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LHS News
Winter Dance

Winter Formal Dance
this Saturday, Jan. 31st
from 7:00-10:00pm
LHS Cafeteria
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00

CTE News

New Career & Tech Ed. Class Presents to the Board
by Laura Degnan

During the January School Board Meeting, students from Ms. Degnan's Virtual Enterprise class gave a look into what the class has been learning. This CTE Business class is structured as a real-world business with departments including Administration, Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Design, Purchasing and the Chief Executive Officer. Aaron Day, CEO, and Bryson Cook, CFO, were the presenters.



They gave a tour of the virtual company's business plan and website, as well as the process by which the company makes sales in the broader Virtual Enterprise world which supports its own international virtual economy. Students in the class interview for and are assigned jobs that provide virtual paychecks which they manage in virtual bank accounts using a personal budget they create based on real-world fixed and variable costs of living. Students' virtual salaries would not have been possible without the support of Brewster's Services Group, LLC, with whom students contracted for 75% of their virtual salaries. The student salaries, website, and transactions are for educational purposes only and no real money or merchandise has been used. Through Virtual Enterprise, students are learning how to start and maintain a web-based business and how to manage their own personal finances.



Contest Finalist

National Photography Contest Finalist Chosen from LHS
by Kris Peterson



The Graphic Arts Department is pleased to announce that Hannah Reese has been chosen as a finalist in the Photographers Forum Magazine, National High School Photography Contest sponsored by Nikon. Her photo seen here was chosen out of 17,000 entries nationwide. As a finalist she will be considered for one of the top prizes in the competition as well as being published in the Forum's Annual Best of Photography Hardcover Book. The winners will be announced mid-February so stay tuned. Congratulations Hannah!





Top 25


Top 25 Class of 2015



The graduating class of 2015 was presented today in an official assembly in the high school auditorium. Here is the list in order of grade point average:

1.† Dylan Townson
2.† Amanda Reese
3.† Robert Thomas McBride (R.T.)
4.† Gabriella Chavarria
5.† Courtney Adams
5.† Lindsey Webb
7.† Mykala Reynolds
8.† Alina Rosati
9.† Annastasia Underwood (Anna)
10. Angel Marsh
11. Jessica Dunker
12. Carissa Hatcher
13. Maritza Cuevas
14. Jessica Coker
14. Caroline Waldron
16. Alejandra Guzman Hernandez
16. Adam Warren
18. Ashton Bailey Sexton (Bailey)
19. Hannah Reese
20. Rachel Kelley
21. Peyton Hensley
21. Chancey Slusher
23. Cierra Brummitt
24. Trevor Reese
25. Crystal Martin


Yearbook Contest



Yearbook Art Contest

Entry Deadline: Friday, Feb. 6th, 2015
Calling all artists at LHS. It's time to bring your entry to Ms. Peterson for the Yearbook Art Contest. Click Here to read the rules for the contest
The Art Contest is sponsored by the LHS Photography Club. 1st place Winners will also receive a $10.00 cash prize. You can purchase a yearbook online at this website: https://shop.smart-pay.com/




Buy a Yearbook
January 23rd is the final day to order a yearbook! Check the lists posted around the school or outside of Mrs. Watsonís classroom to see if you have already ordered one! Donít miss your chance to have a yearbook!! Go to www.smart-pay.com to order!


Parent Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm





LHS vs. LC Basketball

Loudon vs. Lenoir City game that was scheduled for November 21 has been RESCHEDULED for January 8, 2015 @ LHS


Awards Show

Want to see the Academy Awards Live show and short films?
Click Here or on the photo to see the footage on Ms. Peterson's YouTube channel.

Game Contest

The Winner is "Lost Doctor"
To download and play our games CLICK HERE

Congratulations to the game team of Jennyfer Medina, Maria Gonzalez and Cheyanne Eggleton. They created the maze game "Lost Doctor" and where the winner of this years game design contest. A close second was the "Bushy Saves the World" team of John O'Neal, Jacobb Thomas and Zeb Preston.



Film Show

Academy Award Winners 2014

Congratulations to the following winners of this years LHS Academy Awards. For Best Commercial: "Got Milk" by John O'Neal, Jacobb Thomas and Colton Smith. For Best Picture: "The Desk" by Jacquelin Mejia, and Adrianna Mejia, starring Payton Jaynes. For Student Choice Award: "The Stride to Success" by Macklyn Russell, Kaitlyn Wright, and Katie Rucker, and starring Bryson Marshall, Tyler Ferguson, Trent Berry and other members of the Redskin Football Team.


