Monthly Archives: March 2013

NPS district announces Fiscal Year 2014 budget

NPS district announces Fiscal Year 2014 budget

  Mia Silverio Veritas Features Editor   (March 21, 2013)  The fiscal year 2014 Nantucket Public School budget was delineated on February 5 in the Cyrus Peirce Middle School cafeteria, where the Nantucket School Committee directed a public presentation on…

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NHS Class of 2012 dropout rate at 5 percent

Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (March 21, 2013)  Nantucket High School Principal John Buckey addressed dropout rates at a School Committee meeting last month. Ten students dropped out of the Class of 2012––around 10.3 percent of the original class of…

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Peace and gun rallies set tone of debate on Nantucket

Caillean Daily Veritas News Editor   (March 21, 2013)  Two local groups gathered along Milestone Road and at the Children’s Beach bandstand to exercise their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. Mike Lindley, a local Afghanistan…

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Footloose takes center stage as NHS musical

Footloose takes center stage as NHS musical

  Sadie Pollock Veritas Contributing Writer   (March 21, 2013)  Every spring Nantucket High School puts on a musical. This year, a little over 50 students will be performing Footloose. Auditions for the show were held back in December, with…

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Science Department pleased with annual Science Fair

Science Department pleased with annual Science Fair

  Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (March 21, 2013)  Junior James Roggeveen triumphed in Nantucket High School’s annual Science Fair for the second consecutive year earlier this month. Roggeveen, who also won the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science fairs,…

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NHS alumnus Eric Roberts aids in winning of “Grand Chef” title

Jojo Zieff Veritas Associate Editor   (March 21, 2013)  The title of “Grand Chef” is so prestigious that only a very few chefs have the chance to obtain it. Eric Roberts, a 2007 Nantucket High School graduate, is part of…

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Words may do great harm, so tread lightly

Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (March 21, 2013)  Like so many of us, I have stood by while friends and acquaintances have said things like “that’s so gay” and “don’t be a faggot,” or many variations thereupon. While I doubt…

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Misunderstanding over hazing prompts investigation of varsity hockey team

Amanda Sandoval Veritas Assistant Editor   (March 21, 2013)  An alleged hazing incident at Nantucket High School regarding the Whalers Varsity hockey team prompted an investigation earlier this year. According to senior assistant captain of the hockey team, Keegan Bartlett,…

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Hockey team looks to rebuild after disappointing season

Hockey team looks to rebuild after disappointing season

  Ben Zieff Veritas Contributing Writer   (March 21, 2013)  The Whalers ended their dismal season with a record of 2-9-3 losing their final home game against a very strong Sandwich team. However, despite only recording two wins in the…

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Nantucket students enjoy tennis and squash at area venues

Jojo Zieff Veritas Associate Editor   (March 21, 2013)  Nantucket High School student-athletes have the opportunity to show their athletic prowess in sports such as soccer, football, baseball, swimming, and many other school-sponsored programs, in front of a large audience…

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