Feburary 10th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, Feburary 10th, 2020

 Best Buddies members: Our February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 13 after school in Mrs.Sammons’ room. New members are always welcome! We will have snacks, games, and crafts and plan for our upcoming spring social dance!

Juniors who want to be on Prom Steering Committee need to pick up an application outside Ms. Mann’s room 319.

Attention seniors: yearbook superlatives and senior quotes are due Thursday.  If you haven’t checked your email for the form yet, now is the time.  All superlatives and quote submission will be closed on Thursday, no exceptions – and remember to order your yearbook before it is too late.

Today kicks off National FCCLA Week!  FCCLA stands for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.  FCCLA has over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters who are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, and in addition to the U.S. territories the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Now for the Week Ahead

Talawanda’s Key Club will continue to sell roses at lunch every day until the end of this week.  The cost is $2 for a bouquet of flowers.  Buy some roses today!

This is the last week to sign up for the February 21st Setting Stone Coffee House. Sign up to perform outside of Mr. Aerni’s room, 320.

This week ahead of Valentine’s Day, Hope Squad is offering you the chance to let someone know that they matter.  Take a moment during lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and let someone know they made a difference in your life.  Stop at the “You were there” photo booth.  Write a personal note on the board, snap a picture to post to your social media to honor this person.  

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP.

The wrestling team competed in the Regional State Team tournament this past saturday.  In the first round the Brave defeated Hamilton with a score of 57 to 16.  Charlie Cooper, Colton Baker, Sammy Dillon, Davis Williams, Nick Englehard, Logan Crauder, James Beckett, Julian Askren, Terell Wills, and Nathon Detherage all recorded wins in their matches.  In the second round, the Brave fell to #1 ranked Elder.  Nick Englehard and Terell Wills pinned both of their Panther opponents.  The team now as a 7-4 team record as they near the end of their season, with only the SWOC tournament and the Individual State Tournament remaining on their schedule.

This past weekend the swim teams took part in their sectional swim meets, the first step of the state tournament.  Both teams represented themselves very well in the Cincinnati Sectional.  The boys placed 5th at the meet and the girls placed 4th.  In total, 15 athletes are moving on to the Southwest District meet this weekend at Miami, where berths to the State Championships will be on the line.  John Anzano, Ben Crowder, Blake Madden, Maren Patterson, and Mercy Patterson all qualified to districts in individual events, with Maren being seeded 7th in the district in both the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke.  Also qualifying to districts were Rhyan Meyers, Maxx Gregg, Alex Carlson, Noah Femiani, Luke Liang, Mary Kate Huddleston, and Hannah Lippincott, all of whom were members along with the aforementioned athletes of 5 different relays that all qualified for districts.  The boys 200 Free Relay is currently the highest seeded relay at 6th in the district.  Boys district diving will be Tuesday night, girls district diving will be Wednesday night, and then the district swim meets will be Saturday.  Wish all of our district qualifiers good luck as you see them throughout the week.

The hockey team suffered a weekend sweep at the hands of Moeller and Northern Kentucky this past weekend to end the regular season. They finish with a record of 26-7-2 overall and will head to the Northlands Ice Center this weekend to participate in the SWOHSHL tournament.

The bowling teams faced Edgewood last Thursday, with the girls falling to the Cougars by a 1556-1329 score, the boys team defeated the cougars soundly by a score of 2387-1565. The bowling teams will head to Eastern Lanes tonight to face Middletown.

The girls basketball team fell to Harrison by a 39-34 score, Sophie Pohlabel had 14 points in that game. They finish with a 9-13 overall record and will play Loveland at Lakota East on Thursday in the first round of the State playoffs.

The boys basketball team suffered 2 losses on the weekend, on Friday at the hands of Northwest by a 45-43 score and on Saturday at Harrison, 66-47 was the final for the boys. The boys will head to Eaton to face the Eagles tomorrow, also their postseason matchup is set, they will play Princeton a week from Friday.

Anyone interested in running track and field for the Brave this year, information is in the athletic office. Practice will begin a bit earlier this year than in years past, so the first one will begin on Monday, February 24th.

Home Games for today: none

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you guys tomorrow.