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JANUARY NOVEMBER 22, 2014 2, 2012 NOVEMBER 1, 2012

THE JAGROAR!

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ROAR This Edition: Paws Up/Paws Down: What WHS students think about winter, Page 3 The FAFSA: What seniors need to know, Page 5 The Environment is in Trouble: Polar vortex causes chilling climates, Page 6 The Best of 2013: Best singers, actors, movies and more, Page 9 Valentine’s Gift Ideas: A guide what to get that special someone, Page 11 WHS’s Favorite Comfort Food: The WHS population voted for their favorite comfort food, Page 13

WHS Students Become Teachers Parenting Classes Host Daycare Day, Page 8 Photos courtesy of Mrs. Robbins and exalate.com

DECA: The success of WHS’s business club Page 16


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JANUARY 22, 2014

Jag Opinion Editorial Dear WHS, Happy New Year Jaguars! I hope everyone had a wonderful vacation. With second semester on the horizon, we are halfway done with the school year! Good luck to everyone with your second semester classes! Time really does fly, doesn’t it? Before we know it, it will be summer. To our faithful readers, we are very appreciative for your support! Thanks to everyone who has signed our petition thus far. If you haven’t, come find me! For those who don’t know what petition, the JagRoar currently has a petition going around in order get printed copies of the paper. -Ariana Mandra, Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Taylor Mendes Ariana Mandra

WHS’s Favorite Olympic Sports By Casey Ergin JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, N.H.- Between the strong start to winter sports at Windham High School and the national attention focused on the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the excitement towards the sports season is palpable in the cold air. Though students at WHS seems to share the same anticipation in regards to those winter sports, everyone is excited about different events, both within school and during the Olympics. Nick Taurus, freshman, does not play a winter sport, but reports his favorite sport to watch during the Olympics is bobsledding. Surprisingly, not every sport played at WHS during the winter season is considered an Olympic winter sport. Peter Caron, a sophomore and wrestler, says that his favorite winter sport to play is wrestling, but when watching the Olympics, he enjoys the skiing events.

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Other events played in the games do coincide with sports played at school. Junior Alexia Monfette, member of WHS’s ski team, states that her favorite sports to watch are not only the skiing events and snowboarding events. Despite the lack of a spectacular wintry atmosphere in this region as of late, many students seem to be geared up for the sports of the season, and many await the Olympic Games opening ceremonies with plenty of anticipation. Photo courtesy of logodesignlove.com

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JagRoar Staff Ariana Mandra Editor in Chief

Jillian DiPersio News Editor

OPINION

JANUARY 22, 2014

What’s your New Years Resolution? By Taylor Mendes JagRoar Staff

Sophie Samuels Features Editor

Casey Brennan Opinion Editor

Ashley Domogala

“I guess my New Years resolutions would be trying to find a new pastime, be more efficient with schoolwork, and get more active.” - Megan Pope, Freshman

Activities Editor

Katey Vesta PR Manager

Ram Sheth Business Editor

Taylor Mendes Photographer Alex Desimone Reporter

Kelsey Federico Sports Editor

Mitch Campbell Reporter

“My first New Years' resolution is to drink more water (this is hard to do as a teacher!). Staying hydrated is supposed to help your immunity and just give you more energy in general. Also, when you feel hungry, many times you're actually thirsty instead, which causes you to overeat. My other New Years’ resolution is to eat more leafy greens. Everyone should do this! They're so good for you, and they're an easy addition to smoothies (really! you don't even know they're there!), soups, and stews. I'm getting married in June, so there's no time like the present to start working on being a pretty bride as my new years’ resolution.” - Laura Nickerson, WHS Staff

Erin Preble Reporter

Ms. Katherine Lanzer Staff Adviser

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“My top 3 New Year resolutions would be to, study longer, make honors roll, and procrastinate less.” - Brittany Missert, Sophomore

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OPINION

JANUARY 22, 2014

Paws Up, Paws Down Paws down to: Paws up to: "The snow! But I don't like when it gets dark early."

