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Mackenzie Mock Portfolio 2014


Mackenzie A Mock 2147 Santa Antilles Rd, Orlando, FL 32806 mackenziemock18@gmail.com (407) 267-7005

May 23, 2012 Mike James Sports Topic Editor Los Angeles Times 202 W First St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Dear Mr. James: Perhaps the Los Angeles Times is looking for a young mind who works well in group settings, can manage her time and is knowledgeable about sports. If this is the kind of person you are searching for, then please accept the accompanying resume for your review and consideration for the summer internships you offer in which these qualities will be valued and help your staff. As a staffer on my high school newspaper, I continuously wrote and peer edited stories, researched, photographed events and designed pages. In using InDesign and Photoshop I have become comfortable with these applications and feel that I can use both effectively. Being my second year on staff, I brought experience, background knowledge and leadership skills. Working with 14 other members on staff has taught me patience, focus and how to work well in group settings. Creatively, I enjoy writing pieces that come together in the paper and are bursting with knowledge. As a focused person, I would be a good fit for this internship because I always meet deadline and turn in my best work. Never do I slack during class, and I always pay attention to small details. Your focused attitude would give me a chance to soak up knowledge and learn things that cannot simply be taught in a classroom. Although the accompanying resume provides adequate background information, I think a personal interview would better show you what I can do and how I do it. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at a convenient time. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Respectfully yours,

Mackenzie Mock Enclosed: resume


Mackenzie A Mock

2147 Santa Antilles Rd, Orlando, FL 32806 mackenziemock18@gmail.com (407) 267-7005

Objective To expand my knowledge of the everyday life at a publishing company and to seek knowledge of how to improve my writing. Education Completed three years at William R. Boone High School Graduation date: May 2015 G.P.A.: 3.45 Relevant High School Studies English 1, 2 and 3 Honors, Journalism I,II and IV and Mass Media Experience Newspaper Staff Member, Hi-Lights Aug 2012 - present. Experience taking photos, designing pages, tweeting at sporting events, working on the web, interviewing, peer editing and writing. Assistant coach of the Central Florida Sun co-ed middle school team May 2013-present. Experience working with an assistant coach, teaching children various skills and directing players on what to do. Babysitter of the Palmer children May 2012-present. Experience caring for young children, preparing meals, performing arts and crafts, assisting with homework, bathing and getting children to bed. Honors, awards, memberships Awarded an All-Florida of the Spring 2013 Digital Contest Feedback for three stories in the categories of Sports Feature Story and News Story. Awarded Defensive Player of the Year for the 2013 William R. Boone High School Varsity water polo team. Awarded Rookie of the Year for the 2012 William R. Boone High School Varsity water polo team. A member of the FHSAA District Championship 2014 water polo team at William R. Boone High School. Activities Hi-Lights staffer (2012-2014) Varsity water polo team, William R. Boone High School (2012-2104) Varsity swimming team, William R. Boone High School (2011-2013) Club water polo team for Central Florida Sun (2009-2014) Club water polo team for Ransom Raiders (2012-2014) Olympic Development Program (2011-2014) References Rosalie Creighton- Water polo and swimming coach at William R. Boone High School (321) 277-2974 Renee Burke- Hi-Lights newspaper adviser (407) 443-8451 Allison Palmer- Babysitting contact (407) 718-7061


Self Reflection I became involved with journalism during my freshmen year of high school. I needed one more extracurricular to fill my schedule, and my guidance counselor suggested Journalism 1. While taking J1, I developed a passion for writing and wanted to continue on the path of journalism by being on the newspaper staff. This year, I have learned skills that will be useful in the future pertaining to sales and advertising, teamwork, dedication and production skills. When every business I attempted to sell an ad to said no I became discouraged, but my last attempt was successful and Frank’s Automotive Repair Shop said yes. Because I persevered and kept trying I eventually sold an ad. Through ad sales I learned that no matter how many times you get shot down you always have to get back up. This will help my in the future because I know there will be times where I’ll want to give up or quit, but I’ll remember this example of how hard work pays off, and I will keep going. During the November issue, Ciara McCoy and I worked on the Teacher Tats story together. She designed the spread and found the students, while I took their photos and interviewed them as well as wrote the short introduction. Through our teamwork I learned that you can always do something yourself, but with someone else’s help it will be easier and better. This skill of utilizing teamwork will be useful in the future when I will have to work on group projects at school, play with my teammates in water polo and work with my fellow employees. Throughout this year I have been fully dedicated to the Hi-Lights newspaper staff. I have been involved in all the activities such as the Rummage Sale, Reservation Run, Green-Up Boone, pumpkin carving and the Christmas party. I also have been at every workday and stayed after school, often missing practice,


my stories. Because of this I have learned that the more dedicated you are to something the more pride you carry with it. In the future I will need to be dedicated to my team and coaches, my employees and boss and my husband and kids. By using Photoshop, InDesign and Bridge I have learned basic skills such as how to COB a person, place a photo and batch rename a folder as well as many unknown tricks. For example, Mrs. Burke taught me how to use the pen anchor tool to create a text box that would fit in a particular shape. This trick helped me create the design for my portfolio. All of these tools will set me apart from others when I’m applying for jobs because I will know how to use the computer more efficiently and indepth than other employees. I feel I was an asset to the 2014 Hi-Lights staff by contributing to the success of the paper. I wrote multiple stories, three of which were on the front page, designed a number of spreads, one of which was an entire DPS and took many photos, some of which were published. I also helped fellow staffers by interviewing students, taking photos and brainstorming story angles. These contributions to staff shows the extent of my commitment being that I not only got my work done but helped others do there’s as well. I also participated in all of the publications events and was at every workday. Many a times I put this class over my others, even my AP classes, and that was because I am committed to this staff and want each issue to be as perfect as it can be.


Reflection 1 My most significant piece of work this year was the senior commitments spread. It was a creative way to share six athletes who signed with colleges and to highlight one in particular for his tremendous senior season. Action shots of six of the athletes were lined up at the bottom of the spread. Above them was the amount of scholarship money each was offered and below were stat boxes including their name, the sport and position they played, what college they were going to and why they chose that school. On either side of the row of the six athletes were extra stats about the players, such as awards they won or records they broke. The main focus of the spread was star basketball player, Barry Taylor, who signed with UCF. There was a cobbed out picture of him shooting a free throw that was in the middle of the spread. In an arc on either side of him in the left and right corners of the page was the amount of points he scored in each game and who the opponent was. Between the arcs and cob were various statistics of Taylor such as his average points, rebounds and assists, awards he had won and teams he had been selected to play for as well as the total scholarship money all the athletes had been offered added together. This piece was particularly difficult to complete. At the beginning, I had an entirely different image of what it would look like- all the athletes would be dressed in their uniforms sitting together in a movie theater with quotes and stats around thembased off of a design I had seen in a book. Needless to say it didn’t turn out like what I had planned. This was because I could not get the picture of all seven athletes sitting in the auditorium needed to make this spread because only two of them showed up for the planned date of the photograph. This was not because I did not ask them or give them plenty of reminders, but because they didn’t show up. Since we couldn’t get the photo the first time and it wasn’t possible to try again because the athletes has prior commitments I had to start from scratch. My page was almost pulled but Gabi Fakhoury found a spread on ESPN that I could base mine off of. So I took it and ran with it. I still used the information the athletes had already given me, but I had to find more, find pictures of all the players and put the whole spread together in a matter of five days because our deadline was almost over. So I looked through folders from sporting events and found action shots of the six players at the bottom, cropped, image sized and placed them all. I went back and re interviewed all of the athletes asking the amount of money they had been offered and what they signed for as well as other awards or nominations they had received. Then I placed their stats and scholarship money by their photos. Once the bottom of the spread was done I focused on the top. I found a picture of Taylor, cobbed it and placed it in the middle. Then I went onto maxpreps.com and found his stats from each game this past season. I found each opposing school’s logo and cobbed it. Once I made the arc by cutting a circle in half I placed the logo, opponent and Taylor’s stats around it in order of the schedule of games. Then I went on our athletic website and found extra stats on Taylor and made infographics out of them. I created a key for to clarify what the arc meant and made an about me box for Taylor that shared extra information about him. Then I completed the headers at the top of the pages. Finally my spread was done. Throughout the process of this spread I learned how to use the pen tool to create a ribbon, cut a circle in half to make an arc, create a new color swatch and how to add a drop shadow. I also learned that you can’t always count on other people and when things fall through you always have to have a backup plan. Finally I learned how proud you feel when a story or spread that takes a really long time is finally finished and you see it in print. I like the overall look of this spread. But I particularly like how the colors are consistent, the icons that go with Taylor’s stats, the drop shadow on Taylor and the arc and the how the blue ribbons tie together with the numbers. The only thing I wish I could’ve changed would be to highlight the other players more whether it be with a QR linked to more information about them on the web or another page.


