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Welcome back to another update from “Inside the Blue and White”! It was a calm week for the Blue Devils as we patiently waited for Thanksgiving break to approach. Though it wasn’t the rowdiest week, the students still managed to enjoy their school time with their peers. October and November are attendance awareness months, and incentives include a school day basketball game, talent show and even possible semester exam exemptions.

The Interact Club was up bright and early Saturday morning, selling tickets and raising funds for the Blue Devil pole banners!

To earn an attendance award, students must have no more than two absences (excused or unexcused), no more than three tardies, and no discipline referrals during the month of October. As the first reward of the year, students at Water Valley High were able to take a brief break from class to step into the gymnasium to watch their very own Blue Devil basketball team take on the North Delta Waves. It was a fun-time filled with tasty snacks from the concession stand, loud tunes from the band, even louder screams from the stands, a great performance from the cheerleaders, and, of course, great entertainment from the basketball team.

The junior boys played a challenging game, and it paid off in the end with a win – 58-33. The varsity girls’ team also competed against North Delta. Though their outcome was not the same, it was indeed a memorably intense game considering that they advanced into overtime and the final score was 47-54.

Travel with the basketball team this week to Independence on the 14th to see the J.V. girls and boys teams in action, and you can catch the J.V. girls hot on the floor at home on Nov. 16 against Lake Cormorant. Jumpoff is at 5 p.m.
The Interact Club has been at it for weeks, planning their first project of the year! The Interact club is sponsored by the Water Valley Rotary Club and is group of students who prioritizes community service and overall advancements within the town. Members of the Interact Club traveled outside the halls of Water Valley High for a trip downtown to the Pocket Park early Saturday morning. They served their community during the annual Rotary Club Chili Cook-off and even utilized this time to sell raffle tickets for a gigantic Blue Devil gift basket. This gift basket included a great multitude of items, such as a W.V.H.S. voucher sports pass, a football jersey, a voucher for an ad in the 2024-25 football program, a Water Valley logo blanket, and so much more!

This gift basket was valued at $585 value, a lot of Blue Devil gear! Tickets cost $5, and each club member did some serious advertising and selling and exceeded their expectations of funds raised. All funds raised will be used to purchase pole banners for the elementary school and high school. The club raised $1,275.00, so expect to see the lovely Blue Devil banners around the schools in the near future.

The team has also recently begun working on their traditional and impactful canned food drive. They call it “Cansgiving.” This project is a town-wide donation held right before Thanksgiving in hopes of giving back to the community and helping others who may need a little boost to make their Thanksgiving meal special.

There are multiple locations throughout the town to drop off canned foods including local businesses like Larson’s CashSaver, Dollar Tree, Bankfirst, Renasant Bank, your very own Water Valley High School, Cornerstone, Turnage Drug Store and Hometown Pizza! Community.

Thank you for supporting the Interact Club projects, and if you are interested in donating canned foods, be sure to drop by one of the local stores! And that’s all I have for today, folks! Continue coming back for more as I deliver the latest rundown right from within the walls of the Blue and White.

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