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Duncan visit

Congressman Duncan Speaks at LHS

Congressman Jimmy Duncan with NJROTC students holding a new flag previously flown over the capital presented as a gift to LHS

At a special assembly Monday, April 25th at 2:10pm Congressman Jimmy Duncan took the stage. He presented the school with a special American Flag that had previously been flown over the capital in Washington DC. In honor of that moment the student body rose and made the first pledge of allegiance to that historic flag. He continued to speak to students about his role in Washington and took questions at the end of the assembly. Thank you Congressman for visiting us. It was a great way to end the day.


LHS Boys and Girls State Nominees

American Legion sponsors for Boys State: Ryan Rhodes, Nate Rohen, Noah Simmons, Hayden Richardson and Josh Johnson

Girls State Candidates: Corbyn Hoffmeister, Thania Villicana and Danyelle Jones

State Sponsors with Coordinator Major Belinda Twohig, Don Fraley, Thania Villicana, Principal Ms. Parrish and Ron Bailey
Senior Portraits

Class of 2017 Senior Portraits
will be taken on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Bowls of Hope

Chaulk Walk

Hamilton & Nief @ Chalk Walk Day

This spring two advanced art students participated in the annual Chalk Walk at the Market Square Mall in Knoxville, TN. The event was held on Sat., April 9th and is part of the annual Dogwood Arts Festival. Abbey Hamilton and Raina Nief participated in the High School category. The ended up winning 2nd place in the High School Collaboration category. Their drawing can be seen on the sidewalk in front of Oliver Royale next to the Tupelo Honey restaurant.

Abbey Hamilton and Raina Nief @ Chalk Walk Day, Placed 2nd in High School Collaboration Category

The finished drawing by Abbey Hamilton and Raina Nief, waiting for the judges results....stay tuned!

Academy Awards 2016

Film Award Winners
The 11th Annual LHS Academy Awards Show, Thursday, April 7th
Watch the Show on LHS News Magazine's YouTube Channel

Bailey Jaynes and Dakota Price,Winners of Best Picture and Best Commercial and Student Choice Award Winners Kayla Smith, Yancy McGill, Mary Mincey and Pheobe Selby for "If Google Was a Guy"

Chatter around school has it that this was the best show in it's 11 year history with films featured from Fall and Spring Digital Art & Design students. The theme this year was "Shining Star" with LHS Senior Hosts Dillan Elkins, Destinee Bolt and Selina Garcia. Many thanks to our judges Glen Bowden, Jennifer Conway, Laura Degnan, Tiffany Martin, Keith Presley from Scripps Network and Amye Wombles. 

Student Choice award went to Yancy McGills team for the short film "If Google Was A Guy".

The Best Documentary award went to Nancy and Selina for their story called "My Quinceanera".

Best Music Video went to Sydney Talnagi and Corbyn Hoffmeister for "Happy".

But the big winner was the team of Bailey Jaynes and Dakota Price. They took home the award for Best Commercial and Best Picture for their film "Doritos: Trouble in the Back Seat".

.......Best Short Film: Gary, Thania and Zach............................Best Documentary: Selina & Nancy.........................Best Music Video: Corbyn & Sydney

Congratulations to all for a job well done. This years show crew was lead by Director Devin Neuhard with Anayelli Cabello, Luis Gonzalez, Triesy Gonzalez, Damian Lara, Adriana Lopez, Alejandra Lopez, Gisselle Lopez, Jennyfer Medina,  Zeb Preston, Katie Rucker, Noah Simmons, and Christina Westfall. See you next year at the movies.

Show Crew: Dillan Elkins, Jennyfer Medina, Anayeli Cabello, Katie Rucker, Zeb Preston, Gisselle Lopez, Selina Garcia, Alejandra Lopez, Adriana Lopez,
Noah Simmons, Luis Gonzalez, Damian Lara, Destinee Bolt, Kris Peterson, Devin Neuhard.

Health Film Project

Public Service Announcement Project

Mrs. Holly Pates Health Science Ed. students teamed up last week to produce public service announcement videos using their cell phones. The topic was methods of alternative medicine. Click here to watch the best of this series at LHS News Magazine YouTube Channel. Don't forget to subscribe while you are there for future news and event updates.

