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Booster Volume 89, Issue 6 Scottsburg High School 2.19.16 Winter Percussion Found on News page 4 Photo by: Madeline Parker The Tracy Patton has opened a new coffee shop, Grace Cafe, on the square at the location of the previous coffee house. Starting Monday, Feb. 22 they will be serving breakfast and lunch as well as a variety of coffee. One nurse for several schools Found on Features page 6 { New coffee shop graces Scottsburg Levi Elliott Business Manager } Balance between jobs and athletics Found on Sports page 12 “It’s interesting, if you look into it, the word ‘grace’ has a greek root that means ‘joy’ and ‘delight’. That’s what I want people to experience when they come here. I want this be a delightful place and a happy atmosphere,” said Tracy Patton, the owner of Grace Cafe, the newest coffee shop in town. After Jeeves closed, Patton felt that she should start this new coffee shop and cafe. It is at the location of the old coffeehouse. Currently, the shop is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.. However, Feb. 22nd is scheduled to kick off some changes. At this time, the Grace Cafe is going to expand its hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The menu will also be expand- ing. Patton hopes to introduce salads, soups and an entree of the day to the lunch menu. She will also be having breakfast items during the morning hours. These new hours will make going to the Grace Cafe much easier for students, because it will be staying open afterw school. “I’m super excited about the expansion of hours because I’ll finally have a place to go to do my homework,” said Casey Underwood, 12. Beyond the expansion of hours, Patton says she is going to offer a special discount for all students — possibly a 10% discount on all items. The discount has yet to be finalized, but Patton repeatedly said that she “will be doing something for them.” The prices are just slightly cheaper than those set by the previous coffeehouse. “I tried to knock 50 cents, maybe a dollar, off of all the items. Other than that they are pretty much around the same price,” claimed Patton. Since it will be past lunch hours by the time 3 p.m. rolls around, the Grace Cafe will offer coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, and desserts to its patrons. The point reiterated by Patton was students are very welcome at the cafe. “This is going to be a fun atmosphere,” she said. Patton went on to say even more on the subject. “I don’t care if you’re here to eat, sit in the chairs and drink coffee while you read or study, or do anything else, but we [she and her employees at the cafe] want to make this a fun and joyful environment.” Heroin pill passed off as prescription medication { Levi Elliott Business Manager } The newest drug to hit the streets is actually a recreation of one that has been around for quite some time. However, this new mutation has the potential to be more dangerous than ever before. “The way I understand it, heroin is formulated in pill presses to look like other prescription opioids, such as Percocet, Hydrocodone or Oxycodone,” said Jason Mount, Scott County Prosecuting Attorney. In order to make a larger profit, some drug dealers on the street have been passing this cheap heroin pill off as a more expensive, prescription one. If a user knows the pill is actually her- oin, they melt it down to use as heroin pills that they are buying on the street would normally be used. The danger are not taking them orally - they are comes when the user does not know melting them down and injecting them. If these “heroin pills” show up here, what they are actually taking. “It is important to remember that that is what they will do with them. The real danger these are is that you items that “If the pill is counterfeit, don’t know are being there is no way to know what you’re sold on getting, and the street, what the true strength of the and not even if you narcotic is, which can easily through do know, pharmayou can’t lead to overdose.” cies. If you be sure of - Mr. Jason Mount, Scott are not buyits strength ing pills off or purity. If County Prosecuting Attorney the street a user buys there is nothing to worry about,” said a legitimate 40mg Oxycontin on the Mount. street, he or she knows what he’s get“The people who are using these ting and is accustomed to a certain { } dose. If the pill is counterfeit, there is no way to know what the true strength of the narcotic is, which can easily lead to overdose.” Currently, the pill has only made its debut in Northern Kentucky, and it hasn’t quite crossed over the Indiana border yet. This does not mean that there isn’t a possibility of it appearing closer to home in the future. “There is always a possibility. I will say that quite often we hear of these type of drug ‘fads’ in other areas that wind up losing steam or being interdicted by law enforcement before they reach us. We continue to hear about regular heroin in other areas, which has not had much of an impact here yet,” said Mount. Continued on page 4


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2 News 2.19.16 Sunshine plunges for special needs Special olympics benefits from polar plunge { things like public speaking when applying for grants or visiting organizations. While this event is fun for all the children, the adults and educators also all For most, the idea of jumping into a find extreme pleasure and pride while lake in the middle of winter is near the watching this event. bottom of the list of things they want “I am extremely blessed to have to do, but for the girls of Sunshine it is these kiddos in my life. I feel like a the right thing to do. Certain members proud mom every time they from the Sunshine society accomplish something at Scottsburg High School “I am extremely blessed to have that they couldn’t imagine are participating in a Polar was possible. I also apprePlunge on Feb 20. these kiddos in my life. I feel like a ciate that my daughters The girls must raise proud mom every time they accomand teammates of other $75 and in return will get teams that the students a dinner, T-shirt and an plish something that they couldn’t participate in also come to opportunity to jump into a imagine was possible...” support one another! We cold lake in Borden, Ind. all have challenges, and we “I’m really worried about - Leah Anne Becker, special educaall have things that we can the whole plunging part. I’m tion teacher learn from one another. terrified of fish and even When we work together, all being in the same water as them. I know that I’m helping out pated in Special Olympics. Today we things are possible,” said Becker. Becker would like to thank the though and that I’m going to be mak- currently have 14 students that particschool district, especially Ms. Kristin ing other people happy, so it’s totally ipate on a daily basis,” said Becker. This event is something the kids look Nass and Mr. Ric Manns, for all their worth it,” said Alexis Campbell (10). What the girls receive more than forward to all year, and the students support. If anyone else would like to anything, however, is the personal sat- participate in events such as track, participate in the Polar Plunge they isfaction of helping raise money so stu- baseball, bowling, basketball and corn can sign up at For dents at Scottsburg can participate in hole. The students also get practice in more information visit Alex Combs Sports Columnist } { the Special Olympics. The students in Miss Leah Anne Becker’s class have been participating in the Special Olympics since March of 2014 when Mrs. Becker first took over the program. “When I became County Coordinator we had one student that partici- } Voter registration explained { Haley Mullins Features Editor } Photo by: K ate Hunger Erica Pangburn, Drama Club sponsor, instructs Charity Wood (11) and Zach Douglas (11) on how to work the stage during their performance. Members of the Drama Club are rehearsing for their show on March 11. Drama Club rehearses to rock the school { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } When the curtains open on March 11, a light will shine on the Drama Club’s spring production: “School House Rock Live, Jr.” Students auditioned for parts in the play by memorizing a one-minute monologue, preparing one minute of a Musical Theater song and preparing to learn a dance on the spot. After casting was done, students began rehearsing. Ms. Erica Pangburn, Drama Club sponsor, holds rehearsals several times a week and expects actors to memorize their lines outside of rehearsal. “We rehearse 6-8 hours per week, until the play. We add more rehearsal time as needed,” said Pangburn. Returning actress Ariel Scott (10) admitted, “We’re putting in more rehearsal time this year. More days more hours.” “School House Rock Live, Jr.” centers around Tom, a teacher preparing for his first day of teaching. As he tries to decide what to teach his students, characters help remind him through catchy songs. Zach Douglas (11) stars as Tom in the musical, while the other cast members serve as his reminders leading catchy tunes. Though this is Douglas’ first play at SHS, he has performed in others at Floyd Central, where he transferred from this fall. Even though it’s not his first rodeo, Douglas isn’t immune to stage fright. “I’m always nervous, but you just have to keep practicing; you have to get used to it,” said Douglas. “School House Rock Live, Jr.” will be performed both March 11 and March 12 in McClain Hall at 7 p.m. Information about ticket prices and sales will be available at a later time. Pangburn has high hopes her choice of musical will please a diverse crowd. “It will be fun for all ages. Students and [their] younger siblings will like the catchy tunes. Parents will laugh and reminisce about the old School House Rock on television,” said Pangburn. “I hope the audience will enjoy themselves and return to see another play or musical.” The “magical age” of 18-year-olds brings about a slew of various new privileges and punishments. One of the most significant privileges and responsibilities is voting. Before students can mark down who they think would be a better president, there are a few things they need to do. Registering to vote is the most important step a future voter must take before he or she can vote. Clerk of Courts, Missy Applegate, oversees the registration process and has shared some of the key information new voters will need to know. “You will either need to know the last 4 digits of your social security number or your 10 digit drivers license number along with your address and date of birth, and there is no registration fee to vote,” said Applegate. Those who didn’t register last semester when the clerk’s office was at SHS and have either just turned 18 or will turn 18 before the date of the general election on Nov. 8, must register to vote before the cuttoff date of April 4. This registration must be completed in order to vote in the primary election. Students who wish to register now may go to the courthouse which is open 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday or may go online and register at Something important to note when considering when to register is that as long as a person is 18 by the date of the general election, they can vote in the primaries at age 17. “Once you are registered to vote you will receive an acknowledgement card in the mail stating that you are registered to vote and where you will go to vote unless you receive an absentee mail ballot or come to the Clerk’s Office for early voting which starts April 5, 2016 and goes through noon on May 2nd,” said Applegate, “You can also call the office and we will look it up if someone is already registered to vote but does not know where to go.”


