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Radio host, production director Theresa Trapp presents to students during PRIDE Time

Radio host, production director Theresa Trapp presents to students during PRIDE Time

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in Chief

October 7, 2019

Theresa Trapp shared her experiences being in the radio broadcasting industry during PRIDE Time on Oct. 2.   Trapp is the program director for 99.5 KZ Country and the production director for KKQY, KJLS and KFIX.   “I take care of our FCC public file, and I also post on Hays Post and post on ...

1979 graduate Robert Clark shares his experiences working for National Geographic

1979 graduate Robert Clark shares his experiences working for National Geographic

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in Chief

October 6, 2019

Robert Clark, a 1979 Hays High alum, presented during PRIDE Time on Sept. 26.   While at Hays High, Clark was involved with The Guidon and the Indian Call.  “I had the good fortune of working on those publications,” Clark said. “Those classes were pretty much the reason I got interested...

Club Spotlight: NCK Tech – Auto Mechanics Program

Club Spotlight: NCK Tech – Auto Mechanics Program

Paige Polifka-Denson, Staff Reporter/Infographics

October 2, 2019

Finding what club or organization to be a part of in high school can be overwhelming, especially when given a lot of options. This weeks “Club” Spotlight is NCK Tech’s Auto Mechanics program. Senior Landon Summers takes part in the program and spoke about the benefits of participating. “In...

New school year brings many new staff members

New school year brings many new staff members

Allison Brooks, Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2019

Relocating to a new town and a new school can be a very stressful but exciting task. This year, seven new teachers were hired, and multiple other new employees were added to the school’s staff.  The new staff members were hired for several reasons, such as previous teachers retiring or mov...

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with gospel music specialist

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with gospel music specialist

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

During class on Sept. 12, the Chamber Singers held a Q&A session with Vinroy Brown, a professor of sacred music at Westminster Choir College and the conductor of the Westminster Jubilee Singers.   Together, they discussed the nature of gospel music and how it relates to the theme of “Storms” in order ...

International club details summer trip to Ireland, Scotland

International club details summer trip to Ireland, Scotland

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

The 2019 International Club went to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland this summer. The members stopped by Shannon, Killarney, Blarney, Dublin and Belfast in Ireland and Cami Ryan, Edinburgh, the highlands and Glasgow in Scotland.    “There were 13 of us in total, six adults and seven kids,” c...

First Hays High student competes at national Forensics competition

First Hays High student competes at national Forensics competition

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

Competing for the Forensics team, junior Mulu Bannister is the first competitor for Hays High at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) in Omaha. Bannister was one of 900 competitors nation wide on May 10 through May 12 and was one of 204 in her category, Dramatic Interpretation. “She...

Students perform in Spring for Music finale

Students perform in Spring for Music finale

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019

The music department wrapped up its first annual Spring for Music Festival at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on May 7. “It was well-received by our audiences and it gave the music students at Hays High a chance to share their music with our community,” vocal director Alex Underwood said....

Summer vacation to the Dominican Republic

Summer vacation to the Dominican Republic

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

This summer freshmen Landri Dotts and Jersey Johnson will be going to the Dominican Republic with their families. Both the families will leave for the Dominican on May 31 and come back around June 6 or 7. “I am very excited that I get to go with my family, my best friend and her family since...

Landon Dinkel selected to participate in Midwest Energy Youth Tour

Landon Dinkel selected to participate in Midwest Energy Youth Tour

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Since the 1950s, Midwest Energy has allowed for over 450,000 high school students from rural areas and small towns to participate in their Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. every June. This year, junior Landon Dinkel was selected to participate in the tour. "This year they took five from Midwest Ener...

Helping Hands fosters positive relationships among students

Helping Hands fosters positive relationships among students

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

April 24, 2019

Beads of sweat formed on senior Gabriela Arthur’s forehead as she delicately piped a design into the frosting of a cake. “I love being able to pipe designs and put my own creative touch on the baked goods,” Arthur said. Arthur is part of a course called Helping Hands where students learn...

Students eager to travel to Scotland and Ireland

Students eager to travel to Scotland and Ireland

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

During the summer of 2019, several students from Hays High and other community members will have the opportunity to go overseas as part of the 2019s International Travel Club trip, which will be a 13-day visit to Scotland and Ireland. Haynes has been in charge of the trip since 2001, choosing the d...

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