NOTEWORTHY NEWS XVII

NOTEWORTHY NEWS XVII

 

SOME MESSAGES BEAR REPEATING: PLEASE RESPECT THE HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES . . . because we do have visitors and team members who require the use of these spaces. If you are in the habit of using these spaces for picking up swimmers, let this be a gentle reminder that those spaces are there to provide easy access for handicapped or special needs swimmers and visitors. Blocking access to these spots by using them or even the adjacent lane as a pick-up location also denies use of the handicapped spots to those in need. We have handicapped swimmers, we have handicapped parents and grandparents; we also have folks who are temporarily injured and in need of those spots. We appreciate your concern and your support!

 

 

THE WEEKEND FORECAST IS FOR SNOWY WEATHER . . . that shouldn’t affect this week’s practice offerings but may affect Monday. As always, check the website and exercise judgment regarding any practice offerings.

 

 

 

NOVA HOSTED THE FIRST MEET OF 2019 THIS PAST WEEKEND . . . for some 900+ swimmers from all teams. We appreciate your help with the parking situation inside and outside!!! Six swimmers get congratulations for cracking the All Time Top Ten, five of them 8 & unders -see below for names. Those 8 & unders continue their season-long assault on the Top Ten list. Joining them this week was Charlie Mayr who moved to #2 all time with a fine 1650 free!

First time “A” timers?  Ava Berger, Ethan Kennedy, Wesley Conner, Farrah Hollender and Charlotte White grabbed their first “A” times in their current age group. 113 swimmers went 100% best times despite the interruptions and holidays of the Christmas break. TSI leaders? Try four and six - no fives. Four? Kayla Boughton, Jason Chen, Lance Cutchin, Michael King, Reese Lowry, Cole Owen, Grady Potter, Natalie Tang and Ella Wiatt. The six crowd was smaller: Seamus Connell, Nam Do, Ethan Kennedy and Deepanshi Kumar led the way. Congratulations to all!

NOVA All Time Top Ten Performances

8 & Under

Charlotte Causey     500 free 3rd

Chance Lowry          25 free 8th

Shanshan Liu         100 IM 10th, 50 back 10th

Drew Hotem            25 breast tied for 4th

Zach Bender           25 breast 9th 

11-12

Charlie Mayr        1650 free 2nd

 

First Place Winners

Zach Bender         50 breast

Colby Bonanno      100 IM, 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast

Macie Bradley       25 free, 25 & 50 breast, 25 & 100 back

Graham Brewer      100 breast

Destiny Brown       25 free

Charlotte Bruning  100 IM, 50 breast, 25 & 50 free

Hayes Crone         25 breast

Jack Danahy         25 & 50 free, 25 fly, 25 back

Avery Duke         100 breast, 25 fly, 25 breast

Ginny Hester       400 IM, 200 free, 100 fly

Farrah Hollendr    100 & 200 free

Alex Horst         100 back

Drew Hotem         100 fly, 25 & 100 breast

Aidan Jacobs       100 free

Lane Jacobs         50 fly, 25 & 50 back

Jasper Jones       100 fly

Ethan Kennedy       50 fly

Ellie Laramore     500 free, 50 breast

Shanshan Liu       100 IM, 50 & 100 free, 50 fly, 50 back

Charlie Mayr      1650 free

Owen Miklos         25 fly, 25 back

Riley Miklos       100 & 200 free

Caitlyn Moore      100 breast, 50 & 100 free

Brooke Nelson      200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 100 back

Grady Potter       200 free

Lauren Smith       400 IM

Claudia Vincent    100 back

Sam Wagner         100 fly

William Xiao       100 fly, 100 & 200 IM

Caroline Zorn      200 back, 100 free

9-10 Girls 200 free relay    Hollender, Spooner, White, Barrett

11-12 Boys 200 free relay    King, Rivas, Dillman, Thornton

8& U girls 100 free relay    Tang, Patterson, Jacobs, Liu

8& U boys 100 free relay     Lowry, Hotem, Bender, Miklos

11-12 boys 200 medley relay  Rhodes, Xiao, Dillman, King

9-10 boys 200 medley relay   Conner, McAuliffe, Payne, Edwards

8& U girls 100 medley relay  Moore, Carter, Liu, Tang

8& U boys 100 medley relay   Horst, Hotem, Miklos, Lowry  

11-12 girls 200 medley relay Lowry, Luo, Tittermary, Schneider

13-18 girls 200 medley relay Compton, Zorn, Hester, Carney

           

