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VOLUME 52 ISSUE 1
1015 Division St. Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Siblings Share CF in Different Aspects Chandal Geerdes News Editor
Two new teachers in the high school have some advantages over the returning teachers: French teacher Brittan Lawrence and physics teacher Maria Hoekstra have or have had siblings who’ve attended Cedar Falls High School. Maria Hoekstra is a CFHS graduate (class of ’04) and the older sister of senior Chris Pratt. She taught at Holmes Junior High and is now the new physics teacher. Coming back to the high school and being behind the desk instead of in front of it has brought back some old memories. “I married my high school sweetheart, and we had physics together. We sat here right at this front table,” Hoekstra said. Hoekstra got this job opportunity and jumped right on it because she personally knew it was a great school district. Now being a part of the school district as an employee, she gets to have her old teachers as co-workers. “[It’s] very odd to have teachers that taught you as coworkers,” Hoekstra said. “You get to see true personalities of teachers, both sides professional and personal.” Although she doesn’t teach her brother, Chris, she does get to see him once in awhile when he stops by in the mornings. Besides Chris, Hoekstra
has known other students, like Lucas and Jacob Byers, since they were five years old. “It’s kinda weird to have someone as my teacher who is an elementary friend’s sister, but it’s cool because I already knew her and had a connection,” senior Jacob Byers said. Chris has received help from his sister about college and college preparation. “Well my sister has talked to me about choices in my schedule for best preparing me. She told me to try and go to four years at University of Northern Iowa, ” Pratt said. Chris has gotten used to the fact that Hoekstra is now a teacher at CF, but at first it was a little awkward for him. His friends have nothing but good things to say and find it surprising that she’s his sister. Brittan Lawrence is in a similar boat as Hokestra. Although her sister Madison Lawrence graduated last year, Lawrence still has the upper advantage of personally knowing some of her students, because they were friends of Madison. “I really like having her as a teacher. The first day I was really unsure of it all when I found out she would only talk in French, but now I can tell that’s going to help a ton,” junior Beth Keesy said. “Her class is a lot of fun. She mixes it up, so we’re usually doing something different everyday.”
Lawrence graduated from NU High class of ’07. Besides her field experience with Madame Danforth, Lawrence has not spent much time at Cedar Falls High School. Madison was more than happy to help decorate her classroom and help her connect names with faces and locations. “I was able to help her set up her room, which was awesome. I liked being able to give her input on what Madame Danforth did with her room and maybe how Brittan can incorporate it into her teaching as well,” Madison said. Lawrence knew that she wanted to teach at Cedar Falls High School because of the excellent French program and the opportunity of getting to work in the Cedar Falls School District. Now that
Sibling Power: On left, new French teacher Brittan Larence with sister Madison (11). On right, senior Chris Pratt with his sister, Maria Hoekstra, a CF alum new physics teacher.
she’s behind the desk instead of in front of it, she sees there is a lot of planning and behind the scenes work. “It’s a lot more working instead of being a student, sitting in class listening [you’re] always on your toes thinking, and [teaching] requires a lot more energy,” Continued page 2
Counselors push for attendence at College Fair Sandra Omari-Boateng Feature Editor
This year there will be another College Fair held at UNI on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The fair is taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the McLeod Center. The high school is providing transportation to the fair for any junior or senior wanting
to attend. Sophomores will just be staying in class that day. Those who would like to drive to the fair alone can still do so, but either way participants have to sign up in the counseling office before going. They have to know how many people will be driving so planners can know how to
handle the parking situation. Since the fair is being held on a late start Tuesday, the bus taking the students will be leaving at 9:45 a.m. and will return to the school around 11 a.m. Any students that will be driving by themselves should be there at 9 a.m. and have until 10:10 a.m to return back
to school in time for third hour. Having the schedule for the day like this won’t interfere with any of the lunches because the lunches are later due to the late start. The high school will be one of at least 20 other high schools in the area that will be attending. Last year only
about 50 Cedar Falls students total went to the college fair. “This year we’re making a big push for this because we want to make sure kids are taking advantage of this opportunity, especially juniors. Most seniors have already Continued page 2
News Shared Siblings
(continued from page 1) Lawrence said. Lawrence’s sister, Madison, is now off at Lora’s college but said she feels that CF is gaining a lot by having her sister be a teacher here. “My sister is extremely nice and easy to talk to. Granted, if you’re in your class and try to talk to her afterwards, it will probably be in French, but that’s because she is very passionate about French and just wants her students to excel in the class. My sister is so driven and confident, sometimes I don’t understand how she does it. If she just puts her mind to something, I feel as if she can do it. I don’t need to be in her class to know that she’s a great teacher, I just know that she is,” Madison said.
