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Daily Bulletin | Monday

March 13, 2023

Green Day

 

We know that all Hilltoppers have talent, and if you would like show off your talents, we invite you to audition for the St. Johnsbury Academy Spring Talent Show. Bands, singers, dancers, and performers of all kinds can sign up with Mr. LaCroix in Student Life to reserve their audition slot for the week of April 3rd through the 7th (times vary by day). The main event will take place on April 14th, so even if you feel like keeping your talents to yourself for now, mark your calendar to come see your talented classmates and teachers in the St. Johnsbury Academy Spring Talent Show.

 

Hey Seniors! Do you have a plan for life after high school? Does the thought of affording college worry you? If the following list of items interests you, please consider joining Mr. O’Brien for what promises to be the most exciting zoom event of the year: Paid Vacation, 100% Cost-free College tuition, free worldwide travel, 100% medical and dental coverage, competitive pay right out of high school! To learn more about this epically incredible opportunity, please email Mr. O’Brien and mark your calendars, as we will be hosting an Air Force informational meeting and Q&A via zoom this Wednesday evening at 6:45 PM. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

Pitchers and Catchers for all grade levels begins today, Monday, March 13th. Practice for pitchers and catchers will run from 5-6:30 pm in the Field House. Please be sure to bring your glove, indoor sneakers, baseball pants, and a baseball cap. 

 

What do Mr. Ruggles, Mr. Hartshorn and Hayden Wilkins all have in common? They had some of the most successful March Madness brackets in the SJA Bracket Challenge last year. However, nobody beat Mr. Lacroix who swept the competition winning both the men’s and women’s brackets. Will he keep the title or will someone new rise to the occasion and take the title? Let’s find out… March Madness is on! The Junior Class will be selling brackets the next three days at lunch for an opportunity to win bragging rights, Dunkin Donuts for your advisory, and the ability to donate the winning proceeds to a charity of your choice. Brackets are $3 for one or $5 for a men’s and women’s bracket each. Come see us at lunch to join the Madness! 

 

Good morning, Hilltoppers! Looking for a way to help out your community? Do you have a great idea to share with like-minded people? Come to the Make it Better club tomorrow at 3:45 in Ranger 212. New members are always welcome. Come check it out!

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will rehearse today after school from 3:30-5:30 in the Blackbox. The full cast is called.

 

If you like working outdoors and are looking for a summer job, stop by Mr. Carr’s office in Streeter 132 to get information on some local job opportunities.

 

Attention Gender and Sexuality Union members and friends: If you are interested in coming to the annual Youth Leadership Conference on March 30th and 31st, please talk to Mr. Quinn before the end of the day on Wednesday. The conference will be a Zoom meeting for part of the day on the 30th and an opportunity to meet with leaders in Montpelier on the 31st. If you are interested in attending, please talk to Mr. Quinn before the end of the day on Wednesday, March 15th. That’s right, cave ides martes because March 15th is the last day to register for the annual Youth Leadership Conference.

 

Birdie watchers, your time is here. Badminton Club meets on Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Field House. Badminton. 6:30. Field House. It’ll be a smashing time! See Ms. Smith with questions. 

 

The University of Vermont Math department is holding their annual high school math competition this Tuesday. This exam is a 2-hour competition against other high schoolers in the state of Vermont. The Math club will be hosting it in Severance 15 Tuesday beginning at 3:45. No late arrivals. We will have treats! Be there or be squared.

 

It’s March Madness and the contenders are on the court! In the running are 16 books we loved when we were younger, as determined by a recent SJA survey. 8 must be eliminated; only 8 can move forward. Ramona Quimby or Harry Potter? Blueberries for Sal or If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Vote in person at the library (and see the books!) or check your email for a link to the questionnaire form. Guess the overall winner before round 1 ends on Wednesday! One vote per person, please.

 

On Saturday at the New Balance National Championships held at The TRACK in Boston, Andrew Thornton-Sherman placed 27th out of 81 in the 800m. Andrew was the top sophomore in the Championship race.  On Sunday the boys 4×800 relay of Gerardo Fernandez, Nathaniel Bernier, Carson Eames and Andrew, shattered the Vermont state record as they ran to 24th place overall.  On Friday the Sprint Medley team of Andrew Bugbee, Jaden Beardsley, Gerardo and Andrew raced to 5th place. The boys ran the fastest SMR ever run by Vermont athletes indoors or out. By finishing in the top 6 the boys earned All American status in the event and finished the season ranked 5th overall in the nation.

 

Happy Birthday today to Cassidy Kittredge, Maya Torres, and a special Happy Birthday to Leah Cochrane from her advisory!

 

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