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April 2015

Is it too late to graduate?

By Trent Collins, News Writer

Well, the time has come; it’s finally here. YES, GRADUATION. Graduation is less than a month away, so it’s time to step up to the plate. Everyone is excited about graduating, including myself. Graduation is a HUGE day for everybody: students, teachers, parents, and family members. In order to graduate with a diploma, you must make sure your grades are in order.

Students’ grades must be on the right path because they have to pass their classes they need Continue reading “Is it too late to graduate?”

People appreciate fathers on Father’s Day

The writer with her father and sisters. Left to right: Jaymar Simmons, Blair Simmons, Kyandra Simmons and Keirra Simmons. Photo by Sheila Webb, Special to the Sword and Shield.
The writer with her father and sisters. Left to right: Jaymar Simmons, Blair Simmons, Kyandra Simmons and Keirra Simmons. Photo by Sheila Webb, Special to the Sword and Shield.

By Kyandra Simmons, News Writer 

Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June, a day on which fathers are particularly honored by their children, especially with gifts, love and greeting cards. It’s a beautiful festival that acknowledges and appreciates the important role played by a father in raising a child.

“I love my father; he’s the love of my life. I wouldn’t trade him in for anything,” Mrs. Rona Stuart, history teacher, said. Continue reading “People appreciate fathers on Father’s Day”

Keenan dancers take the stage

By Kamya Gibbons, News Writer

The dance showcase takes place every year. This showcase consists of students’ own choreography. Students had the opportunity to either do a solo and/or dance with a partner.

Students must have a theme to represent their dance

“My theme will be on self-control,” Senior Shonteonna Harris said.

This showcase gives each student the opportunity to show her own choreography. This is the Continue reading “Keenan dancers take the stage”

Coach Spotlight: Rivera brings new life to Keenan

Story and Photo by Jordyn Reynolds, Sports Writer

Coach Pablo Rivera is the American Government, Economics and Foundations of US History teacher. He also is the assistant coach for the wrestling team and the head coach for the soccer team.

He has been coaching for two years.

“I have helped out as a volunteer but not formally as a coach,” Rivera said. Continue reading “Coach Spotlight: Rivera brings new life to Keenan”

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