(continued from page 1) chosen the colleges they would like to go to or narrowed down their choices, so for them this might not be as helpful, but for juniors this could really help them if they don’t really have an idea of where they would like to go to learn about some of the colleges. There will be a lot of options for school there and even military technicians,” counselor Susan Langan said. There will be about 85 colleges from all over Iowa and also colleges from the surrounding states. After signing up for the fair in the counseling office, participants have to register for the actual fair online. To register, go to the counseling office web page and click on the link for College Fair registration. Those registering should provide all the information asked for and then they get a bar code. Those who register should print out the bar code and take it with them to the fair. The bar code will already have all the information needed for the colleges, so when one goes around to all the colleges, they will just be able to scan the bar code instead of giving all the same information to all the colleges every time one visits a new booth, which will save everyone a lot of time. The cut off date for signing up in the office is Thursday, Sept. 15.
Sept. 13, 2011
From the president’s desk: A look into 2011/2012 Student Sentate LIndsey Davis Staff Writer
Under the direction of President Jesse Streicher, Vice President Adam Streicher, Treasurer Nate Hua and Secretary Kaitlyn Trampel, Student Sentate is off to an ambitious start. The 2011/2012 year has many projects in store, including a dance marathon through UNI, the annual West/CF blanket drive, planning homecoming and CFSI (Cedar Falls Student Involvement). President Jesse Streicher is more than excited about the upcoming year.
Q: What are some goals for the year ahead?
A: Goals for Student Senate this year include continued participation, new and original service projects and better involvement from the entire school on projects. After homecoming and the food drive, attendance usually drops off, but this year we’d like to see continued strong numbers. Student Senate is always looking for new and original service projects, so we always appreciate ideas.
Q: What are your favorite aspects of Student Senate?
A: My favorite aspects are the service-oriented atmosphere, the productivity and most importantly, the people. Having an atmosphere based on service in our school and community is a really great feeling. You can really feel like you accomplish a lot and help a lot of people. Because there is a lot of dedicated involvement in the program, the group is very productive. We never spend too long arguing over the details, and that makes the group very efficient. The people are probably my all time favorite part of Senate. All the people involved have great attitudes, are extremely helpful and have fun together. It’s just a really great group of students.
Q: Have you had any setbacks so far?
A: So far the only setbacks have been the time crunch and a fairly low turnout of sophomores. The time crunch is  normal and shows
up because we only have five meetings from the start of the year until homecoming and the food drive are in full swing. The low turnout of sophomores is also a setback because, while we focus primarily on this year, we’re also looking out for the future of Student Senate, and we like to see a strong group of returning members. Senate has had a history of being a successful group. Homecoming wouldn’t be the same without them. They’re the team in charge of shirts, the dance, assembly and coronation. Upon a Student Senate vote, the theme for this year’s homecoming is “Space.” Fittingly, the slogan is “To infinity and beyond.” So far numbers have been strong and steady, but new members are always encouraged to join. After homecoming is over, plans for the food drive will start up. Meetings take place Wednesday mornings at 7:15 in room 51. For more information, keep an eye on the Student Senate board outside the counseling offices.
Q: One of the two others in your set of triplets is the vice president. Does the sibling dynamic cause any problems when trying to make decisions? A: Having Adam as my vice president is more of a help than a hindrance. It’s really easy to plan things when he’s so easy to contact, since we live in the same house, and ideas are a lot easier to toss around when he’s always pretty close by. In general, all the officers this year are really easy to work with and are very dedicated to the program, so there shouldn’t be any problems with decisions.
Minutes Recap: Meeting 9/7/2011 Accomplished: -committees broke off into dance, coronation, assembly and days of the week -dance committee made final decisions on purchases for dance. Items included a fog machine, Christmas lights, glow in the dark stars and paint, strobe lights Still To Do: -construct a cardboard rocket ship -make the entrance look like an entrance to space -possible alien dress up contest at dance Immediate Changes: -cowboys vs. aliens day will most likely be changed to ‘80s workout day For a complete version of the minutes, visit the bulletin by guidance.
