Girls’ Golf Placed Third in Districts

Cassidy Cox, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Oak Ridge Girls golf team finished third at the District Competition in April. “We made it to districts and finished third, which was really exciting and fun. It was cool to see all of our hard work pay off,” sophomore Sloane Bennett said. The team had high expectations going into the season...

Darce Earns Spot at Worlds Competition

Darce Earns Spot at Worlds Competition

Brittany Miller, Editor-In-Chief
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Texas Torque, a robotics team composed of local high school students, will compete against 600 other teams at the FIRST, (For Inspiration and Recognition or Science and Technology), Worlds Competition at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Senior London Darce is the team vice president and a part...

Women’s Choir Wins Sweepstakes

Mackenzie Lewis, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Recently the women’s choir competed in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation, winning the sweepstakes award, which means one’s across the board. A one is the best score you can earn at UIL competition. The concert and sight reading evaluation is a fast paced competition that shows how much...

Franklin Powers to 4th in State

April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

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. The win was bittersweet. I was prepared to come in and try to get first or...

Lohnes Takes Home the Crown

Lohnes Takes Home the Crown

Brittany Miller, Editor-In-Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Top Stories

The annual “Mr. Oak Ridge” contest, a male beauty pageant and fundraiser, had several strong contestants competing for the title. Golf representative, Senior Gavyn Lohnes ended up taking home the crown and title of Mr. Oak Ridge on March 2nd. “In order to win, I tried to be as funny as I could....

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

Cassidy Cox, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features, News

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 students will be advancing to the State VASE Event. “VASE is an art competition,...

Girls Varsity Soccer Makes it to Playoffs

Cami Manka, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features, News

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 that we’ve reached it, our next goal is to win the playoff game. Even though...

Franklin Powers to 4th in State

Franklin Powers to 4th in State

April 6, 2017
Filed under News

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. The win was bittersweet. I was prepared to come in and try to get first or...

Harper Scores Big Her First Year on Varsity

Sidney Hinz, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Being the only Freshman on varsity soccer is a hard job, but it was no problem for Maddie Harper, as she has worked vigorously all season long to ensure success for her soccer team and help get them a spot in playoffs. “Being the only freshman on varsity was really scary at first, but the...

Students Compete in UIL Academic Event

MiKaiya Peters, News and Feature Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students had the opportunity to compete against other Texas high school students in UIL academic competitions to showcase their abilities. On Saturday March 25th, students competed at Conroe High for UIL academics, where Sophomore Riddhi Ankolekar was the only Oak Ridge student to advance to regionals...

Welding Heads To State Competition

Nolan Christensen, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

The welding class advanced to the state competition and is competing this weekend with a couple of projects they have been working vigorously to complete. Welding students, Seniors Colton Mangum, Ross Nelson, and Bryce Hesson, teamed up to build a working truck trailer. “We qualified for state by...

Students Explore College Opportunities on STAR Field Trip

Sadee Sales, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under News

This semester, select freshman students went on a college field trip under the Students Together Achieving Results, STAR program, with Counselor Karen Town to further their knowledge on the college life and what they can do for their future. “The point of the STAR program is to give students...