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SENIOR EDITION VOLUME 7 ISSUE 5 | JUNE 2, 2015 | ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL | WWW.THETALONNEWS.COM


Contents The Talon News

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A letter from the editor

Argyle’s very own Matt Garnett, EIC of The Talon News, takes a careful look at his overall high school experience. Within his story, there is vital advice and a lesson that relates to all high school students leaving this chapter of their lives.

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Reflections on the Year

As the 2015 graduating class prepares to toss their caps into the air once and for all, realization hits. A new chapter is soon to begin. The 2014-15 year is coming to an end, and the soonto-be graduates are starting to realize they are leaving behind high school and their futures’ are just around the corner. Emotions are running high and excitement levels are even higher, but the graduating students have taken a few glimpses back at their entire high school careers with memories to last a lifetime.

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Top 10, Perfect attendance

All the qualities desired from an Argyle Eagle are exemplified in this year’s top 10 students: Allyson Book, Hugh Devine, Carley Johnson, Hayden Little, Megan Manos, Rhiannon Mohar, Jessica Portales, Samantha Rider, Cooper Rodgers, and Emily Volk. There are a few other Eagles who have the admirable quality of perfect attendance in the 2014-15 school year: Allyson Book, Hugh Devine, Madison Gladys, and Carley Johnson.

10 College Bound Traveling all over the United States, the senior class is heading into their next chapters of life far away from home, especially Arya Monticino who is traveling 2,049 miles away to the University of Washington. Also traveling extensivley is Hayden Little who is attending Stanford University 1,676 miles away. However, there are some colleges that were a common pick amongst the senior class like the University of North Texas who is gaing 28 Argyle Eagles.

12 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 be a Corvette, Monica Lewinsky, or even Mrs. Devine, the seniors will always remember their high school “bae”. Cover Photo by Annabel Thorpe

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The Talon News staff 2014-15 Student Publication of Argyle High School

Student Publication of Argyle High School

www.thetalonnews.com

2014-15

the talon staff Editor in Chief Matt Garnett

Managing Editor Annabel Thorpe

Editors Josh Block Matt Davenport

The Talon News staff for 2014-15 reveal their inner animal joy in honor of thier annual zoo trip. (From left to right) Back Row: Chad Lyle, Jocelyn Pierce, Caleb Miles, Steffi Gibson, Harris Ulman, Matt Davenport, Jon Davis, Matt Garnett, Troy Jones. Front Row: Evan Welsh, Erin Eubanks, Christopher Piel, Avery Austin, Annabel Thorpe, Brayden Ratcliff. (Tad Smith / The Eagles Flight) Jaxon Baum, “Be a fierce little kitty.”

Matt Davenport, “Dez Caught It.”

Steffi Gibson Caleb Miles Chad Lyle Mark Pfohl Harris Ulman Evan Welsh Evan Welsh, “Be friends with everyone; it’ll make high school much more fun.”

Reporters Avery Austin Jaxon Baum Will Blake Jonathan Davis Erin Eubanks

Matt Garnett, “B

Micki Hirschhorn

e confident.”

Troy Jones Christopher Piel Jocelyn Pierce Brayden Ratcliff

Adviser Stacy Short

Superintendent

Steffi Gibson, “Don’t take advice from me.”

Dr. Telena Wright

Jon Davis, “Do what makes you come alive, don’t lose heart.”

@thetalonnews

and

Harris Ulman, “Just remember if you ever don’t know what to do ask Matt! Since he is not gonna be there next year here is his number (940) 536-8009.”

