Aug 26 2016

APA Football Preview: Community Christian

By Tap Perry | Staff Writer Parrott head football coach Matt Beaman and the 1-0 Patriots will play Community Christian tonight in Wilson at 7pm. The Patriots are coming off a lopsided 26-0 win against Lawrence Academy Aug. 19, in which Parrott ran just four offensive plays in a weather-shortened game. Bad news for APA, …

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Jul 06 2016

(ThingLink Demo) APA Construction Update: Summer ’16


Jun 15 2016

(Demo) Storify: PPost goes to UNC

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Jun 15 2016

(Test) SmugMug Photo Gallery

Jun 14 2016

(Demo) Mikhail earns top position in East

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May 19 2016

Field Day 2016: What a Day!

By Owen Smithwick | TPP Editor Field Day 2016 was a running, hitting, jumping, vaulting, pulling, stretching, event – as usual! Run by the seniors for the Lower Grade students (grades 1-5) Field Day is a long-standing tradition at APA. Lower school students all met outside at the football field after lunch to compete in friendly …

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May 19 2016

Rain, Rain Go Away!

By Tylar Lanier Last week the abundant rainfall didn’t just affected students’ moods but also affected the events going on around the APA campus. From sporting games to school fundraisers, many events had to be postponed or cancelled. The Lady Patriots soccer team had a very odd week when it came to games and soccer. On Monday, May …

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May 09 2016

Parrott Post NEWSCAST: May 9, 2016

Click on the video below to watch the latest Parrott Post Newscast for May 9, 2016, featuring guest news anchor Aliza Matthews.

May 05 2016

Arts in the Park Paints a Masterpiece

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Writer Arendell Parrott Academy’s Friends of the Fine Arts held its annual Arts in the Park April 28. Students from each Fine Arts program and the Friends of the Fine Arts (FOFA) helped make the event possible . “There was constant entertainment and good vibes from everyone,” Madison Duke, a junior, said. …

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May 02 2016


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Apr 28 2016

‘Night in Morocco’ a Trip Back in Time

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Writer APA high school students took a trip last Thursday . . . to the SAC and a “Night in Morocco.” Traveling through a magical night, the APA Junior/Senior Prom proved to be a major success. Both seniors and juniors seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. “This year’s prom was very classy,” APA senior …

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Apr 21 2016

Farewell, Kobe!

By Kris Wooten | TPP Sports Editor Kobe “Bean” Bryant: the man, the myth, the legend. Bryant, whose famous No. 24 will be retired after the 2015-16 NBA season, has been a great ambassador to the world of basketball ever since joining the Los Angeles Lakers 19 years ago. The Lakers drafted Bryant directly out of …

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Apr 20 2016


Today’s Parrott Post Newscast features special News Anchor Taryn McKenrick and a Special Report from the APA Roller Coaster Fair held last week. Enjoy YOUR student newscast, APA, and look for us every Monday afternoon.  – The Parrott Post Staff  

Apr 20 2016

Graduation Looms Large for Seniors

By Owen Smithick | TPP Editor With less than two months before graduation, APA seniors are beginning their preparations for college. Many students have mixed emotions about graduating from APA. Some have been here since pre-school or kindergarten, and this is all they have ever known. So going off to college will be a major change …

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Apr 12 2016

Seniors’ Futures Look Bright

By Connor Griggs | Staff Writer APA is known for more than just its academic excellence. Every year, a contingency of Patriot students achieve success at more than just academics. Students outside the classroom dedicate the time they don’t spend studying to working on what they love. Whether it be playing a sport, performing in an orchestra, …

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Apr 06 2016

Presidential Politics: APA Seniors Speak Out

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer North Carolinians flocked to the voting booths March 15, picking their candidates in the North Carolina presidential primary. Voters could choose between the Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich, while Democratic choices included Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. APA senior Austin Hart said he liked Bernie …

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Apr 05 2016

Fletcher Wins National Art Award

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | Staff Writer APA junior Lauren Fletcher, an aspiring young art and photography student, won a National Gold Key award recently for her photography piece, “Hard Life.” Fletcher, who is in Mrs. Jana Miller’s Art III class, specializes in her ability to notice things other people have a hard time noticing, including her winning …

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Mar 25 2016

NEWSCAST: March 25, 2016

Happy Spring Break, APA! Here’s the latest Parrott Post Newcast for March 25, 2016, featuring special news anchor Anna Scott Newton and a report from the CHAD fundraiser by Connor Griggs. Happy Easter, everyone!

