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PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ENIOR NIGHT PAXTON HONORED THEIR SENIOR ATHLETES ON JANUARY 28-29 AT THE PAXTON GYMNASIUM. Senior members of the Paxton Bobcats basketball team include Tyler Honish, Brandon Garrett, Tyler Garrett, Kyle Beck, Dem- etrius Moore, Sam Dunn, Michael Price, Eddie Alberson, and Dan Geoghagan. (photo by Heath H Harrison) LADY BOBCATS senior members include Aubrey An- derson, Erin Walker, Coach Steve Williams, Chantel Mc- Cormick, Coach Josh Harri- son, and Katie Kinkey. (photo by Heath H Harrison) SENIOR CHEER- LEADERS are Ga- brielle Kilgore, KaUi McMiUan, Karen Adkins, Jennifer Smith and Tam- patha Jordan. (photo by Heath H Harrison) FHS Lady Cats to host area tournament by Newton Peters The Florala Lady Wildcats will host their first area tour- nament since 2005 after the school won a coin toss over PleasanHome. Both teams finished 5-1 in area play with sweepin wins over Kinston and McKenzie before splitting their regular season contest. The 1A Area 3 girls tournament will have #2 Pleasant Home plaYing #3 Kinston at 6 p.m. Thursday, with the win- ner advancing to face the winner oftl Florala and #4 McK- enzie (7:30 p,m.). During the 2005 tournament, Florala defeated McKenzie 47-28 and Pleasant Home beat JF Shields 42-38. The two schools meet up in an exciting championship game with the Lady Eagles winning 42-39 before advancing into the final four. Last season (2009), Florala defeated McKenzie 53-43 while Pleasant Home defeated Kinston 89-13. The varsity boys 1A area 3 tournament will be held by McKenzie, but the tournament will be played at Butler County Magnet School (Georgiana). McKenzie defeated Kinston 66-63 in an exciting game that decided the area champion. The Tigers last loss was on January 12 when the Florala Wildcats shocked them, 41-39. The two teams meet again on Feb. 5 at 7:30 with the win- ner facing either Pleasant Home or Kinston varsity boys. "I think Florala has the advantage, ' said Miles Brown. "They know they can beat us and that should give them a lot of confidence coming into the game." Two teams from each tournament will advance into sub-regional play, The runner up of 1A area 3 will face the winner of 1A Area 4 and the winner will host the runner up. STAR STUDENTS VOLLEYBALL (front, l-r) Ethan Jackson, Tyler Zessin, Dillon Clary, Ryan Simmons, Chance King(front row)," (back row, l-r) Joel McLaney, Michael Backes, Coach Zessin, Coach Varnum, Coach Campbell, and Joe McLaughlin. PAXTON STAR STUDENTS OF THE WEEK- Each week, teachers from grades K-6th will recognize one student from hisher classroom that has demonstrated great citizenship, improved greatly academically andor behaviorally. Teachers want to encourage all students to perform to the best of their ability both in and out of the classroom. They feel this is a great way of recognizing and supporting their efforts in doing so. (Front row, l -r) John Phillips, Raven Lowery, Damien McBay, Paige Tatum; (middle row, l-r) Sheila Mitchem, Jayce Braswell, Logan Gedeon, Matthew Mount, Elizabeth Pippin, Josh Birdwell; (back row, l-r) Lenora Dixon, Gavin Lowery, Kaleb Wison, Jamison Williams, Bobby Wendel, Dakota Oriento, and Caleb Newborn. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! to The Florala News BAGS FOR HAGS 26 Logan Lan00, Building A On Hwy 283 S. in Grayton Beach 850.231.3752 ,,, :i L VOLLEYBALL- (front, l-r) Kasey Harrison, Jessica Gartmant, Brittany Baggett, Eliza- beth VanWinkle, Tuyen Morris, Brittany, Kelley; (back row, l-r) Lena Steele, Wanda Coo- per, Carla Strickland, Jenny Crews, Angela Gunter, and Neisha Williams. Laurel Hill Beta Club volleyball game, by Heath Harrison The National Beta Club of Laurel Hill held its annual "Students vs. Faculty" Vol- leybaU game on January 25. This game is to help provide funding for the organiza- tion. Debbie Clary is a first time sponsor of the Laurel Hill chapter. She is also the Pre-K teacher at the school. "It has been a learning year- for us", said Clary. "Our main service proj- ect this year is the Relay for Life in Crestview for the American Cancer Society. We have a Relay team - it is called "Up and Over the Hill". The team is going on its third year. When the Beta Club does fundraisers they split the profits with Relay and Beta. Anyone who is interested in joining ther Relay team, is a cancer survivor or knows a cancer survivor, would like to pur- chase luminaries or track markers, or make a dona- tion, call (850) 652-4111." "We assist the Leader- ship Class led by Mrs. Jen- ny Crews and the Student Council sponsored by Mrs. Lena Steele whenever we can. They have been a tre- mendous help to me", said Clary;:. The chapter held an of- ricer and new member in- duction in September. They have had bake sales and a Sorrelli chance drawing in December. Penny Wars will be going on during the month of February at school, and plan on acar wash/yard sale/bake sale at the 1905 Gallery in March or April. The Beta Club will be col- lecting canned goods/dona- tions for Sharing and Caring the first week of February as part of Souper Bowl of Caring. Anyone candonate items or money to this cause by bringing it to the school or calling Debbie Clary at school (850) 652-4111. Thirteen of the seventeen members plan to attend the Florida State Beta Club Convention April 18-20. The fund raising proceeds that go to Beta Club will be used to offset the students' cost to attend the Convention. The students will be involved in various competitions lead- ing up to and during the convention: scrapbooking, banner, academic competi- tions to name a few.