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Southside High School 4100 Gary St. Ft. Smith, AR 72903 Vol. 51 Issue 1


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math instructor competes on prime time show

Counselors offer advice for each class. SSG Ski discusses military as a choice for graduating seniors.

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Football begins with consecutive wins. Volleyball continues solid season. Golf & tennis wrap up.

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“Less than half of 1% will ever wear this uniform and the quest to wear it proudly isn’t the easiest,” senior Billy Jennings said.

> by Becca Risley

Last Monday, Quiz Bowl sponsor Josh Adams received an unknown cell phone call at lunch. Tuesday, he boarded a plane to New York City to compete on Million Second Quiz. “I hadn’t heard anything from them for about a month and it came out of the blue. I had to force myself to stay calm to get the rest of the school day finished,” Adams said. Over the summer, the producer of the show contacted the state quiz bowl director, who sent an email to all of the coaches in the area. “On a whim I called the phone number and talked with one of the casting agents. She set me up on a second interview with a producer; I did a Skype interview with them so they could see my personality,” Adams said. To play the game, hosted by Ryan Secrest, contestants stand in line and wait for a chance at the money chair. Once in possession of the chair... more coverage @

>> FEATURED on the live stream of the NBC game show filmed in New York, math instructor Josh Adams plays a pop culture round against Michael from Massachusetts. Adams also visited several tourist sites including the Intrepid Museum Complex and Times Square. “The weather was a lot cooler, though I didn’t have as much free time as you might think, but the time I did have was great,” Adams said. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

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