By Matt Fraser / Itemlive
LYNN — For a game that featured just one scoring play, the annual Powder Puff showdown between rivals Classical and English proved as entertaining as it was competitive.
A 40 minute, defensive chess match culminated with safety Georgejet Kotee chasing down Rams running back Jenn Ierardi, deep in Bulldogs territory, on the game’s final play, preserving a 6-0 English victory at Manning Field.
“For a group that hasn’t really played before, these girls did a great job,” said English coach Dick Newton. “That final play was something special.
“Both schools put a tremendous amount of work into preparing for this game every year. They are the perfect way to begin Thanksgiving week.”
In a matchup frequently lacking the niceties of a “touch-football” game, Shanna Zeramby provided the Bulldogs with a lead that wouldn’t be relinquished early on in the second quarter.
Congratulations to the LEHS MJROTC, overall champion in their latest competition in New York.
Below are the results from the 2014 All Service Drill Competition in Mexico, NY. There were 12 teams in attendance; the cadets of LEHC MCJROTC came home the 2014 Overall Champions, with the following trophies.
Lynn English will be hosting a MCAS Parent Night on Thursday, November 6th at 6PM in the high school auditorium. Click here for more information
By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily Item; Photo Owen O'Rourke
LYNN — Carla Cora pivots on one foot, squares her shoulders, and locks her eyes onto Marine Sgt. Major Kenneth Oswald who asks her, “Do you know the name of the last Marine awarded the Medal of Honor?”
Cora, one of 11 students dressed in camouflage and standing in a line in an English High School hallway, hesitates and then says, “The cadet does not know, Sgt. Major.”
Cora is one of 204 students participating in the school’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program run by Oswald since 1995. For 19 years, he has combined discipline and a sense of belonging to encourage 3,375 student cadets to stay in school and set goals.
English JROTC graduates have joined the military, some have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Oswald counts seven Lynn police officers among former cadets, including Michael Crosby, the first student to express interest in joining the cadet program.
Oswald can still remember the day Crosby introduced himself.
“He said, ‘I want to join the military.’ I said, ‘That’s not what we do here.’”
LYNN — Lynn English juniors Jake DeFillipo and Ariana Severance don’t mean to sound cocky, but they were very confident when they sat for the MCAS tests last spring. As it turns out, they had good reason to feel good about the high-stakes exam.
DeFillipo earned a perfect score in English Language Arts while Severance was perfect on the math MCAS, earning the praise of their principal and guidance counselors.
“These two students are examples of hard work paying off,” English Principal Thomas Strangie said. “It also shows that the teachers at English are doing everything they can to provide the opportunity for every student to be successful.”
DeFillipo said even though he “wasn’t nervous going in,” he took advantage of the extra time allotted to complete the essay on the MCAS, staying until almost everyone else had already left. “I put a lot of time into the test,” he said.