Kevin Wolff, CWCHS Boys Basketball Coach, addressed the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday, November 7, 2019 to discuss the 2019 -2020 season. Since try outs have not been held as yet, the coach could only speculate about the makeup of the upcoming season. He stated three of the previous season starters are returning. Those returning are Ethan Mahan, Ty Barbre and Peyton Edwards.
Payton Dale updated the Carmi Kiwanis club Thursday with information related to his song writing experiences, and then entertained the club by singing a few songs.
Contributed by Justin Dartt
Coach Trey Mason updated the Carmi Kiwanis club Thursday on the Carmi-White County boys and girls golf teams’ 2019 seasons. Both golf teams are looking good this school year, and Coach Mason spent time discussing each player and his or her special place on the team.
The girls team has six players and has started the year with a 3-6 record. The team roster includes Senior Allie Gee, Junior Katie Dieg, Sophomores Macey Heil, Elleigh Gray, and Laci Mills, and Freshman Saylor Mason. Coach Mason encourages girls to take interest in the sport because he receives an email every week from colleges asking if he has a female golfer.
With enough enthusiasm to excite a sleepy, well fed Kiwanian, Tracy Orr, the Coordinator of the high school CEO Program, was the speaker for the Thursday noon luncheon at the Carmi Kiwanis Club on August 29, 2019.
Into the fourth year of the program, Tracy reflected on past years and shared some of the success stories of previous students. She shared Ashton Cowling’s experience interviewing for a scholarship, which she ended up getting. Ashton reflected that she felt so relaxed and confident in the interview as a result of the skills she received in the CEO program. Another student in year one was Emmy Pruitt, a NCOE student that was described as a walking billboard for the CEO program. Emmy went on to SIC and joined a business club that competed with other clubs in the state in various events. She took her CEO Business Plan that she had developed in the CEO class, tweaked it and made an oral presentation out of it. She presented it at the state level, winning 1st place, then went on to the national championship and again won 1st place, which included a monetary award. She is currently working at First Bank in Carmi as a Credit Administration Intern as well as attending USI in Business Administration.
Submitted by Art Saunders
Dr. Jessica Cook, Director of Therapy, for Joyner Therapy in Carmi presented the program Thursday, August 22 for the Carmi Kiwanis Club. She was assisted by Kimberly Smock, Director of Patient Liaison.
Dr. Cook stated the main goal of a Rehabilitative Specialist is to help a patient regain or maintain their independence. This is done through strengthening, gait training, balance training, range of motion and most importantly fall prevention. Falls are the number one injury-maker or injury-related deaths for individuals over the age of 65. Hip fractures are the primary result of a fall. One out of five people who have had a hip fracture will die within one year. And over the course of 12 years, a person who has had a hip fracture is twice as likely to pass away as a person who has not had a hip fracture.