Author Archives: Jeffrey A. Lambert

Crusaders top North Brookfield High School in back-and-forth affair, 5-4

The Crusaders of South Lancaster Academy outlasted North Brookfield High School on Tuesday after six lead changes, squeaking out a 5-4 win.

The Crusaders pulled out the win thanks to a strong seventh inning. A fielder’s choice scored Jared Allain and gave Crusaders the lead for good. Read the rest of this entry

Meet SLA’s Newest Faces

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Josh Silver: Freshman

Why did you decide to come to SLA?

” Because a lot of kids in my old school were getting into bad stuff and I didn’t want to be part of it. ”

How different is SLA from your old school?

“It’s religious, it is a lot smaller, and people are nicer. ”

What do you like about SLA?

“The people and most of the teachers. ”

Where are you from?

” Westborough. ”

What school did you go to before?

” Westborough Public. ”

What’s your favorite sport?

” Basketball.”

What’s your favorite color?

” Green. ”

Future Occupation.

” Computer Engineer. ”

What’s your favorite class?

“Algebra. ”

Interesting fact about yourself.

” I like to ski. ”

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Elena Iria: Freshman

Why did you decide to come to SLA?

” Because I have friends that go here, and my mom wanted me to go. ”

How different is SLA from your old school?

” My old school is bigger, and this school is religious. ”

What do you like about SLA?

” It’s just better than my old school in general . ”

Where are you from?

” Lowell. ”

What school did you go to before?

” Milford Middle School in New Hampshire. ”

What’s your favorite sport?

” Volleyball. ”

What’s your favorite color?

” Blue. ”

Future Occupation.

” I have no clue. ”

What’s your favorite class?

” I don’t really have one. ”

Interesting fact about yourself.

” I have a cat named Oreo. ”

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Alicia Silva: Freshman

Why did you decide to come to SLA?

” My parents wanted me to go to a better school. ”

How different is SLA from your old school?

“It’s smaller and more organized, and this one is Christian. ”

What do you like about SLA? 

” The people are kind, and its Christian. ”

Where are you from?

” Worcester.”

What school did you go to before?

” Spirit Of Knowledge. ”

What’s your favorite sport?

” Cheerleading. ”

What’s your favorite color?

” Pink. ”

Future Occupation.

” I don’t know yet. ”

What’s your favorite class?

” Algebra. ”

Interesting fact about yourself.

” I am Brazilian.”

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Andrew DaSilva: Sophomore

Why did you decide to come to SLA?

” My parents wanted me to go to a better school. ”

How different is SLA from your school?

” There’s a chapel. We praise God, this school is private, and the school work isn’t very hard, its good enough. ”

What do you like about SLA?

” One thing I like is my classes, how they are shorter. ”

Where are you from?

” Worcester. ”

What school did you go to before?

” Don Bosco. ”

What’s your favorite sport?

” Basketball. ”

What’s your favorite color?

” Green. ”

Future Occupation

” Maybe  a police officer. ”

What’s your favorite class?

” Art. ”

Interesting fact about yourself.

” I like to play sports. ”

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Esther Peguero: Sophomore

Why did you decide to come to SLA?

” Because my mom thought my attitude would change. ”

How different is SLA from your old school?

” This school is private, there was a lot of Hispanics at my old school, and this school is smaller. ”

What do you like about SLA?

” The uniforms, but I miss my school because  I had more friends. ”

Where are you from?

” Worcester. ”

What school did you go to before?

” Claremont Academy. ”

What’s your favorite sport?

” Basketball.”

What’s your favorite color?

” Pink. ”

Future Occupation.

” I want to be a nurse.”

What’s your favorite class?

” Spanish and Bible.”

Interesting fact about yourself.

” When I’m new, I’m shy, but when I get comfortable I get really loud. “

SLA Mission Trip to Kenya (Live Updates)

Stay up to date with South Lancaster Academy’s mission trip to Kenya right here through the Pioneer. To learn more details about this trip read our trip summary here.

    Friday, March 7th

Courtesy of Africa Mission Services:

“South Lancaster Academy has arrived safely to Nairobi with all their luggage. Looking forward to a good week!”

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**UPDATE**

The group has arrived safely at the Masai Mara National Reserve after a six-hour drive on dirt roads from the capital. Students have settled into their living quarters and are already reporting sightings of giraffes, wildebeests, and other wildlife!

Photo Essay: By Alyssia Cutler

Alyssia Cutler, a junior at South Lancaster Academy, has a passion for photography. She travels everywhere with her Canon camera, snapping life in every shape and form. Throughout the fall of the 2012-13 school year, Alyssia has expanded her hobby into a bona-fide organization  entitled Simply Alyssia. She regularly showcases her work on both Instagram and Facebook. If you’d like to book a shoot or see some more of her work, leave a comment to her below. Enjoy!

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Film Review: “Adopting Haiti”

By: Alexsandra Hornett

Timothy Wolfer, a current student at Pacific Union College, recently shot the documentary film ‘Adopting Haiti.’ The film is a story about the struggle of one orphanage days after the Haiti earthquake shakes its foundations. The unique situation of 135 children who call ‘Maison des Enfants de Dieu’ home.

So what happens when supplies run out and no form of security exists? Do the children’s needs get taken into account when everything they’ve ever known falls to pieces around them?

The emotional story of average Americans taking it upon themselves to help Haiti and it’s future. After all, these kids will eventually grow up, and they will remember what has happened to them. Never giving up hope, the children long for new lives in America. If they get the chance to leave the destruction or not isn’t even up to them.

The hour long film, which is quickly gaining recognition in multiple countries, can be found on Hulu and other video hosting sites.

For more information visit-
http://www.wolferproductions.com/2010/04/taking-haiti-home/
http://www.mattoidentertainment.com/adopting-haiti/

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