The Chronicle Volume 11 Issue 6 Serving the Cougar Community Since 2008 7403 Academic Ave., Nokesville, VA 20181 by Emma Gray Managing Editor Kettle Run’s music deUse your Snapchat camera to check out our website! partment is one of the best in the state. For the sixth year in a row, the program earned the Virginia Blue Ribbon distinction from the Virginia Music Educators Association, VMEA. The Blue Ribbon Award is the highest award given to school music programs in the Commonwealth. The award recognizes excellence in band, orchestra, and chorus. All disciplines in a school must receive a “superior” Former band director gets a big promotion. Details on pg. 4. rating during assessment to earn this distinction. Directors spent all year preparing students for this one day. Kristina Sheppard, chorus and orchestra director, looks forward to assessment every year. Find out where students spent spring break on pg. 10. “I really value assessment for the feedback and educational importance,” Sheppard said. “It’s really important to have a goal to works towards, and the pressure is on for assessment.” Orchestra members spent months preparing for this one day. In addition to class, members spent hours practicing at home. “To prepare, we mostly rehearsed a lot during our class time,” junior Rachel Schwind said. “But we were also required to practice our parts at home.” Chorus members also TSA club enjoys a special viewing of Avengers End Game. Find out more on page 12. worked hard to prepare for assessment. “We practiced sight reading on the daily,” junior Kaitlin Sarver said. “We also wrote solfège when we messed up on certain areas, we practiced singing in groups, and we worked as a team more than a single unit, especially with only ten girls in the choir.” Sarver appreciated the photos by Kristina Sheppard and Liz Deavers Left: Performing at the 2018 graduation, orchestra members were well prepared for assessment. Top right: Moments after this year’s performance, band members wear celebrate their successful results. 3. Upon hearing their results, women’s choir poses for a celebratory photo. feedback she received during assessment. “I feel that singing with your whole heart to people who haven’t heard you sing before is really important,” Sarver said. “You wouldn’t be able to improve and work better as a team when you have the same people listen to you every time.” Elizabeth Deavers, band director, also worked hard to get her students prepared. “Preparation really starts at the beginning of the school year,” Deavers said. “Working on fundamentals, making sure everyone is listening to the others around them, making sure they are all playing with the same style, and working on balance; those are all things that we work on at the beginning of the year so that when we apply those concepts to the music, we don’t have to work as hard at the moment. We start with good habits from the beginning.” Deavers was thrilled to hear their hard work paid off again. “When we earned the title of Virginia Honor Band, the students and I were very happy and proud of the accomplishment,” Deavers said. This was the tenth year in a row that the band was recognized as a Virginia Honor Band. “The title means a little more this year because of the difficult year I have had managing my son’s medical condition,” Deavers said. “Because of his condition, I had to miss marching band for the entire month of August, as well as the first three weeks of school and a week in October. So the students had to persevere and work even while I was gone. This is a testament to their work ethic and desire to be successful.” The band’s motto for this year was “adapt and overcome.” “This was a year full of challenges,” Deavers said. “Between terrible weather for marching band, a director who had to miss a lot of days, and a lot more snow days than the average year, we had a lot to overcome.” Rather than throwing in the towel, Deavers used the hardships as a learning opportunity. “It’s a great skill to learn that no matter what obstacles at Kettle Run April 2019 www.krhsnews.com Cougars Earn Blue Ribbon Award Music department awarded 9th year in a row are put in your way, the choice is yours to adapt and overcome your situation,” Deavers said. “Never give up working hard.” The day of assessment, band members had another obstacle to overcome. “We had a student that was very sick and had to leave the stage about one minute before we started to perform,” Deavers said. “A few other students were able to pitch in and play some of this student’s parts in our songs. It was a challenge to make this switch at the last second, but the students were able to adapt and overcome.” KRHS alum may be headed to the big leagues. Find out who on pg. 14. Advancing to the finals in the 64th anual National Merit Scholarship Program, seniors Miles Housley and Natalie Seyler compete for one of 7,500 scholarships awarded. photo from photo from Bronson Carmichael Getting the most Twitter votes, senior Bronson Carmichael wins two free prom tickets for his promposal. Carmichael suprised his girlfriend Jessie Stevens with a candlelight proposal.

The Chronicle Viewpoint Spending an entire weekend serving others may not be your idea of a dream weekend, but the impact it can have on others and in the community is immeasurable. National Honor Society members participated in a day of service. In addition to feeling good about serving others, members also needed to finish their required service hours. For most honor societies, volunteer hours are required for membership to the club. For some, this requirement can seem like a burden, but there are countless benefits giving back to your community. Volunteer work comes in many different forms. While some volunteer through their churches or religious organizations, there are groups like Habitat for Humanity that get together to build houses for those in need. Helping out at a food bank, animal shelter, or hospital are all examples of volunteer work where you can directly see the impact you are having on other peoples lives. Another great way you can directly impact someone’s life is through tutoring or mentoring kids. There is never a shortage of students - whether they are right here at Kettle Run or April 2019 Students Deliver the Gift of Giving Back How volunteering in the community can benefit students to mention, nowadays most colleges want to hear about what work you have done for others when reviewing your application. It’s important for them to see that you are willing to take the time out of your life to help out others. For some, volunteering and helping others without expecting anything in return, gives them a sense of purpose. For others, volunteers reported the social aspect of being involved resulted in them being less stressed, In this generation, it’s becoming easier to be selfabsorbed and self-centered, especially when the majority of our generation spends every free second scrolling endlessly through social media. photo from @KettleRunNews Raising money for Build Africa, runners participate in the first Race for Grace. The race was in memory of 2017 graduate Grace Stone. in different elementary and middle schools throughout the county - that could use a little help to succeed in school. There are indirect ways to give back as well. Instead of throwing away old clothes and shoes, consider donating them. Donating old clothes and shoes to thrift stores and collection bins might mean that a kid gets pair of sneakers and doesn’t have to go barefoot. In addition to the benefits volunteering can have on others, it also can help build connections that may open other doors for those who participate in the future. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to network, and by doing that, you might meet people with similar interests. Not Volunteering can help put things into perspective. A lot of the time, we don’t detach enough to realize the ways in which others need help. By taking some time to do something for the good of others, and putting your own wants temporarily to the side, students can learn a lot about how to put yourself in another’s shoes. So the next time you are trying to lay out your weekend plans, consider taking a couple of hours and looking into different ways that you can help others in your community. Why do you give back to your community? “It looks good on college applications.” Pierce Helou sophomore “Giving back to the community makes me a better person.” Zane O’Connor senior “I enjoy helping people who aren’t in the best position right now.” Taylor Creeden junior “To better my community and it makes me a better person.” Nicky Larson junior “It looks really good for college applications.” Connor Gladstone junior Learn About Us: The Chronicle Mission Statement and Staff Published nine times a year, The Chronicle at Kettle Run is a student-run newspaper. The paper is distributed monthly to all members of the faculty, staff and students in the school. Unsigned editorials will be published that express the views of the majority of the newspaper’s board. Letters to the editor are welcomed and will be published as space allows. Letters must be signed, but the staff may withhold names 2 Viewpoint editorial upon an author’s request. 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The Chronicle Viewpoint By Declan Boyle Head Features Editor Should the minimum voting age be lowered to 16? Proponents argue that if we trust 16-year-olds to drive, we should trust them to vote. This idea is preposterous, and we cannot allow this to happen. Many lawmakers and teenagers are pushing for the voting age to be lowered nationwide. They say that 16-year-olds are no less competent than 22-year-olds, and therefore, they should be allowed to vote. Providing 16-year-olds the ability to vote is problematic because many teenagers are uninformed and apathetic. I can name countless people whose only source of information is Twitter. Regardless of your personal beliefs, it’s pertinent to recognize that Twitter has a left-wing bias. Obviously all news is biased, but teenagers are less likely to recognize this bias than adults. Very few seniors read the news, let alone sophomores and juniors. Without having a base knowledge of political events, your vote is merely along party lines. Junior Annaleise Georgi thinks it’s a bad idea to lower the voting age. “I don’t know if it’s the best idea,” Georgi said. “So many teenagers are not informed and simply vote their parents’ beliefs.” Courts in the United States do not treat minors as responsible adults, why should they be allowed to affect the government? Most courts in the United States will treat minors differently than those under the age of 18. If the judicial system does not think teenagers have the mental capacity to understand the gravity of crimes, then why should they be trusted to make drastic change to the lives of every American? As aforementioned, people think allowing 16-year-olds to drive is more serious than allowing them to vote, but voting has a much less direct affect as driving. Realizing that if you text and drive, you could die is an obvious connection; however, electing someone who causes a recession is arguably more dangerous All across the nation, political polarization is a problem. Allowing teenagers to vote is only going to exacerbate this. Math teacher Kurt Mergen stated: “My biggest concern is that it’s possible our government wasn’t designed to respond effectively to thewhoever’s April 2019 Lowering the National Voting Age? Are 16-year-olds knowledgable to cast a ballot in major elections mercurial nature of teenagers. Everyone deserves a voice, but fads change so quickly. Two or four years is too long to leave the decision to tweet shifts the political spectrum.” It’s widely known that politics in the United States are becoming more along party lines rather than individual opinions. Allowing teenagers to vote, who typically don’t know any candidates other than the presidential, will do nothing more than polarize our nation. It is true that many teenagers are able to develop opinions; however, many teenagers do not. Allowing teenagers the right to vote is going to drastically change this great nation we reside in. Although it is possible this change could be for the better, other nations that have this lower voting age tend to be in shambles. Our political system has enough issues; adding one more is a dangerous game to play. We cannot lower the voting age to 16, not just for our sake, but for the sake of the nation. Changing Weather Alters Student Behavior Warmer weather leads to antsy and energetic students By Jailyn Settle Staff Reporter Research has shown signs that the weather, in fact, has a lot to do with student behavior. In 1997, Carrie Dabb studied a group of elementary school children and divided them by gender, age, and grade. Her research found that students were more energetic and antsy during the spring and summer, while they were calmer and more focused during the fall and winter. Dabb’s research supports what I have said for years, that the weather has a big impact on how a student acts. “I’d say as it gets warmer, my ability to focus starts to go off the wall,” senior Max Stevenson said. “I never know what to do with myself.” On warm, sunny days, students lose focus. They are start daydreaming of all the things they would rather be doing, instead of focusing on their school work. For students who have trouble focusing when the weather heats up, experts suggest that they play a sport. Ahletes who participate in spring and summer sports tend to have better behavior and be in better moods than those who don’t. Researchers believe this is due to the fact that they have practice and that practice wears them out; they are too tired to act out. Athletes are also held to higher standards. “Athletes represent the school,” Shelly Norden, publications adviser, said. “Those who wear the Kettle Run name, need to represent it well.” Athletes also have coaches and teammates who depend on them, so they need to Oops! Our Bad! The Chronicle @ Kettle Run is a student-run newspaper. We try our best to correct all errors, but realize there are times that errors are not caught and are printed. Please email snorden@fcps1.org with any errors that need to be addressed. News 3 keep their grades up and behavior on par, so that they can complete in games. “I am constantly in school, studying, or at practice,” sophomore Charlie Niber said. “I think students who are involved in sports are most likely to behave better since all of their mandatory activities are so time-consuming.” Niber spends his afternoons at lacrosse practice and playing in games. Humidity also plays a huge part in behavior. Researchers found that on humid days, people are more irritable and tired. When the air has a high moisture content, sweat cannot evaporate, leaving our bodies feeling hot and sticky. To cool off, our bodies must work even harder which can leave us irritable and tired. While the warm weather energizes some, there are others who prefer the cooler months. “I feel more energetic during the winter because I have school and basketball to keep me occupied,” sophomore Sam Malloy said. “During the spring and summer, I feel like I am constantly tired.” While seasonal depression happens more in the cooler months, there are some who are impacted in the summer. No matter when the depression kicks in, there are things students can do to lessen the depression. If you struggle during the cooler months, use a light box. Also, make an effort to spend some time outside every day. Even when it’s cloudy, there are some benefits to being outdoors. Diet also plays an important role. Students should eat a well-balanced diet and include sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals. These additional nutrients will give students more energy. Avoid starchy and sweet foods. These feeds provide quick bursts of energy, but leave you more tired in the long run. Diet plays a huge role in mood. Exercise, even if it’s just 30 minutes, does wonders for mood. Experts recommend 30 minutes three times a week. “This is one area I struggle,” Norden said. “I know that spending some time on the treadmill will give me more energy; I just can’t make myself do it during the winter months. It’s even harder when it gets dark at 4 p.m.” Another way to combat seasonal depression is to make plans with friends. Stay busy doing things you enjoy with people you love. Whether the weather has a drastic effect on you or someone you know, there are things you can do to lessen the impact. Take control of the situation.

