The Blackman Voice

J-Staff 2020: It’s NOT Goodbye, It’s Hello!

May 22, 2020

2020 J-Staff Seniors, We didn't get to have our Senior Celebration. You didn't get to have prom at MTSU, but we're still holding out hope for a spunky, fun prom on campus in June. You didn't get to walk across the stage at MTSU, but perhaps you'll get to be the ONLY class to ever graduate at the...

Blackman alumni and former Blackman Voice writers return to Rutherford County Schools

Caitlyn Parris as a BHS senior in the bottom row second from the left.

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2020

Often times you may wonder, “Will what I learn in my classes actually teach me anything for my future?”  These Blackman alumni prove the opposite—they still use the skills they learned in Journalism for their careers now. Matt Brewer and Caitlyn Parris are former Blackman Voice staff members ...

Former Blackman and Tennessee Volunteer football star Jauan Jennings selected in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the San Fransisco 49ers

Jennings playing football for the Blaze.

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

On late Saturday afternoon, chances of getting drafted looked bleak for Jauan Jennings. When the seventh and final round of the 2020 NFL Draft began Jennings had yet to be selected. Jennings had been projected at different times from as early as the third round to as late as the seventh round. Finally,...

Elisa Burks wins Rutherford County Teacher of the Year

Elisa Burks wins Rutherford County Teacher of the Year

Jenene Grover, Reporter

February 24, 2020

What do you remember most about your favorite teacher? Was it their attitude in the classroom? Was it the way they taught?  Teaching is a demanding and complicated job. It requires rules to be set in place, broad knowledge in the subject matter you are teaching, and enthusiasm for helping other people. An excellent teacher is a lifelong learner who is passionate about not only the subject matter but also...

There’s a new sheriff in town: Officer Reed

Officer Reed is among twelve other deputies who won Officer of the Month.

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Blackman High School has welcomed a new School Resource Officer to the staff. Officer Teresa Reed has done an excellent job, so far, in protecting the school which is why she has received an award for this excellence.  Twelve officers, including Reed, received the ‘Officer of the Mont’ award or...

BHS Signings

Joelle Patton – Liberty University – Track and Basketball

Megan Roth, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

Megan Roth’s Capstone: Look up Blackman

Megan Roth, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

For the second article in my Capstone series. I gathered all of the planets, constellations, and unique changes in the night sky for the last two weeks of November 2019.   The constellations visible throughout all of November include Pisces, Sculptor, Tucana, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, and Phoenix.   Middle Tennessee will also be at the center of the Alpha Monocertoid meteor shower...

Megan Roth’s Capstone: Interview with NASA’s Joe White

Megan Roth, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

As a part of my Capstone project, I am publishing a series of articles about space exploration, astronomy, and other related topics.   For the first article, I interviewed an aerospace engineer and have detailed the conversation below.  For context, Joe White is a retired aerospace engineer...

Blaze band wows for 20 years

Blaze band concert

Ally Blake, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The band at Blackman high school has been developing many students’ pathways and interests for the past 20 years.   "When we opened the school, back in 2000, it was a really cool opportunity to do something that hadn’t been done before,” Brenda Monson, the band director, stated.   Monson has been the band director fr...