Summer vacations are coming to an end and people are getting ready for the 2014 - 2015 school year that begins on Thursday, August 14. Teachers have been getting their classrooms and lesson plans ready while students and parents are buying school supplies and back-to-school clothes. Secretaries returned to school this week to get everything in order, and custodians have worked diligently all summer to have a spit-shined school when the students return. Athletes and the marching band have participated in camps and practices are underway. Have a great year, Blackhawks!
Five Adrian TSA members and Advisor Jim Hogan traveled to TSA Nationals in Washington, D.C. this summer. Emilea Dines, Katie Pugh, Ryland Howard, Alex Apple and Matthew Smith participated in the largest TSA Nationals since it began with a more than 6,000 student competitors. Smith earned a 7th place finish in Technology Sketch and the crew of five brought home top 20 finishes in all of their events. At Nationals, Smith was elected as the 2014 - 2015 State TSA President.
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 Troop 163 out of Ballard, MO headed off to H.Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for a 10 day camp. They will return home on Tuesday, August 5th. Visitors Sunday will be Sunday, August 3rd. The scouts and leaders are pictured. Front row: Trevor Newport. 2nd row, left to right: Jaedon Schliem, Dalton Newport, Tony Scaletty, Camden Hragyil, Drake Vermillion. 3rd row, left to right: Wyatt Blair, Trenton Bagby, Collin Lybarger, Payton Inglis, Isaac Kagarice, Daylon Doll.
Matt Cochran takes the field for the first time as the Adrian Blackhawks Head Football Coach
By MIKE BURRIS
The Adrian Blackhawks football team entered a new era at 12:01am Monday, August 4th when the team opened the season under the leadership of new Head Coach Matt Cochran. Cochran takes over a program led by legendary Coach George Bruto, who was the Head Coach the previous 27 seasons. Although the face of Blackhawk football is changing, the dedication to the development of character among the players will still be present.
Football: At 12:01am on Monday, August 4, the Adrian Blackhawks varsity football team began practicing for the 2014 season. Pictured, Offensive Coordinator Matt Davis works with the offensive linemen.
Volleyball: With coaches Kelsi Robards and Megan Johnson, the Lady Blackhawks high school volleyball team began practice for the 2014 season at 12:01am on Monday, August 4.
Cheerleaders: With new coaches Gwen Ford and Lesli Lame, the Adrian Blackhawks cheerleaders began practicing cheers and a dance routine last week.