Speech and Debate State Qualifiers

//LEXI WEINGARDT// Mountain Vista Speech and Debate attended the state qualifying competition Feb. 24-25. Out of the 22 Vista students at the competition, five students qualified. Students generally compete against six other students in their category and are competing for the top three spots. The students participate in three rounds and are given speaking points […]

Soaring Speech

During A Lunch, five Mountain Vista students and four English teachers attended the third Poetry Cafe meeting of the year. Poetry Cafe is a relaxed and fun bi-monthly event that gives students and staff the opportunity to indulge in lunch, coffee and some amazing, original poetry pieces written by students and staff alike. “We got […]

Creative Arts Performance Night

TYLER MERCHANT On April 6, Mountain Vista hosted “Creative Arts Performance Night” to give students an opportunity to showcase their literary skills. That night, a widespread variety of pieces were performed – from poems to original songs to a genre of it’s own deemed “ploems.” “Ploems” are an original type of piece created by teachers […]

LIVESTREAM: Creative Writing Night

The Creative Writing Night will be held April 6 in the auditorium. Come watch as teachers, students and alumni of Mountain Vista perform their original poetry, prose and music. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. The performances will occur in this order: Jason Fisher “C.R.A.P.” Craving Real Assessment Please Avery ODaniel “My Best Friend” Isabella Algiene “Hey […]

Senior Takes Second Place at Poetry Out Loud State Competition

Senior Kira Amels competed at the state Poetry Out Loud competition on March 15, where she took second place. “She competed against 24 students,” Amels’s Creative Writing teacher and coach, Jeff Hoefs, said. “She got second place and I think it was only a matter of points.” Amels started learning her first two poems in January with […]

Vista Students Compete in Poetry Out Loud

KIT MILLER Five students from Mountain Vista participated in the Poetry Out Loud competition on Feb. 29. The competition, presented in partnership with Colorado Creative Industries, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through […]

Last Row Desk

They can’t see her foot tapping, Can’t see her scratching, Can’t wonder “Why isn’t she asking-” Questions Are the devils on the lips she’s muttering Yet she doesn’t speak in fear of stuttering All she feels is her brain shutting- Down this endless cycle she falls. New discovery Blossoms into a passion of curiosity Only […]