The Talon is the offical, student-run publication of Argyle HS. Its contents and views are produced by the student newspaper staff and do not represent the opinions of the school adminstration, faculty, school board, or Argyle ISD. Signed guest columns and letters to the editor are subject for editing fo length, libel, obscenity, and poor taste. Submissions should be sent to http://thetalonnews.com/submit-a-story/

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A Letter From the Editor Matt Garnett Four years ago I made a decision that absolutely changed my life. I want to share five quick things that I learned from it: If you want to be successful you must find something you are passionate about. If you aren’t passionate about what you do then people will see right through your charade. There is nothing more empowering than listening to a leader who believes 100 percent in themselves, their endeavors and their followers. Humans have an incredibly robust, innate power to sense genuineness—so be genuine. Be humble and give back. Success isn’t achieved alone. Be sure to pay dues to those who helped you and pay it forward. There is enough success to go around. Help those who are less skilled or less fortunate than you, because that person asking for advice was you just a few short months/years ago. You might be surprised sometimes the friends you will make. Sometimes it does not matter how good you are—you will be beaten-out by someone who is less qualified in everyway, because that person has connections that you do not. The world revolves around personal connections. You can choose to embrace that and prosper or you can refuse and spend years treading water just to keep your head above the surface. Communication is the key to the world. Learning how to effectively communicate your ideas and beliefs to other people is one of the most important skills that can be learned during school. There is no successful leader who struggles to communicate to his followers. In fact, leaders are often masters at the art of communication. Develop a work ethic. It is easy to work hard when people are watching. Working hard when no one is watching is what separates the good from the great. A work ethic is the single most important skill that any student can learn. Anything is possible with a solid work ethic. So, four long years ago I joined our student publication, The Talon. This life altering decision taught me to be passionate and humble; it taught me how to give back, how to make friends, and how to communicate. I am so thankful for everything Argyle High School has done for me. I’m thankful for everyone who has been in my corner over these years, especially Mrs. Short, who has helped me more ways than I can count. The cool thing is that this school will do whatever it takes to create an environment for you to succeed. All you have to do is give that opportunity 100 percent.

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REFLECTIONS ON THE YEAR

Seniors Delaney Sain, Jesse Sheridan, and sophomore Molly Sheridan celebrate after the Lady Eagles’ basketball team won state. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

were a controversial catch away from bringing home the trophy once again. For these seniors, those bonds will never be forgotten, and their successes on and off the field will stay with them for the rest of their lives. “The Texas 4A state championship game against Navasota was incredible,” Markwardt said. “There’s nothing else like high school football, and it was two and a half hours that I will never forget.” Sports is something that Argyle has always represented well, and the senior class made sure to continue this legacy. Seniors Jesse Sheridan and Delaney Sain were major contributors to the Lady Eagles basketball state championship win. Matt Garnett and Lance Roden were members of Argyle’s first boys state golf championship, and were joined by the girls for the first time with senior Leyton King leading the way. Katy Keenan helped lead the state runner-ups volleyball team, falling just short of a state title. Annamarie Woolums, Kenna Roberts, and Cassi Har-

The 2014-15 school year had its share of trials and upheaval. Some students experienced state championship runs, while others developed life-long bonds despite their seasons coming to a premature end. We all ‘survived’ the so-called Ebola epidemic, experienced the best prom in recent memory, and witnessed a disastrous string of accidents in our own backyard. We also lost one of our school’s most

familiar faces with Principal Butts leaving mid-year. Finally though, it is our turn for the rest of us to leave as well. The Argyle senior class once again rose to new levels and exceeded the expectations set by their predecessors. After winning the state championship last year, Coach Rodgers and his team cruised through an undefeated season to return to the championship game. Once again leaning on seniors such as Nick Ralston, Hunter Markwardt, Cooper Rodgers, and Matt Hiter, the Eagles fought through a game for the ages and

Senior Student Council President Hayden Little delivers a speech for his peers. (Matt Garnett / The Talon News)

The seniors football players line up before the playoff game against Liberty Eylau. The team won and advanced to the UIL State championship game, where they fell one score short in double overtime. (Matt Garnett / The Talon News)