Mar 18 2016

NEWSCAST: March 18, 2016

    The Parrott Post Newscast for March 18, 2016 features guest news anchor Mary Lesley Parson, who brings you all the top news from APA, including this week’s Special Sportscast asking students and faculty who they are picking in the NCAA tourney.

Mar 17 2016

APA Seniors: Decision Time

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer The end of the school year is coming up, and many APA seniors have made their college decisions. “I am really excited for college,” said Mary-Coleman Shepherd, who will be attending UNC-G and plans to major in human development and family studies.  “It’s a new beginning.” SaraGrace Griffin has heard …

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Mar 16 2016

NC Shoreline Safe From Drilling!

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd| TPP Staff Writer Many of you know the controversy of whether drilling for oil on the North Carolina Coast would be beneficial or would cause harm to North Carolina, its economy, and the coast. Certainly drilling would bring harm to the coastal environment. Risks of drilling include the deterioration of bird and fish populations, owing …

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Mar 15 2016

Sophs: Is ‘Huck Finn’ a Racist Novel?

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor The APA sophomore class has just finished reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. This book has caused much controversy over the years in relation to race, racist language, and other “offensive” topics that Twain saw in hopes of starting a national dialogue. Students every year both love and hate …

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Mar 14 2016

NEWSCAST: March 14, 2016


Mar 13 2016

APA Quiz Bowl: Tops in Lenoir Co.

| Staff Report The APA Quiz Bowl team captured the Lenoir County title Feb. 20 at the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library Quiz Bowl. Patriot quiz bowl members included junior Bryant Lee Cox (captain), senior Lauren Dicktel, freshman Ehab Alhosaini, freshman John Kirollos, senior Joseph John, sophomore Jacob John, junior Jenny Paul, and sophomore Annika Allen. “I …

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Mar 10 2016

Oscars Not Without Controversy

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Hollywood’s Oscar award ceremony marked the 88th year of Academy Awards. Actor and comedian Chris Rock hosted he 2016 Oscars, and well know comic did not disappoint. Rock broke the ice by cracking a few jokes about this year’s controversial exclusion of minority actor and film-makers. Rock joked the Oscars should …

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Mar 09 2016

Baseball Squad Leads Off Spring Season

By Kris Wooten | TPP Sports Writer It is a new season for the defending NCISAA 2A state champion APA baseball team. The Patriots begin 2016 with many returnees from the 2015 squad, including seniors Alex Henderson, Charlie King, Zacchaeus Rasberry, Josh Jackson, and John McLawhorn. The big off-season news saw new head coach Mr. Robert Kravitz, who has …

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Mar 04 2016

NEWSCAST: March 4, 2016


Feb 23 2016

APA Break: Students’ Likes and Dislikes

By Owen Smithwick| TTP Editor Break. The best twenty minutes of the morning for students at APA. Break is full of delicious biscuits, bagels, pastries, muffins, cereals, and breakfast bars. Many Parrott students enjoy a biscuit at break every day. But some are left wanting more variety in their morning snacks. “I really like the chicken …

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Feb 19 2016

NEWSCAST: Feb 19 2016


Feb 17 2016

Jason Farsaie: On the Mend

By Kris Wooten | TPP Sports Editor Welcome back, Jason Farsaie! Where has Farsaie been? The story is kind of complicated. The APA senior has returned to his rightful place on the varsity soccer, basketball, and tennis teams. Jason has come all the way back off of a torn ACL and MCL. “I trained really …

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Feb 11 2016

Fans ‘Love’ SB50 Halftime Show

  By Mary-Coleman Shepherd| TPP Staff The kickoff of the 2016 NFL Superbowl between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos had crowds everywhere glued to their TVs. Come halftime, millions gathered to view the 2016 NFL Halftime Show. While musically captivating, this year’s Super Bowl halftime show was visually lacking compared to previous years. …

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Feb 10 2016

Reading Relay Likes Blueberry Pizza!

