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  • Nineteenth ranking makes for proud student body

    Nineteenth ranking makes for proud student body

    Kaylyn Jones

    May 4, 2016

    The U.S.News and World Report recently ranked Sparkman High School as the 19th in it's annual ranking of state high schools. The school is considered a Silver Medal School. Superintendent Matt Massey made the announcement at the Community Hall meeting on Monday, May 2. "It shows that Sparkman is doing great things," Massey said. "This is a big... READ MORE »»

  • Meeting Jenna

    Meeting Jenna

    Makayla Tomaino, Reporter

    May 4, 2016

    I was born in Kurgan, Russia and at birth was placed in an orphanage. I was put up for adoption and was adopted at the age of one by Kathie Tomaino. Kathie is the best mother I could ask for and I am truly blessed that she found me. A few weeks ago, I attended a reunion in Veteran’s Park in Birmingham for kids who were internationally adopted.... READ MORE »»

  • Robotics team impresses maritime judges

    Robotics team impresses maritime judges

    Patrick Rickles, Web Editor

    May 3, 2016

    The Sparkman Robotics team recently took a huge step forward in their competitions. Instead of running the same simulations that they always have, the team decided to take their skills to a new frontier ― underwater. Recently at their first ever underwater competition, the robotics team placed third in Ranger division at the MATE ROV competition... READ MORE »»

    Photo courtesy of Rachael Simons

  • JROTC carries competition

    JROTC carries competition

    Jonathan Hatchet, Copy Editor

    May 3, 2016

    The JROTC attended the Annual Raider Challenge held at the University of North Alabama over the weekend of April 23-25. Two teams of eight were sent to compete in 10 events set up to test the young cadets on mental and physical levels. The teams that performed each event in the fastest time possible with the least amount of penalties took home first.... READ MORE »»

  • Girls’ golf qualify for sub-state

    Girls’ golf qualify for sub-state

    Makayla Tomaino, Reporter

    May 3, 2016

    The girls' golf team finished the season at sub-state in Birmingham on May 2. Stephanie Whitman scored a 76, missing qualifying for state by two strokes. Teammate Brittany Sims ended the season with her season high of 86. Rayna Chapman was unable to finish the round. "The team did not get to finish as a team," coach Kevin Gibson said. "Rayna... READ MORE »»

    The girls golf team show off their trophy after the meet that qualified them for sub-state.

    Lena Andrews

News

Senior awards banquet

Senior awards banquet

Nick Arnold, Managing Editor

The senior awards banquet is an annual tradition that involves honoring seniors for the amount of scholarship offers they have received from all of the schools they applied...  Read More »

May 3, 2016 • 0 comments

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Opinion

Disney princesses portray perfection

Disney princesses portray perfection

Sidney Al-Dijaili, Lifestyles Editor

It has been almost 80 years since Walt Disney and his team created the first princess and since then, almost every child across the country has wanted to be one. Who would...  Read More »

April 28, 2016 • 0 comments

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A&E

Beyonce steps away from her previous image

Beyonce steps away from her previous image

McKenzie Ashmore, OP-ED Editor

Beyonce’s newest album “Lemonade” has definitely made rumors about Jay Z’s affair seem more real than ever. No matter the circumstance for the album’s production,...  Read More »

May 3, 2016 • 0 comments

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Sports

Boys teams get ready for playoffs

Boys teams get ready for playoffs

Savannah Bullard, In-depth Editor

With a clean sweep over 7A rival Bob Jones, the boys varsity baseball qualified for the state baseball playoffs. The team moves to 33-7 after the double-header sweep. The...  Read More »

April 25, 2016 • 0 comments

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Features

Teachers can learn from students too

Teachers can learn from students too

Jasmine Turner, Reporter

People do not even realize that for some teachers, lessons do not just come straight out of a textbook. Knowledge is gained from communication and asking questions to find th...  Read More »

April 1, 2016 • 0 comments

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