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Finishing touches on robots

Finishing touches on robots

March 18, 2013

John Ducilon, staff writer The Engineering Tech magnet program is currently looking forward to finishing the robots they're building. "We're learning about the program C.A computer," junior Gabriella Nieves said. "A program we use to program the robots." In building the robots, students have been le...

MPA cancelled for Chorus students

MPA cancelled for Chorus students

March 15, 2013

Alyssa Gault, staff writer On Feb. 18th, the Music Performance Arts was cancelled. MPA is where singers go to perform and vocally show what they have learned. Many chorus students were disappointed to find out about the cancellation. "You get graded on how you sing, you can get one out of three grade...

Last call for caps and gown orders

Last call for caps and gown orders

March 15, 2013

Jacqueline Astorga, staff writer Head of seniors class activities Sonia Sanders announced the last chance for seniors to purchase cap and gowns. On Feb. 15th, orders will be able to be placed for the increased price of $45. Jostens will be available during both A and B lunch. "As graduation is fast ap...

Sophomore class raise the expectations

Sophomore class raise the expectations

March 14, 2013

Sharrika Barnett, staff writer In the month of Feb., sophomore dean Alex Jackson was excited for the sophomore class because more than 92% of those who took it, scored a four or above on the practice FCAT Writes. Compared to past years, this is the best a class has done on the practice FCAT Writes....

SGA honors Jolley Award nominees

SGA honors Jolley Award nominees

March 14, 2013

Bre'yana Burman, staff writer This week, Student Government Association will be honoring those students who have been nominated in the upcoming Jolley Awards. Sophomores Neel Persaud, Markendy Pierre, Shania Kellman and junior Cam Ducillon are in charge of decorations for the ceremony. The entire ev...

Scholarship Day to become a yearly event

Scholarship Day to become a yearly event

March 13, 2013

DeMarria Miles, staff writer On Feb. 27, a representative came to show students how to research scholarships and make the process as easy as possible. Guidance counselors conducted this day in hopes that more students would have a higher chance with obtaining scholarships. "The reason why I'm doing ...

Metro East Player of the Year announced

Metro East Player of the Year announced

March 12, 2013

Mariel Vega, online editor On Mar. 11, an announcement was made minutes before the bell to dismiss everyone to go home rung. Dean Travis Gabriel announced that junior Marquel Willis is Metro East Basketball Player of the Year. "I had no clue, didn't know till announcement," Willis said. Head boys ba...

Ceramics take the wheel on pottery

Ceramics take the wheel on pottery

March 12, 2013

Kimberly Toribio, staff writer From pots to vases and coffee mugs to bowls, Samantha Andrews’s Ceramics class is currently working on the pottery wheel. What Andrews's students create on the pottery wheel, could be used to eat or drink out of and is dish-washer friendly. “It gets fired up the fir...

JA students shadow at Microsoft

March 11, 2013

Darcy Modica, staff writer On Mar. 5th, Junior Achievement Academy students went to the Microsoft Office store located at the Florida Mall to learn the ways and skills needed to work at a company like Microsoft. "Job-shadowing is where they get offered some of the curves of Microsoft," J.A executive director Michael Ma...

Sophomore sings his way to the All County Chorus

Sophomore sings his way to the All County Chorus

March 6, 2013

Alyssa Gault, staff writer Towards the end of January, an All County Chorus audition was held. All County is an honors choir that you have to audition to get into. Sophomore Raul Duran was the only student from here to go and audition. "I sang five songs," Duran said. "We learned how to clap with the mu...

Robotics club to compete in regional competition

March 5, 2013

Jeremy Russell, staff writer On Mar. 8, the robotics club compete in their first regional competition of the year at the University of Central Florida. "It will cost about five thousand [dollars] for us to get in," club sponsor Richard West said. In order to participate in the event, they will have ...

Surprise leave brings tears to many

Surprise leave brings tears to many

March 4, 2013

Mariel Vega, online editor On Mar. 4, head football coach Elijah Williams went around saying his goodbyes and brought tears to many eyes. Williams has been coaching football here for the past six years. "I just found about [Williams leaving]," athletic director Janet Rasmussen said. "I'm gonna miss hi...

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