WINTER 2020

Alex Burdon

Troy Hawkins

Troy Hawkins

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK - EWG

This week EWG sports would like to recognize Alex Burdon as player of the week! I had the opportunity to interview Alex this week. Alex is being recognized for basketball and has been a 3 year starter for our Varsity team! Here is our interview, enjoy!

Name: Alex Burdon

Age: 18

Grade: 12 / senior

Birthday: 9-11-01

Sport: Basketball

Position played: Forward and guard

Coach: Coach David Delfino

Uniform: #4

How long have you been playing soccer: Since I was 7 years old

Best sport moment: The game against BVP last year when I scored 33 points with 9 three-pointers

Fave off season sport: Baseball

What do you want to be when you get older: Undecided

Fave subject: History

Fave Teacher: Mr Crider

Did you always go to EWG or did you transfer from another school: I came to EWG in 1st grade from OLM

Who is your biggest influence: My Grampa because of all the support he shows me

One place you have to visit in your lifetime: Australia

Have you ever been to a concert and if so, who performed: I went to a Travis Scott concert

Finish this sentence "In 10 years I will be....": Ballin'

Fave movie: Step Brothers

Fave color: Blue

Do you have any siblings: No

Dream College: PC

Do you know what you would like to study in college: still undecided

Where did you parents go to high school: My Mom went to N.K. and my Dad went to E.G.

Do you have any pets: Yes, a dog, a cat and a hamster

Is there a song or artist who fires you up before a game: Future

Who is your role model: Kevin Durant

Are you a lefty or righty: Both

Who taught you how to play basketball: My stepmom, Abby.

If you could have a dinner & invite 3 people dead or alive who would they be: Kobe Bryant, Abe Lincoln, and Tupac

If there was a movie about your life who would play you: Tom Cruise

What high school team do you like playing against the most: Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP)

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 items what would they be: Water, machete and a flare gun

What drills do you like the best in practice: Shooting Drills

Fave NBA team: Anyone but Celtics

Fave NBA player: Kevin Durant

Fave MLB team: Toronto Blue Jays

Fave MLB player: Mark Price

What reality or game show could you win: Price is Right

If you could trade places with one of your teammates for a week who and why: Ben Bassett, because I would like to know how he thinks

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be: Game 7 of the NBA finals

Fave smell: Basketball Court

Fave drink: Pineapple Fanta

Can you cook anything: Pasta

Most treasured possession: My Pets

One word to describe you: Funny

Fave Band/entertainer: Dunna

What other high school would you like to attend: I wouldn't - I would stay at EWG

What if it wasn't an option to stay at EWG: I would go to East Greenwich

Do you or have you ever played an instrument: No

What other clubs or extracurricular are you involved in: High School Baseball Team, played rec baseball, rec basketball, and I currently coach a 5th/6th rec team for EWG Hoops.

Do you have a quote you live by: "Live life to the fullest"

Alex's coach, David Delfino said, "Alex has been one of the most consistent players on both ends of the floor for the Scarlet Knights. His ability to defend, rebound, and shoot the three makes him an explosive threat. In the recent game against Mount St Charles, Burdon had a game night 31 points including 5 three pointers. ."

I couldn't agree more. Alex is so exciting to watch on the court. He plays with such heart and intensity! He is a rare player that can play as a forward; posting up, getting lay-ups and rebounds, but also has an AMAZING three point shot! He is not only talented, but is one of the most easy-going and humble players I have ever encountered. I am sure that is a direct result of his upbringing. You will not attend a game without Alex's entire family present. I am lucky to know them and you will all be greatly missed next year!

Thank you Alex for letting me interview you and good luck with the rest of your senior year. I am sure your future will be as bright and talented as you are!

Interview By: Jenn Stone
EWG Booster Vice President

Troy Hawkins

Troy Hawkins

Troy Hawkins

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK - EWG

This week EWG sports would like to recognize Troy Hawkins as player of the week! I had the opportunity to interview him this week. Troy is being recognized for his performance in Varsity Wrestling. Here is our interview, enjoy!

