Middle School Appreciation Night II
Big Crowd for Bucksport Game
Middle School Appreciation Night games between the GSA basketball teams and Bucksport drew large crowds to the gym on Jan. 30. The JV team took an early lead and finished with the win, 40-19. The varsity team scored the first points of the night, and while their game was closer and more competitive, they stayed focused and strong on the court and won the very exciting game 42-26.
Members of the Junior Eagles and Junior Bobcats, two youth development teams, came to the game for a meet-and-greet and autograph session with both GSA varsity basketball teams. They also lined up to welcome the varsity girls into the gym for their game.
It was Senior Night, too, and four seniors had the chance to thank their parents for their support before team introductions. We thank you, too, parents!
Middle School Appreciation Night gave more than thirty seventh- and eighth-graders from area sending towns free admission to the game, a free slice of pizza and drink, giveaways, and a chance to see our teams in action.
At halftime of the varsity game, four names were drawn for a game of Knockout. Each competitor got a GSA Together T-shirt, and the winner, Theron Lehto of the Blue Hill Consolidated School, won a black, long-sleeved shirt from GSA's collection of spirit wear. (Visit GSA Spirit Wear to find out what's available. We now have items in an online store that are not available on campus. Check them out!)
Everyone was entertained by the GSA Band, directed by Steve Orlofsky. The band kept the crowds pumped up, and as at the first Middle School Appreciation Night game, there was plenty of cowbell, just like Athletic Director Larry Gray likes it. Gray also impressed us all with his arena-level announcing skills. Iiiiintroduciiiiiing ...
Middle School Appreciation Night, organized by Michael S. Foster and Christie A. Snow of GSA Admissions, was a chance for area seventh- and eighth-graders to get a glimpse of what it's like to be an Eagle.