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Feature articles focus on students, faculty, and administrators who have made an impact on the campus community.


Charging up a Healthy Heritage

Recycling batteries helps cut back on carbon dioxide emissions because mining metals and the battery production increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Healthy Heritage uses repurposed containers (that would have otherwise been dumped in a landfill) placed around campus, to collect these batteries. Keep Reading


Celebrating National Autism Awareness Month

About 1% of the world population has autism spectrum disorder, and the prevalence of autism in the United States is estimated at 1 in 59 births. The official Autism Awareness Day is April 2, but the entire month is dedicated to spreading a message of acceptance and recognition. Keep Reading


The impact of a right-hand woman

For just under 20 years, new and old families walking into the admissions office were greeted by Mrs. Sandy Lopez. After moving up the ranks from a phone operator, to administration assistant and eventually up to Mr. William Laurie and Dr. Doug Laurie’s personal assistant, Mrs. Lopez is saying goodbye to what she calls her second family and taking on her next challenge in life. Keep Reading


Q&A: Mrs. Gregor

Starting with this article, I’m going to be doing monthly teacher question-and-answers (Q&A’s). After choosing a teacher, students may send any questions they may have for the teacher to my email (pl208162@ahschool.com) and all appropriate questions will be asked. This month, I chose to interview Mrs. Dawn Gregor, a long-time AP and Honors Chemistry teacher at Heritage, since she is a beloved teacher who will be leaving next year. Her students, both past and present, were very eager to submit questions. To find out more about Mrs. Gregor through this Q&A, read on. Keep Reading


Guiding students’ futures

While the college process is very intensive for students, counselors have to put in just as much work when helping students navigate every step of the way. Each of Heritage’s seven college counselors manages between 50 and 60 students. Although students have a degree of understanding that college counselors have a hefty task to fulfill when helping seniors apply to colleges, it’s difficult to gain a full perspective from the outside. Keep Reading

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