December students of the Month, Holiday cheer, and learning in labs.
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Central High School announces December students of the Month
Nicholas Tidwell has shown a lot of growth academically this year. His class participation in discussions is excellent, often bringing in knowledge of current events into the discussions. He puts forth effort in classwork and homework assignments, completing them according to the grading criteria. He is building a strong work ethic because he has excellent attendance and is never tardy to class. Congratulations, Nicholas!
Grace Calfee has an outstanding attitude and work ethic. She is always eager to help others and committed to high academic achievement. Grace is very talented and is involved in many activities at school. She is also enrolled in dual enrollment and strives to maintain a balance between school work, school-based extracurricular activities and college courses. Congratulations, Grace!
Abigail Hyatt has such a positive attitude and always has a smile on her face. She is eager to help in any way. She is very kind and supportive of her classmates and genuinely loves helping others. She is definitely a model student, and her gentle spirit is refreshing to all. Congratulations, Abigail!
Samaria Owens is a pleasure to teach because she always maintains a positive attitude. She has excellent participation in classroom discussions. She completes class work and homework assignments with exceptional effort. She is building a strong work ethic because she has excellent attendance and is never tardy to class. Congratulations, Samaria!
Donovan Gaddis is a great student and athlete. He works hard and displays model student behavior. Donovan is diligent, and when tasked with the responsibility of teaching or helping others, he goes above and beyond to make sure his peers learn. Donovan is very well rounded. Congratulations, Donovan!
Rachel Reams puts so much effort into her assignments, oftentimes going above and beyond what is normally required. She is eager to participate in class and strives to do her best on every assignment. Her responses in class discussions are very elaborate and well spoken or written. She is undeniably one of the smartest students at CHS. Congratulations, Rachel!
Cougar basketball brought fans to their feet at Joe Belyeu gymnasium in two close home games in the last week
Central put up a fight last Friday in their match-up with Dadeville. Tying up the score in the last seconds of the game DeQualon Thomas forced the game into overtime, and the teams continued to battle it out on the court with a final score of 76-74, Dadeville.
In Tuesday’s game against Childerburg with a score of 53-50, Childersburg, and two minutes left in the game, eleventh grader DeMarcus Sandlin dunks, closing in the score and the teams continue to play a heated match. With only 19 seconds left in the game and a score of 55-54, Childersburg, Sandlin scores again, bringing victory to the Cougars with a final score of 55-56. Cougar Pride!
PTO bringing holiday cheer to Central High School
PTO president Maressa Ware and vice president Micah Bennett filled the halls with holiday music while selling “Candy Grams” so students would have the opportunity to send holiday cheer to their friends and significant others. PTO is also sponsoring a winter dance for students in seventh-twelfth grade Friday, December 10, at the Joe Belyeu gymnasium. We appreciate all your hard work, PTO!
Students enjoy hands-on science labs while increasing their critical thinking skills
Physics students Daja Pearson, Raamiah Gaddis and Alissa Cosby took over the hallways as they studied projectile motion. They launched foam darts and measured the distance traveled and time of flight. Then, they calculated the expected range that the dart would travel if launched from various angles. They then launched the darts at the angles, measured the range and compared it to their calculations by finding the percentage error.
Earth science students Wesley Thomas and Nicholas Tidwell mixed dough to create a model volcano and then used vinegar and baking soda to mimic eruptions. Science teacher Jacques Mitchell performs an exothermic “eruption” using dish detergent, 31% hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide for students to observe and record the reactions. Lastly students went outside to observe a more violent “eruption” involving Mentos dropped into Diet Coke. The reactions of the students as they observed the chemical reactions they created were priceless.