“The snow. My friends and I want to work on a treehouse but can’t do it because of the snow and frigid weather! - Connor Brennan, Grade 9

- Justin Manter, Grade 12

What students are thinking about winter

Paws down to: “The cold;  dislike.”   –  Brittany  Missert,  10

Paws up to: “The snow days, [I] hate the cold.” – Tabitha Brea, Grade 9

Paws down to: “The gross weather. I hate driving in the snow! - Zoe Goldthwaite, Grade 12

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JANUARY 22, 2014

GENERAL NEWS

Jag News Tentative Agreement Reached School Board, Union Propose New Teacher Contract By Jillian DiPersio JagRoar Staff WINDHAM NH –The Windham School Board (WSB) and the Windham Education Association (WEA) reached a tentative agreement concerning teacher contracts on Dec. 7, 2013. According to a joint press release by the WSB and the WEA, “The agreement was reached at a negotiating session that saw the mediator declare impasse at eleven hours after the two sides came together at 9 AM.” Teacher contracts have been an issue in the Windham

Photo courtesy of Joe Mancinelli The WEA

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community since June 30, 2011 when the previous agreement expired. In March 2013 the WSB and the WEA had finally come to a tentative agreement, but the town voted down the measure. When the WSB and WEA came together to negotiate in December 2013 they were determined the reach an agreement. In order for this agreement to pass the Windham voters must vote “yes” on March 11, 2014. If the agreement fails the two sides will need to reach another tentative agreement for 2015. For the town, the School Board and the teachers alike this agreement comes as a sigh of relief. “It is a reasonable agreement for both the town and the teachers,” says Mary Anderson, Dean of Mathematics at Windham High School. “Both sides wanted more, but everyone must compromise such that it is fair to all parties.” Likewise, Windham School Board member Michelle Farrell comments, “I am very pleased that the Windham School Board and Windham Education Association reached a tentative agreement. The Windham School District is very fortunate to have excellent teachers who have continued to work to their fullest abilities despite the fact that they

have not had a contract since July of 2011.” Some of the highlights of the tentative agreement include teachers contributing more towards their medical benefits, including premiums and co-pays. Two professional steps have also been added and there is no increase to the salary table. Cost of living adjustments have been made for veteran teachers. The new contract also defines teachers’ working environment, including club advisors, sports coaches, and school hours. The contract will last for two years if it is passed in March. Both sides are hoping that voters will approve the new contract. “The Windham School Board Members and the Windham Teachers were extremely disappointed when the contract did not pass in March 2013,” says Farrell. Anderson says that she will be voting “yes” in March. “Our students are our future,” she adds, emphasizing the importance of the educational system in Windham. For more information and the exact terms of the tentative agreement, go to http:// www.windhamsd.org/2013-12-19TA-Final-ReadyforSignature.pdf

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GENERAL NEWS

JANUARY 22, 2014

The FAFSA Seniors: What You Need to Know By Casey Brennan JagRoar Staff Graduation is fast approaching, as is more stress for the seniors. January is the month for financial aid. Seniors should start filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) online with the help of their parents. Before you get started, here are 5 things you need to have with you before you even start the application. 1. Your Social Security number

Controversy of Olympic Proportions By Casey Ergin JagRoar Staff

WINDHAM, N.H.- The upcoming Winter Olympic Games have generated a lot of buzz in recent weeks, and not just from the excitement surrounding this athletic event. Since the location of the games was revealed as Sochi, Russia, there has been a plethora of controversial disputes over everything: Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws, terrorist attacks near the host city, boycotts of the games by important world leaders and reporters, and every decision (both concerning the games and the nation’s politics) Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has made since then. Many countries in that area are against the political movements Russia has made recently. Despite

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2. Your driver’s license number 3. Your family’s federal tax information 4. Records of your untaxed income, such as child support, interest income, or veteran noneducational benefits 5. Information on your savings and/or checking account balances, investments, etc. Having these five things with you will make filling out the FASFA form very easy. Since it is online, make sure you save it A LOT! It’s one thing to fill out the form once, but if you keep losing your information it can take hours to redo it all. Also, keep your login pin number and password in a safe place.

threats of boycott, though, many leaders and nations will continue to attend the games as usual. Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said in a press conference last weekend, “I will travel to Sochi out of respect to the Lithuanian Athletes.” The United States will continue to participate in full force despite the many bumps the road to Russia has provided, though many people have made their stance against Putin’s recent political endeavors. Sophomore Rebecca Mitchell says, “We have to participate because we’re America. We shouldn’t have to worry about all that [controversy], but we have to participate.” The general consensus seems to be that the American people are in favor of continuing their involvement in the games in Russia, but are against the political movements going on in that same nation. Freshman Eileen Hughes says, “Those [anti-gay propaganda]

