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Chief Lending Officer for Bank of Hays Brandon Prough visits with students on Nov.8

Chief Lending Officer for Bank of Hays Brandon Prough visits with students on Nov.8

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Brandon Prough talked to students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 8 about his career in banking.   “I didn’t start off thinking I would be a loan officer,” Prough said. “I started college, and I honestly can’t even remember what my first major was; I think it was biology.”   Prough end...

Biologist and conservationist present careers to students

Biologist and conservationist present careers to students

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2019

During the week of Nov. 8, two career speakers were focused on a biological career. A geologist working in the oil industry, Matt Damon, and a conservationist, Dennis Doring, presented on Nov. 6 and Nov. 8. Damon has a degree in geology and geosciences and remained in Hays after graduation from Fort...

Leadership Team works with freshmen on resumes

Leadership Team works with freshmen on resumes

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

The Leadership Team met with the freshmen for the third activity of the school year during PRIDE Time on Nov. 7 to work on resumes in Career Cruising.   Once all the freshmen made it to Gym A and met with their leaders, the group split into smaller groups in different areas of the building to make it easier to ta...

Actor Adrian Rifat gives advice to aspiring actors during PRIDE Time on Nov. 6

Actor Adrian Rifat gives advice to aspiring actors during PRIDE Time on Nov. 6

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in Chief

November 7, 2019

Actor and choreographer Adrian Rifat spoke with students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 6 and shared his experiences working in the acting industry.   Rifat started in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Los Angeles but did not like the program, so he transferred to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, whic...

Reality U gives students real-world experiences

Reality U gives students real-world experiences

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

On Nov. 6, sophomores had the opportunity to go through a simulation of what life is like for adults, called Reality U.   Several weeks ago, the sophomore class took a survey during Academy, and the answers they chose on the survey correlated to the job and life that the student had during the Rea...

Varsity Scholars Bowl competes at Wichita East High School Invitational

Varsity Scholars Bowl competes at Wichita East High School Invitational

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in Chief

November 6, 2019

Varsity Scholars Bowl students competed at the Wichita East High School Invitational meet on Nov. 2.  Those who competed included juniors Anna Brull, Andrew Duke (captain) and Alicia Feyerherm, sophomore Liahna Hyatt and freshman Evan Dealy.  The meet consisted of standard 16-question round...

KMEA District results announced

KMEA District results announced

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Northwest Kansas Music Educator Association (KMEA) District results have been announced for band, orchestra and choir. These students will perform on Dec. 7 at Fort Hays State University in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.  The students who made it into KMEA District Band include t...

Cast list for student-run musical announced

Cast list for student-run musical announced

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

The cast list for "Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier" has been released. This Disney musical is a comedy spoof based off of "Aladdin," but instead of following the story of the familiar hero, it tells the backstory of Ja'Far, the villain from the original tale. The performances on Jan. 16-18...

Travis Kinderknecht speaks to students about becoming an optometrist

Travis Kinderknecht speaks to students about becoming an optometrist

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Optometrist Travis Kinderknecht spoke to students about the process of becoming an eye doctor during PRIDE Time on Oct. 30.   Kinderknecht has been an optometrist since 1999. Kinderknecht has a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University and doctorate degree from Indiana University...

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences takes place on Oct. 24 and 28

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences takes place on Oct. 24 and 28

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on Oct. 24 and 28 from 4-7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parent/Teacher Conferences are a way for parents to communicate with teachers on how well their students are doing in their classes.   Principal Martin Straub said that Parent/Teacher Conferences are for parents to get...

Fitness trainer explains careers at the Center for Health Improvement

Fitness trainer explains careers at the Center for Health Improvement

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2019

Steph Howie, a group fitness specialist at the Center for Health Improvement, spoke to students on Oct. 30. Howie, a certified medical exercise specialist and spinning instructor for the Center, graduated from Fort Hays State University. “My desire for fitness probably came from growing up as...

Scholars Bowl competes at first tournament this season in Goddard

Scholars Bowl competes at first tournament this season in Goddard

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media Editor

October 31, 2019

The Scholars Bowl team sent six students to a junior varsity tournament at Goddard High School on Oct. 28.   The students included captain junior Anna Brull, juniors Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm, sophomore Colton Dodd-Spencer and freshmen Evan Dealy and Bradyn Dreher. There were 24 teams at the...

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