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Apply Kansas allows seniors to apply to college for free

Counselors Troy Dale and Amy Miller help senior Sierra Smith fill out her college application.

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor

October 23, 2020

The school hosted an event called Apply Kansas for seniors during their GPS classes on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22. The goal was to provide a time where students could easily apply to colleges. More than 50 colleges statewide participated in the event, waiving their application fees,...

Girls golf team takes second at regionals to qualify for state

The HHS varsity girls golf team poses for a picture with their new trophy. From left to right, Assistant coach Doug Lowen, senior Sophie Garrison, sophomore Katie Dinkel, senior Sierra Smith, junior Taleia McCrae, freshman Abbie Norris and coach Mark Watts.

Meg Taggart, Entertainment Editor

October 20, 2020

On Oct. 14, the Hays High lady Indian golf team played 18 holes for regionals in Wichita’s Rolling Hills Country Club to see if they would qualify for state. Each individual member placed in the Top 20. Sophomore Katie Dinkel shot an 87 for eighth, junior Taleia McCrae took 13th with a 92, senior...

National Honor Society officers announced

National Honor Society's 2019 Induction on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2020

The officers for National Honor Society for this school year were recently announced. “For electing officers, we take the previous year’s juniors, so the start of the senior class for this year,” co-sponsor Kayla Brown said. “We let them nominate each other, and then we go through the nominations,...

Music Department settles into safe performances, as Orchestra Fall Concert held

Orchestra director Joan Crull, principal Martin Straub, vocal director Alex Underwood, band director Matthew Rome and assistant orchestra director Nathan Mark pose in front of the Concert Orchestra after awarding Straub with his KMEA Honor Administrator of the Year plaque at the Fall Orchestra Concert that was held on Oct. 13 in Gym A.

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor

October 15, 2020

Due to new COVID-19 policies, the Music Department has been easing back into performances for the semester. Out of Hays High School’s three musical disciplines, two of them – choir and band – spread aerosols at a high rate, creating safety concerns for everyone involved. Between that and Fort...

FFA hosts team-building activity

Junior Gage May throws a dodgeball during the team building activity.

Nikka Vuong, Managing Editor

October 13, 2020

On Oct. 6, 26 Future Farmers of America members participated in a team-building pod dodgeball event at 6 p.m. in Gym A. The FFA members first introduced themselves to each other and then discussed who would oversee future FFA events. “The purpose of pod dodgeball is for FFA members to meet other...

Students participate in Wild West Homecoming Carnival

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor

October 8, 2020

The Wild West Homecoming Carnival/Dance took place Friday, Oct. 2 by the front entrance of the school from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year was not the typical Homecoming dance due to changes that had to be made to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead of a formal dance, it had a casual dress code...

Girls place first in league golf tournament

Meg Taggart, Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2020

Girls varsity golf had their Western Athletic Conference meet on Oct. 6 at Great Bend’s Stoneridge Country Club, where they played 18 holes. All four of the varsity members placed in the Top 4. Junior Taleia McCrae earned first with an 85, senior Sophie Garrison placed second with an 86, sophomore...

HHITA participates in the High Plains Electro Rally

The number 320 electric car during an evaluation to make sure the car was fit for a next race.

Cade Austin Becker

October 6, 2020

The Hays High Industrial Tech Association (HHITA) takes part in small electric car races almost once a month. The electric cars are maintained and created by the students who participate in HHITA, along with the sponsors of the group. On Sept. 24, HHITA raced at Hays Municipal Park, with races starting...

Homecoming week offers many events for students

Homecoming week offers many events for students

Emry Lundy

October 2, 2020

Several changes have been made to the week of Homecoming due to COVID-19 and the forced rescheduling of the football game. But, there are still plenty of things to do and events to participate in. One such way to participate is Spirit Week. For Monochromatic Monday on Oct. 5, students are encouraged...

Changes to band bring more leadership opportunities

Band director Matthew Rome leads the bass drums through a difficult section in their rehearsal time during M1. Without the commitment of any marching festivals, the students will have the freedom to vary their music throughout the season.

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor

October 2, 2020

Many changes have been made to the Music Department regarding COVID-19 protocol, but band director Matthew Rome is intending to make some changes of his own to the way his class is conducted, both in and outside of school. To start, Rome is looking to take “a much more casual approach to building the marc...

Senior Cabaret, Senior Recital set for students pursuing performance careers

Senior Kai Kaufman studies one of his audition pieces in Pride Time. Every college follows a different set of guidelines for their auditions, with some setting extremely competitive standards that the students must work to meet. Kaufman believes his technique must be impeccable in order to put his best foot forward.

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor

September 30, 2020

Vocal director Alex Underwood has created a Senior Cabaret and Senior Recital for the four students looking to pursue careers in music: seniors Tom Drabkin and Caitlin Leiker will study Musical Theatre, and seniors Alisara Arial and Kai Kaufman will continue their education in classical Vocal Performance. The...

Jana’s Campaign speaks to freshmen about dating violence

The freshmen class of G1 during the Bystander Intervention for Jana's Campaign in the library.

Rylie Fairbank, Reporter

September 28, 2020

Jana’s Campaign talked to the Freshman Class about dating violence and bystander training during students’ GPS periods on Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 24. To begin the information presentations, the students learned about the namesake of the organization, Jana Mackey, who was a Hays...

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