The Eagles Soar High Over Hickman

The feeling of the game was intense, that’s the only word that could describe it. The energy radiating off of the rivalry between East Hickman and Hickman County was electrifying. At around kickoff, tensions were high as the Eagles faced off against their longtime rivals, the Hickman County Bulldogs. The 1st quarter was not as exciting as the game was predicted to be, but things picked up in the 2nd quarter with David W. breaking off a huge run for the Eagles that went for 38 yards and a touchdown. Then, a few minutes later, Malik C. ran into the end zone from 8 yards out, making the score 14-0 in favor of the Eagles. After the Bulldogs drive stalled out, the Eagles got the ball leading to a 4 yard touchdown run by Zanaido M.

Now, the East Hickman section was hyped and booming, the score was 21-0 over their longtime rival from across the county. The Bulldogs started the half out right with a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter that made the score 21-7 headed into the 4th quarter. Cooper H. would score early in the 4th quarter making the score 28-7, then, Nick C. ran into the end zone from 2 yards out making the score 35-7. The bulldogs would score one garbage time touchdown that made the game’s final score 35-13 in favor of the East Hickman Eagles.

East Hickman had 433 total yards with 378 of the yards coming from run plays and only 55 coming from the pass game. David W. had 182 of  the team’s yards rushing and 1 touchdown. Kyle E. had 2 completions with one going to Zanaido M. for 47 yards. Mason G. was perfect on extra points. The defense held Hickman County to only 203 total yards and 2 touchdowns.

September Blood-drive

On September 15, 2020 East Hickman High School hosted their first blood drive of the year. Students, parents, and faculty members participated in donating. HOSA members took active duty in assisting the staff working the blood drive. HOSA workers fetched students from class and escorted them back after providing refreshments to replenish their energy. The collected blood requirement was met, wrapping up the blood drive as a success.

East Hickman vs. Stewart County

The Eagles defeated the Stewart County Rebels by a score of 28-7. Final stats include 2 rushing touchdowns from quarterback Kyle E. and one from running back Malik C. David W. also returned a fumble for a 67-yard touchdown, and Mason G. was perfect on extra point attempts. The Eagles had 203 rushing yards and 30 passing yards, holding the Stewart county offense to 199 total yards. On defense, the team had 1 interception, forced 4 fumbles and recovered 2 of them. Both teams completed a first half shutout with the first points of the game being scored in the 3rd quarter, the Stewart County defense fell apart in the 4th quarter allowing 21 points in one quarter.

Homecoming is set for September 25th against Cheatham County High. The theme this year is “A Celebration of Homecoming: You Are Invited.” Come out and support your Eagles!

Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Teams Split Wins and Losses.

Boys’ and Girls’ golf teams split wins and losses in the first four matches of the season. The EHHS golf teams have played four games so far, and the girls have won all four matches while the boys have unfortunately lost all four. The first four matches for both the boys and girls took place at Montgomery Bell Golf Course, Mt. Pleasant Country Club, and Champions Run Golf Course. On Tuesday, August 11th, the EHHS golf teams played Creekwood High School at Montgomery Bell Golf Course where the girls beat Creekwood, and the boys lost a close match. The girls won their next two matches as well. On Thursday August 20th, the EHHS golf teams headed back to Montgomery Bell Golf Course where they played against Hampshire High school. The girls tied, and the boys lost another close match. Upcoming matches are with Hickman County High School on September 3rd and Eagleville High School on September 8th.

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!

I Still Believe- Movie Review

I Still Believe, is a newly released film based on a true story, the story not only promotes faith and trust in God, but also the encouraging power of love. The story is of a young woman, named Melissa Henning,  and a man, named Jeremy Camp, falling for each other through their love of music, and of course, their faith towards God. Sadly, once their newly found love is formed, it is immediately put to the test. The couple face the biggest challenge of all, cancer. When Jeremy and Melissa get the news, they both manage to persevere through the power of Jeremy’s original music about his love for her and God.  When their love is challenged, the audience is drawn into the movie as they learn how love can change one life, and how one life can change the world. In fact, Jeremy met his second wife at one of his concerts, shortly after word spread of Melissa’s story. The movie is filled with twists and turns that put the audience in an emotional frenzy. The Common Sense Media reviews the movie as, “This love story has the heart swells of The Notebook, the unexpected twists of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and the anguish of The Fault in Our Stars: The proof is your depleted tissue box. What elevates I Still Believe is that it’s true. If it weren’t, it would be too sappy and overwrought to accept as reality. But Camp has been telling this story at concerts for years, and the events really did happen to him and his first wife, Melissa.” The movie is very heartfelt with powerful messages for everyone, religious or not. The Common Sense Media described it by simply stating, “Bring tissues for wholesome but sad Christian romance.”

Since the theaters are closed, the movies mentioned above with the exception of I Still Believe can be found for rent through either YouTube or Amazon Prime. Many steaming platforms are rushing to move in-theater titles to at-home viewing, but they come with a price tag, roughly $20 to purchase the title. Both Comcast and Amazon Prime are offering a few in-cinema titles, and I Still Believe may become available through one of those platforms, but that is still to be determined at this time. Or…wait for it, and it will be out for rent at non-movie going prices. 

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.

EHHS Competes at Columbia State

      For the past few years East Hickman High School’s students have participated in Columbia State’s competition for high school students. This is an event hosted on the community college’s campus that many different schools attend and compete. Any high school student can sign up for no more than two chosen categories. The students are not required to fill both sessions of time but are more than welcome to sign up for both. If a student has a free session, they are also encouraged to be part of an audience in certain categories such as vocals, oral translation, visual arts, and piano. This year, East Hickman High School did have winning participants: Skyler C., Keanda G., Darrell B., Thora D., and Alyssa T. Next year, all students are encouraged to sign up and experience the thrill of competing and watching fellow classmates compete against other schools. 

Thora D. won 3rd place in Visual Arts.

Keanda G. won 3rd place and Darrell B. won 2nd place in Sociology.

Alyssa T. won 3rd place in Mass Communication/Journalism.

Skyler C. won first place in Anthropology.

East Hickman High School’s participants.

FBLA Regional Competition

On Monday, January 27, 2020, the school’s Future Business Leaders of America club had their regional competition in Clarksville. The students competed in many business related fields with Mason T. placing 6th for Impromptu speaking; Nathaniel T.- 3rd in Economics; Dylan W.- 2nd for Business Law; Taylor T.-1st in Economics, and Brandon A., Jesse P., and Slaid R.-1st Entrepreneurship. Most of these students are going to the state competition in Chattanooga on April 6-8, 2020.

All competitors had to take a 100 question test in an hour. Some competitors had to perform at the competition, and the rest had work to do and turn in at school before the competition. They had a 25 minute wait and prep time to read a prompt and make a 6 minute presentation. The other competitors had workshops and speakers all day until 2 pm when the award ceremony began.

From left to right, Haley T., Mason T., Nathaniel T., Dylan W., Brandon A., Taylor T., Jesse P., and Slaid R