Two Students Awarded Top Honors in Letter Contest

Two students have been awarded top honors in the Texas 2020 Letters About Literature Contest. Junior Gabrielle Avena took first place with her letter to Hanya Yanagihara and junior Ella Johnson took second place with her letter to Gail Carson Levine. More than 1,300 students compete in this letter writing contest. Judges score letters off of idea development, language, organization, and emotional development. Read the … Continue reading Two Students Awarded Top Honors in Letter Contest

Hi-Steppers Success at Nationals

The Hi-Steppers returned from Los Angeles, California at 1 pm yesterday, and with them they have seven awards from the Crowdpleasers Hollywood Nationals. Officer Super Sweepstakes (90 or better from all judges): 1st runner up Off Contemporary Nationals Officer Hip Hop Champion Nationals officer Modern Champion 4th place Overall Elite Officers  Team Super Sweepstakes (90 or better from all judges): 1st runner up National Champion … Continue reading Hi-Steppers Success at Nationals

5 Ways to Make Your Spring Break Great

Each year our school gives us a single week off in the month of March, and with such limited time, it would be a shame to waste it on nothing. Here are a couple ideas to help make your spring break worthwhile.  Go see local bands in concert. Who doesn’t love exploring new music? Tickets are cheap, local bands are smaller and usually at a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Spring Break Great

Inside Project Graduation: What It Is, What to Know

With graduation quickly approaching, seniors are preparing their own graduation celebrations and family-filled events. But in the midst of all of this planning, the school is planning its own graduation party, known as Project Graduation. “Graduation is a time for celebration and lasting memories,” Tina Wheaton, Project Graduation coordinator, said. “Unfortunately, graduation night is statistically the deadliest driving night nationwide for high school seniors. For … Continue reading Inside Project Graduation: What It Is, What to Know

Process of Committing: Trace Young on College Basketball

Trace Young is one of the more reputable faces within the Central Texas basketball landscape. He has played with and against players such as Will Baker, KJ Adams, and Max Smith, all of which are going to or are already going to Division One schools for basketball. This time it was Trace’s turn. On February 10th, 2020 Trace Young announced his long-waited commitment to Colorado … Continue reading Process of Committing: Trace Young on College Basketball

SHORT STORY: Memories Live Forever

Someone once told me that life is like a line of dominoes. When you’re born, the first domino is knocked over. Every other domino after that represents a memory, person you meet, or impactful event that moves your life along. Some dominoes are easier to remember than others and some make you feel like your line has stopped; like you need to take a break … Continue reading SHORT STORY: Memories Live Forever