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WINGSPAN

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WINGSPAN

The student news site of Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas

WINGSPAN

Olivia Kirklin

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief

Olivia Kirklin is a senior who joined Wingspan last year. She aspires to be a neuroscientist and sometimes cries at how much money it will cost her. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Dance Honor Society, and Best Buddies. You can almost always catch Olivia at her church, where she loves to do mission work inside and outside of the country with the youth group. In whatever time she happens to have left, Olivia enjoys running with her dogs, watching Netflix, and traveling. She has always liked to write and is thankful to be writing for Wingspan.      

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State budget to impact Frisco ISD

State budget to impact Frisco ISD

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
April 25, 2017
This years prom will be head at the W Hotel in downtown Dallas on Saturday from 8 p.m. -1 12 a.m.

Prom ticket deadline

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
April 5, 2017
As the end of the year approaches, many seniors are getting decisions back from colleges to determine where theyre heading after graduation. Although the application process varied for many students, seniors across campus are getting ready to finalize their decisions.

Senior service hours due Saturday

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
March 30, 2017
Academic Decathlon students will be competing in the regional meet in hopes of making it to state once again.

DECA and AcDec advance to state

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 23, 2017
The deadline for regular AP testing registration on MyPaymentsPlus is Wednesday at 4:30pm. After that, late enrollment fees will apply.

AP testing registration opens

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 21, 2017
UIL academic teams competed in their second invitational meet of the year Saturday at Prosper High School. The school finished in third place among big schools and scored points in half of the events. The District 13-5A UIL Academic Meet is March 24.

Academic teams take 3rd at Prosper

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 14, 2017
Learn to fly in high school

Learn to fly in high school

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 8, 2017
Student course cards for the 2017-18 school year will be finalized this week.

Course registration week

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 6, 2017
AP Biology students attended a conference about Genetic Engineering and advancements in the field.

Inside look at genetic technology

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 3, 2017
Class selection for the 2017-18 began this week with students scheduled to turn in their course cards Wednesday or Thursday. Students will be able to make changes until April 13.

Course cards due

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
February 2, 2017
Frisco ISD is hosting a Virtual College Fair starting Friday and going until Nov. 19th. There will be over 70 colleges, both in and out of state, available for students to learn more about.

Reedy hosts FISD College Fair

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
January 25, 2017
Many students traveled internationally during the break and came back with a new perspective of various cultures.

Traveling traditions

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
January 3, 2017
Attendance zones for the 2016-17 school year were the focus of Mondays FISD school board meeting. Open to the public, approximately 10 parents sought to speak to the board regarding their concerns about possible rezoning.

Parents voice concerns about rezoning

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
December 13, 2016
A student of many roles, senior Grant Buss is Student Council president, starting quarterback for the football team, runs track, is in orchestra, is in NHS  and takes AP classes as well as doing other things outside of school.

Buss finds the balance

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
November 10, 2016
The fifth red-light safety camera in the city of Frisco is located at the intersection of Preston Road and Warren Parkway. A 30-day warning period will begins Nov. 1 and the first day notices will be issued will be November 30.

Frisco adds another red-light camera

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
November 1, 2016
Although the tax rate increase that would have provided budget funds for the 2017-18 school was not approved by voters, teachers received raises this year.

Teachers get raise despite TRE loss

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
September 8, 2016
Two female students pose for this picture with what they were wearing to school that day. Neither of the two students were talked to regarding dress code.

Addressing dress code concerns

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
August 30, 2016
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees will host a public board meeting to receive feedback from community members regarding zoning modifications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Voters reject TRE

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
August 29, 2016
Embarking on its second year, Wingspan has all new students leaders but hopes to live up to its award winning standards set in 2015-16.

Opinion: New faces, same goals

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief
August 22, 2016
After more than 10 days of collecting funds in 2B classes, the school fell short of its fundraising goal but will still be donating thousands of dollars.

An engagement battle

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2016
Posing between the OU letters and her expected graduation year, junior Mallory Reed made her college visit to Norman, OK.

Peeking at the future

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2016
Study guide books are just one of the recommended ways students can study for AP exams that begin May 2.

The AP exam countdown

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2016
For students who are often late to school, the tardy table is a familiar place.

Tardy table trouble

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2016
Finding an alternative to Starbucks can be challenging, but staff reporter Olivia Kirklin says Global Peace Factory is a solid alternative.

Review: Global Peace Factory

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2016
The deadline to sign up for an online practice version of the SAT is Friday at 5 p.m. The $10 fee for the test can be paid via onlineschoolfees.com.

Battle of the exams

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2016
On-campus vs. CTE courses

On-campus vs. CTE courses

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor
February 26, 2016
Watching students as they work, AP English teacher Travis McNair has been acknowledged for his exceptional teaching skills and impactful connections with students with his nomination for the LifeChanger of the Year Award, an annual award that recognizes K-12 teachers regardless of their origin or beliefs.

McNair up for LifeChanger Award

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2016
With February being American Heart Disease Awareness Month, the school is sponsoring a Red Out that will raise money for the American Heart Association.

School joins forces with AHA

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2016
District diversity by the numbers

District diversity by the numbers

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2016

Shop mixes ice cream with chemistry

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor
January 15, 2016
The confessions of students will be posted in the rotunda as a way for students to anonymously share the secrets they do not want to share publicly.

Students share secrets

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2015
Friscos religious diversity

Frisco’s religious diversity

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
December 11, 2015
The atmosphere of the coffeehouse is rather inviting and altogether very warm in color and texture.

Comfort combined with cappuccinos

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2015
While junior Curt Crampton is a student at Centennial High School in order to fit his academic needs, his younger sister, Emma, is a freshman here on campus.

Living with social anxiety

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor
October 26, 2015
In its second year on campus, Best Buddies is devoted to establishing one to one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities on campus through matching students and hosting events.

Best Buddies mixer Thursday

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor
September 17, 2015
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