The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Smiling for a picture, senior identical twins Ethan and Drew pose with a statue of a parrot mascot. The twins will both attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and major in business. “I didnt really mind going to different colleges, but we had the same [college] choices,” Ethan said. “We both liked Arkansas, and I dont mind him coming with me. If we cant get [a] rooming situation down, were just going to do a quad together. Which Im kind of down for a quad, because there is more room.” Photo courtesy of Drew O’Conner
Both Were Born to Ball
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Standing on the drum major’s platform, senior twin sisters Abby and Courtney McDanald pose for a picture. This fall, Abby will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study nursing and Courtney will major in theater education at Stephen F. Austin University. “I was definitely sad about [attending different universities] because weve been so close,” Abby said. “Being that far away from someone for a long time will be hard. We didnt do it on purpose, we just wanted different things in schools. Its definitely sad, but I think itll make seeing her more special.” Photo courtesy of Abby McDanald
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Parking Lot Attendant Alan Gallagher poses next to his sign notifying that students can no longer purchase parking passes. Students without passes will not be able to park in the school parking lot, and if they do, AP’s will be notified. ““[When I catch people skipping] I notify the students AP and from there Im not sure what happens,” Gallagher said. “[I can also stop people for] speeding through the parking lot [since] the speed limit is 10 mph on campus.”
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Following through, senior Kade Davis throws a pitch in the game against Lockhart on March 26. Davis threw the first no hitter in Timberwolf Baseball history that night as the team won 15-0. “I was pumped, our team was pumped, everybody was happy, and we were winning the ball game,” Davis said. ““During the game I tried not to think about it because youre not supposed to think about a no hitter while youre still in the game or you could jinx it. I was just worried about winning the game, I didn’t care so much about the no hitter during the game, I just wanted to win.” Photo by Jim Cowlishaw
No Hitter, No Problem
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Smiling for the camera, Junior Adhit Eswaramoorthi and his fellow DECA member Justin Khadivi and Aryan Anarkat as they stay in their room during the state competition in Houston. Eswaramoorthi, Anarkat, and Rushil Mehta participated in the event Franchise Business Plans and advanced to the DECA International Competition. “I think being in DECA and talking to different people from different schools allowed me to expand how I view and go about meeting new people, Eswaramoorthi said. Which connects to robotics and the work ethic you have to have.
The Man, the Myth, The Legend
Penny Moreno, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Senior Andrew Giguere strikes a pose with his car before prom in April. Giguere said he’s proud of his car after saving money for a year. “I really like the way it looks,” Giguere said. “I looked at a lot of cars before buying this one, but the Mustang was my best bet.” Photo Courtesy of Andrew Giguere
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Biology and Anatomy Teacher Shares His Journey to Teaching
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Holding a bucket of materials in one hand and a roll of tape in another, anatomy and biology teacher Tyler Terry prepares for a lab. Terry said his proudest moments are when his students are happy to see him. “When I take my wife to a football game or something and a bunch of students want to say hi to me or they like to smile and wave and it just makes me feel good that the students are really kind and supportive of me,” Terry said. “[I’m also] proud when I see students perform really well in their extracurriculars because I can see how hard they’re working in my classes, [so] when I see that they’re also working so hard in other things. Like they’re winning band competitions or they’re getting awards for their theater productions, or I see them put on their choir shows, that’s like, wow, you guys are incredible.”

Known to his students as some form of Mister Brother Professor Tyler Kent Terry the First, anatomy and biology teacher, Tyler Terry, is currently fulfilling his dream. 

Terry didn’t always know what career path he would take, but he knew he always wanted to have a career where he could share his knowledge. After graduating high school, Terry attended Brigham Young University for one semester as a biology major. During that first semester, Terry decided to serve a mission for his church. Following this two-year mission, Terry chose to major in nutrition because it would give him a wide variety of health-related coursework. 

“I knew in high school that I wanted to have some sort of a healthcare-related profession, but I didn’t know exactly what,” Terry said. “I did healthcare classes in my high school and I really liked it. So I kind of went to college not knowing exactly where that would take me.”

 Terry ended up graduating with a degree in dietetics, which is an applied nutrition profession that is similar to nursing, but with a focus on the nutritional status of patients.

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“I still didn’t really know what profession that I wanted with a healthcare career,” Terry said. “One thing that I knew I wanted was whatever career that I did, I wanted to eventually teach others. I wanted to become a teacher after I did my healthcare career.”

Terry’s desire to teach was inspired by part-time work he’d done that involved working with youth. Some of these jobs included mentoring an elementary school student who was behind in reading and working as a coordinator for a special needs respite care program where he worked with youth to teach them how to care for children with special needs.

“So all of these various jobs, odd jobs that I did here and there really showed me that I wanted to teach whatever it was that I was interested in.,” Terry said. “[And] the courses that I was most interested in were science courses. So my goal was [to] eventually [become] a teacher. But I didn’t think that was necessarily a primary career I could pursue.”

While in college, Terry met his wife, Katherine, who wanted a full-time career in public administration.

“When I realized that she was really serious about wanting to work full-time and not to be like a stay-at-home mom, that kind of opened up some opportunities for me in a weird way,” Terry said. “I kind of realized that if I have the support of another income in my household, then I probably could afford to go after my dream career first, which is teaching.”

After Terry graduated, he worked in the field of nutrition for a while to put his wife through graduate school. Once she graduated, she worked to put him through graduate school at Texas State University. From there, he did student teaching with biology teacher Adam Babich. Right now Terry teaches anatomy and biology.

“Looking back, I don’t know what I thought I expected from teaching,” Terry said. “I would say that in a lot of ways it’s even more rewarding than I thought it could be because of all the various opportunities for student engagement that I had no idea I’d be able to take part of. Here, at least, there’s a really big culture of involvement and teachers participating in all sorts of different events and going to support students in different extracurriculars.”

As a teacher, Terry said his proudest moments are when his students are happy to see him.

“When I take my wife to a football game or something and a bunch of students want to say hi to me or they like to smile and wave and it just makes me feel good that the students are really kind and supportive of me,” Terry said. “[I’m also] proud when I see students perform really well in their extracurriculars because I can see how hard they’re working in my classes, [so] when I see that they’re also working so hard in other things. Like they’re winning band competitions or they’re getting awards for their theater productions, or I see them put on their choir shows, that’s like, wow, you guys are incredible.”

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Kassidy Wilkinson
Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter
Kassidy is a junior and second year reporter. She was born in the early 2000s to Rachelle and Jayson Wilkinson who gave her a name and a few other things like shelter, hope... and four other siblings her exact age. Along with her other quintuplet siblings, Kassidy is a part of the CPHS pickleball club. She believes Diet Coke is heaven's water, and spends her time reading romance novels, dreaming of Torchy’s Tacos and writing articles.

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