Miellmier advances to FCCLA state competition

Roberto Saldana, staff writer

February 25, 2011

Filed under Top Stories

  Ashley Finley, Michaella Jackson, Erica Miellmier, Samantha Spears and Lindsey Seeton attend the FCCLA conference in Waco where Miellmier won fourth and advances to state. photo by Patty Hawkins Local members of the Famil...

Goodson places in top 10 at state

Sarah Trocolli, staff writer

February 25, 2011

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The inside of Happy Goodson’s room is filled with trophies and ribbons covering every wall. At the age of four Goodson entered 4H for showing livestock and horses. Since then she has competed all over Texas and neighboring stat...

RYLA provides leadership lessons

Andrew Epps, staff writer

February 18, 2011

Filed under Opinions

  RYLA is short for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Experiencing RYLA first hand was something special. It taught me something’s about me and how I work with others. I know some who went to RYLA might not have gotten the ...

Bane makes memories with friends

Lucas Flournoy, staff writer

February 18, 2011

Filed under Features

  Each student has his own high school legacy.  Whether a jock, a cheerleader, a band geek, or that over-achiever who everybody thinks is going to be the valedictorian, each student has a different high school experience. J...

Blood drive collects 58 units

Lucas Flournoy and Neal Warnick, staff writers

February 18, 2011

Filed under News

   Students donated 58 units of blood during a January blood drive. Carter Blood Care had 76 students participate in the drive.  There will be another Student Council-sponsored drive at the end of April.    “This blood...

School offers SAT Strategy Workshop

Hunter Haston and Rayla Jones, staff writers

February 16, 2011

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   Counselor Michelle Dudley and Go Center Coordinator Megan Galyean will lead an SAT workshop from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21-Thursday, Feb. 24, Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, in MHS Computer Lab 1. Sign up deadline...

Callison wins ‘Teacher of the Year’

Sarah Trocolli, staff writer

February 16, 2011

Filed under Top Stories

When some people rise in the morning to attend their occupation, they groan and pray that their work closed in a freak snowstorm. John “Moe” Callison is the exact opposite of your typical employee. Callison enjoys what...

Self travels to Hungary during Christmas break

Blake Whitney, staff writer

February 16, 2011

Filed under Top Stories

 During Christmas break, most families that take a vacation go on a ski trip, but Rhett Self decided that he wanted to go on a mission trip.    The day after Christmas, Self and his mom, Shelly, left for Budapest, Hungary to...

Blackwell coaches at alma mater

Neal Warnick, staff writer

February 16, 2011

Filed under Sports

   One of the few people to teach and coach at their alma mater, Coach Luke Blackwell graduated in the Class of 1995. Blackwell spent his last three years of school here and is the sophomore world history teacher, boys’ head track coach and the defensive coordinator for the football team.      ...

Cast prepares for UIL contest

Ali Galaz, staff writer

February 15, 2011

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     The Drama One Act Class will compete in the One Act Play University Interscholastic League contest on March 31 at Mt. Vernon High School.       The class has been practicing for the competition since the middle...

Pet iPhones don’t complete a life

Andrew Epps, staff writer

February 2, 2011

Filed under Opinions

An iPhone is a valuable tool that helps most people. The iPhone helps us take pictures, text and just organize our lives. It’s a very helpful tool that just makes our lives that much easier and helps us do easy day-to-day stuff....

Wilson dreams of teaching career

Rayla Jones, staff writer

February 2, 2011

Filed under Features

   Winter Wilson, a blonde-haired, green-eyed sophomore has a goal of becoming a teacher. She had many role models in the decision making of her future. Since the sixth grade Wilson has known she wanted to become a teacher.    ...