February, 2006 www.hominy.k12.ok.us Hominy High School th ------------------------------------------------------------------------5 Edition-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ms. Scoles: Biology because the freshman are so easily entertained! Haha. Bryson: Why do you like teaching? Ms. Scoles: Because I am always learning new stuff while I am teaching Happy Birthday to Teacher of the Month and the kids keep me You… young! By: Tiffany Edwards By: Bryson Brixie This Month I chose Ms. The Purple and White Beverly Scoles to be Press would like to wish Teacher of the Month. I the following students picked Ms. Scoles the best on their special because not only is she a day: Dustin Clements (March 1), fun teacher, but she also Jessica Uehling (March 1), helps you learn while Chelsea Simmons (March 2), you are having a good Vanessa Moore (March 4), time. Ms. Scoles teaches Mrs. Tilley (March 5), Coach Ed (March 6), Bio I, Bio II, Physics, Student of the Month Mrs. Fry (March 7), and Chemistry. I By: Nathan Phelps Jerrad Jones (March 9), interviewed Ms. Scoles The Student’s of the Jordan Jones (March 9), and asked her a couple Month for March are Adam Pinkerton (March 16), of questions….. Ben Ragsdale, Timothy James Cotton (March 18), Goodfox, and Megan Jason DeRoin (March 22), Jakob Enos (March 25), Bryson: Why did you Smith. Ben Ragsdale is Cody Baker (March 26), choose to become a active in football and Paul Gray (March 27), teacher? off-season weights. Tommy Modlin (March 27), Ms. Scoles: Simply Timothy Goodfox is Jessie Simmons (March 29), active in football and and Mark Davis (March 31). because teaching shows me. off-season weights. Riddlez: Bryson: How many Megan Smith is active in A woman has 7 children, years have you been cheerleading, basketball, half of them are boys. teaching? Student Council, and How can this be Ms. Scoles: 30 years plans to go to OSU this possible? Bryson: Which science coming fall. (Answer can be found on the class is your favorite to last page of the newspaper!) teach? will revive its famous “love Parade” this summer after a co- sponsor rescued the techno street party from Girls Basketball Tennis Clinic bankruptcy, the By: Ashley Morrow By: Hunter Womack festival’s founder and The Lady Bucks played There will be a Tennis founder and main the Foyil Lady Panthers Clinic March 4th from organizer Tuesday. for the District 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Championships Friday, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 February 17th at Foyil. p.m. The clinic fee is In the first quarter, Foyil $30 and is due to Coach made 7 three’s and that Dyer by March 1st. put them ahead by a lot. Entry forms are in the After half-time the Lady office. Vo-Tech Bucks came back but By: Kristina Koehn ended up losing and What is going on at Vo- Foyil became the Tech? We are getting District Champions. ready for contest on the The Lady Bucks play 16th of this month. We Thursday against the are also doing a birthday Yale Bulldogs at 1:30 in cake on Wednesday for Pawnee. If they lose one of the teacher’s at this game they will be Central Tech. This has done for the season. I World News been one of the hardest asked Taylor Crawford By: Ronnie Gilley weeks ever, because we and Maggie Bolt what are practicing for their feelings are on all An explosive attack on Regional Contest and of this and this is what the Golden Mosque, a we must stay focused. they said: Shiite Muslim Shrine in Also, our Central Tech Taylor: We went out Samarra, triggers other open house is this there and played our attacks and protests Sunday, February 19th hardest but some of our across Ira of sectarian and it is a very big shots just weren’t violence between event. It takes a lot of falling. Muslims. President preparation. We are Maggie: Taylor and I Bush is defending a deal hoping to have a huge went and watched them that would let a united turnout Sunday. There play twice before we Arab Emirates-based was five of us that went played them and they company run some key to contest and we all weren’t that good—they U.S. seaports, telling made first place. We are have never made that would veto any bill to all going to state! We many three’s in one hold up the agreement. are the first to make it to quarter. We should Lawmakers from both State out of our class have beaten them. parties say the fill do Service Careers. what they can to sink the deal. Berlin, Germany assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray. If it were not for Dr. King and the many others who fought Academic Team By: Corbin Dewitt for civil rights, America would not be the same The Hominy Academic as it is today. Team has been very Dr. Martin Luther active this year. The King Jr. By: Taylor Crawford team has won two meets and one tournament. It’s hard to believe that We found one of just less than forty years Hominy’s own team St. Patrick’s Day ago, America had members Cobey By: Bryson Brixie separate water fountains Cleminshire. So we What is the real reason for blacks and whites. decided to ask him a few for St. Patrick’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. questions. why do we celebrate it? was an influential Q: “Who’s the sponsor Those are just a few of person in the struggle to for the team, and how the questions many change conditions in have they helped this people have been asking America. He also tried year?” for quite some time. to help win equal A: Mrs. Upshaw, she Saint Patrick's Day is protection under the law reviews us over celebrated on March for citizens of all races. questions and teaches on 17th, the feast day of King led many civil- subjects we need to Saint Patrick, the patron right marches and gave know. She doesn’t let saint of Ireland. St. many speeches. The us listen to our IPods on Patrick was the famous “I have a dream” the rides to the meets. missionary credited with speech was given on Q: “When and how do converting the Irish to August 28, 1963. King you practice?” Christianity. It is a suffered many hardships A: We practice on national holiday in during his life. On Tuesday’s and Friday’s Ireland. It also is January 26, 1956 King at lunch. Someone asks celebrated outside of was arrested for going us random questions and Ireland in cities with a 30 mph in a 25 mph some from previous large number of people zone. When his first matches. of Irish descent. Here book was published in Q: “Can you give us a are some things 1958 he was stabbed. brief description of what associated with St. Even though many happens at a meet?” Patrick’s Day…The calamities happened, A: “We play three Shamrock: It symbolizes King prevailed. On rounds of twenty the rebirth of spring. December 10, 1964, questions each in which Music: After the Irish King won the Nobel we have team questions were forced not to speak Peace Prize. Dr. Martin after. We usually play their own language, they Luther King Jr. was two matches at a meet.” turned to music to help remind them of Joshell Wilson: important events and to “Freshman initiation hold on to their heritage because they were little and history. The color maggots and for the first green: It is the color of Senior Stuff time we were in spring, Ireland, and the By: Jessie Simmons charge!” shamrock. Leprechaun: Although sad to think Irish fairy. The name about, our senior year is Me: “What was your leprechaun is derived almost over. Through most embarrassing from the old Irish word all the drama, break-ups, moment from high luchorpan which means and rumors, we’ve school?” "little body." managed to survive. On Brandi Wilcox: “When the good side, we’ve got I passed out at Vo-Tec. a lot more great things I saw needles in the to look forward to: our nursing class. Megan last prom, our senior had to catch me. trip, and of course the Everyone made fun of senior play. I recently me, and I had to go talked with a few home.” seniors, interviewing Sports: Track them on various Me: “Do you think any By: Courtney DeLong questions: guys will cry at Last year we had a very graduation? If so, successful season. Joel Me: “How do you feel who?” Parks won state in the about our senior year Candace Tyler: “I high jump and got ending soon?” don’t think any of our runner-up in the 110 Stephen Spurgeon: “I guys will cry because I hurdles. Courtney feel really happy think they’re all ready to Dailey received 5th place because I’m ready to get go. Actually, I think in pole vault. Cody out of this school, but Mark will.” Baker got 6th place in I’ll miss all my friends pole vault also. This that aren’t going to the Me: “Who has been year we are hoping to University of your favorite teacher?” have another successful Oklahoma.” Taylor Crawford: year. The girl’s new “Mrs. Scoles because coach is Coach Culler. Me: “What’s one thing she makes class fun.” The boy’s coach is you wish you could have Coach Miller. We are changed about your high I also talked with Oney expecting