Paying it forward

“Paying it forward” is a concept most people are aware of, however they rarely recognize or partake in such kind acts. Within this selfish world, people no longer offer help to others, or even exert a moment of common courtesy. More...

Excellence at Person High School

Grants  An important part of education these days is trying to find new ways to deal with funding shortages. One method schools can use is acquiring grants from outside companies and people.  More...

Excellence at Person High School

Introduction More...

Teacher appreciation

This past week was the nationally recognized Teacher Appreciation Week.  Many parents and others went out of their way to provide meals, snacks, and other small tokens of appreciation to celebrate and thank our teachers for the services they pro More...

The importance of elections

On Tuesday, polls were open in a variety of communities located in Person County from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., hosting primary elections for specific seats. Communities included Allensville, Bushy Fork, Chub Lake, Flat River, Holloway, Hurdle Mills, Mt. More...

Cons of North Carolina education

Today, students in North Carolina are struggling to receive an education that benefits and helps them prepare for the future. Fifty-eight percent of taxes in North Carolina go to educational systems. More...

Important Dates

May 5-16: AP Course Testing May 13: Art Show–5:30- 7:30–Art Hallway May 13: Summer School Meeting (with parents and More...

Film festival takes place at PHS

The Person High School (PHS) “Not So Famous Film Festival” has been going on for five years. Students can make their own videos, as long as they are school appropriate, and submit them to the school’s Media Center.  More...

Rocket seniors ready to blast off

Yes! It’s that time. Person High School (PHS) seniors are applying, committing, enrolling and preparing for college. Students have just received their caps, gowns and invitations. Graduation is right around the corner. More...

PHS HOSA goes to Masonic Home for Children at Oxford

On Saturday, March 22 the students of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) attended the third MHCO (Masonic Home for Children at Oxford) Great Landscape day.  More...

“The Rock” Star of the Week

This week’s Rock Star is Andrea Alcantara, a senior at Person High School.  She is vice president of Student Council and a member of the National Honor Society, Gear Up, Interact, and many other clubs.  More...

Special Olympics offers athletic opportunities to people with disabilities

While each child has the desire to feel loved and wanted, many children with intellectual disabilities are often left neglected and can sense how their disability burdens their families. More...

Special Olympics: view from a volunteer

Special Olympics was a very special moment for some of the most precious kids of Person County.  It was a fun and inspiring event that has truly changed my point of view in life and made me feel more grateful and blessed with what I have.  More...

Former NFL player speaks to PHS students about dangers of drug, alcohol addiction

Among teenagers, there is a large conformity in the participation of drugs and alcohol. This trending misbehavior is particularly popular around the time of prom, as it is a large after-party activity. More...

Rock Star of the Week: Jonathan Carver

Playing sports and taking AP classes at the same time can be a tough thing to handle. Jonathan Carver, a senior at Person High School, has been juggling both for this entire school year. More...

Whitney Sharlow named 'Teacher of the Year'

Being a teacher, mother and wife define Mrs. Sharlow, who proved to be teacher of the year.  When she was asked what motivates her as a teacher she responded, “My family does. More...

Forget the Monday excuse

We are all guilty of feeling a little dreadful at the start of a new week, am I right? Complaints fill work offices, schools, and even homes as we wake up to a Monday morning.  More...

Important Dates

March 29 - Required Makeup Day for Students (release at 1 p.m.)  March 29-30 - Rocket Leadership Retreat – Camp Oak Hill – Select Students  March 31 - Required Makeup Day for Students (release at 1 p. m.)  More...

Former PHS student authors book

Love Between Liars is about a normal teenager, Lisa Johnson, whose life will get turned upside down when her long time crush Darren comes into her problem-free life.  More...

Scholarships present opportunities for seniors

Seniors, are you still searching for money to be able to attend the college of your dreams?  More...

Flappy Bird challenging, addictive

Have you heard of the game called Flappy Bird – the most addictive and difficult game you will ever play? If not, where have you been?  For gamers everywhere, Flappy Bird will always be a challenge, and a fun game.  More...

Rock Star of the Week

Alina Schmalz is a German exchange student who will be attending Person High School for the rest of this year. She is a lovely and kind girl, and she talks to everyone. More...

“The Rock” Star of the Week: Markeith Gentry

Student Council president, black belt, percussion captain, AP student, full time cashier at Food Lion, and A honor roll student are all titles held by Markeith Gentry.  Person High School (PHS) counselor Mrs.White nominated Gentry as the most qu More...

Remembering the year… the PHS Yearbook

Do you like taking a walk down memory lane and looking at your old yearbooks? More...

