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Wayne County Softball Signees Wayne County Softball Signees

Head Coach is Jamie Powell (Clarion-Ledger Coach of the Year), and assistant coach Stevie Holyfield.

Players: Brook Jordan (PRCC), Katie Cheeks (Hinds), Shalishana Hundley(Meridian) and Paige Powe ( Meridian)

War Eagles have had 17 players sign the last six seasons.

South State 5-A Champions and State Runnerup in 5-A this past year.

Star Academy Community Project Star Academy Project

 

The community project for the month of October at Star Academy was to collect socks to donate to the residents of Pine View Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The students at Star Academy donated more than 75 pairs of socks to Pine View.  

Upsets Lead to Historic Win by Wayne County in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Championships Wayne County Claims Title

ELLISVILLE – Some of the top teams coming into the 2017 Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s playoff competition were quickly picked off and sent home, stunning the eventual 2017 “Super Bowl” Champions, the Wayne County War Eagles, who had to fend off the 2016 Champions, the Oak Grove Warriors in the final round of the playoffs. This is the first time since the creation of the Bobcat Math League in 2012 for Wayne County to claim the title. Additionally, the War Eagle team took home a total of $2,900 in cash prizes for winning four-regular season matches, and for being a regular season wild card team and victorious in competition.  Oak Grove received a total of $1,950 in cash prizes for their second-place finish, as well as for being a regular season division winner, and winning five-regular season matches.

MSNA Conference 2017 MSNA Conference 2017

The Wayne County School District Child Nutrition staff attended the 48th Annual Mississippi School Nutrition Association Conference in Biloxi, MS on November 3-5, 2017.  Attendees are pictured with Jackie Henry, President of the Mississippi School Nutrition Association and CN Director of the Wayne County School District.

Students Scoring Advanced on State Tests Students Scoring Advanced on State Tests

Students scoring advanced on state tests during the 2016-17 school year were rewarded recently with a bowling trip and lunch in Laurel. Congratulations to these students for their great accomplishment.

Wayne County High School Baseball Helps First Baptist Church Wayne County High School Baseball Helps First Baptist Church

The Wayne County High School baseball team helped First Baptist Church of Waynesboro with their annual Operation Christmas Child shoe box project that supplies Christmas surprises to children around the world.

WCHS Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn Recognizes His Faculty WCHS Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn Recognizes His Faculty

During halftime at the Homecoming football game, WCHS Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn recognizes his faculty and staff for a job well done during the 2016-17 school year. This is the third year in a row that WCHS has been given a grade of B by the Mississippi Department of Education. It is a great day to be a War Eagle.

HOSA Officers Induction Ceremony HOSA Officers Induction Ceremony

The Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Healh Occupations Students of America (HOSA), held its 3rd annual officer induction ceremony. The ceremony took place at Boonedock Eddie’s on October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The 2017-2018 HOSA officers took their oath of office with family and friends in attendance.

Pictured:  Kneeling- Tynasia Terrell, Chaplain, and Jaycelyn Gray, Historian

Standing L to R- Lori Roberts, Reporter, Amber McLain, Treasurer, Lekisha Powe, Instructor and HOSA Advisor, Shakira Hall, State HOSA President, Jaquerius Howard, President, and Curlexis Arrington, Secretary.

Not pictured- Shalishana Hundley, Vice President 

War Eagle Marching Band Classic WCHS Band

The Wayne County High School marching band will host 15 bands at the War Eagle Marching Band Classic Competition Saturday, October 21, at War Eagle Stadium. The classic prepares the marching bands for state competition. The bands will be judged and evaluated, with WCHS not being part of the evaluations. Wayne County will perform at 7:45 p.m. in a special performance.

WCHS News Troy Graves

Wayne County High School's first-year inclusion teacher Troy Graves was awarded a Hutto's gift certificate and teacher discount card by WCHS assistant principal Carrie Turbyfill. Graves' name was in a hat with all other WCHS teachers with perfect attendance for the nine weeks.

Professional Development Schedule Oct 9th Professional Development
Football Sweetheart Ballot
Senior Homecoming Queen Ballot
WCHS Football Events WCHS Football Events

Senior Night/Pink Out Night

 

Wayne County High School will be hosting Senior Night and Pink Out Night when the War Eagles host top-ranked Hattiesburg on Friday, October 13, at War Eagle Stadium. Senior Night will begin at 6:25 p.m.

A Breast Cancer Survivors Celebration will be held before the game from 5:00-6:30 in the Star Academy building. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Breast cancer survivors will be recognized on the field at 6:40 p.m. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

 

WCHS Homecoming

 

The Wayne County High School Homecoming game is set for Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. when the War Eagles host West Harrison.

