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Bryson Turner runner-up for journalist of the year

Bryson Turner runner-up for journalist of the year

February 28, 2019

After two months spent creating a portfolio to showcase his skills in journalism, senior Bryson Turner placed second for Florida’s Student Journalist of the Year. “One of the reasons I entered this contest was so that I can compare myself to my...

Debate travels to Harvard

Debate travels to Harvard

February 22, 2019

On Feb. 15, the debate team traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to compete in the 45th National Harvard Forensics Tournament. Along the way, they made school history. The team stayed at the Irving House Bed and Breakfast. Eleven students, consisting...

Theater holds showcase for states

Theater holds showcase for states

February 21, 2019

Before senior Karina Sukhraj got onto the stage to perform her two monologues, she was nervous. She had not performed her piece since districts in November. But after she got onto the stage and got the rhythm going, and she had no trouble. “I pi...

Youth Advisory Council goes to City Hall

Youth Advisory Council goes to City Hall

February 19, 2019

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the first Youth Advisory Council from Hagerty visited the Oviedo City Council to introduce themselves and discuss their role at City Hall, including deputy mayor Bob Pollack, and councilmember Jeff Chudnow. “We presented ourselves ...

Mandarin Chinese to be offered in 2020-21

Mandarin Chinese to be offered in 2020-21

February 13, 2019

Hired shortly before the school year began, geometry teacher Zhenzhen Zhang did not have enough time to apply to teach a Chinese course for the school year. This fall, she’s fixing that. Mandarin Chinese will join Spanish, French, German and American Sign Language t...

Myth-busting: college admission offers revoked?

Myth-busting: college admission offers revoked?

February 13, 2019

“I heard Ashley has had straight A’s all year but got a B and now she’s dropped from Honors College.” “Jason told me that he is freaking out because he has a C for the quarter and thinks his admission will be revoked.” As a senior it...

DARE Week raises funds for Rocha family

DARE Week raises funds for Rocha family

February 8, 2019

The annual DARE Week fundraiser was especially significant this year, as all funds will be donated to vice principal Angel and ESE teacher Patrick Rocha, whose daughter and parents were hospitalized after a serious car accident. DARE Week ran from Mo...

Unleashed dances to make history at Nationals

Unleashed dances to make history at Nationals

February 7, 2019

The judges announced soloist awards, counting down from 10th place. When they reached the top five and senior Laura Perez still had not been called, she thought to herself, “There’s no way.” Then, the judges called first place, and Perez hear...

No problem: Robotics lands three spots for states

No problem: Robotics lands three spots for states

February 6, 2019

  It was the moment that junior Aashni Patel had been waiting for—the awards ceremony, the moment her team would move on or not move on to states. Her team won the third place Inspire Award, an automatic qualification, and she started to cry. “We...

First College and Career Fair held on Jan. 29

First College and Career Fair held on Jan. 29

January 25, 2019

Students have been conditioned to follow the “traditional path” meaning to attend a four-year university immediately after graduating high school. Student services has ensured that students are able to become informed on alternate routes through the...

Concert prepares chorus for Solo and Ensemble

Concert prepares chorus for Solo and Ensemble

January 23, 2019

The lights were out and the spotlight focused on sophomore Olivia Martin who stood nervously on the outskirts of the stage. With her dress clutched tightly in her fists, Martin traveled toward center stage. She looked out into the audience and was greet...

Rocha family involved in serious accident

Rocha family involved in serious accident

January 17, 2019

On Friday, Jan. 4, Assistant Principal Angel Rocha and ESE teacher Patrick Rocha’s family were involved in a devastating accident that left their daughter Zoey, and Angel Rocha’s parents seriously injured. The incident involved a tanker truck pulling...

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