Quotes offer inspiration for dealing with bullying

This is the second semester of the school year 2013-2014 and most of us are beginning to get excited for summer vacation to arrive, but stressful instances of bullying and rumors never seem to take a rest. More...

Staff, students detail wishlist for hypothetical funds

Most people believe that funds for Person High School (PHS) go toward enhancing the efficiency of knowledge.  PHS staff and students recently shared their thoughts on what they would do with the money if the school were granted additional funds. More...

Technological advances have changed way of life

Technology in the past 10 to 15 years has changed and advanced a lot.  For example, the first cell phones that were made were very large and didn’t really work well, but now cell phones are touch screen and allow users to access the Intern More...

Editor's Corner

Whatever it is that you may be experiencing right now, whether it be financial problems, social issues, family mishaps, situations at work, loss of a loved one, stress from school, a mixture of emotions, a spiritual downfall, or just simply a bad day More...

Coming Home and Senior Night

The Person High School Basketball team just recently held its Coming Home game on Saturday, Feb. 1.  More...

PHS holds winter blood drive

On Tuesday, Feb. More...

Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga

Everyone has a favorite singer; it’s hard to decide between five or 10 of them. In order to have a more accurate result, I decided to conduct a survey concerning Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. More...

Editor's Corner

Seniors, wow it is crazy how graduation is only about five months away and with only one semester left I just want to remind our Class of 2014 to make it count!  More...

Inspirational

William Henley wrote Invictus in 1875 and three years later, in 1888, the poem was published. Even though people refer to the piece as history it still delivers an inspiring message centuries later. More...

Meet 'The Rock' staff

Abigail Williams   More...

Another year of Virtual Enterprise begins at PHS

Person High School has started yet another year with the Virtual Enterprise course. This has been the second year that this course has been offered with instruction by Ms. Tara Hubbard.  More...

Outstanding teachers recognized

As this year draws to a close, Person would like to congratulate some of our outstanding teachers for their accomplishments.  Michael Short: Presented at the NCTE conference in Boston, Mass.   More...

HOSA Takes On Operation Christmas Child

Person High School’s HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formally known as Health Occupations Students of America gathered in November to participate in Operation Christmas Child.  More...

‘Loose Change For Legs’ sponsored by Interact Club

Support Our Local Economy-   Interact Club is an organization made up of students who are passionate about helping the community.  This past month, Nov. More...

prep aring for life after high school

In our ever-changing world, students are expected to be more prepared for life than ever. Here at Person, students and teachers alike are rising to this challenge. More...

Person High School 2013-2014 School Year Calendar

Dec. 10: Winter Sports Pictures – 3:30 – Gym Dec. 12: Progress Reports Sent Home Dec. 19: Band Concert – More...

The Rock Staff

Editors: Andrea Alcantara, Brooke Cavalier, Sidney “Kati” Chambers and Sabrina Jackson  Staff: Dalton Boone, Alyssa Carpenter, Chrisandra Clarence, Amber Conche, Kara Presslar and Abigail Williams  With other contributions/ assi More...

Importance of the French exchange program explained

It is once again time for the French exchange at Person High School (PHS).  Originally started by Mr. Franke, former French teacher at PHS, this semi-annual trip will be taking place again this month. More...

Rock Star of the Year

Violet Bryant was a junior at Person High school when she sang Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis for the chorus talent show. It was shortly after this that she found out that she had leukemia. More...

PCC hosts Holocaust workshop

On Oct. 26, teachers from different counties in North Carolina attended a Holocaust workshop in Person County at Piedmont Community College. The workshop was geared toward English and history teachers.  More...

Students bring life to novels

Book club — a place where students can get together and bring life to the novels they read.  More...

Editor's Corner

Life slows down for no one. If you have ever taken a second to look around at the world that is quickly hustling by around you, this becomes quite obvious. More...

Senior night makes Oct. 25, 2013 a night of memories

It was the last home football game of the season and for some, the last time playing on Person High School’s (PHS) field, the last time cheering in front of the stands, the last time playing their instruments for the crowd and the last time wow More...

‘The Rock’ Star of the Week

Ira Brown, a senior at Person High School, began taking martial arts, specifically Tae Kwon Do, classes at Thompson’s Black Belt Academy at the age of 13 and fell in love with it. More...

Veterans, beginners alike welcome to card club

Looking for something fun to do after school? Come down to room 121. Here, every Tuesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. is card club. Over the past few weeks, the club has grown from three to over 20 members and there is room for more.  More...

PHS remains same 'school of excellence,' but with a different test

Exam day has finally come and it is time to put the semester’s hard work to the test. Stress weighs down on each student as he or she closely analyzes each question and tries to pull forth the pertinent information from the class. More...