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Eighth graders visit Hays High to get familiar with new setting

Eighth graders visit Hays High to get familiar with new setting

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

Eighth grade students had the opportunity to visit Hays High school. Students were able to tour the school, eat lunch in the cafeteria, ask leadership team questions and enroll in freshman classes. On Feb. 25 the eighth graders came at 8:30 a.m. and left at 11:30 a.m. Students were divided into groups...

Instructor Kathy Wagoner recognized at Feb. 26 Board of Education meeting, Hays Middle School technology discussed

Instructor Kathy Wagoner recognized at Feb. 26 Board of Education meeting, Hays Middle School technology discussed

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

The Board of Education met on Feb. 25 and discussed many different items on the agenda. The meeting started out by awarding the Best of the Best awards. Each month, one staff member and one student is given the honor of USD 489 Best of the Best. This month, Hays High instructor Kathy Wagoner was no...

FFA freshmen take first in meats competition

February 25, 2019

The results for the recent district office running and the meat competition are as follows. N.W. District Officer Slate Colton Vajnar is slated for President or Vice President N.W. District Meats Career Development Event Freshman: Team: First Aiden DeBey- Second Jordyn Lloyd- Third La...

Science Olympiad places first at regionals

Science Olympiad places first at regionals

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

Science Olympiad will go to state competition at Wichita State University after taking first place at the regional competition on Friday, Feb. 15. The results for the regional competition are as follows. Senior Johnny Fuller and junior Maddie Lohmeyer placed second in Anatomy. Sophomores Callie...

Students submit projects to Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Broadcast Awards

Students submit projects to Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Broadcast Awards

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

Since 2006, Hays High students have been submitting entries to the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Student Broadcast Awards competition. “It’s a competition between students and schools that have video production programs that is sponsored by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters,” Instruct...

Future journalism teacher visits with newspaper class

Future journalism teacher visits with newspaper class

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

February 23, 2019

Jessica Augustine, future journalism teacher at Hays High School, visited students on Feb. 21 during the newspaper class. Augustine graduated from Ellis High School in 1997 and attended Kansas State University. A teacher of 17 years, Augustine taught journalism at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School...

Project Graduation offers students a safe drug and alcohol free party after graduation

Project Graduation offers students a safe drug and alcohol free party after graduation

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019

Project Graduation is a alcohol and drug-free party for seniors which will take place graduation night at FHSU's Memorial Union. Students must pay $30 to attend. Students will receive $15 back and the remaining money goes towards the food, drinks and prizes at the party. Some of the prizes are...

Forensics team competes at the Tournament of Champions

Forensics team competes at the Tournament of Champions

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

February 20, 2019

At a meet at Salina South, the Tournament of Champions on Feb. 16, the forensics team earned five medals. Twenty-two teams competed at the meet, with over 300 entries. In Impromptu Duet Acting, freshmen Grace Wente and Shirley Lee-Jones medaled second, and sophomore Taylor Deines and freshman Mikiah...

Scholar’s Bowl competes in state competition

Scholar’s Bowl competes in state competition

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

State Scholar’s Bowl competition took place on Feb. 9 and Hays High sent a team of sophomores Andrew Duke, Allison Brooks, Alicia Feyerherm, Skylar Zimmerman, junior Levi Hickert and senior Cameron Karlin. The team placed sixth out of the eight teams that competed and that completed their Schol...

Hays FFA takes third at speech contest

Hays FFA takes third at speech contest

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

The FFA speech contest results from Feb. 14 were announced as follows. Team: Third Freshman: Candance Dickey- Second Rosston Eckroat- Third Sophomore: Monique William- Sixth Junior: Colton Vajnar- Third Sophomore contestant Grace Redetzke did not place, but she said the contest was valuable...

Leadership team prepares for 8th grade visit

Leadership team prepares for 8th grade visit

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

February 16, 2019

After their meeting on Feb. 14, leadership team has begun planning the 8th grade visit on Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The team will meet again on Feb. 19 and Feb. 22. “The transition from middle school to high school is so important,” counselor Troy Dale said. “We want them to feel co...

German I, II students can go to Schülerkongress in Lawrence

German I, II students can go to Schülerkongress in Lawrence

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

This year students from German I and II have the opportunity to go the 2019 Schülerkongress on March 2. The Schülerkongress is an event held at Kansas University in Lawrence. Students that take German from all over come to this event to participate in German activities like Lyrik-zieterien (poetry...

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