Category: What’s Your Story?

Brianna’s Boutique

Brianna’s Boutique

Junior Brianna Slaughter has an affiliation with Legging Army, and she calls it Brianna’s Boutique and all the sales go towards her college tuition. Since she doesn’t own Legging Army, she gets a commission of what she sells. “I am going to use it to buy my textbooks for the new semesters to come,” Slaughter said. Legging Army requires a […]

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A Rising Star

A Rising Star

Taking notes in the classroom and hitting notes on stage, freshman Abigail Stephens is a rising star. Freshman Abby Stephens may be a student, but she lives what some may call a double life. When she’s not working on school, spending time with friends and family or pursuing other activities, Stephens is working on her career as a musician. A […]

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Original photo by Ashley Short; Edited by John Piland

An Aspiring Actor

Becoming different characters and pushing his vocals to the max, senior Casey Hartley is a boy with a love for performing. For nearly all of his life, Hartley has been singing. He began at church, but would later expand his horizons years later. “My career really began my freshman year of high school when I did chorus and my first […]

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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Walking up in perplexion, senior English teacher Brian Vanderlaske is the Johnston County Schools teacher of the year. Each year, the Johnston County Public Schools district holds the Flame for Learning Award Banquet, in which one teacher from the county is awarded the Flame for Learning Award and designated the district teacher of the year, alongside a total cash prize […]

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To the Finish Line

To the Finish Line

Hearing the gun, the wind rushing by, and the finishing line getting closer and closer. Junior Altair McPherson tried many sports before settling on track. Her family has a history of sports. “My entire family plays a sport,” McPherson said. “We all have a sport we love. And I chose track.” McPherson has developed a love for track while staying […]

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The Graham Brothers

The Graham Brothers

Since middle school seniors Jakim and Jalin have been playing basketball together, now they are getting the chance to go to college together to play at Methodist University. Coach Williams is incredibly sad to see them go, but is excited to see what they are going to do in their future. He expects them to earn a four year degree […]

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A man who had a dream

A man who had a dream

David Hendershott is trying to help the environment by being a forester as a job. “I’m helping people with their financial decisions and, looking after people’s timber,” Hendershott said. He is working hard for what is right for the community. “I enjoy it as long as it’s helping other people grow,” Hendershott said. He has a daughter named Rachel who […]

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Laura Krivac, cancer survivor

Laura Krivac, cancer survivor

Battling cancer as a child has taught sophomore Laura Krivac a lot about the importance of life lessons and has changed her outlook on life. She never imagined she would spend two years of her life in a hospital with cancer, but she is proud to be able to say she has made it this far. Krivac’s mom and the […]

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Swimmer Abby Schumeyer

Swimmer Abby Schumeyer

Freshman Abby Schumeyer thinks that the most important lesson she’s learned in life is to never lie and to always tell the truth, a benefit she says that comes from this is that she would never get caught in a lie. Her mom told her this when she was younger and she’s stuck by this saying ever since. Schumeyer loves […]

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Family Fuels Determination

Family Fuels Determination

Sophomore Corey Almeida goes through what you wouldn’t expect from a tenth grader. He works a job with hours that seem fit for an adult and is on the track team. Almeida wants to let other students know that you can get through anything with the right amount of determination. Family is crucial to him and his success because they […]

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