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The Hawkeye

A unique legacy written in activities

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye staff
June 18, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Few people can say they’ve been sponsored, let alone by Sprite, the world’s largest beverage company. Senior Drake Day created the “365 Day Sprite Challenge,” where he would drink Sprite every day for 365 days with the intention of getting sponsored by Sprite. On the 100th day, Day receiv...

Appreciation for the Terrace community and STEM

By Teresa Bonilla, Hawkeye staff
June 18, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

The crowd was on the edge of their seats; two teams had numbered tickets that were identical, right up to the last digit. It was this digit that determined who went to state and who didn’t. Both teams had done well. As the announcer read off the final digits, it was Ian Davidson's FIRST LEGO Le...

A hardworking snowboarder scientist

By Samantha Svikel, Hawkeye staff
June 18, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Max Leidig was born two minutes after his twin brother Nick Leidig 18 years ago. “I never hear the end of it ever; he is always the older brother,” Max Leidig said. While everyone knows Nick Leidig is the older brother, some people believe Max Leidig is the older one. They both have ...

Poetry is verse

By Teresa Bonilla and Jonathan Kwong
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Wordplay, diction and vocabulary are all important in poetry; they allow for artists to convey their messages and draw a picture. So what happens when you add music to these ideas? You get Thomas Braun, also known as Thomas the Poet, an artist who began his work during freshman year. At 14, st...

Father figures

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Senior Damon Dahl jokes that he “begged Faul” to get into Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1). While not entirely true, Dahl said one of the driving forces for him to want to be in Jazz 1 was the opportunity to get to go to Essentially Ellington, a high school jazz competition and festival in New Y...

Now he’s here

By Sierra Clark, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Not many know that senior Natu Abraham was born and raised in a small country on the East coast of the Red Sea in Africa, called Eritrea. “I came to America when I was eight years old. When I came, in like fourth grade until like junior year, I never really shared that with anyone,” Abraham ...

Bound to sound

By Semira Beraki, Hawkeye staff
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

While most people experience their childhood surrounded by sounds and practically anything loud, senior Melissa Elder is an exception to this. Her household is always quiet; not a sound to be heard. The only form of communication used in her home is through intricate hand gestures. Elder has alwa...

Brophy: “It’s easy to give a kid like her a recommendation…”

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

When opportunities present themselves, super senior Hailee Malins doesn’t need to think twice before she seizes them. Once she heard of an exchange program she could take part in, Malins had no concern missing graduation, prom, any significant others, friends or family to instead pursue what she l...

A flutist and her flutes

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Senior Kaylee McGovern doesn’t remember too much about her first day of high school. What she does remember is thinking about how far away senior year seemed to be from her. “There was no way I was going to be like one of those really cool seniors by the end of the year,” McGovern said. Bu...

Two students strive to improve the lives of Seattle’s homeless

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Raised a Seattleite, senior Amaree Green knew in eighth grade she wanted to help feed the homeless. “I love Seattle and love going down there all the time. But whenever I [go] down there, I always see homeless people on the streets and no one helps them out — I decided to be the person that ...

Schwab’s graduating

Schwab’s graduating

By Nolan DeGarlais, News Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Special Edition

Greg Schwab has served the MTHS community for the past 13 years as its principal. Throughout those 13 years, he has become an inseparable member of the community and has become the well known and friendly face of the school’s administration. Now, Schwab is leaving his principal role to assume th...

Using STEM to launch her future

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Hawkeye staff
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

In 8th grade, Sarah Rose faced a crossroad – go to Edmonds Woodway High School (EWHS) where all of her fellow classmates from Madrona were headed, or to MTHS? EWHS had the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, but MTHS was closer to where she lived. She heard about the STEM program at MTHS and t...

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