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Academia in Bloom

Holding her bridal bouquet, Biology and Environmental studies teacher Shawntel Lopez poses during her wedding on Nov. 14. A few months in advanced, Lopez asked students in Floral Design to create the arrangements for her wedding day. “I always knew I wanted to incorporate students into the wedding in some way,” Lopez said. “When I met Ms. Butler and she told me her goals for the class, I jumped at the opportunity to have the Floral Design Class involved.
Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor December 18, 2020

More than a Grade

This is what 'school' looks like to over 93% of students according to Census.org. However the long term mental effects that virtual learning poses to students can have negative consequences according to junior Kylie Scheible.
Isaiah Prophet, Reporter December 18, 2020

From Home to the Stage

Sophomore Ben McDanald invests all his emotions into portraying the role of Connor. He chose that particular scene because it showed a variety of emotions which captures the character at his finest.
Rachana Kommineni, Reporter December 18, 2020

Give Me a Beat

On beat, the drumline performs under the Gupton Stadium lights. This year, competition at the Lonestar Classic for the drumline looked different due to COVID restrictions.
Isaiah Prophet, Reporter December 16, 2020

Choir Conquers COVID-19

Lisa Holt's 6th period in-person choir students practice social distancing during class. While the virtual choir students have to adjust to singing via zoom, in-person students have to adjust to singing in a mask. “We have tried to keep the structure of instruction as similar to our regular routine,” Holt said. “We start with vocal warm-ups, rehearse sight-reading, have social ice breakers and music games, and then end with teaching literature. We teach the in-person students as a typical choral rehearsal while those on zoom sing-along from home. The most significant difference is you can only hear the 30% who are in person.”
Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter December 16, 2020

Judge Livestock, Not People

Gathered together in the show barn, FFA members  get ready to compete in the WCLA County show. Cedar Park participated in the goat, lamb and pig shows.
Ally JohnPress, Reporter December 11, 2020

FFA to Take Four Teams to Area

All seven of the FFA officers participated in the District LDE competition. The public relations team, the senior creed speaking team, chapter conducting and job interviewing will all advance to Area.
Ally JohnPress, Reporter November 17, 2020

Botanical Joy

Key Club Sponsor Amy Durden shows off some avocado pits that have been donated to her as a part of Harvest for Healing. Durden and the club's goal for Harvest for Healing is to spread positivity throughout the senior community. “[Our goal] is to try and bring joy and hope in watching the seeds grow into seedlings and then plants,” Durden said. “With so much depression, despair, isolation and sickness, [we figured that] it's a way to have a small [amount of positivity].”
Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter November 13, 2020

FFA Prepares for Virtual LDEs

Staring at computer monitors, FFA students practice for LDEs on Nov. 11. The teams have been preparing since the end of August, and they are hopeful that they will advance to Area despite all events being online this year. FFA is open to anyone, and it provides opportunities for every student to learn. “FFA provides opportunities for leadership and career development, while also providing an avenue to build friendships that you may have never expected,” Butler said. “FFA has areas of involvement for the intellectuals, social butterflies, hands on individuals, musically talented, artistic, foodies... the list goes on. The FFA creates leaders, but it also gives anyone and everyone a home and family within their own school.”
Ally JohnPress, Reporter November 10, 2020

Prep, Prep and More Prep

The PSAT Team uses sites like Khan Academy for study material. This year, they used it to study for this year's PSAT, and will do the same for the SAT. “The most useful resource has definitely been Khan Academy,” junior PSAT team student, Tristan Hernandez, said. “It lets us work out practice problems that are similar to the actual PSAT.”
Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter November 7, 2020
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