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The Student Voice of Prosper High School

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The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

Kaya Miller

Kaya Miller, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Kaya Miller, originally from Los Angeles, California, moved to Prosper, Texas in 2017. She attends Prosper High School as a senior. This is her third year on staff, and she is co-editor-in-chief of Eagle Nation Online and editor-in-chief of the print newspaper Eagle Nation Times. Miller is on the Prosper debate team as historian. She is also president of the Spanish Honor Society. Miller is also on the Dallas Rowing Club Juniors team. In her free time, she enjoys baking and playing guitar.

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Before driving to the final four game in Houston, Texas, the Prosper Girls lacrosse team are sent off by the Prosper Fire Department. The girls lost  11-15 in the state semi-finals against Coppell. The game was hosted at Friendswood High School.

Eagle Brief: May 13 – 22

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
May 13, 2024
At UT Austin, sophomore Kate Pemberton celebrates the bronze medal at the UIL State track meet today. Pemberton competes in pole vault. She completed a new PR of 12 feet.

Eagle Brief: May 6 – 12

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
May 6, 2024
After taking first place at regionals in Literary Criticism, freshman Suhani Singh holds the plaque with her championship and state-advancing teammates freshman Sahasra Dittakavi and sophomore Nainika Ronanki. Dittakavi and Ronanki also will advance in Ready Writing, after Dittakavi took first and Ronanki claimed the third-place qualifying spots. UIL held the Region I-6A competition at Rock Hill April 26. These qualifiers will compete May 15 at the state UIL Academic Meet in Austin.

Eagle Brief: April 29 – May 5

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
April 29, 2024
After golf regionals, sophomore Erica Lee, junior Kendall Simms, freshman Tatum Churchman, freshman London Pearson and junior Sophia Duque present their scores. The team finished fifth and were district champions. Churchman led with a score of 71.

Eagle Brief: April 22 – 28

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
April 22, 2024
Running toward the ball, sophomore Ava Germany dribbles past her opponent. It felt great to make it to state, Germany said. The games leading up were all games that had people biting their nails. It came down to the last minute in every playoff game it felt like. I think the biggest challenge our team faced during state was confidence. Everyone believed in us to win we just had to believe in ourselves and even with the result we got I believe we could have been more confident.

Eagle Brief: April 15 – 21

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
April 15, 2024
Trophy in the air, the Varsity Girls soccer team celebrates qualifying for state. The team beat Marcus on April 6. The team is selling t-shirts so click the link below to order one.

Eagle Brief: April 8 – 14

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
April 8, 2024
After their competition, the girls robotics team celebrates advancing to state. They competed against 38 other teams. All three of the PISD robotics teams made it to the semi-finals with 5411 RoboTalons being the 4th seed alliance captains. They teamed up with 9105 TechnoTalons and came in 5th place. 9492 LadyTalons were chosen by the 7th seed alliance captain and came in 4th place.

Eagle Brief: April 2 – 7

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
April 3, 2024
Joined by the Prosper and Rock Hill varsity baseball teams, Jaxson Little stands on the PHS field. Prior to game time, the teams recognized Little and his journey. Both teams wore orange during pregame for both games, in honor of Little.

Eagle Brief: March 25 – 31

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
March 25, 2024
Phone in hand, senior Savannah Smith shows her Tiktok profile. Smith currenty has 116K followers, and 14.9 million likes. Her profile is @savannahlsmith.

‘Study girl’ grows Tiktok following

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
March 20, 2024
In Long Beach, California, ENN and EPG celebrate their awards at the Student Television Network National Convention. ENN received the Broadcast Excellence award for the first time ever. EPG received best drama film.

Eagle Brief: March 18 – 24

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
March 18, 2024
At the Prosper town hall, theatre officers from PHS, RHHS and WGHS stand with Fine Arts Director Tim Doyle and Mayor David Bristol after Theatre in Our Schools was proclaimed Feb. 27. TIOS is a national campaign to promote and spread awareness about the benefits of theatre education. Theatre in Our Schools Month is important because it raises awareness about the value of theatre education in schools, junior Annabelle Nugent said. It emphasizes the positive impact performing arts on students, promoting creativity, collaboration, and individuality.

Eagle Brief: March 4 – 10

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
March 4, 2024
Holding up their national qualifier plaques, sophomore Tanish Chauhan, junior Avery Parker and Junior Mahnoor Waqas. They competed in congressional debate. In total there were nine national qualifiers.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 26 – Mar. 3

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
February 26, 2024
Brainstorming, senior Taryn Stilson writes poems in her journal. Stilsons favorite hobby is creative writing. Sometimes as I write, I just continue on an idea and then it kind of morphs into something else, Stilson said. So I think that thats what happened, and I created my own dystopian society. Mr. Smith said it was kind of Star Trek II accidentally – I dont watch Star Trek.

