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Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014 announced

Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014 announced

Sophie Hill, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2013

Overcoming challenges has always been a part of Clifphene Reid’s eight-year career, even as she claimed the title of Hagerty’s Teacher of the Year on Dec. 11. Reid, a ninth and tenth grade English teacher, was nominated last year, and upon her second nomination this year, received the award. “I...

New county policies limit dual enrollment access

December 12, 2013

When the year began senior Mathew Murray could not want to take his four dual enrollment classes,  but once he was forced out of them due to already having his credits, he decided to take it up with his guidance counselor. The new change affects students who take dual enrollment, and have all of...

Prom theme choice closed to senior class body

Ellie Bonck, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2013

In previous years, the senior class student government has generated ideas for a prom theme and then presented it to the senior class to vote on with the one with the greatest votes becoming the prom theme. This year, the decision was made quite differently. “We realized that as class officers,...

Dangerous driving outlawed

Dangerous driving outlawed

Matilda von Kalm, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2013

As of Oct. 1, Florida became the forty-first state to make texting while driving a crime with the passage of the Florida Senate’s bill SB 52. The crime is a secondary offense, meaning a driver cannot be pulled over only for texting while driving, and is worth $30 dollars in fines. However, not much...

Kaitlin’s Krewe fights for lymphoma cure

Sophie Hill, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2013

On July 16, the younger sister of senior Karina Yap and sophomore Cameron Yap received life-changing news; she was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer attacking the lymphatic system which regulates the filtering of harmful contaminants in bodily fluids. Friends and family of the seventh gr...

Band earns straight superiors at Marching Performing Assessment

Band earns straight superiors at Marching Performing Assessment

Winnie Meyer, Reviews Editor

November 6, 2013

Band director Brad Kuperman eyed the sweaty students huddling around him that had just performed a nine minute show on the Deland stadium field full of people.  He opened the envelope before reading the results from their Marching Performance Assessment show on Oct. 26– straight Superiors. Marching...

PALS Provides gives back to autism community

PALS president Karina Rodriguez delivers Kindle Fires purchased for local classrooms through the PALS Provides program.

Spencer Thompson, Sports Editor

November 6, 2013

“It’s really important to embrace differences,” senior Karina Yap said. “There’s so many differences between everybody in the world, that’s what makes us human. When we interact with only people, that’s when we need to embrace them and not alienate them.” This is exactly what the Providing...

UF implements SAR for student-reported transcripts

Matilda von Kalm, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2013

High school seniors applying to University of Florida for the 2014-15 school term will be completing the academic record portion by hand this year. As of Sept. 19, UF implemented a Self-reported Academic Record, or SAR, feature for students to manually input their entire high school transcript instead...

Pumpkin picking for boys’ soccer

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

October 11, 2013

Just in time for the fall season, the boys' soccer team will be selling pumpkins in front of the student parking lot through October and into the beginning of November as part of its annual fundraiser.  Depending on size, pumpkin prices range from $3 to $30, with sample pumpkin sizes at the patch for...

First band concert shifts focus away from marching to concert season

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

October 11, 2013

The wind ensemble and both jazz bands held their first concert of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 9 after several weeks of preparation, including in-class time and multiple after school rehearsals.  Members of the Chamber Winds class also performed, adding string and piano performances to the show. The...

Top ten guarantees UCF admission

Matilda von Kalm, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2013

With the help of an initiative launched last month, students who are in the top ten percent of their senior class could be automatically accepted to University of Central Florida though the Top Ten Knights admissions program. The program was introduced to recognize student academic achievement in high...

Debate students win first county tournament

Lauren Lee, Student Connection Editor

October 7, 2013

Debate students went up against other schools in the first debate tournament of the year at Legacy High School on Sept. 7. When the debate students walked into Legacy High School, they had no idea who they were competing against nor what side of the debate they were on. A bulletin board with numbers...

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