Decatur High School, GA

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Decatur High School, GA

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Decatur High School, GA

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Bulldog Briefs (Week of Aug 21)

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Cross Country

This past weekend, the Decatur High School cross country team had their first meet of the 2023-24 season, the Fowlkes Memorial Invitational. This ended with a top-ten finish for the Boys’ varsity team, and number one for Girls’ varsity. This was a strong start to the 2023 season to follow up on last season’s success. Decatur won the 5A GHSA State Championship for the Girls’ and Boys’ teams in the prior season and has now started the hunt for a title repeat. Varsity Boys captain and senior Brian Chilik is confident that Decatur is capable of such feats and was full of praise for his team’s performance in its first meet. “I really liked what I saw. I think that we have a lot of young talent that has the potential to be really special.” 

 

Football

On Friday, August 11th, the Decatur High School football team had their first game. The Varsity team played against Carver High School while the DHS JV team, cheer team, and fans watched in the stands, decked in neon clothing. Though it began raining at the start, players continued through the weather. The game ended with the Carver Panthers winning 24-0, but DHS still fought hard.

 

Student Government

On Aug. 10, Student Government Association (SGA) elections were held at Decatur High School (DHS). The students selected to be SGA members will represent DHS to administration, in planning school events, organizing and leading community service efforts, and taking initiative on behalf of the students. 

 

Students voted for nine people in their grade to be on SGA. The top two candidates with the most votes will serve as chairperson for their grade, and the other seven will be senators. Students also got to vote for two Student Body Co-Presidents. Student Body Co-Presidents are the head members of the SGA. Then there are nine senators from each grade. The two chairpersons from each grade are the most powerful members behind Student Presidents.

 

The voting for the SGA elections was held online. Each candidate posted one video for their campaign. Students would watch each video and choose whoever they wanted to vote for, and then place their vote in Google Forms. Students had two days to vote, August 10 to August 11.

 

Our new principal Mr. Duane Sprull has done a great job in his new position this past week! Sprull said, “The best part so far has been seeing the instruction at DHS.”

 

Principle Sprull

Mr. Duane Sprull has been working in CSD since 2007 serving as the Career, Technical, Agricultural Education (CTAE) and the Decatur Career Academy (DCA) director. “It has been fast-paced in my new position, and no two days have been alike,” Sprull states.

 

Sprull earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Fayetteville State University, a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Troy State University, and an Educational Specialist degree from Jacksonville State University. We are so excited to see Mr. Sprull as our principal!

 

Pan-African Festival

On August 19, The Beacon Hill Black Alliance hosted the third annual Pan-African Festival in the Decatur Square. The festival was a celebration of Pan-African culture and entertainment, which featured performances from Capoeira Maculele, and a Pan Steel Drum band. They also had pop-up stands selling jewelry, clothes, artwork, and more. 

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About the Contributors
Miles Bransford, Writer
Miles Bransford (Class of 2024) is a third-year convergence media member. In his free time, you can find him playing soccer, hanging out with his friends, or both. Miles is excited to get more stories published on 3Ten and Carpe Diem.
David McFarland, Writer
David McFarland is a senior in Year 2 of Convergence Media. He plays tennis on the school team and writes for Decaturish. He's looking forward to being published for the school this year.
Claire Kennedy, Writer
Claire Kennedy (Class of 2026) is in her sophomore year at DHS and her first year in the Convergence Media program. In her free time she plays softball for Decatur High School, enjoys binge watching TV shows, and reading.
Colette Larch, Writer
Colette Larch (Class of 2027) is in her first year of Convergence media. She is ready and looking forward to jumping into her first year. In her free time she dances. She also likes listening to music and hanging out with friends. She is super excited to become a Convergence media staff member.
Nate Whitley, Writer
Nate Whitley (Class of 2027) enjoys playing lacrosse, playing bass and loves to listen to music. In his free time, Nate likes to play lacrosse, play video games, and spend quality time with friends. Nate wants to bring new ideas, create interesting stories.
Isaiah Wright, Writer
Isaiah Wright (Class of 2027) is a first year convergence media member. He likes to play basketball, hangout with friends and watch TV shows. I look forward to learning more about journalism and connecting with the community.
Hayden McArthur, Writer
Hayden McArthur (Class of 2025) is a Junior at Decatur High School and is a year 2 on the Convergence Media team. He plays baseball and likes dogs.