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
Sama Yousef
Sama Yousef
Staff Writer

Sama Yousef is driven to success. Overall she is a fun person to be around. She loves her job at Hollister that she works at with her friends and says it's a nice environment to be in. She enjoys going...

Corissa Greene
Corissa Greene
Sports Copy Editor

Corissa is a very creative person; not only is she smart academically but also socially. Corissa is considered by her peers as a driven student who strives to do above and beyond. She enjoys shopping with...

Erin McNeese
Erin McNeese
Copy Editor

Erin McNeese is a senior at Athens Drive High School. They look forward to another great year of writing stories to share with her peers at the Drive. Outside of school you can find them participating...

A Reflection on Senior Year

It’s hard to say goodbye.

Tasked with the duty of writing my final senior column, I have no choice to both visit the tired issue of our mutual quarantine as students and citizens of the united states, as well as to use first person to do so. It seems desperate times call for desperate measures. 

As someone who didn’t initially want to go to Athens, I have found myself overwhelmingly grief-stricken as I realize I never got the chance to say goodbye. It’s really cheesy, reminiscent of all the girls on twitter that “peaked in high school”, all the people that get made fun of for having a hard time leaving, but I don’t blame them. I had a really great run.

There’s not much I can say that other seniors in other places and many of you have already said. But in the way of my personal experiences, it’s hard to think that there will be no more days of sitting in the back of  Surles’ class cracking jokes, no more Latin club coloring sheets, no more newspaper parties or student sections that jump so hard we break the bleachers.

I can’t help but also use this piece to thank the teachers that have worked so hard to ensure we continue to feel supported, as well as giving us a real end to the school year. One of the best parts of what makes Athens, Athens, are teachers that are truly passionate about what they do.

It’s hard to say goodbye. It’s hard to think that all the stupid, funny, stuff we’ve done is already in the past. However, the unique and bright futures on all our horizons should act as a beacon of hope to get us through the days ahead. Let’s all do everything we’ve ever wanted to do this summer. 

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