The Dryden Red and Black

May 3, 2021

Students of the Month

Congratulations to April's Students of the Month!

April's theme is Integrity - the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

7th grade:

Cara Prusakiewicz

Zack Ball

8th grade:

Jade Insley

David Insley

9th grade:

Sophia Peter

Ian Weier

10th grade:

Emma Raue

Hunter Niehaus

11th grade:

Ashley Hickmott

Rob Fliedner

12th grade:

Miya Wolff

Josh Schornak

Class of 2021 Schedule of Events

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Varsity Girls Soccer

by Ava DeVlaminck

This past week, the Varsity Girls Soccer team was hard at work! On Wednesday, the girls had a game against Armada. Unfortunately, they lost 2-0. Congratulations to Ashley Hickmott on her 14 saves! The girls have their next games on Monday, May 3 against Yale, and Wednesday, May 5, against Algonac. Great job, ladies, and keep up the great work!

Varsity Softball

by Miya Wolff

This past week, the Varsity Softball team had all but one of their games canceled. The one game that they were able to play was on Wednesday at home against Memphis. The first game of the doubleheader ended in a 4-3 loss for the girls. The second game, however, was a 7-5 victory for the Lady Cardinals.

This week, the girls are scheduled to head to CPS on Monday, followed by Deckerville at home on Thursday. Hopefully, the weather is on their side this week, good luck ladies!

Varsity Track And Field

by Lily Finnigan

This past Friday, Varsity Track had a meet at Caro. Both the Girls and Boys placed third. Congratulations to Ella Kage for placing first in the 3200 and setting a new school record of 12:41! Ella also placed second in the 1600. Erin Boettcher placed first in both long jump and the 100 meter. Ava DeVlaminck placed second in discus. The girls 4x100 meter team placed second and the 4x800 team placed first, while the boys 4x800 team placed second. Nate Schenkel placed first in high jump and Nathan Baughman placed second in pole vault. Varsity Track will have a home meet this Tuesday at 4 pm.

Varsity Golf

The Golf Team played in their first match of the season at Bird Creek on April 28. They shot 39/53/56/81 as a team, which earned them 3rd place. Jack Kaplan took medalist honors with a 39 highlighted by a chip in birdie.

Junior High Baseball

by Nick Abromaitis

Baseball: A sport that a bunch of people love. This year, Dryden has put a team together for the Middle School Boys. The boys' first game is on Friday, May 7 at home. We hope you boys do awesome at your first game.

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What's For Lunch?

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 3

College Signing Day - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM (Commons Area)

7/8 Track @ North Huron Invite - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Bus departs @ 1:30 pm)

Girls Soccer @ Yale - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Bus departs @ 2:45 pm)

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

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

Tuesday, May 4

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

CANCELED--JH Baseball @ Genesee - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Bus departs @ 2:30 pm)

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

Wednesday, May 5


Staff Meeting - High School - 2:35 PM to 3:35 PM

7/8 Track @ Akron-Fairgrove Inv - 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Bus departs @ 1:45 pm)

Golf - Dryden - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Girls Soccer @ Algonac - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:45 pm)

Thursday, May 6

7/8 Track @ Caro - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:00 pm)

Varsity Baseball vs Deckerville - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Varsity Softball vs Deckerville - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friday, May 7

Varsity Track @ Peck Invite - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Bus departs @ 2:00 pm)

JH Baseball vs Bentley - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Girls Soccer @ Linden - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Bus departs @ 3:30 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: What has a head, a tail, is brown and has no legs?

Last issue’s riddle: Kings and queens may cling to power and the jester’s got his call, but as you may all discover, the common one outranks them all.

Answer: The Ace in a deck of cards!

Last issue’s winner: Mrs. Marta

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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All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.,

will be held in the Dryden High School Library,

and are open to the public.

Mark Your Calendars!

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

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Random Student Spotlight

Kaitlynn Knuth

by Lily Finnigan

Kaitlynn Knuth is a seventh grader who has been coming to Dryden since she was two. Her favorite thing about Dryden is it is small so you know everybody. Kaitlynn participates in Volleyball, Basketball, and Cross Country. Kaitlynn likes to spend her free time hanging out with her family at the local church. She is also on a dance team and records on the cameras at the church. Kaitlynn is looking forward to going to college in Florida so she can pursue her dream career, which is marine mammal training, but she is also called to preach. Kaitlynn says the hardest thing about COVID is not being able to travel as much. Kaitlynn would like us to know God has a plan for all of us. Even when we feel alone, He is right by our side.

Daniel Kreiner

by Lily Finnigan

In our random student spotlight this week is Daniel Kreiner! Daniel is a Freshman who is experiencing his first year at Dryden. His favorite thing about Dryden is its academics. Daniel’s hobbies include art, skateboarding, and gaming, but he rarely has free time because of his job and because he is an intern at his church. After high school, Daniel plans on attending a community college and then possibly transferring to a university to pursue his dream career of becoming an evangelical pastor and traveling around the United States. Daniel would like you to know that he is a cool dude, sometimes.

The Team

Miya Wolff - Head Editor

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Nick Abromaitis - Reporter

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Quote Of The Week

"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

- Simone de Beauvoir

Joke of the Week

Once you've seen one shopping center,

you've seen the mall.


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