If your parents haven’t filed their 2013 tax returns yet, still fill out the FASFA form. Although you do need those numbers, it is better to finish everything else and then do that section later. Once you get to that step in the form, there are directions to tell you what you should do if you have not filed yours yet. Most importantly, get the form in as quickly as possible. Remember, the sooner, the better. Once you have finally finished applying to your colleges and filled out the FASFA form, the next step is researching scholarships. Get the JagRoar’s next edition to get tips on applying for scholarships!

policies shouldn’t be used during the Olympics because it prevents people who want to go from going.” She continued on the subject of the terrorist attacks: “[The terrorist attacks] could be dangerous, but I don’t see why there’s no way it couldn’t be preventable.” The current hype over the Olympics may have been good for the games’ publicity, but whether or not that publicity has been all good will be revealed when the games start on February 6th, 2014.

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GENERAL NEWS

JANUARY 22, 2013

The Environment is in Trouble Recycling at WHS By Bryan Deranian JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, NH – Recycling, a controversial 21st century subject, has caused quite a stir at Windham High School. With the evolution of technology and the new ability to recycle almost anything, recycling in modern society has taken off. Anywhere that even the smallest amount of recycling is possible there is controversy on whether to reuse, reduce, and recycle or not. Windham High School is one such place. A 21st century high school that is in its fifth year of operation, Windham is experiencing some of the controversy surrounding recycling. For the first time since the school

has opened the school has started to recycle after an increased effort by some of the student population to be a “green” school. Devin Marino, a senior at the high school and President of the Go Green Club was kind enough to explain. He said, “ Windham High School is a very technological based school. However we still use lots of paper and other products and fail to recycle anyways. I think that since we are so technology oriented that we just forget the fact and fail to do our duty and recycle. We certainly have the resources to recycle so why not? It’s helping the economy and the earth?” Many students at WHS agree with Devin, but not all share his viewpoints. Brandon Dreyfuss, a senior at WHS who is very active in the school community said, “I can see where he is coming from

and all but just think about it. Is it really practical? Is all the work we are going through to recycle actually going to be worth it? I think not. In the long run we are just one tiny, obsolete fraction of the overall system recycling in the world and are not making a difference at all.” Brett Armstrong, a senior at Windham High School last year said, “ I agree with the morality of recycling here at WHS but I just don’t agree with the practicality of it. Not only must the recycling structure be set up but also who is going to run it? The janitors are. As far as I am aware there are 2 fulltime day janitors here at WHS. They have to deal with all the problems that the 800 students and faculty here at WHS create. Adding the responsibility of recycling to their jobs is just too much.”

The Coldest “Hot” Story By Katey Vesta JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, N.H.- It’s common for New Hampshire to get very cold, harsh winters. However, -30°F or -50°F in the daytime is not usual. The Midwest has felt this chill, or possibly barely felt anything at all what with all the numb fingers and toes. It may seem like a very harsh cold snap, but in reality it’s a phenomenon known as a polar vortex. According to the Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist, Frank Giannasca, a polar vortex is basically a great swirling pool of cold air located tens of thousands of feet in the atmosphere. Polar vortexes normally swirl around the

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poles, but this one has pushed its way down south into the U.S. WHS science teacher Matt Bryant explains why this particular vortex has travelled so far south. “From time to time (every 5-15 years or so),” he says, “the winds in that vortex weaken a bit, and that causes that swirling motion to loosen and push the ‘jet stream’ down south.” He also explained that the jet stream is “The system of upper-atmosphere wind currents that carries a lot of our weather from west to east.” It’s quite common for polar air to be displaced, but not so typical for so much to come this far south. Some people are taking this bitingly cold snap to mean that global warming doesn’t exist, and some think that global warming is

causing this erratic weather. The fact is, there’s no evidence to support either claim. Cliff Mass, a weather expert at the University of Washington, says that “The claims that greenhouse warming causes more cold waves like we have seen this week really seems to be without any basis in observational evidence or in theory.” “I think the big difference these days is that social media blows a lot of this stuff out of proportion and so we hear more about it,” says Bryant. The knowledge that people are currently fighting through negative double-digit temperatures does, however, make one much more willing to go outside on a practically balmy 2-degree day.

