The Blackman Voice

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,...

The Faulk Siblings

Gini Faulk at work.

Maddy Williams, Managing Editor

October 31, 2019

The Faulk siblings are former Blackman Voice staffers that have applied the skills they learned on The Voice staff as well as at Blackman to aide them in their careers and lives today.   “I went to MTSU and majored in early childhood education but decided to take some time off to decide if that...

Devin Lampitt: Blackman Voice Alumnnus

Devin Lampitt: Blackman Voice Alumnnus

Kayla Donaldson, Reporter

March 20, 2019

Behind the scenes of her studies, she hosts her own radio show: The Basement, which airs every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. on 88.3FM WMTS Murfreesboro at MTSU. Devin Lampitt is a Blackman High graduate who now attends MTSU, majoring in Journalism.  Lampitt started out last semester as an intern and ...

Ali Vice: A Rising Actress

Ali Vice: A Rising Actress

Katelyn Morrow, Reporter

February 15, 2019

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...

Matthew Hurtt: Blackman Voice Alumnus

Matthew Hurts speak to the Blackman Voice staff in the courtyard.

Sienna Phillips and Mia Isom

February 5, 2019

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...

An NFL Star Among Us

An NFL Star Among Us

Kylie Tarver and Katelyn Morrow

October 23, 2018

Former Blackman football player I’tavius Mathers is sharing his skills with our freshman football team. After six years of being away from Blackman, he returned to where it all started. Mathers went to Blackman high school and won the Mr. Football award in 2011. Winning this was a great achievement...