The Dryden Red and Black

April 19, 2021

Dryden Artists Enter Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. According to the Congressional Art Competition website, more than 650,000 high school students have participated since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

K-12 Art Teacher Mrs. Bobbi Jo Torok announced the ten entries that will represent Dryden Junior/Senior High School in this year's competition. Good luck to the artists!

Dryden Congressional Art Competition Entries

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Cactus - Becca Weiss

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Ring tail lemur - Avery Grondin

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Girl in bathing suit - Hope Wilcox

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Classic Trucks - Jackson Abromaitis

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Sea turtle - Jenna Peters

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Flower - Jana Dieckmann

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Frog - Lauren Pease

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Dog - Joanna Livingston

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Portrait of Shawn Mendes - Madison Maday

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Landscape - Gavin Fisher

College Signing Day is coming!

Our #proudcardinal seniors are going to college! Please help Dryden High School's Class of 2021 celebrate!

On May 3, our College Signing Day Celebration will allow students to declare their intentions and proudly state their college choice. The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has graciously awarded us a grant to cover supplies for the celebration, but we'd like to raffle off some prizes as well.

Items from our Wish List list will be given away to seniors at College Signing Day to send them off with what they'll need in the fall!

Please consider purchasing an item for them. Thank you!

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Varsity Girls Soccer

The Dryden/Imlay City Co-op Varsity Soccer team lost to Algonac, 2-1, on April 12. The lone goal was scored by Mary Kaminski with an assist from Ruby Hernadez. Gia Hart made 18 saves.

On April 15, Dryden/Imlay City was on the losing end of 9-1 score against Richmond. Ruby Hernadez assisted on Mary Kaminski's goal, and Gia Hart made 18 saves. The team record stands at 2-3 overall.

Varsity Track And Field

By Ava DeVlaminck

This past Friday, the Varsity track team was hard at work. They had their first Track Meet at Caro High School. Congratulations to Erin Boetcher for placing 2nd in Long Jump and 3rd in the 100 Meter and Delaney Wolle for placing 6th in Long Jump. Also, congrats to Nathan Schenkel in both High Jump (1st) and 100 meters (5th). Ella Kage participated in the 1600 Meter Run and the 3200 Meter Run and got 4th and 2nd, and Reed Hall placed 3rd in the 3200 Meter Run. Great job to all athletes, and good luck at your next meet at Mayville on April 20!

Junior High Baseball

by Nick Abromaitis

We have some awesome news! Junior High Baseball is now a thing. Today (Monday) is our first practice. The practice is at 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Brinker. Have a great day!

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What's For Lunch?

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 19

POSTPONED to April 29 - Varsity Girls Soccer @ Almont - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 3:45 pm)

Tuesday, April 20

Color Me Green - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Room 153)

CANCELLED - Varsity Baseball @ Owengage

Varsity Softball @ Owengage - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:00 pm)

Varsity Track - Quad @ Mayville - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 21


Dryden High School PLC #7 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (Library)

7/8 Track Quad @ Dryden - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Girls Soccer @ North Branch - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 3:30 pm)

Athletic Boosters Meeting - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (High School Library)

Thursday, April 22

Varsity Baseball @ Peck - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:15 pm)

Varsity Softball @ Peck - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:15 pm)

Friday, April 23

Varsity Track @ Deckerville Invite - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

It Starts In Dryden

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Alumni: We need you!

Let's celebrate our #proudcardinal alumni!

We're looking for Dryden graduates of any and all years to feature on our social media pages. Fill out the form here:

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 shoutout can be found under each week's new riddle.

Today’s riddle: It’s red, blue, purple, and green, no one can reach it, not even the queen. What is it?

Last issue’s riddle: How many letters are there in the alphabet?

Answer: "the alphabet" has 11 letters

Last issue’s winner: Cara Prusakiewicz

Want To Join The School Paper?

The Dryden Red and Black is looking for new members! If you like to write or think you have something we could add to the paper, then we would love to see you at our meetings. Even if writing isn't your strong suit, members for photography, reporting, and editing are all welcome! If you are interested in joining, hit the button below and fill out the form, or talk to one of the current members. We look forward to seeing you on the team!

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Mark Your Calendars!

Check out the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 Dryden Community Schools District Calendars here!

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Random Student Spotlight

Kaeleigh Gourieux

by Lily Finnigan

Today in our random student spotlight is Kaeleigh Gourieux! Kaeleigh is a 7th grader who has been at Dryden since kindergarten. Kaeleigh’s favorite thing about Dryden is the friends she has made. Kaeleigh started an anime club but hasn’t done anything yet. She enjoys painting and watching anime. When Kaeleigh has free time, she enjoys going on walks and watching anime. Kaeleigh is looking forward to getting a good education so she can pursue her dream career being a teacher or a Japanese translator. Kaeleigh says the hardest thing about COVID is not being able to see everyone and having to go online for school so often.

Conner Fleming

by Lily Finnigan

Also in our random student spotlight, we have Conner Fleming! Conner is a Junior who has been at Dryden his entire life. Conner’s favorite thing about Dryden is how small it is. He enjoys writing and drawing but outside of school, he enjoys sleeping. Conner plans to attend college to become an author or a videogame designer. He would like you to know he is writing a novel that he hopes to publish once completed. Conner says the hardest thing about COVID is having to wear a mask every day.

The Team

Miya Wolff - Head Editor

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Nick Abromaitis - Reporter

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Quote Of The Week

"Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act."

- Annie Besant

Joke of the Week

How much room is needed for fungi to grow?

As mushroom as possible


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