Ram Report: athlete ambassadors, published poets, senior opportunities

Volleyball team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Photo: David Lee
Volleyball team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Photo: David Lee

Athletes from various sports teams traveled to Pulaski Elementary School to read and interact with first graders on Friday, Oct. 17. Chaperoning the event were librarian Debbie Supplee, football coach Donavon Alderman, and lacrosse coach Brett Townsend. Student-athletes who participated were: Jessica Alfaro, Isaiah Archie, Brandon Austin, Jermain Banner, Andrea Becerra, Jerome Blakeney, Maya Brooks, Deon Chin, Evelyn Clement, Angel Contee, Gudelia Cruz-Ortiz, Maria Cruz-Ortiz, Monica Cruz-Ortiz, Lizbeth Cruzatta-Ayala, Shalir Flemming, Wanya Gibson, Sarah Gotthold, Christine Holness, Brian Jones, Emily Jones, Edward Major, Brianna Martinez, Sharif McCormick, Eliana McCray, Sara Mittnight, Malich Murray-Wallace, Maddie O’Neill, Dominique Pizzo, Collin Porter, Cameran Pottinger, Gavin Reeder, Tyairra Rider, Alexis Romeo, Michael Ross, Nymera Sessoms, Joslyn Sims, Shakeela Slade, Bailey Smith, Paige Smith, Emily Stultz, Samantha Summerlin, Kyle Thomas, Karrelin Torres, Elijah Townsend, Luis Vazquez, Daniel White, and Ronizah Winfield.

Members of the volleyball program participated in the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s along the Wilmington riverfront on Saturday, Oct. 18. Combined with money raised from last spring’s boys’ volleyball alumni match and this year’s donations, the Dickinson Volleyball Rams raised almost $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants for the walk included coaches David Lee, Shana Hairston, and Jane Zippe-Putscher; as well as players Xandria Deleon, Sarah Gotthold, Emily Jones, Emily Ragan, Rebecca Richardson, Joelle Wilkins, manager Joey St. Pierre, and a number of parents.

Students in Kristin Zerbe’s English class had their poems published in the east coach poetry anthology A Celebration of Poets. The periodical issued by Creative Communication includes works from Brandon Garrison, Harshil Patel, Dominique Pizzo, Cameran Pottinger, and Dawnysha Wilson.

A representative from American Beauty Academy visited on October 30 to speak with prospective students. Centenerary College will be visiting on Friday, November 7 at 9:15am. See your guidance counselor if you’re interested in attending.

Friday, October 31 is an inservice day. There is no school is session for students. There is no school this Tuesday as well for Election Day.

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