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The Sentinel

Saint Luke’s School New Canaan, CT

Inside This Issue... Patriot Act Comes to SLS (3) Holiday Mailbox Massacre (3) Back in Black (5) Flachs Finds Poetry in Biking (5) Conforti Confounds the Crowd (6) Sports n’ Stuff (7-8) Why We Miss Sarah Palin (9)

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Obama:

A Clean Sweep Alexandra Jaffe Sentinel Staff Writer By 2:30 P.M. on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama had already won an election. Polls opened at St. Luke’s school at 7:30 A.M. in the middle school gym, available to any SLS student or faculty member who had registered in the preceding week. Before the polls closed at 1:00 P.M., 544 students and faculty had cast a mock vote for a 2009 presidential candidate, an impressive 94% of registered voter turnout. This was an opportunity for many SLS students who could not vote in the actual election because of their age to express their presidential preferences. In anticipation of this mock election, SLS middle school students plastered the walls of the school with posters promoting each of the candidates. About a week before the election, Mr. Haynes’s A.P. Government class presented the SLS community with a mock debate between students representing Obama and McCain. SLS students were involved, interested, and educated about this election, culminating with casting votes in the mock election. Obama won the St. Luke’s election by a margin of 24% and received 439 electoral votes compared to John McCain’s 80. Electoral votes were determined by groupings of different advisories. This early win foreshadowed a monumental victory that was reiterated over 8 hours later. At 11:00 P.M. it was projected that Obama had

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La Crème de la Crème

SLS Stages The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Alexandra Jaffe Sentinel Staff Writer

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a complicated and captivating play, recently directed at SLS by Mr. Griffa and Mrs. Doran. It’s about a dynamic teacher who takes four young girls under her wing. These girls are forever changed by the influential Miss Brodie, who tries to shape the girls in her own image, finding their potential and damaging them in the process. The girls live vicariously through Miss Brodie’s exhilarating romantic affairs and escapades. The play is based on the novel set in Edinburgh, Scotland and written by Muriel Spark. From the moment the curtain opens, the audience is hooked by the intrigue, whimsy, and, most of all, the Scottish accents. The cast of fourteen mastered this tricky accent with aplomb, proving their acting chops as they quickly adapted to a more difficult intonation for the better of the play. Miss Brodie is artfully portrayed by Mary Kelly, who is filling the big shoes of Maggie Smith and Cynthia Nixon, who have both been cast as Miss Brodie in previous productions. The four Brodie girls, the crème de la crème, are Sandy, Jenny, Monica and Mary MacGregor, portrayed by Inna Fetissova,

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won the national election. Mr. Flachsbart echoed the sentiments of democrats all over the country saying, “I am so relieved that Obama won. Now we have someone who is dynamic and inspiring. I think he’ll have a positive impact not only on the U.S., but on the entire world.” I was one of the many St. Luke’s students who stayed by the TV from 8:00 P.M., when results started coming in, until 1:00 A.M. when O b a m a concluded h i s acceptance speech. Earlier, McCain gave an impressively dignified and gracious concession speech. Tess Josel, a republican senior at SLS, commented, “I’m not pleased with the outcome of the election because the candidate I supported did not win, but I do not doubt or deny Obama’s intelligence. Obama will gain more respect among the republican population if he incorporates more conservative views in his administration.” After the announcement of the results, Obama and McCain supporters could agree that history had been made with the first African-American elected as President of the United States. M r s . Zwicker, an independent, stated, “What I am left with is a tremendous sense of optimism for the country under the leadership of Obama, and I hope that the

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Republican Party will regroup and return to the principles that the Party was originally founded on.” All Americans, democrats, republicans, and independents look to the future with hope and anticipation. Thank you to the SLS History Department for organizing and coordinating the school election!

