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Service Animal Provides Light in Dark Times 

Service Animal Provides Light in Dark Times 

Golden Retriever boosts morale around campus
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

  Photos By: Jada Boner With a furry addition to her classroom, Danielle Scroggins teaches her Physics and Environmental Science classes with her students in mind. Daisy, a four year old Golden...

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Key players go unnoticed in excitement of program success
Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Most of the time in sports, fans hear about the star player or the coach or role player who stepped up in a big moment. When people read sports recaps in news stories, this is what they look at. A...

Masked Performers Advance

Masked Performers Advance

One Act Play places at district, moves on to regional rounds
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

  After a year of cancellations and closings, the theater lights finally clicked back on. Since November, the DHS theater department has been preparing for the UIL One Act Play competition....

End of an Era

End of an Era

Four years of powerlifting comes to an end for Sitzman
Garrett Rodgers March 26, 2021

For four years in a row, Leigh Ann Sitzman found the success few high school athletes ever imagine. She earned her way to the state powerlifting competition for three of the four years. The only time...

One Final Show

One Final Show

Senior reflects on time spent at WCYF
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

When walking on the fairgrounds during the week of the Wise County Youth Fair (WCYF), chaos is an expected sight. Goats break loose from cages, pigs escape their handlers and there’s no escape from...

The Next Step

The Next Step

Seniors feel the absence of creating schedules for the upcoming school year
Magen McMillian, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

At the beginning of the second semester, underclassmen create their class schedules for their next year. They pick classes, decide on AP or Dual and choose electives. It becomes a ritual for the four...

Sally Rodgers

Keeping Everyone in the Know

Alumna returns to fill important role in district communications
Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

    Certain roles in the district that work behind the scenes, including the Director of Communications, often go unnoticed and end up forgotten. In Decatur, many people filled the...

Decatur Alumna publishes second book

Decatur Alumna publishes second book

After first novel freshman year, 2020 graduate writes second story
Magen McMillian, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Decatur High School alumna Taryn Holmes wrote her second book this year in her freshman year at A&M called “The Blue Jacket.” The story follows an FFA jacket through the journey of being...

Rejection Spurs Success

Rejection Spurs Success

Alumna follows lifelong passion publishing thriller novels
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

  In any library, books line shelf after shelf. Author’s names pop off of the various covers, but each seems like nothing more than a faceless name. To most, the names hold little importance....

Jada Boner

Staff Member Makes Difference

Office worker impacts lives through role
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

  About  21 years ago, staff member, Dawn Downe, began working for DHS. She works with all different types of students in the office and the majority of students who walk by see how comfortable...

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