The Dryden Red and Black

May 30, 2023

It's Springcoming Week!

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Junior High Springcoming Dance

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6th, 7th, and 8th graders:

See Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Maday, or Ms. Czerwinski

to prepay for your dance admission!

$10 until Thursday at the end of the school day

$13 on Friday during the day or at the door

Dryden Memorial Day Parade

During the Dryden Memorial Day parade,

graduating Class of 2023 seniors walked with

graduating Class of 2035 kindergarteners!

Good luck, Track & Field State Qualifiers!

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Track & Field State Finals on Saturday!

The Division 4 Track State Finals will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Baldwin Middle School in Hudsonville.

All spectators, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket through GoFan. Please use the following link. Tickets will be $11.

Class of 2024 Financial Aid Workshop on Wednesday

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Canada Trip Meeting on Thursday

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Softball & Baseball Districts on Saturday!

Softball District Competition

The Dryden Cardinal Softball District Semi-Final softball game is on Saturday, June 3rd at Dryden.

Saturday, 6/3

Dryden vs Lutheran Northwest at 12 pm.

Finals to follow at 2 pm.

All spectators, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket through GoFan. Please use the following link. Tickets will be $7.

Baseball District Competition

The Dryden Cardinal Baseball District Semi-Final baseball game is on Saturday, June 3rd at Genesee.

Saturday, 6/3

Dryden vs Genesee at 10 am.

Finals to follow at 12:30 pm.

All spectators, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket through GoFan. Please use the following link. Tickets will be $7.

Make plans for the Dryden Athletic Boosters Golf Outing!

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Did you Know?

by Claire Wright

Did you know that the first toothbrush was invented in 1498?

Dual Enrollment Information

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Trivia Contest


by Logan Korth

Try our Space Trivia!

Give where you live!

Four County Community Foundation holds several funds that award grants directly to your local community. Grants support your schools, your museums, your food pantries, your local parks and trails and so much more. Consider donating to your Community Fund today!

Your donation will come right back to your local community.

Help wanted!

Who's Hungry?

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by Kaeleigh Gourieux
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Substitute Teachers Needed!


Varsity Softball

by Claire Wright

Dryden split the pair against Caseville in their final regular season home game. They won game one 11- 5 and lost game two 12-5.

Game one: Dryden won 11- 5 in 6 innings. Addie Tresnak was the winning pitcher with 6 innings pitched. She had 10 strikeouts and gave up 3 walks, 5 hits, and 5 runs. Offensively, Addie Tresnak had a single and a double; Brianna Snavely had two doubles, a triple, and an RBI; Rilynn Lindsay had a homerun and an RBI; Lola Abromaitis and Madison Maday had 2 singles each; Mikayla Fleming had a single and an RBI. Defensively, Brianna Snavely, Lola Abromaitis, Addie Tresnak, Madison Maday, and Rilynn Lindsay made strong plays.

Game two: Dryden lost 5-12 in 5 innings. Addie Tresnak took the loss with .5 innings pitched. She gave up 3 walks, 2 boots, and 6 runs. Lola Abromaitis pitched 4.5 innings and had 7 strikeouts. She gave up 6 walks, 3 hits, and 6 runs. Offensively, Addie Tresnak had 2 singles and an RBI; Brianna Snavely, Rilynn Lindsay, Lola Abromaitis, Mallory Barker, and Jade Insley each had a single; Madison Maday had a single, a double, and an RBI; Mercedes West had a SAC. Defensively, Mercedes West, Madison Maday, Addie Tresnak, Rilynn Lindsay, Lola Abromaitis, and Mikayla Fleming added to Dryden's cause.

Dryden played and lost a single game at Oakland Christian on Tuesday, May 23rd by a score of 17-2. Rilynn Lindsay was the losing pitcher. She had 4 innings pitched and 6 strikeouts. She gave up 12 walks, 2 hits, and 17 runs. Offensively, Jade Insley had 2 singles and an RBI; Brianna Snavely had a single; Lola Abromaitis had a SAC and an RBI; Rilynn Lindsay had a stolen base. Defensively, Brianna Snavely, Lola Abromaitis, and Mallory Barker made strong plays.

Varsity Boys Track

by Logan Korth

In Regionals on May 20th, the Boys Varsity got 7th place, with 44 points. In the 100M, Michael Stickler ran 12.06, and Trenton Carroll 13.86, both unranked. Michael Stickler ran the 200M in 25.08, and Sebastian Rager completed it in 30.81, both unranked. In the 400M, Jackson Spencer ran 1:03.09, earning him 13th place. Tito Garcia ran the 400M in 1:08.62, giving him a PR and 19th place. The 800M resulted in 8th and 14th place for Dryden boys, with Connor Wolff running 2:27.92 and Sean Finnigan running 2:42.69. Aiden Fitchett ran the mile in 4:44.97 earning 3rd and was qualified!

