Franklin Powers to 4th in State

April 6, 2017

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Senior Gavin Franklin totaled 1645 pounds placing him fourth at the state powerlifting meet in Abilene last week. He pulled a personal record of 620 pounds on deadlift to reach the medal stand. “I won a fourth place medal....

Student Spotlight

April 6, 2017

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Senior Kenzi McClung Q: What sport do you participate in? A: Horseback riding. Q: What do you do in your free time? A: Hang out with my family because its fun. Q: What’s your biggest fear? A: Talking to new people. Q:...

Student Spotlight

April 6, 2017

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Senior Deneshia Cooper Q: Why did you choose your club? A: I joined HOSA because I am interested in the medical field. Q: One thing you love about your club? A: I love that we can be independent with our volunteer work...

Barker Sings Her Heart Out to the World

Lauren Kowis, News and Feature Editor

April 6, 2017

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This year’s talent show winner, sophomore Zandra Barker, performed an original song that touched so many people’s hearts with the song she wrote in dedication to her mom’s passing. “The song is called ‘Letting...

Dixon Brings Home Scholarship for Invention Idea

Kait Spaide, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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Choosing the right college and figuring out how to get there are some of the most important priorities to a high school senior. For Sydney Dixon, the stress is close to over thanks to her dedication to scholarship applications,...

Culinary Arts Competes in Nationals at NASA

Daisy Cooley, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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Students in the Culinary Arts program have the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their own group cookie recipe sent to the International Space Station for astronauts to enjoy. “We are going to participate in the National...

Art Students Compete in V.A.S.E.

Cassidy Cox, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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Oak Ridge art students had the opportunity to improve their art skills by participating in V.A.S.E., otherwise known as the Visual Arts Scholastic Event. As a team, the 64 art pieces received the highest rating of a IV and three...

Cheerleaders Travel to St. Jude

Skyler Hansen, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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The children at St. Jude Research Hospital go through intensive treatments to help them get better, and the cheerleaders have the opportunity to go to Tennessee on April 22nd to bring the kids some joy with their cheers and...

Gueli Inspires Her StuCo and Calculus Students

Samarah Zamora, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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Pre and AP Calculus teacher, Angela Gueli, has been working hard to connect her students to the school, teach, and make special time for her kids at home. With a life of filled of math, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk with her children,...

Girls Varsity Soccer Makes it to Playoffs

Cami Manka, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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The girls varsity soccer team accomplished a huge goal this season by making it to the playoffs because of their rigorous practice and teamwork. “Our goal at the beginning of the year was to be in the playoffs and now...