NHS Chief Advocate Updates - 4/28/2022

Here's a roundup of some of our top stories from the NHS Chief Advocate over the past few weeks. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@nhschiefadvocate) for more updates!

This week, we also have the return of the Junior Chief Advocate from the middle school and a look at Sam Conti's latest column in the Republican-American!


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"‘Fashion Icon’ Adam Sandler Style Reflected by NHS Students" by Megi Gorka -- Students paid tribute to Adam Sandler's casual fashion sense during spring spirit week.


"Nonnewaug Baseball and Softball Continue Quest for BL Royalty" by Ben Stewart -- The Chiefs are off to a 9-0 start in baseball and a 5-2 start in softball. (Click here to read Sam Conti's story on the baseball team's big early-season victory over Northwestern to take control of the Berkshire League title race.)

"Road to recovery: Knee injuries, pain of not playing far too relatable for area athletes" by Sam Conti -- In her third column for the Republican-American, Sam describes the difficulty of sitting on the sidelines following an injury. (Click here to read her first and second columns if you missed them.)

"Hardcourt Ambition: Boys Tennis Seeks to Defend BL Title" by Ben Stewart -- The Nonnewaug boys tennis team is off to a 4-1 start this spring.

Class of 2022 Send-Off

"Class of ‘22: Where They’re Headed" by Alyssa DeMarest -- The Chief Advocate asked some seniors about where they'll be in the fall and why they made their decisions.

"Dear Seniors: Teachers Say Goodbyes to the Class of 2022" by Shelby Rushin -- The first in a series of advice from Region 14 staff to the NHS Class of 2022. If you would like to contribute to the next edition of this series, email Shelby Rushin at sr11002@ctreg14.org.


"Bundles of Joy Arrive in NHS Ag Department" by Madelynn Orosz -- It's been a busy few months for newborn animals in the agriscience department.

"District and State CDE and LDEs: Woodbury FFA is on Top and Plans to Stay There" by Madelynn Orosz -- Woodbury FFA members have been successful at recent competitions.


"Teacher’s Guide to Naming Your Child" by Sophie Pape -- Teachers discuss the role that experiences with certain students plays in the decision to name their own children.

"Road Kill: Nonnewaug’s Experiences and How to Prevent It" by Neal Waites -- Students and staff members talk about the sad feeling of running over animals.

"Four School Days in a Row is Perfect for the Average Joe" by Jacob Wells -- There are pros and cons to the idea of moving to a four-day school week.

"Should the School Day Start Earlier?" by Neal Waites -- While starting the day earlier would leave more of the afternoon open, it might force others to wake up even earlier.

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"How Does Sexism and Gender Identity Affect Students?" by McKenna Hardisty -- Woodbury Middle School students share their experiences of how sexism and their gender identity have impacted them.

"Beijing Olympics Provide Silver Lining for Games’ Green Future" by Ella Brown -- The 2022 Winter Olympics made some environmental progress, but there's more work to do.