The Blackman Voice

Cheering For Greatness: Spotlight on Hannah Claire Candlish

Ashley Valdivieso, Reporter

March 15, 2017

Blackman High School cheerleader Hannah Claire Candlish is one of the few seniors on the cheerleading team. She has been cheering at Blackman for four years. Recently, she made the All-State Cheerleading team, and she has also won the National High School partner stunt championship with Matthew Hartley,...

SE-YA [at the] Book Festival 2017

Abby McDaniel, guest reporter

March 8, 2017

Two years ago, the SE-YA (Southeastern Young Adult) book festival was just a dream shared by four Rutherford County Librarians. This year, it's an event that will host thousands of book lovers from across the Southeast. Taking inspiration from a Charleston- based book festival, YallFest, Barbara Collie,...

Blackman High School Presents: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Blackman High School Presents: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Neko Collins and Ariana Tillis, Reporters

March 7, 2017

Drama is performing a production of the musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown on Thursday, March 9th, at 10:00 A.M. for all grade levels. Tickets will be on sale before school and during lunch on Wednesday for $6.00 per person. The cast and stage workers have been practicing and preparing for...

RCS Teacher of the Year: Andrea Holder

RCS Teacher of the Year: Andrea Holder

Cierra Williams, Reporter

March 3, 2017

Blackman High School teacher Andrea Holder has been awarded the honor of the 2017 Rutherford County District Level High School Teacher of the Year. She will be recognized at the banquet on March 13th at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Holder originates from Gulfport, Mississippi,...

Noah Boyd – Freshman Fish

Sara Gamble, Reporter

March 1, 2017

Noah Boyd was the only freshman to make it to the state swim meet in Knoxville, Tennessee. "I'm pretty honored that I was able to be the only freshman to go. State is a really big deal when it comes to swimming. Most people in my division don't make state, so I was really honored I was able to do...

ABC, Baby You and Me: Blackman’s Preschool Program

McKenzie Clarke, Reporter

February 10, 2017

Photos courtesy of Courtney Cole Preschool: the place where big hearts shape little minds, and it's right here in the heart of Blackman High School. The preschool program at Blackman is the only one that has a preschool class operating within the high school classroom. Classes are held Tue...

Spotlight: A Soldier’s Child Foundation

Spotlight: A Soldier’s Child Foundation

Cierra Williams, News Reporter

November 17, 2016

A Soldier's Child Foundation is a Tennessee non-profit organization that dedicates its funds to providing birthday parties and scholarships to the children of fallen soldiers. Daryl Mackin, a former Blackman culinary arts teacher, founded the organization after losing his friend Marc Golczynski, a...

Former Blackman Standout Emerges: The Blue Raiders’ Newest Star

Ethan Morrow, Content Editor

November 14, 2016

One of the most intriguing storylines of MTSU's football season to date is the success of running back transferee I'Tavius Mathers. Mathers, who is a former standout at Blackman High School, spent his first three collegiate seasons at the University of Mississippi. He transferred to Middle Tennessee...

The Lies Behind The Mask

Neko Collins, News reporter

November 1, 2016

"Batman's biggest secret is not Bruce Wayne." In the past decade, the superhero genre of the fiction world has become a well-known topic. In almost every house, store, school, library or movie theater, you are sure to find some correlation to the superhero fantasy world and our own. Marc Tyler ...

Daniel Cook Enters the World Race

Daniel Cook Enters the World Race

Cierra Williams, Yohanna Michael, and Ariana Tillis, News Reporters

October 31, 2016

Daniel Cook is a Blackman High School alumnus who graduated in the year 2012. We recently interviewed him about his participation in The World Race. Q: How did you find out about the World Race? A: About two and a half years ago I studied abroad in London per semester. I really enjoyed that and when I got back from t...

New Teachers in the Know: Madeline Burford

Cierra Williams, Reporter

September 2, 2016

A native of Houston, Texas, Madeline Burford is an English teacher.  She received her undergraduate degree at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and her graduate degree at MTSU. Burford's mother inspired her to become a teacher. "My favorite thing about Blackman is the welcoming and suppo...

New Teachers in the Know: Jennifer Waite

Molly Lemoine, Reporter

September 2, 2016

Jennifer Waite grew up in California, and has a positive, chirpy attitude to match it. Her classroom is artsy and creative, and may as well have 'Pintrest' written all over it. You can tell crafting is one of her hobbies, along with swimming and reading. Speaking of reading, Waite teaches English....