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High grades pay off

High grades pay off

Laney Rendon, News Editor

November 14, 2017

Of the 1.5 million juniors in the nation who took the Pre-SAT test in October 2016, only 16,000 were named National Merit Semifinalists. Seniors Jerry Fang and Ben Hanscom received the honor of being named National Merit Scholar...

Exchange affirmed

Exchange affirmed

Leslie Jaurez and Makayla Kyner

November 14, 2017

Junior Jesper Steenholdt from Stenlose Privatskole, Denmark is the first foreign exchange student on the debate team. “I just started learning debate last week.” Steenholdt said. “Smithson Valley HS is a pretty big schoo...

Out for blood

Out for blood

Laney Rendon, News Editor

November 14, 2017

Not many people can say they saved more than one life in a lifetime. However, 134 students did just that Oct. 5 and 6 when they rolled up their sleeves to donate blood and saved 402 lives. Family and Community Services sponsore...

Sports

Football tames Mustangs

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

The varsity football team competed on Friday against John Jay High School in the Class 6A Division II Bi District game resulting in a 37-9 win over the Mustangs. The team was coming off an impressive re...

Football’s race for state begins

Football’s race for state begins

Snapped up

Snapped up

Two sport stud

Two sport stud

Opinion/Editorial

Operation blessings in Rockport

Operation blessings in Rockport

LJ Haider, Online Editor

My phone was blaring at me to wake up at 4 in the morning. I had just fell asleep three hours prior; I was not in the mood. I arrived at my good friend Joseph’s house, nearly dying of exhaustion, and we got st...

Comal Challenge promotes positive traits

Comal Challenge promotes positive traits

Taking a knee

Taking a knee

Protest against Trump morphed from racial injustice message

Protest against Trump morphed from racial injustice message