By Kayilan N
1. Stonewall Attack
Fairly simple, can attack and defend at the sames time
2. Sicilian defense
Many lines and variations, DON’T TRY TO LEARN ALL THE LINES OR VARIATIONS
3. King’s Indian Defense
Very theoretical and complex, challenging
4. Mcdonnell Attack
Good to counter any King’s Fianchetto opening
5. Scandinavian Defense/ Center-counter
Simple, easy to learn
By Cooper J
Virginia has a lot of beaches that you can walk on.Virginia is 4 hours away from maryland.
2. South Carolina
South carolina has a lot of fun places to go like on there beaches there south carolina is 8 hours away from maryland.
3. North Carolina
North Carolina is 5 hours away from maryland it has beaches to relax on like the outer banks.
Ohio is 7 hours away from maryland it has lots of places like restaurants.
If you wanted to go to Delaware it would be convenient because it is only 1 hour away! If you want to go somewhere there you could go to a restaurant.
By The Hampton Herald Staff
Hampton Elementary School celebrated Black History Month by decorating their classroom doors to display a different influential African American.
The theme for the classroom doors was “Anything is Possible.” The first African American Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson said, "Our children are telling me that they see now, more than ever, that here in America, anything is possible,” and Hampton decided to use that quote as inspiration for their classroom doors.
Hampton’s Assistant Principal, Mrs. Crosell, explained that they chose to decorate classroom doors for several reasons. Students and faculty members can see the doors as they walk through the hallway, they can learn a little more about influential African Americans, and it can inspire students of all colors.
This was the first year that Hampton celebrated Black History Month as a whole school community.
“It is important that children learn about everyone in our school,” said Mrs. Crosell.
Hampton believes it is important for students to learn about everyone’s history.
“The good things and the bad things,” Mrs. Crosell said.
Mrs. Crosell chose “The Divine Nine,” which are African American fraternities and sororities. They were founded at a time when African American students were excluded from other fraternities and sororities. Mrs. Crosell was a member of Delta Sigma Theta.
Throughout the school, teachers and students chose an influential African American who embodied “Anything is Possible.”
“I picked Simone Biles because she is a very impressive individual. In addition to being exceptionally talented, she is a strong person who has overcome many challenges to succeed. She has also prioritized her own health ahead of her sport, which has made her an excellent role model for the rest of us,” said Mrs. Williams, a fifth-grade teacher.
Some classes voted on different options.
“The class voted between George- Washington-Carver and Lebron James,” said Mrs. Young.
There were lots of different displays throughout the school including Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, Crispus Atticks, and Motown.
“It was a good way for students to learn about people that they have never heard about,” Mrs. Crosell said.
By The Hampton Herald Staff The Hampton Elementary School Drama Club is performing The Little Mermaid Jr. the next weekend in the Hampton Elementary School auditorium.
The Little Mermaid is a story of Ariel, a mermaid, and her journey to becoming human.
The Hampton Drama Club performed its first musical last year, which was Beauty and the Beast. Lots of students who performed last year were very excited to participate again.
“It was fun last time, and it seemed like it would be fun again this time,” said Rachel J.
Students in the group were able to make new friends in other grades by participating in the drama club.
“Last year it was an amazing opportunity to meet new people and I was excited to be able to do that again,” said Kai G-H.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Hampton were invited to audition for the musical this year. The auditions were in September and the cast has been working hard ever since to prepare for the show.
Mr. Wilmore, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Barboza, and Mrs. Stock are running the Drama Club this year. Mr. Willmore is the director, Mrs. Fletcher is the music director, Mrs. Barboza is the choreographer, and Mrs. Stock is in charge of the logistics of the production.
There are also some other teachers and volunteers who are helping with the production. Mrs. Towner and the art club helped with the sets.
The art club worked hard on painting the sets, and they were met with a few challenges.
“We had to finish in a specific timeline,” said Julianna L. “We also ran out of paint.”
Besides painting the new sets, art club members had to prepare the old sets for use. The club members spent a lot of time painting the old sets with white primer. It took the art club several months to complete the sets.
“We spent four or five months,” said Mrs. Towner, the art club moderator. “The art club meets just on Mondays.”
Art club members got their inspiration from several different sources. They got color ideas from the movie, and they used photos of potions and the sea to inform their work. Mr. Willmore looked at sketches students made and chose all of the details that he liked.
Students at Hampton were able to get a preview of the performance on February 23rd. The Drama Club performed select numbers in their cast t-shirts at two assemblies.
“I liked it. It was good at the start, and the middle, and the end was also good,” said Chad S., a fourth grade student.
The cast also had a performance for the teachers at Hampton on February 28th.
“I thought it was spectacular. We have great talent in our students,” said Mrs. Williams, a fifth-grade teacher who attended the performance. “I can’t wait for the next show!”
The first weekend of the show is complete, and it will run for one more weekend. The show is sold out for the weekends.
The Hampton Herald Staff wants to wish “Break a Leg” to our staff members in the musical!