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Swimming to Victory

Swimming to Victory
Photo by Larissa Lieberson

The Staples Girls Swimming and Diving Team is off to a splashing start this fall. They’re took their first victory against Ridgefield on September 18th at home.

“If we can even match our swimming from last year, we will be in great shape,” said Michael Laux, varsity swim coach.

The girls won the meet 94-92, sweeping seven of the total twelve events including: 200m freestyle, 200 IM, diving, 100m butterfly, 500m freestyle, 200m free relay and 400m relay.

Amongst the many victories, one of the star captains for the swim team, Verity Abel ’14  won both the 200 and 400m freestyle.

“I know that every race at every point was crucial,” said Abel, “and for that reason I am thrilled to have won my races because I know that I helped the team steal the win that we have been training so hard for.”

Staples also dove into a pool of success at the meet.

“We thought we were going to be the bigger competition but they were actually really good as well,” said diver, Sophia Stanley ’16.

Overall, their hard work definitely paid off.

“The team works so hard 6 days a week for this, and I give them total credit for their success,” said diving coach, Dan Long.

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Larissa Lieberson
Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media
“I love thrill seeking. Going down a roller coaster, trying new things, taking risks,” Larissa Lieberson ’15 said. Well, high school is all about trying new things, whether it’s Kool to be Kind, community service, or student ambassador, Lieberson has worked all ends of Staples’ spectrum of activities. This year, however, Lieberson will tackle a new role: Social Media Managing Editor. Her goals are to extend social media beyond the normal high school paper. She wants to give a voice to every person in the school. To let them know that they have a say in what they want to hear, or what they want to see publicized; and to make us feel more involved as a community. Lieberson prides herself in her ability to get work done, so there is no doubt in her mind that she will lay the new foundation for social media at Staples with big strides. Inklings has helped her to grow up throughout high school. Looking back, as a senior, she recalls how much she has grown up since freshman year. How there are so many things that she would not have even known if it weren’t for Inklings. “High school is a learning place. Staples lets you become who you are, in such a welcoming, open environment,” she said. But before Lieberson takes her final exit, she wants to repay Inklings for allowing her to feel so connected to Staples, by spreading this news to everyone over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Although she has no idea what she where the years ahead may take her. Lieberson is grateful for her time at Staples and is excited to hop on the next roller coaster of senior year and ride out the rest of her time here on the paper.  

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