Wednesday, February 17, 2021

NHS applications are due to Mrs. Pargeon on Friday, 12:50 p.m. FACTS/TRIVIA Phillis Wheatley was only 12 (1773) when she became the first published female African American author. Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar, wasn’t allowed to attend *Gone With the Wind*’s national premiere in Atlanta, Georgia. MLK improvised the most iconic part of his “I Have a Dream” speech. When King was originally drafting his speech, the “dream” language was considered but ultimately edited out for time. He didn’t think he’d have enough time to fit in those words. When he handed the speech into the press, the words “I have a dream” were not included. *Laker Sports* The Varsity girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker last night to Brethren in overtime by a score of 34-38. Leading the Lakers were Kalissa Swanson with 16 points, Bella Leffew with 10 points, Taylor Merrill with 4 points, and Taylor Sexton with 3 points. The hockey team hosts Big Rapids. Game time is 4:00 p.m. The middle school girls basketball team hosts Marion. Game time is 5:30 p.m. The JV boys basketball team travels to Pentwater. Game time is 6:00 p.m.; the bus leaves at 4:00 p.m. *Today’s Practice:* Elem. BBB: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. V GBB: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Baseball: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. *Lunch:* Laker Bowl & Fruit OR Corn Dog, Veggies w/ Dip, & Fruit

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