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Makayla Barchett

Makayla Barchett, Lifestyles Editor

I am a senior and have been the Lifestyle editor for two of three years I've been in journalism.

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Cross Country Crosses the Finish Line

Cross Country Crosses the Finish Line

November 29, 2022

Finishing this season, the cross country team competed in two races to bring the year to a close. With hopes of advancing to Sectionals, the athletes competed in several races throughout the season to...

Top Six Group Costumes For Halloween

Top Six Group Costumes For Halloween

October 27, 2022

M&Ms  Dressing up as M&Ms is a perfect idea for a group of friends who need a cute last minute Halloween costume. Each person would be able to chose a a color of their choice either from...

A flapper girl scarecrow graces one of the pathways at the Botanical Gardens. Patrons who create the scarecrows can choose a theme of their choice.

Botanical Garden’s Scarecrow Trail Offers Fall Entertainment

September 29, 2022

Starting on Sept 3 and ending on Oct 31, Huntsville Botanical Gardens is kicking off fall with their annual Scarecrow Trail for their Festifall celebration. Local community members will create nature inspired...

Saylor Cuzzort and a fellow intern hold up a Gov. Kay Ivey political sign at an election party. Ivey won the Republican primary and all interns were allowed to attend to celebrate.

Alumna Takes Leadership Skills To State Capitol

August 30, 2022

Saylor Cuzzort, a Sparkman alumna and junior at the University of Alabama, currently is double majoring in Public Relations and Communication Studies with a minor in Political Science. As a previous Editor...

Friends Of Deceased Student Reflect On Her Kindness

Friends Of Deceased Student Reflect On Her Kindness

April 5, 2022

Ring. Ring. The startling noise draws her attention away from her laptop screen. Laying in bed watching YouTube, enjoying her spare time, she hesitated to pick up the phone. After a few seconds, she put...

Junior Timbre Kirk gets a 3-point shot off with an Oxford defender in his face. Kirks ability to hit the three in all four tournament games led to he being named MVP.

Senior Takes MVP Despite Not Being A Starter

January 19, 2022

Despite being the sixth man rotation, senior Timbre Kirk took to the court and demonstrated his passion for basketball, winning the title of MVP this season’s Huntsville’s City Classic tournament on...

The November tornado outbreak did significant damage to areas of Kentucky.

Sophomore Travels to Kentucky to Help in Tornado Recovery

January 18, 2022

Seeing the destruction of the tornado on Dec. 10, 2021, only caused sophomore Jay Hunt to to help tornado survivors in Mayfield, Kentucky. On Dec. 26, Hunt made the decision alongside his father and...

Permanent Ban on Smoking May Lead To More

Permanent Ban on Smoking May Lead To More

December 17, 2021

Would banning the smoking of tobacco be beneficial to society as a whole? Recently, New Zealand’s government decided to enact a law regarding the lifetime ban of tobacco smoking for individuals under...

Organizations Schedule Merrymaking Upcoming Christmas Events

Organizations Schedule Merrymaking Upcoming Christmas Events

December 10, 2021

Kicking off the holiday season with a musical production, the concert band plans on displaying a Winter Concert with songs to give the audience a full feeling of Christmas cheer. The Winter Concert is...

The competition band performs at the Bands of America competition.

Band Makes Finals in Band of America Competition

November 2, 2021

In order to compete at Bands of America (BOA), the Band took a bus to Jacksonville State University on Oct. 16 to compete against 24 different schools around the country. Starting in July, the group started...

Sophomore Wyatt Harris nears the end of the first cross country race of the season.

Cross Country Team Starts Season Fresh

September 22, 2021

On Sept. 4, the cross country team took to Moulton, Alabama to compete in their first meet of the season, the Pepsi Invitational. Many athletes from around the state participate in a chance to place in...

We thank the brave Marines for their service

Honoring The Lives Of The Lost Marines

September 16, 2021

Honor and respect are exactly what the thirteen marines who gave their lives to an unexpected attack in Afghanistan deserve. I truly want to thank these brave men and women who fought with courage and...

The cadet team and Sgt. Brown pose with their national award.

JROTC Cadets Make School History

August 20, 2021

On July 19, JROTC took a trip to Washington D.C. to the Catholic University of America to be tested on their leadership abilities as they competed against 40 other schools throughout the United States....

The boys tennis team poses with the trophy they won for being Madison County Champs.

Boys Tennis Team Wins Madison County Championship

April 19, 2021

Hard work carried out by the Boys’ Tennis Team proved effective on April 13, 2021, when they competed and successfully took home the win of the tournament.  Throughout the season, the head coach,...

Delivering a lesson on conservation, Mrs. Ginny Conquest questions her second period class.

Q&A: After 29 Years, Science Teacher Looks Forward to Retirement

March 26, 2021

CC: What did you teach and how many years have you been teaching? Conquest: I have taught Science at SHS for 29 years. For most of those years, I taught Zoology.   CC: What positive/negative...

Members of the winter guard show case their routine at a recent competition.

Winter Guard Wins First Competition

March 19, 2021

Even though the Winter Guard had planned to compete in three competitions, they still were able to participate in two, kicking this season off with two very well-performed competitions, ranking them high...

The JV cheer teams poses for a quick photo outside of the Wallace State facility where state championships were held.

JV, Varsity Cheer Bring Home State Titles

February 24, 2021

On Feb. 4, the JV cheerleading team aimed high for State as they took to the Birmingham complex for a chance to win what they had worked for since the beginning- first place. With success and great perseverance,...

Holiday Traditions Vary Around The World

Holiday Traditions Vary Around The World

December 16, 2020

Christmas is a well-known holiday that is celebrated year-round across the world. However, even though Christmas in the United States is known for its Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and the North Pole,...

Sophomore Makayla Barchett captures the sun setting over the lake.

Student Finds Bravery At The Lake

December 14, 2020

High. Higher than I had been in a long time. Nervous too. That feeling in the pit of your stomach that floods your nerves as if you were on a roller coaster and about to go downhill from there. Yeah, believe...

The girls cross country team take a break at the James Clemens Invitational. The team was supposed to be honored at their annual banquet in November.

Cross Country Team Postpones Annual Banquet

December 14, 2020

The Cross Country team had ended their season and prepared for a banquet of recognition on Nov. 19 however, with the COVID- 19 pandemic cases increasing, it was decided it would be best to postpone the...

New Robotics Teacher Speaks Of New Role

New Robotics Teacher Speaks Of New Role

December 2, 2020

Gentry: I have always been interested in engineering and the thought of programming robots for different jobs. CC: What important tools could robotics teach others? Gentry: Robotics teaches students...

In the middle of the performance, senior Dylan Lancaster plays his instrument. The band performed their competition show at the last home football game of the year.

Despite Cancelled Competition Band Moves Forward

November 6, 2020

The band has worked up to this moment, just to have it take a turn. They were planning on having their one and only competition in Hanceville, on Saturday, Oct. 25 but the plan had changed due to the weather,...

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