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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...

Ada High takes on first Ethics Bowl

Ada High takes on first Ethics Bowl

Malli Pingleton, Junior Editor/Writer

February 11, 2017


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Maddie Bacon, (Senior) Nathan Fountain (Junior) and Summer Wilbanks (Junior) were three contestants who represented the Ada High Cougars in the Ethics Bowl Regional competition. It was Oklahoma's second year to hold a Regional competition for Ethics Bowl, where the winners would advance to the nation...

Women may be required to register for the draft

Women may be required to register for the draft

Jersey Gregory, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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For a long time, women everywhere have advocated for equal rights and equal pay on all levels. Their newest equal rights may soon include draft equality. According to the New York Times, as of Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2016, the senate passed an expansive military bill which would require all women turning...

Ada High participates in mock job interviews

Ada High participates in mock job interviews

Jacky Lopez, Reporter/Photographer

January 31, 2017


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Ada High students were recently given a taste of the "real world" they've been told so much about.  All juniors participated in mock job interviews. To prepare for the interviews,  students created resumes and cover letters as part of their English classes.  Students had to choose a resume templ...

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