May 29, 2015

This summer's hottest concerts

Sarah Kebea

The school year is coming to a close, which means summer concerts are right around the corner.  Prepare yourselves, good music is coming your way. 

Meet this year's valedictorian and salutatorian

Dylan Tastet
Staff Writer

Valedictorian – Sanjna Iyengar
Sanjna Iyengar and Trevor Hair 
GPA: 5.2
Future plans: honors college at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in biomedical engineering
Career Plans: to go to medical school and become a neurologist
Clubs – National Honor Society, TutorConnect (president/founder), French Club (president), Math Club (president), Key Club, National Technical Honor Society (tutoring lead), French Honor Society
Hobbies: tennis, piano, art, ballet, reading
Favorite Food: pasta
Favorite Movie(s): the Divergent series
Favorite Class: Art gave Sanjna the freedom to express herself, so it is one of her favorite classes. She also enjoyed AP Calculus because of the interesting subject matter and because Calculus “…taught me how to think about math in a way I have never thought about before”
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Salutatorian – Trevor Hair
GPA: 5.1
Scholarships/awards Earned: Alpha Delta Kappa Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship
Future Plans: going to UNC-Chapel Hill
Career Plans: to become a computer scientist/programmer
Clubs: National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council (president)
Hobbies: swimming, video games
Favorite Food: cheeseburger
Favorite Movie(s): Identity Thief
Favorite Class: “Spanish, because I love foreig
n languages and I have had amazing Spanish teachers.”

Favorite Quote: “Stay awesome, bros.” -Pewdiepie

What to do during summer break

Jo Gatlin
Staff Writer

Summer break is the number one season that all students look forward to. There are only 76 days of summer vacation and every day should be spent eventfully before heading back to school. No more excuses for summer boredom. If you are lacking summer plans, here are some activities to pack your summer with.

Outdoor Activities: Go on a nature walk. There are so many outdoor activities that keep your body in motion. (Swimming, running, biking, hiking, etc.) After some exercise sit under a shady tree and enjoy a picnic with friends. Display the beauty of summer flowers fully in bloom by planting some in a garden or in your own yard. Later in the day as the sun goes down, enjoy some outdoor camping with friends followed by a bonfire and some late night stargazing. Try to go on a clear night, in order to see the stars.

May 27, 2015

Seniors pick top trends

Apex Legacy staff

Check out this year’s top trends, according to the class of 2015:

Carolina Railhawks owner and 13 other FIFA officials indicted for bribery

Michael Lyday
Features Editor 

Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives, including Carolina Railhawks owner Aaron Davidson, were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in a case battling the rampant corruption in the organization early this morning. 

Instances of bribery totaling over $100 million by officials in FIFA aroused the suspicion of the Department of Justice and the government of Switzerland, both of which are probing the organization in search of further offenses. Other sources of controversy and claims of corruption include the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a nation who has implemented forced labor by migrant workers in its preparations, and the rampant mismanagement of funds.

The 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not have their locations changed. The charges come just two weeks before FIFA’s presidential election. Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not indicted in this scandal, but will have to face those calling for a clean-up of the organization, a possible source of opposition in the upcoming election. 

AOIT website receives upgrade from Webmaster

Nicholas Chupka
News Editor

As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, AOIT students have finalized and turned in their required 140-hour internships. An AOIT statement sent to Apex Legacy explains, “This spring, [Webmaster] Matt Cozzalino has done a major overhaul on the AHS site, and added a new Director’s Notes blog as a way for Director John Evans to communicate with students and teachers.” In the statement, Cozzolino is quoted as saying, “The Director’s Notes are especially helpful because Mr. Evans can post any communiqu├ęs he plans to send to students and parents on the blog.”

Matt Cozzalino spoke about the changes he made to the Apex AOIT website, saying, “[Wordpress] kind of acts like a repository for any announcements sent out to parents of students. It’s really for people who are already in AOIT and just want reminders and things like that.”

To find the revamped website click the “AOIT” link in the toolbar on the Apex High School website or visit:

Ask Apex: Summer activities

Kenison Garratt and Jo Gatlin
Staff Writers

Apex High School students are eager for summer, many are even counting down the days. Each student is excited for something different. Some are planning family vacations, some are applying for jobs and others are just going to relax at home. Whatever is being planned, everyone can agree they cannot wait for summer vacation. With school letting out, there will be limitless possibilities for ways to spend the summer. A recently conducted poll reveals Apex High’s summer activity preferences.