Name: Troy Hawkins

Age: 17

Grade: 12 / senior

Birthday: May 8th

Sport: Wrestling

Weight Class: 113 lbs

Coaches: Kevin Williams and Dan McKenna

How long have you been wrestling: 12 years

Best sport moment: I've placed 3rd in a few tournaments

Fave off season sport: I just wrestle

What do you want to be when you get older: A Machinist

Have you decided on a college yet: CCRI and New England Tech

Fave subject: Gym

Fave Teacher: Mr. Garcia

Did you always go to EWG or did you transfer from another school: I came to EWG in the 3rd grade from Coventry

Who is your biggest influence: My Dad

One place you have to visit in your lifetime: Moab, Utah

Have you ever been to a concert and if so, who performed: no

Finish this sentence "In 10 years I will be....": a Machinist

Fave movie: Step Brothers

Fave color: Orange

Fave #: 1

Fave thing to eat: Steak

Do you have any siblings: yes, 2 younger sisters

Where did you parents go to high school: My Mom went to Coventry and my Dad went to EWG

Do you have any pets: Yes, 4 dogs

Who would you say is the most Athletic student in your senior class: Probably Rob Hauser or Malakie Simao

Who is your role model: My Dad

Are you a lefty or righty: Righty

Who taught you how to wrestle: Steve Horbin

If you could have a dinner & invite 3 people dead or alive who would they be: Donald Trump, Henry Ford and Abraham Lincoln

If there was a movie about your life who would play you: Will Ferrell

What high school team do you like playing against the most: Any and all of them

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 items what would they be: Machete, lighter and a compass

What drills do you like the best in practice: Take down drills

Dream car: 2000 Ford F350

What reality or game show could you win: Survivor

If you could trade places with one of your teammates for a week who would it be and why: It would be Derek Roberts because he is in the heavy weight class and I could eat anything I want!

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be: Superbowl

Fave smell: Steak cooking

Fave drink: Pepsi

Can you cook anything: Just about anything

Most treasured possession: My Truck

One word to describe you: Goofy

Fave Band/entertainer: I pretty much listen to anything and everything

What other high school would you like to attend: I wouldn't - I would stay at EWG

What if it wasn't an option to stay at EWG: I would go to Hendricken

Do you or have you ever played an instrument: No

Do you have a quote you live by: "That's what she said"

Coach Williams said, "Last year the South County tourney was the first competition of the year, since that time Troy Hawkins has accumulated a 14-2 record right before the state tournament. He is the top wrestler the 113lb weight class in Division 2B and placed at the state tourney." This year is no different from Troy's past three at EWG. He always heads to states with confidence, determination and the talent to place!

Please come check out an EWG wrestling meet before the season is over. Check out Troy and his teammates pin down their competition; you won't be disappointed!

I always learn something new about our athletes when I do these interviews. I didn't put it together until Troy said his Dad went to EWG, that I actually know him. So a big thank you to CJ and Megan Hawkins for raising such a great kid! Thank you Troy for letting me interview you and good luck with the rest of your senior year. I am sure your future will be filled with well deserved accomplishments!

Interview By: Jenn Stone,
EWG Boosters Vice President

Mason Jacob

Troy Hawkins

Hannah Millard

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK - EWG

This week EWG sports would like to recognize Mason Jacob as player of the week! I had the opportunity to interview him this week. Mason is being recognized for his performance in Varsity Track & Field. Here is our interview, enjoy!

Name: Mason Jacob

Age: 17

Grade: 12 / senior

Astrological sign: Gemini

Sport: Indoor Track

Events you participate in: I do the 55 meter high hurdles for indoor track and for outdoor track, I do the 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 meter low hurdles.

Coaches: Coaches, Mr and Mrs Bailey

How long have you been doing track: since 7th grade on the junior high track team

Best sport moment: When my 6th grade AAU baseball team, The South Court Riptides, won the championship in Massachusetts

Do you play any other sports off season: I am on the Varsity Soccer team and the Varsity Volleyball team and I also do Outdoor Track & Field.

Do you have a dream college: MIT

What do you want to be when you get older: Engineer

Have you decided on a college yet: I am still waiting to hear back from a few, but I will probably end up going to URI

Fave subject: Math & Science

Least fave subject: I don't really have one

Fave Teacher: Ms Milone

Did you always go to EWG or did you transfer from another school: I came to EWG for 1st grade. I went to The Children's Village for kindergarten.

