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Shark News for the week of Nov. 10, 2011

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By Ceday Key School Journalism Class

Cross Country Team Wraps Up Season

By LAUREN BARTHOLEMY, Shark Correspondent

Cedar Key Cross Country season is officially over for both varsity and middle school. Thursday, Nov. 3, Districts were held at Oak Hall school, in Gainesville.

MacKenzie Kirkbride, Lauren Bartholemy, Brooke Allen, Jemima Cahours, Sarah Bartholemy, Heather Deaton and Savannah Howard ran for varsity. MacKenzie Kirkbride ran a 24:53 and came in 19th; Lauren closely followed with a 25:06, placing 23rd. Brooke was the next team mate to place - running a 26:00 and coming in 23rd.

The varsity boys ran Ben Wilson, Keith Eberhardt, Patrick Jackson, Kevin Carswell, Austin Pope, Jed Lynch, and Joseph Shirey. Ben Wilson placed 17th, running a 20:09, with his cousin, Keith Eberhardt, right behind him and running a 20:10, placing 18th. Patrick Jackson ran a 21:42 (his personal record) and placed 32nd and Kevin Carswell ran his season’s best placing 33rd, with a 21:50.

Cedar Key Girls placed 5th as a team with a total of 108 points, while the boys placed 6th, with 138 points. Chloe Reynolds a junior on the team commented,“It was a great season with all of us working really hard, even with a few injuries. Now we are all in shape for our basketball, cheer- leading and track seasons.”

Students Receive Good Behavior Reward

By CHLOE REYNOLDS, Shark Correspondent

Every nine weeks high school students who have not gotten in trouble get their names put into a hat for a good behavior award. Three student’s names are pulled and three awards are given. The first award is $25, the second is $15 and the third is $10. For this first nine weeks the winners were, Phoebe Cahours, Josh Sills and Brandon Register. Cedar Key School prides itself in the students’ good behavior and offers incentives in exchange.

SWAT club attends countywide meeting

By WHITNEY TYLER, Shark Correspondent

Cedar Key’s “Students Working Against Tobacco” (SWAT) attended a countywide meeting in Otter Springs for new members.

Cedar Key and Chiefland shared a bus on the drive there while Bronson and Williston shared a bus. The sponsors/volunteers at this event included five or six former SWAT students.

When all the schools arrived one of the volunteers passed out name tags and surveys to find out what everyone already knew. Four students each spoke to the new members and talked about the history of SWAT and how important it is for people to know how dangerous tobacco products are for you.

They played a few games and talked more about how tobacco companies target teens and how we really need to spread the word and help people understand.

Adopt-A-Highway

By SARAH BARTHOLEMY, Shark Correspondent

Cedar Key school has adopted the highway - SR 24 - all the way from No. 4 Bridge to Tony’s. This year, all of the clubs throughout the school will be given the opportunity to go pick up trash on the adopted roads.

SGA was the first club to do so. Sarah Martin, Alicia Lambert, Lauren Bartholemy, Molly Gordon, Sarah Bartholemy, Emily Smith, Jacob Bishop, Sue Penney, and Lisa Smith all took part in the event, two weeks ago.

Lisa Smith said “It was an honor to work with such ded- icated young people. It was not an easy task, but everyone put their all into it. The experience had a huge impact on all of us. It’s crazy seeing how much trash people throw onto our roads.” Junior Beta will be cleaning the roads on the next shift in January.

Fall Festival Recap

By MONTANA BECKHAM and TARYN EPPERSON, Shark Correspondent

Fall festival came to a close with satisfying results. Cedar Key School hosted it on Nov. 3rd with a large community turnout.

Most grades and school clubs participated in the event, even some sport teams. Everyone was happy with the money they raised from each booth.

The proceeds go to the school to help fund various clubs and grades. It was a chance for the community to get together and show their support for the school.

Clair Brown was CKS’s very own fortune teller and said, “I really enjoyed telling fortunes and seeing the excitement on the kids’ faces. It was a good opportunity to talk and meet new people. I can’t wait till next years’ festival.”