The Eagle Eye

Jr./Sr. High Monthly Newsletter

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Athletic Department

Varsity Golf

Despite the unique circumstances with athletics this Fall, the Galway Varsity Golf team tied for first in the Northern Division of the Western Athletic Conference. League rules only permitted the golfers to play 6 holes instead of the usual 9 hole matches but the team finished tied atop the standings with 6 wins and 2 losses in the North division.

One match against Canajoharie was particularly exciting as the contest came down to the final two golfers and Galway won on a tie break. Myels Shippey and Matt Walker secured the victory. Matt Smith and Sam Neahr both earned First Team Western Athletic Conference honors, and Eric Zelezniak earned Second Team Western Athletic Conference honors. Coach Lynn Prehn worked diligently to keep our athletes safe and healthy while guiding them to a third place finish in the Western Athletic Conference Championship tournament. Congratulations to our Varsity Golf Team!

Cross-Country Senior Night

The boys and girls cross country teams have both had successful seasons to date. Despite a shortened season, our athletes have competed in four meets and will compete in a culminating Western Athletic Conference Invitational this Saturday, October 31. Stay tuned for the results in the next Newsletter!

Tic Tac Toe Relay

Spotlight on English

Vocab Bowl

Congratulations to the following students who helped Galway Junior/Senior High School to achieve #1 for Division III NY High Schools in's national Vocabulary Bowl for 2019-2020.

The Global Oneness Project

Mrs. Ostrander's students receive a new Friday Writes writing prompt each week for their class journal. The most recent entry was prompted by The Global Oneness Project. The Project is sponsoring a student photography contest called “The Artifacts in Our Lives.” According to the website, “In this contest, students will photograph an artifact and tell its story.” In addition to the photo, students share the story of the artifact.

Juniors Eliza Eagan and Sadie Underwood shared their artifacts and stories on the Eagles Media Center website. Here are the links to their entries:

Meet the Interns

Ari Persaud

My name is Ari Persaud, and I am hoping to have a career in art. I am the lead editor of Impressions, Treasurer of National Honor Society, and Sergeant of Arms of the Class of 2021. I am also in: SADD, Board Game Club, Student Senate, Band, Marching Band, Varsity Soccer, and Stage Crew (depending on the plans for the play, possibly Stage Manager).

My main hobby is definitely art. I draw digitally, sketch, paint, use markers, and run an Instagram page for my art! I’ve always known that this was a passion of mine since I was younger, but it started getting serious around middle school. It’s a fun hobby that I hope I can put into a future career.

Since freshman year, I’ve been hoping to intern for Mrs. Mierzwa, and well…here I am! I am interning for her photoshop class this year, and I am having a blast making videos for the class. Although I was expecting to physically be in the classroom helping students, this is also a fun opportunity. I believe learning how to teach others is a very serious important skill to have in careers. Whether you’re training a coworker, helping someone out, or if that’s what your job is!

My plans for the future are to go to college in either: MECA, Hartford, or SUNY Purchase. I will major in either illustration, or interdisciplinary art, so I can branch out to the many mediums I enjoy using. As a backup plan, I will be minoring in psychology, so I have an option to have a career in either therapy, or art therapy.

I would love to be an animator, character designer or a plain old illustrator. Nearly any field in art would make me happy, since it’s something I’ve loved for years and years. I hope to continue my internship and hopefully get to be physically there and help the students!

Veteran's Day

Galway Jr./Sr. High School honors those who have served and continue to honor our country with their service. We are proud and thankful for the dedication, and commitment of our Galway veterans.

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