  | Staff Reports The ninth annual Reading Relay brought smiles and laughter . . . And blueberry pizza to the APA campus today! There’s something magical that happens when the silly words are read by an eighth grader to second graders, from a book entitled “The Book with No Pictures.” But the “magic” happened once …

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Feb 09 2016

APA CRC Tourney Preview

| Staff reports The Coastal River Conference basketball tourney opens today for the APA boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. In the boys’ quarterfinals, No. 4 seeded Parrott hosts No. 5 Fayetteville CS at 6pm in Ellis Simon Gymnasium. For the girls, APA travels to Harrells CA to face the No. 1 seeded Crusaders at 5pm. …

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Feb 08 2016

APA Meets Students’ Nutritional Needs

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Writer Ever wonder if APA is meeting the students’ nutritional needs through the offerings in the cafeteria? Well, wonder no more. The APA administration is aware of the students’ needs and maintains a strict cafeteria policy, particularly when it comes to grades T-5. For one thing, transition grades do not get …

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Feb 08 2016

APA Swim Team Wins CRC Meet

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer We are the champions! The APA girls’  swim team won the Coastal River Conference swim meet Feb. 1 against Cape Fear Academy and Fayetteville Academy. The girls team won first place with 162 points overall. The boys placed second to Cape Fear Academy with 119 points. APA senior Sarah …

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Feb 08 2016

Heating up the Winter Months at APA

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor This year the SGA decided to try something new and fun. “We’re trying to start a new tradition at Parrott for the students,” said SGA members John Maclawhorn and Jason Farsie. “It’s going to be LIT! ” A winter semi-formal dance, open to high school students from APA and …

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Feb 05 2016

PPost NEWSCAST: Feb 5 2016


Feb 01 2016

APA Art Students Take the Keys

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd| TPP Staff APA students from all levels of the Parrott curriculum submitted their work to the Scholastic Writing and Art Awards in early December. These young and talented artists waited in anticipation for months as their works were judged against talented student-artists from across the state. “The waiting is the hardest part,” said …

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Jan 29 2016

NEWSCAST: Jan 29, 2016


Jan 28 2016

‘Dabbing’ Hits APA Hallways

By Connor Griggs | TPP Staff Write If it’s good enough for Cam Newton of the NFC champion Carolina Panthers, then it should be good enough for the Patriots, right? Of course, we’re talking about “dabbing,” the dance that has taken the the world – and the internet – by storm. And “dabbing” is only the …

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Jan 26 2016

NEWSCAST: Jan 25, 2016


Jan 21 2016

‘Pardon Our Mess: APA Under Construction’

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Writer The Parrott Academy expansion continues in 2016! From the new flatscreen TV in the cafeteria to a new playground constructed in 2015, APA continues to expand and make exciting new changes. The campus is now expanding in three places – with two new buildings and an expansion of …

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Jan 21 2016

Girls’ Hoops Fights to the End

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor The APA girls’ varsity basketball team, under the tutelage of second-year coach Mr. Shivar Person, had a strong start to the 2015-’16 season, compiling a 6-5 non-conference record. “I think we have really improved from last year,” said APA senior Morgan Banker, who led the Lady Patriots to three consecutive …

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Jan 20 2016

Star Wars Review:

By Shannon Donnelly | Special to TPP To say that a movie, which grossed $529 million in its first weekend, is “good” is a severe understatement for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The highly anticipated movie officially claims the title of biggest debut in history. The general consensus regarding whether the movie fulfilled the hype that …

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Jan 18 2016

New Year, New Me?

By Tylar Lanier | TPP Writer With 2016 finally here, APA students are trying to decide how this year will be different from 2015. Part of what makes each year different is everyone trying to better themselves, so many come up with “New Year resolutions.” Of course, most people have the classical “I will lose weight” or …

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Jan 15 2016

VIDEO: PPost Newcast / Friday, Jan. 15

| Staff reports The Parrott Post has gone live to its new news desk, bringing APA all the latest news and happenings at Parrott Academy for the week. In a truly historic moment, the news cast is the first ever broadcast from Parrott Post. News anchor Kris Wooten, an APA sophomore journalism, brings you all …

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Jan 14 2016

Poetry Out Loud: Myrha Qadir Takes Top Honors

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Writer “Hope is the thing with feathers,” wrote Emily Dickinson. And APA Poetry Out Loud contestants Monday were “hoping” for more than just feathers: They were “hoping” to win first place and move on to the district competition. The 15-year old competition featured APA freshman Mary Paul, juniors Jenny Paul and Myrha …

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Jan 13 2016

APA Founder: A Legacy of Giving

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer One of APA’s founders and long-time Kinston resident Barbara Stockton Perry died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at age 89. Mrs. Perry was born on Nov. 3, 1926 in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina, graduating from high school in 1943 and from Brenau College University in 1947. The long-time Patriot supporter also graduated from …

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Jan 12 2016

Hoverboards: Light my fire!

