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The Student Voice of Prosper High School

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The Student Voice of Prosper High School

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The Student Voice of Prosper High School

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Sitting in his office, Principal John Burdett discusses plans for the day with Secretary Kim Winnubst. This year will be the last year for Burdett at Prosper, after being principal for five  years. “Being with kids, just creating things, spaces and structures that can help students find their passion and pursue it, helping them grow and fulfill their purpose in life,” Burdett said. “That’s my favorite piece.” 

Principal shares memorable moments, future plans

Anisha Mandem and Jake Radcliffe May 24, 2022

More than $52,000 raised for cancer research. More than 3,039 lives saved by blood drives. More than 700 state and national qualifiers. Five years. Hundreds of thousands of handshakes, laughs and...

As she clutches her dress, Anne Boleyn, played by junior Lauren Grammer, prepares for her death. Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry the VIII. Anne was kind of angling to gain the favor of the king, Grammer said. I would say she got a little bit in over her head, no pun intended. Obviously it didnt really work out for her, but I feel like she was very ambitious, and its very impressive she got as far as she did. She raised an absolute icon who reigned for 35 years.

Theater department steps back into 1500s

Cate Emma Warren, Photo Editor May 23, 2022

The theater department will debut their show Queens by Kristen Doherty for the public on Monday, May 23. The department will be traveling to Scotland and England this summer for the International...

As they stand to the left of senior Amanda Hare, adviser Lisa Roskens, sophomore Rock Hill High School competitor Zeeya Merchant and senior Prosper High School competitor Gabriella Winans help  Hare set up equipment. Due to unexpected problems with her printers connection, Hare switched to use Merchants equipment.  Hare, Winans, Merchant and Roskens had a limited amount of time to get the equipment switched and working due to time restraints before the competition started.

4-year competitor overcomes adversity at state meet

Rusty Joe Gonzales and Maya Contreras May 23, 2022

As she moves back and forth from computer to printer in a packed room in the San Jacinto building at the University of Texas, senior Amanda Hare tries to fix technology problems with only minutes to go...

The Collin College logo sits as the windows of the Celina campus building stay partially lit. The campus building finished construction in the fall of 2021. Students currently enrolled in Dual Credit class in either Prosper ISD high school are allowed to use the campus for learning, tutoring and other opportunities for school assistance like the writing center.

Prosper moves to increase from 30 to more than 50 dual credit opportunities

Cate Emma Warren May 20, 2022

This article first published in Prosper Highlights Magazine on May 5, 2022. As students selected the courses for next school year, there was a wider variety of dual credit class options available to...

As he creates new memories, sophomore 
Konstanstin von Friesen huddles up with his host family, the Bachs. Von Friesen has been staying with the Bach family for the past school year. “Living with my host family is just crazy. Because, I have two families, and 99% of people can’t say that of themselves,” von Friesen said. “Its just special, being part of two families. They will forever be in my heart – I really appreciate them, and it just makes you appreciate both families. It makes you see how great that is about family in Germany and a family in America.”

Update: Foreign exchange student reflects on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunities

Sofia Ayala, Reporter May 20, 2022

This article is a follow-up to a feature article by Gabriella Winans that published on Nov. 2. It's almost time. On June 1, sophomore Konstantin von Friesen will catch a plane back to his hometown...

As he motivates the students, Nicholas Jones works to hype up the crowd at one of the annual pep rallies at Hays Middle School. Jones will be leaving Hays to become the principal for the 2022-23 school year at Prosper High School. “I am going to miss the kids,” Jones said. “I hired all of the staff (at Hays). I opened the school, so every single person there, I hired. Thats going to be a challenge to leave them.

Jones’ Journey: Next year’s principal shares hopes to continue the school’s ‘great legacy’

Sofia Ayala, Reporter May 19, 2022

This article was first published in the first Eagle Nation InPrint edition.  From one legacy to another – Nicholas Jones will begin his next journey as the Prosper High principal for the 2022-23...

In a digitally-constructed image, photos from different sports are displayed. Prosper Independent School Districts Athletic Director is Valerie Little. The campus coordinators for Prosper High School are Brandon Schmidt and Erin Kauffman.

Eagle Sports Roundup: Year Review

Neena Sidhu, Sports Editor May 19, 2022

Over the past school year, the Prosper Eagles athletic teams have accomplished achievements in each sport. Below are some highlights. Archery The Prosper High School Archery team, led by Becky and Todd...

Senior and Executive Feature Editor Gabriella Winans walks back from the stage after receiving her medal in the state University Interscholastic League Headline Writing contest. Winans has competed for Prosper in UIL journalism invitational and official meets all four years of high school. She placed sixth at UIL State this year on May 6.

Feature Editor reflects on journalism as ‘the best thing that could have happened’

Anisha Mandem and Khushi Patel May 18, 2022

As she walks up to the stage to receive her award, Executive Feature Editor Gabriella Winans ends her last UIL meet as a state medalist. However, her journalism career doesn’t end here, as she plans...

A digitally constructed image shows Matthew Broderick lying on the ground. In their season finale and 16th episode of Over The Popcorn Bowl, seniors Amanda Hare, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans and Christi Norris talk about the 80s hit Ferris Buellers Day Off. The movie originally came out in 1986.

Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season Finale – Episode 16 – ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

In their 16th and final episode of "Over The Popcorn Bowl," seniors Amanda Hare, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans and Christi Norris talk about 80s-hit "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." This movies stars Matthew...

History’s Forgotten – Season 2 – Episode 7 – Our Forgotten Family History

Caleb Audia, Amanda Hare, and Christi Norris May 17, 2022

For the final episode of History's Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare are joined by genealogist Kathleen Norris. Kathleen shared some forgotten stories of Audia and Hare's...

Hands in the air, junior Carson McClendon celebrates with a no fly zone hand signal. This means that a defensive back was able to break up a pass. McClendon plays as a safety.

Spring football game highlights next year’s team, has community events

Neena Sidhu, Sports Editor May 17, 2022

Click the photo above to start an entire slideshow with captions full of information about the football Spring Ball game and community event on Saturday, May 14. Who: Prosper Eagles Football –...

A digitally constructed image shows senior Amanda Hare in her senior year. Hare has been on the Eagle Nation Online newspaper staff for three years, and served as the Executive Editor-in-Chief this year. As graduation approaches, I can only hope I’ve made everyone proud, Hare said in the attached column. As I’ve grown, I’ve learned to lean into what I love, and share it with others. Everyone around me knows I love Marvel, Taylor Swift and coffee, and I hope I’ve inspired others to share what gives them joy. That’s my advice to everyone, love freely. (Pictured are seniors Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans, Tiana Albino, Emily Cox, Emily Strong, Jasmine Henriquez, ENO adviser Lisa Roskens, Christine Hare, Barry Hare)

Senior Column: Executive Editor thanks friends, shares love

Amanda Hare May 16, 2022

As my time to leave the school – and Eagle Nation Online – approaches, I only know one thing: I want to be remembered by the things I love.  Yes, I got that from Taylor Swift, but it’s true....

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