Five HHS students earn membership in 30+ Club

Five Haywood High students recently scored 30 or above on the ACT to qualify them for membership in the school’s elite 30+ Club. Three seniors earned this recognition, John Connor Coulston, Amy Davis and Emily Pilant, and two sophomores, Emma Kaye Baumheckel and Ryan Watson.

Other members of the 30+ Club are HHS seniors Molly McAdams, Rebecca Pearson and Chris Parker; and 2012 graduates Reeves Garrett, Taylor Primrose, Seth Tillman, Kaitlyn Schwarz, Madison Eubanks, Daniel Evans and Kaylee Avant. The club was organized in the 2009-2010 school year with Anna Baumheckel and Andrew Pearson as the charter members. Other members are Audrey Pattat, Alex Primrose, Nathan Peace and Breanne Sills, who graduated in 2010 and 2011.


Senior John Connor Coulston is the son of Cindy Coulston and the late Jimmy Coulston. He is chief editor for WHHS News, a member of the Beta Club, French Club, Skills USA, the Junior Humane Society and the Library Club. He also serves as sound engineer for the HHS Drama Department. He plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University next fall.



Amy Davis, the daughter of Stark and Julie Davis, is also a senior. She is a member of the HHS Band, the Yearbook staff, Beta Club and the Library Club. She is also a member of the tennis team and will be in the Drama Department’s play this year and volunteers for the Backpack Project. She attends Skyline Church of Christ in Jackson and plans to attend Harding University, Lipscomb University or Oklahoma Christian University.



Emily Pilant, a senior and the daughter of Stan and Dee Pilant, is co-editor of the HHS Yearbook staff and is a member of the Bible Club. She attends Victory Life AIG Church in Somerville and sings in the church’s Youth Band and Praise and Worship Team. She hopes to attend Union University and major in English. Emily believes it would be interesting to become a writer one day. She also hopes to travel to Italy, India and New Zealand in the future.



Sophomore Emma Kaye Baumheckel is the daughter of Ragan and Andy Baumheckel. She is a member of the Mock Trial Team, participated in the HHS Production of Li’l Abner last year and will participate in Legally Blonde this year. Emma is active in the Brownsville Baptist Church Youth Group and has participated in mission trips and helped with Vacation Bible schools. She also volunteers for the Anderson ECC Family Resource Center. Her goals are to graduate at the top of her class, attend a four-year college and major in the healthcare field.



Ryan Watson, son of James and Rebecca Watson, is also a sophomore. He is a member of the HHS Spanish Club and FFA. He is also a member of Harmony Baptist Church. His plans are to attend college and major in engineering.