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Senior highly dedicated to Girl Scouts

Senior highly dedicated to Girl Scouts

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

March 10, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...

2015 graduate Sarah Rooney continues with academic achievements

2015 graduate Sarah Rooney continues with academic achievements

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Sarah Rooney was very focused on her grades and doing well in her classes all throughout high school. "I was really hard on myself to live up to the academic expectations people had," Rooney said. Rooney was a very well rounded student. She was involved in soccer, Scholar's Bowl, musical, spring...

Students discuss differing sleeping habits

Students discuss differing sleeping habits

Kara Brooks, Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Feature

Sleeping is something everyone does, but not everyone has the same sleeping habits. Junior Abby Brungardt has to sleep with her room pitch black. “I can’t have any lights on or else I won’t be able to sleep,” Brungardt said. “I also have to have a fan on while I sleep because I need the...

13 questions with sophomore Iris Garibay

13 questions with sophomore Iris Garibay

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under 13 Questions, Feature, Top Stories

Since sophomore Iris Garibay was young, she has been invested in art. Her interest sparked from the time she was first able to hold things and continued to grow from there. 1. When did you become interested in art? I’ve been drawing since I could hold things so I guess I’ve always been intere...

Students, teachers remember former student turned murderer (UPDATED)

Students, teachers remember former student turned murderer (UPDATED)

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017


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 16, 2017


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. ...

Oral Communications gives students opportunity to hone speaking skills

Oral Communications gives students opportunity to hone speaking skills

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

February 16, 2017


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...

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