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Allen Introduced as Football Coach

Allen Introduced as Football Coach

January 11, 2019

When Wes Allen left Oviedo High School after the 2016 season, it was for his family. He didn’t want to leave coaching for a job at AstroTurf, but to be financially stable enough for his wife, Ann, to stay home with his then 3-year-old son Austin an...

Global groove

Global groove

December 20, 2018

As senior Da’Zhaun Hicks got off his overnight flight to Shanghai, people started taking photos. This happened several times on his trip , so he got used to this attention. When people in China see Americans, they assume they are famous. Hicks might...

Young guns make varsity

Young guns make varsity

December 18, 2018

Basketball felt more like baseball with all of the curve balls thrown at them early in the season. Head coach Josh Kohn had a team with no returning starters, and starting pointguard Gerold Manderville suffered a fractured ankle. However, two players...

And that’s the key

December 17, 2018

It was the end of an era. Despite a Nov. 9 loss to Robert E. Lee, the varsity football team exchanged tearful embraces at midfield, long after the game had ended. “There’s two things in life you remember as a head coach,” head coach Phil Ziglar...

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...

They got game

They got game

December 11, 2018

You might not think a periodic table is interesting. But if you could reach out and touch the elements, see the electronic geometry, and rearrange the configurations of the atoms, maybe you would. With virtual reality, you can, and these are the kind...

Season three of “The Good Place” is still good

Season three of “The Good Place” is still good

December 11, 2018

Premiering on Sept. 27, season three of NBC’s “The Good Place” jumps right into the action, following up on season two’s cliffhanger. The quartet of main characters, Eleanor Shellstrop (played by Kristen Bell), Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson...

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...

Cheerleading kicks off competition season

Cheerleading kicks off competition season

December 5, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the JV and varsity cheerleading squads traveled to Tampa to compete in their first competition of the season. Both teams earned national bids in both their Game Day and Competition cheers as JV won their Game Day division and varsity...

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...

Chaves wins FASLTA award

Chaves wins FASLTA award

November 26, 2018

Every year Florida Foreign Language Association picks one teacher from the state to represent each language category because of exceptional work. This year, Barbara Chaves was chosen to represent the Florida American Sign Language Teachers Association. “I...

Hopping on the online shopping train

Hopping on the online shopping train

November 2, 2018

When freshman Charissa Thompson was in fifth grade, she really wanted to buy a Vera Bradley backpack on Black Friday. She had saved her money all year and waited outside of Dillard’s for three hours to get her backpack. When they opened the doors, she...

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