—Norwalk High School—
The Trucker Imprint
Volume 10, No. 5 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, OH Tuesday, March 27, 2012
ONLINE Back-to-back NOL champs
Facebook Fan By Abby Miller Streaks at Willard High School
with a score of 74-36 to clinch
Back-to-back NOL champi- the sectional finals. At districts,
ons. 20-0 “perfect season.” the boys had to face off against
2012 sectional and district Mansfield Senior, but swept
champs. them away with a score of 78-
The boys went 4-1 in the 66. On March 10, the boys
tournament and were defeated played against Anthony Wayne,
by Toledo Whitmer by a score and rocked the gym with a score
of 32-40 on March 14. of 52-38.
Along the road, there were Why was the team so good
some great victories. The Truck- this year?
ers defeated the Sandusky Blue Sophomore Ben Haraway
Thanks to Danika Johnson (right) replied, “our
for being our fan! teamwork.
— Find us on Facebook We are un-
as a team.” Photo by Abby Miller
Have you been abused? S e n i o r Senior Darian Cook cuts down the
Jacob Cashen rest of the net after clinching the NOL
See love does contributed, title.
not mean adding that
having they also had “because I’m on the team --
control on talented play- haha I’m just playin’.” He
page 4. ers. added, on a more serious note,
W h e n “because we got good coaches.”
asked why Coach Steve Gray was
the team was named Coach of the Year.
so good this Sophomore Jeff Thomas re-
Which school do you year, junior ceived division 1 first team hon-
Photo by Abby Miller J a k e ors, and Jake was honored with
prefer? The Trucker student section enjoys the last home game of Fetherolf second team. Ben and Jacob
the season on senior night said jokingly, received honorable mention.
Artwork wins at State
By Allyson Dean Rhodes State Of-
fice Tower from
Sophomore Erin Long and April 14 to May 17.
senior Cam Wrabel have had The students will
their work accepted into the Ohio receive certificates
See BGSU vs. Toledo on Governor’s Youth Art Exhibi- at The Riffe Center
page 5. tion. Their work was selected Capitol Theatre in
from more than 12,000 pieces Columbus.
submitted from 15 regions A total of 41 art-
Alexander and around Ohio. works from 21
Montana to State Cam submitted a pencil draw-
ing of musician Tom Delonge.
NHS students was
submitted at the
Erin submitted a design made Submitted photo regional level, with
of tiles, book bindings and cir- Senior Cam Wrabel and sophomore Erin Long will 18 artworks from
cles. She titled it “The Assign- have their artwork displayed in Columbus. 10 students advanc-
ment.” ing on to state
This is Cam’s second year in sions in the state of Ohio is very judging. In addition to Cam and
a row having his artwork win at impressive. This is where their Erin, students who advanced to
state. hard work and talent shows off,” state judging were Jared Cook,
“I am very proud of my stu- Tracy VanBuskirk, art teacher, Brittany Hale, Andy Hammer-
Check out the wrestling duo dents for placing at the state said. smith, Miranda Peer-Perryman,
who went to State on page 9. level. Just the fact that they are in The pieces will be displayed Sarah Rosekelly, Tara Roth, Mat-
the top 300 out of 12,000 submis- in Columbus at the James A. thew Silcox and Alex Warner.
Banners recognize students
Story and photo by Allyson Dean the students and (2) to inspire other
students to do better.
Since the banners in the front hall The cost of the signs was $36.
went up last month, compliments They were printed on a special ma-
have been rolling in, said Principal chine at EHOVE. The banners are
Brad Cooley. basically giant wall stickers. They
The decision to hang the signs can be removed and placed on other
came from a Faculty Advisory walls at any time.
Council meeting, where 12 staff Mr. Cooley said he would like to
members came up with the idea, Mr. continue using the banners. They
Cooley explained. will be updated each quarter. He also
The purpose of the banners is to said he plans to keep the signs
(1) recognize the achievements of around for upcoming school years.
wins second place
By Veronica McLoda
Swope writes a book
Story and photo by and events in pictures and cap-
Three points made all the Jaye Neuberger tions.
difference. “I’m very proud and it’s im-
On March 6, the Firelands Senior English teacher Amie portant to preserve local his-
Challenge team finished sec- Swope recently wrote and pub- tory,” Mrs. Swope said.
ond with a score of 99 and lished a book with her dad enti- It took Mrs. Swope and her
Western Reserve won with tled Wakeman and Florence dad about a year to create their
102. In the beginning of the Townships. book. They had to make a pro-
third match, they were up by 7 Her dad’s dream had always posal last March and then, once
and 14 compared to the other been to write a book about the approved, they sent in pictures.
teams. And going into the history of Wakeman and Flor- After being approved, it took her
ence. and her dad the entire summer to Mrs. Swope poses with her book.
championship round, Norwalk
was in first place in the 18- He is the town historian, so a finish up the book, she said. stores. You can also buy the
team conference – the first time lot of the people would give him The book was released Mon- b o o k o n l i n e a t
that had happened since the old photographs they wanted to day, Feb. 27. You can find this www.arcadiapublishing.com.
1993-94 season. preserve. The book features book at Barnes and Noble, BAM This book is currently selling
See CHALLENGE on page 3 about 100 years of people, places in Sandusky and small local for $21.99.
Page 2 — Trucker Imprint — Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Are women bad drivers?
Women, put down the lipstick Men tend to do stupid things
the grass, hitting the basketball of the road by a police officer or
hoop or hitting the curb…BAM! a state trooper.
“What was that?” I don’t Insurance studies online show
know…speeds off like nothing that men speed more often and
happened, back tail light dan- have a higher risk of getting in
gling by a cord with a banged-up an accident than women.
bumper. I mean yes, some women are
One day at the gas station, bad drivers. But if a majority of
I’m pumping gas and I see a them were that bad, the insur-
group of girls jump back in their ance rate for men would be
car and pull out. Little did they lower and women’s insurance
By Amos Albright know they had the gas pump still rate would be higher, but it is the
attached to the car. It falls out exact opposite, according to the
Hey! Before you pull out in and they speed away, windows By Brooke Frakes internet.
front of me, why don’t you put down, jamming to Justin Bieber, When I am driving down the
down your lipstick, cell phone, looking like idiots with Women bad road, and the car in front of me
super double triple half-caff mo- their gas door open and cap drivers? No way! is swerving or the driver is look-
cha Frappuccino or whatever hanging off. I shake my Women are better ing out the window or doing
you’re doing and pay attention! head and laugh as I tack drivers than men. something other than paying at-
Now I know that all men something onto my list of I have been in a car tention to the road, 90 percent of
aren’t the best drivers, but I girls’ bad driving habits. with men and they the time it is a male driver.
mean come on -- You cannot be Not all women are bad are either speeding Barely ever do I see women do-
serious. Even I will admit that drivers; it just amazes me or not paying atten- ing such things.
