White Station Scroll

A publication by the students, about the students, and for the students of White Station High School

A publication by the students, about the students, and for the students of White Station High School

White Station Scroll

A publication by the students, about the students, and for the students of White Station High School

White Station Scroll

The White Station mock trial team poses for a picture on competition day. The team competed at the Shelby County Courthouse in downtown Memphis.

Court is in session for the mock trial team

Robin Guthrie, Writer April 2, 2024

Tensions are high within the courtroom — a battle of persuasion and logic. The team has been preparing their case for several months and it all comes down to this limited time at the stand. What will...

Joselyn Aguilar (11) is caught in a photo by one of her new friends at White Station High as a freshman. This candid was taken in the halls of the freshman building in the weeks after coming back from the winter break of 2022.

New students navigating the streets of Sparta

Robin Guthrie, Writer April 2, 2024

“Spartan strong” — a phrase created to encourage unity between students at White Station High,  voiced by faculty to push students of all grades to treat their peers with respect and seek  companionship....

Winners of the hackathon show off their prizes alongside organizer and Entrepreneurship Club president Aditi Arunprakash (10). The Hackathon was sponsored by Chick-Fil-A, who also provided gift cards for prizes.

Entrepreneur Club hosts Hackathon competition

Sophia Marmion, News and Features Team Leader April 2, 2024

Fingers race furiously across computer keys. The room is dead silent except for the irregular rhythm of rapid typing.. This is the atmosphere in M-110, Harris’s classroom, as students participate in...

White Station High School’s baseball team competes in the spring. Many members of the team are part of the ‘sports period’ that allows for year-round practice during seventh period.

Spartan rivalries from brains to brawn

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader April 2, 2024

The final moments of competition tick by as the make-or-break moment decides the difference between moving on or falling short. Competitors push their boundaries, the atmosphere is charged with anticipation,...

A group of choir students pose in front of Cinderella Castle on Main Street in Magic Kingdom. The group was recreating a photo taken during a trip to Disney World in 2020 when they were in 7th grade.

Choir on the road to Disney

Jill Allert, Writer April 2, 2024

Certain classes, clubs and other programs get the opportunity to travel in order to build skills related to their specific study. The White Station High School Choir recently had the opportunity to travel...

White Station High School’s JROTC unarmed drill team competes at multiple events each year. Currently, four members of this team are involved in the marching band.

Marching through band and JROTC

Jane Mercer, Podcast Director April 2, 2024

You may have heard students shout the phrase “White House,” either while watching the marching band perform or at a JROTC parade. After being established in 1897, thousands of students have gone to...

Coach Kevaughn Griffith works on adjustments towards the Spartan Bucks system. He is the head coach of the track team.

Spartan Bucks: a system of rewards and reactions

Erick Lobos, News and Features March 22, 2024

The halls are abuzz with the introduction of Spartan Bucks, a system that incentivizes academic achievement and positive behavior by allowing students to choose from a multitude of rewards. While some...

Members of the JROTC program at White Station High School study with each other for boards. Participants are given several different study sources in order to prepare for the competition.

JROTC cadets go before the board

Erin Maury, Business Manager March 22, 2024

For the past few months, select members of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program have participated in a series of voluntary interviews that test various areas of their knowledge in...

A group of students rehearses their part for the Black History Month program in the auditorium. For the past few weeks, groups have been practicing multiple times a week to be ready for the program on February 26.

Honoring the legacy: the Black History Month program

Erin Maury, Business Manager March 22, 2024

Though celebrated for years before its founding, Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 to commemorate the overlooked accomplishments of Black Americans.  Today, Black History Month...

Steven Williamson begins his lecture on the beginnings of World War I. Williamson teaches AP World History, Honors World History and World History.

Chalk talk: Spartan teacher spotlight

Erick Lobos, News and Features March 22, 2024

Mr. Williamson   What was the thing that enticed you to become a teacher?   “I had good teachers at this high school that I really related to and was able to get to know on a more...

Gavriela Perezsalvador (10) was given her specific name by accident. When her father was writing what was going to be her name, “Gabriela,” on her birth certificate he wrote it in Spanish as “Gavriela” instead.
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Unique names: being yourself

Sophia Marmion, News and Features Team Leader March 22, 2024

A name is the basis of a person’s identity, the first description attached to them when they enter the world. Every person is unique, and sometimes this means having a unique name. A name can have all...

Markayla Bridges (9) displays her bracelet designs in a jewelry box. Bridges runs her own jewelry business.

Bridges turns artsy hobby into self-made business

Sophia Turner, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2024

Opaque beads and translucent wire merge together as Markayla Bridges (9) completes yet another of her original bracelets. Bridges is an up-and-coming entrepreneur beginning to run her jewelry business,...

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