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Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Kevin Jones

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Kevin Jones

Ada Grace Perry, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with new Art Teacher Kevin Jones to learn more about his life and his transition to Oxford. Q: Where are you originally from? A: I’m originally from Hernando. Q: Did you just move to Oxford? If not, how long have you lived here? A: I did. I just moved here because of...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Keith Scruggs

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Keith Scruggs

Heath Stevens, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with Broadcast Journalism teacher Keith Scruggs, who has been teaching for six years, to learn more about his life and his transition from working at banks to teaching at OHS. Q: What was your childhood like? A: Pretty typical. I grew up in Sardis in Senatobia, M...

O’Connor faces adversity, finds success in soccer

O’Connor faces adversity, finds success in soccer

Walker Bailey, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

The last time senior Morgan O’Connor took the field for the Oxford Charger soccer team, she knew that it would be bittersweet. A former Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year, O’Connor faced many ups and downs throughout her high school soccer career. During her freshman year, her mother Jennifer was ...

Nash selected as finalist for National Tennis Coach of the Year

Nash selected as finalist for National Tennis Coach of the Year

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Tennis coach Louis Nash has been selected as one of eight finalists for the National Tennis Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).  Nash was named as a nominee by the Mississippi Association of Coaches in September.  With this season being his nineteenth year...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Logan Dodson

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Logan Dodson

Wesley Warrington, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with math teacher, Logan Dodson, who was recently married and had a child, to learn more about his life and the new life changes he has.  Q: Where are you from? A: I went to high school in Birmingham, Alabama, but all my family lives in North Mississippi now. We moved arou...

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

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

Rosie Frugé, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

The Charger staff sat down with art teacher Amanda Gulledge, who is new to the school district, to learn more about her life and what she did before teaching at OSD. Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up in Bruce, Mississippi. After college, I moved back there and have taught art in Calhoun Count...

OHS alumnus returns to revive book club

OHS alumnus returns to revive book club

Ellis Farese, Staff Writer

August 25, 2018

Sami Thomason, a 2011 graduate, has returned to OHS to revive a book club in association with Square Books, Jr. Thomason is a book seller and the social media coordinator at Square Books, Jr. When she was younger, she enjoyed participating in the book club, so she decided to bring it back. “[In...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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