I’m no saint when it comes to when they do some of the things tion to the road. They become I am not only saying this in
driving, but I don’t text or mess that they do when they get be- more distracted than women. defense of me being a woman.
with my hair when I drive. hind the wheel of a vehicle. I mean yeah, there are some If you think about it, women
I’m driving through town, not So in pretty bad women drivers are scared of being pulled over
a care in the world, when sud- the end, who try and do their make- because they know that they will
denly someone pulls out in front I say up as they are driving, but cry and worry so much more
of me. As I screech to a halt, I stop try- we women are perfectly about things like these than men
get a friendly smile as a young ing to capable of multi-tasking in do. The men that I know would
lady, talking on her cell phone fix your events like these. just blow it off and do it again,
and applying lipstick, attempts to what- When men are driving, they not thinking anything of it.
wave at me as she speeds off. I ever and tend to do stupid things. Personally, I would cry if I
mean come on, ladies, save that j u s t They think it is cool when ever got pulled over and I would
for later. drive, so they are speeding and a girl be so scared to tell my parents.
Or sometimes I ride with one I don’t sees them. Well sometimes So if you are about to say that
and she attempts to reverse out have to drive on the sidewalk to it ends up that the girls see them women are bad drivers, think
of the driveway. Either she is in avoid you. again, but pulled over on the side again!
See what the Trucker Imprint staff thinks about what is going on
Who you txtin’?
around the school and the world. Do you allow
Marketability in this school gets cell phones at
an A+. With the amount of
A fights and drama that our school
M has, I’m surprised MTV isn’t
knocking down our door to give New London - None at all.
O us a reality TV show on prime
S Ehove - Between classes, at
time in between 16 and Preg-
lunch, and walking from build-
nant and Jersey Shore.
ing to building. Some teachers
allow them and some don’t.
Western Reserve - Not at all.
By Daniel Meola Edison - None at all.
I Why doesn’t the govern-
T ment focus on legalizing gay Perkins - During lunch and
Z marriage? Love is love and Do you think having cell between classes.
Z the government shouldn’t phones in school is a good idea? Margaretta - Halls, lunch,
control who a person wants I talked to Principal Brad Cooley morning.
to marry. and Technology Coordinator South Central - None at all.
Deanna Lund about it. They Monroeville - None at all.
gave me some information. First offense phone is taken
C The school’s cell phone pol- and in-school restriction is
H School shootings are get- icy will have to be reviewed by given. Second time phone is
R ting ridiculous. They’re the tech committee, Mrs. Lund, taken for 24 hours and in-
I scary and it’s starting to Mr. Cooley and a few others. school restriction is given. The
S hit close to home. These The committee will recommend third time, phone is taken and
T kids should really get a a policy on all types of technol- 3-5 days in-school restriction
diary or something. ogy but the cell phone one will
I is given.
N be the biggest, I think. Norwalk - None at all. First
A If cell phones are allowed, offense, phone is taken and
the good side is that students will warning is given. Second of-
Whether it’s cutting be able to talk to each other fense, phone is taken and
someone off, or random when they don’t see that person school detentions are given.
L pedestrians, the parking for the whole day. It will make it
O Third offense is a Saturday
lot is chaotic. Parents easier for teachers to tell kids to school and phone is taken.
G waiting, kids not watch- get on the Internet. It will be
A Any more will result in severe
ing where they’re going, more efficient in speed and ac-
N as well as recklessness; it punishment for insubordina-
doesn’t seem to end well.
The bad thing about the cell
phones is that no websites will tests and quizzes. People could
The school has a dress code, but be blocked, which means some end up taking pictures of tests
people don’t really follow it. I people who don’t know how to and sending them to other peo-
R mean come on, it isn’t very
O keep it PG in school will be able ple.
hard to follow a dress code. to get on. Some kids don’t have In my opinion, allowing cell
O Dress appropriately. You are
K smart phones to try to gain ac- phones in classrooms is not a
here to learn, not to put on a
E show for other people.
cess to the Internet, making it an good idea. It will just give every-
unequal situation. one a reason to not listen to
Mrs. Lund said there are teachers and just do as they
many discipline issues that can please. Allowing them in the
Editor-in-Chief: Reporters: happen. Since cell blocker is halls and at lunch could be a
Christina Christian Itzzy Leon Keaton Wineman illegal, students can call home good idea, however, because it
Editors: Alexis Logan Dameisha Brown
and tell their parents to come get could make kids want to come to
News: Abby Miller Allyson Dean Melanie Shupe
them out of school. school.
Features: Jacqueline Rios Logan Conney Brooke Frakes
Veronica McLoda Gavin Ward With cell phones, cheating The tech committee will pre-
Entertainment: Dan Meola can also be a problem. Just admit sent a recommendation to the
Sports: Amos Albright Violet Golembiewski
that everyone has cheated once Board of Education in June. The
Layout: Jaye Neuberger or twice in any school year. I board will decide whether to al-
Photography:Rachel Warneck Adviser: Debbie Leffler
won’t lie -- I have, but not on low cell phones at NHS.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012— Trucker Imprint — Page 3
Photo by Keaton Wineman Photo by Keaton Wineman
Student teacher Adam Warner at his desk in Mrs. Gfell’s class. Student teacher Brock Manlet at his desk in room 4101.
Two new faces in the classrooms
By Keaton Wineman “Teaching about history. I’ve In his free time, he loves to showing my athletes something
always liked history, just teaching work out, go swimming, and he new in softball or basketball.”
Two student teachers at NHS the kids what I know about it,” also loves coaching. He coaches His previous job was a banker,
share the same favorite restau- Mr. Warner said, adding that his Huron’s swim team. and he said that teaching is a to-
rant, Olive Garden, and the same favorite subject in high school The best advice he ever re- tally different environment. He
favorite food, pizza. was history for sure. ceived? had a degree in business, and then
But the difference ends there. What about the most difficult “Always be willing to adapt he totally changed his mind and
Brock Manlet, a student part of teaching? to adversity,” he said. decided to be a teacher.
teacher with interventionist Callie “The most difficult part about Brock Manlet, head girls’ bas- What was he like in high
Stanley, made his way to teach- teaching would definitely be ask- ketball coach and assistant girls’ school?
ing after being a banker. Adam ing the right questions to the stu- softball coach, was also inter- “I was pretty smart; I made
Warner, a student teacher with dents about the material, making viewed. honor roll all the time. I played
history teacher Nancy Gfell, has sure they understand the lesson,” He was asked how he likes three sports, so I guess you could
made his way back to teaching at Mr. Warner said. teaching at the school where he call me a jock, but I was also
his alma mater, Norwalk High Mr. Warner also said he knew coaches. quiet and shy,” he said.
