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Nonnewaug freshman Morgan Willis opens ChatGPT on her Chromebook.
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Katie Savulak '26, Reporter • April 16, 2024
Nonnewaug senior Kylieann Craine disposes food in the school cafeteria trash can.
Assard: Nonnewaug Needs to Take on Food Waste
James Assard '25, Reporter • April 15, 2024
The sun sets during spring break in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 17, 2022.
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Katie Savulak '26, Reporter • April 12, 2024
Nonnewaug freshman baseball player Ashton Elsemore bats during an April 8 game against Shepaug. Elsemore and most baseball players do not travel for spring break because the team has games and practices that week. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
Some Play and Some Go During Spring Break
Ava Hirleman '27, Reporter • April 12, 2024
A puddle surrounds second base on Nonnewaugs baseball field earlier this month. Rainy weather has negatively impacted the start of the spring sports season. (Kyle Brennan)
Persistent Rain Puts Damper on Start of Spring Sports (VIDEO)
Izzy DiNunzio '24, Editor-in-Chief • April 12, 2024
Kelly Farrell, a junior tennis player at Nonnewaug, prepares before a match against Wamogo on April 1. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
Hirleman: Championship Past in Girls Tennis Produces Positive Pressure
Ava Hirleman '27, Reporter • April 12, 2024
Freshman Elliana Obolewicz runs during a track meet last week. (Courtesy of NHS Track and Field/Instagram)
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Arabella Rosa '25, Reporter • April 12, 2024
NHS Greenhouse Plant Production, a UConn ECE course, taught by NHS faculty member Eric Birkenberger, has been busy cultivating an array of plantings in preparation for its public plant sale on May 11th.
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Kylieann Craine '24, Reporter • April 12, 2024
From right to left; Kaylee Jackson, Arabella Rosa, Christopher Pelletier, Lana Manganello, and Karisa Cizauskas setting up their new saltwater aquariums and learning how to control their coral lighting.
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Kylie Healey '24, Reporter • April 12, 2024
NHS Dramas production of Once Upon a Mattress runs April 11-13 in the NHS auditorium. (Conor Gereg)
NHS Drama Sets the Stage for 'Once Upon a Mattress'
Gianna Lodice '24 and Layla Coppola '24April 11, 2024

Spartans Hockey Reigns Supreme at Gunn, Makes States

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Juliette Nichols
The Spartans celebrate after scoring the final goal of the night as Shepaug beat Fox Lane on Feb. 5.

WASHINGTON, Conn. — The Shepaug/Nonnewaug/Litchfield hockey co-op has proven to be a force on the ice. The Spartans finished the regular season with a 7-11-1 record, enough to qualify for the Division III state tournament.

Led by a strong class of seniors, the team won four of its last five games to make states. One of the highlights was a 7-3 win over Fox Lane of New York on Feb. 5.

The game against Fox Lane started off slow for the Spartans, who fell behind 3-0 in the first period. During the final two periods, sophomore Gunnar Ough made some clutch plays to score four goals. Senior Cameron Goethner tallied two goals and senior Brody Turner added another goal. Ough won the team’s Player of the Game award, and sophomore Henry Kiel won the Hardest Working Player of the Game award.

Next week, the team will start their state tournament run.

About the Contributors
Kaylee Jackson '24
Kaylee Jackson '24, Senior Editor
Kaylee Jackson is a senior at Nonnewaug and is in her second year of the Chief Advocate program, now as a senior editor. She has played on the volleyball team for all four years of her high school career, and she enjoys writing about sports and local events. When Kaylee graduates, she wants to go to dental school and become a hygienist.
Juliette Nichols
Juliette Nichols, Senior Editor
Juliette Nichols is a senior at Nonnewaug and a senior editor/sports reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is an athlete and a part of the volleyball, basketball, and track teams. She is part of the CIAC Athletic Advisory Board as well as running the social media for Class of 2024 Class Council. She enjoys writing about campus activities and sports events.
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