Congratulations to Danielle McCarthy and Peter Sherman who signed their letter of intents to their perspective college athletic programs on Friday April 26. Dani will be playing soccer for the Western New England and Peter signed with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
CONGRATULATIONS PETER AND DANI!
On April 28th, Mya Johnson received the Hank O'Donnell Female Athlete of the Year Award at the 78th Gold Key Dinner. Mya joins the ranks of 35 other athletes who have been honored since 1984 - only 5 of which have been high school students. We are so proud of Mya and all of her accomplishments both on the field over the pass four years and in the halls and classrooms of LOLHS. WELL DONE AND CONGRATULATIONS MYA!
On Thursday, April 25th, the LOLHS Unified Sports team participated in their first spring event of the season! Bacon Academy hosted a volleyball tournament that featured a total of 6 teams, all of which were announced to a sea of fans during their very own Welcoming Ceremony. All teams chorally stated the Teammate Oath and vowed to be brave in every attempt of the sport despite the outcome. We even lit the torch to symbolize the start of our games! All partners and athletes left with many laughs, great memories, a belly full of healthy snacks, and their very own medal! If you see the athletes and partners, please congratulate them on a job fantastically done! Our next event is Monday, April 29 when LOLHS will host Old Saybrook for a kickball tournament from 3:00-5:00. All are welcome to spectate!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Lyme-Old Lyme High School would like to recognize and congratulate Colin Hallahan for being named the Rotary Student of the Month for Music. Colin is a self directed, talented student who is able to bring his passion for music and technology together. He insists that music will continue to be apart of his life as he pursues his studies in aerospace and engineering.
LOLHS students left on Thursday afternoon for an adventure in France! Take a look at some photos:
SATURDAY, April 27th
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
OLD LYME FIREHOUSE
DRUG TAKE BACK
Bring unwanted medications for safe disposal
All medications, prescription & over the counter
Free & Anonymous - no questions asked
LYSB & L/OL Prevention Coalition
Old Lyme Police & Fire Departments,
CT State Police, National Drug Enforcement Agency
By Sadie Frankel, Robotics team member
The weekend of April 6th, the Lyme-Old-Lyme-East Lyme robotics team (aka: the TecHnoTicks) went to the New England District Hartford event to compete with our 2019 robot. The game this year is Destination: Deep Space and is played with hatch panels and cargo that teams must maneuver in order to score points (see video above).
Hartford was a 2-day event, with qualifying matches all day Saturday and Sunday morning and finals Sunday afternoon. Team 236, The TechnoTicks did well in the qualifying matches, ending 18th out of 39. Sunday afternoon, we got picked by 7th alliance captain, 3555 The Alluminati. We beat alliance 2 in our quarterfinals and alliance 6 in semifinals, bringing us to finals with our alliance. We lost in the finals to alliance 1 but put up a strong fight, getting us silver medals.
On April 24th, our team makes its way to Nationals in Detroit where we will be competing against and with some of the best robotics teams in the country. Team 236, The TechnoTicks are excited to represent the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, and East Lyme in Detroit.
Congratulations TechnoTicks for all your hard work... and GOOD LUCK on your continued journey to nationals!
Congratulations to the HS Bowl Academic trivia team who after a slow start and trailing by 40 rallied back to beat Valley 190-50! Scoring was led by Josh Liefeld who scored 40 points, followed by Kathryn Atkinson with 20 and then by Sean Spina, Connie Pan and Will Larson who each scored 10 points. The team record now stands at 4-2 with our last regular season match against Hale-Ray on Thursday, April 25th.
On Thursday, April 11th, Unified Athletics tried their foot at kickball! The game starred 4 of our current athletes, Evan Visgilio, Ezra Pyle, Katie Zbierski, and Lauren Huck. Surrounded by fans and partners, the athletes were unstoppable and were able to kick, run, and score their way to a win. If you ask Katie, there needed to be more water breaks because such hard work was being done! If you are interested in joining Unified Athletics, please email Christine Corah at email@example.com . The team meets on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 and have events once at week at surrounding schools. We hope to see you there!
