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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)
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

Junkyard Jibber Jabber (Episode 1)

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(Graphic by Kyle Brennan)

WOODBURY — From the agricultural mechanics shop of Nonnewaug High School comes the first episode of Junkyard Jibber Jabber. On the first episode, the guys covered the tool of the month (the ratcheting wrench), the car brand of the month (Volvo), and what’s new in the automotive industry. 

Junkyard Jibber Jabber is hosted by T.J. Butkus, Devon Zapatka, Noah Zupan, and Milon Griswold. The guys take a sit-down approach to tools, cars, and the ever-changing world of mechanical devices. The looks to walk through their experiences and opinions on mechanics-related topics while discussing the news about the automotive industry.

(Sound effects via WeVideo)

About the Contributors
Devon Zapatka '24
Devon Zapatka '24, Senior Editor
Devon Zapatka is a senior editor at the Nonnewaug Chief Advocate who reports on sports and ag/FFA news. Devon is from Oakville. His accolades include being the 2023 state champion for the Connecticut FFA Mechanics competition, a member of the Woodbury FFA Timber Team, a previous member of livestock showing teams and member of several FFA committees, an avid soccer athlete for both Nonnewaug along with a club, and a student studying in the field of aquaculture through the FFA. Devon hopes to attend college and blend engineering with hydroponic and aquaponic farming while still being able to compete in soccer.
T.J. Butkus '24
T.J. Butkus '24, Reporter
T.J. Butkus is a writer for the Chief Advocate. He lives on a farm in Bethlehem. As a first-year reporter, writing stories seemed interesting to him, which is what caused him to join.
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.
Milon Griswold '25
Milon Griswold '25, Reporter
Milon Griswold is a junior at Nonnewaug and a first-year reporter for the Chief Advocate.
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