The Visual Arts Department of Lyme-Old Lyme High School is proud to announce outstanding results from this year’s Future Choices Art Show, sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance.
In the Printmaking category, Junior Emily Archer won First Place. Emily also won Second Place in Drawing. Senior Skyelar Shaw also took two awards: Third Places in both Painting and Drawing. Junior Claudia Mergy was awarded First Place in Painting, while Senior Margaret Berger took an honorable Mention in Sculpture. All 18 of our submitted works were juried into the show, including pieces by Penelope Small, Lauren King, Brandon Lee, Sophie Warlitz, Abbie Berger and Natalie Rugg.
All participating students deserve credit for helping LOLHS win the Judy Streeter Outstanding School Award for the fourth consecutive year. Congratulations!
Students who reside or attend school in the 24-town Shoreline region are eligible to submit up to three works each for this juried competition. Cash prizes are awarded to award-winners, and other prizes and scholarship awards will be announced after the opening reception this Sunday, February 26 from 3 - 5pm, Sill House Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The show will run until March 7, with gallery hours from 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday.
On Thursday, February 22, Rose Datum testified in front of the state legislature on behalf of the Connecticut Library Association. Rose works for our own Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes town library and she chose to have her voice heard.
The CT State Library budget is part of the overall Governor’s budget for the state, and it is facing cuts this year. CLA was looking for people to testify in front of the appropriations sub-committee on behalf of libraries, and they were looking specifically for students. Rose stepped up, wrote her own testimony, and was the first student to present her very eloquent case.
Take a look at her written testimony:
It’s been a long 42 days!
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – FIRST - combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is known as the ultimate “Sport for the Mind”. Three hundred thousand high-school students from over fifty countries as far away as Israel, Hawaii, China and London compete. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week “build season”, teams of students are challenged to build and program industrial-size robots, to play a difficult field game with, and against, like-minded competitors.
On Tuesday night, the 42 days of the TechnoTicks “SteamWorks” build season came to an end and FIRST Team236’s 2017 robot was finally “bagged and tagged”. Members of the team were hard at work over the February vacation, supported by their extraordinary teachers and mentors.
This year’s game simulates a Jules Vernes-style character attempting to launch his steam-powered airship. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction" and steampunk is a genre of science fiction with a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. Think Phileas Fogg travelling around the world in 80 days, or Captain Nemo in 20,000 leagues under the sea. “The airship needs a particular pressure of steam and a particular configuration of gears to launch, so the Ticks built a robot capable of picking up and placing multiple gears into a particular pattern and collecting and shooting fuel elements (large, neon green wiffle-balls) into a ‘furnace’. The first 15 seconds of each game are autonomous when the robot’s drivers stand back and hope that their pre-programmed robot scores high. That is followed by a 2 minute 15 second game where the drivers take control of their robot, following their game plan and adapting it in response to their opposition’s strategy.
As a FIRST “Hall of Fame” team, the TechnoTicks will travel to St. Louis in April to represent the school at the FIRST World Championships. Between now and then, they will compete in at least two District Competitions and, if they qualify, a North East Regional Final. Each competition lasts from Friday night practice, through to Sunday afternoon finals and requires as much dedication of it’s team as any other varsity sport.
GOOD LUCK TO THE TECHNOTICKS!
The Ticks would like to thank their mentors, the custodians and the administration for their support of the team over the past six weeks. Follow the team’s competition season at:
I would like to thank Sarah Crisp for writing and sharing this article and photos with me for posting.
Take a look at the Day's article about LOLHS' campaign: #ProAtBeingMe! ....
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From CASFY...Please read the following Parenting Tip. This comes after the truly compelling Assembly held at LOLHS and the reflections from students that followed.
Raising Healthy Boys is the theme for upcoming events, programs and activities being sponsored by the Lymes' Youth Service Bureau. On Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
at LOL Middle School Auditorium please come join us for the screening of the award winning documentary: "The Mask You Live In" - followed by a discussion led by Safe Futures and Child Family Agency. It is free and open to the public.
(Due to mature content recommended for ages 14 and up)
Congratulations to Matthew McCarthy who was selected as this month's Rotary Student for World Languages. Matthew was selected due to his determination to perfect the language and his desire to learn about other cultures of the world. He is a leader both in the classroom and out with talents, skills, and a mindset that makes him stand out from the rest. In class, he embraces and celebrates cultural similarities and explores cultural differences with curiosity and an open mind. Cultural skills and awareness are essential in today’s world, and with Matthew’s talents and leadership, he will build bridges between people and communities, and truly make a difference. Well done Matthew!
Three Lyme-Old Lyme High School students were recognized at this year’s Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards. Junior Claudia Mergy received a Gold Key for her painting, “Asparagus and Cupcakes.” Silver Keys were awarded to seniors Skyelar Shaw (Drawing: Two Crystals) and Margaret Berger (Soapstone Sculpture Polar Bear). We are also proud to announce that Skyelar was offered a $20,000 annual scholarship to the University of Hartford Art School in recognition of the quality of her portfolio. Claudia’s painting will go on to be juried at the national level later this winter. Congratulations to all who participated!
On Friday night at 8:45 pm 68 freshman students got LOCKED-IN! They enjoyed pizza, games in the gym, movies, Wii and just good old "hanging out" with friends. Then they got comfortable on the gym floor at around 2 am for some quality sleep time! Thanks to all the chaperones who made it happen.
On Friday, February 3, students listened attentively to Chris Herren share his experiences about drug addiction. He was one of the most compelling speakers I have ever heard and more importantly, the feedback from students, teachers and parents alike, indicated that they felt the same way.
Due to the support and planning of our Lymes' Youth Service Bureau and the amazing efforts of all the students in REACH (Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help) the day was a true success. #ProAtBeingMe campaign began with a bang! The idea came from Chris Herren himself... basically, when we are "pros" at being ourselves, we don't need turn to drugs or alcohol. REACH students are planning on continuing the "#ProAtBeingMe" through various activities through out the rest of the year. The goal is to help students feel good about themselves and support each other at being a "PRO"! Take a look at this this great video created and produced by the students of REACH!
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