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Nonnewaugs Scott Meyer, left, was honored as the recipient of the 2024 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award at the CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete Banquet on May 5 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. (Courtesy of the CIAC)
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Nonnewaug boys soccer coach Toby Denman, left, and assistant coach Josh Kornblut address the team after a game last season. Denman says hes tried to learn how to be an effective coach by observing the ones hes played for and coached with. (Kyle Brennan)
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Nonnewaugs Ellie McDonald dribbles the ball during a game last season. McDonalds nickname is Smellie -- one of many Chief names that exist on the girls soccer team. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
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Audrey Doran '27, Reporter • June 10, 2024
Kyle Viveros is ready on his toes, awaiting the ball. Viveros and Landon Parks took home the BL doubles title. (Courtesy of Sophia Cenatiempo)
Nonnewaug Repeats as Class S State Runner-Up in Boys Tennis (PHOTOS)
Addison Bushka '27, Reporter • June 10, 2024
Chief Advocate editor-in-chief Izzy DiNunzio bids farewell after four years in Nonnewaugs journalism program. (Courtesy of Izzy DiNunzio)
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Izzy DiNunzio '24, Editor-In-Chief • June 10, 2024
Deme Jones looks at students orphan portraits at Nonnewaug’s art show on June 6.
Artists 'Shine' at Nonnewaug's Annual Art Show (PHOTOS)
Brynn Clampett '26, Reporter • June 7, 2024
The memorial for Chester Carruthers. (Courtesy of Find-a-Grave)
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Izzy DiNunzio '24, Editor-in-Chief • June 7, 2024
Nonnewaug girls tennis seniors, from left, Maggie Keane, Skylar Chung, Maylan Hardisty, Kiley Stampp, Sam Duncan pose on their senior night. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
Senior Athletes Feel Mixed Emotions as High School Careers End
Ava Hirleman '27, Reporter • June 7, 2024
Lets Talk Nonne: Year-End Wrap-Up
Let's Talk Nonne: Year-End Wrap-Up
Katie Savulak '26 and Morgan Willis '26June 7, 2024
Nonnewaug freshmen discuss their worries about the testing, including potential AP exams, they have to take next year.
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Katie Savulak '26, Reporter • June 6, 2024

New England Battered by Historically Wet Weather

From July 23-Aug. 23, New England got about 17 inches of rain — almost double the amount of rain that is normal for that time.

WOODBURY — A historically wet summer is about to turn into a historically wet fall. With all this rainfall, there are many problems to happen. Some are recurring from other years, but some are new to people living in New England. With all this rain, there is flooding and a bunch of erosion due to the rain.

The rain is not only affecting people but it is proving to be a challenge in making progress on the new horse barn here on campus. This barn was started over summer but with all the rain New England is experiencing, progress has been difficult. 

The rain has made progress difficult in the building of the new indoor horse arena. (Abegail Diezel)

The other problems associated with the season’s historic rainfall include local crops and farming these yields as the rain is causing a shortage in harvests for animals and humans. This can not only jeopardize the animals but it can impact humans, too. 

I get produce on the weekends from a local CSA and their crops have been devastated by all the rain,” said Chris York, NHS AP Environmental Science teacher.

The rain is now affecting the production of produce for Connecticut residents. For the weather in the future of Connecticut, it doesn’t look to be good. 

“With the changing of the seasons and upcoming frost, there may be more soil instability with all the rain we’ve been getting,” said Nick Sheikh, NHS science teacher. 

This rain might also be impacting our future farm lands as well as soil may struggle with drainage which could dwarf growth in plants. While rain is good, lots of rain can cause issues.

 “I think it might be the new normal for the Northeast,” said York.

About the Contributor
Abegail Diezel '25
Abegail Diezel '25, Reporter
Abegail Diezel is a junior, a first-year writer with the Chief Advocate, and an active FFA member. She is an older sister to a brother who is a freshman. Abegail loves to participate in the aquaculture program with Ms. Leanne Golembeski. Abegail is excited to write and interview, and plans to study marine science in the future. While most of her interests include her family, she really loves her friends and spends her free time with them as much as possible.
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