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FONDEST MEMORY THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL

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Ms. Hilley. She is literally the best teacher I have ever had in high school. She has helped me so much and I am so grateful for her. Karen Ramirez

Stick to your work and enjoy your moments in high school because they only come once in your life time. Don’t rush your experiences. Live in the moment. Sharlene Williams

One time during a Mock Trial [competition] I introduced us as the defense when we were actually the prosecution. Kevin Snavely

Get involved in clubs or sports. Do your homework. Take at least three AP classes. Have fun. Valeria Vasco

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Jones He earned special teams MVP honor at the National Underclassmen All-South Football Classic by kicking 42 and 47 yards field goals as the East squad beat the West 20-14.

She led the team with a 13th place finish, 20:40, at the district championship. At the FHSAA 4A Cross Country Regional’s she placed 65th, 21:28, and she finished 18th, 21:35, in the metro conference.

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She was named Honorable Mention to the Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida girls volleyball team for 2013.

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Name: Calvin Smith Sport: Football Position: Cornerback School: Gardner Webb Major: Business Why Gardner Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC): “I will get a lot of playing time, I fell in love with the coaches and it is a beautiful school.”

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Name: Austin Jones Sport: Football Position: Kicker School: Temple Major: Economics Why Temple University (Philadelphia, PA): “I got a full ride, and really liked the campus. My grandma lives less than 30 minutes away which was a deal breaker for me.”

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Name: Taylor Kasper Sport: Volleyball Position: Defensive Specialist School: Pensacola State College Major: Physical therapy Why Pensacola State College (Pensacola, FL): “I got a scholarship and the school has all the pre requisites I need to transfer to a four year university.”

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Name: Alexandria Meneses Sport: Cross Country/ Track School: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Major: Business Why Embry Riddle (Daytona Beach, FL): “I get to focus on the goal of performing well in my academics and athletics.”

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Name: Blake Sanderson Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/Short Stop School: Florida Atlantic University Major: Business Why FAU (Boca Raton, FL): “The coach is really nice, they have a good program and it’s not too far [from home].”

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Name: Mark Angelo Jr. Sport: Baseball Position: First base School: Rollins College Major: Sport nutrition or business management Why Rollins (Winter Park, FL): “The school is close so it saved the trip of going up north. The coach is a family friend and it has the majors I am interested in.”

He pitched a complete winning game while allowing just one run in the Class 8A, District 4 title to lead the team to regional quarterfinals.


new quarterback the football team has a challenging season ahead of them. For their pre-season game the team played Olympia and tied 34-34. They went on to play and lost to West Orange, 14-52, and Timber Creek, 43-65. Their game against University was declared a no-contest. Since the officials stopped play at halftime due to weather issues. The score was 7-14 both schools decided it was not in the athletes’ best interest to declare a winner. The team lost to reigning state champions Apopka, 14-44, and Winter Park, 28-36. The team still faces Dr. Phillips, Freedom, Cypress Creek, Colonial and Edgewater high schools. “Considering the schedule, it will be rough at the beginning, but we will pull through in the end,” junior Austin Kneeland, linebacker, said. Not only will the team have to face tough opponents, but they will have to overcome the fact that their quarterback has never played the position before and that their starting line

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N18. Sidebar writing. “New Coach, new game”, Friday , October 4, 2013. I would like to select this piece of alternative coverage to represent me in the CSPA Gold Circle awards because I feel it is a visually SURFER BOY Senior Nicholas Brown pleasing way to share fun information about tell his story after an athlete from any sport. It has also been being bit by a shark  FEATURES, page 10 added to our library and been used in other issues such as the boys soccer story published in December.

Sports drink: Blue Gatorade because it makes me play longer and has a great taste.

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Ms. Hilley. She is literally the best teacher I have ever had in high school. She has helped me so much and I am so grateful for her. Karen Ramirez

Stick to your work and enjoy your moments in high school because they only come once in your life time. Don’t rush your experiences. Live in the moment. Sharlene Williams

One time during a Mock Trial [competition] I introduced us as the defense when we were actually the prosecution. Kevin Snavely

Get involved in clubs or sports. Do your homework. Take at least three AP classes. Have fun. Valeria Vasco

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She led the team with a 13th place finish, 20:40, at the district championship. At the FHSAA 4A Cross Country Regional’s she placed 65th, 21:28, and she finished 18th, 21:35, in the metro conference.

He earned special teams MVP honor at the National Underclassmen All-South Football Classic by kicking 42 and 47 yards field goals as the East squad beat the West 20-14.

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She was named Honorable Mention to the Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida girls volleyball team for 2013.

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Name: Calvin Smith Sport: Football Position: Cornerback School: Gardner Webb Major: Business Why Gardner Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC): “I will get a lot of playing time, I fell in love with the coaches and it is a beautiful school.”

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Name: Austin Jones Sport: Football Position: Kicker School: Temple Major: Economics Why Temple University (Philadelphia, PA): “I got a full ride, and really liked the campus. My grandma lives less than 30 minutes away which was a deal breaker for me.”

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Name: Taylor Kasper Sport: Volleyball Position: Defensive Specialist School: Pensacola State College Major: Physical therapy Why Pensacola State College (Pensacola, FL): “I got a scholarship and the school has all the pre requisites I need to transfer to a four year university.”

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Name: Alexandria Meneses Sport: Cross Country/ Track School: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Major: Business Why Embry Riddle (Daytona Beach, FL): “I get to focus on the goal of performing well in my academics and athletics.”

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Name: Blake Sanderson Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/Short Stop School: Florida Atlantic University Major: Business Why FAU (Boca Raton, FL): “The coach is really nice, they have a good program and it’s not too far [from home].”

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Name: Mark Angelo Jr. Sport: Baseball Position: First base School: Rollins College Major: Sport nutrition or business management Why Rollins (Winter Park, FL): “The school is close so it saved the trip of going up north. The coach is a family friend and it has the majors I am interested in.”

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By NATALIE dISLA An ordinary day can change in an instant. One day, freshman Gabriel Caban was playing video games at his cousins’ house and began to shake uncontrollably. He eventually realized this was his first diabetic seizure. When he was 6 years old, doctors diagnosed Caban with Type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis. He was confused, but both of his parents are nurses, which helped the overall process by taking care of him, especially when he was first diagnosed. In total, Caban has had three seizures. He remembers continuously vomiting because of high blood sugar. “I was kind of confused because I was six. I did not really know what was going on,” Caban said. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when there is a lack of glucose needed to produce energy. This forms acidic ketones, which is a sign of low insulin. DKA can possibly lead to coma or, at worst, death. However,

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Stadium: Tropicana Field. That is where the Under Armor American game is played every year, but I didn’t play in it. I just went to a kicking camp there by myself.

Senior commitments take center stage Taylor finishes senior year strong

Player to watch: Caleb Sturgis from the Miami Dolphins because I looked up to him a lot throughout my high school career. Also, Johnny Townsend and AJ Turman because I played with them, and it is cool to see them on TV now.

Pump up music: I don’t listen to music. I like silence, but it does not really work because Coach Johnson makes the whole team go into the wrestling room before the game and some players are really loud.

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running back. Smith is adapting and likes the new offense because he can run with the ball for a couple of yards or pass to the running back or wide receivers. However, it is a completely different position from cornerback, and he has had to adjust to the position. “I have to be in better shape because I run the ball just as much as I pass. I have to learn everyone’s jobs on the field. I need more speed because everything is fast,” Smith said. There are mixed feelings on this being a rebuilding year. The seniors are sad that they are not expected, by the school, to go very far. It is hard for the juniors to learn the new offense, but it will benefit them and their future. “[We are] learning the types of formations and preparing more for next year. We will be really good after this year of getting to know the offense and the coaches,” Anderson said. The team and Johnson are ready for the challenges ahead. Their next game is at home tonight against the Dr. Phillips Panthers at 7.

