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SENIOR EDITION VOLUME 9 ISSUE 1 | May 31, 2017 | ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL | WWW.THETALONNEWS.COM


Contents The Talon News

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A letter from the editor

The Talon News’ Editor-in-Chief and Broadcast Director, Annabel Thorpe, shares her high school experiences in journalism. Within her story, there is a lesson that relates to all high school students leaving this chapter of their lives. Thorpe also shares some of her favorite pictures that sum up her time on staff as she leaves for the University of Missouri to continue her career in journalism.

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Reflections on the Year

As the 2017 graduating class prepares to toss their caps into the air once and for all, realizations hit: a new chapter is soon to begin. The 2016-17 year is coming to an end, and the soon-to-be graduates accept they are leaving behind high school, and their futures’ are just around the corner. Emotions run high and excitement levels run even higher, but the graduating students take a few glimpses back at their entire high school careers filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Top 10, Perfect attendance

This year’s top 10 students have stellar grades, but they exemplify more than just intelligence. With some of the students campaigning for Marco Rubio, interning for the Dallas Morning News, and more, all of the top 10 have titles to be proud as well, as grades to match. In addition, there are a few other Eagles that have the admirable quality of perfect attendance for the 2016-17 school year.

11 College Bound Traveling all over the United States, the senior class is heading into their next chapters of life far away from home, especially Carol Garcie who is traveling 4,955 miles to the University of Autonoma De Madrid in Spain. However, there are some colleges that were a common pick among the senior class like NCTC that is getting 22 AHS students and the University of North Texas that is gaining 13 Argyle Eagles.

15 Senior Plans As the seniors reflect on their high school years, an important part of finishing their time at AHS is not only looking forward to the future, but remembering the little things, like a senior crush. Whether it is a current student, “All Flat Earthers”, or even Joe Biden, the seniors will remember their high school sweethearts. 2 | The Talon

Cover Photo by Faith Stapleton


Letter from the Editor Annabel Thorpe

Four years ago, as a young freshman, I entered the world of journalism by joining The Talon News. From there, I buckled in for a rollercoaster ride that would take me through highs and lows, stomach dropping feelings (both good and bad), and push me to become a better version of myself. Within journalism, I have had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington D.C., and practically every town in Texas for national conventions and sporting events, traveling over 40,000 miles with my team. On top of travel, I have had the opportunity to intern with the Dallas Morning News for two summers and work for FOX sports, Women’s eNews, KTIM radio, GuideLive, FD Magazine, Cross Timbers Gazette, and more. I’ve seen my five state

winning films premiere at the historical Paramount Theatre, presented at national conventions to 100 students at a time

Photo by Smiley Pool, Dallas Morning News

over documentary film, and now I teach others in the art of journalism. Through the pro-

cess of creating and running the first broadcast show at Argyle as Broadcast Director, starting the documentary film program,

and continuing The Talon News as Editor-in-Chief, I found that the most important thing we can do in life is to set goals and then take action. Find your passion and

COMMIT! Argyle has a multitude of opportunities at students’ finger tips to get involved; we just have to be willing to jump into the scary depths of the unknown and COMMIT. Passion takes you to the door, but hard work will bring you to the destination. Off my tangent, the following photos show some of my favorite images as well as memories. Thank you to all our viewers that follow us on social media, read our articles, buy our pictures, and watch our broadcast. The reason The Talon News exists is to connect Argyle through stories and provide information to the public to benefit our community. Thank you for four amazing years, and the next time you see me, I’ll hopefully be on the big screen as a news anchor!

A journalism journey to be continued...