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Never Forget CF recounts Sept. 11
“I was at school; we were all
glued to the TV, [whose] reports dominated all media. I don’t know how many times I saw the planes crash into the towers. [I can remember] all the soot and ash, smoke and debris and people running. It almost made the people look like ghosts with the dust and soot on them. And I can still remember the looks of shock. You almost thought you were watching something from another country, a war-torn country, not the U.S.
Judy Timmins English teacher
When I remember hearing about it, someone mentioned a plane had hit a building. We all assumed it was the Empire State Building. I remember turning on the TV and almost immediately seeing footage of the planes crashing into the towers. It took a while for me to understand the full extent of what had happened. Hearing so much about it as a first grader, it lost the emotional impact for me because it wasn’t something I wanted to think about.”
Isak Knivsland Junior
“I was at school, teaching. The
TV was on as the second plane hit. Initially, we thought it was an accident until the second plane came in. We were just stunned. When the Pentagon was hit, we really began to worry that this was an even bigger attack than what was be playing out. It was gut wrenching to think of all those people in the plane and building. I remember walking home from school and feeling this numbness and looking at the sky. Nothing was in the sky.
John Black Biology teacher
Artapalooza brings forth vibrant artistic community Katherine Mayhew Staff Writer
The sixth annual Artapalooza was held on main street last Saturday, Sept. 10. Executive director of Cedar Falls Community Main Street Carol Lilly said, “[Artapalooza] is a great way to showcase regional artists to our community.” Some of the artists featured have CFHS ties. Former CFHS choir teacher Kendra Wohlert and former CFHS student Honor Heindl had pieces accepted. Hiendl said, ”Artapalooza is such a cool festival, because it really brings the community together and celebrates the creativity and unique expressions of artists from all walks of life.” This is the fifth year Heindl’s photography has been shown in Artapalooza. “Photography has been a huge passion of mine since the beginning of high school, and it’s so humbling and exciting to be able to share the beauty I encounter with others,” Heindl said. Wohlert’s paintings was being shown in the festival for the first time this year. “I’ve gone to Artapalooza almost every year, and I love the event. I always wanted to see if I could do something with my paintings, so this year I submitted an application which included four examples of my work. To my great surprise, joy and horror, I was chosen to participate.” Heindl draws her inspiration from the beauty in the world. “Photography has been a huge passion of mine since the beginning of high school, and it’s so humbling and exciting to be able to share the beauty I encounter with others. I love being able to evoke emotions in people with the people and places and things I’ve seen.” She uses her experiences to better her artwork: “I’ve been blessed in being able to travel quite a bit throughout my life, and being able to bring the magic of the different cultures and corners of the world to Cedar Falls is such a neat thing. There is so much beauty and joy and wonder to be found out there, not to mention in our own backyards.” Heindl has high hopes for what her artwork can achieve. “Most of our lives, we’re nearly constantly dealing with pains and trials of some sort, and sometimes it’s tough to focus on the light when we’re surrounded by so
Meg Lane photo Above: Junior Anna Love blows up balloons to provide entertainment for the young kids.
Tori Brandhorst photo much darkness. If I can accomplish anything in my lifetime, I want to be able to restore a bit of hope in humanity. I want to remind people of just how beautiful and intricately designed they are. The most rewarding thing in the world is having the ability to speak life and worth into another human. I just like reminding people with my words and pictures that there is still good in the world,” Heindl said. Wohlert’s paints abstract water colors and oil pastels that are symbolic in her life. She also showed some draw-
Left: Junior Hanno Fenech puts a henna tattoo on someone’s hand.
ings from her time in southern Africa. Lilly was very satisfied with the array of artists involved this year. Artists working in ceramics, painting, jewelry, photography, fiber, glass, wood, printmaking, sculpting and weaving showed their work. Artapalooza is a volunteer-driven event. They can always use more volunteers to help put it together. Potential contributing artists can also apply to have their work shown in Artapalooza next year.
