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Senior participates in 4-H competition

Senior participates in 4-H competition

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2014


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Not all competitions require a team. Senior Jill Pokorny competed in a competition called Horse Panorama along with nine other Ellis County 4-H members on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event was held at Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City. “Horse Panorama is a competition in which you are judged based...

Regional poetry out loud competition

Regional poetry out loud competition

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

January 22, 2014


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The regional Poetry Out Loud competition was held on Jan. 18 at the Hays Public Library. Hays High was represented by the runner-up of the local competition, sophomore Elizabeth Emerson, because the winner, senior Nicole Feyerherm was unable to attend. Emerson recited the same two poems as she did...

Scholars’ Bowl competes at Phillipsburg

Scholars’ Bowl competes at Phillipsburg

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2014


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Scholars’ Bowl sought to improve their record at the Phillipsburg Invitational. And improve they did, bringing home a final record of 4-2. The meet was held on Jan. 21 at Phillipsburg High School. Competition was divided into two pools of seven teams each, with the top two teams in each pool advancing...

State Debate goes 3-3

State Debate goes 3-3

Hannah Baxter, Reporter

January 22, 2014


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The State Debate team was held this last Friday Jan. 17. With three state competitors, two of them are second year round competitors at the state tournament. “We came to the tournament on a qualifying record of 14/6.” Debate teacher Zach Butte said. “Even though I was only an alternate, it...

Music department to send 17 to All-State convention

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2014


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Wichita, Kans. It is the largest city in the state, known as the Air Capitol of the World and also is the location of the Kans. All-State Music Convention. Six students auditioned for a spot in the Kansas Music Educators Association, or KMEA, All-State ensembles this past Saturday. Out of these six,...

Chinese Club comes to Hays High

Chinese Club comes to Hays High

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2014


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Free Mandarin Chinese lessons are being offered in the lecture hall Thurs, Jan. 16 through Feb. 13. Foreign language instructor Ann Adams shared there are currently 935 million native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. That is 14.1 percent of the world’s population. Spanish is in second place with...

DECA students organize Promapalooza dress drive

DECA students organize Promapalooza dress drive

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2014


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Promapalooza is a public relations event that will take place on Jan. 25 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hays Recreation Commission's Dale and Marcy Allenbaugh room, located on 1110 Canterbury. This event provides an opportunity for teen girls in the community to donate or shop for gently used formal dresses...

New student teachers join staff

New student teachers join staff

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2014


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Six student teachers are shadowing the school’s teachers this semester. The student teachers are Anthony Meals, Kaitlyn Paul, Jackie Johnson, James Courtney, Alexandra Hutchison and Cole Cherryholmes. Meals is from Clay Center and student teaches for Curt Vajnar in agricultural education. “It’s...

Poetry out loud competition

Poetry out loud competition

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

January 15, 2014


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The local Poetry Out Loud contest was held at 6 p.m. on Jan.13. Participating students each recited two poems in front of a panel of judges. The competitors were judged on stage presence, accuracy, voice, complexity level and overall performance. Though some of the competing students were a bit nerve...

Band and orchestra students have live state auditions

Band and orchestra students have live state auditions

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2014


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On Jan. 11, a group of band and orchestra students traveled to Salina for state live auditions. They left at 6:50 a.m. and made their journey to Salina Central High School. “Auditions were fun but also stressful,” junior Ben Rajewski said. “I think I did well and didn’t mess up much during...

Vines is the new entertainment

Elizabeth Arthur, Staff reporter

January 13, 2014


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In a few seconds a story is shown and a burst of laughter fills the room. Vines are now the new “trend” of stupid videos. The videos are short and sweet, around 5 to 8 seconds, and are usually cute or comical. For sophomore Payton Ruder, he describes them more as stories. “Vines are just another...

Advance students placed in higher-level classes

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2014


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While normal middle school students head to their local middle school in the morning, three unique eighth grade students head towards Hays High School. Eighth graders Tanner Eiland, Henry Jiang and Zach Wagner are taking an advanced track in mathematics, coming up to the high school every morning...

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