This week is G. Ray Bodley High School’s LOTE Week.
For those of you who do not know, LOTE stands for Language Other Than English.
LOTE Week is designed to get the school to come together and celebrate language and other countries. Monday was Heritage Day, where students were encouraged to wear clothing that represents where their families are from.
Tuesday was French Day and students were encouraged to wear blue to compliment the French flag.
Following suit, today is German Day and the colors to wear were black and yellow.
Today is also the international food celebration. Students and teachers brought in various dishes representing the different cultures represented throughout the week. Last year, there were over 100 different dishes!
The international food celebration is always one of the LOTE club’s favorite days of the school year. Tomorrow is Spanish Day, so make sure to wear red to honor that flag!
And finally Friday is International Day where students can represent any country they’d like.
Last Thursday evening was the annual showing of Bodley’s Got Talent. Hosted by the HOPE club and sponsored by various local businesses, the night was a hit.
There were six awards at the end of the night, along with some very happy performers. The judge’s choice award went the GRB’s own Mr. Lacey who sang “She Think’s My Tractor’s Sexy” while his son Colin danced.
The crowd favorite award went to Mike Holbrook who rapped “Look At Me Know” by Chris Brown and the most original award went to Kylie Jacklett who performed an original piece called “Save Yourself” on the piano.
Third place went to Alexis Pawlewicz who sang and Erica Pawlewicz who played the piano to “Someone Like You” by Adele.
Second place went to Neil Burke who sang “Get Off My Back” by Bryan Adams and first place went to Julia Fisch who danced to “Beautiful” by SMASH cast.
All of the performances were great and congratulations to all of the students who had guts enough to get up on stage!
Tonight is the one and only home track and field meet of the season. This means that senior night is this evening. Come out and support the seniors in their last home meet of their high school career.
If baseball is more of your thing, the team is also playing tonight at 4:30 p.m. against JD. Tomorrow evening, the tennis team will be hosting Henninger. The match will begin at 4 p.m.
Friday night at 7 p.m., the boys’ lacrosse team will play Whitesboro under the lights.
Right before them, the softball team also plays. The girls take on Syracuse West at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday morning at 10 a.m. you can catch the girls’ lacrosse team playing JD.
Seniors remember to keep checking the guidance office for scholarships!