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Amazing Athletes: Caleb Bavlnka

Marc Chauvin, Contributer

February 1, 2016


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"Why do I do this?" Bavlnka said. This is the only thing that goes through his mind as he runs a five kilometer race, 3.106 miles of the most challenging sport around. Cross Country began in England as a complex sport called "Hare and Hound." Choose a single person to be the "Hare" and all other te...

Teacher Spotlight on Mrs. Tinsley

Teacher Spotlight on Mrs. Tinsley

Cora Mitchell, Writer

September 30, 2015


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Fear, nervousness, and excitement. A teacher goes through a lot in a day, constantly thinking of ways for her students to understand the lesson better. Mrs. Rachel Tinsley has been through the ups and downs of being an Honors Biology, AP Biology, and Zoology teacher, as well as being the main sponsor ...

Senior Showcase: Taj Buttler

Senior Showcase: Taj Buttler

Bethani Thompson, Writer

April 30, 2015


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As the end of the year approaches, the seniors here at Battle High School start to figure out what the next step is for them after graduation, whether that is going to college or starting a career. Taj Butler has had an after graduation plan since she was a freshman in high school. In her family, education...

Behind the Bench: Trainer David Ford

Behind the Bench: Trainer David Ford

Mariah Brisco, Writer

April 29, 2015


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When you're in high school, most people think about the life of sports in regards to the athletes, but no one really thinks about the importance of other people participating behind the bench. David Ford, Battle's resident trainer for the past two years has been our school's Batman! He's the man with...

Athlete Profile: Gabriella Starks

Karen Long, Freelance Writer

April 6, 2015


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Shoot! Score! It's a goaaaaal from Gabriella Starks! Gabriella, a junior at Battle High School, scored the first JV goal of Battle history during Girls Soccer in the spring of 2014. Growing up, Starks watching soccer all the time because of her Italian side of her family. Starks enjoyed watching soccer...

Student of the Month: Abby Wallen

Daysanae Stemmons, Writer

February 9, 2015


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When Abby found out she was Student of the Month she was very excited because she never thought she would be acknowledged for something like this. Everyone around her was so proud and glad she finally had been looked at as a good student here at Battle High School. Abby says she is very happy to become...

Student of the Month: Sterling Humburg-Cage

Drue Horton, Writer

February 9, 2015


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Sterling Humburg-Cage, Junior, would describe himself as both hard working, as well as easy going, which many would agree with, being that he is the recipient for Student of the Month for the month of February. Although many students find themselves struggling at this time of the year, Sterling stays...

Student of the Month: Colton Snyder

Drue Horton, Writer

February 9, 2015


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Colton Snyder, sophomore, was recognized as Student of the Month. Colton finds himself laid back, but says others around him would counter this by pointing out that he's also super energetic, very talkative, and even at times is known to have "a blank stare" or expression written across his face. At...

Student of the Month: Joelle Junio

Bethani Thompson, Writer

February 9, 2015


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Joelle Junio, freshman student of the month, is a hardworking and confident student. She is involved in many extracurricular activities such as Theater Tech Club and the upcoming play; Alice where she will star as Alice. Receiving the award was a great surprise to Joelle, as she wasn't expecting it. She ...

Student of the Month: Kylie Haefling-Jackson

Bethani Thompson, Writer

January 13, 2015


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The Sophomore Student of the Month is awarded to Kylie Haefling- Jackson. She is shy upon first meeting her, but is really funny when she decides to open up. She is the type of student who won't accept a grade lower than a B+, she is determined in school and manages to get good grades even though she...

Student of the Month: Leland Harvey

Student of the Month: Leland Harvey

Clara Baldwin, Writer

January 13, 2015


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Leland Harvey, who goes by Tre, towers in the halls with his height. His happy and humorous spirit is contagious even when you don't know him. As he is kind to everyone, he is more than deserving for the junior "Student of the Month" award. "When I found out I had received the award I was called down...

Student of the Month: Tyler Vincent

Drew Horton, Writer

January 13, 2015


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Tyler Vincent, a senior football player, is known for making big plays on defense, all while maintaining good grades in the classroom. Tyler likes to describe himself as a "gentle giant"; not scared to tackle on the field, yet easily approachable as he always has a smile on his face and tries his best...

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