The Chronicle News Club Mondays: NHS; 2:45-3:15 Relay for Life; 2:45-3:15 Tuesday: FCCLA; 2:45-4 Interact; 2:45-4 Drama Club; 2:45-4 Amnesty Int’l: 2:45-3:45 Wednesdays: SCA; 7:00-7:25 am TSA; 2:45-3:45 Science Honor Society; 2:45-3:45 Minecraft Club; 3-5 Psychology Club; 2:45-4 Atlantis Expedition; 2:45-4 Thursdays: HOSA; 2:45-3:45 Rocket Club; 2:45-4:30 TSA; 2:45-3:45 EDGE; 2:45-4:15 Fridays: Model UN; 2:45-4 Mark Your Calendar By Samantha Malloy Staff Reporter Foreign Language Banquet The world language banquet will be on Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the commons. The 25th Annual Putam County Spelling Bee The spring musical will take place on May 2, 3, and 4. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. The performances start at 7 p.m. Senior Awards Ceremony The Senior Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Class of 2019 Graduation Kettle Run graduation will take place in Cougar Stadium on Friday, May 24. The ceremony will will By Contributing Writer One year ago she was walking the hallways at Kettle Run High School; today, Erin Hogge is interviewing some of the biggest names on the political spectrum. Hogge, a 2018 Kettle Run graduate, is a freshman at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. She covers the political beat for The Daily Collegian, PSU’s student-run newspaper. “As a first-year student, I wasn’t expecting to land any big interviews,” Hogge said. “But since becoming a politics beat reporter, I’ve done exactly that. I think it’s a result of my dedication and also my experience from high school.” One of her biggest interviews was with presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. “I snagged a chance to interview him as we were walking to where his meet and greet would take place,” Hogge said. “It was the first time I felt like a ‘real’ journalist because I was scrambling right alongside the pros.” Hogge learned quickly that she needed to be confident when it came to interviewing some of the big-name candidates. “It’s a wake-up call when you try to interview these prominent figures,” Hogge said. “You have to be pretty aggressive when it comes to making your questions heard. Fortunately, I was able to get O’Rourke’s attention and ask him a question.” She also learned the importance of paying attention to her surroundings during interviews. While walking alongside O’Rourke, Hogge explained she was focused on him and not on where she was walking. “Just as I was April 2019 Tackling the Tough Interviews Meetings KRHS alum covers political beat for Penn State photo by Noah Riffe Catching up with presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, Kettle Run alumna Erin Hogge interviews him for an upcoming article. Hogge covers the political beat for Penn State University’s The Daily Collegian. about to walk into a fire hydrant, O’Rourke tapped my shoulder and said, ‘Watch out for that!’ I was beyond embarrassed, but I didn’t let it stop me from doing my job.” In addition to O’Rourke, Hogge also interviewed Parkland survivor David Hogg when he delivered a lecture on campus. “I was most impressed with David, simply because of his age,” Hogge said. “He’s such a young individual, putting himself out there to create the change he wants to see.” This was not Hogge’s first time covering the Parkland survivor. Last February, she watched David speak on national television following the shooting at his school. One month later, she covered the National School Walkout at KRHS for her school newspaper. Hogge also interviewed Marc Friedenberg, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s nominee to represent the 12th Congressional District, and April 23, she will cover an event by Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA. During this event, she will have the opportunity to interview Donald J. Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, former FOX News host. for Hogge discovered her love journalism during her sophomore year of high school. She was placed in a class that she did not want to take and made the decision to switch into Journalism I. “That was the best decision I ever made,” Hogge said. “I was introduced to a style of writing I had never before thought about. I loved my teacher, Mrs. Norden, from the get-go, and was fortunate to have learned from someone who has experience on a level of working for a big-time outlet like CBS. Not to discredit the teachers at other schools, but if I had attended school elsewhere, I am confident I wouldn’t have received the level of education and experience that I did in my time working for The Chronicle and Good Morning Kettle Run.” Hogge was also inspired to tackle the political beat at PSU by her government teacher Michael Maddox. “I’ve always had a strong interest in politics, which was furthered by taking Mr. Maddox’s AP Government course my senior year,” Hogge said. “I knew that I could combine that interest with my reporting skills, and that’s exactly what I’m doing now.” For students who have no idea what they want to do with their future, Hogge has some advice. “I would encourage students to explore all their options –– you never know what you’ll find by taking a new class,” Hogge said. “Don’t limit yourself to the required classes; take a look at the course guide, talk about your interests with a teacher and discover what you can do. Take journalism. If you want to be in the know and get to experience the news as it’s happening, it may be the right fit.” Yonkey Named Interum Brumfield Principal Band students share favorite Yonkey memories By Aiden Brindley Staff Reporter start at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved indoors. Music Dept. Final Concert The final music concert of the year will take place on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Chorus, orchestra, band will perform. Seniors will perform solos that they have prepared. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. Former Kettle Run Band Director Matt Yonkey will be the new interim principal at J.G. Brumfield Elementary starting July 1. Yonkey, who has been the assistant principal of the school for the past two years, is excited to step into his new position. Dr. David Jeck, superintendent of Fauquier County Public Schools, made the announcement on March 25. “Dr. Jeck’s belief in me is humbling,” Yonkey said. “I love this community and look forward to serving it in this new role.” Yonkey was the band director at Kettle Run from 20082016. “Kettle Run is a special place,” Yonkey said. “There’s 4 News no other way to describe it. Part of my heart will always be there, and I am always watching Twitter and the local news media to hear about all the great things the students are doing and the impactful experiences the staff provide.” Members of the class of 2019 were the last students to have Yonkey as a yearlong teacher. Senior Connor Roy believes his former band director has what it takes to become a great principal. “He is great at conflict resolution,” Roy said. “In band, there can be a lot of drama, and Mr. Yonkey was always on top of things. As a band director, there is a lot of things that you have to manage. I think that’s going to make him really good at his new position.” There are several things Yonkey started that remain in place today. In addition to writing the words and lyrics to Kettle Run’s fight song, Yonkey also started the tradition of the marching band storming the hallways on game days. “I enjoyed the times with him in marching band, especially the one year when he purchased a t-shirt cannon to be used at the football games,” senior Paul Seddon said. Senior Grace Schumacher also has fond memories of her former band director. “Mr. Yonkey did a fantastic job of capturing his students’ attention with his teaching methods,” senior Schumacher said. “The fun we had in his class never took away from our learning.” Roy added that Yonkey was great at calming students down. “Even when things were getting stressful, there wasn’t any tension,” Roy said. “He had a great way of handling conflict.” As the clock ticks down to graduation, Yonkey wants his former students to know they are some of the best kids he has ever worked for. “I wish each of them well as they move on and truly hope they stay in touch,” Yonkey said. “I’ll be there for the spring concert as well as graduation. One thing is certain, they will continue to do great things.”