Best Picture Winners "The Desk"


Best Commercial Winners "Got Milk"


Student Choice Winners "Stride to Success" Documentary

In addition thank you to the fabulous show crew, the LHS Photography Club, with Peyton Hensley, Christina Westfall, Ray Walker, Colbe Goodman, John O'Neal, and Cheyanne Eggleton. And our hosts, John O'Neal, Faith Jones and Catie Morgan for making the show fun and memorable... good job everyone.


Show Crew (not pictured: Christina Westfall and Cheyenne Eggleton)


Noah Dutton: All-State Chorus


On November 22, Noah Dutton participated in the Tennessee All-East Chorus Concert.† Because of his high audition score, he has also qualified for Tennessee All-State Chorus to be held in Memphis, TN in April 2015.†



Play Thursday Night

Drama Class Play Thursday, Dec. 4th!

Don't miss the Drama Classes first play of the season. It will be presented on Thursday evening, Dec. 4th at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium. The play is called "My Friend Will" and stars a cast of many including Faith Jones, Jessica Dunker, Noah Dutton, Autumn Padgett, Matt Williams, Kaylyn Russell, Aaron Payne, and more.


L to R: Faith Jones, Matt Williams, Kaylyn Russell and Noah Dutton





Awards Show

Don't Miss... the 10th Anniversary Edition of the LHS Academy Awards Show, Friday, Dec. 12th at 2:00pm

Tickets are $1.00 and can be purchased from the Photography Club at lunch and in the classroom the day of the show. See our trailers on the TV during lunch.



Advanced Art Field Trip

Field Trip to the KMA

Mrs. Tiffany Martin's Advanced Art class visited the Knoxville Museum of Art yesterday to view their works of art on display. Three Loudon High School advanced art students Ė Raina Nief, Sydney Talnagi, and Abby Hamiltion-have pieces of artwork in the The Ninth Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The art exhibit runs till January 11th 2015. Artwork by students in middle and high schools from all over East Tennessee is on display. Raina Nief won Best Sculpture for her La Robe De ľ Envelope-The Envelope Dress.



Raina has received scholarship offers from New Hampshire Institute of Art, Watkins College of Art, Cumberland University, and the University of Tennessee. Rainaís sculpture will remain at the KMA until the Tennesseeís Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition in Nashville, TN which runs from late June through late August 2015. In addition four other pieces where chosen for display by Loudon students. Abby Hamilton with two photographs, Pulchiritudo and Frangible, Syndey Talnagi with a drawing titled Talswaggie, and Raina Nief with a photograph titled I Wonít Tell Mommy.




Thank You
LHS Receives Grant Money



Many Thanks to Good Neighbors Shoppe for their $6000.00 Grant to Loudon High School. The money was awarded to the school in November. The funds are being used to purchase IPADs for classroom/student use.

Saturday School
Saturday School Schedule Dates
December 6
December 13 (Hick/Haun Room)
January 17
January 31
February 7
February 28
March 21
April 11
April 25
May 9


Toys For Tots

FBLA and NJROTC are partnering to collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We are collecting in the boxes in the Main Hallway from November 21-December 5. Please help us fill those boxes!


Semi-final results

Redskins End the Season and Make History
by Kris Peterson
To see more photos Click Here


Photograph by Kris Peterson

Despite the lose on Friday to Fulton (56-7) in the TSSAA semi-finals, the Redskins of 2014 have left their mark in the record books of Loudon Football. With a lot of heart and great team spirit the Senior crew of 11 lead the team to a 13-0 season. In addition the following records where set:

Josh Jackson is the teamís single season rushing leader, has the most rushing touchdowns in a season and also has the most touchdowns in a season in school history.

Travis Brewer has surpassed the single season and single game passing records this season, while also throwing for the highest completion percentage and least interceptions.

Tyler Ferguson also holds the single season record for receiving yards and receptions and has set the single game receiving record twice this season, most recently piling up 187 yards at the Livingston Academy playoff game.

As a team, Loudonís 486 points in a season is a school record as well.

We are so proud of our Redskin team and all they have accomplished. Congratulations!


