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Helping Hands begins Project Prom to Remember

Helping Hands begins Project Prom to Remember

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017


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Helping Hands is a student run business that allows students to learn effective communications skills and teamwork. The students learn these skills through projects they take part in, such as their recently opened coffee bar and bakery. The class is taking on yet another project, Project Prom to Remember. "Project...

Mathletes take second in division at math relays

Mathletes take second in division at math relays

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 12, 2017


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Out of all the categories including using number sense, trigonometry, algebraic manipulations, informal geometry and measurement, applications of algebra and arithmetic and calculations with calculators, second place in the division was taken on Nov. 9 in the math relays at Fort Hays. Those who participated...

USD 489 school bond fails

USD 489 school bond fails

Cristina Janney - Hays Post

November 10, 2017


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The Hays USD 489 $78.5 million school bond failed Tuesday night by more than 1,000 votes, with 60 percent of voters casting ballots against the proposal. Superintendent John Thissen said Tuesday night he thought the tax increase and the duration of the bond were factors in the bond’s defeat. The...

Power lifting team takes the first step to their season

Power lifting team takes the first step to their season

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


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A meeting for the powerlifters was held on Nov. 6 during seminar. Coach Randall Rath said about 15 students showed up who were interested in participating. He said there will probably be more students that join later because some students were gone for Musical and Leadership Team that day. The...

Students qualify for district band

Students qualify for district band

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 10, 2017


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The list for KMEA District Band has been announced. The results are as follows: Flute: junior Myranda Berner Oboe: junior Cameron Karlin B-flat Clarinet: freshman Ashley Vilaysing (Principal Player); freshman Calista Isbell Trumpet: senior Abby Kennemer (Principal Player) Trombone: junio...

Teacher encourages student involvement in recent election

Teacher encourages student involvement in recent election

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Focusing on the election on Nov. 7, Current Issues Instructor Codi Fenwick has allowed students to recognize the importance of voting. During class, Fenwick showed her students a sample ballot. “As a social studies class, civics is one state standard that I incorporate into the Current Issues...

Students inducted into National Honors Society

Students inducted into National Honors Society

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Every year, students with an average GPA of 3.5 or above have the opportunity to apply for the June Reynolds Chapter of National Honor Society which is sponsored by Science instructors Kayla Brown and Cheryl Shepherd-Adams. This year, students that were accepted participated in an induction ceremony...

KMEA District Choir qualifiers announced

KMEA District Choir qualifiers announced

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

November 9, 2017


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Students who have qualified KMEA District Choir have been announced. The group is to perform on Dec. 2, along with the District Orchestra and Band. The results are as follows: Seniors Eric Adams,  Brittany Espinosa, Micheal Hernandez, Madison Karlin, Adam Klausmeyer, Shelby Knoll, Lucy Lin, Taylor...

Senior Amiyah Gonzalez takes first steps in a career toward acting

Senior Amiyah Gonzalez takes first steps in a career toward acting

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017


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Acting has always been highly regarded in society. Everybody has thought at one time in their life of becoming an actor. However, most never pursue their dream. Senior Amiyah Gonzalez is not most people. Earlier this month, Gonzalez was accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a school...

Students qualify for KMEA District Orchestra

Students qualify for KMEA District Orchestra

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

November 7, 2017


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The list for KMEA District Orchestra has been announced. The results are as follows: 1st Violin: Trinity Callis (Concert-mistress) 2nd Violin: Alexandria Hagerman (Principal Player), Tom Drapkin, Amiyah Gonzalez, Caitlin Kuhl Viola:  Brendan Chapman, Micheala Austin, Brendan Kershner Cell...

Freshman selected to sing in Carnegie Hall

Freshman selected to sing in Carnegie Hall

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2017


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Freshman Caitlin Leiker along with several other talented performers will be performing in Distinguished Concert International New York's (DCINY) in Appalachian Winter in Carnegie Hall on Nov. 27. According to Marketing Assistant Malcom Moon, several choirs auditioned through an intensive proces...

Students prepare for district and state auditions

Students prepare for district and state auditions

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


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District/State Auditions for the vocal music program take place Saturday, Nov. 4 at Hays High. The 42 students auditioning will perform an excerpt from each of the three chosen pieces of music. The three chosen audition pieces are “Way Over in Beulah Lan’” arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs, “Flight...

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