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KMEA competition participants receive ratings for performances

KMEA competition participants receive ratings for performances

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2018


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Students taking music classes were given the option to participate in the KMEA regional solo and ensemble competition. Freshman Calista Isbell has participated in the event for the last three years, and received a I on her vocal solo. “I am glad that I received a I, and very surprised too,”...

Music sweeps state Large Group contest with 12 one ratings

Music sweeps state Large Group contest with 12 one ratings

April 20, 2018


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Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Band and Orchestra all received a one at state Large Group contest on Thursday, April 19. Not only that, but all four music groups received that ranking from all three of the judges that critiqued the groups. At Large Group, three judges each individually score the...

Online platforms offer students opportunities to read and write

Online platforms offer students opportunities to read and write

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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With the advances in technology, students now have the opportunity to write and read original stories on online platforms instead of being limited to the classic book. Writers from all over the world can write and share their stories with a large audience. Websites like Wattpad and Quotev are popu...

Senior Tay Otte leads Concert Choir in dance

Senior Tay Otte leads Concert Choir in dance

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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In the first few days after spring break, senior Tay Otte began teaching concert choir a dance for one of the songs they will be performing at contest. The song, called "Balleilakka", originates from India, specifically the Tamil film Sivalji. Tamil is the language of the Southern Indian province of Tamil...

Eight students place in Hays Arts Council writing contest

Eight students place in Hays Arts Council writing contest

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Every year, students have the opportunity to submit a short story or a poem for the Hays Arts Council writing contest. “I know some of my students like to write outside of class and they really enjoy creative writing,” English instructor Lisa Renz said. “So I usually send out emails or encoura...

Instructor to run 2018 Boston Marathon

Instructor to run 2018 Boston Marathon

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Instructor Andrea Zody will run the Boston Marathon on April 16. Zody has been running for about eight years and never thought she would run the Boston Marathon. In 2016, she ran the Loveland Marathon and qualified. In order to qualify, one must run a marathon on a sanctioned course and under a certain...

Ceramics teaches students to make 3D objects

Ceramics teaches students to make 3D objects

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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While there are many art classes that deal with drawing and painting a 2D image, some may prefer a tactile approach, like in ceramics. Taught by instructor Jennifer Younger, ceramics is in the category of art classes that involves students working with, firing and glazing clay.   “I’ve...

Journalism students to travel to San Francisco for national convention

Journalism students to travel to San Francisco for national convention

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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San Francisco is hosting the annual National High School Journalism Convention (NHSJC) this year where journalism students across America can learn new techniques on how to be a better writer and leader. NHSJC is sponsored by National Scholastic Press and the Journalism Education Association. Every...

Physical education instructor receives grant for heart rate monitors

Physical education instructor receives grant for heart rate monitors

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2018


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Instructor Haley Wolf has applied and been accepted for a grant for $500 from Midwest Energy to buy heart rate monitors for her students. “In classes, a lot of times there is a lack of effort and a lack of participation as a key of that,” Wolf said. “These heart rate monitors have the goal of...

Three students compete in State Science and Engineering Fair in Wichita

Three students compete in State Science and Engineering Fair in Wichita

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2018


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Three freshmen competed in the annual State Science and Engineering Fair which was held in Wichita on April 6. Each project was presented to at least three judges over the course of three hours in the morning. That was followed by a three-hour lunch break with awards following. Freshman Catherine...

March’s library ticket attracts 24 participants

March’s library ticket attracts 24 participants

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


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The library’s March theme was Take a Vacation from Reality and 24 students answered questions to redeem their prizes. Every month Librarian Erin Holder comes with a fun theme to encourage students to read. Students who participate and answer a question about the book they read correctly, receive...

Science Olympiad team competing at state tournament in Wichita

Science Olympiad team competing at state tournament in Wichita

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


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The Science Olympiad team will compete at Wichita State University for its state competition on Saturday, April 7. The team has put in many hours preparing for this competition and they will leave Friday, April 6 before fourth hour. The team is competing in the Large School division for the first...

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