Category: What’s Your Story?

Helping From Home

Helping From Home

Filled with joy, one student was ecstatic at the results yielded by his efforts to help his local community. Each Semester, English IV teachers Brian VanDerlaske and Emily Scott assign a “Kindness Project” in which students must complete three acts of kindness and document them to present to their peers at a later date. Students can perform an endless variety […]

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A Captain and the Guard

A Captain and the Guard

With blaring music, expressive dancing and facial expressions, and the complicated twirling and throwing of flags and rifles, guard is a sport all its own. Senior Michelle Tiffany, who has been the captain of the guard for two years, led the new season’s guard auditions. While a little different this year, the guard still got to assess who could stay […]

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A Scholarship Hole in One

A Scholarship Hole in One

Gripping the club and swinging with precision, senior Grace Olmstead lands a hole in one to Mount Olive University, where she will soon play golf. Olmstead, who has been golfing since she was a child, recently won a scholarship to play at a private institution — the University of Mount Olive. The scholarship makes winning students a member of the […]

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Giving Thanks to Those Who’ve Helped

Giving Thanks to Those Who’ve Helped

Thanksgiving rolls around, and families across the United States prepare to gather and share thanks with one another. So, too, do students and friends. High school and the teenage years can be stressing times for many youth. How each affected youth copes with their life struggles is different, but there is often someone to come along and help them out […]

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From Broadcast to SRO

From Broadcast to SRO

Interacting with people day by day, going home each night to parent three children all on her own, Deputy Sheriff Adriane Stone enjoys her living as a School Resource Officer. Deputy Stone serves as a resource officer at six schools in Johnston County, but she wasn’t always in uniform, policing and helping students through their daily lives and struggles. Before […]

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Hannah Skinner

Hannah Skinner

It was Senior Hannah Skinner’s freshman year of high school. She was performing her first ever dance solo. She started to twirl, then slipped and fell in front of the entire audience. “I got up and walked off the stage crying. It was definitely my most embarrassing moment,” Skinner said. Skinner is a competitive, mainly contemporary dancer. She has been […]

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A Passion to Last a Lifetime

A Passion to Last a Lifetime

The sound of the computer keys and mouse clicking, the ideas flowing through her head, and the satisfaction of seeing a final product. Senior Melina Solano has a growing passion for graphic design. Her love for graphic design came to be while she was looking at movie posters and book covers. While Solano was looking at the book covers and […]

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The Freshman Conspiracy Theorist

The Freshman Conspiracy Theorist

On a dark and clear night, a few years ago, freshman William Ivey looks up into the starry night, and something catches his eye. It’s a slow moving, flashing light across the night sky. He looks to the internet and realizes others see it, too. It was on this night that Ivey found his passion that he would follow for […]

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For Sale to Sold

For Sale to Sold

Who knew that watching TV shows could influence one’s passion? Well for Gabriella Beaton, it did just that. Now she’s planning her whole career to become what she’s always wanted to be — a real estate agent. When Beaton started watching TV shows on HGTV, like “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” and “Million Dollar Listing,” when she was young, she […]

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The Doctor is In

The Doctor is In

Doctors are very valued in society and for freshman Alyssa Reyes, it’s what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She wants to be a doctor and is passionate about her dream. Having a family member in the medical field has inspired this young Johnston County girl. “I found being a doctor really interesting,” Reyes said. “My […]

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