Homecoming is right around the corner and students are excited! They cannot wait for the themed dress-up days and the excitement of a pep rally. The school is buzzing with conversations about what to wear and how to decorate. It seems like homecoming week cannot come quick enough!
The 2022 City of Stars homecoming Court was named this week. The Homecoming maids are voted on by their grade to walk the field on September 23rd. The freshman maid is Joniyah Benson. The sophomore maid is Taylor Snider. The junior maids are Mya Harden and Miah Robinson. The senior maids are Chloe Clement, Cloey Dempsey, Bri Parrish and Seriah Tolbert. These ladies were voted on to represent their respective classes throughout homecoming week and are honored to be a part of the court.
The homecoming pep rally will take place on September 23 at 9 a.m. The Student Council is hosting the pep rally for all students to enjoy. Spirit Sticks, minute-to-win-it games, chants, and more will be included at the pep rally. The football team, cheer squad, band, and homecoming Court will be recognized by the student body. Students are extremely excited to welcome back pep rallies for the football season and bring energy back to Bobby Clark Field.
The Valley Views Annual Staff is working hard to prepare for the 2023 Yearbook. The staff is made up of Parker Avant, Jackson Herrera, Jenna Trusty, Mya Harden, Kalaila Folson, and Cyrus Pritchard. The Business Manager is Miah Robinson and the Editor is Chloe Clement. Currently, the staff is working on the production of creating local business ads to showcase the businesses of Water Valley and their support to Water Valley High School and the Valley Views Annual Program. The annual staff is extremely excited to get to work on this year’s book and capture memories from the 2022-2023 school year.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club is in full swing, meeting every Wednesday morning at 7:30 in the WVHS gym. FCA is a Student-Led Bible Study for all Water Valley students. Breakfast is provided each week and funded by generous donations while students lead in devotion or time of prayer. Junior member of FCA, Nethanel Dunn, states, “For me, it’s hard to ask people to come out of their way to church on a Sunday or Wednesday so asking them to come to school a little early instead for FCA is a great, small step of evangelism.”
The Blue Devil football team took on Bruce on September 8th defeating the Trojans with a final score of 39 to 6. The boys played hard and together, allowing for minimal mistakes on the field in order to gain the victory. The Devils will be back in action at Bobby Clark Field this Friday at 7:30 against Calhoun City. The Student Section theme for the football game on Friday is “White Out.” Students are encouraging the community to white out the stands as they cheer on their Blue Devils.
The Lady Devils Volleyball team had another busy week full of games and practice. The girls fell short to Hatley on September 6. They worked hard to fix the little mess-ups in practice before playing Holly Springs for a district game on September 8. The girls defeated Holly Springs in three straight sets to continue perfect district play. The Lady Devils will take on Pontotoc at home on September 22 with junior varsity beginning at 5:30 and varsity at 6:30.
There is never a slow day here on the campus of WVHS and the continuation of every week only proves this point more and more, but I can say with absolute certainty that every moment of busyness is worth it, because there is nothing better than life inside the Blue and White.