The Latest from HHS CCP Week 3 Harrison Keely “We’re going to do this every Monday” joked Hayesville

High School principal, Dr. Criss, at the senior class picnic that took place August 30th. At 10:00 that morning, after attending an hour assembly explaining college scholarships, grants, and applications for college, all seniors left class. Beach gear at their side, they boarded two busses headed directly to the Clay County Recreational Park, and ten minutes later, they were partying in the sun. “It was terrific, I enjoyed every moment” recounts one senior only hours after the trip had ended. On the shores of Chatuge lake, students participated in a variety of activities, some swimming, several playing wiffleball, a few in small groups chatting, but the majority enjoying a friendly game of volleyball. Fascinated with sand, Dustin Engledskin, got help from his fellow classmates to be buried alive on the beach. After all of the cameras snapped, there he was, a single head sticking out of the ground. Later, he built his first sand castle complete with a drive-thru window and a replica of the Lock-Ness Monster next to it. Several teachers helped grill the burgers and hot dogs and set up a buffet-style lunch for the seniors. All in all, it was a wonderful time. Wednesday morning, election results were announced, naming the freshmen class officers: President- Alex Walters Vice President- Ian McLamb Secretary- Trevor Staton Class representatives were also announced as follows: FreshmenCherilyn Ball Cassidy Newell Kayla Shaheen SophomoresRobert Browning Ann Guggisberg Angela Knowles JuniorsSamantha Moss Abby Roach SeniorsTra’vell Brown

Kyle Staton Also, the Lake Chatuge Rotary Club announced their Students of the Month: Clay Woody, Jessica Doan, Tyler D. Ledford, Erika Walker, Leah Setzer, Harrison Keely, Austin Milt, and Kendra Bettis. Jessica Doan and Clay Woody will be Wendy’s Heisman representatives from HHS and Erika Walker and Austin Milt have been chosen to represent the school in the John Motley Morehead scholarship competition. Later that morning, all seniors left during their second block class to travel to Tusquitte for the traditional senior class picture, to be used in the yearbook. After returning the majority of the class back to campus, those seniors chosen as superlatives left the school to get their photos taken separately. Due to the complex schedule of Wednesday, all normal club meetings were pushed back a day until Thursday. Therefore, the first of September saw the first Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), Teachers of Tomorrow, Students for the Earth Foundation (SEF), and Chess Club meetings. While each of these clubs were off to a successful start, the Student Council, now fully complete with the elected representatives and Freshmen class officers, held their second meeting of the year, discussing activities and ideas for the year. Among their announcements: a Powderpuff football game on Friday, September 10th at 6:00 P.M. The game will feature high school women playing football while the football team puts on the half-time show as cheerleaders. Concessions will be sold. Also, Friday, September 17th, the Student Council will host an ice cream social for all students of the high school at no charge. That will take place from 2:30 until 3:00 PM.