By: Assistant Editor, Madison Lilly
April 7, 2017 East Hickman high school was well-represented at Columbia State in the annual high school competition with 300 students from 17 high schools in the Middle Tennessee area. The competition presented 18 different subject areas including courses ranging from U.S. History to Piano performance. The trip was organized by Mr. Angell and accompanied by Ms. Polk and Mr. Mathis.
This year East Hickman set a new record by accumulating six medals: Alex Thomas brought home first place in Mass Communication, Christina Carroll won second place in Sociology, Tate Kinney won first place in Algebra 2 AND Trigonometry, Jackie Licona won second place in Intermediate Spanish, and Rosa Bello followed up with third place in Intermediate Spanish.
In all, twenty- one students from East Hickman participated in the event. Everyone left with a great experience, though some felt let down, we all managed to come together and put smiles on each other faces. Whether just hanging out with friends or meeting some new friends, I know it was an experience our East Hickman competitors will never forget.
Photos by Mrs. Kenda Polk and Madison Lilly
Last night’s game against Creekwood, with a score of 6-0, made for the twelfth consecutive win for Eagle Boys’ Soccer team. This includes six pre-season scrimmage wins and six season wins, counting a win against the in-county rival Dawgs last week.
Additionally last week, player Taylor Krebs was listed as MaxPreps/NSCAA high school player of the week from Tennessee. During the Bulldog/ Eagle in-county match up, he attained four goals and one assist.
At the beginning of the season, MaxPreps ranked East Hickman’s team as the seventh in national rankings. In individual national rankings listed on MaxPreps, Dylan Gianokos ranked twelfth in assists while Hunter Walker came at fifteenth in goals. Bailey Krebs followed at thirty-ninth in assists and Taylor Krebs as fortieth in goals. Senior Hunter Walker has been offered a soccer scholarship at Union University.
Best of luck, guys! Let the wins continue!
Photos courtesy of Victoria Gordon Photography
Left to right- Bottom row: Bailey Krebs, valedictorian; Dillon Graves, salutatorian; Hunter Larkins, Morgan Tucker, Dalton Thomasson
Top row- Hayley Beard, Charis Waters, Joseph Gordon, Taurus Clemons, Cameron Woodard
However, it is not all seriousness and grade point averages with this great bunch! They show another side below. 🙂
By Leah Tidwell, Assistant Editor
East Hickman Lady Eagles have had an outstanding basketball 2016-2017 season. All of the girls have stuck together, working toward defeating rival schools.
The Lady Eagles season ended with the first regional game against Giles county. The process was filled with much anticipation. Sadly, the ladies did not win against their rivals. The final score was a hard fought 49-38.
The Lady Eagles have displayed much potential throughout the season. As a total, the female team has had 20 wins and only 12 losses. This record is EHHS’s best record in its history! Giving her opinions, Blair King, a member of the Lady Eagles, provides information about the team and its success. “There is a really strong bond between everyone on the team, and most of the time, we work well together.” She goes on to further state how they ended up showing success through the season. “We did practice a lot and work hard even if we didn’t win every time.” In all, the team worked well together and stayed committed in every game under the direction of coaches Nick Simmons, Aaron Taylor, and Leigha Coble.
By Leah Tidwell, Assistant Editor
East Hickman High School’s basketball teams practiced and worked hard to win games. One thought lingered: how do we get the student body more involved on home game nights? The answer: The Eagle Experience!
The Eagle Experience provided venues to have the students gather together and take part in activities after school before the home basketball games. These special events let students team up to work through challenging puzzles and answer perplexing trivia questions. The Eagle Experience took place during two different Fridays which had two types of activities set up for the students to play.
The Escape Game
The Escape Game was set up with many types of puzzles that led to players finding a way out of the room. Students teamed up and tried to fulfill the challenge. Player Olivia Plunkett gave some feedback on her team’s outcome. “My friends and I thought it would be fun to try it out..we all contrasted against each other…we didn’t even escape the room.” The Escape Room gave her and many others an idea on how to work as a team. “You definitely can’t work on your own,” Plunkett says, “Although, I would want to do it again!” Even though it was created as a fun game, the players still learned to work together and use their minds. Other teams tackled and made their way out of the The Escape Room by relying on each other’s strengths and knowledge base to answer the clues.
A following Friday, Trivia Night was put into place. Students were to band together and make teams for an activity to test their knowledge. A fellow student, Paige King, was a part of the event and told of her accounts. “The activity sounded fun and interesting. I immediately started looking for people for my team.” King, sadly, had troubles with forming a team. “Everyone would cancel on me, but eventually, I ended up with a team at the very last minute.” She mentions some positive things about the event. King states, “It was pretty fun even though we (probably) got in last place!” With the wide array of trivia knowledge, this activity tied in with the Escape Game; in both experiences, players needed to work as a team and use their minds to their advantage.
The Eagle Experience helped students become interactive with the school before basketball games. In addition to the fun, these events and games let students practice some important skills, such as working together as a group and time management.
The Senior class does a wonderful job pulling on the heartstrings with their rendition of It’s a Wonderful Life. Gus Gilreath as George Bailey plays his role with emotion and a bit of Jimmy Stewart from the original movie classic. Peyton Couch embodies his role as the despicable Potter so well that the audience wants to cry out, “No!” when he palms the profit from the unknowing and bumbling Uncle Billy played by Cameron Woodard.
The nostalgic and warm music during the scene changes saturates the auditorium and allows the audience to slow down, think, remember, and feel during this holiday season!
Pictures taken by Eagle’s Eye staff reporter, Leah Tidwell.
White-Out! This was the theme of the basketball season opener. On this balmy November day, it is difficult to image white out conditions in the weather; however, both basketball teams blinded the opposition on the court this past Tuesday night! Girls’ final score was 43-16 while the boys’ team ended with a score of 62-29! Great start to the season!