Time Standard Improvements

John Ackerly       100 fly B

Gabby Acquaro      100 IM, 50 breast BB

Emory Allen        200 free BB

Anoushka Anand     200 free B

Shubha Anand        50 free B

Kiersten Armstrong 200 IM, 200 free B

Gracyn Arruda      400 IM B

Hayden Bartz       100 fly B

Anna Barrett        50 free, 50 back A

Charlotte Barron    50 back B

Ellie Becker       200 free B

Ashby Belding      200 free, 100 fly B

Andrew Berger      200 free, 50 & 100 back B

Ava Berger           50 fly BB, 50 back A

Karina Blanco      500 free BB

Bridget Blaszak    100 breast B

Colby Bonanno       50 back, 50 free B, 50 fly BB

Kayla Boughton     200 & 400 IM, 200 free, 200 back BB

Brooks Bower       200 fly B

Macie Bradley       50 free, 100 back B

Hazel Cabugason    100 IM, 50 & 100 free B

Catie Callihan     100 free, 100 breast B

Jake Camera        200 back, 200 IM, 50 free B

Wil Camera          50 breast, 50 & 100 free B

Morgan Carney      100 breast B

Rick Carter        100 breast B

Sarah Carter        50 breast B

Charlotte Causey   500 free BB

Michael Causey     200 free, 100 breast BB

Aaron Chan          50 free B

Jordan Chan        100 IM B

Rimil Chatterjee   100 IM, 50 breast B

Jason Chen         100 back, 100 & 200 breast B, 200 free BB

William Chen        50 back B

Addison Collins    100 back B

Sophie Collins     200 back B, 100 back BB

Seamus Connell     200 breast B, 200 & 400 IM, 100 & 200 back, 100 fly BB

Joseph Conner     1650 free AA

Wesley Conner       50 back A

Julia Connor       500 free BB

Oakley Cotropia    200 IM B

Cameron Cook      1650 free BB

Corinne Cook       400 IM BB

Paxton Crank       200 IM B, 100 IM, 100 free BB

Kate Cristello     100 fly B

Lance Cutchin      400 IM, 200 back B, 100 fly, 50 free BB

Shane Cutchin      400 IM BB

Jack Danahy        100 IM, 50 free B

Joshua Davidson    100 IM B, 50 back BB

Ashton Davis        50 back BB

Olivia DeRosier    500 free A

Sirena DiGiacomo   500 free, 50 fly B

Anne Munro Dillard  50 breast BB

Cooper Dillman     200 back, 100 fly, 100 IM BB

Nam Do             200 breast, 50 & 100 fly, 200 back, 100 free B, 50 free BB

Avery Duke         100 back, 100 IM B

Katie Edds          50 back B

James Edwards      100 free BB

William Edwards    100 fly, 200 back B

Ben Ehrensberger   100 IM, 50 free, 50 breast B

Lane Francis       200 IM, 100 back, 100 free B

Dana Frink          50 free BB

Sonah Gary         100 back B

Nathan Geffen       50 & 200 free BB

Bella Glenn        200 free, 50 fly, 100 breast BB

David Goins         50 back B

Thomas Gupton       50 back, 50 & 100 breast B

Bella Haas         200 fly, 200 breast B

Luke Harrington    100 breast, 100 free B

Caroline Hepper    200 free B, 100 IM BB

Farrah Hollender   100 & 200 free, 50 fly A

Alex Horst          50 fly, 50 & 100 free B

Callie Horst       200 IM, 200 free BB

Drew Hotem         500 free B, 100 fly BB

Alivia Hutcheson    50 back BB

Aidan Jacobs       200 back A

Lane Jacobs        100 IM, 50 back B

Mary Kate Jacobs   100 IM, 50 breast B

Avery Jensen        50 fly, 50 back B

Abby Jessup        100 fly BB

Brooke Jessup      100 back B

Izzie Jewett       200 IM B, 50 back BB

Gibson Jones       500 free, 50 breast B

Jasper Jones       100 IM BB

Carson Julian       50 fly BB, 50 back A

Erik Julian        100 & 200 free, 50 fly BB

Sanika Kaulgud      50 back B

Ethan Kennedy      200 free, 100 breast B, 200 back, 200 IM, 50 free BB, 50 fly A

