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The Bobcat Prowl

The Bobcat Prowl

The Student News Site of South Windsor High School

The Bobcat Prowl

Eliza Blanchfield

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor

Eliza Blanchfield is a South Windsor High School sophomore excited to write for The Bobcat Prowl. During her sophomore year, she looks forward to reporting on the many controversial topics at South Windsor High School. Eliza is an Editor for The Prowl, she will be able to guide new and returning writers while expanding her knowledge of Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys playing girls' volleyball in the fall for South Windsor High School, while participating in the Travel Club year-round. She loves reading, participating in sports, and hanging out with friends and family. 

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(Disabled and able-bodied students playing volleyball together during the Unified Sports class).

Unified Sports Program Promotes Inclusion Locally

Eliza Blanchfield and Maanya Pande
February 12, 2024

Diversity and inclusion can often be overlooked in the world of sports, especially when it comes to those with disabilities. Strides have been made in recent years to rectify this, and the Unified Sports...

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 The newly introduced shot clock counts down during a varsity basketball game.

CIAC Developing High School Athletes

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
January 23, 2024

The 2023-2024 high school basketball season has challenged athletes to adjust their gameplay according to the updated Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference rules. CIAC changed its guidelines...

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View from inside a car window approaching South Windsor High School amidst heavy rain and wind.

Storm Evokes a Cloudy Schedule

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
January 18, 2024

On the eve of Monday, December 18th a violent storm struck the town of South Windsor. This storm would continue throughout the day, posing a risk to many South Windsor residents. The severity of the storm...

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The boys basketball starting line up standing for the National Anthem.

Elder’s Late Game Heroics Lift Bobcats

Eliza Blanchfield and Eli Schwartzman
January 9, 2024

On Monday, January 8th The South Windsor Boys Basketball team experienced a victorious comeback over Hartford Public with a final score of 46-41.  During the first half of the game, the Bobcats struggled...

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The magical Santa mailbox located in South Windsor’s Nevers Park where children can deliver their letters.

South Windsor’s Magical Mailbox

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
December 18, 2023

Every December in the small town of South Windsor, Santa places his jolly red mailbox at Nevers Park eagerly awaiting the letters that will soon flood the mailbox. Children of all ages can write a letter...

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Students from Ms. Swans sophomore winning homeroom in their onesies on the first annual SWHS pj day.

[Photo] First Annual PJ Day at SWHS

Tatiana Walton, Staff Writer
December 14, 2023

Students from Ms. Swan's sophomore winning homeroom in their onesies on the first annual SWHS pj day.

The East Windsor Hill Post Office located on Old Main Street in South Windsor Connecticut.

The First American Post Office

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
December 12, 2023

What is now a historical landmark within South Windsor, was the heart of a lively town seeking a new life during the 1700s, it is known as The East Windsor Hill Post Office. As you venture into this charming...

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Senior London King is taking extra threes in preparation for his senior season.

South Windsor Basketball is Back

Eli Schwartzman and Eliza Blanchfield
December 7, 2023

After a rocky season last year, South Windsor Boys Basketball is ready to have an outstanding start. In the offseason, most of the players were playing on AAU teams in preparation for the high school season....

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The Grinch awaiting South Windsor families at the Parks and Recreation Grinchmas event

The Grinch Visits South Windsor

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
December 2, 2023

Dr. Suess’ literary creation was brought to life on Friday, December 1st by South Windsor Parks and Recreation at their annual Grinchmas event. The favorite storytime and holiday movie character was...

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Award winning gingerbread house created by South Windsor resident sits at the entrance of the display.

A Shiny & Bright Start to the Holiday Season

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
November 30, 2023

On Friday, November 24th the Wood Memorial Library and Museum opened its doors to the public to host the 13th Annual Gingerbread Festival, a beloved town tradition that runs through the month of December. The...

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Voting for South Windsor took place at South Windsor High School on November 7th.

South Windsor Experiences Red Wave

Max Schwartzman and Eliza Blanchfield
November 9, 2023

In a surprising upset, historically Democrat-controlled South Windsor experienced a big Republican victory in Tuesday’s election resulting in a change in the town’s government.  On November 7th,...

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Girls Volleyball’s Strong Start in States Round 1

Pooravi Srivastava and Eliza Blanchfield
November 7, 2023

The South Windsor High School gymnasium stands were packed on Friday, November 6th for the girls’ volleyball first round of states between South Windsor and Manchester High School. The girls’ confidence...

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The South Windsor High School girls volleyball program hosted a community service event on October 19th with the organization Dignity Grows.

Dignity Grows with SWHS Volleyball

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
November 6, 2023

The South Windsor High School girls volleyball program hosted a community service event in their gymnasium on October 19th. The Lady Bobcats welcomed Dignity Grow’s representatives and immediately launched...

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Featured Athlete: Drew Monteserin

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
November 2, 2023

Check out the video on senior captain of the boys soccer team, Drew Monteserin.

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The South Windsor Varsity Girls Volleyball team huddles around one another after a point.

The Legacy of SWHS Girls Volleyball

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
October 28, 2023

The South Windsor High School Girls volleyball team wrapped up their official season on Monday, October 23rd, finishing with a successful close to the season. The Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman...

