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Class of 2019 Receives Diplomas

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. ...

Empowered Youth Hosts Day of Silence

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 ...

Journalism Students Attend Convention

Journalism Students Attend Convention

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019

Journalism students attend an overnight field trip to participate in the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) convention in Orlando last week. The journalism organization, primarily made up of yearbook students, were accepted for a SAC (Student Advisory Committee) grant that allowed nine of...

Pioneers Win Regional Semifinal

Pioneers Win Regional Semifinal

February 27, 2019

The boys basketball team surged into a double-digit lead in the second half to defeat Tampa Alonso 72-58 in the Class 9A, Region 2 semifinal. The win sends the team into the regional finals to be played Friday. The Pioneers will travel to Osceola High School to play the Kowboys in the regional finals...

Pioneer Boys Rally for Regional Quarterfinal Win

Pioneer Boys Rally for Regional Quarterfinal Win

February 22, 2019

The state final four might be considered the promised land, but the basketball team quickly learned that nothing is promised in the sports world. Despite the team's deep talent, it took a big second-half rally and some fundamentally sound late-game play to hold off visiting Sarasota Riverview 64-59 Thursday. The...

Girls Basketball One Win Away From State

February 20, 2019

The Lady Pioneers held off Dr. Phillips 46-35 Tuesday in the Class 9A, Region 2 semifinals to march on toward what it hopes will be a second trip to the state tournament in Lakeland in as many seasons. Senior center Anijah Grant scored 13 points, and sharp-shooting senior Jasmine Quarterman dropped...

Computer Shortage to be Resolved

Vanessa Cordell, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

A few students at Oak Ridge faced a barrier during the first few months of the school year; they’re attending a digital school, and yet didn’t have access to a computer. “We’re working on it,” Principal Jennifer Bellinger said in early November. Bellinger said the school was working with...

KICS mentoring program leading young girls into womanhood

KICS mentoring program leading young girls into womanhood

Vanessa Fleurilien, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

The Keeping It Classy Sisterhood (KICS) mentoring program is helping students to focus on building confidence and empowering them for the future. The program mirrors the male mentoring organization, No Excuses Mentoring Program (NEMP). Veronica Lubin, the lead mentor, started the KICS mentoring program,...

How Safe Are We Now?

Ty'Jon Streets, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

In the wake of these mass shootings in the United States, the members of the Orange County School District are enacting a new plan to increase police activity on all high school campuses

The Greatest Showman Homecoming Spirit Week

Jaziah Petit-Frere, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

The Pioneers welcome the circus for the 2018 Homecoming Week with the theme "The Greatest Showman"

Cracking Down on Student Dress Code

Cracking Down on Student Dress Code

Jasmine Boyens, Editor

August 17, 2018

The school administration cracked down on student dress code enforcement during the first week of the new school year. According to in-school suspension (ISS) records, more than 300 students spent time in ISS since the first day of school for violating the school district’s dress code policy. Thi...

World Design Students Tops in State Competition

World Design Students Tops in State Competition

Matthew Pomales, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

Our newest club, World Design, won a state championship Jan. 23 for their impressive design skilss. World design, led by math teacher John Raulerson, focuses on using science, technology, engineering and math to create real-world engineering designs. Raulerson and his team of students, Daniel And...

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