Teacher Feature 

By Alyvia & Sofie Pickett

This week’s “Teacher Feature” is with Coach Heather Powell. We are very excited to have her come to GHS and join the wonderful English department, as well as be the new varsity girls’ basketball coach!

We had the opportunity to get to know her a little better, and here is what she had to say:

Q. Where did you go to college?

A. “A few places. Western Kentucky University, Snead State, and then Jacksonville State. And just J.S.U for my master's.”

Q. How long have you been teaching?

A. “I started January 2001, so 19 years this January.”

Q. Did you always want to be a teacher, if not what did you want to be?

A. “Well, I wanted to be in the NFL when I was eight. At one point, I thought about marine biology and beterinary schools. And one year in school, I switched to accounting, but then I switched back to teaching, because that’s where my heart was. I do still maintain a love for football.”

Q. What is the best part of your job?

A. “I would have to say the students for sure. There are so many blessings in the faces I see daily and that I have seen for almost over 20 years.”

Q. Do you have anything you would like to say to the student body?

A. “Oh my, let’s see. I think of what I would like for someone to say to me. So I wish someone had told me to find joy in everyday. Along with all that stuff we know, working hard, using your ability, but I think what is lost sometimes is the joy that each day brings. And we have to remember that as teachers as well.”

Again, we at GHS feel very blessed to have Coach Powell as a member of the Guntersville family!

Will’s Weekly Picks

By Alan Butler & Will Marsh

It’s week five for the SEC, and Will is at it again with his wisdom in football:

Texas A&M will win against Arkansas.

N. Illinois will win against Vanderbilt.

Towson will win against Florida.

Mississippi State will lose against Auburn.

Kentucky will lose against S. Carolina.

Last but certainly not least, The University of Alabama rolls over Ole Miss with a shout from Will himself, “Roll Tide Roll!”

Announcements

By Malachi Cook & Hannah Wildhagen

  • Any student interested in being an FBLA officer needs to see Mrs. Blanchard ASAP.
  • Extra yearbooks from last year are on sale now with Mrs. Hornbuckle. They are $75 and may be purchased during break- ONLY.
  • Senior makeup pictures will be Thursday, November 21.
  • Students interested in the Miss Guntersville Pageant may pick up an application from Mrs. Larson. Applications are due on October 3.
  • If any HOSA member is wanting to compete in the HOSA State Qualifying Event, please pay $10 to Mrs. Bright by Tuesday, October 1.
  • AP exam fees must be paid by November 1 to Kim Shifflett in the front office

Sports

By Chantel Eubanks and Claire

Football

The Guntersville Wildcats pulled off a win against Arab on Friday, September 20; the score being Wildcats 45 and Arab 42. The Wildcats are now 3-1 with 5 more games left for this season. Come on out and support the Wildcats next Friday, October 4, against Madison Academy at Madison Academy for another win. Kickoff at 7.

Volleyball

After going 1-2 in pool play, the varsity team defeated Brindlee Mountain but then lost to Arab in the semifinals in the third set. Congrats to Marissa Garrison and Ashlie Roberts for being chosen to the All Tournament Team.

Congratulations to the the junior varsity on their second place finish in the county tournament on Saturday, September 21. They advanced to bracket play as the #1 seed from the city teams, Then they met Arab in the finals and it went to a third set. Way to go ladies.

Come out and support the varsity and junior varsity volleyball girls as they play Hayden and Jasper on October 3, at 5:30 and 6:30 at Jasper.

Cross Country

On Sept. 21, the cross country team ran in the Southern Showcase at John Hunt Park. This was their biggest meet of the year in terms of competition. The course is new and fast after the City of Huntsville made the old municipal golf course a running/biking park.

Guntersville ran in five separate races. Those were Girls Championship, Boys Championship, Large School Girls, Large School Boys and Junior High Boys.

Temperatures were great for both Championship races and the Large School Girls. All seven of Guntersville's runners ran either a season best time or personal record.

Sam Moultrie ran 15:48 to finish 9th and set a personal record.

Trent Mason ran 17:30 which was a PR and a 50 second improvement for the season.

Bradley Herbert ran 20:51 which is a season best time placing her 28th.

Kate Tully ran 21:13 which was a season best time placing her 34th.

Kendall Moore ran 22:50.

Lauren Barrentine ran 23:12.

Anna Kate Lenoir ran 25:54.

The Southern Showcase was the midpoint of Guntersville's season. The Wildcats have meets coming up on Sept. 28 at Scottsboro and then on Oct. 5 for the home meet out at Conners Island.

Races begin at 9 a.m. for the home meet with the Varsity Boys and the Varsity Girls following at 9:30 a.m.

The JV Girls will run at 10 a.m. followed by the JV Boys at 10:30 a.m.

The Wildcats currently have 27 teams signed up for their meet with two of those from the state of Georgia.

"We would like to encourage all of the G-squad, faculty and students to come out and support our runners," Coach Chris Bashaw said. "We will charge $5 per car as spectators come in to Conners Island. GHS parking tags will not be charged for parking."

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