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teams, except for spring football, and none of them have played for Coach Andy before. “It is not hard [to have a team of mostly juniors], but good for us because it is our first year on varsity. We are getting a lot of playing time,” junior Adam Anderson, wide receiver, said. There are players who have played on varsity, or were pulled up their freshman or sophomore year, who are used to the competitive edge and can help their fellow teammates adjust, such as Kneeland and Anderson. Smith has been going through one of the biggest transitions on the team. Last season, he was the backup quarterback but his main position was cornerback. In spring football Johnson asked him to step up and fill the quarterback position. “I am starting to learn the schemes about defense and am understanding where to go with the ball before the play starts,” Smith said. One of the biggest challenges the team has accepted is

He pitched a complete winning game while allowing just one run in the Class 8A, District 4 title to lead the team to regional quarterfinals.

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Overton paints a perfect teaching career Educator named school’s 2014 Teacher of the Year

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N11. News feature. ßrandomfact “Overton paints a perfect teaching Koala ca-bear’s fingerprints are identical to human fingerprints reer”, Friday, February 7, 2014 I would like to select this piece to represent me in the CSPA Gold Circle awards because I feel I did a good job of portraying to readers the kind of teacher Mr. Overton is and why he deserved the award he received.

By MACKENZIE MOCK As the bell for seventh period rang, Carl Overton sat in his chair patiently listening to the announcement he had been waiting for all day. Dr. Magaret McMillen came on the all-calls declaring the 2014 Teacher of the Year, Carl Overton. The class stood up in excitement and cheered his name. After 39 years of teaching, Overton earned the coveted and prestigious award. “I am really excited for him. I think he deserves the award because he is a really caring and involved teacher,” sophomore Sydney Van Hook said. Starting as an art major at Rowen

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University, Overton did not plan on being a teacher. He went to college to get a degree in the arts, but ended up majoring in education. “I was an average student. I enjoyed learning and school and respected my teachers, but I was not a nerd,” Overton said. He started teaching in 1966, at Southern Regional High School in New Jersey. Overton taught there for 20 years and was one of the art department chairs for 10 of those years before he came to Boone. “My first years of teaching were learning years. We had a lot of young teachers, like me, that were going to change the world. We were close to the

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CONGRATS. As Overton poses by the sign in front of the school he smiles knowing he earned a prestigious award. “I wonder how I was selected over so many wonderful teachers at Boone that deserved it,” Overton said. Colleagues voted for him.

SEE ANd hEAR MORE features 10 GET INVOLVEd go to hilights.org for photo restaurant review 11 check us out on facebook Friday,13 February follow 7, 2014 us hilights.org galleries, soundslides featuring hilights sports on twitter students and weekly sports’ beats entertainment 15 @boonepubs I love art history. I get really into it and try to affect the kids with

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SAy ChEESE. For his college yearbook, Overton poses. “College was more of a challenge for me. No one is telling you what to do or how to do it. I had to learn everything on my own,” Overton said. Overton earned his art degree at Rowen University and then got his teaching degree.

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students, broke some of the rules [wore T-shirts and shorts] and most importantly, had fun,” Overton said. Throughout his years of teaching, Overton has taught general art, sculpture, jewelry and painting. He is currently teaching 2D drawing and AP Art History. “I love art history. I get really into it and try to affect the kids with the same feelings that I have,” Overton said. While Overton enjoys teaching, he said he does have challenges. “There are so many personalities, kids come for help and have challenges. Each kid is different and their maturity levels differ. I have to consider teaching children as one by one, not as a whole,” Overton said. Students, like Van Hook, have taken multiple classes, Overton has taught because of the way he connects with his students. They respect him and appreciate the help he gives them. “He connects with the students beyond school. It is a great joy in your heart to know that he is going to help you in class and in life,” Van Hook said. Overton does not just teach his students basics of art and the history that goes along with it, but also tries to teach them life skills that will help them be good citizens and benefit the community as a whole. “I try to impress upon them to be good citizens, honest, fair, appreciate their abilities, get along with their teachers, be patient and understanding. I ask myself every day ‘How can I help the students grow?’,” Overton said. As a teacher who helps his students the best he can and tries to do whatever he can to impress upon them the importance of school and studying and how far both will get one, Overton was a shy candidate for the award.

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POSE FIERCE. To teach the importance of angles, Overton discusses a student’s interpretation of the student model behind him. “You have to like your students and know each one is different. [They] are all unique and have different situations,” Overton said. Overton teaches three classes of 2D art drawing and three classes of AP Art History.

hOLIdAy ChEER. After being recognized in front of his peers, Carl Overton says thank you for choosing him as the teacher of the year and for the gifts. “I was so overwhelmed to be selected by my colleagues,” Overton said. Overton has been teaching for 39 years, 11 of which were at Boone.

“It is a very high honor and recognition. It makes me really wonder if I am really worthy of it and has my being a teacher warranted such an honor,” Overton said. Overton has affected all of his students in some shape or form whether it be solving their problems, teaching them the foundations of art or just being understanding when no one else was. Because of this his students and

again. He also wants to get back into painting and reading all of the books he possibly can. Although he will not be a teacher forever, what he has learned throughout the years will stay with him for the rest of his life. “I have learned patience. Sometimes you can change things, sometimes you can not, but always try. I want to set a good example not only in school, but also in the community,” Overton said.

colleagues respect him and thought he deserved the award. “[Mr. Overton] communicates well with his students and attends to his peers. I think he deserves it. I have personally learned from his experiences and seek advice from him,” Assistant Principal Josue Raymond said. When he retires, he plans on traveling to Europe and Africa. He especially wants to go to Greece, and to Italy

he connects with his students beyond school. Sydney Van hook sophomore

If you could say anything to Mr. Overton in five years what would it be?

Thanks for giving me something to look forward to in the future. Olivia Strott, freshman

Thank you for making me realize that respect gets you further than acting out. James Robbins, sophomore

How [are ] you doing? Are you still keeping track of rascality in your classroom? Joseph Kissick, junior

Thanks for the lectures. Abigail Acevedo, senior


Reflection 3 By looking at my previous portfolio I can see a tremendous amount of growth. Last year, I was a newbie with hardly any experience at all who was too timid to share ideas in class or socialize with other staffers. I wrote well and that’s what spoke for me, my writing, because I didn’t speak for myself. But this year was different, very different. With my experience, I was looked up to by the new newbies and expected more of from Mrs. Burke and the editors. I also grew closer to the other staffers and bonded with them in and out of class. I became more involved in class discussions and definitely voiced my opinion when I felt needed. While my writing still spoke for me, so did my mouth. Not only did my socialization and confidence grow this year but so did my writing. My voice in writing has changed this past year. Last year, I wrote childishly like whatever came to mind I just put it down on paper. Which in some cases is good, such as a creative writing in English class, but in other cases it’s bad, like in the newspaper. I editorialized too much in my stories last year, by saying what I wanted and not realizing that isn’t ethical. But this year I’ve changed. I have realized the severity in editorializing and that it’s a big no no. Because of this my voice has changed some as well. My writing is more succinct and clearer because I think before I write. Another thing that has changed is my willingness to write whatever story I must. Last year, I strictly stuck to sports stories as much as I could. Every story I wrote had something to do about sports, except for my story on senior step up. In a way this was good because I stuck to what I knew, but it was also bad because I didn’t try other things. I did this because all of my good stories had been about sports, and I feared if I wrote about anything else it would suck. However, this year I’ve broadened my horizons and accepted the challenge of writing feature and news stories and have learned I like them just as much. I wrote an equal amount of news and feature stories as sports and they all measured up the same. Some were better than others, but that happens to every writer. This was a good change because now I am a more versatile writer and can be asked to write anything if need be. The greatest growth this year has not been in my writing or socialization but in my design skills. The design in my portfolio last year was pathetic, and even though I’ll probably say the same thing next year about this one, I know this year’s is much better. This is because last year I had barely any clue how to work Photoshop or Indesign. I knew your basics such as placing an image or drawing a text box, but nothing past the beginner level. That’s why last year’s design was just a bunch of colored dots overlapping each other, pretty simple for most but complicated for me. However, this year I have learned many new tricks that have helped me design this portfolio such as using a pen tool anchor to create a text box in the shape of a circle like this one, putting a transparency on an object like the circle and creating arrows or check boxes to show what I did in the clips section of this portfolio. I also learned the importance of consistency and that everything must flow together. That’s why all the fonts are the same, the different shaped graphics are carried over onto each page and every photo is from my trip to Chicago this past spring. Overall I think my design skills have grown for the better and shown how more experience really pays off. With another year, six more issues and one more portfolio under my belt I have learned and practiced skills that will help me in the future. But like with anything, there is always room for improvement in my socialization, writing and designing and I look forward to working on that next year.