The Chronicle News Testing the Water in Future Careers Juniors and seniors get a taste of the working world By Conner Roy Head Viewpoint Editor Upperclassmen got to spend a day in the life of someone in their future career. Career shadowing took place April 8-12. The event, open to all juniors and seniors, was organized by the counseling department. “Through the program, students are able to ‘try on’ a career,” Sue Harmon, counselor, said. “Often, what we believe a career entails is not what the day-to-day job is.” Harmon started planning for the big event months ahead of time. “Students were able to select from a large variety of careers,” Harmon said. “Every year the most popular careers are different, although I always have a lot of students shadow in health care professions, engineering, teaching.” Harmon believes the program is extremely beneficial. “Sometimes students find they love what they shadow, and sometimes they find that they don’t,” Harmon said. “Both are important outcomes for the day.” Shadowing also allows students to build connections and make some contacts in the field they chose. “They often are offered jobs and/or internships,” Harmon said. Senior Catherine Henkel shadowed a clinical psychologist. “I learned that clinical psychology involves a lot of applying psychology to help people improve their lives and solve their problems,” and April 2019 Where Did You Career Shadow? By Samantha Malloy Staff Reporter photo by Emma Gray After a successful day shadowing employees at the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, juniors Fiona Linton, Emma Gray and senior Cade Campbell get the chance to meet Sherrif Bob Moser. Henkel said. “I gained a lot of interest in the career I shadowed. It was a lot more interesting and personal than I thought, and I will definitely look into it in the future.” Senior Stacy Stiles spent the day with a social worker. “Through shadowing for the Fauquier Social services for Adult and Domestic Violence, I learned how tough my career choice is, but I also learned the impact I could have working in it,” Stiles said. “Overall, career shadowing did nothing but grow my passion for social work.” Junior Declan Boyle spent his day with at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Fauquier County. “I learned that despite their credentials, the workers I shadowed were still very down-to-earth, and it’s definitely something I can see myself working in.” Boyle added that the experience helped him narrow down the type of law that he would like to practice. “It made me realize I would much rather be a trial attorney than tax or copyright because I realized how much more enjoyable it is to work in trials compared to sitting in a cubicle working on taxes.” Junior Megan Maloney is confident about her future career after spending the day with a physician’s assistant. “I got to learn how to read an X-ray, fill out paperwork for patients, and understand what a physician’s assistant can do,” Maloney said. “After shadowing, I am considering the field more because I was able to actually experience the job.” Junior Emma Gray spent her day with Lieutenant Richard MacWelch at the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. “I come from a long family history of law enforcement,” Gray said. “It is a field that has always interested me. I learned what and how much the sheriff does for our county and what it means to be on the front line in law enforcement every day.” Participants felt the day was extremely valuable. “I would definitely recommend career shadowing to other students,” Stiles said. “It gives you an insight to the real field without having to do all of the work that leads up to it. It saves a lot time, and helps you decide whether or not pursuing the career is worth it.” Young Scientists Marvel at AP Bio Projects Correll’s AP Bio students are superheroes for a day By Charlie Niber Head Sports Editor AP Biology students got the opportunity to be superheroes for a day. On April 3 and 5, members of Linda Correll’s AP Biology classes traveled to Greenville and P.B. Smith Elementary schools to teach younger students about science. This was the second year of this project. Correll said she got the idea after talking to peers who collaborated with neighboring elementary schools. “We presented to each grade level during their encore period,” Correll said. “The high school kids chose different science topics, and the elementary students rotated around the gym to visit each station. We had 11 stations at Greenville and 12 at P.B. Smith.” Correll put the entire project in her students’ hands. “My students choose their own topics,” Correll said. “They had to research or design age-appropriate activiphoto by Linda Correll Creating a bubble around an elementary student, Aiden Sharp and his team explain surface tension. ties, differentiate their activities for grades K-5, and then provide SOL standards that support what they’re doing.” After coming up with their idea, students had to pitch it to their peers for final approval. Senior Jacob Rader and his group taught human anatomy. Group members wore felt vests and challenged elementary students to Velcro organs in the correct location. “It was really fun to interact with the kids and teach them some things they didn’t know before,” Rader said. A crowd favorite were the ducks. “Chase Dickens and I taught the life cycle and evolution of ducks,” senior Georgia Jones said. “We had live ducks with us and allowed the kids to pet them.” Another favorite was the bubble station run by Aiden Sharp, Cosette Cusson and Kimberly Markovitz. The group taught elementary students about surface tension by placing them inside a giant bubble. Correll was impressed with how well her students taught their subject matter to the younger children. “The elementary students got an immersive science experience that will hopefully be memorable and get them interested in science early on,” Correll said. “If a kid shows up at KRHS, in four plus years, excited about science because they fondly remember these experiences, I’ll consider that a win.” Correll explained that her students also benefited from the day. “My students got to be rock stars for a day after honing their project management, science communication, and mentoring skills,” Correll said. “I was so proud of them.” “I shadowed at a general dynamics information technology company.” Daniel Feurlinger senior “I shadowed a publishing firm.” Maddie Green junior “I shadowed the Commonwealth Attorney.” Declan Boyle junior “I shadowed a physical therapist.” Megan Maloney junior “I was shadowed a dentist for the day.” Amanda Frankhouser senior News 5

The Chronicle Features Where Are They Now? By Javier Medina Staff Reporter By Carly Herbert Editor-In-Chief From professional to deeply personal, four military veterans shared their stories with members of the Kettle Run community. The event, which took place on Tuesday, April 2 in the auditorium, was organized by psychology teacher Jessica Nathan Pullen Penn State University Journalism Major KR Class of 2018 What are your favorite classes? “My favorite class is Geology of National Parks Online.” What is your goal after graduation? “I want to either be a beat writer for a DC sport or be a part of a talk show/sports analysis show.” What is your job on the college paper? “I call college coaches all over the country and interview them and write articles about them. I also get to go to games occasionally and write game stories. I got to go to the Big Ten Championship at Notre Dame and the NCAA Tournament Regionals in Allentown, sit in press row during the game, and attend the post-game press conference to get quotes to write an article so that was pretty cool. Murphy. Speakers were Colonel Wayne Murphy, Army; Matthew Dreher, Marines; John Kiecana, Air Force; and Paul Schreifels, National Guard. Chris Murphy, Army, was the moderator. Mrs. Murphy invited psychology, sociology, and sports medicine classes to learn about Post Traumatic Stress Injury. Bill Davidson’s CTE class attended to learn about military technology and engineering opportunities. David Kuzma’s history class attended to hear about how war has changed over the years. “Initially, I was interested in the students developing a greater appreciation of military veterans,” Kuzma said. “I believe the takeaway was how the Veterans stressed how the students should develop plans for their future.” Speakers shared their experiences with being deployed, deciding they wanted to join the military, what they learned while serving, and returning home. Along with stories that carry painful memories, the speakers photo by Shelly Norden Sharing their stories of life in the military, veterans encourage students to make the most out of their futures. shared lighthearted stories of the memories they made with their fellow soldiers. Students were encouraged questions. to ask Senior Gwyn Newcomb asked if being thanked for their service is gratifying or reminds them of negative, traumatic experiences. “I learned we have to be more mindful when thanking people for their service,” Newcomb said. “That instead we could say ‘Thank you for your sacrifice’ and then start an actual conversation with them.” Senior Harper Crater also learned a lot. “The veterans who spoke to us had really interesting perspectives on reentering society after high stress situations and how those experiences affected their mental health,” Crater said. “It was a lot to take in. They were open with us and very blunt about their experiences - there was no sugar coating their traumas. I think my biggest takeaway was the experiences they’ve had, though not entirely bad, have directly impacted them as much as they have my experiences and freedoms as a citizen of the US.” The presentation made senior Drew Nowland consider joining the military. “I’ve always thought about joining the Air Force because that’s what my dad did when he graduated high school,” Nowland said. “But listening to the veterans talk about their experiences, it really is motivating me to join the Air Force. Kids nowadays don’t understand how much their lives people have given of away to serve out country and give us freedom. That’s why we need veterans to come in and talk about what they do to give us freedom.” Mrs. Murphy was proud of how well students behaved during the presentation. “The audience cared and listened and wanted to know more,” Murphy said. “I was extremely proud of our Kettle Run students.” Murphy hopes that students left with a stronger appreciation for those who served. “These men shared personal experiences that were full of pride and emotion and each story carried the emphasis that you, the individual, make your success in life,” Mrs. Murphy said. “Effort, intent, drive, amd grit are important in becoming what you want to be in life.” April 2019 ‘A Soldier’s Experience’ Educates Panel of veterans share their stories and answer questions Abigail Schefer University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Engineer Major KR Class of 2018 What advice do you have for students who are applying to college? “Choose a school that has undergrad opportunities in the field you want to pursue and be willing to step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself.” What are your favo rite classes? “Computer Science, Calculus, Physics, Materials Science”. What do you aspire to be when you graduate? “I’m not sure what I want to specialize in yet, but I would like to be working within the space industry.” 6 Features

