Oak Ridge Media

May 24, 2019

Nearly 600 students received their high school diplomas Friday in a ceremony held at Amway Arena. Led by valedictorian Maggie Berte and salutatorian Alana Torres, the Class of 2019, which had a 98 percent graduation rate, crossed the stage one by one before dancing their way toward the exits. Berte addressed the Class of 2019, saying that students' success "will be determined by your willpower...

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Empowered Youth Hosts Day of Silence

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief | April 19, 2019

Student organization Empowered Youth hosted a school-wide Day of Silence yesterday. The awareness project was inspired by GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Day of Silence, a “national youth movement highlighting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ people at school,” according to Empowered Youth pamphlets. The goal of the event was to “break the silence” and make...

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