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
Nora Richards
Nora Richards
Assistant Editor

Nora Richards is a junior here at Athens Drive. This is her third year being a part of Athens Oracle. She enjoys swimming, making jewelry, and hanging out with friends.

Elijah Hoskins
Elijah Hoskins
Social Media Editor

Elijah Hoskins is a Sophomore at Athens Drive. This is his second semester writing for the Athens Oracle. Outside of school, he likes to play his clarinet, attend marching band events, hang with friends,...

Taylor Malloy
Taylor Malloy
Co- Editor in Chief

Taylor Malloy is a senior at Athens Drive High School. This year she is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Athens Oracle. She enjoys playing volleyball and exercising in her free time. Taylor is excited for...

Tyler Silver commits to Florida to swim


The Athens Drive swim team celebrated a successful 2015-2016 season as they advanced to the regional finals. A large contributor to this success is senior Tyler Silver, who has recently committed to Florida University with a full swimming scholarship this past February.  Silver has been swimming here at Athens since his freshman year in 2012. His career goes back to when he was just five years old, swimming for the Raleigh Marlins.

Swimming has always been very close to Silver’s heart, ever since he was a kid.

“Achieving your goals is what I like most about [swimming], to come into practice motivated with goals on your mind,” said Silver.

The Athens Drive swim team achieved long-time goals as a school this past season, being named third place in the conference, as well as 3rd place in the regionals. The recognition did not end there; Coach Shane Barry received the honor of Coach Of The Year.

“I was the Men’s coach of the year because of the outstanding male swimmers we have around here, I would say it’s justification for hard work,” said Barry.

Silver appreciates the team in which he was able to share this success with his teammates.

“The relationships that you build are a lot stronger, you hang out with teammates a whole lot more, club meets are over a whole weekend,” said Silver.

Silver will soon be a part of University of Florida’s Class of 2020, come this June. Silver has made it clear that he will continue to swim in his college days.  Silver specializes in backstroke swim and in sprint butterfly. Silver is excited to experience all that is in store for him at University of Florida. To him, there is something special about the school.

“The atmosphere there is different, the swim team is very successful, they won SEC conference the past four years, so I’m looking forward to being part of a championship team,” said Silver.

Silver will experience saying goodbye to his teammates at Athens Drive, and heading out to Florida.  However, he is not worried about the swim team he will leave behind. He is very optimistic about sophomore Zach Brown, who finished one-tenth of a second behind olympian Ryan Lochte.

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