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Eagles, State Champions 2013

Eagles, State Champions 2013

December 20, 2013


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The fans poured in and draped their half of AT&T Stadium in red, white, and black. Across them the sea of maroon and gold churned and roared, and in the space between stood the players who had worked and ached and fought their way to this fateful night. This was more than the culmination of a season....

Spread the Cheer by Helping Our Community

Spread the Cheer by Helping Our Community

December 8, 2013


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It “‘tis the season to be jolly”. The holidays are about celebrating with loved ones and spreading the happiness and cheer. Now that the weather has turned wintery, it seems that the holidays and their comforting essences have finally arrived. Sometimes we, as very fortunate people, lose sigh...

Garnett Captures ‘Superior’ Sports Photography at JEA/NSPA National Contest in Boston, Nov. 15

Garnett Captures ‘Superior’ Sports Photography at JEA/NSPA National Contest in Boston, Nov. 15

November 19, 2013


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synchronicity The knowledge of what's going to happen before it happens, the knowing, the understanding the elements, the ability to utilize speed, time, frame, motion, blur, light, all in a perfect blend, a perfect merging, using one or sometimes thousands of clicks, millions of pixels, bringing everythi...

Senior Sports Writer Wins Honorable Mention at JEA/NSPA National Contest with Story about Boston Marathon Runner

Senior Sports Writer Wins Honorable Mention at JEA/NSPA National Contest with Story about Boston Marathon Runner

November 19, 2013


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Write off competitions at national contests offer a variety of opportunities and featured speakers where students must prove their abilities in journalistic live interview, writing, and AP style.  This year, the student's guest speaker was blind Boston runner Josh Crary, who shared the amazing story of ...

Richhart Rewarded with Excellent Rating in Photo Portrait at National JEA/NSPA Contest in Boston Nov. 15

Richhart Rewarded with Excellent Rating in Photo Portrait at National JEA/NSPA Contest in Boston Nov. 15

November 19, 2013


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Timing is everything.  Literally. National competitions bring lots of stress, and for senior Darby Richhart, working under the pressure of a print deadline, a video deadline, a photo shoot deadline, all during a hectic week of fun-filled homecoming activities and to top it off, a week filled with...

Student-Athletes Sign to TCU, ASU, and Texas Tech

Student-Athletes Sign to TCU, ASU, and Texas Tech

November 13, 2013


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Argyle athletes Brooke Robertson, Parker Mushinski, and Drew Gooch signed their contracts to play college-level sports this afternoon. Robertson, a 3-year varsity volleyball player, signed with Angelo State University. Gooch, a 4-year varsity baseball pitcher, signed with Texas Christian University....

‘Apotheosis’ Helps Build Talent for State Band 2014

‘Apotheosis’ Helps Build Talent for State Band 2014

November 8, 2013


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With the completion of their UIL competition, the band has finished the contest season. At the first contest of the season, the band started off well. They made it to finals in 7th place, a good placing against 4A and 5A schools. When finals came around though the bands position dropped from 7th to...

Writing Instructor Gretchen Bernabei Brings Strategies to Teachers

Writing Instructor Gretchen Bernabei Brings Strategies to Teachers

November 8, 2013


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Gretchen Bernabei, a highly coveted writing specialist was brought in on Oct. 23 to help teachers with strategies to implement in classrooms. Elementary through high school teachers traveled from several districts in the North Texas area to hear Bernabei speak. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic...

Math, Science UIL Places First Overall Saturday

Math, Science UIL Places First Overall Saturday

October 30, 2013


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Mr. McCurdy's UIL students, despite competing against top 4A and 5A schools, placed first overall in Math, Science, and Calculator and third in Number Sense. The full results of the Meet of Champions held on Oct. 25 can be found at this link: Highland Park Meet of Champions 2013 ...

Another Volleyball Victory for Eagles

October 13, 2013


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This last Friday the girls (25-9, 4-0) scored another easy 3-0 victory on the volleyball court, this time over the Aubrey Chaparrals (25-7, 25-11, 25-9) in the Chaparrals' home court. Eighmy Dobbins led the team in kills with 16, followed by Brooke Robertson with 10 kills. Laine Lowry had an astounding...

UNICEF: Making Mums and Garters

October 9, 2013


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Looking for a cheap, well-made mum or garter? The UNICEF club is making mums and garters again this year. The prices are much lower than going to a professional, but the products are of comparable quality. If you are interested, stop by Mrs. Arrington's room, room 204, for an order form.

Komayombi Speaks About Struggles as Refugee

October 9, 2013


Filed under Community, Editorials, News, Student Life, Uncategorized

Last Tuesday the foreign language students gathered in the auditorium to hear a speech by, Jennifer Zubyk, Danielle Graham, Kaycie Tugman, and Jean-Yves Komayombi, representatives of Catholic Charities Fort Worth. The event was largely about the organization's Refugee Resettlement program, intended...

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