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"Mad" Dash to Prom - Madrigal Group to Compete at State Finals Shortly Before Prom

by Justine Christian For the first time in Mooresville High School history, the Spads (Spotlighters/Madrigals) have made it to the State Finals. The event will take place Saturday at Pike High School. According to choir director Jason Damron, this is a huge accomplishment and something the concert choir has been working towards for the past few years. They competed this past weekend against approximately 60 choirs and have been selected as one of the top 16 in the state. There is only one problem – this Saturday is also Prom. Spads perform at 4:30 p.m. and Prom doors open only three hours later, at 7:30 p.m. Most of the choir members have planned on attending both. It’s stressful, but it’s an honor,” junior Jacob Tooley said. This means that they will have less than three hours to get ready; however, some girls have been planning around the shortened time. I’m getting my hair and makeup done before the performance so I can rush back to Mooresville for pictures afterward,” junior Haley Wyble…

Student Body President Elections Friday

Tomorrow, voting for next year’s student body president will be taking place during second period. This year’s candidates are juniors Jesse Cordray, Rachel Wathen and Mackenzie Leterneau. Jesse Cordray is a junior involved in broadcast, NHS and show choir. “I want to be student body president so I can make as big of a difference at MHS as I possibly can,” Cordray said. “If elected president, I want to bring color back to the halls of our school. I would like to bring back the murals above the lockers.” Rachel Wathen is a junior involved in tennis, show choir, yearbook and NHS. “I’ve wanted to be student body president ever since I was eight,” Wathen said. “I want to provide a voice for the students who often aren’t heard. If elected, I would like to bring back more fun opportunities to MHS.” Mackenzie Leterneau is a junior involved in show choir, NHS and color guard. “If elected, I want to fix problems in our school that everyone complains about but no one seems to fix,” Leterneau said. Be …

Muncie Mentors Mooresville

by Whitney Smither This previous Friday, Ball State University hosted Mooresville High School’s journalism classes along with more than 1,500 high school journalists and their school advisors across Indiana for their annual celebration of J-Day. Students that participate in Pulse, broadcast, and Wagon Trails traveled to Muncie, Indiana and had the chance to attend over sixty different sessions in various areas of media taught by advisors including the keynote speaker, Joe Ward. Ward is a well-known sports graphics editor whose career has been anything but ordinary over his course of two decades with the New York Times. Prior to J-Day, students and advisors submitted their best work to be reviewed. Near seven hundred entries were presented to judges to critique the work from staffs in newspaper, yearbook, magazines, online, and broadcast journalism. Students’ work was put into separate categories of superior, excellent, and deserving of an honorable mention. In the broadcast category, sop…

ECA Testing Schedule

ECA TESTING SCHEDULE April 23-25- English ECA May 3-6- Algebra ECA May 14- Biology ECA
Teacher Period………………………………………………………………………………………………..7:15—7:45 Period 1…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7:50—8:45 Period 2…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8:50—9:45 Period 3…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9:50—10:45 Period 4…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..10:50—11:45 Period 5………………………………………………………………………………………………………….11:50—1:10 Period 5- Class 1……………………….11:50—12:40 Period 5- Class 2………………………12:20—1:10 1st Lunch…………………………………11:45—12:15 2nd Lunch……………………………….12:40—1:10 Period 6………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1:15—1:52 Period 7………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1:57—2:34

MHS "Brave for Boston"

Today students and faculty sported red, white and blue gear to support those who suffered in the Boston Marathon Tragedy.

EARTH DAY

Happy Earth Day! by Justine Christian Keys to having a good Earth Day: 1)Start recycling daily. 2)Get outside and be active. 3)Don’t litter and be kind to our environment. 4)Plant a tree. 5)Make an Earth Day shirt and spread the world. 6)Make everyday Earth Day.