Matt Davenport Senior Writing Editor

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groves also represented at the cross country state meet. Marching Band, lWed by senior section leaders Rhiannon Mohar, Carly Johnson, Clarissa Medrano, Nathan Little, Aric Kline, Evan Welsh, Arya Monticino, Will Hendryx, and Jessica Portales, drum majors Madison Gotthardt, Ben Roney, and Meghan Starteri, and band president Hayden Little, VP Claire Despain, and secretary Reid Sullivan, the marching band won their fourth straight state championship in San Antonio, continuing the school’s long history of prestige in music and proving once again that the long hours these students practiced before and after school were worth the commitment. After advancing to region for the first time last year, One Act Play again made it to regionals with the play Violet Sharp, and, with a lot of the program’s major contributors being seniors, including Molly Livingston, Tad Smith, Tanner Watson, Jeremy Clark, Annamarie Woolums, Morghan Stewart, and Emily Volk. (Cont. on page 17)

Senior Reid Sullivan leads the color guard during their performance. (Erin Eubanks / The Talon News)


Dewoody Earns Perfect Attendance K-12, 4 Others Attend Every Day for Senior Year Evan Welsh Senior Writing Editor The class of 2015 contains five seniors who have managed to be at school every day this year. Photo left is Blake DeWoody, and below, Allyson Book, Hugh Devine, Madison Gladys, and Carley Johnson are among the

four out of a class of 176 students. Perfect attendance for a whole year is not an easy task, especially with a new attendance policy put into place this school year. The new policy enforced a more strict definition of what an absence is, therefore making perfect attendance an even more incredible feat.

(Caleb Miles/Talon News)

(Annabel Thorpe/Talon News)

Top Ten of 2015 Leaves Lasting Legacy

Evan Welsh Senior Writing Editor

Top ten in no particular order. Starting from the left: Top row: Allyson Book, Hayden Little, Cooper Rodgers. Middle Row: Megan Manos, Rhiannon Mohar, Hugh Devine. Bottom row: Samantha Rider, Carley Johnson, Emily Volk, Jessica Portales. (Chris Piel / The Talon News)

The class of 2015 has made many incredible achievements in their time at Argyle. State championships in football, track, basketball, golf, band, academics, and others have contributed to the legacy of this year’s graduating class. Many of these achievements would not be possible without the help of the class’ top ten students. These students have worked since freshman year to accomplish making top ten of their class. The top ten will be atteding a variety of colleges of the next few years: Megan Manos, Rhiannon Mohar, and Cooper Rodgers will attend the University of Texas Austin; Allyson Book, Texas A&M University; Hugh Devine, Georgia Tech; Carley Johnson, Abilene Christian University; Hayden Little, Stanford University; Jessica Portales, Georgetown University; Samantha Rider, University of Wisconsin; and Emily Volk, Baylor University. The Talon | 9


COLLEGE BOUND The Class of 2015 plans to attend Universities from Washington to Jacksonville, spanning a distance of 2,989 miles and including 16 of the 50 States and Washington D.C. University of Washington

University of Wisconsin Cornerstone University

University of Colorado - Boulder Georgetown University

Kansas State University

Stanford University Fort Lewis College

University of Kansas

Oklahoma State University UCLA John Paul

West Texas A&M

Arizona State University

University of Arkansas Georgia Tech The Citadel University of Oklahoma Mississippi State University Texas Tech University Paris Junior College MSU TCUSMU TWU University of Alabama UT - Arlington NCTC University of Dallas UNT Tarleton State ACU Jacksonville University Baylor University Louisiana State University SFA Mary Hardin-Baylor A&M Texas State

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University of Washington Stanford University UCLA John Paul The Great Georgetown University Citadel Cornerstone University Jacksonville University University of Wisconsin Georgia Tech

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Arya Monticino Hayden Little Jaxon, Matt, Molly Veronica Rouly Jessica Portales Juan Alday Jesse Sheridan Ryley Balch Samantha Rider Hugh Devine

