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FCA offers religious opportunities for student athletes

FCA offers religious opportunities for student athletes

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

March 14, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 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...

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