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Student achievements recognized at Mustang of the Month Breakfast

Student achievements recognized at Mustang of the Month Breakfast

April 19, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...