Buy Yearbooks ASAP

Book prices will increase at the end April

Yearbooks are being sold for $85 now until Friday, April 28. After this, yearbooks will be $90 until Friday, May 12. Yearbooks will increase to $100 on Saturday, May 12. Go to Journalism teacher Dolores Caamano room B115 to purchase a yearbook via check or cash. To purchase a yearbook with a credit card or debit card, go to at yearbookforever.com.

  Caamano has a specific reason why she increases prices throughout the year. That debt could bankrupt the journalism budget.

  “It’s all about money, so for example, if we have 1,000 books ordered, and let’s say we only sell 600 presales, if we don’t sell those other 400 books, we get stuck with that bill,” Caamano said. “So if you want to think about it, the price was originally $70 so multiply that by 400. That’s like $28,000 that I could possibly be left with if I don’t sell the remainder of those books.” “I have to charge more because I have to compensate for those 400 books that might not get sold, so it’s all about making sure I don’t bankrupt my program.”

 Caamano says students should buy yearbooks in August instead of at the end of the school year.

“The best time to buy a yearbook is in August during prep days because that’s where they’re the cheapest, and I also usually give some type of discount, so for example, this past year, I gave away a free name stamp, which is a $10 value, so really they got their yearbook for $60 if they bought it in August,“ Caamano said. Yearbooks will be distributed Thursday, May 18 during all lunches. By Savannah Sevilla

Running into Districts

The Varsity Running events will compete today for their district meet

The Varsity running team will compete today in a chance to make it to regionals. They will be judged by their single performance on their events, excluding relay teams who will be judged by their entire performance. They will compete today at Heroes Stadium at 4 p.m.

“I feel pretty good about this season, it’s pretty competitive compared to last year,” sophomore Ricky Schwarz said. “I know I’ll come back next year ready to go all out.”

This season, the support was awesome from the athletes, fans, and coaches. Some athletes feel that the season will end strong.

“Every event was fun to watch and the energy in the crowd made it impossible to not stand and cheer,” sophomore Andrew Micek said. By Abby LaJeunesse

TOMORROW’S HEROES

Learn about the results of JROTC’s previous national competition

Out of 47 teams from across the nation, the girls Queen’s Guard Drill Team and the boys Black Watch Drill Team gave it their all after participating in the Army JROTC Nationals competition in Louisville, Kentucky from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2.

  “I’m extremely pleased and proud of the team,“ JROTC Army Instructor William Parr said.

  The girls did not go into this competition thinking they would do so well.

  “The Queen’s Guard drill team hasn’t competed at this level in five years, but we ended up getting fourth in the nation,” sophomore Madison Wallace said.

  The girls finished just 12 points shy from third place.

  “At first, missing third place by 12 points was extremely frustrating, but then we realized how there wasn’t even a team in the last five years; we should be proud of how we did,” Wallace said.

  The girls weren’t the only ones who succeeded from this competition.

  “The boys were 27 of 47 schools, and based on the tough competition, I think they did extremely well,” Parr said.

  The boys feel different about the results of nationals.

  “I think we could have done much better, but I’m proud of the team due to how we stay strong and keep our eyes on the goal,” freshman Brandon Kwon said.

  Both teams are determined to improve for next year’s competition.

  “We know what it takes to get to Army Nationals, and we will practice harder than [ever] before,” Wallace said. By Bella Bar-Yadin

Drumming Up Success

Drumline competition on March 11

The drumline competition will be held this Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m in Houston at Dekaney High School.

Prelims are $14, finals are $16, and combos are $24. Armbands will be provided only for parents and staff who travel with the group. Students and chaperones will be transported on charter busses and provided with meals and snacks.

Drumline will be returning Sunday, March 12 at 3:45 a.m.

“I feel very confident going into this next competition,” sophomore and drumline member Joey Griffin said. “ We’re working very hard; it’s going to be amazing.” By Haley Espitia

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