The Eagle's Tale

Math teacher Amanda Bell was named Canyon High School Teacher of the Year on Monday, Jan. 31. Other finalists include science teacher Hayden Blankenship and manufacturing teacher Chase Fulton. Every single one of my kids has shown growth in class, Bell said. That’s always been my goal: to help them grow and be confident in themselves.

Clear as a bell

Hannah Backus, Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2022
Freshman Kale Cameron blocks the ball in the freshman Canyon vs Perryton basketball game. Cameron became the valedictorian of the class of 2024 beginning this year. I make sure to prioritize my goals, Cameron said. Balancing sports and school can get crazy sometimes, but I know it will help me later.

Kale Cameron

Caroline Ragland, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2021
Sophomore Shaylin Schulte participates in basketball, track and golf in addition to standing as the sophomore class valedictorian. In her freshman year, Schulte was ranked second, but became first after the second semester of last year. I wasnt expecting to become valedictorian, Schulte said. It was a big surprise because I wasnt aiming for that. Now, I want to keep this standing for the rest of high school. Being number one is about doing your work and staying focused.

Shaylin Schulte

Caroline Ragland, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2021
Junior Abigail Bell conducts during the halftime show at the Borger vs. Canyon game. Bell became the class of 2022 valedictorian following her 8th grade year. School has always been an important aspect of my life, but its not the only part, Bell said. Taking care of yourself, having friends and being involved is just as important as having high grades. It can be difficult to balance all of this, but it is worth it.

Abigail Bell

Caroline Ragland, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2021
Senior Danielle Burns bats at Senior Night against Dumas. Burns, who is senior class valedictorian, throws shot put in addition to playing softball. Its about finding a balance, Burns said. The kinds of  classes I take are challenging, but thats what makes the high school experience. I know when I walk across the stage at graduation, I am going to be proud of everything I have done.

Danielle Burns

Caroline Ragland, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2021
Canyon High staff members voted physics teacher Tara Sloan as campus Teacher of the Year, which was announced Monday, Jan. 18. Sloan said teaching is her calling. I dont know what made me want to go into teaching, Sloan said. Ive just always remembered wanting to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. When I got here, it fit me. It helps me help others.

Sloan named Teacher of the Year

Abigail Bell, Managing Editor
January 28, 2021
Assistant principals Blake Hurst and Eric Gomez storm out of the Eagle’s Tunnel while members of the Soaring Pride Band Drumline perform a cadence. The duo have worked together at Canyon High for the last two years, earning themselves the title of The Boys.’ As Hurst moves to lead Sundown Lane Elementary as principal next year, The Boys reflect on their time together. “When I think back in the day of principals, I think of getting sent to the office and getting in trouble,” Hurst said. “We wanted to change the perspective of discipline. We deal with the positive. We make positive phone calls, and we want to be approachable. We care about kids, whether they’re in trouble or not.”

Sun sets for iconic duo

Caroline Ragland, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021
American Sign Language teacher Sarah Martindale signs to students during her first period class. Martindale began teaching at Canyon High School after spending five years teaching in Miami, Texas.

Sign of the times

Laura Gill, Associate Editor
October 2, 2020
Howard competed in Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu speaking, graduating from Canyon High in 2012.

From competitor to coach

Caroline Ragland, Staff Reporter
September 1, 2020
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