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Articles from The Enterprise 360° student-produced publication.

360° – Students and teachers offer tips for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are open for submissions, and each year students write or create art specifically for this contest with the guidance of English and creative writing teachers.

“Scholastic doesn’t censor ideas or limit students on what they can write about,” said English teacher Maureen Barclay, who is a juror for Scholastic at the Regional level. “The audience is teens and young adults, and so any topic is permissible.”

According to its website, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition program for grades 7-12, and it looks for work that “demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.”



360° – Soccer teams face new challenges in higher division

The girls and boys soccer teams will move up from Division II to Division I this year, hoping to advance further with previous experience and new members.

The teams will now play district games against Byrd, West Monroe, Pineville, Airline, Alexandria and Southwood.

The girls team has already begun preparing for their first scrimmage, on Oct. 31.


360° – Spanish Club embraces international communication

Spanish Club has embraced a new way of learning how to speak Spanish – through international communication.

“Usually, we have about 20 members show up to each meeting,” Co-President and senior Madison Parker said. “We are trying to grow our club attendance and offer more activities. We are hoping to have a larger variety in our games and ways to get to know each other.”

Through an app called italki, club members will be able to communicate with people abroad. Users who want to learn Spanish can communicate with other Spanish-speaking users, and Spanish-speaking users who want to learn English can also learn through this medium.


360° – Deadline for Close Up approaching

Close Up is a weeklong study from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2 in which students are able to see the workings and processes of the U.S. government through direct experience in the nation’s capital.

“On the trip they get to experience our government at work,” sponsor Loretta Hunt said. “They, of course, see all those monuments at the Smithsonian Institutions that they go to. The Close Up staff is very knowledgeable in the history of D.C.”

Along with these experiences, AP U.S. History teacher and Close Up sponsor Barbara Doughty said they also got to see the Women’s March last year because it was happening during that time. Both sponsors of the Close Up trip, Hunt and Doughty, look forward to this week every year.


360° – Gators come together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Students and faculty continue to volunteer and donate to help the families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes collected over $300 in a competition to see which homeroom could come together to raise the most money. All of the proceeds from the competition will be going to Manvel High School, which was affected by the hurricane.

English teacher Jason McInnis’s homeroom was the winner of the competition.

“I think they have a great heart and have a desire to help without being rewarded,” McInnis said. “I am very proud that they were excited to help.”

The Lady Gator volleyball team also contributed to the relief efforts.


360° – Video journal to capture memorable moments at Captain Shreve

A new initiative called “I want to remember this” is a type of video journal for the 2017-2018 school year that was started by Key Club this year.

“‘I want to remember’ is a new idea created by Mr. Scott,” Key Club member Nathan Rowley said. “Students record a portrait shot of themselves and something worth remembering at Captain Shreve.”

These videos don’t have to be long, and since students would most likely use their phones, they could capture the moment in seconds.

“They set their phone to record, film themselves saying ‘This is [insert name here], and I want to remember this,’” adviser Michael Scott said. “Then they video the moment they want to remember and narrate exactly what’s going on over the video.”

Many are excited for this new project, including senior and Key Club president Parker Smith.


360° – Swim team prepares for upcoming season in new division

With a larger roster and a new swimsuit design, the swim team is preparing for competition in Division I this season.

“The new division will prove to be a challenge to some of them,” swim team sponsor Ardala Wigman said. “But a lot of them do have the potential to qualify [for state].”

This year has brought several changes for the team. Last year the team was classified in Division II. They also had only two swimmers competing on the roster, whereas this year they hope to have more than 10. They will also have a brand new team swimsuit design, featuring gator scales.