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A Budding Success

A Budding Success

Carson Read, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A person may never know where they will find inspiration. They might find it in a book, in a favorite song or in a classical movie. Or, they just might find it in nature. Junior Caraline Cowdrey has diligently worked on a project inspired by her horticulture class for the better part of two m... Read more »

AVID Opens Opportunities

AVID Opens Opportunities

Taylor Durham, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
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Scholarship applications fill many seniors’ plates, and trying to hunt scholarships down is time consuming. Seniors spend most of their time preparing for graduation and the stress of finding scholarships is another item on their list of things to worry about. AVID, a college readiness pr... Read more »

Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion

Carson Read, Staff Writer
April 4, 2016
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In 2007, seven and eight year old Lauryn and Lyndi Luttrull attended their first 4-H meeting in a church basement. Now, the sisters are inspiring many all over Wise County. Third generation 4-H members Lyndi and Lauryn Luttrull follow in their ancestor’s footsteps through eight years of work ... Read more »

Partners for Life

Partners for Life

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
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Long hours, brutal practices, and worn out pointe shoes consume the lives of these inseparable dance partners. That’s Hannah and Cara Solis- dancers by heart and sisters by blood. “She’s my best friend and we do everything together,” junior Cara Solis said. The Solis sisters, who... Read more »

Babies on the Way

Babies on the Way

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
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December brings chilly weather, Christmas carols and winter break, but for head volleyball coach Claire Gay, December means the arrival of motherhood. Gay is expecting twins, a boy and a girl. “The little girl’s name is Emerson Mae Gay, and the little boy is Matthew Riggins Gay,“ Gay said. Family... Read more »

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
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The thought of leaving the simple town of Skien, Norway was exhilarating but scary. After a few discussions with her parents, Vilde Sorlie finally got an application to come to America as a foreign exchange student. “I told them first when I was thirteen that I wanted to be a foreign exchange student,”... Read more »

Make Way for AVID

Make Way for AVID

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2015
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​The school’s motto is “Enter to learn- go forth to serve,” and with this new program, students will now be able to live up to those words in the fullest way possible. ​The new program, AVID, is taught by Lauren Smith and currently has 52 freshmen enrolled. It stands for Advancement Via... Read more »

The Freshmen of Fall

The Freshmen of Fall

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
October 5, 2015
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Friday nights are filled with football games and volleyball matches and the weekend wakes up with cross country meets. Playing this season are two varsity freshmem athletes, volleyball player Satasha Kostelecky and football player Zane Hickey. Kostelecky is #2 for the Lady Eagles volleyball team.... Read more »

Taking Home the Gold

Taking Home the Gold

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
September 30, 2015
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In North Richland Hill’s Special Olympics, Carmelo Palacios took the gold in bocce doubles on Aug. 2. “I was really excited when they called my name,” Carmelo said. Wise County’s first ever Special Olympics team, Made 2 Thrive, brought home seven gold and three silver medals. Bocce, an... Read more »

Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
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Decatur High School will introduce a Military Hall of Honor as a tribute to DHS graduate veterans. It is set to make its debut at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. DISD Director of Communications, Holly Fuller began brainstorming in January with a committee of five other community members - Tim... Read more »

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