The RHS Speech & Debate Team attended the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) State Tournament on Saturday, April 14th.
At the THSSDL State Tournament, Matthew Kowalski placed 3rd in TV Broadcasting, Alyssa Bolster placed 2nd in Impromptu Speaking, and Asa Ruiz placed 5th in Impromptu Speaking.
In addition, on March 7, the RHS Speech and Debate Team traveled to Brentwood High School for the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Qualifying tournament for Congressional Debate.
Joshua Hunter was selected as Presiding Officer in House 2 and received 3rd place. Asa Ruiz was selected as Presiding Officer in House 1. Ashley Song was selected as TN Alternate to Nationals and Alyssa Bolster qualified for Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June.
Asa Ruiz also qualified to represent TN at Nationals as a member of the TN World Schools Debate Team.
Congratulations to all of the RHS competitors in Speech and Debate! Good luck at nationals!
* Sports schedules are subject to change due to weather
Apr. 5 West Creek @ 6:30
Apr. 5 Creek Wood (JV ONLY) @ 5:00/7:00
Apr. 6 West Creek @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 7 West Creek (JV ONLY) @ 12:00
Apr. 9 Hendersonville (JV ONLY) @ 5:00
Apr. 10 Montgomery Central @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 11 Montgomery Central @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 12 Workman Classic vs. Christian Co. (KY) @ 4:30
Apr. 12 Workman Classic vs. Tulsa (OK) @ 6:45
Apr. 12 Beech (JV ONLY) @ 5:00/7:00
Apr. 13 Workman Classic vs. Logan Co. (KY) @ 5:30
Apr. 14 Workman Classic vs. Hopkinsville (KY) @ 4:45
Apr. 14 Hendersonville (JV ONLY) @ 1:00
Apr. 16 Clarksville @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 17 Clarksville @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 19 Dickson Co. (JV ONLY) @ 5:00/7:00
Apr. 20 Sycamore @ 4:30/6:30
Apr. 23 Northeast (Military Appreciation) @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 24 Northeast @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 27 Kenwood @ 6:30
Apr. 28 Logan Co. (KY) @ 11:00
Apr. 28 Owensboro (KY) @ Logan Co. @ 1:30
Apr. 30 Kenwood (Senior Night) @ 4:15/6:30
Apr. 5 Springfield (JV) Home @ 5:30
Apr. 9 Northeast (JV) Away @ 5:30
Apr. 10 West Creek (JV) Home @ 5:30
Apr. 12 Kenwood (JV) Away @ 5:30
Apr. 13-14 TSCA Tournament Clarksville, TN TBA
Apr. 16 Northwest (JV) Away @ 5:30
Apr. 17 Montgomery Central (JV) Home @ 5:30
Apr. 19 Henry County (JV) Away @ 6:00
Apr. 23 Clarksville High (JV) Home @ 5:30 PM
Apr. 25 Clarksville Academy (JV) Home @ 5:30 PM
Apr. 5 Station Camp Away @ 5:00 & 7:00
Apr. 10 Northeast Home @ 5:30 & 7:00
Apr. 12-15 Rivals Tournament Away in Memphis TBD
Apr. 20 Clarksville Away @ 5 & 7:00
Apr. 24 West Creek (SR. Night) Home @ 5 & 7:00
Apr. 25 Pope John Paul ll Home @ 5:30
Apr. 26 Brentwood Away @ 5 & 7:00
Apr. 28 White House Away @ 11 am & 1:00 pm
Track & Field:
Apr. 7 APSU meet @ APSU 8:00
Apr. 11 JV Meet @ West Creek 4:00
Apr. 14 Hopkinsville @ Stadium of Champions 9:00
Apr. 21 Saturday Ft. Campbell @ Fryer Stadium 9:00
Apr. 27 County Championships @ Rossview 4:00
Boys' & Girls' Tennis:
Apr. 5 Sycamore Home @ 3:30
Apr. 9 Russellville HS Away @ 3:30
Apr. 10 Montgomery Central Away @ 3:30
Apr. 12 Clarksville High Away 3:30
Apr. 17 Dickson Co Home @ 4:15
Apr. 19 Henry co Away @ 4:00
Apr. 20 Hendersonville Inv. Away Memorial Park @ 8:00am
Apr. 21 Hendersonville Inv. (day 2) Away Memorial Park @ 8:00am
Apr. 26 Northwest Away @ 3:30
Please come out and support our Hawks!
*Stay tuned for TNReady testing schedules. Please see you teachers for more details.
This collection of visual poetry, found below, includes poems by freshman. These poems were selected by their English I teachers.
Collection features the following:
Spearmint by Nawehi Livesay
Garden Spot by Jen
Norwegian Blue by A. Blake
Gold Thread by Yasmeen Gonzalez
Roulette Sunset by Brielle Bissonette
Meteorological by Macie Addley
Exquisite Sierra Martin
Yarrow by Alexis Mahar
Faint Coral by Piper Dozier
Rhumba Orange by Mackenzie McKellips
Club Spotlight: Model UN
By Kat Franklin
How would you solve the North Korean nuclear crisis? How would you provide humanitarian relief for thirty million Sudanese facing starvation? How can the international community offset climate change? These are the kind of real-world problems the Model UN attempts to resolve.