Showcase Day

Music and Fine Arts Showcase Day

LHS on YouTube

Watch LHS News Magazine on YouTube

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This program is produced by students in the Digital Arts & Design program at LHS. The show started in the Fall of 2015 and is continuing to grow. Thank you for your support!

Flip Learning Day

A few samples of work turned in for Flip Day

Tuesday, March 1st is election day. There will be no NO SCHOOL on this day at LHS. Students have been given a Flip Day assignment to complete on the day of the election while they are out of school. The detailed instructions and rubric for this special project will be handed out to all students in their 2nd block class. The assignment must be turned in on Wed., March 2nd to their 2nd block teacher. To download and view a copy of the assignment with grading rubric CLICK HERE or on the graphic above.
Yearbook Art Contest

Winners of the Fine Art Yearbook Contest
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, by Kris Peterson

Each year the Graphic Design Dept. sponsors a fine art contest for the yearbook in an effort to put the spotlight on creative talent in the LHS student body. Friday the winners of this years Yearbook Fine Art Competition where announced. These students work will be published in the 2016 School Yearbook. They will be featured in a special 4 page section.

The winners in Fine Art and Photography are:

1st Place Fine Art: Abby Hamilton - Shoe Sculpture
2nd Place Fine Art: Cana Massey - Horse Portrait in Pen and Ink
3rd Place Fine Art: Raina Nief - Printmaking Quilt

1st Place Photography: Alejandra Lopez - Wonderland Bubble
​2nd Place Photography: Jennyfer Medina - Seagulls
 Place Photography: Zeb Preston - Snowy Mountain Lake

CLICK HERE to order your yearbook today and see the work of these aspiring artists.


The football team is selling strawberries. They come in flats for $25 which contain 8 one quart containers and Half flats for $15 containing 4 one quart containers. I hear that they freeze really well. If you would like to purchase any strawberries you may see any 2016 - 2017 football player.


Joe Campbell

Head Football Coach
Loudon High School


Top 25

Top 25 Class of 2016 Announced
Jan. 29, 2016

Today the top 25 Class of 2016 where honored in a special school wide assembly. Guidance Counselor Heather Waldron, Principal Cheri Parrish and Superintendent Jason Vance shook hands and handed out certificates. Click on the photos below for a larger image.
1. Courtney Wombles
2. Kellie Peyton
3. Charles Harrison
4. Brandon Millard
5. Abigail Hamilton
6. Harrison Tyler Wombles
7. Vanessa Marin
8. Ana Mejia
9. Laurel Neuzil
10. Addie Willis
11. Cody Townson
12. Jacob Collier
13. Yazmin Nicolas
13. Allison Virtue
15. Miranda Acedo
16. Luis Gonzalez
16. Alyssa Woods
18. Victoria Bratcher
18. Raina Nief
20. Haley Robins
21. Karina Lopez
22. Hollie Kizziah
22. Gisselle Lopez
24. Jessica Belcher
24. Emily Grimes
24. Sydney Talnagi


2/1/2016 - yearbook

Attention ALL students! Final Week to Buy a Yearbook!
Don’t miss your chance to have a yearbook!! Go to www.smart-pay.com to order!

Teacher Awards
Teachers of the Year Chosen at LHS
Amber Curtis and Olivia Hicks

Amber Curtis was chosen for Teacher of the Year 2015-16 and Olivia Hicks received the award for New Teacher of the Year. Congratulations ladies, we are very proud to have you on our staff here in Redskin Country.


