The Block D varsity letterman’s club dedicated the football snack bar to Coach Rod Smalley.
“He played such a huge part in so many students' lives, not only in the classroom but in the football program as well,” the group said. “In his honor, the club will be renaming the Douglas High School football snack bar to ‘Smalley's Snack Shack.’"
Block D provides community at Douglas High School. The members seek to demonstrate leadership in and out of sporting programs, acting as role models, participating in community service, and demonstrating leadership. Club members strive to lead by example not only in sports programs but in the community, as well.
“Anyone who knew Rod knew how much he loved food,” club members said. “He is greatly missed.”
The club is responsible for many annual events, such as donating to the food bank through the Turkey Drive, reading to second graders in elementary schools, painting the infamous "D" on the hill, and hosting Mountain Madness (events such as powder puff, milk chug, tug of war, and many other student-held events).
The club is supervised by Ernest Monfiletto, Joseph Andrews and Corey Thacker alongside student president, Peyton Miller. Block D is also run by officers Kennedy Cole, Hannah Shaw, Sofia DeLange, Madi VonAhsen, Leonna Hinnant, Kole Karwoski, Kamryn Harper, Fiona Mora, Dominic Jackson, Campbell Dedmon, and Yahir Pina.
Each week until graduation, local businesses are celebrating seniors by donating a special offer or treat when they show their senior ID at the designated location on the scheduled dates. This week the businesses are Tahoe TuXedo and Cottonwood Creek. High school seniors who show an ID can receive a discount on a tux rental (between now and April 10) and a discount off one item at Cottonwood Creek (valid through today.)
Look for future updates on S.O.S.’s Instagram and Facebook (@sosdhsclassof2021) and via the Senior Classroom Page.