CEDAR KEY SHARK NEWS
14 NOVEMBER 2016
Cedar Key School’s Hi-Q team had a terrific showing during their recent competition in Bronson.
Team coach Mr. Raymond has a few last minute pointers for team members.
From left; Trey Stanfield, River Wirth, Grace Cowart, and Sam Parks.
Cedar Key Vs. Bronson High-Q
Kevin Mansingh; Shark correspondent
The Cedar Key JV High-Q team had a smashing victory over Bronson this past week.
Some of the team members said they were a little nervous because Hi-Q was new for them, but they said they did what they could and gave it their all. “It was pretty intense,” said team member River Wirth.
“All I could think about was what the next question would be, and if I knew the answer.”
Although the JV team won, they strive to get even better for their next match with the help of Mr.Powers against Dixie County on the 15th.
Travel Club: Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Amanda Robinson & Terra Dunn; Shark Correspondent
Germany, and Switzerland, and Italy, Oh My!
This year the Educational Tours program has presented the perfect opportunity to allow students from Cedar Key School to travel on the European continent for ten days. Of course, with this opportunity comes requirements. Students selected to participate had to have a high GPA and be nominated by Beta. As described on the EF Tour’s website, “Students take a multi-city lap around the Alps for a comprehensive understanding of the region's people and traditions.”
Participating students and chaperones have been holding meetings to further understand and prepare for the life-changing trip. Mrs. Kim Bishop, the sponsor for Cedar Key, has diligently been working and getting things lined up for the trip in June. Fundraisers are being held, including at the fall seafood and spring arts festival.
The largest fundraiser is being conducted fees must be paid in February. This fundraiser is the CKS Legacy Squares. The Legacy Squares are plastic diamonds constructed to fit the chain link fence in the front of the school. Different sizes are available and they can be customized. Eventually, the squares will be formatted to create a wave dimension to compliment the memorial shark statue for D.J. Emanuel.
Cedar Key Spirit Tour: A Walk through History
By: Annie McCain; Shark Correspondent
The book is narrated by the author, Debra Lyon-Dye, in first person point of view, She is a very reliable source, considering that she has lived in Cedar Key full time since the mid-1980’s and taught at Cedar Key School.
The book makes you feel as if you are actually being taken on a tour of Cedar Key and the author is your tour guide. It is full of information and stories, (a must read for history buffs everywhere!)
I liked this book, because I like history as well ghost stories, and it has some of both. I would read more by this author because she has a very unique way of laying out her books/stories, which I love. I would encourage other people to read this book.
High school boys basketball tryouts
By John Pelham; Shark Correspondent
The 2016-2017 Cedar Key School boys varsity basketball team was recently selected following several afternoons of tryouts.
This year’s try-outs were conducted by Coach Vance Dickey, who is in his first season with the Sharks, but brings 23 years of head coaching experience from central Florida high schools. The coach conducted the try-outs similarly to a regular basketball practices with the players performing drills, doing some set-ups, and also participating in conditioning.
The boys who made the team are as follows: juniors Levi Collins, Terrance Doty, Austin Minehart, and Devin Stottlemyre; sophomores Kris Burns, Trace Epperson, Isaiah Jones, and Joey Stewart; and freshmen Dillan Allen, John Boyle, Michele DiBari, Wade Gore, Michael Smith, and Gibbs Yearty.
This year’s home opener for the Sharks will be played Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., following the varsity girls game at 5:30 p.m.
Get your fork and your wallet ready - it’s pie time!
The annual junior class pie auction will be held Nov. 22, giving bidders an opportunity to take home some delicious home baked goodies for Thanksgiving.
The junior class has been holding the auction the week of Thanksgiving for many years, and it’s always been a win-win situation. Community members are able to enjoy some of the finest baking done all year while the junior class gets to use the proceeds to help pay for prom and other upcoming expenses as they prepare to complete their public education.
This year the Doug Bishop Auditorium at Cedar Key School will open for a preview at 5:30 p.m. Then at 6 p.m., auctioneer Daniel Jerrels will begin selling the treats to the highest bidder.
Anyone who would like to make a baked contribution to the auction is welcome to drop them off at the auditorium between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22.