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NHS Scholarship Open for Applications

High school seniors in National Honor Society (NHS) are now welcome to apply for the NHS Scholarship. An email was sent out by NHS Advisor Melissa Higgins with the website, but it can also be found at

To apply, students first have to make an account and be verified by Higgins. Following verification, they must get a certificate from their advisor and two recommendation letters written by coaches, teachers or community members. All applications, certificates and recommendations need to be submitted by December 6.

For questions, contact Higgins at

Story by Michael Hannon


Schedule A Time For Senior Headshots Now

The PHS yearbook staff has started working on the 2019-2020 Hillcrest, and the first order of business is taking senior headshots. Senior photo editor Kyla Lee will be sending out emails to seniors, alphabetically by last name, to set a time to take them. Headshots can be taken before school, after school or during seventh period. 

Seniors can also email Lee to set up a date and time instead of waiting to receive an email.

“We prefer them to wear nice clothes, not t-shirts, sweatshirts or anything of that sort,” said Lee. 

The staff hopes to have all headshots taken by December.

To schedule, email

Story by Makiya Russelburg

Body Safety Program to be Held on November 19

On Tuesday, November 19, Terry Hall will be at PHS for the annual Body Safety Program. 

According to a Terry Hall promotional brochure, “The Body Safety program is not designed to instill fear into the children, but to empower them to protect themselves, boost their self-esteem, and to tell when there has been an incident of sexual abuse. We do not want children worrying about whom to watch out for, but to empower them to watch their own bodies.”

Junior high students will attend the convocation in the auditorium starting at 1 p.m., followed by the high school at 1:45 p.m.

Story by Michael Hannon

Winter Cheerleading Squad Members Chosen

On October 2, varsity cheer tryouts were held in the cafeteria for anyone interested in being a part of the basketball squad.

Each participant was expected to meet a cut score of 70 on the rubric for their tryout to be eligible to be a member. Thirteen girls were chosen, including four girls who have never cheered before. The new members include: seniors Myranda Hickman, Josey Bledsoe and Jalyn Engleking and junior Margaret Naumoff. Returning members of the squad are seniors Lauren Rutherford, Lexi Stroud, Avrey Richards and Isabelle Goff; juniors Lili Seals, Libby Padgett, Faith Wilder and Payton Ashley and freshman Micayala Groves. 

On Saturday, November 23, the squad will cheer at their first boys game against Clarksville at home.

Story by Lili Seals

Robotics Class Hosting New Fundraiser

During the week of November 4, the Lost River Career Cooperative robotics class will be hosting a fundraiser during all lunches.

“We’re holding a fundraiser to raise money to enter robotics competitions and to purchase parts for robots. We’ll be selling stickers, dog tags, custom engraved cups and car stickers,” said robotics teacher Mable Zehr.

Custom engraving starts at five dollars, increasing with the difficulty of the design requested.

Anyone with questions should contact Zehr at

Story by Chandler Hinton


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