By Jane Rumley
In life you come across a small portion of people who make a huge impact on others. For many students that person is Stephen Carr, a social studies teacher at Wethersfield High School. Not only is he a teacher but a friend who is easy to talk to and due to his young age of 34 he understands a lot of things that kids might be going through.
By John Gregory
A lot of genres thrive and grow in the music industry. Genres that make u snap your fingers, groove all night, or just to listen to when your alone with your thoughts is the music of the world. Mr. Edward Krech, a long time record store owner of 40 plus years sells records consisting of R&B Soul, Rock n’ Roll, Blues and mainly Jazz.
By Lianna Montalvo
I believe most can agree that children are what brings town and communities together. As some might have cookouts others choose to dine out on a crisp sunny day, what other way to do that by bringing your children to an atmosphere made perfect for children.
By Jon Hopkins
“It’s something I’m not used to doing, and I wanted to challenge myself by doing something I have never done and that’s why I became a track coach.”
That was the response I got when I asked Ms. Mclaughlin what she thought about becoming the new throwing coach for the WHS track team. Mclaughlin, who has no previous track experience, has shown tremendous confidence even though she is being tossed into the fire with a very inexperienced group of throwers, on a track team with high hopes for the season.
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By Chelsea Pinchera
In the recent decade, specifically the last couple of years, our world and society have shifted focus. In the past, America has been known as one of the most unhealthy nations, but we are starting to see a difference in this social reality.
From long days at school, to long nights at home, Tammy Luiz has put her family and her students first no matter what. Her determination is truly inspiring and has a long lasting affect not only with the kids she works with as a paraprofessional, but also her own children.
By Almira Beganovic
Imagine being an 18 year old and wanting to change the world for a better place and actually doing something about it. Jacqueline Reategui is an 18 year old senior trying to create a better future. She knew how much depression affected people and what comes along with having this disease,the suicidal thoughts or even attempts, but the worst of it all, dying by suicide. So Jacqueline wanted to see less of this happening and more change worldwide.
“Out of the Darkness Community Walks” are just the beginning of a great journey. This organization helps raise awareness for suicide prevention, participates come out for a walk and donate for a greater cause. Walkers do not need to pay to participate, but they are asked to coordinate donations to help the society.
During Reategui’s sophomore year, she was trying to hold a walk on her own that she wanted to be town-wide and hopefully worldwide one day. She made a website and even met with the townspeople, then a good sign came her way. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) reached out to her. Sophomore year was just the beginning of Jacqueline’s path to a greater future with this organization.
I had sat down with Reategui and asked her how she felt when the AFSP reached out to her.
“It was unexpected and overwhelming.” Jacqueline stated. I can tell how much this organization and being a part of something so powerful has affected someone like her especially started at a young age especially when something as big as AFSP reaches out to you.
This year’s walk will be on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 10:00 until 12:00 PM. Here’s the website if you would like to join or sign up to walk out with a great group of people!
www.afsp.org/wethersfieldhs or contact Jackie Reategui firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions. I hope you all get involved to walk “Out of the Darkness.”
By Atlee Myers
Throughout the numerous renovations, multiple principals, and dozens of graduating classes, there’s one thing at Wethersfield High School that has never changed and his name is Sco. Richard Scopetto graduated Rocky Hill High School with the class of 1966 and has been working for Wethersfield Public Schools for 45 years. It can be said with great confidence that he is the most indispensable member of the WHS staff. When you roam through the collection of yearbooks in our library, you can always count on Sco’s lighthearted smile being on at least one of those pages.
By Alison Fitzpatrick
For Bobbie Granato, Wethersfield was always home. Although she never saw herself returning to her home, nevertheless teaching at her old elementary school. Let’s bring it back to the beginning of how Granato got involved in education. She started teaching swim lessons at Mill Woods, those interactions with children are the things that decided it for her. She initially wanted no part of returning to her hometown, applying for a teaching job in Australia, but the economy brought her back.
By Ajla Ahmetovic
A staple in the Wethersfield community has been the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center. A learning and education center that puts its focus on the environment and animals. A closer look into this small but impactful part of the community is taken in a written interview with the Director of the Nature Center, Patrick Telman.
By Brendan Dowd
Michael Houlihan is a senior at Wethersfield High school, Mike has grown up in the age of everyone going to college but he has decided to take another path. Back about ten years ago college was something that you would only go if you had the money. Kids would get their high school diploma at least and then go straight to the workforce, in recent years society has gone away from this method but not Mike.