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2012 PORTFOLIO JACOB BALLARD


COVER LETTER


JACOB 516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801 JacobBallard95@gmail.com 407-257-8213

BALLARD

Renee Burke Boone High School Legend Yearbook 2000 S. Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32806 Dear Mrs. Burke: Legend yearbook is seeking to recruit the talent of someone who can design, manage and edit a section in a yearbook, lead others, and contribute to the success of a publication. If so, please accept the accompanying resume for your review and consideration for the Sports Editor position in which the above strengths can be expressed and valued in the publication. As a staffer of my high school yearbook, I have expressed the strengths of an section editor through my work on pages. I wrote stories, photographed, showed incentive to produce the best product, and showed leadership among fellow staffers and assisted in their pages. I selected pages that would expressed yet challenged my skills in writing, photography and time management. With the completion of journalism 1 and a year on staff of my high school yearbook, I have learned the fundamentals of journalism in which my ability as an section editor can be proven. I can bring the experience with the stress, workload and time management of advanced placement and honors classes into the editor position that I am applying for. Therefore handling the position as Sports Editor of Legend yearbook. The designing of sections, preferably sports, is a passion of mine. I enjoy brainstorming new design trends that can be integrated into the sports section, that impacts the reader’s and their interests. With work ethics that range from not giving up to producing the best product, I would be a perfect candidate for the position of Sports The following resume illustrates my skills and background well, I feel a personal interview would better demonstrate my knowledge and abilities.. Thank you for your review and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Respectfully yours, Jacob Ballard Enclosed: resume


RESUME


JACOB 516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801 JacobBallard95@gmail.com 407-257-8213

BALLARD

Objective To successfully manage, edit and design a section in the publication. Education Completed two years at William R. Boone High School. G.P.A 3.96 Experience Aug. 2012 - present. Yearbook staff member, Boone High School. Experience writing stories, captions and sidebars, and taking photographs. Aug. 2008 - May 2010. Yearbook Staff Member, Blankner School. Experience taking photographs, designing layout, and writing captions. July 2009 - July 2011. Blankner Sports Camp counselor. Experience in handling, managing, and leading children. Aug. 2011 - May 2012. Volunteer for Blankner after school. Experience communicating with teachers, time management. Relevant High School Studies English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors, and Journalism 1. Honors, Awards, and Memberships Blankner Bulldog recipient. Showed leadership, excellence and dedication to the school. 2010 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Servant of the Year recipient The Spanish Club. September - May 2012 Math Club. January 2011 - May 2012 Counselor of Blankner Sports Camp from July 2009 - July 2011 Volunteering after school for Blankner School Aug. 2011 - May 2012 National Junior Honor Society member Aug. 2008 - May 2010


BUSINESS CARDS


JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

516 South Osceola Ave

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

Orlando, Fl 32801

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

Orlando, Fl 32801

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

516 South Osceola Ave

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

Orlando, Fl 32801

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

516 South Osceola Ave

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

516 South Osceola Ave

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

Orlando, Fl 32801

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801

Orlando, Fl 32801

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

516 South Osceola Ave

516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801

JACOB BALLARD STAFFER

516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801

JacobBallard95@gmail.com

516 South Osceola Ave Orlando, Fl 32801


PERSONAL ESSAY


Journalism is a passion of mine. Everyday when I walk into the yearbook room, I get happy. I feel like I should be there. Even though the stress and mistakes I’ve made, I still want to be there and contribute to the success of the yearbook. I personally like journalism, if I didn’t like journalism I wouldn’t have continued. But what I like most about journalism is that the work I do and fellow staffers make other people happy. Seeing other people get happy when they first see the yearbook and hearing from them how great it is pushes me to do journalism. I got started in journalism from hearing from my brother and sister of how great it was and how much fun they had in it. I also saw the success they had and the way they were able to contribute to a group if people like that. And I wanted to pursue journalism from seeing the following reasons from my siblings. First started journalism as being apart of my yearbook staff. I’ve gone through a lot to succeed in journalism. I’ve had ups and downs to succeed in journalism. I’ve made stupid mistakes that caused me to not make deadline and showing me badly for editor positions. But on the other had I’ve had succeeded in producing pages that I’m proud to put my name on. I’ve gone through. Even though I had downs I think they contributed to my success because they allowed to grow, adapt and learn new skills. I’ve contributed my time, effort and skills to journalism. I’ve contributed my time through the staying after school, catching up when fallen behind, and working on my time management skills. I’ve contributed my effort by continuously staying after hours to catch up. And I’ve contributed my skills by choosing harder pages to develop and challenge the skills I have in Journalism. My plans regarding journalism is a possible third option in college and in career wise. Journalism is a great career to get into and is a great career because the skills you develop can be used in any field.


SELF ANALYSIS


As a newbie of the publication this year, I’ve learned a lot about myself and journalism. I’ve learned that he key to success in journalism is having good organization and time managing skills. You have to be able to several things in matter of an hour to keep up with the pace of the deadline and you need time managing skills in order to complete all those things. I also learned that the mistakes you make can affect your performance level, contribution to the publication and to your page. Thirdly, I learned that it doesn’t matter if you had siblings, who were an asset to the publication, what matters is what I do and how I do it. I need to focus on myself and how I represent myself and eventually represent my siblings. I’ve learned not making deadline causes myself and others stress. If I‘m late and don’t finish my page then I cause the editor to finish it and bring more stress into the situation. Also not making deadline effects the decisions of editorships and other positions later in the year and I learned that the hard way. But in order for me to be an editor I should have made my deadlines and not making them showed myself badly. So I learned that it’s essential that you make your deadlines and not make mistakes. I knew the meaning of dedication from previous situations but I’ve experience it in a new way that allowed me to learn it more. I learned that dedication is one of the essentials’ in success of yearbook and in any other group. But for yearbook it’s different because the dedication you make should be there because you a commitment at the beginning of the year and not having the dedication that is needed affect others, potentially thousands of others, because the yearbook is such a big deal. And having dedication allows you to not affect the thousands of others in a negative way. I will use these skills in the future in my career and my personal life. I’ve learned so many skills, like interviewing, teamwork, dedication, business elements needed for work, ect… I love yearbook and the people in it and I will cherish these years that I am on it because I’m learning so many life skills that I can use in the future. I also will cherish these years because of what I’ve been able to accomplish with the people in it and I will miss it when it’s all gone. I’m blessed to be able to learn such valuable life lessons at this age and with the people with them.