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Kara Clark, Molly Brown and Ali Tesluk, respectively. Sandy is an especially complex character who is chosen as Miss Brodie’s personal confidant, but is ultimately able to manipulate the teacher to her own demise. Miss Brodie is involved in a complicated love triangle with Mr. Lowther, the music teacher, played by Cooper Baer, and Mr. Lloyd, the passionate art teacher, played by Alex Polyakov. The love triangle is further complicated when Sandy becomes involved with Mr. Lloyd, though he, a married man with six children, is madly in love with Miss Brodie. The antagonist of the play, Miss Mackay, the principal of the school, is portrayed by Carrie Osborne. The whole play is a flashback, with cuts to the present, represented by a conversation between Sister Helena, played by Anna van Munching, and Mr. Perry played by Jacob Parker-Burgard. A unique aspect to the production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is that Mr. Griffa decided to make a third performance for a second cast. The only roles that were double-cast for the third performance were those of Sandy, Jenny, Mary, and Mr. Perry, played by Olivia Foley, Julianne Wilson, Lilla Goettler, and Colin McIntire respectively. Lilla Goettler was acclaimed for her organization and responsibility as Stage Manager for the show. The show was performed on November 14th, 15th, and 16th.

November Superlatives 1. Dress-code Breaker of the Month: Campbell Faith Gallagher 2. Slacker of the Month: Chip Larson 3. Superstars of the Month: Emmy and Lilla Goettler (Pennies for Peace) 4. Best New Glasses: Jake Pressman 5. Best “Fact of the Week” Presenter: Julia Ward 6. Worst “Fact of the Week” Presenter: Doug Williams

Top 10 Ways to Get Rid of Thanksgiving Leftovers 1. Hang them on your Christmas Tree 2. Give them to the turkeys in your backyard for proper burial 3. Donate them to needy McMansion owners 4. Recycle them! 5. Give them to your creepy cousins 6. Throw them at cars that speed on your road 7. Freeze them for next year (no one would notice!) 8. Give them to the SLS Cafeteria for a new muffin flavor 9. Send them to McCain as a condolence 10. Initiate a food fight in Cafeteria with them (Teachers vs. Students)


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Big Brother is Watching

Jon Salamon Layout Editor Yes, it’s true. Mr. Yavenditti decided to model a new school security policy after George Bush’s Patriot Act. That means all rooms are being monitored at all times, and any incriminating evidence, including outspoken opinions, will be subject to review and may result in an afterschool detention, Saturday detention, suspension, expulsion, or taken to state and federal court for prosecution. All students are advised to be careful, secretive, and keep their opinions to themselves. In all seriousness, there is more security at St. Luke’s, but there is no new policy. According to Business Manager Julia Gabriele, the school installed one security camera alongside the bridge on the driveway. “It’s really just to keep a record of people going on and off campus. The camera is angled so that we can see the license plates of cars coming in and out,” Mrs. Gabriele said. “It’s not being monitored all the time, and we only look at the tape in case there’s an incident that we need to get to the bottom of.” There is only one camera at the moment, but Mrs. Gabriele explained that the security system is expandable and will allow for other cameras, if necessary. “No one is opposed to this. It’s really not meant to invade privacy or intrude on student activity, but to just make sure everyone is safe. Cameras are very common nowadays at schools. All of the New Canaan public schools have security cameras, so we are just following fellow New Canaan schools.” There may not be an SLS Patriot Act, but we do have tighter security, just to make sure we’re all safe—or at least that’s what they tell us.

Editorial Cursed by Catalogues

Alexandra Jaffe Sentinel Staff Writer Back in mid-October, I was waiting for the Halloween costume catalogs to arrive. But when the mail came, I was shocked and dismayed to see that retail companies had forgone Halloween and Thanksgiving this year! According to L.L. Bean, Williams Sonoma, Eddie Bauer, Hammacher Schlemmer and F.A.O. Schwartz, as well as countless other companies, Halloween and Thanksgiving were over… it was time to focus on Christmas!

