Congrats to forensic Hurricanes                                                 

Hey, ‘Canes!

Congratulations to the following forensics students for becoming finalists at the Soddy Daisy invitational: 3rd place in Public Forum Debate-Brayton Moloney and Sawyer Stacy; 4th place in Impromptu Speaking-Christopher Verzosa; 5th place in Impromptu Speaking-Issac Jones; 5th place in Informative Speaking-Charm Good; and 6th place in After Dinner speaking-Alyssa Doty.

Earlier this week, 11 Morristown East students qualified for the All-East Tennessee Choir. Four additional students earned alternate status. This honor choir rewards the top high school singers in East Tennessee for musical excellence. Each student must complete a rigorous audition consisting of singing two song excerpts and a sight-reading component. These students took voice lessons all summer and worked diligently during the first seven weeks of school. Congratulations to Carter Dickerson, Taylor Elkins, Molly Gibson, Dawson Henry, Sarah Jones, Alex Millern, Kelsey Mills, Emily Morrow, Cody Ridley, Kaylee Thornton, and Ryan Wilson. Congratulations to the alternates: Rylee Bly, Rachel Nester, Emily Rowland, and Caleb Strader. Mr. Moore says thanks for your support of our choral program. Due to your support, we have had 105 students selected for the All-East Tennessee Choir in the past 8 years.

“I have come to realize how fortunate I am to have such a fantastic faculty and administrative support, and I am truly grateful!”

Congratulations to the golf team. The girl’s golf team took first place in the district. Terrie Linn Lawson made the all-district team. Sable Burnside won the first place medal for all girls with a 79. The boys finished 4th as a team. Daniel Lindbom, Chase Carden, and Sawyer Spoone qualified for the regional tournament as individuals. Sawyer Spoone shot an even par round of 72 and won the first place medal for boys.

The end of the 1st nine weeks will be Oct. 8. Elite Fitness Day will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 at Burke-Toney Stadium. Middle school CTE tours will be Oct. 10 and guidance late night will be 3 – 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10. Hamblen County fall break will be Oct. 14-18.

Are you a parent looking for a way to get involved here at East High? The library would love to have some parent volunteers to help with the book fair this year. Book fair will be held Oct. 21-25, with family night on Oct. 22 during open house, 4 – 7 p.m.

See the book fair page through the link below for more info and a link to sign up to volunteer. If you would like to help out, but cannot attend the event or if you own a business and would be willing to donate a prize for a contest during the fair, message Ms. Wheatley through the East High Facebook page, the library Facebook page, or email at wheatleya@hcboe.net. Thank you. Link to register: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/mhhselibrary.

If you have books you would like to donate to the Little Free Library Cart, or the library collection, feel free to drop them off at school. Just let the office know they are for the library. We are also in need of more picture books/middle chapter books. These are very helpful for our English learners. Thank you.

If you are interested in a long term (10-plus years) advertisement in the MoEast gymnasium, contact Morgane Watkins. They are looking at doing several new things that would provide on the floor advertisement and would likely be for 15 years or more. No more than five opportunities available.

Important dates for seniors:

• Nov. 1: Deadline for the TN Promise scholarship

• Nov. 2 - July 1, 2020: Complete and report eight hours of community service (must report on-line).

Scholarships Available – see your guidance counselor:

Horatio Alger Scholarship - Award: $25,000

Eligibility: Seniors exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution. Student must exhibit financial need and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Deadline: 10/25/2019

United States Youth Senate Program - Award: $10,000 and attendance at the Washington Week program

Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors who show demonstrated leadership by serving in elected or appointed positions in organizations related to student government, education, public affairs, and community service. Deadline: 10/25/2019

Sports schedules for this week:

Varsity football will play Sevier County at home 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. JV football will play Daniel Boone at home, Monday, Oct. 7. Volleyball will participate in the district tournament Oct. 7-11. Girls’ soccer will take on Claiborne High at home on 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Gatlinburg-Pittman away 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct.10.

Golf will participate in the regional golf tournament at TCC on Monday, Oct. 7.