A to the Ocean Bowl team: Our all-female Ocean Bowl team won second place at the Quahog Bowl Feb. 6. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
A to Feb. 12-16: A half day on Friday, the weekend, then February Break. The scheduling has worked out in our favor!
F to AIM on Feb. 3: I didn’t really take the kindness goal/oath thing very seriously, so I’d like to redeem myself with a different kind of oath:
To Whomever it Concerns about AIM (and honestly, at this point, I don’t even think anyone organizes these things):
- May you vow to always remember that these are people with Master’s degrees in Secondary Education. Do not email them an hour before hand with AIM details. They haven’t worked 6+ years to pass out 4” by 4” squares of colorful cardstock to seniors in high school.
- May you vow to always remember that these are rising college freshmen. If we haven’t learned how to be decent human beings by now (Holding doors open for people? Writing handwritten notes? How radical!), AIM isn’t going to change that.
- May you vow to always remember that students and staff alike can observe and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. anyway they want. You do not need a loosely-related activity to teach us that, especially not two weeks after the fact.
F to seniors coming in on Career Day: I respect and understand the hard work and planning that goes into prepping for Career Day. And I understand that some seniors don’t know what they’re doing after graduation, but honestly, they aren’t going to have some great epiphany while listening to a woman from Public Relations. Most of my friends and I have been accepted into college, have chosen a major and are excited for the future. I don’t need a special day dedicated to tell me that.
Another weird thing: There is so much pressure on juniors to hurry up and figure out what they want to do in life, and now that we have, it feels like a giant step backwards.
Leah Sheltry, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
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.