Hagerty Journalism Online

Homecoming canceled due to COVID

Students dance close together and enjoy their time at a homecoming dance five years ago.
Charlotte Mansur, Online Editor | January 7, 2021

Girls in short sequined dresses stand frigid in the cold January air , unsure what to do as music blares through the football stadium loudspeakers. Vibrant spray painted circles cover the field with students...

Winter Week Welcomes the Holiday Spirit

Winter Week Welcomes the Holiday Spirit
Bethany Barker, Staff Reporter | December 14, 2020

As the Florida cold swept in and students began to shift from shorts to pants, Hagerty students and staff celebrated the coming of winter and the holiday season with the annual Winter Week. Taking place...

Nun the Less

During the final musical number, the entire six-person cast dances to
Maggie Taylor | December 4, 2020

Months spent producing last year's spring musical, "Big Fish," cost the drama department thousands of dollars. The costumes, the set, the props and the rights to production were all paid for. But a...

A new wave

Sophomores Dylan Grossenbaugh (left) and Victor Jimenez (right) discuss an assignment in English. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged in classrooms.
Skyler Glenn, Assistant News Editor | November 29, 2020

After a semester defined by desk partitions, face masks and laggy video conferences, 358 students have decided to return to in-person learning for the third quarter. The semester proved to be untraditional...

Wellness committee works to improve mental health

Freshmen Margaret Neely and Katie Pollack are student volunteers on the committee. They hang up vinyl signs with positive affirmations.
Bethany Barker, Staff Reporter | November 25, 2020

All across campus, with little help from their community, students have been fighting internal battles dealing with stress, sadness, and anxiety. The Wellness committee, established in September 2019 under...

Still up for debate

Freshman Grace uses her notes to perform her refutation speech. Notes are called
Zoey Young, Editor-in-Chief | November 16, 2020

Laptop cameras and Google Docs pages at the ready, the Speech and Debate team attended their second tournament of the year on Saturday, Oct. 14. Coordinated through the websites Yaatly and Speechwire,...

An infusion of charity

Junior Julia Cioca is helping check donators in. She gave students their class pass and directed them to their waiting destinations.
Alexis Madlang, Lifestyles Editor | November 3, 2020

OneBlood’s big red buses came to campus for student donations on Tuesday, Oct. 27. JROTC's battalion commander, the highest ranking cadet, Jonah San Miguel took on the responsibility to direct and oversee...

Rivalry week sparks school spirit

The cheerleading and dance teams engage students with chants. This was a tradition carried on from past pep rallies.
Lukas Goodwin, Print Editor | November 3, 2020

Pep returns to football season

Percussionist Matt Hurley plays bass drum at a Friday night football game. Many band students are excited to participate in pep band.
Skyler Glenn, Assistant News Editor | October 17, 2020

Amidst cheering students and clouds of baby powder, the marching band can be seen at Friday night football games playing “Seven Nation Army” and chanting encouragement to the football team. However,...

Po Dickison awarded Teacher of the Year

Dickison reads the script for the second session of the ELA exam in the media center. Juniors had to retake the test at the start of the year after it was canceled last year due to COVID-19.
Lukas Goodwin, Print Editor | October 1, 2020

When news broke on Thursday, Sept. 24 that media specialist Po Dickison won Teacher of the Year, she burst into tears. This was not her first time receiving the award: she also won it in 2005, the first...

Testing 1, 2, 3

Seminole Connect student Sabrina Valentin studies for her Algebra II test.
Julia Sumpter, Staff Reporter | September 30, 2020

Anxiety levels rose for Seminole Connect students when they were told they had to go back on campus to take common nine weeks exams. But, Seminole County changed their policy ,and now all Seminole Connect...

Trainers keep their cool

Junior Abigail Maxwell led the student athletic trainers to carry the cold-water immersion tub to the football field.
Matthew Dearolph | September 16, 2020

As she dragged the cold-water immersion tub behind her, junior student athletic trainer Sophia Ramirez struggled across the football field, face mask shortening her breath. Behind her, fellow athletic...

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