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looking back on 2017 Chad Lyle Senior Writing Editor The diverse collective of students that make up the 2017 senior class at Argyle High School will be making news long after we walk off the stage on graduation day. Commandeering the spotlight comes naturally to us, and it is fair to say we rewrite expectations just as often as we meet them. This year, the girls basketball team made history with their third consecutive state championship, while the boys team shredded conventional wisdom and paved their way to Austin. Volleyball proved that state tournaments are in their DNA, and the marching band defeated acute circumstances to take home silver at their own state battle. The jungle of accolades only gets more dense. The seniors are responsible for launching Argyle’s first ever broadcast program, and the theater department has utilized the high caliber talent of our class to perform some of the most impressive shows in the program’s history. Our strengths as an athletic, academic, and art-producing

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powerhouse have crafted a legacy that has no choice but to be challenged

and revisited in the proceeding years. An effervescent feeling dominated the mood of the senior players the day the Lady Eagles took home their third consecutive state win. Three out of the four years, Vivian Gray, Kayla Haynes, Jocelyn Pierce, and Madison Ralston played high school

basketball, they were members of a state-winning ensemble. “The feeling is better this year because we are going out on a win,” Vivian Gray told the Talon News in March, immediately after the game. “We have always wanted to win a State Championship;


We got the three-peat, and we were legendary.” However, the four seniors aren’t the only ones who will be riding off into the sunset at the season’s close. Head Coach Skip Townsend, recently crowned Coach of the Year by the Texas High School Coaches Association, is retiring at the end of the year along with his wife. The 2017-2018 team will no doubt face a steep

challenge to live up to the grandeur of Townsend and the elite team of seniors who delivered so many historic wins. Despite unfolding differently, the story of boys basketball team this year is

no less heartening. In real life, underdog triumphs are virtually nonexistent. The Goliaths of every field typically reign unchallenged, but this year, against the odds, the Eagles came incredibly close to

toppling the beast. At the postgame press conference, Head Coach Russell Perkins justly pointed out that in spite of the unfortunate outcome, the team had defeated public opinion on the road to the state game. “There’s not very many people that thought we could do this. People did not even believe that we could make it this far,” Perkins told the assembled press. This year’s groundbreaking state appearance was a victory in many ways, both a blueprint for future successes and a ray of light for anyone who has had seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against them. “Sometimes the shot just doesn’t go in, and that’s what happened,” Perkins said, “ I couldn’t be prouder of these guys and the whole team.” As seniors, we have continued to bear Argyle’s torch of athletic excellence in all fields, with volleyball advancing to state for the third consecutive time, as well, winning second after battling the formidable Bushland Falcons. Football made it to the third round of playoffs, girls soccer advanced to the second round of playoffs,

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Senior Students Earn Perfect Attendance Connor Repp Reporter Senior year of high school is full of wonderful experiences, whether it’s prom, getting accepted into your dream school, or graduation. These 14 students have experienced every single day of their senior year to the fullest: Brett Byer, Justin Clark, Cheyanne Gantz, Chantz Graff, Maggie Hederich, Cami McDaris, Allison Mcneill, Max McWhorter, Caleb Miles, Alex Miller, Guy Petter, Yelena Sorenson, Ethan Williams, and Jack Williams. The perfect attendees have acquired a multitude of accomplishments from state championships to large scholarships. The 14 students with perfect attendance this year will leave high school with great memories and a great achievement.

Perfect attendance students for 2017 are pictured from left to right: Top Row: Brett Byer, Caleb Miles, Alex Shayesteh, Max McWhorter, Jack Williams. Bottom Row: Justin Clark, Cami McDaris, Andrew Heine, Ethan Williams, Allison McNeill, Sarah Rouser. Not Pictured: Cheyanne Gantz, Chantz Graff, Maggie Hederich, Guy Petter, Alex Miller. (Faith Stapleton/Talon News)

Top Ten Celebrate Stellar Accompishments Miranda Downe Junior Writing Editor The front row of a sea of graduation caps. The most studious and driven students of

the senior class. The students who never stop in their tireless efforts in school and their many extracurricular activities. These students are the top ten: Reign Bach, Gracie Baum,

Josh Block, Matthew Castle, Brooke Daniel, Jennifer Kerner, Max McWhorter, Reeves Moseley, Molly Sheridan, and Annabel Thorpe. Although Argyle holds some of the most

advanced students in the area, these ten have worked since freshmen year to achieve the elite status of top ten. This prestigious honor calls for tremendous praise.

