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.
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.
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.
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!
Cadets marching, a band and choir, and the fallen comrade table were all part of the Veterans Day ceremony. East Hickman High celebrated Veterans Day with its fourth annual commemoration organized by Mrs. Robyn Hayes. Hickman County High ROTC members presented ceremonial aspects of the event.
Veterans in attendance for the event were recognized by their name, branch of service, rank, and status of combat service. The ROTC presented the Fallen Comrade Table ceremony that honored those lost or missing. The EHMS and EHHS band and choir came together to play the National Anthem and sing parts of each branch’s theme song.
As cold rain and wind blew, the Eagles ran through the banner to start the game. The Eagles’ Senior Night was played on October 25th against Zion Christian Academy where the Eagles lost a very hard fought defensive battle. The Eagles blocked a punt in the end zone and completed a two point conversion to tie the game 8-8 at half time. Zion scored what would end up being the game-winning touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Even though the Eagles held them scoreless in the 4th quarter, they were not able to score themselves. The Eagles’ last game is this Friday, November 1st, against Scotts Hill High School in Reagan TN, Henderson County.
East Hickman High School’s volleyball season has come to a close. The ladies obtained three wins, one of which was Santa Fe on September 24th. Freshman Kaydance G. states, “We tried and played our hardest and got the win.” Junior Saylor N. says the best game of their season was “Senior night since we got to represent our two seniors in the best way possible.”
The girls had different opinions on what is the worst thing about volleyball. Kaydance states “losing and feeling defeated” is the worst, but Saylor says “all the conditioning” may be the worst thing about volleyball.
Both girls agree that teamwork creates the best thing about the season. Gill states the best thing is “the team and how we are all sisters and love one another.” Saylor agrees about “how it is not an ‘I’ sport, and you have to be watching out for your team.”
East Hickman High School again partnered with the Red Cross foundation to host a blood drive. Students seventeen and up could donate at any time throughout the school day while students age sixteen needed a parent’s permission; the donors lined up and were laid down on cots. Mrs. Kelly, the health science teacher at EHHS, led the blood drive while her HOSA students partnered with the Red Cross to facilitate it. HOSA members observed and learned as professionals drew pints of blood from people in the student body. HOSA members also located donors and escorted them safely back to class after donating blood. HOSA President Alex Garcia and member Fran Batson were in charge of admitting students, teachers, and parent donors.
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.
The Eagles played the Fairview Yellow Jackets for the first time in years. Even though the Eagles lost, they played a talented Fairview team who went to state playoffs last year. Because of the reputation and proximity of Fairview, it brought students out to the game to form a student section where they chanted and supported the Eagles throughout the game. For homecoming on September 13th, the Eagles will take on the Stewart county Rebels. Make plans to come out and support your Eagles!