Madison Knoppel- Undecided Toby Koermer- Undecided Joseph Krause- Harford Community College Maria Kropkowski- McDaniel College Scott Kropp- Employment Sydney Krouse- Undecided Maddison Larrimore- Young Harris College John Lasher- Harford Community College Amanda Lebron- Undecided Andrew Lechner- Towson University Hunter Leed- Harford Community College Paul Lewis III- Harford Community College Caitlynn Lewis- Undecided Kathryn Lewis- Undecided Calista Libertini- Harford Community College Skylar Limpert- Saint Mary’s College of Maryland Aerionna Long- Harford Community College Brandon Loraditch- Salisbury University Dakota Lowe- Harford Community College Nicholas Lyons- Mount St. Mary’s University Katelyn Maguire- Drexel University Gabriella Makowiecki- Gannon University Kyle Maners- Harford Community College Kayla Mangin- Salisbury University Destiny Mann- Harford Community College Cameron Marino- Penn State University Emma Marley- Messiah College Dominic Marsillo- Navy Nicholas Martin- Undecided Nicholas Martin- Undecided Sierra Martin- Undecided Shaley Martino- Penn Foster College Edward Maxwell IV- Harford Community College Erika McConnell- Undecided Colin McCue- Harford Community College Annie McCullough- Harford Community College Madelyn McKinney- Harford Community College Derek McManus- McDaniel College Joshua McNally- Towson University Katherine Meagher- Hofstra University Steven Melick- Towson University Carly Meye- James Madison University Evan Michel- Clark Summit University Emily Miller- West Chester University Katherine Miller- Towson University Luke Miller- Cheffield University Victoria Moffett- Harford Community College Mia Momongan- University of Notre Dame

Maggie Moore- Washington College Natalie Mullen- University of Delaware Christopher Naill- Undecided Madison Neilson- Undecided Jarrett Newlon- Widener University Jameson Newton- Harford Community College Charles Niles- Harford Community College Mikayla Nowacki- Harford Community College Zachary Noy- Harford Community College Cameron O’Donnell- Harford Community College Ryan O’Leary- Saint Vincent College Mikayla Oettel- Harford Community College Laura Olchewsky- Millersville University Sarah Ortt- Lebanon Valley College Regan Ott- Harford Community College Hannah Parker- Harford Community College Christopher Parks- Harford Community College Samantha Parr- Harford Community College Justin Paul- Undecided Tyler Perreault- Harford Community College Nicholas Peterson- Harford Community College Gabrielle Pfaff- Harford Community College Nicholas Phillips- Salisbury University Cassie Pinder- North Carolina State Lily Pitzer- Towson University Tallin Pucher- Harford Community College Thomas Raab III- Undecided Caitlyn Radel- Harford Community College John Ransier Jr- Undecided Morgan Raspe- Harford Community College Victoria Reinhardt- Undecided Abigail Renzulli- McDaniel College Justice Reynolds- Harford Community College John Richardson Jr- IBEW Local 24 Trade School Brooke Rickey- East Stroudsburg University Jacob Riemer- Harford Community College Alaina Rives- Harford Community College Tyler Roberson- West Virginia University Gabrielle Roeder- Messiah College Aaron Rogers- Harford Community College Chad Rogers- Undecided Christopher Romaniello- Salisbury University Jacob Ross- Undecided Kyley Ross- Harford Community College Amanda Ryan- Salisbury University Bradley Ryan- Marines Morgan Ryan- Harford Community College Zachary Saneman- Marywood University Jenna Santavenere- Harford Community College