REFLECTION ONE


This is my most significant piece of work for the publication this year was the Marching Band page because it challenged my skills, expressed those skills well in writing, photography and editing, and was an overall great page. The pictures are among my favorite because they show the fundamentals of photography and my skills in photography. My purpose of this page was to produce my best work and produce a great page for the yearbook. It was difficult to complete this page and I think that’s why it’s my most favorite and significant piece of work. It was difficult because I didn’t have an layout till the week before deadline and poor leadership from my section editor caused me to fall behind and hard to complete. Also getting the story and page together was hard because marching band was a large group and it had many parts that needed my attention, that it was hard to get everything done. The work started out as a page of that needed work just like any other page at the beginning. It needed to go through the editing process to become the published piece it is today. Specifically the pictures evolved as I went to different events to get new and better pictures and the story being changed and edited to the right specifications. I learned along the way that a page’s layout can be changed right before deadline and you have to deal with it and to work around that. I also learned more of the meaning of dedication and commitment. The week of deadline I stayed everyday till five or six p.m. working to get the page done. I knew I needed to finish this page and I made a commitment to finish the page and I would. And this taught more about the meaning of dedication.


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In August’s 101 degree heat, 190 students stood in the blistering heat, their clothes drenched with sweat as they went to their places to practice the routine -- again. The band devoted 15 to 20 hours a week to practicing the show “Dreams and Imagination.” The four hour practices every Tuesday and Thursday, class every day and the memorization of music and marching steps all contributed to the production of the theme production. One of the new techniques included using a prop in the routine. The dream catcher tied the overall concept of the show together. The concept centered around the idea of creativity that the band directors imagined. “[The theme] allows the band to present [jacob ballard]

“Dreams and Imagination”, it was able to showcase the band’s creative side. With it being showcased in creative ways the theme was being recongized by judges, which contributed to the high scores at competitions. “It showed we were all creative; it showed our capabilities as a band,” senior Evangelene Schildwachter said. “I like the opportunities it opens up. There is a lot of room for creativity.” The band went on to earn superiors in all categories at the University High School Competition on 0ct. 22 and earn superiors in all catergories except one from the Musical Performance Assessment Association competition on Nov. 5.

perfection. On Oct. 27, junior Glynn Hollingshead marches with his fellow band members at the homecoming football game. “[I like band] because of the people. If you are having a bad day you can just forget about it,” Hollingshead said. Hollingshead earned superiors at the MPA and University competitions.

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photo/Jacob Ballard

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Clenching their instruments in their sweaty hands, waiting for the signal from the major, they rehearsed the theme once more. “The hardest part of band camp was learning the drill because it’s hard to learn all the steps,” sophomore Samantha Adams said. For two weeks, August 1-12, the marching band spent seven hours each day learning the routine for the halftime show. With temperatures in the upper 90s with a heat index over 100 degrees, it proved challenging for newcomers. “My favorite part of band camp was getting to know all the new freshman and getting to see my friends again,” Adams said.

students learn show

regardless of temperatures

[4] toot your own horn. Junior Jacqulyn Wiber plays the french horn during the half time show. “This is what I love to do and this is all I’ve worked for, and here it is,” Wiber said. The band earned an overall superior. [5] pride of 60. At halftime of the home game against Cyrpress Creek, band captain Connor Parks and the drumline approach the front of the field to perform. “Everyone has a sense of pride about being part of the 60th year and band. It feels like an honor to contribute to a legacy of the band,” Parks said. The drumline was known for leading the Senior Snakes.

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majors are like my best friends,” Komanski, senior, said. The two other drum majors were seniors Madison Lumbert and Sarah Spielman. [3] it’s a first. Opening the show, senior Maxwell Sensiper plays in front of the dream catcher. “[My emotions at the competition] were excitement and tinge with the longing to be a freshman again because I still want to be in the band,” Sensiper said. This was the first time the band used a prop in their football halftime show.

the drum all day because it feels like we’re actually fighting for something,” sophomore Rebecca Carrigan said.

Julieanna Leon and Bridget Bennette

photo/Jacob Ballard

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[1] the dark side. In the halftime show, junior Michael Medina plays the trombone. “In one area of the show we get into a dark part with dark music. It has contrasted with other themes that were happy and glad, so it’s a nice contrast,” Medina said. [2] follow my lead. On Friday, Nov. 4, drum major Connor Komanski conducts the band. “[My favorite part about being drum major is] making new friends because it’s really fun to make new friends. Now [my fellow] drum photo/Jacob Ballard

photo/Jacob Ballard

“My favorite Boone tradition is the big Edgewater game, and how we beat

well known pieces of music for our audience. It gives a creative outlook on choreography that ties in with the entire theme, ‘Dreams and Imagination’,” band director Michael Butler said. Music performed in the show included “Reverberations” by Brian Balmags, “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical Les Miserables, “Celebration” from Epcot’s Illumination Ceremony, as well as “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “I really like the songs chosen,” sophomore Kaylee Stillwell said. “I’m glad that they chose Willy Wonka because it got the crowd involved.” With the established success of the theme

Performance PROVIDED musical

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photo/Michelle Ames

photo/Cathy Lumbert photo/Jacob Ballard


REFLECTION TWO


Deadline Seven was the piece of work that could still need some work. It needed work because the pictures and story could have been better. Six out of the seven pictures were Dean Stewert Photography and the other picture taken by another staffer. The use of six DSP pictures showed that the pictures were bad and were in need of professional help. A page shouldn’t have six DSP pictures and ours did, this shows . Also I think the story could have been written better. For example we could have included more personal stats about the players and more personal coverage of the boys volleyball season. I learned that not every page will be a success. Yes you put in all the work you can at the time but it still needs work. The page could have been improved by actually using pictures that either I or my partner took and rewriting the story with the credentials of a good sports story, including personal stats, and personal coverage of the season. Also the making of grading to editors on time would improve the page. For example if we met the time for editors then we would have greater time to improve the page. Being behind causes you and your page to suffer. For example if you go to EIC for pictures on time and she doesn’t like them and wants new ones then you have time to go get new pictures and therefore improving the page. If the following credentials were used then the page will improve and therefore improving my overall feeling of the page.


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fast pass. In the game against Colonial, senior Carlos D. Roman passes the ball. “We play as a family. We have known each other for a long time and we have grown as a family,” Roman said. Roman totaled 149 digs in the season.

