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Juniors attend summer Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar

Juniors attend summer Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Dedicated to inspiring young leaders, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar during the summer was an opportunity for juniors Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm to develop their leadership skills and achieve their highest potential. The seminar was held from June 1-3 on the Kansas State...

Annual KSPA Fall Conference educates, inspires student journalists

Annual KSPA Fall Conference educates, inspires student journalists

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

High school journalists from across the state gathered at the annual Kansas Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference at Fort Hays State University to develop their skills and learn more about their rights as journalists.  Each year, the conference brings in professors, professionals and expert advi...

Instructor Dan Balman earns license to fly drones

Instructor Dan Balman earns license to fly drones

Allison Brooks, Multimedia Editor

September 25, 2019

Over the summer, instructor Dan Balman travelled to Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina to earn a license for flying drones.  “The reason I got my drone license was because it is an industry that is growing by leaps and bounds, and it just gives kids an opportunity to try something new, and...

Debate team hosts opening season tournament

Debate team hosts opening season tournament

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Hays High School hosted the opening season debate tournament for 15 other schools. In total, there were 80 teams competing, and 40 classrooms were used.   “Out of the 15 schools, some of them only have one entry some of them have full teams,” instructor Codi Fenwick said. ...

Orchestra students travel to Colorado

Orchestra students travel to Colorado

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2019

Orchestra students traveled to Denver and Boulder on Sept. 20-21 to see the Colorado Symphony.  The students get the opportunity to see one symphony orchestra a year, typically out of state. Some of the places they have gone in past years have been Omaha, Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs....

VFW offers scholarship opportunities for artists, writers

VFW offers scholarship opportunities for artists, writers

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 19, 2019

In order to encourage patriotism in up-and-coming artists and writers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization established three scholarship competitions: the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program and the Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The...

Homecoming Spirit Days announced

Homecoming Spirit Days announced

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in Chief

September 18, 2019

Spirit Days for Homecoming have been decided.  Monday Sept. 23 will be Jersey Day. Students can wear either a famous athlete’s jersey or an HHS jersey.  Tuesday, Sept. 24 will be Celebrity Day. Students can dress up as their favorite celebrity, whether it be an actor, actress, YouTuber, ...

Eleven students inducted into Foreign Language Honors Society

Eleven students inducted into Foreign Language Honors Society

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

Students in foreign language classes had the opportunity to apply for the Foreign Language Honors Society last spring. Those interested had to fill out an application as well as acquire letters of recommendations.   Eleven new members were selected and formally inducted into the FLHS on Sept. 10 in the library.  A...

StuCo hosts lock-in on Sept. 15

StuCo hosts lock-in on Sept. 15

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

The Student Council (StuCo) lock-in was held on Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was held in the library and some of the decorating took place in Room 110.  "StuCo Lock-ins are intended to be a fun environment for members to work together to complete tasks for homecoming," StuCo President,...

2019 Musical cast list for ‘Anything Goes’ announced 

2019 Musical cast list for ‘Anything Goes’ announced 

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2019

Musical director Alex Underwood posted the cast list for this year’s musical, "Anything Goes," after school on Sept. 13.   Around 45 students auditioned, and the performance dates are scheduled for Nov. 14-17.   Underwood said the musical will offer a new set of challenges this year.   ...

Knitting Club holds organizational meeting during PRIDE Time

Knitting Club holds organizational meeting during PRIDE Time

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2019

Knitting Club met for an organizational meeting on Sept. 12 during PRIDE Time.   Students signed up with their name and email so they could be added to a Knitting Club Canvas page, as well as giving the sponsors, instructors Lisa Renz and Kelly Ackerman, contact information for members. Membe...

Informational meeting about 2021 trip to Germany, France, Portugal and Spain held in Lecture Hall

Informational meeting about 2021 trip to Germany, France, Portugal and Spain held in Lecture Hall

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2019

Those interested in visiting Germany, France, Spain and Portugal in 2021 through EF Tours met in the Lecture Hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 for an informational meeting.   After welcoming students and parents to the meeting, students who traveled to Scotland and Ireland last year got a chance to share their ex...

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