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PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 i? PAXTON STAR STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Each week, Paxton School teachers from grades K - 5th will recognize one student from their classroom who has demonstrated great citizenship or improved greatly academically or behaviorally. All students are encouraged to strive to be their best in and out of the classroom and believe such accomplishments should be recognized. (Back row, l-r) Noah Brown, Camryn Brazile, Michaela Cain, Colby Reeves, Dallas Davis, Makayla Brennan, Jacob Nelson; (middle row, l-r) Aspen Willis, Colby Pert, Jared Price, William Heelan, Kyleigh White; (front row, l-r) Destiny Rogers, Lane Carroll, Anney-Kate Araneo, Emma Cain. [ WINDHAM WINS AT SOUTHERN [ David Windham of Florala, won the feature race in the Hobby division Saturday night at Southern Raceway, a 38-mile dirt track located in Milton, FL. He is sponsored by Florala Pharmacy and Norman's Garage. FHS s :uaents attend "To Kill a Mockingbird" Thirty Florala High School literature students traveled to MonroeviUe, Alabama, on April 20 to see Monroe County Heri- tage Museum's theatrical adaptation of Harper Lee 's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. FHS STUDENTS with "Atticus" (Dennis Owens), "Bob Ewell" (Steve Billy) and "Mr. Gilmer" (Tim McKenzie). STUDENTS SHOWN with "Jern" (Mason MacCaughelty), "Dill (John Farish Ard) and "Scout" (Morgan Ard). Paxton basketball players, coach honored KRYSTEN CUCHENS was presented the Player of the Year Awardby Dick Cannon. Coach Steve Williams also re- ceived Coach of the Year award. Williams said her "will to win is just unbelievable". Jackson was a rangy one man wrecking crew for the Bobcats this year, averaging 27 points and 12 rebounds per game. He recently played in the Florida North-South All Star Game in Daytona Beach where he was named Most Valuable Player for the North team and has recently signed a basketball scholarship with Northwest Florida State Col- lege. SHAQ JACKSON was presented the Player of the Year Award by Dick Cannon. He is shown with Coach Jeff Brad- Icy. Paxton High School basketball players Krysten Cuchens and Shaq Jackson and Girls basketball Head Coach Steve Williams were recently honored when they received recog- nition from the All Sports Association/Daily News as Play- ers and Coach of the Year respectively. All Sports Association member Dick Cannon recently visited Paxton High to present the awards in front of an as- sembly of students. Krysten Cuchens was a leader for the Bobcats as they captured a seventh-straight District 1-A crown. She averaged 14 points, 5 assists, and 4 steals per game. Coach Steve Williams said her stats weren't gaudy but she scored, she controlled the ball, she rebounded, she defended and her assist to turnover ratio was exceptional. Williams led the Bobcats this year to their seventh con- secutive District championship and their 27th straight win- ning season and was honored as Girls Basketball Coach of the year. / On Wednesday, March 23, Paxton School competed in the 23rd annual Walton County Spanish Competition at Walton High School. The students from level H Spanish classes competed in the areas of Spanish Grammar, Listening Compre- hension, Dictation, Reading Comprehension, and Impromptu Speeches. Haleigh Young placed 2nd and Abby Hamilton placed 3rd. Students participating included (back, l-r) Jayden Huckaba, Sabrina Hammonds, Jeremy Jerkins, Brandon Patton, Haleigh Young; (front, l.r) Jamie Davisson, Abby Hamilton and Chrissy Currid. HUDDLE HOUSE MANAGER Patty Hughes conducts a mock interview with FHS student Allen Phillips. Florala High. School students attend mock job interviews by Jan Allred Florala High School students had the opportunity re- cently to experience something everyone dreads, a job in- terview, As part of their Family and Consumer Science class, students were required to take part in a job interview and were graded on everything from the way they walked into the room to remembering to thank the interviewer for their time before leaving. Students were given a "cheat sheet" with some questions they would be asked, but some of the questions could be tricky for students to answer. Jana Clark teaches the Fam- ily and Consumer Science class at FHS and her goal is to ensure the students are prepared to interview for a job be- cause the process could be a defining moment in their fives. She worked with students to prepare them for their mock interview and needless to say she was as nervous as they were. Clark tells her students to never say anything negative about themselves and turn every question into a positive. She has worked with her class teaching them to fill out ap- plications, write resumes and cover letters as well as the art of selling themselves in an interview. The students were given a list of questions they might be asked and questions they should ask their interviewer and enlisted local businessmen and women to serve as in- terviewers. Patti Hughes, manager of Huddle House, Sara Goolsby of Florala Health and Rehabilitation and Terry Holley, superintendent of Covington County Schools each served as interviewer and conducted interviews with the students. The mock interviews help students who want to follow a specific career path learn what to ask concerning the jO b, what benefits are offered and what qualifications the com- pany is looking for. Students enjoyed the interviews and said while they were nervous they feel they got experience that would help them when they go for a job in the real world. One student said she learned a person could have all the qualifications in the world but if they don't know how to sell themselves all those qualifications are useless. Clark said it may be the application or resume that gets them the interview but it's the interview that gets them the job,