The Horizon Sun

Prom Recap

Prom Recap

Alex Dockery, Columnist, 2012-2013

April 18, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Photo Gallery, Showcase

The 2012-2013  prom took place at the 12 West Main Events Center in Mesa. The prom was masquerade themed. The dance began at 8:00 P.M. and ended at midnight.  This was the first prom I’ve ever attended and it wasn’t what I expected. I thought it was going to be awkward and something that I would...

Student Spotlight: Manu Kondapi

Student Spotlight: Manu Kondapi

Carter Robinson, Associate Editor, Campus Life

April 18, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Featured People, Showcase

Manu Kondapi, grade 11,  is an outstanding student at Horizon Honors. She is involved in most of the clubs Horizon Honors offers including Student Council, National Honors Society, and Environmental/Wilderness Club.When she’s not at school she spends her time interning  for SCENE Research Program at A...

Bands: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Bands: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Natori Cruz, Columnist

April 18, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Every high school has its share of student bands. There are rockers, rappers, and so many other types of musicians, and Horizon is no different.  But how many high schools have teachers who are members of a band, too?  Horizon Honors’ own high school teachers Mr. Vitagliano and Mr. Schneider believe you...

Spring Break Europe Trip Recap

Spring Break Europe Trip Recap

Alex Dockery, Columnist, 2012-2013

April 17, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Photo Gallery, Showcase

This spring break many of the high school students of Horizon Honors set off for a week of adventure in Europe. They visited places such as Milan, Cinque Terre, Monaco, St. Paul de Vence, and Barcelona. They got to learn some of  each country’s history by visiting museums, taking tours, and travelli...

Midnight Masquerade

Midnight Masquerade

Carter Robinson, Associate Editor, Campus Life

April 10, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Photo Gallery

As the fourth quarter begins, the upperclassmen at Horizon Honors are looking forward to prom! This year the theme is Midnight Masquerade, which encourages the students attending to add a mask to the usual dress or tux. Last year the theme was 007, chosen by popular vote. The theme this year was chose...

Tech in the Spotlight

Tech in the Spotlight

Jaime Faulkner, Editor In Chief, 2012-2013

April 10, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

When watching anything, be it a theatrical production, movie, or television show, it’s easy to only think about the end product. This is especially true in theater; audience members will hopefully leave the show thinking about the plot, the scenery, and most notably the actors who brought a story to l...

Subbing Spotlight: Mrs. Raitter

Subbing Spotlight:  Mrs. Raitter

Alex Dockery, Columnist, 2012-2013

April 3, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Photo Gallery

At The Sun, we like to spotlight teachers and staff from around the Horizon campus, but we thought it would be interesting to get a different perspective this time, so we decided to ask some questions of one of our substitute teachers.  Last quarter, while Mrs. Kingman was on maternity leave, Mrs. Rai...

Culinary Arts Spotlight

Culinary Arts Spotlight

Kai Farley, Columnist

March 14, 2013


Filed under Campus Life

Culinary Arts is a popular elective at Horizon Honors, available to all secondary students. Along with culinary skills, this class incorporates life lessons such as teamwork.The skills taught in the course include how to properly prepare food and ingredients, basic kitchen safety, and listening skills....

Teacher Spotlight: Ms.Patti of Child Development

Teacher Spotlight: Ms.Patti of Child Development

Alexis Griffin, Columnist, 2011-2013

March 12, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Featured People

Ms. Patti Tiritilli, the teacher of Child Development known as Ms. Patti, is in charge of the staff daycare here at Horizon Honors. She has worked with the staff daycare for 13 years and has seen many of the children she once taught move into three-four and five-six. Patti loves to work with the kids...

Student Spotlight: Sam Grayson

Student Spotlight: Sam Grayson

Tiara Chakkaw, Associate Editor, Features and Extras, 2012-2013; Columnist, 2011-2012

March 12, 2013


Filed under Campus Life, Featured People

Baton twirling isn’t the most common sport around campus, but Sam Grayson, grade 11, has been twirling for nearly eight years now and recently won the State Championship. She began when she was nine years old because she had previously taken gymnastics, but “decided to try something new and exci...

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