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Cheer on the New Cheerleaders

Izzy Gallegos, Reporter

April 16, 2014

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The results for 2014 -2015 McNeil Cheer Team have been announced. Twenty-One girls tried out for varsity and 16 of them made the team. The new varsity girls are: freshmen Erica Flanary, Mason Maddox, Catherine Warrick, Haylee Ber...

Academy of Awesome Open to High School Students

Aleah Goldberg, Copy Editor

April 3, 2014

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As students move closer to the STAAR, AP, SAT and ACT testing of the spring, the amount of free time they have is slowly fading away. The Catalyst Teen Center is providing high school students with free opportunities to spend t...

Dance The Night Away: Prom tickets now on sale

Christine Huynh, Reporter

April 2, 2014

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Fancy dresses and elaborate ‘Will you go to prom with me’ signs are underway for the biggest event of the year: Prom. Held at the Bob Bullock Museum May 3, come for the food, dancing and memories with  significant others and...

We Can Show You the World

Anna Qi, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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It’s time to get a cultural experience. Friday, April 4 is the annual cultural fair showcasing the various cultures of McNeil’s student body. The fair includes booths representing up to 15 different countries and clubs, a fash...

It’s Gonna Be A Good Friday: RRISD gets bad weather waiver from TEA

Christine Huynh, Reporter

March 28, 2014

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Good news has come at last. The winter had been more unbearable this year and it earned RRISD three days of impromptu vacation. Now that the snow has thawed and spring is here, the possibility of makeup days appear. But no...

Pennies for Patients: Students donate change to help fight disease

Laura Wimmer, Reporter

March 26, 2014

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Over the past few weeks, McNeil High School as a whole has raised  $1,714.28 in classroom donations to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The class that raised the most was Al Balmer’s second period, coming in firs...

DECA Students Advance to Atlanta for Internationals

Marwa Gujarathi, Reporter

March 25, 2014

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February 19-22, 25 DECA students traveled to Dallas for the State Competition. Eight students won from their respective categories and will represent McNeil at the DECA Internationals in May in Atlanta. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it pa...

Students Compete at TFA State

Amrin Madhani, Reporter

March 24, 2014

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The week before spring break Keith Gruber (10), Jen Sloan (12) and Violla George (10) competed at the Texas Forensics Association, State Level. Once again, Gruber and Sloan enticed their audience by receiving 20th in State fo...

Struttin’ on the Runway: Mr. Mav Pageant Showcases Talent

Anna Qi, Reporter

March 20, 2014

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The 11th Annual Mr.Maverick Pageant will be Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Mr. Maverick is a male pageant showcasing talent, personality and poise. The 15 contestants represent the following clubs: AFJROTC, Bal...

HOSA Victors Advance to State

Laura Wimmer, Reporter

February 26, 2014

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HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) members competed in the HOSA Area Competition. Seven students in individual events advanced to state, as well as one team of students. Junior Judy Koag won first place with her Exte...

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