Category: News

Lights Out

Lights Out

Although inclement weather often means sledding and snowmen, it can come with drawbacks as well.   Jan. 22 through 24, hundreds of Johnston County residents lost power due to poor weather conditions. “We lost power about 16 hours. Friday [Jan 22nd] from about 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then at 11:30 p.m. we lost it again until about 5p.m. […]

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SGA Needs iPods

SGA Needs iPods

Have any old iPods lying around? By donating those old music players, students could help put a smile on someone’s face. “The [junior] SGA is collecting music players to go to MUSIC & MEMORY to help elderly people with dementia, and our life skills classes here at West,” junior class president Amanda Sledge said. Sledge was inspired to start this […]

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The Magic Of Christmas

The Magic Of Christmas

Dance classes from every level and the dance team performed Tuesday night for a chance to be a part of the senior Christmas show. At the end of the show, the audience voted for their favorite act. “I did feel a little bit of competition because all of the dances were so good. We all worked so hard to get […]

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FAFSA Workshop

FAFSA Workshop

Just like a band-aid is used to heal bleeding wounds, financial aid is used to fix bleeding wallets. FAFSA, or Free Application for Financial Aid, is a way many students receive money for college from the government. A meeting was held at Smithfield Selma High School (SSS) on Tuesday, December 15, for anyone with questions on the subject. “I think […]

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Caterpillar Internships

Caterpillar Internships

Before they can sprout into engineering butterflies, juniors Paul Miller and Troy Millery must work as caterpillar interns. Caterpillar Construction Company recently gave out competitive internships to students all around Johnston County. Students with appealing applications and satisfactory interviews were given the internship. “I had to fill out a really long application. There was an interview right before Thanksgiving break. […]

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FBLA Competition Victories

FBLA Competition Victories

Anyone who enjoys public speaking, leading, serving or even taking tests should consider participating in the Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, competition. There is enough variety of events to suit everyone. FBLA hosts several competitions at various times in the year. Each competition has over 100 events to compete in. Seniors Casey Ford, Ally Henry, Allison Holt and […]

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They Hit Like a Girl

They Hit Like a Girl

The National Honors Society (NHS) powderpuff volleyball game fundraiser spiked interest and set the stage for some fun Thursday night. “The powderpuff volleyball game is when the boys play volleyball, since it’s generally a female sport,” said NHS vice president Jackie Koger. Volleyball player and NHS member Jordan Dean came up with the idea. “I’ve always thought it would be […]

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Toys for Troops

Toys for Troops

Impact Student Ministry is playing Santa Claus this holiday season for children whose parents are away fighting for the country. “Toys for Troops is an organization that collects new toys for children whose parents are away from home due to military reasons,” said sophomore Montia Rhodes, “The goal is to comfort these children while their parent is away.”   Sophomore […]

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photo by: Bryson Hall

The Kindness and Gratitude Project

Thanks to senior English teachers Brian Vanderlaske and Emily Scott, all seniors will receive ample time to practice speaking in front of crowds. Originally, seniors had to complete a senior project based off of a large research paper they completed the year before. Recently, the senior project was taken away. In it’s place is the Kindness and Gratitude Project, where […]

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Photo by: Bryson Hall

The ASVAB

Before joining the military, there are a few things that need doing. Enlisting is probably the most pressing matter. Aside from that, independent training and research of each military branch could prove to be beneficial. Lastly, all military enlistees must take the Armed Services Battery test, or ASVAB for short. Last Wednesday on Nov. 19, students took the ASVAB inside […]

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