Hays High introduces new PRIDE Night for parents


Emma Pfannestiel

Junior Marrissa Raynesford operates the robitic arm for the Science Olympiad Team during PRIDE Night.

Parents and students got the chance to see all that Hays High School has to offer at PRIDE Night on Aug. 26.  

There were around 40 different tables for all the organizations. 

“I think it is something new and different to get people in and learn more about the different programs that maybe they don’t know about,” Jaymie Ruder, President of the Athletic Booster Club, said. 

Ruder ran a table that sold shirtsyard signs and decals, plus signed up more people to be a part of the organization. 

Athletics were not the only area that was showcased at this event, as classes and organizations also had tables set up for the guests that attended PRIDE Night.  

“I think it is really encouraging to see a bunch of different people that probably wouldn’t have came to just an open house when they know that there are more things to see and get involved with,” volleyball coach Christin Nunnery said.  

Some major changes were made to the event, including that parents/guardians could attend to see what activities and classes their kids are involved in. 

PRIDE Night had a great turnout with all the changes that were made from last year. The variety of booths and activities gave people a longer lasting impression of all the clubs that are student run at Hays High. 

“I think more people came this year because it’s getting more people involved, and underclassmen can sign up for clubs and things they didn’t even know Hays High had,” senior Macee Altman said.