Reign Bach

Best Actress at UIL One Act Bi-District Gracie Baum

Ms. AHS

Josh Block

Top Attorney in Ms. Fenter’s Class Matthew Castle

UIL State Number Sense Champion Brooke Daniel

President’s Volunteer Service Award Recipient Jennifer Kerner

UIL State Science Champion Max McWhorter

UIL State Science Champion Reeves Moseley

Intern for Senator Marco Rubio Molly Sheridan

Region UIL Accounting Perfect Score Recipient Annabel Thorpe

Two Time Dallas Morning News Intern Top ten in no particular order. Starting from the left: Top row: Josh Block, Reeves Moseley, Max McWhorter. Middle Row: Brooke Daniel, Annabel Thorpe, Gracie Baum, Molly Sheridan, Matthew Castle. Bottom row: Reign Bach, Jennifer Kerner. (Kirby Reyes / The Talon News)

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COLLEGE BOUND The Class of 2017

plans to attend universities that span 4,955 miles, from Texas to California, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and across the pond to England and Spain.

MOST COMMON COLLEGES

STUDENTS TRAVELING FURTHEST

COLLEGE

# ATTENDING

COLLEGE

MILES STUDENT

NCTC UNIV. OF NORTH TX TEXAS A&M UNIV. UNIV. OF ARKANSAS TEXAS TECH UNIV. TEXAS A&M CORPUS OK STATE UNIV. OKLAHOMA UNIV. UT DALLAS BAYLOR UNIV. TEXAS A&M CORPUS

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UNIV. AUTONOMA DE MADRID UNIV. OF SURREY, UK UNIV. OF EASTERN OREGON MOLLOY COLLEGE UNIV. OF CA LOS ANGELES CAMPBELL UNIV. UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA ELON UNIV. VITERBO UNIV. BUTLER UNIV.

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Carol Garcia Alex Peters Scott Hayes Maddison Darnell Gracie Baum Dylan Sadler Reeves Moseley Nathan Priddy Caleb Halvorson Lowry Reuter

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First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Jackson

Adams

North Central Texas College

n/a

Sierra

Albanesi

Blinn College

Tanner Boyzuick

Cody

Allcorn

North Central Texas College

Leighton Eschle

Jordan

Allen

Texas A&M College Station

Chandler Bolton

Sunday

Anderson

University of New Mexico

n/a

Tyler

Arco

University of the Ozarks

Selena Gomez

Heather

Atkinson

Oklahoma State University

Max Valentino

Avery

Austin

Louisiana Tech University

Chase Estrada

Mariah

Bach

University of North Texas

“Yes, please.”

Haley

Balch

Texas State University

Zach Gant

Ashlyn

Bateman

Texas Tech University

Blake Parkey

Gracie

Baum

University of California: Los Angeles

n/a

Mallory

Bays

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Alexander Peters

Joel

Bellan

University of North Texas

None

Joshua

Block

Air Force Academy

Matt Hynek

Edgar

Borrayo

University of North Texas

Charleigh Lowry

David

Breneman

Hardin-Simmons University

n/a

Baylee

Brunson

Univserity of Mary Hardin-Baylor

n/a

Maren

Bubek

North Central Texas College

n/a

Tori

Burke

Mountian View College

Wyatt Allcorn

Brett

Byer

Dallas Baptist University

Brayden Ratcliff

Sonia

Caicedo-Leiva

North Central Texas College

Liam Hemsworth

Diana

Cano

n/a

Myself

Garrett

Carter

Texas A&M College Station

Elly Neece

Lauryn (L)

