Mars Hill competitors, the interview saga

Our news room is working on innovative ways for our staff to create and produce the news for YCS students. Our newest feature focuses on students who participated in the Mars Hill Auditions.  The link will take you to our broadcast video, the first of many! Created by Madisyn Hopkins and Autumn Whitaker, students of the…

Starmount’s production of Oklahoma!

Starmount High School is hosting a well known musical by the name of Oklahoma! This popular musical is produced by schools from all over the nation each year. Oklahoma! Is an original broadway production, written by composer Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. This award winning broadway musical has always been an obvious choice for…

Marriage Vows Make the Cut

Although poetry has always been linked to Valentine’s Day, why is it so important to that day of love? People use poetry as a way to express how they feel or what they see around them, making their hearts warm. People use poetry in all sorts of ways.  For Starmount, Mrs. Hughes holds an annual…

Ram Regiment gives back to SHS library

At Starmount High School the Ram Regiment is renowned for their impeccable musical abilities. They’ve won countless awards for their talent in sound and song, and are always expected to bring some extra energy for the fans at every Friday night football game. This year, the SHS Band exceeded just their musical genius. Erin Haley,…

SHS artists lend a hand

Starmount High School students Sarah Dowell, Efrain Salazar and Alexis Whitaker are giving back to the community by sharing their love of art. Each of these students painted a slate tile which was donated to a fundraiser. The fundraiser was for Marshall Baker, a Forbush High School senior who developed Post-Transplant Lymphoma Disorder after he…

Ram band’s field show is a smash!

Last Saturday, Starmount’s Ram Regiment performed their entire marching show. They have come a long way. The band started out by sacrificing two weeks of their summer vacation in order to learn their show, and now they stay after school twice a week and on Saturdays for practice. These students were able to complete their…

Starmount chorus gets the opportunity of a lifetime

On September 30, 2016, eight students from the Starmount High show choir will be heading to the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Mrs. Jester, the choral director, has chosen eight willing participants to practice for the audition. These students will be representing Starmount in the auditions for the North Carolina Honor Choir. If selected, they…

Multiple Auditions for Willingham Theater

The Yadkin Arts Council held multiple auditions for five different plays and musicals at the Willingham Theater this past weekend. This theatrical opportunity gave people of all ages in the community a chance to express their love for theater arts. The auditions called on novice and experienced performers alike. One Starmount High student, Sandra Hammesfahr,…

Ram alumna continues theater arts program

BOONVILLE — Only months ago, Starmount bid a bittersweet farewell to a loyal teacher of many years. Nanette Bennett retired this year from her post as the theater arts teacher, yearbook attendant and senior graduation coordinator. While she is still widely missed at the school, the new drama teacher, Ashton Middleton, has been welcomed with…

Arts council grant funds pottery venture

BOONVILLE — In recent events at Starmount High School, the art program has received a grant for clay and glazing materials. The art teacher, Andrea Raines, explained how she felt about the grant the school received, stating she was very happy that the school received the grant and “that there are some very nice people…

The importance of song

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Show Choir is one of the high-arts classes available at the high school, along with the marching and concert band. As a band student, I wanted to increase my musical knowledge, so chorus was a good place to start understanding different aspects of music. Since joining, I’ve already become a better…

Ram Regiment band working hard

BOONVILLE — This year at Starmount High, the Ram Regiment Band has planned an awesome show entitled “Space: Planet Earth, Our Home.” The band members put a lot of hard work into the show each year, with practices twice a week and other practices Saturday mornings, as well as a competition the same afternoon. A…