West Catholic 61 Kent City 32
Tuesday the Eagles traveled to West Catholic to face a tough Falcons team. The Eagles faced West Catholic in a preseason scrimmage and knew we would have our hands full, and that we did. After a great defensive 1st quarter by Kent City, the Falcons made some adjustments that proved to be too much for the Eagles. The final was 61-32, scoring leaders were Spencer Hartley, Will Wright, and Dolan Bair all with 8 points.
Fremont 55 Kent City 46
Thursday Fremont made the trip down to The Nest in a rematch from a few weeks ago in which Kent City pulled out a win. We knew it would be a solid rematch and that it was, back and forth until a strong 3rd quarter by the Packers. The Eagles could not overcome the 3rd quarter deficit falling 55-46. Leading the way for the Eagles were Spencer Hartley with 15 and Will Wright with 11.
This group of boys overcame many challenges this season from players moving up, to a smaller team due illness and injury showing strength in players stepping up in new roles and leadership. I look forward to the next three years to see what these boys develop into.
Boys JV Basketball
The JV boys basketball team had a great finish to a good season with a hard fought victory over Montague 65-50. Montague wanted to push the tempo with their multiple presses and pressure man defense, but we were able to keep our cool in the first quarter with a 26-18 lead. The Wildcats closed the gap in the second quarter by turning us over, but we maintained a three point lead at half: 35-32. At halftime, we talked about playing our game and pounding the ball inside and that was the difference.
Kent City High School
Drama Club Presents:
This year the Kent City High School drama department produced the play “Little Women”, which is about four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, whose father is off serving in the American Civil War. The show was directed by Mr. Schnicke and starred Breegan Petruska, Isaac and Julia Schnicke, Haley Kozal, Meghan Long, Delaney Fritz, Katie Schneider-Thomas, Kinsey Dever, Caitlyn Rogers, Asia Lantz, Brittany Darling, Katherine Cook, Noah Dietlein, Michael Bubula, and Owen VerSluis.
Sophomore Breegan Petruska said, “I’m really excited for the play. I feel like it will be awesome.” Junior Haley Kozal stated, “We worked really hard to put this production together and I feel like it definitely shows. We’re extremely excited.”
They had four performances, all of which were successful! Good job, drama kids!
What are the criteria for the National Honor Society and what is the application process?
3.0 GPA or better for 10th-12th grade after 1st semester grades have been posted. The Selection Committee reviews applications and they are a vital part to the success of our group. Our committee reads and discusses each application, and we try do everything we can to help kids make the NHS. Our philosophy is inclusive, "You can never have too many positive students willing to do good things." From their applications we look at the number of extracurricular activities, number and types of leadership roles, total hours and types of community service activities, and read through the recommendations and discuss the student's character. After all of this is complete we total the student's score to see if they have met the criteria for their grade level to be accepted into the NHS. Since we rely so heavily on the application and references, it is imperative that students put any and all of their information that pertains to each category. Students' applications should speak to their strengths, selling themselves well.
Is there something special for seniors?
Seniors can earn Honor Cords which are worn at graduation. They must meet a requirement of service hours to receive Honor Cords and they are typically given at Senior Awards Night.
Any final comments?
“This group is a joy to work with. It's amazing how many activities our students choose to be involved with.” -Mrs. Kent”
Receiving post-season conference honors were the following: Mathew Maloney and Jacob Podell - 1st TEAM ALL CONFERENCE.
Nathan DuBridge, Mitchell VanOeffelen, and Clay Davis - All-Conference Honorable Mention. Congratulations!