Jonathan Scarff- Military Alisa Schaedel- Harford Community College Jake Schmidt- Harford Community College Morgan Seiss- Shippensburg University Brett Sellers- Towson University Jocelyn Sevilla- Pensacola State College Gabrielle Sewell- Harford Community College Benjamin Sexton- Frostburg University David Sexton- Undecided Olivia Sheldon- Loyola University Maryland Brayden Shue- Montana State University Anna Smith- Harford Community College David Speckman- Employment Galen Speicher- Military Maria Spivey- Undecided Sarah St.Clair- Harford Community College Gabriel Stahl- Harford Community College Gideon Stahl- Harford Community College Samantha Steltzer- Salisbury University Journey Stewart- Army Jeffrey Stike- Community College of B.C. Payton Stumpf- Undecided James Sullivan- Harford Community College Taylor Suman- Harford Community College Richard Tabeling Jr- Harford Community College Jamie Teague- Undecided Garrett Thomas- University of Delaware Kelly Tidey- Undecided Jared Townsend- Navy Luis Trujillo- Harford Community College Kayla Vaartjes- Towson University Adriana Valentin- University of Delaware Lauryn Vaughan- Undecided Jorge Velazquez- Undecided Brooke Vreeland- Harford Community College Margaret Walden- Harford Community College Emily Walter- Undecided Jacob Walter- Undecided Aubrey Williams- Hampshire College Benjamin Wilson- Harford Community College Jacob Wood- Undecided Sarah Wood- West Virginia University Johnathon Woodall- Harford Community College Ashleigh Worthington- Towson University Eryk Wu- Harford Community College Ryan Wunder- Community College of B.C. Austin Young- Catham University Autumn Young- Costal Carolina University Molly Zardus- University of Maryland

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T h e ta s s l e w a s wo r t h t h e h a s s l e Information on this page compiled using data from pages 14-15

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Top 3 colleges NH seniors are attending


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151 students STAYING IN-STATE *all North Harford seniors included COMPILED BY Emmie Catrambone

COMPILED BY Cassie Rickey COMPILED BY Aubrey Williams

The Class of 2018

Started freshman year with Ending




280 students 291 students

What students are looking forward to in college COMPILED BY Olivia Becker

“One thing I’m looking forward to in college is meeting new people.” -Lane Kavanagh, United States Military Academy

“I am excited to join my uncles frat.” -Frank Badders, Towson University

“I’m excited to be in an artist studio where you’re not limited or censored. I’m excited to fully get into my groove.” -Alex Damian, HCC

“Meeting new people, eating healthy, and just being in a new environment and learning new things and praying for Jesus.” -Gabrielle Roeder, Messiah College

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Who is travelling the farthest for college? Senior Jessica Carnivale is heading to college in the fall at Arizona State University, which happens to be the farthest away anyone is going to college from North Harford. Carnivale says, “It has a really good program for [her] major, and [she] visited the school and loved the campus and community.” However, Carnivale does have some concerns about the transition. She’s a little worried because “it’s a very different place from Maryland,” but she’s “made friends with her roommate and everyone there is very welcoming.” After college, the senior hopes to get a job “as a sports journalist, maybe in reporting or production.” She will major in sports journalism in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

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Where did you see yourself four years ago, today? “I thought that these four years were going to take forever and I never saw myself graduating, I thought that the idea seemed really weird to be leaving and going to college, that seemed really scary” -Abby Chaney “I didn’t think that I’d actually graduate, I never thought that this day would come, but hey I just might graduate this month” -Kaitlin Fannin

“I thought I’d be smarter, nope. I thought I’d be stronger, nope. I thought I’d be leaner, maybe.” -Eryk Wu “When I started freshman year I saw myself getting straight A’s and getting into really good colleges like YTI, I thought I would already have all of this done but I didn’t foresee how long it would take for all of that to happen.” -Alyssa Bell COMPILED BY Tanner Russell


Changes since middle school

“I use to be very concerned about what people thought of me and how I dressed to impress people, but now I’m a senior and I just don’t care as much... I don’t care at all really.” - Dakota Lowe

COMPILED BY Kayla Nowacki “I’m not as outgoing anymore, I kind of reserve myself mentally. I used to be really fat and I lost a lot of weight since then, and the way I dress has definitely changed but I think everyone changed the way they dress.” -Brad Ryan

Top 5 Biology most Business common Nursing majors among Education NH high seniors Communication COMPILED BY Lizzie Catrambone 157 seniors polled

“Since I have grown throughout my years in high school I’ve realized you can’t focus as much on what people think of you... You just have to focus on your schooling and just like go ham at school because in the end, school matters.” -Brooke Vreeland