School. he wanted to go into teaching “I like it, especially during Mr. Manlet’s favorite movies
So, how exactly does it about two or three years ago. basketball season, because it’s are Hoosiers and Rudy. Outside
feel being a student teacher at While in college, he realized he nice to be around my players dur- of school, he loves coaching soft-
your old school? has always liked to teach kids. He ing school to get to know them so ball, playing sports and preparing
“I’m excited. It’s always good began by teaching swim lessons, I’m not a stranger anymore,” he his teams for the next season.
to be back at the high school I and from there, he knew he loved said. The best advice he’s ever re-
graduated from,” said Mr. War- teaching kids in general. What is his favorite part about ceived is “Form your own opin-
ner. What was he like in high teaching? ion” from Coach Steve Gray.
He also said that the high school? “My favorite part would have As for coaching softball, Mr.
school has changed a lot since he “I was pretty quiet, very shy, to be just teaching the students Manlet said, “I like it because it’s
went to school here. There are never really talked much, and I something they don’t already more of a laid back sport than
more students and more technol- had an afro!” he said. know, and seeing them under- basketball, a nice transition from
ogy now. He also said that his favorite stand it. I also like it because I basketball to softball. I can be
What’s his favorite part movie would have to be Apoca- can relate it to coaching, when more laid back in softball, and I
about teaching? lypse Now. really enjoy it.”
School News Round-Up Seniors must
Goodwill donations work together to accomplish Beauty and the Beast pass OGT’s!!!
By Violet Golembiewski tasks. By Brooke Frakes
The event is five hours long
By Jaye Neuberger
Teen Leadership Corps has and includes a lunch with Huron The choir students are going
placed a large box placed outside County leaders. This is the pro- to see Beauty and the Beast at ATTENTION SENIORS:
of the main office. This box is for gram’s 12th year. Stranahan Theater in Toledo on YOU MUST PASS ALL FIVE
donations to Goodwill. Donations March 29. OGT’S TO GRADUATE!
started on March 19 and will be “I take my students to go see According to guidance
accepted through March 30. Stu- Winter concert this musical because I want to counselor Sandi Stewart, there
dents are highly encouraged to By Alexis Logan give them an experience at a are approximately 10 seniors
donate items. theater after learning the richness who still need to pass OGT’S.
The concert band and wind of the music beforehand,” said The OGT most students need
Project Leadership ensemble played eight pieces at Carol Mason, choir director to pass is science, Ms. Stewart
By Allyson Dean their winter concert on Feb. 23. The students got to choose said.
The evening kicked off when between $30 tickets and $50 tick- When asked what will hap-
The Junior Project Leadership Principal Brad Cooley announced ets. pen to seniors who do not pass,
program is coming to Norwalk the bands. The reason that they are going Ms. Stewart said that seniors
High School on March 29. It will The concert band was first. to see Beauty and the Beast is on an IEP will have a meeting
take place in the art gallery. They played French National because that is what was playing to see if they can be excused
The program selects students Defile, Mars, Latin Rondeau and at the theater the time that they from the consequences. Seniors
from all over Huron County to Comedian’s Gallop. were looking to go. not on an IEP will not be able
come together to participate in The wind ensemble followed The choir saw Beauty and the to graduate and will have to
various activities. The idea is to with Gallop, Jupiter: The Bringer Beast a while ago, but they saw it come back to take the test dur-
give students a basic understand- of Jollity, Locus Iste and Semper at Playhouse Square in Cleve- ing the summer.
ing of leadership and have them Fidelis. land, in the opposite direction. The results of the March
test will be posted May 14, Ms.
Teachers tell about conference period
By Melanie Shupe
Continued from page 1
The fact of the matter is, not a
lot of light saber fighting happens “This is the best season of
during teachers’ conference peri- my high school career,” said
ods. In fact, there is very little senior Jenny Woods. She also
excitement for teachers during said that she was happy about
these 50 minutes. the championship rounds, and
English teacher Amie Swope losing by three isn’t bad.
said that her conference period is She encourages people to
“really boring.” She grades try out for next year’s team.
papers and sets up lesson Junior Mckenzie Hall said
plans for the next day. they did really well, but just
Science teacher Rod Thimke had a bad day with the third
grades papers as well. He also match. She also said that it was
calls his students’ parents and a good season and she is look-
reports good or bad behavior. He ing forward to next year.
said conference periods are “kind Junior Zane Smith said the
of boring.” season was really fun and ran-
Photo by Rachel Warneck
Another person who grades Mr. Pigman uses his Jedi mind tricks on Mr. Baker dom towards the end. Both he
papers is Adam Leutenegger, and Mckenzie said that there
who teaches math and engineer- was a lot of practice involved
ing. He said, though, that he’s studies teachers Nick Lee and Though conference periods in preparing for matches.
“easily fascinated,” and that he Chris Cloud. Mr. Lee also makes aren’t the most exciting for Senior Kyle Mueller said
researches things that interest plans for basketball. teachers, they get their work the season went well till the
him during some of his confer- This reporter has also ob- done. end. Senior Jeff Burkett said it
ence periods. served history teacher Derek Pig- Sometimes, they even manage was a disappointing end.
Lesson plans and paper grad- man eating a snack during his to make a little time for a light The team is going to region-
ing are also main goals of social conference period. saber battle. als on April 21.
Page 4 — Trucker Imprint — Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Love does not mean having control
My experience Domestic violence is not OK ‘I’ve learned
with abuse By Christina Christian emotionally, sexually or physi-
Domestic violence is nothing That person may not even Nothing in the world hurts
Over the years I always felt
to play around with and is a seri- realize that it’s “abuse.” Your more than hearing about some-
bad for people who had bad
ous problem around the world. partner just calling you names is one you love being hurt. Not
things happen to them. I never
There are so many women, abuse. Shoving you. Holding just physically, but mentally,
in a millions years thought it
and even men, who go through you down for whatever reason. emotionally and sexually. I
would happen to my family.
abuse each and every day. Most It’s all abuse. So many young have not lived through much of
But it did, and it can happen to
of them choose to hide it. Why? girls and women don’t think that it myself. But my mother, my
They’re scared. They’re afraid of it’s a problem, but when a man best friend, my hero, has been
My mother was a victim of
what that person may do to them calls a woman those certain through more abuse than I ever
domestic violence. Even now,
if they tell anybody. They’re words (we all know what words thought a woman could handle.
it’s difficult to say so but it’s
afraid nobody will understand. I’m talking about), more than The things my mother has told
true. She isn’t a bad person
They still “love them.” That per- likely, eventually, it’s going to me that she went through with
because of it and it isn’t her
son “didn’t mean to do it” and is turn into something worse. her first husband break my
fault, but for a long time, while
“very sorry.” If you or someone you know heart.
it was going on, I resented her
This is a real thing. So many is being abused, get help. There He physically abused her on
and hated her for allowing this
people go through this, some that are so many places a woman can a daily basis. Not just hitting,
man to stay. He wasn’t her hus-
you probably wouldn’t expect — go to for help, especially a but beating, punching, full-
band. He was only a boyfriend,
women, children, men, gays, woman with kids. There’s noth- blown knocking her out uncon-
and even then it was so diffi-
lesbians. It’s possible for any- ing to be ashamed of. You scious.
cult for her to end the relation-
body to experience abuse from a shouldn’t have to live your life She explained to me that
ship and get him out of our
partner, whether it’s verbally, like that. before they were married, he
was the sweetest guy ever; he
Domestic violence starts
was really good to her. After
very slowly, but it can happen
to you. First, these men will
come off as wonderful people.
