Developing as a singer and person at Mars Hill choral festival

The Mars Hill Choral Festival is a choral festival that Mars Hill University puts on every year. Over 700 high school students audition in this festival, and only the top 350 achieve a spot in the choral program. Selected students of the Starmount High School Show Choir went to audition for the festival at Mount…

Coloring our education

Every student and staff member is unique, especially in a high school setting, like Starmount. What if you could walk onto our campus and see all the distinct personalities of the Starmount rams? A community member can do just that if we are allowed to customize our parking spaces. Multiple school rivals around us participate…

Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

The ghost story contest at Starmount High is a writing contest that has become an annual tradition, created and hosted by one of the English teachers, Jaclyn Hughes. The contest regulations call for a story that is supposed to be at least a page long. The people who participate are always very creative and want…

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…