The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


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Senior Spotlight: Ava Seay
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • June 4, 2024

As the school year fades to an end, many graduates are leaving the Athens Drive community to begin searching for their passions. While some...

Brady Jones has an on-stage-cameo as security guard in production called I Hate Shakespeare. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb
Senior spotlight: Brady Jones
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • June 4, 2024

Athens Drive High School watches many of its students arrive as freshmen and leave as seniors. Some of these seniors stand out as being leaders,...

Jayvon Coleman at Athens Drive
Senior Spotlight: Jayvon Coleman
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Throughout high school, students achieve and extend themselves thoroughly; Senior Jayvon Coleman has pushed himself to perform excellence throughout...

Rachel Huffman, a cheerful senior at a companions home having a fun time with friends and her digital camera, at a get together.
Senior Spotlight: Rachel Huffman
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • June 4, 2024

Out of the graduating class of 2024, Senior Rachel Huffman has strived to do her best at leading and achieving greatness at Athens Drive Magnet...

The Drive Inquiry Clubs website is pictured. Dylan Ducatte dedicated a lot of her time while at Athens to the club.
Senior Spotlight: Dylan Ducatte
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • June 4, 2024

A true historian, senior Dylan Ducatte has spent her time at Athens fully engaged in all the school's social studies classes. Throughout her...

Skylar Moore at graduation rehearsal with fellow students.
Senior Spotlight: Skylar Moore
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • June 4, 2024

June 8, 2024, Athens seniors will walk the stage, take their diplomas, and finally finish high school. One of those Seniors is Skylar Moore,...

Meet the Staff
Ilyass Chabreg
Ilyass Chabreg
Staff Writer

Ilyass Chabreg is a sophomore at Athens Drive. He is a staff writer for the Athens Oracle. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time and plays for the school soccer team.

Deevani Rodriguez
Deevani Rodriguez
Features copy editor

Deevani is an open minded character, she likes fitness, eating, and spending quality time with her loved ones. She hopes to write more exciting, engaging articles.

Sophie King
Sophie King
Assistant Editor

Sophie King is a Junior at Athens Drive and is the Editorial editor for the Athens Oracle. She enjoys hanging out with friends, painting, and playing the piano and guitar. She hopes to shine a light on...

Senior athlete Grace Hunter wins Tom Suitor Extra Effort Award

Grace Hunter is a senior at Athens Drive High School and has been playing basketball since freshman year. At Athens she has played every position.

Hunter loves the competitiveness of basketball.

“Winning is the most important part about the game for me. I don’t play for fun, I play because I love to win,” said Hunter.

Hunter is ranked 45 in NC, scoring an average of 28 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Hunter broke the scoring record in the high school Christmas tournament with 97 points in 3 games.

“I love playing on the basketball team with Grace. During games and practice sometimes it is hard to keep up with her, especially on fast breaks, but by practicing against her I have become a better player,” said Danielle Randolph, senior.

Hunter was given the opportunity to play basketball in college and has committed to play at the Division 1 University, UNC Charlotte.

“In college I’m ready to have fun and spread the word of God, and show people that with God, there’s no limits. I want to become a better player and stronger person,” said Hunter.

February 11, 2015 on the Lady Jags’ senior night, Hunter received the Tom Suitor extra effort award, an award given to students who excel not only on the court, but also in the classroom and in the community.

Coach Dayna Jordan, Hunter’s basketball coach, has played a major role in her success.

“Coach Jordan is a great coach, we both have the same mentality, which is to win,” said Hunter.

Not only do her coaches play a major role in her success, Hunter believes that her Christian faith also plays a huge role.

“Before every game I pray and thank God for everything, because everything I’ve accomplished is because of Him. God is my top priority before anything,” said Hunter.

Hunter has accomplished so much in her four years of playing basketball and has great plans for the future.

“I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strength,” said Hunter.


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