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Nonnewaug freshman Morgan Willis opens ChatGPT on her Chromebook.
AI Has Its Place, Just Not For Cheating
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.
Here or There? Some Travel, Some Stay for Spring Break
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)
Track Athletes Get Flexibility During April Break
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.
NHS Greenhouse students Gathers the Goods for the May Plant Sale
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.
NHS Aquaculture Sets Sail on Salt Water
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

Behind the Curtain: NHS Drama Prepares for Once Upon a Mattress (PHOTOS)

Drama club member and art student Kelsey Santerre-Piaz works on a set piece for this spring’s show. The drama club utilizes their own materials and creativity to create their engaging backdrops since the club doesn’t have its own budget.

WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug Drama Club will once again hit the stage as this spring’s performance will bring the acclaimed children’s fairytale Princess and the Pea to life in comedy form with the production of Once Upon a Mattress.

The show will feature several senior members who will be performing in what will be the final show of their high school tenure. The show will open April 11 and close the curtain for the semester April 13.

The group is headed by director Catherine Pelkey, who has led NHS drama for multiple years, coming off of a successful fall show that headlined Radium Girls, a play rooted in Waterbury’s rich history of watch making.

This year’s group is led by senior lead Gianna Ruby-DaSilva with a veteran supporting cast featuring fellow seniors Enzo Pamplona, Almi Morales, Talan Wilkas, Campbell Bologna, and Faith Lally.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the on-campus box office prior to each show.

About the Contributor
Gary McVety '24
Gary McVety '24, Reporter
Gary McVety is a senior at Nonnewaug High School and a first-year writer for the Chief Advocate. He is originally from West Haven and moved to Woodbury four years ago, beginning his high school career in a new town with a new school. Outside of school, he focuses his time around his job, where he works in the meat and seafood department at LaBonne’s in Woodbury. He has enjoyed writing since he can remember and enjoys exploring different opportunities and different writing styles, which led him to take journalism this year.
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