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Students perform spring musical

Students perform spring musical

Carol Kornworcel, News Editor

April 17, 2019


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Theatre Troupe 0817 performed the spring musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” from April 4-6 in the auditorium.   “A show ending is always a bitter-sweet feeling, there is that euphoria of ‘I don’t have to go to rehearsal anymore,’ but the fact that they were so fantastic and just seeing the happin...

Student journalists attend first day of convention

Student journalists attend first day of convention

Graham Hill, Editor in Chief

April 11, 2019


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Florida Scholastic Press Association’s 2019 spring convention opened with a record 1,400 attendees from throughout the state.   Students and advisers from various fields of scholastic journalism arrived in Orlando for a three-day convention beginning April 11 involving competitions, awards ceremonies and workshop...

Theatre prepares for spring musical

Theatre prepares for spring musical

April 4, 2019


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Thespian troupe 0817 students will be performing the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” from April 4 to 6 in the auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m.  “I'm excited for the audiences to see Cameron Summit's leading role debut as Man in Chair,” troupe leader Dan Franke said. “I'm excited for them to s...

Local first graders attend annual Spring Fling

Local first graders attend annual Spring Fling

Maizie Tremblay, Photographer

March 15, 2019


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Five hundred first graders gathered on the baseball field to enjoy carnival style games including a bouncy house, face painting, a ring toss and cookie decorating at Spring Fling Friday, March 15.  “It’s really fun to be able to play with all the kids and help them decorate cookies, and jus...

E-board hosts spring pep rally

E-board hosts spring pep rally

Avery Franks, Photographer

March 14, 2019


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Mayoral candidates fight for votes

Mayoral candidates fight for votes

Isabella Ank, Co-Print Editor in Chief

March 5, 2019


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After almost a year of campaigning, one of Tampa’s seven mayoral candidates will succeed mayor Bob Buckhorn. With the election drawing nearer, here is a quick look at all the candidates and the plans they will undertake if elected.    Harry Cohen A Tampa native, Harry Cohen has served on...

Teams work together for others

Teams work together for others

Hartley Hill, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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Various teams came together to volunteer at the Gasparilla Distance Classic Feb. 23-24 along Bayshore Boulevard.  “I like being with my tennis team handing out waters, and I got inspired to run,” sophomore Ellery Van Aelst said. “Our team had a bonding experience and got closer when we had to clean up at the end and get those cups picked up.”  The boys and girls t...

A cappella groups head to international competition

A cappella groups head to international competition

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Pawcappella and the Pink Panthers leave Thursday, Feb. 27 for the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella competition in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both groups will compete all day Feb. 28 against other various a cappella groups and will return home Feb. 29. Pawcappella and...

School board member, state representative review safety measures

School board member, state representative review safety measures

Alexis Perno, News Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under In Case You Missed It, News

State Rep. Jackie Toledo and Area 2 school board member Stacy Hahn visited Plant to review safety measures implemented since the Parkland High School shooting in Feb. 2018.   Such measures include locking gates with a buzzer system and 33 security cameras placed around school. Currently, all adm...

Orchestra puts on combined concert

Orchestra puts on combined concert

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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All of the three different sections of the orchestra combined to perform at a concert on Monday Feb. 11 in the school auditorium.   “This is one of many of the orchestra’s concerts throughout the year,” orchestra director Steven Bossert said. “But what makes this one different is that all three components of th...

Teachers perform at Faculty Idol

Teachers perform at Faculty Idol

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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The overall winners of this year's Faculty Idol were the four-man band “Lockdown,” comprised of John Henson, John DeOrio, Bruce Yost and out-of-school drummer Jim Rungo, who performed “Ring of Fire” Jan. 31.   “My goal was just to have fun,” teacher, guitarist and singer DeOrio said. “We had been talking about playing for a long time and s...

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