Long way from home:
Sept. 13, 2011
CFHS welcomes exchange student from Kosovo
Rhydian Talbot Staff Writer
Some students think it’s a big deal to study at a college out of state. Alma Jashari set her bar a little higher and, for a year, is studying out of country. Jashari, a native of Prishtinë, Kosovo, packed her bags and made her move to America mid August to become our high school’s one and only foreign exchange student for the year, a rarity compared to the higher number of exchange students in years past. During her stay, she plans on playing a part in the Cedar Falls community by volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army, along with enjoying some good ol’ American traditions like camping, Thanksgiving dinner and cheering on the Panthers at
UNI sporting events. The opportunity to study abroad came through the Youth Exchange and Study program (YES), an international foreign relations program that was established after Sept. 11 in efforts to create mutual respect and understanding between the United States and students from predominantly Muslim countries. In efforts to select the most qualified candidates, exchange hopefuls from a host of countries undergo a rigorous selection process that lasts several weeks. “I went through many group activities, interviews and three rounds of tests. There were about 700 students just from Kosovo in the
process, and they narrowed it down to six finalists. It started in October, and in March I got a call that said I was finalist,” Jashari said. Students can be placed with YES host families throughout the United States, and Jashari had a few areas in mind that she hoped — and hoped not — to be placed. “I wanted to live either in California or Iowa. I have a cousin who lives in Des Moines, so I would’ve been OK living there. When I found out I was placed in Iowa, I just thought, ‘Not a farm, please, not a farm,’” she laughed. While some might not feel comfortable sharing their home and their life with a new
student, senior Megan Hahn, a member of Jashari’s host family, couldn’t be happier. After hearing about the need for a host family in the community, she and her parents discussed the possibility of welcoming a new “family member” into their lives. “My mom wasn’t sure at first because she was like, ‘No, it’s your senior year — shouldn’t we be focusing on you?’ But I really wanted this to happen.” Along with assimilating to a new family and new culture, students must also adjust to their host country’s educational systems. Jashari noted the difference in standards between American and Kosovar school systems regarding foreign language. “In Kosovo, everyone can speak English because it is an international language. People should study foreign language earlier than they do here because it’s so much easier to learn when you are a child.” Kosovar law also
requires students to attend nine years of elementary school, and from there, they must take admittance exams to be selected for high school. New lessons will be learned both in and out of school as Jashari becomes accustomed to the American way of life, but the most important things Cedar Falls and high school students can teach her are rooted in the nation’s moral values and core beliefs. America strives to accept other cultures and embrace the flavor they bring to the melting pot, and this call for unity among citizens serves as one of the principle purposes of YES. “It's important for people in other countries to see our diversity and know that it is possible to live in harmony,” Hahn said. “Hopefully they see that America is an amazing place full of good people, so when they go home they can say, ‘No, those bad stereotypes [about Americans] aren’t right.’ It’s a life-changing experience for both the student and the families.”
Jashari is our only foreign exchange student from Kosovo, a tiny country in the area of former Yugoslavia.
Sept. 13, 2011
As a female-dominated sport, tumbling takes serious athletic skill. Three men, with backgrounds in soccer, cross country and dance, put their hands and feet to the test and took to the mats. Senior Andrew Malley and juniors Raud Kashef and Richard Lam found themselves in the middle of a new gymnasium full of new equipment with not the slightest idea of what they had just propelled themselves into. “We were the only guys in high school that were there, and it just seemed like we were out of place,” Kashef said. Yet, two trainers took them under their wings of expertise and taught them. Originally, Lam was the only one going to the Black Hawk Cedar Valley Gymnastics. He lived close, with the free time and drive to learn. Eventually, Kashef accompanied him to an open gym session. “If it wasn’t for Richard, we wouldn’t be able to do this,” Kashef said. The two were planning on using the moves they learned like back flips, gainers and back hand springs in some of their dance routines. They both practiced
Feature Students start mens’ tumbling group Story by Feature Editor Lucas Hamilton
Richard Lam practices his back flip, while Raud Kashef perfects an athletic break dance move. These two juniors, along with senior Andrew Malley, have recently started tumbling.
regularly throughout the summer, trying to learn everything they could as fast as they could. Nearing the end of summer and knowing that Malley was athletic, interested and driven, Kashef invited Malley to join them for a session. “Malley caught up fast. He had the athleticism and desire to learn just like us,” Kashef said. Coincidently, Malley had been in tumbling lessons as a young child, and his mom tumbled as well. “When I told my mom that I was going to start tumbling, she got really excited that I was doing it,” Malley said. Soon, their apprehensions about being the only high school male tumblers vanished. “The trainers, one of which had been placed in the top 10 of free runners in a Red Bull competition,
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were fantastic to work with. They basically gave us free lessons and became good friends of ours,” Kashef said. With school getting back into full swing, the trainers left for college. The three were left with the goal of getting everything they had been taught mastered. “Right now, we are just working on perfecting what we have already learned like back and front flips, gainers, backhand springs and wall spins,” Malley said.
