2013-02-28 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

North Kingstown High School has announced its top 10 students in the senior class. Congratulations to Jamestowner Nathan Lambert who is first in the senior class of 2013.

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On March 16, two of Melrose School’s third-grade teachers, Jay Juhnowski and Phil Capaldi, will present during the STEM Center mathematics conference at Rhode Island College. The 2013 conference theme? “Problem Solving: At the Heart of the Common Core.”

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Spring is in the air. It is time for baseball signups. Check out the “Jamestown Cal Ripken League” Facebook page, or contact Jeff Bush at jeffbush72@gmail.com for a registration form.

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Reading about the sale of Rocky Point is bittersweet as it brings back vivid memories of the Musik Express, the House of Horror, and daring to stand at the foot of the flume.

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The stars have aligned and it is a girl for Mark and Julie Swistak. Lyla Rae was born on Feb. 13 and joins her two older brothers and lots of cousins.

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Finish up those Cheerios. Box tops are being collected tomorrow.

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Tickets are on sale for the North Kingstown High School booster club’s biggest fundraiser. The 13th annual Evening of Champions dinner and fundraiser is on March 23. The adult-only event is a fun-filled night with dinner, cash bar, live and silent auctions, and a $2,500 raffle at the Quonset O Club. The money raised supports all athletic programs at NKHS and the cost for the evening is $35 per person. To reserve your table seat, visit NKAthletics.org.

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This summer’s Newport Folk Festival is already sold out for Saturday and Sunday.

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Save the Bay Swim registration opens on Monday, March 4. The swim date is July 20. The first wave of swimmers will make the plunge at 10:15 a.m., followed by four more waves in increments of five minutes. Check out the Save the Bay website for details. Let’s get some more islanders swimming!

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Monster Truck Jam at the Dunk. Surprisingly entertaining!

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Stop by the Jamestown library to see the first- and second-grade student art exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, March 1.

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If you are still craving some Girl Scout cookies, stop by the deli to pick up a box or three.

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Personal Hero of the week: Knee-Hi Ski School at King Pine in East Madison, N.H.

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Yearbook news: Order forms have been distributed and the early bird price of $30 is available until March 15. Drop order forms in Nurse Sullivan’s mailbox in either school office. It is also the last call for eighth-grade baby pictures,

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Support the yearbook by running an ad for your business or putting in a message congratulating a student. Email Sally Schott at s.f.schott@cox.net for details.

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Here is a sneak peak at the yearbook and the class of 2013 yearbook superlatives:

Most athletic: James Lawless and Meghann Maguire;

Most artistic: Wells Gregory and Molly Balbuena;

Most likely to succeed: Jacob Maguire and Erica Smith;

Best sense of humor: Henry Pratt and Madison Hodrick;

Most musical: Conor Kennedy and Catherine Brennan;

Best dressed: Reece Bennett and Camryn Wallace;

Most school spirit; Marco Greco Byrne and Sophie Primiano;

Best attitude: Matthew Bonner and Madison Maguire;

Best friend: Brad Gaudreau and Paris Deacon;

Best hair: Colin Moffet and Anna Goldsmith.

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After the most recent snow days, the high school has released a revised calendar and officially the last day of school is June 24. Please, no more snow days!

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Tomorrow March begins – we are getting there!

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Email your stuff to me at islandchatter@jamestownpress.com.

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