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Southport Pride

August 31, 2012

Southport High School

Vol. 3, Iss. 3

English 11

It’s Back! Show choir preparing for return to stage

The last time Southport had a show choir was in 2010. Now it’s back and under new direction. Choir teacher Emily McDuffee says she’s thrilled about sharing something she also enjoyed as a teen. McDuffee’s vision is to have a small, co-ed choir with a wide range of talents. She says they will likely not enter into competitions this year. Show choir members are glad to see the choir return. “I’m definitely excited,” sophomore Cameron McCurdy said. “Who doesn’t want to sing and dance?”

2012-13 SHS Show Choir Aaron Arthur Sydney Barger Jessica Bledsoe Caleb Brown Adreana De Wester Alicyn Dicken Dezeray Ferguson Sarah Fowerbaugh Marco Hernandez Joshua Huxley Joshua Johnson Ty-Ron Johnson

Bailey Kemp Jordan Keyler Kori Kosegi Cameron McCurdy Jillian Nelson Kelcie Patrick Morgan Ray Josue Reyes Virginia Schoppenhorst

Nick Sharp Madeline Smith Morgan Summers

Olivia Haskett - SHS News Bureau

Yoga club extends invitation to faculty and students

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the yoga club meets in room 267A at 2:45 p.m. The yoga club is a group of students and faculty led by Mrs. Rachael Pearce who get together to do yoga as well as meditation. The club originated in the Cardinal Zone after-school This pose will likely not be performed program several years ago. at the after-school yoga club. The club is open to all ability levels. Photo from Pearce has kept it alive since then. Google images.

“Everyone can use some mental calmness working in or being in high school…” Pearce said. “Everyone can benefit from yoga.” Pearce says anywhere from two to 20 people show up for yoga. She invites staff and students of any ability level to stop by and give it a shot. Rosa Ponce - SHS News Bureau

Instead of taking notes to begin their unit, students in Dawn Fowerbaugh’s English 11 classes researched specific areas of the Puritan Age and “The Crucible.” They then taught the class about their specific topic. Their research included a paper, Powerpoint slide with the main points they wanted students to learn and a visual. “We enjoyed learning from each other as opposed to taking notes and listening to a lecture,” junior Jessica Betterton said.

Athletics Website

More people visited the athletics website this month than in any month in the website’s history. As of 1:45 p.m. today, the site had accumulated 3,485 unique visitors. The previous record was set in September of last year, when the site recorded 2,611 visitors. Content for the website is produced by students on the SHS News Bureau sports staff.

Coffee House

The first of this year’s Coffee Houses proved to be very successful for the theatre department. On Thursday, Aug. 23, 34 acts took to the stage for an opportunity to showcase student talent. Almost $1,400 was raised for the theatre department. The next Coffee House is scheduled for April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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