Archive for October, 2011

Meet Your New Principal!

October 27, 2011
Mr. Vance Benton, Principal of Patterson High School (Photo: Patterson H.S.)

As most readers are aware, Patterson High School has a new principal this year, Mr. Vance Benton. Many Patterson students may not know a lot about him. For this reason, the Patterson Press had a conversation with Mr. Benton to learn more about him and his plans for our school.

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Students Have a Ball at Homecoming Dance

October 24, 2011
(Photo: Patterson H.S. Yearbook staff)

Patterson High School had its first homecoming dance in years on Saturday, October 15th. This event has been the talk of the school. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors were all in attendance. The dress code was formal and students showed off their best dresses and suits as they danced to the beats of songs like “Donk” (Soulja Boy) and “L & L” (Beyonce’).

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Patterson defeats Mervo 6-0 in Homecoming showdown

October 24, 2011
Touchdown Patterson!

The Patterson Clippers varsity football team beat the Mergenthaler Vo-Tech Mustangs 6-0 at Patterson’s Homecoming game, on Friday, October 14th. After hours of bold drives and solid defense by both teams, the Clippers broke the deadlock with a 4th quarter touchdown by quarterback Craig Oliver (#1), who finished the day with 22 yards rushing and 61 yards passing.

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Homecoming Queen and King crowned

October 24, 2011
Homecoming King and Queen Dayquan Milburn and Mayumy Rivera (Photo: Patterson H.S. Yearbook staff)

Patterson crowned its 2011 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime at the Homecoming game on Friday, November 14. As their names were announced over the loud-speaker, the candidates for king and queen, in pairs, walked across the track surrounding the football field like it was a Parisian runway. The winners had been elected by the student body earlier that week, organized by the Student Government Association, but their identities were a secret known only by the vote-counters and the announcer.

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Door decorating contest puts Patterson pride on display

October 24, 2011
The winner! (Photo: Patterson Press)

Patterson High School showed off its pride by holding its annual door decorating contest on Thursday, October 13. The contest took place during the START period that occurs every Thursday between first and second period. When an announcement over the PA system declared that it was time, every classroom went to work decorating their door. The process continued for thirty minutes. When the time was up, every door had already changed its appearance.

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Earn service learning hours while helping your school!

October 24, 2011

Looking for an easy way to earn service learning hours and help your school? Students who have family members that shop at Giant Food (even occasionally) should see Ms. Laukeman in Room 232 during first period. On a sheet of paper, write the 12 digit Giant card number and the last name on the card, along with your name and your first period class. Once the number is entered you will receive a service learning credit of five hours per month from October to February. For every customer signed up, Giant will donate a percentage of the money from her/his purchases to Patterson to help pay for resources and programs that will benefit students.

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Comedian Ernie G. Live at Patterson

October 12, 2011
Ernie G

Video footage of empowerment comedian Ernie G.’s performance at Patterson High School on Monday, October 10th in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day.

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