Weekly Crusader News

June 7, 2019

Summer is here! Last day is on Wednesday.

On behalf of all of us at GDRHS, we wish you a safe and happy summer vacation.

Wednesday, June 12th is an early release day

Wednesday, June 12th is an early release day and is scheduled for any student who needs to make-up any work or exams before finishing for the summer. Any students that have fulfilled obligations do not need to attend unless perfect attendance is a goal.

Final Open Mic Night

The Final Open Mic night of the school year will take place tonight in the Black Box Theater.

Show starts at 6pm!

Quill and Scroll Inductees

On May 20, 2019, seniors Alexandra Grant, Zachary Phanord, Julia Stathis, and Ainsley Wortman, junior Amelia Drislane, and sophomores Shannon Brunelle, Hannah Ketelhohn, and Morgan Kimball were inducted into the Quill & Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists. Current senior members Willow Chau, Kersten Danti, and Camryn Ganley led the induction.

Photo: Patricia Grant

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Art and Travel

A new travel opportunity is opening up for students who have a passion for art. Ms. Kostich will be leading a trip (pending school committee approval) to Paris, Rome and Florence in the Spring of 2020. Although this trip will focus on the amazing works of art in these destinations, you do not need to be an artist to participate. Inquire with Mrs. Kostich for details.

Travel 2020

We still have opening for the following trips scheduled for spring 2020.

2020 Travel Information

EF Tours options:

- Panama; Cost $3,200.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2137917MH or

see Mr. Rocheleau or Ms. Salemme

- Peru; Cost $4,445.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2139392MX or

see Ms. Penchansky

- South Africa; Cost $5,085.00; April 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2149969EE or

see Mr. Reid or Ms. McHugh

GD Spring Sports making their mark!

Congratulations to all of our sports teams on a great Spring Season!

Baseball "does Damage" in MIAA Round 1!

Submitted by Coach LeBlanc....

This year's baseball squad has been an absolute pleasure to coach. They have great chemistry and play every game to the very last out. Last Thursday we had a very dramatic come from behind win over Nashoba to win the league title. Kasey Griffiths hit a homerun to tie the game in the 6th. We scored a run in the 7th inning to pull ahead. Brendan Ferrari threw a complete game. Doug Tompkins made the final out of the game by leaping up and robbing a would-be game tying homerun. An unbelievable finish to a league championship game!

On Thursday, we had our first round playoff game against Doherty. We won 5-4 behind another great pitching performance by Brendan Ferrari. In the bottom of the 7th, Brendan Ferrari singled in Jared Whitby for the winning run. Our next match-up is Monday at 4:00 at Saint Peter Marian High School.

We finished the regular season at 12-6. We have 4 players that were selected as Mid-Wach B All-Stars including the league MVP. The Lowell Sun and Worcester Telegram All-Stars have yet to be announced but these boys below will be prime candidates for those teams as well.

Mid-Wach B All-Stars (only 13 spots for 5 teams)

1) Brendan Ferrari Junior, P/RF/SS (League MVP) .354 BA, .450 OBP, 9 BB, 9 SB, 17H, 15R, 8 RBI. Pitching 5-2 Record with 1 Save. 2.01 ERA, .191 BAA. CG wins over Nashoba twice, Wachusett (shutout), and Doherty yesterday in playoffs. Brendan also had the game winning walkoff hit in this game.

2) Kasey Griffiths, Senior, Captain, 1B, .407 BA, .464 OBP, .678 SLG, 24 H, 2 HR, 22 R, 8 BB, 9 SB, 16 RBI

3) Jared Whitby, Junior, SS/P .365 BA, .438 OBP, 9 SB, 23 H, 16 R, 9 BB, 8 RBI. Very strong defensive SS. Smooth swinging lefty hitter. Can play 2B. 3-2 Record on the mound 1.45 ERA

4) Isaac Zhang, Freshman CF/P .458 BA, .525 OBP, 22 H, 17 RBI, 12 R,8 BB, 7 SB. Smooth swinging lefty hitter. Most of Isaac's hits are line drives. Most productive freshman season in my tenure. Just crazy offensive stats. 1-0 Record on the mound with a 3.36 ERA

Honorable Mention

Joe O'Malley, Junior 3B/SS .312 BA, .392 OBP, 9 SB, 20 H, 9 BB, 15R, 11 RBI. Very high baseball IQ. One of the best infielders I have ever coached. He plays 3B, SS, 2B. Joe has made very big defensive plays for us all year.

Get Fit This Summer

Mr. Unger is running his strength and conditioning program again this summer. Details were sent to student emails last week. Check in with Mr. Unger for details

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Groton-Dunstable​ ​Regional​ ​High​ ​School​ ​fosters​ ​academic​ ​and personal​ ​excellence​ ​in​ ​cooperation​ ​with​ ​the​ ​community. Through​ ​an​ ​evolving​ ​curriculum,​ ​we​ ​cultivate​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​attitudes that​ ​encourage​ ​students​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​inquiry,​ ​the disposition​ ​to​ ​adapt​ ​to​ ​changing​ ​environments,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​intrinsic motivation​ ​to​ ​become​ ​responsible,​ ​contributing​ ​citizens.