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Public school snapshots: Arrowhead, Three Oaks, Green Run, Cox

Arrowhead Elementary School recently held its SCA elections for the 2018-2019 school year. The new officers and representatives were installed during a ceremony that was attended by their families and friends. Pictured, from left to right, are: President Addison Hayden, Vice President Erin Shaheryar, Secretary Morgan Washington, Treasurer Hunter Heckman and Reporter Camryn Early.​ (Courtesy photo.)


Winning team members are: Cameryn White, Eliott Taisler, Jake Tomik, Griffin Weaver, Jack Conway, Max Padigos, Michael Boyle and Alyssa Warren. (Courtesy photo.)

Three Oaks Elementary School fifth grade teams recently competed in the third Annual Military Aviation Museum STEM Airplane Challenge, hosted by Creeds Elementary School. The team with Jake Tomik, Eliott Taisler and Griffen Weaver, won third place for longest hang time.


The Green Run High School library will mark its 40th anniversary by featuring items from its archives. School librarians have combed through their student newspaper archives, beginning with 1979, and will highlight headlines, stories and events that help tell the history of Green Run High School.

Some of the issues of each decade have been steady and timeless, such as, parking disputes, school spirit and school policies, like the dress code, have been discussed and debated through the decades. Beepers in school began the great technology sea change and are written about in one issue of the newspaper.

The archived collection also includes, The Great Book of French Impressionism, donated by the French Club in 1984-85. Members of the club during that school year signed the end pages of the massive book on French Art.

A signed copy of Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope is also in the collection and was acquired when President Obama visited Green Run High School in 2012.

The librarians will be sharing items from the archives on Twitter, @GreenRunLibrary. The items will also be on display in the library.


Carine McCandless speaks to Honors English 11 students about her brother, Chris McCandless whose true story was told in John Krakauer's novel Into the Wild. (Courtesy photo.)

Kyle Goodson’s Honors English 11 classes at Cox High School were given the opportunity recently to meet Carine McCandless, sister to the main character, Chris McCandless, whose journey and ultimate passing was immortalized in Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild. Goodson’s students recently finished reading the novel.

The novel features Chris McCandless’ true story about his journey through the unknown in the 1990s. While discussing the novel, Carine discussed the ongoing debate over whether her brother is seen as a hero, or senseless, in his endeavors.

Only 21 when her brother passed away, she was unaware that he would soon perish at the age of 24, found dead in an abandoned bus on the Stampede Trail in Alaska.

McCandless believed Krakauer and her brother are similar in that their wild side can sometimes take over. She was appeased when she heard Krakauer was writing the novel in honor of her brother.

“When people ask me what my brother would be like as an adult if he were still alive, I say he would be just like Jon Krakauer,” said Carine McCandless.

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