News 10/16/09


DSCN1089By Molly Beaver
Roar Reporter

     Loyalton students and their parents are encouraged to attend College Night on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in room 100 to glean information about the college application process and what students need to do to get into their college of choice.
     Academic Advisor Janet McHenry will pass out information on universities and colleges as well as a college handbook. In addition to the handouts, she has prepared a PowerPoint presentation to explain the academic requirements such as required courses and grades, as well as testing requirements, such as the SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, and the ACT.
     She will also discuss admission requirements for various colleges, such as four-year universities, community colleges and technical schools. For example, admission requirements are different for the four-year public universities in California and the University of Nevada, Reno. Community colleges, again have different entry requirements, as do technical schools.
This particular workshop will not cover financial aid for college. That topic will be handled at the Financial Aid Night on Monday, Dec. 14 at LHS.
     McHenry said everyone is welcome, and that College Night is an important tool, not just for seniors, but freshmen, sophomores and juniors as well. McHenry said that parents should also attend, as they often have more questions than their children.
     McHenry will discuss ways for students to help themselves and how LHS can be of assistance. As the academic advisor at LHS, she provides students with guidance and planning for careers and college, including signup information for the various admissions tests required by four-year universities. Hundreds of college catalogs are available in her room, 100.
McHenry said students who wish to get ahead should take challenging courses, review transcripts constantly, try for good grades, study hard, organize and take the PSAT, SAT Reasoning Test and ACT.



By Alex Folchi
News Reporter

    October 29 and 30 are set for the first drama production of the year, an adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, written by Vera Morris. Both nights the play will start at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS gym. TicketsDSCN1088 will be available for presale from drama club members, and are $5 for kids 8th grade and under, and $6 for adults.
    The action of the play takes place in Sleepy Hollow, a Dutch farming community 27 miles from New York in the early 1800s.
    The drama class has had some community help, as well as class time.
    “Diane Brun has been an excellent help with this production,” said drama advisor Bill Loveridge. “She has helped with set and costume design as well as the acting.”
    Actors Tess White, Jessica Mitchell and Lang Weaver will play the main characters of the play, Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel and Brom Van Brunt, respectively.
    Thirteen other characters will be part of the Drama Club’s play.
    “I’m excited to be able to produce this play this year, because it was cancelled last year. We’re looking forward to two successful nights,” said Drama Club president Emily Loveridge.
After the Friday production, the senior class will hold a dance entitled            
 “Gettin’ Spooky With It.”
This dance will be a costume dance with a Halloween theme. The dance will be five dollars per person and will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 in the gym.
   Snacks and other home-baked goods will be on sale throughout the dance by the senior class. The seniors have decided to not hire a D.J. for this dance but have already organized the music themselves, all with some special effects. This is one of the senior class’s fundraisers for the year.


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