By Markayla Johnson
Most students at VHS have fallen back into their regular school routine; wake up at 6 a.m., go through the hustle and bustle of a regular school day, then on to extracurricular activities and jobs, until it’s finally time to go home, do homework, and try get to sleep before midnight, if they’re lucky. Despite the busy schedules, it doesn’t slow VHS students down from achieving great things.
The boys and girls golf teams are making history! The boys varsity team is well on their way to becoming the first VHS golf team to advance to sectionals. Lucas Wright recently broke the boys’ school record with a score of 34 in a regular season match. The golf teams competed in the Black Diamond Conference on September 25. The boys team took 3rd place overall in the conference. Garrett Mott placed 4th, Lucas Wright 8th, and Trenton Lowery placed 9th individually, and were all named to the all conference team.
Girl’s golf also made history by placing 2nd overall in the conference match. Markayla Johnson placed 5th individually, and Courtney Sanders placed 7th, and both made all conference team as well. Also this season, Amanda Ferguson and Courtney Sanders achieved their personal best by attaining medalist for their first time in a match. Markayla Johnson has achieved Medalist in several matches as well. VHS golf coach Marc Palmer is very happy with the both teams performance this season. He said, “Both teams are playing well. We hope to continue improving as we prepare for the regional match on October 8 and 9.”
The dance team has gotten a head start on competitive dance season as they traveled to Murray, Kentucky on September 20. While in Murray, the Murray Racer Girls helped the VHS team learn their new dance. The hard work and dedication of the VHS Dance Team will surely bring them to victory as they enter their future competitions.
Youth for Christ (YFC) participated in the national event, “See You at the Pole” on September 25, from 7 to 8 a.m. “See You at the Pole” originated in the Fort Worth, Texas area in 1990 by ten students who prayed at several schools in their community. Since then, it has become a widely observed national event in many schools. The Vienna High School YFC event was attended by students, teachers, along with many community members. Junior Cole Smith welcomed everyone to the event, followed by a devotional talk by sophomore Miranda Brookshire. Senior Ashton Loyd led the music, and sophomore Taylor Bundren led the closing prayer. The event was concluded by senior Nellda Stevers. Everyone prayed for VHS and what happens between the halls of VHS for the whole school year. It was a great success, and if you missed it, keep your eyes open for it next year!
Freshman class officers were elected for the Class of 2017. Hannah Loyd won class president, Emily Pope won vice president, and Sydney Charles was elected as secretary/treasurer. The Class of 2017 also elected student council members. They are Max Allbritten, Adrienne Bullock, Lakin Reed, and Journey Womack. Good luck to the Class of 2017 on all of their future endeavors!
Many things are happening at VHS and I hope you enjoy reading a small tidbit of what is happening! Don’t be too shy to come out and root the Eagles to victory at the various sporting events!