The Chronicle Features Cosmetology Hosts First Hiring Fair Student stylists showcase their skills for employers By Audrey Fisher Contributing Reporter From manicures to highlights, Cosmetology III students showed off their skills at the first Cosmetology Showcase and Hiring Fair. The event took place on March 18 at Iva Bella Salon in Vint Hill. Salon owners and managers were invited to watch Fauquier County cosmetology students showcase their skills on live models and mannequins. “My favorite part was getting to interact with all the different salons and showing them what I’m strong and comfortable in doing,” senior Mikki Bauchman said. “The best part was being able to showcase skills we’ve been working on for the last three years,” senior Sara Nahidian said. Students took a lot away from the opportunity and got a first hand experience to see the field. “I learned you can’t be nervous doing events like that because it will prevent you from doing your best,” Bauchman said. “Just know that everyone feels the same way you do and give it your all.” Cosmetology students handed out resumes at the event. Several of them landed job interviews. “I am in by Sammy Larson Staff Reporter April 2019 Get to Know Your Teacher Mr. Yancey Social Sciences photo by Tonya Smith Showing off the skills she learned in Cosmetology, senior Vallen Umanzor hopes to impress local salon owners who attended Fauquier County’s first Cosmetology Hiring Fair. the process of getting a job at a salon where I can work as a stylist,” Nahidian said. Students will take sit for their boards at the end of April. Upon successful completion, the students will be licensed stylists. “Cosmetology is a great program because it sets you up for a career that you can begin straight out of high school,” Nahidian said. According to Tonya Smith, cosmetology teacher, this same education at a cosmetology school would cost students upwards of $30,000. “Fauquier County students have the opportunity to earn their license for a nominal supply fee all while satisfying graduation requirements,” Smith said. Culinary II students catered the event. “The theme was an updated ‘Spilling Tea Party, get it?” Kathryn Kiser laughed. “Evidently, when one gossips, it’s known as spilling tea, and who do we gossip to? Our hairdressers. It was a perfect theme! My students are great.” The orignial menu for the day was finger sandwiches, veggie crudites, scones, themed sugar cookies, meringues and bubble tea. “However, the event was rescheduled Kiser said. “We ended up with multiple times,” orange-cranberry and apple-cinnamon scones, themed sugar cookies, meringues, and tea.” Calvin Dao, Aidan McGrw, Brendan Williams and Jillian Kenney set the table, served the food, and cleaned up when the event was over. “I enjoyed the whole experience and I thought it was cool to be able to say that we made what we served,” Kenney said. Kiser was thrilled with how well the event went. “I love the opportunity to get my kids out in public. Some of the state competencies address off site catering, so this gave my students the opportunity to complete those competencies,” Kiser said. Seniors Enjoy One Last Walk in the Park Annual senior trip to C.M. Crockett Park gets two thumbs up By Declan Boyle Features Editor The senior class embarked on its final field trip together. On Tuesday, April 23, seniors traveled to C.M. Crockett Park for the annual cookout. “We did a lot of fun stuff,” senior Harper Crater said. “We rented a paddle boat and later a motor boat, played some volleyball, and just hung out.” At the park, seniors had the opportunity to fish, boat, play games, and relax with their peers one last time before graduation. “We spent the day at a big rock taking pictures, listening to music, and dancing,” senior Wanye Solomon said. “We had a couple of people stop by to say hi on the boats.” Since the temperature was 79 degrees, boating was one of the most popular activities of the day. Although students were not allowed to swim, a trio of girls ended up taking an unintentional dip in the water. Seniors Lauren Stumpf, Anna Wood, and Maria Squif ran into some trouble when they flipped their canoe in the middle of the lake. “We were almost to the dock and then started to tip,” Stumpf said. “Then we photo by Grant Colgan Spending a few hours on the water, Tristan Brown, Grace Schumacher, Timothy Tucker and Kyle Manuel rent a boat at C.M. Crockett Park. almost got back up but there was water in the canoe and we didn’t have good balance and then went all the way down.” Seniors Miles Housley and Keith White came to their rescue. “My friend Keith and I saw Lauren’s canoe nearly sunk, so we jumped out of our boat, into the water and we helped push it to the dock,” Housley said. Senior Logan Morris spent the day fishing from the shoreline. “I thought that the best part of the picnic was fishing and catching some hawgs [big fish], as well as watching people jump off of the boats,” Morris said. Senior Anthony Moran spent the bulk of his day playing beach volleyball. “It was really dope,” Moran said. “Richard Meseg bicycle kicked the ball over the net and scored. It was a ton of fun, I’m really glad to have spent the time with Richard.” Kimberly Olinger, marketing teacher, was one of the chaperones. “I really enjoyed the weather,” Olinger said. “It was the perfect temperature with a light breeze. I enjoyed seeing all the students get out in the boats and have fun!” Since the park was short staffed, trip chaperones had to pitch in to help seniors on and off the boat. “My back was sore by the end of the day,” Bo Pittman, SCA sponsor, said. “Ms. Reffitt and I spent the day bent over helping students on and off the boats. It was a lot of work.” After spending a few hours friends, with the seniors headed up to the pavilion for lunch. They were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, and cake. “My favorite part of the picnic was the food that Coach Frye grilled for the student body,” senior Chris Kallighan said. “The music he played was also very funky, I’ve started listening to that stuff.” Although seniors are sad about leaving behind life long friends, many are excited about the next step. “There are plenty of things that I’m looking forward to next year, but there are definitely things I will miss about Kettle Run,” senior Carly Herbert said. “I’ve made a lot of really great friends this year and have a lot of great memories. I didn’t believe that you meet the best people your senior year of high school but it is 100 percent true. The senior picnic was a great opportunity for all of us to spend a little bit of time together before we all go our separate ways next year.” This senior picnic has been taking place since 2010, the year KR graduated its first senior class. Connor Gladstone junior 1. I’m committed to Tampa 2. I have two brothers and one sister 3. I can dunk a basketball. 4. I wear prescription glasses. 5. I like dragons. peach-green Where did you attend college? “Radford university, I majored in Criminal Justice and Psychology.” Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher? “I always knew I wanted be some sort of educator specializing with at risk youth.” What are you favorite things about teaching? “Saving young lives and interacting with bright, young minds.” What is something you want your students to know about you? “I’m a basketball coach, but I also played football and was part of the 2 year regional.” Student Fact or Fiction Features 7 2 is false

The Chronicle Prom What’s Your Dream Promposal? By Adian Brindley Staff Reporter 2. 1. By Emma Gray Managing Editor “Something with dolphins” Maddie Green junior The junior class wrapped up another successful prom. Prom took place on Saturday, April 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight. This year’s theme was Roaring Twenties. Old fashioned movie lights lined the walkway as dance goes entered the stadium. Cut out swing band members were placed thought the tent. All the decorations were done in gold and black. Junior class members arrived at the event early to help set up. “Setting up was challenging but it was so much fun,” junior Bella Biasillo said. “The wind was killer and it made set-up a lot more difficult than it needed to be. It was really nice to see everything come together and then later on that night it came to life!” “At Chuck E Cheese” Brendan Williams senior Senior Drew Nowland thought the dance decorations did a great job of reflecting the theme. “I really enjoyed the set up,” Nowland said. “It really reminded me of the twenties and a Mardi Gras-feel.” Senior Hannah Cornett loved the venue. “I really enjoyed the set-up of Prom this year,” senior Hannah Cornett said. “The fire pits were a nice touch, and the overall April 2019 Three Proms Prom 2019 is a huge hit tent-placement was really nice and they used the space nicely.” Around 10 p.m. the dance floor cleared for a special performance. Student musicians Garret Heiston, aka Vimski, and Noah Feno, aka Lil Trippp, performed their single “Strawberry Shortcake.” “It was my idea to perform at Prom,” Heiston said. “Ever since Feno and I put it [“Strawberry Shortcake”] out, we have been dying to perform it. I knew that Prom was one of our last chances to perform this together, mainly because it was Feno’s senior prom.” The pair had to work with Karen Frye, prom sponsor, and the DJ, in order to perform that night. “We had to hand over the backing track to Ms. Frye before the dance had started and the rest is history,” Feno said. Heiston thought the performance went well. “Performing with Feno was an incredible opportunity,” Heiston said. “We both carry the same vibes and feed off of each other’s energy all the time. We hang around all the time in and outside of school, so we knew we were bound to perform together at some point.” Heiston said. Feno was also pleased with the performance. “The expe“Anything with food involved.” Monte Saunders senior “It would be cool and romantic to set it up in nature with a sunset and lots of candles.” Richard Meseg senior 3. “I wish to be drowned in a bath of cheese and then pulled out by my one true love and then asked to prom.” Ben Outland junior 8 Prom Preparations 1. Holding on to each other for a picture, juniors Luke Watrous and Claire Walker take pictures before the dance. 2. Having a fun time at the Manassas Battlefields, a group of senior boys hang around before the dance. 3. Using flower’s and a pun, junior Levi Carver asks junior Lily McIntyre to prom. (Left) Being crowned as the 2019 Prom King and Queen, sen Singing to the crowd, junior Garrett Heiston performs “Str Southard smiles at his date. Having a blast at after-prom, stu

The Chronicle Preparations s, One Night rience was really exciting to be able to show off our song, that we had worked so hard on, at a public event. Since it was my senior, it was even more special.” Junior Amanda Deliee had no idea there was going to be a live performance at the dance. “That was the first time I heard the song,” Deliee said. “All of their friends were really hype on the dance floor. It was interesting to watch.” Around 10:30 p.m., the DJ year’s prom introduced this court. The court was made up of seniors Carly Herbert and Miles Housley, Nicole Gray and Jack Riley, Susan Pillow and David Doheny, and Emmalee Stokes and Noah Stallard. Riley was honored to be part of the court. “It was a really fun experience,” Riley said. “It made it even more special that I got to spend it with Nicole.” Housley and Herbert were crowned this year’s king and queen. “It was really exciting,” Herbert said. “I definitely didn’t really expect it but it was a great addition to an already great night.” “It was really awesome to be crowned king,” Housley said. “Being able to dance with my girlfriend with everyone else was really special.” When the dance ended, after 4. with juniors and seniors prom kicked off. The event took place from midnight to 4 a.m. in the commons and gym. Students were able to play casino games, race in a blow up obstacle course, ride a mechanical bull, or relax and watch a movie. “The food was really good,” Deliee said. “There was chickfila, pizza, cookies and the Carousel truck.” Prizes were handed out throughout the night. Senior McKenzie Betz was one of the winners of a brand new Chromebook. “It was really surprising,” Betz said. “You don’t expect it, but you always hope to be called. I was happy when I got up and actually got it handed to me.” Junior Sarah Scardina won the first place parking spot. The grand prize was a check for $2019. “Winning the check for the $2,019 was incredible,” Riley said. “I want to invest it for my savings.” Junior Seth Richards won a $50 giftcard and a yearbook. The audience was shocked when junior Ben Byus won a Coach purse. “That was funny,” Cannizzo said. “He looked completely not amused.” “Ross.” Faith Botto senior 5. “Joseph A. Bank.” Easton Evans senior April 2019 Where’s the best Place to get Prom Attire? By Adian Brindley Staff Reporter “Men’s Wearhouse.” Noah Shenk junior 6. “Macy’s” Alyssa Demski junior niors Carly Herbert and Miles Housley share the dance-floor. rawberry Shortcake.” Dancing the night away, senior Mark udents complete in an obstacle course and play cards. 4. Showing off his attire to his friends, senior Jake Heenan flashes his tux to seniors Jack Kroll and Ben Heflin. 5. Pinning her date’s boutonniere, junior Lillie Grimsley and Owen Whisenant get ready for the dance. 6.Attaching her corsage, junior Jimmy Dooly places the arrangement on girlfriend Jill Bennett’s wrist. “Men’s Wearhouse for sure.” Dean Kolb sophomore Prom Preparations 9