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By oLiVia QuaTTronE Having sex for the first time is a natural part of one’s life, however, in a society where sex heavily perforates the media, the pressure to engage in sexual activity before one has examined the consequences is a problem that teenagers must deal with. There are consequences to having sex beyond just pregnancy, as sexually transmitted diseases and the emotional repercussions of intercourse are just as detrimental. STDs are infections spread through having unprotected sex with an infected person. There are over 20 different STDs but the most common among teenagers are human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia, and the vaginal infection trichomoniasis, according to the Office of Adolescent Health. Reports of Chlamydia among Florida teens were 3,416.5 cases per 100,000 females and 757 cases per 100,000 males according to CDC.gov. While Chlamydia and trichomoniasis can be treated with antibiotics, HPV has no specific cure. Left untreated, these diseases can lead to cervical cancer, especially HPV which accounts for 65 percent of cases of cervical cancer. “Abstinence is always going to be the best way [to prevent STDs] if they’re not going to do abstinence condom use is the next best way,” Health science teacher Elisabeth Smith said. HPV can also be prevented by the vaccination Gardasil. Despite condoms being an effective way to prevent these potentially fatal diseases, 4 in 10 teenagers reported not using a condom the last time they had sex. Many STDs can be asymptomatic and less than half of teenagers get tested for them. STDs and pregnancy can be prevented through the use of condoms and other birth control methods. The psychological and social effects of sexual intercourse, however, are unavoidable. Feelings of guilt, depression and regret are higher among sexually active teens. Seventy-four percent of all senior girls who had sex said they regretted it. However, this feeling is not exclusive to girls. Senior John Doe said that he felt like

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If a mother completes the program she is provided with free daycare for her child and transportation to and from daycare and school until she graduates from high school. “I think there is a genuine need for not only the program but also students to consult with an adult without judgement,” Taureillo said. The TPP provides pregnancy and 15-20-year-olds account for parenting related instruction to expecting nearly one half (9.1 million) teenagers in the areas of prenatal and of the 18.9 million new Females Males postnatal health care, parenting skills, cases of STDs each year. the benefits of sexual abstinence and the consequences of subsequent pregnancies. teen pregnancies per year Percent of teens that use “It is an integral program for a teen parent and contraceptives the first = 100,000 gives her a chance to succeed that may not have time they have sex previously existed,” Taureillo said. Although being a parent is not something a teenager sex negatively affected him. sees in her future, it is a situation that arises in almost every “Right after [we had sex] I felt more satisfied high school across the nation. According to advocates for youth, with our relationship. I was still on that high, but 46 percent of all high school age students and 62 percent of high as time went on I began to question if that was the school seniors have had sexual intercourse. right time,” Doe said. Many factors contribute to the likelihood of a teenage girl becoming Doe reported that he felt prepared and had pregnant. According to the Office of Adolescent Health, kids who are minimal pressure before his first time, however, enrolled in school and participate in after-school activities are less likely after engaging in sex, he felt that his partner than other adolescents to have or to father a baby. pressured him into sex more. Family also affects the rate of teenage pregnancy. Children with “After we [had sex] she initiated more mothers who gave birth as teens and/or whose mothers only have a physical contact than we had had in the past. high school degree are more likely to have a baby before age 20 than Once you hit that point what we did before teens whose mothers were older at the age they gave birth or who wasn’t as good or as special,” Doe said. attended part of college and having lived with both biological parents According to a study by the Kaiser while growing up is associated with a lower risk of a teen birth. Family Foundation, 89 percent of girls On campus, one senior girl birthed a baby boy over Thanksgiving break. reported feeling pressured by boys She found out she was pregnant when she and her mom went to the doctor to have sex, and 49 percent of to take a pregnancy test. Her mother was shocked at first, but has since been boys reported feeling pressured supportive throughout the process. Her father is not in the picture. by girls. The chemical, oxytocin The girl has experienced some, but not much, change in her life. Her friends that is released during sex is have stayed supportive and stuck by her side and school is just as normal as ever. more likely to affect girls “I get the same grades I did before I was pregnant, but I come to school less now than boys, but makes both especially at the beginning when I had morning sickness a lot,” the girl said. parties feel a stronger Because of her pregnancy, the student got a job to help pay for the baby’s expenses. dependence on their She is currently employed at Chick-fil-a. partner. “In the beginning it was hard adjusting, in the middle it was okay because people “Immediately after were there for me and in the end it has been hard again because I am ready for him,” [I had sex] I felt this false senior girl said. sense of connectedness [to She plans to graduate in May, however, she will be taking a six weeks leave of my partner]. But as time went absence. During this time, her younger sister will bring her her school work and her on I began to question if it was teachers will email her assignments as well. Once the baby is old enough she will put worth it,” Doe said. him in daycare and return to school to finish out her senior year. Despite having a negative “[Life] will be harder than normal. I will have to balance a lot of things and worry effect on his relationship, Doe says about him and school,” the girl said. he gained some positive outlook At this time, the senior mom plans on going to college, most likely taking from this experience. two years at Valencia State College and then transferring to the University of “It puts things into perspective. Central Florida or another state school, depending on her major. What you expect in people changes. Pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school dropout rates Once I had sex I realized that the among teenagers. Only about 50 percent of teenage mothers receive a high physical aspects of someone were less school diploma by the time they are 22, versus approximately 90 percent of important,” Doe said. girls who were not pregnant in high school graduating at 18. Both boys and girls say they felt bad According to the National Campaign report, girls who have a baby at about themselves after engaging in sex, age 17 or younger can expect to earn $28,000 less in the next 15 years after girls reporting feeling this twice as much the birth than if they had waited until 20 or 21 to get pregnant. Teenage as boys. fathers who are 17 and under earn some $27,000 less over the next 18 “No one should have their self-esteem years than those who have children at age 20 or 21. tied to sex. They need to know that they “[Teen pregnancy] makes life more challenging, but success can are special. They should have that love and still be an outcome. One can still achieve her goals if one asks for acceptance without having sex with their help and knows where to go,” Taureillo said. boyfriend or girlfriend because true love is patient and kind,” Smith said.

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Common Core levels standards Common Core initiative brings standards to education By ViCTor KomiVES New standards are coming to classrooms in Florida and around the nation. A group of educators convened by the National Governor’s Association agreed upon a set of national standards, the Common Core State Standards, in 2010. Since then, implementation across the U.S. has spread quickly, with 45 states adopting either parts of the standards, or the full package. The new standards aim to ensure that all students, regardless of location or wealth, have the skills necessary to compete with students elsewhere in the U.S. and overseas. CCSS supporters say it will better prepare students for college or the workforce. Its opponents say it represents a federal takeover of state education systems. Common Core will also be used to rate the

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By maCKEnZiE moCK As the special education system in Florida is decreasing, Orange County Public Schools is developing programs to make up for what is lacking in the rest of the state. OCPS offers 14 programs for students with special needs from preschool to 12th grade. Each program bases its curriculum on what educational services the students need. In addition to these programs, Boone offers the Community Based Vocational Education and Community Based Instruction programs. Teachers work with students with disabilities on

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everyday life skills that will help them succeed in the future. “We have a lot to offer kids with disabilities and have a great team and kids. [We are] working towards having them be apart of the school community,” exceptional students education teacher Denise Scott said. The CBVE program that teaches students skills they would need to have in a working environment. Scott and other faculty take students to the OCPS Print Shop on Oakridge Road Monday through Friday, excluding Wednesday. The students leave at the beginning of first period and return at the end of third. At the print shop the workers have students count supplies, package

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FoLDinG FrEnZy. In Denise Scott’s classroom, senior Zachary Best hangs laundry. “I like folding because it is easier than loading the laundry. My favorite chore of all is cooking,” Best said. Students also learn other household skills that will help them when they live on their own.