Facts about domestic violence they got married, though, is
when it all changed.
• There are 15.5 million • Nationwide, nearly one in He would always tell her
They want to sweep you off
U.S. children who live in fami- ten high school students has that it would never happen
your feet. For my family, he
lies in which partner violence been hit, slapped or physically again, not to tell anybody, that
was taking all of us out to din-
occurred at least once in the past hurt on purpose by a boyfriend he loves her and how sorry he
ner and bowling and on vaca-
year, and seven million children or girlfriend. Nearly one in ten was.
tions all the time. He made it
live in families in which severe 15-year-old girls disclosed ex- The worst thing that she
seem like money was growing
partner violence occurred. periencing physical dating vio- told me, was they got in a
on trees. Since he had all this
• Females who are exposed lence and one in four disclosed really bad argument and he was
money, he talked my mom into
to their parents’ domestic vio- experiencing psychological hitting her and he put her in the
quitting her job. Yes, it
lence as adolescents are signifi- abuse. bathroom, knocked her out,
seemed like a good idea. I
cantly more likely to become • One in three teens report put her in the bathtub and
mean why would someone
victims of dating violence than knowing a friend or peer who turned the water on.
want to work if she didn’t have
daughters of nonviolent parents. has been hit, kicked, punched, The neighbors heard the
• One in three adolescent slapped or physically hurt by a commotion next door and
He did this so that he could
girls in the United States is a partner. called the police. One of the
be in control.
victim of physical, emotional or cops who came to the scene
When I finally found out
verbal abuse from a dating part- Source: had been waiting and waiting
that there was violence going
ner. www.futureswithoutviolence.org to arrest him.
on, I had a friend over and she
But back then the law was
had heard something so I
that for a man to be arrested for
muted the TV and I heard it
too. It was hard to make out if
it was a “love noise” or some-
Where someone can get help domestic violence, he had to be
caught in the act. The cop said
• Huron County Victim’s • Huron County Sheriff — to my mom, “Just tell me that
thing bad. I went to see what it
Assistance Program – 419- 419-668-6912 he did this to you so we can
was and I stood at the door and 663-3839 arrest him, please.” And he
heard him say in a demented • Safe Harbour — 800-953- finally got arrested.
voice, “Don’t you ever wake • National Domestic Vio- 2207
lence Hotline — 1-800-799 My mother is not the only
me up from sleeping again.”
-7233 • Norwalk Police Depart- woman in my family to put up
When I heard this I busted into ment — 419-668-3311 with this. My grandma went
their room and saw him on top • The Shelter 24-hour crisis through it with my mother’s
of her with his hands around line, safe housing — 1-800 • Emergency — 911
-931-SAFE (7233) stepdad. He was an alcoholic.
her neck. I immediately started
Having multiple women go
screaming at him to get off of
through this abuse in my fam-
her. He wasn’t a little guy;
there was nothing I would be Miriam house a safe house ily has taught me so much. It’s
taught me to respect myself,
able to do to save her except
scream and call the police.
He has been out of our
for the abused and children and not put up with anything
By Itzzy Leon sit children who are in Miriam A man should never call
house for a while now, but he
House while their mothers take you names or lay his hands on
still torments our lives with a
Miriam House is a place classes for parenting skills. you for any reason, and he
constant fear that he will be
where homeless women and They are asked to babysit for should always respect you. In
their minor children can live and an hour Thursday nights. the same aspect, a woman
Please, if anyone reading
try to improve their family struc- “I think what they do for should never put her hands on a
this has this kind of stuff going
tures, get help with life skills, get families in the community is so man
on at home or in their own love
educational opportunities and great and I am excited to be a No man or woman should
life, don’t let it go on. Please
much more. part of it, even in just a small put up with this. There are
get help. Abuse, whether it be
Teen Leadership adviser Nick way,” junior Alyanna Tuttle ways to stop it and get away
emotional or physical, is wrong
Lee was contacted by Miriam said. from it.
House. He was asked for volun- A couple of Key Club mem-
teers from TLC who could baby- bers are also volunteering. -NHS STUDENT
Is locker vandalism a problem at NHS?
By Logan Conney Freshman Jared Cook’s locker rigging it). Those are the people
was one of the more obvious ones who will find things missing. Use
We all know someone whose defaced. your own locker, too. Shared
locker sign has been vandalized “I think it was a joke, but I’m lockers are just asking for trou-
or whose locker has been broken not sure. It happened around ble,” Dan Bauman, assistant prin-
into. Whether or not it was a big homecoming…” he said. “It’s not cipal, said.
item, like a phone or iPod, or a huge problem, but it’s just non- The bottom line is the golden
small, like a sweatshirt or book, sense.” rule. Treat people the way you
it’s happening. What can we do to fix this? want to be treated.
Just walk around the halls, and “It’s just keeping your locker You don’t want your things
you will see things like “b****” locked, or using your own locker. taken away or written all over, do
and “I hate you” and even some bled on lockers. Nice or not, it’s Yes, it’s very convenient to just you?
nice stuff like “I love you!” scrib- still vandalism. run up and open your locker (by Exactly…
10 things you didn’t know about Alex Phibbs
By Jacqueline Rios 3. I rarely ever hear my first very picky when it comes to mu-
name and sometimes don’t re- sic.
Junior Alex Phibbs spond to hearing it. 8. I’m very shy, but once I
4. I never drink soda pop. am spoken to, I never want to
1. I often think to myself in 5. I’ve never celebrated a shut up.
accented voices. holiday before. 9. I’m obsessed with musical
2. I play Sudoku about three 6. I am literally a pyroma- bass and all of its forms.
times a day every day. niac. 10. I have the coolest girl-
7. I rarely ever listen to music friend ever!
made past the year 2000; I’m
Tuesday, March 27, 2012— Trucker Imprint — Page 5
BGSU Falcons vs. Toledo Rockets
By Dameisha Brown but still close enough that I could university is nationally known as
come home if I needed to… it being in the top 10 for education
The tension between Bowling was the perfect fit. BGSU is so majors. To be the best, you must
Green State University and The much better than UT, it’s not be educated by the best, and BG
University of Toledo goes on at even funny. BGSU has a much was able to provide to me the best
Norwalk High School. safer campus, a college town feel education in my field of study.
