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Morning Announcements for Wednesday, November 26

November 26, 2008

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, November 26

We will be following Bell Schedule 4 today.

The Illinois Society of Professional Engineering is offering a scholarship. See Mr. Lawson

Be A Senator is hosting a t-shirt design contest. We are asking you to design a one-sided shirt promoting Be A Senator'! All artwork must be submitted to Ms. Greco in room 256 by Friday, December 5th. The winner will receive a free t-shirt and $25.

Are you interested in a unique travel opportunity to Ashikaga, Japan June 12-22, 2009? An informational meeting will be at Lincoln Library today or Tuesday, December 9 at 7 PM. Sister Cities Association of Springfield is now accepting applications for the 2009 student delegation. If you are interested in this trip and will be 14 years old by September 1, 2009, Applications are available in the Main office or contact Lisa Groesch for further information: lisar@aol.com or 498-7923. Application deadline is February 28, 2009.

Several SHS students will be performing in the 34th annual performance of The Nutcracker at Sangamon Auditorium next weekend. Shows are at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 6th and again at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 7th. Come out and support Savannah Brunson, Kathleen Carlson, Gabrielle DeLuna, Lindsay DuBois, Paige Martin and Rose McKenna.

Representatives from the Board Office and Toastmasters, Inc. will be here on Friday, December 4th to discuss the Youth Leadership Academy. They will be in classrooms and at a table during the lunch hours. Stop by and pick up information and an application!

There will be a Do Something meeting on Tuesday, December 2 after school. We will be brainstorming ideas before the holiday season. Please come with ideas and be prepared to volunteer! Don't forget the Do Something meeting next Tuesday in Huff's room.

The Wrestling Senators opened up last night with a win against Decatur MacArthur. The Senators won 70-12. Fastest pin winners were Adam Nudo, Kyle Seibert, and John Williams. The Senators have another home meet tonight at 5 PM against Jerseyville.

The Scholastic Bowl team continued its hot streak on Tuesday night by defeating Southeast and Lanphier and running their record to 16 and 0. The JV team split their matches by defeating Lanphier but falling to Southeast. Their record now stand at 8 and 7 after their 3rd place finish at the JV conference tournament on Saturday. Congratulations to both teams for surviving a difficult November schedule.

The word for this week is draconian (dra CONE ian), an adjective meaning "extremely harsh, cruel or severe." Here are some examples of how this word is used:
"According to the draconian legal code of Ancient Greece, even very small offenses were punishable by death."
"Playing on its associations with cruel governments and dragons, the word draconian' has been used in connection with a weird assortment of things ranging from astronomy to fantasy games to computer systems to the sci-fi TV series Dr. Who'. It is even the name of a Swedish gothic metal band."