NHS Chief Advocate Updates - 5/13/2022


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!

We also have a look at Sam Conti's latest column in the Republican-American! Next time, we will have a look at our first mini-documentary films of the year, as well as the rest of our Junior Chief Advocate articles.


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"Nonnewaug Rocks "Chicago"" by Kamden Bushka -- Jordie Oliveira and Rubie Lombardi star in the Nonnewaug Drama Club's presentation of "Chicago," which opened Thursday and concludes tonight at 7:30.

"Junior Scam: Seniors Bringing Underclassmen To Prom" by James Brooks -- Although juniors can't officially bring dates to this year's prom, many have found seniors willing to give their guest tickets to juniors seeking to bring dates.

"Around the World with the NHS Music Department" by Madelynn Orosz -- Nonnewaug hosted its first concert April 30 since the start of the pandemic.

"New Speed Bumps: Another Bump in the Road for NHS Drivers" by Madelynn Orosz and Jacob Wells -- The new speedbumps installed April 28 irritated some students, but staff members say they were necessary to slow down drivers.

"Senior Assassin Tradition is Back, Bringing Senior Class Together" by Samantha Conti -- A quick explainer about why Nonnewaug seniors can be found carrying around watermelons whenever they're out of school.

"NHS’s Drive-Through Lunch for Senior Citizens Another Success" by Genieva Pawlowski -- Many senior citizens from the community enjoyed the latest edition of the drive-through luncheon put on by Nonnewaug's culinary program.

"College Decision Day 2022: Stress and Satisfaction" by Madelynn Orosz -- Many seniors were proud to wear their college gear May 2 on Decision Day, but others didn't feel the same enthusiasm.

"Only At Nonnewaug: Kiss A Pig For a Cause" by Autumn Johnson -- Jamie Lisevick beat four other teams in the Class of 2025's fundraiser to kiss a pig.

"Singing, Dancing, and Comedy at the Annual Talent Show" by Genieva Pawlowski -- About 10 performers awed the audience at the school's annual talent show.

"Decals Galore: College Door Decorations at NHS" by Bianca Gracia -- The latest advisory door decorating theme was for colleges and careers.


"History Repeats Itself: AP Lang Book Relates to Chiefs Mascot Debate" by Samantha Conti -- After reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann in AP Language and Composition, Nonnewaug students consider our school mascot's name in the national debate of Native American-inspired sports mascots.


"This Spring’s SAT: Student Annoyance (In)tolerance" by Jacob Wells -- Juniors seeking to retake the SAT were frustrated that the May retake was during AP testing week and the June retake is on prom day.

"Fuel Prices Impact Learning as Agriscience Grapples with Costs" by Bobby Assard -- Rising fuel prices threaten to impact the agriscience department.

"Drive Safe, Follow the Signs" by Alyssa DeMarest -- Officer Chris O'Toole urges student drivers to heed the signage around the school parking lot.

"Met Gala Celebrates Wealth and Fame: Here are the Best and Worst Dressed" by Megi Gorka -- Our resident fashion expert examines the runway at this month's Met Gala.

"Pape: Dream School or More Affordable School?" by Sophie Pape -- Nonnewaug upperclassmen have lots of factors to consider when choosing a college.