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Class of 2020 Bonds at Senior Sunrise

Class of 2020 Bonds at Senior Sunrise

September 15, 2019

The 2020 senior class officers organized the first annual “Senior Sunrise” on Friday, Sept. 13, to commemorate the beginning of their last year of high school. With blankets and breakfast in hand, seni...

JROTC Holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

JROTC Holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

September 15, 2019

A somber crowd of parents, staff, and students attended the Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps (JROTC) memorial service on Sept. 11, marking the the 18 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks ...

Freshmen Gather at Novice Crash Course

Freshmen Gather at Novice Crash Course

September 13, 2019

To inform incoming freshmen about the different debate events, the Speech and Debate team held a novice crash course on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Debaters from each of the four different events presented in...

National Merit Semifinalists Gather for Recognition Ceremony

National Merit Semifinalists Gather for Recognition Ceremony

September 13, 2019

This year’s National Merit Semifinalists gathered together in the small gym on Thursday, Sept. 12 to receive recognition for their accomplishment. Each of these students received excellent scores on...

Open House Welcomes the 2019-2020 School Year

Open House Welcomes the 2019-2020 School Year

September 13, 2019

Open House marked the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. On Sept. 11, parents of students attended to learn more about the classes their children are taking and meet their teachers. Each parent...

Students Build School Spirit at First Pep Rally of Year

Students Build School Spirit at First Pep Rally of Year

September 12, 2019

Students filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 6 for the first pep rally of the school year. This was the first time the school used Flex to hold a pep rally, instead of taking away from the regular sch...

Westwood to Host Splash and Dash Fundraiser

Westwood to Host Splash and Dash Fundraiser

September 10, 2019

Splash & Dash, a swim-run event, will be held at the Anderson Mill Pool & Park Trails on Sept. 29 to raise money for the Class of 2020’s Project Graduation. All proceeds will contribute towar...

Speech and Debate Participates in Grapevine and Leander Tournaments

Speech and Debate Participates in Grapevine and Leander Tournaments

September 10, 2019

To participate in their second and third tournaments this season, debaters gathered at Grapevine High School and Leander High School over the weekend. Many attended the Grapevine Classic, which lasted fr...

Fight Breaks Out In Cafeteria

Fight Breaks Out In Cafeteria

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

September 9, 2019

On Sept. 9, during B lunch, a fight broke out in the cafeteria. Fire, ambulance, and police personnel were present at the school, and students buzzed with speculation and varying accounts.  Students...

Debate Kicks Off the Year with an Ice Cream Social

Debate Kicks Off the Year with an Ice Cream Social

September 9, 2019

To encourage more bonding within the debate community, the Speech and Debate team organized an ice cream social in the cafeteria on Thursday, Sep. 5. The novice and returning debaters conversed with each ...

Debaters Compete at Hendrickson/Pflugerville Tournament

Debaters Compete at Hendrickson/Pflugerville Tournament

September 6, 2019

Hendrickson High School was packed with competitors preparing and rushing from one round to the next during the Hendrickson/Pflugerville Central Texas Swing Debate tournament that took place from Frid...

Academy Ambassadors Hold First Roundup Meeting

Academy Ambassadors Hold First Roundup Meeting

September 5, 2019

The cafeteria flooded with new and old ambassadors eager to learn about the events for the upcoming year at the first Academy Ambassador roundup on Tuesday, Sept. 3. After the large general meeting wi...