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GENERAL NEWS

JANUARY 22, 2014

What Really Happened School dances never actually cancelled By Jillian DiPersio JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, N.H.- If you recall, towards the end of last year there was a rumor circulating about school dances. The rumor was that, after a couple of incidents at dances early on in the school year, all other dances were cancelled. Windham High School became a first-class example of what can happen when suspicion turns to rumor, and rumor turns to accepted fact. “We had some very wellknown incidents at last year’s dances…and dances just didn’t happen after that,” confirms Assistant Principal, Bob Dawson. He continues, “There was never any conversation that any of us had that I remember where we

were considering not having dances. We just didn’t have anymore. The student council and all of the groups, no one organized one after that. I think people got it in their head that we weren’t having any more [because of the incidents].” Even now many students believe the rumor. “I heard there was supposed to be another black light dance [last school year] but they cancelled it because of what happened at the other dances,” says WHS Junior, Magda Mazri. Students were surprised to hear that dances were never actually cancelled. Likewise, Dawson says that students last year came up to him asking if dances had been cancelled because of the incidents. He told them that they had not been cancelled, but even that was not enough to offset the wild rumor. Dawson says that it would not have

been reasonable for the school to cancel last year’s dances after one or two incidents. “The actions of three, four, five, six and maybe who knows how many more [students] that we didn’t catch… ended up making the whole thing a mess,” he says. However, he believes that it would be unjust to “cancel dances for 785 kids based on the actions of five, that makes no sense.” Dawson warns, however, that if there are more incidents the school may have to “handle dances in a different fashion. That is something that we may have to consider if we see a pattern.” The hope among staff and students is that, now that dances are being scheduled for the school year, students will make smart decisions so dances can continue without any changes, though they were never in fact cancelled last year.

Notice: Lost and Found All lost & Found items are clean and ready for pick up!!! Please claim all clothes & miscellaneous items by February 19th. All lost & found clothing will be donated the Friday before February vacation.

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GENERAL NEWS

JANUARY 22, 2014

Daycare Day at WHS Students Become the Teachers By Casey Brennan JagRoar Staff "The Parenting and Child Development class rose to the challenge of being a teacher. I am very proud of all of them. It was a great success and I look forward to the next one." Mrs. Robbins- Parenting and Child Development teacher

Photo courtesy of Mrs. Robbins Students and children singing

“It is very difficult for parents to leave their precious little ones with anyone, let alone leave them in a high school, yet as soon as Cam [her son] and I entered the room and was greeted with the warm smiles from all of the ladies, I felt much more at ease. Thank you so much for the great day, you and the girls did an absolutely amazing job!” Mrs. Talon- WHS Teacher Photo courtesy of Mrs. Robbins WHS Junior, Sam Bonano, and Cam Talon

“I thought that Daycare day was so fun and I wish that we could do it more often. All of the kids seemed like they were very excited and happy to be there. We as the teachers for the day fulfilled our tasks to take care of the children and control the situation while keeping them happy and entertained.” Kayla Jolicoeur- WHS Senior

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Photo courtesy of Mrs. Robbins Mr. Kaplan with his son, Elijah, and Mrs. Talon with her son, Cam

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JANUARY 22, 2014

Jag Features Best of 2013 Best New  Artist:   Winner:  Macklemore  and  Ryan  Lewis

by Casey Brennan

You voted! Here are the results Best New  Movie:   Winner:  Catching  Fire

Best Video  Game:   Winner:  Grand  Theft  Auto  V

Best Female  Artist:   Winner:  Beyoncé Best  Technology  Product:   Winner:  iPhone  5s/5c

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THE JAGROAR Best Male  Artist:   Winner:  Justin  Tinberlake  

FEATURES

JANUARY 22, 2014

Best TV  Show:   Winner:  Big  Bang  Theory

Best Song:   Winner:  “Can’t  Hold  Us”

Best Band/Group:   Winner:  Maroon  5  

Best Actor/Actress:   Winner:  Jennifer  Lawrence

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FEATURES

JANUARY 22, 2014

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by Sophie Samuels Having a difficult time finding gift ideas for that special someone? Here’s some good ideas to think about!

For Girls:

Life sized Stuffed Animal It’s one thing to buy your girlfriend a stuffed animal, but how about one so big that she’s overwhelmed with love?

Chocolate Everyone knows that girls LOVE chocolate. This is a great gift to give to your girlfriend because every time she reaches for chocolate to munch on, she’ll think of you.

