Hagerty Journalism Online

Administration takes ice bucket challenge

The administration takes part in the ice bucket challenge on Aug. 22.

Sophie Hill, HJO Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2014

In a “chilling” turn of events, school administrators were the latest participants in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22 in the amphitheater. They took part in the Internet trend after having been nominated by Lake Mary High School administration a few days ago. “I’ve been challenged...

Douglas wins car

Douglas wins car

Kallie Delis, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2014

On Saturday, May 18, junior Kristin Douglas won the Grand Prize (a silver 2013 Honda Fit) in the Holler Honda “Fit for College”. The contest began last December and ended in April. High school students in Seminole and Orange counties could enter. “As soon as my key started that engine, my heart...

Singing at states

Lauren Lee, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2014

On April 16, sophomores Sarah Injo and Annalycia Franklin traveled to UNF at 9 a.m. to compete in the State Solo and Ensemble Chorus Competition. The pair performed a two song duet and won a Superior in the competition, which featured schools from all over Florida. “We even got a superior plus,...

Novice Debaters dominate Griffin Growl Tournament

Lauren Lee, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2014

On Apr. 5, debaters traveled to Lake Mary Prep. High School to compete in the Griffin Growl tournament. As the final tournament of the debate season, Griffin Growl included Timber Creek, Lake Mary, and Seminole high schools. Ten of the debaters placed in award winning positions, with five of the novice...

Choir department prepares for final performance

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

May 6, 2014

The choir department will hold its Broadway-themed final concert on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m., featuring performances by the Voices of Hagerty, Advanced Women’s Choir, Huskafellas and Hagerty Singers, as well as solo acts and smaller ensembles. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of; general...

Community rallies to support local teacher

Caitlyn Patel, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2014

Members of the Oviedo community were shocked to hear of a local fire in Chuluota on April 25. Even more shocking was the news of whose house was affected. “We are sad to report a devastating house fire today at the home of Dena Heath, a beloved first grade teacher here at Partin,” the Partin Elementary...

Sophomores recieve privileges for FCAT writes scores

Katie Curley, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2014

Colorful blue and yellow posters dot the walls and doors of English classrooms. They entice sophomores and disgust juniors. These are the posters revealing prizes for reaching a target FCAT writing score. In the 2013-2014 school year, the district FCAT writes scores dropped substantially. This urged...

PTSA starts first shoe drive

Jeannie Williams, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2014

  As of Monday, April 21, the PTSA shoe drive is officially under way.  The shoes collected will help raise money for the $3,000 of scholarship money awarded to seniors.  7,500 pairs of  shoes will be needed to reach this goal. Shoe drives have been pulled off successfully by other school...

The Cut of Study Hall

Jessica Jeffers, Opinions Editor

April 28, 2014

The buzz around school about school registration is normally about the new courses that have been developed. But this year the buzz was about the cut of a favorite elective; study hall.             Study hall was created to be a filler period for students, where students have the ability to study and get homework done. Many students signed up for the class so that they could get their work done at school, especially on sports teams and after school extra circulars.             “The class has helped me to get my work done, without it I would be stressed out,” junior, Hope Bryant said. “It also has allowed me more time after school, which helps me release stress as well.”             Study hall was cut because of the lack of an end of course exam, which is going to be required for all classes, elective and non-elective, next year. But for many students, they signed ...

Urinetown for a good show

Lexi Rossow, Managing Editor

April 8, 2014

No, it’s urine like pee." When the posters went up around school advertising the new musical this year, Urinetown, senior Monica Oquendo and all the other theater students were asked to clarify a pressing question. Is the musical really about pee? The musical will be playing from April 24-26...

Dual enrollment restricts options

Sarah Gibson, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2014

In the past, dual enrollment gave students the opportunity for high school credits, college credits, and an increase in GPA. However, the face of dual enrollment is changing and the school board is cutting back on its advantages. One of the main changes is the lack of variety. While in the past, students...

AP Environmental experiences Florida nature

AP Environmental experiences Florida nature

Matilda von Kalm, Editor in Chief

April 8, 2014

Instead of learning about the natural world through their AP Environmental Science textbook, AP Environmental Science students traveled to the Lake Lotus Learning Center March 31 and April 1 to experience the Florida ecosystem up close and personal. "Actually learning about the flora and fauna right...

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