Students Attend Workouts and Camp Activities During Summer

Summer workouts, workshops, and practices are currently underway at the high school in preparation for the upcoming school year. Students will continue to practice skills and prepare for their seasons.

“Summer camp is an important part of the training experience for our students,” newspaper instructor Neda Morrow said. “It allows our students to improve their skills while having fun at the same time.”

The football team is participating in summer workouts.   The skill players will compete in a state tournament later this week at College Station. Their offensive and defensive line also qualified for the lineman challenge this weekend in Abilene. 

“Mondays through Thursdays we lift and run our strength and conditioning skills,” boys athletic director Chris Cochran said. “[Training] starts at 7:30 in the morning and goes to 9:15… then we go out for an hour and do our football skills.”

The girls basketball team hosted camp for first through ninth grade. The camp lasted for three days and around 110 girls participated. They are currently having practices and open gym.

“As a coach, to be able to have a summer to work with some of your players gives us an upperhand,” girls basketball coach Daniel Devisscher said. “This summer, we’re really kind of peeling it back to a lot of the basic fundamentals: dribbling, passing, shooting.”

Drill team camp was held at Denton. Like many other camps, it gave the returning members a chance to bond with the new members and direct their focus to the goals for the next year.

“At drill team camp, we were able to bond with fellow officers and also social officers to plan for the year and see what we want to create next year,” junior Charlotte McConathy said. “One of my favorite things about drill team camp was being able to stay up late, talking to all my friends, and just getting to know people better.”

The newspaper staff held a two-day workshop to review elements that will be used to prepare for the upcoming school year. The camp gave a chance for the officers to bond with the new members coming into the staff this school year. 

“In newspaper camp, we are getting together with the staff, all the new people and the people that are returning, to discuss what we are going to be doing next year,”editor-in-chief Jaida Jones said. “I really enjoyed meeting everyone because I think everyone is going to be a lot of fun, and it’s a very positive environment.”