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Science Olympiad brings home first ever first all-around medal in event

Science Olympiad brings home first ever first all-around medal in event

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Science Olympiad competed at Wichita State University on April 7. Seniors Madison Crees and Sierra Eichman took first throughout the state in Forensics. The team is made up of seniors Jacob Alexander, Brianna Brin, Nicholas Cox, Crees, Eichman, Ethen Schmidt and Rachel Taylor, juniors Ashton Balthazor,...

Journalism instructor Bill Gasper named Jackie Engel Award winner

Journalism instructor Bill Gasper named Jackie Engel Award winner

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Annually the Kansas Student Press Association recognizes an outstanding journalism adviser in the state of Kansas, and gives them the title Adviser of the Year. This year, Hays High's very own Bill Gasper was the recipient. “I am truly honored and humbled to be associated with such a great journalism...

Student Council officers announced for next year

Student Council officers announced for next year

Kara Brooks, Editor
April 18, 2017
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Next year the Student Council President will be junior Trinity Callis, Vice President will be junior Dusty Schneider, the Secretary will be junior Brendan Chapman, the Publicity Rep will be junior Kaitlyn Schaben and the Treasurer will be junior Lisa Schoenberger. The senior President will be Mikayla...

Blackhawks touch down at HHS

Blackhawks touch down at HHS

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
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As students rushed out to the staff parking lot, two Blackhawk helicopters touched down behind Hays High. The helicopters were brought to the school as part of an outreach effort to generate student interest in potentially enlisting in the military. One of the pilots of the helicopters has been in...

Junior Lucy Lin talks difficulty of having parental language barrier

Junior Lucy Lin talks difficulty of having parental language barrier

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Junior Lucy Lin spends time with her parents just like every other teenager. She goes out to eat with them, talks to them about school and helps at their family restaurant. She also has to be around to translate English into Chinese for them. “I always have to be available to them and I’m pretty...

Diaper drive exceeds contribution goals

Diaper drive exceeds contribution goals

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017
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The diaper drive held by instructor Sue Ann Tebo’s family studies students ended with a total collection of 7,168 diapers and $2,027 in donations. These contributions will go toward the Ellis County Diaper Drive, which provides such materials for area families that cannot afford to purchase them. “The...

Student Council Community Service Committee remodels outdoor courtyard

Student Council Community Service Committee remodels outdoor courtyard

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Just outside of the library, a typically unused area lies in wait. The outdoor courtyard has not been used by teachers or students for some time now, and was overflowing with trash and plant life. Senior Kara Brooks, the head of the Community Service Committee, began to think of ways to revamp areas...

2017 Talent Show recap

2017 Talent Show recap

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2017
Filed under Feature, Montages, Top Stories, Video

13 questions with sophomore Scout Perryman

13 questions with sophomore Scout Perryman

Kara Brooks, Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under 13 Questions, Top Stories

From being a leader in Boy Scouts, to being a leader in Student Council, sophomore Scout Perryman keeps busy through all of his activities and leadership positions. 1.What made you want to be in Student Council? “I wanted to be in Student Council because I really liked how it was organized an...

Hays High is the 2017 Kansas ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar

Hays High is the 2017 Kansas ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Set up in 2013, the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign recognizes achievements and brings attention to the end goal of college and career readiness annually around the country. The ACT created the campaign to highlight individuals and institutions overcoming obstacles and working to improve the...

Prom candidates talk honor of nomination

Prom candidates talk honor of nomination

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

There were six girls and six boys nominated this year by teachers for prom candidacy. They are seniors Hannah Norris, Katelyn Fross, Joslyn Dinkel, Rachel Taylor, Jeanie Balzer, Breanna Park, Jacob Alexander, Xander Swayne, Zachary Hopp, Brent Koenigsman, Conrad Vajnar, and Bryce Davidson. "I’m...

Senior Grant Coffman pitches perfect game in Russell double header

Senior Grant Coffman pitches perfect game in Russell double header

Peyton Augustine, Sports Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The boys baseball team has a winning record of 2-0 after winning both games in their double header against Russell. The score of the first game was 10-0 and the second was 6-0. In the first game, senior Tyrone Wynn, junior Dawson Harman and sophomore Treyton Riggs had two runs each and seniors...

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