By Lauren Duell
After countless hours of studying and of worrying about getting their dream score, Seton has finally come up with a solution to help students prepare for the ACT. The Seton administration decided to incorporate ACT practice tests and study sessions to students’ schedules to help students achieve a high score. Based on their scores from these tests, students will be put into a groups, receive tips on how to prepare, and will have a chance to practice the test. Throughout this change many students have had their opinions on it. Eleanor Gardner, a sophomore at Seton high school says, “I do not like doing the ACT prep sessions, but I think they will be helpful to improve our scores in the future. I think they will give you a good idea to what kind of questions will be on the ACT and how to study for it.” Mrs. Hollenbach, a Seton staff member says, “We are hoping that a test prep program takes some pressure away because the test will become more familiar to students and students will become more aware of their own performance and the college requirements needed for the career they want to pursue.” Many students have different views on these sessions but overall these sessions are great for the underclassmen and students will be thankful for it when applying for college.
GREEN WEEK: Thursday and Friday
By Emma Bruggeman
What was YOUR favorite part of Green Week 2016?
The day off of school on Monday? The themes? The lip sync concert? GGD?
As we all know, our theme for this school year is “Seton Strong”, where you can find your own superpower and be your own superhero. On Thursday during Green Week, everyone was given the opportunity to dress up as one of their favorite superheroes. From basic t-shirts to full costumes, students and staff alike got into the spirit of the week by wearing the attire of famous superheroes for the day (of course, every other day we are Seton Superheroes!). Although many characters were represented, it came down to a battle between Batman and Superman as to who was most represented. It was evident walking through the halls, that the duty of the superhero participants was to stamp out evil and “save the day.” By being a Seton Saint, we know that a Wonder(ful) Woman with our own superpowers dwells in each one of us.
Friday morning began very early for the Seniors with the Senior Tailgate in the garage. Dressed in our school colors, this annual rite of passage was enjoyed by all. The leaders of the school laughed, played games, and belted out their favorite songs. Although Seton is always a positive place, the amount of energy in the school that day was so high that it made me extra proud to be a Saint! I only saw one color that day and it was: GREEN!!!!! So what will Green Week 2017 bring? …
Seton Named Most Spirited School
By Jessica Ginn
In August, Seton was awarded the 2015-2016 Penn Station School Spirit Award! Last year, seniors Allie and Maddie Hiatt were named the Penn Station Athletes of the month. When Penn Station came to Seton to award Allie and Maddie, we showed them our awesome school spirit. Because of our awesome school spirit, Seton was awarded $1,500 towards the athletic program.
In August, Seton administration and students went to FOX 19 to accept the award and got the opportunity to be on live television. While accepting the award Mrs. Ciarla said proudly, “We have the most spirited girls in the nation.” Rachel Schiller also added, “We have extreme spirit and love our school.” At Seton, our spirit is what makes us different from the other high schools. There is never a moment when the girls are not cheering for the school they love.
This year, Seton is back in the running to win for the most spirited school. The award amount this year is not $1,500 but…. $10,000! So let’s show Penn Station for the second year in a row that we are the most spirited high school around.