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The Paw Print


MD, DECEMBER 2, 2010 – Mr. Harrison led the football team to victory in the 2010 state championship. He is seen holding the team’s trophy high, as he celebrates their win over Franklin High with the players. COURTESY OF MR. HARRISON

Mr. Michael Harrison Waves Goodbye After a Lifetime at the Lake

Amy Manzanares, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2024

Mr. Michael Harrison has been a Wildecat since 1978 when he was enrolled as a freshman at the Lake, a school which was then only seven years old. Now, 45 years later with 30 excellent years of teaching...

(From left to right) Myles Brown, William Hess, and Kaycee Henderson represent their plans for next year. Their paths range from high wage jobs, military academies, and four year colleges.

Life After the Lake: 2024 Senior Features

In August 2020, amidst a pandemic, the Class of 2024 came to Wilde Lake as freshmen. Though many were unsure about their futures after graduation, they worked throughout their time at the Lake to find...

12 Seniors Progress to Round Three of Senior Assassin Game

Bella Horvath, Editor April 26, 2024

After the second round of “Senior Assassin,” 61 seniors have been eliminated from the water gun game over the course of two weeks. Only 12 seniors will progress into round three. During this round,...

31 Left After First Round of Annual Senior Assassin Water Gun Game

Bella Horvath and Amy Manzanares April 18, 2024

At the end of the first round of this year’s annual senior water gun game, “Senior Assassin,” 42 seniors have been assassinated. 31 seniors remain for round two.  73 seniors signed up for this...

COLUMBIA MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 21,2024 First teal ALS Student Will Feldwick plays piano as part of first group of students to work with Mr.Lally in the new music therapy program at Wilde Lake.

From Vision to Reality: Mr. Lally Brings Music Therapy to ALS Program

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Editor April 9, 2024

For Academic Life Skills (ALS) paraeducator Mr. Kieran Lally, the best part of his day is watching his students unlock their musical abilities. Last year, when guitarist and singer Mr. Lally interviewed...

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 20, 2024 -- Ramsey Jenkins, a sixth year ALS student, and Assistant Principal Mr. Sillers sing Be Our Guest, from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at A lunch. Their performances happen daily. Ramsey says singing on the microphone with Mr. Sillers is the best part of his day.

ALS Program Creates Pathways to Opportunities for Students

Arielle Levine April 9, 2024

For most of her life, junior Katie Yarrish witnessed her family grapple with the uncertainty of the future for her brother Ross, a fifth year ALS student at the Lake. Now, Katie says her family finally...

19, 2024 -- Speech and Debate captains  Aly Abel and Yasmin Roach discuss their debate season in the hallway Aly has  been on the team for four years and both  have earned multiple medals and awards  at Speech and Debate competitions.

Speech and Debate Program Thrives with Passionate Team

Faith Brown, Amy Manzanares, and Arielle Levine April 9, 2024

Within the walls of the Wilde Lake Speech and Debate classroom, students are often found talking to walls. Over the course of 29 years, Ms. Kelli Midgley has led the Speech and Debate team to victory...

Many of the students at Wilde Lake have immigrated from other countries throughout the world. Aisha Morillo immigrated from Venezuela at a young age, while Renato Serrano and Zulma Agullar immigrated from El Salvador.

Three Immigrants Reflect on Their Past Lives and How They’ve Grown

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 29, 2023

In Room 310 sits a group of students full of stories of growth within America. Many of these students were forced to leave their home countries for various reasons. Wilde Lake’s ESOL program welcomes...

Muchos de los estudiantes de Wilde Lake han emigrado de otros países del mundo. Aisha Morillo emigró de Venezuela a una edad temprana, mientras que Renato Serrano y Zulma Agullar emigraron de El Salvador.

Tres inmigrantes reflexionan sobre sus vidas pasadas y sus crecimientos

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 26, 2023

En el salón 310 se sienta un grupo de estudiantes llenos de historias de crecimiento dentro de los Estados Unídos. Muchos de estos estudiantes fueron obligados a abandonar sus países de origen por diversas...

“Coach Nesbitt was a huge family guy. I saw him with his family: his
wife and sons. Seeing that was also hugely impactful for me,” said
Coach Justin Thomas. Photo Credit Mr. Pickett.

Lake Bids Farewell to Beloved Coach, Mentor, and Friend

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Arielle Levine December 8, 2023

Dave “Bear” Nesbitt was more than just a coach. He was a mentor, pioneer, friend, grandpa, dad, husband, and Wildecat. He could be strict while holding his team to high standards. He would make...

Resilient Senior Class Battles in Final Pep Rally

Resilient Senior Class Battles in Final Pep Rally

The class of 2024 was the only class in Wilde Lake history to begin high school virtually. After a freshman year without a homecoming week, the senior class has put up a fight in the past three pep...

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

Matthew Cho, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

At Wilde Lake, we wear all kinds of different shoes.  Among the most popular shoes, Jordans are one of the oldest. Despite being first released in the 1980’s, they still manage to maintain their...

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