Who is your biggest influence: Mr. Savoie

One place you have to visit in your lifetime: The Swiss Alps

Have you ever been to a concert and if so, who performed: no

Finish this sentence "In 10 years I will be....": Still in college.

Fave movie: Interstellar

Fave color: Blue

Fave #: 10

Fave thing to eat: Ice Cream!

Do you have any siblings: Yes, I have a younger brother Preston and a younger sister Maci-Grace

Do you hold a grudge or let things go easily: It really depends on the situation. Usually I can get over things in a couple days however, if it is a big thing, probably not.

Where did you parents go to high school: My Mom went to Chariho and my Dad went to St Andrews

Do you have any pets: I have a border-collie dog names Wreckless, and two cats

Who would you say is the most Athletic student in your senior class: Rob Hauser, because he is such a tremendous athlete in track, and he has an incredible work ethic.

Who is your role model: My late Grandfather, Jim Blink

Are you a lefty or righty: Righty but I kick left footed

Who taught you how to compete in track: Coach Steve Bailey. I came in to high school with some natural talent but he really developed it.

If you could have a dinner & invite 3 people dead or alive who would they be: Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo Da Vinci

If there was a movie about your life who would play you: Robert Downey Jr

What high school team do you like playing against the most: South Kingstown because I see a lot of people I know at the meets and they are all great people.

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 items what would they be: Knife, lots of rope and a magnifying glass

What drills do you like the best in practice: I like just the way we practice in general. We do warm-ups as a team and then the coaches have us go and do our own specific events.

Dream car: Lamborghini Aventador

What reality or game show could you win: Jeopardy

If you could trade places with one of your teammates for a week who would it be and why: It would be Rob Hauser. I have really good form but one thing I always lacked is speed. If I could have speed like Rob, I would probably be the best in the state! Also, like I mentioned before, his training and work ethic is so impressive.

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be: Summer Olympics

Fave smell: Pine or Cedar Trees

Fave drink: Root beer

Can you cook anything and if so give me some examples: Yes, I can cook scrambled eggs, Pancakes, Burgers, mac & cheese, etc...

Most treasured possession: My new laptop

If people had to describe you in one word, what would it be : "Tinker" - Mr Savoie gave me that nick-name because I am always tinkering with something.

What other high school would you like to attend: I wouldn't - I would stay at EWG

What if it wasn't an option to stay at EWG: I would go to Prout because my best friend goes there.

Do you or have you ever played an instrument: Yes, the Sax and the piano

Are you or have you been involved in any clubs or extracurricular activities in your junior high/ high school years:
* Varsity Soccer Team
* Varsity Volleyball Team
* Varsity Outdoor Track & Field Team
* National Honor Society
* Math Honor Society
* English Honor Society
* Spanish Honor Society
* 3 years High School Band
* Life Scout and currently working on becoming Eagle Scout
* High School Tutoring Program
* Rec Baseball
* Rec Soccer
* AAU Baseball

Here are some of Mason's accomplishments in track and field-

First year placed 3rd divisional
Second years placed
Fourth doc. First in class and coaches award
Senior year 3rd in five. And second in class.
Times 1st place 8.34 mason 8.38 pretty close to first
He has made states all three years (and all that with having two knee surgeries!!)

I have known Mason and his whole family for a long time and this acknowledgment is well deserved! When I asked Mason who is role model is; his answer was so perfect. I knew Mason's Grandfather Jim and he was such a kind, caring, and intelligent man. His Grandmother Beth (who I still run in to at different EWG events) was not only my 2nd grade teacher, but my all time favorite teacher!

Thank you Mason for letting me interview you and good luck with the rest of your senior year. There is not a doubt in my mind that you are going to accomplish amazing thing in your lifetime! You are incredibly gifted with not only intelligence and talent, but an awesome family in your corner!

Interview By: Jenn Stone,
EWG Boosters Vice President

Hannah Millard

Hannah Millard

Hannah Millard

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Age: 17

Grade: 12

Sport: Basketball

Position played: Guard

Coach: Coach Craig Giarusso

How long have you been playing basketball: since about 8 years old

Have you always gone to EWG or did you transfer from another school: Always been at EWG

Any Siblings: Yes, I have a older brother, Will

Best sport moment: It was actually the game we had on Friday. We beat 2nd place Middletown and I had 27 points in the game.