November 2008 hardest, but seriously Pottery Barn, don’t expect me to get excited about buying a monogrammed cinnamon-scented candle while the temperature is still above 65 degrees. And don’t try to tell me that’s global warming! In fact, over the past six weeks, I have received so many holiday catalogs that my mailbox is breaking due to wear and tear. Ironically, there is never an ad for new mailboxes in any of the scores of catalogues that arrive. Well, I can try to stay in the holiday spirit for the next two months, but I vow that next year if we start receiving Christmas flyers in July, I will boycott the holiday season.

The Sentinel Staff Editors Alex Fomon Caroline Cullinane Layout Editor Jon Salamon

I’m sure most of you readers are also suffering from the epidemic of holiday catalogs. Now, some of you may be outraged that I am complaining about the plague of holiday catalogs. You may wonder, “What kind of Scrooge doesn’t like looking through scores of slippers and new iPods and all other potential holiday gifts?” Don’t get me wrong; I love the holiday season, complete with snow days and hot chocolate, just as much as the next person. In fact, I’m known to be more spirited than most during the joyous holiday season. But I am a bit fed up after the umpteenth catalog urging me to buy a decorative Christmas weathervane that arrives in my mailbox… in October. I know that the economy is in shambles right now and the retail industry is being hit the

Sentinel Staff Writers Alexandra Jaffe Kelly Wendt Tess Josel Campbell Faith Gallagher Billy Prince Aimee Fox Doug Walker Sports Editor Andrew Hilboldt Contributing Writers Kevin Mahoney Faculty Advisor Mr. Flachsbart

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Community News

Un Nouveau Visage

Campbell Faith Gallagher Sentinel Staff Writer This fall Mr. Batoh joined the staff as St. Luke’s new French teacher. He replaced Mr. Ferguson who retired after many years of dedicated service to the school. A native speaker of French, he moved here August 13th, 2005 from Cameroon. Mr. Batoh is an excellent addition to the language department as well as the St. Luke’s community as a whole. It is clear to see why he was chosen for a Sentinel review. How long have you been teaching? For about 15 Years. Where else have you taught school? Africa International, for three years, Centre d’education, for four years, Lycee Noabang for three years, and later in South Carolina for a few years, among others. What are you after school activities? I coach soccer; our season just ended. I loved the players on my team, they always come up to me and ask if we have practice. And in the winter I will coach basketball. How did you feel about the area? It’s wonderful! People here are much more honest. Here I feel like people say what they mean; other places they hide how they feel. This is a good thing. Also, I find students are very respectful. They always do their homework! I was not expecting such dedication. What was the adjustment to St. Luke’s like? I had trouble the first few

weeks dealing with the technology, but Mr. Shee was very helpful and thanks to him I soon got the hang of it. Also Mr. and Mrs. Yavenditti were very supportive in the adjustment. That isn’t to say that the rest of the department hasn’t been especially helpful. The feeling of community is great! What are your favorite movies/ books? Hotel Rowanda, Tears of the Sun, Amok, From the Den of my Father Fun fact: Mr. Batoh likes to wash his clothes by hand, because it is more effective, as well as making the clothing last longer.

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Green Tips of the Month 1. Turn your computer off before bed-- you’ll save $90 of electricity each year! 2. Use refillable water bottles; don’t buy new single-use ones! 3. Buy music (legally) online to eliminate the shipping and production of plastic CD cases.

SLS Teacher Crossword Across

5. Wishes she could be alive in Shakespeare’s time. 6. Sweater vests. 7. Gives tablet a new meaning. 9. Published poet. 10. Martial arts Master. 11. Lives at school. 12. Undercover Detective.

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1. Looks like Einstein. 2. Has a human brain in a jar. 3. The Messiah of Music. 4. Loves baseball as much as he loves American history. 8. Multingual husband and wife.


