Chatting with Poms

Alexis, Mia, and Ashlyn

Opening up with cheer and basketball, poms is full of energetic dance and 8th graders choreograph their own dances. These girls perform in basketball games, and their performances at pep rallies are something to look forward to!

Poms squad: Jillian, Camille, Lauren, Abby, Abra, Ally, Ryann, Mia, Avery, Hanvita

Squad Interview

Q: What is your favorite sport other than poms?

A: Dancing, swimming, basketball.

Q: Why do you like being in the poms/cheer team?

A: To try something new, for more dance experience.

Q: Describe your coach.

A: Helpful and wants the girls to be the best they can be.

Q: What is a essential in poms?

A: A willingness to work hard and maybe some

dancing experience!

Coach interview

Q: What is your favorite part of coaching Pom and cheer?

A: Mrs. Campbell likes working with all the girls, and

getting to know them.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of being a coach?

A: Seeing their performance in the games

Q: Where do you perform?

A: Boys basketball games, pep rallies.

Student of the Month

By Alexis and Ashlyn

If you´ve ever peeked into the display windows or any high range store such as Chanel, Tiffany’s, or Bulgari, you see 15 karat rings, diamond necklaces, and insane price tags. Here, at Daniel Wright, we have a seventh grader named Ananya Ramji who makes her own jewelry for lower prices with Swarovski jewels and sterling silver, ensuring beautiful work and great quality. Currently, she is selling her jewelry at Amita hospital and art fairs.

Ananya Ramji started making her her products 3 years ago, and started learning how to make jewelry, mainly earrings and necklaces from YouTube and her mom. Slowly progressing, she started to sell her products last summer at art shows and a hospital.

Her advice for new businesses is to start slow and if you jump in right away with no practice beforehand, you will feel unprepared and things will be hectic, so make sure to have a good count of everything you have. She works on her projects in her small study room she has, half for jewelry and half for her dad’s office. She takes visits when the hospital wants to be restocked, about once a month. She works with her mom and sister, who are starting to make loops and easier earrings. You can find Ananya around at art fairs and make sure to check out her jewelry!

Mrs. Buchweitz

by: Autumn, Yusuf, Dhruv, Vishalcubs

Did you know? Mrs. Buchweitz works for the cubs! She is the cheerleading coach at D.W. She claims in an interview, “I was always a big fan of the cubs since I was little, and I decided to try out for the job, and was so surprised and happy when I got it!” Mrs. Buchweitz not only manages the famous baseball team, but also, she watches many games during the season. She has worked with the cubs for almost thirteen years, and she enjoys very much to work with this baseball team as a supervisor. Some would think watching twelve games in a whole lifetime is a overload of baseball, but Mrs. Buchweitz watches at least seventy six games per year! Also, she has a special World Series ring! When the Cubs baseball team won the World Series in 2016, every worker got a ring. Each were specially prepared for them, with their last names engraved on the side. Mrs. Buchweitz’s has gems and jewels on hers and she believes it is priceless to have in possession. According to the interview, she states that the few weeks after the World Series, the players of Cubs baseball team were acting like little kids, jumping around and yelling because of their victory. She enjoyed watching them celebrate and says that she was in the victory parade. The whole team had a celebration week, where they all dressed up, according to the day of the week, just like Daniel Wright’s special weeks where all of the students dress up. Not only does she think of the cubs as a great team, she also thinks that the team is very clean-cut and neat to watch. Most of the time, they’ve scored points almost all of the time in the game. Mrs. Buchweitz also states that she was over the moon whenever she talked to the players; it would probably feel great to talk with the team of the cubs for us! Mrs. Buchweitz says that her favorite player is Chris Bryant. Who’s your favorite cubs player?


Chatting with Boys Basketball

Alexis, Mia, and Ashlyn

Here are Daniel Wright we have boys basketball! The boys are split on the A and B team and most of the them have been playing from a young age. Basketball is known as a sport that teaches defensive and offensive skills in a game, and the boys on the team and their coaches maintain a good relationship with each other, which is a important, valued skill.

Player’s Interview: Parker Lewis, Nikhil Uchil, Sivank Yagamurthy, Jonathan Rabin

Q: Describe your teammates in one word.

A: Trustworthy.

Q: What’s your favorite drill?

 A: My favorite drill are Miken drills.

Q: How long have you been playing basketball?

A: I’ve been playing since kindergarten.

Q: What other sports do you play other than basketball?

A: I like to play tennis, football, and I like to swim.

Q: What do you like about basketball?

 A: Basketball is super competitive

Q: What are your favorite basketball team?

 A: The Bulls are my favorite basketball team.

Q: What is a essential in this sport?

A: A essential in this sport is handling the ball.

Q: Describe your coach.

A:  Our coach is a great defensive coach!

Coach’s Interview

Q: What is one of your favorite sports other than basketball?

A: Football is a good sport other than basketball. (Hafner, B team)

Q: Why do you like coaching the basketball team?

A: Basketball gives the opportunity to work with students in a different setting of athletics. (Hafner, B team)

Q: What is your favorite part of coaching basketball?

A: Basketball is truly a team sport and uses team effort. I appreciate that it takes all players doing their job to help the team succeed. (Mr. Jerzyk, A team)

Q: Describe a good basketball drill.

A: A quality basketball drill gets all players moving and involved in game situations in game speed! (Mr. Jerzyk, A team)

Q: How does basketball affect the community?

A: Basketball or any other sport at DW can bring communities together in a positive way. Sport and competition brings school spirit and pride to the community. It’s always great to see fans in the stands cheering on our programs in a positive way. (Mr. Jerzyk, A team)

Q: Why is basketball important?

A: It really helps athletes develop physically and mentally. Basketball forces athletes to use multiple skill related fitness components like thinking ahead and strategizing. (Mr. Jerzyk, A team)

Q: Describe the boys on your team with one word.

A: Energetic (Mr. Jerzyk, A team)

Q: What is the most rewarding part of being a coach?

A: Experiencing the feeling of success. (Hafner, B team)

Q: How many games are there per season?

A: 11 games per season. (Hafner, Bteam)

Boys Roster
Chandramouli, Madhur
Daube, Jayden
De Guzman, Jacob
Dolenga, Joey
Fell, Brayden
Garlapati, Avi
Gordon, Mathew
Huelsman, Alex
Kravets, Ethan
Lewis, Parker
Lodd, Ronit
Odongo, Kian
Pak, Sam
Rabin, Jonathan
Sahoo, Devdutta
Shah, Sparsh
Tao, Yuito
Uchil, Nikhil
Yagnamurthy, Sivank
Wright, Camden
Vedantha, Devesh