To the World War II veteran and Holocaust survivor speakers: It’s a huge honor and privilege to have these speakers give a presentation to our Genocide classes each year. It’s especially important to hear their stories now; survivors of these mass tragedies may not be around for too much longer.
To The Curious Savage play production so far: We’ve seen the progress and cast photos on social media and we can’t wait to see this comedic John Patrick play. We know that whatever you guys do, it’s always a good show.
To no school on Election Day: Avoiding your right to vote never felt so good. Congratulations to the 18 year olds that voted for the first time! Just be sure to read up on policies and facts come next November and you’re well on your way to becoming a productive member of society.
To the Thanksgiving Food Drive: We know that the morning announcements usually go in one ear and out the other (who has time when you’re ferociously scribbling down answers to your Spanish homework due next block?), but this is an important one. Drop off non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, stuffing and cranberry sauce in the tractor before school. Yes, you can do a double take but that 100 percent says tractor. If tractors aren’t really your thing (like me), NHS representatives will also be collecting donations in the front lobby after next week. Quick recap: If you’d like a daily reminder that you live in Ledyard, drop off your food in a tractor! If you’d rather not, just wait a week, weird Ag things not included.
F to no reverse 911 call on the time change on PSAT day: Administration: If there was any time to do a reverse 911 phone call, it would have been then. We don’t need a phone call reminding us that there’s a half day on Nov. 12, which has been on the white 2015-2016 School Calendar that we’ve had since March of last year. We understand you’re still working out the kinks, but it’s ridiculous to assume freshmen and seniors are all up on Principal Fagan’s twitter when we’re, ya know, showering, getting dressed and getting ready for what we thought was a day that started at 10:40, not 11:20. That would be a little creepy, huh Mrs. Fagan?
F to different classroom temperatures: We don’t really know what’s up with the heat, but are we even questioning it at this point? You can’t win: if you open up the window to get a quick breeze, the heat cranks on even higher. Be prepared to either be sweating or freezing!!! Hey, when are those people from the state coming in to make sure the building is up to date again?
F to the road work on 117 and 217: This past week we’ve had to use all of our driving skills. Just when you think you’re in the clear of trucks and orange cones, you’re really not!
Leah Sheltry, Assistant Editor in Chief of the Colonel
Senior Leah Sheltry is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the secretary of Youth United for Global Action and Awareness (YUGA) Club and is on the swim team.