Nonnewaug High School's Chief News Source

NHS Chief Advocate

Upcoming Events
Nonnewaug High School's Chief News Source

NHS Chief Advocate

Nonnewaug High School's Chief News Source

NHS Chief Advocate

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)
Nonnewaug’s Meyer Wins Prestigious CIAC Perseverance Award
Gianna Lodice '24, Senior Editor • June 10, 2024
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)
Crocker: Coaches Can Have a Positive Impact — or a Negative One
Anna Crocker '26, Junior Editor • June 10, 2024
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)
The (Nick)name Game: Teammates Bond Over Inside Jokes
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)
DiNunzio: Journalism is More Than Just Words
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)
The Chief Suspect Podcast: Chester Carruthers
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 '26 June 7, 2024
Nonnewaug freshmen discuss their worries about the testing, including potential AP exams, they have to take next year.
Savulak: AP Tests Aren't That Stressful
Katie Savulak '26, Reporter • June 6, 2024

Behind the Scenes of FFA Holiday Plant Sale Prep

The+Woodbury+FFA+Holiday+Plant+sale+includes+a+variety+of+holiday-themed+items+for+sale%2C+including+yule+logs%2C+wreaths%2C+poinsettias%2C+and+more.
Brynn Clampett
The Woodbury FFA Holiday Plant sale includes a variety of holiday-themed items for sale, including yule logs, wreaths, poinsettias, and more.

WOODBURY — ‘Tis the season for the Woodbury FFA Holiday Plant Sale.

Nonnewaug floriculture students spent Friday’s classes making wreaths for this weekend’s FFA sale. The annual sale is a major fundraiser for the Woodbury FFA and includes wreaths, poinsettias, and other holiday decor.

The sale includes pickup of pre-orders Friday and then a general sale to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“People can come on and buy the custom wreaths that people made,” Nonnewaug senior floriculture student Hannah Searles said. “All of these wreaths are all custom that they did today in the floriculture class.”

Floriculture teacher and FFA advisor Eric Birkenberger oversees the annual sale.

“Today, I have a bunch of classes decorating wreaths,” Birkenberger said. “If we don’t have any wreaths decorated by the morning, we can’t sell them, so our agenda or objective is to decorate as many wreaths today to sell tomorrow as possible. We also have the greenhouse full of poinsettias, so the kids are maintaining and checking those. We also have to get the cash register set up so first thing in the morning when the customers get here, we will be ready.”

Click here for more information on the Woodbury FFA Holiday Plant Sale.

About the Contributors
Izzy DiNunzio '24
Izzy DiNunzio '24, Editor-in-Chief
Izzy DiNunzio is the editor-in-chief for the Chief Advocate and a four-year journalism student. Izzy wants to go to Florida State next fall and major in criminology with a potential minor in journalism.
Noah Zupan '26
Noah Zupan '26, Reporter
Noah Zupan is a sophomore at NHS and is a writer for the NHS Chief Advocate. He is from Seymour and is a part of the ag program. As a staff writer, Noah likes to write about the ag program and the outdoors.
Brynn Clampett
Brynn Clampett, Reporter
Brynn Clampett is a sophomore at Nonnewaug and writes for the NHS Chief Advocate. This is her first year writing for the Chief Advocate. Brynn does cheer and plays softball for the school. She enjoys writing about sports and the arts.
More to Discover