02/07/18 — Busy time at Wayne Country Day

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Busy time at Wayne Country Day

By Charlie Dees and Katherine Eltz
Published in News on February 7, 2018 5:50 AM

Times at Wayne Country Day School are as bustling as ever.

The transitional period from January to February marked Spirit Week 2018 last week, complete with customized T-shirts, themed costume days and class competitions, in which the junior class will ultimately take the trophy (although I may be a little biased). Monday greeted us with Scholar vs. Baller Day; students and faculty either dressed up as mathletes or athletes. Time-Travel Tuesday was truly a thrill, with Roman centurions encountering high schoolers from the '80s in the hallways. "W" Day, Wednesday's new theme, will no doubt lead to some creative getups. The classic Character Day was Thursday, with Farm Friday not far behind.

The final day of Spirit Week culminated in the home basketball games against our athletic rivals from Greenfield.

Also on Friday was the art department's showcase, known as the "Art Walk," hosted by high school art teacher Karen Barfield. The halls of the school were lined with students' masterpieces, which were on display for all. Down the hall in the gym, the Key Club sponsored a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and several raffles. These two events, combined with the much-anticipated basketball games, caused our school to be more crowded than usual. During the varsity boys basketball game, police officers had to lock the doors because the gym was at capacity. No one was allowed in unless someone left, and it seemed as if all of Goldsboro was there to join in on the fun.

While on the topic of Key Club, elections have been held, and we would like to congratulate the upcoming officers. The positions of secretary, treasurer, historian and editor will be taken by Catherine Freemon, Connor Bauer, Anna Kierski and Graysen Jeffreys, respectively. The two people leading the club into the new school year as president and vice president will be Langley Barnes and Katherine Eltz. We all look forward to seeing what great actions they take toward improving the community.

Dr. Peter Carmichael recently paid a visit to our school to lead a discussion on slavery and the Civil War. Carmichael, an expert on southern history, answered any questions students or faculty had on the subject. This happened as part of a tremendous, monthlong focus on emancipation and its effects, which our school's U.S. history teacher, Joseph Cook, put together. There will be after-school movie viewings (including "Glory," a moving depiction of the first African-American military unit) in the coming weeks that anyone is free to attend.

We are also incredibly proud of our very own student Beverly Tabe for winning the Gold Key Award. This particular award is the highest possible accolade -- bestowed by the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The award was created to showcase the talents of students across the United States. A truly wondrous achievement.

Her work will be displayed at the Case Art Gallery on the Barton College campus for a limited time. Be sure to check it out!

It's hard to believe spring sports are starting soon. Also, the March 1 deadline for ordering a yearbook is fast approaching ... don't end up without one.

Stay tuned for our next report of WCDS happenings.