Michael King       200 breast, 200 free B, 50 back, 100 free BB    

Brooklyn Krach 100 breast B

Tegan Kuehnle      100 IM B

Andrew Kulak       200 IM, 500 free BB

Deepanshi Kumar    100 & 200 free, 50 fly B, 100 IM, 100 back, 100 breast BB

Ellie Laramore     500 free A

Carly Laurence     200 back BB

Danny Mooney        50 fly B

Benjamin Li        500 free, 200 IM, 200 back B

George Li          100 fly B

Katherine Li        50 back B

Victoria Li        100 free, 200 IM B

Chance Lowry       100 free B, 100 IM BB

Reese Lowry        200 breast, 200 back, 200 & 500 free, 50 fly BB

Sherry Luo         100 breast A

Orlando Ma         100 free, 100 back B

Vivi Maccaroni     100 IM, 100 free, 50 back B

Evan Mangin        100 IM B

Hunter McAuliffe    50 free BB

Peyton McAuliffe    50 breast B

Lizzie McCullough  100 back B

Ava McKinney       200 IM, 200 & 500 free B

Joey Meyer          50 breast B

Riley Miklos       200 back BB, 100 free A

Nathaniel Milligan  50 & 200 free B

Savir Raj Mohil     50 fly B

Danny Mooney       100 free B, 50 back BB

Caitlyn Moore      100 free B, 100 breast BB

Trisha Moray        50 free, 50 & 100 free B

Jackson Morgan     100 back, 100 breast B

Kelsey Morris      100 IM BB

Wiley Mulholland   100 back B, 100 free BB

Joseph Neely       200 IM, 200 back, 500 free B

Brooke Nelson      100 fly B

Cole Nelson        200 free B

Delaney Nelson     100 IM B

Colin Noonan       100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast B

Liam Oberle        200 IM, 200 free B

Cole Owen          200 breast B, 200 IM, 100 fly, 1650 free BB

Reilly Owens       100 fly B

Nikhil Palavalas    50 back BB

Aleko Panos        100 free B, 50 breast, 50 fly BB

Jonathan Payne      50 fly, 50 back A

Kendall Payne       50 back, 100 free B

Henry Pietrantoni   50 free, 50 breast B

Grady Potter       200 breast B, 100 fly, 100 & 500 free BB

Colston Pounders   200 free, 100 back B, 50 back BB

Davy Rasmussen     100 back, 50 free B

Cameron Rhodes     200 IM, 200 & 500 free B

Reese Richardson    50 breast BB

Lee Rodgers         50 free, 50 fly B

Abhi Satpathy      100 free, 100 fly B

Jack Schardt       100 back B

Meghan Schmidt     200 back BB

Greer Schneider    200 IM B

Lucy Schwab         50 fly B

Elle Scott         100 fly, 100 breast BB

Landon Shepard     100 back, 100 breast B

Stella Shropshire  500 free B

Molly Sleman       200 back, 100 & 200 IM BB

Kersten Smith      200 back B

Lauren Smith       100 & 200 fly B, 400 IM A

David Speich       200 back, 50 free BB

Olivia Spooner     100 back BB

Annie Stepanek     200 fly B

Natalie Tang        50 breast, 50 & 100 free B, 50 fly BB

James Taylor        50 free B

Christian Thornton 200 breast B

Hannah Thornton     50 breast B

Kate Tittermary     50 breast B, 100 IM, 200 back BB

Kate Turnbull      200 free B

Bea Villanueva     200 free, 50 fly BB

Claudia Vincent   1650 free A

Sam Wagner          50 back, 50 & 100 fly BB

Lily Waldron       100 IM, 50 & 100 back B

Caroline Walton     50 fly B

Abigail Wang       500 free BB

Sadie Webb         100 free A

Hazel Wells         50 back B

Abby Wheelin       100 IM B

Charlotte White    100 back A

Ella Wiatt          50 free B, 100 & 200 IM, 50 fly BB

Tess Williams      200 breast BB

Matthew Wolfle     500 free BB

Ada Woo            200 breast B

Ashley Xiao        100 back, 100 IM B

William Xiao       200 free BB, 100 fly, 100 IM A

Emily Yang         200 IM BB

Alice Zhang        100 back B

Caroline Zorn      400 IM BB

Ryan Zubris        500 free B

Bold print indicates first “A” time in current age group         

 