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in an extra practice the weekend before to prepare for the match up. Despite their efforts, they faced defeat losing, 0-3, against Bishop Moore. After the Bishop Moore game, coach Nathan Kyle gained perspective on what elements the team needed to improve for the rest of the season. “Our team needs to stay focused and maintain composure at all times. The game is not over until that last point is scored,” Kyle said. The next game against Dr. Phillips, the team lost, 0-3, but the boys proved resilient by earning four wins in the next five games. “[The losses in the season showed] that we are mentally strong because we bounced back from [them] pretty fast,” Attaway said. They bounced back from the two game losing streak, defeating Ocoee, 3-1, and Lake Brantley, 3-2. Later in the season the boys slammed district contenders Wekiva, 3-0, and University, 3-2. “Overall, it’s been good. We have come from being the underdogs and come a long way. We have played teams that have all club players and I think we have the right to be proud,” Roman said. photo/Dean Stewart Photography

“I think it’s cool [to be a part of the 60 year]. The fact the [school] is so old and we’re

serve it up. Sophomore Cooper Meredith jump serves the ball against Colonial. “It’s exhilarating [to play in a game] because you never know where the ball will end up,” Meredith said. Meredith totaled 68 digs for the season.

photo/Dean Stewart Photography

As the boys warmed up against the Timber Creek Wolves, they felt the pressure of the season opening game weighing down on them. Regardless, the team fought their nerves and crushed the Wolves 3-0, beginning their season with success. “It set the tone for the season; it was like an expectation to win the rest of the games,” senior Solomon Attaway said. The boys defeated Timber Creek and went on to a five game winning streak, shutting out big opponents such as district contenders Dr. Phillips, 2-0, placing fourth in the OVA tournament, and beating Colonial, 3-0. They then lost to Lyman, 1-2, ended their winning streak. With five wins and only one loss, the season looked hopeful for the boys, but after a defeat against state ranked Bishop Moore, their season’s success took a hit. “It was irritating because we could have done a lot better. We were all down that day, we could have put more effort into it,” sophomore Carlos J. Roman said. The boys, expecting a tough opponent, added

team bounced back after losses with winning streak

despite losses

Boys prove resilient photo/Dean Stewart Photography

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games in the season

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photo/Cooper Brock

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hours of practice per week

10-15

average points per game

22.03

total kills

295

did you know?

[1] here’s a tip. With a Lake Howell blocker at the net, sophomore Zachary Robinson tips the ball. “[The hardest part is] putting your mind into the team’s playmaking and anticipating where the team’s next play will be,” Robinson said. [2] up in the air. In warm ups before the Colonial game, JV player Christien Cherry spikes the ball. “When I play in a game it feels exciting and I’m hyped to play and eager to do great,” Cherry, freshman, said. They lost the game 1-3.

walking down the same halls [as previous students] did 60 years ago,” sophomore Eunique Ramos said.

angel spike. In a game against Colonial, junior Matthew Combs leaps to spike the ball. “We either play as a team or not; we’ll talk or not say a word. Whenever we play as a team and talk and help each other out, we never lose,” Combs said. Combs totaled 133 kills.

photo/Dean Stewart Photography


REFLECTION THREE


This picture has a good center of focus because the person is clear while everyone else is blurred, drawing the focus to the main person. It has a sense of depth of field because a fellow marching band player is in from of him blurred showing that the focused kid is actually farther away. It attracts me because it shows my photography skills that I’m proud of. Also it’s a pretty picture and when I first saw the picture I was like “What?! I took that?” But I really like this picture.


REFLECTION THREE


I am proud of this picture because it shows my ability to take sports pictures. It shows my skills in photography well. This has a good rule of thirds because it has the focused person is not exactly in the middle of the picture. What attracts me to this picture is that it’s one of my best sports photos and it shows my sports photography skills.


REFLECTION THREE


I’m proud of this picture because the photo composition is very good. The lighting and coloring is perfect. It’s just a pretty picture when you look at it. The picture shows the center of visual interest very well, by being so close to the marching band member. It also has leading lines, her instrument draws the viewer toward the center of visual interest. (Required Dimensions could not fit all of the instrument in the picture) Saved as Marching band


REFLECTION FOUR


The definition of asset is a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality. Therefore it can be said that I was an asset to this staff and the 2012 edition of the Legend because of the work I did contributed to the success of the publication. My work on pages showed I was an asset because the pages turned out well. All the pages I think in my opinion were a success, some could needed more work, as I said in reflection two, but this success proved I was an asset to the publication. What I did that showed my commitment was finishing the Marching Band page. I stayed the week of deadline till five or six p.m. making sure I finished the page. I had other responsibilities and obligations but I knew I made a commitment to the staff and publication that I was suppose to finish my page. Also another example that demonstrates my commitment to the publication was the I stayed after school to finish my partner’s story in deadline seven. She was suppose to stay after school to finish her story but she didn’t come and it fell upon me to finish the story. This showed my commitment to this staff and the 2012 edition of the Legend.


REFLECTION FIVE


I faced challenges from a bad partner to a bad editor and personally from bad mistakes including time management, making mistakes and not making deadlines. I learned from those situations that the mistakes you make can jeopardize the work and the page and therefore affecting the publication. Also I learned when you put your name on a page or any piece of work, it needs to be your best product. Finally I learned more about the fundamentals of responsibility and dedication to a group of people. I would handle these problems if they arose again by not rushing. I have a tendency to rush through things and that often results in mistakes. For example in Deadline Seven I rushed to get to Burke for majors I didn’t do spell check and I didn’t check if I corrected everything. So now I realized I cannot rush through things, it will cause problems. Also I would make better time management decision. Meaning I would notify the coach, club sponsor or begin interviewing the kids so I can get a head start on the page. I feel I handled some of the situations poorly, but for the situation of having a bad partner and a bad editor I think I handled them well. For example in Deadline Seven my partner wasn’t a very good partner. She made several bad mistakes that affected the process of our page. But I handled it well because I cooperated with her, help her and corrected her mistakes. This allowed me to gain the knowledge and experience with facing a challenge of a bad partner that may arise next year. I think I handled my time management, making mistakes and not making deadline poorly. Because I feel that I could have done better. I could have not made mistakes like the ones I did and better time mange my page. But overall for handling the situations a mid to high C.


