By Sr. Vazquez
Students have been studying the impact of technology and science in the USA and in the Spanish-speaking world. One of the tools for students to be able to communicate ideas about this futuristic thinking is the different kinds of future in Spanish. After a week of conjugating, answering questions and writing in the journal, it was time for students to practice the future in some real contexts such as the following: reading the horoscope from a Spanish newspaper, practicing with a fortune teller made of paper, and pretending to read the future with a ball as a professional fortune teller. Students talked in Spanish throughout the class. Who said that it wasn’t possible to speak in Spanish for 1 full hour?
By Sadie Frankel
After 46 days of working on the 2019 robot, the Technoticks from LOLHS and ELHS are ready to put it away until competition. Build season was the time between January 5th and February 19th, in which teams were able to work on the robot that they would compete with for the entire year. At the kickoff, the teams learn what the game will entail this year, and therefore, what they will spend the next month working on getting their robot to do. This year, the game was called “Destination: Deep Space”. In this game, teams must design robots that can:
For more information on the game, check out the video below. The technoticks have been working hard this year, in order to do well. Team 236 is a Hall of Fame team, they won a national award a few years back and are therefore able to compete in national competitions, no matter their standings in local competitions. Despite this, the team wants to do their best to earn their title and prestige. The first competition is in Waterbury, CT on May 9th. They have 6 remaining hours that they can use up to the competition to put final finishing touches on the robot.
Good Luck Technoticks on your season and...
Congratulations on an amazing build season!
Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team for their third place overall finish at the Sacred Heart Invitational Tournament. The Lyme Old Lyme olympians also placed 15th overall out of 48 schools in the greater New England area at the Harvard Invitational Tournament. Congratulations to the entire team for their outstanding achievements.
In additional to the team bronze medal, a big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the individual medal winners: Audrey Berry, Emma Danes, Isabella Hine, Regan Kaye, Rachel Larson, Brynn McGlinchey, Ryan McTigue, Connie Pan and Nick Roth.
Good luck at the State competition on March 30!
Congratulations to Jeffy Joshy who was recognized as the Chamber of Commerce's Business Student of the month. So far Jeffy, has been focusing on the Accounting/Finance areas of the business classes offered by the department. He is doing very well in both areas. As for career aspirations, Jeffy is investigating Accounting or Forensic areas.
Way to go, Jeffy!
On Friday, February 8th, the Mock Trial team traveled to Quinnipiac Law School for the Civics First Mock Trial Quarter Finals competition. The first trial saw the LOLHS Defense team compete and win against Valley-Regional’s Plaintiff team. This was a milestone for the team as they then advanced farther than they have in the past. The afternoon trial saw the LOLHS Plaintiff team compete and win against Crosby High School’s Defense team. This propels LOLHS into the top 7 schools in the State. Those schools include: Westhill, Kings-Oxford, Weston, West Haven, Fairfield Ludlowe, and Trumbull. The date of the next round is being determined but the LOLHS Defense team will compete against Weston High School, last year’s state runner-up. The LOLHS Defense team consists of: Captain Kellie Sablone, Conner Wyman, Sarah Hayward, Jack Manthous, Kate Cheney, and Ava Berry. The LOLHS Mock Trial program is led by teacher Sarah Hylas. Local attorneys Rob Stiles, Russ Bowman, and Fran Sablone assist in teaching the students legal procedure.
The Day, February 10 Reported:
Old Lyme's Britney Detuzzi soars into her landing on a tumbling pass in her floor routine at the Shoreline Conference gymnastics championship on Friday at ABC Shoreline Gymnastics in East Lyme. Detuzzi won the event and captured the all-around title to lead the Wildcats to the team title as well. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Published February 08. 2019 10:02PM | Updated February 08. 2019 11:33PM
Day Staff Reports:
East Lyme — Old Lyme's Britney Detuzzi and Maria Denya finished 1-2 in the all-around to help the Wildcats capture the Shoreline Conference gymnastics championship on Friday at ABC's Shoreline Gymnastics Center.
Old Lyme finished with 124.9 points to edge Valley Regional, the runner-up with 119.25.
Detuzzi finished with an all-around total of 35.5 and won all four individual events — vault with 9.3 points, bars with 8.5, balance beam with 8.6 and the floor exercise with 9.1.
Denya finished with an all-around total with 33.1, tying Detuzzi for first on beam (8.6) while placing second on bars (8.1) and floor (8.3) and adding a third on vault (8.1).
Valley's Leah Frantz finished third in the all-around with 31.85 points while two Old Lyme gymnasts won medals as Chloe Cahill was third on beam (8.2) and floor (8.1) and Erin Ward was third on bars (7.8).
Alec Speirs, a junior at Old Lyme High School, is in the midst of his second season competing for the East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team. Alec, a winger, was named an assistant captain for the Yellowjackets this winter.
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Students from Lyme-Old Lyme High School competed in an invitational Science Olympiad competition at Harvard University and the competition consisted of 48 teams coming from many different states from around the nation. Medals were awarded for top 6 teams in each of the 23 different events. Lyme-Old Lyme High School students earned medals in 4 of the events in the competition.
All in all, a FANTASTIC day which will help us keep preparing for our state competition on March 30 at UCONN.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Anatomy and Physiology - 5th place Brynn McGlinchey and Kylie Hall
Fossils- 4th place - Ryan McTigue and Connie Pan
Thermodynamics - 2nd place - Ryan McTigue & Bella Hine
Wright Stuff - 1st place - Nick Fava & Regan Kaye
Last week members of the National Spanish Honor Society went to Tequilas restaurant for a debriefing and cultural meeting. All the members ordered in Spanish as they interacted with the waiter who was originally from Ecuador. All the food was authentic. The meeting went well and we had fun. Spanish will not only open more doors in the workplace; it’s also helpful when ordering in Mexican restaurants and having fun with friends and family.
JV Math team scores another victory ending
the season an overall champion!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Take a look at what The Day posted as LOLHS' heart and soul of the boys team!
And ... way to go with they exciting win against Old Saybrook Friday night! In case you didn't get a chance to see their promo before the game... here you go!
Eleven Lyme-Old Lyme High School students were recognized at this year’s Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards. In painting, Senior Alex Williams received a Gold Key and an Honorable Mention, Senior Kathryn Atkinson received a Gold Key, Senior Hannah Morrison received a Silver Key and an Honorable Mention, Junior Summer Siefken received a Silver Key and Junior Sarah Conley received Honorable Mention. In the Drawing category, Marina Melluzo received a Gold Key, while both Connie Pan and Brianna Melillo received Honorable Mentions. In Sculpture Senior Britney DeRoehn received a Silver Key, while in Ceramics Junior Taylor Thompson received a Silver Key and Senior Caroline Sagristano an Honorable Mention.
Gold Key works will go on to be juried at the national level. Congratulations to all who participated and to the award winners... Well done WILDCATS!
A group of science students weathered the elements as they visited Plum Island. Students were given a private tour by Mr. Golden. They participated in a seminar about the facility and then explored the island to learn about the ecology. It was an amazing opportunity.
The Sophomore Class of LOLHS is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs this spring. All items are guaranteed to grow and bloom, and our group earns 50% profit on every sale.
It’s easy! You can order from one of the members of the sophomore class or make your selections online.
ONLINE ORDERING: Please click on https://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/shop/?affiliates=lolhs2021springbulbs and you’ll be directed to our fundraising page. Include your payment billing and shipping information, and enter Class of 2021 at Lyme-Old Lyme High School in the Group Name.
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