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The orchestra program will present on Thursday, Dec. 19 in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Seniors who have not purchased their cap and gown can go to herffjones.com to order them. One can also order a cap a gown at their office in Winter Park.

real-life problems. In English classrooms, teachers will go into more depth analyzing passages. “It brings some uniformity to the expectations of language arts classes.” Said English teacher Cheryl Race. New York is a year ahead of Florida with the implementation of Common Core. According to Education Week, New York’s statewide proficiency rates dropped from 51.1 percent pass rate in 2012, to 31.1 percent pass rate in 2013. “Teachers are preparing students for the rigor of common core so they’ll be successful,” Said principal Dr. McMillen. “This would provide information comparing students all over the nation.” She said.

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things to be shipped and wrap goods. Scott has the students laminate paper, cut out the laminations and bind the pages together to make books. These books are then donated to speech classes across the country. The CBVE program teaches special needs students how to interact with workers, handle themselves in the workplace and what it is like having a job. “I feel eager [to work]. I think these programs will help me,” junior Hadad Mesidor said. The Community Based Instruction program is designed to show students how to complete everyday activities in the real world. For example, Scott takes students to Bakery Plus to teach them how to place their orders, pay for their food and act while sitting in a restaurant. She also takes them to Publix and they pick out groceries, wait in line to get checked out and pay the cashier. The CBI program is only once or twice a month and lasts all day. Although the programs off campus tend to be more exciting for the kids, Scott also teaches students household life skills in her classroom. She has a washing machine, dresser and bed in the classroom where students learn how to wash and dry laundry, fold clothes and make a bed. The students also deliver mail to teachers and help the janitors stack chairs in the cafeteria. “I think [these programs] are

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BinD ThoSE BooKS. At the OCPS Printing Shop Reann Ragsdale binds laminated books that will be given to special education programs across the county. “Working at the print shop makes me happy because I enjoy working there,” Ragsdale said. The special education students work at print shop every day during the week, except Wednesday. excellent ideas. These kids are not going to be kids forever,” senior Thomas Scott, who volunteers in the classroom said. While these programs teach special needs kids life skills and give them business experience, D. Scott also tries her hardest to help her students have a typical high school experience. “We try to make it as typical as any other teenager. We make sure they are included in all aspects of student life,” D. Scott said. The club most concerned with this goal is Best Buddies. The club has regular education students pick a special education student to be their buddy. They have monthly luncheons and go to

school events together. This year club members took their buddies to the pep rallies at the start of school and the Kiss the Pig football game in October. “[Best Buddies] gives special needs kids the high school experience every kid deserves. It includes them in things that they might not be [included in] other wise,” senior Alec Dulskis, Best Buddies member said. To get involved with special needs students, one can join Best Buddies or contact D. Scott. “Saying hi to a special needs kid in the halls makes their day. It is the little things to us that are big to them and that is how someone can get involved,” T. Scott said.

Sunshine state quiz By GaBriELLa FaKhoury Test your knowledge of Florida trivia to see how much you really know about the state.

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Charged for burglary, criminal mischief, petty theft and trespassing on school grounds, James Rogers faces time in jail. On Nov. 28, Rogers, 21, broke into Pinewood Elementary School and not only soiled and stole the cafeteria food, but also vandalized the building. The burglary totals over $10k in damages.

UCF receives grant

NASA announced that a team at University of Central Florida won a $6 million grant. The five-year grant money will be used to research and predict what U.S. astronauts might face when landing on an asteroid. UCF Physics Professor Dan Britt will work with the team to help NASA decide which asteroid they should explore.

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After the Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators, 37-7, Florida State University remained undefeated, but still ranked No. 2 to defending national champion Alabama. This was until Alabama lost to Auburn, 28-34, pushing Florida State University to rank No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25. This is the first time in 13 years that the Noles have been ranked No. 1.

national Small business healthcare delayed

Originally, enrollment for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act was scheduled to begin on Oct. 1. Due to glitches in the site, the Obama administration announced on Nov. 27, that there was a one-year delay for small business’s ability to enroll. The delay will end November 2014, until then small businesses can pick one plan that will provide coverage for all of their workers.

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Tornadoes shake up the midwest

Over 60 tornadoes were reported to have traveled through the Midwest on Nov. 17. Tornadoes caused officials to evacuate the stands at a Bears game in Illinois. Sixty mile per hour storms affected 53 million people across 10 states. The death toll reached seven on Nov. 30.

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Fast and furious star dies

Upon crashing into a utility pole and bursting into flames, actor Paul Walker, 40, died. Fans remember a quote from the actor, “If the speed takes me, do not cry because I was smiling.”

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By MACKENZIE MOCK As the bell for seventh period rang, Carl Overton sat in his chair patiently listening to the announcement he had been waiting for all day. Dr. Magaret McMillen came on the all-calls declaring the 2014 Teacher of the Year, Carl Overton. The class stood up in excitement and cheered his name. After 39 years of teaching, Overton earned the coveted and prestigious award. “I am really excited for him. I think he deserves the award because he is a really caring and involved teacher,” sophomore Sydney Van Hook said. Starting as an art major at Rowen

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University, Overton did not plan on being a teacher. He went to college to get a degree in the arts, but ended up majoring in education. “I was an average student. I enjoyed learning and school and respected my teachers, but I was not a nerd,” Overton said. He started teaching in 1966, at Southern Regional High School in New Jersey. Overton taught there for 20 years and was one of the art department chairs for 10 of those years before he came to Boone. “My first years of teaching were learning years. We had a lot of young teachers, like me, that were going to change the world. We were close to the

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CONGRATS. As Overton poses by the sign in front of the school he smiles knowing he earned a prestigious award. “I wonder how I was selected over so many wonderful teachers at Boone that deserved it,” Overton said. Colleagues voted for him.

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students, broke some of the rules [wore T-shirts and shorts] and most importantly, had fun,” Overton said. Throughout his years of teaching, Overton has taught general art, sculpture, jewelry and painting. He is currently teaching 2D drawing and AP Art History. “I love art history. I get really into it and try to affect the kids with the same feelings that I have,” Overton said. While Overton enjoys teaching, he said he does have challenges. “There are so many personalities, kids come for help and have challenges. Each kid is different and their maturity levels differ. I have to consider teaching children as one by one, not as a whole,” Overton said. Students, like Van Hook, have taken multiple classes, Overton has taught because of the way he connects with his students. They respect him and appreciate the help he gives them. “He connects with the students beyond school. It is a great joy in your heart to know that he is going to help you in class and in life,” Van Hook said. Overton does not just teach his students basics of art and the history that goes along with it, but also tries to teach them life skills that will help them be good citizens and benefit the community as a whole. “I try to impress upon them to be good citizens, honest, fair, appreciate their abilities, get along with their teachers, be patient and understanding. I ask myself every day ‘How can I help the students grow?’,” Overton said. As a teacher who helps his students the best he can and tries to do whatever he can to impress upon them the importance of school and studying and how far both will get one, Overton was a shy candidate for the award.

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SAy ChEESE. For his college yearbook, Overton poses. “College was more of a challenge for me. No one is telling you what to do or how to do it. I had to learn everything on my own,” Overton said. Overton earned his art degree at Rowen University and then got his teaching degree.

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POSE FIERCE. To teach the importance of angles, Overton discusses a student’s interpretation of the student model behind him. “You have to like your students and know each one is different. [They] are all unique and have different situations,” Overton said. Overton teaches three classes of 2D art drawing and three classes of AP Art History.

hOLIdAy ChEER. After being recognized in front of his peers, Carl Overton says thank you for choosing him as the teacher of the year and for the gifts. “I was so overwhelmed to be selected by my colleagues,” Overton said. Overton has been teaching for 39 years, 11 of which were at Boone.

