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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...

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

By Praditha Halstad and Harper Thomas

May 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Feature, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The 22nd annual Essentially Ellington festival comes to a close, with MTHS finishing strong and proud. The top three placing bands were announced at 4 p.m. EST. These include Dillard Center for the Arts (Fla.), Tucson Jazz Institute (Ariz.) and Denver School of Arts (Colo.). All five judges ...

ASB class officers elected for 2017-2018 school year

ASB class officers elected for 2017-2018 school year

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, ASB elections, Lifestyle, News, School News

Elections for Associated Student Body (ASB) class officers for the next school year were held on Wednesday, May 3rd during PASS. Sophomore and senior election results were determined later that day, but junior class elections were held again on Thursday, May 4th during PASS due to a voting error...

Behind the scenes of a cheer coach

Behind the scenes of a cheer coach

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye staff

May 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Sports, Uncategorized

When cheer coach Jessica Ellersick went to high school,“Cheerleaders were the cool girls. They were the ones to go to parties.” Back in the early 2000s, many cheerleading teams weren’t as competitive as they are now. Times have changed since she started as a volunteer cheer coach in 2010, and...

Junior class elections rescheduled after voting error

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under A&E, ASB elections, Lifestyle, News, School News

After initial Associated Student Body (ASB) class officer voting took place during PASS earlier today, the voting process will be conducted again tomorrow during PASS due to an error in the junior class of 2019 election. While there are about 290 sophomores in the school, over 500 votes were cast...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, News, U.S. and World News

It’s safe to assume most students don’t go to school expecting to not return home. But in this day and age, it’s hard to not be aware of that possibility every now and then—even more so, depending on where a student goes to school. The most recent school shooting to date in the United States ...

Sophomore honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

Sophomore honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

By Nolan DeGarlais, Hawkeye Staff

April 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Lifestyle

Sophomore Tony Le received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the silver category on Saturday, April 22. This award is given to individuals throughout the country who set themselves apart from their peers through many hours of volunteer work. For a teenager to get the award in the silver cat...

Jose Aguiniga gives back to MTHS through new staff position

Jose Aguiniga gives back to MTHS through new staff position

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Education, Feature, Featured Stories, News, School News, Teacher Feature

A year and a half later and the job has only gotten better for on-time graduation coordinator Jose Aguiniga. Before MTHS, Aguiniga has gained experience of working with kids and young adults at the Alderwood Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA and Meadowdale Middle School. However, he felt he wanted to c...

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