VARSITY PROFILES: Skylar Graham ’20, Rachel Brown ’20 & Jake Kelly ’20

 

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SKYLAR GRAHAM ’20

Varsity Girl’s Golf

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from playing golf?

“To stay focused when I’m playing, to take a challenge and to conquer it and to persevere no matter what.”

What’s it like playing an individual sport rather than a team sport?

“Playing an individual sport allows me to hone in on what I want to do and to take responsibility for my shots rather than needing the team to back me up. I like playing on the HW team because I have so many people encouraging and supporting me.”

 

JAKE KELLY ’20

Varsity Football

What originally prompted you to play football?

“It looked fun, and my dad and brother played before me.”

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

“Yes, we have a team prayer and a couple speeches from the captains and the coaches, and then we have a meditation period.”

What is your favorite thing about the sport?

“The team camaraderie and getting to hit people.

 

RACHEL BROWN ’20

Varsity Field Hockey

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from playing golf?

“To stay focused when I’m playing, to take a challenge and to conquer it and to persevere no matter what.”

What’s it like playing an individual sport rather than a team sport?

“Playing an individual sport allows me to hone in on what I want to do and to take responsibility for my shots rather than needing the team to back me up. I like playing on the HW team because I have so many people encouraging and supporting me.”

What made you want to play field hockey?

“First, my sister started playing, so I got stuck at the field for some time, and then I eventually started playing.”

What do you like about being on a varsity field hockey team?

“I really like the community we have [on the team]. Our team is such a fun, nice and loving community.”

 

Complied by Leila Dall’Olmo ’20 and Georgia Gerber ’20

 

 

 

Student Council holds Movie Night

By Luke Schneider ’20

Middle school students gathered for a Halloween-themed Movie Night on Oct. 28. There was a wide variety of Halloween activities for attendees to participate in, including pumpkin carving, dodgeball and table tennis.

“Movie Night was particularly exciting because we had multiple activities that we have never done before, like a scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving and dodgeball,” Student Council member Michael Lehrhoff ‘20 said.

This was the first time that a Halloween-themed Movie Night had taken place. This was also the first time any horror movie was chosen to be shown at a Movie Night. Prior to the start of the movie, students were able to experience the “Hallway of Terror,” where students were scared by volunteers who wore scary masks in the hallway outside the Saperstein Theatre. Movie night offered pumpkin carving and decorating, with many of the pumpkins placed around the school for decoration. Students also had the chance to play dodgeball. At 7 p.m., attendees watched “The Sixth Sense” in the Saperstein Theatre.

“I liked movie night because I got to see people jump out of their seats,” Joey Schoenberg ‘22 said.

According to Student Council, more than 200 people attended the event.

Students had the option to pre-order buy a Freebirds burrito box to eat before the movie started.

“Movie Night was a great experience because I got to hang out with my friends and watch a fun movie,” Namlhun Jachung ‘20 said.