Casey

University of Oklahoma

Sarah Rouser

Matthew

Castle

University of Oklahoma

Savanna Maestas

Justin

Clark

University of Texas at Dallas

Orange Crush

Trevor

Cline

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Coach Bales

Gentry

Cole

University of Oklahoma

Alli Pennington

Mikaelyn

Conner

Stephen F. Austin

Dylan Galligan

Robert

Cuadrado

North Central Texas College

n/a

Brooke

Daniel

Texas Christian University

Matthew Gray Gubler

Maddison

Darnell

Molloy College

Ben Platt

Pierce

Davies

Texas Tech University

Lanie Rodgers

David

Davis

Baylor University

n/a

Gretchen

Day

Austin Community College

Ford Uranga

Brandon

de Bruin

Texas Tech University

Myself

Madison

DeGuire

Lubbock Christian University

Blake Parkey

Anjelica

DeLong

Texas Woman’s University

Dane Ledford

Madelyn

Dickey

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Jake Greathouse

Tanner

Diomede

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Bryan Beene

Payton

Doncer

Oklahoma State University

Zach Hamblin

Brooke

Dryden

University of North Texas

Brooke Dryden

Haley

Emerson

Texas Christian University

Sean from Oliva

Erin

Eubanks

Austin Community College

Greyson Gibson

Paige

Feely

University of North Texas

Bernie Sanders Future Plans | 15


First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Madison

Finfrock

Texas A&M College Station

n/a

Jaxon

Frazier

Augustana University

Alex Peters

Zachary

Gant

Texas A&M College Station

Haley Balch

Cheyanne

Gantz

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Cheyanne Gantz

Carol

Garcia

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Bellamy Blake

James

Gibson

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

n/a

Miles

Gilster

Murray State University

Mrs. Trubenbach

Madison

Gonzales

Stephen F. Austin University

Kohl Eisenmann

Benjamin

Graf

University of Texas at Dallas

All Flat Earthers

Chantz

Graff

University of Texas at Dallas

Andrea Altom

Vivian

Gray

Fort Lewis College

Brenden Dixon

Jake

Greathouse

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Madelyn Dickey

Seth

Green

Texas A&M College Station

Lilah Anderson

Linda

Hagler

Texas A&M College Station

Dakota Longbrake

Peyton

Hajok

Ottawa University

Elli Marusa

Melanie

Haltom

Blinn College

Marshmello

Caleb

Halvorson

Viterbo University

Ford Uranga

Zach

Hamblin

Oklahoma State University

Payton Doncer

Brittany

Hamilton

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Jameson Shaw

Jonathan

Harding

Mississippi College

Ben Poland

Noel

Hayes

Eastern Oregon College

n/a

Kayla

Haynes

Concordia University-Texas

Thomas Rhett

Jacie

Hecker

Abilene Christian University

Reeves Moseley

Margaret

Hederich

Texas Tech University

Chase Book

Bryce

Hege

University of North Texas

Pizza

Andrew

Heine

University of North Texas

JD Wetteland

Jonathan

Holder

North Central Texas College

Me

Haylee

Holt

University of Texas at Austin

Hunter Jones

Stephen

Homeyer

North Central Texas College

n/a

Isaiah

Horace

Stephen F. Austin

Yaritza Sanchez

Matthew

Horton

Construction Superintendent

Mikaelyn Rene:)

Calley

Huston

Oklahoma State University

Ian Somerhalder

Madison

Hutchinson

Texas A&M College Station

Troy Bolton

Jacob

John

North Central Texas College

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer

Kerner

University of Texas at Dallas

Max McWhorter

Dane

Ledford

Tulane University

Brooklyn Carl

Callye

Leenhouts

Weatherford College

Garrett Thomas

Tucker

Lewis

North Central Texas College

n/a

Annette

Linahan

Texas Tech University

Heath Hood

Parker

Love

Mary Hardin-Baylor University

Mrs. Arrington

Brett

Lundy

Weatherford College

Abby Williams

Becca

Luttrell

Texas State University

Brookie Sharp

Chad

Lyle

University of Texas at Austin

Joe Biden

Jessica

Lyng

Texas A&M College Station

Michael Rigsby

Gage

Mallory

Cisco Junior College

n/a

Allison

Mann

University of Oklahoma

n/a

Blake

Manos

Texas A&M Galveston

Grace Dison

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First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Eli