Groundbreaking Ceremony for new LHS addition

Building Addition
Happy 2016 New Year and Greetings from Redskin Country!  We trust that our students and families have had a restful Christmas and New Years and have been able to enjoy quality time with one another!  The LHS Faculty and Staff are excited to be back and to get the second semester off to a fabulous start to the 2016 year.  
Looking ahead, to be exact for the next 400 days, Loudon High School will be getting a new 6 million dollar addition to the front of the school/cafeteria.  We are very excited about this new addition and what it will offer to our students upon its completion.  With that being said, come Monday, January 11, 2016, construction will begin at Loudon High School.  
The front of the existing school will be impacted by the construction.  What it will mean to our parents and students is the entrances on Highway 11 from the auditorium doors, to the front main doors, to the corridor in the middle of the front of the school will not be able to be utilized.  Our first suggestion is 1) to come thru baseball parking lot and drop your student off at the cafeteria 2) drop student off at the back of the school or 3) students can gain entrance from the back gymnasium door at 8:00 a.m.  4) the front set of doors nearest to Mrs. Curtis' classroom will be fenced off for egress, however, we do not recommend student's piling up there in the mornings waiting for the doors to open due to the construction that will be taking place near this area.  
At some point in April/May construction will begin at the cafeteria as well.  We will be gaining additional seating space there as well, but this phase of construction is being placed on hold until closer to the end of this school year in hopes to minimize disruption to our daily operations. 
We are thankful to our Loudon Board of Education and Loudon County Commission for affording the financial support for much needed upgrades to our existing, soon to be 50 year old building.  Next year we will be celebrating 50 years as Redskins at 1039 Mulberry Street and will also be welcoming this magnificent new addition!  
Loudon community is a great community to be a part of, and we want to continue to shine with all that we have been given!
Proudly from Redskin Country,
Cheri K. Parrish
Ms. Cheri K. Parrish, Ed. S.
Loudon High School
1039 Mulberry Street
Loudon, Tennessee 37774
(865)458-4326 ext. 4001
fax (865)458-0717
From Redskin Country!       http://lhs.loudoncounty.org

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Basketball Game Pink Out 1-5-16


Bijou Awards

Gammon Chosen as Actress Finalist for the 2016 Bijou Awards

The 4th annual Bijou Awards showcases the talent of high school students in and around Knoxville. Local teenagers will have the opportunity to not only show off their performing arts and creative writing skills, but also turn a $5 entry fee into a $1,000 individual scholarship and a $500 award for their school. 
Auditions began this fall and the top five contestants in each category will perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges at the 2016 Bijou Awards Gala January 16 on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre.

This year LHS's own Anna Gammons will compete in the 4th annual Bijou Awards on January 16 in the female acting category. Come out and support our Redskin Actress. To find out more details about the event CLICK HERE.

Class Play

Photographs by Amber Nix and Cameron Newman

Cast photo of the Drama Class play "The Unbearable Liteness of Being Teen" with their teacher
Alisa Inman, performed for the student body on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.

Kiwanis Gift
Chuck Hitch from Tellico Village Kiwanis presents $1000.00 to Dr. Stafford
and members of Loudon High School's Key club.
KMA Awards

Alejandra Lopez Honored at KMA Reception
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2014

Alejandra Lopez at the KMA reception wins Best Photograph in East TN Region

Tuesday evening Alejandra Lopez was recognized at the KMA reception for the 10th Annual KMA Student Art Exhibition. Alejandra's photograph won best photograph in the East Tennessee Region and will be on display this summer at Belmont Universities Student Art Gallery. Also honored at the event from LHS was Raina Neif for 12th grade Honorable Mention, Abby Hamilton for her shoe sculpture, and Allison Baustian and Emily Mustin for their photography entries. Congratulations. See the video below from the night of the awards ceremony.

CLICK HERE to see the video footage on the LHS News Youtube Channel

New TV Show

Subscribe Today and See New Uploads
on the LHS News Magazine

by Kris Peterson
The Digital Design 1 class at LHS is developing a new prerecorded TV News Broadcast for YouTube this fall semester. Subscribe today and start watching the LHS News Magazine with your hosts Dillan Elkins, Dyquisha Falls, Bailey Jaynes, Katelynn Wampler, Jaquelin Mejia, and Rachelle Lane.
KMA winners

Art and Photography Students Win at the KMA
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Today it was announced that LHS has 5 students who have placed and won awards in the Knoxville Museum of Art Student Art Exhibition. The winners will be honored at a reception at the KMA on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 pm, the public is welcome to attend. Students work can be viewed through the first week of January 2016 in the first floor gallery of the museum. For more information about the exhibit and the KMA click here.

