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Spalding leaves to pursue doctorate

Emily Cosio, News Editor

May 25, 2018

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Modeling and Simulation teacher Lindsey Spalding wrapped up her final year and said goodbye to her students and fellow staff members this week before she begins a new chapter in her life. “I’m going to miss the students, absolutely -- the students and the staff,” Spalding said. Spalding plans on going back to college in order to receive her PhD in sustainable energy research. Teacher Jonah Hardy from Lake Mary High School will be replacing Spalding in the upcoming...

Band members ‘break the ice’ at first 2019 meeting

Band members ‘break the ice’ at first 2019 meeting

May 24, 2018

On Wednesday, May 16, former and upcoming band and colorguard members met in the band room from 5 to 7 p.m. to become familiar with what will soon become their “band family” over the next couple months marking the beginning of band camp. The icebreaker...

May shark dissections cause a splash

May shark dissections cause a splash

May 24, 2018

May 11-18, freshmen in biology classrooms, both honors and standard, participated in a dogfish shark dissection, taking place of a nine weeks exam. Because the students had already taken the Biology EOC, the teachers decided against taking the exam. The...

Culinary to add extra lab & teacher

Culinary to add extra lab & teacher

May 22, 2018

With almost 600 students signed up for next year, the culinary department will have a new culinary lab and a new instructor, who will be determined early in the summer, to accommodate the number of students in the program. The culinary program started...

Second Amendment Walkout begins American Club

Second Amendment Walkout begins American Club

May 18, 2018

On Wednesday May 2 at 12:15 p.m. in the amphitheater, students walked out of class to protect gun laws, in a protest to counter the other protests about restricting gun laws, that have been in response to the Parkland shooting that occurred on Feb. 14. ...

PTSA hosts Grad Bash event for seniors

May 17, 2018

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On Friday, May 18, after practice graduation, the PTSA will host Grad Bash for seniors. The event, which is intended to celebrate seniors and their impending graduation, which will include entertaining activities for those who attend. “It’s a celebration for the seniors and it has food and games, raffle prizes, gift cards, and they have a chance to enter the money machine. Everything is free, and it is a chance to celebrate their graduation,” event organizer Lauri...

Hurley wins Dreamer and Doer

Hurley wins Dreamer and Doer

May 11, 2018

On Friday, May 4, senior Nick Hurley got called down to Student Services, not because he needed a last minute credit check, but to be recognized as the recipient of the Disney Dreamer and Doer award. The Disney Dreamer award recognizes students who...

Checking off graduation

Checking off graduation

April 26, 2018

The finish line is in sight. The seniors are about to cross the stage… until that failed Algebra I EOC pulls them back and prevents them from graduating. As graduation on May 21 approaches, seniors are more than ready to be done. While senior credit...

Students organize school-based walkout

Students organize school-based walkout

April 4, 2018

On Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m., hallways started to fill up with students who held posters that protested against gun laws. These students were headed to the amphitheater, ready to participate in the walk out under the leadership of juniors Valeria P...

“Walking the Line” to victory

“Walking the Line” to victory

April 4, 2018

Once they heard their school’s name, everyone lost their minds. “We might’ve knocked over a chair or two,” junior Katie Carlson said. Before they took off for spring break, TV Production students and advisor Donna Parker, attended the Student...

Fighting for change

Fighting for change

March 18, 2018

On Feb. 21, the first school walkout took place and senior Courtney Ring stood up and spoke to honor the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Later that week, four students, juniors Avery Watson and Valeria Rivera along with senior...

Band wins straight Superiors at MPA

Emily Cosio, News Editor

March 15, 2018

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On Friday, March 2, the band traveled to Lake Mary High School to perform at their annual District 6 Music Performance Assessment, earning straight Superior ratings. When the band arrived, they went straight to the warm up room where they tuned their instruments and practiced. They then went to the stage and performed three songs. After, they had to sight read music and perform it. This event is not to be confused with a competition. It was an assessment that was judged by a panel of...

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