“I pick out my own clothes now and I shower more. I have picked the people in my friend group much better and I have learned a lot more in regards to art. A way I haven’t changed is that I’m still annoying.” -Maggie Walden

I have changed from middle school because I have become a better student and more studious. I have a job now, I love my job. I work with babies. I have brought in my friend group. I have a lot of new friends since middle school. Some ways I haven’t changed in that I’m still sensitive and sweet.” -Julia Cameron

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future athletes; Kicking donor kidneys to curb Preparing College sports call for commitment EMMIE CATRAMBONE Reporter

The kidney is a very important bodily organ, as it removes toxins from the bloodstream and helps to extract waste from the body. Without kidneys, a person can survive only for a few days to a few weeks - after that, they will slowly fall into a coma and then pass away due to extreme waste build-up in the blood. A kidney transplant is the best option for a person with failing kidneys - donor organs replace the failing organs of the patient in order for the person to have normal, working kidneys. However, there is the chance that the kidney can be rejected by the patient, in which case they will be placed back on the transplant list. Blood Typing the patient and matching the person with the correct donor organ blood type is also a critical part of the process, one that makes it very tedious and difficult. Dialysis is the other “treatment” option for patients with failing kidneys. Three times a week, patients must come into a dialysis center and get hooked up to wires, tubes, and machines that clean the patient’s blood. Although dialysis is a reasonable solution, it lasts only for about 5-10 years. That may seem like a long time, but it unfortunately is not a permanent solution. Just in the United States alone, over 275,000 people rely on dialysis in order to stay alive. Although receiving a kidney transplant is the absolute best option, there is a world-wide shortage of donor organs - people can often wait on the transplant list for years before getting a much-needed organ. Recently, scientists have been working to develop an artificial kidney that can be implanted into patients. The “kidney”, once connected to the bloodstream and to the bladder of the patient, is intended to be a lifetime solution for a patient with kidney failure. The new device filters a patient’s blood, just as a real kidney does. Salts, sugars, and water are extracted from the blood and then directed back into the bloodstream while harmful toxins are directed to the bladder. Then, the wastes can be extracted from the body and the patient’s bloodstream can remain clean and healthy. While this technology is an amazing advancement, it is not quite ready to be fully introduced to patient. However, this new device offers a very promising solution to kidney failures for people all over the world.

Hawks take flight to Camden Yards, Finishing season with team trip JESSICA CARNIVALE Sports Editor

my friends and I’m excited for the ride because bus rides are fun with the team.” Not only is the team excited to see the game but also to be there with their team. A similar response was given by senior Jake Helewicz. “I’m really excited to go to the game because we get to spend quality time together as a team. We have seven seniors so we get to hangout right before graduation.” This year, the team will be saying

goodbye to seven seniors. They recently had their senior night at Ripken in Aberdeen. They went head to head against C. Milton Wright. After a battle that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats, they came home with a 12-8 win. The trip to Camden Yards will be their last event as a team and what better way to celebrate that seeing a baseball game together.

On May 29, the varsity baseball team will have the opportunity to go to Camden Yards to watch the Orioles take on the Nationals. With a rough beginning to the season, the Orioles are currently ranked last in the American League East, 18 games out of first place. However, the Nationals have also had a rough season so far. They are currently ranked second to last in the National League East (four out of five) and are three games out of first place. Regardless of the teams’ current records, there is still a lot baseball left in the season. With 162 games total in the regular season there is still room to think positively. That is exactly what North Harford baseball team is doing. Junior This photo was taken before the team’s senior night against C. MilWill Eakes stated ton Wright. They came away with a win with the score of 12-8. Photo he’s going on the trip Credit- Derek McManus “to hang out with

We asked coaches what players need to do to prepare for college athletics and this is what they said...

COMPILED BY Hannah Ayres

“Prepare yourself for a lot of work, early mornings for weight training prepare yourself to not immediately start cause your going from a small pond to a bigger pond where everybody is as good as you.”