REFLECTION SIX


My greatest weakness was my time managing skills and not meeting deadline. This was my greatest weakness because they were not used to it’s full extent. I wasn’t good in being able to meet the dates for grading from editors, fix the mistakes and finish all of the elements of the page. And these problems contributed to my greatest weakness of poor time managing skills. I improved the weakness by recognizing it and trying to fix it. I used the example of others who were making their deadlines and applied what they do right to my weakness. For example I had so many things to do, I would start working on one thing then start on something else and move on ect, and not realizing that this causes me to fall behind. But then I noticed others working on one thing and focusing on that one thing until they finished what they needed to do. So I begin to apply that to myself and it improved my weakness.


REFLECTION SEVEN


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well known pieces of music for our audience. It gives a creative outlook on choreography that ties in with the entire theme, ‘Dreams and Imagination’,” band director Michael Butler said. Music performed in the show included “Reverberations” by Brian Balmags, “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical Les Miserables, “Celebration” from Epcot’s Illumination Ceremony, as well as “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “I really like the songs chosen,” sophomore Kaylee Stillwell said. “I’m glad that they chose Willy Wonka because it got the crowd involved.” With the established success of the theme

photo/Jacob Ballard

4 [4] toot your own horn. Junior Jacqulyn Wiber plays the french horn during the half time show. “This is what I love to do and this is all I’ve worked for, and here it is,” Wiber said. The band earned an overall superior. [5] pride of 60. At halftime of the home game against Cyrpress Creek, band captain Connor Parks and the drumline approach the front of the field to perform. “Everyone has a sense of pride about being part of the 60th year and band. It feels like an honor to contribute to a legacy of the band,” Parks said. The drumline was known for leading the Senior Snakes.

perfection. On Oct. 27, junior Glynn Hollingshead marches with his fellow band members at the homecoming football game. “[I like band] because of the people. If you are having a bad day you can just forget about it,” Hollingshead said. Hollingshead earned superiors at the MPA and University competitions.

“Dreams and Imagination”, it was able to showcase the band’s creative side. With it being showcased in creative ways the theme was being recongized by judges, which contributed to the high scores at competitions. “It showed we were all creative; it showed our capabilities as a band,” senior Evangelene Schildwachter said. “I like the opportunities it opens up. There is a lot of room for creativity.” The band went on to earn superiors in all categories at the University High School Competition on 0ct. 22 and earn superiors in all catergories except one from the Musical Performance Assessment Association competition on Nov. 5.

regardless of temperatures

students learn show

photo/Michelle Ames

In August’s 101 degree heat, 190 students stood in the blistering heat, their clothes drenched with sweat as they went to their places to practice the routine -- again. The band devoted 15 to 20 hours a week to practicing the show “Dreams and Imagination.” The four hour practices every Tuesday and Thursday, class every day and the memorization of music and marching steps all contributed to the production of the theme production. One of the new techniques included using a prop in the routine. The dream catcher tied the overall concept of the show together. The concept centered around the idea of creativity that the band directors imagined. “[The theme] allows the band to present

Clenching their instruments in their sweaty hands, waiting for the signal from the major, they rehearsed the theme once more. “The hardest part of band camp was learning the drill because it’s hard to learn all the steps,” sophomore Samantha Adams said. For two weeks, August 1-12, the marching band spent seven hours each day learning the routine for the halftime show. With temperatures in the upper 90s with a heat index over 100 degrees, it proved challenging for newcomers. “My favorite part of band camp was getting to know all the new freshman and getting to see my friends again,” Adams said.

Julieanna Leon and Bridget Bennette

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up in the air. With a Lake Highland player’s arms in her face, senior Kyndal Skersick jumps in the air to make her lay-up. “[My most memorable game was] the Dr. Phillips game. We were just barely down at the half and we ended up losing. It was a let down because it was so close,” Skersick said. Skersick had an average of 17.6 points per game and totaled 1121 points for the season.

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SeASON

team finds success with chemistry and big player

They stepped onto the court against their district rivals, Olympia. They were only78 individual players, but the girls played as a team and stepped off the court with a 47-40 win under their belts. “[My favorite game was] the Olympia game because [we] felt like a team and we played like one so well. It was just a great game,” junior Celeste Martin said. Throughout the season, Martin averaged 4 points per game. As the season progressed, senior Kyndal Skersick emerged as a leader, motivating her teammates and contributing major points. Skersick’s intensity improved the team’s attitude and playing skills. The team relied on her to contribute to the major plays; she totaled 49 3-pointers in the season and averaged 17.6 points per game. “She’s a great offensive threat, and we always go to her for big plays,” junior Bailey Florin said. “She is a shooter. She also drives the ball to the hoop and plays great defense. She is an all around great player.” With the success of the Olympia game, the team sought to keep the winning streak going, hoping to reach districts. Over the next 10 games, they only lost to three teams, Colonial (26-44), Timber Creek (36-43) and Liberty (23-45). This success led them to the toughest game of the season against the state-ranked Father Lopez at the Queen of Palms Holiday Tournament. Their bond as a team was tested by their competitors, but through the contribution of Skersick, Florin, who averaged 12.6 points per game, and other key players, the team was able to win, 60-54. “[My most memorable events of this season] were our big wins, especially against Father Lopez. That win showed us we’re a team and a competitive one, too. I’ve realized after that game we had a chance to do something really special,” head coach Tom Wills said. After the unifying victory against Father Lopez, the girls knew that they had the talent to have a successful season, especially when they played and acted as one team. A close loss to rival Dr. Phillips, 60-63, was a disappointing scar on their winning season, but the team was still proud of their strong record and familial bond. “The team has improved from last season by having them come together as a team. We got to experience each other and to experience my coaching. The team is a group now,” Wills said.

IMPOSSIBLe photo/Jacob Ballard

photo/Jacob Ballard

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Kendall Byerly, sophomore [Basketball] keeps you in shape. I’ve been playing since I was five and it makes me feel good that I have been working hard for something my entire life. [I also like] being a part of a team and the excitement that comes with it.

Kyanna Cleveland, senior The winning of games and playing as a team [is my favorite part]. Another thing that I like about basketball is the feeling of being part of a family. It’s like a sisterhood.

2 “[My favorite tradition is] when the football team

photos/Jacob Ballard

cuts their hair into mohawks because they look raw,” sophomore Colin Serocifinod said.

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[1] swift. Senior Jaci Chastain runs to the basket at the Lake Highland game. “My favorite game was against Olympia because it was a team that we got blown out from last year. We beat them [this year] which showed we had a great season,” Chastain said. Chastain averaged 2.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. [2] the shooter. After being fouled by a Colonial player, junior Shais Barrow shoots a free throw. “It feels great to be a part of a sport that has been so successful at the school because I can feel a part of a sport that contributes to the school’s success,” Barrow said. Barrow made 27 foul shots in the season and averaged 5.9 points per game.