I interviewed a few NHS (which is highly underrated), Bowling Green is by far the supe-
teachers, asking these two ques- hockey, a new basketball arena, rior college when put against the
tions: Why did you pick the new dorms, great people and a ugly stepchild of the MAC con-
school you went to? Which quality education.” ference, Toledo. BG is commu-
school is better? Social studies teacher Derek nity based, and continues to
Social studies teacher Nick Pigman also went to BG. achieve academic superiority
Lee is a BG graduate. “I went to BGSU because it each year. BG is the best choice “I went to Toledo because
“I went to BGSU because I was the right price, right location in regards to education, tuition they have a prestigious college of
was familiar with the campus, and right program. You should and location.” engineering and I really enjoyed
enjoyed my visit there, love Or- always pick which college you go Add art teacher Alexa Nasonti my visit. My visit was the day
ange, and because they offered to based on what you want to do. to the list of BG fans. after the Rockets won the MAC
both of the majors I was poten- It’s not too big, but not too small. “I went to BG because it was championship in football and the
tially interested in. I also liked How smart is it to pay more to close enough to visit home, but entire campus was buzzing with
that it was far away from home, get paid the same?” Mr. Pigman far enough to get away, because excitement. Toledo is 17-15 in
said. they had my major and because a the annual Peace Pipe Game in-
S t u d e n t lot of my friends went there. BG cluding winning 11 of the last 17
teacher Ashley is better than UT because of the years.”
Jenkins leaves food (Miles Pizza) and the English teacher Amie Swope
no doubt about friendly community. Also, their graduated from Kenyon College
which school art program is much better!” Ms. but prefers UT over BG.
she prefers. Nasonti said. “Two of the smartest people I
“I chose BG Math and computer science know went to UT — Mr. Cloud
because the teacher Chris Higgins prefers UT. and Mr. Higgins,” she said.
By Jacqueline Rios
Gem of the Month
Name: Nate Light
Looking for something Year in school: Senior
good to do? Try Bailando. It is
a dancing program developed Year of car: 2002
by Piper Wheeler, instructor at
Dance N’ Style and a senior at Make: Ford
Ehove/Norwalk High School. It
is mostly Latin dancing, but Model: Mustang convertible
popular music that young
adults listen to is also available. When did you get your car?
“It is a chance for young The end of last year.
adults to be able to afford real
dance lessons and to dance to How long have you had your
music that they know,” said driver’s license? Two years
Piper said she started How much did you pay for looked nice and it had low mile- give you when you drive? I
Bailando because young people your car? $8,900 age. don’t get many looks.
would come up to her and ask
for dance lessons, but they Did/Do you pay for it yourself? Where did you get this car? Is this your dream car? No.
were too expensive. I’m still paying for it. Schaffer-Danhoff in Willard
Adult private lessons cost If not, what is? Shelby GT Co-
$55 an hour at Dance N’ Style, Why did you want this car? It What kind of looks do people bra
Piper said. Bailando costs $5
What’s the point of having study hall?
per young adult. The dance
lessons are given to a whole
group and are held twice every
two months. Young adults who By Rachel Warneck all the classes they need to take. Some students have a simpler
go as a couple pay $6 for both It’s their free time. Who cares view. “It depends on how you
of them, which means that for Looking at the schedule for what they do?” said senior Hope use it,” said senior Allison
each individual it is only $3. the school year, score: You got a Fritz. Marchione.
“It gives people opportuni- study hall. But why exactly are This is true; the period is our Most of the students inter-
ties to be good dancers…great you so pumped for that? free period. But what about the viewed agreed that study halls
dancers,” Piper said, adding Are study halls actually use- freshmen who are in study hall are useful, although the reasons
that Bailando has been very ful? Do you actually get work sleeping? Don’t they have credits are different. Some say it helps to
successful so far. done and study, or are you one of they need to be working on? keep up with homework, while
Bailando is located at the many who fall asleep or sim- “Study halls are really just others use it as a sleeping period.
Dance N’ Style in the San- ply get distracted? whatever. I want to get my work Regardless of the use, the stu-
dusky Plaza on Cleveland “I feel like they are useful as done but then I just put it off,” dents have spoken, and it is safe
Road. For more information, fillers for people who have taken said freshman Connor Mackay. to say yes, study halls are useful.
go to the Facebook page
Musician of the issue
By Veronica McLoda
By Brooke Frakes
Name: Hannah VanDyne
Senior! Year in School: 10
Color scheme or theme?
NHS’ senior prom this year
is going to have a color scheme
Age: 16 instead of a theme.
Seniors decided to go for a
What instrument do you play? color scheme and use the previ-
Flute ous year’s decorations to save
When did you start playing it? The color scheme for this
6th grade year’s prom is teal and silver.
This doesn’t mean that every
Why did you choose this in- girl has to wear teal or silver as
strument? My aunt played the If you play more than one in- her dress color or that guys
flute in high school and I looked strument, which do you prefer have to wear teal or silver un-
up to her. and why? I only play the flute der their tux.
and I can play the piccolo. Prom will be held April 21
What kind of music do you at Lyman Harbor. The location
listen to in your spare time? I Have you been in band/ of after-prom is still undecided,
listen to all music. orchestra all four years of high said Derek Pigman, senior
school? So far only two years. class adviser.
Do you plan on pursuing music If there is a senior who is
after high school? If so, when What is your favorite thing bringing a date from another
and how? I might play in col- about your music class? Our school, he or she must fill out
lege for marching and concert awesome band director Mr. paperwork to allow the guest to
This senior has been in the band. Kish. attend the senior prom.
musical for two years. He is Dinner will be served at
going into the Marines after Do you have any good stories If you could choose one of your Lyman before the actual dance.
graduation. He is in select about any of your perform- pieces to play in a recital, There will be chicken, pastas,
choir. ances? During the fall concert, I which would it be and why? salad, dinner rolls and bever-
See page 10 for the answer almost got hit by Mady’s baton, Jupiter because it was challeng- ages.
to Guess This Senior. but it missed and hit my stand. ing, but sounded really well once
it was learned.
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STUDENTS AT SCHOOL TEACHERS AT WORK
Back in the Day
By Gavin Ward The newspaper was named
The Trucker Imprint 10 years
It was March of 1971. The ago.
FNA (Future Nurses of America) The layout of our paper today
met. It was the first year the sci- is very different from former
ence classrooms had sinks and papers. In the old newspapers,
burners. At the layout was
EHOVE, unorganized. It
students could easily Name: Steve Gray
Name: Kange Keegan feared that confuse the
Grade: 10 they would reader on Subject taught: World His-
Age: 15 have to go which story is tory
to school which.
Immediate Family: Dad – year-round. Advertise-
Craig; sisters – Dakota, Admission ments were First job: Buckeye Central
Sevanna, Saharra. to the Sen- also a large (where I went to high school).
ior Dance part of the
School activities: World was only newspaper.
