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Athletic Department fundraiser helps less fortunate

Student deposits clothes to benefit the less fortunate.

Justin Baronoff, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2015

Prior to the conclusion of first semester, the Athletic Department, led by director Jay Getty, began a fundraiser by collecting clothing donations through a clothes recycling company, Ditto. Ditto has been in business for a year and a half. The company collects used clothes and sells them into the...

Curriculum Night prepares students for upcoming year

Curriculum Night prepares students for upcoming year

Sarah Gibson, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2015

As the school year comes to a wrap, the focus on campus sways towards the future. Schedule forms were handed out, students began choosing future classes, and curriculum night was held Jan 27. to keep both students and parents informed. A wide range of topics are covered every year during the annual...

Gradbash tickets: last call

Gradbash tickets: last call

Maddison Garr, Business Manager

February 4, 2015

The last chance to buy a grad bash ticket for seniors is Wednesday, Feb. 4, from Mrs. Bachand (previously known as Mrs. Dinapoli) in room 2-122. The price is $75, by either check or cash, and a consent form is required along with the money. Consent forms can be found outside Mrs. Bachand’s door...

Grenz receives county recognition

Grenz receives county recognition

Spencer Thompson, Blueprint Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2015

It was an auspicious day indeed on Jan. 23 when Robin Grenz’s famous catch phrase came true. Seminole County revealed three finalists for the district Teacher of the Year, and among those names was Grenz, the enthusiastic AP United States History. Awarded with the county high school Teacher of t...

State of the union unveils 2015 plans

State of the union unveils 2015 plans

Jessica Jeffers, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2015

Barack Obama took to the the podium to give his yearly State of the Union address on Jan. 20 in Washington D.C, showing his attention towards middle class economics, foreign affairs, and climate change. Immediately upon taking the podium, Obama started talking about the gas situation. With prices...

Athletic department holds 10th annual Husky Trot 5K

Athletic department holds 10th annual Husky Trot 5K

Jessica Ritchie, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

Getting up at 6 a.m. on a school day is typically dreadful, but waking up for a 7:30 a.m. race is a much more exciting experience, with less homework and more people. On Feb. 7 students, parents, and the community have the opportunity to participate in the Husky Trot, a 5k race held by the Athletic Department...

PALS holds Hearts for Autism Walk on Valentine’s Day

Emily Thompson, Journalism 1

January 29, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 14, Youth PALS will host the annual Hearts for Autism walk at Sam Momary Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This walk is used to raise money for scholarships, classrooms supplies and activities for kids with autism. Activities such as corn-hole, face painting, a dunk tank and a police ...

Grenz goes down in history

Grenz goes down in history

Maddie Garr, Business Manager

December 9, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 13, administration and a few of the original staff members who opened the school paid a surprise visit to U.S. History teacher Robin Grenz to congratulate her on winning teacher of the year. They presented her with balloons, flowers, a crown and a sash. “I feel very honored  to...

Vague security threat deemed not credible

Vague security threat deemed not credible

Sophie Hill, HJO Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2014

After “a vague threat to school safety…was found written in a boys restroom,” 686 students were called out of class in the two hours following the announcement sent out through an automated email sent out by the Hagerty High School Administration to all students and their parents at 11:11 on Thursday,...

Students win merit awards and cash prizes at art festival

Lauren Lee, Graphics Editor

November 7, 2014

Junior Channing Mulholland started using shaded words to create a portrait of one of her favorite band members from Of Mice and Men, not knowing that she would win a prize for an art piece that she created months before. On Oct. 3-5, the Maitland Rotary Art Festival featured art students in elementary,...

See ya later alligator

See ya later alligator

Alex Grace, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2014

Known for their beady yellow eyes, long rigid tails and knife-like teeth, alligators can be found from the panhandle to the Everglades and even in Oviedo’s residential areas. Since their numbers have grown tremendously in recent years, interested trappers can get an alligator permit from the Florida...

Homecoming schedule announced

Madeline Kemper, Lifestyles Editor

October 13, 2014

Homecoming week is Oct. 27-Oct. 31 and the theme this year is “Coast to Coast.” The spirit days this year include Pajama Day on Monday, Twin Day on Tuesday, Mathlete vs. Athlete on Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Spirit Day on Friday. The dodgeball tournament is Monday, Oct. 27 in the old gym...

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