Writing serves as creative outlet for senior

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
February 23, 2024
Before the DECA award ceremony, seniors Keeley Dailey, Architha Yerragunta, Kaya Miller and Rithika Chakrapani are dressed professionally. The DECA state competition was held in Houston Feb. 15-17. Six students qualified for the international competition.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 20 – 25

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
February 20, 2024
As he looks at his laptop, DJ Jay Hall focuses on making the next selection for the pep rally. Hall is a DJ for hire at DFW Pro DJs. He made an appearance at the winter sports pep rally on Feb. 9.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 12 – 18

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
February 12, 2024
During a doubles race, senior Kaya Miller nears the midpoint of her rowing race. During this regatta, she placed 3rd in her quad race and 2nd in her doubles race. It was during fall season which have distance races from 4K-6K meters.

Column: Rowing teaches student dedication

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
February 6, 2024
Preparing for a debate tournament, junior Katya Kondragunta reads over speeches. The PHS Debate Team competed at the Jasper tournament on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3. There will be a Speech and Debate interest and informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 5 in the RHHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 5 – 11

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
February 5, 2024
At the PEagle, College Week begins. The week of Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, different colleges will have tables for students to visit. Read below for the specific colleges that will attend for each day.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
January 29, 2024
After the DECA district competition, the PCIS students gather and celebrate the state qualifiers. The district seven competition was hosted on Jan. 16 at the Irving Convention Center. The 58 students that qualified from PHS will compete at the state competition in Houston on Feb. 17.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 22 – 28

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
January 22, 2024
As she reaches forward, junior Duhita Sharma prepares for her next move. PHS Swim and Dive celebrated seniors on Jan. 10. Senior night and the last home meet of the season was hosted at the PISD Natatorium at 4 p.m.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 16 – 21

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
January 16, 2024
In the PHS arena, winter and spring sports will be introduced at Meet the Eagles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, and will begin at 6 p.m. Athletes from the baseball, wrestling, track, powerlifting, softball, basketball, golf and soccer teams will be introduced.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 8 – 14

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
January 8, 2024
At the Prosper vs. Rockhill game on Jan. 2, head basketball coach Scott Imes performs a speech on sophomore and teammate Jaxson Little. Little is fighting leukemia, and Prosper has supported him with the hashtag #LittleStrong. The first 100 people at the Varsity Girls basketball game, and  the first 150 people at the Varsity Boys basketball game got a #LittleStrong shirt.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 3 – 7

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
January 3, 2024
In the Nest, senior Kaylyn Chung puts together Legos. There is a competition between the PISD high schools to donate toys to children for the holidays. The school of the most amount of Lego hearts built on their Lego wall will win.

Eagle Brief: Dec. 11 – 17

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
December 11, 2023
During the PHS volleyball game against Rockhill, head coach Ashlee McCormick directs a player. She was named Dallas- Forth-Worth All-Area Coach of the Year. She won this award alongside her player and senior Ayden Ames who was named DFW All-Area MVP of the Year.

Eagle Brief: Dec. 4 – 10

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
December 4, 2023
In the PHS gym, senior Courtney Reed gets ready to donate blood. Carter Blood Care works with the HOSA organization to host a blood drive for students today, Nov. 27. Seniors can get an honor cord for graduation if they donate twice – once in the first semester and once in the second semester. There will be another opportunity for 16-year-olds (with a parent-signed form) and 17-year-olds (and older) to donate in the spring. Every blood drive we do saves so many lives, HOSA sponsor and health sciences teacher Kelli Factor said. As you know, there is a massive shortage of blood available, so this really does make a difference for our community. Every pint collected can save up to three lives.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
November 27, 2023
In the PHS arena, senior Ayden Ames commits to UT Austin for D1 Volleyball on Signing Day. Ames switched her commitment from University of Nebraska to UT. The PHS Volleyball team qualified for the UIL State tournament.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 13 – 19

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
November 13, 2023
Holding a trophy, varsity volleyball seniors Allie Duits, Sydney Thornton, Ayden Ames, Taylor Gardner and Reese Renfrow celebrate winning the Area Champions title. The team will face Allen High School on Tuesday Nov. 7. Ames decommitted from Nebraska University and committed to University of Texas.

