October As and Fs

A to Coffee House

The first Coffee House took place this month! For those who don’t know what the Coffee House is, it’s a great way to share your talent. Singers, writers, instrumentalists, and poets are all welcome and, I think we can all agree, the first one of the year was filled with a lot of amazing talent. Shout out to the cheerleading team for their exceptional rendition of “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson.

A to Pink Out Volleyball Game

The volleyball team hosted their very first pink out game, donning new pink out jerseys to support the cause. Part of the money from ticket sales went to cancer research. Tons of baked goods made by the girls themselves (or their parents) were sold as the donations from the bake sale also went to cancer research. This goes down as an A in our book.

A to Volleyball Teams Colonel Kindness

The volleyball team went above and beyond, hosting a senior night for Wheeler, as they didn’t have a gym for their volleyball season and therefore were unable to host any home volleyball games. The volleyball team decided to come together and have a special night to recognize the seniors on their team. Way to go Colonels!

A to Meet the Choirs

The first concert of the year was a great intro the the choral program. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to go, it was filled with lots of amazing groups: Select, Final Cut, and Chamber, just to name a few, and soloists who had the audience swooning and wanting more. After endless, persistent advertising by every choir student, the concert did not disappoint.

B to Homecoming

Every year, homecoming is always a night to remember, this one especially as Ledyard’s very own Chris Medina (aka .COM) performed his top single “Wrong One” for all who attended. Don’t forget us when you make it to the top, Chris.

B- to PSATs

Although 9th, 10th, and 11th graders had to come in and take the (wonderful) PSATs, they were able to benefit from having a half-day. For seniors, they were able to enjoy the entire day off and bask in the glory of all that is never having to take PSATs ever again.

C to Haunted Maze

Instead of the haunted trail, there was a haunted maze at Preston Corn Field in its place. Unfortunately, the second day for the maze was cancelled due to the weather. However, with LHS students dressed up ready to scare; the one night that it did go on, allowed for walkers to have a “wicked good time.”

C+ to Spirit Week

Spirit Week was a success (for the seniors at least!). Although it was  only three days, people made the best of what was given and got into the spirit. Many were confused by the week’s underlying Disney theme, but nonetheless, school spirit was still at its peak at the pep rally with the seniors coming out on top. A big shocker, this spirit week, was the freshman managed to pull out ahead of the sophomores! Well done, freshmen. Maybe it’s time to up your game sophomores?

D to Early Action College Applications

Seniors are feeling the stress of getting in those early action college applications. Along with the scrambling of all the paperwork, senioritis has also managed to kick in for many of us making these deadlines a teensy bit unbearable. Once these are in, the stress will end (maybe).

F to Flu Season

Flu season is always something that hits Ledyard High every year, this year seems worse than others . Coming into school and seeing the sneezes, coughing attacks and tissue-filled trash cans has made this year’s flu season one for the books. We wish all those who have been afflicted, a speedy recovery and a prayer of protection to those who have yet to experience this tragedy.

Sarah Moynihan, Staff Writer

Senior Sarah Moynihan is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. She is a member of the LHS volleyball team, Key Club, and one of the co-presidents for Amnesty International. In her free time, she can be caught practicing volleyball, reading, or watching the latest movie. And if you see her in the hallways of school, she is probably laughing at her own joke with her best friend Nayeli by her side.

Milliam Torres, Staff Writer

Senior Milliam Torres is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. Although she’s not enrolled in any clubs or sports, she spends that free time hanging out with friends, watching movies, and working the 8-hour shifts her job loves to give her.

Author: thecolonel306

The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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