February 18, 2019

Seekonk High School News

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The second semester started on January 18th with a presentation to all SHS students in the auditorium by SRO Keith Perry on the ALICE Program. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The students were engaged and respectful throughout the assembly. We are fortunate to have such a positive working partnership between the school and the Seekonk Public Safety departments.

Junior Madison Khan performed in the Massachusetts Music Educators Southeast District Festival at Canton High School on January 11 and 12.

She was accepted to play bassoon in the SE District Symphony Orchestra after auditioning for the Festival in November, competing against students from some 90High Schools in the Southeast District. The Orchestra was directed by Dr. Benjamin Klemme and played music by Saint-Saens, Khachaturian and Sibelius.
Madison also received an invitation to audition for the Massachusetts Music EducatorsAll State Festival which she will do on January 26th at Shrewsbury High School. Congratulations to Madison on this impressive achievement. Thank you to Seekonk Music educator John Smialek for accompanying Madison to the events.

Seekonk High Athletic News-Congratulations to the Seekonk/D-R Cooperative Hockey team. The team recently tied league-leading Wareham 2-2 at home behind a goal from Senior Ben Lunnie. The team made history downing Old Rochester for the first time in program history. Eight-grader Liam Fecteau scored twice and Ben Lunnie added a goal to help secure this road win. The Seekonk Boys and Girls Swim teams swept Apponequet High School at Mayers Natatorium. The undefeated and league leading Lady Warriors swim team dunked the Lady Lakers 108.5 to 67.5. Emily Rieben, Jayla Pina, Natalie Kach, Abigail Tenreiro, Lauren Shanahan, Lyla Carvalho, Erin Broadmeadow, Haley Fournier and Isabella Paterson all registered first-place finishes.

The 3-2 Boys swim team downed the Lakers 94-81 with winning swims from Robert Strycharz, Tommy Ciolfi, Blake Anderson, and Finn Paterson. The Warriors recently used 10 3-point field goals to down New Bedford Voke 70-58 at home. Sophomore Jacob Barrera scored 18 points, Junior Elijah Leonard added 11 points and Junior Kam Casala also hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. The Lady Warrior Basketball team continued their winning ways this week downing the Lady Bears of New Bedford Voke in Overtime behind Mia DiBiase’s career-high 32-point effort.

Lauren Paulo chipped in with nine. Tuesday night the Lady Warriors notched their fourth win in a row downing Case High School on the road 49-39. Lauren Paulo had twelve points with Mia DiBiase, Katie Leinson and Kiarra Sandoval chipping in with nine apiece. The high flying 7-4 Lady Warriors host the Lady Blue Devils from Fairhaven High School this evening in a key conference tilt. The Seekonk Boys’ Indoor Track team clinched the Gold Division title of the South Coast Conference defeating Bourne 65-21.

The undefeated Warriors got winning performances from Jacob Klang, Brandon Gomes, Henry Jordan, Matt Alvarez, Matt Dundas and Ethan Paiva. The Boys will now meet the Blue Division champs Dighton-Rehoboth for the overall SCC title on Wednesday, February 6th. The Seekonk Girls Indoor Track team also defeated Bourne running their record to 3-1. Kelly Shanahan, Charlotte Millette, Vanessa Jacome, Hannah Bradbury, Cameron Garabian, and Allison Houle had first place finishes. Congratulations to the

Boys Indoor Track team who placed second in the MIAA Divisional Relays up in Boston. Please remember that the deadline to register online for a Spring Sport is March4th!

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the Seekonk High School Model United Nations team hosted their fourth Annual Warrior Model United Nations Conference (Warrior MUN IV),featuring four committees: a United Nations Human Rights Council dealing with the refugee crisis in Yemen, a British Parliament House of Commons session in crisis over the BREXIT, an NHL Owners meeting addressing with a wide range of topics from concussions to domestic abuse, and a French Revolution committee dealing with the repercussions of the reign of terror. Over 60 students from five area high schools - Boston College High School, Duxbury High School, Notre Dame Academy, Tabor Academy, and Westwood High School traveled to the day-long conference, planned and hosted by the Warrior MUNC IV all-student staff which included 30 freshmen, sophomore, juniors and seniors.

Seekonk senior and Warrior MUN IV secretary-general William Ott inspired students to look at the leadership aspect of the topics with an eye toward trying to do better than the leaders in the world real world were doing.

The Seekonk High School Quiz Bowl Team traveled to Boston on January 19th for the taping of season 10 High School Quiz Bowl at WGBH Studios. The Warriors were slated to take on Thayer Academy. The airing of the show will be on WGBH public television later in February. Check your local TV listing for the airing of High School Quiz Bowl.

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