Hannah Roberts, Staff Writer

Towards the beginning of the 2017-2018 school  year, there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21. Even though these are fairly common and usually happen every 18 months on average, it’s rare for one to happen where we will be able to see it so well from where we live. Because of this, the HHS science club is going to be going on a field trip to Sweetwater, Tennessee, where it is said that they will be able to see it better. However, the number of people who can go is limited, so if you want to go, there is a form that has to be filled out in order to receive a spot. This can be found on the school website. The students who go are going to be selected based on the science courses they have taken, the interest that they show in going, and their past school record. Even if you are not offered a spot first, your name will be put on a wait list in case any spots open up. When there is a solar eclipse, that means that the moon passes between the sun and the earth. When this happens, the moon will fully or partially block the sun. This can only happen when there is a new moon and the sun and the moon are in conjunction. If you are able to go and see this in August, this solar eclipse will definitely be very cool and unique to see.