By Connor Griggs | TPP Staff Writer An interesting development has started in the world due to the movie “Back to The Future II,” featuring Marty McFly’s gravity-defying, futuristic hover board. Consumers around the world have been demanding a true hoverboard ride for years, and they have  yet to see one. In the meantime, enter Swagway’s wheeled hoverboard. …

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Jan 08 2016

Boys Hoops: 2nd-place at Mt. Olive Tourney

By Kris Wooten | TPP Staff Writer Public vs. private schools always gets the blood pumping, and the Winter Classic basketball tournament held at Mt. Olive College over the holiday break was no exception. APA’s boys’ basketball team, playing three public schools, represented itself well, finishing second among eight teams (six public, two private) in …

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Jan 05 2016

Diving the U-352 Off the NC Coast

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor Scuba diving is a popular hobby among students at APA. Scuba (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving is one of the greatest sports that anybody can get into, and, once you are certified, you are good for life! Being certified opens you up to an entirely new underwater world. You …

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Dec 09 2015

Christmas Tree Controversy: Real or Fake?

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff   Having a real vs a fake tree for the holiday has become a controversy to many.  The new trend seems to be going to a local Wal-mart and buying a fake tree to put up for the Christmas season.  After all, isn’t buying a fake tree more cost effective …

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Nov 15 2015


By Katherine Johnson / Kris Wooten / Staff Reports Do you believe? The APA varsity 8-man football team captured the 2015 NCISAA 2A state championship game, defeating Saint David’s School, 28-14, Saturday night at Hodges Field. According to Patriots’ coach Matt Beaman, the team prepared a lot for the game. We “watch(ed) film, had chalk talks, scrimmaged …

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Nov 12 2015

Patriots Prepare for Title Tilt

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor Get your red, white, and blue on, Patriots! With the NCISAA 2A 8-man state championship game against Saint Davids School (Raleigh) coming up this Saturday, there are a lot of preparations that must be made to get ready. The coaches say that they have been preparing for this game …

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Nov 12 2015

Cheerleaders Work Hard Behind the Scenes

By Tylar Lanier |TPP Staff Writer Over the past two years, our football team has been doing exceptionally well, reaching the NCISAA 2A 8-man football title game. But many people often forget about others who are working hard on the sidelines. Namely, APA’s varsity cheerleading team, led by Mrs. Sherry Gibson. Many students underestimate what the cheerleaders do, …

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Nov 11 2015

Booters Register Progress Despite Injuries

By Kris Wooten| TPP Staff Writer The APA boys’ varsity soccer this year had a “good” year of success, according to Coach Steve Logan, as the Patriots dealt with a difficult schedule and injuries to two key seniors. “No excuses,” said Coach Logan, whose squad finished the year at 8-11-1 and a fourth place finish in the …

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Nov 11 2015

APA Soloists: National Anthem x 2

By Connor Griggs | TPP Staff Writer APA has had a long time tradition of having talented students and that is no exception this year. Senior Mary-Coleman Shepherd and junior Zoe Holleran have sung the national anthem at football games this year and they have made the Patriot nation proud! Shepherd said she has been taking music …

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Nov 11 2015

Title Game Preview: By the Numbers

By Kris Wooten | TPP Staff Writer Showdown at Hodges Field Saturday night! It’s a showdown for the 2A NCISAA 2A 8-man state championship between APA and St. David’s School (Raleigh). Game time is 6:00pm. The last time these teams met, the Patriots lost 50-28 to SDS, led by RB Melvin Briggs II. APA RB Davis …

