It’s that time of year again. The decorations are up and the first flakes are in the forecast.

Based on two old standbys for winter weather predictions, Hendersonville should see more cold and snow than last year, which _ fingers crossed _ could mean more days off school.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls for a cold, snowy winter across Tennessee with snow throughout the winter months.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service expects a return to a more normal winter for our area compared to last year’s mild turn.

What’s normal for the Nashville area? About 6 or 7 inches of snow on average – meaning some years can see much more and some much less. Sumner County, especially northern Sumner County, typically gets more frozen precipitation than Nashville.

Whatever winter has in store, the school system should have more than enough snow days to handle it with 13 stockpiled.

Story by Katlin-Marie Grant and Megan Grandas


The HHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Christmas for Commando Kids project is in full swing and will continue until Dec. 20.

The project anonymously provides gifts to needy HHS students and their siblings.

“The guidance office has been given 13 names of students (8 girls and 5 boys) who need assistance,” said HHS teacher Karl Wenzel, who oversees the program. “I am looking for 13 sponsors to take care of each of these kids.”

A sponsor can be a faculty or staff member, a student and his or her family, a class, a team, a club “or any other way you would like,” Wenzel said.

The school’s JROTC program is also assisting with the project.

If you’d like to participate, stop by the guidance office or see Wenzel in Room 146.

Story by Allyssa Hite and Hailey Gilley




The HHS girls bowling team will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, today (Dec. 8) to compete in its biggest tournament of the season.

The girls team is 13-4 this season and ranked 15th in the state. The boys team is 7-10.

The bowling teams are coached by Anthony Butera and assistant coach Caitlin Hall.

Making the trip to Cincinnati are seniors Kerra Casteel, Megan Grandas and Jaycie Russum; juniors Nevaeh England, Alexa Janesh and Elizabeth Jones; and sophomores Katherine Ross and Sara Ross.

Story by Mason Mills and Camden McClister


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