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Everything but the kitchen sink

Culinary I teacher Austin Boyd worked at Seito Sushi from 2014 to 2017.

Charlotte Mansur

August 27, 2018

A former executive chef from Lake County expected to create a new culinary classroom in a former computer lab while simultaneously teaching students a fresh curriculum could be called a tough transition; however new Culinary I director Austin Boyd has taken it in stride. Boyd previously was an exec...

Hung up and “hangry”

Sophomore Shannon Skelly completes her French homework during first lunch.

Andrea Izaguirre

August 23, 2018

Students know the struggle: desperate glances between the ticking clock and their PB&J sandwich, a moment's hesitation before the bell rings, and then the final surrender to an empty stomach in exchange for a chance to complete last night's Algebra homework. There are many scenarios where students find...

Southworth takes a bow

Theater department presents their last show of the year,

Ahilyn Aguilar, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018

He started as a maternity leave substitute, and as a full term teacher, he took over the program in the middle of the school year. It may not seem like the ideal start for a teacher. But  for theater director Trevor Southworth, it was. Southworth started his teaching career in 2014, when, afte...

Teamwork test

The repelling tower is a wall where cadets repel off a wall or zip line. In order to pass JCLC, cadets have to repel off the wall.

Sarah Dreyer, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018

Most students spend the last few half days of school either taking exams, at home on their phone or watching Television, but not these 24 JROTC cadets, who spent May 23-25 at Camp La No Chee, a Boy Scout camp, located in the middle of nowhere with no reception or wifi. The only thing these cadets had...

Summer shift has teachers on the move

Katarina Harrison, Opinions Editor

May 25, 2018

Preparations for the new school year have begun for students and teachers campuswide. While for students this may mean getting an early start on their summer assignments, many teachers have had to make a different plan entirely--redecorating. Over the summer, the classrooms in building 6 will be repainted....

Looking outside his comfort zone

Matthew Whittemore poses with his friends after being baptized. The friends that he has made through church have helped him be more confident in himself.

Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor

May 18, 2018

High school is meant to be a time for change and transition. Looking back on his past four years, senior Matthew Whittemore would say it was just that. “Freshman year I was a very quiet and antisocial kid and this continued all the way through the first semester of junior year,” Whittemore said....

Finding a new outlet

Senior Anthony Del Rosario nears the end of one of his cross country races. He picked up this sport in his junior year after he had too many concussions to continue on in football.

Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor

May 18, 2018

Two concussions, the loss of a sport he loves, and a $46,530 ROTC scholarship. Senior Anthony Del Rosario’s time in high school has been filled with highs and lows, it all started when he had to give up football, a sport he had played for seven years of his life. His concussions made it too risky...

Spinning to the top

The winterguard team smiles and celebrates with their bronze medals. They broke the previous school record by placing third at the FFCC Championships.

Emily Cosio, News Editor

May 17, 2018

On Friday, April 6, everything that could have gone wrong, did. The winterguard team waited outside the school, filled with excitement and nerves, but it was not the routine they had to fear, it was getting to the competition. The vans to take the team to the Florida State Fairgrounds never turned up,...

Breakfast on the go

Junior Jennifer Mustafa orders a Sausage Biscuit, Hash Brown, and a Caramel Frappe every time she goes to McDonalds.

Sarah Dreyer, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018

Junior Jennifer Mustafa wakes up for school at 5:30 a.m. She goes the pantry to find Goldfish and crackers, and other non-breakfast related items. She then opens the fridge, to find a gallon of milk and leftovers from dinner. Still nothing good for breakfast. Desperate for something to eat, her last...

College Vibes

Junior Kayla Whisneant spent her whole spring break touring colleges such as Lynn, Tampa ,JU, UNF, FGCU , Atlantic Palm coast, FAU,  and NSU. When touring she was looking for schools that were smaller with a pretty campus.

Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2018

Spring break: normally a time for the beach and catching up on sleep missed from all the stress of third quarter. For junior Kayla Whisneant, however, it was a time for college tours. During spring break, Whisneant toured eight colleges: Lynn University, Tampa University, Jacksonville University, University...

‘Addams Family impresses crowd

Wednesday and Morticia, played by senior Emma Matzinger and junior Catie Jackson, sing during a dress rehearsal. Jackson played Morticia on March 30.

Tara Routie, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018

The theater department entertained the crowd during of “The Addams Family” on March 29-31, the last production of the school year. The ensemble played the theme song, and the audience was introduced to the Addams family during the first song. The ensemble included members of the band, with band...

Track runs into districts

Jumper Vecarie Pettis jumps in the Highlander Invitational.

Michael Gibson, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018

This year was supposed to be a rebuilding year. The athletes of girls and boys track and field knew they were going to have to step up. They did just that; putting new faces on the top of leaderboards every week, the boys and girls track and field teams both finished out the season placing fifth at...

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