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Flower Power \\\ Receiving an honor, Wylie High senior Autumn Switzer gets recognized at the gold out volleyball game Sept. 24. Switzer was recently diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer in both of her lungs, but it doesn’t stop her from spreading happiness. “She is so positive and we all love her and support her through everything,” sophomore Brittany Johnson said.

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March it off \ Playing the school fight song, sophomore bass clarinet player Josh Gonzales marches into the Wylie Walmart as the conclusion of the band’s annual March-a-thon, which began in Bozeman Farm at 9 a.m. and concluded around 11:30 Sept. 7.

 

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New kid on the block // Senior Jacob Pryor commits to play as an offensive lineman at Texas Wesleyan University in the coming years. Pryor signed on National Signing Day, Feb. 6, along with five other students.

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Such a tease \\ Teasing senior Emily John’s hair, senior Gracie Sanders helps the actors and actresses prepare for the second live production of Little Shop of Horrors Jan. 19. Most of the cast and crew had a call time of 10 a.m., though some were required to come earlier, as they had a more complex makeup and costume routine.

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Big pipes \\ Sophomore Jamie Gammon sings “Somewhere that’s Green” in the musical Little Shop of Horrors. The public can view the musical by the Wylie East High School theatre department Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at htttp://wehstheatre.weebly.com.

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Home for the holidays // Senior Kaylen Younger sings her solo to “Please Come Home for Christmas” with Out of the Blue at the dress rehearsal for the choir Christmas concert, The Winter’s Night Dec. 11.

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Holly jolly clarinet // Playing Let the Bells Ring freshmen Dylan Townsend and Jazmyn McKeel harmonize with the Wind Ensemble at the band Christmas concert Dec. 6.

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Follow the leader \ Junior quarterback Zach Haaland finds a hole for a touchdown. Raiders lost the final game of the season against Texas High 35-19 Nov 2. A 1-9 season concludes head coach Mike Dormady’s first season.

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Cruising for a bruising \\ Mrs. Becca Glaze and junior Devyn Castle work together to create a bruise using makeup to practice using visual effects Oct. 30 in tech theatre.

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Hoping for Heaven // Performing a tear-jerking solo, senior Macy Herrera belts out City Called Heaven at the fall choir concert Oct. 23. The concert, entitled The Road Less Travelled, followed the theme “Lyrics that Live, Stories that Sing,” and featured 11 songs, each telling a unique story, from a mother seal singing softly to her pups to a deaf boy describing the world as he sees it.

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Clothed in Honor \\ Beaming from ear to ear, junior Johnathan Savarese receives his medal after being accepted into National Honor Society. Savarese is the second member of his family to be awarded with this honor. “I’m excited to be a part of NHS and proud as the second member of my family to be accepted,“ Savarese said.

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Power of Rome // Senior Krista Scott performs the last movement of this year’s band show Conquered at the Classic On the Lake competition in Little Elm Oct. 6. The Pride placed third in their division and earned first in two music captions and second in two marching captions.

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Mountain madness // Working on his English IV AP project, senior David Villahermosa hot glues construction pieces to create a mountain Oct. 3. Every year, the English IV AP students decorate the English hallway with a visual representation of the book, “The Road.”

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