Cougar Call

Volume 2, Issue 13

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Last Will and Testament

I, Taylor Swart, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Coach Spivey, my profound Mayor of Awkward Town abilities and my senior superlative.

Coach Vaughn, all the chicken salad the weight room can hold.



I, Amelia Dodson, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my athletic ability to my sister Alexis Dodson.I leave all of our fun loving memories during softball and basketball to Ashley Johnston and Madison Burnham.


I, Alicia Peek, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my attitude and very little patience to Maddie Morton, and i leave my laziness in the weight room to Coach Spivey and Coach Vaughn. Lastly, I leave my ability to finding out the computer lab door code to both Mrs. Coe and Taylor Patterson.


I, Tanner Casey, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Matthew Griffin, my height because he always asks for it, I give Talon Anglin my hot dog suit, and I give my broccoli eating abilities to Coach Tanner because he needs to eat his veggies (;.


I, Chris Cain, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Coach Wilson and Coach Tanner my shorts that are 6 inches above my knees.


I, Noah Quick, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to leave a new board to Coach Spivey for maxes, #tannersweightroom. I give my baseball abilities to Brock Carter, even though he doesn’t need them because he is still getting drafted.


I, Chris Coogler, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Corbin Burrell, my scout running back skills, my black eye to Sam Wright, and my soccer skills to Brice Dodson.


I, Emily Hammonds, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I leave my leggings to my beloved sister, Sarah Hammonds. Good Luck.


I, Morgan Leach, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Will Tillman and Danny Ramsdell, all of my debate files, my ability to spread, and my sass against Bethlehem Christian in the state debate tournament. Keep the legacy going my children!

I leave Ivy English and Gracie Brittain my Kylie Lip Kits and my obsessive love for the Jenners and the Hadids, even though I'll always love them more!


I, Becca Hopper, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Coach Vaughn and Coach Spivey my high intensity, vigorous, body killing afternoon workouts. To JT Webb, I leave my phone number because of your persistent asking, in spite of Chris Cain’s threats.


I, Matti Smith, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my athletic ability to Mattie J. because Ryn won’t use it. I leave Ryn The Smith legacy, with great power comes great responsibility.


I, Anna Phillips, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Judy a huge thank you for doing your best to make this place look nice.


I, Cody Blackman, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Logan Connor my after school trips to the Petro. I leave behind my fishing skills to Coach Hawkes, so he can catch more than five fish a day.


I, Ben Davis, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Mack Brady and Michael Edwards my ability to do absolutely nothing and still make decent grades. I leave my Comorant Duck killing abilities to Dalton Whitley and Coach Tanner.


I, Austin Sullivan, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Lacey Vaughn the struggle of having to be at this place for one more year.


I, Summer Collins, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I leave possibly the biggest case of Senioritis to any or all member of the Junior class. Seriously, though… Good luck…


I, Alan Powell, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Matthew Griffin my fishing skills so that, one day, you can catch fish like me. I leave my elite baseball skills to Brock Carter.


I, Cameron Hammock, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath to Dan Respess, my shoes and socks so that ole Dan can set the hallways on fire with his new supah hot shoe game, fam.


I, Hunter Whiting, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my team rallying broom abilities and splinters in my bum to Matthew Griffin. I leave all of my “Games on My’s Phones” to Jay Sheets. I leave my laughable moments to Coach Tanner and my duck calling abilities to Dalton Whitley.


I, Haley Tyler, being of full age and of sound mind, and memory , do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I leave my basketball uniform to Coach Wilson, because you are the only reason I played!! I leave my numerous basketball fouls, and yellow cards in soccer to my sister, Hannah Tyler, and also my 14 years of Piedmont to her because I thought 14 was bad, and you have to go 15! Good Luck!. I leave my huge case of senioritis to all of the underclassmen because mine hit me in 9th grade! I leave our second base memories and daily rants to Ashley Johnston because you’ll be all alone without me next year. I also want to leave my diving catch against Westfield to Coach Spivey, because you celebrated more than I did! i also leave being editor of Cougar Call to Mikayla Rigsby. And lastly I want to leave my working out skills to Alexis Dodson because next year you will have no motivation without me.


