Hurricane Watch

East High had a wonderful week back from fall break. The first issue of The Hurricane newspaper was sent to each faculty/student’s email. Stay tumed for the upcoming Hurricane newspaper webpage and social media accounts.

Yearbooks are on sale in Mrs. Mcclellan’s room or in the cafeteria at lunch on Wednesdays. Cost is $85; nameplates are $6. Families have also received a flyer from Balfour to order online. The cost will go up after spring break to $95.

Senior baby ads are due Friday, Oct. 29.

Jostens will be here during open house on Tuesday, Oct. 26. If you have not ordered your class ring or need to order senior graduation items, you may come and do so between 4-6 p.m.

Important dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Senior and underclass pictures make up day. Sitting fee is $20 for seniors.

PSAT/NMSQT test – 8 a.m.

CTE – Agriculture meeting for 9th grade during STORM.

Parent/teacher conferences – 4 – 6 p.m.

Baseball chili supper – 3:30 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Tennessee Tech meeting during STORM for juniors and seniors.

Thursday, Oct. 28 – 1 p.m. dismissal

Friday, Oct. 29 ETSU – Dr. Nolan meeting with juniors and seniors during STORM

Saturday, Oct. 30 – Jefferson County JROTC Competition Day

Monday, Nov. 1 – Deadline for the TN Promise Scholarship


Imagine America Scholarships for Trade Schools in Tennessee

List has been compiled of all the participating career colleges that offer High School Scholarship Program. Worth $1,000 toward tuition. Deadline: Varies based on the scholarship/schools applied for.

Consumer Specialty Products Association Award: Murray Glauberman scholarship $2,000 per year for four years. Eligibility: Only candidates with highest SAT scores will be considered; son or daughter of CSPA company employee. Deadline: March 19, 2022.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship Award: $1,000. Students must complete the application, two letters of recommendations, provide a transcript, a list of significant achievements, and a one-page essay that responds to “What volunteer work have you done, what is the impact, and how has it affected you?” Deadline: March 2022 by email to

Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship Award: Four-year scholarship with a total value of $8,000. Eligibility: Students must live in a manufactured or modular home, work in the manufactured or modular housing industry, or have a relative who works in the industry.

Deadline: March 2022.

Tennessee School of Beauty-CB Brown Scholarship, Award: $14,995. Eligibility: Students must not be enrolled in cosmetology courses. . Contact Tennessee School of Beauty for more information. Deadline: March 2022.

Commercial Bank’s Life Made Better Scholarship. Award: $2,500. applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be in at least two extra curricular activities (including sports, clubs, volunteer work, employment). Deadline: March 21, 2022.

Marshall Mills Scholarship Award: $100, application available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 5, 2022.

Yamaoka Scholarship (Tuff Torq). Application is available in the counseling office. Priority is given to students who are the children or legal dependent of a Tuff Torq employee. Deadline: April 5, 2022.

Appalachian Fair Scholarship Award: Two $500 scholarships Eligibility: Must have participated in the Appalachian Fair within the past two years, minimum 2.5 GPA, three letters of recommendation, essay on why you want the scholarship. See the scholarship board in the counseling office. Deadline: April 2022.

In sports action: JV football versus Greeneville at Burke-Toney, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25; Cross Country Regionals at Gray, 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 at William Blount.

The Latest

Several years ago, I was hunting in Texas for aoudads along the Rio Grande River. It was a rugged desert area but it was a beautiful place. We camped in an extremely isolated area where there were no homes or people for miles on our side of the river. Each day, my guide and I climbed one of …

Trojans, we have made it – It is finally Thanksgiving break! Take this time to enjoy being with your family and friends. We hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for this wonderful school, the faculty and staff, and my fellow students.

High school students will soon be able to graduate with a semester of college credits earned tuition-free through dual enrollment. The number of classes paid for by the dual enrollment grant will double to four three-credit courses (a total of 12 hours) beginning in January for spring semest…

featured top story
  • Updated

Walters State Theatre is coming back to the stage in a big way, presenting not one, but four great Sherlock Holmes mysteries featuring four great actors in the title role. The show opens Nov. 18 and will mark the first live, in-person theatre performance at the college since “Mr. Burns: A Po…

In 1990, I had the opportunity to participate in a program with the United States Armed Forces. They were attempting to recruit some of the top academic high school students to join the military, and they wanted public school educators to promote this effort. I was asked to join a small grou…