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Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Amanda Witt

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Amanda Witt

Nadeen Al-Ostaz, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


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The Charger staff sat down with English teacher Amanda Witt, who has been teaching for 13 years, to learn more about her and about her stay at Cambridge, her love for writing children’s novels or her childhood horse Patchy. Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher? A: I became a teacher bec...

Student artists win top prizes for photography

Student artists win top prizes for photography

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Several OHS students have competed and succeeded in different art competitions like the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, the Photographer’s Forum competition and the Oxford School District Art Show. Junior Kitty Case participated in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition...

Sibling duos compete at regional, state science fairs

Sibling duos compete at regional, state science fairs

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

April 16, 2018


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Siblings are often compared to each other, but for these siblings, science seems to run in the family. At the both the regional and state science fairs this year, many different siblings took the top prizes. “I won the Justice Manning Award for Environmental Excellence, it’s just like an environmental...

Freelon wins gold key in national art competition

Freelon wins gold key in national art competition

Lauren Bial, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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Junior Khyan Freelon won a gold key, the highest award, at the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. His work will be on display at Carnegie Hall in New York. Students can enter in seventh grade up until 12th. The competition is judged by honorable mention, silver key and gold key. “They ...

French teacher travels world, shapes personality

French teacher travels world, shapes personality

Nadeen Al-Ostaz, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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French teacher Chelsea Shaffer comes from a family that has travelled all over the world, and she decided to do the same herself. Shaffer has lived in France, Austria, Colorado, Arizona and California while also visiting other countries and states, but she started her world journey in Riyadh, Saudi...

Franklin wins first in Regional Poetry Out Loud contest

Franklin wins first in Regional Poetry Out Loud contest

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Oxford High School student and junior Anna Claire Franklin won the Regional Poetry Out Loud contest on Feb. 5. Poetry Out Loud is a contest where students memorize and recite poems, which helps them master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about poetry. “It’s a competition wher...

More Than A Coach: The reality of living in the spotlight as the child of a coach

More Than A Coach: The reality of living in the spotlight as the child of a coach

Merrick McCool, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


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Life is different with a coach as a father.  For many current and former students at Oxford High School, this is a reality. “It's my lifestyle. I’ve been born into it,” Ole Miss head basketball coach Andy Kennedy’s daughter, Kaitlyn Kennedy said, “It’s hard with adults and stuff watching...

Calhoon breaks season scoring record

Calhoon breaks season scoring record

Grace Logan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Oxford soccer player and senior Keaton Calhoon broke the season record for most goals scored by a single player during the Jan. 9 game against Tupelo High School. “Going into the game versus Tupelo, the only real feeling I felt was belief that we were going to go in strong and come out on top,”...

Wally takes job as district business manager, Beard takes over classes

Wally takes job as district business manager, Beard takes over classes

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

January 30, 2018


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When a new position opened up at Oxford School District’s main office, Algebra II and AP Statistics teacher Allison Wally decided to take the job and become the new business manager for the school. “The position came open in October, and it’s a position that needed to be filled even though it...

OHS senior Marquise “Chicago” Hubbard overcomes adversity, homeless

OHS senior Marquise “Chicago” Hubbard overcomes adversity, homeless

Walker Bailey, Sports Writer

December 8, 2017


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Marquise “Chicago” Hubbard woke up one morning, went out the front door of his friend’s house, and walked directly into a shootout happening in the street. “Walking into that gunfight was one of the most traumatic events of my life,” Hubbard said. “I heard all the bullets flying. My cousins...

Students graduating early work toward applying to college

Students graduating early work toward applying to college

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

November 29, 2017


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Most students spend four years in high school before moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Some students, on the other hand, want to leave high school sooner. These students are graduating early. “When I was doing my schedule for sophomore year, I realized that after I get over with sopho...

Mitchell crowned homecoming queen, National Merit Semifinalist

Mitchell crowned homecoming queen, National Merit Semifinalist

Lauren Bial, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Senior Lily Mitchell has been very busy lately. Not only is she a varsity player on the volleyball team, but she was also crowned Homecoming Queen Thursday night, Oct. 5. A week before that, she was named a National Merit Semifinalist. Lily Mitchell first joined volleyball in seventh grade. She had been playing ...

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