to have a lot school career?” Perrin about of talent for both girl’s Melinda Carter: “Senioritis”. I asked her and boy’s. “Spent more time why she thinks she has having fun.” Senioritis, and she said, “I think I have it Me: “What has been because I’m ready to your fondest memory of graduate and during high school?” class I don’t pay attention. I just try to get by.” The internet get asked either. It’s ladies cross the streets. defines “Senioritis” as a just as much fun to go They do all of this syndrome attributed to with friends. Start selflessly and ask for students nearing the end thinking who you want nothing in return. of high school. Its to vote for to be prom Despite all of these great symptoms can include: King and Queen! I hope acts, Stephen has never laziness, procrastination, you have fun, and dance been recognized by our and apathy regarding the night away! school as student of the schoolwork. Senioritis month. I’d like to thank does not affect all these three young men people in the same way, for making Hominy a and the only known cure better place to live. is graduation. All throughout my years of high school, I heard seniors talking about this epidemic, but I Purple and White never thought it would Pride happen to me. By: Nathan Phelps However, I have been The Purple and White hit with Senioritis. I am Press would like to afflicted with the same nominate these three symptoms as Oney. young men as Purple National Honor Society During most classes (I and White Pride By: Jessica Phelps can’t believe I’m students of the month. Hominy’s National Honor admitting this), I tend to Stephen Spurgeon, Buck Society has added five become extremely bored Holt, and Brandon new members! They are: Bedient are chosen for Amanda Fenton, Courtney and tired, and I have Moles, Chelsea Simmons, trouble concentrating. this honor. All three of Rachel Metzger, and However, good news: I these students are Jessica Phelps. National now have an excuse for receiving this honor Honor Society is a very my laziness! because they have prestigious program for displayed outstanding high school students from Prom character for the past the tenth grade through the By: Juli Dunlap four years. Anytime I twelfth grade. It has a lot It’s about that time to need advice on a of requirements such as: a start thinking about situation, I go to those 3.5-4.0 GPA, have done a prom dresses, your hair, three outstanding men. lot of community service, getting your nails done, They have helped me in are involved in a lot of and most importantly— organizations, and show many decisions and leadership and character your date! Guys don’t situations. Not only qualities. If you meet up be afraid to ask that have they helped me, to all those requirements— special someone, but they have also made and more—then some of truthfully their probably our community a better the faculty at HHS will dying to be asked! place. They can be seen decide if you should be in Don’t get too all over town picking up the society. NHS looks discouraged if you don’t trash and helping old good on college transcripts because it shows the school that you’re a good person and student without having to get to know you really well. Congratulations to the five Senior Play new members, and also to By: Oney Perrin four old members of this This year’s senior play Betty Marshall Chapter of entitled The Invisible Man NHS. is going very well. This Whose Legs Are month we have practiced These? almost everyday during By: Brandi Wilcox lunch and we have had a Guess whose legs these few practices at the are… Community Center. You can find the answer During those practices we have a lot of fun. It is to these questions at the really hard for the cast to end of this month’s issue Letter from the Editor By: Jessie Simmons be serious, but when we of The Purple and White The “Suggestion Box” are, the play turns out Press has been somewhat of a really good. success. A few of the suggestions we’ve received have been helpful. For example, someone suggested that Choir we put people’s By: Jennifer Johnson birthdays in the March 3rd, 2006 is newspaper. That has District Solo-Ensemble been added to our Contest. This year’s Whose Mess is this? newspaper this month. By: Brandi Wilcox soloists include: Also, someone This mess was found in Cassandra Clements, suggested that we talk the locker room. Can Sami Wilson, Tabitha about graduation since you guess whose it is? Horton, Ashley Mayo, seniors will soon