100% Best times

John Ackerly         

Shubha Anand       

Shreyan Angadala

Clavio Ascari

Aditya Banerjee       

Promit Banerjee    

Anna Barrett

Molly Barrett        

Charlotte Barron   

Jaden Benhamed

Leila Benhamed       

Karina Blanco       

Bridget Blaszak

Colby Bonanno        

Parker Brewer      

Destiny Brown

Hazel Cabugason      

Catie Callihan

Jake Camera                 

Rick Carter

Sarah Carter         

Michael Causey     

Aadhvik Chada

Aaron Chan           

Jordan Chan        

Rimil Chatterjee

Jason Chen           

Seamus Connell     

Wesley Conner

Julia Connor         

Xavi Cornelius     

Oakley Cotropia  

Hayes Crone          

Benjamin Crowl     

Lance Cutchin

Andrew Dang

SofiaDemchenko      

Alex Demchenko     

Dan Do            

Nam Do

Avery Duke           

Cole Dunham        

Cotton Eakes

Katie Edds           

Ben Ehrensberger   

Nathan Geffen          

 Willie Girvin          

Lucas Gonzalez

Aubrey Nicole-Han  

Caroline Hepper

Lily Grace Heskett   

Alivia Hutcheson   

Lane Jacobs

Mary Kate Jacobs     

Amish Jena         

Brooke Jessup

Maddie Jewett        

Jasper Jones       

Carson Julian

Ethan Kennedy        

Michael King       

McKenzie Kuehnle

Deepanshi Kumar      

Devansh Kumar      

Devesh Kumar

Ellie Laramore       

Alina Laraway      

Noah Leibowitz

Ruth Li              

Chance Lowry       

Reese Lowry

Sherry Luo           

Evan Mangin        

Orlando Ma

Hunter McAuliffe     

Lila Mitchell      

Savir Raj Mohil

Danny Mooney         

Trisha Moray       

Wiley Mulholland

Abhinav Narra        

Joseph Neely       

Lucy Nelson

Colin Noonan

Jack Nystrom         

Rebecca Nystrom    

Reilly Owens

Tanvi Palavalas      

Owen Peat          

Grady Potter

Madeline Radcliffe   

Davy Rasmussen     

Aurora Ratliff

Reese Richardson     

Matthew Rivas      

Saachi Sarna

Porter Sentz         

Smera Shanmugan    

Landon Shepard

Christian Smith      

David Speich       

Abhay Sumesh

Brighten Sun         

James Taylor       

Aaron Wang

Sarah Ward           

Charlotte White    

Ella Wiatt

Alex Yu              

Angela Yu           

Lindsey Yue

Alice Zhang          

Esther Zhang       

 

 

                  

Barrier Breakers

Aaron Chan            <    :30        50 free

Nathaniel Milligan

Nam Do

Nathan Geffen

Ethan Kennedy

Reese Lowry

Ford White            <    :35        50 free

Amelia Wykes

Chance Lowry

Claire Holloway       <    :40        50 fly

Aleko Panos

Sam Wagner

Trisha Moray          <    :40        50 back

Kendall Payne

Lee Rodgers

Anouska Anand

Ben Crowl

Danny Mooney

Anna Dang             <    :45        50 breast

Trisha Moray

Grady Potter          <   1:00       100 free

William Xiao          <   1:10       100 IM

                              <   1:10       100 fly

Catie Callihan        <   1:20       100 back

Hiya Agrawal          <   1:20      100 free

Shreyan Angadala

Lila Mitchell

Trisha Moray

Savir Mohil           <   1:30      100 IM

Braidan Morgan

Ryan Zubris

Paxton Crank

Jasper Jones

Chance Lowry

Michael Causey      <   1:30    100 breast

Trisha Moray          <   1:40    100 breast

Bella Glenn

Ella Grace Anderson   <  1:45   100 back

William Chen

Avery Duke

Brooke Jessup

Owen Peat

Avery Duke            <   1:45     100 IM

Thomas Gupton

Delaney Nelson

Emory Allen           <   2:30     200 free

Michael Causey

Callie Horst

Ethan Kennedy

Reese Lowry

Colin Noonan

William Xiao

Landon Shepard        <   3:00     200 IM

George Ferguson

Jack Nystrom

Ryan Zubris           <   3:00     200 back

Carson Williams

Kersten Smith

Anna Dang             <   3:00     200 free

Bella Glenn

Jasper Jones

Cole Nelson

Abhi Satpathy         <   3:00  200 breast

Jason Chen

Seamus Connell

Bella Haas

Cole Owen

Grady Potter

Trisha Moray          <   3:30    200 breast

Timothy Speich

Corinne Cook          <   6:00   400 IM

Lance Cutchin

Andrew Kulak          <   6:00    500 free

Grady Potter

Rick Carter           <   6:30       500 free

Peyton McAuliffe

Ryan Zubris           <   7:00      500 free

Farrah Hollender

Aaron Chan

Jack Nystrom

Karina Blanco         <   7:30     500 free

Charlotte Causey

Hunter McAuliffe

Matthew Wolfle

Charlie Mayr          <  19:00    1650 free

Joseph Conner       <  20:00    1650 free

Claudia Vincent   

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK/JANUARY IS . . .