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Nov 06 2015

APA Hosts RMA in State Semifinal

| Staff Reports Can the APA football team pull off a “re-peat” of its early 56-35 season victory versus Rocky Mount Academy? That’s the No. 1 question as Coach Matt Beaman’s Patriot squad prepares for the NCISAA 2A semifinal match-up tonight with the Eagles at Hodges Field at 7:00pm. “This week our message was ‘Two …

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Nov 05 2015

Netters Earn Semis Berth

By Tylar Lanier | TPP Staff Writer APA’s varsity tennis team traveled to Barton College Oct. 31 to play in the NCISAA 2A state playoffs but fell short of advancing to the tourney final. Parrott, a No. 3 seed, lost in the third round, 5-1, to Cape Fear Academy, a No. 2 seed. This is the seventh year in …

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Nov 04 2015

Embarrassing Moments in the Classroom

By Owen Smithwick | TPP Editor Every classroom has had its embarrassing moments, it may be a flatulent teacher or a clumsy student who always trips, or maybe even a spoof over the intercom. Here is a look at some of students and teachers most embarrassing or most memorable screw ups in the APA classroom: …

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Oct 30 2015

Cross Country Blazes New Trails

  By Kris Wooten| TPP Staff Writer APA’s 2015 cross country team, led by head coach Mrs. Leslie Lewis, is setting new standards. The Patriots are enjoying, perhaps, their best year in school history, led by their top runner Lauren Dicktel. Parrott, according to Dicktel, a senior from Greenville, has developed a great camraderie – a brother-sisterhood …

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Oct 28 2015

Crush Season Begins

By Tylar Lanier | TPP Staff Writer It’s the beginning of the second nine weeks so by now everybody has figured out who’s whom. This also means everybody has had enough time to develop crushes. The major problem that comes with having a crush is how to get the girl or boy that your crushing on to …

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Oct 28 2015

Spirit Week: APA Bedecked in Red, White and Blue

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor APA Spirit Week! One of the most fun weeks of the school year! Kids from grades pre-K through twelfth dress up in crazy costumes and face paint all week to show their support for Parrott Academy. Spirit Week officially started on Wednesday the 21st with animal day. On Animal Day …

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Oct 21 2015

APA Alum Garth Risk Hallberg: Debut novel

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer This October, APA Alumni Garth Risk Hallberg’s much anticipated debut novel “City on Fire” was released. The story follows the lives of severals characters in New York’s mid-1970’s punk-rock scene. Back in 2013, Scott Rudin, producer of “Captain Phillips,” picked up the rights to “City on Fire” before …

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Oct 20 2015

Gala Celebration for APA’s 50th Anniversary

By Mary Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Writer Come celebrate Arendell Parrott Academy’s 50th anniversary! This Friday, Oct. 23, the Patriots will “kick off” the weekend’s festivities versus Halifax Academy at the Homecoming game, beginning at 7:00pm. The following day, Saturday, Oct. 24, an Anniversary Gala is scheduled at the Kinston Country Club from 7:00-10:00pm. “I have been here more …

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Oct 19 2015

Hurricane Joaquin Batters Eastern NC

By Connor Griggs | TPP Staff Writer Hurricane Joaquin had a large impact on Arendell Parrott Academy and Eastern North Carolina. Some students were trapped in their homes for several days and many APA athletic games were cancelled. Senior Alexandra Murphy’s entire street in New Bern was flooded (so badly she had to ride a boat to a …

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Oct 15 2015

SBI Special Agent: ‘What’s Your Online Reputation?’

| Staff Reports SBI Special Agent Mr. Kevin Roughton addressed the Upper School and Middle School students Wednesday, asking them to consider their “online life” and their “real life.” Are they “one and the same?” Mr. Roughton highlighted numerous topics dealing with social media, from the app “KIK” to Facebook to Instagram. Mr. Roughton warned …

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Oct 09 2015

APA Athletes and Coaches: A Superstitious Lot

By Mary-Coleman Shepherd| TPP Staff Writer Do you have any superstitions? Not to worry if you don’t, because the players and coaches of APA athletics has you covered. Every sports team has at least one of their teammates and/or coaches that believe in some sort of “good luck charm”  to help them perform better on …

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Oct 02 2015

Freshman Year: No Need to Fear

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor Freshmen, Freshies, Fresh people, the newbies in the hall. Every freshman has fears. It may be the senior hallway, it might be the high school classes, or the new teachers, or it might even be the fact that they realize  they are no longer the oldest kids in the …

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Oct 01 2015

Teacher Evals: Should Students Have a Say?

