Pic Story Archives Men's Varsity Tennis - Hannah Gripp, Reporter Doubles partners Zack Ciravino and junior Lucas Mitsch waiting to return Carlson’s serve. Mitsch stands in ready position to feed the serve back and win the point.Mitsch and Ciravino do a celebratory “dab” after winning the point against DRL league ranked opponents. The two demonstrate great teamwork. Mitsch hits his overhand serve, hoping to get an ace against his opponent. While Ciravino is guarding the net in case of a returnEmilio Plasencia, Wyandotte’s two singles is racing to return Carlson’s serve. Plasencia stays behind the backcourt line to ensure he gets to the ball on time.Plasencia hits a powerful backhand back to his opponent, trying to stop his opponent from winning the point.Plasencia has a winning look on his face as he puts his all into a strong forehand, cornering his opponent in the process.Plasencia grabs the ball to give back to his opponent. Maintaining good sportsmanship is essential for the team. Ryan Kuzma, Wyandotte’s number one singles is one of the highest ranked players on the team. He is ready to slice the ball back to his also highly ranked opponent. Plasencia is dribbling the ball to get focused for his serve. He’s aiming for an ace with his serve. Elliot Bernaiche, 3 singles for Wyandotte, is getting ready to hit the ball back to Carlson. Bernaiche is hitting his forehand, which for many players is their strongest shot.Bernaiche is finishing his forehand swing using his whole body to gain power in the shot. Bernaiche is determined to beat his opponent. Spirit Week 2018 Varsity Football - Lillian Settles, News Editor Bears varsity football took on Southgate at home for friday night’s homecoming, beating the Titans 30-0.Senior, Bryce Gibbons goes head to head with a Titan as Sophomore Jalin Pitchford goes for a pass.The team huddles between plays to listen to Sophomore Jalin Pitchford explain their next play.Sophomore Jalin Pitchford looking out at his receiver.Senior, Bryce Gibbons goes head to head with a Titan as Sophomore Jalin Pitchford goes for a pass.Sophomore, Richard Clark runs through the endzone after making a touchdown. Senior, Joey Deichelbohrer runs off the field after senior, Anna Tertel completes a field goal.Carlos Vargas and the Student section gets loud as the last few minutes of the game approaches. Art program carves pumpkins - Isaac Bolton, Reporter The art classes have been working exceptionally hard to carve pumpkins for a halloween cemetery walkthrough. Overall, the students had fun and enjoyed getting their hands covered in pumpkin, Happy Halloween RHS. The pumpkins are supposed to look like original designs and will be used as cool decorations. The Classes carefully Scooped the pumpkins clean, and then safely carved them under the watchful eye of Mrs.Styles. There were over 70 pumpkins being carved and sculpted to perfection during class time. Chromatography in Chemistry - Natalie Reid, Reporter Juniors Connor Thomson, Ian Matejko, and Brenden Walter analyze their results to come up with a conclusion.After waiting for 15 minutes, junior McKenna Wiejacha pulls the paper out of the solvent.To help the paper dry faster, McKenna Wiejacha and Lillian Settles shake it.Junior Sydney Lazarek places the paper into the solvent and watches for results.Juniors Lillian Settles, Sydney Lazarek, and McKenna Wiejacha add drops of an unknown sample to prepare for their chromatography lab.Juniors Elliot Bernache and Connor Thomson look at the paper to gather their results. Honors Pre-Calculus "Lil Slips" - Kate Simpson, Business Editor Steve Durant explains a “Lil Slips” activity to Honors Pre-calc. The class will continue to complete answers on a slip to move on to the next round.Juniors Frances Hickey and Sydney Tarnowski use the Desmos app on their phones to answer the problems.Junior Emily Brandenburg works out the problems in her sketchbook. Juniors Lucas Mitch and Oscar Venezuela ask independent study senior Dylan Sparks for assistance with the activity.Juniors Julia Edmonds and Sydney Lietz work together to finish the last round as they are in first place. Junior Pablo Bustos moves his group on to the next round while junior Hannah Shaffer checks her answers with Durant. Band Sweetheart football game - Megan Harper, Reporter Wyandotte Marching Chiefs Head Drum Major Emma Rankine conducts the band in their pre-show performance.Head Drum Major Emma Rankine conducts the band for their halftime show.Senior Drum Major Max Skolnik conducts the band’s halftime show shortly after being crowned King Cutie.Drum Majors Emma Rankine and Max Skolnik wait alongside the band for the Bears to enter the field.Gabrielle Sheldrake is crowned Band Sweetheart by last year’s Band Sweetheart, Julianna Palmer.Gabrielle Sheldrake is announced as this year’s Band Sweetheart. Max Skolnik is crowned Kind Cutie by last year’s Band Sweetheart, Julianna Palmer.Senior Drum Major Max Skolnik is announced as this year’s King Cutie. Band Sweetheart court members Emma Rankine and Lazarus Kmet cross the field. The Bears faced off against Gibraltar Carlson at home on Friday, losing 14-7. Varsity Football beats Melvindale - Nick Campbell, Sports Editor The Bears line up honoring the flag for the national anthem before their final game of the regular season vs Melvindale.Senior Kicker Joshua Castillo punts to Melvindale after a turnover, the Cardinals started the game with a 14-0 lead.Senior Wide Reciever Chance Persondek receives the punt looking to gain good field position to score.Persondek making his way around