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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...

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...

Juniors campaign for executive officer positions in Student Council

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor April 22, 2021

Student Council elections are right around the corner, with voting taking place during PRIDE Time on Wednesday, April 28. Many juniors have been campaigning and preparing speeches for this event. Applicants...

The Library is holding a poetry contest. The categories are Blackout poetry and Spine poetry. This is one example of Spine poetry. It reads:

Hays High Library hosting poetry contest

Rylie Fairbank, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate this, the Hays High library will be sponsoring a poetry competition. “[The contest] is actually in honor of National Poetry Month,” librarian Erin...

Orchestra's April 1st, 2021 ice cream concert was held in Gym A.

Orchestras hold annual ice cream concert

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

On Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m., the Chamber and Concert Orchestras had their annual ice cream concert in Gym A. Concert Orchestra performed “A Riverside Celebration” by Brian Balmages, “The Horizon”...

Chess Club places fifth overall in the state tournament

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter March 15, 2021

Hays High Chess Club competed against chess teams across Kansas in the state chess tournament on March 13. State qualifiers included seniors Japheth Briney, Ean Dexter and Raiden Hartman; juniors Matthew...

Junior McKinley Wamser (left) and senior Katie Christen (right) talk to eighth graders at the Future Medical Professionals table. Eighth graders had 45 minutes to visit each of the tables and learn about the variety of opportunities available at the high school.

Eighth grade visit prepares students for upcoming school year

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

Hays Middle School eighth graders toured the high school on March 5 and March 8. Leadership Team members were trained for the event on March 3 and March 4 during PRIDE Time. Members were then assigned...

English Teacher Liza Renz teaching a class of freshmen.

Teacher Liza Renz receives nomination for Kansas Teacher of the Year Award

Rylie Fairbank March 10, 2021

English teacher Liza Renz has been nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award. “I was nominated, actually last spring, for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award by the administrators here,”...

Seniors Gabe McGuire, Tom Drabkin, and Andrew Duke (left to right) line up in their order as the opening act in the 2021 Cabaret. The trio performed

Chamber Singers host Cabaret as first live vocal performance for 2020-21

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor February 24, 2021

The third annual Chamber Singers Cabaret took place on Feb. 20 near Gorham, Kan., in a barn on Lisa and Bruce Brooksher’s property (parents of junior Chamber Singer Carson Brooksher). Being the first...

Augustine's PRIDE Time donates valentines for nursing home residents.

NFHLS holds a Valentines project to benefit local nursing home residents

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

The pandemic has affected us all in unusual way. This especially stands true to all nursing home residents, because of the shutdown of visitation. The Hays High National Foreign Language Honor society...

Sophomores Spenser Mills-Kulmala and Savannah Lawson test their mic with a few of their lines during the soundcheck.

Students wrap up audio drama, ‘Unplugged’ by off-Broadway playwright Catherine Trieschmann

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor February 9, 2021

In the fall semester, vocal director Alex Underwood commissioned off-Broadway playwright Catherine Trieschmann to craft a brand-new audio drama, including several Hays High students in her creative...

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