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Students receive regional writing and art awards

Students receive regional writing and art awards

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Several students submitted works to the Scholastic Art and Writing contest and four received Gold Key awards, meaning that their works will be sent on to the national competition.   Senior Katherine Valenti submitted works for the humor category, which required a portfolio of several pieces in...

Teachers prepare performances for Faculty Idol

Teachers prepare performances for Faculty Idol

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

Teachers from all around the school will be performing multiple different acts for Faculty Idol Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  “This performance gives faculty a chance to shine and express themselves in a way they don’t normally get to,” junior organizer Megan Martinez ...

Club Chai becomes Jewish Student Union

Club Chai becomes Jewish Student Union

Alexis Perno, News Editor

January 30, 2019

The first official Jewish Student Union meeting was Wednesday, Jan. 16 afterschool in Spanish teacher Karen Rosin’s room.   At the meeting, it was revealed that Club Chai would be changing to Jewish Student Union, a program affiliated with national Jewish youth organization NCSY. Freshman Ari ...

Chorus holds auditions for Rick’s Café

Chorus holds auditions for Rick’s Café

Isabella Ank, Co-Print Editor in Chief

January 28, 2019

From Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Friday, Jan. 11, chorus students auditioned to be in the annual Rick’s Café.  Rick’s Café features students performing songs from a variety of musicals, including both comedic and dramatic numbers.  Senior Robert Bernhardt chose to sing “Tonight at Eight,” a...

Students participate in Unity Day

Students participate in Unity Day

Maizie Tremblay, Photographer

January 23, 2019

Students host domestic violence awareness event at girls basketball game

Students host domestic violence awareness event at girls basketball game

Alexis Perno, News Editor

January 17, 2019

The second annual Get Loud — also known as Break the Silence — event to raise awareness about domestic violence will be hosted at the girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.   During the game, students in the stands will be silent until the ninth point Plant scores, representing that eve...

JROTC team places third in rifle competition

JROTC team places third in rifle competition

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Plant’s junior ROTC rookie team finished third in a tri-county rifle competition at Newsome High School Nov. 24.   First there was a primary round, where 12 teams of four students shot three times to qualify for the next round. Participants shot ten shots at 10 targets, and there were three positi...

Theater troupe performs “Chicago”

Theater troupe performs “Chicago”

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

The Plant Theatre Company put on four performances of the Broadway musical “Chicago” Nov. 1-3. “Chicago” is a musical about life in the 1920s, based on the real-life 1924 murder trials of two women.    “It is fun to be a part of ‘Chicago’ because I made new friends, got to dance and got to be a part of one of my favorite movies,” sophomore Kathryn Ellwanger, who is part of t...

Teacher organizes sticky-note ‘act of kindness’

Teacher organizes sticky-note ‘act of kindness’

Alexis Perno, News Editor

December 13, 2018

Sticky notes bearing encouraging messages adorned the outside of lockers Dec. 3, an event organized by teacher Jenise Gorman.  “I feel that we need more kindness rather than hearing about negative things going on in the world,” Gorman said. “And especially at the end of the semester when ev...

Elton John concert postponed

Elton John concert postponed

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Elton John has postponed the Tampa and Orlando shows of his 2018 Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to an ear infection.   The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is Elton John’s last tour, and it was scheduled to last from Sept. 2018 to 2021 with more than 300 shows worldwide.   The Orlando concert will...

Chorus hosts ‘The Snow Queen’

Chorus hosts ‘The Snow Queen’

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

The Chorus department hosted their annual Madrigals performance, featuring three shows, Dec. 1-2 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School.  The show was a form of dinner theater which involved audience participation and was decorated seasonally for winter. This was the 24th anniversary of Madrigals, and the Sunday show was sold out to parents and students w...

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