Practicing every day, even if just for 15 minutes, helps the body with muscle memory and allows the guys to get the hang of the challenging moves. “The best part of tumbling is the selfaccomplishment that I feel when I finally land a move that I’ve been working and working at. It is exhilarating,” Malley said. Even with hours of practice under their belts, accidents still happen. Injuries are one of the main concerns
of the tumblers and their families. “My mom doesn’t exactly support me tumbling because she is afraid that I’ll hit my head or break my neck,” Kashef said. “It is important to be safe, and there is always a trainer watching us when we practice to ensure that we are safe.” The opportunity to join the tumbling group is still open to any other interested students willing to overcome their fears. Malley said, “The fear that comes over you before you try is nothing compared to the joy you get after.”
Sept. 13, 2011
Proposed oil pipeline raises environmental doubts National controversy is flaring over climate” (NPR). The protests have also a proposed oil pipeline running from attracted Liz Barratt-Brown, a member tar sands in Alberta, Canada to refinerof the National Resources Defense ies on the Texas coast. The 1,700-mile Council. She claims that refining the long Keystone XL pipeline suggests pipeline-carried oil would produce eliminating United States dependence about the same amount of emissions on Middle Eastas seven new coal-fired ern oil, instead power plants. “When working with a you think about bringclose ally in reing a pipeline in that’s ducing oil prices the equivalent of seven and creating jobs. new plants, I actually However, the think that’s quite sigcrude oil Keynificant,” she said. stone XL would Tar sands are transport would have easily the dirtiest sources Karl Sadkowski to cross the entire of oil extraction. Rather Opinion Editor American Midwest than pumping oil directly to reach its destinafrom the earth, a mixture tion. At this distance, the risks of pipeof sand, clay, water and a gelatinous line leaks and prolonging the battle form of oil called bitumen must first against greenhouse gas emissions will be scooped from massive holes dug to certainly not lessen, not to mention the expose the potent combination. It is further depletion of environmentally then sent to refineries, where natural sensitive habitats coming in contact gas burners separate the oil from the with this old solution to the energy excess (Huffington Post). The liberacrisis in America. tion of this kind of oil is much more Environmental activists gatherdetrimental to the atmosphere than the ing in front of the White House hope traditional “Drill, baby, drill” approach to sway the final build-or-not decitaken by supporters of even off-shore sion. According to organizers, up 800 oil rigs—although, off-shore drilling people were arrested in only 10 days doesn’t always work in favor of the for the peaceful protests against Keyenvironment also, as seen recently in stone XL. Organizer Bill McKibben, the Gulf of Mexico. concerned with the long-term effects Nebraska Governor Dave Heithe pipeline would create, said, “The neman wrote a personal letter to tar sands are the second biggest pool President Obama and Secretary of of carbon on the earth, and if we burn State Clinton asking that they deny the them, it’s essentially game over for the federal building permit of the pipeline.
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Trevor Johnson Cartoon Heineman said although he typically supports oil pipelines, he opposes Keystone XL in that it would cross the Ogallala aquifer, a vast supplier of water for farm irrigation and drinking water to about 2 million people in several states. He disagrees with an environmental impact statement created by the State Department, asserting that leaks would affect only limited areas (Des Moines Register).
Do It for Don:
Keystone XL is only a piece of the United States’ great search for energy. While alternative energy sources are growing in popularity, the future of universal electric energy currently remains dim. Although shifting focus from one oil exporter to another may help create jobs and reduce oil prices, focus should instead lie in developing cleaner jobs and reducing oil prices altogether.
Join team effort to assist coach with recovery expense
Athletes and their coaches share a close bond, and cross country runners are no exception. Don Williams, the women’s cross country coach, was recently involved in a bike accident, from which he received a major concussion. He is currently experiencing severe headaches, but is in otherwise good condition. However, his stay in the hospital will undoubtedly accumulate hefty medical bills. Rather than standing by, both the women’s and men’s cross country teams are taking it into their own hands to help Williams by hosting a 5K run called Do It for Don. It will be held at Birdsall Park on Sept. 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Any size donation can be made to come out and run, as there is no entry fee. These teams have made the best out of Williams’ unfortunate situation. Their determination to help their coach shows dedication and exemplifies the the type of caring initiative many of us strive for. Williams has been coaching cross country for 23 years and made a difference in the lives of the many runners with his encouragement and positive attitude. More often than not, hardships such as his are talked about but not acted upon, so the cross country teams should be commended for their immediate action. Do It For Don deserves a strong turn out from students and staff, as it presents a great chance to help ease the hardship of a community member who has played in an important role for many years in coaching students, with both athleticism and a positive attitude. Note: If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to make a donation, checks can be made out and sent to Orchard Hill Church with DFD in the memo portion. For any additional questions, contact email@example.com.
