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The Student News Source of Sparkman High School

The Crimson Crier

The Student News Source of Sparkman High School

The Crimson Crier

Saylor Cuzzort

Saylor Cuzzort , Editor-in-Chief

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Taking Class On A Limb Leads Senior To High Honor

Taking Class On A Limb Leads Senior To High Honor

March 6, 2020

Not knowing what to do with her future, as a freshman, senior Bella Powell registered for Medical Academy.  Flash forward three years and Powell received top honors in the program after being named...

Tennis Team Begins Season On New Courts

Tennis Team Begins Season On New Courts

March 3, 2020

As spring sports are beginning to get in full swing, the tennis team has begun their season on new courts. After years of aiming around cracks, pulling weeds sprouting through the concrete and sliding...

Update: Weather Did Not Affect Construction

Update: Weather Did Not Affect Construction

February 28, 2020

Those patiently awaiting construction upgrades like the performing arts center and sky bridge have begun to question the weather’s impact on the project. Despite all of the rain, the project looks...

Senior Austin Hall takes a break on the lacrosse field. Hall signed a scholarship to play college lacrosse earlier this month.

Senior Fulfills Dream of Playing College Lacrosse

January 24, 2020

Sitting around a table, eating wings and soaking in the last few months of senior year, it was just another Tuesday night meal for Austin Hall and his buddies. Another Tuesday night meal that was cut short...

Monrovia Elementary student, Trey Hall, stands next to coach Jamie Coggins during the National Anthem.

Honorary Sixth Man Inspires Team to Victory

December 19, 2019

Tuesday night, Monrovia Elementary student Trey Hall took to the court. At four feet tall, Hall wore number five as he was introduced as the varsity boy’s sixth man. During the game against Hazel...

Participation trophies have become a way of life for this generation. Losing, though, is actually good for us.

Losing Should Be Looked At As A Learning Moment

December 17, 2019

Trophies line the shelves of elementary school boys and girls. There is one for 2011 AYSO 8U soccer, another for machine pitch baseball, one for the pee-wee cheer team, another for ballet class, one for...

Marking his ballot, senior Michael Bodeker casts his vote.

Seniors Get Experience in the Voting Booth

November 6, 2019

For seniors, voting in their first general election is less than a year away while those eligible to vote in the primary just have months to familiarize themselves with the voting process.  To answer...

The rifle team continues to rack up the awards at weekly competitions.

Rifle Team Has Successful Start to Season

November 4, 2019

A win over Gallatin NJROTC put the AJROTC rifle team in twenty-first place overall and seventh place in their conference.  The 969 to 902 defeat made the teams third win in a row.  “The season...

Members of the senior class stand on the football field before the Decatur kickoff to release balloons in honor of senior Lauren Wallace. Wallace lost her life in a car accident over fall break.

Students Honor Classmate’s Life With Balloon Release

November 4, 2019

After the loss of classmate, Lauren Wallace, the senior class took to making sure Lauren’s life was celebrated and honored. Making yellow T-shirts and blowing up 120 yellow balloons, students prepared...

The Madison County Technical Center offers students a chance to take courses to prepare them for trade jobs. Students who have attended the school have gone on to work in plumbing, law enforcement, cosmetology and electricity.

[Photo] Trade Jobs Are Solid Option For Post-School Career

October 16, 2019

The Madison County Technical Center offers students a chance to take courses to prepare them for trade jobs. Students who have attended the school have gone on to work in plumbing, law enforcement, cosmetology...

Senior Dallas Baker embraces two young students at Endeavor Elementary, urging them to get into the Senator spirit.

Students Pump Up Elementary Schools with Pep Rallies

September 30, 2019

Outside of Friday nights it is easy to forget the support that surrounds the football team, cheerleaders and band. In the last three weeks, these groups have seen first hand the love that the community...

Big Al is easily recognizable in the state of Alabama as is all things football related.

Bama Football Reigns Supreme On Top of State List

August 28, 2019

In every country music song it is spring break, in every movie it is cowboy hats or trailer park trash and in every conversation to anyone outside of the 52,419 square miles Alabamians call home, it is...

The Madison County School Board is currently going over applications for a new superintendent. Interviews will begin in September.

Superintendent Search To Replace Massey Underway

August 28, 2019

With the recent resignation of Superintendent Matt Massey, Madison County Schools will be seeing changes in leadership throughout the school year.  After Massey was selected as the first president...

Tennis County Tournament

Tennis County Tournament

April 11, 2017

On March 24, 2017, the Sparkman High Tennis team hosted the Madison County Tennis Tournament Championship. The Varsity Boy’s team brought home their third consecutive championship title while multiple...

Basketball Cheer Takes Spotlight

Basketball Cheer Takes Spotlight

January 25, 2017

With two nationally ranked competition cheerleading teams it has unintentionally become a habit to overlook the basketball cheerleaders. Recently, due to new accomplishments and routines it has become...

Alumni Coach Makes Lasting Impression

Alumni Coach Makes Lasting Impression

January 25, 2017

Unlike multiple alumni who travel far from school, assistant football and wrestling coach Dezmond Richardson has impacted the community. The former track and football athlete has made a difference on and...

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SEOUL, Republic of Korea (June 13, 2007) - Yeoman 2nd Class Krystal Trotter reaches for a box of Thin Mints as Chief GunnerÕs Mate Keith Anderson and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Altraneise Phillips look on. The 2,798 cases (33,576 boxes) of Girl Scout Cookies arrived at Camp Carroll as pat of the annual Operation Thin Mint. The cookies were then shipped via truck to military personnel on the Korean Peninsula. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd Macdonald (RELEASED)

January Means Cookie Time

January 13, 2017

After the holidays, January does not bring much excitement unless you are a lover of Girl Scout cookies. The beginning of a new year marks the start of cookie sales. Girl Scouts is celebrating 100 years...

Cheerleaders Reign Victorious at State

Cheerleaders Reign Victorious at State

December 2, 2016

Winning is one thing, tradition is another. The varsity cheerleading team kept tradition thriving after bringing home another state championship trophy. On Nov. 19, 2016, the team competed at Wallace...

How To DIY Christmas Gifts

How To DIY Christmas Gifts

December 1, 2016

If you are in a creative mood or looking for a way to save money around Christmas, DIY gifts are the way to go. These gifts are simple yet perfect for family, friends, cousins and significant others and...

An Everlasting Impact

An Everlasting Impact

November 3, 2016

When it came to impact, Rachel Joy Scott made an everlasting impression during her short time here on Earth. “I am not Ashamed”, a movie based on Scott and her foundation, gives more insight on her...

Legends never die

Legends never die

October 17, 2016

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 the Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-3 and also lost a legend that changed the game of baseball. David Ortiz, nicknamed “Big Papi”, celebrated his 40th birthday...

Top 10 Halloween Candies

Top 10 Halloween Candies

October 11, 2016

Starburst Air Heads Smarties M&Ms Hersheys   Reeses   Twix   Sour Patch Straws   Snickers Twizzlers

Freshman insight on school differences

Freshman insight on school differences

September 16, 2016

Next week the halls will be filled of spirit in honor of homecoming week. The seniors, juniors and sophomores will be Grammy winners, Emmy winners and ESPY winners. The freshmen on the other hand, will...

SHS juniors dress to impress for their first pep rally of the year

Dress to rep

August 29, 2016

When it comes to Senator game day you often end up wondering what you are going to wear. While the most common attire is athletic shorts and spirit wear some go the extra mile to show their Sparkman pride....

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