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Chamber Singers ‘spread the love’ in Valentine’s Day Cabaret

Chamber Singers ‘spread the love’ in Valentine’s Day Cabaret

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

February 12, 2020

To kick off the second annual Spring for Music Festival, the Chamber Singers will perform in a Valentine's Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14-15 in the Fort Hays State University’s Memorial Union Ballroom. Members of the community can enjoy a fun night out filled with musical theater love songs, complete...

Senior places first at school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition

Senior places first at school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2020

Poetry Out Loud, a well-known poetry foundation, focuses on building self-confidence in young adults and helping them master public speaking skills. Hays High recently held a Poetry Out Loud competition on Jan. 16. The foundation awards a $20,000 scholarship to the first-place winner at the national...

Chess Club Semester Summary and Tournament on Jan. 11

Chess Club Semester Summary and Tournament on Jan. 11

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

Last semester, Chess Club won a total of seven individual medals, five individual trophies and two team trophies. They also received two overall victories. During the previous semester, the team went to three tournaments. The first tournament was located at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, the second...

‘Twisted: the Untold Story of a Royal Vizier’ to be performed Jan. 16-18

‘Twisted: the Untold Story of a Royal Vizier’ to be performed Jan. 16-18

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

January 15, 2020

Hays High's first student-led musical, "Twisted: the Untold Story of a Royal Vizier," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Jan 16-18 at 12th St. Auditorium. Students have spearheaded nearly all of the details involved with bringing the show to life, and the production will serve as a fundraiser for the...

Guitar Club hosts concert in library on Dec. 6

Guitar Club hosts concert in library on Dec. 6

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

The Guitar Club held its first concert at 7:30 a.m. in the library on Dec. 6. “This is our first time performing, and a lot of these students just learned how to play guitar this semester,” sponsor Matt Whitney said during the concert. Senior Megan Flavin was among the students performing. “Guitar...

21st Century Journalism students host interviews, gain reporting experience

21st Century Journalism students host interviews, gain reporting experience

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 25, 2019

In order to help the 21st Century Journalism students develop their reporting skills, Student Publications adviser Jessica Augustine assigned an interview project in which the students had to set up interviews with each other and with the official Student Publications staff members. To start the project,...

Entrepreneur Aaron Dreher speaks with students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 19

Entrepreneur Aaron Dreher speaks with students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 19

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Entrepreneur and 2009 Hays High graduate Aaron Dreher presented to students about his career during PRIDE Time on Nov. 19. Dreher did not initially know what he wanted to do with his life. “My senior year, I was terrified,” Dreher said. “I felt like everyone else knew what they were doing,...

Red Cross Club hosts blood drive

Red Cross Club hosts blood drive

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Red Cross hosted a blood drive on Nov. 12 in the Hays High Gym B. This was the first blood drive of the school year, and they will be hosting another one during the spring. Red Cross collected 69 units of blood, which means 69 successful donations happened. “One donation can save up to three lives,”...

Mathletes place first at Math Relays

Mathletes place first at Math Relays

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Hays High Mathletes competed in Fort Hays State University math relays on Thursday, Nov. 14. The team finished first place overall in the 4-5-6A division. “I was excited with so many students and schools participating,” instructor Dustin Dreher said. “Taking first is always the goal.” Students...

Students promote 2019 Hays High Musical, ‘Anything Goes,’ performances Nov. 14-17

Students promote 2019 Hays High Musical, ‘Anything Goes,’ performances Nov. 14-17

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 10, 2019

This year's musical, "Anything Goes," will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14-16 at 12th St. Auditorium. There also will be a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. Due to double-casting this year, two students will be playing the role of Reno Sweeney. Sophomore Shirley Lee will perform on Nov. 14 and...

KMEA District results announced

KMEA District results announced

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Northwest Kansas Music Educator Association (KMEA) District results have been announced for band, orchestra and choir. These students will perform on Dec. 7 at Fort Hays State University in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.  The students who made it into KMEA District Band include t...

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences takes place on Oct. 24 and 28

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences takes place on Oct. 24 and 28

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on Oct. 24 and 28 from 4-7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parent/Teacher Conferences are a way for parents to communicate with teachers on how well their students are doing in their classes.   Principal Martin Straub said that Parent/Teacher Conferences are for parents to get...

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