UGA Choir Day

by: Shelby Harrell

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picture taken by S. Harrell This is our warm ups for just all the female high schoolers from all over Georgia. There were over 400 female High School choral students.

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the University of Georgia held a Choir day, in which many High Schoolers from all over Georgia attended. A tenth grade student by the name of Anna Grace Smathers, who happened to be a Journalist at Flowery Branch in Hall County, attended and allowed our own Journalist to interview her. When asked about her thoughts on Choir Day, she said, “This was my first year attending UGA choral ( day. I was blown away by how much talent was in a single room. The atmosphere was filled with eagerness and positive attitudes. I definitely encourage students with a passion for music to take this opportunity and grow.”

picture by: S. Harrel At the end of this day of music we got to hear some choral groups from UGA. This picture is of the UGA Men's Glee Club. They were performing all of UGA's fight songs in a mash up.
picture by: S. Harrell Finally all the High Schoolers Men (above) and Women (on stage) performed “Kyrie from Memorial” by Rene Clausen 



“It May Be the End of the Season, but Family is Forever”

Written by Jillian Branham

The night of October 5th was both amazing and sad at the same time. Amazing because of what the boys have accomplished and their amazing win of their last game. Sad because football season is now over and they are no longer on the same team. However, they may be going their different ways but family is forever.

Sports. Football. When people here those two things most of them become uninterested and think it’s not important. Many people think football or sports are a waste of time. That statement could be anything but true. Lee County’s Ninth Grade football team of 2015, showed us just how wrong we all can be. The boys and coaches showed so much respect, support, cooperation, and teamwork every single time they were out there on the field. Continue reading “It May Be the End of the Season, but Family is Forever”

September Students of the Month

Written by Malica Casey

September, unlike August, is when catastrophe and adjusting disappears and focus ensues. The Students of the Month (SOTM) for September show good qualities as the school year finally takes a turn into normality and schedule. Among the student body, these students were chosen to be recognized for their dedication and good behavior.

The September SOTM are Danny Lin, Griffin Carder, Zachary Schultz, Mikayla Davis, Hannah Harbuck, Kevin Kendrick, Gracie Davis, Jaquelyn Peek, Kyle Lindsey, James Patrick, De’Jah Abner, and Donovan Satchell. Continue reading September Students of the Month

Homecoming Game Highlights

by: Maggie Nguyen

The Trojans slayed the football game last Friday for the Homecoming Game. The final score was 56-0. GO MIGHTY TROJANS! During the halftime show, the Homecoming Court was honored. The Homecoming Queen was Kris Cheshire and the Homecoming Princess was Journey Cagle. The Homecoming King was Garrett Morrell. The band played “Home” and “I’ll Be There” throughout half-time. Color Guard and Dance Line accompanied them with a well-choreographed routine. It was a night to remember and a phenomenal victory for the Trojans. The Trojans painted the town red with the blood of the Eagles.

taken by M. Nguyen During the Homecoming half-time show, Aubrey Garret accepts roses for her Homecoming Representative position.
taken by M. Nguyen During the Homecoming half-time show, Aubrey Garret accepts roses for her Homecoming Representative position.


Written by Mady Joiner

Stress. Let me just point out that this is one of the of the top causes of high school dropouts. I used to think that this was not reasonable. I thought high school would be a little tougher, but not to the point where it actually is now. I never have any extra time for anything fun. I don’t even have time to just flat out rest anymore. It’s crazy. Homework is probably the most stressful out of everything. The transition from middle school to high school has been insane. Work level raised tremendously. It’s pretty much like going from having little to no homework every night, to being in a college class. Of course, with the workload, comes stress. In the end, however, all the stress, anxiety, and headaches will be worth it.

Sign it Now, Wear it Later

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Photo by M. Casey. Carmen Lord vows to graduate by signing the banner.

by: Mady Joiner

Throughout this week, students have all gotten the chance to sign a graduation gown. The gown is a symbol of commitment. By signing the gown, we promised to graduate with our current class. After we signed it, the gown was taken to the upper campus and put into a glass case. When asking students why they thought it was important to commit to and follow through with graduation, I received several answers.

“So you will have a better job and a better future,” says Hannah Huckaby.

“You need a good education so that your life doesn’t just end after high school,” Justin Lee states. As you can see, the students really want a successful future for themselves. By this time next year, we will be walking by this gown everyday. This will go on for two additional years after that. Every time we see it, we will be reminded of the commitment we made and we will strive to fulfill our goals.

J.V. Volleyball Wins

by Britney Bullington

The JV volleyball team worked really hard and placed third overall out of 14 teams. They won their first game with a score of 25-17 in the first set and a score of 25-2 in the second set. The day continued on with games much like these, with the Trojans badly beating every team they came across. However, in their first game in the gold bracket, the team played a painstakingly close game going all the way up to three sets, but ultimately lost, ending the tournament. Despite their loss, the ladies were very proud of their ranking.

Got Gold?

On September 11, 2015, the students and staff members came together in support of Nick Offerman. He recently passed away after fighting a long, hard battle with cancer. The student body wore yellow and gold in honor of Nick as well as for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Childhood Cancer Awareness month is in the month of September, which is meant to bring awareness to childhood cancer and to help and support those affected by it.

Freshmen Morgan Mathis, Kayla Matthews, Kady Riddle, Bhavya Gupta, and Aubrey Mathis wear yellow for Nick.
Freshmen Morgan Mathis, Kayla Matthews, Kady Riddle, Bhavya Gupta, and Aubrey Mathis wear yellow for Nick.