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  • Girls Soccer Coach Jim Cappello is coach of the year, leading the lions to 21 victories, and their eighth straight regional appearance.
  • Soccer: Senior Ava Cardaci was selected 7A District 12 Player of the Year with 15 goals and 27 assists.
  • OH boys soccer advance to regional tournament as they enter as the sixth seed and will travel to #2 Jupiter
  • he girls soccer team have earned a place in the 7A – 3 Tornado regional tournament as the number seven seed on February 13
  • Department of the Month: Guidance Department; Support Staff of the Month: School Safety Personnel
  • November Students of the Month: freshman Liam Magnussen; sophomore Jacob Sheriden; junior Nathan Adamets; senior Ezra Wade
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School Safety

School Safety

Lily Ginder, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

Sadly, violence is a serious problem at school. Fortunately, many safety precautions have been put in place to help provide a safe and secure environment at schools.  School administrators take their...

NHS officers Hilkeja Presendieu (Treasurer) and Shade Rahman (Co-President) assist Ms. Koher (adviser) and her 7th period pack up the boxes

National Honor Society

Amelia Welch, Feature editor January 10, 2024

Elevating Excellence: National Honor Society Offers Students Opportunities to Excel at Olympic Heights    For decades, the National Honor Society (NHS) has been an aspirational milestone for...

The Beautiful Production of Almost, Maine

The Beautiful Production of Almost, Maine

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer December 7, 2023

The Olympic Heights' theater department did a magnificent job at conveying the sentimental and touching stories of the romantic comedy Almost, Maine. The production took place in the town Almost in...

DECA officers showcase their hospitality achievements at the Freshmen Invasion

Dynamic, Dedicated, DECA

Fia Dorris, Social Media Editor November 2, 2023

There are many clubs, sports, and activities to do around the Olympic Heights campus, but perhaps the most enticing is the DECA club. DECA is a club sponsored by the hospitality teacher, Ms. Elisa Beardsley-Dodd,...

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration of Freedom

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration of Freedom

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer October 24, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the independence of many Latin-American countries, such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. It is a month to acknowledge Hispanic culture,...

The Strike That Changed the Entertainment Industry Forever

The Strike That Changed the Entertainment Industry Forever

Amanda DiTomasso, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

The writer's strikes began on May 2, 2023.  With this strike, it brought forward the terrible treatment the writers receive in the entertainment industry. The walkout caused disruption to the production...

Ryan Lieberfarb (11), Austin Schneider (11), and Wesley Tindel (11) partake in the Zen festivities

Lion Zen Day

Amelia Welch, Feature editor October 24, 2023

PTO Hosts First Lions Zen Day Many high schoolers struggle with mental health management and have a difficult time talking about it. Recognition of this topic is just as important as the topic itself....

Mr. and Mrs. OH

Mr. and Mrs. OH

Jack Nomberg October 20, 2023

Last school year, the new Mr. and Mrs. Olympic Heights were elected. These two Seniors represent the pride of Olympic Heights, and they are the primary motivators of our school spirit. Andrew Cantor and...

New York State of Mind: Olympic Heights Homecoming 2023

New York State of Mind: Olympic Heights Homecoming 2023

Madison LeMaster, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2023

“The best night ever,” Olympic Heights junior Grace Deeb shared.  On October 7, 2023, Olympic Heights hosted their annual Homecoming dance centered around the streets of New York City, featuring...

The Return of Anatomy at Olympic Heights High School

The Return of Anatomy at Olympic Heights High School

Isabella Conrado, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Olympic Heights High Schools once again introduced the Anatomy and Physiology course for students after eliminating it during the 2022-2023 school year. With the number of science classes available,...

Changing the Lives of Struggling Readers One by One: Olympic Heights Hearing for a Change

Changing the Lives of Struggling Readers One by One: Olympic Heights Hearing for a Change

Madison LeMaster, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

Olympic Heights Hearing for a Change, a club that strives to help struggling readers build their vocabulary, knowledge, and comprehension, was introduced to Olympic Heights in 2022.  Co-founders Erica...

Olympic Heights Club Rush

Amelia Welch, Feature editor September 5, 2023

Students flooded hallways and mall areas in excitement as Olympic Heights hosted its annual Club Rush on Friday, Sept. 1 during lunch where more than 40 clubs showcased their organizations' students and...

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