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Senior Finds a Haven of Hope

Senior Finds a Haven of Hope

Joshua Smith, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

She wakes up and starts her day, but this time in a new home, with a new set of foster parents, and a new school ahead of her. She takes it all in stride, knowing that the home that she has landed at is not the same as the ones before it. This place is a haven, a haven of hope for girls who have neve...

Sophomore Learns To Fly

Sophomore Learns To Fly

Caroline Phillips, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Video

She glances up at the open sky above her, getting lost in the blue expanse. Her heart thumping with excitement. She takes a step up into the small plane, getting ready to pilot it. She puts the headset on, muffling all the external sounds. Her instructor starts the plane, glances at her, and nods for he...

Star Steppers Take Trip to the Big Apple

Star Steppers Take  Trip to the Big Apple

Alanna Kologey, Social Media Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The Star Steppers went on a trip to New York City on January 18-21. While on the trip, they took a tour of the city, saw two Broadway plays and took a private class from a Rockette. “Spending four days in NYC was amazing,” drill team director Keri Pierce said. “From seeing musicals, learnin...

Junior Goes to Africa for Mission Trip

Junior Goes to Africa for Mission Trip

Haylee Haxton, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Upon waking up, she is embraced by the peculiar aroma of a new culture’s breakfast. Colorful fabrics and homemade accessories fill her frame of view. With a heart full of Jesus, she is ready to minister to the people of Africa. Surrounded by children of joyous smiles, she soaks up every second of he...

Faculty Member Creates Charity in Memory of Former Student

Faculty Member Creates Charity in Memory of Former Student

Brady Blaylock, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

         She silently walks into the closet. Her eyes pause on the frame of a beautiful girl with shining red hair.  Putting a shirt on a hanger, she smiles with a warm feeling in her heart. Then, she takes a step back to look at all the clothes and shoes that will soon find their new owners...

Sophomore Steps Up To Volunteer

Sophomore Steps Up To Volunteer

Samuel Young, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Over the past few weeks sophomore Gracie Tillary has been standing outside every morning to hold the front door open for students and administrators starting their day. She has been doing this since the previous volunteer and community member Betty Hicks decided to take a break. “[I open the door] be...

Junior Has Long-Awaited Surgery

Junior Has Long-Awaited Surgery

Bailey Spencer and Alanna Kologey

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Video

Her heart jumps as her fingers brush the bandage on her face. She has waited for what seems like a lifetime to be free of the extra cells around her eye, and she can not help but wonder if she will recognize herself. Nerves run wild and excitement tingles in her thoughts. With a shuddering breath, she s...

Making Art Out of Metal

Making Art Out of Metal

Carter Colvin, Photography Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

He hammers the mendable metal against the smooth, solid anvil. After taking one final swing, he takes a sharp look at the tip of his blade to make sure the edges are aligned and the middle is even. With a smile on his face, senior Brady Smith carefully sets aside his masterpiece to let it cool before shipping ...

Sophomore Eagle Scout Project Brings Accessibility to Local Park

Sophomore Eagle Scout Project Brings Accessibility to Local Park

Caroline Phillips, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

   Sophomore Jaycob Kenney recently completed his Eagle Scout project.  He was able, with city permission, to add handicap accessible features to Pool Park.    “When I was building this, I thought of my cousin.” Kenney said. “She has cerebral palsy and uses canes now, but this was befor...

Science Classes Create Aquarium Ecosystems

Science Classes Create Aquarium Ecosystems

Joshua Smith, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Students in science teacher Kim Saunders’ classes have started a new project over ecosystems using plastic bottles. This project will last four weeks before the classes open their original projects to see if they were successful or not. “We are studying ecosystems and abiotic cycles within ecosyste...

Letters to the Veterans

Letters to the Veterans

Alanna Kologey, Social Media Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Students wrote letters to World War II veterans in appreciation for serving our country. This was sponsored by the Brookshires company. “I am so proud I had students who wanted to write a letter,” Principal Valerie Payne said. “We weren't alive during WWII, yet people still cared enough to take...

Senior Starts Book Club

Senior Starts Book Club

Bailey Spencer, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Senior Kamryn Horton thought of the idea to start a book club earlier in September and asked librarian Allison Morrow to sponsor it. The first meeting of the new book club will take place on November 16 after school. “I have had a lot of students interested in the club,” Morrow said. “I am ...

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