Language Club, Track and one dollar, with the Barbara- The ads were for businesses in Favorite genre of music:
Field, Cross Country. Jackle Band providing live mu- Norwalk and other surrounding 70’s and 80’s.
sic. towns. These ads included busi-
The things that appeared in nesses such as The Huron
When not sitting behind a the Norwalk High School news- County Bank and Clancy’s Ham- Most embarrassing mo-
desk, what do you like to do? paper 41 years ago are definitely burgers. ment while teaching: Chair
Go to Galion. different than today. Another difference between broke. Fell down in class.
Before the Trucker Imprint’s the newspaper now and 41 years
time, in the early 60s, the paper ago was that back then, the paper
Biggest pet peeve: People was named the Senior High Im- covered both news from the high Favorite former teacher
who complain. print. In the late 60s, it was re- school and from around town. and why: Arch Rogers, my
named the Signal, which is what Today, the focus is on news only high school football coach. He
our school’s yearbook is called. in the high school. helped me during some diffi-
Biggest guilty pleasure: cult times, and he helped me
Cheese Balls. getting into college. He be-
Favorite song and why:
Take it Off by Kesha because
you can dance on a bench at
By Alexis Logan “There’s never enough
came a good friend.
Hobbies: Basketball, fam-
midnight. money,” said Mr. Pigman. ily.
It’s never too early to start The juniors will not know
Something people would be raising money for prom. how much they have earned until
surprised to know about me: The freshman, sophomore, the end of the year because of Biggest pet peeve: Lazy
I wrestled as a kid but quit at junior and senior classes have the cookie sales going on all people who underachieve. Peo-
the tournament. been fundraising, and will use year, adviser Jennifer Hohman ple who can’t be honest.
most of their money for their said.
senior proms. The money they do earn will
Where do you see yourself The senior class will also use go toward their senior prom and What were you like in
in 10 years? In California on a its money to buy flowers that the homecoming supplies. high school? Acted like Jake
beach. seniors will get during the The sophomores have earned Fetherolf.
graduation ceremony, Derek Pig- about $1,400 dollars. Their funds
man, class adviser, said. will go toward prom as well.
Favorite movie: Valen- The seniors have raised ap- The freshman class has I became a teacher be-
tine’s Day proximately $4,000 from their earned $800 to $900. They will cause: I loved coaching and
Autumn Leaves Festival, the be using some of their money for being around kids.
Yankee Candle fundraiser and their senior prom.
Favorite store to shop at: the Trucker Gear sales.
Walgreens If not teaching, what
would you be doing? Greeter
Favorite restaurant: Mon
What would people be
surprised to know about
Favorite food: Crab legs you? I’m old.
Biggest regret: Not trying Kalyn Palmerton, Biggest weakness: Couch
hard enough in school. the winner of last potato at home.
Most embarrassing mo- smiles just after Pets: Hoops and Lebron
ment: I can’t say. being presented (dogs).
with a bag of
candy by senior
My hero: Violet Dan Meola, If you could meet any fa-
Trucker Imprint mous person, who would it be
entertainment edi- and why? President George
How many children do tor. Bush. I admire him and he’s a
you want to have? One? Is Each issue, person of great integrity.
that possible? including this one,
Howell appears What would we find in
Favorite teacher and why: somewhere in a your refrigerator? Diet Pepsi
Mrs. Thomas because she is picture.
always happy. When you find
it, tear or cut out Photo by Debbie Leffler
If you won the lottery,
the full picture, what would you spend it on?
Favorite class and why: write your name legibly on the back, and turn it in to the box in Mrs. Vacation, family, new weight
Sculpture because we talk all Leffler’s English class in room 6208. room and basketball locker
period. A winner will be chosen a week after the issue comes out. room.
Murals dissected, stories uncovered
Story and photos by about eight years ago when stu- Jessica Dietrich and Erica Bryant,
Jacqueline Rios dents first moved in at this new former NHS students.
high school, former art teacher Jessica and Erica made the
There are three giant paintings Lura Magi explained. painting as their final independ-
at the main If you stand at ent study project. “Me and her
stairs of Nor- the place (Erica) hated that painting…now
walk High where the gi- we love it,” said Jessica.
School. Have ant window “The painting was hard be-
you ever won- that looks out cause it was a mixture of different
dered who cre- to the parking techniques and it was rushed,”
ated them? lot is, and then Jessica said.
When you look to the
start walking up right side of
the stairs, to the top left there is the window, you will see the sec- Then if you turn around
the first painting. It is a collage ond giant painting. and look up at the balcony, you
with a big "N" in the middle. That It is a collage and it was done will be able to see the third paint-
painting was made by a whole at the old high school by Tony ing. This painting has faceless
class to decorate the building Carpenter. people with hats. It was made by
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 — Trucker Imprint — Page 7
Down at the State Fair
By Daniel Meola made the play that much better
and I liked the choice of people
hard on their singing and mak-
ing sure they knew the whole
I went to see State Fair on who played each character. Judge script. They put much work in
March 10, and I was pleasantly Hippenstahl, played by junior and it paid off very well.
surprised. Simon Freeman, had to be one of Good job to all of the peo-
It was a very family-oriented the funniest characters in the ple who had a part in the NHS
play with a few weird things, in- play. He made me laugh so hard I musical.
cluding dancing animals. could barely keep myself from
The play had many funny crying. Photo by Dan Meola
parts, but was serious and cute at The singing was very good. The Frakes’ house from the set of
other points. The kiss scenes Those guys and girls worked very State Fair
What’s in your Short Songs sung shortly
By Itzzy Leon Eleven of the tracks include
their own original songs.
Twenty-two songs in less Their songs usually sound on
than 20 minutes seems insane, the post-hardcore side but
but it can happen. they’ve added more punk to their
Silverstein is a five-piece new songs.
post-hardcore band from Can- The rest of the tracks are cov-
Tylenol ada. ers from bands such as Gorilla
birthday They’ve released five LPs Biscuits, Descendants, NOFX
card and three EPs and now, with and nine other punk bands.
their sixth “full length” album The original songs are amaz-
that came out on Feb. 7, they’re ing but Silverstein, being one of
Book finally getting more recognition. my favorite bands, did a really
calendar Short Songs isn’t your typical nice job on covering 11 great
album. The song lengths range songs.
from 4 to 90 seconds, hence the Most of the songs on this al-
title. bum are fast-paced and when I
listened to the songs I wondered
how many drumsticks Paul
Koehler, the drummer, went
Some of the lyrics are strange
Teacher and funny but some of them are
meaningful and angry. I can hon-
estly say I’m not disappointed in
this album at all.
A look inside I loved this album as soon as
Icebreakers Two band- math teacher I heard it the first time. I recom-
breath mints aids Becky Molnar’s purse mend that people who enjoy this
kind of music should buy it.
