Ridgeland High School Photos and Articles
The following is a list of websites that have photos and articles of various events and activities that are happening at Ridgeland High School.
The Madison County Journal
posted an article about Ridgeland High School's Archery Team by our very own Jamie L.
to view the article on the Madison County Journal website.
|2/27/2013 6:00:00 PM|
RHS archery team sets sights on April state championship
|By JAMIE LOGAN|
What is the fastest growing sport in Mississippi and the nation? Surprisingly, the answer isn't football, basketball, or even soccer. According to the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and other sports authorities, it's archery.
"Four million Americans are doing it as archery becomes the nation's fastest growing family sport," Reginald Wells of Sports Illustrated writes. Many people may not realize it, but archery is even included in the Olympics.
Ridgeland High School has one of only two existing high school teams in Madison County. Created in 2012, this team competed in its first ever 5A and 6A State Competition and placed third in the state the same year.
Archery is a sport where non-traditional athletes get the chance to test their skills competitively. It is unique in the fact that strength and skill take precedence over speed and agility.
For some, it's all about the competitive nature of the sport. "Competition lets you see how much you can improve," top male shooter Ashton Cowart explained. "It's an awesome stress reliever," fellow archer Holli Gill added. Competitions not only provide chances to improve shooting abilities, but also a fun way of interacting with new people.
Sharing targets with students from rival schools is a great way to test your skills and learn more about those who share the same interests. In order to maintain safety, those shooting must line up facing the targets.
The crowd and other competitors are required to stay behind the waiting line. From RHS, the top three male shooters are Ashton Cowart, Adam Lewis and Martin McCandless. Top female shooters include Shelby Baldwin and Keiwa Higuchi.
"This is the only sport I've ever coached where they get sad when you cancel practice," Bill Richardson, coach of both the Olde Towne Middle and Ridgeland High School archery teams, said. "Most of these students have never had this interest before, so it's great seeing them hold a bow for the first time and really get into it."
Competitions against St. Andrews, New Summit and various other schools in the metro area are in the near future for this 21-member team. On April 16-17, they will compete for the state title once again.
"This time," Richardson said, "we're going for number one."
Ridgeland High School's Beauty and Beau was Friday, February 8.
Rhae'Ven E., Olivia T., and Mary Ashton L. signed soccer scholarships to play at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
The Ridgeland High School Student and Star Teacher have been announced. Pictured is Star Student Mary Allison H. with Star Teacher Allen Marett. Mr. Marett has also been named RHS Teacher of the Year.
“This is the only sport I’ve ever coached where the kids get sad when you cancel practice,” Coach Richardson says of the RHS Archery team. Our team excelled, even placing third in the state last year. “This time,” he says, “We’re going for number one.”
Pictured is the RHS Academic Competition team. This extracurricular club excels at combining knowledge of literature, mathematics, pop culture and many other categories. They have recently participated in tournaments hosted at Mississippi College, Ole Miss and Holmes where they placed third overall.
On February 20, 2013, the annual RHS Academic Banquet featured a dinner and recognition service to reward the top ten percent of both the junior and senior classes for continued academic excellence.
Pictured are juniors from left to right: (back) Sarah C., Sahil P., Justin R., Christopher S., Kelsey S., Lauren S., Khalid M., Gabriel J., and Sean B. (Front) Holli G., Samuel P., Jessica M., Gabrielle A., Sydney G., Savannah S., Sophia T., and Kaelyn M.
From right to left, top-ranking seniors were: (back) Emily W., Ann Louise ., Braelyn H., Gwenyth M., Philip R., Charles K., Rodney K., and Ladarrius S. (Front) Bryce W., Taylor ., Olivia T., Mary Ashton L., Allison H., Jamie L., Tamara G., Basilio C., and Michael N.
Congratulations to the Lady Titan Soccer team who defeated South Jones 1-0 to win the Girls 5A State Championship!!
Various pictures from Ridgeland Life magazine...
Ridgeland High School won all four prizes offered for the Township Colony Painting Competition sponsored by The Kerioth Corp.
Congratulations to the following winners!
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Ashley R. won 1st for the Mexican Fiesta category. Her painting will be displayed at Sombra.
Gabby G. won 1st place for the Paris category. Her paointing will be displayed at Anjou's.
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Harley S. won 1st place for the Blues Category. His painting will be displayed at Soulshine.
Aneisha A. won 2nd place for the Blues Category. Her painting will be displayed at Soulshine.
Tuesday, October 16 was Ridgeland High School's National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
Congratulations to all the new inductees. Thank you to Mrs. Denson, current officers and members, and parents for your participation.
Congratulations to Coach Branch for being named the Watson Quality Ford Home Team Teacher of the Week!
B.B. King Homecoming
"... just added to the event is Kristen Dupard, 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion."