of Social Studies Extra Curricular Activities, Last Thirty Years Of Accomplishments At
Compiled by, Mr. Paul Iacono
Posted May 2006
the past thirty years, under the direction of Mr. Andrew Robinson, and Mr. John
O’Brien, the High School’s Mock Trial Team confidently and capably participated
in many State competitions making it to the State playoffs and winning
victories on many occasions. Mr. Robinson’s 1987 Mock Trial Team was very
talented and won the State championship. In 1987 the Rhode Island Bar
Association, in honor of the NHS Team and the Bicentennial of the U.S.
Constitution, sponsored the Team in the national Mock Trial competition that
was held in
the direction of Mr. William Hilley, the Narragansett High School Speech and
Debate Team during the years of September 1986 through June of 1989 won fifteen
State Speech and Debate league trophies. Mr. Hilley’s team also made it to the
national competition that was held in
Through the years 1978 through the present, the School’s Model Legislature Teams, under the direction of various advisors such as Mr. Ed Brown, Mr. Andrew Robinson, Mrs. Barbara Duggan, Ms. Ann Marie Patterson, and Mr. Paul Iacono have developed hundreds of students’ awareness of the skills necessary to participate in the political and legislative process. Numerous students gained leadership positions and chairmanships of committees in the State Model Legislature. One of the most prominent was the Honorable David Cicilline, the current Mayor of Providence, who in 1979 earned the position of Speaker of the House in the Model Legislature.
Mr. Iacono was the class
advisor to the Class of 1985 and 1990. Both of these classes put on outstanding
Variety Shows in which students acted out sections from the movies “The Blues
Brothers,” “Annie,” and “Flashdance.” Mr. Thomas
Quinn and Mrs. Mary Ann Jones were the advisors to the Class of 1988 and 1992.
They provided enthusiastic models of school spirit to the students. The Class
of 1988 was an especially spirited group of students. They won the Spirit Week
competition when they were freshmen. Mr. Quinn also had literary interests. He
worked as the advisor to the Yearbook in 1983 and during that year the Maritimes changed from a large format
book to the now popular 8.5 x 11 style. As advisor to the Compass, the school newspaper, Mr. Quinn and his student staff
spent many afternoons at the old Narragansett
Times building in
Since 2002 Mrs. Kristin Hayes has coordinated the successful Capitol Forum program in which students have participated in debating the issues and discussing foreign policy with former and current Federal officials.
at Narragansett High have also exhibited a fine sense of community spirit in
their participation in numerous community service projects. Mr. Iacono and the
Class of 1985 began the tradition known as the South County Community Cup. This is a volleyball competition
between the senior classes of Narragansett vs. their arch rivals
Bringing a sense of vitality and enthusiasm to the position of Student Council Advisor was the hallmark of the following teachers: Mr. Robert Shuman (1993 – 1997), Mr. James Marcus Schroeter (1997 – 2004) and Ms. Gabrielle McNamara who became the advisor in 2005 and coordinated won-derful Spirit Week activities this year. Mr. Shuman brought enthusiasm and a “can do” spirit to the Council. Mr. Schroeter brought a zany sense of creativity to the position. His imaginative ideas included instigating the highly successful Power Puff football game during Spirit Week and the starting the annual School Talent Night. Mr. Schroeter still delights all with the extravagant costumes that he proudly wears during Spirit Week.