Letter from the Editors: Issue 3

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Sydney Hoover and Emma Bascom

Dear student body,

As Thanksgiving break rolls around, we are very excited to put out Issue 3 of our paper. This issue, we chose to focus on the people who really make De Soto High School great, so our theme is based on the student body and all of the fantastic things that it has to offer.

Our cover story features sophomore Olivia Mills, who has had huge success dancing on the school team, as well as outside of school. We also love the Sports Illustrated look that we were able to incorporate on the cover. You can check out the full story on page 10.

Along with Mills, we featured a senior who is choosing to graduate from DHS in just a few short weeks, students who are spending the month of November taking on writing a novel, and four DHS alumni who have gone on to have very impressive and successful careers. Our back page photo essay shows pictures of our huge student section and the themes at each football game from both home and away games.

We also covered Scholars Bowl and the team’s new captains as they move into a new season, and the new ‘trash can art’ featured in the union that was created by three DHS seniors. We have a two page spread dedicated to this year’s musical, Grease, and we wrap up the marching band’s successful season with their ‘Tower of Power’ show.

Finally, this issue closes out the fall sports season. With football, volleyball and cross country taking first in the Frontier League, two cross country runners going to State, a third place finisher at State tennis and a Regional appearance in the soccer team’s first year in division 5A, the fall sports season was action packed and brought a great amount of success to DHS this year. All of these sports are showcased on pages 14-15.

We hope that you enjoy our third issue and appreciate all of the amazing students at DHS. This issue was difficult to put together; we had stories fall through, deadlines varied for many stories (for example, the sports stories proved to be problematic because of the potential each team had to go deeper into the State competition and extend their seasons), and an inflexible send-out date because of Thanksgiving break. Despite all of these things, we are extremely proud of how Issue 3 turned out, and we hope that you love it as much as we do.

Sincerely,

Sydney Hoover and Emma Bascom,

The Green Pride Editors-in-Chief