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SCHOOL NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2003 

  Notes From the High School  
 
  
By MHS Principal Terry Howell
  
Last Monday the golf teams journeyed to Gibson County for a match against the Pioneers. The girls' squad recorded a win over the host team. The boys' team won by 24 strokes over their Gibson County counterparts. Medalist for the day was Justin Wilson with a 38. On Tuesday, the team returned to their home course against Camden and Dresden. The girls' team defeated Camden and tied Dresden as they continued to improve. Medalist for the girls was freshman Kristi Petering with a 52. The boys' team improved to 16-2. They were led again by Justin Wilson with a 37. Craig Broadbent and John French shot 39. On Monday, September 22, they were scheduled to play at Lexington. The team follows this up with a home match on Tuesday against Clarksburg and Huntingdon.

The cross country team competed in the Dyer County Invitational last Monday. Of the female runners who competed, Amber King placed 13th and Sarah Hartz 18th. In the boys division, Caleb Owen finished in 50th place. Generally, a hundred runners or more compete in each division. The Dyer County course is the one that will be used for the Best of the West meet and the Regional meet to qualify for the state. It is a guelling run through 3.1 miles of difficult terrain. The next meet for the team is the Jackson Central Merry Invitational on Monday, September 29.

Ms. Jennifer Yates' government classes will participate in the Constitution Day Writing Contest sponsored by the Jackson Sun. The focus of the contest concerns the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Students will justify keeping five of the ten rights in the Bill of Rights. In this hypothetical situation, all other bills will be lost. Students will write an essay approximately 250 words or less explaining which rights to keep and why. This assignment is an excellent critical thinking experience which causes students to compare and contrast, analyze, and problem solve. The top five winners of those submitted to the Jackson Sun from across West Tennessee will have their essays along with a picture published in the paper on Veterans' Day.

Last Friday students enjoyed Homecoming activities during the day. Friday marked the culmination of several dress-up days during the week. The judged dress-up days were Hawaiian Day, Western Day, and Super Hero Day. Hawaiian Day winners were Amanda Rogers (3rd place), Daniel Hollowell (2nd place), and Robert Jones (1st place). Western Day winners included Brittany Russell (3rd place), Jonathan Bright (2nd place), and Frankie Roberts (1st place). Super Heroes were Rachael Clark (3rd place) as Zorro, Andrew Cross (2nd place) as Clark Kent/Superman, and Amanda Rogers (1st place) as She-ra. Honorable Mention for this popular dress-up day were Justin Taylor as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and James Carter as the Green Lantern. Homerooms also had door decorating activities in which they created their own unique brand of Rebel Pride. Throughout the week, students had volleyball intramurals. The winner of the girls competition was the seniors. The winner of the boys was the sophomores. A fun competition was a vote for the senior football player with the best legs in the Best Legs Contest. The money raised went to the Student Council Activity Fund. During Friday's festivities, students enjoyed an MHS Talent Revue with students displaying their creative abilities. Brittany Washburn and Sundance also performed for the students in an assembly. The afternoon had volleyball and battle ball championships followed by more fun games. The day ended with a pep rally led by the MHS cheerleaders. After the game, students enjoyed a dance in the cafeteria. Many thanks to the Student Council for organizing the event and to their sponsor - Paula Doster. They did a great job on promoting fun for this special week.

Project Graduation will have its initial meeting for the year on Tuesday, September 30, at 6:00 P.M. at the high school theater. All seniors who plan to attend Project Graduation and their parents should attend this important meeting to discuss fund-raising, goals and objectives, and committee structure. This is the Class of 2004's last night together as a group, and Project Graduation has as its goal to provide a safe and drug-free atmosphere.

Last Friday students and fans celebrated a great Homecoming against Adamsville with a 44-20 pounding of the visiting Cardinals. Prior to the game the senior football players escorted the royalty out on the field. Selected as Homecoming queen was Heather Flippin. Heather was joined by her court consisting of Savanna Cooper, Jessica Johnson, Carrie Stambaugh, and Heidi Thomas. The Rebels started the game quickly with two quick first-quarter touchdowns in racing to a 16-0 lead. Adamsville countered with a long kick-off return for a touchdown to make the score 16-7. The Rebels tallied twice more before the end of the half, but again gave up a touchdown kick-off return to make the score 30-13 at halftime. In the second half, the Rebels scored twice to increase their lead to 44-13 before giving up a late Cardinal touchdown. The Rebels improved to 4-0. The defense held the Cardinals to under 100 yards of total offense while the Rebel offense racked up a healthy 489 yards of total offense of their own. This week the Rebels step out of region action as they travel to Trenton to play the Golden Tide at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support the Rebels.
 
 

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