On Friday, January 17, we had a game against Greenville and although it was a loss, Ali Rambo and Fiona Baiker stood out for their rebounds. Tuesday, January 21was an away game against Herlong, and sadly it was a loss, along with the game on Thursday January 23 against American Christian.
A lot of new things have happened at Downieville High School. We have a new freshman named Sequoia who came to us from Elk Creek. He is very excited to be here with us. He will be a good addition to our boy’s basketball team next year. Yes, next year we have enough boys to have a boy’s basketball team! The boys here at Downieville are sharpening our academics and our basketball skills and are excited for next year. In anticipation of having a team next year, there will be a Boys vs. Alum Basketball game on Friday, February 28th. Come at 5:00 for the chili dinner and 5:30 for the game.
Also, Mrs. Katie O’Hara-Kelly is helping our school in the subject of art; she came in on Wednesday, January 15th and helped in Mr. Corcoron’s Jr./Sr. U.S. History class in connection with their study of the 1920s. The girls in the class made cloche hats from the 20’s era, and the boys made roadsters from recyclables.
Mrs. Parker’s students are writing reports on the presidents and are looking forward to their new semester!
Thursday January 23rd we had the Wild Things Assembly where we saw awesome animals! Wild Things brought some amazing animals here to see us. We saw a Capuchin Monkey, a tarantula, a red tailed hawk, a red kangaroo, and an alligator; it was a great experience and we all had a great time.
Monday, January 27th was our Lions Club Speech competition; unlike recent events, this year we had 8 participants: Alexis Whitaker, Ali Rambo, Savannah Burr, Megan Parker, Tommy Dines, Matthew Lozano, Jojo Epps and Fiona Baiker. This year’s topic was Community Service and every single speech showed great examples of the value of community service. Even though it’s not possible, I wish every participant could go on. Although it was a hard decision, the judges decided on sending senior Fiona Baiker to the next level.
CSF flower orders for Valentine’s Day are due Monday, February 3rd by 8am. If you want to get flowers for a loved one, we have a wide arrangement of flowers and beautiful bouquets.
Tomorrow January 31st is an away game against Loyalton so wish our girls luck! After that we have two home games to finish off the season. The girls play Herlong on February 7th with a chili and corn bread dinner preceding; the last home game is against American Christian on February 11th. Hope to see you there!!