“It is a very high honor and recognition. It makes me really wonder if I am really worthy of it and has my being a teacher warranted such an honor,” Overton said. Overton has affected all of his students in some shape or form whether it be solving their problems, teaching them the foundations of art or just being understanding when no one else was. Because of this his students and

again. He also wants to get back into painting and reading all of the books he possibly can. Although he will not be a teacher forever, what he has learned throughout the years will stay with him for the rest of his life. “I have learned patience. Sometimes you can change things, sometimes you can not, but always try. I want to set a good example not only in school, but also in the community,” Overton said.

colleagues respect him and thought he deserved the award. “[Mr. Overton] communicates well with his students and attends to his peers. I think he deserves it. I have personally learned from his experiences and seek advice from him,” Assistant Principal Josue Raymond said. When he retires, he plans on traveling to Europe and Africa. He especially wants to go to Greece, and to Italy

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If you could say anything to Mr. Overton in five years what would it be?

Thanks for giving me something to look forward to in the future. Olivia Strott, freshman

Thank you for making me realize that respect gets you further than acting out. James Robbins, sophomore

How [are ] you doing? Are you still keeping track of rascality in your classroom? Joseph Kissick, junior

Thanks for the lectures. Abigail Acevedo, senior

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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

The Class of 2014 will graduate on May 29 at the Amway Center, beginning at 8 p.m. Girls should wear a white or light colored dress, and boys should wear dark dress pants, shirt and tie.

Going to states for color guard because we have never been to states before and we placed seventh. Hayley Ginel, sophomore

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By GABRIELLA FAKHOURY With summer comes activities in the sun. And while people like being tan, the effects of the sun are long lasting and are not always seen until 20 years later. See the coverage on skin care to help prepare for outdoor activities. Here in Central Florida there are plenty of lakes: They are readily available and easily accessible. Yet, that does not mean people should not worry and take precautions. When Florida temperatures rise, the temperature of the lake raises the chance of amoeba growing in the water. Taking these safety precautions seriously one is ready to head to the beaches and lakes. Catch a wave and see juniors Jacob Cuellar and Brandon Sempier surfing from video taken on a GoPro camera and learn about students who wakeboard at Orlando Water Sports Complex and Lake Conway.

By MACKENZIE MOCK As she balances on her board, waiting patiently for her turn she closes her eyes, takes a deep breath and jumps when she hears the click signaling the cable has met the dock and it’s time for her to jump into the water and ride. “When I go fast and get air I feel as if I am flying,” junior Erika Gutierrez said about wakeboarding. Gutierrez grew up on Lake Conway and has been boating on the weekend with her family, tubing with friends and canoeing by herself during the summer for years. Recently she made friends who wakeboard competitively. They introduced her to the sport and Orlando Wakeboarding Complex. “I really enjoy the sport because it is lots of fun and there are always ways you can get better,” Gutierrez said. Gutierrez’s experience is limited, but so far she has mastered a 180 and 360 degree turn, and can perform kickers and rails off of the ramps. “Getting my 360 took a lot of practice. I kept falling, but I had to get back up,” Gutierrez said. Gutierrez will start competing this summer in the Sliders Spectacular and Points Chase at OWC. She hopes this will help her grow as a wakeboarder and

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the further in life. “I really want to keep pursuing it for fun. The college I go to hopefully has a club team and one day [I want] to get sponsored and get to travel the world,” Gutierrez said. Another student who enjoys wakeboarding and rides at OWC is sophomore Victoria Rice. She started wakeboarding two years ago when a close friend convinced her to attend a summer camp at OWC. “[The sport] came easy to me and it is something only I can do better at,” Rice said. Rice has been hooked ever since that summer camp. During the school year she does not have a pass to OWC because she is too busy with school and the winter months make it too cold to ride, but throughout the summer she is there riding almost every day from morning to night. From all this practice, Rice has mastered a 180, 360, switch 720 and right switch from the water and a 180 and 360 from the ramps. “I get really energetic [when I ride]. Every day I try something new and it’s exciting,” Rice said. Rice enjoys the sport and hopes to pursue her wakeboarding career after high school, but not professionally. “[It would] be cool if I got good enough to get a scholarship for college,” Rice said. Rice and Gutierrez went out on a limb to try a new sport and found their new passion. They have continued to excel at wakeboarding and will be competing in Sliders Spectacular and Points Chase at OWC.

Orlando Watersports Complex

Where: 8615 Florida Rock Rd. Orlando, FL 32824

When:

Summer (March – October) Cable: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Boat: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Online:

http://www. orlandowatersports.com

Upcoming Events Stand Up for Charity Family fun day of stand up paddleboard races for all ages and experience levels on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to participating charities and 10 percent of each individual’s registration fee will go to his or her chosen charity. For more info go to www.waveofwellness.net/standup-for-charity.

Summer Camp 2014 OWC will provide skilled and knowledgeable counselors and ensure a 5:1 ratio of campers to counselors with a maximum of 30 kids per weekly session. Camp is all summer, Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Campers must be ages 7-15. Basic gear is included, and lunch can be purchased on site at the café via cash or account credit, or campers may bring their own lunch.

AWYS Ride Along Event On May 31, the Always Wear Your Seatbelt foundation will hold a fundrasier at OWC to raise money. The AWYS club will volunteer their help to sell club merchandise such as T-shirts, tank tops, and bumper stickers. They will also be selling food and drinks. People will have the opportunity to pay to ride and the money will be donated to the foundation as well.

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hi-lights PLZ]VkZRV\ddYgZedgl^i]Vaai]ZXdVX]Zh#Ndjadd`jeidi]Zb!VcY they respect you because you are trying to be a leader. Adam Anderson, wide receiver

BURSTING BANNER. Pumped for the game against Apopka, the team rips through the banner. “I was excited [before the game against Apopka] because ^ilVhbnÑghii^bZ going against the State Champions,” Nakeo Allen, defensive lineman, said. The team lost 14-44, but held the Blue Darters to the least amount of points they scored so far this season.

New coach, new game Johnson and a young team overcome i]Z^gdWhiVXaZhVcYÑcYi]Zl^aaidl^c By MACKENZIE MOCK With a tough schedule, rough start, different offense and new quarterback the football team has a challenging season ahead of them. For their pre-season game the team played Olympia and tied 34-34. They went on to play and lost to West Orange, 14-52, and Timber Creek, 43-65. Their game against University was declared a no-contest. Since the officials stopped play at halftime due to weather issues. The score was 7-14 both schools decided it was not in the athletes’ best interest to declare a winner. The team lost to reigning state champions Apopka, 14-44, and Winter Park, 28-36. The team still faces Dr. Phillips, Freedom, Cypress Creek, Colonial and Edgewater high schools. “Considering the schedule, it will be rough at the beginning, but we will pull through in the end,” junior Austin Kneeland, linebacker, said. Not only will the team have to face tough opponents, but they will have to overcome the fact that their quarterback has never played the position before and that their starting line

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consists of four seniors, one sophomore and the rest juniors. “I wish we had more seniors to step up, but we are counting on the younger guys now to show leadership and help the team,” senior quarterback Calvin Smith said. The juniors have been adjusting to playing on varsity and starting. Most of them have played on the freshman and JV teams, except for spring football, and none of them have played for Coach Andy before. “It is not hard [to have a team of mostly juniors], but good for us because it is our first year on varsity. We are getting a lot of playing time,” junior Adam Anderson, wide receiver, said. There are players who have played on varsity, or were pulled up their freshman or sophomore year, who are used to the competitive edge and can help their fellow teammates adjust, such as Kneeland and Anderson. Smith has been going through one of the biggest transitions on the team. Last season, he was the backup quarterback but his main position was cornerback. In spring football Johnson asked him to step up and fill the quarterback position. “I am starting to learn the schemes about defense and am understanding where to go with the ball before the play starts,” Smith said. One of the biggest challenges the team has accepted is

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switching from an I-formation to a spread offense. “[The players are] slowly adapting to the offense. It is a 180 degree difference from the past. There are lots of mistakes but it shows potential,” Coach Johnson said. The new offense is used for opening up the field so the quarterback can make a pass to either his wide receiver or running back. Smith is adapting and likes the new offense because he can run with the ball for a couple of yards or pass to the running back or wide receivers. However, it is a completely different position from cornerback, and he has had to adjust to the position. “I have to be in better shape because I run the ball just as much as I pass. I have to learn everyone’s jobs on the field. I need more speed because everything is fast,” Smith said. There are mixed feelings on this being a rebuilding year. The seniors are sad that they are not expected, by the school, to go very far. It is hard for the juniors to learn the new offense, but it will benefit them and their future. “[We are] learning the types of formations and preparing more for next year. We will be really good after this year of getting to know the offense and the coaches,” Anderson said. The team and Johnson are ready for the challenges ahead. Their next game is at home tonight against the Dr. Phillips Panthers at 7.