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2.19.16 Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer News 3 SHS locks down on safety } { Code red and yellow lockdowns that aren’t drills are becoming more and more abundant. With the Sandy Hook shooting being the 142nd school shooting between January 2009 and July 2015, students’ knowledge of the subject is essential in order for their safety to be ensured by the school. One of the most frequently asked questions is what you are supposed to do if you’re caught in the middle of the hallway or in the bathroom, or even just out of the classroom during a lockdown. “We will advise teachers about what students should do if they are in a restroom when a lockdown begins. If students have questions about what to do in that situation, they can ask a teacher. If they have additional questions, they can also ask an administrator,” said Assistant Principal Keri Hammons. Fellow student, Tyler McIntosh (11) is an office intern and was given special advice by Mr. Manns on what to do during a lockdown. “When you are in your office intern period during a lockdown, you’re supposed to go into the main office area and stay with the secretaries for the duration of the lockdown,” said Tyler. Guard achieves inner peace ‘Meditation’ looks inward During a run-through of her show at the beginning of practice, Aubrey Smith (10) completes a weapon routine. This year’s show is titled “Meditation,” and focuses on the quest for inner peace. Photo by: K aleb Mount The last lockdown drill Scottsburg High School had, Josiah Croasdell (11) was caught in the bathroom at New Tech. He claimed, “I had no idea what was going on, and just walked out of the bathroom.” New Tech director, Mr. Jacob Johanningsmeier saw Croasdell coming out of the bathroom and instructed him on what to do. Students that attend Prosser, an internship or any other activities during the school day are usually not at school the whole eight hours, so the concern is where are they supposed to go if there is a lockdown. “If students are arriving on campus (or returning to campus from an internship, appointment, etc) and discover that we are under a lockdown, they should wait at the driveway entrance. A staff member will be blocking the driveway entrance and we will stay in communication with them so people who are trying to enter campus will stay updated,” explained Hammons. If there would happen to be a lockdown and students were still at their internship, Prosser or any other school activity that requires them to leave the campus, SHS administrators would attempt to contact the placement organization. Students could stay at the organization for the duration of the lockdown rather than returning to campus immediately. { Kaleb Mount Photo Editor } The Scottsburg High School Winter Guard is hoping to achieve success this season by pushing its members to new levels of performance. According to Assistant Director Emily Pease, this has worked well so far. “The season is going really well. Both groups are exceeding our expectations,” said Pease. “We’re really pushing the kids to a higher level than what was expected of them last year. The kids are working very hard.” The winter guard functions as two separate teams. The junior varsity and the varsity compete at the same competitions, but in different classes. According to Pease, this year’s JV is being pushed to the level of last year’s varsity. This year’s varsity is being pushed “even higher.” The title of this year’s varsity show is “Meditation.” It utilizes an Eastern aesthetic. In performance, fast, nontraditional music is paired with demanding body work. Performers contort their bodies. Partner routines highlight cooperation and synchronicity. Moving in unison, the dancers are hypnotic at times. “It’s trying to be calm and make peace with yourself. It’s chaotic. At the end, we achieve that peace,” said Sidney McDonald (12), a varsity captain. According to Pease, the show is completely unique for the SHS Winter Guard. “It’s unlike anything we’ve ever done. I think that it can be very competitive,” said Pease. Freshman Callie Whittaker agreed, adding that the show is rather demanding. As an eighth grader, Whittaker performed in the JV winter guard. “Our show is a lot harder this year, but I really like it. It has a lot of potential if we can execute it,” said Whittaker. Pease said that all in all, the guard is aiming to achieve both measurable and immeasurable goals during this season. “At the end of the season we will be taking the varsity guard to WGI World Finals [in Dayton, OH]. Our ultimate goal would be have them reach the final round [of the event]. Really, though, our goal is to get the name of Scottsburg out there. We feel that we will do a good service to the school and the community by getting our name out there so that we can continue to move the program,” said Pease. Paige Crites and Brandon Visetchaisri (11) sell Candy Grams during lunch last week. FHA sponsored this activity and delivered the grams during seventh period last Friday for Valentine’s Day. The little notes came with three Hershey’s kisses. Photo by: Lindsey Boswell Future Homemakers of America club revived { Emilee Davidson Co-Sports-Editor } Drug Store and Soda Fountain 120 W . McClain Ave. Scottsburg, IN 47170 (812) 752-2021 While Family and Consumer Science classes have been staples of SHS for many years, a relatively new club known as FHA has not. FHA stands for Future Homemakers Association and is led by Mrs. Karen Bramlette. She is using family and community values to lead the club, but mostly students do the work. FHA is a group of students that take what is being taught in family and consumer science classes and incorporate the community and family values. There are only about 10 people in the club, with senior Caitlyn Carey leading the group. Most of the rest of the members are a part of Mrs. Bramlette’s interest group. Although many students might not know that FHA even exists at SHS, many of their activities are relevant to the school. For instance, FHA sponsored the Candy Gram fundraiser, where students sent a Hershey kiss and a Valentine for 50 cents. “We plan to do many other activ- ities as well as the year progresses,” said Bramlette. “More fun things need to be done at Scottsburg High School, and the candy grams are a cheap and easy way to help with that.” FHA has existed at SHS in previous years as well, although there has never been enough interest for it to become an established club in recent years. “Yes, it’s been here, but there’s not been much interest. I think the interest has picked up with allowing the clubs to meet during advisory. This opened the door because more students in my club have sports and other clubs after school and have no transportation home. It also helps that the students are fun to work with,” said Bramlette. FHA also meshes with the 4H club and the Extension Homemakers Club. The Extension Homemakers Club is essentially FHA but the adult alternative. All three clubs tie into each other. “FHA is part of the family community,” said Bramlette. For more information about becoming part of FHA, contact Mrs. Bramlette or Caitlyn Carey.


