The Prowler

Brian Fletcher graduated from the Mill in 2007 with hopes of playing baseball professionally. After six years of doing just that, Fletcher has now co-founded his own company, Round 2.

From bat to business

November 4, 2019

Panther grad Brian Fletcher spent his youth looking up to his father, MLB player Scott Fletcher. From a young age, Fletcher knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and play ba...

Panther grad Brooke Fletcher interviews Detroit Tigers catcher, Jake Rogers. Fletcher works with FOX Sports Detroit as a sideline reporter for covering games for the Tigers, Redwings, and Pistons.

From family past time to prime time

September 26, 2019

After growing up surrounded by sports, Starr’s Mill alumna Brooke Fletcher is taking advantage of her roots to start her career in sports broadcastin...

Panther alumnus Taran Smith graduated from the Mill from 2011 with hopes of going into engineering. Smith later realized that engineering was not for him and has pursued a career in strength and conditioning.

Taran Smith

September 5, 2019

It seems that now students are pressured more than ever to decide a major and even a career while still in high school. In many cases, it’s hard to d...

Dustin, Devin, and Branson Hipp

Brothers Dustin, Devin, and Branson Hipp all graduated from Starr’s Mill with high career hopes in mind. Although their ideal futures were very different, all three brothers were able to succeed in their prefered fields.

Caylee Cicero, Features Editor

May 29, 2019

Like many students who walk through the doors of Starr’s Mill, the Hipp brothers used the knowledge they gained as Panthers to help them reach their career...

Panther alumnus David Ballard graduated from the Mill in 2003 with hopes of becoming an attorney like his father and grandfather before him. Ballard now runs his family’s law firm, Ballard Law Office, in Fayetteville, Georgia.

David Ballard

May 2, 2019

Since his time at the Mill, Panther grad David Ballard knew he wanted to go into law like his father and grandfather before him. Although his ambition wasn...

Starr’s Mill grad Austin Watts during his time working at the Fayetteville Chick-fil-a Dwarf House. After initially just seeking a job as a dishwasher, Watts was employed as a manager for the organization before becoming an insurance agent.

Austin Watts

April 18, 2019

During his time at the Mill, Panther graduate Austin Watts was fascinated with sports. He played football all four years in high school and ran track hi...

Starr’s Mill alumnus Aaron Ash graduated in 2010 with goals of going into a career in technology. Ash is now employed at a Colorado-based startup where he works to improve websites and apps.

Aaron Ash

March 31, 2019

Since he was a tween, Panther alum Aaron Ash has been fascinated by computers and technology. By studying computers from such a young age, Ash was able ...

Panther alumna, Stephanie Johnson, sits down to talk with NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Brandon Brown, in the 92.5 The Bear booth during race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Growing up a NASCAR fan, Johnson now records race recaps for the local radio station.

Stephanie Johnson

March 17, 2019

Growing up in Georgia, Panther alumna Stephanie Johnson was a huge racing fan. Her initial dreams of becoming a driver shifted to studying law as she ...

Panther alumna Laura Watson graduated from the Mill in 2008 with hopes of becoming an actress. After her freshman year of college, Watson instead decided to go into photography. She now owns her own wedding photography business.

Laura Watson

February 20, 2019

After initially pursuing a career in drama, former Panther Laura Watson found her place in the much different but equally artistic field of photography. ...