The Chronicle Lifestyle by Mahala Goodwin Staff Reporter Spring break fell a little later than usual this year. “Everyone was ready for the break by the time it finally rolled around,” Shelly Norden, publications adviser, said. Spring break took place April 15-19. While some students traveled overseas, others traveled south to warmer weather and the beach. Senior Carlyn Schneider spent her break in Ireland. “I was excited to go pub hopping and see the sights with my dad,” Schneider said. Junior Lacey Bauckman spent her spring break in France. “I saw the Eiffel tower,” Bauckman said. Senior Alexis Denson spent a week in Turks and Caicos with her family. “We went on a cruise to see the third largest coral reef in the world,” Denson said. “We went snorkeling and took pictures. The water was super clear.” Many students headed south to Florida where they relaxed on the beach. Senior Meghan Meador’s drove to the Florida panhandle. “We were only three hours from New Orleans, so we drove April 2019 Students are refreshed and ready to finish up the school year Soaking Up the Sun Over Spring Break home. “We went to Medieval Times in Maryland,” Duckett said. “The best part was eating with our hands. I had a whole chicken, corn on the cob, tomato soup, and garlic bread. We also watched the Nats play the Pirates.” Girls lacrosse practiced for three days over the break. Sophomore Marley Rowell attended one practice and had to make up the two that she missed. “I knew that I was going to New Jersey for photo from Carly Herbert Islands and beaches were a big focus for Spring Break this year. Visiting Saint Pete, Florida, seniors Carly Herbert and Harper Crater, juniors Ruby Wrigley and Lily McIntire, and sophomore Audrey Rader soak up the sun for their break. there for a night,” Meador said. “The best part was going to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. That was the first time I ever had a beignet. I was expecting a funnel cake but it was a lot thicker and very sweet - with a ton of powered sugar on it.” Sophomore Chloe Cochran traveled to Orange Beach, Florida with her family. She took her friend Sophie Galitsky with her. “My favorite part was going to the Flora Bama and listening to bands,” Cochran said. Seniors Harper Crater and Carly Herbert, junior McIntyre, and sophomore Audrey Rader spent the week in St. Petersburg. ago,” “We planned it out months “The McIntyre said. best part was hanging out at the beach all day with my friends and getting a break from school.” Sophomore Jaden Rivera was one of the few who headed north for her break. Rivera visited her brother in New York City. “My brother goes to NYU,” Lily Rivera said. “We walked around the city. We also went to DUMBO [down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass] which is famous area in Brooklyn.” German exchange student Richard Meseg spent his break a little closer to home. “I went hiking at Old Rag one day,” Meseg said. “I also went to University of Mary Washington and spent time playing soccer with friends to try to stay in shape.” Seniors Kaylee Duckett and Sean Kennedy also stayed break,” Rowell said, “so I ran a mile before break. Then, I stayed after practice for 30 minutes on another day, to make up the time that I missed.” Senior Sydney Sherman used the break to pick up shifts at her job. “I worked up to 12 hours each day,” Sherman said. “I made a lot of money, but I already spent all of it.” Other students used their break to catch up on much needed sleep. “I didn’t travel anywhere,” senior Tally Moore-Prince said. “I spent a lot of time sleeping in and hanging out with my boyfriend.” Spring break provided students with the energy to finish up the last few weeks. Cutting Pounds With the Famous Keto Diet Is the process of the Keto Diet really worth the weight loss? by Noah Feno Assistant Features Editor With summertime just riaround the corner, students will do anything to get their “summer bod.” Diets are a way that some students are beginning to get in shape. While a lot of diets can be just fads that don’t quite work, others are showing a lot of potential. One of these is the keto diet. Keto consists of eating fatty foods and protein and cutting out almost all carbs to shred fat. Many students started this diet when it became popular, and others have started more recently. Only time will tell how well lthe diet works. Senior Javier Medina, Jr. is one of these newcomers to the diet. “I’ve been on keto for about 3 weeks now,” Medina said. “I plan to keep doing it for a few months though.” Junior Valerie Broadhurst has been following the diet a little longer than Medina and is seeing the benefits. “I’ve been on keto for a little over a month,” Broadhurst said. “I’m glad to see the results I’m getting.” Senior Logan Morris has been on and off on the diet. “I started it before the football season, but once the season started I needed the carbs for the quick energy for practices and games.” Morris also understands the science behind how the diet does its magic. “Keto is a process where you eat little to no carbohydrates every day,” Morris explained. “After a few days of that, your body enters a state of ketosis where fat storages are eaten away.” This carb restriction is very difficult and if it’s slipped up once, the process must be started over. The one complaint about the diet is how hard to stay on top of it. “I stay with my meal plans to get the results I desire,” Medina said. “Sure, it’s hard, but you have to grind to get what you want.” It is a little harder to keep up perfectly after keeping it up for so long. “I stay on track with my meal plans, but I still have to indulge in myself here and there,” Broadhurst said. “It’s hard to have to put down the Oreos.” While the majority of people use it as a way to lose weight, Morris gains weight while on the diet. “I stay on the diet even when I’m in the bulking periods of my workout plans,” Morris said. “I’ll be gaining muscle weight, but it keeps it to just muscle and not any fat that I usually get while bulking up. This keeps me toned and looking huge, so I recommend it to anyone tryWhat diets have you tried in the past? “I’ve tried mostly carb diets, but it’s not good.” Connor Dale freshman 10 Lifestyle “I have done a gluten free diet, and it was terrible.” Peter Nosal junior “I’ve tried being vegetarian once. It didn’t work.” Marielle Cusson freshman “I didn’t eat sugar for a week, and it was awesome.” Hazen Griffin freshman ing to lose weight or just trying to look toned around your muscles.” Even with how hard it may be, these students still recommend the diet for anyone wanting to burn fat and lose weight. “I highly recommend keto for anyone who can keep track on what they are eating, because they will start to see the results quickly,” Medina said. Keto is a great way to cut down on some pounds for the people who are committed to getting the body they want. However, it is not for everyone, so it’s up to personal opinion and choice on whether or not to start the diet. by Daniel Stell Staff Reporter “I eat salads every day but Friday is my cheat day.” Kai Daniels junior

The Chronicle Lifestyle Becoming Vegan is Harder Than it Sounds One week of Veganism was too difficult to continue on with by Faith Schaefer Head Lifestyle Editor For a week straight, I rivaled Declan Boyle’s 4,000 calorie diet with a Vegan Diet challenge, and it was anything but normal. While he was eating more food a day to get those calories, I was eating less because of my limited options.. Most people assume that being vegetarian and vegan are the same type of lifestyles, but they are in fact totally different. Veganism, or being a vegan, is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. While a vegetarian is less strict and only relates to the exclusion of meat or other animal products from their diet. The everyday snacks I eat were restricted and I could not enjoy things such as meat-filled meals at dinner, and instead, I had to turn to different ways to find protein. Beans were my go to for an easy solution to the lack of protein, but quinoa also became a staple throughout the best friend to help me find meals that I did not try and come up with new plans for the week. Yes, it was tempting to try and resist eating meat at the end of the day because of how hungry I was, but the vegan meals made me feel a little healthier. The week was definitely photo by Faith Schaefer Continuing with the Vegan diet, on Tuesday April 2nd, I prepared Zuccinni Noodles, or Zoodles, for dinner and it was a surprise to find out that they were good. week due to its high levels of not only protein, but iron and fiber as well. For breakfast throughout the week, I stuck with smoothies and vegan muffins that I made in prep for the diet. I also had to stay away from eating a yogurt in the morning, which proved difficult for me because of how much I loved eating them. Though it was not my typical bagel and cream cheese or butter, these alternatives were easily just the same deliciousness. Lunch became more difficult as the week passed because I was limited to options. Sometimes I would eat leftovers from my dinner the night before; when I had Cava for dinner, I made sure to pack my scraps for lunch the next day. Salads were also a go to for lunch because they were quick and easy and they didn’t require any planning the night before. Dinner started to become experimental as I ran out of ideas. Pinterest became my difficult for me to accomplish because I kept wanting to go back to my regular eating habits, which was hard to resist. The more active I was, the harder it was to stay away from my typical meals, but I successfully avoided them and stuck to the Vegan diet. Though I was excited to start a new lifestyle for a week, I quickly realized that it would be harder to maintain it for so long. Those who are strict in upholding the diet obviously have their own personal reasons, but if you are a meat lover looking for a change, this challenge is not for you. All in all, I enjoyed the diet and I liked how healthy I felt throughout the week, but you will not catch me, anytime soon, going on another vegan diet. Ruining the Summer Body in One Week Eating 4,000 calories a day for a week will ruin your body by Declan Boyle Head Features Editor Cheeseburgers, pizza, fries, the ideal bulking diet, right? Unfortunately for me, not exactly. Lifestyle Editor Faith Schaefer and I took on two drastically different diets for the first school week in April. Faith went vegan for the week, while I doubled my calorie and protein intake. I started planning this diet without fear. However, Sunday night, I realized the behemoth I was about to conquer. For this diet, I had to unfortunately, day; it consume 4,000 calories every had to be clean. I originally had planned to simply eat whatever I wanted in large quantities. After speaking to Coach Whisenant, the life fitness teacher, I evaluated my plans for the coming week. The diet I would come to attempt, began taking form, and it was increasingly imitated. I was looking at eating the healthiest I ever had in my life. For breakfast, I had planned pancakes slathered in peanut butter, which was roughly 780 calories, paired with a cup of fairlife chocolate milk, a carnation instant breakfast, and a cup of coffee. My lunch was planned to be a burger (438 calories) and Garlic Quinoa and Rice (240 calories) in an effort to save time for Monday. Every other day I meal prepped Limon Chili Chicken (195 calories per chicken), Arborio Rice (260 calories), and two PB&J sandwiches (each 189 calories), as well as various carbs. Dinner was the variable that consistently changed. I typically ate either whatever my mom cooked, or whatever I got to eat at work. The difficulties of this diet were broken down into two separate problems. The first was simply how long it takes to cook. For the ten pieces of chicken I made, and the boxed rice, I was cooking for over an hour. I ended up staying up much later that night than I had intended. Not only did it take time out of my evening, but the mornings I made a strong breakfast were incredibly problematic. The first Monday, I spent 20 minutes attempting to make pancakes, until I realized that I did not know how to make pancakes. Tuesday, I learned how to make pancakes (the trick is to cook them small) and was the first day I met the calorie goal. Tuesday was also the first day I was late to school. Throughout the week, I cooked breakfast every day, and was late every single day excluding Monday. Unfortunately, this was only the first of my problems. The second problem I faced was much more tedious. In general, it takes me longer than most people to eat meals. What I hadn’t realized was that doubling my calories for the day meant doubling the time it took me to eat. Despite breaking the day into five or six meals, it still took quite some time to finish eating. The aforementioned Monday, when I had a burger with quinoa, I was eating my lunch for roughly an hour. This was exacerbated by the fact it was my third burger in 24 hours. I also quickly realized that I could not stand quinoa. Despite the side of primarily garlic rice, I had struggled to eat the large portion of quinoa I made myself. This not only impacted my work ethic in school, but also at my job. Certain classes, primarily lectures, the meal plan wasn’t a problem. But in classes that I wasn’t allowed to eat in or had to be much more on-task, it was a challenge. This is simply in school, where I was given much more leeway than at work. I had a dishwashing shift during my diet, and am typically given a meal for no charge. I was given a hefty pasta dish covered in meats, cheese, sauce, and mushrooms, and took me quite some time to finish. Even including the problems I faced, I still enjoyed this diet on the whole. I felt amazing, due to the healthiness of the diet. My original expectation for the diet was that I would quickly gain weight; however, I did not. At the beginning of the week and the end, I had seen no weight difference; however, my weight distribution was very different. I had lost inches in my stomach and gained inches in my arms and abdominals. I would recommend something similar to this diet to many; however, it was unfortunately strict. I had not expected the severity and the struggle to reach 4,000 calories every day. I was constantly having midnight snacks just to meet my calorie goal. All in all, if I had better budgeted my time, and wasn’t generally so busy, I would have fared much better. I am glad I attempted this diet; however, I will not be continuing it simply due to how demanding it was. April 2019 What foods can you not live without? by Elisa Dass Staff Reporter “I would definitely not be able to live without sushi, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, cheeseburgers, and chick-fil-a .” Emma Gray junior “I could not live without bacon, anything coffee related, donuts, taquitos, burritos, cucumbers and pasta.” Jack Tessier senior “I can’t imagine life without bread, pasta, chocolate, pizza and especially double-stuffed oreos..” Carly Herbert senior “I could definitely not live without peanut butter, any red meat, chicken wings, tacos from Taco bell and french fries.” Declan Boyle junior Lifestyle 11

