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Holocaust presentation sparks student interest

Holocaust presentation sparks student interest

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under News

Holocaust survivor Gene Klein presented to individuals from the Hays area on April 13 at Beach-Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The event was free and open to the public. In 1944, Klein was a teenager living in the Hungarian village of Beregszász. During the spring of that year, Klein and his family...

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Music departments travel to Colby for large group music festival

Music departments travel to Colby for large group music festival

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under News

Orchestra, band and choir are three classes traveling to Colby on Thursday, April 13 to participate in the KSHSAA State Large Group Music Festival. “We will depart at 8:30 a.m., Thursday morning,” band instructor Matt Rome said. “We should return from Colby at approximately 6:30 p.m.” The...

Diaper drive exceeds contribution goals

Diaper drive exceeds contribution goals

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

2017 Dinner Show tickets on sale April 18

2017 Dinner Show tickets on sale April 18

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2017


Filed under News

Tickets for the 2017 Dinner Show, "One Voice For the World" go on sale April 18 for $18. Tickets can be purchased from any member of Chamber Singers. Show dates are May 4-6 at 6:30 p.m. "Come and be uplifted as the Chamber Singers share music that they have selected and prepared," Dinner Show...

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...

Orchestra students travel to Wichita for learning opportunity

Orchestra students travel to Wichita for learning opportunity

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under News

Wichita State University will host an orchestra festival on Tuesday April 4. In attendance, there will be the school orchestra as well as orchestras from other towns. “We’re going to be playing for their orchestra director, Dr. Mark Laycock,” instructor Joan Crull said. “He will clinic us...

Hays USD 489 receives update from consultant on upcoming bond issue

Hays USD 489 receives update from consultant on upcoming bond issue

C.D Desalvo, Hays Post

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, Slideshows, Top Stories

On Monday at the Rockwell Administration Center, the Hays USD 489 Board of Education was presented with an update from the DLR Group, the architectural firm that the board unanimously hired to handle the new bond issue for the district after last year’s bond was soundly defeated by voters. Amber...

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