Today is Tuesday, October 9th, and it’s a BLACK Day.
The town of Brunswick and The Yellow Tulip Project will be hosting the first annual Hope Garden planting ceremony at Brunswick High School tomorrow, October 10th. The Yellow Tulip Project is a local non-profit that was founded three years ago by local teenager Julia Hansen who lost her two best friends to suicide when she was a sophomore at Waynflete School. Since April 2016, the Yellow Tulip Project has spread to communities across Maine and across the US, and recently won the first ever T-Mobile Social Innovation Challenge. This honor recognizes the most influential youth organizations from around the country who have new ideas about how to create positive and long-lasting change. October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day and Hope Gardens will be planted this fall at over 50 locations across New England. In Brunswick, we will be planting at Brunswick High School, Brunswick Junior High School, Bowdoin College, the Healing Garden at Mid Coast Hospital, the Memorial Garden at Brunswick Landing, Sweetser, and The Gathering Place/Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program. Mental illness affects over 450 million people worldwide and the message of Hope resonates across the political, religious, cultural economic spectrum. The Hope Garden Planting Ceremony will take place at 11:30 AM this Wednesday, at Brunswick High School. Yellow tulips symbolize hope and will be provided for planting at the ceremony. The event will include speeches, poetry, and hope activities. All members of the community are welcome as we strive to bring hope and healing to the lives of all those touched by suicide and mental illness. If there are students interested in attending and or talking at this event to please see Ms Kunhardt today.
Juniors: Remember the PSAT will be given to all 11th grade students tomorrow beginning Period 1/2 and ending around 11:10. All students must come prepared with sharpened #2 pencils AND an approved calculator. Cell phones are not allowed during testing. Students will report to testing rooms at 7:40. Late Arrival will not be in effect on October 10th for 11th grade students. Juniors who attend a morning Region 10 program will be excused from attendance on Wednesday. Afternoon Region 10 students will have lunch after testing and late bus transportation is provided. PSAT testing will take place on the second floor of the high school and room lists are posted outside classroom doors. Juniors: You will test in the Social Studies and English wings. Check ahead of time to find the correct location. If you have questions, ask a teacher or check with the Counseling Office, the Main Office or the Library. Classes for all other grades will continue as usual tomorrow. Students who attend classes in Rooms 201 to 222: Check outside the classroom doors or with your classroom teachers for room changes.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated and New York Times Best Selling author Nicholas Carr will be visiting Brunswick High School as part of Generation Text, a new speaker series featuring prominent writers and thinkers of our time. Nicholas Carr writes about the impact technology has on our intellect and culture, and will be giving a talk tailored specifically to Brunswick High School students. Students and teachers are invited to join us in Crooker Theatre on Thursday, October 11th, during Block 3-4. This In-School Field Trip is an incredible opportunity to learn from and talk to an award-winning author. You don’t want to miss it! See Ms. Russell or Ms. Francis-Taylor for details.
Seniors – Be sure to fill out the Diploma & Cap & Gown Information form and return it ASAP to Ms. Wight in the Counseling Office.
Announcements for Clubs and Activities:
The Speech and Debate Team will be holding an important meeting after school TODAY in Room 212 to register students for the upcoming Novice tournament on Saturday, October 13th, at Lincoln Academy. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners of all stripes, including newcomers, fledglings, neophytes, amateurs, rookies, apprentices, greenhorns, tenderfoots and other interested parties to test the waters of forensic competition…Please see Mr. Sheehy for further details… Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the BHS Mathletes for their recent win! The BHS Math Team topped Mt. Ararat, Freeport, NYA, Yarmouth, Greely and Morse in a seven-way meet! Top scorers were Micah Pietraho, Leo Douhounikoff and Daniel Lyons. Way to go Dragons!
Yearbook will be meeting today and Thursday after school in Room 135. New members are always welcome.
Fandom Club will meet in the Library’s Makerspace today. We’ll be making Morse Code bracelets. All are welcome.
There will be a Girls Who Code informational meeting presented by Bowdoin Computer Science majors Thursday during FLEX in Mrs. Dolan’s room. Did you know participation in Girls Who Code counts towards the Computer Proficiency Requirement at Brunswick High School? Stop by Room 102 to get a pass for Girls Who Code!
