Student Spotlight

April 6, 2017
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Senior Kenzi McClung Q: What sport do you participate in? A: Horseback riding. Q: What do you do in your free time? A: Hang out with my family because its fun. Q: What’s your biggest fear? A: Talking to new people. Q: What motivates you? A: Helping others with knowing what to do. Q:...

Student Spotlight

April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Senior Deneshia Cooper Q: Why did you choose your club? A: I joined HOSA because I am interested in the medical field. Q: One thing you love about your club? A: I love that we can be independent with our volunteer work and we get to compete at different events. Q: What is your motivation for...

Dixon Brings Home Scholarship for Invention Idea

Kait Spaide, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Choosing the right college and figuring out how to get there are some of the most important priorities to a high school senior. For Sydney Dixon, the stress is close to over thanks to her dedication to scholarship applications, the most recent being especially helpful. “The scholarship is...

Culinary Arts Competes in Nationals at NASA

Daisy Cooley, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Students in the Culinary Arts program have the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their own group cookie recipe sent to the International Space Station for astronauts to enjoy. “We are going to participate in the National HUNCH Culinary Challenge on April 20th, which is an opportunity for high...

Lohnes Takes Home the Crown

Lohnes Takes Home the Crown

Brittany Miller, Editor-In-Chief
April 6, 2017
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The annual “Mr. Oak Ridge” contest, a male beauty pageant and fundraiser, had several strong contestants competing for the title. Golf representative, Senior Gavyn Lohnes ended up taking home the crown and title of Mr. Oak Ridge on March 2nd. “In order to win, I tried to be as funny as I could....

Anatomy & Physiology Wraps up Dissections

Anatomy & Physiology Wraps up Dissections

Brooke Cotten, News and Feature Editor
April 6, 2017
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Anatomy & Physiology teachers, Tamara Lee and Jeanette McKinney, give their students the opportunity to gain a better grasp on the functions of the human body by performing dissections on rabbits. “The dissections are going very well this year considering we had to make the switch from cats to...

Art Students Compete in V.A.S.E.

Cassidy Cox, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Oak Ridge art students had the opportunity to improve their art skills by participating in V.A.S.E., otherwise known as the Visual Arts Scholastic Event. As a team, the 64 art pieces received the highest rating of a IV and three students will be advancing to the State VASE Event. “VASE is an art competition,...

Cheerleaders Travel to St. Jude

Skyler Hansen, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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The children at St. Jude Research Hospital go through intensive treatments to help them get better, and the cheerleaders have the opportunity to go to Tennessee on April 22nd to bring the kids some joy with their cheers and smiles. Ashlyn Kelly, Jacey Garter, and Hollie Herrick are going on this...

Gueli Inspires Her StuCo and Calculus Students

Samarah Zamora, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Pre and AP Calculus teacher, Angela Gueli, has been working hard to connect her students to the school, teach, and make special time for her kids at home. With a life of filled of math, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk with her children, both young and old, balancing all of this could be tough for some, but...

Girls Varsity Soccer Makes it to Playoffs

Cami Manka, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features, News

The girls varsity soccer team accomplished a huge goal this season by making it to the playoffs because of their rigorous practice and teamwork. “Our goal at the beginning of the year was to be in the playoffs and now that we’ve reached it, our next goal is to win the playoff game. Even though...

Mitchell Celebrated Carnival in the Caribbean

Lily Martinez, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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The bright lights, blue beaches, and colorful costumes are some things that Sophomore AJadah Mitchell and her family saw when she went to Trinidad located in the Caribbean, where they went during Spring break on a Carnival cruise. “Carnival is like a parade celebration that has different...

Eggett Prepares for a Mission in Peru

Jarod Hercules, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Traveling South of the border usually entails a trip full of leisure activities, but for Senior Chandler Eggett this is an opportunity to spread the word of his faith and to better himself overall. “I like to exercise and push myself to my limits and I enjoy the outdoors. I’m a member...