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Great As Always

Great As Always

Avery Braune, Yearbook Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

He rushes to eat his lunch so he can ask people how they are doing. He sits by a new student each day on the bus to the Career and Technical Education Center. He runs into the middle of the floor at a pep rally after his name is called over the microphone as excited screams roar out of the gym. The music starts up and he begins to dance and freestyle, the energy of the room soaring up from the students who were once bored. Junior Paul Koroma is well known to the student body for his pep rally performances that capture the attention of the student body. It started...

Selena Strong

Selena Strong

Alexis Myles and Joshua Whalen

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every day until two in the afternoon, she sits behind her desk. Her days are spent scheduling Thursday night lives, having to discipline kids and sending out truancy letters. A purple orchid rests atop her desk, right next to a box of tissues and a small glass cross. She’s hidden, tucked behind the 7-foo...

‘I never had the chance to say goodbye’

‘I never had the chance to say goodbye’

Sydnee Brown, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Classic Roast coffee brewed quietly before the sun rose as it did every morning. There was no need for a 5 a.m. alarm as the idea of an egg frying, the sizzling of hot sausage, and cheesy grits served as enough motivation to get out of bed. The plaid shirt, blue jeans, boots and a baseball cap were s...

The Holiday Disaster

The Holiday Disaster

Jada Mjigal, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Standing in the bright, narrow closet, she looked past Bobby’s clothes and the gun safe to find her favorite flannel dress from Victoria's Secret. Changing out of her Sunday’s best and into comfort, she gathered the suitcases filled with colorful dresses, shoes and toys for her three grandchil...

219 Years

219 Years

Amariah Nielsen, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features

The following profile of Alice Williamson, the grandmother of freshman Amariah Nielsen, describes what it’s like to live alone as a widow in Farmington, Maine.   She lives alone on the first floor of an apartment complex not far from the center of Farmington, Maine almost 3,000 miles from her daug...

‘I never had the chance to say goodbye’

‘I never had the chance to say goodbye’

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Classic Roast coffee brewed quietly before the sun rose as it did every morning. There was no need for a 5 a.m. alarm as the idea of an egg frying, the sizzling of hot sausage, and cheesy grits served as enough motivation to get out of bed. The plaid shirt, blue jeans, boots and a baseball cap were s...

Loving Always

Loving Always

Fizzah Ali, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features

He misses Salma’s smile. Misses the way she laughed every time she held her granddaughter in her arms. He remembers the day he was introduced to her first granddaughter. Her face lit up as if there was no care in the world. The way their granddaughter smiled back at her and she burst into te...

Friday Nights

Friday Nights

Mia Moore, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Friday Nights. After a long stressful day for 38-year-old Angela, she stops at the local Kroger in the alcohol section, standing on the tip top of her toes as she reaches to grab a box Chardonnay. She returns home to her family, who waited to hear the door rattle and creak open to see their petite,...

Family Man

Family Man

Elias Haddad, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features

The father of three healthy children—one in the U.S. Army, one in college and one graduating high school in a year—Ahab Haddad has many things to care for in his life. But the one thing that he cares about most without a doubt is family. No matter where he was in life, he knew he had family in his li...

Cookie King

Cookie King

Avery Braune, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

When most people think of Oreos, they just think of a cookie. Cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies. Consumed in a few seconds and never thought about twice. But there is more to an Oreo than meets the eye. More flavors than the standard chocolate, birthday cake, lemon and golden. A flavorful v...

A New Voice

A New Voice

Cami Boyack

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The first six weeks can always be new and challenging, but the choir students faced an interesting situation this school year. Riley Worthen, who had led the choir for the last three years, recently stepped down to attend Brigham Young University (BYU); making way for Mr. Alarcon as the newest membe...

Leader Mindset

Leader Mindset

John Dalfonzo, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the radiant stadium lights glare down upon his face, Athletic Coordinator Kenneth Gilchrist joins the crowd in holding up the coyote salute as the band plays the HHS Alma Mater Since this was his first game, he expected to feel out of place, but as it turns out, it was the complete opposite. ...

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