Senior Pep Rally

By Millie Claire Woodard

Guntersville High School celebrated the Class of 2021 at the annual Senior Pep Rally last Friday. Though a change of venue to Chorba Lee Stadium, masks, and social distancing measures were all required for safety, the students still had a wonderful time. Each senior participated in the long-standing tradition of making a graduation cap for the pep rally, and the decorative hats featured photos, feathers, flowers, and much more.

Among those being honored during the pep rally were the ten senior football players, six senior cheerleaders, and twenty-four senior Crimson Guard band members. Later that day, each of these seniors participated in their final game as Guntersville Wildcats after a phenomenal 11-1 season including a brief playoff run.

This has no doubt been a year to remember, and as the Class of 2021 takes one step closer to graduation, they are thankful for the great traditions and support given to them by their Alma Mater.

Miss Guntersville

By Millie Claire Woodard & Ginna Bess Carr

Guntersville High School hosted the Miss Guntersville Pageant on November 7th. Mamie Patton won the title of Miss Guntersville and received a scholarship of $1,600.

First Alternate was Harper Chassay with $500. Second Alternate was Mallory Jones with $350. Third Alternate was Addison Yancy with $350.

The Interview was worth 40 percent of the score, the talent was worth 40 percent, and evening wear was worth 20 percent.

When asked her thoughts on winning the pageant, Mamie said, “I am so honored to have been chosen to represent Guntersville High School. I hope to serve as an example of a hardworking student, good citizen, and an active community member to other young women. This pageant that focuses on talent, interview, and poise provides an opportunity for young ladies to earn scholarship money. I am so grateful.”

The director of the pageant, Mrs. Larson, also provided a statement. She said:

“Every year it is a joy to sponsor the Miss Guntersville Scholarship Program. These young women are strong, intelligent, and possess amazing talents. They also are very kind and caring individuals. The motto of the organization is #LOVE (Love Others Volunteer Every Day). This year the program consisted of six amazing women! Each possessing their own special talents and qualities. Fortunately, we were able to still have the program this year with a limited audience of family and friends of contestants. I do believe we would have had more participation if it were not for the current reality of COVID-19, but I am so glad that we were able to hold the program at a normal level. We did have to wear masks backstage and also for the awards section. My favorite part of preparing for the scholarship program is most definitely getting to help develop confidence in these young women and to see them perform on stage is always incredible! The Miss Guntersville Scholarship program is a celebration of these amazing women! Please extend your congratulations to these beautiful and talented young ladies! Thank you Lake Guntersville Dentistry for providing the scholarships for the ladies along with Rodney's Flowers and Guntersville Feed Store for the beautiful flowers and greenery! Thank you to EVERYONE who helps make this competition possible every year! It was a great night!”

Sports

By Kennedy Brown

Friday night Guntersville Wildcat football came to an end with a loss to the number 3 ranked Pleasant Grove Spartans. Entering the stadium last week, the Wildcats were undefeated and ranked Number 5 in the state. Cole McCarty, Jack Harris, and Logan Pate scored the touchdowns for the Wildcats, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Spartans.

The Wildcats ended the game and their season with a loss of 42-21. When asked about the season, senior Mackenley Hampton said, “I’m glad we had the great season we had. It didn’t go the way we wanted, but going undefeated was great. Go Wildcats!”

Noah Clines commented, “To go undefeated in a regular season, county champs, and region champs is pretty special. Not a lot of teams can say they’ve done that and I got to do it with my best friends.”

We are all proud of our Wildcats and their perseverance even during times of uncertainty! Congratulations to the team and coaches on a successful season!

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