Blue Print

Heath Hadley

Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief

Hello! I am Heath Hadley, the Editor in Chief for Blue Print for the second time this year. I am a senior (cries) and I want to be an astrophysicist. Outside of school activities, I love to read, play video games, and go on walks when I have time. I have an old golden retriever dog named Ranger and work at the local B&B on weekends and Thursday nights. I am an only child, which is why I have Ranger and an amazing set of parents who I love dearly. I take all AP Classes, Newspaper (of course), and the A’ Capella and Out of the Blue choirs. Last year, I was a Lieutenant for the P.O.L.I.C.E Club, and this year I am running to be Captain of the club. I was also in the Book Club my sophomore year, which was a lot of fun. I am the Secretary of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, a member of Raiders in Service, and a member of the Parent Teacher Student Association. I have participated in the NASA Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program, and the George Mason Washington Journalism and Media Conference, and I am participating in a teen court program. I’ve been published in the Wylie News several times, and have gotten a best of School Newspaper Online award on one of my stories. I have gotten 1st place in Headline writing and 3rd in Entertainment Feature writing, as well as some honorable mentions. I have made so many connections and friendships with people locally, state-wide, and nationally, and I am grateful for everyone who has helped me get where I am today. Now, I am going to make my senior year great not only for myself but for Blue Print too. We have a lot of amazing stories coming. 

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Roll initiative \\ Playing games with friends, sophomore James Hyden  checks his paper in order to decide what to do next. The club plays games every Tuesday and Thursday in room 224 during lunch. 
“My favorite things about the Tabletop Gaming Club are the people and the connections we have because its very familiar and we play around with each other,” Hyden said.

Battles and board games

February 22, 2022
Senior sign out \\ As their signing ceremony comes to an end, the 11 seniors stand together for a group photo. The signing was In the IMPAC building Feb. 2. “The signing was a huge step for me because this is the beginning of a new chapter in my life,” Triniti McBride said. “I am super excited to continue playing tennis and my education. It meant a lot to have all of my peers, coaches, and family there to support me.”

Senior signing

February 15, 2022
Box of chocolates \\ As Valentine’s day approaches, stores prepare for a rush of people buying candies for their loved ones. Finding a gift may be difficult, but you can never go wrong with some sweets.

Valenguides

January 28, 2022

Valenguys

January 28, 2022
Holiday Helper \\ Students crowd to get a picture with Walmart Consumables Team Lead Laura, who provided another Christmas miracle by paying the remaining $50 herself when the students went over their budget. “This time of year, I feel really bad for the kids who can’t get anything for Christmas,”  Laura said. “I have kids of my own, so I can not imagine that.”

A Christmas Miracle

January 12, 2022
Anyone’s guess \\ Students in AP Literature and Composition open letters from an unknown writer and begin to debate the mystery. Each letter had a personalized compliment, and there was one addressed to every student in the class. “Watching everyone as they read their letter, and began to smile and look around, just warmed my heart,” English Teacher Mrs. Vernon said.

Secret Admirer

November 29, 2021
Making it work

Making it work

November 5, 2021
Lame or game \ Superintendent Dr. Vinson writes student feedback on what strategies and social media platforms are “lame” or what the district wants to know to improve communication and relationships over social media. “I think one of the main takeaways I got from the council was that our district is willing to listen to its students,” Wylie High senior Alina Nguyen, HOSA and NHS president said. “They were extremely receptive to student input, and to be one of the few selected to represent Wylie High School was an extraordinary opportunity.”

The room where it happens

September 30, 2021
Blank Mind; Blank Page  Student struggles to write for an assignment due later in the week. “I believe I usually get writers block if I dont brainstorm beforehand, or am too busy thinking about other things,” senior Mahmut “Matt” Yilmaz said. “I believe that taking the time and planning out what youre going to write about should take longer than the execution of the writing itself.”

Writer’s Block

September 10, 2021
Days End \\ Students head to their individual modes of transportation at the end of one of the first Mondays of the year. The first day of school was Aug. 12. “The year has just started, but its going,” senior Jacob Cline said. “There are a lot more people in the hallways, and its good to see people back. I’m just excited for senior year.”

