Announcements 12/18

Today is Monday, December 18th, and it’s an ORANGE Day
Unified Basketball is recruiting players for this season! Sign up with Mrs. Brunette in Room 112 or with Mr. Hurley in Room 124 by Wednesday, December 20th. Interested students should pick up the athletic paperwork in the Main Office, in the Gym, or in Room 112. Unified Basketball is a varsity sport and is governed by the Maine Principal’s Association. An informational meeting will take place next Thursday, December 21st, during FLEX. The First Practice will take place on Wednesday, January 3rd. Boys and Girls JV Basketball players are eligible to play. Hope to see you there!
There is a holiday special for the trip to Italy and Greece in April, 2019. Enroll by December 31st and be entered to win a $100 scholarship raffle. See Mr. Flanagan for more information.
Parents and guardians: the Dragons Spirit Yearbook makes for a wonderful holiday gift! See the Yearbook website to order yours along with a holiday card:
At Maranacook on Saturday, the BHS Speech and Debate squad brought their a capella vocals to the bubbling cauldron of adrenaline-charged, kinesthetic competition. Twenty nine schools from all across Maine were represented at this frenetically festooned, final tournament of the year. Early on, Chloe Brzozowski found herself being drafted (somewhat unfairly) into the undersized Senate, accepting the call of duty as they say, while Brandt Weller, in a congressional house bulging with leisure suits, made impressive extemporaneous speeches in defense of electric cars and Net Neutrality. Meanwhile in house three, Logan Holt scored an amazing 3rd place ranking – speaking without notes or script as per usual and winning kudos from the otherwise curmudgeonly, stone-faced judges. On the speech side, Sarah Poutree brought a metaphorical stocking’s worth of merriment to all four rounds of Humorous Interpretation. And, that familiar pairing known as “Ania and Calla” took yet another first prize in Duo with their highly polished rendition of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” So then…ordinary mortals of Brunswick High…Do you accept the challenge to make a difference in the world today? And will you be at the Speech and Debate meeting after school in Room 212 to discuss matters of maximum import, to learn secret handshakes, to discuss urban legends and debunk bogus conspiracy theories? And if I add an assortment of chocolate treats into that equation will that sway your motivation in the direction of unwavering commitment? One can only hope.
In girls hockey action, the Eagles were no match for the faster and bigger Dragons. Beth Labbe led the offense with two goals with line mate Elena Palmer netting the other, as BHS beat our rivals by a score of 3 to 1. Goalie Hanna Wentworth made 11 saves to preserve the victory.  Defensive play by Colleen McKearney and Shea Sullivan limited the Eagles to just 12 shots. Way to go Dragons!

On Saturday the indoor track team kicked off its season as they competed in a 9 team meet. The girls team place 3rd overall. Micaela Ashby led the team with 18 points as she won the 2 mile and placed second in the mile. Lea Kepler also picked up 1st place points as she won the pole vault and qualified for States. Scoring valuable points in several events were Maddie Wayne, Isabella Pols, Desiree Tanner and Kathleen Koval.
The boys indoor track team put together a great meet as they out distanced the nearest team by over 50 points. Ryan Olson and Jack Harvey led the boys team with 18 points and qualified for states with Ryan Olson winning the Pole Vault and placing second in the high jump, while Jack Harvey won the 55 dash and placed second in the 200. Sam Cenescar won the high jump with a state leading 6 feet 2 inches leap.  Hunter Parker won the 200 with Donald Bromiley joining the winning in the 4 by 200 relay. Also scoring valuable points while placing second where Aiden Simmons in the 2 mile, Caleb Rand pole vault, Tyler Patterson in the mile. Sign-ups for this Friday’s track meet will begin at tonight’s track practice from 4:30-6:00.
The Dragon swim teams opened its season Friday night in Lewiston. Brunswick swimmers split with the Blue Devils, the Boys taking a win and the girls dropping a decision. Double event winners for the Aqua-dragons were Brian Hess, Matt Yost and Alex Morse. This Friday we host Edward Little at the Bowdoin pool.
A representative from Chewonki will be in the Counseling Office this Tuesday at 9 a.m. to discuss Maine Coast Semester options with any interested students. Please sign up in the counseling office and get a pass. 
Seniors and parents of seniors: the Yearbook wants your flashback photos! Did you attend the 8th grade Freedom tour? Do you have photos from little league, BAYFL, BYSL, Brunswick Rec center programs, how about a first grade field trip? Submit your senior flashback group photos to the Yearbook at dragonspirityearbook@gmail.
Yearbook will meet today and Tuesday after school in Room 135.  
A reminder to sports team captains from the fall season: Yearbook needs your sports stories by Wednesday, December 20th.
Clubs are reminded to please submit a roster and group photo to the Yearbook before winter break, unless your club has made other arrangements.
Seniors, get to work on your sales! Our popcorn fundraiser is here! Extra fundraiser forms are in the Main Office. There will be a competition among the FLEX groups, and the FLEX with the most sales wins! The sales goal is ten bags, and orders are due January 4th to your FLEX teacher. Popcorn can be picked up January 11th at FLEX.  

Today’s Dragon Special in the Cafeteria is whole grain pasta with meat sauce and a whole grain breadstick.
There’s still time to enter the Library’s 3D Printing Competition in the Library’s Makerspace! Create your own original design or modify an existing design using the online program Tinkercad. There are three categories in the 3D printing competition: Functional, Creative, and Animal Mutation! Winners of the 3D Printer competition will be announced on December 22nd, just before winter break, and prizes will be awarded! Come see what you can make! ​
The Maine Youth Action Network is recruiting high school students to be part of its Youth Policy Board. This Youth Policy Board will bring together high school students from different towns to work on issues they feel are most important. They will research the issues, brainstorm solutions, and present their recommendations to local decision makers. This group is a great way to develop leadership and public speaking skills, as well as make new friends, and go on some fun outings! The group will meet one night a week, and one Saturday a month, from January through June (location TBD). Food will be provided, and transportation can be arranged. We will be hosting an Information Session on Wednesday, January 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. at 50 Lydia Lane, South Portland. See your counselor in the Counseling Office for more information. For more information about the Cumberland County Youth Policy Board, contact Chelsea Mancini at or call 207-553-5920. 

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