Photo illustration by: Jaxon Baum and Logan Dial


First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Juan

Alday

The Citadel

Monica Lewinsky

Cheyennena

Althoff

Texas Woman’s University

Danny-David Linahan

Ryley

Balch

Jacksonville University

Ricky Griffin

Matthew

Barnett

University of Arkansas

Stephanie Fuller

Kaylee

Barr

Snow cone stand manager

Thor

Connor

Bateman

Work

n/a

Richard

Batson

Kansas State University

Jennifer Lawrence

Jaxon

Baum

University of California, Los Angeles

Stace

Austin

Bergstrom

Texas A&M

n/a

Claire

Betzhold

University of Oklahoma

Mark Hamill

Jacie

Bills

Abilene Christian University

n/a

Reagan

Blanchette

North Central Texas College

Eric Gibbson

Tristian

Blodgett

University of North Texas

Kristen Stewart

Allyson

Book

Texas A&M

Colton Liggett

Salvador

Borrayo-Jauregui

Lawyer

C.T.

Brenton

Boyd

Paris Junior College

Camille Trimble

Garrett

Burchett

University of North Texas

My Truck

Maddie

Busbee

Texas State University

John Slaga

Julian

Cano

University of North Texas

Imogen Poots

Ciara

Carr

Texas Tech University

Tanya Kosla

Chase

Carrick

University of North Texas

Coach Bales

Jeremy

Clark

University of North Texas

Cucumber Man

Nikki

Coke

Texas A&M

Marcus High School Student

Chase

Cole

Oklahoma State University

Jory Kratz

Ben

Collins

n/a

n/a

Daniela

Contreras Torres

Texas Woman’s University

None

Becca

Cox

University of Alabama

Jon Davis

Matt

Davenport

Baylor University

Tanner Tank Watson

Cory

Davis

West Texas A&M

Kate Upton

Jonathan

Davis

Baylor University

n/a

Kelsey

Davis

Texas Christian University

Gage McCook

Christian

Delong

North Central Texas College

n/a

Hugh

Devine

Georgia Institute of Technology

2015 Corvette Z06

Blake

Dewoody

Digital Advertising or Computer Animation

n/a

Logan

Dial

Opening a petting zoo

Miranda Downe

Kristen

Diomede

Texas Tech University

Jordan Spieth

Bradley

Dobbins

Las Vegas

B.O.B

Scottie

Douglass

Blinn College

Any freshman girl

Aubrey

Downe

North Central Texas College

My Cummins

Timothy

Eddy

Tarleton State University

Kylie Rae Harris

Francisco

Enriquez

North Central Texas College

Reagan Shaye Blanchette

Francisco

Enriquez

Texas State University

Madison Gotthardt

Manily

Estrada

University of North Texas

Jackson Furst

Skylar

Ferren

n/a

n/a

Austin

Fife

North Central Texas College

n/a

John

Furst

Hopefully with time I’ll find my beach.

Jenny (Forrest Gump’s girl)

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First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Natalie

