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OUR REUNION LUNCHEONS ARE NOW BEING HELD AT "GRAND BUFFET" NORTH OF GOODMAN ROAD IN THE AREA OF HOME DEPOT....UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THIS WILL BE THE MEETING PLACE....


PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE FROM "THE DESOTO TIMES TRIBUNE" ABOUT AN OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN AND ATHLETE....NAKOBE DEAN, WHO IS NOW STARRING AT THE UNIV. OF GEORGIA....AND TAKE NOTICE OF HIS GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN ENGINEERING...
Nakobe Dean doesn’t get to visit his home town much anymore. The junior linebacker is now leading the defense of the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs and is a prospect on the rise for the 2022 NFL Draft. But when he walked inside Horn Lake High School on Friday, it felt like he had never left. “Every time I do come back, I get nostalgic,” Dean said. “It’s been four years, but it brings back good memories. We had coaches we could look up to. It’s the same old Horn Lake though.”
Dean returned to his alma mater to present a check for $10,000 to Hope Community Center, Inc as part of the 2021 Allstate Good Works Team. He is one of 22 players - and one of four players from the Southeast Conference (SEC) - to be nominated. The American Football Coaches Association recognizes a select group of players each year based on their commitment to serving their communities.
Dean has given his time to “Dawgs for Pups,” which raised $200,000 to help local youth in the Athens/Clarke County area; visited Camp Sunshine, which provides recreational, educational, and support programs for children with cancer; led an effort that raised $100,000 for Wi-Fi hotspots; served on a team that collected 27,000 pounds of food for the Northeast Georgia Food Bank; participated in Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer Golf Tournament; collected 437 new and gently used coats for the Boys & Girls Club of Athens; and read to students as part of Read Across America.
Dean said it means a lot to him to be able to give back to Horn Lake. The Hope Community Center, Inc. of North Mississippi provides a variety of safe, fun, and exciting after school activities and events for youth of all ages. “Giving back is in my blood,” Dean said. “My mother had me giving back since I was growing up. We did this day called The 12 Days of Christmas where we did 12 Days of Service leading up to Christmas. So giving back is in my blood and continues to stay with me.”
Dean has a 3.53 GPA in mechanical engineering in the classroom. On the field, so far this season he has 30 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception, and is on the watch list for the Butkus Award given to college football’s most outstanding linebacker. He was Georgia’s leading tackler in 2020 with 71 stops, which was 19 more than the next closest Bulldog defender, with 1.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, and four quarterback hurries. As a freshman in 2019, Dean had 25 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
Horn Lake Football Head Coach Mitchell Harville, who first coached Dean in seventh and eighth grade, said he is pleased to see Dean excelling at such a high level at Georgia. “It’s been exciting watching him his entire time with Georgia," Harville said. "From the time he got there as a freshman. He walked in there and he has been able to do so much.”
At Horn Lake, Dean was part of the team that won the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) 6A state football championship and was the recipient of the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in 2018. He was also named Mississippi Mr. 6A Football, and played in the Under Armour All-American Football Game.
Dean said he still follows the Eagles and will be on the sidelines tonight as they take on the Hernando Tigers in Hernando. “I will be rooting them on,” Dean said. “One of the things our class talked about leaving here was we wanted to leave a legacy. I will never forget where I came from - North Mississippi and Horn Lake.”


FAITHFUL GROUP AT NOV. 5th FRIDAY LUNCHEON



THE HOF BANQUET ON THE 4th WAS A HUGE SUCCESS IN TERMS OF TURNOUT AND THE PRESENTATIONS..... A SINCERE 'THANK YOU' TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED, TO ALL THOSE WHO PLAYED IN THE GOLF TOURNEY, AND EXPECIALLY TO ALL THOSE WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO ENABLE THESE EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE...


ENJOY THE FOLLOWING PICS OF THE 2021 CLASS RECEIVING THEIR CERTIFICATES WITH THOSE WHO PRESENTED THEM......YOU WILL NOTICE THAT JOYCE GARTRELL BOONE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE PRESENT, AND THAT MACK AND MIKE GILBERT MADE THE PRESENTATION AND ACCEPTANCE FOR THEIR DAD....