Photograph by Peyton Hensley

Advanced Art

Fantasy of Trees

This year advanced Art students from Mrs. Martin's class created a Christmas Tree for the Fantasy of Trees auction, in Knoxville, TN. Each year this event raises much needed funds for Children's Hospital. This years entry has oragami birds and lanterns. To learn more CLICK HERE.

Semi-finals

Redskins Make the Semi-Finals
Click here to read the full story at PrepXtra

LOUDON ó The Loudon High School defense bent but did not break Friday night against visiting Livingston Academy. Its offense, meanwhile, broke plenty of long runs, particularly after catches. As a result, Loudon (13-0) was able to defeat Livingston Academy 41-14 and advance to the state Class 4A semifinals for the first time since 1997. "It's special just being a part of this 13-0 team," said excited quarterback Travis Brewer, whose team will host top-ranked Fulton next week. "It means the world." more...


Photograph by Adam Lau

Playoff Schedule as of 11-22-14



Art Award

Nief Wins Best Sculpture

Raina Nief has been selected for Best Sculpture at the East Tennessee Student Art Exhibition organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art! This exhibition is designed to bring together the best student work grades 6-12 from a 20-county region; award winners are eligible for $600,000 in scholarships to national art schools. Raina's work will now compete at the state level in early spring. Congrats Raina. To learn more or see this exhibition click here.

Basketball

Redskin Basketball Season Begins
by Loudon News Herald


Photographs by Sammy Dunlap

Loudon's boys team led Tellico Plains 27-23 going into halftime, but the Bears scored 38 in the second half to win 61-48. Colton Carter, who did not play in the first half as punishment for recent technical fouls, score 10 and hit twice from three-point range.
Two other players. Austyn Balcom and Blake Hunt, also hit from three in the second half. Tellico coach Shawn Yates said that was the result he hope for when he decided to play five shooters in the second half rather than keeping a player in the post. more...


Football

Breaking Records
by Loudon News Herald

Loudon Redskins football coach Jeff Harig said Signal Mountain would challenge his team's toughness and test his players' will to win. The Redskins rose to the occasion again, pushing their undefeated record to 12-0 with a 37-21 win Friday at home against the Eagles. more...


Photograph by Peyton Hensley


Senior Night

Photo Highlights from Senior Night 2014


Photographs by Peyton Hensley

Halloween Happiness

Trick or Treat

For Allen Moses Halloween had a special twist this year. Thanks to the hard work and craftsmanship of Cristhian Garcia, Allen made the trick or treat rounds this Halloween as Bob the Builder.



Powder Puff

Powder Puff Action shots

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated and it's sponsor Mr. Humbert.









NHS

The National Honor Society Toy Collection






Special Olympics Bowling

Mr. Watkin's Class went to Special Olympic bowling this week

District Champs

Redskins District 5-AA Champions

To see the entire article visit the Loudon News-Hearld website



The Loudon Redskins (8-0) played with a chip on their shoulder Friday night, putting together a dominant 35-7 victory over the McMinn Central Chargers (7-2).

Loudon hasnít been shy about feeling disrespected around the state, failing to earn a spot in the state football poll for class 4A despite entering Fridayís game unbeaten at 7-0.

With a shot at the team ranked No. 7 in class 3A, Central, the Redskins wanted to send a message.

Read More..


Yearbook Ads


Want to purchase a Senior Advertisement in the Yearbook?†


Great! Ad space is limited so be sure to schedule your appointment ASAP!

The staff will NOT accept ads after Tuesday, October 21st due to deadlines. The yearbook staff will accept appointments for parent-teacher conference night (Oct. 21) to design and accept payments for ads. Email watsonc@loudoncounty.org to schedule your appointment with an ad designer for anytime from 2:00-6:00.

Prices for the ads are as follows:

Size of ad† † † † † † † † ††Cost of ad††††††††††††Number of pictures

Full Page††††††††††††††††††††† $240.00† † † † † † † † † † † † 3-8

Half Page†††††††††††††††††††† $180.00† † † † † † † † † † † † 3-6

The number of pictures you have on the page will depend on the size of your pictures and/or the size of your message(s). Do not forget to bring your pictures on a CD, all text already typed into a Word document, and your payment. We do NOT have access to a photo scanner.†You must scan in your photos onto a CD at Rite Aid or photo lab of your choice. Go ahead and have a design sketched out along with a color scheme selected to make the process easier.


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