Fave off season sport: I also play soccer all year round

What do you want to be when you get older: Nurse Practitioner

Fave subject: Science/Anatomy

Fave Teacher: Mrs. Kobab

Fave NBA team & player: Celtics and Kyrie Irving

Fave NFL team & player: Patriots and Brady

Who is your biggest influence: My Dad

One place you have to visit in your lifetime:
Greece

Finish this sentence "In 10 years I will be....": A Nurse Practitioner with a house, a family and a happy life.

If you were going to have one last meal what would it be: Sushi

Fave movie: The Notebook

Is there a song or artist who fires you up before a game: Anything by Drake

Are you a lefty or righty: Righty

Who taught you how to play ball: My Dad

If you could have a dinner & invite 3 people dead or alive who would they be: Tom Brady / Audrey Hepburn / Ellen DeGeneres

What high school team do you like playing against the most: Coventry

What drills do you like most in practice: Shooting Drills

What reality or game show could you win: The Bachelor

If you could trade places with one of your teammates for a week who and why: My teammate Prudence. She is home schooled and has 12 siblings and I would love to know what that is like.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you: Blake Lively

Fave number: #11 or #21

Fave color: Red

Fave Band: The Killers

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be: Summer Olympics

Fave smell: Lavender

Fave drink: Coffee Milk

Can you cook anything: not so much.

Can you speak another language: I am certified bilingual in French

Most treasured possession: The wedding ring of my Grama who passed away

One word to describe you: Hardworker

Do you play an instrument: No, but I would like to play the violin

Your dream car: Lamborghini

What would you buy with your last $50: probably food

What would be another high school that you wouldn't mind attending: I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

Dream College: UCLA

Have you decided on a college yet: still undecided

Fave saying or quote: "Dream big, work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people."

It was a true pleasure to interview Hannah. Everytime I see her, she has a huge smile on her face and just seems to surround herself with great friends. Not only does she look like she should be modeling on a runway in Paris- she is a totally down to earth, humble, smart, and talented athlete. We are very lucky to have her represent EWG! Congrats on player of the week Hannah and enjoy the remainer of your senior year! I'm positive you will make your dreams a reality!

 Interview By: Jenn Stone, EWG Boosters

Owen McGale

Hannah Millard

Owen McGale

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Age: 17

Birthday: March 24, 2001

Grade: 12

Sport: Wrestling

Coach: Coach Kevin Williams & Dan McKenna

How long have you been wrestling: since I was a freshman - so about 4 years now

Have you always gone to EWG or did you transfer from another school: I moved in 4th grade from Chariho

Any Siblings: Yes, I have a younger brother, Reid who is a freshman

Best sport moment: It was my freshman year wrestling and I was terrible however, I received the "Never Quit Award" and it gave me the drive to keep going and now I'm pretty successful at this sport.

Fave off season sport: I do wrestling off season as well

Who is a high school wrestler (past or present) who you admire: Jake Haskell

What do you want to be when you get older: Engineer

Fave subject: Science

Fave Teacher: Ms. Sutton

Fave MLB team: Red Sox

Fave MLB player: Mookie Betts

Who is your biggest influence: My Parents

One place you have to visit in your lifetime:
France

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 items; what would they be: Matches / food / radio

Finish this sentence "In 10 years I will be....": A successful Engineer.

If you were going to have one last meal what would it be: Buffalo Wings

Fave movie: Tropic Thunder

Is there a song or artist who fires you up before a game: Lil Uzi Vert

Are you a lefty or righty: Righty

Who taught you how to wrestle : My first coach Coach Labrie

Do you have any pets: yes a sheep dog named Sadie

Where did your parents attend high school: My mom went to EWG and my Dad went to Woonsocket

If you could have a dinner & invite 3 people dead or alive who would they be: My grandmother / Bob Marley/ Jordan Burroughs

What high school team do you like playing against the most: Mount Pleasant because they are similar to us and don't play dirty - they have good sportsmanship

What drills do you like most in practice: Live Wrestling where ya just go 100%

What reality or game show could you win: Family Feud

Who is you role model: My mom because she is such a hard worker and creative. I hope to have that kind of work ethic.

