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SCHS Anglers brave cold to bring in big fish in tourney
Nov. 15, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

Brady Turner shows off his over 9 ½ -pound catch from a fishing tournament on Chickamauga Lake last Saturday.

Nov. 15, 2018 – Here's one for the brag book! On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Sequatchie County High School (SCHS) Anglers fishing team braved the raw weather to compete in a bass tournament on Chickamauga Lake.

The cold must have worked in their favor as they had a great day on the water.

Blasting off from Grasshopper Boat Ramp, the boys went looking for big bass, and Brady Turner sure enough found one. He got “Big Fish,” weighing in at 9.60 pounds.

Matthew Griffith and Tre Smith caught their five fish limit and placed fifth, while Brady Turner and Carson DeBord placed eigth for the day.

Competing in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation tournament Saturday, Matthew Griffith and Tre Smith came in fifth. Photos contributed.

SCHS honors veterans, recognizes 7 new military recruits
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

SCHS honored local veterans with a special ceremony at the school on Nov. 9. The seven students in the front row were recognized for their decision to enter the military. Photo contributed.

Nov. 14, 2018 -- Sequatchie County High School (SCHS) observed Veterans Day on Nov. 9. As part of the observance, the SCHS Theater Arts Class organized and produced a program. The MCs for the event were Emilee Hobbs, Justin Lamparter, and Josie Worley.

The talent was superior, the message of the quest speaker’s message was timely, and the overall presentation was moving,” said Senior English teacher Chrisi Barker.

The guest speaker was Air Force cadet candidate Nathan Camp. Nathan Camp is the son of Henry Camp and Natalie Kimbell and is a 2004 graduate of SCHS. Cadet Camp spoke on the need for patriotism in everyday living, citing his own experience as well as the experience of Francis Scott Key.

Musical performances were also in abundance. The SCHS Choir sang The Star Spangled Banner and We Honor You.

Individual performances included Haydon King singing I Drive Your Truck, Amelia Greer singing Some Gave All, and Jay Roberts singing Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Flies.

Students in the theater class include Bradley Bernal, Harlee Boyd, Makyla Childs, Ayana Fogtman, William Hales, Jordyn Hawkins, Emilee Hobbs, Cassidy Holland, Collin Hudson, Adrin Jackson, Hayden King, Justin Lamparter, Brittney Levi, Brendon Littrell, Brooklyn McHugh, Presley Penney, Cianna Queen, Ethan Shell, Jessica Wilkey, and Josie Worley. Their instructor is Natalie Kimbell.

Students in the choir included Xavie Bowman, Harlee Boyd, Onterio Defazio, Alissa Dodson, Tristan Finch, Ashley Hatfield, Abby Hickman, Tori Higdon, Alexis Hill, Courtney Hollenbach, Amber Johnson, Katelyn Johnson, Willow Kelly, Lexus Kilgore, Paris Mathis, Katelynn Johnson, Steven Morgan, Tailor Perry, Thomas Roberts, Brennan Stevens, Dyana Scoggins, Kamea Stinnett, Sydney Thurman, Giselle Virao, and Jessica Wilkey. Their instructor is David Keiser.

Other students who helped with the program were Jordon Shell, Will Barker, Kylee Cunningham, and Brody Burgess.