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Jazz hosts swing dance, sendoff for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

All jazz ensembles hosted a New York-themed swing dance on Saturday, April 29th as a fundraiser to help send off Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) on May 10th. The HUB was adorned with lights and tables with well-known street names fr...

Federal free meal program misunderstood

Federal free meal program misunderstood

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

The free and reduced-price school meal program, better known as the Free and Reduced Lunch program (FRL), started in 1946 under the National School Lunch Program as a way to provide meals and other resources for students in elementary through high school who face financial difficulties. Students must rea...

Free prom dresses available in Fines Office

Free prom dresses available in Fines Office

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

With prom coming up on May 13, the Parent Teacher Student Association has set up a rack of free prom dresses in the Fines Office, headed by fines manager Sandy Merten. In the fall, MTHS hosts Glamour Day as an opportunity for students to pick up free homecoming dresses for those who don’t have the ...

AP Exams: What to do before May

AP Exams: What to do before May

By Yannie Tran, Hawkeye staff
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

College Board is the organization in charge of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. AP exam scores are reported on a 5-point scale that indicates how qualified a student is to receive college credit (3 and above being qualified, but each college has the right to decide whether or not to grant credit)...

Studying smarter

Studying smarter

By Yannie Tran, Hawkeye staff
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Study Methods Taking notes by summarizing information from textbooks and class lectures into a person's own words is a starting place for studying, though it is usually something that is required for class rather than an extra resource. Furthermore, reading these notes out loud, or using similar stu...

PTSA hosts third annual bingo night

By Ciara Laney, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

  The MTHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) had their third annual bingo night on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 9pm. Food, including chips, hot dogs and drinks, were sold. Each 10 round bingo card sold for $5, and raffle tickets were on sale for $1 each. There was over 60 ...

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...

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Each of the 15 high school finalists entered in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) worked alongside and learned from a professional jazz musician from New York, flying to Washington on behalf of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO). Former LCJO member Tod...

Robotics team competes in regional competition, advances to “Worlds”

By Sarah Davis, Hawkeye staff
April 13, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, News, School News, STEM

The MTHS robotics team, 1778 Chill Out, traveled to Mount Vernon High School to compete in the regional FIRST robotics competition (FRC) on March 19. FRC creates a new competition arrangement every year, where each team only has a total of 6 weeks to design and create a robot. Each year the robot...

Jazz combo performs at national journalism convention

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Online Manager
April 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Multimedia

MTHS jazz performers came together at the Washington State Convention Center to perform three songs before the spring Journalism Education Association (JEA) National Convention Keynote Ceremony, Thursday April 6. MTHS’ Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) was selected as finalists to participate in the 22...

Drama hosts matinee of “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” to premiere tomorrow

By Semira Beraki, Hawkeye staff
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

The MTHS Drama cast hosted a preview of their 2017 spring play, “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” diving into literary elements such as characterization and presenting controversial themes held true in everyday life throughout the 1700s. The department presented the first showing of the play th...

TSA takes home honors from WTSA State Conference

TSA takes home honors from WTSA State Conference

By Nolan DeGarlais, Hawkeye staff
March 30, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, Lifestyle, recent, STEM, TSA

The Washington Technology Student Association (WTSA) gathered in Yakima to compete in competitive events: 36 for high school students and 33 for middle school student for the 34th annual state conference, held from Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18. Students from TSA chapters from aroun...

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