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Grammy Award-winning songwriter Monte Selby visits Chamber Singers

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Monte Selby visits Chamber Singers

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Grammy Award winning songwriter, recording artist, educator, author, and speaker Monte Selby came to talk with Chamber Singers on Jan. 11. Before he made it big, he was the assistant principal, principal, and basketball coach at Hays Middle School. He described the middle school as being a “songwrite...

23 DECA members travel to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Wichita, work to complete chores

23 DECA members travel to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Wichita, work to complete chores

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019


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Faces drooped with exhaustion as DECA members carried boxes filled with pull tabs, stuffed snowmen and wish list item donations out to the bus on Jan. 16 at 6 a.m. Those working to arrange the boxes under the bus and in seats struggled to relieve themselves from the frigid air by wrapping the...

Instructor wins photography contest put on by Nex-Tech

Instructor wins photography contest put on by Nex-Tech

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Instructor Lynn Zimmerman recently won the Directory Photo Contest put on by Nex-Tech. As prizes, she received a $300 check and her image featured on the cover of the Northwest Kansas Nex-Tech Directory. Each year Nex-Tech holds the contest and anyone is eligible to submit a picture. “This is not the first c...

Chamber Singers host Stars and Stripes fundraiser

Chamber Singers host Stars and Stripes fundraiser

McKena McBride, Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporters

January 16, 2019


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The Chamber Singers put on the annual Stars and Stripes Breakfast at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) on Jan. 13 as a fundraiser for their trip every other year. According to vocal accompanist Lexi Robinson, this was the fourth or fifth year of Chamber Singers hosting the event. Vocal director...

First Spring Play practice takes place

First Spring Play practice takes place

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2019


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This year’s first Spring Play practice took place after school on Jan. 9 at 12th Street Auditorium, and the performances will take place there March 7-9. While there have been a few obstacles regarding the placement and movement of the actors, the first few practices have run fairly smoothly. Spring Play direc...

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Madison Weber and Caitlin Leiker

January 10, 2019


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Students often get nervous before things a big athletic event or when they have to give a presentation for class, but imagine what it would feel like to have to perform for the entire student body. That’s exactly what this year’s talent show participants experienced. But this year’s winner...

Music department holds annual Winter Concert

McKena McBride, Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporters

December 19, 2018


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The music department held their annual Winter Concert on Dec. 17 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The Chamber Singers kicked off the concert by performing “O Magnum Mysterium” by Tomás Victoria and “Locus Iste” by Anton Bruckner unconducted. Vocal director Alex Underwood said...

Students chosen for Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership camp

Students chosen for Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership camp

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2018


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Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a leadership seminar taking place during the summer for incoming juniors and those who were interested had the opportunity to attend an informational meeting and send in an essay stating why they should be chosen. This year, sophomores Allison Brooks and ...

Team of three win statewide competition

Team of three win statewide competition

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018


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A team of three students brought home the title of Night At the Lab State Champions after competing in the KU Medical School competition held in Kansas City on Nov. 27 and 28. Students must register three weeks before regionals and are given a topic – somewhat based on the cardiovascular system...

Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


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The Chamber Singers will perform with Fort Hays State University’s choirs and other music department faculty at 3:30pm on Dec. 2 at St. Fidelis Basilica in Victoria, Kansas. The concert is free of charge. Current FHSU choral conductor Terry Crull said the congregation of St. Fidelis and the FHSU...

Girl Scouts give back

Girl Scouts give back

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2018


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Students from Girl Scout Troop 10247 purchased clothing items for two angel tree children after school on Nov. 20. Every year, Ellis County Teaming up for Tots (TUFT) sets up trees at Walmart, Walgreens, and Big Creek Crossing covered with pink and blue paper angels. The angels represent local...

Hays hosts Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

Hays hosts Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018


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Hays High hosted about 550 students for the annual Western Kansas Music Festival (WKOF) on Nov. 16-17. The festival concluded with a concert performed on Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m., with eight towns and 15 different schools participating. For the performance, seventh through twelfth grade students split...

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