The Chronicle Entertainment Upcoming Movies By Sammy Larson Staff Reporter Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Rating: PG Coming May 10 After a young man (Justice Smith) joins forces with Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to unravel the mystery behind his father’s disappearance, the dynamic duo soon discovers a devious plot that threatens the Pokémon universe. It’s one of the hottest movies of the year and students in Karen Frye’s and Bill Davidson’s classes got to see it on opening day during a private screening. Marvel Avengers: Endgame opened in theaters nationwide on Friday, April 26. The film set a number of box office records, opening to $350 million domestic, $859 million overseas and $1.2 billion worldwide. Frye organized the field trip. “It’s relative to our classes,” Frye said. “I teach Graphic Design, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss everything we have learned recently, in a fun environment.” Frye contacted Regal TheaterS in Gainesville, VA to organize the private screening. “Essentially, anyone can arrange a private screening,” Davidson said. “All that’s needed for the private screening is about 100 people.” Sixty-four Kettle Run stuAladdin Rating: PG Coming May 24 A reimagined, live-action version of Disney’s classic animated film, Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie (Will Smith). dents attended the field trip and were joined by approximately 60 students from Fauquier High School. April 2019 Fans Assemble to Watch Endgame TSA attends a private screening of the superhero blockbuster By Dan Stell Staff Reporter the screen,” Mergen said. “It did not feel like a three hour movie.” Senior Lance Mimna was among the students who attended. “It was cool to be able to leave school to go see the movie on the day it came out with my friends,” Mimna said. “We analyzed the film and looked for things that we’ve done in class.” Senior Gavin Zeamer also attended the field trip. Zeamer is a fan of Marvel comics and has seen all the movies. “I thought it was just okay,” Zeamer said. “They tried to make a bunch of emotional moments for characters that we didn’t have any connection photo from Google The cast of Avengers: Endgame all star in the the highly anticipated blockbuster that premieres Apr. 26. Brian Adair, ITRT, was one of the chaperones. He had mixed feelings about the film. “The movie was okay,” Adair said. “I thought the second one was much better. Although it was three hours, it moved along fairly well and kept its viewers enthralled.” Kurt Mergen also chaperoned the trip. Although he admits he’s not up to date with all the Marvel films, he said that didn’t prevent him from following the storyline. “I haven’t watched all the movies, and it was still riveting and the most epic movie I’ve ever seen; epic meaning scope- it overfills to. That being said, some of the jokes landed really well, but there were also some jokes that were off. The good was more memorable than the bad.” Students paid $16 to go on the field trip and that price included their movie ticket and transportation. Mimna said when they came back to school the following week, they had a class discussion about things they had done in class that appeared in the film. “Us” Offers Both Style and Substance New horror movie presents conventional horror with a twist By Conner Roy Viewpoint Editor After Key and Peele star Jordan Peele shook Hollywood with his politically charged horror-thriller Get Out, fans heavily anticipated the former comedian’s next foray into horror films. After Us’s announcement, Godzilla: King of Monsters Rating: PG-13 Coming May 31 This epic action-adventure pits Godzilla against some of his biggest foes ever, including Mothra Rodan and the three-headed Ghidorah. Upcoming Concerts By Grace Morrow Staff Reporter Zara Larsson Sat, May 11th @ 8 P.M. 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. Juice WRLD and Ski Mask The Slump God Fri, May 17 @ 8 P.M. The Anthem, Washington, D.C. The Avett Brothers Thurs, May 23 @ 8 P.M. Wolf Trap, Vienna 12 Entertainment the film quickly gained traction on social media, with a cryptic trailer leaving Get Out fans with one major question: what’s Peele going to say with this film? Unlike Get Out, however, Us more closely follows the trends of conventional horror, and leaves its messages in the realm of metaphors and fanmade theories. In Us, the mother of a middle-class family is haunted by the memory of seeing her doppleganger on Santa Cruz beach as a child. Years later, revisiting the beach with her husband and children, evil clones of the family, include her childhood clone attack the family with an intent to kill them and take their place in society. The film comes out the gate strong, with a suspenseful and ominous opening that starts audiences off at the edge of their seats. As a director, it’s undeniable that Peele is working at his best; the slow, looming camerawork mixed with detailed and immersive sound design the film. After the first half of the film, Peele tries to deliver his message while wrapping up the plot. Seeing as the plot operates more on metaphors than logic, the overall story doesn’t line up logically at points; at times it seems to be a little too up-to-interpretation as it tries to create a balance between the literal and the metaphorical that may leave a bit to be desired on both ends. There are multiple ways to interpret the allegory present in Us: either the family is fighting their evil subconscious, the parts of them that they repressed in order to live successful lives, or photo from Connor Roy Posing in front of the movie poster, Senior Connor Roy prepares to see the new horror movie, Us. build a looming sense of terror throughout the entire opening. After a short break for exposition, Peele continues the momentum gained by the opening with the first major horror sequence. The entire sequence was shot and directed excellently, with the aforementioned sound editing mixed with a phenomenal score, making it one of the tensest sequences I’ve seen in a film. The horror is propelled even further by the excellent acting we see from the main cast. Lupita Nyong’o shows us the heart of her two characters, Adelaide and her evil counterpart Red, and Winston Duke provides a great comic relief, without sacrificing the tension and drama present in the film. Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex provide a convincing performance as the family’s two children, and are downright haunting as their counterparts. As a more traditional horror movie, the themes of Us are relegated to metaphors and symbolism, which is where a point of contention arises in the uprising of the evil family represents a revolution of the lower class, as they’re reduced to monsters by their more successful counterparts. Either way, the film’s deeper political themes relate to class struggles American society, as opposed to Get Out’s racially-driven allegories. While its story writing sees some small struggles balancing literal and metaphorical, Us functions beautifully as both a horror film and a commentary on American society. The writing, acting, directing, and sound design all come together beautifully to create an experiencing that will haunt audiences long after they leave the theater. in