Y40. Organization or Greeks spread one spread 224-225 Deadline 2 This piece should represent me because it’s a spread that shows the foundation of journalism and shows my skills in journalism. It has a well written story, great pictures and an Interesting layout. Because of the following elements it should be submitted and therefore represent myself.

Key player helps

“This play is called the Orlando. It’s for defense to block or even defend,” junior Bridgette Norris said. quick feet. While running down court, freshman Cassandra Ketchum prepares to set up a new play. “My big weakness is my height, so I have to think about it when I shoot. A strength is my quickness, so if I mess up I can fix it,” Ketchum said. Ketchum totaled 44 points for the season.

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the drum all day because it feels like we’re actually fighting for something,” sophomore Rebecca Carrigan said.

“My favorite Boone tradition is the big Edgewater game, and how we beat

photo/Phablous Photos

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can’t touch this. While driving the ball to the basket, sophomore Janali Montalvo pushes past a Colonial opponent. “I’m enthusiastic; I like to get my team pumped up even though we’re losing,” Montalvo said. Montalvo scored a total of six points during the Colonial game.

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With tears streaming down her face and the administration surrounding her in her classroom, Kelly Morales was overjoyed with the acknowledgement of Teacher of the Year. “I was so honored because I’ve been on the list before, but when I saw the list of those other great teachers, I wasn’t sure I would get it,” Morales said. Even though Morales was surprised to receive the award, she was aware that the other teachers knew about her contribution to the school and community, as well as her role with Key Club. “They hear about all the great things [Key Club] does and they know it’s me, but in my department, new teachers are sent to me for activities and to learn to work the computers,” Morales said. “I [also] have the willingness to help the kids.” As Teacher of the Year, Morales had a responsibility to represent the school on a much higher level rather than other staff members. “It’s scary because it puts you out there, everyone looks at you now. When people look at you they think ‘Boone.’ I want people to be proud of Boone,” Morales said. “I never want to go somewhere else now that I’m here.” [blake waranch]

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The beginning of school had a buzz to it; new students, new staff, new changes, and a new Employee of the Year. This award recognized an exceptional employee of the school. Ileana Quinones was the 2011-12 recipient. While assisting in student services, Quinones gave the students, parents and staff undivided attention. From setting up appointments for students with their guidance counselors, to talking to parents about school information, she was there to give each individual that came into student services her time. “[I have] the readiness to take on certain projects and responsibilities,” Quinones said. Quinones had previously been nominated twice for her contributions to the school. She demonstrated her ability to handle assigned projects and tasks, and the responsibilities that accompanied them. Accompanying the prestigious award, Quinones recieved a goodie bag that included gift cards to Papa Johns, Carrabba’s, Tony Roma’s and Planet Smoothie. “[I felt] very humbled and touched by the acknowledgement,” Quinones said.

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In August’s 101 degree heat, 190 students stood in the blistering heat, their clothes drenched with sweat as they went to their places to practice the routine -- again. The band devoted 15 to 20 hours a week to practicing the show “Dreams and Imagination.” The four hour practices every Tuesday and Thursday, class every day and the memorization of music and marching steps all contributed to the production of the theme production. One of the new techniques included using a prop in the routine. The dream catcher tied the overall concept of the show together. The concept centered around the idea of creativity that the band directors imagined. “[The theme] allows the band to present [jacob ballard]

“Dreams and Imagination”, it was able to showcase the band’s creative side. With it being showcased in creative ways the theme was being recongized by judges, which contributed to the high scores at competitions. “It showed we were all creative; it showed our capabilities as a band,” senior Evangelene Schildwachter said. “I like the opportunities it opens up. There is a lot of room for creativity.” The band went on to earn superiors in all categories at the University High School Competition on 0ct. 22 and earn superiors in all catergories except one from the Musical Performance Assessment Association competition on Nov. 5.

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well known pieces of music for our audience. It gives a creative outlook on choreography that ties in with the entire theme, ‘Dreams and Imagination’,” band director Michael Butler said. Music performed in the show included “Reverberations” by Brian Balmags, “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical Les Miserables, “Celebration” from Epcot’s Illumination Ceremony, as well as “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “I really like the songs chosen,” sophomore Kaylee Stillwell said. “I’m glad that they chose Willy Wonka because it got the crowd involved.” With the established success of the theme

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Clenching their instruments in their sweaty hands, waiting for the signal from the major, they rehearsed the theme once more. “The hardest part of band camp was learning the drill because it’s hard to learn all the steps,” sophomore Samantha Adams said. For two weeks, August 1-12, the marching band spent seven hours each day learning the routine for the halftime show. With temperatures in the upper 90s with a heat index over 100 degrees, it proved challenging for newcomers. “My favorite part of band camp was getting to know all the new freshman and getting to see my friends again,” Adams said.

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[4] toot your own horn. Junior Jacqulyn Wiber plays the french horn during the half time show. “This is what I love to do and this is all I’ve worked for, and here it is,” Wiber said. The band earned an overall superior. [5] pride of 60. At halftime of the home game against Cyrpress Creek, band captain Connor Parks and the drumline approach the front of the field to perform. “Everyone has a sense of pride about being part of the 60th year and band. It feels like an honor to contribute to a legacy of the band,” Parks said. The drumline was known for leading the Senior Snakes.

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the drum all day because it feels like we’re actually fighting for something,” sophomore Rebecca Carrigan said.

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perfection. On Oct. 27, junior Glynn Hollingshead marches with his fellow band members at the homecoming football game. “[I like band] because of the people. If you are having a bad day you can just forget about it,” Hollingshead said. Hollingshead earned superiors at the MPA and University competitions.

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As they bent down with pencils in their hands, seniors carved their names into the concrete that would become a permanent memory. As the hundreds of previous seniors’ names and memories laid around in the sidewalks across the campus, they reminded students of the coming privileges of being a senior. Seniors were reminded of the traditions former graduates often cherished. “[The senior sidewalk] feels like a [reminder] because you see the names of the students who walked across the stage at graduation, and you know your time is coming,” senior Chelsea Assang said. With the tradition of the senior sidewalk, students experienced the meaning of being “Forever Brave.” The senior sidewalks, located around the 1000 and 1300 buildings and the track, were a venue for the seniors to express their inner creativity and commemorate their accomplishments as graduating students of the school. “To have gotten here as a senior, is a huge accomplishment. Also it’s a memory to [experience at the school],” senior David Acuna said.

