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New school year brings many new staff members

New school year brings many new staff members

Allison Brooks, Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2019

Relocating to a new town and a new school can be a very stressful but exciting task. This year, seven new teachers were hired, and multiple other new employees were added to the school’s staff.  The new staff members were hired for several reasons, such as previous teachers retiring or mov...

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with gospel music specialist

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with gospel music specialist

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

During class on Sept. 12, the Chamber Singers held a Q&A session with Vinroy Brown, a professor of sacred music at Westminster Choir College and the conductor of the Westminster Jubilee Singers.   Together, they discussed the nature of gospel music and how it relates to the theme of “Storms” in order ...

International club details summer trip to Ireland, Scotland

International club details summer trip to Ireland, Scotland

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

The 2019 International Club went to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland this summer. The members stopped by Shannon, Killarney, Blarney, Dublin and Belfast in Ireland and Cami Ryan, Edinburgh, the highlands and Glasgow in Scotland.    “There were 13 of us in total, six adults and seven kids,” c...

First Hays High student competes at national Forensics competition

First Hays High student competes at national Forensics competition

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

Competing for the Forensics team, junior Mulu Bannister is the first competitor for Hays High at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) in Omaha. Bannister was one of 900 competitors nation wide on May 10 through May 12 and was one of 204 in her category, Dramatic Interpretation. “She...

Students perform in Spring for Music finale

Students perform in Spring for Music finale

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019

The music department wrapped up its first annual Spring for Music Festival at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on May 7. “It was well-received by our audiences and it gave the music students at Hays High a chance to share their music with our community,” vocal director Alex Underwood said....

Summer vacation to the Dominican Republic

Summer vacation to the Dominican Republic

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

This summer freshmen Landri Dotts and Jersey Johnson will be going to the Dominican Republic with their families. Both the families will leave for the Dominican on May 31 and come back around June 6 or 7. “I am very excited that I get to go with my family, my best friend and her family since...

Landon Dinkel selected to participate in Midwest Energy Youth Tour

Landon Dinkel selected to participate in Midwest Energy Youth Tour

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Since the 1950s, Midwest Energy has allowed for over 450,000 high school students from rural areas and small towns to participate in their Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. every June. This year, junior Landon Dinkel was selected to participate in the tour. "This year they took five from Midwest Ener...

Helping Hands fosters positive relationships among students

Helping Hands fosters positive relationships among students

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

April 24, 2019

Beads of sweat formed on senior Gabriela Arthur’s forehead as she delicately piped a design into the frosting of a cake. “I love being able to pipe designs and put my own creative touch on the baked goods,” Arthur said. Arthur is part of a course called Helping Hands where students learn...

Students eager to travel to Scotland and Ireland

Students eager to travel to Scotland and Ireland

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

During the summer of 2019, several students from Hays High and other community members will have the opportunity to go overseas as part of the 2019s International Travel Club trip, which will be a 13-day visit to Scotland and Ireland. Haynes has been in charge of the trip since 2001, choosing the d...

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,...

Six students win awards in poetry, prose competition

Six students win awards in poetry, prose competition

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019

Students from Hays High won awards for the Hays Arts Council Poetry and Prose competition. The competition consisted of entries for poetry and for prose. Both of those sections had grade based winners. Seniors Alyssa Underwood and Johnny Fuller won awards in their age group for poetry. Underwood...

German I students experience a continental breakfast

German I students experience a continental breakfast

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

German I students recently started learning about the different names and pronunciations of foods as well as what Germans will eat in a day and German etiquette. On April 12 the students had an opportunity to try a German continental breakfast. The breakfast consisted of bread, sliced meat, cheese,...

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