 . . . often quite cold and sometimes brings the white stuff. Here at NOVA, we take snow in stride: we rarely cancel but we do respect the danger and inconvenience it presents. If bad weather is forecast, we take a wait and see attitude. Richmond is on the snow/ice line so long experience has taught us that the forecasters often miss. Snow invites respect; ice provokes healthy fear and concern. So we will make a go/no go call fairly close to practice. The worst weather situation involves a late afternoon/early evening storm. The coaching staff typically is already at NOVA as the storm begins so we will ask incoming traffic how the roads are doing, all the while consulting the various internet and TV weather reports. Daylight and overnight calls are easier because we have more information and can drive out to sample and survey the roads ourselves well in advance of practice. We will err on the side of caution - not HCPS caution, more like private school caution. As always, we remind all NOVA parents to make their own decision and proceed with caution. Then there is that reminder to dress for the weather. We still observe bare-footed or sandal-clad children arriving for practice. The coaching staff strongly advises dressing for success - warm sweats, socks and shoes. Slippers and sandals are comfortable but bad choices! Train like an athlete, dress like an athlete. Parents are specifically asked not to encourage the “run to the warm car” behavior. Convenient and easy - but not in an athlete’s best interest.

 . . . a time to remind parents of our bad weather policy . . . that older, driving swimmers check with parents before leaving for home if a storm hits or intensifies during practice. That way parents can tell a child to stay put if conditions have seriously deteriorated. We cannot monitor every call but we do want parents to know that this will be our posted advisory. Practice changes  are based on the conditions on the roads leading to NOVA which are generally well plowed and treated.
 

 . . . a great time for swimmers to embrace a more challenging practice schedule, train smarter and harder, explore new and challenging events. It is the phase of the season before the storm of February meets that begin the championship season.  

 

FEBRUARY AND MARCH . . .

 . . .  are marked by strict meet entry deadlines for the championship series of meets (see later). Parents attempting to enter the meets after the deadlines will pay a hefty penalty mandated by Virginia Swimming. Even those meets run here at NOVA must follow those guidelines. Meets hosted here and coach and swimmer departures to away meets may disrupt the schedule in small and large ways.

 

 . . . Ah, that Championship season business. . . that seems to consume these two months. For those of you new to NOVA, I’ll sketch out the championship season and then offer a quick glance on later spring into summer.  The first “championship” meet is the 8 and Under District Champs on February 9-10th. This meet is open to all 8 & U swimmers regardless of time qualification. The next meet is the 9-12 Central District Championships, February 15th-17th and it is for all swimmers lacking Age Group Champs qualifying times (see the website for time standards links).  This meet has been expanded this year to include Trials and Finals for 9-10 and 11-12 year olds, one heat of finals for the former, two heats for the latter. Entry deadlines for these meets will be firm, without wiggle room. The coaching staff would like see all eligible swimmers entered into each meet with a maximum line-up of events.  All 13-18 swimmers who haven’t qualified for AGC or Senior Champs will attend the Regional Champs, held February 22-24th at the Jeff Rouse Center just north of Fredericksburg.  All those 14 and unders from these meets who make Age Group Champs (AGC) Qualifying times move on to the State Age Group Champs March 7th-10th in Christiansburg. All 15 and over qualifiers move on to the Virginia Senior Champs, February 28th- March 3rd, back again this year in Stafford and the Jeff Rouse Center.  A compressed timetable:

2/9-2/10     8 and Under District Champs
2/15-17      12 and under District Champs
2/22-24      13 and over Regional Champs
2/28-3/3     Virginia State Senior Champs
3/7-3/10     Virginia Age Group Champs
 

We term this rush of meets the “championship season”.  Following these meets are the various high level All Star or fast qualifying times championship meets listed below. These meets are generally travel meets to the land of Far Far Away.  

