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The April Round-Up

April was filled with fun activities! Choir and band spent spring break in Disney, prom was a huge success, and the seniors came together to celebrate one last field day.

Choir and Band in Disney

During spring break, Zachary High’s choir and band traveled to Walt Disney World for national competitions. They stayed for four days and visited Universal Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.

The band played three songs, British Eighth, Loch Lomond, and A Zillion Nickles, and scored second overall out of fifteen bands. Meanwhile, the choir also performed three songs: Festival Sanctus, Oh Love, and The Word Was God. The group received superior ratings, and the composer of The Word was God watched the performance and gave the choir feedback!

Isabella Allen (10) poses in front of the Hogwarts castle in Universal Studios.

Choir member Isabella Allen (10) said the performance was “wonderful… the three songs we [sang were absolutely gorgeous.” Allen is grateful that the composer gave the group his constructive criticism because she heard a massive difference in the way they sounded: “…once we [sang] it one more time with those improvements implemented, it sounded ten times better than what we [sang] to the judges before,” Allen said.

Allen’s favorite part of the trip was spending time with band members. Though she does have a couple of friends in choir, Allen often feels isolated from the group. On this trip, she was able to develop new friendships with some of the band members.


“We got some dinner… and it was just the five of us, just talking with each other at this cafe. And we sat there for maybe two and half hours that night, until we had to leave just goofing off, just singing random sings. It was a heartfelt moment for me because I’m kind of alone in choir,” said Allen, “Honestly, I felt like kind of accepted at that moment.”

Another choir member, Grace Noel (9), also enjoyed spending time with friends in the parks. Noel’s favorite part of the trip was eating with her choirmates, even when she forgot her money.

“[My favorite part was] whenever people would forget their money and someone else would pay for them the whole time because that happened to me, and multiple people had me covered,” Noel said.

Noel was sure to take tons of pictures on the trip. Here are a few of her and her friends around the parks!

Band member Jeremy Hopper (10) had an amazing time at all the parks, but his favorite was Epcot. He was astonished by the intricacies of every country – how they could sell and offer so much in every area.

“It’s just this beautiful expanse. You could walk it for days, and you still wouldn’t see everything,” Hopper said.

Hopper and his girlfriend, Mackenzie, witnessed one of Epcot’s many hidden surprises when they stumbled into a butterfly enclosure near Germany.

“We were just walking around together, and we walked into this beautiful butterfly enclosure. And it was like something out of a movie,” Hopper said.

Here are some additional pictures of the band in the parks.



Since the school returned from Christmas break, Zachary High’s juniors and seniors have been looking forward to prom. In January, students started to bring up the topic in conversation, occasionally voicing their excitement for an event that seemed so far away. In February, the first few eager girls began dress shopping. In March, people were purchasing tickets and arranging dinner reservations. This month, the time is finally for students to put on their dresses and tuxes, do their hair and makeup, and attend the eagerly awaited event! 


Senior Field Day

In just a few days now, the seniors will say goodbye to Zachary High for good. They’ll never again walk into first hour, sleep still in their eyes, and tell their friends about something that happened in the parking lot. They’ll never again stand shivering in the stands, dressed in blue and red, surrounded by their classmates, cheering on the football team. They’ll never again hear Terrolyn Woodridge give the morning announcements or watch Andre’a Condol star in the school play. It will all be over.

But before they could leave the school, they had to celebrate with a senior field day. So, on April 19, all of the seniors came together for a day of fun competitions in the gym. Mr. and Mrs. Norwood did an incredible job putting the day together!

The class split into two teams: a boys’ team and a girls’ team. The two teams competed in numerous competitions, from volleyball to a mattress relay.

Lunch was also served! The students could choose between a hamburger, hotdog, and nachos.

Here are some pictures from the day!


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Maddy Snyder, Online News Co-Editor-in Chief
Maddy Snyder (11) is co-Editor-in-Chief of The Hoofprint Online. As a freshman, she noticed the school didn't have a newspaper anymore, so in her sophomore year, she created The Hoofprint Online with the help of Alyvia Pierson and Laila Sanders. Maddy plans to grow the newspaper over the course of her high school career, creating something that will outlive her time at Zachary High. Outside of school, Maddy enjoys swimming, reading, shopping, and hanging out with her friends. She aspires to one day write as a foreign correspondent.
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