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April 2018 - page 3


April’s awareness for autism

Autism has a wide spectrum in terms of the intensity of the challenges endured by those diagnosed. One with autism on the higher end of the spectrum faces more challenges in daily activity, while one who does not face as many mental challenges would be viewed as on the lower end of the spectrum. Nonetheless, the evident disadvantages endured by people with autism on any end of the spectrum has prompted many to help spread awareness and educate others on the topic. Keep Reading


A look back: FSP-“yay”

Students and advisors look forward to the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA), state convention as a rite of passage. The organization promotes journalistic excellence in teens throughout the state. The competition that took place April 12-14 at the Wyndham hotel in Orlando hosts groups of students statewide involved in newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, online media and broadcast. Keep Reading


March on Washington: Students advocate for change

Thousands of activists gathered at the nation’s capital to demonstrate the need for gun reform in light of the 17 school shootings in 2018. Mar. 24 marked a change not only in the attitude of the country, but also the course of direction for future legislation. Keep Reading


Math team wins big at states

With all of the awards won by Heritage students, many could not contain their excitement. The team got to defend their state championship title they earned last year, and can now call themselves “back-to-back champions.” Keep Reading


Track team runs to regionals

While most superstitious people were looking out for black cats and broken mirrors Friday, April 13th, competitors at the FHSAA Class 2A-15 Track and Field Meet were looking out for Patriot runners. The Patriots dominated the district meet, qualifying to the regional meet in over 20 events. Keep Reading

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