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Students Find Success at Special Olympics

Aleah Goldberg, Copy Editor

May 15, 2014

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Members of the Special Olympics team participated in two events of the RRISD Special Olympics last month. McNeil students were successful at both the Round Rock Rotary Track Meet, which took place on April 5, and the Area 13 Special...

Voice of Reason

Nikki Eduave, Reporter

May 14, 2014

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Sophomore Violla George won second place at a district debate and speech competition April 5. A debater since her freshman year, George addressed the ignorance of Americans towards people of different backgrounds with her original...

Playing to State; The Top of the Team

Izzy Gallegos, Reporter

May 12, 2014

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The golf team had five seniors named to the Academic All-State teams. Seniors Natalie Windolph and Zachary Gibbons made the first team of the Academic All-State, senior Brett Gassman made second team, and seniors Caitlin Blair...

Mav Choirs Sing All the Winning Notes

Caroline Yong, Reporter

May 9, 2014

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Choir UIL, held at the PAC on April 24, turned out to be a major success. All four choirs received Sweepstakes, which is the highest rating possible in UIL competitions. “Getting Sweepstakes was a wonderful surprise,” senior...

HOSA to Sponsor Blood Drive

Nikki Eduave, Reporter

May 5, 2014

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HOSA will sponsor a blood drive for the The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the front of the school. In order to donate blood, donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at...

TAME Students Win Big at State Competition

Marwa Gujarathi, Reporter

April 28, 2014

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Five students traveled to Fort Worth at the campus of Lockheed Martin to compete in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) state competition April 11-12. The students first took their math and science tests,...

Choir Wins at Nationals

Christine Huynh, Reporter

April 23, 2014

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The choirs brought home not one, not two, but seven trophies from the Winter Park Ski Festival. All three choirs which participated received a ranking of Superior and Best In Class. In addition, Mixed Choir received overall ...

Return of the Dodgeball Tournament

Laura Wimmer, Reporter

April 21, 2014

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The annual dodgeball tournament, hosted by the senior class of 2014, will return Friday, April 25 in the gym. The competition will begin after school and the first match is expected to commence at 4:30. The cost for each team is...

HOSA Advances to Orlando for Nationals

Marwa Gujarathi, Reporter

April 18, 2014

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HOSA students traveled to San Antonio for the state competition March 29-30 with five advancing to Nationals June 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. The following students will represent McNeil: Saheel Chodavadia (10), first place in Medical ...

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