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Meeting held with architect group over bond issue

Meeting held with architect group over bond issue

Kara Brooks, Editor
March 16
Filed under News, Top Stories

A meeting was held with various students and administration to inform the architect group about what students believe are the biggest issues and needs of the building so they can come up with a design for the upcoming bond issue. Senior Cassandra Quinby was one of the students who attended the meeting...

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...

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...

‘12 Angry Jurors’ to take 12th Street stage, March 16-18

‘12 Angry Jurors’ to take 12th Street stage, March 16-18

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

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 be presented...

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...

Students take second at welding competition

Students take second at welding competition

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
March 7
Filed under Top Stories

Seniors Lane Pfannenstiel, Alanna Hansen, Tanner Hunsicker and sophomore Matt Fross traveled to Beloit on March 3 for the North Central Kansas Tech welding competition. The event sent them home with a second-place win out of 29 teams, and for some, even prizes. A fourth-place win was awarded to Pfannenstiel...

“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...

Journalism students qualify for state competition in May

Journalism students qualify for state competition in May

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor
March 2
Filed under News, Top Stories

Hays High School qualified 18 students for state after taking 29 awards in 19 events at the regional journalism competition that took place on Feb. 23 at Fort Hays State University. The contest sponsored by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association featured several schools from classes 1A to 4A. It...

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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