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National Merit semifinalists announced

National Merit semifinalists announced

Alexis Perno, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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National Merit semifinalists announced The 2019 National Merit Semifinalists include nine seniors who scored the highest SAT scores in the state.   Students Zachary Brown, Dean Criser, Raelyn Hoskinson, Alyssa Nagle, Amy Pham, Aidan Reilly, Anna Williams and Calvin Yang have qualified, granti...

Special olympics teams compete at Fall classic

Special olympics teams compete at Fall classic

Avery Franks, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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Special Olympics athletes and partners have been practicing since this school year began for the Fall Classic hosted by Plant Sept. 22. All of the teams that came to the Fall Classic were from around the county. The event was put on by Mary Beth Radigan, sponsor of Special Olympics.  “The f...

Students attend college night

Students attend college night

Vendela Busbee, Photographer

October 10, 2018


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Class president discusses running for student government, plans

Class president discusses running for student government, plans

Madison White and Natalie Kerr

October 1, 2018


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In his first year on high school student council, senior class president Ben Davis answers questions about his goals. Why did you decide to run for senior class president? In middle school I was part of the student government. I really liked being part of the school and being integrated in that mann...

Girls lacrosse organizes memorial to remember 9/11 tragedy

Girls lacrosse organizes memorial to remember 9/11 tragedy

Alexis Perno, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, girls lacrosse coach Jayne Chapman was dropping off her sons Thomas and Will at Palma Ceia Methodist preschool. Her best friend from law school, who typically worked in one of the Twin Towers, had not gone in early that morning to care for her sick daughter.   ...

Students attend senior night

Students attend senior night

Avery Franks, Photographer

September 19, 2018


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Seniors participate in scavenger hunt

Seniors participate in scavenger hunt

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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The senior scavenger hunt was Saturday, Aug. 18, where teams of up to seven girls competed to complete a list of 48 different activities.   “There were so many people there, and the things they had us do were so funny,” said senior Sarah Johnson.   Seniors started the hunt in the morning on D...

What’s New at Plant?

What’s New at Plant?

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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The New Gate   In response to the emphasis on school safety, a new gate has been constructed around the front of the school. Gate entrances will be locked following the first bell and anyone seeking to enter the campus after that will have to go through the office to be allowed in. The gate...

Seniors take final school photos

Seniors take final school photos

Alea Jennings, Photo Editor in Chief

August 31, 2018


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District tests school water

District tests school water

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under In Case You Missed It, News, Top Stories

Hillsborough County schools began testing water for levels of the neurotoxin lead in 2017, but have just recently been disclosing the results, which show that several schools had a high concentration of lead in their supply.   Plant is one of the schools tested that was found to have levels below the legal limit — which is 15 parts per billion as set by the Environmental Protection...

Be the Light

Be the Light

Alexis Perno, News Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Football, News, Sports, Top Stories

Update: Due to thunderstorms, the game was rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. The Be the Light event will still be going as planned. The first varsity football game of the season is Friday, Aug. 24, featuring not only the football team, but also the “Be the Light” event that is raising...

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