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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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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Taking The Stage

Taking The Stage

Freshman Stella Stephens often went to musicals when she was young. She loved the dancing and singing and idolized the actors. She was captivated by the art. She wanted to be put in their shoes. Stephens wanted to be the one on the stage in front of over 400 people so that the people in the audience would then want to […]

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Love Hurts

Love Hurts

The excitement rose in Atlanta, Georgia when sophomore Madison Morath and her squad went on stage. They practiced the routine for many hours before performing, but accidents can still happen.  That night was no exception. It was day one of competition when Morath was attempting a stunt where she was required to do a flip. When landing, she hit her […]

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From Hong Kong to North Carolina

From Hong Kong to North Carolina

Sophomore Wing Chun Leung traveled 8,323 miles (17 hours away) from Hong Kong to the United States. Leung is having difficulty being so far from his family. “I can’t usually call home because of time differences and I miss my family a lot sometimes,” Leung said. About 290,000 students receive credit for studying abroad each year. The number of United […]

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Changing the Lives of Sharks

Changing the Lives of Sharks

She is running around the house being chased by her sister. Freshman Abby Hall runs into the bathroom to get away from one of her worst fears. Sharks went from terrifying to her strongest passion. “My sister used to chase me around the house with shark pictures. I would run into the bathroom and cry because I was scared,” Hall […]

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