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Band holds a concert at Gilbert Reginal park.

Band holds concert at Gilbert Regional park

Sophia Hawkins, Staff reporter May 19, 2021

This year has been hard for teachers and students to figure out what events can and can not continue with COVID restrictions. Gilbert Regional park was where the band would have hosted their last concert...

During lunch, Luc Gourmelom (9), Matthew Johnson (9), and Koen Martineau (9), play Cornhole during

Mental Health Awareness Month: how it is being acknowledged

Sophie Barkett, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

During the month of May, students and staff can bring awareness to mental health, which has become a problem for many people after months of isolation and uncertainty brought about by COVID.  The counseling...

BOOS & HOORAYS: cancelled prom, graduation, and reflections

May 14, 2021

As per tradition, the staff of the Precedent reflected on the 2020-2021 school year to create a list of the top memories and lowest moments both on campus and within the community. To conclude this May...

Club spotlights: a year of challenges and perseverance

Nate Andrew , Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

In a year full of difficulties, many have turned to extracurricular activities or have found new hobbies to occupy themselves. Although certain limitations have made gathering and planning events more...

Freshman waiting to take their AP World History exam. For many, this is the first AP test they will ever take.

STEM students should not be required to take AP tests

Lindsey Harrison, A&E Editor May 14, 2021

It’s eight AM, students have been excused from their classes, and they’re all crowded in the gym hallway. There’s an excitement in the air, but they’re not happy. They’re about to take an Advance...

High school movies to watch ahead of graduation

High school movies to watch ahead of graduation

Lindsey Harrison, A&E Editor May 14, 2021

Whether it's a coming of age, a timeless comedy, or a romance, movies about high school are a special genre cherished by teenagers everywhere. As the year is coming to an end, seniors will soon graduate...

Multitude of award winning, record breaking, and state winning athletes. The athletes include; Canyon Smith, Jenna Heller, Makayla Long, Nicole Smith, Justin Still, and Caleb Milnes.

2021 senior athletes: record breaking seasons, state championships, awards

Dayton Jones, Sports editor May 14, 2021

From a year that began with uncertainty and canceled seasons, to a final quarter defined by senior athletes’ accomplishments, this year’s sports teams had wins at state, regional/ conference awards,...

Seniors: Gavin Brennan, Makayla Premo, Anna Myers, Dayton Jones, Ashlyn Minor, and Nadine Loureiro wear their cap and gown while walking off-campus. After their abnormal four years of high school these seniors are ready to start their new life.

Senior spotlights: highlighting seniors as they say good-bye

Presley Plant, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

Senior Anna Myers is a three-year veteran for The Precedent, during her time involved in the newspaper she has worked alongside Nadine Loureiro (editor-in-chief) as the managing editor. Myers has won many...

Students should be exempt from mandatory finals

Gavin Brennan, Opinions Editor May 14, 2021

Ending any school year with the test that has a chance to break your grade is very stressful for all students. Especially when this grade is worth 20% of everything you have done in the entire semester....

Dance teacher Fara Sadler was presented her plaque after winning Arizona Dance Educator of the Year. Sadler has been teaching dance since she was in college and has been involved with dance since she was in 8th grade.

Dance teacher wins “Arizona Dance Educator of the Year”

Sabrina Digne, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

For over 20 years, Fara Sadler has been teaching dance to students and enhancing the love each one has for the art. She teaches beginning and intermediate dance as well as choreography/improv and is also...

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