Monday April 25, 2022
8th Grade Student Council Applications
Current 8th graders interested in serving on student council at Davidson, applications are due this Friday, April 29th. See the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room and scan the QR Code to complete the online application. Make sure to include three teacher recommendations as well.
Pledge of Allegiance
A few weeks ago, WMS moved to begin each school day with the Pledge of Allegiance. Some have asked, why do we say the pledge? What’s the purpose? Created in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance was essentially a promise made by US citizens that they will stay loyal to the country. The purpose of the pledge is not the exact same for everyone who says it, but instilling a sense of patriotism is one of the main goals. While it is absolutely not mandatory to say the pledge, this information is meant to clarify why some choose to.
8th Grade Panoramic Photo
The Panoramic 8th grade class portrait is scheduled to be taken on Friday, May 6th at noon in the gym. This class portrait has become a school tradition and we hope everyone comes dressed in school colors to make this the best class portrait ever. Just prior to the event, you will be receiving the actual “Order Envelope” to bring home. Use it to place your order (with payment) and bring it to the photographer on Picture Day
Save the date, Wildcats! On Friday, May 6th, we will have our Spring Social! Over 460 students voted on the type of social and theme. The winning theme was casual Hawaiian/tropical. So weather permitting, this event will be held outside on the track, similar to the fall event. If it rains, we will move the event to the commons and gym.
Spring Sports Concessions Volunteer Hours Available
The Davidson High School Athletic Booster Club is accepting volunteers for the concession stands at spring sporting events. Volunteering will allow you to earn volunteer hours if you need them. Or you can work out of the kindness of your heart! In order to sign up for a time slot at a specific sporting event, scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.
8th Grade Baseball
The 8th grade baseball team split a double header at Lancaster Ewing on Saturday. The Cats were led on the mound by Owen Elsass, Jute Marihugh, Holden Neff, Michael Thomas, David Schuster, Joey Cannistra and Andrew Kocher. Offensively were paced by Connor McHenry, David Schuster, Issac Kolb, Joey Cannistra, Andrew Kocher, Holden Neff, Jack Miller, Ben Buxton, Aaron Dryer and Owen Elsass. Way to go Cats!
The Tennis Team lost a close battle last Wednesday to Dublin Eversole Run. Playing solid matches for the team were Eric Nyktas at 2nd Singles and Pranav Munagala at 3rd Singles. Akira Yokosawa took his opponent to a 3rd Set tiebreaker but came up a little short. Yousif Jarkas stepped up for the team and played 2nd Doubles.
Last Thursday, the Cats shook off Wednesday’s loss to win ALL the Courts against Hilliard Heritage. 1st Doubles of Matthew Banyots and Emerson Carnivale battled their way through a 3rd Set tiebreaker and an injury. They were not willing to lose their match. 2nd Doubles of Lucas Hand and Kento Nishio won their court handedly. And Giovanni Byerly got the chance to play a Singles Exhibition Match. The boys are busy this week with 4 matches scheduled. Good luck Cats!
7th Grade Softball
7th grade softball team lost by 2 on Friday against heritage Bailey McClain had some great slides Lexi Alshire had amazing base running and Saturday they lost the first game and won the 2nd game ironically the scores were 13 to 3 both times Audrey Oyster had great pitching and didn’t walk a single person in the 2nd game. Bailey McClain had some powerful hits in the 2nd game and great catches the first game there was a great triple play made by Lexi Alshire to Kelsey Hickman to Angie Jusino. Good luck with your games this week girls.
8th Grade Softball
Last week, the 8th grade softball team went 2 and 1. They dominated against Worthington Kilbourne, winning 25-0. Combined, Erin O’Grady and Addi Wolfe struck out 10 of the 18 batters faced. On offense, every player got on base, with Gia Benvenuti hitting a triple and grand slam, and Grace Mayhan hitting a double and triple. On Saturday, the team went 1 and 1 in a double-header versus Pickerington Ridgeview. Even though they lost the first game 7-8, they stayed focused and won the second game 11-5. Together, the team showed grit and perseverance this weekend! Their record is now 2-2.
Last week, the Wildcat flex softball team played against a very talented Licking Heights team.
The girls battled the entire game, continuing to improve as well, but came up short. Isabella Thiel and Katelyn Stewart each had two hits to lead the team. The Cats also played in a double header against Southwestern City Schools club teams on Saturday. We will report on those games in next week’s news show. Good luck in this week’s games! Go Cats!