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Students prepare for assessments being taken throughout spring

Students prepare for assessments being taken throughout spring

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
March 16
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

The state assessments have been taken for many years and probably most everyone can remember preparing for the assessments in elementary school. Years later, students are still preparing for the tests. March 15 and 16, sophomores found themselves taking the math portion of the state assessments. Assessments...

Students’ thoughts on school diversity

Students’ thoughts on school diversity

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Writer
March 16
Filed under Feature

Hays High’s cultural diversity has been described as minimal, with white students being the most common. This is not just the surface-level opinion of students at hays high, but it is confirmed in statistic when looking at it by a numbers standpoint. Based on statistics by Niche.com- a site that...

FCA offers religious opportunities for student athletes

FCA offers religious opportunities for student athletes

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor
March 14
Filed under Feature

Although separation of church and state is still alive and well, one religion-based club offered for student athletes is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Our FCA “huddle,” or group, meets every Friday morning before school prior to spring break. After spring break, FCA continues with...

Poultry contest puts Greenhand team in first, Senior team in second

Poultry contest puts Greenhand team in first, Senior team in second

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
March 10
Filed under Feature, News

At a poultry contest with the participation of seven schools and 47 people, 12 freshman and sophomores placed. Of those, five of them were in the top 10. Those are freshmen Colton Vajnar, Ashton Ottley, Shannon Smith, Ashlyn Luetters, and Alea Maestas. On another team, seniors Katelyn Fross, Breanna...

Senior Adam O’Connor plans to stay involved in golf, football throughout life

Senior Adam O’Connor plans to stay involved in golf, football throughout life

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 10
Filed under Feature, Sports

As spring sport practices start up, many seniors are preparing for their final, and hopefully best, season. One these hopefuls is senior Adam O'Connor. "I play golf and formerly football," O'Connor said. "Either my dad or my brother played and I just learned to love the sport." O'Connor looks back...

Senior highly dedicated to Girl Scouts

Senior highly dedicated to Girl Scouts

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor
March 10
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

When senior Rachelle Lumpkins joined the Girl Scouts in first grade, she was upholding a family tradition. “My mom really made me get involved,” Lumpkins said. “My brother was in Boy Scouts and she was in Girl Scouts when she was younger.” Lumpkins has stuck with the club ever since and...

Senior Kaely McKinney pursues cheer at collegiate level

Senior Kaely McKinney pursues cheer at collegiate level

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 8
Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

Captain of the cheerleading team, senior Kaely McKinney, has had a passion for her sport since her middle school days. "I used to see all of the cheerleaders on the sides and I wanted to be just like them," McKinney said. "So I just decided to go for it." McKinney attributes her inspiration for...

Junior sets sights out of this world

Junior sets sights out of this world

Kara Brooks, Editor
March 7
Filed under Feature, Technology, Top Stories

Growing up, it is common for students to have big, seemingly unattainable dreams for their lives. Junior Sara Rohleder is making her seemingly impossible dream a reality. Rohleder has always had an interest with space and stars, and her interest kept growing into the dream she has today. “My...

“12 Angry Jurors” promo

“12 Angry Jurors” promo

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 7
Filed under Feature, Montages, Top Stories, Video

A young man stands accused of murder. The trial is almost over. Eleven jurors are in the jury room, ready to convict. One of them, however, is not so sure. Tempers rise and passions flare as the case is re-litigated. Reginald Rose’s compelling courtroom drama, “12 Angry Jurors,” will b...

State KMEA participants recap weekend

State KMEA participants recap weekend

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 3
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

From Thursday, Feb. 23 to Saturday, Feb. 25, 12 student musicians spent long hours rehearsing at the Century II in Wichita for All-State KMEA. Representing Hays High's choir program were seniors Madison Crees, Rachelle Lumpkins, Kristen Nease, Eric Rorstrom, Anniston Weber, juniors Micheal Hernand...

Senior Grant Coffman talks continued passion of baseball

Senior Grant Coffman talks continued passion of baseball

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 2
Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

Baseball has always been an intricate part of senior Grant Coffman's life. Ever since he was younger, his dad has been a major motivating factor in his pursuit of sports. "My dad has really pushed me to be the best that I can be," Coffman said. "Really, my dad is the one who got me involved in baseball...

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