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4 News 2.19.16 SADD chapter raises funds for donation { Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief } Josiah Croasdell (11) performs “Moonlight Over Moscow” during halftime at the Warriors’ game on Feb. 12. Croasdell and fellow piano player, Jon Treadway (12), are the featured performers of the show. The musical selections are by Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky. Photo by: Em i ly Howser Young percussionists shine brightly { Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief } The Scottsburg High School Winter Percussion begins their season with what Assistant Band Director Mr. Curtis Turner describes as “outstanding passion and enthusiasm.” This year’s show is titled “Moonlight Over Moscow” and is unlike any music that the percussion group has performed before. “I enjoy this year’s music. It has provided us with one of the best shows. I can’t wait to see our performance when we begin to compete,” said pianist Josiah Croasdell (11). Croasdell is not the only one with an optimistic attitude toward the poten- New pill cont. Continued from page 1 Due to the general reputation that Southern Indiana has for drugs, many people are concerned about it spreading into Scott County and Southern Indiana as a whole. “Yes, Scott County has a reputation for drug abuse, and the recent HIV outbreak has brought much more attention to it. But there are drugs in every community, most nearly as bad as it seems here. Prescription narcotics and opioid abuse has become a national issue and crisis. It’s not just happening here in Scott County,” Mount said. However, regardless of how much information is available on the topic, it is very important to keep the basics in mind: it is impossible to overdose on prescription drugs if they aren’t being used. Mount made a point to reiterate this while discussing this pill and the effects it may have on Scott County. “I can’t stress enough - if you are not using narcotic prescription drugs, don’t start, and if you are using, get some help right away. You can’t do it alone. The Scott County Health Department is a good place to go to start to get some treatment,” Mount said. { { tial of this year’s show. “I’m excited to play in Dayton, Ohio this year. The ensemble is a lot better, and we have such a good shot of making it to finals,” said Jon Treadway (12). Despite the positive outlook on the season ahead, there are still some major setbacks the group needs to overcome. “Right now, our biggest weakness is inexperience. We have a lot of newcomers and we are currently building up their skills. Because of the youth, there are some rhythms and notes that are hard,” said Turner The 2014-2015 year graduated five seniors. There are now eight newcomers to winter percussion, seven of whom are new to the band altogether. However, what the winter percussion lacks in age, they make up for in enthusiastic spirit. “The willingness to learn is very strong. These kids have an outstanding work ethic and are more than willing to work together to put the show together. It has been great,” Turner said. The winter percussion will be performing at Franklin Central this weekend in their second performance of the year. Students are welcome to go watch the group perform. “I really encourage people to come out and support the band if they can. They put in so much work, and it would be great if people cold come and watch,” said Turner. Fundraisers are usually about replenishing an organization’s account, but others do it for a cause greater than their own. Scottsburg’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter plans to hold a fundraiser for the Nelson Spaulding Community Clearinghouse, starting next week, Feb. 22-26. “We want to do a fundraiser with teachers’ baby pictures, and students can vote for their favorite baby picture by donating money,” said SADD President Izzy Myszak (9). Donation jars will be available in each building from 7:20-8:00 a.m. When students donate money, they are also supposed to write their name on a slip of paper and drop it in a separate jar. There will be a “prize” for the teacher with the most money, and a reward for a selected student that donated. Once the money is totaled, the SADD members plan to personally buy items for donation. The Student Council wrapped up their canned food drive today, so the Clearinghouse will get a double donation from SHS this month. “It is really beneficial to have two clubs working at the same time for a similar cause. We aren’t doing a competition food drive like Student Council is, but we are still hoping to have fun and donate a lot,” said Grace Hicks (11), SADD member. “It feels great to be doing a fundraiser for the Clearinghouse. is nice to know our money will be going to a good cause in the community, and not just into our own account,” said Myszak. “We are going into this competition confident like we did last time. It worked out well for us,” - AJ Napier (11) Mavericks make money Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer } Roadhouse USA Restaurant contest continues in Columbus } Earlier this month, three SHS students competed in the Scott County level of the Maverick Challenge. Students involved in this competition were tasked with creating their own original business plan and presenting it to a committee of officials. Seniors Seth Missi and Steven Doane, along with junior,AJ Napier placed first out of the three teams. When asked if they were nervous they all answered with a resounding no. Missi said it only took the three of them three minutes to come up with the idea. They then needed a couple of days to execute it. “I wasn’t expecting to move forward because we were the only group from Scottsburg. I was pretty excited when I heard we moved on,” said Missi. The boys were awarded $500. Each awarded themselves $100 and put the remainder toward the product they created called Phantom Armor. Phantom Armor is armor for airsoft paintballs. Since the group placed first, they have moved on to regional competition which will be held in Columbus, Ind. tomorrow, Feb. 20. The group will present their invention there in a competition against 12 other teams for a chance to win $1,000. Like at the previous competition, the boys are not nervous for the regional competition. “We are going into this competition confident like we did last time. It worked out well for us,” said Napier. 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2.19.16 M { Photo: Cour tesy of Opinion 5 indful adeline } Billions wasted Madeline Parker News Editor Citizens should fulfill their civic duty One of the many liberties that the age of 18 brings is the right to vote. We all learn that in order to be considered a responsible citizen, it is our civic duty to cast a vote. The presidential campaign and the primaries have certainly sparked more citizens to be aware of voting, but is it as easy as it seems? The process of voting is more than going to the polls and casting a vote. One must first be registered to vote. While it isn’t a complicated process, it is more than some bargained for. While the government classes here at SHS may strongly urge students to vote, why don’t they actually walk them through the steps? We at The Booster would appreciate government teachers taking the time and setting up voter registration within class. It would only make sense, considering the sole focus of the class is on government. While there was a voter registration earlier this year, each senior is required to take government for graduation. Instead of allowing students to decide to sign up, each government Staff Editorial teacher could walk through the process in class. This would allow each senior to use class time to complete this task instead of being left to choose whether or not they wish to. Voters are given 29 days to complete their registration before considered eligible. For Indiana, registration ends April 4 and the primary opens May 3. Anyone that will be 18 before or on the date of the general election (Nov. 8) is encouraged to sign up. Not only is voting a right of passage, but an expectation for those of age. Over budgeted athletic funds } { Emilee Davidson Co-Sports-Editor Commentar y What do you think the school should spend more money on? Building renovations Academics Every year, a certain amount of money out of the SHS budget is designated to facilities for different sports. This money is only used to be spent on athletic facilities, only benefiting the small athletic percentage. Having this allocated money is unnecessary because using it for athletic purposes only does not benefit