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Forensics team takes fourth place honorable mention at Great Bend meet

Forensics team takes fourth place honorable mention at Great Bend meet

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018


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The Forensics team competed at Great Bend on Saturday, Feb. 24  to attempt to qualify for state competition. In most categories the top two performances qualify for state, but if a large enough number are competing sometimes the top three qualify. The results are as follows: Junior Brittani Park...

Students compete at regional science fair

Students compete at regional science fair

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018


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Fort Hays State University held the 10th annual Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 24. Six Hays High freshmen attended. Every year, instructor Cheryl Shephard-Adams has her freshmen Honors Integrated Science classes design a project and write a research report at the end of the first semester. ...

Board of Education announces Best of Best, discusses crisis plans after threat on high school

Board of Education announces Best of Best, discusses crisis plans after threat on high school

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

February 26, 2018


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The Board of Education met on Feb. 26 to discuss topics such as the threat made on Hays High during the week of Feb. 12, the construction of a convention center and other topics influential to the school district. The meeting began with the Best of the Best Awards being handed out to Shonda Hickert a...

DECA competes in state competition

DECA competes in state competition

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2018


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DECA is a class that prepares students in marketing and finance in schools around the world. Twenty students from Hays High DECA will be participating in State DECA. “It is an opportunity for students to compete in a variety of events related to marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship,” DECA...

Helping Hands hosts Project Prom to Remember

Helping Hands hosts Project Prom to Remember

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018


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This year, Helping Hands is hosting a new community service project called Project Prom to Remember. Since last semester, those involved with the project have been collecting donations of formalwear for any student in need to wear to prom. The donated items will be available to students from 10 a.m....

Students compete at regional journalism

Students compete at regional journalism

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


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Students participated in the regional journalism competition held at the Fort Hays State University Student Union on Feb. 22. Participants competed in different writing and photography events for yearbook and newspaper. Sophomore Allison Hillebrand competed in yearbook copy writing. “Yearbook...

Car accident survivor speaks to students

Car accident survivor speaks to students

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


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Speaker Jared Estes presented about the importance of safe driving on Feb. 21.  Estes spoke about his personal tragedy, how he overcame it and how anyone can overcome anything. Estes had over fifty surgeries since he was in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Senior StuCo officer Brendan Ch...

Science Olympiad to go to state competition

Science Olympiad to go to state competition

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Science Olympiad placed second at regional competition on Thursday, Feb. 15, allowing them to continue on to the state competition at Wichita State University. To make state a school must take one of the top three spots at regional competition. The results for the Science Olympiad regional competition...

8th graders tour school and begin pre-enrollment

8th graders tour school and begin pre-enrollment

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

February 20, 2018


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In less than a year, a new class of students will be joining the high school. On Jan. 20, those students were given the opportunity to tour the high school and pre-enroll. During the times of 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., the eighth graders spent time with Leadership Team as they showed them important...

Truancy law enforced to keep kids in school

Truancy law enforced to keep kids in school

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


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Truancy is defined by the state of Kansas as multiple unexcused absences for a significant part of the school day. “From our district, they say a significant part of the day is 15 minutes, because it is a significant part of an hour,” Vice Principal Tom Albers said. “If you miss over 15, it...

Indian Call week activities prove successful

Indian Call week activities prove successful

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


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Between the dress-up days, the King of Hearts competition, the games assembly and the dance, Indian Call week is a very busy week for students. On Jan. 12, the dress-up day theme was Medieval Monday. Students were encouraged to dress up as a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or some other...

HHITA hosts chili supper for anyone to attend

HHITA hosts chili supper for anyone to attend

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

February 16, 2018


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For the second year, Hays High Industrial Tech Association (HHITA) hosted a chili supper on Friday, Feb. 16. Students volunteered to help at the event, Michelle Thacker worked in the kitchen, and anyone could attend. “I volunteered because I am a member of HHITA,” junior Josh Norris said. This...

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