Mill Valley News

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

New table tennis club promotes fun and competitive environment for its members

New table tennis club promotes fun and competitive environment for its members

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The rhythmic bouncing of pingpong balls and shouts of victory could be heard from the senior cafe as the table tennis club gathered for its weekly meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 25. A normal meeting for the club includes table tennis matches to 11 or 21 and king of the court. Students of all s...

Teachers should not assign group projects

Teachers should not assign group projects

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

There are two types of people when it comes to group projects: The person that dedicates their time to making the project as perfect as possible, and the person who watches as all the work gets done for them. Group projects are rarely a collaborative effort and that is why individual projects should ...

Students grow closer after their families combine

Students grow closer after their families combine

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Waking up in a rush in the morning, senior Alec Schiffman and junior Emma Smith get dressed and hurriedly push past each other as they leave the house to commute to school in separate cars. While many students attend school with their biological siblings, a few students attend the same high school a...

Eligible seniors register for the upcoming midterm election

Eligible seniors register for the upcoming midterm election

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Seniors had the opportunity to register to vote during lunch on Friday, Oct. 5 for the upcoming midterm election. Senior Annie Myers helped organized the voter registration fair and thinks everyone should register because of how easy the process is. “Registering to vote is super easy; you...

Brothers transfer from Free State for Mill Valley football program

Brothers transfer from Free State for Mill Valley football program

Sophie Lecuru and Anna Owsley

September 22, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

Although senior Jordan Preston and junior Marcus Preston have only been students at Mill Valley since second semester of last year, they have already made a big impact on the football program. Jordan serves as the quarterback while Marcus is a wide receiver for the team. Since the brothers’ trans...

Girls tennis team finishes third at Varsity Jaguar invitational

Girls tennis team finishes third at Varsity Jaguar invitational

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under FALL, GIRLS TENNIS, SPORTS, Top stories

Facing eight other teams, the Lady Jags fought through the heat to earn third place at their home Varsity Jaguar Invitational meet on Saturday, Sept.15, placing behind St. Thomas Aquinas and St. James Academy. Placing first in her singles playoff bracket, sophomore Sophie Lecuru was pleased w...

Students should manage their time more efficiently

Students should manage their time more efficiently

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

My carefree summer was spent being with friends, going to the lake and playing lots of tennis. However, summer must come to an end and the school year must begin. This left me in a frenzy as I tried to manage the time I suddenly no longer had. I was struggling to meet the deadlines of not only my sc...

New library will offer a variety of programs for patrons

New library will offer a variety of programs for patrons

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, Special coverage

There’s more to the new Monticello Library than the many shelves of books, rows of Mac computers and friendly librarians. The library plans to offer several programs targeting teens that it hopes will generate even more public interest in the future. The library will start offering programs in ...

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