Senior “Walk”- Class of 2020

Class of 2020, never in your wildest dreams did you imagine ending high school in this way! You may have not even had the chance to become afflicted with “senioritus,” (that somewhat predictable itch to “just be done”)—but here we are… at this moment! The senior walk has become a tradition now at EHHS and is a celebration for all past teachers to “see you off” to the next step of your life. This year, the “walk” becomes a drive. It looks like many of you are taking the changes in stride as your vehicles sport jokes like “straight outta’ quarantine” and “Class of 2020-Skip Day Champions”! Class of 2020…you will go down in history!

Separately Together

I have asked our student journalists who are available digitally in the Eagle’s Eye staff to choose topics and continue writing on our blog post. We all are seeing enough news about COVID-19, so they are writing about what interests them and what they are doing to fill this time. I am optimistic about our time apart as evidenced by the kind gestures many people are making toward each other and some of the offers put forward by many companies at this time. Exercise platforms are offering free videos, guitar and other instrument makers are offering free lessons, Audible has many free audio books that are available, and of course, if you haven’t seen a “how to make bread at home” video, then where have you been in the last week? I am sure new TikTok dance videos are up, Instagram posts are flying, and all of us “old people” are scrolling through Facebook. My point is that we are all separately together. (I hope all the students just thought, “That’s an oxymoron!”) Enjoy the student posts which follow.

Senior Play—Closed for the Holidays… Thursday and Sunday

Closed for the Holidays will be performed by the Senior drama class on Thursday, Dec 5th at 7:00 and Sunday, Dec 8th at 5:oo. Tickets are $8 at the door. Come out to have an entertaining evening and to support EHHS’s Drama department.

The play will also be performed in school for students only on Dec 17th and 19th with tickets for $2.

Sneak peeks… Come see how the play unfolds as a blizzard strikes…in Florida!

Culinary Students Bake Up Some Tennessee State Fair Winners

Mrs. Boehms’ culinary art students didn’t just ‘take the cake,’ they brought it to the show along with cupcakes, cookies, and candy. Congratulations to the EHHS TN State Fair winners in youth creative arts!

Emily B. won first place as well as Best in Show in decorated cakes. What an adorable hedgehog!

Bre W. won 2nd and Stephanie A. won 3rd in decorated cakes.

Alyssa B. won 1st and Hailey A. won 2nd in tasted cupcakes.

Lina M. won 1st in candy.

Grace B. won 1st, Joey M. won 2nd, and Ben R. won 3rd in cookies. 

Envirothon Team Takes First

For the fourth time, Ms. McCaleb’s Envirothon Team takes first place at the Duck River RC&D regional competition. Their next challenge will be the state competition taking place May 7-8 in Crossville. Envirothon is an academic match-up where students compete in topics of wildlife identification and facts, aquatic ecology, forestry management and logging practices, soil judging, and this year’s special topic “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.”

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Members include, from left to right, Andre Walker, Gracie Delaney, Logan Sutton, Destiny Shepard, and Spencer Tomlinson with Sponsor Leanna McCaleb

At the state competition, each student takes a written test, completes a skills test and is given an environmental scenario that they must solve and present. Each team has only 7 hours  to prepare their presentation which will be presented the next day in front of a panel of experts from the  UT Agriculture Department, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association (TWRA), Tennessee Forestry Department, and the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The State winner will advance to the Nationals which will be held in North Carolina this year.

Good luck at the State Competition, Envirothon Team!

Welcome, Coach Austin!

By Alyssa T.Coach Chris Austin

East Hickman High School welcomes Chris Austin as the new football coach for next year. He played football for four years and basketball for three years in high school. During college, he was part of the football team at UT Martin. Currently, he is coaching at Hickman County High in Centerville.

Coach Austin accepted the position at EHHS because he feels that it would be a great opportunity for him and his future students and players. “I like being involved in kids’ lives,” says the future coach. He will be teaching history at EHHS as well.

As a coach, he hopes to change the atmosphere surrounding and culture of his football players; however, he hopes to accomplish a little more as well. With sincerity, the future coach encouragingly states that he wants to be a part of all the good things in the future for EHHS,“not changing the atmosphere in the football team, [but] in the school.” He loves competitions and watching his team succeed. He greeted parents, students, and faculty at the Community Night hosted by EHHS school on March 7, 2019.