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Inside this Issue:

Feature: Brighton Robotics pg. 2


Sports: Indoor Track pg. 3
Info: Social Media pg. 4, 5
Opinion: Part time jobs P/CP pg. 6, 7
Entertainment: Avalon Cafe pg. 8

March 2017 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton MI Volume 45 Issue 6


Brighton takes it all at State Championship tournament The
Ryan Lindquist Wikman and Spencer Gehres both
Staff Reporter netted one to put the bulldogs up
2-0 2:23 minutes into the first pe-
Lowdown
The weekend of March 10 and 11 riod. This was a huge momentum
was a big one for the Brighton High boost for the players. Early in the
second, Adam Conquest found a
April 6:
School boys hockey team. The team
had an incredible regular season, chance and buried it to put the bull- Choir Concert
going 22-6-1 over the span of 29 dogs up 3-0.
games. Aside from that, the third Detroit Catholic Centrals Brendan
ranked bulldogs couldnt have had a West finished two goals to bring
DCC back into it at 3-2 and a whole
April 11:
harder path to the State title, being
forced to knock off the other three period to play. With 11:44 left in Junior SAT
the third, Spencer Gehres showed
teams in the top four: No. 1 Orchard
Lake St. Marys, No. 4 Northville, and a thing of beauty tipping the puck Testing
finally No. 2 Detroit Catholic Central. out of the air to get his second goal,
Brighton played their first game and bringing the bulldogs to 4-2.
in the tournament against Jackson, Senior Logan Neaton was able to April 14:
Brighton Hockey after the win. Photo by: Ben Szilagy - State Champs ! Sports make an astounding 31 saves and
and their second against Howell.
Both games the bulldogs domi- the student section, supporting my up losing 3-0. This loss was used
hold the Shamrocks to only 2 goals. No School
nated and the win was heavily in To finish it off, Jake Crespi slid it into
main man Jake Demski was a bless- as motivation and drive for every-
their favor. On Saturday March 5th, an empty net to finish DCC. Then it
ing, junior Sarah Mossett said. one of the players on the team. On
the Bulldogs faced their toughest The next game was at Munn Ice Saturday, March 11, Brighton won
was absolute mayhem. As the final April 24-28:
buzzer went off, the players tossed
challenge of the year, Orchard Lake
St. Marys in the regional final. St.
Arena against Lowell; Brighton
dominated and won 7-0. After that
5-2 against Detroit Catholic Central,
winning the State championship ti-
their equipment in celebration, and Earth Week
Marys had gone 14-1 in their last the fans went crazy, nearly bringing
were the semifinals, and Brighton tle and getting their revenge.
15 games and were quite the force down the glass.
topped the Northville Mustangs 5-0. Weve had so much support from
to be reckoned with. Brighton end- Throughout all of this, the players our school, our community, and
It was incredible to see your best April 28-30:
friends come out on top after see-
ed up winning in dramatic fashion
in overtime as freshman Will Jentz
were focused on one goal, beating
Detroit Catholic Central in the State
everyone that put on the Brighton
jersey before us, so this one goes
ing them work so hard for so long, DECA
couldnt be more proud, senior Sky-
finished the final goal, making the finals. Brighton had previously out to them, senior captain Logan
lar Carleton said.
Internationals
score 2-1. made it to the State finals last year Neaton said.
I was honored to be a part of against the same team, but ended Among those who scored, Keith

BHS goes on to DECA Internationals

Jessica McIntosh and Lucas Hardy Photo submitted by Michelle Holowicki

Monique Sizeland and fellow DECA member pose at States Competition. Photo by Tanya Clark

Honeymoon in Vegas a hit Madelyn Brent people who are looking to continue Declan, and Carter had an amazing
Brighton Minute Editor their career in the business world. time during the weekend of states
Carolann Plank Ive met people from Lake Michigan in Detroit. We did a lot of exploring
Staff Reporter From Friday, March 10th to Satur- all the way to Lake Erie. DECA rocks, and made a lot of new friends. This
day, March 12th, thirty-nine Brigh- junior Rudy Ramirez said. weekend really showed us what we
The community members of Brighton lined up to see Everyone at States were all excit- are capable of doing with DECA and
ton High School marketing students
Brighton High Schools performance of the Broadway hit competed at DECA States in Down- ed to be there and there was a lot we really gave it our all, senior Cam-
Honeymoon in Vegas. The Brighton Musical family were one town Detroit at the Cobo Center. of energy. den Newton said.
Everyone is happy to be there and Thirteen students from Brighton
of the first to bring Honeymoon in Vegas to a high school DECAs State Career Development
Conference takes the competition to get better at critical thinking and were chosen to go to nationals. This
stage, coming off Broadway. Unfortunately, due to the pow- speaking to people outside their year, the students from Brighton
to a whole new level with more
er loss, opening night had to be canceled and tickets reis- events, competitors, and a lot more comfort zones, junior Drew Lieber- who will compete at DECA Nation-
sued for the following six performances. The busy cast and fun, Senior Marisa DeAngelis said. man said. als are Sarah Whitton, Griffin Konkel,
crew spent several months staying late and working hard to The DECA program prepares stu- To compete at DECA states, the Declan Flynn, Carter Fribley, Skylar
students participated in a variety of Carleton, Emily Brown, Jack Aign-
make this a great show. dents for careers in marketing, fi-
role plays and tests about marketing
nance, hospitality and management er, Connor Cain, Marisa DeAngelis,
The time commitment is probably the most challenging and sales. Evan Nelson, Ben Bauriedl, Austin
in high schools and colleges around
part. Its a lot of fun but you have to dedicate yourself to the the world. At SCDC you attend the opening Dewey, and Trent Salmon.
late night practices, junior Madi Wohlfeil said. Doing Role plays in DECA teaches session on Friday where members SCDC competition was fierce,
are excited for competition the next teacher Tanya Clark said.
The dedication of these talented students was never in you how to handle a situation deal-
ing with Marketing. It is definitely day. On Saturday, your day is filled Now, the students who made it
question. Nearly every day after school the cast and crew with competition and free time un- to States will advance on to DECA
something you would want to look
spent hours perfecting each detail. Shows ran from March into if you are planning on going til the night session that has enter- Nationals which are held April 26th
11th to March 19th. Saturday, March 18ths show held a into business, junior Jeremy McMul- tainment. On Sunday, we found out through the 29th at the Internation-
special tribute to retiring BCPA director Eric Guerin. len said. who will represent the state of Mich- al Career Development Conference
igan at the International Career De- in Anaheim, California.
Although this musical tested the patience of everyone in- All the students who participated
velopment Conference in Anaheim,
in States agree that it was a very States were awesome and I made
volved, no one can deny that it truly was an incredible per- California, senior Monique Sizeland a lot of new friends who I am excited
beneficial and eye opening expe-
formance. Despite the many obstacles thrown their way, rience. It is a great way to get pre- said. to see in Anaheim, California, senior
the musical family never gave up and had night after night pared for the future whether its a Overall, everyone had a great time Sarah Whitton said.
at states.
of successful performances. job in marketing, sales, or business.
DECA is a great experience for all Me and my great friends Bobby,