The Chronicle Entertainment Actors quiz spectators in this year’s spring musical Putting the Audience to the Test By Jack Tessier Entertainment Editor Can you spell “whimsical”? These musical students certainly can! The theatre department is putting the finishing touches on the spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” This musical follows one event that brings together six awkward tweens as they vie for the spelling bee championship. Each character brings his or her own hilarious quirks, unique spelling strategies, and even some touching stories. Theatre teacher and musical director Jessica Dotson believes the message of this show is important for everybody to understand. “The show is about the struggles of trying to be a kid and everything that is involved with that; from home life, to bullying, to trying to connect with each other,” Dotson said. “I hope the audience, not only has a lot of fun watching this show, but also sees that at all ages the pressure we put on ourselves to be the best.” Since auditions in December, the actors have spent lots of time developing their zany characters. “I relate to my character a lot,” junior Jackson Rolando, who plays Chip Tolentino, said. “It was an interesting exercise mean.” practicing being Sophomore Kara Blakely, who plays Olive Ovstrovsky, also relates to her character. “I’ve liked playing Olive because over the course of the show, she breaks out of her photo by Jack Tessier Playing the part of Logainne, junior Ronnie Pitts struggles to spell a word in the musical as her fellow performers sit on the risers behind her. shell,” Blakley said. “I relate to that.” While many performers try to make the audience members feel like they’re part of the show, rarely do they get brought up on stage; but that’s what makes Spelling Bee unique. Before the show starts, the cast will invite members of the audience to come onto the auditorium stage to compete in the bee while the performers sing a variety of hilarious songs and “torment” the poor nonactors until they spell a word wrong and are booted off the stage to the tune of the “Goodbye Song.” While actors believe it will be lots of fun to see audience members brought on stage, they know this element will also present some challenges. “You don’t know how they’re (the audience) is going to react,” junior Pete Nosal, who plays Leaf Coneybear, said. “It will be fun, though, to interact with them and play off of them, using improv.” Freshman Leann Embrey, who plays Marcie Park, thinks bringing willing, yet oblivious, participants onstage will be fun. “It will be funny because the audience members won’t have a clue what’s going on,” Embrey said. While much of the performance is improvised, a lot of rehearsing is required - three months in fact. But it’s all worth it when they get on that stage opening night and hear the audience laugh and cheer for the first time. “I can’t wait to hear all the audience reactions, especially the ones who come up to spell,” Nosal said. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” will be performed in the auditorium May 2-4. All shows start at 7 p.m. There is a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. which will feature all the understudy actors. Tickets are sold at the door and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. After Hours performed at county art festival Jack Tessier Makes Directing Debut By Mahala Goodwin Staff Reporter Mannequins and theatre were brought to life at the Fauquier County Arts Festival. Senior Jack Tessier made his directing debut with the one act, “After Hours.” The sole performance took place on Saturday, March 30 in the Commons. “After Hours” is the story of three mannequins who spring to life and stop a burglary. The cast and crew, which included teachers Mark Frazier and Joseph Golimowski, rehearsed for nearly two months. “This script is so much fun,” Tessier said. “It’s a fairly simple premise with a lot of funny lines and builtin physical comedy that I, as the director, can take and run with.” Tessier became interested in directing after years of mitments, but Jack has done such a great job of staying patient and working around everyone’s schedule.” “The biggest challenge of this play is not laughing and breaking character,” senior Noah Feno said. “It’s a very funny play.” Tessier said directing was photo by Elizabeth Cannizzo Getting in character, senior Noah Feno makes his acting debut in “After Hours.” performing as an actor. “I’ve really enjoyed working with other actors on character development,” Tessier said. “Recently, I’ve grown interested in directing my own vision to fruition.” Frazier enjoyed being involved and is glad that the theatre department is opening up to teachers. “It’s really cool to see the actors do their thing and to see Jack to his thing as director,” Frazier said. “Honestly, it’s flattering to be asked to do it,” Frazier said. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this.” Like many play productions, this one came with its own challenges for the cast and crew. “The biggest challenge of this production was the schedule,” Frazier said. “We all have so many comharder than he anticipated. “The biggest challenge was handling various jobs at once,” Tessier said. “I had to send out emails, create scenic and set designs, build a box, create a program, and various other jobs just to get this show ready. But I feel that I have the skill set for this and a lot of supportive people behind me, including Ms. Dotson and the actors, so I’m not worried.” Feno loved his first acting “Acting gig. like someone else is something I don’t do in my normal life; I just do it on the stage and it’s fun.” Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he’s so enormous - 6’6” and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother’s suicide. There’s no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns to school after a near-death experience with a bizarre claim: while he was unconscious he saw God, who gave him a list of things to do to make Happy Valley High suck less. And God said there’s only one person who can help: Neanderthal. Entertainment 13 April 2019 Reader’s Choice By Grace Morrow Staff Reporter Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Based on one of America’s most notorious Memphis-based adoption organization, real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never where we belong. forgets of a

The Chronicle Sports Upcoming Varsity Games by Jailyn Settle Staff Reporter Boys Varsity Baseball Tues. Apr. 23 Vs. Brentsville at 6:00 pm Thurs. Apr. 25 @ James Wood at 6:00 pm Tues. Apr. 30 Vs. John Handley at 6:00 pm Fri. May. 3 Vs. Millbrook at 6:00 pm Boys Varsity Lacrosse Mon. Apr. 22 Vs. John Handley at 6:00 pm Thurs. Apr. 25 Vs. Brentsville at 7:00 pm Mon. Apr. 29 @ Culpeper County at 7:00 pm Girls Varsity Lacrosse Thurs. Apr. 25 @ Brentsville at 7:00 pm Mon. Apr. 29 Vs. Culpeper County at 7:00 pm Fri. May. 3 Vs. Eastern View at 7:00 pm Boys Varsity Soccer Tues. Apr. 23 Vs. Brentsville at 7:00 pm Thurs. Apr. 25 Vs. James Wood at 7:00 pm Tues. Apr. 30 Vs. John Handley at 7:00 pm Scorecard by Avery Mallory Staff Reporter Boys Varsity Lacrosse April. 3 vs James Monroe Win 18-1 April. 9 vs Freedom Win 9-5 April. 22 vs John Handley Win 16-0 Boys Varsity Soccer April. 2 vs John Handley Loss 2-3 April. 4 vs Millbrook Loss 0-1 April. 9 vs Fauquier Win 4-1 Girls Varsity Soccer April. 5 vs Millbrook Win 8-0 April. 9 vs Fauquier Win 3-0 April. 11 vs Sherando Loss 0-3 Boys Varsity Baseball March. 29 vs James Wood Win 7-2 April. 3 vs John Handley Win 10-0 April. 4 vs Millbrook Loss 7-2 Girls Varsity Softball April. 8 vs Liberty Loss 11-10 April. 9 vs Fauquier Loss 4-1 April. 11 vs Sherando Loss 3-6 Girls Varsity Tennis April. 2 vs John Handley Loss 2-7 April. 5 vs Millbrook Win 5-4 April. 9 vs Fauquier Loss 1-8 14 Sports by Emma Gray and Shelly Norden A former Kettle Run baseball player may soon be headed to the major leagues. Brenton Doyle, class 2016, has caught the eye of at least six major league baseball teams. “Discovering that MLB teams were taking notice of me was very satisfying and exciting,” Doyle said. “Baseball has been my passion ever since I could remember, and to see all the hard work and dedication I’ve put into the game payoff is a great feeling.” Ty Thorpe, Doyle’s high school coach, was not surprised when the calls started coming in about his former athlete. “Most of the questions they have been asking me are very generic; wanting to know about the kind of person he is, his work ethic, family life, and hobbies and interests,” Thorpe said. Thorpe added that Doyle’s success was hard earned. “Brenton was, and still is, a very fiery competitor,” Thorpe said. “He pushed himself hard and put a lot of time in on his own to get where he is today. Brenton was a good student athlete. He was able to balance his classes and time on the field.” Doyle, currently a junior at Shepherd University, Division II, has spent his summers playing summer ball. His primary position is outfield, but he also plays second base and shortstop. The past two summers, he played for Wilson TOBS, one of 16 teams making up the Coastal Plain League. “Last summer was the best summer of my life,” Doyle said. “I was able to build friendships and play with college players from all over the nation. It’s a very popular summer league so the fans at each game were unlike anything I’ve played in front of before. Some nights we would have up to 2,000 fans. The league also included some of the best college players in the country, so I was able to face better competition and further develop my skills.” As a player for WilsonTOBS (Wilson, North Carolina), Doyle took on tougher competition and excelled. In 2018, he started in 53 games batting a .416, hit 16 doubles and 13 home runs, scored 62 runs and had 67 RBI, stole 22 out of 23 bases, slugged .695 and had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. In 2017, he played in 52 games with 51 starts; he gained second team All-MEC honors posting a .327 batting average with 64 hits in 196 at bats. Doyle also drove in 34 runs, photo from Brenton Doyle Congratulating each other, Doyle and Thorpe show their beaming joy after winning the 2015 Conference 27 Championship against the Culpeper County Blue Devils. of April 2019 Alumni Catches Major Leagues’ Eyes MLB teams scout a former pitcher for the Cougars and memories into my life,” Doyle said. “I was fortunate enough to play with an incredible group of guys, and I was lucky to call them my friends. On the day of graduation, we had one final home game against Fauquier and then went on to graduate later that day. It feels like that was just yesterday.” Senior Caden DeCroo was a freshman when he first met Doyle. “He was an authority figure for the others on the team,” DeCroo said. “Everyone respected him on and off the field. He took me under his wing when I was a freshman on varsity. He pushed me to work harder for the team.” “Kettle Run brought a lot of incredible experiences and memories into my life. I was fortunate enough to play with an incredible group of guys, and I was lucky to call them my friends. ~ Brenton Doyle Thorpe shed more insight on his former player. “He was the kind of player that let his play do the talking,” Thorpe said. “He was a good teammate and he never walked around like he was any better than anyone else.” For those athletes hoping to follow in his footsteps, Doyle had some advice. photo from The Fauquier Now Pitching in an in-season game against Liberty High School, Doyle, then-sophomore, aided the Cougars in a win against the Eagles. scored 44, had 13 doubles, a triple and four home runs. He also posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage and was named to the MEC AllTournament Team. Doyle’s had his first taste lead us in most offensive categories his senior year,” Thorpe said. “He also is a very strong defensive player; he can get to most fly balls that others can’t, and he has a very strong arm.” of success in baseball back in high school when he made the starting varsity lineup as a freshman. “He cracked the starting lineup midway through his freshman year,” Thorpe said, and he never looked back. Doyle helped lead his team to Kettle Run’s first appearance in the Virginia state baseball tournament; he was named the team MVP his senior year; he was also named to the All-District, All-Region and All-State teams during his junior and senior years. “Brenton played with some very talented guys, but he Doyle credits Thorpe for helping him discover his love of the game. “You often hear stories about high school coaches ruining sports for athletes, but that isn’t the case with Thorpe,” Doyle said. “He cares about his players on and off the field and he has always pushed us to bring out the best in each other, whether it was as a person or a player.” As he moves up the baseball ladder, Doyle carries memories of his time playing high school ball with him. “Kettle Run brought a lot of incredible experiences “Do not let anyone ruin the love you have of your sport,” Doyle said. “You fell in love with that sport for a reason and the opinions of others shouldn’t change your aspect of being an athlete and playing the sport that brings you happiness.” Thorpe also had some advice for players who hope to continue their sport at the college and/or professional level. “You have to work, this means on your own when no one’s watching, not just at practice,” Thorpe said. “Practice like you play because you never know who is watching. If you don’t have a strong work ethic, you will be passed by. Stay humble and be yourself; don’t be something you aren’t.” The 2019 MLB Draft is June 3-5 on the MLB Network and MLB.com. If drafted, Doyle will be the second major league player to come out of Fauquier County. Mike Duvall, a 1993 graduate of FHS, made his debut in the major leagues with the Tampa Bay Rays in 1998.

