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
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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
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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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Zoli Alumni

Theatre Tech Manager Remembers Good Times at CP
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Michael Zolidis
Smiling for the camera senior Michael Zolidis highlights his time spent at CPHS and where he sees himself in the future. “I see myself after graduation working as a Historian,” Zolidis said. “Traveling, while still remaining close with a lot of my friends.” Photo Courtesy of Michael Zolidis

Lights shimmer and fall as the performers hit the stage. Giant props descend from the heavens to set the perfect scene as the play continues. Colors shine and shift with the performers as they galivant across the stage. However what you don’t see is the wild clacking of buttons and gizmos bringing the show to life, as senior Michael Zolidis watches closely from his domain above the audience.

Zolidis is head theater tech director and is planning to major in history at The University of South Carolina. He plays a major role in managing everything behind the scenes for a majority of theater’s performances in the PAC, such as “Elf” and “Grease,” theater’s annual haunted house and much more. Zolidis says his most memorable moment in theater tech was when he and other lighting staff spent the night in the PAC fixing and rigging up the final touches for Theater’s production of the award winning play “Elf.” 

“During ‘Elf’ tech week, we were far behind on lighting,” Zolidis said. “So me and Brenden Kellicker, along with our boss, Mr. Paz, stayed until 8 a.m. the next morning just working through the show.”

My advice is to find your people and to do what you love no matter what anyone says.”

— Michael Zolidis, 12

Zolidis says he also loves being a part of other events associated with the school as well, from running the school flags on the football field during games, to hyping up the student section. However, Zolidis says that his favorite of them all was Senior Assassin.

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“I loved it because I was able to meet a lot of different people and get closer with a bunch of others,” Zolidis said. “I wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity if I didn’t play the game.”

Although Zolidis is the ultimate hype-man when it comes to any crowd, he says he greatly values his friends and family for pushing him through the bad days and to realize how far he’s grown not only as a graduating senior in high school, but as a reliable colleague and friend. He says he is very excited to see what the future holds for him and is ready to take it on anyway he can. 

“I see myself after graduation working as a Historian, traveling, while still remaining close with a lot of my friends,” Zolidis said. “My advice is to find your people and to do what you love no matter what anyone says.”

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Cason Johnson
Cason Johnson, Reporter
Cason is a senior and first year reporter for the Wolfpack Newspaper. He is also heavily involved in CPHS’s award winning Broadcast Journalism program, the Wolfcast, as a fourth year reporter and Executive Producer. He enjoys interviewing others and discovering their stories and passions. He wants to pursue journalism through attending UT. He’s a sucker for the seaside and strawberry daiquiris on a hot summer day. He’s also into making music with his band on weekends and is overall a laid back and approachable person. 

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