Flores

Texas Woman’s University

Eben Leon Gomez

Nicholas

Foxx

University of Texas at Arlington

Lana Del Rey

Stephanie

Fuller

University of North Texas

Orlando Bloom

Matt

Garnett

University of California, Los Angeles

Annabel Thorpe

Erich

Gibson

University of North Texas

n/a

Steffi

Gibson

University of Arkansas

John Slaga

Sara

Gipson

University of North Texas

Pete Wentz

Madison

Gladys

Texas Woman’s University

Gage McCook

Norberto

Gonzalez

Midwestern State

Kiern Hanlon

Madison

Gotthardt

Texas Tech University

Hercules

Brett

Greathouse

North Central Texas College

n/a

Kenza

Grelard

Texas State University

Sam Hart

Brandon

Hagen

Abilene Christian University

Misha Collins

Rachel

Hargroves

Texas Christian University

Drew Estrada

Jackson

Hart

University of North Texas

Clark Oberle

Bri

Hartman

Lousiana State University

Tyler Brasseaux

Emily

Hayden

University of Texas at Arlington

Josh Dun

Will

Hendryx

University of Arkansas

Emma Stone

Matthew

Hiter

Kansas University

Hayley Little

Levi

Holt

Midwestern State

Emma Watson

Carley

Johnson

Abilene Christian University

Colin O’Donoghue

Colin

Johnson

University of North Texas

My car

Kevin

Kanzaki

University of North Texas

Mira Sofia

Chandler

Kayfus

University of Texas in Dallas

Shrek

katy

keenan

Texas Tech University

Shane McKinney

Leyton

King

Texas Tech University

William Coghlan

Robert

Kleppinger

University of North Texas

n/a

Aric

Kline

Oklahoma State University

Mickey Mouse

Taylor

Klusman

University of Arkansas

Ryan Gosling

Lola

Krasniqi

University of North Texas

Olivier Giroud

Lauren

Kuhn

Cosmetology School

Dave Franco

Christopher

Laird

Ranger Junior College

Gaby McCloud

Zachariah

Lasley

North Central Texas College

Kate Upton

Madison

Lee

Texas Tech University

Drew Estrada

Emily

Lewellen

Move to California with my sister and attend community college

John Peters and Bob

Danny-David

Linahan

Frank Phillips Junior College

Erica Nelson

Justin

Litherland

University of North Texas

Myself

Hayden

Little

Stanford University

Nicki Minaj

Nathan

Little

Baylor University

Mr Clean

Aaron

Littleton

University of North Texas

Hayley Williams

Molly

Livingston

University of California, Los Angeles

Tanner Watson

Matthew

Louy

Midwestern State

Miranda Kerr

Cami

Lyon

University of North Texas

Dylan O’Brien

Nicole

MacGregor

University of North Texas

Ronnie Radke

Griffin

Maestas

University of North Texas

Starts with an “M” and ends with an “enzie”

Zack

Mahon

University of North Texas

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First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Megan

Manos

University of Texas in Austin, Texas

John Slaga

Hunter

Markwardt

Abilene Christian University

Mercedes Kenz

Allison

Mastrandonas

Texas Tech University

Danny David Linahan

Braxton

Maul

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jennifer Lawrence

Peyton

McAlister

Texas Christian University

Bradley Cooper

Mason

McCabe

University of Texas in Austin

Sarah Fabian

Gabby

McCloud

Stephen F. Austin

Bob

Cutter

McDonald

Paris Junior College

Cassi Hargroves

Abbygale

McGalliard

Tarleton State University

Adam Scott

Maggie

McGehee

University of North Texas

Nicolas Cage

Matthew

McKeever

Texas Christian University

Mrs. Good

Megan

McKenna

Oklahoma State University

Chris Hemsworth

Clarissa

Medrano

University of North Texas

Brayden Ratcliff

Mackenzie

Miles

Motivational religious girls speaker

Lucas Grabeel

Ryan

Mills

Welding School

n/a

Brendan

mitchell

University of Arkansas

Taylor Swift

Rhiannon

Mohar

University of Texas in Austin

UT almnus Matthew McConaughey

Arya

Monticino

University of Washington

Shashwat Tripathi

Jennifer

Morrow

University of Arkansas

Derek Sheppard

Karan

Muns

University of North Texas

Texas Wesleyan Baseball Team

Emily

Munsy

University of Portland

Amie Audirsh

Justin

Nathan

University of Texas at Arlington

Jennifer Lawrence

Erica

Nelson

Texas Tech University

Reed Folmer

Brandon

O’Brien

Welding

B.O.B

Luke

Oliver

University of Texas at Arlington

Marion Cotillard

Colby

Patterson

University of Texas in Austin

Camile Trimble (not Kaylee Barr)

