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VEX sells t-shirts to support World Championship qualification

VEX sells t-shirts to support World Championship qualification

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

After much work, three levels, elementary, middle and high, have qualified for the World Champion VEX Robotics Competition because of this they are currently selling t-shirts and hoodies for their supporters. "It's odd for all three levels to have robotics and then for all three levels to be going...

Kaylee Blount begins year as Georgia HOSA President

Kaylee Blount begins year as Georgia HOSA President

Ellie Chandler, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under News

Kaylee Blount’s year as President-Elect of Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) came to a close on March 11. Blount will serve her senior year as President alongside of Vice-President Smriti Suresh, Secretary Makayla Wright, President-Elect Callahan Thompson and Reporter Hrithi...

School board chooses specialty technology

School board chooses specialty technology

Savannah Simpson, Opinions Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under News

As a response to the e-SPLOST grant, the Henry County Board of Education approved the purchase of  48,775 computers on March 13 according to the Henry Herald. Over $36 million dollars will be spent in order to purchase 35,700  Hewlett Packard Student Chromebooks, 11 G5 laptops, 3,570 HP Educator...

AP students seek opportunities at Clayton State

AP students seek opportunities at Clayton State

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

On Tuesday, students in Dr. Katrina Pandya's AP biology class was given the opportunity to go to Clayton State to perform a lab in the university's facilities. The students spent the day completing a lab in which they were able to physically look at their genotype and match it to their phenotype for the ability ...

Hall’s class rises above the rest

Hall’s class rises above the rest

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under News

For the last two years, freshmen have taken the lead in their classrooms to raise the most money for the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy in a school-wide fundraiser. The foundation, which aims to provide books for preschoolers in an effort to increase childhood literacy, will be receiving...

HOSA members help simulate a mass casualty disaster

HOSA members help simulate a mass casualty disaster

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under News

On Feb. 16, 30 injured HOSA flooded Piedmont Newton’s emergency room in a mass casualty simulation and the staff was prepared for the chaos. Around 600 HOSA members faked injuries and pain at 28 hospitals over Georgia in a state-wide simulation. At 9:00 A.M., a hypothetical bomb went off in the base...

Bailey Cox proves photography skills in national contest

Bailey Cox proves photography skills in national contest

Arman Bryan, Graphics Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under News

Bailey Cox, junior, recently entered a photography contest for Photographer’s Forum magazine. Her entry received an honorable mention and will be displayed in the magazine for all to see. Photographer’s Forum sent the contest to art teachers throughout the country, and Mr. Wood passed the information...

Science fair county finalist move on to state

Science fair county finalist move on to state

Ashley Edwards, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under News

  Hayli Bryant, Emily Crawford, Miranda Cunard, Maeva Joy McAlister and Evan Griffis all came in 1st place at the fair on January 24 at the 4-H center in Heritage Park. The students have been preparing since first semester and that work truly payed off. Hayli Bryant and Emily Crawford, sophomores, wer...

Band Performs at University of Alabama

Band Performs at University of Alabama

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under News

Our band was one of the top four that were given the opportunity to perform there. "Things really puts our school on the map musically. It’s an image builder for our school and program," Todd Manson, band director, said. The band has been working since the beginning of the year on the music they...

Reading bowl scores third

Reading bowl scores third

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under News

The 2016-17 reading bowl season has drawn to a close, and the Mustangs took third place in the regional competition. The Mustangs fell just out of the two advancing positions, losing out to Cambridge and Arabia Mountain High Schools. "We did all we could," said Rachel Brown, senior, "We knew our...

Students set sail for Italy

Students set sail for Italy

Emilie Castillo, Managing Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under News

Thursday, January 31, AP Literature teacher, Valerie Withers, held an informational meeting with teachers and students about the 2018 Italy tour; the meeting outlined the trip and persuaded many to go ahead and secure their spot. The tour, scheduled for Winter break of next year, will cover Florence, Ro...

Fund raising for early literacy campaign

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine
February 2, 2017
Filed under News

The FERST Foundation sends children's books to kids every month until they turn five. According to their website, their reason behind it is that to be able to have a strong education you must have a strong literature foundation. Books are not typically the first thing on a grocery lists, so for low ...

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