If teachers see students glued to their phones this afternoon – more glued than usual, that is – they shouldn't panic: It’s probably not because kids are trying to cheat.

March Madness has struck, and HHS has got it bad.

The 19-day, 67-game Men’s NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament has already had its share of thrills (How about that Auburn-New Mexico game yesterday?), and there’s more in store when Tennessee (No. 2) takes on Colgate (No. 15) today (March 22) at 1:45.

“We talk about it all first block,” sophomore Keion Stafford said of the tournament. “I check the action between classes, whenever I can - sometimes during classes.”

It’s not just students, either; teachers are in on it too.

Science teacher Brannon Jones allows his classes to make their own brackets. Winners get a candy prize.

History teacher Alex Tummons goes even further.

“I offer extra credit to students if they win or beat me in the bracket, which they won’t,” Tummons said.

Game on.

Story by Kyra Hodge, Savannah Vaughn, Savanah Williamson and Carson Briscoe



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