Eagle Brief: Nov. 15 – 19

Girls cross country places second at state, Esports wins tournament, Early Signing Day Ceremony honors athletes


Amanda Hare

Behind seniors Aubrey O’Connell, Molly McDougal, Jordyn Herrera, Ava Dinverno and Kylie Rogers, head girls soccer coach Taylor Baca talks at the Early Signing Day Ceremony. O’Connell signed to run cross country at Oklahoma State University. Early Signing Day occured Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Amanda Hare, Executive Editor in Chief

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Eagle Update


  • The monthly school board meeting will occur Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Varsity boys golf will compete in the Argyle Fall Open away Monday, Nov. 15.
  • Varsity girls basketball will play Rockwall-Heath away Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Varsity boys basketball will play Rockwall home Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Varsity swim and dive will compete in TISCA away Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 18-20.
  • Varsity wrestling will compete in the South Oak Cliff Duel home Thursday, Nov. 18.
  • Varsity boys basketball will play Jesuit away Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.
  • Varsity girls wrestling will play in the Lady Cougar Duels away Saturday, Nov. 20.
  • Thanksgiving break will occur from Nov. 22-26.

Student Council organized dress-up days for Nov. 15-19:

  • Monday: Family – freshmen dress as toddlers, sophomores as elementary students, juniors as middle school students, seniors as fraternity or sorority members and teachers as senior citizens
  • Tuesday: Individuality – wear crazy hats and socks
  • Wednesday: Entertainment – dress up as a TV, movie or video game character
  • Thursday: Unity – freshmen wear red, sophomores wear orange, juniors wear yellow, seniors wear white and teachers wear brown
  • Friday: Expression – bring anything but a backpack


  • Cross country competed in the UIL 6A State Meet. The girls team finished as state runner-up. The boys team placed eigth in the state.
    • Senior Aubrey O’Connell finished the 5K race as state runner-up.
    • Junior Shewaye Johnson finished third overall.
    • O’Connell and Johnson both earned CCAT All-State Honors.
  • The Texas Association of Future Educators participated in an area meet on Friday, Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Commerce. Six students — Ashley Bledsoe, Alivia DiDonato, Riley Dossett, Suhyoon Lee, Morgan Reese and Skyler Stubblefield — advanced to the state meet which occurs in March.
  • FFA competed at the District 4 LDE Contest in Anna Thursday, Nov. 11. The chapter took home second place sweepstakes.
    • Ag. Issues: 1st Place, Area Qualifier — Lauren Helbling, Abigail Koury, Lauren Marr, Sophie Patrick, Alex Seymour, Sydney Topper
    • Radio: 1st Place, Area Qualifier — Taylor Cavender, Madelyn Goodwin, Lauren Helbling
    • Sr. Quiz: 2nd Place, Area Qualifier — Zoe Campbell, Marissa Hunter, Ashley Manganilla, Cameron Sanchez
    • Ag. Advocacy: 3rd Place — Kaley Kern, Abby Schrah, Brynlee Sullivan, Alyssa Vor
    • Sr. Skills: 3rd Place — Laci Alsdurf, Josey Claggett, Emma Ortega, Kyndall Shufordbeets, Maria Soloveva
    • Job Interview: 4th Place — Cameron Sanchez
    • Public Relations: 4th Place — Tate Lauby, Kaitlynn McDermott, Kendall Scott, Ashlee Holmquest
    • Greenhand Creed Speaking: 4th Place — Daniel Huntington
    • Sr. Creed Speaking: 4th Place — Maria Soloveva
    • Greenhand Quiz: 5th Place — Landry Bowling, Lucy Ramsey, Carly Raymond
  • The Esports team won first place at the GCISD Rocket League Tournament.
  • The Early Signing Day Ceremony occured Wednesday, Nov. 10 before school. 15 seniors signed to play sports at a college at the ceremony.