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2017 Eagle Graduates Leave the Nest

2017 Eagle Graduates Leave the Nest

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

June 2, 2017


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On May 30, 2017, the class of 2017 of Horizon Honors High School gathered with their loved ones for one of the moment they’ve been waiting for since they started school: graduation. The ceremony started with the teachers in their own cap and gowns walking to their seats. Then, the crowd, still standing...

“Band-amonium” Breaks Out at Secondary Band Concert

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 28, 2017


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The secondary band concert on Thursday, May 18, was a “key” moment for the performers, as it was their last performance of the year. They all played very well, with a full sound, and everyone could definitely tell that music was their “forte.” (If you are already tired of these music puns, just...

Drama Students’ Masques of Emotion

Addy Bennett, Editor of Campus Life

May 20, 2017


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The murmurs of the crowd subdued as the light of the MPR clicked off and darkness engulfed the audience. Ann Shaheen, the drama teacher, delivered her introduction and the night began. Senior Rachel Hogan first explained to the audience the process of crafting a character to ready their mindset for the ...

Wind Ensemble and Concert Bands “Strike a Chord” At Concert

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

March 4, 2017


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On February 28, 2017, the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band concerts took place at 7:00 p.m., and they put on an amazing performance. First up on stage was the Wind Ensemble. Wind Ensemble is a smaller group, so proper musical balance within each piece is difficult. However, they played their songs beaut...

Competition Cooking in the Kitchen: Cupcake Wars

Kylee Golden, Columnist

March 4, 2017


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This past week Horizon Honors culinary class participated in a cupcake competition against the other groups in their class. It was a fun and exciting day for teams to make a cupcake of their choice – from scratch – that they had chosen weeks before. It was a very stressful and intense 50 minutes for many...

A Stellar Symphonic Concert

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

March 4, 2017


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On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Horizon Honors’ Symphonic Band concert put on a remarkable performance that filled up every seat in the multipurpose room. Before the band performed, the Intermediate Band and Symphonic Band both combined to perform a song called “Clarinets Packing Up Early.” Eric Best, ...

My Model UN Experience

My Model UN Experience

Hannah Browning, Columnist

February 6, 2017


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Contrary to what a couple of my classmates seem to think, Model UN is not a fashion club. Model United Nations is a club or, in some schools, a class, where students pretend to be a delegate from a country and have conferences similar to those of the United Nations where they try to pass resolutions...

Horizon Honors’ Choirs Usher in Holiday Cheer and an Audience

Addy Bennett, Editor of Campus Life

December 13, 2016


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Anticipation spread through the crowded audience the night of the choir concerts as parents and siblings readied their recording devices. At 6 p.m., Cori Jo VanderLey, choir director, lead her students out onto the stage and introduced them before they began to sing. To kick off Horizon Honor’s winter concert...

Teachers Tell You How to Study for their Final

Teachers Tell You How to Study for their Final

Hannah Browning, Columnist

December 9, 2016


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Finals can be one of the most stressful experiences in high school and middle school. In a tough class where you have difficulty with short quizzes, a test on everything you’ve done in a semester can seem overwhelming and impossible. That’s why I’ve asked some teachers at Horizon Honors for their adv...

Horizon Honors’ Secondary Bands Toot Their Own Horns

Horizon Honors’ Secondary Bands Toot Their Own Horns

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

December 4, 2016


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On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band had their semester concerts. For the first time, the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band had combined performance pieces, though they each had their own individual pieces as well. First, the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band tuned and warmed up on...

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