Slater week in Review and look ahead!
Hello Slater Nation!
Last week saw lots of great things happening here at Slater Nation! Our students and staff continued greatness in all aspects of education, activities and Athletics!
Here are some great things that has happened in the last few weeks at Slater Nation!
FHUHS Competition Cheer Team
This weekend, our Competition cheer team, led by Coach Kim Ransom, competed in the State Cheerleading championship, at Rutland High School. The team was challenged by 12 other State Division 2 High Schools. At exactly 4:45 PM, the team of Lexi O’Dell, Dylon Morrill, Aliyah Edmunds, Laura Jones, Ocean Stone & Mollie Coltey, Rocked the HOUSE as they performed as a cohesive unit! At the end, the team finished third out of 13 division 2 teams, 8 spots ahead of where they finished last year! The team, still has two meets to go, and the sky's the limit! Great Work Slater Cheer!
Indoor Track & Field
This weekend, the boys and Girls Indoor track team, coached by Dave Burrows and Alex Hillard, both came in third place in Division 2. There were many highlights of the day, and many great performances. On the girls side, Ariana Cook took third place in the 55 meter hurdles, while her teammate Ella Kearns took 5th! The Girls 4x2 Relay team, consisting of a dynamic team of, Ariana Cook Taylor Cormia Cassie Pelkey Megin Eaton took home 2nd place in the State Division 2 ranks! In the 4x4 relay, Taylor Cormia Cassie Pelkey Megin Eaton Ariana Cook took 3rd place in the State Division 2 ranks! Senior, Megin Eaton, placed third overall, in the 55 Meters run, in the Division 2 Ranks! Great Work, lady Slaters!
On the boys side, Josh Melen, won the Division 2 State Championship in the 600 Meters. The boys 4x2 relay team, consisting of Andrew Hooker, Steven Reed, Gabe Nichols & Devon Spaulding came in 4th place in the State. In the 4x4 relay,Isaac Nichols Joe Ouimet, Quinn Kipphut & Joshua Melen took second place in the Division 2 State ranks! And finally in the 4x8 Relay, with Gus Ruby Ryan Langmaid Joe Ouimet & Isaac Nichols torched the competition by more than 20 seconds to bring home the State Title!
Great Work Slater Indoor Track Team!
Castleton Honors Music Festival
Friday night, January 22, the Casella Theater at Castleton State University was packed with people in a frenzy of anticipation and excitement waiting to experience the sixth annual High School Honors Festival. After finding seats, meeting up with old friends and silencing cell phones, the performance was about to begin. The performance began with the auditioned Chamber Singers featuring students enrolled at Castleton University and directed by Dr. Sherrill Blodget, the Director of Choral Activities at Castleton! To bring this amazing concert together, Vicki Matteson, the Festival Coordinator, arranged for 23 different schools who sent 212 students from around Vermont to participate in this one day festival. In just 7 short hours, the band and chorus were able to blend, meet new people, and truly make music together. One of those schools was Fair Haven Union High school, where over 20 of our music students shared their gifts to bring an end to this wonderful concert!
The following students shared in this wonderful day!
Eric Ray, Mollie Coltey, Amanda Hillier, Isaac Nichols, Regina Ruiz,
Zach Caraballo Glenn Wilcox, Alexis Duby, Domonique Thorne, Marcus McCollum, Kailee Hewitt Seth Hones, Belle Kidder, Sophia Rampone, Emily Clement, Katelynn Snow Alexis Valdez, Patrick Finnegan & Katelyn Kennett!
This season, here at Slater nation, we have a first! The Slater Bowling team! The team which plays up and down the State of Vermont, is coached by Volunteer Coach, Vern Seaver, and has compiled a record of 12-2. The team is currently tied for 1st place in league play, with Windsor High School! The team has 10 FHUHS students and is excited going into the State tournament play in two weeks!
Cody Seaver Casey Coombs Cody Bergantino Nicholas Hollmann
Jack Culpo Isaiah Turgeon Karrey Crossman
Jared Hayes Jordan Phillips
The Varsity Girls Basketball team, coached by Coach Kyle Wilson, has been on a tear in the last three weeks. The Girls have won 9 out of their last 10 games, and have worked well as a cohesive unit, playing great defense, and hustling up and down the floor. This is a trait of Coach Kyle Wilson, and his tenacity! The girls had a big win last Friday Night, with a convincing 47-31 win here at Slater Nation, vs. a tough Otter Valley Squad! The team plays next at home, Thursday night at 7 PM, vs. hartford High! Please come see our ladies play some great BBALL!
The boys basketball team has been equally to the task of being hot as of late. the Boys, currently sit at 10-6, which right now is good enough for 4th place in the Division 2 rankings! The team has beaten a pair of Division 1 teams, and has gelled quite well this year! Coach Bob Prenevost has his team playing great basketball at the end of the season. Their quest to Barre is within their reach!
As Always, Thanks to Allison Irons, for her great photography work!
On Saturday, January 30, 2016, the school had its annual, traditional white-out dance. Over 200 students came in and danced, to some quality sounds and great fun! Thanks to Jackie Phillips for organizing this great dance sponsored by the Junior Class, or the class of 2017!
Pierre A. Cotton Jr.
Fair Haven Union High School
33 Mechanic Street
Fair Haven, Vermont 05743