Cougar Paw Print V O L U M E 2 , I S S U E 2 J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9 Editor: Brittani Blough Assistant Editor: Patty Beam NBy:ewHaYlieLarivsingRsteosnolutions Teacher Interviews Pg. 2-3 New Year’s resolutions, they can be a pain, but everyone has one. Now Dribble Team Pg. 4 that 2008 has ended, and a new year has come around, people are realizing what Girls Soccer they would like to improve upon for the upcoming year. Whether they’ll admit it or Pg. 5 not, most people really do have a resolution or even a few. A resolution could be Best Friends Pg. 6 anything, from bringing up that math grade, to going on a diet, or possibly even Boys helping your parents out some more around the house. I have asked a few people Pg. 7 Wrestling about their resolutions, and here is what I found. Boys Pg. 8 Basketball Q. What was your New Year’s Resolution? Mrs. McDowell (secretary) “I really don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions be- cause you just break them.” Emily Mishler (8th grade) “I have made a resolution to apply myself more in math.” Heather Walker (7th grade) “My resolution was to stop texting so much.” Zach Maluchnik (6th grade) A. “I wanted to bring up my grade in math and I did.” VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 PAGE 2 I interviewed one teacher from each grade. I asked them each five questions and here they are: What made you become a teacher? What is your favorite thing about teaching? When did you start teaching? What school did you go to in high school? Who was your favorite teacher? For the fifth grade I interviewed Mr. Feathers. He is the fifth grade math and science teacher. Both of his parents were teachers and he just followed the flow. He loves the experi- ence when a kid achieves a goal or an assignment. He has been teaching since 1979. He went to Conemaugh Township and his favorite teacher is Mr. Greninger. In sixth grade I interviewed Mr. Shank who teaches math. He enjoys working with kids because they keep him young. He loves working with young people and has been teaching since 1977. He went to Conemaugh Township and his favorite teacher is also Mr. Greninger. I interviewed Mr. Boyd for seventh grade. He teaches history. He became a teacher be- cause his parents were both teachers. He loves when kids understand what he is teaching. He started in 2000. He went to North Star and his favorite teachers were Mr. Ott and his father, Mr. Boyd. For eighth grade I interviewed Mrs. Shaffer. She teaches civics and likes working with kids. She said “My favorite thing is different every time. It is constantly changing.” She has been working here since 1984. She went to North Star and her favorite teacher was Betty Vinosky. PAGE 3 For the special/extra curricular classes I interviewed Mr. Danel. He is the boy’s gym teacher and he loves working with kids. His favorite thing about teaching is kids. He went to Forest Hills and his favorite teacher was Mr. Celmer. The last person I interviewed was our principal, Mr. Kiesnowski. Both of his parents were teachers, he likes the experience of working with kids, and has been teaching since 1995. He went to Brentsville District High School and his favorite teacher was Mr. Madison. Now you know what, why and where the teachers think and went to for school. COUGAR PAW PRINT VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 PAGE 4 The Lady Cougar Dribble Team did an outstanding job this year. They performed at the UPJ Mt. Cat Classic Basketball Tournament, Boswell Jay- cees Basketball Tournament, for the UPJ Women, Juniata Women and at several North Star Varsity Girls games. Members of the team are Samantha Carmean, Melinda Greeley, Hannah Novak, Courtney Schrock, Hannah Schrock, and Kristen Thompson. PAGE 5 Girls Soccer By: Brittani Blough This year I interviewed Racheal Dill to get some answers about our girls soccer team. I asked her four questions . They were: What was the final season record? Not sure, but we lost more than we won. How many girls were on the team? About 17 Who was the team captain? No one, except Krista Valentine went up to flip the coin. What were the name(s) of coach(s)? Coach Kat and Coach Kristie COUGAR PAW PRINT VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 PAGE 6 Best Friends By: Brittani Blough When hanging out with my friends I began to wonder what other peoples’ friends are like. So I went around the middle school and interviewed some of them and I asked them all of the same questions. The first person that I interviewed was Zack Maluchnik. I asked him the following questions. Q. Who is your best friend? A. Nolan Pritts Q. How long have you known him? A. We’ve been friends since 3rd grade Q. What do you look for in a best friend? A. great person to be around Q. Do you and Nolan have any nicknames for each other? A. Putts and Zack Jacob Zehner. • Aubrie Koontz, Haley Smith, Alexis Miller, and Brittani Blough • 3 years • Kind, caring • Jp, Sharpay, and Brittani-Brittani Next I moved onto 7th grade. Kelli Putman • Kristen Thompson • Since 4th grade • Respect, truthfulness • Depends Corey Fritch • Have a lot of best friends, but I do have Luke Lepley • All my life • Trustworthiness • Lepatitus Last I hit the 8th grade hallway, and asked a couple of students. Aubree Stoy • Jacob Preston Zehner! Morgan Lyons, and Brittani Blough • Whole life, and 2 years • Personalities • Jp and Britt Alexis Miller • Brittani Blough, Lauren Long, Alexia Acosta, Lauren Walker, Jacob Zehner, Haley Smith, Heather Walker, and Melissa Baker • Ohh, a while • Trust, loyalty, nice • Amilla, by Lauren Long, and Sam by Brittani Blough PAGE 7 Wrestling 25 wrestlers and 6 managers made up our jr. high wrestling team this year. 9th Graders: Brett Benedict, Seth Benny, John Blough, Ryan Horner, Cory Miller, Lance Shawley, Gearmo Smeak, and Tanner Revak. 8th graders: Jonathon Burkett, Jared Christner, Austin Conner, Tyler Moffe, Tayte Mostoller, and Brady Shroyer. 7th graders: Levi Albright, Corey Fritch, Colton Gennett, Thomas Hocket, Kevin Horner, Luke Leply, Thomas Miller, Jacob Scrimager, Greg Sivits, Nick Stahl, and Shane Supanick. 6th grade: equipment managers, Mike Baker, Shawn Costas, Hunter Connor, Dakota Warner-Maze, Tevin Mostoller, and Jonathan Thomas. This year’s wrestling coach is Patsy Codispoti and assis- tant coaches are Chad Codispoti and Aaron Delano. We went to some of the boys wrestlers and I asked them the following questions: When did you start wrestling? How many matches have you won so far this year? 6th Grade I interviewed Jonathon Thomas and Tevin Mostoller. Jonathon has been wrestling since 2000 and has won three times so far. Tevin started in kindergarten and has won 2 or 3 times this year. 7th Grade I interviewed Colton Gennett and Luke Lepley. Colton has been wrestling since kindergarten and has won five matches. Luke has been wrestling since 2000 and has won four matches. 8th Grade I interviewed Brady Shroyer and Austin Connor. Brady has been wrestling for two years now and he has won eight matches and Austin started in 2000 and has won six matches so far. COUGAR PAW PRINT VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 PAGE 8 Boys Basketball This year our 2008-2009 boys basketball team is made up of: Joey Berkebile, Josh Bloom, Ronald Buxton, Tim Davis, Jacob Dinsmore, Matt Kodrin, Logan Livchvar, Kyle Louthan, Brandon McGarvey, Brady McVicker, Rusty Miller, Cory Olivas, Nolan Pritts, Brantley Rice, Dalton Rice, Andy Robatin, Bruston Shaffer, Branden Steele, Tony Strasiser, Max Volk, Nash Walker, and Dakota Wilson. They all did a very great job. Look for a recap on this year’s basketball season in our next issue.
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