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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor

               

GHS on the Move

Grenada High School students don't just sit in classrooms, learning about subjects from books and lectures by faculty. These young people are on the move! Several GHS classes and clubs have been traveling around the state to museums, informational events, and competitions to further their learning through real-life experiences. A group of seven GHS students who plan to enter the field of education, attended the Educators Rising State Competition in Natchez, Mississippi last week. These students are members of the Teacher Academy class and the Educators Rising club taught and sponsored by Mrs. Allison Ashmore. The Natchez Convention Center provided the venue for the future educators to compete in the areas of Public Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Job Interview, Storybook K-3, Storybook Pre-K. Students also attended workshops entitled "Discover the Leader in You," and "Fly Zone."

The GHS Archery team recently traveled to Lafayette County High School for a shooting tournament. The 17 member GHS team competed against Lafayette County's High School and Junior Varsity teams in the event, defeating both teams – a total of 48 archers. During competition, archers keep score of their shots, and the top 12 scores are totaled to determine the winning team. Grenada archers claimed the win with a score of 3013 points over Lafayette's High School score of 2934 and their JV score of 2470. GHS also took away the Top Female Shooter award as well as second and third place male shooters. The team's next target is Water Valley High School, one of the top teams in our area. After that, both the Grenada High School (7th – 12th grade) and the elementary (4th - 6th grade) teams travel to Coffeeville in March, then on to the State Championships in Jackson in April.

Not to be outdone, Advanced Placement English classes expanded their horizons by traveling to Delta State University to attend the Aquila Theatre production of "Hamlet." After studying the play in the classroom, the play brought the pages to life on the stage of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Approximately 60 students, faculty, parents, and chaperones attended the play then toured the campus of DSU. Mississippi Studies classes started the new year off in January with a tour of the Civil Rights Museum and the Mississippi History Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. Both museums reside under the same roof, and give students a more personal glimpse of where Mississippi began and how it reached its present state. Pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit to Grenada are on display in the Civil Rights Museum. Seeing local venues in the midst of history really bring the lessons into reality for students.

Field trips and competitions help bring classes to life and allow students to experience sights and events they might not otherwise encounter until much later in life. Education that provides learning both inside and outside the classroom is an integral part of helping students prepare to tackle today's challenging environment.