Two members of the White House FFA, Mackenzie Wherry and Emma Green, competed in the state Agriscience Fair competition in Gatlinburg recently. The duo researched the efficacy of simulated stomach acid to dissolve white and dark chicken meat. They then conducted an experiment to determine which would dissolve faster in muriatic acid. Finally, they defended their research, experiment, and conclusions before a panel of judges at the state competition, winning the state championship. The team will next compete at the national level in the fall.
The purpose of their experiment was to see if white or dark meat would digest faster. They determined that the information could be useful to consumers that may have digestion issues such as diverticulitis or Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Marketers and farmers may also use the findings to help better market their products to certain consumers. After researching the issue, the literature suggested that white meat would digest faster. This lead the experimenters to hypothesize that the white meat would dissolve faster in simulated stomach acid, which was proved correct in their experiment.
Senior Bradley Cole signed with Boyce the College at Southern to play basketball. Located in Louisville, KY, Boyce competes in the NCAA Division II, mid-east region. Cole was 1st Team All-County this past season and will join the Bulldogs this summer. Congratulations, Bradley!
WHHS senior, Payton Barlow, signed with Belmont University yesterday as her team, coaches, family, and friends looked on. Barlow currently holds the Sumner County record for the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter events. She is the first athlete in White House High School history to earn a track scholarship. We’re proud of you, Payton!
by Ethan Seaborn- Did you know that over the past 30 years, the observed size of the galaxy has doubled–twice! First was the discovery of the Kuiper belt, which is a belt of asteroids and planetoids that is almost three times the size of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The Kuiper Belt is also home to many planet-sized bodies; that is why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
White House High’s ever-expanding list of activities is growing. Now, students will have the opportunity to engage in the exciting field of robotics. Peter Buchanan, a teacher at McGavock High School, is sponsoring the new robotics team at WHHS. He lives in the area and has a daughter who will be a freshman here next year. Anyone interested in joining the robotics club should attend the first meeting on Tuesday, April 18, at 6pm. (pictured are members of middle school robotics team with school board member, Ted Wise; photo courtesy of WHMS Facebook Page)
Juniors, I hope you’re eating a good breakfast every morning. Especially next Wednesday (April 19th). The ACT is coming up! Better study and get plenty of rest. It’s a long one! Good luck! (photo courtesy of gbsindependent.org)