Book Review Movie Review
Hopeless delirium The Vow wows critics
By Jaye Neuberger self that it’s time to walk away?”
By Melanie Shupe completely ready to get rid of the says Leo. As time goes on, he
possibility of catching deliria “Life's all about moments, of slowly starts to give up hope.
Love is a dangerous disease. nervosa, she does exactly what impact and how they change our To see if Leo and Paige can
That’s the message in Lauren she doesn’t want to. She falls in lives forever. But what if one find their way back to each
Oliver’s latest novel, Delirium. love. day you could no longer remem- other, see The Vow, now in thea-
The protagonist, Lena Holoway, She has to hide her love from ber any of them?” said Leo in ters.
is just like every other teenager the world, or risk being impris- The Vow. This movie is rated PG-13.
her age. On her 18th birthday, oned or bringing shame upon her The Vow is a true story about Some people might think this
she is scheduled for surgery that family, but she refuses to let her how Paige (Rachael McAdams) was a horrible movie and some
will remove the part of her brain boyfriend slip away. She even ends up in a coma after a terrible may think it was the best movie
t h a t starts to think about the possibil- accident one night. When she they ever saw.
loves. ity of refusing the surgery. wakes up, she can’t remember It mainly depends on if
Lena is Does Lena go through with her life with her current husband you’re one who likes a good tear
excited the surgery? Does her family Leo (Channing Tatum). The -jerking movie or not. I think it
to get find out about her boyfriend? only life she can remember is the was a really good movie because
the sur- Delirium is the first book in a one she had before meeting Leo. it is a true story.
gery. trilogy with the same name. Leo then struggles to get her to I think they did a good job in
Love is The main character is a girl, remember the life they have to- casting the people for the roles. I
a dis- but there’s a lot of action and gether. mean, who wouldn’t want to
e a s e adventure in the story as well, “How do you look at the look at Channing Tatum’s butt
that has along with some science and woman you love, and tell your- for about a minute?
cursed even theology. It’s a book that I
L e n a found hard to put down; in fact, I
and her family from the begin- read it in the span of a few Fact of the issue
ning of time. hours. According to a research study, the most common setting for dreams is
Right when Lena is most pre- You can pick this book up at your own house.
pared to have the surgery, and the public library or BAM!
Word of the issue Quote of the issue
By Alexis Logan “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic
enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
Word: Floccinaucinihilipilification [flok-in-ah-sini-hili-pili-fication] – Walt Disney
Definition: (noun) The act of deciding that something is valueless.
By Caiti Southers
Used in a sentence: I like how you used floccinaucinihilipilification when
you described Justin Beiber’s new album.
Website of the issue
By Veronica McLoda access the website at school.
You can see how many people
Ever wonder how many peo- have your first name and last
ple in the country have your name. You can also see famous
name? Go to http:// names and the most common
howmanyofme.com/ and you can names.
Page 8 — Trucker Imprint — Tuesday, March 27, 2012
— NFL mock draft —
Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford Cincinnati Bengals - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Washington Redskins (From St. Louis Rams) - Robert Griffin III, San Diego Chargers - Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT, USC Chicago Bears - Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia
Cleveland Browns -Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama Tennessee Titans - Courtney Upshaw, DE/LB, Alabama
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Morris Claiborne, LSU Cincinnati Bengals - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
St Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) - Justin Blackmon, Cleveland Browns - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
WR, Oklahoma State
Jacksonville Jaguars- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame Detroit Lions - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Miami Dolphins- Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina Pittsburgh Steelers - Dont’a Hightowter, MLB, Alabama
Carolina Panthers- Michael Brockers, DE/DT, LSU Denver Broncos - Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Buffalo Bills- Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor Houston Texans - Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina
Kansas City Chiefs - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford New England Patriots - Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
Seattle Seahawks- Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis Green Bay Packers - David DeCastro, G, Stanford
Arizona Cardinals -Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa Baltimore Ravens - Alfonzo Denard, CB, Nebraska
Dallas Cowboys - Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama San Francisco 49ers - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Philadelphia Eagles - Luke Kuechly, MLB, Boston College New England Patriots - Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson
New York Jets - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina New York Giants - Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
- Mock Draft by Keaton Wineman and Amos Albright
Truckers on pace for 1st NOL All-Sports Trophy
By Amos Albright “I think we are in great shape to win it. Our Volleyball, men’s cross country, men’s
tennis and baseball team are prime to take first basketball and wrestling all earned the top
Norwalk sports are proving a point this again and our track and softball teams con- spots in the NOL.
year, making it obvious that Norwalk is doing tinue to improve,” said Athletic Director Ray As the winter sports season comes to a
something right. As of now, Norwalk High Scheid. close and spring sports begin, Norwalk looks
School is leading the NOL for the Conference At press time, Norwalk has four NOL to pour it on and win its first-ever All-Sports
All-Sports Trophy. championship teams. Trophy.
What’s it like having to be in ISR?
through that, students would not
want to get in trouble.
Some people may say “I don’t
care, I get out of class!” but I
would rather sit in class.
When you are in class you are
there and you can sit through the
lesson. When you are there for
the lesson you can understand
your work a lot easier.
By Violet Golembiewski You also get to talk to your
peers instead of just sitting in a
Have you ever wondered what room isolated from everyone else.
it is like in ISR? I always thought The more I think about ISR,
it would be a nice little room with the more it seems like a time-out
desks and you would just sit for teenagers.
around and do your work. I was Like when you were a kid and
very wrong. your friends would get time-outs
In ISR, you sit in chairs facing -- some took them seriously and
the wall. Once you run out of didn’t do what they did again,
work to complete, you just sit and then some people just
there looking at the wall. laughed and did it again.
I was lucky enough to only sit This is a pretty good punish- Photo by Violet Golembiewski
in there for one period to observe, ment to me. No teenagers like to If you ever have to go to ISR, you will be sitting in a chair like this, and you will
and it was awful. It was probably sit in a room and be completely be facing the wall.
the most boring experience I’ve bored out of their mind.
ever had. I think that after sitting Please take my advice: Don’t It’s extremely boring and if you just behave, you won’t have to suf-
get in trouble and get ISR! fer through this boredom.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012— Trucker Imprint — Page 9
Whitney Field can
use some big help
By Amos Albright it, the grass was packed down as
far as it could go, making it diffi-
If you are any kind of spirited cult for the field to drain when it
member of Norwalk High rained. That, mixed with the al-
School, then you went to at least ready dead grass, spelled out
one of the football games this disaster.
Photo By Abby Miller year, right? Well if you did, then “By the time Norwalk and St.
Freshman Geena Freriks at her send-off. you probably saw the condition Paul teams were done playing on
of the field halfway through the it, all the grass was ripped out,
Geena 7th at State
season. leaving nothing but a non-
Through half of the season, drainable mud pit of a playing
the field was torn to pieces. It field,” said Mr. Scheid.
