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Stephanie Raper
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Second Semester Activities



     January is winding to a close, and that means that the second semester of school is well under way!  Spring semester signals the beginning of countless activities, many of which commence during the month of February.  Spring sports kick off during this time of year, including tennis, track, baseball, golf, and fast-pitch softball.  Many students are also thinking about courses for their next year at GHS.

                GHS students battled it out on the court recently during tennis tryouts.  Twelve varsity team members were chosen along with 14 junior varsity members.  The complete roster was unavailable for publication at this time.

                  Boys’ track team tryouts are scheduled for February 1 and 2, while girls’ tryouts will be announced at a later date.  Matt McCrory has been named as head track coach for the boys’ team, while a girls’ coach has yet to be named.  McCrory also serves as the offensive backs coach for the GHS Charger football team.   

                  Baseball tryouts are scheduled for this week.  Leading the GHS Charger baseball team this year are Coaches Jake Yarborough, Drew Pitcock, Colin Ray, and Kelby Surrell.   The GHS golf team also held tryouts recently at Dogwoods Golf Course.  Terry Lyons serves as head golf coach this year and named the following members to the team:  Dane Bevil, Logan Conner, Payne Horan, Winston Lee, Addison Moore, Noah Owensby, Drew Parks, and Joseph Salley. 

                  Fast-pitch softball tryouts were held before Christmas break.  The team’s first game is scheduled for February 27.  Members of the GHS Fast-pitch team include:  (seniors) Diane Eikner, Laken Hoop, Taylor Norris, Lindsey Wood, (juniors) Markeshia Avery, Heaven Lott, Ashley Topps, Janie Turner, (sophomores) Harley Rawles, Julie Stewart, (freshmen) Robyn Galvin, Tara Grantham, Kayla King, (8th grade) Nikki Woods, Jordan Lea, Kaylee McKelroy, Emily Bush, Maggie Chaote, (7th grade) Haley Armstrong, Oilvia Burns, Stephanie Davis, Laura Fields, Laine Ward,  and Randi Lynn Taylor.  Managers are:  Hannah Mitchell, Allyson Cummins, Mary Courtney Self, and statistician, Allie Grant.  GHS Fast-Pitch is led by Head Coach Leslie Lancaster, and Assistant Coaches Josh and Suzanne Angle.

Each spring Grenada High School 9th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes tour the Grenada Career and Technical center in preparation for 10th grade registration.  The students visit the facility to get a glimpse of the classes offered in the career and technical fields.  During the tour, students break into groups of 8 – 15 and rotate between all the offered courses.  GCTC teachers present them with information about their individual curriculums, describing what the class entails and what the student will be able to accomplish once they have completed the course.   Students also learn about career related organizations, course projects, and course/organizational specific competitions offered at GCTC. 

                  This annual tour allows students to learn about elective course offerings at GHS and how they can broaden their future by building marketable skills useful in the workforce.  Students have a wide variety of choices to help meet their graduation requirements, and we believe that the Grenada Career and Technical Center provides an excellent selection of courses to help prepare students for their post secondary pursuits.