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Junior parents discuss plans for Prom

Junior parents discuss plans for Prom

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


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Junior parents had a prom meeting in the lecture hall on Monday, Jan 28. Head junior class sponsor Julie Pfannenstiel discussed may topics with parents over what needs to be accomplished for prom. Pfannenstiel went into detail about different committees that parents can sign up for. Each committee...

Knitting club holds first meeting

Knitting club holds first meeting

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2019


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The first meeting for the Knitting Club was Friday, Jan. 25. “Anyone was welcome,” co-sponsor Lisa Renz said. “We want to encourage everyone of all levels to come and participate. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and patterns for all levels and all interested.” The club was...

Speaker to teach seniors about interview skills

Speaker to teach seniors about interview skills

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


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NexTech employee Jackie Beckman will be speaking during seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 30 about interviewing skills for seniors. Beckman spoke to seniors last year and counselor Amy Miller also had Beckman speak at the past school she worked at. “She is really good about engaging the students and...

Accounting class teaches students about finances

Accounting class teaches students about finances

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019


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Many people are advised to keep track of a checking account or a check book. For those who wish to learn how to do it better or keep track of a businesses accounts, they can choose to take an accounting course or two. Hays High offers several courses to help students learn to keep track of their finances,...

Students take ACT Prep class for test taking strategies

Students take ACT Prep class for test taking strategies

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

January 24, 2019


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As students begin to take the ACT test, many do not know any skills for how to prepare. After realizing that students would travel to watch a presenter explain test taking tips, counselor Suellyn Stenger decided to reach out and bring the presenter to the students. The presenter comes approximately...

Scholar’s Bowl takes first at Phillipsburg meet

Scholar’s Bowl takes first at Phillipsburg meet

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


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The Scholar’s Bowl team traveled to Phillipsburg on Monday, Jan. 21 to compete in a round robin style tournament with nine other teams. The other schools that competed were Plainville, Osborne, Stockton, Ellis, Phillipsburg, Norton, Thomas More Prep-Marian, Smith Center and Decatur County. Scholar’s...

Students awarded gold, silver, honorable mentions in Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Award

Students awarded gold, silver, honorable mentions in Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Award

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2019


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Five students submitted their artwork into the Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Award on Dec. 18. Mark Arts received more than 2,450 entries for the Art Award. Out of those entries, judges selected 152 pieces of artwork as gold key, 166 pieces as silver key and 309 were honorable mention. On Jan. 15...

DECA seniors attempt final Miracle Minute for Ronald McDonald House charity

DECA seniors attempt final Miracle Minute for Ronald McDonald House charity

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

January 21, 2019


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To continue raising money for the Ronald McDonald House charities as a part of their DECA project, seniors Isabelle Braun and Kallie Leiker hosted a Miracle Minute at the Bob Kuhn Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 19. “We got a few bucks,” Braun said. “It’s not really about the money though, more...

Sternberg Museum celebrates Darwin day by offering free entry

Sternberg Museum celebrates Darwin day by offering free entry

Paige Polifka-Denson, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2019


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To celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday Sternberg Museum offers free admission all day on Jan. 20. “We do a lot of fun stuff,” a front desk volunteer said. “We hold fun events at least four times a year.” The annual event is usually based on the weekend closest to the naturalis’ts birthday,...

FFA visits rodeo, stock show in Denver

FFA visits rodeo, stock show in Denver

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2019


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Ten FFA juniors and seniors went to Denver on Jan. 18 through Jan. 21. “This trip is for my juniors and seniors that have been in FFA for three years or more,” agriculture instructor and FFA advisor Curt Vajnar said.  “This one is partially a reward since they’ve been part of the program.” Among...

Forensics provides a creative outlet for students

Forensics provides a creative outlet for students

Paige Polifka-Denson, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Offered both as a class and an extracurricular, Mrs. Fenwick teaches students the best way to prepare and present their creativity and self-expression through forensics. “Forensics is not a crime scene lab,” Fenwick said. “Students talk to friends or read the course guide to learn that forensics...

23 DECA members travel to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Wichita, work to complete chores

23 DECA members travel to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Wichita, work to complete chores

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019


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Faces drooped with exhaustion as DECA members carried boxes filled with pull tabs, stuffed snowmen and wish list item donations out to the bus on Jan. 16 at 6 a.m. Those working to arrange the boxes under the bus and in seats struggled to relieve themselves from the frigid air by wrapping the...

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