New teachers and coaches at Starmount

These last two years here at Starmount we have received quite a few new teachers and coaches. One teacher and coach, Mrs. Harris, just started August of this year. She is the new EC/ OCS teacher. She worked at many of the elementary schools in this district such as Boonville, Jonesville, and Fall Creek before…

Disasters strike: local reactions to world-wide catastrophes

For centuries, hurricanes and other natural disasters have rampaged across the world, destroying lives, families, structures, and wildlife. Since its founding, our country has faced hundreds of natural disasters, ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to tornadoes and blizzards. The most recent of these have been three events, all directly affecting North America within a short…

The beauty of the blood drive

Blood Drive day! Some love this day, others not so much. It’s a way to give and show others that people care and want to help them. Giving blood certainly isn’t an easy thing to do. While it’s good to do, people can often be nervous about needles or have very weak stomachs. Others may be…

Pucker up, Petree

Everyone knows that Christmas time is the season of giving, but this spring weather didn’t stop the Starmount students from giving their hearts and donations for the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes foundation is set up to fund research and methods to help the lives of premature babies. Babies who are born too soon…

SHS installation of butterfly garden

On March 6th, Starmount High’s Beta Club decided to “make their mark” for National Beta Week. As a service project, the club worked together to construct a butterfly garden due to the decline of the monarch butterfly in this region. Starmount’s construction students, lead by Mr. Allen, were kind enough to build the frame of…

The evolution of prom at FHS

When students are caught up in the excitement of making dinner reservations and shopping for dresses and tuxedos, they often forget the long history of prom itself, a history that has touched many generations and can be appreciated for its social and economic roles. In the nineteenth century, American universities began to host co-ed banquets…

Nicks serves as SHS representative

Do you ever wonder who controls exam periods, field trips, and school improvements? The Yadkin County Board of Education is in control of all of these and more, but sometimes the students in Yadkin County have misconceptions of who makes up the board and what those members really do. Starmount High School’s Principal, Cody Hemric,…

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…

Preventing a school heist

When you hear about a robbery, you typically think of a home or business robbery. But do you ever wonder what would happen if someone broke into your school? Or if someone stole your Chromebook on the bus? It sounds like it would never happen, but it always helps to have a plan. As for breaking into the school,…

FHS Junior Civitan Club: united to serve

As the last colorful leaves fall to the ground and temperatures begin to dip under freezing at night, many people in our community yearn for warm blankets, food, and personal hygiene supplies. This past Thanksgiving, most Americans took a moment or two to appreciate the plenitude of blessings that make our lives more comfortable; words…

Thanksgiving traditions of Yadkin

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for families to comes together, eat amazing food, and simply be around family and enjoy their company. This is an amazing time of the year that is dedicated to being with friends and family and giving thanks for what the world has given. With…

Starmount to unveil Hall of Fame

This year, Starmount High School will introduce an honor like none seen before at the high school level. To celebrate, commemorate, and remember the past 50 years of this high school, the new Hall of Fame will recognize the individuals who have contributed their time, love, and dedication. Individuals selected by the Hall of Fame…