Wednesday, May 8, 2013
"Enjoy who you are right now and the tremendous accomplishment we are here to celebrate," is just one of them.
Wednesday, May 8
East Greenwich's New England Institute of Technology held its 72nd commencement ceremony on Sunday, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. More than 1,000 students received Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, or Master of Science degrees. Basketball legend, author, actor, award-winning film producer and community activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivered the commencement address and was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters during the ceremony. Among his pieces of advice, Abdul-Jabbar said, “Enjoy who you are right now and the tremendous accomplishment we are here to celebrate.” For more on the New England Tech graduation, click here for a Providence Journal article Here are the East Greenwich students who …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked East Greenwich High School as the 755th high school in the country. The school's ranking improved from 824 last year. Portsmouth High School (#1244) and Lincoln High School (#1640) were the only other Rhode Island high schools in the top 2,000. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about East Greenwich High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
They won the state Science Olympiad contest in April for the sixth time in eight years.
Our Lady of Mercy School's Science Olympiad team has done it again – for the sixth time in the past eight years, it has won the Rhode Island Science Olympiad middle school championship. But it's more than that. The OLM team dominated the competition, placing fourth or higher in 21 out of the 23 events. The team, made up of 20 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, will travel to Dayton, Ohio, for the national competition, which begins May 18. With 8 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze medals on the state level, OLM placed fourth or higher in 21 out of 23 events and medaled (placed third or better) in 15 events. "I am extremely proud of this team and all of their hard work throughout the year in preparation for the state Science Olympiad …
Monday, April 29, 2013
EG boys lacrosse team advances record to 8-0 in Division II, 8-2 overall
The Avenger boy’s kicked off a big week of lacrosse when they hosted the Wheeler Warriors last Tuesday. They went on to win that game and two others, against Providence Country Day and Mount St. Charles, by week's end. During the game Tuesday, EG’s offense dominated through the first quarter with goals by Captain Matt Cruise (2), Ryan Trinque (2), Collin Waitkun, and Captain Connor Finn. The Avengers continued with aggressive play through the second quarter with goals by Captain Sam Feinberg, Ben Contreras, Jack Payette, Waitkun (2), Chris Wright, and another by Trinque leaving the score 13-0 at halftime. The Warriors only goal was scored by Augustus Eleftherio early in the fourth quarter. EG came back with additional goals by Colin …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
If the 2012 season was the ultimate rebuilding year, 2013 is seeing the benefit.
When the EGHS Class of 2011 graduated, it took almost the entire Boys Volleyball team with it. Then-sophomore Patrick Wong was the only member left. Not surprisingly, the 2012 season reflected that dearth of experience. "Our record last year was 3-13. I had a relatively new team with one Varsity veteran. My starting varsity setter last year was a freshman," said coach Theresa Garno. What a difference a year makes. After back-to-back wins this week – against Warwick Vets 3-0 and West Warwick 3-2 – the team is now 6-3. "This season, I returned all athletes except one," said Garno. "This season, every varsity player but one is a veteran. Patrick Wong is a four-year varsity starter who plays left side and is crucial to both our defense …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The 17-member team had to be prepared for everything from astronomy and physiology to forestry and invasive species.
East Greenwich High School placed fourth in the Rhode Island Science Olympiad held on April 20 at Rhode Island College. The 17-member team competed against both public and private high schools from all over Rhode Island. Participants had studied for the past couple of months, preparing for the competitive and timed events. Students competed in the following events: Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Boomilever, Chemistry Lab, Circuit Lab, Designer Genes, Disease Detectives, Dynamic Planet, Elastic Launch Glider, Experimental Design, Fermi Questions, Forensics, Forestry, Gravity Vehicle, Remote Sensing, Robot Arm, Rocks and Minerals, Thermodynamics, Water Quality, Write It Do It, and Invasive Species. Through dedication and lots of …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Division I Tennis seems to suit this team.
The team played an away match at Ponaganset High School on Tuesday, April 16, scoring its fourth victory of the season. The team is now 4-1, having lost only to LaSalle so far. The team won handily, 7 matches to 0, with the individual scores as follows: In singles, first, Shiv Patel 6-0, 6-1; second, Zach Johnson 6-0, 6-0; third, Chris Shea 6-1, 6-0; and fourth, Ben Markstone 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, first, Dylan Leyden and Ben Martino 6-3, 6-1; second, Kenny Shanos and Dylon Lo 6-1, 6-0; and third, Neal Fachon and Danny O'Brien 6-1, 6-0. Their next match is Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Lincoln, at home.
EG continues strong performance with 5-0 division record, 5-2 overall
The Avengers kicked off last week in a home game against the Division I North Kingstown Skippers. Consistent with their history of slow starts, EG had only three goals in the first half of the game, one from Colin Waitkun, followed by two from Captain Sam Feinberg. North Kingstown countered with six goals, two each from John Bishara and Steven Fallon, one each by Colin Vincent and Captain Aaron Binek. The third quarter saw three goals by the Avengers (Colin Bernier, Captain Matt Cruise, Ryan Trinque) and three from the Skippers (Fallon, Captain Kevin McDermott, Vincent). The Avenger’s offense came to life in the fourth quarter with three unanswered goals by Ben Contreras, Feinberg, and Trinque leaving the score 9-9 as the clock ran out…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The show opens up on April 18, with two from East Greenwich in the cast.
The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department will present Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, starting on Thursday, April 18. This production will feature several graduating seniors who have dazzled audiences for most of their years in Kingston. The show is scheduled for April 18-20 and April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and April 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. in the Robert E. Will Theatre in the URI Fine Arts Center on the Kingston Campus. General admission for the performance is $20; $15 for seniors and URI staff; and $12 for students. Call 401-874-5843 or or visit www.uri.edu/theatre for tickets. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy in which the intelligent, witty Beatrice matches wits with the dull, cynical Benedick. Two of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The "Txtng & Drivng ... It Can Wait" campaign came to the high school last week.
Dozens of high school sophomores signed the "It can wait" pledge last Wednesday, part of a campaign by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to convince young people, those on the cusp of getting their license, to not text and drive. The fact is, most kids and adults know texting while driving is dangerous. Sadly, many of us – that's right, us – do text and drive, despite knowing better. One student who signed the pledge told me, "My dad texts and drives all the time. He gets tickets all the time. I would hate to see him go through something like this." The "this" is living with the knowledge his actions caused a crash ... or perhaps not living at all. Sobering stuff. We could all use the message. To read more about the "It Can …