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Mock Trial Team Victory

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor
January 30
Filed under News, Top Stories

    PSHS is happy to announce the Mock Trial team's victory, they placed second out of 29 teams from Region 10 for a chance to go to semifinals. Only 12 out of the 29 teams were chosen, please congratulate the following:   Mock Trial Team: Joel Pyun Sarah Chen Burzin Balsara Carol...

AcDec off to successful start

AcDec off to successful start

Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer/Photo Editor
December 9
Filed under News

Academic Decathlon (AcDec) has ranked six out of eight against different teams across the state at their last meet at Highland Park last month. “I had to work my tail off to prepare for this contest. There is no feeling quite like winning. It's a great feeling, knowing that you have made...

Big Fish consider Wildcat entrepreneurs

Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer/Photo Editor
December 9
Filed under News, Top Stories

Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was on campus to listen to presentations by students involved in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) at an event called Fish Bowl, that mirrors the show Shark Tank, and chose to vote for two student made inventions. ...

Talking about teenage mental health

Talking about teenage mental health

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-Chief
December 9
Filed under News, Top Stories

     How to help teens cope with the loss of peers was the topic discussed at the forum hosted by the Grant Halliburton Foundation due to recent deaths in the student body.     “If you only take one tool from this session, it should be conversation,” Vanita Halliburton, president and co-fou...

Standardized testing inadequate

Standardized testing inadequate

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor
November 16
Filed under College of the Week, News, Opinion

Standardized testing is a poor indicator of academic readiness, drawing attention away from students’ good grades and extracurricular activities. As many seniors get ready for the next four years of their lives by applying for college, a huge emphasis is placed on their standardized testing...

Orchestra students selected for elite ensembles

Orchestra students selected for elite ensembles

Abby Zimmardi, Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

Plano orchestra had 22 students make it into All-Region, which are ensembles composed of the best players in the region. Students who made the symphony orchestra were Jocelyn Ho and Alexandria Cui, both on first violin. On second violin, Raymond Jow, Ben Juan, Sharon Zhang and Daniel Wang made it. Jarod...

Band advanced to area competition

Band advanced to area competition

Arielle Raveney, Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, News

The Wildcat band received 14th out of 25 at area competition on Saturday, Oct. 29 after receiving sweepstakes at UIL on Oct. 22. “I am absolutely proud of the score band received at UIL,” head band director Jason Lewis said. “The students have worked incredibly hard all season, and they were rewarded...

Student Congress Honors Veterans Day

Student Congress Honors Veterans Day

Libby Cooper, Staff Writer
November 8
Filed under News

     Student Congress will be celebrating Veterans Day by bringing recognition to those who have served or are currently serving in the US Military on Nov. 11.     "Veterans Day is very significant, as there are people who are out there fighting for our country every day. It is important that w...

Wildcat Band Prepares for UIL Competition

Wildcat Band Prepares for UIL Competition

Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer/Photo Editor
October 24
Filed under News, School Events

The Wildcat Marching Band will be performing their show Vagabond, on Oct. 15 for their Pre-UIL and Oct. 22 for their UIL performances in hopes of obtaining a first division superior rating in order to qualify for the area round on Oct. 29. “The band staff began planning for this year’s...

National Merit first round named

National Merit first round named

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under News

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists achieved high scores on their PSAT, allowing them to be considered for rewards in this academic competition, and Plano had 27 of these qualifiers. “If you become one of the select few finalists you could end up getting significant amounts of money,”...

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Libby Cooper, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under News, Profile, Student Life, Top Stories

Kayla Olivas received a Tech Titans award this past August at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison, Texas. Olivas was nominated for the award in April 2016 by Tracy Franco, the assistant principal of Clark high school. Among some 50 finalists, Olivas was one of 12 winners. The Tech...

Plano’s Closet makes Difference

Plano’s Closet makes Difference

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under News

Plano’s Closet is a club that works to make an impact on campus by collecting food and clothes for students in need. “Plano’s Closet is an umbrella for two different types of donations. Our first is food, called the Backpack Buddies program.” Jacqueline Mizeur said, the sponsor...

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