Spruce Creek High School

Good things happen at the Creek...February 2013



Hawks of the Month

Department Students of the month for January are:
World Languages: Tyler Kameh
Mathematics: Sam Swanson
Social Studies: Bret Welch
Language Arts: Brighton Campbell
Media: Nelson Kedzierski
PE: Luis lopes Fonesca
JROTC: Justin Russell
Visual Arts: Lindsei Fowlie
Guidance: Dale Harrell

Teacher of the month: Madame Augat
Teaching Technique: Ms. Paula Rager
Educational Atmosphere: Mr. Eli Freidus
Special Projects: Mrs. Mary Piper
Volunteer of the month: Mrs. Sandy Dembinsky
Staff member of the month: Mrs. Dorothy Bracey


The Creek tennis team took to the road yesterday and beat Ponte Vedra of Jacksonville 5-2 to improve their record to 9-0 on the season. Jamey Bower, Andrew Makarov, and Mark Hodae had big wins in singles before the Hawks swept both doubles matches. Creek hosts New Smyrna today right after school and Gainesville on Friday. 

The Academic Team ended its season in a thrilling fashion on Monday, with an incredibly tense match against rival DeLand before a standing-room only crowd. Although the Hawks lost by the narrowest margin, 260-255, neither team lost anything in defeat as other teams looked on, impressed by the skill of both teams and by the sportsmanship of the Spruce Creek squad. Congratulations on another super season, Hawks. All academic team members planning to attend the countywide banquet next Friday must contact Mr. Wolfson no later than tomorrow. Tryouts for the all-county academic team will be held Friday at 4pm in the Media Center. Any student interested in the County Social Studies Bowl, to be held this Saturday morning at DeLand High School should see Mr. Wolfson at lunch today in G-04.

Congrats to Brooke Bovier for being selected the rotary scholar athlete for February. Come support your lady hawks softball this evening as we take on the cudas of NSB. JV starts at 5, varsity at 7. Don’t miss it!

The Academic Team continued its winning ways last week with another trio of wins…this time over New Smyrna Beach, Mainland, and Deltona. Tonight, the season finale, playing against DeLand for the league championship. Good luck, hawks!

Congratulations to the boy's track team who finished in second place and the girl's team who finished in first place at the East Coast Classic on Friday. Finishing in first place for the girls were Megan Tse, Rachel Wofford, and Kristina Harris. On the boy's side, first place finishers were Brandon Ditton and Keith Narozny. The team travels to New Smyrna Beach for the second area meet at 3:00 on Tuesday.

Congratulations to the baseball team for being ranked number 1 in the nation by max preps. They also beat Hagerty High School 5-2 behind the strong pitching of Gage Hutchinson, Chris Hopkins, and Kyle Marsh. Way to go, Hawks!

The Creek tennis team improved to 7 and 0 on the season and handed Melbourne their first loss of the season yesterday. Mark Mierloi and Jamey Bower set the tone with big wins in singles and doubles before Max Koller completed the 7-0 shutout with a 7-6, 6-7, 10-8 marathon singles win.

The News Journal has selected six outstanding seniors to receive the Medallion of Excellence award. These seniors were selected for their academic excellence, personal experiences, and their overall contribution to our school. These seniors are Ellen Boener; Marisa Kometas; Kevin Leong; Rumya Raghavan; Priyanka Reddy; and Van Truong. In April, these seniors and their parents will be honored at banquet in their honor and the News Journal Center. Congratulations to these outstanding students. 

The Creek tennis team shutout a strong Matanzas team yesterday 7-0 to remain a perfect 4 and 0 on the season. Mark Mierloi and Jamey Bower got the Hawks off to a strong start with a solid 8-1 win at #1doubles before finishing Matanzas with two strong singles wins.

The lady hawks softball team improved to 4-0 on the season after a thrilling come from behind, 7th inning win over the FPC Bulldogs. Thank you to all of the fans on hand to route us on... Especially you baseball boys! Be sure to make our next home game this Friday vs Deland. 

An illness-depleted Academic Team drew on their experience under pressure to avenge their lone defeat this season in a tense victory over a tough DeLand squad. With additional wins over Seabreeze and Taylor, the team is now 10-1 and tied atop league standings. Great team effort, Hawks!

The results for the 1st annual DODGE BALL contest are in: there were upsets as the Asian Association defeated the Young Republicans and the freshman and sophomores of the Academy of Finance bested their AOF junior and senior elders, but the ultimate champion was the SGA Class of 2014 who have generously decided to donate their 140 dollar winnings to the April 20th American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.


Congratulations to the following students and ensembles for earning a Superior rating at this years’ Vocal Solo and Ensemble festival: Nicole Ketchledge; Daisy Layman; Julian Scherer; Braille Babcock; Richard Hughes; Jessica Martin; Michelle He; Spruce Creek HarMeny. Good luck to everyone at State!

Congratulations to the following students for their prize-winning displays in the Spruce Creek Social Studies Fair: 1st place Laura Schweizer; 2nd place Garrett Johnson; 3rd place Sarah Baugher; 4th place Kenneth Edwards; Honorable Mention: Rachael Martin and Victoria Summers. The top four projects will go on to the County Fair on March 2nd. Congratulations to all who participated.

Congrats to the Boys Varsity Basketball team with a TOUGH win over Sanford Seminole 46-40 in the 1st round of District Tournament. It was a GREAT team WIN. Come out this Friday to Lake Mary HS to see you High Flying Hawks take on Hagerty for a chance to play in the District Championship.

SPRUCE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS “IN THE HEIGHTS”: IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spruce Creek will be one of the first high schools in the nation to perform this show and it should not be missed. IN THE HEIGHTS will feature members of the Chorus and Band programs. IN THE HEIGHTS is directed by Mr. McDonald and the IN THE HEIGHTS orchestra will be conducted by Mr. Kidd.

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