Before spring break, the LOLHS Community Service Club sponsored an evening of fun and laughs. The Community Service members and advisors wanted to thank everyone who attended: players, coaches, refs, scorekeepers, and cheerleaders! Students really had a great time playing against LOLHS faculty and ... Congratulations to the faculty team who successfully defended their title in an overtime win!!
This event raised $295 for the Safe Futures Organization and collected a few more toiletries for the drive!!
An additional thank you to homeroom teachers for housing collection boxes, encouraging their homerooms to bring in toiletries, and to all those who made donations!
Megan, Leslie and the Community Service Club
On April 2nd, two of Lyme-Old Lyme High School's most talented artists, Brittany DeRoehn and Hannah Morrison, were honored at the Connecticut High School Outstanding Arts Awards Banquet. Congratulations to both of these students for their excellent achievements in fine arts and music!
WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS!
Support a Voice for All! This Friday, April 12th, Spectrum is encouraging all students to participate in Day of Silence. This day, held annually since 1996, was established by GLSEN to spread awareness about the silencing and erasure of LGBT+ students. LOLHS students can participate by electing to wear either a red or white ribbon on Friday, which they may obtain from Spectrum’s table in the commons the morning of. By wearing the red ribbon, students assume a vow of silence for the day to stand in solidarity with those who do not have a voice. Wearing a white ribbon allows students to show support without the commitment to silence for the day. Spectrum organizes the Day of Silence event at LOLHS every year and hopes to see a lot of participation this Friday!”
At the state meet on Thursday, April 4, LOLHS Varsity Math Team once again performed in true Wildcat fashion:
Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum, Ted Wayland, Evan St. Louis, Rachael Larson, Ryan McTigue & Joshua Liefeld competed against approximately 60 schools. Ryan, Josh & Evan led the scoring with 11, 9 & 9 points as LOLHS outscored about half of the schools including Mercy, Hand, Ledyard, Simsbury & Montville
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
The Lyme Old Lyme High School Science Olympiad team took an impressive second place at the State of Connecticut competition held at the University of Connecticut on March 30.
In addition to taking the team trophy, the LOL Olympians earned individual medals in 14 events including Anatomy and Physiology, Designer Genes, Disease Detectives, Dynamic Planet, Forensics, Fossils, Geologic Mapping, Herpetology, Sounds of Music, Water Quality, Wright Stuff, and Write it – Do it.
Team members include: Audrey Berry **, Gary Bocian**, Emma Danes*, Nick Fava*, Kylie Hall**, Isabella Hine*, Regan Kaye**, Rachael Larson**, Joshua Liefeld, Brynn McGlinchey**, Ryan McTigue**, Emily O’Brien**, Samantha Olson **, Connie Pan**, Nic Roth**
* Indicates State of CT Competition Individual Medal Winner
* Indicates volunteer coach for LOLMS Science Olympiad Team
Science Olympiad involves mastery of test, lab, and building concepts in an array of 23 Stem events that change every year. This has been an impressive journey for the students, many of whom have been competing since 6th grade as part of the award winning LOL Middle School Science Olympiad team. Building on their skills, these avid Olympians worked tirelessly to start a team at the high school level – a team that has been in existence only three years. In a field of nearly 50 teams, they debuted in 30th place in 2017, 7th place in 2018 and a phenomenal 2nd place this year.
Thank you to our volunteer community and parent coaches who supported head Coaches Kylie Hall and Shannon Glorioso. With new events being added each year and growing interest and momentum, we are always in need of volunteers to work with these dedicated students.
Please contact Shannon Glorioso firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become involved.
Congratulations to the entire team for your amazing efforts and performance!
Brady Sheffield is the month's Chamber of Commerce Business Student of the Month. Brady was selected for his achievements in both Mrs. Traver's and Dr. Hedwall's classes along with the fact that he already has a plan for his future. Brady plans on working for his uncle's social media company to learn about running a business which is a nice tie in to the business classes he has taken. Congratulations Brady!
11: PAB @ 6:30
12: Boosters 7
12: Winter Band Concert
13: PJ Day!
14: Senior Ball
15: Gift Wrapping 10-1
17 : Chorus Concert
20: Early Dismissal
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