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Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


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The orchestra is going to Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 22 and 23. It is $125 per student to go, but students who have worked for a firework stand this past summer have had the opportunity to pay less, depending on how long they worked. “Right now it looks like we have at least 45 students going, a...

English teachers set up Job Fair for senior students

English teachers set up Job Fair for senior students

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Senior students in English classes are given the opportunity for mock interviews during job fair on Sept. 5 and 6. “If you’ve never experienced a formal interview it’s a great experience to have,” English instructor Kathy Wagoner said. “It makes you understand why you get nervous, what to...

2012 graduate Mark Mathis II pursues geotechnical engineering

2012 graduate Mark Mathis II pursues geotechnical engineering

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Since graduating in 2012, Hays High graduate Mark Mathis II has received his bachelor degree and is working on his masters in civil engineering at Kansas State University.  While in high school, Mathis participated in football, track, National Honors Society, and Hays High Industrial Tech Associat...

13 questions with freshman Landri Dotts

13 questions with freshman Landri Dotts

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Freshman Landri Dotts spends her time after school involved in varsity cross country and varsity cheer. Why did you decide to try out for cheer? “I decided to try out for cheer because as a little girl I always loved to watch the cheerleaders and the thought of being one was awesome.” ...

Fall pep assembly gives students chance to be recognized for sports

Fall pep assembly gives students chance to be recognized for sports

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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Band music sounded as students of all grades entered the gym. Moving to their assigned sections, excitement bubbled in the air around those supporting the cheerleaders. “This pep assembly was my favorite one because I’m a senior and I feel like I’ve been looking forward to this since my freshman...

Senior spends summer at basic training; misses many days of school

Senior spends summer at basic training; misses many days of school

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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At the end of his junior year, senior Spencer Wittkorn left for Fort Benning, Georgia as a young man. On what was supposed to be his first week and a half of school, Wittkorn came back a soldier. Wittkorn’s whole dynamic was switched up when he arrived at Fort Benning for basic training. It was...

Eight students to take AP exams in May

Eight students to take AP exams in May

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

May 8, 2018


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According to jccc.edu, the Advanced Placement (AP) program has been helping students develop their brains for 40 years. Juniors and seniors working to earn themselves college credit, have the opportunity to take the exams in May. This year, only eight students are taking them in the community. Those...

StuCo app allows students to cash out points for different prizes

StuCo app allows students to cash out points for different prizes

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018


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StuCo released their app “SuperFan” a few months ago. Students are able to earn points by checking into various school events. Some events are worth more points than others. For example, an orchestra concert is worth more points than a soccer game. The release of the app caused some problems,...

Chamber Singers excited for Dinner Show

Chamber Singers excited for Dinner Show

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Every year the Chamber Singers have the opportunity to put on a show for the community made up of several group songs, solos and duets. Senior Madison Karlin said hours of hard work go into a show. In addition to rehearsing during class time, Chamber Singers have rehearsal every morning at 7:20 a.m.,...

13 questions with junior Alex Indina

13 questions with junior Alex Indina

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Junior Alex Indina is a foreign exchange student from Germany. She wanted to come to America, because she believes travel is the best form of education and that it would be a life changing experience. What made you want to become a foreign exchange student? “I love to travel and meet new people...

Senior Night one of many lasts for seniors

Senior Night one of many lasts for seniors

MacKenzie Fagan, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


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Seniors experienced a lot of lasts this school year—last first day, last morning practice, etc. Along with the lasts, they get a special night in a sport. Senior nights are a night set off to honor the seniors on their season and school year. The senior nights are typically held on the last home...

2013 graduate Delphine Burns pursues careers in journalism, advocacy

2013 graduate Delphine Burns pursues careers in journalism, advocacy

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


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During her high school years, 2013 graduate Delphine Burns was an editor of “The Guidon,” a Chamber Singer and president of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Burns often made an effort to engage herself in political and social activism as a teenager—a theme that has remained present throughout her life. Burns...

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