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Junior Natalie Walters

Junior Natalie Walters

Kassandra Darnell

December 13, 2018

“Christmas tree sales happen at Carmel United Methodist Church, my church, and we basically do the sales to make money for our mission trips that the youth goes on, and the rest of the money goes to the church. It’s a great experience to help other people get a tree and help yourself in the future to...

Junior Maya Kislyuk

Junior Maya Kislyuk

Kris Otten

December 13, 2018

“What I do to give back during the holidays is create a campaign raising money to buy toys and gift cards for the children and families battling cancer this holiday season. My goal is instead of bringing awareness, it is to bring joy to those who may be going through some dark times in such a joyful ti...

Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossoms

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by senior Tori Moss, who said this recipe holds importance to her because her grandmother would always enlist her and her cousins for help to make these treats every year. She said each kid would have their own job, and the family would all work together to create a bunch of...

Christmas Cake Cookies

Christmas Cake Cookies

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by junior Linh Nguyen, who said baking is important to her because it brings her family closer together. She said they love trying new recipes, even if they don't always work out. She said this was a new recipe she tried out for this year. Ingredients: Funfetti cake mix...

Students use athletic talent to give back during holiday season

Students use athletic talent to give back during holiday season

Marissa Ryan

November 16, 2018

Victoria Nopporn This thanksgiving, while many families will wake up, ready to smell turkey roasting in the oven, Audrey Kaul, women’s cross country runner and junior, plans to be at the annual Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash. The race not only donates to Wheeler Mission, a foundation that prov...

Junior Pari Mollabashy

Junior Pari Mollabashy

Angela Li

November 16, 2018

“I always get asked what my race is. No one knows that I’m half-Korean and half-Persian until I tell them, and it can be frustrating sometimes... Although I sometimes still feel like the odd one out, I finally feel like I fit in with my friends, and I think it’s very important for people to ...

Junior Markus Ilo

Junior Markus Ilo

Angela Li

November 16, 2018

“We turn normal people into ballroom dancers. We just take people who don’t know anything about dancing and we teach them a few steps and some technique and eventually they become quite good at what they do.”

Sophomore Brian Waddell

Sophomore Brian Waddell

November 16, 2018

“I play on the basketball team. It’s impacted me because we have players that come in and push each other every day, and it’s helped me off the basketball court.”

Senior Andrea Paternina Pinedo

Senior Andrea Paternina Pinedo

Victoria Nopporn

November 16, 2018

“Being Colombian is important to me because it allows me to be able to connect with people throughout the world regardless of nationality, because we speak the same language—Spanish. This helps me grow as a person because not only do I have the opportunity to interact with English speakers, but als...