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“If I think I’m done, I go find something to do.”

By Isaac Otis, Online Manager

June 12, 2015


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

Whether it’s in a lab or in the classroom, participating in one of her various clubs or volunteering, senior Vera Okolo goes above and beyond in and out of the classroom. She wasn’t always this outgoing, however. As a freshman, Okolo had a hard time adjusting at MTHS due to the fact that she h...

Hanging up the beakers and bunsen burners

Hanging up the beakers and bunsen burners

By Stephi Smith, News Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Senior Features

After science teacher Gil Comeau graduated high school, he knew he wanted to be a teacher. After he graduated Harvard University, he was ready to take a job anywhere. Now, he’s retiring after 37 years of teaching and, for the first time since he began his career, he doesn’t know what his life will ...

A passion for service

A passion for service

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Hawkeye Staff

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

After suiting up, attaching and firing the hose to save the victim, senior Lucas Gerow runs up four flights of stairs and raises the weight. His teammates cheer him on as he ties the final knot and races off to the endpoint where he quickly jumps out of his uniform and the time is called. All eyes turn...

Motivational speaker, manager, acheiver

Motivational speaker, manager, acheiver

By Stephi Smith, News Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Multimedia, Senior Features

Between his full time job as a Zumiez manager, going to the gym twice a day and the occasional performance on stage as a motivational speaker, senior Oscar Guzman does not have a moment to spare. Which, as it turns out, is not a problem for him, as he said he lives by the phrase “I’ll sleep when I...

Kayla Wheeler: Nothing she can’t do

Kayla Wheeler: Nothing she can’t do

By Nick Fiorillo, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2014


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

Whether she’s assembling a rocket for rocketry club, delivering a monologue on stage, tinkering with parts for robotics, speaking Spanish to build her fluency, studying for her AP classes or doing laps in the pool, senior Kayla Wheeler is a true Renaissance woman. And she’s doing it despite all odds. Born...

PHOTOS: Graduation 2014, a soggy salute to the seniors

PHOTOS: Graduation 2014, a soggy salute to the seniors

By Nick Fiorillo, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2014


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, News, School News, Senior Features

It was a battle between rain and sun at MTHS Graduation 2014 on June 12. Graduates were soaked by the end of the ceremony, but still they stuck around to celebrate with friends and family afterward. Here are some snapshots from the evening.

Calvin Martin: Acting, performing, kumquats and meteorites

By Maxine Taylor

June 11, 2014


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEvFvUN6QYA Calvin Martin’s enthusiasm, height, and refined wardrobe makes him stand out in a crowd amongst the hundreds of students at MTHS. His theatrical debut began in sixth grade, when Martin decided to audition for one of Terrace Park Middle School’s plays,...

Katie Beth Higgins: Education for the next generation

By Stephi Smith

June 11, 2014


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUH5Jy_3vCU From building robots, to promoting STEM, to competitive Irish dancing, Katie Beth Higgins is dynamic and varied in her passions and talents. At the end of the year, Higgins will receive more than just her high school diploma; an Honors Scholar Diploma,...

Mykhailo Verlan: Verlan’s violin gives grace to Terrace ears

By Paxtyn Merten

June 11, 2014


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Senior Features

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNjl7lXSs7Q Whether it escapes from his bow, his fingertips, or the back of his throat, the music that streams from senior Mykhailo Verlan is mesmerizing. Verlan’s violin has brought him a long ways since he was an 11-year-old boy taking lessons from his sister....

Yoel Tekle: basketball an outlet for talented Tekle

Yoel Tekle: basketball an outlet for talented Tekle

By Andrew Kim

June 11, 2014


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSd3RWY0vVI The point guard passes the ball to Tekle, he shakes the defender with the grace of Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and shoots the hook shot to score. Everything from getting accepted to the University of Washington, making it to state for basketball his junior and...

Chris Ryder: musician, actor, Singer, improv comedian

Chris Ryder: musician, actor, Singer, improv comedian

By Beza Ayele

June 11, 2014


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Senior Features

A multitalented, multidimensional artist, Chris Ryder has found his home on the stage, creating stunning performances for all types of audiences. Ryder is most commonly known for the sweet sounds of his jazz sax. He started his jazz career back in eighth grade where he first picked up a saxophone at Bri...

Senait Zerom: Singing her way to success

Senait Zerom: Singing her way to success

By Jannon Roque

June 11, 2014


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Senior Features

With her powerful yet graceful voice ringing loud, Senaiet Zerom is leaving high school on a high note. Zerom has found several areas of passion in her years at MTHS. While maintaining an above-average GPA, she is also a member of the women’s varsity basketball team, Dynamics choir and Black Student...

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