Abbie Lampley moves on to play college basketball following a successful season in which the Lady Eagles took the regional title, a first in East Hickman High School history. In addition to playing for the Lions, she plans to major in biology and environmental studies.
On the 23rd of November, 2021, many students at EHHS were able to participate in a day of games and rewards for coming to class, getting good grades, and making good decisions. The reward day consisted of a Zombie Hunt as well as video game consoles and board games for students to play while they waited for a spot for the Zombie Hunt sponsored by the US Army recruiter Staff Sergeant Wilson. The English and history wings of the school were cordoned off for this activity to provide ample space for the laser tag.
Additionally, around lunch time, students got to see if they were eligible for a free large Kona Ice coupon. This allowed students to enjoy a free large Kona Ice snow cone during the day. Overall, people seemed to enjoy the break day in which they could take a moment to relax and wind down. Even those students in study halls used this time to work on missing work or conference with their teachers.
The Class of 2022 senior play will be performed on December 7th and 8th, 2021. This two-night only production is an exciting event that our seniors have worked hard on all semester. The play will also be performed on December 15th during the school day for students to attend.
“Game of Tiaras” is a comedy written by Don Zolidis. When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the Game of Tiaras, you win— or you die.
WELCOME to the cast and crew!
Narrator 1: Heta Patel
Narrator 2: Kyla O’Guin
Snow White: Emily Bentley
Cinderella: Skyler Collier
Belle: Madison Reed
Snow Queen: Ali Cochran
The Little Mermaid: Thora DeLoach
Pocahantas: Macy Huffines
Moana: Katlyn Warren
Jasmine: Amelia Reed
King: Evan Tomlinson
Smoegal: Daniel Hunt
Prince Charming: Ethan Irwin
The Fresh Prince: Eduardo Moreno
Blood Packet Guy: Carson Mathis
Ensemble: Scott Mangrum, Harley Clark, Chloe Mullins, Emma King, Zoie Underwood, Wyatt Smith, Katy Seabourn
Crew: Emma Turpin, Ben Rutherford, Eli Aho
After months, even a year or more, of no concerts, limited entertainment, and restrictions on most everything, one Eagle’s Eye staff member goes out and about, participating in her dream of seeing Harry Styles in person.
September 29, 2021 was my first “date” with Harry Styles. Harry’s first out of two shows in Nashville, Tennessee finally had a set date after being rescheduled for over a year because of COVID-19. My mom, her friend, my sister, and I all had pit tickets for the show. For us, this wasn’t just a normal concert. We spent months planning outfits, learning the Bridgestone rules, and of course, listening to his music. The day finally arrived after being a fan for eight years! This moment is what I’ve been waiting for nearly my entire life.
When the day arrived, we went to Bridgestone Arena just after sunrise to get in line for numbered wristbands. I was filled with adrenaline from the start. These wristbands guaranteed us our place in line for later in the day at 4:00 o’clock when we would have to line back up according to our number. After a lot of standing in lines and running to get a good spot in the pit, 20,000 people, including me, finally got to see the person we’ve been waiting for. Styles put on an amazing show singing hits like “Sign of the Times” and “Watermelon Sugar.” Two hours of music never went by faster for me. I can’t wait for our second date!
On October 8th, East Hickman Eagles faced their rivals, the Hickman County Bulldogs, in a close and thrilling game with both sides showing their school spirit. The Pep Squad organized a caravan for students and parents to show their school spirit on their way to the game, and they were met with taunting signs from the Bulldogs.
Both sides were on the edge of their seats throughout the game with each team having a close call game; however, the Eagles persevered, with feathers “unruffled,” scoring 43 to 40—the Bulldogs surrendered the rest of the time in the fourth quarter. During the game, Ethan Irwin #22, wearing Parker Nicholson’s jersey, smacked the ball out of the air when Bulldogs kicked the ball for their PAT.
Eagles have since played Scotts Hill, winning that game. The Eagles’ season ended with a play-off game against Summertown. Congratulations to the coaches and football team for such an exciting season!
East Hickman’s Boys’ Soccer team takes the title for district champion— the first time in school history. Their regular season record was 10/3 with one tie. They played Richland for the district championship where the game went into overtime play with a penalty kick shootout, leaving the Eagles triumphant with 4-2 (P) as Jon Heath made the final game-winning block.
East Hickman High School students recently participated in Columbia State’s Annual High School Competition. As opposed to previous years, this year’s competition was held virtually. This did not stop our students from participating, though. Over 100 contestants from surrounding schools participated this year, and the competition was fierce. Our Eagles did an incredible job, and we are so proud! Listed below are our students that came in the top three of their division.
Kimberli Martinez- First Place, Mass Communications
Kyla O’Guin- First Place, Speech Communications
Skyler Collier- Second Place, Archaeology
Nick Earney- Second Place, World Geography
Brooklynn Labelle- Second Place, Mass Communication
Thora DeLoach- Third Place, Visual Arts
On February 24th 2021, the Lady Eagles’ basketball team went against Creek Wood for a new school first—participation in district championships. While the Eagles did not progress, there was an outpouring of school spirit which followed them to Creek Wood. One of the memorable players from the game was Abbie L. as she is a steadfast and great defensive player. On Friday, February 26, the Lady Eagles went on to host the first of the regional games at EHHS against the Community High Viqueens from Unionville.
The Eagles played the Fairview boys’ basketball team on January 15, 2021. The Eagles lost the game 45-70. The Eagles are still chasing the win with a match up at home against Lewis county on Friday, Jan 29th. When the Eagles last played Lewis County, they were just shy of a win with a 65-62 score. The coaches of the Eagles are Head Coach Greg Matney and Assistant Coach McKenzie Etheridge. The Eagles Varsity team includes Colton R. #1, Ethan I. #2, Kyle E. #3, Parker N. #4, Malik C. #5, Caden J. #10, Eli A. #15, Brennan D. #20, Drae M. #24, and Mason G. #31.
The Lady Eagles played their varsity game before the Eagles. The Lady Eagles played a well-fought game that night and were almost able to bring the game back. The Lady Eagles lost the game 41- 43 with the final points being scored by the Fairview girls basketball with two penalty free throws. Abby L. #2 and Ella G. #3 were the star players during the game that night. Abby scored 6 points and Ella scored 10 points with multiple free throw points and two-point baskets for the Lady Eagles. The coaches of the Lady Eagles are Coach Aaron Taylor and Assistant Coach Shelitta Sowell. The Lady Eagles varsity team roster includes Kayla R. #1, Abby L. #2, Ella G. #3, Braylee C. #10, Macy E. #11, Maddie H. #14, Taylor H. #15, Keilei M, #20, Becky C. #22, McKinsey K. #24, Taylor M. #30, KiLitta S. #32, Karson L. #33, Emily W. #44.
Eduardo M. participated in his first year running cross country, resulting in him running ALL the way to state. His feeling of being at the state meet was “…overwhelming due to him being the only runner from the school at the meet.” Usually, there would be a team of other runners from EHHS at meets with him. He got to the state finals by coming in tenth out of all the runners trying to qualify at regionals.
He said he found an interest in running because his soccer teammates convinced him to try out for it. He says, “I did it for fun, and I never thought I’d make it to state.” He said his mindset was a mixture of being overwhelmed and adrenaline. He then went on to say that it felt good to be appreciated for what he did and that he didn’t need the praise, but he was thankful for the opportunity. For a first year runner, he surpassed his own expectations and competed with the state’s best runners, coming in the top 50%. In his words, he stated, “When I saw other runners pass me, I knew I couldn’t pass them, but I had to keep my pace up.”