If you could trade places with one of your teammates for a week who and why: My teammate Kyle Warila because he is having a good senior year as well

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you: Bill Skarsgard (actor who played IT) because he looks just like me!

Fave number: #170 (that is my weight class)

Fave Band: Tribal Seeds

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be: Olympics

Fave smell: Thanksgiving dinner cooking

Fave drink: Sweet tea

Can you cook anything: All breakfast foods

Most treasured possession: My guitar

One word to describe you: Respectful

Do you play an instrument: I can play the trumpet, guitar, piano, drums, and ukulele

Your dream car: Lamborghini

What would you do with your last $50: save it

What would be another high school that you wouldn't mind attending: Hendricken because after junior high a lot of my friends ended up going there and their wrestling program is great

Dream College: MIT

Have you decided on a college yet: yes, URI but waiting to hear back

Fave saying or quote: "Never Quit."

What other clubs or activities are you involved in: I am in Concert Band, Jazz Band, Boy Scouts and National Honor Society

Owen recently placed 4th at the Chad Antoch tournament representing EWG. He is a team captain and a great role model for the underclassman. As you can see above he is talented on and off the mat. I don't think I have ever known a student who can play that many instruments, thrive on a team and be part of the National Honor Society... I am truly impressed! I am sure your future is bright Owen. It was a true pleasure to interview you. Best of luck on the rest of your senior year and all the great things you will accomplish!

 Interview By: Jenn Stone, EWG Boosters

Malinda Fry

Hannah Millard

Owen McGale

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Age: 16

Grade: 11

Sport: Basketball

Coach: Coach G

Position played: Forward

Uniform #: #2

How long have you been playing ball: since I was in 3rd grade

Have you always gone to EWG or did you transfer from another school: I moved in 5th grade from Griswold, CT

Any Siblings: Yes, I have a younger brother in 7th grade

Best sport moment: It was actually this year and I scored the winning lay up to win the game at the buzzer.

Fave off season sport: I play soccer, tennis and volleyball

What do you want to be when you get older: Engineer or be a Pharmacist

Fave subject: Science/ Chemistry

Fave Teacher: Mrs. Malone

Fave NFL team: Patriots

Fave NFL player: Tom Brady

Who is your biggest influence: My Mom

One place you have to visit in your lifetime:
Disneyland

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 items; what would they be: book / food / friend

Finish this sentence "In 10 years I will be....": HAPPY

If you were going to have one last meal what would it be: Any dessert

Fave movie: Any of the Marvel Movies

Is there a song or artist who fires you up before a game: any kind of rap

Are you a lefty or righty: Righty

Fave color: Blue

Who taught you how to play basketball : My first coach at my old school and my parents

Do you have any pets: yes a dog named Sebee and a cat named Tony

Where did your parents attend high school: My mom went to SK and my Dad went to NK

What high school team do you like playing against the most: North Kingstown

What drills do you like most in practice: Scrimmages

What reality or game show could you win: Family Feud

Who is you role model: My Mom

If you could trade places with one of your teammates for a week who and why: It would be Prudence or Amanda Hathaway because they have this huge family of like 12 siblings and they are home schooled and it just seems like they live a super fun crazy life!

Fave number: #2

Fave Band: Queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be: Superbowl

Fave smell: Ocean / Beach

Fave drink: Pepsi

Can you cook anything: real basic stuff like mac&cheese or grilled cheese, etc

Most treasured possession: My music box that my Great Grandmother gave me

One word to describe you: Unique

Do you play an instrument: I used to play the flute but I wish I could play the guitar

What would be another high school that you wouldn't mind attending: Probably NK because I have a lot of friends there but I am very happy at EWG

Dream College: URI

Fave saying or quote: "Enjoy the moment"

What other clubs or activities are you involved in: I am in National Honor Society, Stage Manager for Drama, Soccer team and Volleyball team

It was a pleasure to interview Malinda! I have seen her play both basketball and soccer and she has great speed and control in both. She has an awesome personality to go along with all her athletic ability. URI would be lucky to have her! The Boosters wish you th best of luck on the rest of your junior year and are looking forward to all the great things you will accomplish before you graduate!!