New year; new school

August 23, 2021
Heartfelt Future // Practicing their lead placement for their EKG, senior Nancy Gomez, and other students prepare for their health care careers. “I am really outgoing with people so working with different patients and people is interesting to me. I am planning to be a sonographer or an ultrasound tech,” Gomez said.

So says the heart

May 12, 2021
A little Hart \\ Freshman Jeremiah Hart holds up his mother’s new book, Unstoppable: A Story of Hope about the accident that changed their family’s life forever. Despite his injuries, Jeremiah has pushed through 36 surgeries and countless other challenges with his faith and family. Photo Casi Thedford

Hart and Soul

April 21, 2021
Shop till you drop // In the library there is a prom pop-up shop for students to get free dresses if they need them. It is open on March 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 and April 1 from 12:40 to 1:40.

Prom upDATE

April 7, 2021
One shot, one hole \\ Sophomore Carson Tittle grabs his hole-in-one ball from the hole to celebrate. He played with the junior varsity boys team at the RHS Big 4 competition at Waterview Golf Course Feb. 8. “I have not gotten a hole in one at a competition before. In fact, this was my first hole in one,” Tittle said.

One putt

February 24, 2021
Chain reaction  Explaining from the comforts of his living room, Mr. Vito Peri teaches his seventh period PAP chemistry class Feb. 9. Quarantined due to COVID-19 contact tracing, he returns to in-person teaching Feb 12.

Biohazard Boss

February 23, 2021
New Blue Blood \\ School Resource officer Mike Hashimoto gets used to his new post since joining the staffulty. He has several kids in Wylie ISD schools, and has moved here from a junior high.

New SRO in town

February 22, 2021
Goofy Grandpa \\ During one of the theatres dress rehearsals, junior Robair Sedarous acts as Grandpa Gordon in the week before opening night. Later, he was quarantined on opening night and did not get to act in the musical for most of the showings. “Theater is important to me because that is my only time of day when I get to speak to my friends about something other than homework,” Sedarous said. “Its my free time during the day. It puts in a space of mine where I can forget about all my academic responsibilities for just a couple of hours.”

Quirky quarantine

February 2, 2021
Queen of Quarantine

Queen of Quarantine

January 21, 2021
Back to school  Junior Peyton Gilligan heads back to school in his first week learning in person since last spring. “My sleep schedule was not happy with me when I had to wake up earlier to catch the bus to school,” Gilligan said.

In the Flesh

January 19, 2021
Cycle of learning

Cycle of learning

January 19, 2021
Sparkly Smile \ Custodian Ewelina Lyons pauses as photojournalism students take a picture of her for their scavenger hunt. She is from Poland, but came to the United States and attended Wylie High.

Unsung Hero

November 17, 2020

Petrifying Playlists

October 30, 2020
Raider Rallier // Senior Carter Pohlmeier narrates the first online recorded pep rally of the school year, included in the pep rally was the debut of his song, Masterpiece. “Music is my favorite thing. I listen to everything that I can get a hold of,  Pohlmeier said. “I’m constantly trying to make new sounds and expand my knowledge of it.”

Artist debut

October 6, 2020
Fixer Upper \\ Junior Brian Satterwhite practices what he has learned in HVAC to get a certification to fix AC units.

Going with the airflow

October 1, 2020
Family Gift // Senior Nathan Paola receives his gift from Candice Lawrence, his adopter.  “I am not just a teacher, they are not just my students. Their parents arent just parents, we are all a family, Mrs. Lawrence said.

Adopt a Senior

April 30, 2020
Brianna Hernandez

Brianna Hernandez

December 9, 2019
Sophomore Heath Hadley ambushes his dad for a selfie and a hug as soon as he gets home. “My other role model is my dad, very cliche, I know but it is true,” Hadley said. He has worked for years to travel up the work food train, fighting for better positions, better pay and to help put food on the table.”

Model behavior

November 1, 2019
The new addition to the athletic training program, Mr. Jonathan Stinson, works on setting things up for his students and trainees.

On the field: Stinson

September 26, 2019
On top of it// Working on school before class starts, sophomore Peyton Gilligan smiles as he pauses the conversation hes having with his friend.

Meet Peyton Gilligan

August 28, 2019
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