Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

The Melin family visited with a family during their travels to Flores De Villa, Peru, last summer. Their trip included aiding their church in building homes for struggling Peruvians. (courtesy of Peyton Melin)

Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

April 15, 2014

With the help of the BSM World Language Department, freshman Peyton Melin spent the week of April 1 raising awareness to the community of BSM about a small city in Peru, Flores de Villa, located about 30 minutes from the capital, Lima. “Lima is a modern city with a casino,... Continue Reading

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

April 15, 2014

Junior captain Maddie Houlihan has come along way since first stepping up to the tee-ball plate as a young six year old. With her college future already mapped out and two years remaining as a Red Knight still to play, the University... Continue Reading

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

Since his first performance in the BSM eighth grade production of "Annie," Faber has dedicated his life to singing, dancing, and acting, which ultimately landed him at Tisch School of Arts. (Dasia Davenport)

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

April 14, 2014

After refreshing his web page for hours, senior Danny Faber spotted a green box in the corner of his screen, informing him of his acceptance into the musical theater program at Tisch School of the Arts. “For a moment I didn’t know what had happened and my whole body started shaking, it was emotionally... Continue Reading

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

The album takes influence from the sounds of the 60's and 70's, while still remain modern and fresh. (Aloe Blacc press image)

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

April 9, 2014

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in the music business with “Lift Your Spirit,” a soulful and creative album with a classy feel. His vintage sound made it more difficult for him to produce hits, but his... Continue Reading

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
BaseballWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.Totino-GraceHome
Boys GolfWed, Apr 16 12 p.m.Prior Lake InviteThe Wilds Golf Course
Girls GolfWed, Apr 16 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys TennisWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.OronoOrono High School
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAway
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Robbinsdale ArmstrongArmstrong High School
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 5 p.m.EaganAway
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
Boys TennisTue, Apr 08 Columbia Heights7-0W
Boys TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents46
Tue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Girls TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Boys TennisMon, Apr 07 Blake 3-4L
Girls BasketballSat, Mar 08 Holy Family Catholic61-66L
Girls BasketballTue, Mar 04 Mound-Westonka85-60W
Boys BasketballSat, Mar 01 Waconia60-69L
Girls BasketballFri, Feb 28 Columbia Heights84-46W
Boys HockeyWed, Feb 26 Eden Prairie2-3 2OTL
Boys BasketballTue, Feb 25 Mound-Westonka50-47W
Girls BasketballTue, Feb 25 St. Louis Park71-47W
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Four New Speech Captains Announced

As the 2009 speech season came to a close, the team shifted focus to next year, electing four team captains at the speech banquet held on April 29. Juniors Ian Hamilton, Molly Adams, Natalie Duthoy, and Catie Schirmers were chosen by head coach Mrs. Maura Brew, other coaches, and this year’s captains to lead the team next season.

During this year’s season, each captain exhibited different strengths. Both Hamilton and Duthoy participated in the Drama category of speech. Adams also participated in Drama as well as Duo, which she went to state for. Schirmers, a novice this year, was a member of the extemporaneous reading category.

The coaches looked for those students who showed energy, commitment, and leadership. “We had to apply and then the captains and coaches determined who would work best with one another so that the team could progress forward,” said Hamilton.

These new captains are already enthusiastic about next year’s season and are looking forward to the perks of being the leaders. “I can’t wait to lead warm-ups right before each tournament because it will be fun to be in the center of the big circle and pump everyone up,” said Adams.

All four captains have goals in mind for next season, but they are not just focused on winning. Next year the team hopes to keep improving and to work on team unity. “Team bonding over the course of Speech is what really brings the team together,” said Schirmers.

Along with leading warm-ups and bringing the team together, the captains are excited to represent BSM at the tournaments. If the team wins an award, based on the accumulation of team points, the captains are the ones who get to go on stage and accept the award, said Schirmers.

With an already enthusiastic team, Mrs. Brew is confident that the group will come together early and be even better than last year. “Next year is going to be outstanding. We are already going to preview the season with a barbecue in the fall and hopefully recruit people for the next season,” said Mrs. Brew.

Although there are four team captains, there are also 13 category captains elected at the beginning of the season. “They are most important during the first few weeks to get freshmen and novices into the speech mode and to prepare them for the tournaments so that they aren’t thrown in blind,” said Adams.

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