I, Clay Kirkpatrick, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my knee brace to Chris McClain to always remember me.


I, Nolan Cleary, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my football helmet to Coach Tanner!


I, Steve Martin, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my guitars to Nick Maynard.


I, Zach Wilson, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do here

by make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby any and all wills and codicils by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath my last May Day basketball game to Coach Tanner, and working with Mrs. Judy to Preston Tyler.

By: Sarah Holland and Haley Tyler

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As the Class of 2016 comes to an end of their high school career, some students are sad to see them leave. Others, well, they think its time for them to go!


When asked the question, "Will you miss the Seniors next year?" some answer with "I will miss some of them," or "is there a maybe selection?" Some answers were a definite no and some were a definite yes!


Tanner Coppock said "Yes, I will miss them, but I know they will move on to do better things!"

Ashley Johnston said "I will definitely miss playing sports with them!"

Brock Carter just answered with "NoNo."

Hailey Hooper said "What I will miss most about the graduating class is that we will not have a student section for our sports anymore."

Caitlyn Young will miss "Having such a strong line to protect me while I kick next year."

and Logan Connor said "COOG!!"


Good Luck to the C/O 2016 as they go out into the real world, accomplish their goals, and always remember who they truly are!


By: Haley Tyler

Goodbye to our Two Senior Cougars

Two school years ago Piedmont brought back a newspaper (Journalism) elective. I was tasked with creating a new newspaper for our school, and Cougar Call was created. From the beginning we were are very small, but close staff. On Saturday, May 21, two of our original staff will graduate. Haley Tyler and Sarah Holland have been an integral part of the establishment of this online newspaper. Haley has been our dauntless leader - unafraid to voice an opinion and direct everyone. Sarah has been our very talented feature writer. Her pieces have covered topics from remembering 9/11 to choosing a cell phone. Though our staff will continue on next year, we will all miss these two young ladies' enthusiasm for writing and covering the "news."

"I have learned a great deal from both Haley and Sarah," said Lauren Bernard of her graduating classmates.

As Haley leaves to attend Georgia Military College, and Sarah is off to Georgia College and State University, Cougar Call wishes these two inaugural members of our staff the very best that life has to offer.


By: Angie Marks

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Seniors Sarah Holland and Haley Tyler

It's A Race To The Finish- Track


The Piedmont track team participated in the Region tournament on April 20th at Brentwood. Bailyn Whitaker placed 4th in the high jump. Amelia Dodson placed 1st in the 300M hurdles and 3rd in the girls' shot put. Gracie Hunt placed 3rd in the 400M dash. J.T. Webb placed 4th in the boys shot put. Also, Mack Brady, Ben Davis, Noah Quick and Michael Edwards placed 3rd in the 4x100 boys relay. All of these track members advanced to the State tournament in Albany on April 28-30th.

At Albany, senior, Amelia Dodson, placed 5th in the girls' shot put with a throw of 26-10.25. On a side note, this was Amelia’s third time competing in a meet in the shot put event. Amelia Dodson also placed 4th in the girls' 300M hurdles with a time of 49.86. Freshman, J.T. Webb placed 7th in the boys' shot put with a throw of 36-11.25. Freshman, Gracie Hunt placed 4th in the girls' 400M dash with a time of 1:06.52. The boys' 4x100M relay team placed 4th with their best time this year, 46.66. The boys relay included: Junior Michael Edwards, Junior Mack Brady, Senior Ben Davis and Senior Noah Quick. Congratulations to all participated!



