October As and Fs

A to Marching Band 

On Halloween, band director Zach Thomas announced that the Ledyard Marching Band became state champions in the USBands Creative Class division for the first time in history with their H2OnFire performance! Twitter was loaded with celebratory tweets and excited bandmates. Congrats Marching Colonels!

A to Spooky Virtual Choirs

Acabellas and Final Cut came through with two new Halloween themed virtual choirs. Final Cut sang an arrangement of “Monster Mash” (arranged by sophomore Sebastian Martelle) and Acabellas sang “I Put a Spell on You” from the hit Halloween film “Hocus Pocus.” I think everyone can all agree that these were unlike any other virtual choir; with the spooky editing, costumes, and dancing, these were definitely a fun watch. 

B- to Spirit Week

Spirit Week was definitely a change this year. With the hybrid model, school spirit was lower than normal years. And because of no pep rally and Hhomecoming to look forward to at the end of the week, participation numbers were low. But despite all that, Student Congress still pulled through to make it somewhat normal for the students. The week ended with seniors making a victorious win, which gave a bit of a boost to the 12th grade Ccolonels. Thanks Student Congress!

C to Halloween

Halloween was definitely a bit different this year, with no parties and socially distant trick or treating. But for some, it was a fun night filled with sweet treats and spooky movies. But no matter what, some of the Halloween fun was still made possible, while keeping everyone safe!

D to SAT Scores

Towards the middle of the month, SAT scores were released to the Ccolonels who participated. For many students, it wasn’t a celebratory day. A lot of the scores were lower than students hoped for. And for the seniors, this added more stress for them as they start searching and applying for colleges and scholarships. And even though there are more SAT dates available to students, no one wants to waste a Saturday morning sitting at a desk for multiple hours. Hang in there seniors, you’ve got this. 

F to the Stresses of the Election

October was an extremely tense month for people across the nation. As the election was reaching the end, politics was filling everyone’s social media feeds, it was all over the news, and it popped up in daily conversations. Whether someone was over the age of 18 or not, almost everyone was engaged in this election. Overall, not a great way to end October.

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