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This displays a blank bracket that students filled out with the different categories representing the groups of animals displayed in the tournament.

Mammal Madness in the animal kingdom

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
April 5, 2021
Eliza Donley’s Creative Design class presented original product prototypes to a panel of judges. The competition was largely based on the popular TV show, “Shark Tank.” “I really wanted to promote my department and give the class some spark, so other students would want to take it,” Donley said. “In the past, students would just present to the teacher. I thought it would be more fun to have it be like the TV show and get some other people in the school involved.”

Competing in dangerous waters

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2021
The Education Academy sits together in the Library watching the keynote speaker, Paul Timms through Zoom.

Rising above the competition

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
March 29, 2021
The collage displays prominent women in history with facts about their lives, the hardships they faced and the accomplishments that are worth commemorating throughout the month of March. Posters are also displayed around the various parts of the school containing facts about issues women face, like workplace discrimination and sexual assault

Celebrating women of the past

Brenna Batchelder, Staff Reporter
March 19, 2021
Nurses prepare to distribute vaccines at Millard North High School. In the last couple of weeks, thousands of school educators and staff have been vaccinated at weekend clinics.

A shot towards normalcy

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
March 12, 2021
Grace Baker teaches this class to students to work at their own pace to gain credits for classes that they had previously failed. This program has existed in Millard at Keith Lutz Horizon High School and in some form at MS, but it has been broadened into the rest of the high schools here in Millard,” Grace Baker said. “We decided to do this in the district in response to the remote learning that has been happening because of the pandemic.”

Getting students back on track

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
March 11, 2021
Members of the symphony orchestra sit waiting to start their next song. “Students, in general, were pleased to have the opportunity to finally perform for a live audience, and I haven't heard any complaints regarding the safety of students and audience members at the event,” senior Luke Skrabal said. “I am glad to see that live performances are happening once again because music lifts people's spirits and provides an escape from the difficulties of life under COVID.”

Strings coming to life

Michelle Zhang, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2021
Students continue a Millard West tradition of creating poppy fields in the English hallways during French week. Both members of French club and students enrolled in French class take control of planning and creating activities. “I hope that people look forward to it every year,” French teacher and club sponsor Sarah Karst said. “We see it as an opportunity for the appreciation of the language and simply a celebration of the beauty of the language and the many cultures that accompany it.”

A week in France

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2021
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