The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular, the Central and South regions, though it is celebrated in other places. Commonly hosted by people of Mexican heritage, it is a very important time for Mexican cultures. The Day of the Dead starts on October 31 at 12:00 am and is celebrated until 11:59 pm on November 1. On this special day, people honor those who have passed away. Traditionally, families prepare the favorite dishes of the dead, make sugar skulls, buy candles and incenses, and pick flowers to decorate alters or graves. Anyone can be honored on this day: pets, friends, people of the past, but most often family members. Dia de los Muertos is a day of celebration and remembrance, and EHHS participated during this holiday by constructing a altar which was arranged by Mr. Angell. Students brought in items or photos from passed loved ones and helped make flowers. Everyone was given the option to write the name of someone they wished to honor on a paper butterfly to surround the altar.
Across Tennessee, this is EPSO (Early Post-Secondary Opportunities) week. Teachers participated in a contest which featured one or more colleges from which they received degrees. Seniors voted on the winning designs.
The first place winner was Mr. James Dickson with his interactive design in which seniors had to find their “piece” of the door.
Coming in second, Mrs. Polk celebrated her time spent at both Columbia State and Middle Tennessee State University with a dual-toned door.
In third place, Mrs. McCaleb went big with an oversized diploma, horseshoe and logo.
For all students of East Hickman High, next week is homecoming! The theme is “Homecoming: Starring East Hickman!,” and these are the dress-up days:
Monday – Western (Be sure to wear your best John Wayne and Clint Eastwood garb!)
Tuesday – Black and White (A dalmatian costume will suffice, just kidding!) You can wear any form of black and white clothing, as long as it is within school dress code.
Wednesday – Disney (Belle, Mulan or Snow White? One can never decide…)
Thursday – Heroes Vs Villains (Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker? Harry Potter or Voldemort?? Captain America or Red Skull??? Gandalf or Sauron???? SO MANY CHOICES!!!!)
Friday – School Colors: Freshmen wear black, Sophomores wear white, Juniors wear grey and Seniors wear blue.
Come on East Hickman High! Let’s make this homecoming one to remember. Go Eagles!
With tents dotting the surrounding area and a large crowd of spectators, the campus accommodated three hundred students from 24 surrounding schools gathered to run East Hickman High School’s cross country course. The course on the campus has been developed and maintained for the past two years by Coaches Matney and Dickson. Mr. Dickson, who is not coaching at this time, attributes the lion’s share of the work to Mr. Greg Matney.
The momentous first meet drew former cross country runners back to the school to support the efforts that the coaches have contributed in order to make this event happen at EHHS. Patrick and Catie Latham, siblings, who are both former cross country runners, made special plans to attend the event. Patrick just finished 33 days in the field, but said he had to make the meet. Catie, also, made sure to rearrange her work and college schedule to attend. This attests to the dedicated coaches that have worked with these young adults.
Coach Amy Matney states that “2013 was the year I fell in love with cross country.” She goes on to say that in 2018 she did not know that “I would be coaching three teams for our schools [middle and high school] and helping host our first home meet.” This is a dream that has come to fruition for the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams.
High school cross country runners Olivia Plunkett and Blair King wait at the finish line for the middle school girls to cross.
Crowds and tents are scattered throughout the campus.
Former cross country runners, Catie and Patrick Latham, visit with coaches and those at the finish line.
Coach Greg Matney waits at the finish line.
Last week, the girls’ soccer team played two games with in-county rival Hickman County.
On Tuesday 11th, the team played the first time of the week. This home game was satisfying for the Eagles; the ladies won 4-3. The first scores came very fast but only for the Eagles. East Hickman kept possession of the ball for the majority of the first half. However, during the second half Hickman County scored 3 goals in the beginning. Nevertheless, Eagle’s goalie, Brienna Mobley, did very well for the second half. Julie Mathis assisted in the victory with her 4 goals.
East Hickman ladies played another game against Hickman on the 13th. This game was rather different than the first one with the score being 1-1. The first and last goal came quickly. The Eagles scored during the first 2 minutes, but then the remainder of the first half was unproductive for the Eagles. However, the Eagles kept possession of the ball for the majority of the game.
In fact, all the Lady Eagles are doing very well in this season. They have both good offense and defense. For all interested, the ladies are playing Thursday the 20th, the next home game. The Eagles will match up again with McEwen after a 5-1 win on Monday, 17th
Everyone come out and support your Eagles!
August 31, East Hickman High suffered an unfortunate defeat at the first home game of the season where the Eagles played against the Scotts Hill Lions. The Eagles came out onto the field strong and got points on the scoreboard first. The Lions quickly recouped those points. Starting the 2nd quarter, the score remained at 6-13, Lions leading. While not being the most eventful quarter, all players worked their hardest.
Entering halftime, the East Hickman Marching Eagles played “An Incredible Show.” They displayed their hard work and dedication as they entertained the crowd with the following pieces: “The Glory Days,” “Life’s Incredible again,” and “Saving Metroville”.
Starting the third quarter with cheerleader chants and audience encouragement, the East Eagles gave it their all; sadly, no touchdowns were made this time around. The final score was 6-20.
By: Noah Buttrey
East Hickman vs Grundy County
The East Hickman Eagles traveled to Grundy county on August 17, 2018 for their season opening game. The game remained close until losing momentum late in the fourth quarter as their last drive got close to the goal line but never crossed it. Running back, the Eagles did not have a strong first half with a 0-7 score heading into halftime; however, they seemed revitalized after half. They forced turnovers many times in the first and second half. The offensive line caused a seam up the middle and Alex Garcia went straight through it and ran for a long touchdown run—that got the Eagles back in the game. The defense caused a fumble by stripping the ball and Kagan Patton fell on it for the turnover. The Eagles took to a mixed pass run attack. One of the bigger plays on the second offensive drive was a screen pass from quarterback, Tre Flottman, to Wing, Jayvon Canty for a vital first down that kept the chains moving. On the goal line, Tre Flottman ran the ball in for the tying touchdown. The defense couldn’t seem to make a stop and Grundy County ran the ball in for a touchdown while making the extra point kick to be up by seven points. They tried a squib kick that was recovered by the front line. It was the Eagles’ ball around midfield with momentum on their side. The drove down the field but then stalled around the 30 yard line.
Eagles vs Martin Westview
The second quarter proved to be hard for the Eagles with Westview scoring 21 points in a span of 5 minutes. The defense struggled to stop the running game. Z Taylor ran a kickoff to the house, but it was called back due to a holding penalty. Running back, Alex Garcia, and wing, Jayvon Canty, went down due to injuries. Blake Lundy ran the ball better than he has all season, breaking tackles and running through holes, sometimes making his own. While a loss left the Eagles disappointed, they found out what they could improve on and will plan for week three.
Eagles vs Scotts Hill
With a 0-2 start, the Eagles plan to come back strong for a win against Scotts Hill. It is their home opener of the 2018-2019 season. They will practice as hard as they can, clean up mistakes, and come out of week three with a win. It is also their first division game which determines playoff contention. They guarantee full effort for the entire 48 minutes and press for the win.