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As the nation observes the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, HHS journalism students asked a handful of teachers to share their memories of the tragedy. For many, the moment is frozen in time, much as the Pearl Harbor attack or the John F. Kennedy assassination is for older Americans.


Marketing teacher Christy Brown:

“I was at school teaching that day. I walked up the stairs and it was on one of the TVs, on the ‘Today’ show. I saw the first tower down and then the second and I knew that it wasn’t an accident.”

Brown, who has visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, said the attack has made her more cautious.

“I think the world is pretty safe but in the back of my head I know that no one is really safe.”


Chorus teacher Elizabeth Evans:

Evans was a sophomore in high school when she said “time stood still.” She was in algebra, her first class of the day. She arrived early and her teacher got a phone call from her sister in New York City who said she was all right but running away. Evans’s teacher turned on the TV and the second plane crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Evans said she felt “just shock” because we were a “strong nation.”

“You hear about those things on the news about other places, but this terror attack hit right at home.”


Librarian Jeane Trovato:

“I was working at Dollar General corporate office in Goodlettsville and walked into the cafeteria to get breakfast and the TVs were on all around,” Trovato recalled. “I thought ‘What’s going on?’”

Like most Americans that day, she stayed glued to the news.

Today, Trovato tries not to let terrorism affect her life; she continues to travel, for example. But she added, “The older you get and the more you see, you think about it more.”


French and English teacher Erin Flannery:

“I was teacher at White House when it happened. It was very heartbreaking.”

Even today, she said, it is hard to understand why someone would do something so horrible.



Math teacher Stephanie Allen:

“I was in the ninth grade, and I was telling the class what was happening. I sat in the back of the room and was listening to the radio. I was scared because I did not know what was happening, only what they said on the radio.”

“My mom came for me,” she remembered. “I guess she was scared too.”


Reporters Cleo Graham, Ashley Baez, Rebecca Porter, Riley Hooper, Roxana Yeislan, Sarah Whitlow, and Skye Cadorette compiled this report.  



The public is invited to attend a performance of the USMC Drum and Bugle Corps at Paul Decker Stadium. The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps from DC is an elite unit of musicians.  If you've ever seen the sunset parade at the Iwo Jima memorial, this is the group.  The musicians in the DC bands (of any branch of the service) usually have advanced degrees in music and are selected (when and IF there is an opening) from over 100 applicants from university schools of music.  The members of the "Commandant's Own" are a very selective group.

See/post the flyers if you know others that may be interested.

Dear HHS Parents,

This is to notify you that according to SEC. 8025 of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Sumner County School Broad Policy JR, armed forces recruiters and institutions of higher education are to be granted access to students and student recruiting information to include name, address and telephone listing. This list may include all secondary students in Sumner County.

However, a parent of a secondary school student may submit a written request, to the school, that the student's name, address, and telephone listing not be released without prior written consent of the parent. Students who are eighteen (18) years old may opt-out for themselves.

If you wish to opt-out of having your student's name, address and telephone listing released to a military recruiter or institution of higher education, you may complete the linked form or notify the school in writing some other way that you wish to opt-out of this information release September 2, 2016.


We'd like to answer some of the general questions that you may have about the addition of Commando Time for the 2016-2017. This document was assembled to answer some of your FAQ's.

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