Around the campus: highlights of the week

by Brooke Nowakowski | Editor-in-Chief

In typical fashion, the Jaguars have been proving their mettle on countless fronts as the competition and performance season continues.

Football faced the undefeated Steele, and gave the former state champs a run for their money in Johnson’s first playoff game. San Marcos will host our varsity volleyball team in their first go at the state tournament, taking on Coppell High School and representing the San Antonio area as regional champions.Tickets to the 7:00 PM game will be ten dollars for adults and five for students. A swim meet in Dallas left the Aquatics team with first-place honors for the boys and an admirable second-place for the girls. Similar success was seen in Corpus Christi, as the girls basketball team took home a tournament win while claiming all-tourney honors for multiple players.

A hard-earned shout-out is due to Natalie Langan, who represented the double-J nation at the State Cross-Country Meet and walked away with a placing of 24th among over 100 state qualifiers. In addition, cheer squads at the JV and varsity levels earned respective first-place marks at the Cheer Star competition, and will be making a trip of their own to San Marcos to earn a bid in February’s National High School Cheerleading Championship.

Of course, we would be loathe to forget the excitement of the band and color guard, who returned from Indianapolis- and their first trip to the prestigious Bands of America Grand National Championship- with the phenomenal title of eighth in the nation. The placing is better than any ever seen by a school in the history of the NEISD, and won’t soon be forgotten by band members or fans alike. They and the cast and crew of theater’s recent production of “The Glass Menagerie” will hopefully enjoy a restful Thanksgiving break, along with the rest of  high-flying peers.


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