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JROTC hosts “Operation care” for overseas soldiers

JROTC hosts “Operation care” for overseas soldiers

December 20, 2018

It’s been a busy year for JROTC, with multiple blood drives and fundraisers in the first two quarters, but their most recent “Operation Care” donation drive has proven that no amount of helping others is too much to handle.  From Nov. 26th to Dec....

FDA–led pressure brings reform for vape industry

FDA–led pressure brings reform for vape industry

December 17, 2018

Electronic cigarettes started as a means to help adults who needed to transition from tobacco to a lower level of nicotine, but as its popularity grew, e-cigarettes use has increased throughout teens in middle and in high school. This brought national...

ROTC instructor Vazquez saluted in final farewell

ROTC instructor Vazquez saluted in final farewell

December 17, 2018

It was junior Lewis Wood’s first day of high school. Nervous and not knowing what high school was like, he walked into 1st Sgt. Jose Vazquez’s classroom, and saw him carrying around his stick, a wand from a window that opens and closes blinds wi...

Debate team hosts season tournament

Debate team hosts season tournament

December 12, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Debate team held their annual season competition. This tournament marks the third competition of the year, however, it is the only competition hosted by the team itself. The tournament consisted of multiple divisions, or forums, such ...

Chorus gets in the holiday spirit at Disney’s Candlelight

Chorus gets in the holiday spirit at Disney’s Candlelight

December 11, 2018

Clad in black dress pants and long, sequined yellow robes, the Chorus classes clutch their candles as they eagerly get into place, waiting to perform at Walt Disney World on Tuesday Nov 20th, Friday Nov 28th and Wednesday Dec 5th. Allowing them to display their h...

French and Spanish classes head to Epcot

French and Spanish classes head to Epcot

December 3, 2018

The weather in Morocco was scorching hot. Sophomore Charles Ellis searched relentlessly for something to drink, but all he could find around him were photographers and birds pecking at specks of popcorn on the streets. With almost no hope left, E...

Student athletes make a new commitment

Student athletes make a new commitment

November 27, 2018

Unveiling a new scoreboard for the ceremony, the 2019 NCAA signing students were celebrated on Nov. 27 in the auditorium. Athletic director Jay Getty started the ceremony with a speech urging students to work hard during their college careers and to never...

Chorus students perform at All-County

Chorus students perform at All-County

November 5, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 12 chorus students traveled to the annual Chorus All-County concert and clinic held at Millennium Middle School to perform and hone their skills. This event showcases the talent of the top performers in Seminole County. “Every perfo...

Glow-in-the-dark pep rally lights up homecoming week

Glow-in-the-dark pep rally lights up homecoming week

November 4, 2018

With a gym covered in string lights, black lights, a DJ booth, neon glowing homecoming shirts and cheerleaders passing out glow sticks, the “glow in the dark” pep rally on Oct. 26 was experimental, new and all out. Designed as a way to replace...

Changes to English curriculum underway

Changes to English curriculum underway

November 2, 2018

Starting in the second quarter, every Wednesday, underclassman English classes are using instructional programs Achieve 300 and Newsela for reading practice, and Write Score for writing practice. County and school administrators have implemented these...

Culinary Carvers

Culinary Carvers

November 1, 2018

Culinary classes carved pumpkins Oct. 24-26 to get in the spirit of the fall season and Halloween coming up. This tradition has been going on for four years with 130 pumpkins being purchased this year. Students get to choose a pumpkin provided from the...

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

October 30, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 23 the tradition of seniors leaving their mark took place in the cafeteria after school. Beginning with the first graduating class in 2009, Paws on the Wall is an activity where seniors meet for a pizza party, and during the party...

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