Shark News for April 4

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By Ceday Key School Journalism Class

 Sharks return from

successful Ornamental Horticulture competition 


By Sarah Bartholemy

Shark Correspondent 

Last week, Cedar Key FFA participated in the Ornamental Horticulture contest. The chapter consisted of eight competition teams:

• High School: Lauren Bartholemy and Laia Gore in Consumer Use, 2nd Place; Mikayla Pope in Artistic Arrangement, 3rd Place; Caitlin Goss in Marketing, 1st Place; and Sarah Bartholemy and Taryn Epperson in Production, 3rd Place.

• Middle School: Cassie Lozier and Kevin Mansingh in Production, 2nd Place; MacKenzie Kirkbride and Savannah Howard in Consumer Use, 1st place; Emily Lavoie and Nathaneal Brinkman in Artistic Arrangement, 1st Place; Hannah Brinkman and Terra Dunn in Marketing, 3rd place winner.

FFA President Lauren Bartholemy said, “The teams did such a great job. I’m so happy that we all put so much work into our projects. I am looking forward to state and to seeing what Cedar Key can do.”



Sharks prepare to end its season with a bang

By Molly Gordon-Tysinger

Shark Correspondent 

After a long season filled with hard work and determination, baseball for the Sharks is coming to a stopping point. The boys – and girl – arrived to the field Monday night ready to show the Bronson Eagles how much they have improved since their last meeting in Bronson. Unfortunately, the team didn’t pull through with a victory – final score: 8-2 this time around. Although the Sharks still have one regular season game left, they feel there are still improvements to be made. 

Their plan: come back after spring break and defeat the Meadowbrook Mustangs and end the season with a bang.


Cedar Key School clubs prepare for the

Spring Arts Festival


By Rebecca Russo

Shark Correspondent

Cedar Key School clubs will be setting up various stations at the Cedar Key Arts Festival on April 13-14. The proceeds from the festival will go to support the following clubs: 

• FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) –Hot Dogs;

• Jr. class – clam fritters;

• Safety Patrol – bottled water;

• Track – root beer floats; 

• FFEA (Future Educators of America) – funnel cakes; 

• FFA (Future Farmers of America) - fish sandwiches;

• Journalism - smoked mullet. 

The Arts Festival is a major fund raiser for Cedar Key clubs. Please remember to join in the festivities and support Cedar Key School.  


Junior class prepares

for prom


By Mikayla Pope

Shark Correspondent

Spring break is over for the students of Cedar Key School and the transition back into school has been busier than ever. The junior class is in full swing preparing for prom and the Spring Arts Festival. 

With prom preparations starting this month, the junior class has ordered decorations and put plans in motion. Keeping the prom theme a secret has always been a tradition at Cedar Key School and this year the junior class’s lips are sealed tighter than ever. Fund raisers began at the beginning of the year and will continue at the Arts Festival with the sale of clam fritters. The class is ready to face the month head on and take prom to a new level. 


Sharks head to

track districts


By Sarah Bartholemy

Shark Correspondent

The Cedar Key track team participated in the Cedar Key Relay meet on March 21. Both boys and girls placed second overall at the meet.

Chloe Reynolds and Kevin Carswell were the high scorers for Cedar Key with a total of 14 points each. The boy’s final score overall was 80 points and the girl’s final score was 72 points. The team will participate in the district meet April 11 and then advance to regional’s later this month.