Eighth graders get first sneak peek at high school life on Tuesday
Fri, 2016-02-12 05:00 News Staff
By DAVID J. HARDIN
On Tuesday night, Copperas Cove High School opened its doors to incoming fall 2016 freshman for an event known as “Sneak Peek at the Dawg House”.
The semi-annual event is a chance for eighth graders of Copperas Cove Junior High and S.C. Lee Junior High Schools to become familiar with the teachers, staff, and the campus. It is also an opportunity for the incoming freshman and their parents to find activities that interest them, such as JROTC, volleyball, basketball, football, cheerleading, or for those who want to join a club, there are many to choose from, like the chess, medical assistant, and German club. In all, Copperas Cove High School offers more than 100 clubs, sports teams, military programs and activities to be a part of.
The night began with members from the Pride of Cove band playing for students and parents, Presentation of colors by the Battalion Color Guard and a rendition of the National Anthem by members of the high school choir came next. Copperas Cove High School Principal Miguel Timarky made a few opening remarks to the Class of 2020 and their families.
“This has been a regular event for many years,” said Timarky.”It provides an opportunity for these kids to see what kinds of programs the school has to offer, and the main goal of the event is to keep students engaged. Statistically, if you keep students engaged, they are much more likely to graduate.” ”
Eighth grader Isabella Childers is excited to be a new high school student, and she loves the fact that she can choose from many different courses, and activities that interest her. Childers’ interests are very broad, ranging from debate, choir, and video game design. She also is leaning toward a possible career in journalism. Isabella said that history is her favorite subject.
Breanna Willeford attends Copperas Cove Junior High School, and is really looking forward to being in high school. Her interests are a little different than that of Childers, as Breanna is the competitive type and wants to be a member of the volleyball and softball teams.
Skating club, Forensic science, JROTC, and possibly playing a snare drum for the Pride of Cove Marching Band are in Nic Hooten’s future, as these are all interests of his. He is excited about the possibilities for the upcoming school year, and is ready to make the jump from junior high school.
The next Sneak Peek at the Dawg House will be held in August.