Through athletics, classes, and even extra curricular activities, students are able to show their individual talents in school. Lately, students have gotten the opportunity to show their talents in areas outside of school. We’ve had trips to places like Ole Miss, Northeast, and even Disney World. Art classes, journalism, and Digital Media got the chance to go to Ole Miss last week and tour their art department. The students were able to see first hand what an art major is all about. FCCLA, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, had their annual district meeting at Northeast Mississippi Community College last week. They were in charge of the entertainment for the day and represented our school well. FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, went to Disney World this past week as well. They went behind the scenes of the park and were introduced to the business part that goes into making Disney the magical place that it is. Our students are talented. They’re not only gifted in athletics and academics, but their creativity is what makes them unique. These clubs have given them a chance to express that creativity and they have definitely represented our school well.
Ali Sizemore, NAHS School Reporter
As our successful football season has now come to an end, new seasons and different opportunities for our students are beginning. This past Friday, our football season sadly came to an end. The boys fell short to Ripley, but they had a great season filled with intense and exciting games. As that season ends, basketball, soccer, and powerlifting season begins! Meet the Bulldogs is this Tuesday where we’ll be able to meet all the players and watch them showcase the talent we’ll get to see this season. It’s an exciting time for our students and they’re taking every opportunity they can to be involved and show their talent!
New Albany High School represents many talents. Our students are able to show their talents and even improve them in exceptional ways. This past week, our art students were able to meet a very talented artist and explore a whole new style of painting. William Heard, an artist from Tupelo, came to visit our art and journalism classes to share his story and teach his style of painting. As a student at Mississippi State, William was in a tragic car accident leaving him paralyzed, having to learn to live life again. In therapy he was encouraged to paint, and that’s where it all began. He takes a cup full of paint and pours it on the canvas, making it into a beautiful creation. All year in art, students have been studying artists who have used art to overcome tragedy. William’s story of overcoming tragedy is so inspiring, and his art is incredible.
Students are also getting an opportunity this upcoming week to show their talents. The plays that are put on every year at NAHS have become quite a tradition that the entire community loves to be a part of. This coming Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, play tryouts will be held for any student who wants to be involved. The play this year is “Anything Goes” and will be, just like every other play has been, simply amazing.
The talent we have at New Albany High School never ceases to amaze. Students are constantly given opportunity to show their talents, and they never disappoint.
Ali Sizemore, NAHS School Reporter
Hi, I’m Ali Sizemore, a senior here at NAHS, and a student in journalism. We have just finished one of the busiest weeks here at school-homecoming week. The week was filled with crazy costumes, parties, the parade, and ended with yet another exhilarating football game resulting in a desired win for our boys. They have all celebrated the win from Friday night along with the rest of the season so far, but now it’s time for division play, when practices get harder, games get tougher, and the wins decide the rest of the season. Aside from the football team, our volleyball team is wrapping up their season and will play their division tournament at Ripley October 12th. This is the second year we’ve had volleyball here at New Albany and it’s definitely been a success. We’re proud of all the athletic teams, but also incredibly proud of one particular student. Jamie Crow, a senior, was recently named a National Merit Scholar, one of the greatest honors a student can earn. Being a student at New Albany brings a reputation. Whether it’s in sports or academics, carrying the title of a student at New Albany High School comes with pride.
Hello New Albany. Hope everyone stayed cool and enjoyed the extended weekend. It’s always nice to have some time away from the workplace or school.
This week, New Albany High School announced its Homecoming Court. Queen Hannah Anderson will be escorted by Aaron Catt and Dylan Simmons. Maid Erin Michael Carter will be escorted by Robert Franklin and Harrison Harding. Maid Lauren Cavender will be escorted by Will Robbins and KeShaun Ball. Maid Darby Mills will be escorted by Mark Robbins and Sam Kirkland. Maid Allie Owen will be escorted by Rico Carpenter and Kent Collier. Maid Ali Sizemore will be escorted by Jon Robbins and Shaun Vaughn. Maid Farrah Speck will be escorted by Casey Fowler and Dalton Hall. Homecoming will be Friday, September 27.
Sports have taken a couple hits in the past week with the football team dropping their season opener vs. Water Valley 38-14 and falling 14-10 in a close game vs Itawamba in week 2. They will be back in action September 6th to take on the Pontotoc Warriors. The the volleyball team also lost a close game to Pontotoc at home.
The annual Frog-A-Nanny parade and ball game was held on August 29th. Frog-A-Nanny is a baseball game for students with severe and multiple disabilities. Many people came out in support of the event. Several students were assigned a buddy who they were assisted throughout the parade and game. One of those students, Ali Sizemore, said that her favorite part about the event is “helping these students realize how awesome they are and that they’re loved.” The game was held at BNA Ball Park.
The Homecoming Dress-Up Days have been announced. Beginning with Monday, September 23rd students will have the opportunity to show their school spirit by coming in creative (BUT DRESS CODE APPROPRIATE) costumes and attire. Monday will be Movie Character day. Tuesday will be a grade war competition. Each grade is assigned a different design that was chosen by a student council representative from their grade. Seniors have camouflage, Juniors have black, Sophomores have Tie-Dye and Freshmen have Neon. Wednesday will be Twins/Pairs day, for example two Students can come dressed alike or as a pair (salt & pepper, Mickey & Minnie, etc.). Thursday will Maroon and White Day and Friday will be dress-up day. If you’re not sure how to dress, demonstrations will be given for each day at the Pep-Rally on September 13th.
Homecoming T-Shirts are on sale now through Friday, September 6. Students can get order forms in the office. Also, the New Albany High School Student Council is having a spirit fundraiser. They will be selling items such as Maroon and White headbands,sleeves, wigs, and feathered boas. All proceeds will go to the NAHS Student Council.
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