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Shawn Henderson, principal for the 2021-2022 school year, attended the Site Council meeting on May 5 to get an idea of how the council is run. He will take over as principal after principal Martin Straub retires at the end of this year.

Site Council holds last meeting of the year, discusses upcoming plans

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Site Council met for the last time this year on May 5 in the Hays High library. Principal Martin Straub updated the council on COVID statistics. “This has been the ninth straight consecutive week...

The Quill and Scroll Journalism Honors Society has been reintroduced to the school this year. On May 12, ten students will be inducted into the chapter.

Journalism students to be inducted into Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor May 7, 2021

The induction ceremony for the new Quill and Scroll Journalism Honor Society is set to take place on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. While Hays High has been a chartered member of the...

The president of North Central Kansas Technical College, Eric Burks discusses the current partnership between Hays High and NCK Tech. In the future, NCK Tech plans on offering a welding program for Hays High students.

Board of Education meets, NCK Tech to add welding classes in future

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

USD 489 Board of Education met for a regular meeting on April 26. The president of North Central Kansas Technical College, Eric Burks, presented on the current partnership between Hays High and NCK...

Kelly Parr makes a pepperoni pizza at Lomato's pizza on April 24. She was there to raise money for a trip to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain in June 2022.

Pizzas made as fundraiser for Europe trip

Emry Lundy, Copy Editor May 5, 2021

On the morning of Saturday, April 24, students gathered at Lomato’s to make pizzas to use the pizzas as a fundraiser for an out-of-country trip to Europe. The trip is through the Hays International Travel...

Hays High to host free summer meals program

Ashley Vredenburg, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

Like last summer, USD 489 will again have its summer meals program, in which students can get meals in the east parking lot at Hays High from June 1 through July 29. This drive-through meal program...

Sophomore Devlyn Jochum recites her pros piece for the state competitions. Jochum prefomed a piece by L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Anne of Green Gables.'

Hays High forensics member finishes in three-way tie for first place

Rylie Fairbank, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

Sophomores Devlyn Jochum and Kaley Rajewski qualified for state forensics, which was held virtually from the Hays High library on Saturday, May 1. Jochum competed in the prose event, however, she did...

This is the second year in a row that the state journalism competition has been held online due to COVID.

Kansas Scholastic Press Association announces state journalism competition results

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor May 4, 2021

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) state journalism competition results came back on Saturday, May 1. Newspaper and yearbook students entered multiple categories at the competition, finished...

Computer-aided drafting (CAD) drawings are displayed to the public at Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Students enter projects to technology fair

Ryan Schuckman, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

On April 30, the 62nd Annual Western Kansas Technology Education Fair was held at Gross Memorial Coliseum. The event showcased projects completed by middle school students and high school students...

Student Council has executive officer elections for the 21-22 school year

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter April 30, 2021

In the Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 28, junior Student Council members had the opportunity to run as executive officers for the 2021-2022 school year. To run, they had to complete an application for...

Forensics team members qualify for state

Rylie Fairbank April 28, 2021

The Hays High forensics team qualified for Kansas State High School Activities Association State Festival at Kansas Wesleyan University. It will be held via Zoom in the Hays High library on Saturday, May...

Student device turn-in coming up in May

Ashley Vredenburg, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021

Hays High School will have computer check-in for seniors, held on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 during their Guided Personal Study blocks. As for the rest of the students, computer check-in will be...

Boys basketball hosts end-of-season banquet, presents student awards

Boys basketball hosts end-of-season banquet, presents student awards

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor April 26, 2021

To close out the season, the boys basketball banquet was held in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. on April 18. The team finished strong with a 22-1 run, alongside winning sub-state, league, the Colby Orange...

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