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Orchestra's April 1st, 2021 ice cream concert was held in Gym A.

Orchestras hold annual ice cream concert

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

On Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m., the Chamber and Concert Orchestras had their annual ice cream concert in Gym A. Concert Orchestra performed “A Riverside Celebration” by Brian Balmages, “The Horizon”...

Chess Club places fifth overall in the state tournament

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter March 15, 2021

Hays High Chess Club competed against chess teams across Kansas in the state chess tournament on March 13. State qualifiers included seniors Japheth Briney, Ean Dexter and Raiden Hartman; juniors Matthew...

Junior McKinley Wamser (left) and senior Katie Christen (right) talk to eighth graders at the Future Medical Professionals table. Eighth graders had 45 minutes to visit each of the tables and learn about the variety of opportunities available at the high school.

Eighth grade visit prepares students for upcoming school year

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

Hays Middle School eighth graders toured the high school on March 5 and March 8. Leadership Team members were trained for the event on March 3 and March 4 during PRIDE Time. Members were then assigned...

English Teacher Liza Renz teaching a class of freshmen.

Teacher Liza Renz receives nomination for Kansas Teacher of the Year Award

Rylie Fairbank March 10, 2021

English teacher Liza Renz has been nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award. “I was nominated, actually last spring, for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award by the administrators here,”...

Seniors Gabe McGuire, Tom Drabkin, and Andrew Duke (left to right) line up in their order as the opening act in the 2021 Cabaret. The trio performed

Chamber Singers host Cabaret as first live vocal performance for 2020-21

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor February 24, 2021

The third annual Chamber Singers Cabaret took place on Feb. 20 near Gorham, Kan., in a barn on Lisa and Bruce Brooksher’s property (parents of junior Chamber Singer Carson Brooksher). Being the first...

Augustine's PRIDE Time donates valentines for nursing home residents.

NFHLS holds a Valentines project to benefit local nursing home residents

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

The pandemic has affected us all in unusual way. This especially stands true to all nursing home residents, because of the shutdown of visitation. The Hays High National Foreign Language Honor society...

Sophomores Spenser Mills-Kulmala and Savannah Lawson test their mic with a few of their lines during the soundcheck.

Students wrap up audio drama, ‘Unplugged’ by off-Broadway playwright Catherine Trieschmann

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor February 9, 2021

In the fall semester, vocal director Alex Underwood commissioned off-Broadway playwright Catherine Trieschmann to craft a brand-new audio drama, including several Hays High students in her creative...

StuCo officers and members sell candy grams to students in the gym commons area.

Student Council sells candy grams during Indian Call week

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

From Feb. 1 through Feb. 5, Student Council will be selling candy grams in the Commons, while StuCo members will be selling and delivering candy room to room during PRIDE Times. Students can buy ring...

Talent show performers and StuCo members prepare for taping on Jan. 26 in the lecture hall.

Hays High Talent Show to be viewed on Jan. 29

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

Despite many changes, the Hays High Talent Show will be viewed online on Friday, Jan. 29, during PRIDE Time. Talent Show tryouts were Dec. 7 and 11, and Talent Show rehearsals were Jan. 19 and 21. The...

A group of students in Augustine's PRIDE Time participate in the SAFE breakout activity.

Student Council holds a January SAFE breakout room

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter January 21, 2021

On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 6, all students participated in a Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) breakout room held by Student Council. “This is a national campaign that targets the importance...

Most of the Chess Club's participants have adjusted to this year's virtual competitions, but Holder understands the perspectives of the struggling students.

Chess Club competes against Cordley, students continue to hone virtual gameplay

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor December 14, 2020

The Chess Club went up against Cordley at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12 at Hays High School. The individual placings are as follows: High school division: junior Elizabeth Dickman - 17th place, sophomore Quinton...

Scholars Bowl on the bus with there first place medals after the Colby meet.

Scholars Bowl wins Colby meet

Cayden Sanders, Staff Reporter December 14, 2020

The Scholars Bowl team traveled to Colby to take on teams from the western part of Kansas and earned first place among the 11 teams competing in the meet. “We have competed at meets that have been...

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