Foul, an unfair play or move within a sport. It’s a fairly simple definition, but still when a team is playing there is some debate over whether or not the referees are calling the right ones. When a team is playing a sport, they trust a referee to keep the game fair. They trust that… Read More Foul… Wait, Maybe?
If a student were to walk into school wearing a dress shirt and athletic shorts they would attract some attention on an average day. However, during Spirit Week, it isn’t that strange to see someone wearing the most absurd costume or outfits. It’s part of the competition. It’s how the students show their spirit. Spirit… Read More Got Spirit?
Con At Ledyard High School, we have a specific Homecoming Court policy: those who have won the title of Homecoming King and Queen cannot be renominated for Homecoming Court the following year. This has become a controversial rule as seniors Ty Ebdon and Olivia Triplett, the Prom King and Queen of 2015, were nominated by… Read More The Homecoming Royalty Family: The More The Merrier
A to Winter Sports Night: As the fall sports wrap up a whole new season is ahead of us! Good luck to the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, wrestling, boys’ and girls’ indoor track, cheerleading, fencing and ice hockey! Here at The Colonel we don’t even know how you guys do anything athletic in subzero… Read More October 30 Report Card
pro If you were listening to the morning announcements last Thursday, the annual nominees for Homecoming Court were announced for each of the classes, including the Senior King and Queen. Before the lucky few were announced, Mrs. Schwenk gave a special shout-out to Ty Ebdon and Olivia Triplett, whose classmates rewarded them both with enough… Read More And the Homecoming King and Queen for Class of 2016 is… Not Ty Ebdon or Olivia Triplett!
Two years ago there was an unusual number of students seated in the unyielding wooden chairs of the high school library as the Ledyard Board of Education filed into their semi-circle table and called their meeting to order. An unusual number of students, parents and community members waited patiently, scuffing their feet over the carpet,… Read More Students Take a More Active Role in the BOE
As Senior Shannon Barrett walked onto the field hockey field at Fitch High School for the first day of practice, she knew that she would represent Ledyard in a new way. She would not only lead the new members from Ledyard with her to Fitch, but she would also join the co-op team for another… Read More Representing Ledyard
Sounds of splashes and cheers start to die down as another swim meet ends, the girls swim team begins to become nostalgic as they look back on their season and start to think about their goals for the end of the year. Many girls on the swim team would agree that this has been one… Read More Hoping for a Strong End to a Great Season
It’s a sight we’re all too familiar with: tilting water bottles at a perfect 45 degree angle just to get a few spurts of water in it before class starts. Or, in even dire situations, waiting for those finicky motion sensing sinks to dribble some water into the bottom of your bone-dry Poland Springs bottle.… Read More Ledyard’s New Refillers
The Colonel decided to ask students what the craziest Halloween costume they have ever seen was. See what they had to say before Halloween! Megan Brawner, Editor in Chief Senior Megan Brawner is the Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the captain of the cross country team and runs Indoor and Outdoor Track. She… Read More Roving Reporter