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Senior Spotlight: Donovan Scandariato

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Donovan Scandariato poses for one of his final professional pictures taken as a high school student.

Donovan Scandariato poses for one of his final professional pictures taken as a high school student.

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Donovan Scandariato poses for one of his final professional pictures taken as a high school student.

Perry Jamail, Reporter

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“This, right here, is my, Cedar Park swag.”

Since the release of the song “Cedar Park Swag” in May of 2017, senior Donovan Scandariato’s now-famous anthem for Cedar Park has become a must-have on every Cedar Park student’s music playlist.

He initially created the song for a project in his audio/video productions class, however after he released it, Scandariato said that he was absolutely astonished at the community’s feedback.

“When [“Cedar Park Swag”] first hit a couple thousand views I was like dang, people actually love this,” Scandariato said. “People started talking to me in the halls, people that I’ve never seen before started stopping me and asking me if I’m ‘that Cedar Park Swag guy.’”

People started talking to me in the halls, people that I’ve never seen before started stopping me and asking me if I’m ‘that Cedar Park Swag guy.’”

Out of the whole experience, Scandariato said that his favorite part has been realizing the song’s lasting impact he believes it will have at Cedar Park.

“Honestly, it’s cool just to make an impact on [your] high school before you leave,” Scandariato said. “Like I could say I did something big, something that people will remember.”

In the third grade, Scandariato developed a passion for hip-hop music, and soon after he began experimenting with creating his own music. While music has always been a part of him, Scandariato said that he wasn’t always set on making it into a career.

“My vision as a kid was kind of like every other kids vision; I wanted to be a football player, I wanted to be in the NFL,” Scandariato said. “After eighth grade I had to choose between band and football. I ended up going with band because I knew I would end up getting better scholarships, but I decided to go on my own path.”

Going forward, Scandariato said he is looking forward to his future in the music industry and cannot wait to see what happens with his music.

“After high school I’ll still be making music, and I feel like I’ll always have a part of the music industry in me,” Scandariato said. “I would love to continue to grow throughout my social media platforms in hope to gain as much of an audience as I can get for my music. But in the end, I believe anyone can be successful and achieve what they want to do in their career with hard work and dedication.”

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Perry Jamail, Reporter
Perry Jamail is a Junior on his second year of reporting for the Wolfcast and first year on the Wolfpack newspaper staff. Reading and playing with his dog are some of his favorite things in life. Binge watching shows and eating a healthy diet of Whataburger is also a common hobby for Perry. Perry loves Weezer,  likes watching football and playing with friends but dislikes long road trips and watching soccer.
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