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Students, teachers remember former student turned murderer (UPDATED)

Students, teachers remember former student turned murderer (UPDATED)

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 17
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

When former student, Ashlee Martinson, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of her mother and step-father in June 2016, it shook the residents of Hays. According to People Magazine, on March 7, 2015, after getting into an intense argument with her parents, Martinson shot 37-year-old Thomas Ayers...

Senior Anniston Weber named KSPA 3A/4A Student Journalist of the Year

Senior Anniston Weber named KSPA 3A/4A Student Journalist of the Year

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 15
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

It is said that hard work and dedication pays off, and perhaps no one knows that better right now than the Guidon’s very own senior Anniston Weber. The Co-Editor-in-Chief was recently awarded another honorable title as Kansas Scholastic Press Association Student Journalist of the Year for 3A/4A. ...

Junior aspires to continue basketball, golf at collegiate level

Junior aspires to continue basketball, golf at collegiate level

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 15
Filed under Feature, Sports

Junior Peyton Kieffer is heavily involved in both basketball and golf. When he was younger, Kieffer decided to be involved in both sports, and is now successful in each of them. With plans to continue playing at a collegiate level, Kieffer is becoming more serious about his sportsmanship. "My...

Students balance learning and earning

Students balance learning and earning

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter
February 15
Filed under Feature

  Once students reach high school, they encounter a plethora of opportunities, not only for their education, but for career experience as well. However, trying to balance an extended list of extracurricular activities with a job can be an incredible challenge. Students who take on this demandin...

Oral Communications gives students opportunity to hone speaking skills

Oral Communications gives students opportunity to hone speaking skills

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor
February 10
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Fundamentals of Oral Communications is a semester-long elective class offered to juniors and seniors for three hours of concurrent credit through Fort Hays State University. English instructor, Diane Mason, teaches the course. According to the Hays High Course Guide, the class “examines theories and practices relevant to acquiring...

13 questions with freshman Tasiah Nunnery

13 questions with freshman Tasiah Nunnery

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter
February 9
Filed under 13 Questions, Feature, Top Stories

Freshman Tasiah Nunnery started sports at a young age and has continued to follow her passion for sports into high school. As a freshman, she was on varsity for volleyball and is currently on varsity for basketball. Nunnery also plans to be involved in track. 1. How long have you been involved with sp...

Tanner Callis and Iris Garibay awarded Silver Keys

Tanner Callis and Iris Garibay awarded Silver Keys

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter
February 9
Filed under Feature

Students Iris Garibay and Tanner Callis both entered some of their artwork into a scholastic art competition, and both ended up with positive results. Each of the students were awarded the Silver Key Award in the Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition. Receiving a Silver Key Award is...

Teachers give insight on Woodworking and Metals

Teachers give insight on Woodworking and Metals

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Feature

Woodworking and metals are two classes that have been taught at Hays High for many years. This year, teacher Nathan Howard oversees them. Throughout the year, Howard has three classes of woodworking and three of metals. The number of students in these classes is lower than one would expect. “Woodworking...

2016 graduate Lacey Elkins featured on national TV show

2016 graduate Lacey Elkins featured on national TV show

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 3
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Since age 15, 2016 Hays High graduate Lacey Elkins has aspired to be in a combat role in the United States Marine Corps. Now, she’s training for it. Recently, Elkins was interviewed by PBS Newshour for a story over women in combat roles. “The Marine Corps offered me a challenge, and having...

2014 graduate Lane Clark talks college football

2014 graduate Lane Clark talks college football

Taylor Schiffelbein, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Feature, Sports

From a Hays High Indian to a Tennesse State University Tiger, HHS graduate Lane Clark has kept his loyalty with football through the years. Clark said he started playing football when he was in third grade. Since then, he has played practically every position on the field but any sort of lineman....

13 questions with junior Erin Muirhead

13 questions with junior Erin Muirhead

Kara Brooks, Editor
February 2
Filed under 13 Questions, Feature

From chamber singers, to music and spring play, to band practice and many other events, junior Erin Muirhead keeps her schedule busy with many music and theater related events. 1. How long have you being doing theater/ been into music? "I participated in five Heartland Community Theater producti...

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