“Talk to the coach, get a packet if they have a packet do whatever it says in terms of being prepared for cardiovascular strength training and that kinda thing be a leader when you get there, not a follower and be very respectful of your peers and teammates and your coach 100%. Effort is probably the number one thing.”

“First learn to manage your time because being involved in a college sport involves a lot of time. I always did best in terms of grades during sports seasons because when I played soccer I learned to manage my time very well then you’re tired and do less extracurricular stuff so that’d be the best advice.

Violent actions stimulating danger GILLIAN RIBEIRO Advanced Health Relationship violence is the continuous violent action taken to make your significant other fear or feel inferior to you. More than 11 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are survivors of relationship violence according to the University of Texas Division of Student Affairs. A relationship is made of two equals individuals, if you are in a violent situation with your significant other, please do not underestimate your own power. Please reach out to a adult, friend, or counselor that can help. If the situation is continuous and life threatening, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text at 1-800-787-3224, or call 911.

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Making marathon history: Runners darting way into hearts;

Races taken over by community

EMMA MARLEY Features Editor On your mark... get set... GO! The track and field team aren’t the only ones hurdling over race after race, some of our local Marylander’s are making their way to the finish line, as well. On April 16, the 122nd Boston Marathon took place in eastern Massachusetts including some of the Baltimore areas very own runners. One of the individuals among the crowd was Jeanette Goetz of Joppa, Maryland.

Goetz is a mom to two students from North Harford: senior Gracie and freshman Lina Goetz. Both students seemed very excited by their moms decision to run the annual event this year- they even went with her to send support while their mom took on the rigorous weather conditions. Goetz darted from the start to finish with an end time of 3:53:51, under the normal average. For a marathon, the average time for a woman to cross the finish line is 5:10:00 while the av-

erage time for a man is 4:30:00. The runner was also there to witness the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Desiree Linden of Washington, Michigan captured a victory with a time of 2:39:54. The first man to finish the race was Yuki Kawauchi of Japan who raced to gold with a time of 2:15:58 which is the slowest winning time since 1976. Not only did Kawauchi place first, he also is the first Japanese man to win this marathon since 1987.

Honoring former lacrosse player; Continuing annual team tradition JULIA BARSTOW Reporter Every year the varsity women’s lacrosse team holds a game in honor of Erin Drumm who was a goalie on the team. Drumm passed from cancer in December 2016. Ever since then the varsity women’s lacrosse team dedicates a lacrosse game each season in honor of Erin’s memory. This year the team dedicated a home game against Bel Air to Drumm. The stadium was decorated with orange, which was the goalie’s favorite color. In large orange cups the team formed letters on the stadium fence spelled “DRUMMSTRONG,” a tagline that has been around since Drumm first fell ill with leukemia. Senior Audrey Diventi says this game is important because

Galloping into tradition at Manor Races DARBY HYDE Op/Ed Editor On April 14, the 108th running of the $30,000 My Lady’s Manor races occurred, with post time at 1:30 pm. This was the first jewel in the Maryland timber triple crown, which also includes the Grand National in Butler, Maryland, and the Maryland Hunt Cup in Reisterstown. The My Lady’s Manor is 109 years old, making it one of the oldest and

who spoke at the Drumm strong game said “the game honors a former teammate and friend. Even though underclassmen don’t know her or haven’t played with her it shows them a piece of our past team. It’s something we all play for.” its a way of remembering her and how nice of a person she was. She could bring the teams mood up no “The game means we can matter what was happening.” senior chose to speak beall come together and play The cause “ it’s been a couple years for someone who can’t and most the team didn’t play with her. Since I did know play anymore. her I thought would be nice -Audrey Diventi to give a speech from someone who knew her.” Junior Anna Racine says, “It’s important to keep her memory alive and appreciate the to the team. “The game means life she lived.” The team will conwe all come together and play tinue to honor Erin and her famfor someone who can’t play anyily with the traditional Drumm more.” game for many years. Brooke Rickey a current senior “Erin was a passionate lacrosse player and a great person and we should always recognize and remember her for being apart of the team.” Diventi says someone, usually a senior, prepares something nice to say about Erin and how much she meant

most competitive days of racing in Maryland. Many North Harford High School students attended the races, including senior Hanna Cochran, who believed the races were “really exciting, and kind of a tradition for [her], as [she] goes every year.” Cochran actually spent much of the day working for Joseph Davies, a timber racing legend, who has trained many winners. “It’s a really cool opportunity to work for Joe,” says Cochran. Davies did not train the winner of the My Lady’s Manor, it was instead Zanclus, trained by Neil Morris. However, Senior Senator, a horse that was trained by