the entire student body. Although most of the school revolves around athletics and athletes, the majority of the students are not athletes and do not benefit from that money being spent on athletic facilities. Every time there is a need for a renovation or an update on an athletic facility, the maximum amount of money in the budget for that certain facility is spent in that renovation. In reality, all of the money allocated for that certain facility does not have to be spent and can be saved for other renovations in the actual school, such as new bathrooms or repairing McClain Hall with new lights and new heating and cooling units. Facility improvements are done using Capital Project Fund money. The budget for each facility is determined by Athletic Director Al Rabe, Principal Ric Manns, Superintendent Marc Slaton, and Maintenance and Transport Director Bob Riley. Once the overall budget is decided by the school board, the coaches send in a “wish list” and a smaller budget is decided for each 28% 13% 15% Athletics 45% Extracurriculars Poll out of 100 SHS Students. sport. Although some sports may need more things than others, the entire budget for one facility still does not have to be spent. It can be used on a variety of different things that would benefit the entire student body. Valentine’s day is over, and most of the trinkets people collected from their significant others are either dead, eaten or collecting dust. While I enjoy flowers, chocolates and teddy bears just as much as the next person, the commercialization of Valentine’s Day is a little overwhelming. All of those blaring red signals in Wal-Mart remind us that we are alone unless we have a stuffed bear to prove otherwise. Is love really something that can be measured in gifts? Very few people actually know the historic reason behind Valentine’s Day. In third century Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage, because he believed single men made better soldiers. Saint Valentine was a priest at the time, and he continued to perform marriages in secret. When Saint Valentine’s ceremonies were discovered, Claudius ordered he be put to death. Although it is very romantic, the historic side of Valentine’s day is not nearly as glamorous as the commercialized version. Red roses are probably the most iconic symbol of Valentine’s Day. There are approximately 224 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day, and people spend about $1.9 billion on flowers according to CNN. It was also noted that people spend about $1.6 billion on candy, $4.4 billion on jewelry and $18.6 billion total for Valentine’s Day. The estimated per person average spent on Valentine’s Day is $130.97. The commercialization of Valentine’s Day is a little outrageous. But that won’t change, because no matter how irrational it is, it still feels pretty great to get flowers from someone special. Staff Editorial Same suspension for differing drugs er medicines at school when you’re not feeling well, and using illegal drugs. All students have the ability to buy over the counter medicines; it is not illegal to take them. But, students still get a severe punishment if they are on school grounds. As the Handbook Committee meets to discuss any possible changes to the rule book at SHS, The Booster pleads with them to reconsider the punishments for having over the counter medicines. We understand that we should not have medicines in our position at school; allowing that could quickly get out of hand. We would just like to point out how ludicrous it is that getting caught with extremely harmful drugs and over the counter medicines would result in the same punishment. Arts & Entertainment Editor -Katie Hunger Co-Sports-Editors -Emilee Davidson -Emily Howser Photo Editor -Kaleb Mount Business Manager -Levi Elliott Web Director -Levi Elliott Staff Writers -Kacie Calhoun -Kaitlyn Freeman -Nicaila Mata Sports Columnist -Alex Combs Cartoonist -Madeline Parker Adviser -Susan Jerrell The Booster is published as a forum by the newspaper students at Scottsburg High School. 1000 copies are distributed monthly. The Booster is a member of Quill and Scroll, Indiana Student Press Association and National Scholastic Press Association. Letters to the editor must be signed; names will be withheld upon request. The staff reserves the right to edit letters due to length, libel, privacy or copyright laws as long as the meaning remains unchanged. Editorials and reviews are staff opinions and are not the opinions of the faculty, administration or school. Have you ever felt sick during the school day, and your parent wouldn’t come pick you up? You better hope they brought medicine to the nurse’s office beforehand, because that is the only way you can take it. What if you’re in a rush, so you stick a few Advil in your pocket to take once you get to school. Even though you are risking expulsion, you just bring it so you can survive the rest of the day without a headache. If someone had illegal drugs with them or they were giving/selling them to people on school property during the school day, they would have the same exact punishment as you. Do you see the problem? There is a clear line between using over the count- February 19, 2016 Volume 89, Issue 6 Scottsburg High School 500 S. 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6 Features 2.19.16 Johanningsmeier said that this can create interesting variations. “When Ms. [Jackie] Morguelan taught Forensics, it was much more about blood type and biology. Now that Mr. Deirth teaches it, it has veered more into projectiles, ballistics and other physics related ideas. in certain classes. “I think it’s good that your foundational classes have standards. If not, you could go off to college and everyone could have learned different things in his or her Algebra I class. Classes with loose standards, like Forensics, are good to go on top of that. I think it’s a combination of the two that is best,” said Deirth. Jessica Backus (12), a current Forensics student, said that she believes loose class standards can work with the right teacher. “I’m usually a student who prefers to go by the book, but if a teacher really knows what they’re talking about, and if they really love what they’re teaching, I think loose standards are definitely a good thing,” said Backus. Jacky Valencia (12), a Forensics alum, said that the class offered a different kind of structure. “Mr. Deirth had a set plan for what we would be doing everyday. It was definitely structured. However, it was a lot more laid back than other classes because we weren’t rushed to get to a certain point by the end of the semester,” said Valencia. Lack of standards leads to more freedom { Kaleb Mount Photo Editor } As the teacher of Forensics, Mr. Robert Deirth has enjoyed a certain level of freedom that is not available in other classes that he teaches. Without specific state standards to guide his curriculum, Deirth has been able to create his own structure. “Without state standards, we have much more freedom to include what is interesting to the students. If we have classes that want to learn more about DNA in forensics, we can talk more about that. We may have to leave something else out, but without standards, that’s okay,” said Deirth. According to New Tech Director Mr. Jacob Johanningsmeier, Forensics, Zoology, and Botany are somewhat unique in their lack of a specified curriculum. All three fall under Indiana Department of Education course number 3092, titled “Advanced Science, Special Topics.” The course description provides only very broad recommendations. { “Without state standards, we have much more freedom to include what is interesting to the students. We may have to leave something else out, but without standards, that’s okay,” -Robert Deirth, Forensics teacher } That’s what they know, so that’s what they teach,” said Johanningsmeier. Deirth said that he appreciates the freedom of Forensics. However, he does see the need for standards Limo listings near you { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } Photo by: Lindsey Boswell Availability on May 7: Yes, but call as soon as possible Limo seating sizes: All sizes have a 6 8 - $130 per hour hour minimum and 10 - $155 per hour prices include gratuity 20 - $270 per hour Grace Hicks (11) visits District Health Coordinator Heather Crites. Crites can be found in the school nurse’s office from 8:00 to 12:00. She is in charge of the basic nurse requirements as well as staying on top of all of the paperwork that comes with her job. Schools share nurse { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } With six schools in the district and only five