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Zion’s Auction

On April 7, Zion will be holding their annual auction. We interviewed Mrs. Beaty to find out more about this event. It will be held on April 7, at Old Hickory Golf Club.  The doors will open at 5:00, dinner will be served at 6:30, and the oral auction will begin at 7:30. The auction usually brings in around $30,000. These funds are used to better Zion academically, socially, economically, and athletically.  The money has been used in the past to get better playground equipment, technology, and other needs of the school. The main thing the money has gone towards has been Investing in Education program. Investing in Education is giving money to those families that need help with tuition at Zion and possibly Lutheran High. This year the money will be going to remodeling the locker rooms, which need drastic improvement. Since this year is the 20th anniversary of the auction, Mr. Brackman, our former principal, will be the honorary guest.  We strongly recommend that you attend this fun and exciting event.IMG_0113


By Koryn V. and Emma J.

Grandparents day 2017!

Grandparents day was held last Thursday and Friday for the students of Zion. The activities started Wednesday when the annual book fair was set up in the commons for the kids to enjoy and shop for new books. Thursday was the kickoff to Grandparents Day when the preschool had their grandparents and special friends join them for games, crafts, and other fun activities. Grades 1-8 had their Grandparents day and started off the morning with coffee, muffins, and a welcoming video presentation. Mrs. Beaty and her class were a huge help in this day with serving the grandparents and special friends in the morning and aiding the special guests around campus all day. The activities continued into the afternoon with crafts, photo booths, games, and other fun events and activities.




We ended a wonderful day by gathering together for chapel led by Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Cluck’s 7th grade classes. They gave a wonderful message about God’s love for us and performed sign language to the song “Amazing Love” (link at bottom of post.) A very big thank you to all the grandparents and special guests that joined us at Zion!! We can not wait to see everyone again next year!!  By: Madi N, Jillian B, and Julie W.


Link to “Amazing Love” 7th grade sign language :

Bobcats Journey to State

Our highlight story of the week is Zion travels to LSAM state basketball. LSAM state basketball is a basketball tournament and organization to bring teams together in fellowship and playing.  State is a big accomplishment to be able to play, win, and bond as a team. We’ve spent time interviewing some state participants to see their perspective on how state works and about their experience.


Our first player we interviewed was 8th grader Koryn V…

Q: What did you feel when you found out you were going to state?
A:  “Happy excited.”


Q:  What did you experience while playing?
A:  “ Mad at some players, but happy when they won, even when they lost it was a chance to get better”.


Q:  Did you get to know your teammates better? Coaches?
A:  “yes.” What’s your favorite part of state? “playing the games.”


 We interviewed our second basketball player 8th grader Landon K….

Q:  What did u feel when you found out you were going to state

A:  “Excited to get another chance to compete at state.”


Q:  What did you experience while playing?
A:  “A loud atmosphere of fans cheering and a very supportive group.”


Q:  Did you get to know your teammates better? Coaches?
A:  “Yes.”


Q:  What is your favorite part of state?
A:  “Getting to compete with my teammates and sharing my past experiences with them.”


Q:  How has state affected you?A:  “It has taught me to be a better leader on and off court to less experienced teammates.” 



Our third interview was with cheerleader 8th grader Isabella W…

Q:  What did you feel when you found out your were going to state?
A:  “Excited to be able to go for my last year.”


Q:  What did you experience while playing?
A:  “The loud atmosphere and love through the crowd support with the intense games.”


Q:  Did you get to know your teammates better? Coaches?
A:  “Yes, created a strong bond with the other cheerleaders.”


Q:  What was your favorite part of state?
A:  “Hearing the crowd support the cheerleaders during halftime performances and quarter cheers.”


Q:  How has state affected you?
A:  “State has made me create a better bond with the other cheerleaders and basketball players for the past four years, creating fun memories and watching exciting games, and watching the basketball players win two state championships”.


We had an exciting time interviewing these participants from state and getting to know all the memories they share and friendships built upon this event.


Written by: Taylor C, Julia F, Isabella W.