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Maddy James

Maddy James, Staff Writer

Maddy James is constantly on the move. Whether she’s moving from college to high school, moving from one end of the track to the other, or moving her pen as fast as she can across a page, Maddy never seems to stop. She is constantly looking for ways to help kids by sharing her life story and offering guidance to people going through difficult times. Maddy aspires to encourage and motivate kids to live a positive and happy lifestyle through her writing.

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NASA Astronaut to Make History

Maddy James, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Simple Charity is a student-led club with the goal of raising $100,000 to fight global poverty. They are currently in the Health theme of their program, and are working hard to raise money for the spiritual, physical, and emotional health of those around the world. They strive to reach their goal of $100,000 before the deadline of May 31st.

Simple Charity Gives Fives

Maddy James, Staff Writer
March 19, 2015
Ranked as the most difficult dive of the meet, senior Eric Decker finishes the spin on his 3 ½ twist. After a lengthy season, The Raider Dive Team took three seniors to the dive meet to compete among the best in the state, and performed their toughest dives for the challenging judges. All three of the boys scored within the top 20 of the GHSA 6-AAAAAA state diving competition.

GHSA 2015 State Diving Competition

Maddy James, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
Forgetting the voices around her, a young girl stares into the ocean with longing eyes. She has been here many times, but always with an envious attitude. The girl has spent many days and nights wondering more about the people surrounding her, and less about the individual in her own body; the sea is her escape.

Thoughts of the Girl No One Knew

Maddy James, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
Senior Josiah Selvig prepares for his next dive off of the 1-meter diving board. Selvig competed in his first high school diving meet with teammate McKay Middleton (senior). The diving meet took place over the course of an hour, keeping the audience entertained and on their toes as the boys competed with dives of varying difficulty.

The Raiders Diving into First

Maddy James, Staff Writer
November 11, 2014
Overlooking the beautiful mountains in the Fort Mountain State Park, Senior Eric Decker relaxes on a rock after a long hike on the Gahuti Trail.

Hiking the Gahuti Trail

Maddy James, Staff Writer
October 28, 2014
Seniors Abigail Elrod and Eric Decker illustrate their drastically different emotions when asked to describe how they view their friendship.

Why Do You Have to Be so Rude?

Maddy James, Staff Writer
September 18, 2014
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