Student council members collect money on hat day for the Smith family. Photos of the Smith’s house show that bedrooms were tossed around, rooms and objects were charred, and the house got so hot that the metal roofing on porch melted down.
“It all happened within like five minutes. We just ran outside and waited for the fire department,” said Jordy Smith (10).
At roughly five in the morning on March 14, the home of Jordy Smith caught on fire due to a short circuit in the utility room. Jordy’s mother Linda Smith said that she left for work at 2:30 a.m. and then her husband left at about 4:30 a.m. at five she got the call that her home was on fire.
For those students who are willing to work, save money and give up things that they do not need, there will be two travel opportunities in the summer of 2020. New Tech French teacher Ondra Couch and High Schools that Work Spanish teacher Lana Coverdale will both be hosting a trip two summers from now. Couch will be going to South Africa and Coverdale will be taking her students to Belize. Each trip will be in the beginning of June.
The trip to Belize will be a seven day adventure with Coverdale to a Spanish speaking destination where students can see Mayan ruins and more. Coverdale sees the trip as a learning experience that will be filled with activities.
“It’s not just a learning experience, but more active and we will being doing stuff everyday,” said Coverdale.
Think about the future and think about future families and children you might have, or a friend might have. Now imagine the heartbreak that you or a friend might have to experience one day because of the death of a child. They just had their eighth birthday and made a new friend at school, and then the next day they were sick. There was a new child at school that day, and that child was not vaccinated. Children are now contracting diseases that we once thought were gone. Where does the line get drawn?
People argue that it is safe to not vaccinate their children because of diseases like the measles are gone. However, they are not. These diseases have only been contained by the vaccination of the nation’s children.
I understand to an extent people’s reservations in vaccinating their children, but they should not be allowed to put other people’s children at risk. If a child was HIV positive that child’s parents would tell other parents to make sure everyone’s children are safe, people who do not vaccinate their children should have the same courtesy.
We at The Booster staff would like to make a “shout-out” and thank Mr. Bob McGannon for his outstanding support of our publications. McGannon has collected roughly 23 years worth of issues since he began teaching at SHS in 1996. He said that he has collected at least one or two copies of the paper each issue that it has been distributed throughout his teaching career here. Our staff appreciates every Booster supporter that we have and would like to thank anyone who supports us.