The Homecoming parade will be held on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Homecoming festivities will begin Friday night at 6:20 p.m. at the football field. The WCHS pep rally will start at 8:15 a.m. Friday in the War Eagle Gym.

 

See You at the Pole See You at the Pole

The Wayne County High School FCA participates in the "See You at the Pole" on September 27. Students pray for national, state and local leaders. The students want to be a shining light for other students at WCHS during this global week of student prayer.  The WCHS FCA sponsor is Ian Sharp.

Underclassmen Homecoming Form
WCHS Blood Drive WCHS Blood Drive

A Wayne County High School Junior is shown giving a unit of blood at the Beta Club blood drive.  After the daylong event, 60 units of blood were transported immediately to Texas to help with a critical shortage in that area.  The United Blood Services of Hattiesburg sponsored the blood drive. The next Beta Club blood drive will be on January 18. Amy Pruitt is the Beta Club sponsor.

Quiz Bowl Team Quiz Bowl Team

The Wayne County High School Quiz Bowl team defeated Northeast Jones, 50-44, last week in their first competition of the year.  The War Eagle squad will travel across town to take on the Wayne Academy Jaguars on October 2 in their next action.The next home action is hosting Heidelberg on Oct. 16 at 4:30 in the WCHS Library. The team's sponsor is Shay Clark.

WCHS Volleyball WCHS Volleyball

Wayne County High School has a new sport in volleyball. The Lady War Eagles are improving each week in their inaugural season.  The girls' will host South Jones in their next contests on Monday, September 11. The JV squad plays at 5 followed by the varsity at 6:30 p.m. Come out and support these girls and be part of this historic season. 

Freshman Officer Elections
Carter attends Governor’s School Carter attends Governor’s School

Wayne County senior Kalisha Carter was honored with the highest honor of excellence award at the Mississippi Governor’s School at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Carter was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. While on campus, Carter participated in volunteer work and performed in the talent show that was part of the fun during her three-week stay. Former Mississippi Governor William Winter established the school in 1981. The school is a residential honors program and is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a select number of rising juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies.

Culinary Arts Culinary Arts

The Wayne County Career and Technical Educational Center culinary arts students Darren Hartley and Philliscia Henry helped prepare and serve at the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Star Academy. Sara Waller is the culinary arts teacher, and the Director of the Center is Mr. Rex Buckhaults. 

Star Academy Ribbon Cutting Star Academy Ribbon Cutting

Wayne County Superintendent of Education Mr. Bobby Jones cuts the ribbon on the new Star Academy across from Wayne County High School. Also pictured with Mr. Jones are members of the WCSD School Board, state representatives, Deputy Superintendent Tyrone Marshall, Curriculum Coordinator Crystal Bates and Star Academy Principal Dr. Sherrell Gilmore.

War Eagle Football Tickets War Eagle Football

Wayne County War Eagle football season tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 3. Tickets can be purchased at the high school from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Season tickets are $60 for the six games with a parking pass available for additional cost of $25. Timber Bowl tickets to both the Wayne Academy and Wayne County games are included in the season ticket package.

The War Eagles will have some of the best football teams in Mississippi coming to War Eagle Stadium as West Jones (Aug. 18), Jefferson Davis County (Sept. 1), Picayune (Sept. 22), Hattiesburg (Oct. 13, and West Harrison (Oct. 27) visit War Eagle Stadium. All games will begin at 7 p.m. except for the Timber Bowl on August 18. Wayne County will play West Jones at 8 p.m. after the Wayne Academy-South Choctaw contest that begins at 6 p.m.

ID Card Picture Schedule
Professional Development Schedule
Wayne General Scholarship Winners Wayne General Scholarship Winners

A reception was held recently to honor recipients of the Wayne General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship. Haley Clark, Ali Rigney, Kaitlyn Walley, and Chloe White were honored from Wayne County High School. Each received a $1,500 scholarship.Pictured (L-R): Chloe White, Haley Clark, and Kaitlyn Walley.

WCHS Honors Juniors WCHS Honors Juniors

Wayne County High School honored 109 juniors with a picnic recently for scoring at least a 17 on the mandated Mississippi State  ACT test for Juniors. Wayne County High School honored 109 juniors with a picnic recently for scoring at least a 17 on the mandated Mississippi State  ACT test for Juniors. 

Demographic Chart of New Schools
Top 10 WCHS Seniors Top 10 WCHS Seniors

The 2017 Top 10 Seniors at WCHS

 

(L-R) Mallory Pitts, Reagan Skinner, Jocelyn Davis, Alexandria Rigney, Breanna Walters, Bailey Porter, Mollie Singleterry, Courtlyn Clanton, Reagan Revon, and Chelesa Everett.

