The Dryden Red and Black

October 4, 2021

Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the following Students of the Month for September!

7th grade: Penelope Spencer & Logan Korth

8th grade: Chloe DeLoy & Nick Abromaitis

9th grade: Lily Wright & Noah Hall

10th grade: Ava DeVlaminck & Nathan Baughman

11th grade: Skylar Graham & Cody Jackson

12th grade: Joanna Livingston & Santi Saldivar

September's theme is Respect: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.


Varsity Volleyball

by Lily Finnigan

Last Tuesday, Varsity Volleyball won their home game against Deckerville. Jenna Peters had a total of 5 digs. Alaina Penn, Lola Abromaitis, and Becca Weiss all had 4 digs each. Addie Tresnak contributed to the win with a total of 9 kills. Becca Weiss ended the game with a total of 33 assists. Both Avery Grondin and Addie Tresnak got 3 blocks each.

On Thursday, Varsity Volleyball made the drive out to North Huron where they played 5 very close games that resulted in an overall win. Jenna Peters had a total of 7 digs. Avery Grondin, Addie Tresnak, and Skylar Graham all had 4 digs as well. Becca Weiss had a total of 37 assists as well as 7 kills. Addie Tresnak also had 13 kills. Both Avery Grondin and Lola Abromaitis had 6 kills each. Avery also had 3 blocks.

Varsity Cross Country

by Ava DeVlaminck

This past week the Varsity Cross Country team was working hard. On Saturday, they had a meet in Shepherd where pretty much everyone got a personal best time. On the boys side, Aiden Fitchett ran 18:01, Jackson Spencer ran 20:59, Connor Wolff ran 21:45, Noah Hall ran 22:16, Matthew Hickmott ran 26:29, and Matthew Livingston ran 29:51. Congratulations to the boys side! On the girls side, Audrey Napolitano ran 22:55, Ava DeVlaminck ran 26:01, and Lily Finnigan ran 26:14. Congratulations to them as well! The Cross Country team has a meet tomorrow, October 5th in Birch Run, good luck!

Varsity Football

by Nick Abromaitis

On Friday, October 1, Imlay City football lost to the Armada Tigers in Armada. They lost by a score of 43-0. The team didn't play their best. Armada is a very good team. Let's look at the stats for Imlay City.

Lance Wolford had 23 yards. Christain Rojas had 7 yards and his brother, Julian Rojas, had 11 yards.

Imlay City played their hearts out but still ended up losing. Good luck next week and Go Spartans!


by Audrey Napolitano

On Friday, September 24, the Imlay City- Dryden Varsity Cheerleading Team had an awe-inspiring performance at Imlay City’s homecoming game. The girls performed a dance at Imlay City’s Homecoming assembly. Following the performance, the girls made it into downtown Imlay City to express IC Homecoming pride by cheering in the Homecoming parade. During the game, their performance consisted of full, show-and-go stunts and Imlay City- Dryden cheers to cheer on the winning Homecoming football game.

Last Friday, four of the Imlay City- Dryden cheerleaders participated in cheering for Imlay City’s football team at Armada High School’s homecoming game. Among the girls who came to support the Imlay City- Dryden football team, Dryden’s cheerleading representatives Raeshell Richardson and Audrey Napolitano cheered for the Imlay City and Dryden football players during the game. Even though numbers were low, the girls still performed majestically and kept the school spirit persistent on the field. Great job, cheerleaders!

Junior Varsity Volleyball

by Lily Finnigan

On Tuesday, JV Volleyball had a home game against Deckerville. They started out rough but played great in the third game although the first two games ended the score in an overall loss. Olivia Stickler had a total of 5 aces and assists. Sophia Peter got 2 kills.

At North Huron on Thursday, they played much better and won the game. Lily Finnigan served a total of 6 aces. Both Sophia Peter and Keira Miller had 2 digs each. Sophia also had 3 kills. Olivia Stickler had 12 assists and Ava DeVlaminck got 6 kills.

