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Cadet Colonel hands over command

Cadet Colonel hands over command

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under News

As he headed toward graduation, Cadet Colonel Bryon Carroll relinquished his command of the Air Force Junior ROTC program during a ceremony in his honor on May 3. While they have had many changes of command ceremonies, this was the program's first relinquish of command ceremony. At this time, command...

Students brave line for physicals

Students brave line for physicals

Calye Beale, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

On April 27th, 2016, Gidget Gue, P.E teacher, organized for after school physicals to take place in the gym. The physicals only cost ten dollars and were open for all students to come. This annual opportunity also features extremely long lines. Ryan O'Dell, sophomore, braves the long line so he can...

Local park honors Vietnam veterans

Local park honors Vietnam veterans

Emilie Castillo and Taylor Watkins
March 31, 2016
Filed under News, Video

Tuesday, March 29, the Heritage Park Veteran Museum hosted a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony, celebrating 41 years since the return of the last U.S. troops stationed in South Vietnam. This was the first ceremony the Museum held as an official partner of the United States Vietnam War Commemora...

Governor Deal Vetoes Religious Liberty Bill

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
March 29, 2016
Filed under Politics

The Peach state became the focus of national attention on Monday when its Governor vetoed House Bill 757. What was it? The bill originated in Georgia’s House of Representatives and was named the “Free Exercise Protection Act.” The bill aimed to protect religious leaders, religious employees of a...

Students and teachers celebrate black culture through music

Students and teachers celebrate black culture through music

Emile Castillo and Arman Bryan
March 29, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Photo Gallery

On Friday, March 25, African-American studies teacher, Della Cayson, and several students hosted “From Africa to Hip-Hop,” Ola’s seventh annual Black History Month celebration, in the gym from 2:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. The program’s theme centered around the power of music, and its ability to connect t...

New Wi-Fi network has students struggling to connect

Emilie Castillo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under News

In recent weeks students and faculty have noticed the spotty, sometimes nonexistent, Wi-Fi service throughout the school. The Technology Services at the Henry County Board of Education are working to fix issues with connectivity and speed. Yesterday, March 15, Principal David Shedd addressed the issue i...

AFJROTC drilled into top scores at competition

Sav Simpson, Social Manager
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On March 5, the AFJROTC "Red Tails" Drill team attended the Group Air Force JROTC National Drill Team Championships bringing home various placements which advance to the Championships in Daytona, Fl. Cadets Nya Davis and Jania Mills placed 4th in Unarmed Dual Exhibition which guarantees the pair a...

Ola Spreads the word to end the word

Ola Spreads the word to end the word

Ellie Chandler, staff writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under News

Retarded is defined as a less advanced physical, mental or academic condition than is “normal” for an age. Although it has only recently gained this offensive form, “retarded”  was at one point the politically correct and medical term used by people. Rachael McGaha, Mild Intellectual Disabled teac...

County asks for comments on Secondary Handbook

Taylor Watkins, Layout and Design Manager
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

County calls on the public to submit comments to the secondary handbook, this means students can have an impact on the rules and regulations they have to follow. Each year the Henry County school board reviews the handbook and every year they ask for the public's input. "Well, I think it would be r...

Foreign language fair provides academic recognition

Sav Simpson, Social Manager
March 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

The 2nd annual Henry County Foreign Language  fair will be held on March 26 at Dutchtown High School gives students the opportunity to compete with other students in the county in different categories to demonstrate world cultures. Students can enter in categories such as dance, art, vocab, music,...

Do not vote for Donald Trump. Please.

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Politics

On Tuesday, Georgia voters, along with voters from 11 other states, will go to their primary voting locations to cast their ballots on the most important day of the 2016 election cycle: Super Tuesday. With the most recent polls showing Donald Trump having the support of 40 percent of voters, I could...

OHS raises $1,270 for Childhood Literacy

OHS raises $1,270 for Childhood Literacy

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2016
Filed under News

Ola High School's English Department and its students  raised $1,270 to support the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Cheryl Benton, media specialist, willingly spearheaded this project, as designated by Principal David Shedd, in order to collect donations to buy books for Henry County's less...