By Connor Griggs | TPP Staff Writer APA teachers recently filled out the 20-question SACS (Southern Association of Certified Schools) evaluation form for 2015-16, rating themselves on a scale from one to five – “one” being the worst possible rating and “five” being the absolute best. After submitting the self-evaluation, the teachers’ comments are reviewed by the administration …

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Sep 30 2015

Field Hockey Shakes Things Up

By Tylar Lanier | TPP Writer The APA field hockey team may be experiencing a shortage of players, but Coach Brooks Sutton’s team is not short on heart and desire. Being short on players does not stop the Lady Patriots from achieving amazing things. The team didn’t have enough players for two individual teams, so APA made …

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Sep 25 2015

APA Soph Sworn In as U.S. Citizen

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer “I hereby declare, on oath, … that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America ….” These are words that many Americans take for granted, but not APA sophomore Anton Hnatov. Hnatov knows all to well the meaning of those words, having been …

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Sep 24 2015

APA Eyes New Apple Products

By Kris Wooten| TPP Staff Writer All APA Apple fans most likely know that the Cupertino company’s CEO, Tim Cook, released word on all upcoming Apple devices and software updates on Sept. 9 from San Francisco’s legendary Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. From the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to Apple TV to iPad Pro (and Apple …

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Sep 23 2015

Student Excuses Outshine Teachers’ Excuses

By Owen Smithwick | TPP Editor Excuses. Everybody has one. They range from “My printer is broken” all the way to “Well, I was driving to school this morning and I saw a deer on the side of the road that looked like it had been hurt so I pulled over to see if there …

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Sep 18 2015

Dancing Their Way To the Top

By Tylar Lanier | Staff Writer The APA Dance Ensemble got a taste of what it feels like to be a Koresh dancer this past week. Two special guests – Mr. Micah Geyer and Ms. Shannon Bramham from Koresh dance company of Philadelphia – joined in helping choreograph a jazz/contemporary piece APA dance instructor Mrs. …

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Sep 16 2015

APA Volleyball Blasts Off

By Owen Smithwick | TTP Editor The APA varsity volleyball team is off to a strong start to the 2015 season. With a record of 9-1 overall, the team has a new attitude and a new coach, Mr. David Barnes. “I think we’re awesome!” APA senior Morgan Banker said. “I  think we will definitely make it …

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Sep 12 2015

#MILESFORMITZI: Come Back Soon, Mrs. Moye!

   By Mary-Coleman Shepherd | TPP Staff Writer APA rallied around #milesformitzi this summer, in support of long-time adviser Mrs. Mitzi Moye who was seriously injured in an accident. On June 24, Mrs. Moye, while on her daily run in Maury, was struck by a van going 45 mph. Mrs. Moye was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center …

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Sep 11 2015

New Students Get a Taste of APA

By Kris Wooten | TPP Staff Writer APA brought in new students to start the 2015-2016 school year. Although, they may not know much about the culture of the school these new students are excited to start their year. Matthew Huntley, a freshman at APA, was excited about his first first day at Parrott Academy. “My first …

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Sep 03 2015

Honor Convocation and SGA Speeches Open School Year

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer APA is off and running in its 51st year! The Upper School held its annual Honor Convocation Sept. 3 in the Monk Austin SAC, where students signed the honor pledge, announced the new honor council, and inducted the 2015-16 SGA officers. The new members are seniors Victoria Newberry, …

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Aug 27 2015

Last First Day of High School for Seniors

By Connor Griggs | Staff Writer Class of 2016 walks into the beginning of the end. August 24, 2015 was the last first day of high school for the class of 2016. It was a happy day for some but sad for others. There are students that have been here for fourteen years and students …

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Aug 27 2015

APA’s Most Excellent Summer Adventures

By Katherine Johnson | TPP Staff Writer From sports practices five days a week to world traveling, the students of Parrott Academy spent the summer on the go. This summer, many students attended a  variety summer camps. “I went to a music camp at ECU,” said senior Austin Hart, “and a music camp in  New York.” “I spent …

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