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Senior Goodbye – Taryn Holmes

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Dear Newspaper Staff, It is hard to believe my time with The Journal is over. I have always loved writing, but I never knew what I could accomplish. I still remember sophomore year, joining the newspaper class and being scared to death whenever I had to conduct an interview. Three years later I h...

Mr. & Miss DHS – Levi Tate and Gracie Isham

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Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

What was the most memorable thing about your years in high school? L: The most memorable thing about high school for me was meeting Keilie my freshman year, not dating her till my sophomore year, promising her that I’d marry her my junior year, and proposing to her my senior year.   G: One of...

Valedictorian – Kaitlyn Lane

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Lindsey Gogniat, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Dear DHS students,   After four years of high school struggles and fond memories, I never would have thought my senior year would end in a pandemic, but sadly it is still the middle of the outbreak of COVID-19; the number of reported cases and the death toll continues to rise in the United S...

Senior Goodbye – Nathan Martin

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Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

May 21, 2020

Being a staff writer for the school newspaper for three years and the assistant editor for one has taught me so much that has contributed to my character, and that is what I am most thankful for. Learning to learn other people’s stories and the ability to work with them is something that I will keep w...

Salutatorian – Gracie Isham

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Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Dear Students of DHS,   I have attended school in Decatur since kindergarten. Growing up in this small town has been quite the ride, but I am so grateful for this town and the people within it. I have learned so much through my years of being enrolled at Decatur High School and I want to lea...

Senior Goodbye – Eden Jones

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Eden Jones, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

My senior year has been one that I will never forget, not because of the virus, but because I have met some amazing people this year. I will miss being in class hearing about the topics people are writing about, and seeing different personalities shine throughout the class. My time was oft...

Pandemic Postpones Prom

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Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

As students and parents battle to find normalcy in their lives amidst event cancellations and venue closures, the idea of hosting a prom seemed impossible at times, but they never gave up hope. The faculty and everyone involved in this huge task faced difficulties, but administrators finally found a date...

Sports Commit – Madason Thomas

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

Madason committed to UCA for Cheerleading on March 8, 2020. She plans to major in Dental Hygiene. Madason has been cheerleading for 11 years. “Crowd involvement is my favorite part because it reassures me that I am doing my job right by getting the crowd cheering as well.”  ...

Sports Commit – Jordyn Smith

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

JT committed to Grayson College for softball on November 5, 2019. She is planning to major in Kinesiology and has not decided on a minor yet. JT started playing when she was 3 years old. “My favorite part about softball is the people I get to play with, and meet.”  ...

Top Ten – Hayden Hurst #3

Lindsey Gogniat, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

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