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“[My favorite tradition] is the beating of the drums because the beat pumps me up,” sophomore Jessica Leon said.

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just beat it. On Nov. 11, the Edgewater game, senior Samuel Borges beats the drum. “[My favorite part about the Edgewater game was] the intensity. You actually feel like you’re playing for something that means a lot to the school,” Borges said. The beating of the drum was a tradition since the beginning of the school in 1952.

In the 1960s, Boone students who spoke in hallways or lunch on the day of the Edgewater game got an E painted on their forehead, to represent that they were a traitor.

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When sophomore Drew King began his first day of freshman year, he felt a strange sense of familiarity, though he had never set foot on campus before. Growing up, King heard the stories of the school that his grandfather, Keith King, attended. K. King attended his grandson’s future high school in its opening years and from the stories he heard, D. King grew acquainted with the school and it’s traditions that he heard so much about. “It’s kind of weird to think about it like that. But otherwise, it makes me think what it must have been like for him [to have gone here],” D. King said. In Oct. of 1952, K. King moved from Indiana to Florida and came to Boone High School. K. King was in the second graduating class of the school. “Being accepted as an outsider [was my favorite memory of the school]. Everyone was friendly. I had great teachers and got to know them personally; [it was] just a wonderful experience to have [as a student],” K. King said. As a junior, K. King played both basketball

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It protected the campus with it’s eyes, it symbolized spirit and it represented the classes. It was a source of pride. Teachers and students alike believed different rumors of what happened to the original totem pole of 1952. Some believed it was accidentally destroyed by the construction crew of the 500 building in 1988-9, while others believed Edgewater High School rivals had stolen it. Years went by without having a totem pole at the school, until the senior class of 1993 decided to change that. They hired a concrete sculptor from Daytona Beach, who sculpted the design that fit their needs. It was placed in the campus grounds later that year. “I think when people think of Boone, and the Braves, the totem pole is one of the iconic figures of Boone,” Senior Class sponsor Sarah Kittrell said. With the rivalry of Edgewater High School, the senior class of 1993 took special measures to ensure that the totem pole could not be stolen. They encased the totem pole in three feet of concrete in the ground to keep it secured. With its strong meaning in the Native American culture, the totem pole symbolized the students beliefs in spirit, tradition and academics of the school. It also represented the hierarchy of classes. It became a focal point of spirit and tradition for the student body and for the school through the years of it guarding the campus. “[My favorite part is] just the totem pole [itself]; it’s part of our campus. I’s Boone,” Kittrell said.

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[1] swift. Senior Jaci Chastain runs to the basket at the Lake Highland game. “My favorite game was against Olympia because it was a team that we got blown out from last year. We beat them [this year] which showed we had a great season,” Chastain said. Chastain averaged 2.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. [2] the shooter. After being fouled by a Colonial player, junior Shais Barrow shoots a free throw. “It feels great to be a part of a sport that has been so successful at the school because I can feel a part of a sport that contributes to the school’s success,” Barrow said. Barrow made 27 foul shots in the season and averaged 5.9 points per game.

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quick feet. While running down court, freshman Cassandra Ketchum prepares to set up a new play. “My big weakness is my height, so I have to think about it when I shoot. A strength is my quickness, so if I mess up I can fix it,” Ketchum said. Ketchum totaled 44 points for the season.

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What is your favorite part of basketball?

They stepped onto the court against their district rivals, Olympia. They were only78 individual players, but the girls played as a team and stepped off the court with a 47-40 win under their belts. “[My favorite game was] the Olympia game because [we] felt like a team and we played like one so well. It was just a great game,” junior Celeste Martin said. Throughout the season, Martin averaged 4 points per game. As the season progressed, senior Kyndal Skersick emerged as a leader, motivating her teammates and contributing major points. Skersick’s intensity improved the team’s attitude and playing skills. The team relied on her to contribute to the major plays; she totaled 49 3-pointers in the season and averaged 17.6 points per game. “She’s a great offensive threat, and we always go to her for big plays,” junior Bailey Florin said. “She is a shooter. She also drives the ball to the hoop and plays great defense. She is an all around great player.” With the success of the Olympia game, the team sought to keep the winning streak going, hoping to reach districts. Over the next 10 games, they only lost to three teams, Colonial (26-44), Timber Creek (36-43) and Liberty (23-45). This success led them to the toughest game of the season against the state-ranked Father Lopez at the Queen of Palms Holiday Tournament. Their bond as a team was tested by their competitors, but through the contribution of Skersick, Florin, who averaged 12.6 points per game, and other key players, the team was able to win, 60-54. “[My most memorable events of this season] were our big wins, especially against Father Lopez. That win showed us we’re a team and a competitive one, too. I’ve realized after that game we had a chance to do something really special,” head coach Tom Wills said. After the unifying victory against Father Lopez, the girls knew that they had the talent to have a successful season, especially when they played and acted as one team. A close loss to rival Dr. Phillips, 60-63, was a disappointing scar on their winning season, but the team was still proud of their strong record and familial bond. “The team has improved from last season by having them come together as a team. We got to experience each other and to experience my coaching. The team is a group now,” Wills said.

[Basketball] keeps you in shape. I’ve been playing since I was five and it makes me feel good that I have been working hard for something my entire life. [I also like] being a part of a team and the excitement that comes with it.

Kyanna Cleveland, senior

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team finds success with chemistry and big player

winning

Key player helps

cuts their hair into mohawks because they look raw,” sophomore Colin Serocifinod said.

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Kendall Byerly, sophomore

up in the air. With a Lake Highland player’s arms in her face, senior Kyndal Skersick jumps in the air to make her lay-up. “[My most memorable game was] the Dr. Phillips game. We were just barely down at the half and we ended up losing. It was a let down because it was so close,” Skersick said. Skersick had an average of 17.6 points per game and totaled 1121 points for the season.

