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Inside the Blue And White

By Chloe Clement

Last week was a busy one for WVHS. Valentine’s Day Dance decorating, ACT prepping, and lots of sports-playing were the activities that defined this week and helped make it so busy.

Juniors prepared for the ACT by having ACT Bootcamp. Students were divided into groups and moved from classroom to classroom to dissect each subject matter covered on the ACT: English, math, reading and science. Juniors were also taught helpful test-taking strategies and how to manage their time effectively. The juniors will take the ACT free of charge at the school on February 28.

The Twisted Circuits Robotics Club is hosting the annual school-wide talent show on February 17 at 9 a.m. All students and teachers are invited to participate and show off their talents. The talent show is a fun event for everyone at the school to enjoy. It allows students the opportunity to be creative, have fun, and support their friends. Not to mention the show is a nice little break from the routine schedule of a school day. The Robotics Club is happy to put it on for the student body.

The Student Council partnered with the Water Valley Main Street Association to decorate Fountain Square on February 12 for the Valentine’s Day Dance that followed on the 14th. The decoration committee consisted of many upperclassmen in the Student Council who worked hard to blow up balloons, create photo spots, and hang garland in order to make the dance the best it could possibly be for the 7th through 10th grade students.

Members of the boys team (below) are (front row, from left) Jaden Morgan, Walker Tedford, Brayden Buford, Calvin Alford and Drake Maybarry; and (back row) Coach Vaughn Daniels, Dylan Moore, Quinton Cox, Miles Buford, Wyatt Daniels, Dakota Burrowes, Jack Woodard, Nathaniel Sprouse, Shaun Campbell and Coach Avery Norris.

The Boys Powerlifting team competed in their district meet on February 4 at Water Valley High School. The boys had a team total of 76 points, making them district champions and setting a new region record. All 12 team members placed either first or second in their weight classes and will advance to the North Half Competition at Kossuth on March 3. Dylan Moore, Brayden Buford, Walker Tedford, Quinton Cox, Shaun Campbell, Calvin Alford, and Nathanial Sprouse placed first in their weight classes. Dakota Burrowes, Drake Maybarry, Miles Buford, Jaden Morgan and Jack Woodard placed second in their weight classes.

The Girls Powerlifting team competed in their district meet on February 11 at Water Valley High School. The team came out as district champions with an overall team score of 72 points. Holly Springs came in second place with a team score of 38 points and North Panola came in third with 25 points. The girls had many individual placements as well. Payton Darby, Taylor Snider, Lailah Harris, Maggie Ward, Mya Harden, Cora Story, Maddie Adams and Bethany Pryor all placed first in their weight classes. Ashlyn Darby and Bri Parrish placed second in their weight classes and Linda Norwood and Markyla Ivy placed third in their weight classes. The entire team will advance to the North Half Competition at Mantachie on March 1.

The Blue Devil baseball team opened up their season on February 11 at WVHS, hosting their jamboree. The boys took a loss against Lafayette and then won over Grenada. The team has been practicing hard to prepare for the season and now that the time is here, they are ready for it. The Blue Devils will play against Senatobia at home on February 17, beginning at 7 p.m.

This week really started feeling like things were falling into place for the spring semester. Maybe it was the excitement from the start of new sporting seasons, or maybe it was just the sunshine – either way I am so ready to have many more weeks like this.

Both the girls and boys powerlifting teams are district champions. Members of the girls team (above) are (front row, from left) Abby Norwood and Linda Norwood; (middle row) Cora Story, Bri Parrish, Maggie Ward, Maddie Adams and Markyla Ivy; (back row) Coach Vaughn Daniels, Mya Harden, Bethany Pryor, Wyatt Daniels, Ashlyn Darby, Lailah Harris, Payton Darby and Coach Avery Norris.

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