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Students mourn the loss of fellow classmate

Students mourn the loss of fellow classmate

Savannah Simpson, Managing Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under News

Former Ola Mustang,Tasia Marie Gartner, died unexpectedly on June 19th, 2017 in McDonough, Ga. off of Georgia State Route 81. Gartner was 16 years of age and was born January 14th, 2001. Gartner was struck by a vehicle, driven by 19 year old Robert Huynh, while attempting to cross the street at a...

Photo essay: Senior breakfast spotlight

Arman Bryan, Graphics Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under News

Golf takes on State

Golf takes on State

Bronlyn Holland, Sport's Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Athletics, News

With three consecutive days in the pouring rain and a total of 54 holes at Oak Mountain Championship Golf Course in Carrollton, the Girls Golf team battled it out to finish in tenth place. The first day was on Sunday, which consisted of a practice round and Monday and Tuesday was the state championship. ...

Directed study fuels passions

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

What's directed study? This was a common question at the beginning of the year. Deb Salter envisioned a class like no other, where students could study or create what they are truly passionate about. After pitching the idea to administration and an application process to find the right students, this...

Terrorists hold learning hostage

Terrorists hold learning hostage

Editorial Board
May 17, 2017
Filed under News

$18,000 could buy band uniforms, much-needed textbooks, journalism cameras, upgraded bathrooms, new televisions, or even an outdoor classroom. $18,000 could help improve the school-life of Ola. Instead, it was wasted on a prank. During the past three months, Ola High School received two bomb threats. Both times every student and fa...

Yearbook distribution begins

Yearbook distribution begins

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under News

The Ola High Yearbook staff saw their work come to fruition this week as they began distributing yearbooks to students who purchased theirs in advance. The staff has been working throughout all four lunch periods divvying the books at tables in the back of the commons area. Beginning on Wednesday,...

Locust Grove hosts kickball tournament

Arman Bryan, Graphics Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

Ola High School and Locust Grove High School will be hosting a kickball tournament on Saturday, May 13 sponsored by Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy in memory of Summer Lee. All money Four teams will represent Ola: three student teams and one faculty team. The spots are given on a first-come-first-serve basis....

Student achievements recognized at Mustang of the Month Breakfast

Student achievements recognized at Mustang of the Month Breakfast

April 19, 2017
Filed under News

On the morning of April 18, 12 students were acknowledged as Mustang of the Month nominees while surrounded by family, teachers, and faculty members. Students with specific characteristics were nominated by their teachers and recognized during a breakfast ceremony in the cafeteria....

The wedding of the (3rd period) class

The wedding of the (3rd period) class

April 19, 2017
Filed under News

Melodie Thurston's third-year honor's Spanish class celebrated a wedding on April 18 celebrated between a fake couple, Cristina, and Jorge. Pairs of students spent their time gossiping before the wedding started about either the previous divorce, how they met the love of their lif...

Relay for Life exceeds goals

Relay for Life exceeds goals

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

The annual Ola High School Relay for Life raised over $6000 last Friday. Relay for Life, the community based fundraising program by the American Cancer Society, has programs on both the county level and school level. Both of the events take place on the same weekend. The school's relay features...

Class of 2017 prepares for departure

Class of 2017 prepares for departure

Jessica Louis, Features Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under News

The senior class of 2017 filed into the gymnasium for a mandatory meeting regarding all events leading up to the big day, graduation. Principal Shedd introduced the the anticipated crowd with the reminder that even though the year is almost over, grades and behavior must still be maintained to ensure...

Bomb threat interrupts learning

Bomb threat interrupts learning

Taylor Watkins, Josie Satterfield, Ellie Chandler, Kayley Boan, and Bronlyn Holland
March 27, 2017
Filed under News

During 5th period today, classes were interrupted by the blaring of the fire alarm, and what at first seemed like a routine fire drill became something more as the students were directed to the stadium rather than remaining in designated spots as usual.  “At first I was like ‘eh fire drill...As...

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