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Iona's Graduation from Wolcott High School

Last night was Iona’s graduation from Wolcott High School.  Having not grown up here this was my first inside experience of an American High School graduation (as far as I can remember, we were just told not to let the door hit us on the way out).

Here’s how our local paper The Waterbury Republican-American described it:

Wolcott graduates told to keep pride in its place

BY ANDREW LARSON

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

WOLCOTT — Calling it the best class to graduate from Wolcott High School in years, Iona Brockie warned her fellow graduates not to let themselves become vain.

The salutatorian, who will at­tend Cornell University in the fall, congratulated her class­mates on their triumphs and well-earned class pride, with a caveat on the pitfalls of arro­gance.

She […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:21-05:00June 19th, 2010|Categories: Iona, Personal|Tags: , |Comments Off on Iona's Graduation from Wolcott High School

Wolcott is where the robots are at

This weekend was the 3rd Annual Where Is Wolcott Invitational (or WIWI) as we like to call it.  This is where Team MAX, build the game field from this years FIRST Robotics game in the Wolcott High School gym and runs a day long competition.

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This was our biggest competition ever with 23 teams.  Three of them were particularly cool.  We had one team made up of mentors from any of the competing teams who wanted a shot at driving a robot (I found out quite how difficult it was).  We […]

By |2015-02-22T04:52:31-05:00June 7th, 2010|Categories: Robotics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wolcott is where the robots are at

Thanksgiving in Wolcott

Today was the traditional annual Thanksgiving Wolcott High School Marching Band show.

To add to the fun, they put a football game on either side of it.

Today’s was a big one too with both teams looking to get to state playoffs.  I think the entire population of Wolcott was inside the high school!  It was a great atmosphere, though unfortunately we ended up losing.

This is Iona’s senior year, so we were paraded onto the field before the game and got to watch her and the band do an amazing performance of four Beatles songs including conducting by Iona and a solo by Calum.

We only took an hour of video and 500+ photos, so […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:41-05:00November 26th, 2009|Categories: Calum, Iona|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Thanksgiving in Wolcott

Yale Physics Olympics

Wolcott High School physics team in Yale Physics Olympics

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be elected designated driver for the Wolcott High School physics team (who knew physics was a competitive sport?).  So I headed down with Iona, her physics teacher, and a bunch of other would be physicists to join in the festivities at Yale (in New Haven, CT)

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By |2016-11-03T04:24:42-05:00October 25th, 2009|Categories: Iona|Tags: , |Comments Off on Yale Physics Olympics