Noah Hall ran a mile in 5:31.85, giving him 10th and a PR. Aiden Fitchett ran two miles in a flat eleven minutes and six seconds, giving him 4th. Logan Romain got 7th place due to his time of 12:13.15. The 110M Hurdles resulted in Matthew Hickmott getting 4th in 20.94, and Brenden Peter getting 5th and a PR in 21.62. Matthew Hickmott and Brenden Peter got 6th and 7th place, 50.39 and 50.66. Trenton Carroll, Tito Garcia, Nathan Baughman, and Michael Stickler got 9th collectively in 54.85 in the 4x100 Relay. Trenton Carroll, Sebastian Rager, Nathan Baughman, and Brenden Peter ran the 4x200, earning 8th in 1:58.99.

The 4x400 participants, Sean Finnigan, Nick Abromaitis, Connor Wolff, and Jackson Spencer ran it 4:33.82, accomplishing 8th place. In the 4x800, Jackson Spencer, Sean Finnigan, Noah Hall, and Connor Wolff got 5th in 10:13.84. In Shot Put, Cody Jackson got 2nd and qualified after throwing 37’5.75” and Michael Hickmott got 11th, with a distance of 31’3” Cody Jackson and Michael Hickmott threw discus and got 7th and 8th place, with distances of 92’11” (a PR) and 90’8” In Long Jump, Michael Stickler 9th with a length of 15’9”.

Varsity Girls Soccer

by Audrey Napolitano

On Monday, May 22nd, the Dryden/ Imlay City Varsity Girls Soccer team played at Croswell-Lexington High School. Dryden/ Imlay City won the game against Cros-Lex, 3-0. Jessica Peters contributed three goals. Kierstyn Stankevich earned one assist.

Great job, girls!

The next Varsity Girls Soccer game will be held at North Branch High School at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30th, against Marysville High School for the district semi-finals.

Good luck at districts, girls!

Dryden Basketball Skills Camp

Students entering grades 5-12 in the fall are invited to the Dryden Skills Camp with Steve Cramer of Cramer Basketball on June 16, 2023.

Coach Cramer is a former overseas pro and college athlete. He has coached at the high school and junior high level in the U.S. and in Germany. He trains thousands of athletes each year from throughout the country. He is known for his intensity and detailed instruction.

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Dryden Volleyball All Skills Volleyball Camp

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 30

Springcoming Dress Up Day: Red, White, & Blue Day

2:30 PM-4:00 PM - Homework Club - Room 133

4:00 PM - Varsity Baseball vs Mayville

4:00 PM - Varsity Softball vs Mayville

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Open Gym boys basketball for 5th, 6th, and 7th @ Dryden Elementary

Wednesday, May 31

Springcoming Dress Up Day: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

4:00 PM - Varsity Baseball vs Akron

5:00 PM - Paying for College Presentation, High School Library

7:00 - 8:30 PM Open Gym - Basketball HS Gym

Thursday, June 1

Springcoming Dress Up Day: Students Dress Like Teachers, Teachers Dress Like Students! Day

2:30 PM-4:00 PM - Homework Club - Room 133

5:00 PM - Toronto Parent Info Meeting, High School Library

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Open Gym boys basketball for 5th, 6th, and 7th @ Dryden Elementary

Friday, June 2

Springcoming Dress Up Day: Springcoming Shirt/Class Color Day

Class of 2024 (11th grade): Sapphire

Class of 2025 (10th grade): Lime

Class of 2026 (9th grade): Orange

Class of 2027 (8th grade): Light Blue

Class of 2028 (7th grade): Cornsilk

Class of 2029 (6th grade): Violet

Staff: Azalea

1:00 PM - 2:25 PM Springcoming Assembly, Football Field

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Springcoming Dance, Multi-Purpose Room

Saturday, June 3

10:00 AM Baseball District Semi-Final, Dryden vs Genesee at Genesee

12:00 PM Softball District Semi-Final, Dryden vs Lutheran Northwest

Division 4 Track State Finals at Baldwin Middle School in Hudsonville

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Riddle of the Week

Every week a different riddle will be posted in the paper for you to solve. When you think you have the correct answer, submit it to us using the feedback doc at the bottom of that week's issue, along with your name. The first person to submit the correct answer will be given a shoutout in the following week's issue. The answer to the previous riddle and the shoutout can be found under each week's new riddle.

by Ava DeVlaminck

Last week's riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge!

The first correct answer was submitted by no one!

This week's riddle: Forward, I am heavy; backward, I am not. What am I?

June 12

All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., will be held in the Dryden High School Library, and are open to the public.

Joke of the Week

by Ava DeVlaminck

I'm reading an anti-gravity book. I can't put it down!

Mark Your Calendars!

Check out the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Dryden Community Schools District Calendars here!

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The Team

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Kaeleigh Gourieux - Reporter

Logan Korth - Reporter

Audrey Napolitano - Reporter

Penelope Spencer - Reporter

Claire Wright - Reporter


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