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Dance Tryouts

DESIREE SANCHEZ |EDITOR

Attention all who would like to tryout for the La Cueva cheer or dance team! The season has come to an end and the cheer and dance coaches are looking to expand the program and get more student spirit on the teams.

The La Cueva dance team is a talented and very spirited group of girls who have a passion for dance. The team does dances that vary from hip hop all the way to jazz. When on the team to will compete, cheer games (such as basketball and football), participate in school run activities, and more!

Tryouts are open to 10th to 12th graders and incoming freshman tryout in the fall. It is a great opportunity that you should definitely take up if you are interested in dance.

Tryout Meeting: April 20th, 2017 at 6 p.m. Located in the La Cueva cafeteria.

Tryout Clinic: May 2nd-4th , 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Located in the Main Gym

Tryout Day: May 5th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Good luck at the La Cueva 2017-2018 dance tryouts! Go Las Ositas!

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La Cueva dance tryout flyer. Photo courtesy of @LCHSLasOsitas on Twitter.

Captivating Choirs

Sara Brightwell | Staff Writer

5th Ave La Cueva show choir at Kansas City taking a picture before they preformed. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Pacheco.

A couple of weekends ago our fantastic show choirs went to The Heart of American Show Choir competition in Kansas City. Our all girl choir 5th Avenue got 3rd runner up in the unisex division. The boys and girls choir is Main Street, and they got 6th in the mixed division and were only four points away from making the finals.

Each show choir has a theme to their performance. 5th Ave’s theme was baseball and their performance was full of bats, caps, and pretty pink League of Our Own baseball dresses.

Main Street’s theme was being sneaky spies, and their performance was filled with smooth red dresses, pure white tuxedos, and a smirk on their faces.

It was a long trip to Kansas City, a fourteen hour drive. The singers had to be at La Cueva at 4:00am on Friday morning, the 17th of February with their suit case ready to go. They slept on the bus and when everyone woke up they watched movies, played games, and had to save their voices for the upcoming performance.

They performed on Saturday, the 18th, and had to wake up at 5:30 am to get prepared for the day ahead. Our mixed choir preformed at 7:45 am and after that they had a couple of hours in-between before Main Street had to go on.

Main Street went on and killed it! “We performed and that went pretty good! We felt that it was our best performance yet!” said Zach Miller, a junior on Main Street.  After, they watched all the other teams in their division before the finals were announced.

Only a shocking four points can make a big difference, and Main Street placed 6th in their division.

Then 5th Ave showed what they’ve got. They were clean and their energy was off the charts! The awards for their division were at 11:00pm that night. 5th Ave placed 3rd runner-up.

Our choirs did really well and they enjoy what they do! Try out next year for our new one big choir Main Street!

Attention All Sophomores

AP Seminar students focused on their written team reports.

AP Seminar students focused on their written team reports.

Kaylin Carpenter|Features

If you’re a sophomore, enjoy English class, and like to have freedom in your assignments, AP Seminar is the class for you!

Taught by Mr. Sanchez and Mrs. Soto, the Capstone program at La Cueva is extremely helpful in many ways. Not only do you enhance your writing and researching skills, but it’s also an AP elective and accounts for an English credit if you’re a senior. By taking this class, you will find that writing essays in English and other classes becomes a lot easier due to the new skills you’ve learned. Junior, Lexie Keller, balances both girls’ varsity soccer and AP Seminar. Lexie said, “I like AP Seminar because it has challenged me in more ways that any other class could. It has been beneficial to not only my research skills, but it has also helped me in all of my other classes!”

You also get the freedom to research whatever you want. So whether you wish to write about college sports, the legal drinking age, or scientific issues, the choice is yours. Although it’s a tough class with a lot of work, the class is very relaxed and Mr. Sanchez frequently brings in donuts for the students. Most in class time is spent on computers working on presentations and papers, so you have a lot of time to get your work done during school hours. Not only does this prevent hours and hours of homework, but it allows you to ask your teacher questions whenever you want.

So if you’re looking for a challenge to enhance your writing and research skills, AP Seminar is a great idea.