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AC/DC:

Arts & Living

Back in Business

Aimee Fox Sentinel Staff Writer The hard rock band AC/DC formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973. Their 1979 album Highway to Hell was a great success, but they found they were truly immortalized among great rockers with their 1980 release, Back in Black, and its title track. That album has sold 42 million copies, making it the best-selling album of all-time. Throughout their lengthy career, AC/ DC have sold over 200 million a l b u m s worldwide. Their latest release, Black Ice, is their fifteenth release to date. It was released worldwide between October 17 and October 22. The album has remained #1 on the Billboard Charts despite debuts of other big acts, such as Pink and (thankfully) the soundtrack of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. The album has also reached #1 in twenty-nine other countries and has sold over one million albums in the United States alone. Black Ice is the result of fifteen single-length songs nicely crafted together. The first track, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train,” can be simply summed up by its name. This track is the first and only single released from the album, and is a great reminder of the band’s capabilities and of their old singles, “Back in Black” and “Highway to Hell.” After the first track we go through several songs which sound almost identical and find relief in the change of tempo of in “Smash ‘n’ Grab”. The next few tracks are not so memorable, but another change of pace comes in “Stormy May Day” and from there continues on with more varied tracks like “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream” and the more rebellious finale “Black Ice.” The lyrics (and song titles) make many references to the apparently neverending war of rock music that the group

has been supporting since 1973, a theme that is very predictable for them. AC/ DC has not strayed from their trademark sound of speedy guitar solos. This album will not disappoint the old fans. Despite being fairly repetitive musically and lyrically, Black Ice is an enjoyable, easy-listening album that will please rockers everywhere. Judging by the plus-one million albums already sold, they have already achieved that. Track List: 1. Rock n’ Roll Train 2. Skies on Fire 3. Big Jack 4. Anything Goes 5. War Machine 6. Smash ‘n’ Grab 7. Spoilin’ for a Fight 8. Wheels   9. Decibel 10. Stormy May Day 11. She Likes Rock ‘n’ Roll 12. Money Made 13. Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream 14. Rocking All the Way 15. Black Ice Sound Quality: 9/10 Entertainment: 8/10 Highlights: “Rock’n’ Roll Train” and “Black Ice.”

Flachsbart Gets Biking Poem Published Kelly Wendt Sentinel Staff Writer The Broken Bridge Review, a student and adult journal and produced by Pomfret School, has selected one of Mr. Flachsbart’s poems, “Death on a Sunday Morning,” for publication. In fact, it appears in this fall’s edition. Mr. Flachsbart says he was encouraging a student last year to submit some poems to the magazine and agreed to submit one of his own poems. It wound up being published alongside the poems of many distinguished and acclaimed poets.

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The poem is about a grim occurrence on a Sunday morning, as reflected in the title. It is based on a real-life experience of Mr. Flachsbart; he went out for a bike ride and found two Hispanic men dead by the side of the road in Danbury. They were lying next to a downed power line and had presumably been electrocuted. The scene, he said, was eerie and surreal because not a single living soul was in sight even though it was broad daylight. He says he waited for the local newspaper to publish some sort of article about the death but this never happened. He then asks the philosophical question, parallel to the question ‘If a tree falls in the woods and no one sees it, did it really fall?’ But the poem puts a more haunting but equally

abstract spin on it. If two men die and only a random biker sees them dead, did they really die? Or was it an invention of the biker’s mind? The poem is well-written and teases the brain about what the difference is between reality and fantasy, life and death. Stylistically, the poem flows well and is easy to keep up with even though it has deep, philosophical content. The poem leaves the reader with an altered viewpoint about reality and truth. Mr Flachsbart says that for some reason bike riding provides him with unusual experiences that are strangely pertinent to poetry. In fact, he has plans to publish a small book of these works, if he “can only finish grading all these darned papers!”


