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Maryland football coach inducted to state’s hall of fame

Maryland football coach inducted to state’s hall of fame

Kyle McFadden, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.

February 27, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Great NFL coaches: Bill Walsh, the great Vince Lombardi. College coaches? Nick Saban comes to mind. Think of a great Maryland high school football coach, you think of Rick Conner. Fresh off a state championship run that fell short in a loss to Franklin in the 3A state finals, coach Conner has been...

Building his future: Junior competes in Destination Imagination, robotics

Building his future: Junior competes in Destination Imagination, robotics

Grace Kimball, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

February 14, 2014


Filed under Profiles

He tilts his head, staring at the hastily drawn models filling the whiteboard. His eyebrows furrow in concentration as he looks for a solution. However, the long lines of desks are empty and the clock is far past 3:45 p.m. even though it’s a Thursday. Junior Matt McClain remains after school with his ...

Breaking the ice: Junior girl plays hockey on all-boys team

Breaking the ice: Junior girl plays hockey on all-boys team

Ashtyn Cullen, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

February 10, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Sports

The screaming fans, the buzzers, the fights, the speed, the ice.  Ice hockey is a difficult sport to play for anybody.  It is even more difficult being the only girl on an all-boys team, and 16-year-old junior Jenny Janowski knows what it’s like. Janowski has been on the team for years and love...

A couple of keepers

A couple of keepers

Christian Doll, Gregori HS, Modesto, Calif.

February 4, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Seniors Taylor O’Brien and Robbie Harmelink have only one issue in their relationship: who’s the better soccer player? “She’s better at some parts,” said Harmelink, “but overall, I would rather have me on a team.” “I have better hand eye coordination and footwork, so I’m a better...

From Brazil to America: School security guard shares journey

From Brazil to America: School security guard shares journey

Emma Veidt, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

January 29, 2014


Filed under Profiles

Every day, security guards wearing neon yellow jackets ride around the school on their bikes or in their golf carts. Some stop during lunch and chat with kids about their classes. Others race the seagulls to the trash while students continue to nibble their sandwiches. These guards are familiar face...

All shook up: Sophomore performs as Elvis impersonator

All shook up: Sophomore performs as Elvis impersonator

Gracie Long, Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas

January 28, 2014


Filed under Music, Profiles

Putting on an Elvis costume and gelling his hair, sophomore Drake Milligan slips into his blue suede shoes while he prepares for another show. Milligan performs as an Elvis Presley tribute artist. He sings, acts and dances just like Elvis. “I saw an Elvis impersonator one time by accident and...

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat…”

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat…”

Ayah R., Watertown Middle School, Watertown, Mass.

January 17, 2014


Filed under Profiles

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat. I was passed out for a week and a half.” It all happened in the Watertown High School gym during baseball practice in 1996. A teammate swung a bat and hit Aram Manoukian on the right side of his head. He had surgery and five metal plates were put...

Journalist sees hometown through new lens

Journalist sees hometown through new lens

Riley Wallace, Sparkman HS, Sparkman, Ala.

January 13, 2014


Filed under Profiles

A University of Alabama graduate employed full-time at AL.com, Amethyst Holmes may have found a way to “beat” the system with her love of journalism, dedication to hard work and love of the city and school which fostered her ability through interactive experiences and support. The 2008 Sparkma...