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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,”...

Seniors attend Mental Health Symposium for DECA

Seniors attend Mental Health Symposium for DECA

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Seniors Paige Polifka-Denson, Emma Pfannenstiel and Allison Hillebrand attended a Mental Health Symposium on Nov. 8 at the Smoky Hill Country Club. The event had mental health professionals from all over the state of Kansas, including principals, counselors and medicals professionals. The group...

Environmental Club President Kamryn Schoenberger presents to Environmental Club after school on Nov. 15

Environmental Club President Kamryn Schoenberger presents to Environmental Club after school on Nov. 15

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Environmental Club President Kamryn Schoenberger gave a presentation over negative effects on the environment on Nov. 15 after school. Schoenberger focused on overpopulation, deforestation and pollution throughout her presentation. By 2050, there will be around 9.7 billion people on the Earth. “More...

Senior Pen Pal Program holds introductory meeting during PRIDE Time on Nov. 15

Senior Pen Pal Program holds introductory meeting during PRIDE Time on Nov. 15

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Students met in the Lecture Hall during PRIDE Time on Nov. 15 for a preliminary meeting about the Senior Pen Pal Program. “It can be lonely for senior citizens if you don’t have a good support system,” sponsor Luke Lundmark said. “On the flip side, we can always learn more from generations...

English Instructor Kathy Wagoner receives phones from Nex-Tech Wireless to be used with virtual reality headsets

English Instructor Kathy Wagoner receives phones from Nex-Tech Wireless to be used with virtual reality headsets

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Nex-Tech Wireless recently donated 30 phones to be used in English classes with virtual reality headsets. The English Department had floated the idea of virtual reality headsets last year, so when instructor Kathy Wagoner saw headsets on sale, she seized the opportunity. “I noticed they [Walmart]...

Junior Caitlin Leiker wins scholarship through the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Junior Caitlin Leiker wins scholarship through the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media Editor

November 16, 2019

Junior Caitlin Leiker won a scholarship from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for a speech she wrote about what she believes makes America great. She performed her speech and accepted her scholarship in front of the VFW on Nov. 11 -- Veteran’s Day. This scholarship contest was one of many that...

Students volunteer at community Turkey Trot

Students volunteer at community Turkey Trot

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

The Turkey Trot was a 5k and 10k race that the Hays Recreation Commission, Hays High DECA and Hays High cross country team hosted on Saturday, Nov. 9 to kick off the holiday season. There were different age divisions, and the placings were separated into the top three male and female finishers. The...

Students elected to leadership positions within Environmental Club

Students elected to leadership positions within Environmental Club

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

Environmental Club has elected students to leadership positions within the club. The first election was held during PRIDE Time on Nov. 4 for the position of president. Junior Kamryn Schoenberger was elected president. Throughout the following week, surveys were sent out via email to elect the positions...

KSN anchor Emily Younger discusses her career in newscasting

KSN anchor Emily Younger discusses her career in newscasting

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

KSN anchor and 2009 graduate Emily Younger presented to students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 11 about her career in newscasting. Younger’s interest in newscasting started when she was in elementary school at O’Loughlin Elementary School. “I was in fifth grade, and we got to say the lunch menu every...

Study abroad coordinator Stacey Lang speaks to students during PRIDE Time

Study abroad coordinator Stacey Lang speaks to students during PRIDE Time

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

On Nov. 6, study abroad coordinator Stacey Lang spoke about her career and past experiences during PRIDE Time.   Lang currently works at Fort Hays State University and has been the coordinator for two years. Lang graduated with a Spanish education degree and has spent 20 years teaching high scho...

Chief Lending Officer for Bank of Hays Brandon Prough visits with students on Nov.8

Chief Lending Officer for Bank of Hays Brandon Prough visits with students on Nov.8

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Brandon Prough talked to students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 8 about his career in banking.   “I didn’t start off thinking I would be a loan officer,” Prough said. “I started college, and I honestly can’t even remember what my first major was; I think it was biology.”   Prough end...

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