List of 5 news stories.

  • The Review Sweeps Lone Star Awards

    The Houston Press Club has announced the results of the annual Lone Star Awards, and editors of The Review swept the student print news or feature story category, which was open to college and high school publications.

    First place went to Executive Editor Dani Yan '18 for his story on Evan '18 and Steve Hammerman's water rescue missions during Harvey: “Deliverance: How a father-son duo decided to brave Harvey’s waters.” Yan, a four-year veteran of The Review, will be attending Duke University in the fall.

    Second place went to assignment editor Sophie Caldwell's special report on the importance of consent education: “Culture of Silence: How a lack of consent education harms high school students.” Caldwell, a rising senior, was recently named one of two Editors-in-chief for 2018-2019.

    A trio of editors shared third place for their team reporting on school safety and security. Executive Editor Dani Yan, Online Editor-in-chief Emily Chen '18, and copy editor Sophie Gillard wrote “Locked Down: Campus security changes prove vital," which was the cover story for the January issue, just five weeks before the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Chen, who spent four years on The Review, will be attending Brown University in the fall. Gillard, a rising senior, will become news editor next year.
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  • Genson Hooper-Price

    Mavericks Shine on SPC Saturday

    Sunshine and Mavericks made for a good mix on SPC Saturday. Boys' Track and Field won their second SPC championship in the last three years and Girls' Tennis joined Girls' Golf for back-to-back spring season titles.
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  • 2018 Girls' Golf SPC Champions!

    SPC Record Champs!

    Maverick Girls' Golf started the final round of the SPC tournament with a 24 shot lead and almost doubled it for SPC record score of 615 and a back to back SPC Championship. Christine Wang shot the two lowest scores for each round (71, 70). Denise Pan had a pair of 72's and May McCabe shot 77 in the final round to join Wang and Pan with All SPC honors. Runner-up Hockaday finished with 660 points. Led by All SPC Sean O'Neal's 79/73 performance, St. John's Boys finished fourth (643). For complete scores and results please click here.
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  • Class 7 Stratostar Balloon Launch

    On Friday, April 20, Class 7 students traveled to Hohlt Park in Brenham, TX, to launch 33 science experiments to the stratosphere aboard four weather balloons. The balloons reached altitudes as high as 98,000 feet. While most came down near Conroe, one balloon traveled 160 miles and landed at the Texas/Louisiana border.

    The project came about in December 2016 when the Class 7 science teachers, Ms. Gant and Mr. White, started chatting with the Middle School Technology Specialist, Dr. Hemenway, about the weather unit curriculum. The teachers wanted to make it more interesting and authentic, while adhering to the fundamental goal of the science program: for students to learn the scientific process, design experiments, identify variables, analyze data, and communicate results to a broader audience. After extensive research, the teachers chose to partner with Stratostar because students could further their study of weather while also developing their experimental design skills. By using weather balloons as a launch vehicle, the students were given the opportunity to collect data in conditions that would be difficult to replicate in the classroom.

    Each balloon was launched with three payload boxes. One of the boxes handled the telemetry for the system. The other two boxes contained student-designed experiments from all fields of science, some of which included:

    • Examining genetic mutations in bacteria exposed to high levels of UV radiation at altitude
    • Measuring the electric generation performance of solar panels at different altitudes
    • Sampling VOC levels in the different layers of the atmosphere
    "We chose to work with Stratostar because, first of all, the prospect of launching weather balloons to 90,000 ft. is very interesting and awe-inspiring. More importantly, though, we were drawn to this project because it would give our students the chance to design their own scientific experiments and allow them to participate authentically in the scientific process, rather than just complete a lab from a textbook," said Mr. White. He also appreciated the support of Philip Cannon, who was "instrumental in going to bat for this project in order to secure the funds."

    To watch a video of the launch, click here. To see stats on the balloon flights, click here.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    We enjoyed hosting our Grandparents and Special Friends on campus Friday! Visitors gathered in Flores Hall for a light breakfast before watching a performance by Kindergarten, Class 1, 6, and 9 students in the VST. Everyone was "walking on sunshine" by the time it was over. Afterwards, volunteers guided guests to the Fine Arts Annex to get a photo in the one of the photo booths, and faculty members welcomed the visitors to their rooms for classroom visits.

    A special thank you goes to all of the Grandparents Day Parents' Guild volunteers for making it such a successful event.

    Unable to attend the event? Click here to watch the Grandparents Day performance.
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