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Spirit Themes Announced leading to the Most Wonderful time of the year

Curtis Burris, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT THEMES  Monday:  "Candy Cane Monday" wear red/white Tuesday: Santa/Elf Hat day Wednesday: "Hanging of the Greens" Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Thursday: Crazy Christmas Sock Day Friday: "Polar Express Friday"  

Shrek The Musical: cast announced, rehearsals begin

Shrek The Musical: cast announced, rehearsals begin

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

September 28, 2017


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The Ada High performing arts program has announced Shrek The Musical as their fall production. Casting is set and rehearsals have begun. The Cougar Call will follow this production behind the scenes from start to finish, so check back for more Shrek The Musical updates....

Devastating earthquake strikes Mexico

Devastating earthquake strikes Mexico

Jacky Lopez, Senior Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Puebla state, 75 miles from Mexico City, was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, leaving extreme damage in its wake. Third Most Powerful Earthquake in Mexico's History It is documented on History.com as the third most powerful earthquake in Mexico's history. The most po...

Ada High marching band adjusts to new administration

Ada High marching band adjusts to new administration

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


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The Ada High marching band is under new leadership as Richard Howard fills the position of 6 year band director Eric Hall. Hall returned to his alma mater in Illinois, accepting their head director position.With Ada High in need of an instructor, Howard took on the job. Since beginning the...

Special Education brings home the gold

Special Education brings home the gold

Jersey Gregory, Staff writer

April 25, 2017


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A team from Ada High school competed in the annual Track and Field Special Olympics and, according to Sheri Wright, special education teacher and team coach, they won awards in several events. 50 meter run: Shania Strunk 2nd Major Rogers 4th Softball throw: Major Rogers 1st ...

Journalism staff journeys to competition

Journalism staff journeys to competition

Jersey Gregory, Staff writer

April 13, 2017


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The Cougar Call staff recently attended the 46th Annual Northeastern State University (NEU) Media Day in Tahlequah, bringing home numerous awards. The NEU Media Day awarded overall newspaper and individual awards, in addition to hosting an on-site competition. The Cougar Call received the Superi...

Education budget crisis affects local schools

Education budget crisis affects local schools

Becky Robnett, Senior editor

April 7, 2017


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Since the 2008 recession, Oklahoma schools have been struggling with the budget crisis, and continued cuts to education funding aren't giving educators or students much hope for a resolution. Deanna Compton teaches English at Ada High School and is in her twentieth year in the teaching profession. ...

OU Alumni J.C. Watts brings encouraging message to Ada High students

OU Alumni J.C. Watts brings encouraging message to Ada High students

Mackenzee Crosby, Senior Editor and Photographer

March 6, 2017


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Former U.S. Representative and University of Oklahoma (OU) Alumnus, J.C. Watts, addressed the Ada High student body imploring students to rise above their circumstances and achieve their dreams. Watts began his speech by recounting a time when he could not sit with his white friends in the movie the...

Princesses will reign over Ada

Princesses will reign over Ada

Malli Pingleton, Junior Editor/Writer

February 28, 2017


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Lords and ladies, prepare for the arrival of royalty. Ada High Wrestling will be hosting a Princess Party on March 4, 2017.  The party will serve as a fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the wrestling team. Kyle Bohannon, Ada High's wrestling coach, decided he would like his team to attend a w...

Ada High School student publishes children’s book

Ada High School student publishes children’s book

Becky Robnett, Senior Editor, Reporter, Columnist

February 13, 2017


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Karen Heizer, Ada High School senior, recently published a children's book, Animal Kingdom  In addition to writing the book, Heizer was also responsible for all of the illustration. She began this project during the summer of 2016. Between school and the lengthy editing process, she finally fini...

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