February 21, 2016

Week 25

A Solon Salute to visiting artist, Mr. John Bickels. John spent Wednesday with the art classes showing and teaching some of his pottery techniques. We are so grateful for these types of visits from experts! (Pictures taken from @Barb_MHS, thanks Barb!) 

A Solon Salute to Sue Abrams and the students who participated in the very challenging American Math Competition. We salute you: Kirby Gordon, Robert Barlow, Isaac Mears, Charlotte Brace, Richard Holt, Andrew Holt, Matt Koucky, Rebeccah Vanden Burgh, Henry Jones, Liam Mears, Lily Fournier, Eleanor Braun, Meredith Stetter, Anders Shenholm, Remi Savard, & Max Hughes. 

A Solon Salute the MHS Debate Teams
"Two teams from the MHS Debate Teams, George Huang and Omeed Fallahi and Emily Sheftman and Jackson Markow participated in the Harvard National Forensics Tournament held on President's day weekend, where they debated against teams coming from 28 states ad 4 different countries. This was their first time competing at this level and they certainly enjoyed and learned a lot from this incredibly stimulating environment. George and Omeed were able 'break' past the 6 elimination rounds and placed 41st out of 390 teams. Omeed placed 80th individual speaker out of 780 speakers. Many thanks to all the staff and faculty and community members who helped make this possible!" (From Mrs. Russo)

A Solon Salute to the volunteered hours from coach Bill Laidlaw and all of the students who participated in the winter season of Solon Strength. 

A Solon Salute to Girls' Basketball Team who finished their season on Saturday. Congratulations on a hard-working, skill improving, and excellent sportsmanship throughout the season. We salute you!

A Solon Salute to our Hockey Players (joined with U-32) who started their playoff season. The boys have already won their first round with an 8-0 victory on Saturday. The girls are the #1 seed heading in division 2 playoffs on Tuesday night. Good luck, we salute you!

A Solon Salute to the Boys' Basketball Team and coaching staff for their fantastic season. We are all very proud of the hard-work and success this year. Going from 0-20 to 15-5 with a playoff win doesn't happen without all of the dedication, leadership, and teamwork you showed this year. Great job and thank you! 

A Solon Salute to Isaac Mears for his excellent saxophone rendition of the national anthem to a packed house for the round 2 boys' playoff game. Well done, we salute you!

Stage 32 is proud to present "Baggage," an original play written by Vermont playwright Mary Beth McNulty and directed by Erin Galligan-Baldwin. This thought provoking play exposes the hardships and triumphs of young people in the Vermont foster care system searching for a place to call home. Told with puppetry and mask, movement, music and spectacle, "Baggage," first performed at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is returning to the stage for the Vermont Drama Council One Act Play Festival. With written, poetic and musical contributions from members of the cast, this gritty story will leave you with a vision of Vermont as more than just ski resorts, cows, and Ben & Jerry’s. Public benefit performances on March 4 and 5 at 7PM in the U-32 Theater. Admission by donation. "Structurally akin to A Chorus Line, the emotional heart of "Baggage" lies within the honestly drawn snapshots of character. Dealing with difficult themes, the cast embraces the challenge."
(Broadway Baby Review, Fringe Festival 2015.)