ICHS HOMECOMING 2016

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This year’s Homecoming Court consists of six lovely young ladies. They are:left to right; Madison Smith, Dakota Devore, Savannah Shanley, Taylor Mazzaferro, Allison Vojvodich, and Blake Finley.

One of these girls will be crowned queen Friday night, Sept. 23rd, during halftime at the Indian Creek  vs. St. Clairsville football game.

 

 

 

NEW STAFF INTERVIEWS

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Principal: James Retton

Q: What brings you here to Indian Creek, and how do you like it so far?

A: There are several things that bring me to Indian Creek. First off, for my old job, I would have to drive 106 miles every single day. The drive was long and boring. I have always been in a high school and I wanted to continue my career in it. I love the high school environment and being able to help the students get to the next level. My father taught in the Indian Creek school district and when I came back to the valley, I had to be in the district. I love it.

Q: Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I went to Muskingum University and loved it there. I majored in Comprehensive Social Studies and Education. I received my masters from Salem International University in West Virginia. I taught the subjects of history, geography, psychology, and sociology. I always wanted to be a teacher and a coach, but never thought about being a principal. Halfway through my career, I was offered a position as principal. This position became a really good fit for me, and it’s all I have wanted to do since then.

Q: Are you married? Do you have any children?

A: Yes, to my wife Kristy. We will be married for 20 years this summer. She works in the images mammography for Trinity. We have a son named Grant that goes to Notre Dame. He’s a sophomore there and plays on their football team. We also have a spoiled little daughter, which is a dog, named Zoey. She’s my sidekick.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I love horse racing.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: That one is easy, pizza. My favorite would have to be DiCarlos Pizza in Wellsburg.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: This one also ties up with my favorite pastime or hobby. I race horses. I have seven 3rd breed racing horses. We’ve been winning lately with my horses, and it is such a fun experience. My father and I always talked about purchasing race horses one day, and I finally gave in and bought the horses. It was one of the best decisions ever.

P.S. I want to say thank you to everyone that has made this opportunity possible. My goal is to prepare students academically and socially for the next level. Hopefully the Indian Creek Staff and I can achieve this goal and prepare every single student as much as possible before they graduate.

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Assistant Principal: Keith Swearingen

Q: What brings you here to Indian Creek, and how do you like it so far?

A: I came from the middle school, so I  have been in the school district before. A job opened up and i was excited to apply for the position. I really like it here so far.

Q: Where did you go to college, and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I went to Troy State University in Alabama and I majored in elementary education. I have always wanted to be a teacher, but I did not think I would be an Assistant Principal.

Q: Are you married? Do you have children?

A: Yes I am married and I have two wonderful boys.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I love watching college football. I try to watch it as much as possible.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: It would have to be pizza, specifically from Giannamore’s.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: I was actually in the military. I was in the army for four years. One of the coolest things I got to do was jump out of a balloon in England.

ICHS Spring Sports

The ICHS 2016 Varsity Baseball Team

 

 

The varsity baseball team consists of 8 seniors and 8 juniors. The seniors are Adrian Greco (2nd base), Aaron Foldi (shortstop), Chris Mazar (catcher, 3rd base, & pitcher), Brandon Neville (pitcher), Jonathan Blackburn (pitcher & outfield), Cody Sinsel (outfield), Sam Nest (3rd base, outfield, & pitcher), and ZachWadja (manager). The juniors are Jared Harvey (3rd base & catcher), Wade Geanangel (1st base & pitcher), Gabe McGrue (1st base, pitcher & outfield), Sam Robinson (2nd base), Ryan Morgan (outfield), Mason Gibbons (outfield), Matt Nest (shortstop & outfield), and Bryce Throckmorton (pitcher & outfield). They hope to bounce back from a 8 win season last year. The varsity baseball team expects to have a great year. They have 6 returning varsity players from last year. With that kind of experience, they are expecting to have at least a 15 win season.

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ICHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MILKSHAKE SALE

20160311_094020The National Honor Society of ICHS held a Shamrock Milkshake Sale on March 11th. The members each donated ice cream, milk, and a topping. Area businesses, such as Krogers and Reisbeck’s generously donated ice cream to us. The NHS donates much of their profits to charitable causes. The students also help out fellow ICHS students who need financial help.

This milkshake sale was very successful. Thanks to all the students and teachers who supported us and bought milkshakes. Also, a huge thanks to Reisbeck’s and Krogers for helping us out in such a friendly way.

Jefferson County Humane Society Donations

20160204_16340420160204_163610The ICHS National Honor Society recently donated $250.00 worth of pet supplies to The Jefferson County Humane Society. Several members met at Walmart and shopped for needed food and other items. The students raised the money through various fundraisers. Each member carefully selected only the best and safest food products for our animal friends. The ICHS National Honor Society members should be commended on this worthwhile project!!!!!! Go Creek!!!!!!!!!!!!

Senior Captains Honored

Two Indian Creek senior captains led the Indian Creek Football Team to another successful year on the field and off the field as well. These captains are Jonathan Dailey and Zach Williams. Jonathan Dailey has played football all four years in high school and lettered three years in varsity. He also received First Team Eastern District Ohio Division 4 for defense and The Quad County Award. He received Honorable Mention All-State and Academic All-Ohio, which are two prestigious awards. Jonathan was also nominated as a player for WTOV 9’s Defensive Blocks of Granite.

Zach Williams also had a successful senior year on and off the field. Zach was also a senior captain that lettered for three years. Zach received First Team Eastern District Ohio Division 4 for offensive line,and First Team OVAC, which is an honor. He was accepted to play in The Quad County game and will participate in The OVAC game too. Zach’s biggest honors were Third Team All-State for offensive line and Academic All-Ohio. He has also been honored to be on The Athletic Wall of Fame at Indian Creek. Zach was also nominated for WTOV 9’s Offensive Blocks of Granite.

Jonathan and Zach led the Indian Creek Redskins to yet another winning season at a record of 7-4. They also got the honor of making and playing in the playoffs against Steubenville, who was a state runner up this year.

Congratulations to two fine young men, Jonathan Dailey and Zach Williams.

ICHS Student Volunteer

Jacob Westlake, a junior at Indian Creek High School, volunteers regularly at The Cancer Dietary Initiative at Westminister Church in Steubenville, Ohio. Jacob dressed up in a turkey costume to greet all the patients who came to get much needed food. Jacob and his family support the CDI every month. Thank you, Jacob, and his family, for your service to our community!20151121_090910_resized (1)

Giving Back

20151116_164558_resized (2)ICHS National Honor Society had a milkshake sale and donated the proceeds to The Cancer Dietary Initiative (CDI). Some of the members participated in buying and delivering the food to people in need.

ICHS BASKETBALL

Preseason Girls Basketball

Wintersville- At Indian Creek High School, the girls basketball season is about to be on its way.  This Friday at Indian Creek High School, the girls will be playing St. Johns, of Bellaire.  This will be the opening game of the 2015-2016 season.  Indian Creek will have only two seniors returning this year, and they are Bethany Davis and Alaina Taylor.

The girls will have a younger roster this year with many freshmen making the transition from junior high to the varsity level.  This year the team will be hurting with the loss of Bre Berryman.  This team is very young, but dedicated and has two great senior leaders. Hopefully, they will lead The Redskins to a great season.

-Sports Analyst

Aaron Foldi