Roses This cliché gift for girls on Valentine’s day is cliché for a reason. Roses are pretty, nice smelling, and make girls feel like you really care.

Candles Girls are suckers for nice scents. With a candle, your girl will always think of you when she lights it.

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FEATURES

JANUARY 22, 2014

For Guys: Mix CD

Matching Heart Keychains

One thing that guys love is music, and to make a cd with all of the songs you know he loves or songs that you enjoyed together will make his heart melt every time he plays a tune.

Getting your boy toy a heart keychain will remind him of your relationship whenever he goes to open his backpack or take out his car keys.

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Picture Frame with Picture A wonderful gift for you boyfriend is to put a sweet picture of you two in a picture frame! It’ll make your man’s heart melt.

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Heart Brownies The way to a guy’s heart is through his stomach right? Your boy’s taste buds will be tingling with homemade heart shaped brownies that’ll give him

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FEATURES

JANUARY 22, 2014

Ways to De-stress After Midterms By Ariana Mandra JagRoar Staff After long nights of studying and cramming and 2. Talk to your friends – One of the best ways to anxiously awaiting the final grades for midterms, anyone would be left feeling high strung and stressed out. Here are some ways to distress after those frustrating tests:

1. Stay Active – Remember what Elle Woods

said in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” When people exercise, a chemical in the brain is released that causes you to be in a better mood. If you are really feeling stressed, go for a run or lift some weights. This will keep your stress levels down.

calm yourself down is by surrounding yourself with positive people. Even if they just make you laugh, it will help you forget about school and grades for a little while. 3. Get in perspective – A single bad grade will not change your entire life. Do you think that if you get a C on that one final your senior year, you will remember that when you’re fifty or sixty years old? The truth is that you probably won’t. Although it may seem like a big deal right now, in the long run it won’t really affect you. Don’t fret about what you got on your midterms, and just enjoy your life in the present.

WHS’s Favorite Comfort Food! By Katharine Vesta JagRoar Staff The results are in for WHS’s favorite winter comfort food! 4. Add cheeses and mustard and stir until completely For the past few weeks, the school has cast their votes as to whether they prefer baked ham, roasted chicken/turkey, chili, stew, or homemade macaroni and cheese. The winner with an impressive 50% of votes was homemade macaroni and cheese. This is one of my personal favorite comfort foods, and it’s great both on its own and as a side for something heartier. Ingredients: 2 cups elbow macaroni 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 8 ounces cubed Velveeta Crushed Ritz crackers (optional) Directions: 1. In a large pot with boiling salted water, cook elbow macaroni until al dente. Drain. 2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat melt butter or margarine. Whisk in flour and stir vigorously. 3. Add milk and cook until thick and bubbly, about 5 to 7 minutes.

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melted.

5. In a large bowl mix together the drained pasta and cheese sauce mixture. Toss to coat evenly.

6. Pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Top with cracker crumbs if using.

7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes.

8. Take it out and let stand for 10 minutes to cool.

Photo courtesy of cookingclassy.com

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JANUARY 22, 2014

Jag Sports Winter Sports Update Windham Jaguars Off to a Great Start in Their 2013-2014 Seasons By Kelsey Federico JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, N.H.  -­‐  The  varsity   boys’  basketball  team  has   maintained  a  solid  record  of  5-­‐2   thus  far  in  the  season.  They   started  off  the  season  with  four   amazing  straight  wins,  and  in   their  7th  game  our  boys  faced  a   close  loss  of  66-­‐62  against   Pembroke  High  School.     The  girls’  varsity  basketball   team  pulls  through  with  a  4-­‐3   record  so  far  in  the  season  with  a   few  close  games  against   Goffstown,  Merrimack  Valley,   and  Pembroke.  Nevertheless,  the   girls’  had  a  huge  62-­‐30  win  over   ConVal  to  open  up  their  season.     The  wrestling  team  remains   undefeated  in  their  2013-­‐2014   season  with  3  wins  in  total   against  Campbell,  Bow,  and   Newport.     The  boys  ice  hockey  team   even  had  a  visit  from  the  famous   Rene  Rancourt  who  sings  the   National  Anthem  several  times   for  the  Bruins.     Overall  a  great  start  to  our   2013-­‐2014  winter  seasons  here   at  WHS!

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Photo by Google Images Rene Rancourt sings the National Anthem for our boys ice hockey team.

