MACC season starts up

MACC season is starting again. Their first competition is on January 13 at Rural Retreat and everyone is hyped.

New members are looking forward to the season. “I wanted to challenge myself because a lot of the stuff we do in class is boring. I’m looking forward to seeing how the matches go, so I know what to work on for future seasons,” Aiden Stout (9), math member, said.

Members enjoy spending time with their fellow teammates. “My favorite thing about MACC is going to away matches. Most of my friends are on the MACC team, so we are just really goofy on the way to and from matches,” Andrea Heffinger (12) says.

Returning members are ready for the season to begin with goals ahead. “I came back because I had a lot of fun last year. I really want my team to make it to Super MACC.” Jonathan Du (11), Math team, says.

English member Ethan Stinson is ready for the English team to make it far.

I wanted the English team to win and I felt like I could contribute to that.”

— Ethan Stinson

Zainab Razzaq (11), English member, also wants “English to make it far and make a name for itself.”

Although senior MACC competitors are excited for the final season, it’s a bittersweet feeling for some. “It’s kind of bittersweet. I regret not doing it for my whole high school career, but I enjoyed the previous year and look forward to the season,” Grace Beaman (12), English member, says.

Andrea Heffinger (12) has been on the science MACC team for all four years and says, “It’s kind of hard to think about. I have put so much time into MACC and just like that, at the end of the season it will be gone. I’m excited to start a new chapter in my life, but I’m really going to miss it. I’ll be at a lot of matches next year,” Heffinger says. 

After Monday’s competition, they’ll compete against Grayson County at Graham High School on January 16.