Eagle Brief : Nov. 6 – 12

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
November 6, 2023
In front of the fire station sign, Prosper Police Department Chief Doug Kowalski, junior Christina Krasnova, senior Parker Reynolds, junior Isabel Multer, senior Riley McConnell, Fire Department Assistant Chief Shaw Eft and Fire Department Chief Stuart Blasingame finish off the training hosted at the Childrens Health Stadium. Reporters from ENN and ENO got to attend the training for Prosper PD, FD, FBI, PISD and others. A slideshow and story will publish on the specifics of the mock event.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
October 30, 2023
Holding up a five, the trumpet section of the band celebrates getting fifth place at UIL Area C. The top six competing bands advance to state. PHS Band has not qualified for the UIL State competition since 2018.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 23 – 29

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
October 23, 2023
At the game against Mckinney Boyd High School, seniors Gretchen Teigen and Charlotte Walley stand on the sideline of the field dressed for the Pink Out theme. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Student Council honored PHS staff who overcame breast cancer by giving them gift baskets during the pep rally on Oct. 13.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 16 – 22

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
October 16, 2023
Holding up their awards, senior Jasmine Brown, sophomore Madison Koepp, sophomore Calista Swick, senior Parker Reynolds, senior Kross Nickerson, senior Coleman Meier, junior Isabel Multer, sophomore William Norris, senior Landry Long, sophomore Colton Boston, freshman Dylan Mize, sophomore Nuala Adams, junior Bradston Swick, junior Christina Krasnova, and freshman Mark Carbajal celebrate ENO and its sister journalism program ENN. The teams went to San Antonio for the Fall Fiesta journalism convention. ENO received fourth place in online news.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 9 – 15

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
October 10, 2023
Holding trophies, seniors Maxwell McCleary, Lauren Stein Maiya Oyakawa, Arjun Chati and junior Elianna Barger celebrate winning first place. The Prosper Marching Band placed first at the Plano East Marching Invitational held on Sept. 30. This year their band show name is Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 2 – 8

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
October 2, 2023
In the nest, 2023 PHS graduate Caitlyn “Cat” Schurter paints a bookshelf. Shurter attends California Polytechnic University. The nest offers outlets for creativity with the Makerspace that holds resources and technology available to students.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
September 25, 2023
During the pep rally, Principal Nick Jones gets ready to introduce The Talonettes. This is PHSs second pep rally. The next five will be held throughout the football season.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 18 – 24

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
September 18, 2023
In their Talonettes uniforms, sophomores Abigail McGregor and Katie Lynn stand with the band at the Rockwall football game. McGregor and Lynn sit and play with the band during the game but perform with the Talonettes during halftime. The Prosper football team lost this non-district matchup, 47-41.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 11-17

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
September 11, 2023
As his name is announced, senior Parker Browning celebrates winning homecoming king with his mom Jennifer Browning. Browning won king with senior queen Brianna Marler. Browning is on the varsity football team and Marler is the captain of the Talonettes drill team. More homecoming photos will publish tomorrow, too.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 5-10

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
September 5, 2023
Lining the hallway wall, the Talonettes door decoration presents a theme based on the   
Taylor Swift Eras tour. Every advisory class had the opportunity to decorate their doors in a music theme for the homecoming door decoration contest. One of the spirit days also allowed students to decorate in Taylor Swift outfits.

Eagle Brief Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
August 28, 2023
Introducing himself, announcer Eric Manto  opens Meet the Eagles. Manto is the announcer for PISD games and events at the Childrens Health Stadium. This week will be the first football game against Euless Trinity.

Eagle Brief Aug. 21-25

Kaya Miller, Co Editor-in-chief
August 21, 2023
After being introduced, sophomore Keira Williams, freshman Sienna Acuff, freshman Avery Ringger, freshman Daya Saravanan, junior Adam Chong, senior Eli McWard, senior Jaeda Crabtree, junior Caroline Manning, sophomore Alanys Aviles Barbosa and senior Nolan Heimbuch take a waterpolo team group picture. The team had just come from playing at the Keller tournament. Many of the same seniors and members were reintroduced after walking with the swim and dive team.

Eagle Brief: Aug. 14-20

Kaya Miller, Editor-in-chief
August 14, 2023
Leaping over the bar, senior Riley Perumal completes her pole vault event at the Dan Christie Relays track meet. Perumal placed fourth at the meet. Perumal will continue her pole vault career at the Naval Academy.

Senior pole vaulter commits to Naval Academy

Kaya Miller, Executive News Editor
March 20, 2023
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