JOYCE GARTRELL BOONE DON EDWARDS BILL FLYNN CAROLYN DANIELS GARCIA LARRY GIDEON

BOBBY GILBERT/MACK & MIKE REIDA DAVIS HAYES LARRY RAY CHARLES RICE TIM SEXTON

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION WAS MADE TO COACH W. S. 'BUD' DONALD...AS HE RECEIVED THE THE GIDEON AWARD--AS A TRUE 'MAN OF VALOR' PRESENTED BY RICHARD MILLS, WHO REPRESENTS ALL OF US WHO LOVE THIS MAN...THERE IS NO WAY TO MEASURE THE IMPACT 'COACH' HAS HAD ON THE LIVES OF YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN FOR DECADES AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS....AT AGE 92, HE IS STILL GOING, AND FOREVER WILL BE 'OUR COACH'!.....PHOTO JUNE 4, 2021..


ENJOY THESE SLIDESHOWS OF EARLY BANQUET CROWD & GOLF TOURNAMENT GROUP...

 


WINNERS OF THE 2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT


COACH W. S. 'BUD' DONALD...AND A FRACTION OF THE STUDENTS OF HORN LAKE HIGH WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED, AND HAS BLESSED FOREVER....HE HAS BEEN OUR COACH...OUR MENTOR...OUR FRIEND FOR OVER 60 YEARS.....PHOTO JUNE 3, 2017


THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THE HARD-WORKING, SELF-GIVING TEACHERS, COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS, AND SUPPORT STAFF OF THE HORN LAKE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN HORN LAKE, MS. IT IS ALSO DEDICATED TO THE EQUALLY HARD-WORKING, LOVING, PARENTS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO, WITH THEIR SACRIFICES AND SERVICE, SHOWED US HOW GENUINE SUCCESS IN LIFE IS ATTAINED....


THERE IS NOW A NEW PAGE NOTED IN THE ABOVE LINK AS.....'IN MEMORY'.... WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE HORN LAKE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT WHOSE 'EAGLE'S WINGS' HAVE TAKEN THEM BEYOND THE BONDS OF THIS EARTH.....THE NAMES HAVE COME FROM THE NEWSLETTERS SINCE THE FIRST EDITION IN 2003, AND FROM LOCAL NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES THAT I HAVE NOTED OVER THE YEARS....IT WILL NOT BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST, BUT WILL ENABLE US TO REFLECT ON, AND GIVE THANKS FOR, THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US.....


THERE ARE OVER FIVE (5) YEARS OF PICTURES FROM THE FIRST FRIDAY LUNCHEONS....TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO VISIT THAT 'PAGE' AND SEE HOW YOU/WE HAVE AGED AND HOW MANY OF OUR GROUP ARE NO LONGER WITH US.....


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I HAD A RECENT VISIT WITH THE HLHS PRINCIPAL, ANDY ORR. DURING OUR TIME TOGETHER HE VIEWED OUR HORN LAKE EAGLE NEWS WEBSITE AND ASKED IF HE COULD LINK IT TO THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE, WHICH HE CAN, AND WILL DO, SHORTLY. HE LOVES HIS ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES THERE...HAS A REAL PASSION FOR THE SCHOOL....
HE THEN TOLD ME ABOUT  HORN LAKE TV  WHICH IS BASICALLY A TV STATION WITHIN THE SCHOOL,  RUN BY STUDENTS,  AND, OF COURSE,  MONITORED BY THE ADMINISTRATION (FOR THOSE OF US IN THE CLASS OF '58, CAN YOU IMAGINE A VIDEO CAMERA IN THE HANDS OF....SAY....BOBBY GILBERT WHERE HE COULD HAVE CHANNELED ALL OF HIS CREATIVITY?)....ANYWAY, THEY 'BROADCAST' THEIR PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL.....YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT (AND NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT) THAT IT REVEALS THE HIGH QUALITY OF STUDENTS WHICH STILL WALK THE HALLS OF OUR GREAT SCHOOL!......('CLICK' ON THE LINK BELOW AND 'CLICK' THE 'RETURN ARROW' IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER TO GET BACK TO THIS WEBSITE.)

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