nurses to go around, District Health Coordinator Heather Crites doubles up by working at SHS during the morning and leaving for Vienna Elementary at 12:00. On a day to day basis, Crites carries a heavy workload. Around checking temperatures and putting band aids on boo boos Crites is also responsible for what she refers to as “patient teaching” something she does a lot of here at the high school. “If you came in and were like, ‘Something is wrong with me,’ I would educate you on what this body part does for you and so on,” Crites said. As District Health Coordinator for SCSD2, Crites has a lot of paperwork to keep on top of, also. “The nurse used to spend all day Friday here in 2011-2012. One school would have no nurse on a Friday. It would help her do all of the paperwork involved in the coordinator job,” explained Crites. Because she spends her days at two schools, every school has a nurse although in the future Crites would like to see every school with a nurse all day. After her door is locked and she’s off to Vienna, students are expected to see either Mrs. Maxine Rembusch or Mrs. Angie Richey if they have a health concern. Rembusch explained that her duties are to do “basically the stuff Heather does. If it’s something serious we call Mrs. Heather and she comes right back.” Although she isn’t an RN like Crites, Rembusch knows basic first aid. “I mean I can check your temperature. It’s not normally big stuff; someone needs their aspirin or has a scrape on their finger,” said Rembusch. Gabby Buckner (10) usually doesn’t bother to go see Mrs. Rembusch. “I text my mom and ask her to pick me up. I don’t go to the office or anything,” said Buckner. Amber Sweetland (12) admitted that she’s never really needed a nurse in the afternoon. “I’ve always been sick in the morning so I don’t know what I’d do in the afternoon,” Sweetland said. Though Sweetland hasn’t needed to see Crites after she’s already left, Crites said she normally has to come back to the high school two or three times a week to take care of a student. 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2.19.16 Features 7 Successful saving starts early { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } Few feelings rival that of a high school student receiving a paycheck from their part time job. They have worked all week and can’t wait to spend all the money that they worked hard for. However for some the first thought that comes into mind isn’t spending but saving. “It’s like Robert Kiyosaki said in ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, you have to pay yourself first,” said economics teacher Mr. Bob McGannon. While this may seem like a difficult task, McGannon states that this is one of the most important things in how to save money while in high school. “If you’re spending all your money on things you don’t need, liabilities, then what’s the purpose? You should put just as much into saving as you spend,” said McGannon. Using this same idea, junior Jake Murphy considers himself a saver. “Every time I get my check I take out $100 right away. I spend the rest, but my goal is to save up mon- ey to work on my car,” said Murphy. Echoing the same thoughts as McGannon, Business Department Head Mrs. Tamah DePriest stressed the importance of paying yourself first. “Pay yourself first. I don’t care how much you make, pay yourself first. Allocate so much every paycheck that goes into a savings account and you don’t touch it,” said DePriest. Both teachers agree on this principle, but it could be hard to actually use this as a high school student. “I don’t really have a use to save money. I usually spend about everything that I make on my paycheck,” said Allyssa Napier (12). While Napier might not see a reason to save money, some students do but find they just can’t. Lexie Amerhein (12) has resorted to using an app to help. “I use Goodbudget. It’ a cool app. I personalize it. The first of every month, I put $200 in my regular savings, $150 in my special savings and then pay my bills,” said Amerhein. Whether you work three hours a week or 30, next time you get your check it may be in your best interest to remember Robert Kiyosaki and “pay yourself first.” How-to: Open a bank account { Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief Step 1: } Research the options and requirements. Each bank offers multiple kinds of checking and savings accounts, but there is usually a student account option that fits the typical high school student’s needs. Step 2: Choose what bank fits your needs. This can be based on fees, location, services or account requirements. FAFSA facts for your future { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer } FAFSA, also known as, Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a type of financial aid that is given to seniors who might attend or will attend college. It helps a lot of students by providing extra money for those who are seeking a higher education beyond high school. FAFSA is based on family income and is due between Jan. 1 through March 10. However, before completing the FAFSA, seniors will need information including social security number, tax information, assets and 401K information. Tax information will be provided once parents receive their W2’s. W2’s is a federally issued paper that shows how much money that has been made while employed, along with how much taxes were taken by federal and state government. Based on the taxes that are paid, parents may be issued a refund. Assets are investments that are owned by parents and 401K is a retirement plan that is credited to an employee by a company or business. The FAFSA application can be found on the website Be careful, because once googled, a list of websites will appear and some will charge people hundreds of dollars. It is vital that the FAFSA that is completed is a website that is government ap- proved. All questions regarding FAFSA can be found on Kailen Kendall (12) has already partially completed the FAFSA. The next part will be finished within the next two weeks. The part that was completed took approximately three days, because of her mother’s work schedule. “I think everyone should have to fill it out. Even if you get $1, it’s better than nothing,” said Kendall. Those who don’t qualify for financial aid still need to complete the FAFSA. “Even if you don’t qualify for financial aid, scholarships will not be released until you file FAFSA,” said Dancie Colson, school counselor. Leatha Denison (12) planned on filing the FAFSA on Feb. 8. She believes it is very important if you don’t plan on paying your way through college. “Consider it, because life happens and you never know if you’re going to need it in the future,” said Denison. “If you have particular questions, call the school you’re interested in,” said Colson. If student’s still have questions after speaking with the college advisor, see Mrs. Colson in guidance. She will provide the phone number of a man that will help students. The Indiana deadline for FAFSA is March 10. Gather the necessary information. All banks require a parent or legal guardian to cosign accounts with minors. You will also need a primary source of identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport), the cash or check needed to open the account, a parent’s signature and your social security card. Step 3: Step 4: Create your account. Give the banker the necessary information and create a PIN number for your debit card to officially create your account. Wait for your debit card. Most checking accounts (and some savings accounts) offer the option of having a debit card. You will receive it in the mail within about a week of opening your account. Step 5: Banking options Type of debit card Amount to open Monthly service fee Minimum daily balance Location Online banking option Checking/savings connection Centra Credit Union MasterCard $6 $0 when under 25 Chase Bank Visa $25 $0 when parent signs None Outside Scottsburg Yes Yes Yes Yes, until age 18 Convenient locations New Washington State Bank Visa $100 $0, if under 23 None Southern Indiana only Yes Yes Yes Yes, until age 18 Personal service Your Community Bank Visa $50 $0. $10 is overdrawn None Southern Ind./Northern Kent. None Southern Indiana Yes Yes Yes Yes, until age 18 .25% off a loan Yes Yes No Yes, until age 18 Multiple mobile resources Student account option Parent requirements Benefit