Varsity Basketball

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DEADLINE FOUR


Gateway 69-43 Cypress Creek 49-21 Wekiva 65-41 Olympia 47-40 Osceola 56-53 50-29 Thanksgiving 51-27 Winter park 57-31 Lake Nona 54-29 Oak Ridge 26-44 Colonial 36-43 Timber Creek 49-34 Cypress Creek 52-50 Lake Highland 60-54 Father Lopez 67-22 28-61 Queen of Palms 63-46 Holiday Tourn. University 52-73 Evans 63-37 Dr. Phillips 49-82 Bishop Moore 46-41 Freedom 58-42 Apopka 43-49 East River 49-41 West Orange 52-47 District Semifinals 64-54 District Finals 26-42

YEAR In nUMBERS

1/4/11 1/6/12 1/10/12 1/14/12 1/19/12 1/24/12 1/26/12 1/27/12 2/1/12 2/3/12

11/29/11 11/30/11 12/2/11 12/7/11 12/9/11 12/13/11 12/16/11 12/17/11 12/28-30

11/9/11 11/10/11 11/15/11 11/17/11 11/23/11

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Wekiva Olympia Winter Park Lake Nona Oak Ridge Colonial Timber Creek Cypress Creek Lake Highland Father Lopez University Dr. Phillips Bishop Moore Freedom Apopka East River

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11/15/11 11/17/11 11/29/11 11/30/11 12/2/11 12/7/11 12/09/11 12/13/11 12/16/11 12/17/11 1/4/12 1/10/12 1/14/12 1/19/12 1/24/12 1/26/12

23-43 21-64 14-46 34-37 36-52 24-47 36-43 29-41 21-38 24-27 14-31 10-64 12-45 15-40 14-44 19-34

junior varsity basketball [0-16]

varsity. front: Bailey Florin, Shais Barrow, Cassandra Ketchum, Kendall Byerly. back: coach Tom Wills, Celeste Martin, Carlyn Attaway, Maergrethe Box, Kyndal Skersick, Jaci Chastain, coach Nathan Kyle. photo/Caroline Coleman photo/Jacob Ballard

“[My favorite school tradition is] the pep rally. I like watching the little skits the varsity

junior varsity. front: Rachel Robinson, Bridgette Norris, Hailea Jefferys, Elena Killgore, Alexandria Smith. back: Phoenix Spinelli, Peachlin James, Olivia Gallegos, Mercedes Theodore, coach Jade Williams.

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YEAR In nUMBERS

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push through. Sophomore Kiahana Konarski passes the ball around a Colonial player. “[What I will take from this season is] watching varsity move the ball and using them as an example for next season,” Konarski said. Konarski played forward for two years.

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give me the ball. At the Colonial game, freshman Peachlin James grabs the rebound. “[The team] learned that we have to work together in order to be successful,” James said. James scored five points in the Bishop Moore game.

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open arms. In the game against Colonial, junior Taler Carney spreads her arms across her blocking area. “[My favorite play is] the “Circle” play because it’s unexpected. It’s a run out of bounds play where you’re basically running in a circle and the team doesn’t expect it,” Carney said. Carney was on JV for three years.

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DEADLINE FIVE


Commander of the unarmed drill team, member of the color guard and ranked as a lieutenant, senior Sara Casler played a major role in ROTC. “When you’ve been a part of ROTC like I have, it’s more than a passion. It becomes who you are and how you behave,” Casler said. With her grandfather being a general in the Army and her step-father in the Marine Corp, Casler joined ROTC to follow in her family’s footsteps. “I was very interested in ROTC when I was first came to the school. I wanted to be qualified to wear that uniform,” Casler said. Casler participated in ROTC all four years. The passion and standards set by her family pushed her to do her best in ROTC. These high standards led Casler to place at every competition, including the University of South Florida competition where ROTC placed third overall, among other schools in the state.

Casler brings success to ROTC

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Sara Casler

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“It makes me feel like I am a part of Boone’s history. I just love how through

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events]. It’s a service that I can do for the school,” Walen said. The cadets displayed the United States flag, the Florida state flag and the school’s flag. They had to understand the fundamentals of the procedure of presenting the colors to deserve the honor. At both lunches, ROTC sold snacks to students, allowing the cadets to earn money for the program. The earned money contributed to the expenses of travel arrangements to competitions and field trips such as Parris Island, the main training facility for new recruits in the Marines in Georgia. Students also sold candy to help fundraise for the program. With extracurricular activities like the Unarmed Drill team, the Armed Drill team, the Academic team, the Physical Training team and the Color Guard, the cadets learned the components of military standards in marching. Each team averaged 10 to 12 cadets. “[My favorite part of ROTC] is drilling the kids; they learn respect and learn the fundamentals of marching properly in the military,” Wilson said. With two to three hours of practice each day, they prepared for six competitions that ranged from September to March. In the competitions, cadets showed their skills in drilling, presenting the colors and physical training, such as push ups, sit-ups and running. They placed third overall at the University of South Florida competition on Feb. 11. [jacob ballard]

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[1] carry on. At attention, senior Ashley Clavette practices for the unarmed drill team competition. “[What I will take out of ROTC when I graduate] is the ability to be a leader and a sense of confidence,” Clavette said. Clavette was on the unarmed drill team for two years. [2] neck and neck. In physical training, freshman Andre Henry and sophomore Ethan Mondesir sprint on the track. “It’s a great class and program that has taught me great responsibility and discipline,” Henry said. Henry was an E2 Seaman Apprentice. [3] at attention. As he holds the flag, junior Brian Gaines practices marching in a squad. “We learn basic leadership skills for life and to do well in the class. We also have fun and learn responsibility,” Gaines said. Gaines was a Petty Officer 3rd Class as a junior.

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ribbons, name tags, rate/rank must be measured and placed properly

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all the years, they have kept the traditions alive and the passion for these traditions do not fade,” freshman Victoria Allanson said.

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In the cool mornings, cadets stood at the base of the pole and saluted the flags as they raised them into the sky. The sun glared in their faces in the afternoon as they took them down and folded them into triangles, carrying out the proper military flag procedures. “I feel honored to be able to help the school as well the community with any activities and events that ROTC can assist with,” sophomore Christopher Walen said. As a part of the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp, cadets were familiar with the importance of hard work, dedication and responsibility. Cadets learned military standards through the responsibility of dressing in their naval uniforms every Wednesday. They underwent a personal inspection by Commander Craig Rouhier, 1st Sergeant Gus Wilson, and high ranked cadets, for a weekly grade of 100 points. “It feels awesome to see people look at my medals and ribbons. A lot of people have fought and died for this uniform. It represents what they have all done for us,” Commanding Officer Kaityln Hayes, senior, said. Cadets in Color Guard gained insight on how to properly present the National Colors for selected school events, such as football games. The Color Guard consisted of four cadets who represented the ROTC; members rotated for the honor and respect gained while being on it. Cadets were selected based on performance and motivational level in ROTC. “I feel very proud [to present the colors at school

cadets showed dedication through their teams and competitions

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oh say can you see. At the home football game, seniors Alexandria Vanhouten and Sara Casler, junior Noah Wagner and sophomore Christopher Walen present the colors. “[My investment in ROTC] makes my parents happy and proud of me. Also, I want to be in the Navy and [ROTC] pushes me for being in the Navy,” Wagner said. This was the first time Wagner presented the colors.

