Unified 2017 Presentation.mp4

"Inside those gym walls"

Inside those gym walls, there is confidence

That if bottled could sell for millions

There’s no question of “if” or “maybe” or “not sure” 

But it’s “when” and “of course” and “I know” 

Smiles come easy in the basketball hours

With emotions swelling high from within

Shared enthusiasm tugs at hearts and showcases hope

Waiting on moments of perseverance and glimmers of brilliance   

Inside those gym walls, there is dedication to carry on 

Scrapping and digging for each and every achievement 

Knowing that a miss is not a fail but a reminder 

Those accomplishments aren’t always easy

Without a try, there can be no success 

And one shot is simply not enough

Expectations of triumph weigh on all shoulders

But pride and determination are strong enough to hold it all

Inside those gym walls, there are lessons

Lessons that can’t be taught – but are learned 

Tenacity, willpower, and bravery

Endurance, strength, and resolve 

Recklessness, courage, and happiness

Sportsmanship, integrity, and honor 

All exist inside those gym walls

Unified Basketball Team 2016
How does a heart grow? 
BY Kit Potelle
How a heart does grow? 
It might have been the first practice we had 
Those nervous smiles edged with uncertainty  
Turning genuine when unclear became clear 
That realization of what this was about
Perhaps it was the warm-up circle 
That night before the first game 
Seeing many become one

Shouts of "I believe" ringing in the gym 
Maybe it was the first basket that was scored
Just seconds into our start 
Taking some of the anxious butterflies away 
Giving a hint of excitement to come
Possibly it was the pointing to the crowd 
The airplanes down the court 
The fist bumps and high fives
Or the celebrations for any score 
Was it the fans that came in? 
Wondering what the buzz was all forThe community praising that "new team" 
Sharing joy and cheers with all there 

I wonder if it was the off court stuff? 
The recognitions in the hall 
The standing ovations at assemblies 
When the names weren't known beforeI think it was the confidence 

That could be seen growing among them all 
Heads held a little higher
Standing taller than before 
So when words escape me 
And I try to explain what this did for me 
All I can think of is this and much more 
And realize... It's not hard to explain how a heart grows

International Thespian Society
Members of International Thespian Society Troupe 8258
Winslow High School has become a member of the International Thespian Society. WHS is Troupe 8258. The first members who qualified with hours recorded  for the various stage productions are: Emily Pellerin, Calli Lavarnway, Maria Poirier, Emily Cates, Cassie Thompson,  Tyler Harriet and Bria Crosby. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Susan Grant who has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal's Award. The award is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic excellence, outstanding school citizenship, and leadership. Read more here. 

Congratulations to Samuel Lambrecht who has been named a candidate in the 
Congratulations to the top 10 WHS seniors. Click here to read more about them. 

Junior Emily Glidden Honored for Service
Emily Glidden Recognized for Community Service
Congratulations for your service recognition! Emily was chosen from 200 nominees to receive the  Young Maine Volunteer Roll of honor. She logged over 300 hrs. of service.  She received recognition and an award at a recent Portland Pirates game along  with 29 other recipients. The volunteers were recognized on the red carpet  between quarters for their service.  Emily also received the Presidents Volunteer Service medal and a certificate from the Maine Commission for community service. 

Thomas College Computer Competition
Jordan Maxell, Josh Morissette, Ben Lemieux, Sylas Rayborn and Jacob Crosby competed against 14 other Maine teams. The competition had three main events, Cyber Security, Robotics and League of Legends. Team members belong to  the WHS Computer Club and are CyberPatriot competitors. Congratulations! Select the link for the Sentinel Article.
Winlsow High School Goes to College
Winslow High School Goes to College

Friday, November 6th. The morning  started with a motivational speech by Laurie Lachance, the President of Thomas College. Then 500 students and staff boarded buses heading off to visit one of eight Maine colleges. 

Senior, Hillary Libby won gold at the State SkillsUSA competition in Cabinet making.  She will move on to The National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY. Congratulations and Good Luck at the Nationals!

CyberPatriot Team - placed 1st in the State Silver Tier and moved on to regional Cyber Defense competition.

End of Winter Sports Season Congratulations to Our Teams for a Great Season!

Boys Hockey Team defeated Brewer 5-3 in a Quarter Final Game but, then lost to Waterville 2-0 in the State Semi-final.

Boys Basketball (10-8) Loss to MCI in Pre-Lims

Girls Basketball (15-3) Loss to Houlton in Semi-Finals.

Wrestling - Devon Vigue-1st place, Ryan Fredette 1st place, Pat Hopkins 2nd place, Nat Beckwith, 2nd place, Ben Abbott 3rd place. Team - 4th place in States

Girls Ice Hockey (3-15)

Girls Swim - 19th in States

Indoor Track - Girls Relay, 4X200 finished 8th - Sara Doughty 10th in the 200M - Paige Smith 4th in long jump and triple jump - Ben Smith 5th place in 55M and 9th place in the 200M

Congratulations to Jacob Varney, who was selected by WHS staff as "Student of the Month for March. Jacob was nominated for Volunteerism and Citizenship.
Josh Varney Student of Month February
On a recent outing club trip involving 26 students and adults with 24 kayaks and canoes, Jacob was super helpful. He would fall back in the group to make sure all paddlers were accounted for.  He was quick to help people launch and pull their kayaks from the river. He volunteered to help unload and load all of the equipment, without ever being asked to give a hand.  He is also making great strides in all of his classes to have a successful year, academically.

Congratulations to Alexa Petrovic, who was selected by WHS staff as "Student of the Month for February. Alexa was nominated for Academic Excellence, Citizenship and Acceptance of others.

Alex Petrovic Student of the Month February
Alexa is a student who exemplifies the characteristics of leadership, integrity, and honesty. As a leader she was chosen to represent the State of Maine at the Jobs for Americas Graduates Leadership Academy in Washington DC. She has also been chosen to represent Winslow High School at the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference in May of 2016.  Alexa is a student that is always choosing to better herself. She chooses to work hard and learn from the many experiences that are offered to her.

Winslow Football Class C State Champions!!!

Winslow 24 -Yarmouth 10
Alec Clark named Waterville Sentinel Football player of the Year AND Coach Mike Siviski was name Football Coach of the Year. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Cory O'Connell who was selected by WHS staff as “Student of the Month
Cory O'Connell Student of the Month” for January.  Cory was nominated for:
*Academic Excellence
*Acceptance o
f others

Cory is a reliable student, and a very hard worker.  A quiet leader, his work ethic sets the tone for others in class; and although quiet, does not hesitate to share his thoughts on issues as they come up, or to show his sharp sense of humor when needed as well.  He is active in numerous sports and activities at Winslow High School, and is a pleasure to have in class.

Winslow At the Sea Dogs in June

Chad Bell throwing out first Pitch - SeaDogsWHS at the SeaDogs

Congratulations to WES second grade teacher, Patty Scully, on receiving a   National award for excellence in teaching.  Read more.

Dylan Hapworth named "Baseball Player of the Year" by the Waterville Sentinel. Read the article.

Winslow Varsity Baseball Coach, Aaron Wolfe, named "Baseball Coach of the Year" by the Morning Sentinel. Read the article