HCHS Ties for First in Ag Competition

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Sophomore Bailey Blocker won first place in the block laying competition.
On Wednesday, March 15, HCHS students competed against 3 other schools in an Ag Competition that was hosted in the HCHS CTE wing. Perry County, Lewis County, and East Hickman all showed up to compete in a variety of competitions which included: board fitting, 3-way switch, rafters, brazing & cutting, welding, small engines, plumbing, block laying, land measuring, and differential leveling.
Larry Rochelle, who was a judge, said that it was a “tough competition” and “very close.”
HCHS and EHHS ended up tying for 1st place with 36 out of 44 points, while LCHS placed 2nd with 15 out of 44 points, and PCHS placed 3rd with 6 out of 44 points. Mr. Mayberry said the results were very unusual.  “It’s the first time in my 21 years of teaching that I’ve seen a tie,” he said.

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Congrats to all the students who participated!

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Juniors Visit UT Martin

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Approximately 30 HCHS students boarded a bus early this morning and headed to UT Martin for a personalized college tour.

The event is sponsored by the Deal family, a local family with ties to the university. Dr. Charley Deal is an HCHS graduate and is an official at UT Martin.

Students from East Hickman are also a part of the trip.

 

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Juniors complete the demographics portion of the ACT in preparation for the test on March 20.
Juniors completed the long-anticipated ACT today after weeks of preparation. Last week, students filled out the demographics portion for colleges to take into consideration. The four-hour test began at approximately 8:30 a.m. and all testing was finished by approximately 12:15. Scores should be reported in three to eight weeks.

All juniors must take the ACT as mandated by the state of Tennessee; the ACT is a major factor is college acceptance and scholarship opportunities.

Mock Crash Warns Students of Texting and Driving

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HCHS students witnessed the aftermath of a texting and driving accident on Wednesday, March 14 as part of a mock crash staged by Hickman County first responders and assisted by HCHS teacher Libby Claud and some of her HOSA students.

A two-vehicle crash was staged in front of HCHS with several “victims” in and around the wreck. Emergency personnel quickly arrived on the scene and began rescue efforts. Vanderbilt’s LifeFlight helicopter circled overhead, which lended extra credibility to the scene.


photos by Cole Franck


photos by Kayla Dunford

Water Problems in Centerville

DSC_0109[1] (1)All week, students at HCHS were unable to drink water from the fountains due to issues with the water system. However, bottled water was available as needed and was dispensed by teachers. Centerville is currently experiencing its second boil advisory within the last month. The water has been undrinkable since Thursday of last week, forcing Hickman County schools to be closed on March 1 and 2. Finally, late Friday afternoon, the notice was lifted from some areas. Hopefully things will be back to normal next week!

New comic strip!

Check out this comic from our talented artist Sierra Hodgson! It depicts how many students were feeling when the flu was running rampant through the school.

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Dwyer meets with journalism students

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John Dwyer, president and CEO of Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG),  spoke to members of the Hickmanite staff on February 20 about the program and also about his career as a journalist. Before his work at JTG, Dwyer was a sports and news broadcaster for WKRN-2 in Nashville. He is teaching the JTG class at HCHS while regular teacher Mike Brown is recovering from surgery. Look for the full story on JTG to be published soon on the blog!

Class of 2018 Top 10 Announced

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The HCHS Class Of 2018 Top 10 has been announced! The Top 10 is made up of students who succeeded academically throughout their 4 years at HCHS. Congratulations to these seniors for working so hard during their years here!

Valedictorian: Cody Johnson – 100.30

Salutatorian: Jake Martin – 100.20

3rd: Ben Bentley – 99.22

4th: Leland Porter – 98.92

5th: KaliRae Rochelle – 98.77

6th: Quincy  Cochran – 98.69

7th: Jordan White – 98.30

7th: Zach Swafford – 98.30

9th: Madelyn True – 97.93

10th: Dylan Staggs – 97.87

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