Peyton

Pels

n/a

n/a

Meg

Perkins

Texas A&M

Molly Livingston’s Voice

Scarlett

Perritt

University of North Texas

Reeves Moseley

John

Peters

Southern Methodist University

Kate Mara

Ali

Pollard

Texas Christian University

Austin Mahone

Ariel

Pollard

University of Oklahoma

Ansel Elgort

Jessica

Portales

Georgetown

Rami Malek

Alex

Pound

n/a

Jennifer Aniston

Trey

Pruett

University of Oklahoma

n/a

Ethan

Quinton

University of North Texas

n/a

Nick

Ralston

Arizona State

n/a

Erik

Ramon

University of Arkansas

Jennifer Aniston

Mckenna

Ramsey

University of Arkansas

JC Chalk

Samantha

Rider

University of Wisconsin

Chris Evans

Emma

Rigsby

Texas Tech University

Cody Sanders

Kenna

Roberts

Abilene Christian University

Taylor Sweatt

Mark

Roden

Undecided

Abby McGalliard

Jonathan

Rodgers

University of Texas in Austin

Raquel Gonzalez

Zoie

Rogers

University of Arkansas

Kyle Shirley

Benjamin

Roney

Stephen F. Austin

Scarlett Johansson

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First Name

Last Name

Future Plans

Senior Crush

Veronica

Rouly

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Coach Mouser AND Caleb the Latte Boy

Delaney

Sain

Fort Lewis College

Blaze McMellian

Cody

Sanders

Texas State University

Emma Rigsby

Ryan

Schleder

West Texas A&M

Jennifer Aniston

Alexis

Sharp

Fire Academy & TWU

Patrick Dempsy

Jesse

Sheridan

Cornerstone University

Leonardo DiCaprio

Kyle

Shirley

University of Colorado - Boulder

Jessica Alba

Hunter

Shoemake

Undecided

Katherine Webb

Sofia

Shubert

University of Texas in Austin

Chris Pine

John

Slaga

University of North Texas

Jesus

Thaddeus

Smith

University of North Texas

Tom Cruise

Madison

Stapleton

Mississippi State University

Jonathan Davis

Meghan

Starteri

Abilene Christian University

Aidan Turner

Morghan

Stewart

Pursue Performing Arts

Emily Volk

Madi

Stokes

Cosmetology School

Pete Wentz

Reid

Sullivan

University of Texas at Arlington

Tanner Watson

Ashton

Tarwater

Texas Woman’s University

Leonardo Dicaprio

Ashley

Thurston

Joining the United States Air Force

Tanya Kosla

Deniela

Torres

Texas Woman’s University

Zach Zembraski

Camille

Trimble

Louisiana State University

Colby Patterson

Chris

Tynes

University of Texas in Austin

Mrs. Devine

Harris

Ulman

University of Arkansas

Beyonce

Rachel

Vaughan

Texas State University

Kim Jong Un

Emily

Volk

Baylor University

Tanner Watson

David

Waggoner

Texas Tech University

Madison Gotthardt

Colin

Wallace

University of North Texas

n/a

Emma

Washburn

Baylor University

Gabby McCloud

Christain

Wasserman

Texas Woman’s University

Tyler Wasserman

Tanner

Watson

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Matt Cougar Davenport

Samuel

Webb

University of North Texas

Maggie Lawson

Evan

Welsh

University of Texas in Austin

Kate Weaver

Ashton

White

Oral Roberts University

Miles Justin

Garrett

Williams

Flowers Bakery in Denton Texas

Sauroman

Annamarie

Woolums

University of Texas at Arlington

Spider-Man

Bret

Worley

University of Arkansas

Slaga

Ryane

Yonce

Steven F. Austin

Kyle

Alexandra

Yost

Texas Woman’s University

Elliot Thorpe

Emily

Young

Texas A&M

Chad Michael Murray

Zach

Zembraski

University of Oklahoma

Drew Estrada

Vanessa

Zielinski

University of Oklahoma

Kade Barnett

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

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 The Talon | 15


Rixey Boyd warms up as the Eagles’ baseball team prepares to face their rivals. (Caleb Miles / The Talon News)

