By: Diana Ribera
On September 1, the New Haven High School students got out of school early to head over to the New Haven Pool, where the annual swimming intramurals were held. The swimming intramurals are a participation event where the students can get spirit points for their grade. There were 15 events that day.
Junior Olivia Williams said, “I love to swim and I love earning spirit points for our class.”
Students that competed in the race reported feeling nervous or scared, but some claimed to be relaxed before the event. And predictably, after the event, many reported feeling tired because of how hard they tried in their race.
Casey Baker, freshman, said that she felt nervous about swimming since the whole school was watching. She did feel happy that it was over, although she was tired. Logan Senecal, freshman, felt happy about the race, but he also felt cramped up.
A few of the students’ least favorite things ranged from how tired they were from swimming, to actually swimming in the water, to hating how cold the water was.
For instance, Olivia Williams said, “My least favorite thing was how cold the water was when you first got in.”
A lot of people had different ideas about what their favorite thing about swimming intramurals was. Responses ranged from having short classes to actually swimming in the relays.
Junior Alexander Trentmann said, “My favorite thing about the swimming intramurals was swimming with my class, even though we didn’t win. It was still fun to at least try.”
Freshman Natalie Buchheit answered about her favorite thing and said, “Everyone is around the pool cheering on all the people swimming in their events.”
The seniors were asked how they felt about competing in their last swimming intramurals, and Alden Peraino, senior, said, “I feel glad that my class won for the 3rd year in a row. I also feel disappointed that it was the last one I could participate in.”
Kallista Stubblefield, senior, added, “During the swimming intramurals, I had so much fun swimming and cheering my classmates on, that I forgot that it was the last one I'll attend. Now that I think about it though, I know I'm going to really miss swimming intramurals when I'm away at college.”
Lauren Gerlemann, senior, stated, “It was really cool winning intramurals for the third year in a row with my fellow classmates. We all really get into these events and it brings our class really together.”
Abraham Madden, senior, said, “I knew we were going to win. The sophomores put up a good fight, but they never had a chance.”
At the end of the swimming intramurals, the seniors did their annual senior jump in the pool.
Kallista Stubblefield said, “I felt really odd when I did the senior jump, partly because when I was trying to fix my hair everyone else had decided to jump, but also because it's hard to believe that I'm a senior now. When I think about watching the senior jump in past years, it's hard for me to believe that I've really made it this far.”
Britany Willimann, senior, also added how she felt: “Lost but joyful. I didn't hear the countdown and almost missed the jump.”
Below is the chart of who won each event and the grade level of each winner.
K-5 Students are Invited to the New Haven Library for Giant Yard Games on Saturday, September 20, 2pm.
By: Olivia Williams
Sports. Here at New Haven High School, sports, along with academic excellence, are kind of a big deal (in case you haven’t noticed). Many students at our school are involved in sports, some being multi-season athletes. Although many students may have a favorite sport-- whether that be cross country, basketball, or volleyball-- what is our local athletes’ favorite sports clothing brand? For instance, they may believe a certain brand makes the “best” running shoes or they may have a favorite brand of cleats.
With so many choices to choose from, it may be hard to pick our favorite brand. Famous spokesmen for the brands may also be a factor in choosing our outfits. Whether it’s Golden State’s Stephen Curry urging you to buy his Curry 3 shoes, or tennis legend Serena Williams advertising that new Nike tank top, famous athletes have a big influence on our choices. Our friends, classmates, and athletes also have a big impact on our outfit choices. So let's find out what our hometown athletes are wearing.
A recent survey sent out to athletes asked them their name, favorite sports clothing brand, and what sports they play. After receiving 40 responses from our athletes, the results were in. Nike was the obvious favorite brand of our athletes, with 75.6% of them saying they would wear Nike clothing over any other brand. The next favorite brands of athletes were Under Armour and Adidas, with a grand total of 7.3%, for each brand. Other brands that were mentioned were Lululemon (2.4%), Russell (2.4%), Reebok (2.4%), and Fila (2.4%).
Senior Emily Scheer participates in softball and basketball. She said that she believes Nike is the best brand for athletic wear. While Emily believes Nike is the best for participating in sports, senior Liz Hughes believes that the brand Lululemon is the best.
Nike may be the favorite brand of the majority of the athletes, but there are still many other reliable brands that athletes trust. So if you ever want to try out a new brand, you may just want to ask your hometown athletes what they’re wearing.
By: Lexi Oetterer
Dressed to impress, the yearbook class left New Haven High School on Bob’s bus to Bayless High School, where we were heading to a yearbook workshop. We arrived at Bayless at about 9:00 on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and met in the lunchroom with all the other schools who came to the workshop.
The first thing we did at the workshop was play a couple of games with the other high schools. Senior Michelle Bahena played musical chairs, junior Miranda Durbin played Guess That Song, and junior Lexi Oetterer played Guess That TV Show. We all really enjoyed these games.
Member Diana Ribera said, “Going to Bayless was an interesting adventure. It was fun being able to get new ideas for our yearbook. We had fun by playing Guess That Song and Musical Chairs before we had to get serious.”
In our first workshop, we were taught how to choose an appropriate theme for our school’s yearbook. The representative from Walsworth Yearbooks showed us how to make a theme that appealed to us for this school year. We were also shown how to apply our theme to the whole book by using the right fonts, colors, and formats. The presenters had yearbooks from other schools to flip through as examples so that we could see how they made their book and to help us see how they had applied their theme throughout their book.
