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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.
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

Natural Resources Class Harvests Syrup (PHOTOS)

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Walker Stanton
Thomas Faull pre-drills a hole for a tap to be added to this sugar maple. This tap in line will then be added into the main line.

WOODBURY — It’s one of Nonnewaug’s sweetest traditions: the natural resources class’ annual project of producing maple syrup. This process involves collecting and producing maple syrup which is educationally beneficial to the student body. 

“Producing maple syrup is very beneficial to students due to the fact that it involves a lot of science,” said Lee McMillan, the natural resources instructor. “It is also a traditional New England natural resource.” 

Students also learn important team building abilities such as “coordinated teamwork,” McMillan added.

Students begin the maple syrup process by installing taps and lines on the maple trees on campus. Students then collect the sap out of the maple trees. The students then split firewood and prepare it to be burned in the school’s boiler. Sap is then placed in the boiler and the fire is lit, burning off the excess water turning the sap into maple syrup. Students then collect the maple syrup and bottle it. The excess maple syrup then gets further heated, turning it into candies.

About the Contributors
Evan Grieger '24
Evan Grieger '24, Reporter
Evan Grieger is a senior at Nonnewaug High School and a first-year journalism student. He is an active participant in the Woodbury FFA. Beyond the classroom, Evan has interest in working.
Walker Stanton '24
Walker Stanton '24, Reporter
Walker Stanton is a senior at Nonnewaug and writes for the NHS Chief Advocate. Walker is from Oxford and came to Nonnewaug for the ag program, specifically ag mechanics. When Walker is not in school, he is working as a land clearer at Lenahan Land Clearing and Grinding or spending time with the lads.
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