Austin Jones, kicker Player to watch: Caleb Sturgis from the Miami Dolphins because I looked up to him a lot throughout my high school career. Also, Johnny Townsend and AJ Turman because I played with them, and it is cool to see them on TV now.

Pump up music: I don’t listen to music. I like silence, but it does not really work because Coach Johnson makes the whole team go into the wrestling room before the game and some players are really loud.

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Football movie:

Facing the Giants -Alex Kendrick Stadium: Tropicana Field. That is where the Under Armor American game is played every year, but I didn’t play in it. I just went to a kicking camp there by myself.

Team: The Giants even though they are not doing too well this year, and UCF.

Tradition: The pre-game meal because it gets your mind right, and you are full enough to play in the game after.

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SHIRT OF YOUR BACK PROJECT

SENIOR EXIT SURVEY

Send clean and gently used shirts to Connie Heiselman in Room 10-203. The shirts are donated to the Migrant Farm Workers Association in Apopka to protect the workers from pesticides and the elements. The drive ends March 20.

Seniors must take this survey before graduation. One can find it on Boone’s website after logging in with one’s student ID number and birthday.

Boys check competition Team lacks leadership but excels at strength BY MACKENZIE MOCK Running down field, senior midfielder Paul Chong looks left and right to his linemates. He attacks the opposing team’s goal and shoots the ball with a swift movement. “[When I am playing] I am really in the moment and my adrenaline is running faster than you can believe,” Chong said. With a strong base of senior leaders, like Chong, the team has experience, but lacks leadership because in previous years they have not had to lead. “It is tough because leadership is thin. The seniors have not had to lead in the past,” assistant coach William King said. However, the seniors accept the challenge and are ready step up and lead. “I will have to perform on the field better and demand excellence,” Chong said. The team has a tough schedule this season. They play the Winter Park Wildcats, one of their biggest rivals at home in the later half of the season. King and head coach Elliot Whitton both coached at Winter Park, before they came to Boone. King coached from 1996-2008 and Whitton coached from 2001-2004. Because of this they know the coaches and their program. This has lead to an intense rivalry between the two schools. “Winter Park always has a cloud over us when we play them. We beat them last year but they will be coming for us and will want to be the best,” King said. The team has a strong midfield and goalie. Junior Joseph Kissick was allOCPS goalie of the year last season and hopes to be honored with the award again as well as all-metro and first team all-district. “Joe is the future, the present and the past,” Coach King said. The Braves also got lucky this year with the district lines being redrawn. In previous years, Boone had to compete with private schools such as Bishop Moore and Lake Highland, as well as

Lake Brantley that is public. Because of these schools the team had a hard time winning the district championship and advancing to regionals. Playing in a district with private schools was also unfair because the private schools had the advantage of recruiting players. “Competition is more fair because last year we got stuck with three private schools that have an unfair advantage,” Kissick said. Now the team is in a district with Timber Creek, University, Colonial and East River. These teams give the Braves more of a chance to win districts. “It gives us more opportunities and chances to win and advance further on than we did last year,” sophomore midfielder Luke Magley said. Just because the districts were changed, does not mean the team is training any less. They have been preparing for the season the whole year. Most of the players are a part of the club team, Renegades, so they have plenty of practice playing with each other. The team also started conditioning at Wadeview a week prior to tryouts, which were the week of Jan. 27-31. The players jogged around the park to build up endurance, did abdominal exercises to strengthen their cores and developed speed by sprinting. “We worked a lot on the off season and it showed at tryouts. On the first day, it was just like practice,” Whitton said. The team also had some classroom time. Whitton went over rules, plays and different types of offenses and defenses. After a week of conditioning and classroom preparation, the team took a written test on 10 different offenses/defenses and had to name the play and describe it. “We took a written test because he wanted us to be prepared for the offenses and defenses and in case anyone did not know them he could work with them one-on-one,” Kissick said. This preparation has shown. The team is 1-0 so far this season. They beat West Orange 7-6, fourth ranked Hagerty away 9-8, and Colonial 10-0 Tonight the team faces district rival Timber Creek away at 7:30 p.m.

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Pump-up music: Trap because it gets me in the right state of mind.

Pump-up music: country, I don’t like rap.

College team: University of North Carolina because they are the best.

College team: Virginia Tech because I have visited and they have nice facilities.

Stick: STX because I work the best with it.

Stick: Warrior because it is the most durable.

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It was kind of scary [but also] really cool. I felt like a bird. Ashlynn Wkya, sophomore

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Brevard Zoo: For people who want an adventure, a visit to the Brevard Zoo is perfect. It offers the opportunity to feed 14 foot tall giraffes. “I went for my friend’s birthday party. It was a challenge and the best part was the combination of the rope course and the zipline. I would definitely go again because it is a fun thing to do as a group,” senior Dakota Lewis said.

Where: 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32940 When: Sun.-Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; late admission is 4:15 p.m. How much: Adults $16, Senior $15, Children (2-12 years old) $12, Children (under 2) free

Extras: The Zip and Zoo Value two-day ticket includes admission to the zoo and Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures and ranges from $22-$57

Online:

Kennedy Space Center: For more of an educational experience Kennedy Space Center is the perfect spot. Enjoy the new simulator Atlantis and experience the feelings of taking off in a space shuttle and the feeling of zero gravity. “My favorite part was lunch with an astronaut because it was interesting to see what life is actually like as an astronaut,” Alison Howard said.

Treats on the beach serves everything from ice cream to small sweet treats to snack on in the spring break sun.

Where: 290 S. Ridgewood Ave.

When: Mon.-Sun.

Treats on the beach:

Where:

504 Flagler Ave, New Symrna, FL

South Daytona, FL 32119

11a.m.-9p.m.

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. How much: Adult $50

How much: $2-$10

Child (ages 3-11) $40

Extras: KSC Close Up Explore Tour, KSC Up-Close Cape Canaveral: Then and Now Tour, KSC Up-Close Launch Control Center Tour are all two hours long and range in price from $55-$79

https://brevardzoo. org/

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Fishing: For those wanting to get away and relax, but not have to travel far, fishing is a perfect, inexpensive escape. “[Fishing] is exciting and you’ll make a ton of memories,” freshman Jordan Wilson said. Where: Lake Pinelock, Lake Underhill, Lake Conway Equipment: Fishing pole, lures/bait, weights

29 S. Orange Ave

a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

When: 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (check website for specific showtimes)

How much: Tuesdays and Wednesdays $5 general admission. ThursdaysSaturdays $15 general admission; $12 Florida residents (with I.D.)

Extras: They offer an additional discount for groups 15 or more (must be scheduled in advance) call 407-648-0001 for more information. Online: sakcomedylab.com

How much: $11.99 Extras: Good for groups

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By GABRIELLA FAKHOURY Eleven days off from school gives students plenty of free time. There are many places in Orlando for one craving something new, for example Sak Comedy Lab, located downtown, which features different acts throughout the week if one is looking for a laugh. Or for one wanting an adrenaline rush iFly, a indoor sky diving building, would be the perfect fit. If one is looking for fun and a little road trip, one may choose going out of Orlando to places like the Sanford Zoo where one can zipline and see different animals, such as giraffes, panthers and kangaroos. Also, for those with an empty piggy bank, there are inexpensive places to go around Orlando with friends like attending stand up comedy nights at the Drunken Monkey, a small coffee shop or even fishing at a nearby lake. Instead of getting hooked on another TV series on Netflix one may find alternative things to do, a featured on this spread.

for a laugh, SAK Comedy Lab offers live comedy improv shows Tuesday through Saturday in a 200 seat theater. Arrive early as seats reservations are not taken. “SAK’s performers are extremely skilled at what they do. Improv is not an easy art and it’s fun to watch because you never know what’s coming next in the show. You always see something new when you go there,” senior Joan Marie Spinelli said.

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golf courses in Orlando, Congo River Putt Putt offers 18 holes in an African safari adventure. “I went with a group and it was really fun to compete against my friends on the different courses. It’s more fun than a movie because you actually get to talk and interact with the people you go with.” junior Elisabeth Rymer said.

