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Seniors walk across stage, receive diplomas at graduation on May 12

Seniors walk across stage, receive diplomas at graduation on May 12

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

Walking down the aisle leading to their fate, the seniors look around the large arena at their classmates surrounding them. The class of 2019 said their farewells to the school that fostered the last four years of their lives. Graduation, a milestone in most people’s lives, took place for Hays...

Journalism staff competes at state competition, takes second in sweepstakes

Journalism staff competes at state competition, takes second in sweepstakes

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

May 5, 2019

Sixteen students qualified for the state journalism competition held at Kansas University campus on May 4. Five students competed with online entries, juniors Emma Pfannenstiel and Paige Polifka-Denson and seniors Brittani Park, Brooke Pflaum and Kaitlyn Brown. Those who participated in on-site...

Spring for Music Festival prepares for Cabaret Night, Pops Showcase concerts

Spring for Music Festival prepares for Cabaret Night, Pops Showcase concerts

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

The first annual Spring for Music Festival is officially in full swing. Refreshments will be provided along with the option of a freewill donation to the music department. Here’s what you need to know for the next two concerts: Cabaret – 7 p.m. on May 2 at Hays Community Theatre (new locatio...

Recent Hays High graduate returns to community theatre roots

Recent Hays High graduate returns to community theatre roots

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

  Recent graduate Erin Muirhead will be returning to the Hays Community Theatre to star as Ariel in their summer production of "The Little Mermaid,"Muirhead started her acting career at HCT in the second grade and has been a part of five past productions. “I loved being in HCT when I w...

Band, Choir, Orchestra receive all ones at state large group music contest

Band, Choir, Orchestra receive all ones at state large group music contest

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

State large group music contest took place in Colby, KS on April 24 after being postponed from April 11. All music students traveled to compete and received all ones from judges. "Obviously I'm really proud of our students that all their hard work is paying off," instructor Alex Underwood said. "It's...

Prom king and queen announced on April 13

Prom king and queen announced on April 13

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019

Prom took place at the Fort Hays State Union’s Black and Gold room on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The theme for prom this year was “Arabian Nights.” The prom queen candidates were seniors Alex Hagerman, Mattie Hutchison, Cordelia Isbell, Kallie Leiker, Savannah Schneider,...

Chamber Singers continue rehearsals for acapella competition

Chamber Singers continue rehearsals for acapella competition

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2019

The acapella competition is slowly approaching, and the Chamber Singers are striving to take advantage of every remaining rehearsal opportunity they have left before they go head-to-head. Vocal director Alex Underwood said he’s feeling good about where the students are at during this point in rehearsa...

Sunflower Community Ambassador scholarship recipients announced

Sunflower Community Ambassador scholarship recipients announced

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2019

The last meeting for the Sunflower Community Ambassador's took place on April 18 in the Trails Room at Fort Hays. At this meeting, four scholarship winners were announced, one of which was from Hays High. The three other scholarship recipients include Sheldon Weber, Kaitlyn Burd and Tiffany Pfiefer...

Regional Solo, Small Ensemble Festival results released, students discuss experience

Regional Solo, Small Ensemble Festival results released, students discuss experience

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Band, Orchestra and Vocal students traveled to Great Bend on April 6 to participate in the annual KSHSAA Regional Solo and Small Ensemble Festival at Barton Community College. Sophomore Tom Drabkin took a variety of events to contest, including a violin solo, a vocal solo, an oboe solo, a vocal ensemble,...

Substitute teachers follow requirements given

Substitute teachers follow requirements given

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Substitute teachers enter schools every day, sometimes not knowing who or what to expect. Some students said being a substitute teacher is difficult, and some disagree, but only substitute teachers truly know the difficulties of the job. Substitute teacher Kim Fletcher said she enjoyed being around...

Music directors comment on students’ final preparations for regional contest

Music directors comment on students’ final preparations for regional contest

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

With contest season coming to a close in the music department, students are putting the final touches on their performances for the KSHSAA Regional Solo and Small Ensemble Festival that will take place at Barton Community College on April 6. Band director Matt Rome said that he loved how the students...

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