NAHS School News

At New Albany High School we pride ourselves in the talents of our students. Whether it’s in sports, extra curricular activities, or academics, our students go above and beyond. This past week has been an exceptional example of that. Our baseball team beat the number one team in the state on Monday. New Hope, a 5a school, was undefeated and ranked number one, not only in their division but also in the whole state. We are proud of Coach Walker and our Bulldogs!

Our track team has also had a great start to their season. They will continue their season this Saturday at the Pontotoc Invitational.

Also on Saturday, the annual Beauty Review will be held that night. The sponsors have worked to remake the Beauty Review and make greater than it’s even been. Come support these lovely girls.

We’re winding down the school year and it has flown by. Until the last week students will be active in extra curricular activities and academics. We’re proud of each and every student and wish everyone the best of luck in all the upcoming events!

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One of the busiest weekends for our school has ended, and we’re ready for another week. The production of Anything Goes was this weekend and it was very successful! The students did incredible and the directors made it all possible. We would like to thank all the students and faculty that were involved, and all the people in the community who supported.

Basketball playoffs begin this week and now is when the wins count. Monday night of this week girls play Byhalia and boys play Senatobia. (Scores to be announced) The results of these games determine whether the season is over or they continue to play. We want to wish both teams and all coaches good luck!

This past week, students got the opportunity to participate in the district TSA competition. TSA is a club where students learn more about technology, inventing, writing, presenting, and so much more. The competitions allow students to perform or send entries to judges and be rewarded for their hard work. Our students in TSA represented our school well. Many from our school will participate in the State competition in March.

As a county, we are very privileged to have the vocational center, which allows students to take classes that are directed towards the careers they would like to have in the future. One of these classes, taught by Anita Alef, is culinary arts. These students have recently gotten the opportunity to participate in competition. The students who participated were Isaac Turner (New Albany), Cesar Osorio (New Albany), Wesley Simpson (New Albany), Jessye Staten (Ingomar), and Megan Garrison (Myrtle). This five-man team prepared appetizers, entree, and dessert in one hour on an open flame burner. The students were judged on knife skills and safety, food sanitation, the plate’s presentation and the flavor. Each student was evaluated on professional appearance, cooperative work ethics, teamwork and communication during this process. The team placed 2nd in the 5th annual ProStart Competition.

Students get the chance to participate in whatever they’re gifted thing, which is a great opportunity our school gives. We’re so proud of all our students, and the teachers that give them the opportunities to do great things!

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Here at New Albany High School, seasons are ending and new activities are beginning. Soccer season is over and we couldn’t be more proud of our Dawgs. The boys got put out in the first round of playoffs and the girls got put out in the second. Both teams went into overtime, played their hardest, and left it all on the field. Two of our senior girls have already signed to play in college. Next year, Katelyn Watson will be a Mississippi State Bulldog and Hannah Anderson will be an ICC Indian. We’re proud of our team and proud of these girls for continuing to challenge themselves and show their talent.

Basketball is still going on and our teams are playing in hopes of reaching playoffs. Both teams are very talented and can go a long way. The games that count are going on now and we wish them the best of luck!

Powerlifting has begun and has really given students the opportunity to stand out. They had a match this past week and many placed in their weight divisions. They are also working towards titles and State rings and we wish them the best as well!

The play, Anything Goes, is coming soon! Opening night will be next Friday, February 14th.  Practices are getting longer and performance is getting better. So many talented students are in the play this year and you won’t want to miss it! We’re so thankful to have Sylvia and Phil Nanney, and their daughter Mary Beth Muncie directing the play. There’s a reason the play is phenomenal every year and most of the credit goes to the directors for the fine job they do. Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $10 for reserved seats or $8 at the door. You won’t want to miss this!

In the month of February, we have another exciting event that will be held in the High School Auditorium. Blues legend, Sam Mosely, will be here performing on Thursday night, February 27th, beginning at 7 p.m. Before he performs with special guests from the school, there will be a documentary shown, created by Mrs. LeeAnn Thompson and her students. Admission is free and it will definitely be a night to remember.

There’s so much going on at NAHS. Just as one activity ends, there’s another one to look forward to. We would like to invite everyone in the community to come see for yourself all the talent that we have at this school. These events will be a must see, and we’re so proud of the students and leaders that make it that way.


NAHS School News

School is back, and it brought the coldest weather in history with it. Students were eager to get back to school, but the cold weather has them wishing they were home in the bed. Despite the cold weather however, students aren’t letting it keep them from being involved. Full cast rehearsal for the play has begun, soccer and basketball are going strong, and powerlifting is getting ready to start their matches. Getting back to school is bringing so many opportunities and ways for students to get involved. It’s exciting to see the potential and think of the great things to come!

In December, students had an opportunity to give back to others during the holiday season and we would like to thank all the students, teachers, and administrators who got involved. Through everyone’s donations, we were able to provide Christmas presents for 44 children in our community.

Journalism has been busy on many projects and we’re very excited to share them! Many of you haven’t seen the school’s TV show, “In the Dawg House”, in quite some time, but we’re bringing it back. Our first edition for the year has been completed and is on the school website for people to watch. It features interviews with students, information on things that have been going on throughout the year, and much more. It shows FCCLA events, sports, Jamie Crow’s academic accomplishments, and many other things that have happened this year. Also, Mrs. Thompson has been working with a group after school, 21st century grant students, that have put together a documentary about the New Albany legend, Sam Mosley. There will be a showing of the hour-long documentary, and live music by Sam, his band, and guest high school students on February 27th. The event will be free of charge but donations will be accepted that will be put toward the Operation Warm Heart fund. It will be held in the auditorium at 7 that evening. So many things are happening at New Albany High School and we invite the public to join in and enjoy!

This past weekend was the Union County Tournament, which was held at East Union. Both our girls and boys basketball made it to the finals Saturday night. The girls fell short to West Union, and the guys beat Ingomar for the third time this year. We are so proud of both our teams. Everyone played hard and gave intense games to watch. We are also proud of our student section, which supported all our dawgs all weekend long.

Also this past weekend, powerlifting started their season, and started it strong. Many of our participants placed, and they made our school look great!

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Ali Sizemore, NAHS School Reporter

Thanksgiving break has ended and students are ready for the few weeks ahead before Christmas holidays. These weeks will be packed with soccer games, basketball games, and much studying before exams. Over the holiday students had a break from the chaos of school, but came back ready. Being a student at New Albany High School is definitely something to be thankful for. Teachers who care for the students, administration who has their best interests in mind, and simply a safe place to be are just a few of the reasons. Students are thankful, and ready for the months to come before the year is over.