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Times Square ball drop is rich with New Year’s history

new years ball final

Zach Echols
December 12, 2013

The Times Square ball drop is one of the best-known New Year’s celebrations internationally. It is attended by at least 1 million spectators yearly and enjoys a national television audience across multiple broadcasters. Every year at midnight on New Year Eve a ball is dropped at Time Square. The... Read more »

Mr. Dye is awarded Pelham High School teacher of the year

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Alexis Gordon
November 22, 2013

Every year the staff at Pelham High School recognizes a teacher that is doing his job well and has put in a lot of effort towards helping his students succeed. Mr. Dye said saw this reward as, “a nice pat on the back in knowing that this reward doesn’t just serve him but believes it’s a reward... Read more »

Textbooks are being replaced soon

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Roberto Murcia
November 21, 2013

The need for technology increases as two Alabama lawmakers vote for the replacement of eBooks instead of textbooks. Textbooks are considered obsolete as it is said that kids learn more on the internet vs. text already prepared.                 The lawmakers argued that the cost of buying... Read more »

St. Vincent’s representative visits Pelham students

Katie Gentry
November 21, 2013

On Friday, Nov. 8 a representative from St. Vincent’s hospital visited Pelham High School to talk about entry level positions with the hospital, what kind of jobs are available, and the application process. For more information about entry level jobs go to and click on the careers tab. There... Read more »

Upcoming Jingle Bell run hopes to raise money for arthritis research

Haley Payne
November 21, 2013

The Jingle Bell Run is a festive way to help others this holiday.  This is the first year Pelham is doing this race.  Mrs. Varner said, “the jingle bell run is a race to help benefit the arthritis foundation.” This event is also going to have activities for people who do not want to do the race.... Read more »

ACT prep available to PHS juniors

Alaina Harris
November 20, 2013

This year, Pelham High School is now offering an ACT prep study hall for all juniors. During 7th period, students who expressed interest were placed into classes in order to prepare for the ACT which most colleges require for admission. Students are provided textbooks and workbooks in class along with... Read more »

Pelham Marching band competes at Jacksonville State

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Erin McDonald
October 17, 2013

The Pelham High School Band and Visual Ensemble competed at Jacksonville State in the 2013 Contest of Champions on October 5th. The band was awarded Best Drum Major, Best Majorette, and Best Dance Team while Color Guard placed third in their division. Senior Tristan S. says, “I’m very proud of us... Read more »

Pelham students prepare for benchmarks and the PSAT

Alexis Gordon
October 17, 2013

At Pelham High School students are preparing for benchmarks. “I try to study for the benchmarks but I never know if I’m studying the right thing,” Amber H. stated. To help better prepare students, some of the teachers in the class rooms have been preparing students with study guides to help students... Read more »

U.S. government shuts down

Roberto Murcia
October 16, 2013

Due to recent events within the United States government, a shutdown recently occurred. The shutdown will mainly affect people who are working with the government or working with a company who is funded by the government. A government shutdown stops payment to unessential services funded by the government.... Read more »

PHS annouces homecoming queen

Katie Gentry
October 16, 2013

The 2013 homecoming court consists of one representative from the freshman, sophomore, and junior class and four representatives from the senior class. Representatives were voted for by their class and were presented at the homecoming game during halftime, where 2013-2014 homecoming queen Holley G. was... Read more »