Davies, went on to win the Maryland Hunt Cup, for the second time. Although, the horses were not the main focus of the event for many attendees. There were countless sponsored tents, shops, and other forms of entertainment along the course. According to Cochran, “a lot of people were just hanging out and tailgating.” While many go to appreciate these amenities, others attend simply to witness, as written by, “the beauty of the race in the distance, the thrill of being within yards of thousands of pounds of man and beast pounding down the homestretch.”

A race a little closer to home that has been ran by business teacher Jess McGivern in past years took place on Saturday, May 6. McGivern ran the 10 mile Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, PA as well as many other runs around the area. The teacher did not run this year due to a last minute change in plans. Although, two years ago she finished the race with friends running approximately a 9 to 10 minute mile. In October, she plans to run the Baltimore Running Festival

and has decided to take part in some races throughout the summer season. Whether its a 5K, half marathon, or marathon, walking or running, each time a person crosses the finish line is seen as an accomplishment according to those who participate. To get involved in the future, put on some running shoes, lace them up, prepare ahead of time and check out this website to sign up for an event near youwww.

Athletics improving academic success OLIVIA BECKER Columnist Playing a sport is more than being in shape. Playing a sport is about time management, learning responsibility, being respectful and accountable. More teens should participate in sports, because it will teach them these qualities and more. Through experience, I have seen that when high school students participate in sports they are more likely to participate in other activities. Many athletes participate in honor societies, clubs and community work. These tasks allow them to develop good time management skills, while also keeping them out of trouble. Many times, student athletes tend to get better grades. In fact, at North Harford, the past three valedictorians were athletes. Clearly participating in sports and extra curricular activities enhances academic performance and creates a schedule that develops a well rounded student athlete. The question is why do members of sports teams do better in school? Maybe it’s because so many academic skills are interrelated to athletic development, like memorization, repetition, and determination. These skills are ones students use to help them complete projects and study for tests as well as run plays, anticipate the opposition, and grow in persistence on the field. Hopefully, these skills don’t stop in the classroom. Ideally, students take what they learned into college and then, later on, into the places they work. Teamwork, communication and learning from mistakes are critical to being successful. In addition to all of these positive outcomes of sports, being on a team helps teenagers socially. It develops the value of friendship and community. Making new friends helps enhance a support system for kids who might not otherwise have such a thing in their life. Certainly these skills could be developed in other ways, and regardless of what activities kids participate in, these traits are important in everyday life, whether at home, in life or at school. Being a student-athlete holds teens to a higher standard. They must maintain good grades, be leaders and always be respectful. This doesn’t mean that they don’t make mistakes, it simply means that they are driven by mentors and coaches who expect the very best of them. And because of this, they learn that they are responsible for the decisions they make and outcomes they produce on and off the athletic field.

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Cry of the Hawk

Division I Kirsten gryzbowski Radford University Lacrosse

Q: Why did you decide to play Divison 1 lacrosse? A: Originally I ruled out D-1 because I thought it would overwhelm me, but after visiting and talking to the team I found out it’s not like that, and I just feel like it’s a good fit.

Q: Why did you decide to attend Radford University? A: It looks like home in the fall with all the colorful trees, even though it’s kind of far away. After seeing the team and campus, I just got the feeling I would fit in.

Division BROOKE RICKEY MADDISON LARRIMORE II East Stroudsburg University Young Harris College Lacrosse


derek mcmanus McDaniel College Baseball

Division III

ryan o’leary Saint Vincent College Soccer

Ben sexton Frostburg University Football

Widener University JARRETT NEWLON Lacrosse

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

skylar limpert Field Hockey

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