Kate Metcalf

Kate Metcalf, News & Features Team Leader

Kate Metcalf is a White Station High School junior and is returning for her second year on staff for The Scroll. She plays soccer for both school and club and enjoys watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester City, beat Manchester United. Kate is president of the Spruce Up Sparta Club and the WSHS Bee Club, and she spends as much time as she can in the garden. Outside of school, she spends her time listening to music, playing with her dog, losing at WWF2 to her grandmother, and watching the Grizzlies with her family. She is extremely excited to be a part of The Scroll community and cannot wait for the new year!


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Rishabh Sen (12) stands with his parents Saunak Sen and Suheeta Roy. Both Saunak Sen and Roy work at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the former as a professor of Biostatistics and the latter as an assistant professor of Genetics and Genomics.

Beyond the lecture hall — students with professor parents

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader
February 9, 2024
Vice Principal Michael Ayers (pictured above) directs traffic from 2:15 to 2:30 most days after school. He lets waves of cars through at a time, clearing up traffic as efficiently as possible.

Motorized moshpit — welcome to the Spartan parking lot

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader
February 8, 2024
Ira Sharma, the Co-President of the Strive Together Club, draws henna during White Station’s Diwali celebration. Diwali is a festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and is celebrated by over one billion people.

Diverse voices, collective strength: the Strive Together Club

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader
December 12, 2023
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure facility that houses over one million seeds in order to preserve agricultural crops in the event of a global crisis. The site was chosen for its permafrost, which would help preserve the seeds if the cooling systems within the vault were to fail.

From the halls of White Station to the permafrost of Norway

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader
November 22, 2023
The Downfall map is used for one of the current campaigns of the Dungeons and Dragons Club. The dungeon master’s role is to create a world and story for their campaign, which can entail mapping out specific elements of their story.

A dungeon master’s guide to exploring worlds

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader
October 25, 2023
Students and club sponsors pose after planting a new white oak in front of the ROTC training course. With the help of Spruce Up Sparta, White Station has been certified as a Tree Campus USA after dozens of trees were planted across the campus.

Spruce Up Sparta: not just a club, but a community

Kate Metcalf, News and Features Team Leader
October 24, 2023
During lunches and after-school hours, Madhi Hamade (11) walks around school looking for a subject to interview. Videos range from two to five minutes long and both the interview questions and the subjects always vary.

Can I ask you a question?

Kate Metcalf, Writer
November 28, 2022
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