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FFA competes in poultry, entomology competition

FFA competes in poultry, entomology competition

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018


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The FFA team competed in a poultry judgg competition on March 5. The competition was held at Hays High. The results are as followed: #2 Poultry Green Hand Individual: Hays placed fourth overall. Freshman Cayden Sanders, 10th Freshman Taylor Loffredi, 15th Freshman Monique William, 17th Freshman Kale...

Journalism students qualify for state competition

Journalism students qualify for state competition

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

March 9, 2018


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After competing in both digital and on-site regional competition at Fort Hays State University on Feb. 22, qualifiers for state journalism have been announced. According to journalism adviser Bill Gasper, there are 19 total digital and on-site competitions, and only two students can be entered into...

Students receive over half a million dollars in scholarships from Hansen Foundation

Students receive over half a million dollars in scholarships from Hansen Foundation

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018


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Last week 35 students from or affiliated with Hays High received Dane Hansen Scholarships. These students were required to take a test to qualify for the scholarship as well as interview to receive it. The total amount of scholarship money received by these students will be $502,000 spread over four...

State Assessments to begin soon

State Assessments to begin soon

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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On Monday, March 12, State Assessment testing begins with sophomore Math Assessments. Students will report to their academies on that day and there will be extended academy. The State Assessments will also take place March 26 through 29 with sophomore English Assessments and April 10 through 13 with...

Junior places first in welding competition

Junior places first in welding competition

Hanna Dannar, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2018


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Four students from the Welding class competed in GMAW on March 2nd in Beloit. The four who competed were seniors Keaton Augustine, Mikey Schmidt, Jacob Nelson and junior Matthew Fross. “The students had to do two weldments and a 50-question welding test,” instructor Nathan Howard said. “First...

Former para facing Attempted Unlawful Sexual Relations charge

Former para facing Attempted Unlawful Sexual Relations charge

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2018


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In a verified complaint filed in Ellis County District Court on March 1, former GPS para-educator Taylor Rogers, 21, was charged with Attempted Unlawful Sexual Relations with a 17-year-old student. According to the complaint filed, on Dec. 21, Rogers “did unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly attempt...

DECA members to compete at nationals in April

DECA members to compete at nationals in April

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

March 6, 2018


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The State Career Development Conference took place from March 4-6 in Overland Park, Kan. 19 people competed in the event and 12 made it to nationals which will be in Atlanta from April 21-24. In order to qualify for nationals, one must place in the top two for the written event. “We took first...

Biliteracy award opportunity made available to students

Biliteracy award opportunity made available to students

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018


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With this fast-paced and highly competitive world, it is advantageous to be looking for all different ways to get a leg up wherever possible. To give students more advantages for when they start their professional lives, instructor Lora Gallegos-Haynes has been advocating for a biliteracy award and...

Students to view crane migration

Students to view crane migration

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018


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Throughout March and April of each year, Sandhill Cranes congregate on the banks of the Platte River in Nebraska as a part of their annual migration. This year, science instructor Kayla Bell is sponsoring a trip to the Rowe Sanctuary on the Platte River to give interested students an opportunity to...

Orchestra tours elementary schools

Orchestra tours elementary schools

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Each year, the orchestra visits the elementary schools to perform and encourage students to join orchestra. This year, the orchestra toured the elementary schools on Feb. 27. The orchestra visited Roosevelt Elementary and Lincoln Elementary first. After those stops, they got a break for lunch....

Teachers required to watch training videos during plan

Teachers required to watch training videos during plan

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Administrators are pushing for teachers to become more prepared in case of any emergency that could call for an evacuation. Principal Martin Straub said teachers will be watching training videos and give them an opportunity to ask any questions they may have. “Students will do what the adults...

Tickets for ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ now available for purchase

Tickets for ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ now available for purchase

Kayli Potter and Amiyah Gonzalez

February 27, 2018


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This year, Hays High will be putting on a production of 'The Man Who Came to Dinner'. Tickets began being sold Feb. 23, and there are a multitude of ways to get them. "They can be bought in the Hays High office, from any of the cast members or from Mr. Gasper," senior Amiyah Gonzalez said....

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