Marquez Cabanas

North Central Texas College

n/a

Jenna

Martin

University of Texas at Dallas

Cooper Richter

William

Massey

North Central Texas College

n/a

Hudson

McCabe

Baylor University

Danielle Davis

Connor

McClure

Navy

The Nightman

Cami

McDaris

University of Arkansas

You

Mitchell

McKeever

University of North Texas

Mitchell McKeever

Jack

McLaughlin

Baylor University

n/a

Allison

McNeill

University of North Texas

Ethan Williams

Timothy

McWhorter

University of Oklahoma

Jennifer Kerner

Kyle

Mellinger

Undecided

n/a

Jacob

Merrill

University of Texas at Austin

Chris Piel

Caleb

Miles

Blinn College

Annie Verret

Alexander

Miller

North Central Texas College

Vladimir Lenin

Chandler

Montgomery

University of Arkansas

Cole Wilson

Tatiana

Morris

North Central Texas College

Coach Liles

Ellis

Moseley

University of North Carolina

Marco Rubio

Erin

Murphy

University of Arkansas

n/a

Connor

Mushinski

Howard Junior College

Caroline Roth

Farrah

Naderi

University of Arkansas

Cale Nanny

Alondra

Najera

North Central Texas College

n/a

Abbigail

Neece

University of Arkansas

Cole Daniel

Lauren

Oellermann

Texas State University

Ethan Williams

Carlos

Padron

University of Texas at San Antonio

Katie Haynes

Peyton

Patterson

West Texas A&M University

Emily Finfrock

Evan

Peak

University of Arkansas

The Haynes twins

Wade

Pennington

Hendrix College

Lauren Landrum

Jacqueline

Perez

North Central Texas College

n/a

Luis

Perez Salazar

Work

n/a

Alex

Peters

University of Surrey Guildford School of Acting

Mallory Bays

Guy

Petter

Undecided

Ally Nathan

John

Phillips

Hendrix College

n/a

Jocelyn

Pierce

Texas A&M Commerce

David Davis

Bryce

Pilawski

Texas Tech University

Maggie Hederich

Ryan

Platt

Oklahoma State University

Halee Van Poppel

Kennady

Poling

Stephen F. Austin University

Not Gavin

Nathan

Priddy

Elon University

Rylie

Madison

Ralston

Emporia State University

Reeves Moseley

Caleigh

Ramsey

University of Arkansas

Dayne Galligan

Spencer

Rasor

University of Texas at Dallas

Waluigi

Brayden

Ratcliff

Texas A&M University College Station

Miranda Downe

Lowry

Reuter

Butler University

Zach Gant

Kirby

Reyes

North Central Texas College

Sarah Berney

Ezekiel

Reyes

Work

n/a

Erin

Riley

Oklahoma State University

Emma Webb

Simon

Rouly

Texas State University

Koy Randall Future Plans | 17


First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Sarah

Rouser

University of North Texas

Lauryn (L) Casey

Sierra

Russell

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Pierce Davies

Dylan

Sadler

Campbell University

Coach Bales

Yaritza

Sanchez

North Central Texas College

Coach Mouser

Sanders

Tyler

Work

n/a

Bailey

Sharp

Baylor University

Mr. Kitty Luttrell

Jameson

Shaw

Texas A&M College Station

My Bed

Darrius

Shayesteh

McPherson College

Myself

Molly

Sheridan

Indiana University-Bloomington

Logan Weitzer

Jesse

Sisk

Work

n/a

Deja

Smith

North Central Texas College

n/a

Yelena

Sorensen

North Central Texas College

n/a

Natalia

Sorensen

Utah State University

Novak Djokovic

Christian

Splain

Baylor University

Breanna Dewoody

Benjamin

Splain

Hardin-Simmons University

n/a

Chloe

Starr

North Central Texas College

Garrett Stanford

Cooper

Straubmueller

University of Oklahoma

Carson Higgins

Luke

Taunton

Auburn University

Maddie DeGuire

Parker

Taylor

North Central Texas College

n/a

Samantha

Terrell

University of North Texas

Ms. Clark

Michael

Thomas

Air Force Academy

Sierra Albanesi

Kevin

Thomas

Texas A&M College Station

n/a

Annabel

Thorpe

University of Missouri

Herbie

Watson

Timmons

Odessa Junior College

Heather Atkinson

Reid

Tomlinson