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Arts & Living Hunting for a Lame Duck Kelly Wendt Sentinel Staff Writer

On October 17, 2008, Oliver Stone’s newest movie W., about the country’s lame duck president was released in theaters everywhere. It stars Josh Brolin as George Bush and Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush. And while it portrays soonto-be ex-President Bush as an unintelligent, partying frat boy, it is surprisingly sympathetic and forgiving to the country’s soon-to-be previous president. Although it jumps back and forth between years- it starts out in 2006 and jumps backwards quickly to the 1970’s, making it hard to follow, W still has an underlying theme. It weaves in the story of W’s relationship with his father who was also a US president, and the role baseball in W’s life. Throughout the movie, Oliver Stone uses the baseball field as a way of showing W’s emotions. When he is in a good mood, Bush would be reliving his best moments on a baseball field, while during moments of despair W. walks around somberly through the field. Even though Bush is initially portrayed as a man without a work ethic (as demonstrated through his multiple jobs he subsequently quit), it is also true that Oliver Stone portrays him as a passionate person. Also, Oliver Stone puts a new perspective on the unpopular president by showing a more personal side of his life. For example, Bush’s reaction to finding out that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction was not made well known to the media, whereas Oliver Stone shows how he reacted on a more personal level. While the nation only sees a composed president speaking calmly about the war, Oliver Stone also

shows the man’s more personal reactions to the war and the different twists and turns his presidency has encountered. To me, the movie was an eyeopener in the sense that I now feel as if I understand our president better. The movie does not justify Bush’s actions or give any sort of reason, but it does remind us Americans that the president is human and that sometimes we need to take a step back and remember that he has done the best he can, considering the unusual circumstances. And while he may have let our country down, he deserves credit for doing what he could after 9/11. Furthermore, the movie provides insight into the family life of “W.” throughout his life. So while we only see the confused face of a president, this movie shows the story behind that bewildered face and allows the watcher to better understand the entire puzzle of “W.”

Nicholas James Conforti Alex Fomon & Caroline Cullinane

Editor & Co-editor St. Luke’s songbird and town meeting celebrity Nicholas James Conforti has just announced his second appearance at the Bitter End, New York’s longest running rock club, on November 30th. Nicholas James had previously performed at the club earlier in October, participating in the Bitter End’s Composer’s Night, at which Conforti performed original compositions on piano and guitar accompanied by his James Bluntesque, melodic singing voice. Students, parents, and groupies alike made the long trek into

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downtown Manhattan to see this St. Luke’s Coffeehouse favorite perform in October, and many are already planning to return to see NJ’s end-of-the-month gig. When we sat down with the musician himself, he expanded on the inspiration behind his tender lyrics and music. After much poking and prodding, he conceded that many of his songs had been written about crazy ex-girlfriends, friends (most notably Billy Prince), world problems, and high school drama. Nicholas James is influenced by the musical geniuses of Coldplay, U2, Death Cab for Cutie, Keane, Five for Fighting, and Aqualung. Actually, so much so that Nick has been seen sporting Chris Martin’s iconic Fair Trade symbol, an equal sign tattoo, drawn in with Sharpie on his hand. Nick’s most prized possessions are his instruments: a Takimine acoustic guitar, a Fender American Strat, and his Yamaha piano, at which he is most often found sitting pounding the keys. Apart from his music, Nicholas Conforti is most recognized for his dress, and is rumored to be the recipient of the coveted Best Dressed senior superlative. When we asked him about his wardrobe, he blushed and admitted to shopping at J Crew and Barney’s Co-Op. Whether or not by his music, Nicholas James Conforti certainly keeps us all entertained and we can’t wait to see him at Bluesband, Coffeehouse, and his upcoming Bitter End performance. FUN FACT: If Nicholas James could sing any song perfectly it would be the Queen classic “Somebody to Love”.


