Kamila Valieva Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee performs in the women's short program of the figure skating team event at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb. 6, 2022. (Photo by Gary Ambrose / For The Times)

Creative Writing

Poem: Winter’s Ballet

<a href="https://highschool.latimes.com/author/alexgomez8/" target="_self">Alex Gomez</a>

Alex Gomez

May 18, 2023

Clouded breath on the cold window
Palm prints on the pane
As she watches December’s debut dance.

The seasonal smile again returns
She calls to her mother and begs to go
And frolic with frosted friends

Rummaging through the closet
She slips on her recital attire

And finally
She joins in the dance.

Scholar-athlete Cody Going: off to Division 1

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Cody Going has been in Mission Viejo high school’s football program, a team ranked number four in California by MaxPreps, for five long years. From his time in eighth grade to now he’s been able to see the athletes at Mission Viejo High grow from teammates to a...