Junior High Cross Country

by Audrey Napolitano

Dryden’s Junior High Cross Country team competed in Shepherd’s invite this weekend, reflecting very impressive times for their two-mile races. We had two amazing competitors this weekend, who performed with amazing capability.

Calia Fitchett competed in the girl's junior high race on behalf of Dryden and accomplished the majestic time of 17:36 minutes. Levi Fitchett competed in the boy's junior high race and achieved a magnificent time of 13:56 minutes.

Great job at the race this weekend, Junior High Cross Country!

Who's Hungry?

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Arby's/Project Graduation Fundraiser

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This Thursday, October 7, is Project Graduation's Arby's all-day fundraiser in Lapeer.

When you order, let the cashier know that you are from Dryden Schools and we will receive 15% of the sales that day!

Thanks from the Class of 2022 Project Graduation Team!


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Senior Seminar Speaker

Ms. Lexi Welch, University of Michigan Flint

by Becca Weiss

I really enjoyed Lexi’s presentation about U of M Flint. She passed out a few forms we could fill out and that had very useful information about the college. I liked how passionate she was about the school and all it had to offer.

She answered all of the questions that we had asked, some of them being how COVID affected this college. I feel like that's a good question to ask because it can really make or break a lot of decisions because everyone is so different they may or may not like the changes. She did mention how masks and the vaccine are required to be on campus, but it's still available to online students.

Another thing everyone wondered about was the safety on campus because a lot of people don't like the Flint area. She told us that there are safety people around campus and safety transportation for anyone who needs it and that she feels safe when she's there.

I also remember her talking about the new building they spent a lot of money on recently and they have a very nice campus with a lot of good sports. The sports there are good and the students love to come support things like football or volleyball games. Also, U of M Flint is known for having great nursing and business programs.

Overall, I enjoyed her presentation and all the information she told us. I learned a lot of new things I did not know before about U of M Flint.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 4

CANCELLED JH Girls Volleyball @ CPS

Project Graduation 2022 Meeting - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Library

Tuesday, October 5

Varsity Cross Country @ Birch Run Fall Invitational - HS Girls @ 4:00 pm, HS Boys @ 4:30 pm,

JH Cross Country @ Birch Run

JV/Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Peck JV @ 6:00 pm, Varsity @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 6


Staff Meeting - High School - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

7/8 Grade Football @ Yale - Bus departs @ 3:15 pm, game at 4:30 pm

CANCELLED Concessions - JH Volleyball

CANCELLED JH Girls Volleyball vs Kingston

Thursday, October 7

NHS meeting - 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM - Room 331

JV Football vs Yale - @ 6:00 pm vs Yale

JV/Varsity Girls Volleyball @ AF - Bus departs @ 4:00 pm, JV @ 6:00 pm, Varsity @ 7:30 pm

Boys Basketball Open Gym - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - High School Gym

Friday, October 8

Speaker Senior Seminar SVSU - 7:25 AM to 8:30 AM - Room 223 (Czerwinski)

Varsity Football @ Yale - Bus departs @ 5:00 pm, varsity @ Yale, game at 7:00 pm

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Random Student Spotlight

Levi Fitchett

Levi is a 6th grader taking 7th grade classes at Dryden High School. He has been a Dryden Cardinal since 1st grade and loves how Dryden offers advanced classes. A member of the Cross Country team, Levi also likes to read, play outside with his friends, go mountain biking, and play the piano. In high school, Levi is looking forward to getting his driver's license. After high school, Levi's plans are to get a part time job, go to college, and become either a Chemist, Biochemist, or Bioengineer. Good luck, Levi!

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.

Who do witches stop for on the highway?

Last week's riddle:

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

Answer: A penny!

Winner: Nathan Baughman

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The Team

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Nick Abromaitis - Reporter

Raghan DeLong - Reporter

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Audrey Napolitano - Reporter

Ariela Perales - Reporter

Joke of the Week

by Audrey Napolitano

Why do seagulls fly over the ocean?

Because if they flew over the bay they would be called ‘bagels’.


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