By; Lauren Bernard

Elementary Ends the Year With Field Day

The elementary schoolers ended a busy school yar with a bunch of activities! The kids participated in activites such as a wheel barrow race, a 3 legged race, a softball/baseball throw, kickball, egg toss, tug-of-war, battle ball, and ended the day with jumping on a bouncy house. The 5th grade played against the 4th grade, and the 3rd and 1st graders played against 2nd grade. The 4th grade came in first, and the 1st and 3rd grade beat the 2nd grade. When the kids were asked, "What was your favorite part of Field Day, First grader, Jake Johnston said, "Tug-of-war." Second grader, Gavin McCart said, "Definitely playing kickball at the end." Third grader, Natalie Sanders said "The racing part." Fourth Grader, Ridge Stroud said,"Dodgeball." And fifth grader, Dakota Floyd said, "The wheel barrow race. it was a very fun day for all of the kids, and they all left to go home very worn out! We can all probably make the assumption that they slept well that night!

By: Haley Tyler

Tanner Casey Signs With GMC

By: Joseph Anderson
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Tanner Casey Signing

On Friday, April the 22nd, Tanner Casey signed with Georgia Military College to play golf. Tanner has been playing golf for several years and won the region low medalist this year. Casey said, “I had a great time playing golf in high school, but am looking forward to playing in college. I’ll be at a good college playing a great sport while hanging out with and living with some of my best friends.” Coach Michael Wilson said, “I’m proud of Tanner. I think it’s a great accomplishment. He’s got a lot of potential in golf. I look forward to seeing him and how much his game will improve on the college level. I think he’ll be a great ambassador for Piedmont. I had a fun time working with him this year. He’ll do great things.”

By: Joseph Anderson

Middle School Likes the "Drunkards Path"

Mrs. Mary Ramsdell visited Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Hawkes’s classes and talked about quilts. Mrs. Mary said that the kids had an enjoyable time and at the end of the lesson they voted on which quilt they liked best. The pattern of the quilts that the students liked best was called “Drunkards Path”, and it is one of the oldest quilt blocks around!


By: Lauren Bernard and Mary Ramsdell

Golf


On April the 25th, the Cougars played in the state golf tournament at Callaway Gardens. They finished the tournament placing 4th. Leading the Cougars for low scoring were Browning Benton and Tanner Casey. Benton shot an 83 and Casey shot an 85. Chandler Burrell shot in 3rd place for the Cougars with a score of 91. Senior Tanner Casey said, “It was a pretty good season. It was a fun season, but it’s not the way I wanted to end my high school career. I’m going to just move on and look forward to playing in college.”

By; Joseph Anderson

The Boys Stay on the Diamond


The Cougars came back from Spring Break and played @ John Milledge on 4-11-16 and lost the game 6-1. Mack Brady started the game for the Cougars, but just couldn’t shut down the Trojan's bats. The Cougars played a good game, but offensively there were a lot of runners left on base.

The next game was a region game and was played @ Windsor on 4-12-16. The Cougars won in a 5th inning comeback. Going into the 5th inning the Cougars were down 2-1, but their bats came alive and by the end of the game the score was 6-2. Brock Carter pitched the entire game for the Cougars.

The next game was Senior Night against Briarwood on 4-14-16. Michael Edwards started the game and came out with the Win in the 11-0 victory. The seniors for this year were Noah Quick, Allen Powell, Hunter Whiting, and Zach Wilson. They and their parents were honored before the game.

The Cougars played @ CFCA on 4-18-16. Mack Brady started the game for the Cougars and received a W after Wyatt Galloway came in for the Save in the 7-6 victory.

The Cougars won the region championship in a game at PAC on April 22. They then went on to defeat Deerfield Windsor, and then win the first round of the state championship in two games. They will hopefully play the second round of the state championship here at home on Saturday May 21 if weather and field conditions permit.



