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By: Sydney Grubb
Next month, New Haven High School’s track and field 2022 season is starting with the winter sports coming to an end and spring sports beginning. One of the most widely participated in, Track and Field has been a valued sport for many of New Haven's students. The participants are all either very excited, very nervous, or both.
“I'm a bit nervous since I wasn't in basketball this year so I'll be a bit out of shape but overall I'm really excited,” sophomore Julia Faris said.
Track consists of a wide variety of events. Athletes with different interests and skills are able to participate in the sport by competing in individual events. A majority of the sport that participants have the option to do includes running individual races or relays.
“I do long distance running. In the past I’ve competed in the 800 meter run and the mile, but this year I’m trying the 400 meter run along with the 800,” sophomore Elaina Cronin said.
Although a lot of the sport does consist of running race events, there are many events that don’t. These include pole vault, high jump, long jump, shot put, and javelin.
“I throw shot-put and discus. I might try doing javelin this year also, which will be new for me. This will be the 4th year I have done shot-put and discus,” sophomore Abby Seitter said.
Throughout the entire school year there are multiple sports that take place. For some students, track and field is their personal favorite sport of all.
“I do track because I enjoy the feeling of running. It's definitely my favorite sport by far to participate in,” Faris said.
Though it might not be everyone’s personal favorite sport, almost everyone that participates in it enjoys it very much. A main part of track is that it is individually done, meaning that most of it isn’t done with a group effort.
“I like track because it is an individual sport. Every other sport I have done, you have a team, and when someone messes up, it affects everyone. With track, that is not the case,” Seitter said.
Many students have high standards for themselves and high hopes overall for this year's track season. Some have set personal goals, that with hard work and dedication, can be done.
“I think that I’ll do well this year. My goals are to improve my arm strength and footwork, get higher in rankings, and perfect my throwing form. I hope that track season is good this year,” Seitter said.
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By: Ava Vandegriffe and Miranda Yarbrough
Jan. 10, 2022 kicked off the beginning of the annual South Callaway tournament. The NHHS girls varsity basketball team made the trip to South Callaway for their games in the tournament on Monday, Wednesday, and for the last time for our seniors on Friday. For many this is their first trek to South Callaway, but for 4 of our basketball players it is their last time in this tournament. We took time this week to talk to some of the varsity Shamrocks and see how they were feeling about the tournament.
“Sad, but excited… I think that the seniors are starting to realize that the season is getting closer to ending,” senior Mackenzie Wilson said.
The tournament started off with a bang for the Shamrocks. Both teams won their first games to kick off the tournament.
“I would say we played well and we shot the ball well. Overall beside rough contact from the opposing team we played a good game,” senior Peyton Sumpter said.
The New Haven High School December Student of the Month is Anna Madden. Anna is the daughter of James and Tina Madden. Anna is a member of FCCLA and has been on the High Honor Roll every semester of high school.
Anna was nominated for student of the month because she is always willing to help. Specifically, she took it upon herself to make signs for a school and community event even though she wasn’t in the club sponsoring the event. She is quiet and respectful in classes and she often goes out of her way to complete tasks without being asked. Anna has received many Positive Office Referrals for her willingness to jump in and help get things done.
Outside of school, Anna enjoys shopping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to travel.
Chloe Overschmidt is the December Student of the Month for New Haven Middle School. Chloe is the daughter of Eric and Nicki Overschmidt. Chloe plays basketball and volleyball. She is also the treasurer of the Student Council.
Chloe has received two Positive Office Referrals so far this school year and was nominated for Student of the Month because she is a bright and cheery student each and every day. She is always willing to help others and is an excellent student.
Outside of school, Chloe has volunteered for the Friendship Plate and the food pantry. She participates in confirmation and likes to work on her Cricut. Chloe absolutely loves pickles, she has 3 (almost 4) kittens, enjoys swimming, and wants to be an interior designer.