MHS Prom Dance Moves

Click below to see MHS students and staff members showing their best moves!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XS0aB7-hoA

Prom Court Nominees

Prom Court Nominees All nominations are due Friday, April 26 in Mr. Olivier’s Room 223.
Prom Queen Jessica Stinger Olivia Oswalt Bethany Neese Bailey McNally Alex Hicks Bailey Hawkins Laurel Gregory Becca Ford Nicole Crose
Prom Princess Haley Wyble Rachel Wathen Emily Warfield Ivana Lucero Alex Langford Kayla Harpold Shayla Harper Ariel Halstead Emilee Eickman Tara Davis Morganne Belton Paige Baker
Prom King Ryan Redelman Michael Passmore Brandon Polson Zane O’Dell Jake Morning Andrew Moore Zach Minardo Cole Long Alec Hallgarth Antonio Gioe Trey Faull
Prom Prince Austin Wagner Reggie Stubbs Nick Schmutte Keith Kassen Brett Hoffman Jesse Cordray Logan Allen

Congrats MHS Teacher of the Year Andy Marine!

Teacher of the Year
by Cassidy Kelley

Andrew “Andy” Marine has been a teacher at MHS for 10 years. His dedication to his students has shown through upon receiving the Hope Teacher of the Year Award.
Every year, the teachers at every Mooresville school vote for a teacher of the year; once all of the votes are taken, one teacher wins ‘Teacher of the Year’ for that school. Those teachers are then put into a larger ballot and voted upon to become Mooresville Corporation’s chosen Teacher of the Year. Mr. Andrew Marine has been awarded the MHS ‘Teacher of the Year’ award and is in the running for the corporation’s award.
“The teacher who is voted ‘Teacher of the Year’ will represent Mooresville at the State level,” Marine said. “That decision will be made in either May or August.”
In order to become teacher of the year, there is certain criterion that they have to fulfill. It’s definitely no walk in the park.
According to the Indiana Department of Education, the qualifications are: Be exception…

Attention Soccer Players:

Increased Options Available for Optimist Soccer League

Attention all high school soccer players! Increased options are available for the Optimist league this year. This fall, there will be a new recreational soccer league available to high school students. There is also an online registration for Optimist’s new website (www.mooresvilleoptimistsoccer.com). They have cut the price of registration from $50 to $45.

Preparing for Spring Allergies

by Abby Ellinghausen It’s almost that time of year again . . . The time for itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing, and all of the fun stuff that come along with spring allergies. According to ABC News, seasonal allergy experts are confirming that 2013 allergies are going to start sooner and last longer in most parts of the country. Higher than normal carbon dioxide emissions are fueling more pollen production, possibly even three to five times more, and lots of precipitation in late winter makes for more tree pollen. One tip to treat these annoying allergies is to start treating early. Get your nasal sprays and eye drops before your symptoms become unbearable. It is a good idea to take an evening shower to rid your body of pollen before you go to bed. Also, get in the habit of checking the local allergen levels. They even have apps to download to your smart phones to track the daily pollen counts. If you follow these tips, hopefully you can get a jump start on those awful spring allergies …

Spring Movies

Friday, April 19 ·Oblivion (Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman) oAfter alien warfare that destroyed the planet, a veteran who scans over the remains of the planet begins to question what’s really going on and what his mission really is. Friday, May 3 ·Iron Man 3 (Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce) oWhen a new enemy begins to threaten United States, Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) contemplates whether he should choose to protect the woman he loves or face the enemy head-on. Friday, May 10 ·The Great Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire) oNick Carraway, after recently moving to West Egg, New York in the 1920s, becomes interested in the life of the mysterious Mr. Gatsby. Friday, May 17 ·Star Trek Into Darkness (Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana) oThe USS Enterprise is given the dangerous mission to hunt down a force that has attacked and fled Earth, leaving it in chaos. Friday, May 24 ·Fast & Furious 6 (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson) oAgent Hobbs is put in charge of taking …