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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
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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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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
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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.
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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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Senior Reflects on Color Guard Experience
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Tracy Perrone
Smiling for her senior photo, senior Ava Perrone will put away her flag as co-captain of the color guard. She is going to attend Austin Community College to pursue her passion for fashion design and hopes to design costumes for future color guards, or work in fashion marketing. “I think it’s [been] one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had,” Perrone said. “It’s an experience that everyone should have, that family that you build and the community that you have. I’ll miss having my group together but I’m excited to go off and try new things.” Photo courtesy of Tracy Perrone

After four years of marching in the hot Texas sun, presenting at competitions and performing during the football games, senior Ava Perrone will put away her flag as co-captain of the color guard. 

She started her experience as a freshman, being encouraged to join by her older sister, and continued her journey throughout her high school career. She knew that she wanted to continue even after her sister graduated because of the welcoming environment that was provided for her. 

“I really fell in love with the activity and being able to perform,” Perrone said. “I wanted to create the same environment for other [new] people that they created for me when I was coming in. I knew that I would always have people to fall back on, and I wanted to pass along the love.” 

Perrone has been a co-captain since her junior year, where she went through a process of auditioning, essay writing and training in addition to managing her grades, setting an example for younger members and overall keeping her image up.

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“It’s definitely a big responsibility,” Perrone said. “It’s making sure everything gets done to ease the stress of other people, but in the end it’s worth it.” 

Perrone said her favorite part about color guard is performing at the football games and seeing the hours of work and dedication being enjoyed by other people. 

“I love the feeling of going out to a competition and showing everyone what we’ve worked on,” Perrone said. “I love football games and performing for the school [because] they are pretty hyped and excited. It’s awesome to hear the cheers and clapping so I really enjoy performing.”

With hours spent together during football season, Perrone has been able to bond and build friendships with the people in color guard. 

“I have built friendships that will last me a lifetime,” Perrone said. “It’s fun because you get sick of each other a little because we were together 24/7 for months on end. We’re all going through so much hard work [so] we bond over that.”

Perrone is going to attend Austin Community College to pursue her passion for fashion design. She hopes to design costumes for future color guards, or work in fashion marketing.

“I love all of the different possibilities you can do with fashion and I want to give people good costumes,” Perrone said. “I know what’s good to wear and what’s not [in color guard] because you don’t want to be in band season and wearing the hottest costume in Texas summer.”

This summer, Perrone and her older sister will be marching in Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, a professional marching band that travels around the country. 

“I am so excited for this,” Perrone said. “I haven’t spun with my sister since my sophomore year, so I’m really excited to perform with her and go into a new type of color guard.” 

Color guard’s positive impact has changed Perrone’s perspective on herself and others, she said.. 

“I was so self conscious when I went into it as a freshman,” Perrone said. “But once I got there, everyone was so welcoming and it was so mind boggling [to me] that people could just want to be [my] friend. I’m not so worried about what people will think and I feel like I can actually live my life.”

One of Perrone’s biggest takeaways from color guard is her ability to manage difficult situations and interact with different kinds of people, because of the training that she said she had to do as a co-captain. 

“It’s helped me learn how to deal with different types of people,” Perrone said. “I have better people skills and I want to keep trying to build on that as I get older when I’m going into the real world.”

Overall, Perrone said her experience in the color guard program has been rewarding and life changing for her. 

“I think it’s [been] one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had,” Perrone said. “It’s an experience that everyone should have, that family that you build and the community that you have. I’ll miss having my group together but I’m excited to go off and try new things.”

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Julia Seiden
Julia Seiden, Reporter
Julia is a junior and first year reporter. In her free time she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and listening to music. She enjoys getting to write about people’s lives and telling a good story for everyone to enjoy. She wants to be a photojournalist and wants to travel and explore the world. She is super excited to be writing for The Wolfpack this school year.

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