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Alexis Hightower

Alexis Hightower, Railroader Design Team

Alexis is a senior and has been a part of the Railroader staff for three years and will serve as a part of the Design Team this year. She has also participated in National Honor Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and tennis. She is undecided in what college she will be attending, but plans to major in biology.

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Students and teachers help each other down the track to finish out their event. Many parents and teachers came out to support the students in the track meet and ended the day with a cookout.

Spring Track Meet

April 27, 2018
Chanting along Junior Emma Ellis rallies with the students while they show respect to those who have lost their lives in the school shootings. The student led rally were started by the students in Parkland, FL so they would be able to share their story across the states.

Student Led March

March 14, 2018
Hemming the edge of the table cloth, sophomore Emily Penner guides the piece  of fabric while it goes through the machine. Fashion 2 and 3 students helped FACS teacher Molly Schauf, by finishing the table cloths for a CTE event.

Fashion Studios

January 24, 2018
Taking the lead, freshman Jamilid Romero walks with her group taking advice from their adviser Patrice Olias. Azteca members practiced throughout the week to perform at Taste of Newton.

Azteca Dance Practice

October 24, 2017
Ready to row down the hall, freshman Alex Velverda marches in step with the others performing their second big group dance. The boys participated in two huge group dances that night reviewing over all of their steps with Mrs. Olias.

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October 24, 2017
Gathered together, the small trio worked together on their solo performance.

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October 24, 2017
On the sidelines, the boys work on stepping in time with Mrs. Olias.

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October 24, 2017
With much devotion, grade Ashley Salgado puts all her effort in the dance while all eyes are on her.

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October 24, 2017
Taking center stage, junior Christopher Rodriguez Rivera and freshman Alex Valverde caress candles for their featured dance. Throughout practice that afternoon, the boys flowed in and out of the dances with other featured props.

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October 24, 2017
Moving to the beat sophomore Jacquelin Rigero works with her dance partner freshman Maria Romero Reyes. This year their was fourteen girls and five boys who participated in the dance.

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October 24, 2017
Taking the lead, freshman Jamilid Romero walks with her group taking advice from their adviser Patrice Olias. Azteca members practiced throughout the week to perform at Taste of Newton.

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October 24, 2017
Prepping for the matches ahead seniors Kailei Sidebottom and Claudia Canete Molero sit down for a braiding session. That day Sidebottom played singles and Canete Molero played doubles with senior Valentina Samuelli.

Girls JV Tennis Meet

October 7, 2017
With a rap on his gavel, senior Toni Synder concludes his last meeting as president of FCCLA.

FCCLA Banquet

May 1, 2017
Seniors Dylan Shaw,  Riley Libel and junior Ivy Smith race to the finish line of their classs pancake race.

Pancake Races

April 11, 2017
Junior Hannah Rogers moves smoothly through her lane, backstroking until the end of the pool. All of the swimmers were stretching and building up their muscles preparing for future swim meets.

Girls Swimming

March 17, 2017
Preparing for the season, sophomores Hannah Becker and Kori Roberson warmup their muscles for practice. The girls swimming season began on February 27, 2017.

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March 17, 2017
Kicking off of the pool, junior Kit Kingsley makes a headstart down her lane.

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March 17, 2017
Senior Emily Robinson starts of her final season of swimming fluttering down her lane on a boogy board. This season, the team has about seven meets to prepare for not including AVCTL or state.

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March 17, 2017
Boogy boarding down their lane, juniors Jasmine Powell and Abby Hatch chat while warming up. They started up their third season of being on the swim team the last week of February.

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March 17, 2017
Senior Nadia Montelongo swims her way down the far lane of the pool. This is Montelongos fourth year being on the swim team.

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March 17, 2017
Cutting her way through the pool, freshman Emily Penner practices for her first week of swimming practice. Their first meet will be held at Wichita Heights high school on Friday March 31st.

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March 17, 2017
Junior Hannah Rogers moves smoothly through her lane, backstroking until the end of the pool. All of the swimmers were stretching and building up their muscles preparing for future swim meets.

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March 17, 2017
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