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Halfway Through the 2017-18 School Year

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A photo of Cape Henlopen High School from the outside.

A photo of Cape Henlopen High School from the outside.

Photo Credit: Cape Henlopen School District

Photo Credit: Cape Henlopen School District

A photo of Cape Henlopen High School from the outside.

Katie Redefer, Editor-In-Chief

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Midterms week marks the halfway point of the school year, and as usual many students are surprised by the speed at which the year has gone by. It feels like yesterday that the first day of school was beginning and summer had came to an end. Now teachers are entering their final grades for the first semester and students are counting down the days until spring break.

The year started out fresh with new principal Mrs. Miller taking the position Mr. Donahue previously held years prior. Some students grew frustrateed with adjustments such as stricter cell phone rules and the absense of the senior bell. Eventually people adjusted to the changes as they grew used to being back to school.

Homecoming arrived earlier than usual and the student body quickly became wrapped up in school spirit. As a surprise to everyone, the Class of 2019 won the spirit stick at the annual homecoming pep rally, against usual tradition of the senior class winning. Also announced at the pep rally, Ben Ashby was Homecoming King and Mikayla Cannon was Homecoming Queen. The football team lost the homecoming game to Polytech 13-10, to the disappointment of all students.

The rest of the semester went by in a blur; the first issue of the school newspaper was printed, the theater program opened their fall play the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mrs. Locklear and Mr. Lindell returned after medical leave, and the girl’s field hockey team won state championships. Students and teachers also enjoyed several snow days relatively early into the year, and await more anxiously.

Most seniors sent in their final college applications in early January after months of hard work on applicaions and college essays. They can finally breathe a sigh of relief as they wait for acceptance letters to arrive by April. On this subject, ​senior Taylor Hazzard said, “Considering that college applications are done, I feel like some students are losing motivation. We are at a slow point in the year, so as the year continues I think school is gonna keep getting easier until graduation”. Senior Mahadaye LeCounte also commented, ​”This has been a successful year for me so far. Applying to college was hard but I’m glad that part of the year is over so I can wait to hear responses”.

To conclude, the Viking Ventures wishes everyone a successful 2018 and looks forward to reporting the news for yet another semester.

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