The Blackman Voice

Ali Vice: A Rising Actress

Ali Vice: A Rising Actress

Katelyn Morrow, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Alumni, Spotlights

Ali Vice, a former Blackman student graduated in 2007 and is slowly making her dreams of becoming a performer come true.  Since graduating, Vice has gotten involved with Bollywood, the Indian-Hindi film industry.  “I went on a study abroad to India, and we had independent research projects. I cho...

Teacher of The Year: Colonel Gary Spry

Teacher of The Year: Colonel Gary Spry

Mia Isom, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Faculty, News, Showcase, Spotlights

Teachers are hired to teach students and help them learn; educators impact a students’ way of thinking and some give them advice that will help them in adulthood.  The Teacher of the Year is an award given to an outstanding teacher who establishes an effective learning environment for th...

A Baker’s Success Story: Abby McDaniel

A Baker’s Success Story: Abby McDaniel

Kayla Donaldson, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spotlights, Student

Senior Abby McDaniel takes all honors classes here at Blackman but still manages to bake cookies, cakes, and other things three times a week. McDaniel started baking about a year ago and now bakes for everyone from her family to school organizations to sport teams. McDaniel began last year with inspirations...

Matthew Hurtt: Blackman Voice Alumnus

Matthew Hurtt: Blackman Voice Alumnus

Sienna Phillips and Mia Isom

February 5, 2019


Filed under Alumni, News, Showcase, Spotlights

Blackman alumnus Matthew Hurtt advanced from being a news reporter for The Blackman Voice, to a freelance reporter, to working for a non-profit organization.  “I think the most important thing that I learned at Blackman, and particularly on the newspaper, is working together to reach a deadline. I...

My Pink Diary Launch

My Pink Diary Launch

Maddy Williams, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Clubs, Clubs, News, Showcase, Spotlights

A new organization is coming to Blackman High School. Its purpose is to provide support to female students who are dealing with real-world difficulties.   The name of the organization is My Pink Diary, or MPD, and its focus is to create a positive impact at Blackman High.  Amanda Durrett, the...

Blackman High Football Managers

Blackman High Football Managers

Kylie Tarver, Sports Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Student

You always hear about the football team, but do you ever hear about the football managers? The job is harder than you think. This is an insight to the hard work, effort, and time they put into it. According to the managers, however, it is all worth it in the end.  Total, there are nine managers; these i...

Christmas Choir Concert 2018

Christmas Choir Concert 2018

Sienna Phillips, News Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Clubs, News

Alberto Ortiz: One of Three in The Nation

Alberto Ortiz: One of Three in The Nation

Maddy Williams, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spotlights, Student

The Rose Scholarship, created by NBA star Derrick Rose, inspires students to put in the work to achieve their goals. This scholarship is granted to only three people in the nation. Alberto Ortiz, senior at Blackman, received this scholarship.  Receiving this scholarship required preparation and hard w...

Lunch Ladies: The Unsung Heroes of Blackman

Lunch Ladies: The Unsung Heroes of Blackman

Maddy Williams and Kayla Donaldson

November 19, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Showcase, Spotlights, Video

You wouldn’t believe how much effort goes into the food in our cafeteria. The lunch ladies put forth immense effort in order to serve students each and every day. Their preparation is an all-day event, and their actions do not go unnoticed. They spend their time preparing food, setting up all the drinks...

Annual Choral Veterans Tribute

Annual Choral Veterans Tribute

Shamani Salahuddin, Photo Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Clubs, News, Showcase

On Thursday, November 8, the Blackman Chorus performed an appreciation for the men and women who have served for our country.  I had a Q&A with Mrs. Wendy Payne, conductor of the choir, to get her input of the event:  Why is honoring our military so important?  “Firstly, I have clos...