Shark News for the week of Dec. 8

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 Where are all the Shark fans at?

By Claire Brown

Shark Correspondent 


Fan attendance at this season’s home basketball games has been unfortunately slim. I would like to assume that your reason for not supporting the Sharks is because you were unaware of the schedule. So here’s a schedule of all this season's home games. It would be awesome to see our gym packed with locals supporting our Sharks!


Thursday, Dec. 8: Middle School Sharks vs. Steinhatchee. Boys play at 4:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 12: Varsity Sharks vs. Chiefland. Girls play at 6, boys at 7:30; Tuesday, Dec. 13: Varsity Sharks vs. Trenton. Girls play at 5:30, boys at 7; Middle School Sharks vs. Creekside. Girls play at 3, boys at 4; Friday, Jan. 6: Middle School Sharks vs. Dunnellon Christian. Boys play at 5; Tuesday, Jan. 10: Varsity Sharks vs. Bell. Girls play at 5:30, boys at 7; Thursday, Jan. 12: Middle School Sharks vs. Vision Christian. Girls play at 4:30, boys at 5:30; Friday, Jan. 13: Middle School Sharks vs. Yankeetown. Girls play at 4, boys play at 5. Varsity Sharks vs. Hilliard. Girls play at 6, boys at 7; Monday, Jan. 23: Middle School Sharks vs. Vision Christian. Girls play at 4:30, boys at 5:30; Tuesday, Jan. 24: Middle School Sharks vs. Creekside. Girls play at 4, boys at 5; Friday, Jan. 27: Sharks vs. Branford. (Homecoming) MSG at 3:30, MSB at 4:30, VG at 5:30, VB at 7; Friday, Feb. 3: Varsity Sharks vs. Ocala Christian. Boys play at 6.


Cedar Key School Polar Express Holiday Extavaganza!

Montana Beckham

and Taryn Epperson

Shark Correspondents 

Board the Polar Express and experience a holiday program like no other!                                 

This year the Cedar Key elementary students will be holding a Christmas production tonight in the auditorium. The doors open at 5:30 and the program will run from 6-8 p.m.                          

The theme is the Polar Express Extravaganza; students from various grades and clubs will be presenting their songs and skits.                                                                                                       

Families will have the opportunity to go to various stations, including: the elementary chorus, letters to Santa, family photo opportunities, crafts at the book fair, treats in the cafeteria and drawings to win prizes. The elementary students will be singing a few holiday favorites such as “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Come out and show your support!


Cedar Key FFA prepare for sub-districts

Sarah Bartholemy

Shark Correspondent

Cedar Key FFA is preparing for their sub-district contests. 

The contests involved with sub-districts are, Creed Speaking, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Tractor Driving and Parliamentary Procedure. All of the FFA members from Levy County will be participating in the contests. 

Participants from Cedar Key include Caitlin Goss, Lauren Bartholemy, Sarah Bartholemy, Cheyenne Clanton, Taylor Davison, Abby O'Steen, MacKenzie Kirkbride, Nathaniel Brinkman, Ashlyn Allen and Larry Twinam. 

"I'm super excited for this.," said Caitlin Goss. "Everyone knows what they're doing and I truly believe we have a big chance." 



High-Q reflects on a

positive season

Whitney Tyler

Shark Correspondent

 Cedar Key School’s first year of High-Q has been a success with a varsity team consisting of four people and a JV team consisting of four people. Whitney Ness, Whitney Tyler, Brooke Allen and Mady Riley make up the Varsity team. Their season record is 3-3. 

On Tuesday Dec. 6, the varsity attended a High-Q tournament that took place at Bell High School. This meet determined the ranks of all the schools in the district. Cedar Key’s Junior Varsity (JV) also participated, consisting of: Taryn Epperson, Noah Webster, Jesse Brown and Stephanie Hathcox. Their season record is 2-4.  

High-Q advisor, Mr. Raymond Powers, formerly taught at Bronson Middle High School, coaching their High-Q team before accepting a science teacher position at Cedar Key this year. 

JV player Taryn Epperson said, “For the first year of High-Q in Cedar Key, we have done really well. I’ve enjoyed playing and I know we did our best at districts.” 

Cedar Key’s varsity team placed fourth out of seven teams and the junior varsity placed fourth out of seven teams.

Mr. Powers commented, “I'm very proud of our Shark High-Q Team. Even though it was our first year and we practiced without High-Q equipment, we are ranked No. 4 in the district out of seven teams. I'm also very thankful for the generous donation of $250 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles club. This donation made it possible for us to order our own set of High-Q equipment!" 

Students on the junior varsity and the varsity teams say they are happy they joined the High-Q team and they looking forward to playing next year.