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Phillies Win World Series

Andrew Hilboldt Sports Editor The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series by a fairly routine 4-1 margin. Game 5 ended as many Phillies games did in 2008: Brad Lidge on the mound, dominating. I have been a Mets fan my whole life, and it is painful but fairly simple to recognize the reasons for my archrival’s success. The Phillies were victorious because they had team chemistry and were built from within the system. Their team was built around players like Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins, who have been Phillies their whole careers. In addition to this talented trio was closer Brad Lidge. The New York Mets blew 11 leads in the ninth inning in 2008. If the Mets had the perfect Brad Lidge (41 for 41 save

opportunities) as their closer, they would have been NL East Champions by a fairly significant margin of 8 games. Instead, they spent a large sum of money and draft picks to claim closer Billy Wagner, who did not provide adequate results even when healthy. The New York Mets possess the second highest payroll (below the Yankees) in the MLB with $137,391,376. The Phillies have a $95,479,88 payroll, which is roughly 30% less than their NL East counterparts. As opposed to going out and getting a big name, the Phillies built a championship team from within the organization. General Manager Pat Gillick saw the potential of

Sports Brad Lidge, as opposed to spending large sums of money on a big name. There were many who argue that the Yankees were so dominant in the late 1990s and early 21st century because of Mariano Rivera. It would be no surprise to see the Phillies ride the right hand arm of Brad Lidge as the Yankees did with Mariano Rivera. A mid-90s fastball, and a devastating slider, could make for a very interesting future in Philadelphia. Recognizing his talent, the Phillies rewarded him with three-year, $37.5 million contract extension with a club option for 2012.

Football

Kevin Mahoney Sentinel Staff Contributor The football season has come to an end, and we applaud the great effort and toughness the team demonstrated this year. Their final game was against FAA powerhouse King, led by two D1 bound backs, Silas Redd and Kevin Pierre-Louis. King dominated the offensive side of the ball, running the majority of the time. Redd was able to lead King to a 35-0 victory, but despite the score, St. Luke’s showed a lot of mental toughness. On senior day, they never gave up, flirting with the end zone a couple times. Seniors Glenn Champion, Max Conte, Alex DeVito, Justin Dooley, Beau Duncan, Jon Gestal, Chip Larson, Jake Mozdean, Joe Tedder, and Ali Watson were all recognized before the game for a great and successful season. Even though the final record, 1-8, was not what these boys expected, they had a very productive season. Led by captains Tedder, Mozdean, and Watson, they were able to play at the level of most of the teams in the FAA. They had devastating losses to Rye and Hamden Hall, as well as a loss to Brunswick at the homecoming game. Mozdean and Tedder led the team on the offensive end while Larson and Watson controlled a solid and reliable defense.

November 2008 St. Luke’s looks to improve next year even though the loss of nine seniors will hurt. They will have to look for heavy production from junior QB, Andrew Bradley, Jr. WR/CB Jessup Daniel, Soph. RB/LB Henry Nelson, Jr. G/DE Peter Katsos and Jr. TE/SS, Collin Sullivan. This core group will have to dig deep and work hard to improve going into next year. This team gave the St. Luke’s community something to cheer about by playing great and exciting football all year.

Girls are Great

Kelly Wendt Sentinel Staff Writer This year, the Girls Varsity Soccer team has outdone itself. Led to victory by team coach, Mr. Helstein, and the assistant coaches, Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Westenberg, the girls were about to win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) tournament. They had an incredible season, with only one lost game. Some of their more memorable wins included the match against King, which was seven-nil, and the game against Gunnery, also seven to nothing. The team won the NEPSAC class C tournament this past week against King. Before they could go onto the NEPSAC tournament, however, they had to win the Fairfield Athletic Association (FAA) championships. The FAA championships, held earlier in November, were all big wins for the soccer team. The team is led by senior Kim Callaghan, who has a team-high of seventeen goals, and senior goalie Rachel Brittenham, who let in one goal in the three games preceding the NEPSAC finals. Overall, the team played well, as a cohesive unit, always working together. They have played well all season and have been dedicated to the sport. The spirit of teamwork is what carried them to victory, making SLS proud of them all.


