AWARDS: Congratulations to Hannah Jannol, Alec Fields, and Tobey Lee on winning national awards today from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Hannah Jannol won Second Place for In-Depth News/ Feature Story for her story, Reality Check: So-called 'Finsta' accounts bring a different view of teen life to Instagram. Hannah also won Third Place for the same story in the Cultural Features. Alec Fields won Second Place in News Writing, for his coverage last year of Rabbi Segal's decision to make LGBT inclusion official policy. Tobey Lee won a Certificate of Merit in Sports News reporting for his article: Boys fall to Milken as historic victory gets away.
There was an unplanned fire alarm at 1:12 pm, apparently caused by a soccer ball that was kicked into a fire alarm on the 3rd floor. Students were sent back to class at 1:24 pm.
Looking for a new comedy with a script that speaks to Jewish cultural identity to binge-watch? Read our review of Broad City's newest episode, seasons 1-3 are on Hulu and the newest episodes of season 4 are free on the Comedy Central website. Link to review in bio.
BREAKING NEWS: Mazel Tov to new guidance counselor, Gabby Schwartz, on the birth of a baby girl.
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FOOTBALL: The Firehawks overtook the YULA Panthers this afternoon in a 12-6 win. Quarterback Coby Mendelson threw two touchdowns; Zack Hirschhorn and Avi Weinreb each catching one. The Firehawks defense also dominated the game with one pic and multiple sacks.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK-  Pro Israel political activist and outspoken Zionist, Chloe Valdary, visited Shalhevet this past Wednesday. She spoke to a group of students during lunch about how she got involved in Zionism, and her work with JerusalemU (Photo taken by Katia Surpin).  A new Sephardic Hashkama Minyan was initiated this week. They begin davening at 7:10, contrary to the Ashkenaz Hashkama Minyan’s 7:22 start time, because Sephardic davening customarily takes longer (Photo taken by Ben-Tsion Oliel).  The girls Volleyball team lost 2-3 to Animo High School yesterday. Their record is now 2-2 on the season.
Freshman and senior students prepare to depart on the annual freshman-senior Shabbaton.
HOUSTON: School officials announced today that the Junior class chesed trip will be going to Houston instead of Las Vegas. They will be volunteering at a local food bank and at Nechama National Relief from October 16-19. (Photo from FEMA.org)
Just Community rep election results are in!
Following an announcement made on Schoology yesterday, the student store will now be accepting Venmo!
Students heard speeches from their grades' Just Community representative candidates. Results to follow.