In our next class, we were able to work with a cover designer from the same Walsworth company. He helped us design a cover for our yearbook based on the ideas we had. He showed us different fonts and colors until we made a cover that we all liked. We first picked out what color we wanted our background to be, and we had a sample book to look at. Once we picked out our background, we then decided what we wanted to have on the front cover. We kept changing it until we had a few good ideas that we liked that we could use and adapt for when we would make our final cover.
For our last workshop class, we were shown how to use the program that helps put the whole yearbook together, Adobe InDesign. They showed us how to add and change the effects of pictures and words. We were shown how to make different shapes, add pictures, round the corners of pictures, align the pictures, and how to make text have a gradient effect.
“Bayless was fun,” Miranda Durbin said, “and although we weren't at school, we still had a lot of learning to do.”
By: Alex Trentmann
During the awards of the New Haven Invitational, John Tucker, coach of the New Haven Track & Field and Cross Country team, was awarded Coach Of The Year by the state of Missouri.
When asked about how he felt when he received it, he said, “I was humbled. It took a while to sink in, but I was humbled.”
He was then questioned on how he felt the award would affect him and the New Haven Community, and he replied with, “It won’t change me and I will continue to do what I do. It was nice to earn, but I don’t think it will change anything. I don’t know if it will affect the community that much, to be honest. I think this award shows what the combination of athletic kids, supportive parents, and coaches can achieve.”
Then he was asked what motivated him to coach, and he replied with, “I really enjoy working with teenagers to help improve themselves to become the best they can.”
After that he was given the question if there was anybody he’d like to thank for helping him become the coach he is today. He answered with, “I would like to thank my Cross Country coach Wayne Baldwin who was also my coaching mentor when I was a student teacher at Kirkwood High School.”
Last he was questioned what was next for him, and he responded, “To do as well as we can do in State Cross Country and have the same success for both boys and girls Cross Country.”
Thank you, Mr. Tucker, for coaching our teams and continuing our Tradition Of Excellence. Keep working those athletes hard to get them to state again. Good luck!
The password is: shamrocks (all lower case).
By: Lacie Grater
The New Haven School District held the Cross Country Invitational at the New Haven Public Park on September 2nd. Competing in the high school course were Helias Catholic, St. Francis Borgia, Blair Oaks, Herman, New Bloomfield, St. Dominic, Calvary Lutheran, Montgomery County, Union, Linn, and of course New Haven.
The top 4 finishers for New Haven in the Men's course were Joseph Rethemeyer, who finished 5th, Tim Madden, 7th, Martin Lewis, 16th, and Nathan Ford, 17th. The top 3 winning teams of the men’s race were Helias Catholic, which took 1st, St. Francis Borgia, which took 2nd, and New Haven, which finished 3rd.
The top 4 finishers in the Women’s course for New Haven were Julia McIntyre, who finished 11th, Emma McIntyre, 12th, Kayla Brumels, 24th, and Abygail Grater, 25th. The top three winning teams for the women’s race were Helias Catholic, taking 1st, New Haven, taking 2nd, and Blair Oaks, winning 3rd.
The top 3 finishers for New Haven’s Junior Varsity were Austin Tegeler, who finished 8th, Matthew Otten, 13th, and Keagan Huff, 23rd. The top 3 teams in the category were Helias Catholic, finishing 1st, New Haven, finishing 2nd, and Linn, finishing 3rd.
According to the spectators, all teams did an amazing job keeping the competition at a high level, and all finished with great courage. We can’t wait till the next race to cheer on all the runners yet again.
By: Chloe Grater and New Haven Middle School Journalism Staff
Students, friends, and families are invited to come cheer on the middle school cross country team this Saturday, September 2nd, when our Shamrock runners "Rock the Race!". The New Haven Invitational will be at 8:30 am at the New Haven City Park. The award-winning high school athletes will race following the middle school events.
The middle school cross country team has been practicing hard every day after school. The Student Council is having a spirit day for the team Friday, by asking everyone to wear their GREEN.
The middle school Shamrocks' second meet will be on Saturday, . Sept. 9 in Linn at 9:00 a.m.
Coach Tucker named the 2016-2017 Missouri High School "Coach of the Year" for girls track (all classes).
Over the past several weeks Franklin County Patrol Deputies and Detectives have responded to and investigated several residential and business burglaries in the St. Clair and Lonedell areas of the County. The victims include Triple H Storage in Lonedell, Jim Trenary Motor Sports in Washington and numerous private Franklin county citizens. So far approximately 9 different cases have been associated to the suspect and many thousands of dollars’ worth of property, firearms, and vehicles had been recovered.
The suspect, identified as Steven D. Stotts Jr., was identified, arrested, and later confessed to these crimes. Initial charges of burglary and stealing of a motor vehicle were applied for and granted. A bond of $25,000 was issued and served to Mr. Stotts, with several other felony charges still pending in this county and in multiple other jurisdictions.
The Sheriff’s Office would also like to give special thanks the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Clair Police Department for their assistance in these investigations. Their hard work, along with an observant citizen who first notified this Sheriff’s Office of suspicious activity, via our Facebook page, made the identification and subsequent arrest of the suspect possible. Their assistance also helped recover much of the stolen property. We deeply thank all involved in the positive outcome of these unfortunate incidents.