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SPORTS

JANUARY 22, 2014

Recruiting Tip of the Month By Kelsey Federico JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, N.H. - Knowing that you want to play a sport in college can be a difficult decision in your life, but what is even harder is knowing which division you want to play in. Let’s break each one of them down. Division III consists of the most colleges and universities out of all three divisions with over 420 member institutions. The schools that participate in Division III choose to not offer athletically related financial aid to their student-athletes. So athletes who are recruited to play in Division III do not receive any athletic scholarship money. The level of play is solid, but not as high of quality compared to the other two divisions. Students who take on time-consuming majors such as nursing or engineering may find that Photo courtesy of the Windham Patch Division III suits them the best because it is less of a Some colleges are stricter than others. Some may time commitment than Division I and Division II. “own” their athletes while other schools will allow Division II is an intermediate-level division of much more freedom. It all depends on what school, competition in the National Collegiate Athletic because every college is different, which is why Association. Unlike Division III, Division II does you must research all different programs before offer athletic scholarships. It is not as intense as making a decision. Division I, but is more competitive than Division III. This division serves as a solid medium for people that are searching for a place in between. Division I is the most competitive and timeconsuming division in the collegiate level. Division I is much more intense and is a huge commitment.

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Jag Activities DECA

Photo courtesy of Ms. Simmons Last year’s trip to California for nationals.

‘We mean business’ By Ashley Domogala JagRoar Staff WINDHAM, N.H. - DECA is a club with a lot of history and prestige. DECA is formally known as an association of marketing students. However, to students, it is an opportunity to show off their business skills and prepare for the future.

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DECA was founded in the U.S. in 1946 as a way to prepare “emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe,” according to its website. Ms. Simmons founded Windham’s chapter of DECA three years ago for people who wanted to take their business classes a step further and apply their learning to the

real world. Anyone who was interested in marketing and business management joined. Windham’s DECA was a success right off the bat. It qualified for nationals both its first and second years, a real feat. Competitions are intense, but they’re also really fun. There is the serious side of the competition, Story continues on Page 14.

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DECA, cont. where students must present themselves and their idea professionally. Entrepreneurs and partners present business plans, which range anywhere from retail to hospitality. Students can enter individually or with a partner. Judges will give the student a situation, and he or she will have to address how to handle the situation. Then, there is the fun side of the competition, where students get the opportunity to listen to a keynote speaker and learn even more business skills while meeting tons of new people. There are plenty of people to meet, as over 500 teams compete in the state competition in Manchester. The first, second, and third places go to nationals, which are held in some pretty exciting places with people from all around

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Service & Cash Opportunity The Nesmith Library’s teen librarian is extending an invitation for students to create a 30-90 second video promoting the Summer Reading Program’s theme, which is “Spark a Reaction”. Contestants must submit their work by February 14 for the chance to win $275! This is a great opportunity to help out your money while possibly earning a little money for yourself. Check out the link below for the rules: http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/ programming/teen-summerreading/teen-video-challenge/

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the world. Last year’s winners from Windham went to nationals in California. This year, contestants will have the opportunity to go to Atlanta. Ms. Simmons is confident in this year’s DECA members. “I am very

excited for Windham; we have some very talented students this year,” she said. “I expect we’re going to win and go to nationals.” The DECA club also runs the school store, where you can find Jagwear, snacks, and some school supplies. This enables students to experience first-hand the operation side of a business. So next time you pass the school store, drop in and talk to some people to find out what business is all about. About twenty-five members usually meet every third Thursday after school. It’s too late to join this year, but if you’re interested, check it out and join next year! It’s a great addition to your resume and a great opportunity to earn scholarships and score internships.

WHS Club Calendar What’s going on in your school? By Ashley Domogala JagRoar Staff Mondays: 7am: French Honor Society 7am: A Cappella Choir 2:30pm: JagRoar Newspaper Tuesdays: 7am: Musicality 7:15am: Peer Leaders

(every 2nd Tue. of month)

2:30pm: SMILES 2:30pm: Yearbook Club 2:30pm: FIRST Robotics

Wednesdays: 6:45am: A Cappella Choir 2:20pm: Rap Club 2:30pm National Honor Society (every 3rd Wed. of month)

Thursdays: 7am: Musicality 7:15am: SALT 7:15am: Book Club Fridays: 6:45am: A Cappella Choir 7:15am: Go Green Club (every other Fri.)

2:20pm: Art Club

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