Baylor University

Chantz Graff

Ford

Uranga

Temple College

n/a

Halee

Van Poppel

Belmont University

Matthew Shubert

Matthew

Vines

North Central Texas College

n/a

Marie

Wagner

University of North Texas

Reese Hawkins

Brandon

Waleyko

Work

n/a

Elizabeth

Wallace

University of Alabama

J.J. Watt

Emma

Webb

Texas Christian University

Erin Riley

Logan

Weitzer

University of Arkansas

Gracie Baum

Allison

White

Texas Tech University

Austin Ames

Hannah

Wildeveld

University of North Texas

Coach Pitts

Ethan

Williams

Dallas Baptist University

Allison McNeill

Jack

Williams

Kansas Univsersity

Jordyn Tarrant

Madalyn

Williams

Texas State University

Kevin

Connor

Wilson

North Central Texas College

n/a

Jeffrey

Woelfel

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Kevin Miniter

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far. - Irish Blessing 18 | The Talon


s e n2 0i1 7o r s CONT. from page 4 and boys soccer played to the regional semi-finals. Boys and girls tennis took the district championship, and at the time of writing, it looks as though the baseball team is on the cusp of doing the same. The veterans of Argyle’s elite marching band program also advanced to their state competition, earning battle scars to show for it. At the event in November, band parent Terra Lyon told the Talon “things did not come together like they normally do”, referring to an equipment trailer crash that put the possibility of having uniforms for the show in question. For a while, the experience began to feel like an exercise in Murphy’s law, with rain-hindered rehearsals, technology malfunc-

tions, and the vehicle crash. However, the band persisted, their steadfast professionalism no doubt due to their breathless practice regimen (ten-and-a-half hours per day over the summer and eight hours per week in the run up to the competition). Their silver crown was fought for valiantly and accepted graciously. “I can’t look at this amazing group of kids who have worked as hard as they have and think I’ve lost anything,” Senior Maddison Darnell said after the competition. Though the athletic and band departments have thrived under the leadership of Argyle’s finest coaches and the senior class, so too, has the theater program. Their production of Grease was impressive and wildly successful that it packed the auditorium three nights in a

row and forced the department to add a last-minute matinee showing. The Talon News review that appeared during the show’s run in January called Grease “a fun, innovative rendition of a classic show that knocks down stereotypes about what one should expect from a high school production.” The feats of the Senior Class have been terribly impressive, and it is worth reflecting on the things that will always make us stand above the fray. Argyle High School’s inaugural broadcast program was spearheaded by Senior Annabel Thorpe last year along with then Senior Micki Hirschhorn, among others in the journalism department. Though only in its second year, the broadcast has already won multiple awards at the national

level. Class President Reeves Moseley launched the first ever Argyle Youth Advisory Council, challenging our class to become community leaders and productive citizens. The seniors have also overseen several big changes in a rapidly growing school district, from the installation of the Argyle ISD Police Department, now staffed with two police officers and our very own police dog, to the changing of the guard from one principal to the next. Though not always conventional, easy to deal with, or absent our fair share of growing pains, the graduating class of 2017 is certain to leave a mark on the town of Argyle as we go forth and exercise our talents in society.