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iFly: For anybody who lives for a thrill,

Third Thursday Gallery Hop: Every third Thursday of the month at CityArts Factory has a free art showing from local and widely recognized artists in addition to street acts and bands. “[I would recommend it because people can] experience amazing art and the Orlando art scene, and ultimately get inspired,” sophomore Halsey Helfrich said. Where: CityArts Factory on S. Orange Ave When: March 20, 6-9 p.m. (every third Thursday) How Much: Free entrance and parking on Orange Avenue, parking $4 in the Plaza Parking Garage

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iFly offers indoor skydiving. No experience is necessary and each package includes a training session, equipment rental and one-on-one assistance. The flights are one minute long and one receives an official flight certificate after completing flight. The basic First-Time Flyer package offers two flights. “It was kind of scary [but also] really cool. I felt like a bird,” sophomore Ashlynn Wyka said.

Where: 9101 International Dr. When: 10 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. everyday

How much: $59.98 for a single first time flyer.

Extras: They have a multitude of packages for groups and parties and special packages for returning flyers.

Online: orlando.iflyworld.com


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MOST MEMORABLE TEACHER

WORDS OF ADVICE TO FRESHMEN

FONDEST MEMORY THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Hilley. She is literally the best teacher I have ever had in high school. She has helped me so much and I am so grateful for her. Karen Ramirez

Stick to your work and enjoy your moments in high school because they only come once in your life time. Don’t rush your experiences. Live in the moment. Sharlene Williams

One time during a Mock Trial [competition] I introduced us as the defense when we were actually the prosecution. Kevin Snavely

WORDS OF ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN Get involved in clubs or sports. Do your homework. Take at least three AP classes. Have fun. Valeria Vasco

Senior commitments take center stage By MACKENZIE MOCK

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He earned special teams MVP honor at the National Underclassmen All-South Football Classic by kicking 42 and 47 yards field goals as the East squad beat the West 20-14.

Kasper She was named Honorable Mention to the Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida girls volleyball team for 2013.

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Name: Calvin Smith Sport: Football Position: Cornerback School: Gardner Webb Major: Business Why Gardner Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC): “I will get a lot of playing time, I fell in love with the coaches and it is a beautiful school.”

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Name: Austin Jones Sport: Football Position: Kicker School: Temple Major: Economics Why Temple University (Philadelphia, PA): “I got a full ride, and really liked the campus. My grandma lives less than 30 minutes away which was a deal breaker for me.”

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Name: Taylor Kasper Sport: Volleyball Position: Defensive Specialist School: Pensacola State College Major: Physical therapy Why Pensacola State College (Pensacola, FL): “I got a scholarship and the school has all the pre requisites I need to transfer to a four year university.”

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Name: Alexandria Meneses Sport: Cross Country/ Track School: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Major: Business Why Embry Riddle (Daytona Beach, FL): “I get to focus on the goal of performing well in my academics and athletics.”

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Name: Blake Sanderson Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/Short Stop School: Florida Atlantic University Major: Business Why FAU (Boca Raton, FL): “The coach is really nice, they have a good program and it’s not too far [from home].”

Name: Mark Angelo Jr. Sport: Baseball Position: First base School: Rollins College Major: Sport nutrition or business management Why Rollins (Winter Park, FL): “The school is close so it saved the trip of going up north. The coach is a family friend and it has the majors I am interested in.”

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He pitched a complete winning game while allowing just one run in the Class 8A, District 4 title to lead the team to regional quarterfinals.


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Homecoming is on saturday, Nov. 2, and the theme is are You Brave Enough? Bring a picture iD, ticket and extra money to purchase pictures. the dress code is semi-formal; girls should wear dresses no shorter than above mid-thigh and boys should wear dress pants, a shirt and tie. the dance starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.

the homecoming game is today, Nov. 1, and starts at 7:30 p.m. the Braves will take on the colonial Grenadiers and seek redemption from last year’s game. the homecoming court will be presented at half time and the king and queen will be announced right after.

teachers tat up By CIARA MCCOY AND MACKENZIE MOCK

While one is sitting in class listening to the teacher lecture, he could not possibly think that he or she would have a tattoo. However, he would be surprised to see how many faculty members are “tatted up.” Forty percent of U.S. adults from the ages 26-40 have at least one tattoo while 45 million Americans are tatted. Eighty-four percent of people say that do not regret getting their tattoos. However people who do regret their tattoos say it is because they got it when they were too young, because it is a permanent mark on their skin or because they do not like it anymore. This photo essay shows teachers’ bright, colorful artwork and explains the reasoning behind getting their tattoos or special meanings that they hold.

robert montgomery, math

annette montgomery, history

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What: Nike swooshes Where: left ankle When: 38 years old Why: “i’m a Nike freak.”

What: Breast cancer ribbon Where: right ankle When: 2012 Why: “i wanted to have my husbands and boys initials on it. i did everything for them.”

cassandra stilwell, history

ian Gold, history

Glenn Listort, science

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What: cancer sign with tribal symbols behind it Where: Upper back When: 2000 Why: “i just wanted a tattoo and it’s my horoscope sign.”

terri Young, math

Brooke smith, history

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What: saxophone Where: left calf When: 1997 Why: “it’s a symbol of a saxophone group called supersax.”

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What: Octopus attacking a pirate ship Where: left calf When: nine years ago Why: “it’s art. it had a neat design and my buddy did it.”

What: “Wicked good fortune” in mandarin Where: back of the neck When: 36 years old Why: “i think tattoos are a great way to express yourself.”

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Danielle Heath, reading

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What: iron Girl Where: left ankle When: 2006 Why: “i ran in an iron man triathalon and decided to get ‘iron girl’ instead of ‘iron man’.”

What: two dolphins in a yin yang Where: right ankle When: 18 years old Why: “i was 18 years old and just i wanted a tattoo.”

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What: Feather Where: left wrist When: 21 years old Why: “i was in college and i was dumb. i wish i got it in a place where you couldn’t see it. But i’m part cherokee indian so it helps me relate to my heritage and now it also resembles Boone pride.”

Why did you get your tattoo?

[i got my tattoo] to show my irish heritage because it’s very important to me and it represents my culture. Richard Wallace, senior

i got it as an 18th birthday present to myself and i thought it was unique and different. Roxanne Spears, senior

my brothers and i make music and i love music. Deion Thomas, junior

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i’m in love with bows. Sophia Rosario, junior


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I believe this is a quality photo because it contains elements of good composition such as center of visual interest, framing and depth of field. In this photo Calvin Smith, the quarterback, is has caught the snap and is preparing to pass it to one of his teammates. Smith is the center of visual interest and therefore fills the majority of the frame. The blurred opposing players and stands in the background create a depth of field in which what is closest is in focus and what is far away is not. Also Smith’s facial muscles portray his concentration and focus on the play and although his arms are stationary, his feet show movement by being slightly above the field. Published- May Senior Issue, page 6, sports DPS


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I believe is a quality photo because it contains elements of good composition such as leading lines, rule of thirds and depth of field. In this photo part of the Chicago skyline is being captured while touring the city on a boat. Because the railing of the boat in the front is out of focus, but the city in the background is in focus the photo contains depth of field. The railing of the boat also serves as a leading line to the main focus of the picture which is the Chicago skyline. Rule of thirds is present in this photograph since the buildings in the background are centered and in focus. Also the color of the water compliments the colors in the buildings and of the sky, and the brown boat railing makes them stand out.


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I believe is a quality photo because it contains elements of good composition such as center of visual interest, leading lines and framing. In this photo Ryan Keith, football player, is continuing the long tradition of beating the drum on the day of the Battle of the Barrel game against Edgewater High School. He is the main focus of the picture and takes up the majority of the photo therefore he is the center of visual interest and is filling the frame. The framing of the drum acts as leading lines that draw one’s attention from the base of the drum to the top of Keith’s orange and white mo-hock. Also the outline of Keith’s forearm muscles show the strength it takes to beat the drum continuously as well as the muscles in his neck which help portray the intensity in his face.


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http://hilights.smugmug.com/Sports/Battle-of-the-Barrel/i-vtzZ9rT/A

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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2014/03/18/green-up-boone-helps-beautify-campus/?preview=true&preview_id=49870&preview_nonce=8ecbb8d9a8

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