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Estefani Rios

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief

Estefani or Stef is a senior and third-year reporter. This year marks her second year as Editor-In-Chief and she is very excited to continue producing articles the community is interested in. In addition to being a staff member of The Wolfpack, she is also part of the yearbook staff. She enjoys learning and writing about peoples' stories and passions. Estefani hopes to attend UT next fall to major in Social Work. Some facts about her include; her love for tea (the beverage not drama), socks, funky earrings and artists Ashe and Harry Styles. She is still prone to tripping over her own feet, losing socks and laughing at bad puns. 

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Preparing to hit the incoming ball, sophomore Mary Lawler looks forward on Feb. 6. As Lawler prepares for another season, she said she hopes the team is able to play their whole season with minimal interruptions.

In the Swing of Things

February 11, 2021
Expanding the senior-exclusive program, COOL Week, COOL Experiences combines both virtual and hands-on career exploration. Transition Coordinator Chriss Hexter said that both upperclassmen and underclassmen can find benefits in the program, especially with the ability to attend multiple COOL Experience offerings.

A COOL Revamp

February 5, 2021
Looking to the side, senior Sydney Poulsen extends her leg while en pointe at the Celebrities holiday show on Dec. 13. This performance was the first time Poulsen had performed while en pointe in two years.

Celebrities Winter Show

February 1, 2021
The Yerd Life

The Yerd Life

January 19, 2021
As her daughter, Aven Powell, pretends to be a CPHS News Reporter, AP Mitzi Powell smiles on the sidelines of Gupton Stadium in 2019. After three and a half years as assistant principal at CPHS, Powell is leaving to take the job as the district's Career Development Coordinator.

Little Firecracker

December 16, 2020
Eyes forward and head out of water, junior Thomas Wu competes at the 5A state championships in February. Wu made it to the finals for the 100yd butterfly and 100yd breaststroke events.  “Breaststroke has always been my best and favorite strokes since I started swimming, and I have spent a lot of time and effort working on it,” Wu said. “For the past year or so, I've also been trying to expand my horizons and improve my other events. For example, last year I really focused on the 100 butterfly and I improved a lot finishing fourth at the state championships.”

A “Pool” Kid

November 27, 2020
For the first time in my young life, I decided to attend an event related to the Cedar Park City Council. Although it was an enlightening experience, the problems I saw within the hour and a half forum makes me hesitant on attending another event.

Look Who’s Growing Up

October 26, 2020
Smiling, senior Lindsay Doves poses for the camera. Dove has played eight theatre roles in her high school career, all varying in genre. However her favorite was Elle Woods in

Taking the Lead

May 22, 2020
Walking towards her family, senior varsity basketball captain, Takara Holst, smiles while holding her scholarship check on Jan. 23. Holst received the scholarship as part of the KVUE Scholar Athlete of the Month Program.

Aiming High

January 27, 2020
Before I decided to buy a memory box, I kept all of my objects in the drawers of my desk and dresser or in folders. After a while, it piled up and for a couple of months, my intention was to buy a box of some sort to contain them all. Finally, after an impromptu trip to Michaels and an offer for photo boxes that I could not resist, I bought a memory box. 

I Forgot That You Existed

November 28, 2019
Sitting on the Gupton stadium football field on Sept.27, junior Celebrities captain Rylee Tonacao performs at halftime with fellow team members. When Tonacao received the news that she was chosen as the 2019-2020 Celebrities dance captain, she was shocked.

A Leap of Faith

November 8, 2019
Surrounded by her fellow band members, sophomore Kierstyn Born holds the UIL state championship trophy. Born played Icarus in this year's show. She said that although she was nervous leading up to finals, afterwards she felt confident in their performance.

Back to Back to Back

November 7, 2019
As an opportunity to empower women, freshmen Paisley Schalles, Ava Manci, Ellie Keller and sophomore Katie Smith are teaming up with English teachers, Sarah Alarcon and Kim Vidrine, to host an All-Girls Considered (AGC) podcast chapter. Schalles first learned of AGC through a family friend who is on the AGC board and decided to join the organization this year. 
“I think thing AGC is a very interesting and empowering organization for young women to be a part of, or even just to listen to some of the podcasts,” Schalles said. “We feature strong girls who are making something of themselves in a male-centered economy, so it is truly inspirational to watch.” 

Paisley With a Pod

September 18, 2019
Alumna Eunice Lee stands on stage during the first Meridiem Music Marathon in 2018. This year, Meridiem was able to raise over $15,000 for Variety- Children's Charity of Texas. “It was incredibly overwhelming to receive the news that our funds were going towards building a playground at Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children,” Lee said. “I just wanted to do something that would further our society toward building a bridge between communities...and I wanted to do that through music. I think that we’ve accomplished [our mission] with our partnership with Variety and the Meridiem Instrument Petting Zoo.”

Bringing Harmony

September 17, 2019
French teacher, Tammy Nettles and freshman Meredith Jenkins hover over the selection of courses, as Nettles instructs the class. Jenkins baked the palmiers and said that a part from getting the baking time right, the process of making them was easy.

Bon Appétit

May 31, 2019
Senior and Celebrities captain, Caiti Dodge performs with her team at the Celebrities Spring Show on April 6. Dodge said that closing night of the Spring Show marked one of her proudest moments.

Owning the Stage

May 30, 2019
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