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Students attend college night

Students attend college night

Vendela Busbee, Photographer

October 10, 2018

Jazz band nationally recognized for excellence

Jazz band nationally recognized for excellence

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Walking into the band room, the loud blaring of the trumpets and the beating of the drums makes the room feel alive with energy and music.   The students in jazz band knew that their passion and hard work at practices four days a week had paid off when band director Brian Dell told them that they had been recognized with the national awar...

Robotics team competes in electric car race

Robotics team competes in electric car race

Isabella Ank, Co-Print Editor in Chief

October 6, 2018

The robotics team placed fifth in their class at the annual Electrathon of Tampa Bay, an electric car race, at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon Campus Sept. 22.  Seniors Caleb Summitt and Luis Martinez represented the team at the race. Besides competing, they also worked on completing the car. Although some com...

Students decorate the school with painted flower pots

Students decorate the school with painted flower pots

Clio Bruno, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Over this past summer, a hand-picked group of seniors painted pots in an effort to beautify the campus.  With the paintings produced entirely by students, the artists involved in this project include seniors Ainsley Melendi, Alea Jennings, Amanda Phillips, Adam Jones, Zane Khan and Rebecca...

Class president discusses running for student government, plans

Class president discusses running for student government, plans

Madison White and Natalie Kerr

October 1, 2018

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

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

Seniors participate in scavenger hunt

Seniors participate in scavenger hunt

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

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

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...

E-board hosts first pep rally

E-board hosts first pep rally

Madison White and Sara Hernandez

September 8, 2018

Seniors take final school photos

Seniors take final school photos

Alea Jennings, Photo Editor in Chief

August 31, 2018

District tests school water

District tests school water

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

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...

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