Apr 19, 2012
By Cherie Luo
As March breezily blew in and the tulips on the sidewalk bloomed, incessant, enthusiastic chatter could be heard from all corners of District 14. Perhaps students were taking about the warm weather that yielded the display of bare legs for the first time this season (although it still was a bit chilly). Or maybe students were excitedly whispering about Hewlett High School’s Music trip to Disney World at the end of the month, a hot topic had been discussed about on a daily basis for the past few months. Or possibly, students were speaking about the myriad of entertaining events that happened in March.
At the beginning of the month on March 2nd, Hewlett High School held its annual Sports Night. An evening of games, athletic sportsmanship and massive tussle among classes, Sports Night was a filled with the buzz of friendly competition. Sports Night was created in honor of Adam Barsel, a former student of Hewlett High School who had passed away in a car crash. The proceeds from Sports Night (admission tickets and t-shirts were sold) go to the Adam Barsel Scholarship Fund and to our high school’s student council. Although this night may seem to have revolved around high tension and competition, March 2nd truly represented a night of school bonding and comradeship as students cheered on their classmates in the different sporting events such as volleyball, floor hockey and relays. As usual, the senior class took the Sport’s Night victory.
Sports Night was closely followed by Multicultural Night on March 6th. The Multicultural Club works to promote diversity in the halls of Hewlett High School by hosting an annual free recital that showcases many dazzling performances. Corresponding with this year’s theme, “The World Premiere”, students sang popular melodies in foreign languages, danced to foreign pop songs and even performed karate. After the show, guests were welcomed to join in the buffet-style dinner that displayed a variety of foods. The goal of Multicultural Night was to deliver a memorable, new experience to the audience and to let the audience get a taste of different cultures while just sitting in the auditorium of Hewlett High School.
On March 8th the highly anticipated, and for some, dreaded, Parent Teacher Conferences arrived at the high school. While most high schoolers spent their day off hanging out with friends or catching up on past assignments, teachers were in school discussing students’ performance in class with parents. As much as I would have liked to enjoy the day off, my mom needed a tour guide to get around to each of the classes (next year, I’ll be sure to draw a map).
Spirits were high as the end of the month rolled around. In fact, cheerful yells of seeing Mickey Mouse and Cinderella resounded from some students of Hewlett High School’s Music Department. Understandably so, as Hewlett High School’s Music Department prepared for the trip to Orlando’s Disney World in Florida. A four-day trip that occurs every four years, the Disney Trip has been the hot topic of music students for several months. From March 29 to April 1st, students of the music department spent four days in Orlando, Florida. In those four days, the music department performed several concerts in Downtown Disney. Before and after the concerts, students had the chance to meet Mickey Mouse and Cinderella as they cavort arm-in-arm around Disney World and Epcot.
March flew by just as quickly as it came around the corner. April is in full-swing and flying by already, with no end of activities.
Cherie Luo is currently a junior at Hewlett High School. She is a member of the Steering Committee for District 14’s Youth Leadership Forum, the Executive Board of Mock Trial, the Cabaret Night Business Staff, and is a contributor to the HHS newspaper, Spectrum. She also dives competitively for the Hewlett Swimming/Diving Team and pole vaults for the Track Team.
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