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Will Bonnett: from surgery to state in one swim season

Sophomore Will Bonnett finishes a lap of breastroke during a home meet versus Parkway Central. Bonnett focused on gaining strength outside of the pool to aide his transition back into the water after healing. “I feel like I was able to build more muscular strength while out of the pool, and I was able to put in a lot of endurance work in the water to help get me back to my past endurance level,” said Bonnett. “Both of these things combined together to help me perform better than I ever have.”

Quinn Berry, Convergent Media Writer

November 13, 2019

At the beginning of boys swim season, sophomore Will Bonnett imagined he would be training for the first meet with his teammates, not in recovery after emergency ear surgery.  The surgery, originally planned as a postseason operation, grafted skin from behind Bonnett’s ear onto his eardrum to he...

History Teacher Amy Thornhill undergoes heart surgery over the summer

History teacher Amy Thornhill marks directions on the whiteboard during a Modern U.S. history class.

Leign Ann Barnett, Staff Writer

August 19, 2016

Though the surgery did not affect her work, her condition affects all areas of her life, including her job as a teacher.

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