This week was full of event after event. Field trips, sports, the Beauty Review, Diamonds of Devotion, and the start of Magnolia League ball where many students work as umpires, bookkeepers, and concession stand workers. Softball closed out their season, Baseball is moving through the playoffs, track headed to State – all in the midst of state testing.
The Lady Devil Softball team ended their season against Nettleton on April 22nd and 23rd in their first round of playoffs. The girls also honored their senior players on the 22nd that have contributed to the team for many years. Despite staff stability and many play changes, these girls have remained constant leaders for the softball program. Preslee Fischer, Ty’Kayla Woodard, and KaNiyah Kuykendall are the three senior leaders for the Lady Devils.
The baseball program played a double header against Rosa Fort, winning their first round of playoffs at home on April 21. The Blue Devils will advance to the second round of playoffs at Winona on April 29 starting at 6 p.m. and then coming home on April 30 at noon for the second game against Winona. A third game, if necessary will be played Monday in Winona.
The boys golf team competed at the district tournament on April 19 at Riverbirch Golf Course in Amory against Booneville, Amory, Kossuth, Mantatchie, and Hatley. The team came in third place with an overall score of 348 behind Booneville coming in second and Amory placing first. Brady Hill finished with an 81, Walker Tedford shot 85, and Andrew Paysinger and Maddox Blaylock shot a 92. The boys team qualified for the state tournament at Amory May 2-3. The Girls golf team competed at their state tournament at Dogwoods Golf Course in Grenada on April 25 and 26.
The Blue Devil Track team competed in the North Half meet at Winona High School on April 23 earning many individual awards. Parker Avant won North Half Champion in the girls 3200 meter and Saveon Freeman won North Half Champion in the boys 200 meter. The 4×2 boys relay team won first and the 4×1 boys relay team won second with both teams consisting of Chris Harris, Demarious Rucker, Saveon Freeman, and Elijah White. Anthony Butler placed second in the high jump and Saveon Freeman placed second in the long jump. Jon Surrette placed third in the triple jump and Anthony Butler placed third in the boys 300 meter hurdles. Christian Griffin placed fourth in the boys 3200 meter, Anthony Butler placed fourth in the boys 100 meter hurdles, and Laurie Caldwell placed fourth in girls shot put. The team will compete in the state track meet on April 30 in Jackson.
The WVHS Student Council hosted the Beauty Review at the high school gym with seventh through 12th grade girls competing in their respective categories on April 21. Joniyah Benson won Junior High Queen with Kenley Pullen, Bella Humphreys, and Addy Douglas named Junior High Beauties. Baylie Terry won High School Queen with Maggie Ward, Molly Embry, and Maggie Hill as High School Beauties. Mallory Adams won Senior Queen with Ali Jones, Preslee Fischer, and Belle Kennedy as Senior Beauties. The girls enjoyed a night of fun while being able to dress up with their friends and classmates.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club hosted their first ever Diamonds of Devotion on the WVHS Baseball field on April 20. The FCA officers put together a night of Bible study and worship for all students including music by Colton and Ali Horner and a message by Jackson Ward. Students also broke up into small groups led by officers Evey Brooks, Steven Crawford, Bri Parrish, and Chloe Clement to dive into what it really looks like to “Go to Bat for Christ.”
The Health Science Program taught by Mrs. Crystee Hamilton took a field trip to Holmes Community College on April 21. Students toured the health science program and engaged in hands-on activities such as using a goniometer and evaluating patient strength. Students were also able to sit in on the RN class simulation.
That’s a wrap for another fun-filled week at WVHS and we are one week shorter until summer. Students are beyond ready to get through testing and exams and take hold of summer break!