Year Review 2022


David Lasch, Journalism Hater

Over the course of the 2021 – 2022 school year, a lot has happened. From the very first day of the year, we saw a lot of new things, and a lot of old things returning. From sports, fine arts, and clubs to student protests, new teachers, and ID mandates, this year was a lot of changes for all of us.

We started off the year on a high note, with multiple school related events taking place within a very short period of time. The Battle of the Red Rail took place, which is the annual school rivalry game, where Colleyville Heritage, yet again, took the win against Grapevine High School.

A week later, CHHS had their homecoming. We saw a lot of creative mums throughout the week, went to an amazing homecoming dance hosted by the CHHS PALS, watched another Football game which the Panthers yet again won, and celebrated the return of the school year. Our Homecoming King and Queen was Tyler Lane and Elise Nackley.

Following that, students gather together in protest of putting Dr. Whitfield on administrative leave as from their view he was unfairly put on leave. Students even began attending GCISD Board Meetings, and advocating for Dr. Whitfield throughout the whole process.

Later on, we saw our first CHHS Theatre production of the year, which was The Mousetrap. We would see several other theatrical productions throughout the year, including Our Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the UIL one act play Open Your Eyes. Choir also performed several times throughout the year, as well as several concerts from the CHHS Band.

Because of the teacher shortage that progressed throughout the year, we saw the introduction of multiple new teachers and counselors throughout the year including Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConnell, Mrs. McClain, and Mrs. Robles.

This year saw a lot of success in the athletics programs in almost every sport. For example, our Football and Soccer teams both made it to the playoffs where they played as hard as they possibly could. Though we didn’t make it to the championships, the teams made it pretty far which was an impressive accomplishment in its own right.

Throughout the year, we met many panthers of the week, who were all uniquely talented in many different ways. Some Panthers of the Week included Bee Brooks, Nancy Laison, Alexis Wong, Ryan Bieryla, and James Nicholson.

Prom then took place where William Chen and Laci Jackson took their crowns. We still have yet to watch the seniors graduate, but it is taking place in less than a week from today.

We saw a lot of different things happen throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year, and can’t wait to see what happens next year. We’re going to miss our current seniors, and wish to see them thrive in their respective colleges next year. Have a great summer, Panthers! See you next year.