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Tigers mow down Prairie en route to 41-28 victory
Athlete Week of the
Isabelle Hayes Staff Writer
The Tiger football team continurd to steamroll their way through conference play Friday night, stomping Cedar Rapids Prairie 41-28. Ranked No. 1 in class 4A, the Tigers out think, out play and out hustle opponents. They are a force to be reckoned with. The Tigers will be showing their stuff on Friday at the UNI Dome against Cedar Rapids Jefferson. But, like every team, greatness doesn’t come without a few bumps in the road. Last week, the game with Prairie was a much greater battle than some expected. “I think we need to do a better job controlling third downs on defense, those really made a big difference,” said senior captain Zach Rahnavardi, starting center for the Tigers. The Praire Hawks offered something new to the Tigers, and they were forced to adapt as the game went on. “We had some things we hadn’t seen before last night, so we need to work on that. Keep developing, keep getting better. It was a crazy game last night. Defensively we need to make some big plays and get off the field,” co-head coach Pat Mitchell said. Looking ahead to the Jefferson game on Friday, the team will be preparing for a
Beth Kosmicki Women’s Swimming Senior
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Senior runningback Barkley Hill rushes for a touchdown against Waterloo East. threatening J-Hawk quarterback, Alex Baxter. Although the J-Hawks are 0-3, they are running up to 85 plays per game. “We don’t have any game breakers. We don’t have great speed, so we have to be a very disciplined team that drives the ball down the field,” Jefferson coach Jim Womochil said. Though the J-Hawks lack
speed, the Tigers are going to be preparing for another tough game. The J-Hawks quarterback has a reputation of being a big player, in both size and ability. “They are big and getting better. They aren’t there yet, but they are getting there. They are going to play like crazy to beat us,” Mitchell said. Being ranked No. 1 isn’t
always a walk in the park. Each team is going to work that much harder to be the team that knocks out the No. 1 team. Starting quarterback for the Tigers Ike Boettger said, “We are expecting a good match-up, but we will put in the work this week watching film and hopefully take care of business Friday.”
Rich Engel Classic preview
Tigers find extra motivation in Don Williams’ accident Jared Hylton Sports Editor
The second-ranked men’s cross country team will be in action again this weekend at Birdsall Park. The Tigers are coming off a loss to firstranked West Des Moines Dowling. But the men’s women’s cross country teams
have even a heavier loss on their hearts. The women’s head cross country coach Don Williams was in a bike accident last week leaving Williams hospitalized with headaches. On Sunday the cross country teams will have a benefit 5k for Don Williams. “It was
[Troy] Becker’s idea to raise money to pay for [Don’s] medical bills,” junior Jaime Zarate said. The 5k will take place at Birdsall Park this Sunday at 3 p.m. Before the 5k the Tigers have the Rich Engel classic at Birdsall Park. The Tigers
will be running at 4:30 p.m, Thursday afternoon. “Not having Don there gives us an extra drive. Don has been a great coach, and he’s helped both the guys and girls, and hes a great person so we want to do something for him, and so he’ll remember us,” Zarate said.
1. How long have you been swimming? I have been on the high school team for four years, and I took lessons when I was little. 2. What’s your favorite part of the season? I like all of the season because at the beginning you get to meet new people, and as the season progresses you get to know them better. 3. What are your goals for this season? To have fun. 4. Who is your biggest influence? My teammates because they push me to try my hardest.
Tigers in Action FOOTBALL- 9/16 vs. CR Jefferson 7:15 VOLLEYBALL- 9/13 @ Hempstead 5:30 MEN’S GOLF- 9/16 @ Beaver Hills 9:00 WOMEN’S SWIMMING- 9/13 @ Iowa City 6:00 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY- 9/15 vs East 5:20 @ Birdsall Park WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY- 9/15 vs East 5:20 @ Birdsall Park
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From the top left corner, on Saturday, Aug. 27, seniors Ben Bonwell, Maria Dropps, Taylor Roberts, Allie Wirth, Becca Oberrider, Josh Schoon, Donita Clark, Jacob Byers, Ben Challgren, Conner Klein and Jesse Streicher enjoyed a soapy afternoon at the First Annual Senior Slip ‘n’ Slide.
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