be Rachel Metzger, Jessica gone. We have added Phelps, Jennifer this as well. A special Johnson, Danielle thanks goes out to those Sterling, Kyla Wilson, who suggested those. Ryan Wooten, Amanda One suggestion that I Fenton, Nathan Phelps, find humorous said: “I Who’s Eyes are these? Jessie Simmons, think the newspaper By: Brandi Wilcox Stephen Spurgeon, and should have scratch-and- These eyes were found Ashley Wynn. This sniff stickers all over it.” playing pool on the year’s ensembles internet in the library. include a girl’s treble quartet, a mixed quartet, a men’s trio, a girl’s sextet, a girl’s triple trio, a girl’s large ensemble, and a mixed ensemble. because their new album while healthy people can Good luck to all the won’t come out until buy cigarettes at the participants! possibly mid-summer or front. fall. The band says that …do people order they’re focusing on their double cheeseburgers, tour at the present large fries, and a Diet moment. Stump tells Billboard.com, “We're Coke. trying some new stuff but …do banks leave both if you notice it, you notice doors to the vault open it. And if you don't, we're and then chain the pens still Fall Out Boy. As to the counters. always, we're kind of a …do we leave cars rock band but we're worth thousands of Entertainment influenced by hip-hop and dollars in the driveway By: Courtney DeLong soul and metal at the same and put our useless junk This past week a lot of time and '80s pop music in the garage. thrilling movies came and stuff. So, we'll see …do we buy hotdogs in out. When a Stranger what's noticed." “From Under the Cork packages of ten and Calls is said to keep you buns in packages of on the edge of your seat, Tree" has certainly been noticed, having sold more eight. asking what’s going to …do they have drive-up than 1.8 million copies in happen next? the United States. The ATM machines with Saw 2 came out band is bringing their tour Braille lettering. February 14th on DVD to OKC on March 23rd. and VHS. It’s gory, but Hawthorne Heights and it also has a good story the All American Rejects behind it. It’s very will be there as well. suspenseful. Ashley Several Hominian’s are Morrow and Maggie going to the concert. Bolt both gave it three stars. Teens For Christ By: Jessica Phelps The first Thursday of February was February 2nd. The speaker was Coach Ballard. He spoke Only in America… about a book called “The By: Cobey Cleminshire Purpose Driven Life” by Only in America… Rick Warren that teaches …can pizza get to your us about how to live a life house faster than an of purpose. On February Fall Out Boy ambulance. 9th, Mrs. Tyler’s dad, Mr. Collins, brought pizza and By: Jessie Simmons …are there handicap I absolutely adore Fall Out talked about how God’s parking spaces in front love is the greatest, and Boy. So when I of a skating rink. discovered that they’re God is love. Mr. Collins is …do drugstores make the pastor at the Antioch planning a new CD, I was elated! But, hold your the sick walk all the way Christian Fellowship horses Fall Out Boy fans, to the back of the store Church in Wynona. Teens to get their prescriptions For Christ meets every Thursday at lunch in Mrs. *Answer’s to Who’s Tyler’s room. We would Mess is this and love for you to come! Who’s Legs are these…. Mess- Dillon Owens Eyes- Harrison Hudgins Legs- Joel Parks Blood Drive Coming Answer to Riddlez: Soon… By: Megan Smith ALL the children are Student Council will be boys, so 1/2 half are putting on another blood boys and so is the drive March 22nd. You other half. have to be 110 pounds and 17 years old to give In addition to the reporters listed above, The Purple and blood. Our goal is to get White Press is made possible 40 donors; we are up to by the following people: 35 singed up. You Illustrators: Corbin Dewitt, Taylor could even win a laptop Crawford, Joel Parks, and Joseph Jones computer! One student donor from the entire Publishers: Bryson Brixie, Harrison Hudgins, Ashley state will win the Morrow, and Jessie Simmons computer. Our school Editor-in-Chief: Jessie Simmons might even win a scholarship—we are two Sponsor: Debbie Enos people away from winning that scholarship! So make sure you sign up! All StuCo members will be working to keep you comfortable. They will be getting you snacks, drinks, and handing out t-shirts. If you are planning to give blood, drink lots of water that day, and don’t forget to eat! Sign up today in Mrs. Will’s room if you think you qualify!