England’s Welding Future

When people look at Tristan England, they most likely think of a 5’10” 285 pound fearsome-looking defensive tackle. But England wants people to see a working man.

England has been interested in welding since he was a child.

“I always used to work with metal was I was younger,” said England.

To prepare him for a job in the workforce, England has been taking a welding class at the Lost River Career Cooperative with Doug Elliot. He has taken welding for a year.

“Mr. Elliot has helped me be superior,” said England.

England decided to go to college to further his skills and education, but only made the decision fairly recently.

“I decided on going to Vincennes University within the last couple of days,” said England.

England knows that his primary career choice is not guaranteed, and has a backup plan if things don’t fall through.

“If I can’t get a job in welding, I want to be a heavy equipment operator,” said England.

Heavy equipment operators operate machines like bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and skid-steer loaders.

“I like having the ability to move the earth with raw machinery,” said England.

England plans to get a job in the Clarksville area in welding. After he finishes college and finds a stable job, he plans on settling down.

“Getting married within the next five years doesn’t sound too bad,” said England.

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Story by Ron Compton

A Farming Future

Senior Jordan Cadle, huge science fair competitor and safe bet for valedictorian, is already setting his eyes towards the future. Cadle plans to continue his education in farm management at Purdue in West Lafayette or Ohio State in Columbus.

“Both colleges have well known schools of agriculture and are within a 4 hour driving distance so I can come home on the weekends and farm,” says Cadle.

Cadle has his plan of attack all set. He wants to farm on his family’s farm and put an emphasis on the livestock sector.

“In the plant sector, farmers are faced with whatever Mother Nature brings, whereas a livestock farmer has more control. Also, livestock farmers can get by with less land compared to grain farmers, which is a benefit since land is now going for over 5-10K an acre,” says Cadle.

Cadle is looking forward to college where he can study with people of his own caliber. While in college, he hopes to obtain a bachelors degree in a two or three year time frame.

He mainly wants to attend to better educate himself, despite not necessarily being able to apply this degree to his profession.

“As soon as I stop paying college tuition, the sooner I can start taking care of my own animals and stop paying others to do so to generate a positive cash flow,” said Cadle.

Some would think that an individual as smart as Cadle would opt to attend a private, more education-driven school instead of a public school. But this was not the case for him.

“I have no regrets about my high school career. I have enjoyed every single day,” said Cadle.

Cadle’s success has been well documented in his career at Paoli. From FFA to Science Fair, his name has been mentioned alongside ‘winner’ for a long time.

“The successes I have had in my FFA career development events and international science fairs are something to be proud of coming from a small, rural area,” said Cadle.

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Story By Ron Compton

Meet the Winter Homecoming Canidates

Senior queen candidates Chelsey Lankford, Shania Bennett, Hannah Dooley, Caitlin Henderson, and Abbie Franklin. Senior king candidates Lee Apple, Ron Compton, Josh Stewart, Ben Bosley and Logan Clark.
First row: Senior queen candidates Chelsey Lankford, Shania Bennett, Hannah Dooley, Caitlin Henderson, and Abbie Franklin. Second row: Senior king candidates Lee Apple, Ron Compton, Josh Stewart, Ben Bosley and Logan Clark.
First row freshman princess Whitney Choate, sophomore princess Shelby Meredith, junior princess Kaitlyn Ingle. Second row: freshman prince Luke Wethington, sophomore prince Brandon Nunez, and junior prince Dathan Chastain.
First row: Freshman princess Whitney Choate, sophomore princess Shelby Meredith, junior princess Kaitlyn Ingle. Second row: freshman prince Luke Wethington, sophomore prince Brandon Nunez, and junior prince Dathan Chastain.

Photos by: Morgan Babcock

News to Us: PHS Zombie Dash 2013

Photos by Emily Condra