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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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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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Holding the “Falcons Up” hand sign, junior Alivia Robinson poses in her commitment announcement to the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB). She committed to UTPB for softball and wants to continue her academic career. “UTPB is my fit,” Robinson said. “Their team made me feel so welcome and loved. I knew I was going to live being a Falcon. Falcons up!” Photo courtesy of Alivia Robinson

A softball straight to the head. The coach’s first pitch to her. A laugh shared between the two of them. A bonding moment between her and one of her future coaches in her college career. Little did she know that this moment would be one of the catalysts in her decision for her future life.

After many years, tournaments, college visits and camps, junior and varsity softball player Alivia Robinson made her decision to commit to the University of Texas at Permian Basin, UTPB, for softball and her continuation in academics on Feb.6. According to Robinson, the process was lengthy and difficult.

“My commitment process was long and grueling,” Robinson said. “Finding a good fit is hard, and I learned that process the hard way. Going to a camp or tournament and finding a way to stand out was the hardest part.”

After visiting multiple schools and seeing girls her age who were faster, stronger and more talkative than her, Robinson said she knew that she had to find a way to stand out. She found that how she carries herself is the way she gets the most recognition.

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“I cheer and yell on the field every second,” Robinson said. “I learned to lead my team in backing each other up and I make sure everyone is communicating 24/7.”

Robinson’s recruiting process at softball camps was the most mentally exhausting part, according to her. 

“When you go to camps most coaches will give you feedback and then go look at the next girl,” Robinson said. “If you weren’t someone they had already known, they move on. This is how it went at many of my camps.”

To improve her skills, Robinson has been training and practicing since she was a kid.

“Since I was 6, I’ve been competing and getting better at my craft,” Robinson said. “I started as a catcher [and] instead moved to first base as well as third base as I grew older. I learned my power and how to harness it to be the best power hitter I could be.”

There were multiple factors that influenced Robinson’s decision to commit to UTPB.

“UTPB is my fit,” Robinson said. “They had been watching me for years [and] they watched me grow and develop as an athlete. Their team made me feel so welcome and loved.”

According to Robinson, her visit with the coaches helped her make her final decision.

“As a person I can be quiet and not social but they bring out the best in me,” Robinson said. “Their coaches are all super supportive and they truly put me on top.”

Most of the UTPB campus is new, according to Robinson, with new freshman dorms, new athletic facilities and new fields with an upcoming field house

 “My visit was amazing and I couldn’t ask for anything more,” Robinson said. “The campus of UTPB is beautiful and I can’t wait to see what else [they have] in store.”

Robinson’s decision to commit was difficult because of her lifelong passion for softball and different options of schools. She accepted her offer to UTPB on Feb. 6, and has verbally committed. 

“When I got my offer it took me a very long time to decide,” Robinson said. “Softball has always been my dream for college, but it was hard to decide where. When I called Coach Mendez, she was extremely excited and at that moment I knew I was going to be loved and supported there. I knew I was going to love being a Falcon. Falcons up!”

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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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