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168 seniors walk across stage during graduation on May 13

168 seniors walk across stage during graduation on May 13

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


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The class of 2018 said goodbye to their classmates after attending graduation on May 13. There were 168 seniors who graduated this year, but Principal Martin Straub said by then end of the summer, they will have graduated a little of 170. “There are always a few who need half a credit,” Straub...

Gasper chooses editorial staff for Guidon newspaper, Guidon online, Indian Call yearbook

Gasper chooses editorial staff for Guidon newspaper, Guidon online, Indian Call yearbook

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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Hays High School journalism adviser Bill Gasper has announced the editorial staff for the Guidon newspaper, the Guidon online and the Indian Call yearbook. Junior Isabelle Braun has been named overall editor-in-chief of the Guidon, while sophomore Madison Weber will assume duties of online editor-in-chief. “I...

StuCo officers elected for 2018-2019 school year

StuCo officers elected for 2018-2019 school year

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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Elections for StuCo officers were held May 1 in the Lecture Hall. Officer positions were given based on three different factors. The first factor was an application. Students interested in being a StuCo officer turned in an application to Mrs. Brungardt. The application included a sealed letter of...

Seniors earn over $1 million in scholarships at awards ceremony on May 7

Seniors earn over $1 million in scholarships at awards ceremony on May 7

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


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Academic and athletic awards were accepted by the student body on May 7. There were 50 award and scholarship presentations and over $1 million in scholarships was given away. “That was just what was given last night,” counselor Amy Miller said. “There are a lot more out there. I think it’s...

Senior Erin Muirhead wins Lead Actress award

Senior Erin Muirhead wins Lead Actress award

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

May 8, 2018


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The cast of the fall musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" traveled to Wichita on May 6, to attend the annual Jester Awards. The cast was initially nominated for 11 awards and went home with five. The awards won are as follows; Leading Actress Erin Muirhead (Esmeralda) Ensemble/Chorus "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Vocal...

Journalism students become 4A Sweepstakes champions after May 5 state contest

Journalism students become 4A Sweepstakes champions after May 5 state contest

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

May 5, 2018


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Thirteen students participated in the state journalism contest held in Lawrence on May 5. Those who participated in on-site contests include seniors Lacey Gregory, Amiyah Gonzalez and Elizabeth Lee; juniors include Isabelle Braun, Emily George, Hannah Harman, Jacob Maska, Scout Perryman and Taylor...

Two freshmen win first place at talent show

Two freshmen win first place at talent show

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Many students look forward to watching the talent show every year. It is a way for students to cheer on their peers or showcase their own talents. After the news that there may not be a talent show, there were students who were upset. “I was sad because it is a school tradition that we have a...

Students try out for cheer team after three days of clinics

Students try out for cheer team after three days of clinics

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


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Cheer tryouts were held April 26. Before tryouts, there were three days of clinics. Those clinics were held April 23, 24 and 25. “Throughout clinics we learned a new dance and cheer that Tara Hertel made up for us,” sophomore Kaylor Meyers said. “We got to practice some stunting and jumps...

2013 graduate Delphine Burns pursues careers in journalism, advocacy

2013 graduate Delphine Burns pursues careers in journalism, advocacy

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


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During her high school years, 2013 graduate Delphine Burns was an editor of “The Guidon,” a Chamber Singer and president of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Burns often made an effort to engage herself in political and social activism as a teenager—a theme that has remained present throughout her life. Burns...

Orchestra students across district perform in All City Strings Concert on April 26

Orchestra students across district perform in All City Strings Concert on April 26

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2018


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Orchestra students across USD 489 performed in the All City Strings Concert on April 26. The concert was held in the Hays Middle School gym. Hays High Orchestra performed “Entrance and March of the Guests” by Wagner/Dackow, “Birch Bay Mtv. 1” by Richard Meyer and “Tam Lyn-Scottish Fiddle...

Juniors place in top 16 at International Career Development Conference

Juniors place in top 16 at International Career Development Conference

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

April 25, 2018


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The DECA chapter traveled to Atlanta to compete in the International Career Development Conference on Saturday, April 21. Along with traveling on Saturday, the members attended opening ceremonies where they were given the chance to converse with the 19,000 other DECA members from all over the world...

Sports, clubs, work monopolize student after school time; participation gives students experience for future

Sports, clubs, work monopolize student after school time; participation gives students experience for future

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

April 25, 2018


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The bell rings. High schoolers file out into the hallways, all pushing their way to the large metal doors, so they can escape the building they spent over a third of their day in. “I’m so happy the day is over,” junior Sydney Winter said. “I’m going to drink a snoball, take a nap and watch...

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