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8 Arts & Entertainment Southern Fried Funeral Into the Woods Motown the Musical 2.19.16 JAN 12 29 FEB 21 23 27 MA R 8 13 AP R 2 3 12 17 MA Y JUN E 1 12 Peter and the Starcatchers Cabaret Charlotte’s Web Phantom of the Opera Stage shows offer alternative fun for everyone { Emily Howser Co-Sports-Editor } Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time to treat yourself, or your significant other, to a night out. Unfortunately, it is becoming harder to come up with unique places to go due to media setting high “relationship goals” standards. So, instead of the age old dinner and movie date, why not try a stage show? Living in a central location like Scottsburg is an advantage due to the relative closeness of Clarksville, Ind. and Louisville, Kent. Well known performance theaters in these locations include Derby Dinner Play House in Clarksville, Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, and many more. The Derby Dinner Play House is one of the largest and oldest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country, according to their website. Derby Dinner is the theatrical entertainment leader in both Indiana and Kentucky. They are noted for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and comedies. It has received national recognition for their new musicals and is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, a New York based organization created to help new musicals. For single tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday cost $42, Friday’s are $43, and Saturday’s are $46.00. Upcoming performances include “Southern Fried Funeral,” “Into the Woods” and “Charlotte’s Web.” Actors Theatre has become a vital part of Louisville’s Main Street. As one of the main attractions, Actors Theatre has large economic impact on life in downtown Louisville, according to their website. Actors Theatre presents over 500 performances of about 20 productions during its year-round season. The 20 productions include a wide variety of contemporary and classical performances. They log an attendance of over 200,000 per year. Actors Theatre does not provide a set price for their tickets, however you can go to their website and contact the box offices for prices at anytime. Upcoming attractions include the “22nd African American Art Exhibition” and “Peter and the Starcatchers.” “Actors Theatre does a great job. I love going and watching the performers, and I would definitely appre- ciate the extra effort if someone took me to a stage show instead of a regular movie,” said Charity Wood (11). Lastly, home to many of Louisville’s major arts organizations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, hosts Louisville’s main arts scene including the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville. Tickets for shows vary due to your seats relative location to the stage. Upcoming theatrical performances include “Cabaret,” “Motown the Musical” and “Phantom of the Opera.” “To me theater shows are a lot more entertaining than going to the movie theater. There is never a dull moment when you are watching a play. It is also super romantic no matter what you watch. There is nothing like going out to a fancy restaurant and watching a play,” said Brittany Stidham (12) So while this outing might cost you more than a traditional date, think about the benefits. Professionals are performing some of theatre’s greatest hits just for your enjoyment and you put a little more effort into a “special” date. Meals with Madeline Varanese offers elegance { Festival makes for sweet fun Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief } Located in the depths of scenic Salem, Ind. is a growing farm, LM Sugarbush. This farm, located at 321 North Garrison Hollow Road, is the home of the annual Maple Syrup Festival. Since its start in 1991, this festival attracts some 12,000 annually. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 27-28 and March 5-6. It is free to park and enter, but seasoned visitors would suggest you bring extra spending money. “I suggest trying everything you can while you’re there. You can only buy this stuff once a year, so you should stock up if you find something you like,” said Dakota Binkley (12), an eight year annual visitor. Because the farm is located in a low-lying area and borders a creek, it is also recommended to wear warm, waterproof clothing. “I would suggest wearing rain boots because it is very muddy,” explained Sydney Higginbotham (12). The farm holds tours through the sugarbush (sap collecting area) and the sugarhouse (where the sap is turned into syrup) during the festival. Visitors can also create their own memorabilia. “I have made my own candles and and bought homemade jewelry there before. I recommend [the festival] to anyone that is looking for something unique to do,” said Higginbotham. Binkley also has his own souvenirs from the festival. “You can saw off a slice of a log and brand it with a maple leaf,” said Binkley. The Sugarhouse offers meals from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The Sugarstore is also open during these times. It features pure maple syrup, cotton candy, kettle corn, candies, mugs and other maple-related items. Though it is a small business, the festival buildings accept major credit cards. “It is cool to see the progress of the festival. There weren’t many people there the first time I went, but now it has gotten crowded as more people hear about it,” said Binkley. } { Madeline Parker News Editor } A few years ago, my family and I couldn’t have been less cultured when it came to food. We considered Olive Garden fine dining, and we were always nervous about diverging from the chain restaurants we were so accustomed to. We decided to try a few places outside of our comfort zone, and haven’t looked back since. Starting with Havanna Rumba in Louisville, we have since visited places ranging from Bluegrass Brewing Company to Proof on Main. We have eaten at more restaurants than I can remember, and I’m sure I can count on my hands the number of times we’ve eaten at Olive Garden in the past three years. } When things are commonplace, we tend to forget how fantastic they are. There are some amazing attractions in Louisville, that people in the Kentuckiana area simply don’t notice anymore. Attractions like Churchill Downs, Slugger Field and even the Waterfront Park are amazing attractions we’ve simply gone blind to the way New Yorkers eventually stop being amazed by the Statue of Liberty. In addition to many historic attractions Louisville has some fantastic restaurants. Preparation anxiety for prom is already starting to creep up, and the time to make restaurant reservations is quickly approaching. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Louisville that should be considered when it comes time to make reservations. Varanese was one of the first restaurants we tried. It is ranked 18th out of Louisville’s 1,535 restaurants, and head chef John Varanese has become one of Louisville’s most esteemed chefs. The cuisine style is “New American” featuring entrées such as leg of lamb, bruschetta pasta and flat iron steak. Varanese is elegant with waiters wearing ties, and diners in moderately formal attire. Girls with floor length dresses will be glad to know the floor is kept spotless in accordance with the refined atmosphere. The entrées are surprisingly affordable considering the restaurant’s prestige. Entrées range from $12 to $28 with the average being around $18 to $20. For larger parties willing to pay more, private dining rooms are available. Reservations for private dining rooms or standard reservations can be made online at