By: Joseph Anderson and Angie Marks

High School May Day

High School May Day was held on May 3rd. The day started off with everyone meeting in the lower gym and playing Volleyball. After the game of volleyball, the students moved to the football field for capture the flag, egg toss, and a relay race. “May Day is always fun and a great time” says junior, Joseph Anderson. Then the students move back to the Lower gym to play tug-of-war, basketball, and dodgeball. Finally, everyone moved to the softball field to have a huge water balloon fight, and a fun game of slip-n-slide kickball! Congratulations to the seniors for being the overall winners!

By: Lauren Bernard

Strawberry Pickin'

Piedmont Academy students in Mary Ramsdell and Barbara Hill’s K3 class traveled to Forsyth to visit Twin Oaks Fun Farm. The students picked strawberries, fed goats and pigs, played in the corn house, as well as the playground. They enjoyed a picnic lunch that was topped off with yummy ice cream made at the farm.

According to countryliving.com, strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring. There are 200 seeds on an average strawberry. Despite their name, strawberries aren't technically berries—they're accessory fruits. The seeds can grow into new strawberry plants, but most reproduce through runners. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat an average of 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries every year. Strawberries are grown in every single U.S. state and Canadian province but California produces 75 percent of strawberry crops in the U.S. Strawberries are considered members of the rose family because they give off a sweet fragrance as they grow on bushes. The plant is considered a perennial since strawberry plants will grow back year after year. The ancient Romans believed strawberries had medicinal powers and Native Americans were also among the earliest people to eat strawberries. There are three different types of strawberries: June-bearing, overbearing and day neutral. You should not rinse strawberries under water until you are ready to eat them—it speeds up spoiling.

By: Judy Nelson




Pictured: Synclair Wyatt, Calli Black, Paisley Deck, Nolan Collier, Grayson Colvin, Kymber Colvin, Will Pope, Kayleigh Rivers, Andrew Pittman, Harper Tanner

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Pre-K Hatches Chicks

Pre-K recently completed a project on the life cycle of a chick. They hatched a group of chicks while learning about the different stages of their growth. After they hatched, the chick were sold. The money was taken by Mr. Otis Clark and Mrs. Jo Ann Sauls to the local food bank.

By: Sarah Holland

Summer Jokes

What did the pig say on a hot summer day? – I’m bacon!

Why do bananas use sunscreen? – Because they peel.

Why don’t oysters share their pearls? – Because they’re shellfish.

Which letter is the coolest? – Iced t.

What do you call a snowman in July? – A puddle.

What do sheep do on sunny days? – Have a baa-baa-cue.

What does a bee do when it is hot? – He takes off his yellow jacket.

What holds the sun up in the sky? – Sunbeams.

When do you go at red and stop at green? – When you’re eating a watermelon.

Why did the man love his barbecue? – Because it was the grill of his dreams.

What is the best day to go to the beach? – SUNday.

What does the sun drink out of? – Sunglasses.

What did the ocean say to the sailboat? – Nothing it just waved.

What race is never run? – A swimming race
By: Savannah Mote

THANK YOU!

Thank you Logan Conner, Ben Davis, J.T. Webb, Clay Kirkpatrick, Nate Miller, Clayton Carter, Zach Wilson and George for cleaning up the metal around the dumpster. Also, thank you for taking apart a riding mower, and putting the pieces in the metal bin!


From: Judy Nelson

Teacher Spotlight - Angie Marks


The teacher spotlight this week is our English teacher and Cougar Call sponsor Mrs. Angie Marks. Mrs. Marks graduated from UGA in 1984 with her undergraduate degree, and then in 1987 she earned with her masters. Mrs. Marks wanted to be a teacher because she loves English and literature and wanted to share it with other people. Mrs. Marks is married to Wayne Marks and has three children (two PAC graduates) and three grandchildren. She loves to read, spend time with her family, watch UGA football, and cook. One reason she likes to work at Piedmont is because all the kids are very well-mannered. Mrs. Marks is a very good teacher, and we appreciate everything that she done for us and the school.


By: Savannah Mote
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Mrs. Marks with her PAC graduates - James (2014) and Rachel (2010)