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Counselors discuss school information on Parent Night

Counselors discuss school information on Parent Night

October 10, 2018


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VMT held two events, called Parent Night, on Oct. 9 and 10 in the auditorium. Counselors Ana Guajardo and Yvonne Leal discussed requirements students and parents need to be aware of for a successful high school experience. Shown here is Parent Night on Oct. 9.

Two show video projects NYC film festival

Two show video projects NYC film festival

October 6, 2018


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 Terry Gutierrez, right, and Victoria Eller Castillo, are attending the All American High School Film Festival video screenings this morning. Their videos are being featured at the event. This is the first time students from Laredo have attended. Their instructor, Jamin Teran, is accompanying them....

Documentary explores the life of a journalism student

Documentary explores the life of a journalism student

Lesdy Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Kayla Gonzalez, a VMT student, was chosen to be part of Miguel Drake-McLaughlin and Jillian Schlesinger, NYC directors, new project. "We were looking for a place to sit in the cafeteria when they walked up to us and asked if they could film us for the whole day,” Gonzalez said. Gonzales, whose...

Filmmakers get involved in flute student’s life

Filmmakers get involved in flute student’s life

Jocelyn Figueroa, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Julie Martinez, a junior flute player, is one of two VMT students being featured in a documentary by New York City filmmakers Jillian Schlesinger and Miguel Drake-McLaughlin. Martinez was randomly chosen to be in the film. They asked her if she can be recorded frequently. “My friends, Saul, Kayla,...

New teacher uses music as a way to stand out from his family

New teacher uses music as a way to stand out from his family

Odalys Verastegui, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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Music was his way of standing out from his brothers and sisters. New music teacher Ricardo Garza said he wanted to be his own achiever and be unique in his own way. “My family wasn’t really music supportive. One of my sisters was a vice principal at Nixon, another sister was the captain of...

Performances help celebrate Mexico’s independence day (story and photos)

Performances help celebrate Mexico’s independence day (story and photos)

October 1, 2018


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A dance teacher at V.M.T created a 16 de septiembre event on September 18 with the goal of bringing out the pride of Mexico’s independence on many students, parents, and teachers. V.M.T was the first school to ever celebrate any Hispanic cultural events such as el 16 de septiembre many year...

Students honor Mexico’s independence with music and dance (photos)

Students honor Mexico’s independence with music and dance (photos)

October 1, 2018


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VMT dance and music students performed in the auditorium for the 16 de septiembre event on Sept. 18. The event marks Mexico’s independence day.  

Professor discusses childhood problems at his recital

Professor discusses childhood problems at his recital

Jordyn Rebeles, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


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This story is also published on the Best of SNO. A pianist who learned to play while growing up in the middle of a civil war shared his experiences at a concert with VMT students in the auditorium. Dr. Dino Mulić, a professor at TAMU Corpus Christi, spoke about his childhood and now as a resident ...

Students honor America’s heroes at 17th Patriot Day ceremony (photos and video)

Students honor America’s heroes at 17th Patriot Day ceremony (photos and video)

September 21, 2018


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Students and staff held the school's 17th annual Patriot Day ceremony in the auditorium on September 11. Here are some pictures and a video of the event.

Conference changes won’t stop students from succeeding

Conference changes won’t stop students from succeeding

Emily Garza, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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“When we found out that we moved up to 6A I was shocked. That meant we were going against the 6A schools which have very good bands,” said Catherine Benavides, a junior Nixon High band member. Nixon High School moved up to 6A this year, a major change. The school went from conference 5A to 6A...

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