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

First Photo: The 2021-2022 Swim Team poses with mugs for the annual Christmas party. The team celebrated the incoming holiday season with a mug swap, organized by Rachel Kannady.

Swim team approaches new season

Grace Dillender, Writer December 8, 2022

On Oct. 27, 2022, a small band of swimmers faced the St. George’s pool for the first time since State in February 2021. Last year, the team consisted of around seven swimmers, and Rachel Kannady,...

Student artwork and writing covers the walls in Rachel Kannadys former classroom. While many of the names will be erased in the following weeks, the drawings, multiple quotes and poems will remain.

Kannady chases St. Jude opportunity

Megan Shipp, Writer October 27, 2022

After having taught at White Station for 11 years, teacher Rachel Kannady accepted a new job opportunity at St. Jude Research Hospital, leaving White Station behind.  A familiar face, Kannady held...

 On the second floor of the main building, students can find this cozy corner in science teacher Rachel Kannady’s classroom. For over five years, these chairs have been a spot for students to sit while in class, during free periods or even after school.

A soft place to land: safe spaces at school

Ellie Pappas, Chief Copy Editor January 20, 2022

In 2016, when science teacher Rachel Kannady saw an oversized brown leather chair on the side of the road, she posted about it on Facebook and soon after, a friend brought it to her classroom. Kannady...

Collapsed on a comfy chair, Andy Blumberg (11) takes a quick nap in the middle of his day. Many students relate to the exhaustion from working late and getting little sleep: a phenomenon called revenge bedtime procrastination.

It’s time for revenge, not sleep

Kingston Barber, Viewpoint Team Leader December 7, 2021

It is 1 a.m. and after hours of homework, it is finally time to get some rest. Or is it? Instead of going to bed, many choose a lifestyle of dark under eye circles and caffeine, delaying sleep for some...

OK Boomer: what separates generations?

Emlyn Polatty, Social Media Lead March 2, 2020

From ‘boomers’ to ‘zoomers’, each generation brings something unique to the table, and in a time of dire issues, collaboration among generations is a must. Why then does intergenerational animosity...

White Station High School is striving to form a water polo team. This competitive sport requires the player to swim while also performing volleyball and soccer style moves.

Water Polo coming to WSHS

Jackie Ann Crislip February 12, 2020

Seven swimmers. Two floating nets. One yellow-green ball. These are the components that make up water polo which is widely considered to be one of the toughest modern sports. “ [ Water polo] is described...

Annie Kannady (12) swims the 50 breaststroke race during the 2020 county championship meet on Saturday, Jan. 25. The meet lasted the entire day, starting with the qualifying races in the morning and ending with finals in the evening.

WSHS swimmers take on the county meet as the road to state draws to a close

Katie Stanek February 4, 2020

As the state swim competition approaches, the WSHS swim team prepares both in and out of the water. Rachel Kannady, after seven years of coaching swim at WSHS, has the checklist down pat. The first item...

One of several Spartan teachers who pursues work outside White Station, Rachel Kannaday maintains an embroidery business called Sew Southern Style. This business, for which Kannaday embroiders everything from children’s clothing to towels to tote bags, is a source of supplementary income outside of teaching.

The side hustle

Rachel Parkison, Student Life Team Leader December 18, 2019

Between planning lessons, grading papers and lecturing, the average teacher is no stranger to a busy school day. What often goes unseen, however, are the behind-the-scenes of a teacher’s life. For...

White Station YIG delegation poses for a picture on the steps of the Tennessee State Capitol Building.

Youth in Government paves the way for student-led political participation

Sarah Liu, Student Life April 16, 2018

“I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill. And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.” School House Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill” details the journey of a bill, but in Youth in Government’s case,...

Swimmer Roland Chang (10) showing off his talent at a swim meet.

Stroke of success

Keyarash Hatamzadeh, Writer, Sports April 12, 2016

Breath. Stroke. Breath. Stroke. This is the rhythm in every swimmer’s mind as they race to the end of their lane. The 2015-16 swimming season has been one of the more successful swimming seasons in the...

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