Pictures from the student government induction ceremony. Class officers were inducted as well as senators, and student body representatives. Photos by Deb Flaherty
Hawk Headline’s own Christina Vlamis took the stage one last time with her co-actress Eliana Cambra. She performed her senior capstone project, which was to write her own one-act script. Vlamis has been active on the Woodland stage for the past 4 years, and even had a childhood in theatre (See Jennifer Guluzy’s article titled, Feature:: Christina Vlamis on Hawk Headlines for more). While this may be her last time performing at Woodland, Vlamis will be studying theatre at Western Connecticut State University. (Photo Credit: Jim Amato)
A very important announcement from the media center. All students and seniors, please return your library books. Seniors especially, please return or pay for the item or you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WALK AT GRADUATION! Thank you!
Hawk Headlines celebrated their Black and White Awards on June 1st: an annual ceremony where outstanding work is featured, including photos, videos, and articles. It is also the induction night for students entering the Quill and Scroll Honor Society. This year, Alexandria Cianciolo, Andrea Hansen, and Madelyn Vallillo were all inducted for their hard work and journalism excellence. Seniors were also recognized, receiving gifts, and celebrating their years of hard work.
The girl’s swim team will be hosting an ice cream social at Woodland on June 14th for those interested in joining the team, or for those who are rejoining the team for its 18-19 season. For further information, please contact Amy Brooks, or Brandi Burkowsky.
The other day, Creative Writing had it’s annual Technicolor Awards where the seniors got graduation cords, student-voted awards were given out, and two keynote speakers spoke on the subject of writing in the real world. It was a night of appreciation, delicious snacks, and some sad goodbyes to the seniors.
Outdoor Track and Field Hype Video by Alex Cianciolo!
Apple announced their newest software for iOS. Features include updates to Siri, such as app suggestions, and a feature called Screentime which works to limit iPhone use through tracking how long you use apps for. The biggest highlight, and a feature many people have been waiting for is multi-way FaceTime, with up to a whopping 32 people. The update will be released later this year, with public betas coming this summer.
SENIORS: DM us with what you will be leaving behind to your younger friends! The second picture is an example of what the Senior Will looked like last year.
Christopher Tomlin’s Freshman World History classes were able to have a hands on experience with uniforms and props from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War 1 yesterday. While most of the props and uniforms were replicas, some pieces, including the backpack worn for World War 1, are genuine. The uniforms and props are property of Tomlin, who used to reenact wars. “It was really unique to be able to see things and even get hands on with the props that he passed around,” stated Samantha Erickson, a student of his B3 class, “It was also interesting to see how a soldier had to wear multiple layers despite the scolding heat.”
DECA is hosting the second annual Helping Hands on June 9th! The event will be in honor of Justin DaSilva and donations will go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Registration ends tomorrow, sign up!!
Josh Powanda was runner-up singles at the NVL’s championships for boys tennis. Powanda is a junior, and he plans to use this experience as an advantage for next year. “[Being in the finals this year] allows me to understand what I need to work on for next year in order to improve,” explains Powanda. Congrats Josh! (Photo credit: Matthew Iannone)
At approximately 7:38, 63 AP Lang students paraded from Mrs. Pells classroom, and up to the third floor with bells, cheering, and no shortage of fun. The parade was the students on their way to their postponed AP exam. Students received well wishings from peers and staff members. “Just as we celebrate our athletes on Pep Rally day for their physical prowess, Wednesday morning’s cheering parade honors students who have committed to a rigorous academic endeavor this past year,” stated Meghan Geary.
Mia Piccolo and Alanna Carasone placed doubles runner-up at the NVL’s individual championship. “We tried our hardest,” Carasone explains. “It was the best game we played all season and we left it all on the court.” The juniors have a whole, bright year ahead of them. They plan to overcome their challenges. “Next year we need to work on our mental game,” Piccolo notes. “We kept getting frustrated during the match which threw us off, but I know next year we will improve on it.” Congrats to both of the girls on their season with a record of 14-1.
While many were stuck at home due to the tornado that tore apart Beacon Falls, Matt Cunningham, head custodian, plus staff were here at Woodland. They cleaned up and documented all the damage you might have missed.
Softball celebrated their senior night on Friday against Holy across. The field and dugout was decorated with chalk, gifts, pictures, softballs spray painted on the field, and more. The honorary seniors were Brianna Vallejo, Ivy Geloso, and Isabel Golia. Vallejo started at shortstop, Geloso at the mound, and Golia at first base.
Go help out the class of 2020 and donate bottles and cans!! Can collections are behind the Prospect town hall, and at the Beacon Falls Pharmacy until 1!!
Go see The Wizard of Oz! Drama club is still preforming TONIGHT! Tickets, $10