Hebert Award At an all-school assembly on January 21st, Nico Whitlock ’16 was awarded the Hector Hebert Award. Long time colleague and fellow history teacher Alan Hall – dubbed the “venerable” by Principal Eric Klein – made the presentation. Before describing Mr. Hebert’s characteristics and teaching style, Mr. Hall gave the students a snapshot of Yarmouth in the early 1970s: no stop lights, school called off by horn blasts from a general store on Main Street, the junior high school housed in the 100 Wing, etc.
Mr. Hebert would be delighted in this year’s recipient. Nico is a top student, a soccer player, President of the Outing Club, a spokesperson for the student club B.O.L.D. (Building Our Lives Drug & Alcohol Free), a bass player in a bluegrass band, and a music teacher at the Boys and Girls Club. Congratulations Nico.
Amanda Dettman ’16 won the 2016 Poetry Outloud competition, held before the student body on January 7th. Each of the eight contestants – two from each class – recited two poems from memory, and were judged by four local poets. Amanda had competed in all four of her years at YHS, and will now advance to the regional competition.
All students in the school are required to memorize and recite a poem in their English class. Other contestants were: Natalie Bourassa ’19, Hannah Grant ’19, Sage Watterson ’18, Nick Prato ’18, Ella Werner ’17, Isabelle Murray ’17, and Lucy Alexander ’16.
Students in the News
Jordan O’Brien ’17 has a passion for race cars. He recently returned from a trip to North Carolina where he competed at several NASCAR tracks, winning one race and placing in another.
Franz-Peter Jerosch ’19 and his partner, Julia Curran of Westbrook, placed second in the juvenile pairs event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships held in St. Paul, MN on January 16th.
Jack Venden ’16 and Tyler Waaler ’16 have received nominations by the Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, for admission to the United States Naval Academy.
Here are the records of the teams as they approach the end of the regular season:
Boys Basketball 12-3
Girls Basketball 7-8
Boys Hockey 11-2
Girls Hockey 6-10
Records of the swimming, track, nordic skiing, and alpine skiing are not regularly reported in the press, and hard to find. More on those teams later.