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Read Across America Week
Read Across America Week will be held next Monday, Feb. 27th-Friday, March 3rd! We will be having many activities such as: guest speakers, library give aways, recreational reading time, and more! We hope you all participate.

Sweetheart's Dance
Read Across America Week will be held next Monday, Feb. 27th-Friday, March 3rd! There will be many activities to participate in such as: guest speakers, library give aways, recreational reading time, and much more! We hope you all participate in this fun event

FFA Week
The Mark Twain FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, 2017. This year’s theme is Transform Purpose to Action, and it embraces more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 650,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture. Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education. The Mark Twain FFA members will be providing a token of appreciation each day to the faculty and staff so check your mailing boxes and dream about the wonderful breakfast that will be provided on Friday morning in the teacher work room

TCAT Signing Day
 Last Thursday was National Signing Day at the local TCAT Centers, we had 12 students to sign, They are: Kenneth Adams, Joseph Clark, Austin Smith, Dustin Smith, TC Gilbert, Chris Tomlinson, Chris Miller, Sheila Adington, Trent Printup, Andrew Reagan, Katlyn Kelly and Allia Copeland. Congratulations to YAI's new TCAT students!

ACT Prep
Are you taking the ACT in March? Do you want to know what to expect? What strategies will help you on the test? All of these questions and MORE will be answered Tuesday Feb 21. There will be an ACT study session in Mrs. Phipps room from 3:05 pm to 5pm on 2/21.

Xi State Essay Contest
The local Delta Kappa Gamma chapter is sponsoring the Xi State Essay Contest. Students can win up to $300.00. See your English teacher or Mrs. Hall for information. A copy of the guidelines has been placed on the Guidance Wall. The contest is open to all high school students.

Faculty/Staff Air Rifle Competition Results
Congratulations to Ms. Leslie Moody and Mr. Sam Brown for winning the Faculty/Staff air rifle competition on Friday.  Mr. Brown was the overall winner with a score of 83 and Ms. Moody was the overall female winner with a score of 81.  Both winners will receive a $15 gift card to Dairy Queen. Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun event.


Congratulations FFA Members
Congratulations to Jacob Holdren, Ethan Tompkins, Charis Hall and Tiffany Beaty. These students received the FFA State Degree, which is the highest degree a member can receive on a state level. They will receive this degree on Stage at State Convention in March!


YAI FBLA Region Conference
YAI FBLA attended the Region Conference held at MTSU on Thursday, January 26. Lots of winners! Winners will advace to State Conference later in the spring. Way to go FBLA!


Cooking Club Makes Its Debut
Twenty-five students met for Cooking Club's first meeting on Tuesday, January 23. They made personal pan pizza with homemade yeast dough and brownies from scratch. See Mrs. Karen Flowers for more information on joining.


Seniors...It's Scholarship Season
Click on the link to the Student Scholarships Newsletter where you will find a list of 10 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 5 Million Dollars to students in the 2017 school year. Students from YAI are eligible for all the awards found on the newletter. Be sure to visit our Guidance Page for more information on scholarships.

Scholarship Newsletter

Every day is a great day to be a Dragon!




Birthday Bash for Sgt. York Family

The family of Sergeant Alvin C. York was recognized on the World War I Hero's birthday, December 13, 2016 during half-time of the YAI Lady Dragons' basketball game. York family members present were Sgt. York's three surviving children, (front row, left to right) Andrew Jackson (Andy) York, Betsy Ross York Lowery, and George Edward York, seated. Several other third and fourth generation members of the York family were also present. The York Family was also honored with a reception in the YAI Library prior to the game.

February
24
  Sweetheart's Dance
March
6
 Spring Break (6th - 10th)
March
14
 Parent/Teacher Conference: Report Cards
March
21
 ACT Test Date
March
27
 FFA State Conference (27th-29th)
April
1
 Military Ball
April
8
 Jr/Sr Prom
April
22
 Senior Trip ( Depart on 22nd; Return on 29th)
April
28
 8th Grade Day, Freshmen Stay Home
May
19
 Graduation


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