ORR Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

Last Thursday, Old Rochester Regional High School held their annual Senior Superlatives Gala. Hosted by School Principal Michael Devoll and Drama Club Director Paul Sardinha, the event was a fun-filled night for all who attended. Profits from ticket sales went towards yearbook club to defer the cost of the 2013-2014 yearbooks.

After being nominated and elected by their peers, seniors won entertaining awards such as Most Likely to Succeed (Leah Thomas and John Hewitt) and Cutest Best Friends (Robby Magee and Ryan Simcoe). Best Personality went to Kelly Merlo and Alden Truesdale, while Best All-Around went to Callie Gomes and Chris Carando. Friendliest was awarded to Doug Blais and Emily Hyde. Anne Roseman and Jeremy Bare won Most Changed and Hannah Vieira won Least Changed. Jeremy Bare also won Tallest, while Bridget Costa won Shortest and Most Accident-Prone. Kiernan Besse won Best Dressed. He and his girlfriend, Rachel Brown, were awarded Cutest Couple. Drama King and Queen went to Troy Rood and Nicole Enos – both active members of the school’s drama club. Most Athletic went to Colin Knapton and Morgan DaSilva. Other awards, such as Most Musically Inclined (Keren Satkin), Class Clown (Rachael Chandler and Ian Hibbert), Highway Menace (Seth Richards), Teacher’s Pet (Lizzie Machado), and more were awarded throughout the night.

In other news, the National Honor Society is wrapping up their Thanksgiving food drive while starting up a book drive. The Thanksgiving drive – while not as successful as in previous years – had a decent turnout. All food donations will be given to families in the Tri-Town. The book drive, which started November 18, is a collection for fiction and nonfiction books for students in kindergarten through third grade. At the end of the collection, the books will be donated to the Renaissance School in New Bedford.

AFS club has also been busy these past few weeks. The club ran their third annual pie sale for the Thanksgiving season. Faculty and staff of the high school and junior high placed orders for a total of 67 pies. All the pies were homemade by students involved with the AFS club. They were delivered Wednesday morning, just in time for Thanksgiving. Proceeds from this fundraising are going toward AFS club’s trip to Arcola, Ill., in April.

By Renae Reints


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