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Buc-ee’s Brings New Jobs To Melissa

Buc-ee’s Brings New Jobs To Melissa

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2018

Buc-ee’s has officially broken ground in Melissa and is expected to be completed by Feb. 2019. Buc-ee’s is a popular Texas chain pit-stop. It attracts around 10,000 guests a day, on average, according to the owners. “I have been to a lot of the Buc-ee’s locations,” Hanna Waters, sophomore,...

Cheer Tryouts

Cheer Tryouts

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2018

The cheerleading tryouts are scheduled for Mar. 1, 2018. A mandatory meeting will be held on Feb. 12 and 13 at 6 p.m. in the dual credit lab. The athlete and parent may choose to come on either date. The tryout material clinics will be held on Feb. 23, 26, 27, 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the middle school gym. ...

Choir Student Takes 1st Chair 3rd Year in a Row

Choir Student Takes 1st Chair 3rd Year in a Row

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

January 25, 2018

Choir student, Rachel Wresh, auditioned at the 2017-18 Region 25 Area competition and got First Chair in this year's All-State Choir. In March, Rachel and choir teacher, Whitney Watson, will travel to San Antonio for the All-State Choir Concert. The audition process starts in the summer, at camps at...

Academic Expo

Academic Expo

Carly Maisel and Carly Maisel

January 23, 2018

The Academic Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. This is a come and go event for both the students and their parents. “The Academic Expo is important for students and parents to attend because it allows them to further understand what they will ...

Winter Olympics Jump Start Students

Winter Olympics Jump Start Students

Wilson Gustaveson, Editor in Chief

January 23, 2018

The Winter Olympics begin on Feb. 9, 2018, in PyeongChang, Korea. Countries from around the world will compete in this twice-a-decade event, including the good ol’ U.S. of A. “My family and I have always enjoyed the Olympic Games,” Eli Tenney, freshman, said. “It is exciting, competitive, ...

Exemptions!

Exemptions!

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

January 19, 2018

Students have the opportunity to be exempted from their second-semester finals. These exemptions only count toward high school credit classes, meaning these do not apply to dual credit courses. Principal Kenneth Wooten released the criteria for eligibility for the exemptions.    In order to be exempt from exams, the...

Fashion Makes Its Way to Melissa

Chloe Hockersmith, Assistant Editor

January 19, 2018

Registration for classes next year occurs in the beginning of March before spring break, and there are new classes available that may spark students’ interest. One of those new classes includes fashion and design, which will be taught by Mrs. Tyner, who has been teaching here for four years. ...

Cheering Into The Top Ten

Cheering Into The Top Ten

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

January 19, 2018

The competition cheer team traveled to the Fort Worth Convention Center last week to compete in the UIL Spirit State Championships. “We had a team of thirty-six, including the four males and six alternates,” Memory Groves, Junior Captain said. “They wanted to give it a try and they were an ...

Deck the Doors

Deck the Doors

Brandon Murphy, Writer

December 8, 2017

Administration held a classroom door decorating contest for the holidays. Everyone was asked to decorate their door, but participation was strictly voluntary. Counselors Karen Gracy and Emily Chapman decided to decorate counselor Christina Stover’s door with door decal of a 70's couple in ugly Christmas...

Journey to the United States

Journey to the United States

Chloe Hockersmith, Writer

December 6, 2017

Yoshiya Ando, senior,  is on an adventure he has always wanted to experience by spending a year in high school as a foreign exchange student. Ando came from Japan and now lives with his host family. “I wanted to be a foreign exchange student because I wanted to learn better English, learn more ...

Third Annual ‘Expresso Yourself’ Night

Third Annual ‘Expresso Yourself’ Night

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2017

The third annual ‘Expresso Yourself’ night is on Saturday, Dec. 16th from 3-6 p.m. The event is for any of fine arts group members to perform on stage for a crowd. “I go to the performing arts night every year,” Hannah Rossell, choir president, said. “I love that there is a night devoted sole...

Helmet Hair and Jumpsuits

Carly Maisel (Editor In Chief) and Clayton Ashely (Journalist)

November 3, 2017

Physics students decided to trade in their knowledge helmets and backpacks for actual helmets and jumpsuits by attending the annual IFly field trip Wednesday, November 1. Besides learning how fast they can acquire helmet hair, students also learned the physics behind how IFly uses kinematics and free...

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