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GatorPress – Battalion Commander is up for her Promotion

Many high school students are known to have a lack of discipline or respect. Well not with this particular individual. Shakonna Sudds is a preacher’s daughter who has always kept her grades up.

JROTC became the source for her fiery passion for structure her freshman year. She has even won Cadet of the Month, she recalls winning it because, “she had her head screwed on right.”, she said.

“JROTC helps improve you as a person and as a leader”, said Shakonna, “It’s not just about the title, it’s more about your actions.”

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GatorPress – Running: Nature’s Torture Device

Cross country is all about running. There is no score board or a ball that needs be placed in a goal. It only requires a willing participant and a decent pair of shoes. With that in mind, cross country is one of the most student involved sports in the nation and running is something that all humans have in common.

Coach Cary Hilburn and his daughter, Georgia, have been running for most of their lives and have no plans to stop.

“I plan on sticking with running, for sure.” Georgia said.

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GatorPress – Student ID’s: Help or Hindrance?

Schools all over the country are turning to student ID’s as a safety feature, and now Captain Shreve is one of them. Although wearing an ID may seem unnecessary or annoying, it all makes sense once you understand the reasoning behind it.

Shreve initiated the process last school year, when a group of teachers, administrators, and parents met several times with Roy Murry, the director of security for Caddo Parish.

“Throughout the spring we had meetings and visits, and ultimately made the decision together,” Mrs. Gustavson said. “We all came to the consensus that going to ID’s does enhance security and safety, and that Captain Shreve would be implementing students and staff wearing ID’s.”

Mrs. Gustavson understands that the new policy will take some getting used to, but she feels that the benefit is definitely worth it.

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360° – Gators and Friends play trivia

The second annual Trivia Night, organized by Quiz Bowl sponsor Barbara Doughty and the Quiz Bowl Team, was held on April 4 in the Shreve Cafeteria.

A total of six teams, each with 4-5 people, competed in five rounds with questions ranging in different categories such as science, math, english, sports, world geography, and miscellaneous. Each team was given five minutes per round to work together and answer as many questions as they could.

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360° – Superstitions and the unwritten rules of baseball

One sport that is rich in tradition is baseball, and many of its most sacred rules and practices are passed down from player to player. The Shreve varsity team has shared some of their biggest superstitions and rules to live by.

“As a pitcher, I believe that if I step on the foul line while running onto the field, I won’t have a good game,” said Trenton Perot. “I’ve done it since I was thirteen.”

Reading about famous baseball players inspired Perot to adopt this rule. Another team player who’s all about superstitions is Anthony Stallcup.

“Before each pitch, I step out of the batter’s box and adjust my batting gloves,” Said Stallcup. “I also twirl my bat until the pitcher is about to throw.”

 

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360° – Five Gators sign to play college football

On February 7, five Gator football players signed with their respective colleges, ensuring their place on the college football teams. The signing was filled with people eager to see the players sign the papers that would continue their athletic career and take them to a whole new level of athletics. Family members stood behind them, smiles on their faces, as each player stood up and gave a short statement before uncapping the blue pen that would determine their future in athletics. Friends, coaches, and fellow football players were also there, surrounding the green and gold signing table to watch, support, and celebrate with the recruits.

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360º – Three students receive awards at LASC, hosted by Captain Shreve

Three student council members, Javin Bowman, Maddie Young, and Georgia Hilburn, received an award at this year’s Louisiana Association of Student Council Convention, also known as LASC.

“If you’re asking what LASC is, it’s indescribable, it’s something you have to just come be a part of but if I could sum it up in one word, it would be family,” Javin Bowman said.

Georgia Hilburn, a junior and a member of the student council, was chosen to be BESE Student Advisor after going through an application, essay, and interview process.

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360° – Captain Shreve places 3rd in the Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive

Before Thanksgiving break Captain Shreve participated in the annual Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive hosted by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and placed third in the high school division.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana, upholding a vision to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution to provide universal access to food for the needy with the communities.

According to Executive Director Martha Marak, a total of 42 schools participated in this year’s Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive. The total amount collected from all participating schools was 68,584 pounds. This year’s competition allows for the food bank to feed a least 7,000 more people than last year.

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360° – Will Adcock faces physical challenges

During the football season, senior kicker Will Adcock injured his right leg’s quadricep by partially tearing it, and this caused Adcock to miss many games and opportunities.

“I was on a path for most field goals in a season and career in Shreve football history,” Adcock said. “I believe I would have broken the record for the longest field goal [50 yards].”

Adcock has gained many achievements and believes the injury is a set-back.

He has gotten 1st team all-district defender twice. He was an overall district MVP and was on an all-metro team last year. He was also 2nd team all-district in football last year. Adcock was selected for the Louisiana Football All-Star Game and plans to play in December.

He said he sees the injury as a learning experience.

“I am definitely more humbled now and realized how much sports mean to me,” Adcock said. “I realize now that you must take advantage of every opportunity you have and not to take what you have for granted.”

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360° – Taste of Shreve replaces Miss Alli Gator Pageant

The Gator cook-off, to be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Captain Shreve, is an event Z Club has created to replace the pageant that they have hosted in years past.

“Gator cook-off features a wide range of events such as coloring with Santa, a gift wrapping station, and of course, tasting all the dishes the competitors prepare,” Co-President of Z-Club Mary Douglas said.

This event is a fundraiser for Z-Club and helps to raise money for the organization.

“The money from the event funds all of Z-Club’s doings on the school, community and international level,” Douglas said. “This includes things like Mooretown Easter and Christmas, Gators for Good Carnival and our International Service Project.”

Through lots of preparation, members of Z-Club have been working on making this new event a success.

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