A fresh start to counseling

Dedicated to counseling, Tamesha Hickey is happy to be a Chief
Tamesha Hickey is one of two new guidance counselors at MHS this year. (Shanon Woolf)

In the wake of the pandemic, stress and anxiety have been on the rise, making school counselors one of the most needed professionals in schools. One of the new counselors at McIntosh is Tamesha Hickey.

Before Hickey began working as a counselor, she began as a teacher.

“My students would always encourage me to be a counselor,” Hickey said. 

Hickey enjoys counseling. 

“I love the ability to help other people overcome issues and obstacles they may be facing,” Hickey said. 

Hickey is enjoying her experience at McIntosh so far.  

“The students are nice and friendly. [The students] are open to suggestions and assistance from others. The faculty is extremely helpful and even the parents have been welcoming,” Hickey said. 

As much as she likes counseling, it’s not the only thing she does. 

“I spend my free time with my children. I have a five-month-old and a three-year-old,” Hickey said.

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Anthony Capobianco
Anthony Capobianco is a rookie to journalism but not to writing. Capobianco has written an entire novel that he’s planning to publish, two movies he hopes to finish in the future and is working on a new book with one of his best friends. Although he specializes in fiction, don’t doubt his nonfiction capabilities. Capobianco wants to pursue a career in writing and directing films. As mentioned, he has already written two. One was based on a book and one was made up from himself. Capobianco’s favorite hobbies are reading and writing. His favorite books are “One of Us Is Lying” and “Truly Devious.” His favorite genres are horror, realistic fiction, mystery and biographies. Capobianco wanted to do Journalism because he wanted to try out different writing and he thought it was very interesting. He thinks that writing based on people’s speech and just news all around is extremely needed because people have voices and need to be heard. Capobianco plans to utilize his experience in writing for journalism.
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Shanon Woolf, Certified Journalism Educator, advises two award-winning journalism programs at McIntosh: the online news site The Trail and the Legend yearbook. She also advises MisCHIEF literary magazine. Woolf is the Georgia Scholastic Press Association's Adviser of the year for 2022. She earned her Certified Journalism Educator credential in April 2021 and was Awarded Star Teacher at McIntosh High School in May 2021. Woolf was named a Journalism Education Association (JEA) Rising Star in 2020. She was also the Georgia Scholastic Press Association's First Year Adviser of the Year in 2019 and has been a member of the JEA's Scholastic Journalism Week committee since 2019. Woolf loves two things: Coke Zero and helping student journalists and photographers hone their craft. She collects smushy pennies from her travels and polydactyl cats who need adopting.
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