the Melvindale defenders for a big gain.Sophomore Quarterback Jalin Pitchford lines up ready for the snap, and hoping to bring his team back into the game.Pitchford hands the ball off to Senior Running Back Donte Epps as he finds a hole and picks up a big gain for the Bears.Junior Wide Reciever Keshawn Stanley runs out on the field hoping to make a play. The Bears came back to win this game 28-14, and finish with a strong record of 6-3. RoVaSi Chorale - Julia Tully, Reporter Rovasi A lunch members Dexter Kmet, Aaron Davis, Gaby Giamalva, Serenity Lairy, Victoria Shalda, Danielle McDonald, and Grace Harper review vocals for their opening piece.McDonald and Lairy have fun going over the choreography learned earlier this month.Harper plays her vocal line on the piano and helps teach other members their part.Cartwright helps the other members and plays their part when needed. Rovasi B lunch members Nicklas Slone, Harper, Lexie Bates, Lairy, Hannah Daw, LeNena Hernandez, McDonald, and Mackenzie Cartwright gather around the piano to go over the same piece of music.Hernandez and McDonald sing their part together to make sure they both know it.Rovasi C lunch members Aiyanna Fivecoat and Luke Schleuning go over the partnered choreography.Mrs. Kane, choir advisor, prepares Rovasi for what they will be going over after school when all of them get to rehearse together. Marching Chiefs perform at middle school - Sa'Mya Overall, Feature Editor Senior Gabrielle Sheldrake, senior Ricardo Longoria, and junior Matthew DiMaggio relax before the big performance.Sophomore Luke Schleuning focuses on a drum major while performing a section of the music.Freshman Peter Ramirez stands at attention, waiting instruction.Between performances, senior Hannah Daw and junior Henry Secen chat.Band director Mark D'Angelo and parent volunteer Lisa Deel gets food set up for the Marching Chiefs. After the performances, senior Aidan Pullou, senior Natalie Reamer, and sophomore Trent Rodgers. Percussion Ensemble - Alex Gervasi, Reporter (Left - Right) Senior Carter Coyne, junior Troy Gibson, and sophomore Caleb Ave-Lallemant use a bucket to practice their part.After sophomores Jadyn Schroder and Haley Deel decieve their buckets, Ainscough and Secen practice their part.Ainscough delivers a bucket to junior Henry Secen.Later, Gibson practices his part on his own.Sophomore Dalton Ainscough bring buckets into Percussion Ensemble for his group, they will be using them to play Recycled at the Fall Festival in November Hope for Hearts Game - Wendy Guzmán, Executive Editor DECA President Emma Sliwka sells raffle tickets to hockey fans before the game.Junior Mateo Juarez was assigned the Hope for Hearts charity game as his DECA project alongside Junior Elliot Bernaiche. He sold jersey sponsorships at the game with junior Natalie Reid. Senior forward Alex Benkarski shoots a puck at junior goalie Garrett Skrzynski during warmups.Senior captain Andrew Burke and the Allen Park opponent pose for a picture as Aiden drops the puck. Senior captain Andrew Burke ties up his AP opponent.Senior captain Jacob Ford pushes AP player into the glass.Senior forward Alex Benkarski controls the puck up the rink.Senior goalie Jonmichael Slaughter watches the AP player approaching the net. The players celebrate after senior forward Alex Benkarski scores for the Bears.Sophomore Raymond Isham controls the puck.Senior Jacob Ford skates past an AP player.Sporting their Hope for Heart shirts, fans chuck their pucks at the cone at the center of the rink.Sophomore Jason Johnson skates to the other side of the rink.Senior Jonathan Wester rushes past an AP player. Junior Elliot Bernaiche and senior Patrick Cahalan stand for the National Anthem. Competitive Cheerleading - Lillian Settles, News Editor Competitive cheer attended their first competition a Novi high school on Saturday December 1st. They faced many injuries getting ready for the competition, including a sprained ankle during warmups.Junior, Autom Amos and freshmen, Renee Long smile and cheer as they hold their final position in the pyramid. Freshmen, Renee Long holds her head high after stepping into position for her next move.The team runs through the gauntlet of injured players as they approach the mat for round three.The girls strike their final pose, and chant their last words as they throw a number one into the air.The girls shout to the sky as they throw their fists in the air during round one. Round one was the competition that the girls felt they were most prepared for.The front row drops to the mat to add visuals to the routine during round one. Round one consists of jumps and visuals, and is more focused on technique. Wyandotte Tree Lighting - Megan Harper, Reporter Wyandotte mayor Joseph Peterson wishes the crowd a happy holiday season.Kane addresses the crowd. Many items, including this bear sculpture, were adorned in Christmas decorations.The tree was activated by a giant switch that turned on the lights.This giant tree was the main feature of the event, where community members gathered to kick off the season.Members of Roosevelt’s A Capella Choir and Wyandotte Academy Youth Ensemble sang at Wyandotte’s Tree Lighting on November 16.Members of Roosevelt’s A Capella Choir and Wyandotte Academy Youth Ensemble sang at Wyandotte’s Tree Lighting on November 16.Much of Downtown Wyandotte has been adorned with tons of colorful lights to celebrate the season.The combined choirs sang a number of classic Christmas tunes, with featured soloists including sophomores Luke Schleuning and Julia Tully.