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DEADLINE SEVEN


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fast pass. In the game against Colonial, senior Carlos D. Roman passes the ball. “We play as a family. We have known each other for a long time and we have grown as a family,” Roman said. Roman totaled 149 digs in the season.

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in an extra practice the weekend before to prepare for the match up. Despite their efforts, they faced defeat losing, 0-3, against Bishop Moore. After the Bishop Moore game, coach Nathan Kyle gained perspective on what elements the team needed to improve for the rest of the season. “Our team needs to stay focused and maintain composure at all times. The game is not over until that last point is scored,” Kyle said. The next game against Dr. Phillips, the team lost, 0-3, but the boys proved resilient by earning four wins in the next five games. “[The losses in the season showed] that we are mentally strong because we bounced back from [them] pretty fast,” Attaway said. They bounced back from the two game losing streak, defeating Ocoee, 3-1, and Lake Brantley, 3-2. Later in the season the boys slammed district contenders Wekiva, 3-0, and University, 3-2. “Overall, it’s been good. We have come from being the underdogs and come a long way. We have played teams that have all club players and I think we have the right to be proud,” Roman said. photo/Dean Stewart Photography

“I think it’s cool [to be a part of the 60 year]. The fact the [school] is so old and we’re

serve it up. Sophomore Cooper Meredith jump serves the ball against Colonial. “It’s exhilarating [to play in a game] because you never know where the ball will end up,” Meredith said. Meredith totaled 68 digs for the season.

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As the boys warmed up against the Timber Creek Wolves, they felt the pressure of the season opening game weighing down on them. Regardless, the team fought their nerves and crushed the Wolves 3-0, beginning their season with success. “It set the tone for the season; it was like an expectation to win the rest of the games,” senior Solomon Attaway said. The boys defeated Timber Creek and went on to a five game winning streak, shutting out big opponents such as district contenders Dr. Phillips, 2-0, placing fourth in the OVA tournament, and beating Colonial, 3-0. They then lost to Lyman, 1-2, ended their winning streak. With five wins and only one loss, the season looked hopeful for the boys, but after a defeat against state ranked Bishop Moore, their season’s success took a hit. “It was irritating because we could have done a lot better. We were all down that day, we could have put more effort into it,” sophomore Carlos J. Roman said. The boys, expecting a tough opponent, added

team bounced back after losses with winning streak

despite losses

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hours of practice per week

10-15

average points per game

22.03

total kills

295

did you know?

[1] here’s a tip. With a Lake Howell blocker at the net, sophomore Zachary Robinson tips the ball. “[The hardest part is] putting your mind into the team’s playmaking and anticipating where the team’s next play will be,” Robinson said. [2] up in the air. In warm ups before the Colonial game, JV player Christien Cherry spikes the ball. “When I play in a game it feels exciting and I’m hyped to play and eager to do great,” Cherry, freshman, said. They lost the game 1-3.

walking down the same halls [as previous students] did 60 years ago,” sophomore Eunique Ramos said.

angel spike. In a game against Colonial, junior Matthew Combs leaps to spike the ball. “We either play as a team or not; we’ll talk or not say a word. Whenever we play as a team and talk and help each other out, we never lose,” Combs said. Combs totaled 133 kills.

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DEADLINE SEVEN


Boys Volleyball

[more coverage on pages 18-19]

meet

BLAKE DYE

ALLEN JENKINS

sophomore

sophomore

Why do you play volleyball? I like to play setter. I’m the main person that gets the ball and sets it up for the spiker. What is the best part about playing volleyball? Setting because I get an assist in each point.

Favorite thing about volleyball? It requires team effort and everybody has to participate in order to do well. How do you feel when you play? I feel focused. Volleyball is a sport where you have to focus in order to win.

JALEN HARpER sophomore Favorite game? Colonial because we killed them on our own turf. Why do you play volleyball? To stay active [and because] I used to play when I was little.

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varsity. front: Cooper Meredith, Carlos D. Roman, Carlos J. Roman, Zachary Robinson, Yousef Hassan. back: James McCann, Tyler Patz, Robert M. Irwin, Matthew Combs, Solomon Attaway, coach Nathan Kyle.

YEAR IN NUMBERS THE

the boys

varsity volleyball [10-4] 3/6/12 3/8/12 3/9-10/12 3/13/12 3/15/12 3/16/12 3/19/12 3/21/12 4/3/12 4/5/12 4/6/12 4/10/12 4/12/12 4/13/12 4/19/12 4/24/12 4/26/12 4/27/12

3-0 Timber Creek 3-0 Lake Nona OVA Tournament 4th 3-0 Colonial 1-3 Lyman 3-1 Ocoee 0-3 Bishop Moore 0-3 Dr. Phillips 3-2 Lake Brantley 3-0 Wekiva 3-1 Freedom 3-2 University 2-3 Lake Howell Orlando Christian 3-2 Prep 2-3 Winter Park East River Olympia Cypress Creek

junior varsity volleyball [5-6] 3/6/12 3/8/12 3/13/12 3/15/12 3/16/12 3/19/12 3/21/12 4/3/12 4/5/12 4/6/12 4/10/12 4/12/12 4/19/12 4/24/12 4/26/12 4/27/12

Timber Creek Lake Nona Colonial Lyman Ocoee Bishop Moore Dr. Phillips Lake Brantley Wekiva Freedom University Lake Howell Winter Park East River Olympia Cypress Creek

1-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-2 1-2 2-1 2-1 1-2 2-1 2-1

junior varsity. front: Justin Bennett, Luis Lezcano, Peyton Kane, Shane Doran, Miles Conyers, Ramin Ragbir, Samuel Furukawa. back: Cristien Cherry, Blake Dye, Jalen Harper, Kevin Schoeppler, Daniel Dewitz, Allen Jenkins, coach Nathan Kyle.

and play on the team,� junior Weang Ruach said.

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