The Chronicle Sports There’s Nothing Soft About this Young Team Coaching change ups lead to winning season by Samantha Malloy Staff Reporter Girls’ softball is off to one of its best starts in school history. With a record of 7-5, players are confident they will be competitive at districts. Head coach Tori Hill credits the team’s success to some changes the coaching staff made this year. “We decided to keep one large team instead of two small teams,” Hill explained. “This has given us more depth on varsity. It also provides us with more opportunities to practice game situations within practices – base running, situations, live pitching and hitting, and scrimmaging.” Senior captain Kaylee Duckett believes having one team has made them more competitive. “It’s a lot louder in the dugout now and that throws a lot of pitchers off,” Duckett said. Junior Jeanelle Johnson believes that having just one team has brought them all closer together. “We started to gel more as a team and get photo from Emory Short Lining up for the National Anthem, the varsity softball team prepares to win their game. comfortable with the younger girls at an earlier stage,” Johnson said. Coaches also offered preseason workouts that many of the girls took advantage of. Players completed three months of strength and conditioning through Divergent Performance at Old Town Athletic. Workouts were twice a week and included speed/agility one day and strength/lifting the second day. “This is the first year we’ve incorporated lifting into our conditioning plan, and I was very impressed with the results,” Hill said. “The girls got stronger.” Johnson said the conditioning helped her a lot. “It helped with my speed and getting to the little bloopers between the infield and the outfield,” Johnson added. Hill added that her players are not afraid of hard work. “We have a solid group of girls that are constantly working to improve their game,” Hill said. “This season Allyssa Space has worked really hard to learn her new position at first base, Abby Boldt has been a force to be reckoned with on the base path, and Emory Shorts and Ashley Hume are making great strides as freshmen in our starting lineup.” The 19 player roster consists of three seniors, four juniors, seven sophomores, and five freshmen. Junior Olivia Conte is one of the older players on the team. “We have a really young team and I think we are going to make it pretty far,” Conte said. “We all put in a lot of hard work and effort and we are excited to see what happens towards the end of the season.” “This season is different because we came out strong in the beginning and got wind compared to the last couple of seasons when it took us awhile to get comfortable and complete,” Duckett said. Johnson said her team’s determination is what sets them apart from their competition. “I think we are more driven this year and we are hungry to prove that we can compete with all of the other teams in our district.” Faculty Senior Game Expected to be a Buzzer Beater were made. Faculty plans a full court press on the senior team by Carly Herbert Editor-in-Chief with bragging The faculty walked away after rights winning this year’s senior/ faculty basketball game 6866. The game took place during fourth block on April 26. Tickets were $5 and were sold at the door. Junior class sponsors Tammy McGilvery and Karen Frye organized the event. McGilvery looks forward to the event every year. “The energy of the students in the gym, cheering on the players, is exciting,” McGilvery said. The game has been a tradition since the school opened back in 2008. Phil Roper, boys varsity soccer coach, plays in the game every year. Roper said he enjoys interacting with the other team and making it fun for those who come out to watch. “I also really like the friendly smack-talk,” Roper said. Ty Thorpe, varsity baseball coach, knew this year’s senior team would be tough to beat. “They have a lot of talent and they shoot the ball well,” Thorpe said. However, Thorpe predicted the faculty would win by four points. Paul Frye, athletic director, knew the seniors had no shot at winning. “I knew it was going to be a landslide in our favor,” Frye said. Senior basketball player Drew Nowland disagreed. He believed the faculty team had no idea what they were up against. The senior team stepped onto the court in matching black crop tops with their nicknames on the Cougar Commits Gabe Chumley Salisbury College Commit Class of 2019 “I chose Salisbury Univerity because I like the campus and the football coaches were cool. I’m looking forward to the freedom of college in general. I’m probably going to miss playing on Friday nights the most.” back, ready to win. Senior coaches Max Stevenson and Ricky Flores were sure their team was going to win. They worked hard on the lineup. “The best part of coaching was making the match-ups,” Stevenson said. Going head-to-head against some of their favorite teachers is what drew some players into the game. “My biggest competetion on the faculty team was Ms. Olinger,” senior John Hamilton said. “She’s deadly on the court.” Seniors Richard Meseg, Noah Feno and Wanye Solomon cheered on the senior team. “It was a tough crowd,” Meseg said. “We had to work hard to get them hyped.” Although the teachers won, there was some controversy over some of the calls that by Charlie Niber Head Sports Editor “I fully believe that the game was rigged and that points were given unfairly to the faculty team,” Stevenson said. Senior Alyssa Damato also felt something fishy was going on when it came to the scoreboard. “I don’t know if it was a fair game because they kept adding points to the scoreboard when they weren’t even scoring,” Damato said. The event was a fundraiser for the junior class. Even with other field trips taking place that day, the basketball game brought in close to $3,000. “We were really pleased with the amount we raised,” Frye said. All proceeds will go towards Prom 2020. Jack Riley Baseball senior When and why did you start baseball? Zach Ewald Christopher Newport Commit Class of 2019 “They have a great baseball program and a beautiful campus and because it is overall a great school. I am looking forward to meeting new people playing baseball at the next level. I will probably miss the bus rides and playing with my teammates.” Payton Fiel Christopher Newport Commit Class of 2019 “I fell in love with the school. I really wanted to play soccer and CNU’s women’s program is unbeliveable! It’s the perfect school for me. I am looking forward to a new chapter and will miss my closest friends and all the traditions we have as a team the most.” “I started playing when I was 8. I was fat back then.” What is your favorite part about baseball? “My favorite part about baseball is probably the experience of being out on the field under the lights; it’s a feeling that is so unique and fun to share with my teammates.” What is your most memorable baseball moment? “My most memorable moment is hitting my first homerun when I was in little league and being swarmed by my teammates.” Sports 15 April 2019 Female Athlete of the Month by Cali May Staff Reporter Alyssa Space Softball junior When did you start playing softball? “I started playing softball when I was 7/8 because of my brother who played baseball. I always went to his games and he inspired me to start playing softball.” What is your favorite part about softball? “My favorite things about softball are the bonds that have been made with my teammates and how we bring each other up.” What is your most memorable softball moment? “My most memorable moment would be when I hit my first home run.” Male Athlete of the Month by Cali May Staff Reporter

The Chronicle 1. Backpage 2. 3. 4. 5. April 2019 6. 1. Hitting the woah, a new and popular dance move, junior Bella Decroo and senior Jake Heenan show off their Gold Cup outfits. 2. Posing for a shot, junior Syndey Nelson poses for Heenan to snap a quick shot. 3. Taking a selfie, seniors Sarah Dispanet and John Hamilton get the crowd involved. 4. Preparing for the big show, Dispanet does her own hair and makeup. 5. Blowing a kiss to her “date,” senior Syndey Sherman wows the crowd with her outfit. 6. Participating in a popular Twitter trend, senior Rachael Stephens and Hamilton “Hit the Woah.” 7. In his Gold Cup outfit, Heenan spins Decroo in front of the crowd. Pictures by Maelyn Sutliff 7. 7. Showing Off their Sense of Style Fashion Marketing students walk the runway showcasing spring fashion by Carly Herbert Editor-in-Chief Fashion Marketing students hit the catwalk donning some of the hottest spring fashions. The annual fashion show was held in the commons on April 2 during all four lunch shifts. The event was student planned, from the fashion right down to the music. Fashion Marketing teacher Tracy Edwards explained that planning and producing a fashion show is one of the state standards for her class. Edwards said this is one of her favorite parts of the year and believes putting on the event teaches her students to work together as a team. “It’s always fun to watch the class having fun together ‘strutting their said. Junior Sydney Nelson is a student in the class. “We planned the whole thing the day of essentially,” Nelson said. “We didn’t go to first or second block; instead, we went and set up the stage and then went straight to hair and makeup before getting dressed.” Students said they researched this year’s most popular fashions and tried to find clothing that was both trending and would fit the Roaring Twenties prom theme. Warrenton Jewelers provided apparel for the boys and Atelier Weddings stuff,’” Edwards on Route 29 provided the dresses for the girls. Tonya Smith’s cosmetology students did hair and makeup. Audrey Rader predicts that prom-goers can expect to see a lot of emerald green and red dresses with deep Vnecks. Senior Grant Colgan thinks red dresses matched with black tuxedos will be a popular choice. “The most popular trend for girls will probably be the high slit dresses and for guys, I think they will wear a lot of different colored suits,” Wetzel said. “Like navy or red and stray away from the traditional black.” As for hair, Sherman pointed out the reappearance of an old trend. “I think updos are going to be popular this year because I have noticed they really started to come back.” Many of the students who participated this year had different favorite parts of the show and liked different looks. Sophomore Audrey Rader enjoyed getting her hair done by the cosmetology team. “My favorite part was getting my hair done,” Rader said. “It was really fun to hang out with the girls in the cosmetology room, chat with them, and getting to know the girl who was doing my hair.” “My favorite part [of the fashion show] was when we finally got to just go out and walk after setting up everything and having the stress of how it would all go down go away,” junior Kylie Wetzel said. “My favorite look was John’s prom look because he brought in these black and white shoes that tied into the prom theme.” Seniors Sydney Sherman and Grant Colgan both shared similar favorite memories from the event. “The best part was when people cheered when we walked out and the crowd got all riled up,” said Sherman. Colgan agreed. “The best part was when all my friends yelled for me when I came out onto the runway.” What was your favorite part of the fashion show? by Cali May Staff Reporter “Gold Cup because it reminded me of spring and the warm weather.” Grace Small senior “The prom fashions because the dresses were really pretty.” Rachel Schwind junior “The prom looks because it’s nice to see students dress up.” Matti Heflin freshman “The Gold Cup outfits because it reminded me of the warm weather.” Joey Shull sophomore The Gold Cup outfits because I like horses.” Matt Twomey sophomore

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