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2.19.16 What movies should be up for Academy Awards? Insidious Chapter 3 Fifty Shades of Grey Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Revenant Arts & Entertainment 9 Top Grossing Movies (of the 2015 Best Picture Nominees) (of all movies released in 2015) $600 The Martian Mad Max: Fury Road 1 2 3 4 $2 $1.5 million Star Wars: The Force Awakens billion million million million million billion $380 million Furious 7 The Intern (poll of 100 students) Forget #OscarsSoWhite, this year (and every year) the hashtag should be #OscarsSoObsolete. It’s often a surprise if students have HEARD of the Best Picture nominees. It’s a complete shock if a student has seen more than half of them. Often, the message seems to be that there is some kind of negative correlation between popularity and quality. Movies deemed “good” by the Academy do not have a history of doing well at the Box Office. By contrast, the movies that sell copious amounts of tickets rarely earn recognition. There is no such correlation in other mediums. The Grammy Awards, for instance, normally recognize a song that is a critical AND commercial hit. The last three songs to win Song of the Year were: “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith, “Royals” by Lorde, and “We are Young” by Fun. By contrast, the last three Best Pictures were: “Birdman,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Argo.” million { Oscars tend to reward some irrelevant films Kaleb Mount Photo Editor The Revenant Jurassic World } How many of those songs have you heard? How many of the movies have you seen? It is likely that the answers to those questions are very different. The Oscars have much to learn from the Grammy Awards in other regards as well. One of the best things about the Grammy Awards is that they recognize a wide range of music. The “overall” categories are supplemented by categories that specifically honor rap, alternative, pop or other specific genres. What if in addition to the existing categories, the Academy Awards recognized the best action movie of the year? Or better yet, what if they recognized the best comedy of the year? This way, a wider range of movies would be rewarded. The Oscars would feel less elitist, and may possibly become more relevant. As is, however, it is unlikely that any high school student will put much weight behind the Academy’s choice of “best picture.” The Oscars have much to learn from the more in-touch Grammy Awards. $160 $1 Bridge of Spies Minions $100 $40 Spotlight Brooklyn The Big Short million 5 $950 6 $860 7 $650 8 $600 million Avengers: Age of Ultron Inside Out $30 $10 million Room “Yes, it shows people’s hard work” - Jared Lewis (9) “No, there is better things to watch on TV.” - Wyatt Binkley (10) “No, I think it’s pointless.” - Jessica Riley (11) “Yes, they reward people for their hard work.” - Taylor Watson (12) million Are the Oscars relevant? { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer } Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 The Martian Source: Box Office Mojo Medical Arts Pharmacy (812) 752-4226 10% Senior Citizen Discount Family Prescription Records Friendly Knowledgeable Staff Computerized Prescription Service Steve Johnson-Pharmacist 898 N. Gardner St, Scottsburg, IN 47170 812. 752. 3690 Elliott Auto $2.00 off oil change with scsd2 student or staff ID billion Commentar y $280 $1 million billion


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2.19.16 Sports 10 Jock Talk A moment with the athletes { Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer & Nicaila Mata Staff Writer } Selling your image { Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief } Photo by: A lex Combs Photo by: Em i ly Howser Paolo Bartoch {Sophomore} {Has swam for 1 year} Ashton Bowles {Junior} {Has been a cheerleader for 11 years} Q. A. Q. A. How have you improved this season? I have improved my technique and I’ve also gotten faster. Why did you join, and what did you expect this season? It turned out worse than what I remembered because I’d been in swim prior in 6th grade when I went to school at Salem. Let’s just say if you don’t come up gasping for breath, it’s a good day. Q. A. Q. A. What were your expections going into this season? My plan was to develop as a whole team and gain relationships with the other girls. What has been your biggest accomplishment in cheerleading? My biggest accomplishments would be being able to change stunts and cheers so quickly as a team when people quit. This year we lost around 10 cheerleaders, but we were still able to function/ adapt and do the normal things. While some view sports as a purely recreational pastime, there are some athletes who view it as their one true passion in life. From Division I athletics to trying out for a walk on spot, there are a multitude of ways to get your name out for recruiters to see what a potential athlete has to offer. “Email all the coaches at all colleges in the area in which you would consider attending. Coaches are looking for a profile sheet and skills video. The profile sheet includes coaches contact information, player contact information, academic information and test scores,” said Coach Brandon Tormoehlen. Tormoehlen played baseball at Butler and was a coach for both Indiana Tech and Creighton. A “skills video” is a highlight video of plays or moves that a coach would be impressed by. While it is possible to upload them on websites, sometimes this process can be a bit expensive. “Most recruiting services are going to charge you big fees to upload a video and send it to coaches. Student athletes can take a video on their phone or MacBook and upload it to Youtube for free and send a link to college coaches. This saves thousands of dollars to the high school athlete looking to get recognized,” said Tormoehlen. One athlete that takes advantage of team footage is Mitchell Meagher (11). After each game, Meagher’s dad takes the footage and is in the process of making his own skills video for Mitchell. Another way to get on the college recruitment radar is by joining AAU or a travel team. Taylor Means (12) recently signed her letter of intent to Indiana University - Kokomo. She believes that her AAU involvement greatly aided in her recruitment. “I would say travel basketball helped get my name out there better than any website ever could. The tournaments I played in involved other players with high talent, so college coaches came a lot to watch,” said Means. While coaches and parents can help with this process, the recruitment process is ultimately up to the athlete. “Do not let your parents contact the coach. College coaches want to hear from the person they might recruit. It is important to let them see your interest, not your parents,” said Tormoehlen. Wrestling { Lone man advances Haley Mullins Features Editor Conference Champs Bowling } The SHS wrestling team has had a season full of victories. From individual and team goals met to a semi-state bound, sectional champion, the season has shaped up quite nicely. After sectional came regional, and with that only four wrestlers advanced. Logan Barger (12), Dakota Binkley (12), Levi Glass (12) and Brandon Sexton (10) competed at Jeffersonville High School on Feb. 6. Single-round elimination began at the sectional level and it is the same for the continuing competitions. Only one wrestler, Barger, advanced to semi state on Feb 13 at Evansville Reitz Memorial High School. Binkley is an alternate for the 145 lb. weight class because the Floyd Central wrestler won 1st place in that class. The team members that didn’t make it past regional reflected on how they did and what they could have changed to maybe make it farther. “I would change how I wrestled at sectionals because that was the reason that I got a bad seeding for regionals,” commented Binkley. Brandon Sexton also lost in his first round of regionals and felt similarly. “I think that I could have wrestled better. Part of it was because I was prepared for one person then someone missed weight and I had to wrestle someone else,” said Sexton After pinning the Eastern Pekin 220 lb. wrestler, Barger then lost to the Jefferson wrestler in the same class. “I don’t think I wrestled to my full ability in the second round, but that’s a lesson learned. I’m excited and thankful though to be wrestling in front of thousands of people,” said Barger. { Bowling teams strikes out in a good way Nicaila Mata Staff Writer } Photo by: Haley Mullins Levi Glass (12) wrestles against Aaron Mosely of New Albany in the 170 lb. weight class at Regionals at Jeffersonville High School. He ended up losing the match. “First of all I’m very proud of this team. We had an awesome year,” said head coach Bob Richie Sr. For the 2015-2016 season the Scottsburg Bowling team had a winning season of 80-20. Going into conference they went up against 12 different teams and they came out on top. They now hold the division 2 championship title in the South Central Indiana Conference. With help from their coaches, the team has excelled in their performance. “They improved 100 percent from last year,” said Coach Richie. Going into the season, the team also had high expectations. “I knew that we had talent and that it was going to be a great season from the start,” said Collin Zollman (12), leader of the team. Since Zollman is the only senior that the team will be losing, the group is looking forward to next year. “Collin laed by example. We will have everyone returning next year and we are very fortunate to have a strong team,” said Dustin Yocum (11). They have also gotten closer as a group and they hope to improve next year. “The team has bowled together for a couple years now, so it comes naturally to get along and mesh together. I am really excited to see how much we improve next year,” said Eli Boyd (10).


