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Yearbook Distribution Scheduled for Last Week of School

The 2021 Tiger Cry yearbook orders will be distributed May 24-27 on campus. This includes the Meraki literary magazine, supplement, and any special orders by students such as namestamped books, covers, autograph sections, signing pens, etc.

REMOTE students will be able to pick up their yearbook order from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 and 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m Thursday, May 27 outside the new J building entrance in D lot by driving up and showing an ID. Parents and siblings may also pick up the orders.

IN-PERSON learners will be able to pick up their yearbook in the courtyard Monday, May 24 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 25 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 26 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Thursday, May 27 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SENIORS will pick up their yearbook at senior checkout in the B Gym on Wednesday, May 26 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Students need to schedule their pick up time, using the Google Form so that the staff can best serve all populations. If a student comes to a different pick up time than what they signed up for, their order most likely will not be available to collect.

Contact with any questions.

Yearbook Orders List

Wait List – for those who did not order but want a yearbook

Senior Maddie Livingston Places Third in State Track 3200m

Senior Maddie Livingston placed third in the 3200m race at the state track and field meet, held at UT’s Mike A. Meyers Stadium on May 7. The bronze medal is the first state medal won by Livingston, but also the last she will win as a Tiger.

“It means you can’t give up and that’s cheesy, but like, this is my first chance to get a track state medal, my only time running here,” Livingston said. “It stands for all the races that were really rough and the seasons that were rough, but I kept my head up. It just stands for the entire experience.”

Livingston pulled out the medal with a last minute push on the last lap in the eight lap race, managing to beat out the girl ahead of her in the last 100 meters.

“I’m not a person to pass someone in the last lap, I’d say last 50 meters, I haven’t done it all season. I don’t have the foot speed that some of these girls have,” Livingston said. “But I saw her look back, the last 100, and I was like, she’s in third, she’s between you and a medal. It was every single ounce and then I crossed the line.”

Livingston also ran her personal best, beating it by seven seconds, and after high school, Livingston will run at Texas A&M.

“I’ve met a lot of the ones already running and then some of the girls that are coming in, there’s five of us, and there’s just such an amazing team community and there’s something special about distance teams.”

Story and photos by Cady Russell, Online Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor

Feature photo by Cady Russell

Varsity Baseball Begins Playoff Bout Tonight

The varsity baseball team (23-9-1) finished second in the district behind New Braunfels Canyon and will face Georgetown (16-7-1) in the first round of UIL playoffs. The series kicks off at home, tonight at 7:30 p.m. before the Tigers travel north for the second game on Friday in Georgetown. If a third game is necessary, Dripping Springs will host game three on Saturday.

The team has high expectations for the post season after last year’s season was cancelled entirely. The Tigers hope to rely on their collective strength as a squad that has played together for years.

“We’ve all played baseball since we were nine and been on the same teams and known each other,” senior Dylan Wolfe said. “We all kind of have our own personality, but we all just kind of meshed together really well. I mean, like, we’ve known each other forever.”

With a new perspective and appreciation for this opportunity, the Tigers look to set the tone for a drive to the state tournament tonight against Georgetown.

“I would love to just to kind of blow it out with a great ending season,” Wolfe said. “I’m hoping we can be successful going to playoffs, but most of all, just, I kind of enjoy each moment and want to be able to look back and feel really proud of everything we’ve done.”

photo by Erich Burmeister

Junior Wins 3rd Place in National Photography Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of the Spring 2021 edition of Balfour’s Great Shot Photo Contest. While many photographers are still learning remotely, our panel of judges were uber-impressed by your collective talent and creativity. Thank you to the nearly 1,000 participants who submitted entries for our A Twist on Tradition, Textures and K-8 categories.

David Jensen, 11.
photo by Anastasia Thomas

Junior Photography I student David Jensen won $100 and third place in the Textures category with his free choice photo of a flower with water droplets. The photography students recently chose a topic to shoot that they didn’t get the chance to all year with Jensen choosing macro plant photography.

The third place photo by David Jensen in the category “Textures”

Another macro plant photo that Jensen took as part of a free choice assignment.

All winners in the two categories of “A Twist on Tradition” and “Textures” can be found here.

2020 Tiger Cry Yearbook “The G.O.A.T.” Honored by Publisher for Excellence

The 2020 Tiger Cry yearbook “The G.O.A.T.” is featured in Balfour’s 35th edition of The Yearbook Yearbook – a showcase of exceptional work in theme development, design and photography from publications across the U.S. and overseas. Yearbooks published by Balfour for the 2019-20 school year were evaluated in one or more of the following areas: theme development, layout design, photo technique, secondary packages and cover design. Balfour honors fewer than 5 percent of yearbook staffs with this distinction.

The 2021 Yearbook Yearbook is available online here.

“To be featured in The Yearbook Yearbook is indicative of the staff’s commitment to excellence, work ethic and creativity,” Balfour’s Yearbooks Team said.

The current staff editors, junior Isabella Roske and sophomore Lauren Caffrey, will be presented with a banner that they can display permanently in the staff room in honor of the 2020 Tiger team that produced “The G.O.A.T”.

The cover and a spread designed by graduate Cole Ary were singled out in the publication. In past years, specific spreads and photography by Tigers have been honored with inclusion.

The showstopper spread on clubs by graduate Cole Ary (upper right) was honored by Balfour as one of the best in the country.

“Congratulations for creating a book that both captures the history of the school year and the unique stories of your students,” Mark Goshgarianm General Manager of Publishing and Digital Assets said. “Your inclusion in the 35th edition of The Yearbook Yearbook allows your outstanding work to serve as inspiration for staffs across the nation.”