Brooke Allen: High Jump Champion
Chloe Reynolds, Shark Correspondent
After an amazing season of personal bests, breaking records, and many first place wins, Brooke Allen was as ready as she could be for the state meet on April 27th.
Because she pushed herself at every practice to jump her highest, by the time state rolled around, Brooke easily glided her way over the high jump bar into tenth in the state at a height of 5` . With a few skips, a sprint, and a powerful leap towards the sky, she was soaring over the bar with form that was just as graceful as any of the top jumpers`.
Her beautiful jumps at state reflect her success throughout the past year; she was titled Suwannee Champion, Crystal River Champion, County Champion, District Champion, and Regional Runner-Up.
Brooke remarked that, "It was a really great experience to go to state and I had hoped to do better, but of course there is always next year.
Now that I`ve been, I feel like next year will be awesome."
Fellow teammate, Sarah Bartholemy said "I`m so proud of Brooke. This year she really showed the state of Florida who she was. Being a sophomore Brooke has a lot more time to keep working on high jump, by the time she graduates she should be a state champion." Mrs. Cheryl Allen also commented, "I`m extremely proud of her and the support her team mates have given her, following her every single step of the way."
Teacher Appreciation Week
Taryn Epperson, Shark Correspondent
May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week, students and clubs all around the school will be honoring our Teacher of the Year, Becky Linan, and our ESP of the Year, Elaine Rains, as well as all of the hard working educators at our school! Teachers spend countless hours at their desk, grading papers, creating assignments, and doing everything teachers do, while holding the responsibility of instilling knowledge into students is no easy task! High School teacher Lauren Adams said "teaching is very challenging, but also extremely rewarding! Making a difference in someone`s life is really what it is all about!"
Certified Healthy Support
Montana Beckham, Shark Correspondent
Cedar Key School received a certificate of thanks for helping decorate the Office of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness halls in Tallahassee. The students were to draw themselves on a poster along with the healthy food they enjoyed to eat. Then mail it to Tallahassee so the posters may be put on display.
Ms. Cheryl Allen received the information about the event and passed it onto
Mrs. Sue Penny who notified the students to see who wanted to help. Kindergarten teachers, Kathy McCain and Yvonne Rogers, liked the idea and had their class participate. Holly Bishop from fifth grade learned about it and wanted to help too. Roughly 100 posters were sent to Tallahassee from all over Florida, 16 of those being from Cedar Key School.
Way to go Sharks for being supportive and sending a majority even if we aren`t the largest in size!
The Pickled Pelican is Serving Up Something New!
By Claire Brown
If you`re a fan of the delicious food and fun-filled atmosphere found at The Pickled Pelican Bar and Eatery on Dock Street then I have some exciting news for you! The Pickled Pelican is branching out and coming to Jonesville, Florida.
On March 25, 2012 The Pickled Pelican announced on Facebook that they had something up their sleeve and on April 6, 2012 they announced that there would be a Pickled Pelican opening near Gainesville, Florida. The feedback received on this announcement was fantastic-everyone seems to be looking forward to a second Pickled Pelican; and if you`re like me you`re excited, too!
Being a good friend of Dustin Messner, owner of The Pickled Pelican Bar and Eatery, I was able to get the scoop on the new restaurant and I`m excited to share it with all of my fellow Pickled Pelican fans! The new Pickled Pelican is located at 14209 W. Newberry Road in Jonesville and they are planning to open the end of next week-there is not yet an exact date- (stay tuned on Facebook, they will have it posted there soon). I`ve also been informed that the menu at the Cedar Key location will soon be updated.
Dustin comments, "I`m looking forward to branching out & hope the new restaurant will do as well as the one in Cedar Key! I appreciate all the support I`ve received in the past two years with this adventure."
I encourage you all to wish Dustin and his crew the best of luck with this endeavor! And who knows, if the new place does as well as the original maybe we`ll see more Pickled Pelicans popping up? Hmmm...
Good luck, Dustin Messner!