By Abby Miller What was it like at state? began to get so bad that they had What’s the solution?
It was “big, crowded, and to bring in pounds and pounds of “Turf is out of the question.
Freshman Geena Freriks loud,” Geena said, adding that it sand to just get a surface on the We don’t have the money or do-
competed in the 2012 state com- was all she expected, and fun to field to run on. Even then the nations for that right now. All
petition in two events, the 50 race girls she’d never raced be- field looked bad and nobody the money is going towards the
relay and the 100 relay. Geena fore. knew exactly why. new weight room. But this will
placed 7th overall in both events. Geena said her favorite part It was caused by a type of have to be paid for,” said Mr.
Geena broke her own personal about swimming this year was invasive grass known as poa an- Scheid.
record in the 50 free both days; the people she met and all of the nual grass. “In order for the field to be
she dropped .6 of a second since broken records from the relays Athletic Director Ray Scheid fixed they need new drainage,
districts. and individual events. explained that while mowing upgraded irrigation and brand
other fields in Norwalk, the poa new sod,” he added
Athletes of the Issue
annual grass seeds may have There are still talks about
been picked up by the lawn what the exact price will be, but
mowers. Then, while mowing Norwalk and St. Paul officials
the football field, the seeds may estimate around $100,000-plus
have been laid down on it. This in order to pay for the new field.
type of grass is like a weed and The two schools will share the
takes over during June and July. cost, Mr. Scheid said.
Once the poa annual grass “Now’s the time to get it
took effect, it killed the good right, since the field is so torn
grass, making it easier to pull up. up. Money is the issue,” he
After many years of playing on added.
Trevor Bowers Michael Finch
Wrestling duo to State
By Abby Miller
What sport do you play? Ten- What sport do you play, and Three back to back to back
nis. why? I play baseball. It’s my NOL championships. Eight dis-
favorite sport. It’s what I want tricts qualifiers and two state
How long have you been to do in college. qualifiers, seniors Jake Alexan-
playing this sport? Since I der and Jake Montana.
could walk. How long have you been At state, Jake Montana went
playing this sport? Ever since 1-1 the first day and 0-1 the sec-
What is your team’s record? I was four. It’s been 13 years. ond day.
It was 18-2 last year. What was it like at state?
What is your team’s record? “It was fun,” Jake Montana
What’s your biggest accom- It was 20-5 last year. We were said.
plishment in this sport? It NOL Champs. Did he think he was going to
was beating Blake Troller state this year?
freshman year, and getting 2nd What’s your biggest accom- “Yeah, hoping anyways,” he
Team All Ohio freshman year. plishment in this sport? To replied.
win the NOL again, and go to Jake Montana will not be fur-
What does it take to be good regionals. thering his talents in wrestling at
at it? Playing all the time, and the collegiate level; he is enter-
off-court workouts (jump rop- What does it take to be good Photo by Abby Miller
ing the Navy. Seniors Jake Alexander and Jake
ing, running, stretching and at it? It takes hard work ethics, At state, Jake Alexander went
weight training). and being willing to put your Montana at their send-off.
0-2 the first day, and didn’t qual-
time in. ify for the second day. Jake Alexander also participated in
Best thing about this sport? last year’s state com-
Hitting winners (: Best thing about this sport? petition. He said that
Winning in the bottom of the state this year for
Worst/ most difficult thing 7th inning and the sunflower him was “lovely.”
about this sport? Playing seeds. Did he think he was
someone good on a windy day. going to state this
Worst/ most difficult thing year?
Do you think you will con- about this sport? Going “That’s where I set
tinue this sport after high through a slump, and the cold my goals,” he re-
school? Yes. weather. plied.
He is undecided
How do you deal with the How do you deal with the about proceeding on
pressure of the competition? pressure of the competition? with wrestling at the
Photo by Abby Miller
Slow breathing, and talking to It’s all mental. You have to put collegiate level.
Senior Jake Alexander shakes hands with his last
coaches on change overs. everything aside, take a deep opponent at state.
breath and go pitch by pitch.
Spring sports teams ready for a busy season
By Dameisha Brown conference opponents include Ron DeLuca is excited for the
Fremont Ross, Toledo St. Johns season.
It’s almost spring, which Jesuit, Ashland, Perkins and “I’m excited for the season
means it’s time for some new Huron. The entire league will be because it’s a rebuilding year. We
sports, which are track, softball, aiming to take down Norwalk,” lost some good runners, but I feel
baseball and boys’ tennis. Coach Higgins said. like there are some new good
Boys’ tennis coach Chris Hig- Baseball coach Wesley Doug- runners this year. Sandusky,
gins has a big season ahead of las is a proud coach. Shelby and Tiffin look to be the
him. “We are always excited to toughest opponents this season.
“I am extremely excited going start a new season with new play- The NOL is going to be very
into the season as we return four ers. We are the defending NOL good this year. It’s a powerhouse
of seven varsity starters including champs with hopes of a repeat. league,” Coach DeLuca said.
all of our singles players. We are Tiffin looks like the toughest op- Softball assistant coach Alexa
the two-time defending champi- ponent in the league. We return Nasonti is new to the softball
ons, so there is a giant target on seven starters and twelve letter- team.
our team. If we continue to work men from a 20-5 team last year. “I’m excited this year because Photo by Veronica McLoda
hard like we have the last few With hard work, trust and great it’s my first year of coaching. I’m Freshman Abby Norman does her
years, then we should expect leadership, we expect to have a very passionate about sports and high jump at practice.
good things from the season. Our very successful season,” Coach I’d love to bring in some wins.
main goal is to defend our NOL Douglas said. Two goals I have are to be NOL and Shelby look like tough
Championship. Our toughest non- Track and field head coach champs and to have fun. Bellevue teams,” Coach Nasonti said.
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What would you do before you die?
Photos and interviews
by Gavin Ward
and Melanie Shupe
A Sophomore Sabrina Love wants to swim
with sharks before she dies.
Hanging with Lamar Odom is near the top of
junior Kim Harrington’s bucket list.
N Sophomore Brandy Damron would love to sky dive.
Senior Alex Montvilas has bungee jumping on
his bucket list.
H Gym teacher Wes Douglas would like to
live before he dies.
Librarian Roslyn Hasaguchi wants to visit
Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam before she
L If sophomore Michaela Mushett died to-
morrow, she would want to go to Hawaii
Visiting Europe is on junior Hannah Tak’s
Senior Laura Penza wants to zipline Junior Holden Auerhamer would
Senior Cody Sargeant wants to be
in Las Vegas before she dies. enjoy going bungee jumping.
nice before he dies, so he gives a
boost to freshman Connor Mackay,
who wants to be taller.
Christina Christian or Jaye Neuberger
Give a picture of yourself as a young child/baby to Mrs. Leffler,
You can appear in Guess this Senior too!
Answer to Guess this Senior : Nathan Ewell