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The wrestling team looking fierce for a photo before the day gets started on their debut tournament of the 2023 season. Coach Medina states, “As a team we need to continue to foster the belief that we can and will make this happen. Wrestling is a grueling sport. It’s not for the faint of heart. But if we continue to push each other and believe in one another the sky’s the limit. We will look to learn and grow from our matches throughout the year and look to peak right for regionals and state. We will harp on technique, fill whatever holes we have in our game and WE WILL be ready. We are just getting started.”
Wrestling Pins A Statement
Makenzie Carpenter-Sais, Copy Editor • December 5, 2023
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Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer • December 4, 2023
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Attendance Doesn’t Matter
Emma Phillips, Sports Editor • November 27, 2023
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Carson Birdsall, Staff Writer • November 24, 2023
Teens getting sleep is so important to how they function every day. Being able to get that good amount of sleep and have a routine is crucial for many teens.
Importance of Sleep in Teens
Reno DiGesualdo, Staff Writer • November 22, 2023
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JAYSON TYLER: Navigating to the Finish-Line

Senior Jayson Tyler is living life to the fullest while taking off into the skies of fate
Jayson Tyler
Jayson sitting on a flight of stairs smiling at the camera during his senior pictures. His delightful and thoughtful smile welcomes everyone and as always is excited and looking forward to meet new people. Jayson is prepared to set off into the sun and begin his career as a pilot very soon.

A perfect example of a motivated student-athlete who is willing to go above and beyond in order to live life to the fullest is Jayson Tyler. In addition to being an excellent student at Frederick High, Jayson is a cross country runner who is figuring out how he wants to live his life. As he tried out numerous different programs at Frederick, he also took on a lot of obstacles in high school and established his own rhythm. He participated in baseball, basketball, track, a theater play, debate, and other activities. Since then, he has finally found what he is passionate about.

In the middle of his freshman year, Jayson transferred to Frederick High during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, he had to get used to high school and meet new people. He says, “I would say I’ve branched out to a lot of people during my four years. Freshman year was difficult, as it was the covid year where I moved to FHS halfway through the year, friends then were sparse. However I tried to involve myself in a lot of clubs and programs to expand my friend group.” But this year, he is merely attempting to concentrate on finishing high school and focus on cross country, saying, “I am not as involved as I used to be. Outside of XC I am pretty “clock in, clock out” when it comes to navigating my day at FHS.”

Jayson has been involved in cross country for all four years of high school, despite moving to Frederick his freshman year. He lettered on the Frederick team for three years and at his previous high school as well. Jayson has almost exclusively focused on running. “Running is a sport where you don’t need a league or teams after high school to look for. I definitely plan on running still, however I am not looking at continuing my cross country career in college.” Jayson quotes.

As his final cross-country season comes to a conclusion, Jayson describes the emotions and experiences that running has given him. Jayson is a big proponent of challenging yourself to improve and doing everything in your power to be the greatest version of yourself. “For me, cross country is like my way to push myself to be better. It’s a sport where it’s mainly you VS you, so it’s up to the individual on how hard they push themselves. My high school cross country experience was amazing.”

Senior Jayson Tyler flexing in his cross country uniform for his senior banner. Jayson’s last high school cross country season is one he wants to remember as he is willing to work the extra mile during every practice while still soaking up and making memories with his team. Though it is his last year of cross country, Jayson will continue his passion for running outside of his sport and he will run for the joy that it brings him. (Jayson Tyler )

When it comes to his studies, Jayson wants to focus in all of his classes, soak up all the information that is presented to him, and acquire as much knowledge as he can. His grades remain excellent, and he gets mostly A’s with an exception of one or two B’s a year on average. Despite having outstanding marks, he still works hard for everything and he had to learn time management. “For me, overcoming the challenge of balancing athletic and academic responsibilities included time management skills, and preparing week by week on what I work on. The key is not stressing and knocking things out one by one.” He had to face the challenge of balancing his priorities, which included school, cross country, and his work, in addition to learning time management. “It’s true, it can get really tiring. My method for dealing with everything is taking it day by day. The routine is simple. Just knock off assignments one by one. If you try to merge everything it will get hectic.”

Jayson enjoys taking each day as it comes, but he also wants to live life to the fullest. “A mantra I like to live by is an extended version of a line in the movie “Green Book,” If you do something, do it 100%. If you work, work hard till you’re too tired to work any more. If you laugh, laugh so hard that you cry. If you’re gonna eat, eat like it’s your last meal.”

Jayson is still deciding where he will go college in the fall but would like to ideally attend a four-year university to improve his knowledge. He intends to pursue a career in aviation and aerospace management, regardless of the university he decides to attend. “For years I’ve been hooked on studying this industry, a coworker was the one who got me invested in the aerospace community.” Jayson has been influenced by a variety of people throughout his life, but his mother Carly, father Matt, and captain Sully Sullenberg — who helped him navigate his aviation classes — have had the most influence on him. His major influences have enabled him to take decisive action and the initiative to begin his professional path early. Over the past two years, he has studied a variety of aviation lessons at the innovative center in Longmont, from meteorology to ground school itself.

Jayson puts in a lot of effort and has a positive influence on all of his peers. “Get a planner, and don’t be afraid to take a practice off or talk to your coach about having time to study. Be a student before an athlete, but if you do choose doing schoolwork over practice, make sure you’re actually holding yourself accountable to your work,” advises Jayson to the new and upcoming Frederick High students. Jayson still has a few things he wants to cross off his list before finishing his race and taking off into the skies of fate. “My athletic goal is to be able to run a sub 19 minute 5k. In terms of academics, I would like to bring my GPA as high as possible.”

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Makenzie is a senior at Frederick High who has been in the newspaper staff for three years and is a member of Quill & Scroll. When not reporting for the Lantern, Makenzie is the starting centerfielder on the Frederick Varsity softball team and also plays softball nationally year around with her competitive softball team the Colorado National Batbusters 18u Gold. Outside of softball and news writing, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, being with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors. After graduation, Makenzie plans on studying forensic science at Washburn University.

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