Announcements for College Visits:
A representative from Wentworth Institute of Technology will be in the Counseling office today at 9:45. Representatives from theUniversity of Maine and the University of Southern Maine will be visiting BHS on Thursday. Get a pass in the Counseling Office if you are interested.
Sports Announcements in from the Coaches:
Girls and Boys Cross Country: The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams recently competed at the Camden Hills Invitational with great results! In the 8 team meet, the boys, led by Will Shaughnessy, and complimented by Tyler Patterson, Joey Valliere, Andrew Chingos, Cam Ashby, Aiden Simmons, Dan Lyons and Chris Tucker, ran to victory taking home the trophy. Also running for the boys were Nick DaRosa, Dylan Pols, Adam Nussbaum, Felix Battle, Simon Carney, Nick Pizzarelli, Logan Holt and Lucas Umbriaco. The girls, led by Aela Hemberger and helped by Margaret Chingos, Lillian Hatrick, Kaeden Green, Adeline Dolley, Maelys Biot and Chloe Brzozowski, finished a strong 2nd to Camden Hills in a seven team meet. Next up: KVAC Championship Saturday at Cony. Go Dragons!
Girls Varsity Field Hockey: The Varsity Field Hockey team won its game against Camden Hills 3-1. Brunswick goals in 1st half were scored at 25:08 by #12 Shea Sullivan, assisted by #18 Lea Scrapchansky; at 11:48 by #15 Maddie Wayne, Assisted by #17 Kelsey Sullivan, and in the second half at 7:17 by #15 Maddie Wayne, assisted by #12 Shea Sullivan. Defensive Back Erin Coughlin had a stellar game throwing the ball up the field to open up scoring opportunities. Maggie Folsom and Rosie White were solid in stopping scoring drives, and moving the ball with big hits up the field. Brunswick Goalie Ainsley Harrower had 8 saves. Mid-field players Eliza Rudalevige, Leah Scrapchansky, and Grace Casey endured solid passes into the circle to advance the Dragons to 5-8 this season. Be sure to come out to the Varsity Field Hockey senior game tonight under the lights at Bowdoin vs Green Bridge Rival Mt. Ararat. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Wear your black and orange to support the seniors and your Dragons Field Hockey team!
Girls JV Field Hockey: On Thursday, October 5th, the JV Field Hockey team took on Camden Hills in a 2-1 win! Camden Hills came out strong shooting, and put one past Liberty Krauss with 12:34 remaining in the half. Brunswick used the half time chat to fire themselves up. Kelsey Sullivan scored at 14:49, and to guarantee it wouldn’t be a tie, Julia Pols scored with 3:19 left in the game. It was a fun game to watch; Brunswick was working well with each other and had some great pass sequences. Anna Barnes, Delia Braillard, and Brianna Campbell all played a strong offensive game. Sara Coughlin and Caroline White played strong defensively. Krauss had 10 saves for the Dragons. The team’s record is now 6-5-1. On Thursday, October 11th the JV squad with host Mt. Ararat in the last game of the season!
Girls Varsity Volleyball: Brunswick/MTA Volleyball lost its mach to Gardiner by a score of 3-1 (15-25, 25-13, 10-25, 23-25). Brunswick/MTA was lead by Kassidy Dixon (MTA) with 5 aces and 11 digs; Calla Hladky (BHS) with 6 digs and a 2.0 passing average; and Chloe Coombs (BHS) with 5 aces and 2 kills. Brunswick/MTA’s next match is on October 11th against Falmouth. Come out and cheer on the team!
Girls Varsity Soccer: The Girls Varsity Soccer team won its game against Edward Little 5-0. Goals were scored by Marley Groat, Charlotte MacMillan, Isabella Banks, Alexis Guptil and Alex Bunker with assists from MacMillan, Bailey Hartill (2) and Emily Larochelle. Aisley Snell and Beth Labbe had 9 saves in goal. Overall, it was a competitive game on a sticky bumpy field, and a good contest between the teams. The team battled out the win and Edward Little fought until the end. Mikaela Aschbrenner, Alexis Guptil, Marley Groat and Emily Larochelle were solid at the back, and Isabella Banks and Emma Banks excellent again in midfield.
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