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College representatives visit students at South Windsor High School in order to give them insight into college life and their schools requirements.

[Photo] Colleges Are Coming To You!

Maanya Pande, Finance Manager
October 26, 2023

College representatives visit students at South Windsor High School in order to give them insight into college life and their school's requirements.

Bobcats Feel the Spirit

heck out the Prowl's video coverage of the pep rally.

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Featured Athlete: Joey Bemis

Nick Perez and Eliza Blanchfield
October 19, 2023

Highlight of amazing South Windsor High School football player, senior Joey Bemis.

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The lady bobcats huddle at center court to discuss the previous point.

South Windsor Digs Pink

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
October 7, 2023

Thursday, October 5th, was the South Windsor High School Dig Pink game, hosted by the girls' volleyball program. Raffles, baked goods, and entertainment from the volleyball teams showcasing their abilities...

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The South Windsor Farmers Market welcomes all residents every Saturday morning.

South Windsor’s Weekend Market

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
September 28, 2023

Rain or shine, the South Windsor Farmers Market has been held every Saturday this summer since June 3rd, 2023. Residents, local farms, businesses, and entertainers come together for locally-grown happiness...

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South Windsor Community members enjoying the Savage Brothers performance while in their lawn chairs.

South Windsor’s Concert in the Park

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
September 19, 2023

On Thursday, September 14th, families made their way to 220 Nevers Road where they enjoyed the South Windsor Parks and Recreation’s Concert in the Park. Many attractions were present at this event including...

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South Windsor Parks and Recreation hosts a Kid Zone for the children at the concert.

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South Windsor Parks and Recreation hosts a Kid Zone for the children at the concert.

A timeout is called giving the lady bobcats a chance to regroup and finish the game strong.

The Lady Bobcats Are Back

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
September 14, 2023

Monday, September 11th marked the first official game of the 2023-2024 South Windsor Girls Volleyball season. The Lady Bobcats faced E.O. Smith High School securing a victory for the Freshman, JV, and...

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The South Windsor High School Annex place in front of the building welcoming students

The SWHS Annex

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
August 29, 2023

The South Windsor High School Annex Building has become fully functional for the 2023-2024 school term. This building will provide additional capacity for the growing student population at South Windsor...

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South Windsor High Schools marching band makes an appearance at the 2023 Memorial Day Parade.

Remembering The Fallen

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
June 1, 2023

South Windsor High Schools marching band makes an appearance at the 2023 Memorial Day Parade.

[Video] Track and Field

Eliza Blanchfield, Greta Lewis, and Sydney Main, Staff Writers
May 26, 2023

South Windsor High School had a successful senior day against East Catholic. Closing out the season with a win, the team shares an inside look at the players and events they participate in on SWHS track...

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The 45th Annual Student Art Exhibit was held at The South Windsor Public Library on April 27th.

Student Art Showcase

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
May 1, 2023

Thursday, April 27th, marked South Windsor’s 45th Annual Student Art Exhibit. Each year, art teachers in the South Windsor school district enjoy the privilege of submitting outstanding student artwork...

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[Video] Ready, Set, Egg Hunt!

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
April 13, 2023

On Friday, April 7th, 2023, hundreds of South Windsor families took part in the annual egg hunt held at South Windsor High School’s stadium. For the past 38 years, the South Windsor community has gathered...

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At South Windsor Parks and Recreation  38th Annual Fishing Derby, volunteers present prizes to the winners of the smallest catch category.

38th Annual Fishing Derby

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
April 2, 2023

Saturday, April 1st marks South Windsor Parks and Recreation’s 38th Annual Fishing Derby. Despite the dreary weather, the South Windsor community assembled at Frazer Fir Pond for a family-friendly fishing...

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Eliza Blanchfield

Risks

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
March 30, 2023

In 2020, The Promenade Shops at Evergreen walk rapidly lost the majority of their stores, leaving this shopping outlet almost empty. This year, the town of South Windsor is initiating renovations in an...

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Poster revealing a Nike store will be arriving in South Windsor soon.

Evergreen Walk 2.0

Eliza Blanchfield and Sydney Main
March 30, 2023

South Windsor’s controversial expansion of Evergreen Walk is set into motion. Opposing views offered by Sydney Main and Eliza Blanchfield will lay out the risks and rewards of Evergreen Walk’s new...

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College logos decorate a classroom at South Windsor High School encourage students for post-secondary planning.

Jump into College Experience

Sydney Main and Eliza Blanchfield
March 3, 2023

Advanced Placement classes may introduce opportunities for students to expand their knowledge. However, these classes may only be useful for some students. AP classes may be extremely challenging, so it...

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Start of the CIAC State Tournament Game, Bristol Eastern versus  South Windsor.

A Bittersweet End

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
March 1, 2023

On Monday, February 27th, the Girls Varsity Basketball team participated in the CIAC States Tournament for the first time since 2016. The Bobcats hosted the Bristol Eastern Eagles for their final game...

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Seniors Anna Matus, Malyka Kahn, Olivia Petgrave and their Families

Senior Night – Girls Basketball

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
February 21, 2023

Once a year, the community of South Windsor joins together to wish our senior student athletes good luck with their future. Senior night is no ordinary basketball game, the energy in the gym is ecstatic...

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