Model UN is a club devoted to students working together to build a better tomorrow. In the club, students solve world problems with resolutions, offering their own innovative ideas to make the world a better place. Model UN meets on Fridays, 2:30- 3:15. There are no fees or requirements to join the club. Mr. Martinez is the club sponsor and director.
What is Model UN all about?
Mr. Martinez: Students are members of the international community, trying to solve real world problems.
What were your plans for the club when you started it?
Mr. Martinez: My purpose was to raise awareness of international issues and foreign affairs.
How does it make students better?
Mr. Martinez: By developing their academic and public speaking skills.
When was Model UN founded?
Mr. Martinez: It started in 2017
What kind of activities are involved?
Mr. Martinez: You explore the dynamics of geopolitics by assuming the roles of U.N. representatives. As their country’s spokesperson, delegates are presented with discussion tips and placed on committees where they conduct research, draft resolutions, and formulate positions that identify possible solutions while keeping with the country’s policy.
Do you think Model UN will continue to be here in coming years?
Mr. Martinez: Yes, because it’s a student centered club.
Is it purely academic?
Mr. Martinez: No, it’s fun. You learn about different cultures, different countries. You learn about the world and all the people around the world.
Interview with Sarah Lange, Vice President
Why did you join Model UN?
Sarah Lange, Vice President: I wanted to learn more about the way my government works and how countries can come to peaceful resolutions.
What do you do in Model UN?
Sarah: We each have a country and we pick a topic for the week. We research the topic and write a resolution on it. A resolution is how we can come to a united, peaceful compromise that takes into account the values and priorities of all countries.
What’s the best part of Model UN?
Sarah: It’s a good way to learn more about the world. It’s informative and competitive, because you get to debate with other people and push for your resolution to pass.
Why should students join it?
Sarah: If they’re interested in being in an friendly environment, focused on learning more and getting involved in government.
By Rebecca Waddle and Siera Millard
Currently, in today’s modern world, there are about 7.4 billion people. Though there are commonalities that unite people together, not a single one of those 7.4 billion people is the same. We are part of a world divided by religion, politics, and so many other conflict-causing issues. To some, these matters can be seen as separating factors that turn people against each other. However, instead of disparaging these differences, we should learn to embrace them. In 2004, America established April as Diversity Month, a time to advocate awareness about the importance of celebrating illnesses, races, or ethnicities - anything that makes us different. A great way to celebrate this is to support all the differences and similarities that surround us in the world.
One effective way to appreciate the cultures that make up this world is to research about them. Talking with, and learning from, people of other backgrounds can increase awareness and bring others closer together. In the United States, this is especially applicable because there are so many unique cultures that make up the “mixing pot”. Taking a special interest in what makes individuals one of a kind can not only strengthen your own knowledge and understanding of how culture differs from person to person, but is can also make others feel welcome and more appreciative of their own heritage. It is important to show everyone that their personal culture makes everyone noteworthy, not isolated.
Another way to celebrate this month of differences is to have a multicultural day at your school. This can be observed through a school-wide assembly, or through a cultural celebration in each individual class. Sharing food, music, traditions, or other practices can highlight the important similarities and differences between all 7.4 billion people in this world.
By Kat Franklin and Lynn Flaugh-Reynolds
Sometimes, the rebellion had really bad timing and a nasty habit of leaving a big mess in the aftermath of their schemes, which left common folk like him to clean-up. Rutlet aggressively swept away the mud and dirt that marred the cobblestone walkways into a small bin for disposal. He glanced discreetly at the camera hanging from the lampost nearest to him. As he expected, but dreaded nonetheless, it was covered in streamers that had unwoven from the posts. He glanced warily toward the grass, where bits of rubble had tangled themselves in the turf. It was a pain to clean the grass, but the recycling police were very strict about the condition of the rare greenery.
Origins of Easter
By Rebecca Waddle
The origins of Easter is associated with Sunday, and like many holidays it has many different religions that follow similar origins. If you are Christian, Easter observes Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. However, the Germanic-pagan Easter origin is called Ēostre, which is named after the goddess of spring to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Ēostre is the beginning of the hare or bunny imagery, which symbolizes fertility, abundance, and spring. Although, there are some sources that claim that the origins of the Easter bunny can be found in German settlers in Pennsylvania, where they used an egg-laying hare as a symbol of the holiday. In the German tradition, children made nests so the egg-laying hare would lay decorated eggs that were sometimes filled with treasures and treats.
Additionally, Easter is culturally observed by both Christians and non-Christians. These observations include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, Easter gifts/ baskets and Easter parades. There are also a variety of foods associated with the celebration of Easter: Deviled Eggs, Pastiera Napoletana, Paska, Cheesecake, Lamb, Carrot Cake, and commercial candies (i.e. Peeps).