3/19-3/23    NCSA Juniors, Orlando, FL
3/20-3/23    Florida International Champs, Clearwater, FL
3/27-3/30    NCSA Age Group, Orlando, FL
                            

So there it all is - a tidy summing up of what lies ahead.

 

Remarkable advances are often made by swimmers who immerse themselves in the championship season. The acts of qualifying for a meet, then participating in it often change the trajectories of swimming careers. You must be present to win these sometimes astonishing advances!

 

 

SOME OF OUR COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS HAVE MADE DECISIONS . . . and we are delighted to announce the following future destinations. Our rule here is simple: gotta know before a name is added to this list. So here’s what we currently know. If you know and we don’t, stay calm and drop me a line. Our latest additions are Tillie Lewis, Quinn Keatley and Sally Ennis. Tillie will be continuing her swimming and academic career at NYU; Quinn and Sally will head southwest - Quinn to Roanoke College and Sally to Washington & Lee! Congratulations to these three young ladies for their acceptances!!

Maggie Baham      Allegheny College
Mary Cornett      Penn State
Zack Cram         North Carolina State
Chris DallaValle  Duke
Sally Ennis       Washington & Lee
Maura Graff       William and Mary
Reid Hutcherson   Villanova
Quinn Keatley     Roanoke College
Tillie Lewis      NYU
Alli Lovell       University of the Cumberlands
Patrick Madden    Denison
Peyton Proffitt   William and Mary
Ethan Spencer     DePauw University

 

 

THE COACHING STAFF IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THE MEET ENTRY PROCESS . . . both for parents and for our meet management folks. Each meet entry is posted and coaches strongly request that parents either accept or decline a meet entry. We do aim to accommodate late entries whenever possible but that means extra work for our meet entry team. So please let us know your intentions for meets listed for your swimmer’s training group.  Just log in, find the appropriate meet and let us know your intentions. The coaching staff will also often send reminder e-mails as meet deadlines approach.

 

 

THE WINTER MONTHS BRING MORE THAN COLD . . . . They bring - no big surprise - darkness and that darkness makes the parking lot more of a hazard than in better-lit months. I am asking that all drivers exercise extreme caution upon entering NOVA from Gayton Road. Some of the swimmers play outside; some swimmers aim swift charges at warm cars. The potential for serious mischief is there and slowing down is certainly a good way to minimize or avoid it. Thank you in advance for your support of my yearly slow down initiative.

 

 

OUR LOST BUT NOT FOUND . . . is one unmanned store with some customer friendly store hours, generally 4:30 AM to 8:30 PM M-F with generous weekend hours available as well. Its business cycle is unusual. Inventory grows and grows until the invisible hand of the marketplace sweeps all away to the waiting hands of Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Towels, suits and water bottles are inventory staples but jackets, boots and umbrellas are not unknown! Feel free to stop and shop and claim what is yours.

 

 

A TIMELY REMINDER:   As parents, we all hope our children do well in school and that means a steady diet of “A’s” and correct answers. Success is what we want them to embrace. While we want them to do the same in athletics, it is worth noting that the path to success in sports is littered with failure. LeBron fouls, Bryce Harper strikes out, Messi misses. Failure and/or mistakes are constants in all sports. It is part of the passage to success. Some failures are absolutely the key to great future success. So stay patient during the process: it’s sports, not school. NOVA’s coaches understand that DQ’s, missed turns and their kith and kin are learning moments!

 


 


WE HAVE THE NOVA FLAT HAT BULLETIN BOARD . . . that traces, through pictures, the travels of NOVA families and their NOVA caps. I thought it would be fun to see NOVA’s international bloodlines. Here is the rule: only parents and children count. So parents or children have to be first generation here in the United States.  Here’s what we have gathered - I suspect we have more. And I proved to be right after many long months, then a very short week of waiting!!   We now have 38 countries and counting! Another South American country (Ecuador was our previous most recent addition), Chile, becomes our latest proud addition to our point of origin list. Don’t hold out on us regarding your point of origin if you’re not on this list!

 

 

Albania
Armenia
Australia
Bangladesh
Brazil
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Cuba
Czech Republic

Denmark
Ecuador

England
Germany
India
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Mexico
Nigeria

Poland
Russia
Serbia
Seychelles Bosnia & Herzegovina
Singapore
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
The Philippines
Turkey
Venezuela

E-mail Coach Geoff with any additions. I suspect we will have an amazing NOVA tapestry when we are done - if we ever get done!!!

 
 
    
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