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Spring Break is just around the corner
By Tabatha Hays
Cedar Key Sharks: it’s time to whip out the sunscreen and swimsuits. Spring Break officially begins when students leave school on Friday, March 21. School resumes on Monday, March 31. Spring Break is a time for teachers and students to enjoy the warm weather and free time. The week also marks the end of the third nine-weeks with the beginning of the fourth nine-weeks beginning March 31.
FFA takes on OH Demo Districts
By Mikayla Pope
The Cedar Key Junior and Senior FFA Chapters ventured to Bronson to go head-to-head with over 60 different teams from across the district. The Ornamental Horticulture Career Development Event (CDE) took place March 5, at Bronson First Baptist Church.
In the days leading up to the CDE, the teams worked tirelessly on developing scripts, putting together posters, collaborating ideas and mastering their public speaking abilities. “It’s not an easy contest to win,” commented Sarah Bartholemy. The object of the contest, within the guidelines of the chosen category, is to put on a 7-10 minute “how-to” presentation and be prepared to answer questions asked by the judges about the project.
Emilie Lavoie and MacKenzie Kirkbride placed first in the Middle School Consumer Use category; Amanda Robinson and Tara Dunn placed second in the Artistic Arrangement category. In high school: Lauren Bartholemy and Sarah Bartholemy took first place in Consumer Use; Mikayla Pope placed first in Artistic Arrangement; Nathanael Brinkman and Taylor Davison placed third in the Marketing category. Teams placing first or second will advance to the state completion at the University of Florida in April.
Track and field goes to Branford
By Sarah Bartholemy
Cedar Key’s track and field team competed in its third meet of the season, last Tuesday, in Branford. The meet consisted of three teams: the Cedar Key Sharks, the Branford Buccaneers and the Chiefland Indians. The sharks competed in a series of events including:
• Triple jump: boys: 1st place, Tyler Anderson and 3rd place, Kit Riley; girls: 3rd place, Niya Jones.
• Discus: boys: 5th place, Jacob Bishop; girls: 4th place, Holly Bishop and 5th place, Terra Dunn.
• Shotput: boys: 2nd place, Jacob Bishop; girls: 2nd place, Ashlyn Allen.
• High jump: boys: 3rd place, Kit Riley; girls: 1st place, Brooke Allen and 3rd place, Ashlyn Allen.
• Pole vault: boys: 1st place, Tyler Anderson and 2nd place, Kit Riley; girls: 1st place, Lauren Bartholemy and 2nd place, Niya Jones.
• 100 meter high hurdles: 1st place, Sarah Bartholemy.
• 4x100 relay: boys: 2nd place.
• 400 meter race: girls: 2nd place, Jasmin Jackson, 4th place, MacKenzie Kirkbride.
• 800 meter race: girls: 4th place, Amanda Robinson.
• 200 meter dash: girls: 5th place, Niya Jones.
• 4x400 relay: girls: 2nd place.
Sharks fall to the Bulldogs
By Robert Kint
On March 6, the Cedar Key varsity baseball team played the Bell Bulldogs. In a head-to-head purple and gold versus purple and gold game, the Sharks unfortunately lost – with a final score of 16-3. The Sharks managed to hold the score at 0-1 until the fourth inning when a few mistakes cost them the game. The Sharks battled hard and got the bats swinging, managing to bring in three runs before the game was called in the 6th inning. Senior C.J Parks commented, “It was a tough game, and we played hard, but it just wasnít enough; luckily we have quite a few games before the end of the season and we’ll put some more wins on the board.”
conquer the Eagles
By Taryn Epperson
The Lady Sharks have had quite the season, four games in, with one loss on the books, the sharks have been battling on the field. In the March 6 home game against the Bronson Eagles, the Lady Sharks crushed the competition with a 15-0 victory.
The girls got their gloves open with only a few of the Eagles making it to first base – and none advancing past third. The Sharks put the power to the bats, and a few players including Shea Osteen, Abby Osteen and Ashlyn Allen hit doubles bringing in their share of the 15 runs. Senior Shea Osteen said, “The game was phenomenal, and I couldn’t ask for a better team, or season so far!”
Safety Patrol Dinner
By Marissa Hand
The Cedar Key Safety patrol is hosting a Dinner and Live Entertainment fund raiser. It will take place on Friday, March 14, from 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for the spaghetti dinner from any Safety Patrol member. Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5.
Also available are themed gift baskets for raffle in the front office of the school. There will be a drawing taking place at the dinner for the baskets. Tickets are $20 for 25 tickets or six tickets for $5. Tickets for the baskets can be purchased from Ms. Lisa Smith, Ms. Nancy Pelham or Ms. Janeice Smith.
Spring pictures are this week
By Tabatha Hays
Spring Pictures will be taken Friday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. Spring portraits, class shots and buddy shots are available on this day only. Flyers went out with students last week. Extra flyers are available in the front office. Don’t miss out on this great deal!