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2.19.16 Sports 11 Photo by: A lex Combs Senior swimmer Levi Elliott takes off from the starting blocks as he begins his 100 yard backstroke at the Charlestown invitational. Elliott placed first in this event with a time of 1:08. Elliott also placed first in the 200 yard free style and the 400 yard free relay in this same meet. The boys finished 2nd out of 4 teams in the invitational. Swim Young swimmers seek good showing at sectional } { Madeline Parker News Editor The girls’ swim team completed their sectional competition with a lot of personal bests. “Overall, I think there were only two swims that weren’t personal bests. [It was] a great weekend for Scottsburg swim,” said Coach Jason Carter. Although the team swam well, they narrowly missed Carter’s goal of being in the top eight. They finished ninth out of 17 teams. Carter said inexperience was the team’s biggest struggle at sectional competition. “There were quite a few of us who had never been to a swim sectional competition before, so there were a lot of nerves that first day of swimming. The lack of knowledge of what a sectional swim meet really was set some of them back a little,” said Carter. Carter said the atmosphere of such a large facility with around 400 swimmers was intimidating for new swimmers. “Next year we bring back nine girls, so that will be a great base for us to lead into the future,” said Carter. Senior Allyssa Napier had mixed feelings about the season coming to an end. “It’s sad that this is my last year, but at the same time it will be nice to go home after school,” said Na- pier. The boys’ sectional began yesterday on Feb. 18, and will be completed tomorrow on Feb. 20. Although the boys’ team is small, Carter is confident individuals will score well. “We have potential to swim well for us… We’re looking for personal time drops and a great showing of our own potential,” said Carter. The individuals on the boys’ team are quickly improving, which has the potential to lead to a good team score. Carter said, “Alex Combs has dropped 20 seconds in his backstroke in the last two-four meets. We’re starting to peak at the right time.” Confidence for the future drives successful season } { Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief Girls’ Basketball With a 14-10 record, the Scottsburg Warriorettes finished up their season in a tough first round sectional loss against North Harrison. The Warriorettes played the Lady Cougars a total of three times this season, each time resulting in a loss. However, this game wasn’t like the rest. “The last game was complete team play. We didn’t exclude each other or hesitate. We knew what we wanted to do with the game plan. We stayed with it. We were right with North Harrison the whole game until they put in their two 6 footers together,” said Head Coach Donna Cheatham. This game symbolized most of the season for the Warriorettes. “I think we progressed over last year, but we didn’t reach the potential that I felt we had. At times we would show it, but it would never shine all the way through,” Cheatham said. Despite the feeling of unused potential, this year’s record is still an improvement from the 11-13 record of the previous 2014-2015 season. “Our season definitely went better than last. Of course we had some games where we didn’t play as a team, but we still did well,” said sophomore starter, Katie Horstman. While it was an overall better season than last, the ride into sectional wasn’t exactly how a team would picture going into their tournament play. “We had some tough losses against two really good teams before we entered sectional. Then when we drew North Harrison, we knew that they were the best team in the tournament. They ended up winning sectional,” said Taylor Stewart (12). “Despite the loss it was still a great season to end on.” Though the 2015-2016 season just came to an end, Coach Cheatham already has next year’s team in mind. “I think every year the program gets stronger, and the 8th grade that is coming up will be a huge asset. I hope that if I can suggest and show the importance of wanting to win to the team that we can realize all of their potential. I’m confident with what is to come,” said Cheatham. Photo by: Tor i Rone Coffees Cappucinos Slushies More . . . Junior guard Emma Waskom drives past her Madison opponent in the last home game of the season. The ladies won on their senior night with a score of 54-32. This was a big win for the Warriorettes, as Madison was victorious in their previous match up with a score of 58-70.


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12 Sports 2.19.16 A lex ccording to So many responsibilities, so little time } { Haley Mullins Features Editor Peyton Manning SB50 Winner { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } Eighteen seasons, five league MVPs, 6000 plus completions, 71 thousand yards and 200 career wins; with stats like these it’s no wonder why Peyton Manning has been put into the conversation as the greatest to ever play the game. With the end to Superbowl 50, seeing the Denver Broncos come away with its 3rd ever Lombardi trophy, the headlines weren’t of the game but of the questions surround Manning’s retirement. Whether or not he does retire is irrelevant. Manning has already put himself into company incomparable to everyone before him. Manning’s 200 career wins is the most by any quarterback ever, and his 71,940 passing yards also makes him the all time leader in that category as well. He also has the most touchdown passes ever with 539, and is second in passing completions (6,125) and fifth in overall passer rating (96.5). Manning also stands as the oldest quarterback to ever win the Superbowl (39) and is the only starting quarterback to ever win a Superbowl with two separate teams (The Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts). The thing that made Manning one of the all time greats however isn’t what he accomplished on the field, but off of it. Manning is just a blue collar guy that doesn’t talk unless spoken too, a trait that is often lost on players now days. This was never more evident than at this year’s super bowl when up and coming quarterback phenom Cam Newton of the Panthers walked out of a post game interview and veteran Peyton Manning dodged questions of his performance and retirement to focus on the achievements of the team. Manning has carried himself with this type of integrity throughout his entire career including after the 2011 season when the Colts and he decided to part ways and he still had only nice things to say about the team he used to call home. If Manning decides to retire, then he will be missed by the entire league. He has the stats to be a first ballot hall of famer and even better than his stats, is his genuine and classy personality. pay for when I grew up,” said Thompson. Then on the opposite side of that scale, Makalynn Brown (11) worries that if she has a job, the scheduling will prevent An athlete’s lifestyle can be stressful with the amount of her from having enough time to complete her school work. practices and games and keeping up on their schoolwork. “I would be afraid to get behind on my schoolwork beSome choose to stick with only the two, school and sports. cause I am an A student,” commented Brown. Others decide that they want to get a job to take on greater For most of the SHS athletic population, their schedules responsibilities. The reasons for student-athletes getting a are consistently full of late practices and games that take job vary from up the whole person to perof their after son. Most say school evethey get a job ning. just because Walker curthey like havrently works ing the money at Ponderoto do what sa and plays they want, tennis and others like baseball. “I balIsaiah Walkance my job er (11) and by allowing my Olivia Thompschedule to son (12) have not intertwine different anwith each othswers. er. I try to work “I decided less hours to get a job to during the pay for what season,” said Photo by: Lindsey Boswell Photo by: A lex Combs I wanted, and Walker. also to have a Isaiah Walker (11) has played two sports while working on Ponderosa Steakhouse for over a Thompson feeling of self year. According to Walker, his managers are understanding of his busy schedule. He is also able (12) is worka c c o m p l i s h - to back off on his hours at work during his sports seasons. ing at Family ment. I didn’t like the feeling of my mom paying for every- Video and has balanced having a job and playing softball for thing,” said Walker. two years, commented on how she balances her schedules. Thompson chose to take a more responsible approach to “It’s a challenge just for the simple fact that work thinks it’s getting a job. “I decided to get a job so I could pay for my car, important for you to be there but it’s also important to be at insurance, and other things that my parents would no longer softball practices and games,” said Thompson. Team will return all five starters Turns toward future Alex Combs Sports Columnist Boys’ Basketball { } Photo by: K atie Hunger Bradley Whitler (10) drives towards the goal in an effort to score. The Warriors ended up losing this game against Floyd Central. Whitler is a part of the young players that make up this year’s starting rotation. The boys will only be losing one senior this year and hope to bounce back next year with their returning team. “It has been hard not having any other senior on the team, but I’ve made due with the cards I have been dealt,” said lone senior basketball player Kyle Newton. This single sentence could sum up the boys’ basketball season as the team currently stands with a record of 1-18, and contribute a lot of their struggles to the youth and overall size of the team. “Our biggest weakness has been our overall lack of size and our inexperience. We have been physically outmanned on several occasions this year playing against much bigger and more experienced teams,” said Head Coach Brady Wells. While this year’s struggle has been with inexperience, the team only loses one senior this year and return all five of their current starters. “This year has been a learning experience. We only lose one senior, and we’ll have a lot of talent coming back for next year,” said Matthew Colwell (9). Wells echoed Colwell’s thoughts saying, “We have had a lot of guys get very valuable varsity experience this season. That will definitely help us moving forward. They have learned many things about what it takes to play at the varsity level.” It’s not all about next year for the boys however. They are still focused on improving and making what they can out of this year. “Our biggest strengths have definitely been our ability to keep working hard. The guys have come to work every day and played with great energy and effort every night out,” said Wells. Newton agreed with his head coach saying, “We try to make the best out of every day that we go into practice. Some days we all go in and don’t really want to work hard but you have to just put everything aside and go practice hard,” said Newton.



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