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The General Journal

The General Journal

Taught by the Best: Teacher Appreciation Week

Heritage High School’s teachers create a wonderful atmosphere for everyone, and during the week of May 6-10 we celebrate them.
M. Petteys

Behind every child who believes in themselves is a teacher who believed in them first. At Heritage High School, our teachers inspire, lead, and care for every student in this building. Teachers are the building blocks of this school, as are the students. They have single-handedly shaped our future by guiding recent and upcoming generations. Sophomore Jules Harbort talks about the effects art teacher Mrs. Lindsey Wells had on her. “Her class is so free and fun, and her room is always an open space.” Art teacher Mrs. Lindsey Wells likes to say that it’s the students’ classroom just as much as hers, which creates a safe, reliable place for students to go.

Freshman Travis Vaughn says he appreciates band teacher Mr. Bill Wynn greatly. “He’s taught me a lot about having to work on myself, making sure everything in my life is ready to be presented to others, and being independent but also working with others.” Band teacher, Mr. Wynn, first teaches students how to be themselves and then teaches them how to be team players.

Freshman Ariel Fezzik says science teacher Ms. Terri Bicknell helped her tremendously with understanding the material. “She made sure to emphasize the important stuff, and it was just the little things that I appreciated.” The science teacher, Ms. Terri Bicknell, makes sure that everyone knows the material and doesn’t judge when they still need help. The environment our teachers create at Heritage High School is unlike any other. We honor ourselves and others, and we have the teachers to thank for this, not just this week but every year. 

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Kyla Smith
Kyla Smith, Staff Writer
Kyla Smith is a 14-year old freshman at Heritage High School. This is her first year of Journalism, and so far she loves it. Outside of school, Kyla loves to spend time with her friends, go to concerts, read books, and shop. Kyla wants to focus on getting a job in the medical field; she hopes to be a diagnostic medical sonographer. She wants to go to either UGA or UTC to get a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography. Kyla has one older sibling and three younger siblings. Kyla’s favorite tv shows are "Big Bang Theory," "Gossip Girl," and "Gilmore Girls." Her favorite food is chicken alfredo, and her favorite fast food restaurant is Chicken Salad Chick. Kyla enjoys many music artists such as Parker McCollum, Bailey Zimmerman, Lil Baby, Drake, and SZA. Kyla loves getting more involved with school and is excited to see what the future holds for her and for all the new people she will meet!
Benae Pederson
Benae Pederson, Staff Writer
Benae Pederson is a 17-year-old junior at Heritage High School. This is Benae’s first time in Journalism, and she is excited about the rest of the year. Her favorite things include working out, drawing, singing, cheer, and hanging out with friends. Benae moved here from Ringgold this year, and before that she was from Nebraska. She would be on the cheer team if it was permitted after transferring, but she is looking forward to next year. Her goal for junior year is to focus on her grades, family, and friends. Benae is the youngest of five kids and the only one left at home. When Benae leaves home and goes to college, she plans on majoring in business. She has no preference on which college but wants it to be a big university. No matter what is to come in her future, Benae is excited for this upcoming year of carrying on "The Legacy."