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Soccer Scores Bigtime

Doug Walker Sentinel Staff Writer This year’s Boys’ Soccer Team, according to Andrew Hilboldt, four year varsity player, captain, and de facto spokesman, has been, “one the most cohesive group of players I have ever played with”. This cohesiveness is largely due in part to the closeness in age of the players -- there are no freshmen on the team, and everyone has a unified, selfless passion for winning. The boys started off well in their home opener against King with Kofi and Mike Clark scoring two goals in the beginning of the game. Nonetheless, King ended up winning the match 5-3. For the past three years, we have done poorly in the first half of the year, and worries spread that this game was indicative of another slow start. St. Luke’s rebounded with a 3-1 win against the mediocre Hamden Hall. Then, in a brief relapse, we lost to Greens Farms Academy 3-2. After losing two very important FAA match-ups, it was expected that our team would get down. St. Luke’s responded with two wins, beating Canterbury, then crushing Masters 5-0 in a major FAA victory. Two days following the Masters game, the boys headed up to Litchfield to play perennial New England power house South Kent. Unfortunately, Kofi was injured ten minutes into the game. Nevertheless, keeper Andrew Boniche held strong, saving twenty and only allowing four against a team that would go on to finish fifth in Western New England. A week later the squad stepped on to King’s turf, looking for redemption.

We were in a great situation --all our starters were healthy and King was missing their All-WNEPSSA striker. Maintaining good possession, the boys controlled the entire game, but as the clock ticked down we were without a goal. Finally, Captain Andrew Clark stepped up big to score a fast break goal hitting the ball off the upper pipe into the goal in the final minute of the game. We then struck down Harvey, continuing our winning streak, and beat Oakwood and Friends school, accumulating eight goals, while only allowing two. At this time a clear starting line up emerged in our 4-2-3-1: Andrew Boniche (goalie), Kevin Mahoney (Left Back), Matt Connors (Center Left Back), Chase Begor (Center Right Back), Andrew Hilboldt (Left Defensive Midfielder), Chris Megrue (Right Defensive Midfielder), Kevin Young (Left Midfielder), Tommy Quindlen (Left Center Midfielder, Kofi (Right Center Midfielder), Mike Clark (Right Midfielder), and Andrew Clark (Striker). Rye Country Day School has had our number for the past four years, which added an importance to the game because it would give us the chance to win the league. The game was one of the most unlucky games we ever played. Kofi hit the bar from a freekick and had a goalbound shot cleared off the line saved by an amazing defensive header by one of Rye’s backs. More opportunities arose as Andrew Clark also had a ball cleared off the line in the first half, and Mike Clark shaved the post in the second half with the goalkeeper helpless; yet, in the end we were unable to get the job done after Rye had scored two goals. We came out of the game knowing that Rye was a very good team and we had had a fateful day. The boys finished up the season

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strong with a freezing win against Chase Collegiate thanks to defensive work from Matt Connors, and a final victory against beating Hoosac 3-1. Our win against Hoosac ensconced us in a strong place in the WNEPSSA rankings, putting us over Brunswick, Salisbury, and Trinity Pawling, schools that are more than twice our size, and helping us earn the title of WNEPSSA class C champion.

SLS IQ Test

How many can YOU get right? 1. How many siblings does Mr. McClure have? a. 9 b. 2 c. 14 d. None 2. Which college did Mr. Lord go to? a. Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty b. Colby c. DeVry University d. South Harmon Institute of Technology 3. When was Chinese added to the curriculum? a. There is no Chinese in the curriculum b. Three years ago c. Six years ago d. Nineteen years ago 4. Who was the first headmaster? a. Saint Luke b. Joseph Kidd c. Edward Blakely d. Lucky Luke Luciano 5. When did Saint Luke’s become co-ed? a. Twenty-three years ago b. Fifty-one years ago c. It was always co-ed d. Thirty-seven years ago 6. How long has Mr. Flachsbart been teaching here (counting this year)? a. Fifteen years b. Nine years c. Twenty-eight years d. He doesn’t really teach here but comes here as part of his parole agreement

Answers: c, b, b, c, d, c

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