The Victory of our Nations

Victory Of T.Wingate Andrews Band

Guilford County’s school, T. Wingate Andrew’s band has officially won 2A States this year of 2014, on November 1st. With the winning places of 1st place Drum Line, 1st Place Drum Major, 1st Place Flag, 3rd place Music, 2nd Place Marching, 3rd Place General Effects and 2nd Place Overall Class 2A! Due to the wonderful and Talented Students we have in the band they were able to prove themselves and earn their rights to be called WINNERS! As I interviewed the members of the band these were their responds. “How did you feel “, “After the competition it was a great experience, because we never got to go to any competition since 2011”.

”. The competition was in Charlotte at Philip O’ Berry High school. It was also on a Sunday, of November at 3 p.m. They won first place in every competition except Dance at Durham Memorial Stadium. They have won a total of 9 trophies due to their Success! We asked the drummer “ how does it feel to be a State drummer” and he responded, “ it feel realistic , like a dream come true” it was 35 Degrees outside and they still manage to come, Show out, Do what they do BEST & WIN! After the competition they went out for a “ Victory Dinner” At Wendy’s and ended there night with the mind set of “ Getting over the fear of being scared and performing in front of a lot of people on the field”.


November 1621, the Pilgrims and Indians gathered together at massachutes bay and had a big dinner with the foods they grew, calling it “The First Thanksgiving”.

September 1620, the pilgrims left England on the search for new land in a ship called Plymouth. After 66 days of a horrible storm the decided to stop their boat at Cape Cod, crossing Massachusetts Bay only 1 month later. The colonist staying on the boat throughout winter they suffered fro an outbreak of diseases, only half of the passengers made it alive to see the next spring. They decided in March to move to shore meeting an Abenaki Indian. Several days later the Indian returned with Squanto who was a member of Pawtuxet tribe. Squanto taught the weakened pilgrims how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. Also he helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans. November 1621, William Bradford organized a dinner to celebrate the Pilgrims first successful corn harvest and invited a group of Native Americans. This lasted for three days. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations. It wasn’t until 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

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AVID Competition

On November they established an AVID Competition where they had to design their doors with there favorite college. Some of the contestants include Wind bush, Murray, Bawlson, Mabry, and Shearin. I interviewed a few teachers from the competition mentioned including Ms. Wind bush and she said “college is everything to me”. Some of the requirements that the staff members had to follow for each door were; the Mascot, School Colors, GPA/SAT/ACT Requirements, majors that colleges offers, and the athletics, clubs, and specialties. If the doors did not have these requirements they were unable to win. The Staff were given colleges at random, by choosing out of a container. Each staff member was required to do a college door.

In third place was Mr. Joyner, with UNC Chapel Hill. In second place was Ben Robinson, with Virginia Tech. The winner was Ms. Aguilera, with Clemson. These winners received gift cards, and extra copies.