April 2019

GT at Memphis Zoo - April 2019

GT at Memphis Zoo

Gt students in grades 3-7 went to the Memphis Zoo on April 15th. Ms. Stephens would like to thank all the students and parents for making this a great trip.

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Solo and Ensemble Contest

Article and Photos by Kaylee Hoffman

The Sloan-Hendrix Band took part in a Solo and Ensemble competition on April 13 at Highland High School. Solo and Ensemble is a competition for musicians. Each soloist, duet, trio, or quartet must choose a piece of music to play in front of a judge. The judge rates the performance from a 1-5, 1 being the best and 5 being the lowest score. Of the thirteen Sloan-Hendrix students that competed, everyone recieved a 1 or a 2. This is the first year Sloan-Hendrix has competed in Solo and Ensemble and recieved no 3s.

Musicians who earned a 1 were Ashley Campbell, Arissa White, Amy Tidwell, Taylor Mitchell, Addison Doney, Kaylee Hoffman, Kyleigh Echeverria, and Sarah Scales. Those earning a 2 were Emily Tidwell, Madison Broadway, Mackenzie Boshears, Erin Smith, and Sky Wess. The music department is under the direction of Mrs. Sheila DeShazo.

Prom 2019: A Walk in the Park

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The Sloan-Hendrix Junior/Senior banquet and prom were held on Friday evening, April 5, 2019. Faculty, staff, and members of the Junior and Senior class gathered at the Sloan-Hendrix cafeteria to share a meal of chicken strips, baked potato, green beans, mac and cheese, rolls, and peach cobbler. Serving the meal were several members of the sophomore class: Alexis Neil, Whitney Goodwin, Markas Johnson, Rebecca Simington, Garrett Reese, Macy McCormic, Kylie Crotts, Dylan Bookout, Maddie Terrell, and Olivia Kildow.

The junior class did a beautiful job decorating for the evening's festivities. Theme for the event was A Night in the Park. The color scheme was black and white with a garden influence.

The banquet also included speeches from the class presidents and a slide show highlighting each member of the junior and senior class.

After the banquet had concluded and the tables had been cleared, students began entering for the prom which is presented by the Student Council. A photographer was on hand to capture the memory and a DJ was playing everyone's favorite dance music.

Prom King and Queen were Jacob Smith and Hannah Walton-Williams. Princess was Blythe Wallis.

Swartzlander: Drone Pilot

On April 10, Sloan-Hendrix Senior Ashley Swartzlander passed the FAA part 107 pilots license certification test in Little Rock. She is now licensed to fly drones. Ashley is the first and only one thus far within the NEA Coop Consortium to achieve this. Ashley was mentored by school resource officer and drone pilot Nick Dean.

FBLA State Leadership Conference 2019

FBLA Attends State Conference

On Monday, April 1, eight FBLA members attended the 2019 State Leadership Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. This conference allows members to network with FBLA members and business leaders from across the state.

FBLA Members Participate in Pick-A-Spot

FBLA members Hannah Cox, Riley Hubbard, and Erin Smith took advantage of the warm weather on April 8 to spruce up the parking lot at the new gym. The Pick-A-Spot program encourages clubs and classes to take a specific area of the campus and to make it their personal responsibilty to keep that area looking good.

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Trap Team Practice and Cookout

The Sloan-Hendrix Trap Team enjoyed a beautiful spring day off campus on April 3. The team held an all-day practice for both the junior high and senior high shooters at the local practice field and were treated to a hot dog cookout. Each member must attend five practices in order to compete in the regional tournament on May 3-4. They were supervised by team coach, Greg Foreman, volunteer, Pardo Roberts, and bus driver, Brian Keough. Photos by Samantha Webb.