Lady War Eagles sign with Southwest Lady War Eagles sign with Southwest

Two Wayne County Lady War Eagles signed with Southwest Community College. Point guard Rashondria Rankin and forward Nia Henderson inked with the Lady Bears this week. (Pictured: (L-R) Coach Danielle Haney, Rankin, Henderson, Head Coach Gina Skelton, and Coach Anna Ford.

WCHS ROTC Flying High WCHS ROTC Flying High

Wayne County High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets recently had the opportunity of a lifetime by flying on a C130 Hurricane Hunter. The students traveled to Keesler Air Force Base where the students boarded the Air Force plane. The pilot surprised the students by flying over Wayne County High School where they were able to capture photos of the school from the sky.

Orange Sensations Awards Orange Sensations

Members of Wayne County High School Orange Sensations Showchoir  presented Supervising Principal Robert Hathorn with trophies won during their 2017 competition season.  The group is under the direction of Mrs. Amy Pruitt.  The group won two third place trophies, one second place trophies and two Grand Champion trophies.

Beat Four celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday Beat Four celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday

The Wayne County High School  Cheerleaders, baseball and softball players helped celebrate Dr. Seuss week at Beat Four School on March 3. This is the 20th year for 'Read Across America" and each cheerleader, baseball and softball player took turns reading to a different class in the elementary school.

Packer takes top honors at Beta Covention Senior President Tyler Packer

Wayne County High School Beta Club was well represented at the Mississippi Senior Beta Convention in Biloxi.  Twenty-five students and four sponsors attended convention this year. Our students competed in numerous academic and visual arts categories.  

 

WCHS Senior President Tyler Packer placed first in the Speech competition.  Packer is now eligible to compete at the National Convention in June. Maddie Walker placed fourth in Poetry competition. 

 

Wayne County received two awards at this year's convention.  They are a gold key club and selected as a School of Merit.  

 

The War Eagle  sponsors   Mrs. DeWanda Nelson judged Scrapbooks while Mrs. Amy Pruitt was in charge of Group Talent preliminaries and finals and also judged Campaign Skits.

 

The WCHS Beta Club also lit a candle in the Memorial Service in memory of Mrs. Pruitt's mother, who was a Beta Sponsor at Buckatunna for many years.

WCHS ROTC Student Honored WCHS ROTC Student Honored

Wayne County High School ROTC cadet Jaylne Davis was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum to be held this summer in Washington, D.C.  Davis, a tenth grader, will learn about national security careers in her six-day stay in the nation's capital.

The forum will help Jaylne to set personal goals and be better prepared to make decisions about her next step as a college student, military officer, or national security professional. She can also apply for college credit through George Mason University.  She will take a guided tour of the United States Capitol building, visit historic Ford's Theater, explore the National Harbor, and visit some of Washington's famous memorials at dusk

WCHS Band Members Honored WCHS Band Members Honored

Josh Curry (L), and Juandarius Roberts (R) were honored at the Wayne County School Board Meeting this month. Wayne County Superintendent of Education Bobby Jones (C) honored these two young men for their Band accomplishments. Curry was named to the 2017 Mississippi Lions All-State Band. Roberts was named U.S. Army All-American and also was named to the Drum Corp International.

WCHS Celebrates Black History Month WCHS Celebrates Black History Month

The featured speaker at the 12th Annual Wayne County High School Black History Program was NASA scientist Clyde Dease, Jr. His message focused on the value of an education. Pictured on the front row are: Carrie Turbyfill, Dahlia Jordan, Mr. Dease, Patricia Jordan, and Amy Brown. Back Row: Eric Smith, Marvin Chapman, Robert Hathorn, Wilma Taylor, and Alvin Smith.

Wayne County's Fisher Signs Wayne County's Fisher Signs

Wayne County defensive back Jamarcus Fisher (5-11, 175) signed a football scholarship with East Central Community College. Pictured with Fisher are Coach Kevin Gandy, mother LaTonja Fisher, Aunt Margret Wash, Fisher and Coach Todd Mangum.  

South State All-Stars Coach Davis

Wayne County head basketball coach Kendrick Davis was named head coach of the South All-Stars in this year's Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star game. 

Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child

 

The Wayne County War Eagle baseball team donated their time to help Waynesboro's First Baptist Church with their annual Operation Christmas Child. The players helped fill shoe boxes for the children.

Senator Wicker Visits Wayne County Senator Wicker Visits Wayne County

United States Senator Roger Wicker posed with Wayne County High School students who are dual enrolled at JCJC while visiting the JCJC Wayne County Center. Comp 1 and College Algebra students are pictured.

Special Outing Special Outing

Wayne County Superintendent of Education Bobby Jones rewarded 24 students with exceptional state test scores  in English II and Algebra I with a bowling outing at Hub Lanes in Hattiesburg recently.