Seniors Chase Cole and Zach Zembraski show off their vests outside the prom mosh pit. (Erin Eubanks / The Talon News)

Captains Lance Roden and Matt Garnett pose with their state golf trophies. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

(Cont. from page 6) “One Act Play competition has been the best time of my life,” senior Morghan Stewart said. “I’ve molded and strengthened friendships. I didn’t think I would have been sad to leave behind this coming year, but I know these few months will be etched forever.” UIL academics is again proving to be a strength for the senior class. Matt Garnett partnered with sophomore Annabel Thorpe to direct the

UIL state-winning documentary Rubber Band Reminders, and five different teams (Accounting, Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Number Sense, and Science) placed first in regional competitions and once again made it to state. The academic classes of 2015 also brought their share of challenges and lasting memories. From math teacher Cliff McCurdy’s tests, to English teacher Stacy Short’s metaphor and poetry analyses,

to economics/government teacher Bryan Beene’s eccentric and hilarious lessons, the seniors will have plenty of stories to share for years to come. “One time in Coach Beene’s class, someone asked him if he was bothered by the fact his wife made more money than him,” senior Bri Hartman said. “He responded, ‘Are you kidding me!? No! I don’t care if my wife makes more money than me, that just means I have more money to buy snacks!’”

Seniors Reid Sullivan, Meghan Starteri, Ben Roney, Madison Gotthardt, and Tristan Blodgett pose after the marching band and color guard finish their state-winning performance at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. (Matt Garnett / The Talon News)

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Seniors 2K15 (Cont. from page 17)

Other students also made their mark on the 2015 legacy. Seniors such Hunter Markwardt, Erik Ramon, and Zack Zembraski advanced to state in boys track; and, boys basketball, led by seniors Jon Davis, Kade Barnett, and Hunter Shoemake, advanced to region in their first season under Coach Russel Perkins.

National Honor Society helped out the community through various service projects. The Sawyer Camillo basketball tourney was once again a huge success and Shoot for the Stars, honoring the memory of Alex Betzhold also proved to be a huge draw with games, free heart scans, and a motivational speech by former NFL receiver Isaiah Stanback. Outside of school, the past

eight months have been interesting to say the least. In addition to the principal search, the construction and renovations to the campus, the Cowboys were robbed of a potential Super Bowl appearance when Dez Bryant took three steps that somehow didn’t count as a ‘football move’. More than anything though, this year will be remembered for the laughs, and for all the great memories that were created from bonding

with friends. “All the time I spent in the art room after school with my closest friends remains one of my most treasured memories,” senior Nicholas Foxx said. “On a weekly basis we would work on projects, having fun all the while, listening to music, and telling jokes. The laughter that filled that room embodies some of my fondest memories of my time in High School.”

The seniors pose for a collective picture during homecoming week on Color Wars day. During the week, the entire school dons creative costumes and different colors depending on what grade students are in. The freshmen wear green, often posing with Irish gear, the sophomores wear all blue, from blue jeans to t-shirts to face paint, the juniors wear pink, including some rocking tutus, and the seniors (pictured above) wear all white, complete with bows, face paint, tutus, and wigs. (Annabel Thorpe/The Talon News)

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S Kenna Roberts | photo by Erin Eubanks

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Miley Cyrus | photo by Getty Images

N Meg Perkins | photo by Erin Eubanks

Merida from Brave | photo by Pixar

I Hunter Markwardt | photo by Erin Eubanks

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Ryan Gosling | photo by O Canada

R Steffi Gibson | photo by Erin Eubanks 20 | Look-a-likes

Kristen Stewart | photo by Vera Anderson


Johnny Alday | photo by Erin Eubanks

Matt Garnett | photo by Annabel Thorpe

Tanner Watson | photo by Chris Piel

Luke Oliver | photo by Logan Dial

L O O K A L I K E S

Adam Devine | photo by Frazer Harrison

Kevin McCallister | photo by 20th Century Fox

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