The highest award was bestowed upon Alejandra Lopez who won Best Photograph in the East Tennessee Region for her photograph entitled "Alejandra in Wonderland". Her photograph will be sent in July of 2016 to Belmont Universities Art Gallery in Nashville along with all of the other Best of Art from the State of Tennessee. There will be a reception for the artists, their families and the general public in early July.

Emily Mustin's photograph called "Still Standing" won Honorable Mention in the photography category in her grade level and Allison Baustians photo "Faded Glory" was also accepted for judging in the show this year.

In the Fine Art category Raina Nief's "A Broken Bird House" was accepted in the Printmaking category and was awarded 12th grade Honorable Mention and Abby Hamilton's ceramic sculpture "Converse" was also accepted into the show.


Congratulations everyone we are very proud of you!
LHS Cross Country

Flu Mist
Loudon County Health Department
600 Rayder Avenue
Loudon, TN 37774
November 2, 2015
Dear Parents,
Unfortunately, the flu mist manufacturers have been very slow about getting the Flumist to Healthcare Providers.  We have been assured the health department will receive Flu Mist by December or January.  I know, NOT what we wanted to hear!
Small amounts of the mist may arrive in the coming weeks, but we are not guaranteed on a timeframe.  I'm so sorry this has happened but we have no control over the situation.  This is the first time in 8 years we have had to wait on the vaccine.  If you have a child at special risk for getting the flu, you can bring your child by the Loudon County Health Department for the Flumist (we do have a few doses of our state vaccine) or a shot.  Please be patient and wait for the Flumist to be given to all the children at the same time.  More than likely your child’s physician will not have a Flumist supply either.    Again, my sincere apologies for this delay.   Your school nurse will let you know when we have a schedule in place.  I hope soon!!
Teresa Harrill
Teresa Harrill
County Director

Homecoming Dress-up Days
Mon: College Day
Tues: Tropical Day
Wed: Disney vs. Marvel
Thurs: Country vs. Country Club
Friday: Red & White Day
Redskins Wear Pink

TVAI Fair Awards

CTE Student Winners at the TVA&I Fair
by Kris Peterson

This year 26 students attended the TVA&I Fair to view their contest submissions in this years SkillsUSA student exhibits. LHS took awards in every category placing from Best overall to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Here are the winners in order of award:

Best Photograph, Student Art Exhibit: Cameron Newman

1st Place, Automotive Wiring: Skylar Mills, Austin Jewell, Zach Perry, Austin Thompson, Trever Williams

2nd Place, HVAC wiring display:  

3rd Place, Black & White Plant Photography: Noah McNabb

NJROTC Guest Speaker

NJROTC Guest Speaker Visit

Recently NJROTC had a guest speaker and friend visit for the day from the Smoky Mountain Service Dog organization. The speaker shared with students how their program helps wounded Vets after they return home. After a dog has completed it's training, they are specifically matched with a recipient based on the Veteran's needs and the ability of the dog to serve those needs. LHS is considering a Recipient Placement Sponsorship that would pay for the acquisition of a puppy and one year of maintenance and medical care. Students would need to raise $2500.00 to pay for these services. Stayed tuned for more news on this charitable work throughout the school year.

FCA tshirt
Support a Good Cause, Pre-order an FCA T-shirt

2015 Shirts available for presale.
Contact Joe Echols
echols@loudoncounty.org or call 
to order your shirt Today!
Open House

September 15, 2015 from 3:30 - 6:30pm
Flu Mist

Flu Mist forms are available in the office.
Forms are due by September 21, 2015.

Year Book

Its yearbook time again!
Go to www.smart-pay.com to order your yearbook.
Order before September 18, 2015 to save $10

Art Show

Nief Sculpture Honored at Leu Art Gallery Reception

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition is a collection of the best pieces in various media by student artists from the three grand divisions of the state. On July 14th a reception was held at the Leu Art Gallery on the Belmont University Campus in Nashville, TN to recognize their achievements and display their art along with art by their teachers.

Raina Nief, Tiffany Martin and Kris Peterson

In attendance was Raina Nief who won best sculpture for the East Tennessee region along with her family and Art Teacher Tiffany Martin. The students whose work is currently on display have all won college scholarships. 
LHS Girls State