20 | Feature Senior Abbi Neece goes to contest for the ball against Alverado High School on Feb. 23, 2017. Neece signed to the University of Arkansas to continue playing soccer at the collegiate level. (Kirby Reyes/The Talon News)

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Students at make memories as they dance the night away at their senior prom on April 1, 2017. This year, prom was held the Hilton Southlake in Southlake Town Square. Themed, “A Starry Night,” the dance hall was decorated with blues and purples. Garrett Carter and Abbi Neece were crowned Prom King and Queen. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

Senior Nathan Priddy attacks the rim at the UIL 4A State Basketball Tournement against Silsbee High School on March 10, 2017. It was the boys’ first state appearance since 2012. (Quinn Calendine/The Talon News) Kirby Reyes | Page Design


Here Through It All Brayden Ratcliff Reporter As the school year comes to an end, multiple seniors can claim they have been a part of the Argyle community since kindergarten. In this ever growing town, many have come and gone. However, these students embody the community’s success in uniting the class of 2017 as a family. Because of the diverse spectrum of students’ involvement, many are pulled in multiple directions and experience vast amounts of change in their lives, but valuing a community that has remained a constant presence is a necessary virtue. This is the town that has provided a home that

welcomes us, teachers that never give up on us, and friendships that follow us into the next chapters of life. One of the beautiful traits about this community is that we remember those who have passed, we are prideful in our pursuit of excellence, and we are optimistic for the promising future that lays ahead. While students’ eagerness and anticipation for the future can help keep them keep focused on

their goals, it is just as important to cherish the memories that are being created in the present. Focusing on the destination is beneficial, but it can also distract from the joys that are present in the now. The temptation to go through a monotonous routine is extremely dangerous at school because it threatens to diminish an important truth: there is value in each day. Do not ignore the past, miss the present, or dread for

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the future; rather, find a healthy balance and lean into the community that will continue to celebrate everyone’s worth. The community will be sending off a unified Class of 2017, but they will not be losing what the class has left behind. For the seniors that find themselves across the world, do not forget to value the community that saw you grow into the leaders you have become today. Regardless if this community has been a home since kindergarten or senior year, remember that no distance, no time, and no trial is capable of seizing the memories that will remain a part of each and every person that leaves Argyle.

K-12 students pictured from left to right: First (Top) Row: Dylan Sadler, Jack Williams, Max McWhorter, Bryce Hege, Bryce Pilawski, Reeves Moseley, Christian Splain, Josh Block. Second: Andrew Heine, Baylee Brunson, Brooke Daniel, Madison Hutchinson, Brian Massey, Chloe Starr, Sarah Rouser. Third: Brittany Hamilton, Madison Gonzales, Ashlyn Bateman, Abbi Neece, Callye Leenhouts, Hannah Wildeveld, Emma Webb, Linda Hagler. Fourth: Heather Atkinson, Jacie Hecker, Allison McNeil, Ben Splain, Joel Bellan, James Gibson. Fifth: Evan Peak, Zach Gant, Hudson McCabe, Fischer Rouly, Cody Allcorn, Chad Lyle. (Quinn Calendine/The Talon News)

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the talon staff Editor in Chief Annabel Thorpe

Managing Editor Caleb Miles

Editors

Christopher Piel Chad Lyle Miranda Downe Faith Stapleton

Reporters

Josh Block Hannah Wildeveld Brayden Ratcliff Erin Eubanks Lauren Landrum Connor Repp John Walsh Lizzie Dagg Carly Haynes Parker Dial Kirby Reyes Emma Webb

The Talon News staff for 2016-17 (From left to right) Back Row: Annabel Thorpe, John Walsh, Chris Piel. Middle Row: Miranda Downe, Lauren Landrum, Faith Stapleton, Caleb Miles. Front Row: Chad Lyle, Hannah Wildeveld, Connor Repp. (Stacy Short / The Talon News)

Annabel Thorpe

Caleb Miles

Kirby Reyes

Chad Lyle

Erin Eubanks

Junior Staff

Isabelle Adoue Jaclyn Harris Kenzie Hindman Elli Marusa Gigi Robertson Campbell Wilmot Hannah Wood

Senior Staff

Adviser

Stacy Short

Principal James Hill

Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright

Brayden Ratcliff @thetalonnews

Hannah Wildeveld

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