Articles Poplarville High School

The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story
 

Girls’ Track Team Headed to State

The PHS Girls’ Track team has outshined their opponent the entire 2016 season.  The girls came in 2nd place out of twelve teams in the 7-4A District meet at McComb High School in Early April.


Regionals, which took place April 23rd at Pass Christian High School, brought the girls a 3rd place spot out of 24 teams.  


Saturday, April 30th, the girls traveled back to Pass Christian to compete in the South State Meet.  Out of the 21 teams competing, PHS finished 4th.


The team won a slew of impressive titles at competitions during the month of April:


  • Janelle Johnson- 3200M- 1st in District; 2nd in Regionals and South State

  • Janelle Johnson- 1600M-  2nd in Regionals and South State

  • Tique Henry- Triple Jump- 4th in District, Regionals and South State

  • Kenya Tillman, Jasmine Sharpe, Elizabeth Hughes and Angela Angulo- 4X800- 3rd in District; 4th in Regionals; 4th in South State

  • Zanaisha Turner- Long Jump- 2nd in District and Regionals; 1st in South State

  • Zanaisha Turner, the 7-4A 2015 State Champion in the triple jump, has remained undefeated in this category all season.  She is currently the triple jump champion in District, Regionals, and the South State Championship.  We are looking for Zanaisha to be our back to back State Champion after the state competition this weekend..  



Janelle, Zanaisha, Tique, Elizabeth, Kenya, Jasmine, and Angela will travel to Pearl High School this Friday, May 6th to compete in the Mississippi Track State Championship.  Events begin at 11:30!  Good Luck Hornets!
 
 
 

Lady Hornet Softball Advances to Round 2 State Playoffs

On Thursday, April 28th, the PHS Lady Hornet Softball Team completed the 1st round sweep of Moss Point with an 8-6 win (6-0 win at Moss Point in Game 1).  The Lady Hornets move into the 2nd Round of the MHSAA State Playoffs facing Newton County.  Game 1 will be played Monday, May 2nd, at Newton County at 6:00pm.  Game 2 and 3 (if necessary) will be played at PHS Tuesday, May 3rd, at 5:00pm.
 
 
 

Keep Poplarville Beautiful 2016

On April 23rd, Poplarville hosted the Keep Poplarville Beautiful event in keeping with Earth Day.  Students and community members alike assisted in collecting trash around the city, starting with the city park.  Many TSA4 members volunteered as well as other students in Mrs. Merritt’s and Ms. Baxter’s classes.  After arriving early in the morning and picking up bags from the park, students travelled about the city cleaning up designated areas.  Door prizes, including free haircut certificates from local salons, were randomly awarded, and some of the students won.  As the students finished collecting, they returned to the park and turned in their bags, loaded with litter.  They unanimously agreed that it was an exceedingly positive experience and that it was a joy to give back to their community. Article By: Eadie Keenan
 
 
 

Prom Committee

The prom committee is hard at work decorating for the PHS Prom this Saturday night. The theme will be masquerade as the students enjoy "A Night in Disguise" at the National Guard Armory. Thanks to Mrs. Tammy Ladner for leading students in creating a special night for our students.
 
 
 

Poplarville High School Students Participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Four Art 1 students from Poplarville High School are competing in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition held by our congressman Steven Palazzo. Jaya Patterson, Abigail Roberts, Holli Ard,and Zanaisha Turner. Entries are now
open for the public by voting on Facebook. In order to vote simply like Congressman Steven Palazzo's Facebook page, and then cast a vote by “liking” your favorite works of art in the “2016 Congressional Art Competition” photo album. Anyone can vote so encourage all your family and friends to support our fellow Poplarville High School students.

Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite Poplarville student's artwork in the drawing category during the official voting week, April 26th – May 2nd.  The overall winner and category winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2016.
 
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By Abigail Roberts
 
 
 
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By Holli Ard
 
 
 
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By Zanaisha Turner
 
 
 
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By Jaya Patterson
 
 
 
 
 

Johnson Advances to South State

Poplarville Freshman, Janelle Johnson, took home the District Title for Division 7-4A in the 3200M and 1600M runs at McComb High School in early April.

Janelle traveled to Pass Christian last weekend to compete in Regionals.  She placed 2nd in both events.  She advances to South State to race this upcoming weekend.

If Janelle places in the top 4, she will advance to the State Championship next Friday, May 6.

Poplarville High School is cheering for you Janelle!  You Got This!

 
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PHS Choir, ‘One Voice’, Receives High Ratings in State Competition

The PHS Choir received all superior ratings in the District VIII Festival in February of  this year, which qualified them to sing at the MHSAA State contest.  The State Contest was held at Pearl High School on April 21st.  One Voice specializes in harmonizing and sang Festive Alleluia and I Ask For One Day.   The PHS Girls’ SSA group received superior in sight singing and an Excellent Rating in onstage performance (only missing a superior rating by 4 points)!    


One Voice also competed in a “Sing with Foreigner” Contest, which was a viewer voted contest.  Mrs. Will claims, “We were also very close in this contest and I am so proud of our choir and the way they have worked this year.  This is a great group!”


Mrs. Andrea Will has been the choir director at Poplarville High School for the past 3 years.  She is bringing back the PHS Show Choir for the 2016-2017 school year.  We are looking forward to what Mrs. Will has in store for our school.

 
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Lady Hornets District Champs

 
On Wednesday, April 20, the PHS Lady Hornet Fastpitch Softball Team captured the 2016 Division 7-4A Title with a thrilling 7-6 win in the bottom of the 7th over Sumrall.  This Division Championship is the 6th in the last 7 years and this year’s playoff appearance will mark the 9th straight for PHS.  The Lady Hornets, led by 8 seniors, finished the regular season with a record of 15-3 and are currently ranked #1 in 4A according to High Sports in Mississippi.  The Lady Hornets will begin the 1st round of the MHSAA State Playoffs on the road Tuesday and at Home Thursday.  Game times and opponents have yet to be determined.
 
 

Powerlifting Team, Turan Smith make History

The Hornet Powerlifting team sent 3 competitors to Jackson, MS on Saturday, April 16 for the MHSAA State Championships.  The Hornets brought home several accolades over the course of the Powerlifting season while competing in Regionals, South State and eventually State.  The results from State competition are:


Kobe Taylor - 5th Place

Chris Fowler - 6th Place

Turan Smith - 1st Place


Turan Smith, with the first place finish, becomes the first ever State Champion in powerlifting in school history.  Turan had a 3 lift total of 1,025 pounds.  He squatted 375, benched 185 and pulled an astounding 465 on dead lift for the win.  Turan has worked extremely hard to achieve this goal and we are proud of him.

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