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Instructor Abby Gillan gives insight on AP Government

Instructor Abby Gillan gives insight on AP Government

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018

One class that seniors are required to take before they graduate is a government class. Seniors can choose to take either AP Government or Government. If the course is successfully completed, students will be able to describe processes of U.S government, explain typical political processes, interpret...

Underwood brings changes to vocal department

Underwood brings changes to vocal department

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Aug. 15, 2018. That’s the day Alex Underwood officially took on the daunting task of directing Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Chorale, Full Chord Press, the Musical, and the boys and girls choirs at Hays Middle School. “I’m happy with the pace at which we can work,” Underwood said. “It’s...

DECA seniors introduce pull tab competition for $1000 reward

DECA seniors introduce pull tab competition for $1000 reward

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

October 4, 2018

After raising $62,000 last year as a donation for their Ronald McDonald house charity, seniors Isabelle Braun and Kallie Leiker chose to collect pull tabs this year instead. The duo has been working on the charity as their District Educations Club of America (DECA) project since their junior year,...

Chamber Singers in charge of Fall Concert

Chamber Singers in charge of Fall Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018

Vocal director Alex Underwood has put the Chamber Singers in charge of organizing the Fall Benefit Concert taking place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Beach Schmidt. The beneficiary is a nonprofit project of the JED Foundation called Love is Louder, which was started by actress Brittany Snow with the help of MTV in 2010 after t...

New student from Columbia settles in

New student from Columbia settles in

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018

Sophomore Nicolas Rojas is a new student who moved here from Columbia, South America, before the school year started, knowing almost no English. Rojas is originally from Columbia and moved to Wichita in June. Before school started, he moved to Hays. Speaking through translator sophomore Alan Enriquez,...

Dane G. Hansen test offers scholarship opportunities for seniors

Dane G. Hansen test offers scholarship opportunities for seniors

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

Forty-eight seniors gathered on a bus headed to Fort Hays State University to take the qualifying test for Dane Hansen scholarships on Sept. 13. “Hays High usually has around that number of students who take the test each year,” counselor Suellyn Stenger said. “The students represent our school...

Young new coaches bring leadership to the program

Young new coaches bring leadership to the program

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

Curtis Renz and Mikey Ploutz are the new head coach and assistant coach for the girls tennis team this year. Before Ploutz and Renz started coaching, Mason Hickel had coached boys and girls tennis for three years. This is Ploutz’s first season of coaching tennis at Hays High, Renz’s second....

Students to collect shoes in Calista Isbell’s memory

Students to collect shoes in Calista Isbell’s memory

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2018

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. That’s the type of person Calista Isbell was. On her birthday last year, Calista wanted to take part in a Nashville-based charity called Soles4Souls, which is a non-profit organization that works to stomp o...

Michael Cuestas speaks about overcoming challenges at 2018 Regional StuCo Conference at Ellis High School on September 25

Michael Cuestas speaks about overcoming challenges at 2018 Regional StuCo Conference at Ellis High School on September 25

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Michael Cuestas was 5 years old when his mom discovered his dad was cheating on her. “I remember that day,” Cuestas said. “I came home from school and I saw my mom and she was sitting on the front steps crying. I went up to her and said ‘Mommy, Mommy, why are you crying?’ She didn’t answe...

Boys State gives seniors taste of government

Boys State gives seniors taste of government

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018

Seniors Nick Zimmerman and Scout Perryman were selected to go to Boys State of Kansas presented by the American Legion in Manhattan on June 3 to 16. “The purpose was  to recognize high school juniors, going to be seniors leadership and give those same boys an experience, a taste if you will, of...

StuCo Lock-in give students opportunity to help with homecoming

StuCo Lock-in give students opportunity to help with homecoming

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2018

The annual Student Council (StuCo) lock-in was held in the library on Sept. 21 from 6:30- 9 p.m. “At the StuCo lock-in, we do a lot of painting, building, planning, preparation, and most importantly glitter,” executive vice-president Shyann Schumacher said. The lock-in worked to get students...

Painting one of 10 art classes offered

Painting one of 10 art classes offered

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

Students have the chance to take 10 art classes, one of which is Painting. The only prerequisite for Painting is Art Exploration, the prerequisite for all other art classes as well. “In class, we distinguish students new to painting class as beginners,” Painting instructor Jennifer Younger said. “B...

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