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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
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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
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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 ...

Athletes begin college careers

Athletes begin college careers

February 2, 2017
Filed under Athletics, News

On February 1, 2017, Yarik Sherling, senior, Tyler Jedding, senior, and Dylan McCloud, senior, sign to further their football careers. Sherling will be playing at Georgia Military College. Jedding will be playing at Reinhardt University. McCloud will be playing at Savannah State University. "It's...

2017 super bowl motivates student support

Savannah Simpson, Opinions Editor
February 2, 2017
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Due to the Atlanta Falcon's victory over the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs, Friday, February 3rd, will be celebrated as "Red & Black Day" throughout the walls of Ola High.   The victory has creates a sense of unity within the Falcon fandom which will be displayed as students are invited to deck out in their Falcon gear and participat...

SGA Spirit Night at Shane’s Rib Shack

SGA Spirit Night at Shane’s Rib Shack

Ellie Chandler, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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Thursday Jan 26 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shane's Ribshack on Highway 81 will be hosting Ola Student Government Association’s spirit night. "We just really really would love as many people to come as possible, because it is the kickoff for our Relay For Life Campaign,” stated Landon Dodson, sophomo...

Reading bowl wins county championship

Reading bowl wins county championship

Ashley Edwards, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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The competition included 6 high schools and 5 rounds and the team has worked really hard doing what the love most: reading. "Really, I just read the books, then i read them again, and maybe a third time," Natalie Mangual, junior, when asked what she did to prepare. Other team members like Stacey...

Interview fair invites opportunities

Interview fair invites opportunities

Ethan Zakrewski, Online and News Editor
January 25, 2017
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The annual interview fair has become a large tradition with students trying their hand at interviewing basics. Throughout the day, students clad in their best attire attempted to gain experience in handling interviews. Following the mock interview, they received a report card showing what they...

Harry Potter world to come alive at Woodland

Harry Potter world to come alive at Woodland

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2017
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On February 2 from 6pm-8pm, Woodland High School will be hosting a Harry Potter trivia night. The proceeds will benefit the Ferst Foundation, an organization that gives books to children in need. They will have people dressed up as characters from the books for people to take pictures with but encourage...

Hour of code extends past Hudnut’s room

Hour of code extends past Hudnut’s room

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

For the past few weeks, Richard Hudnut's students have been using Code.org to experience coding in a new fun way. Code.org was made by the creators of Internet Explorer and it's main goal is to extend the computer science to those who may not get the chance to experience it. "It's to introduce ...

Volunteers provide relief for victims of fire

Volunteers provide relief for victims of fire

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
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UPDATE: Many people in the Ola community have personal ties to the fire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg. Last week faculty member coordinated a collection donations for Gatlinburg. AFJROTC, BETA, and others gave generously . New and gently used clothing, pet supplies, and bedding were some of the items...