Students inducted into Beta Club, 2017

Starmount High School had the opportunity to include a select few of their freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in an honors organization for students across the nation. The ceremony began at 6pm and took place in the gym. “The National Beta Club is the largest, independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America,” it says on…

Skimming through school

Homework is something everyone has had to deal with at least once in life. For many students, homework is their lives, especially if that homework is the time-consuming hassle of assigned reading. Recent Campbell graduate and Starmount alum, Jacob Rucker, recounted his past years at college and all the work he had. “There wasn’t a…

Student volunteers work hard during festival

|The International Festival is a fun and creative way to teach elementary school kids about different countries and various cultures. “They started getting more excited once they realized that they were going to have a good time,” said art teacher and coordinator of the event, Andrea Raines. As the day progressed, one could see the…

Beta club joins Halloween festivities

Halloween is an exciting day for adults and kids alike. Dressing up, doing fun make-up, and showing off costumes, all while getting free candy is what makes Halloween such a great day. The Starmount High School Beta Club was happy to take part in making this day special for the town of Yadkinville. In downtown…

Tired of Christmas break studying?

Are you tired of having to study through your Christmas break? Well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. A group of honors students made a website to persuade administration that exams should come before Christmas break, and the group was very excited about the opportunity to voice student opinions. “I think it turned out…

5 benefits of Dual Enrollment

Why participate in Dual Enrollment? 1. Save thousands of dollars. Students who are able to participate in dual enrollment take college classes paid by their high school that will eventually transfer over to the college of their choice. Depending on how many classes you take, you can save up to thousands of dollars on tuition….

HOSA competes at Koury center

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School is preparing the future medical leaders of America through its HOSA program. The club stands for Health Occupation Student of America. This past March, Starmount HOSA competed in the 40th annual State Leadership Competition at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. They competed in a variety of competitive HOSA contests….

Stone, state vice president of Skills USA, to speak

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School’s very own Lauren Stone, a senior, has received the honor of speaking at the NCDPI conference in Greensboro on March 23. The Student Leader Showcase will take place at the Koury Convention Center, and Stone will speak about the importance of skills and how it has impacted her. Stone was…

Christian fellowship motivates its members

BOONVILLE — The FCA at Starmount High School stands for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. It is an organization which presents challenge and adventure for coaches and young student athletes to witness to others about Christianity, as well as serve Jesus in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. More than 25 members…

Valentine’s Poetry Contest winners named

Jaclyn Hughes, an English teacher at Starmount High School, hosted and judged the 2016 Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest. After the January snow days, students were hesitant to jump back into school; however, the kids at Starmount were excited for the poetry competition, which was open for any high school student willing to write an original…

After School app causes problems

BOONVILLE — A new app is increasing in popularity on the app store faster than any app has before. It has come to the forefront of Starmount app use at the beginning of this year. The “After School” app is one which allows students to post, comment, and act anonymously. However, it is only accessible…

Beta tutor initiative

BOONVILLE — Starmount has always strived for success and the bettering of students’ futures. The Starmount Beta Club has been lending a helping hand this school year to students that may be struggling in certain academic areas. The club, directed by Joy Kinley, strives towards academic achievement and leadership skills. Students who are in the…