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2009 alumna lands front page dream job

2009 alumna lands front page dream job

Renee Kochinski, Henry P. Becton Regional HS, East Rutherford, N.J.

December 10, 2014


Filed under Profiles

Melanie Anzidei, an alumna of the 2009 Becton Regional High School graduating class, is making front page news — literally. Recently, the journalist has had two front page stories published in The Record newspaper, both revolving around Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday. Her biggest break, ...

Former Palmetto student Camila Cabello now a pop star

Former Palmetto student Camila Cabello now a pop star

Victoria Arguelles, Miami Palmetto Senior HS, Pinecrest Village, Fla.

December 1, 2014


Filed under Music, Profiles, Showcase

Two years ago, Palmetto student Karla Cabello auditioned for the second season of "The X Factor." Since then, she has become a part of one of the world’s most famous girl group, Fifth Harmony. While Cabello, who now goes by her middle name, Camila, withdrew from Palmetto nearly halfway through the ...

Girl on fire: Feature twirler pushes limits on Friday night

Girl on fire: Feature twirler pushes limits on Friday night

Rachyl Russian, Pittsburg HS, Pittsburg, Kan.

November 20, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Twirling is something that is very familiar to sophomore Megan Munger. Recently, she decided to twirl with a twist. This is her 11th year twirling and second year for the school. Munger can twirl three batons at once; this summer she started to twirl fire. “From the end of July and until school started I ...

‘You can tell any story with a picture if you can make it move’: Student sketches and animates in free time

‘You can tell any story with a picture if you can make it move’: Student sketches and animates in free time

Avery Mojica, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

November 19, 2014


Filed under Profiles

A blank piece of paper sits in front of junior Gavin Wylie. He picks up his colored pencils and pens and begins to sketch out the shape of a face. This drawing is the beginning of what will become a cartoon-like character, and possibly an animation. Wylie began to notice his artistic talents at about age...

From meek to mascot: Detrick Bombarger gets rowdy

From meek to mascot: Detrick Bombarger gets rowdy

Natalie Martinez, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

November 18, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Although he has been to almost every football game, most basketball and volleyball games and countless other school sporting events including an annual golf tournament since 2011, most people can’t remember actually seeing him at the games.

Attitude adjusters: Varsity volleyball defensive stars are key players

Attitude adjusters: Varsity volleyball defensive stars are key players

Innes Hicsasmaz, Iowa City HS, Iowa City, Iowa

October 17, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Defensive players Sarah Plock and Ashley Smith were a big part of the Little Hawks' victory to bring the Spike back to City for the first time in three years.

Freshman falconer: Student gains raptor permit

Freshman falconer: Student gains raptor permit

Frankie Vochko and Kasey Desmond

October 15, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Freshman Spencer Sweeney has dedicated her time for two years to pursue her passion and join the ranks as a permitted trainer of birds of prey.

Texas student publishes first novel — written in just 35 days

Texas student publishes first novel — written in just 35 days

Grace Schuetze, Mansfield HS, Mansfield, Texas

October 15, 2014


Filed under Books, Profiles

Senior Taylor Thompson is just like your average teenage girl; she acts in her free time for the school theatre, watches movies, stays up to date on her favorite celebrities (Leonardo DiCaprio and Chloe Grace Moretz) and somehow found the time to write her first full length novel. “I think I realized...