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How the Plans Changed

How the Plans Changed
How childhood dreams can change for the better as time goes on
December 15, 2020

When you are little, you think you know exactly what your life is going to like in 20 years. As time goes on and you age, your plans change. Elizabeth Oberheide, senior, made some drastic changes since...

Senior goodbye: Haleigh West

Senior goodbye: Haleigh West
May 14, 2020

March 13, 2020: the day Governor Kelley announced that she would be closing all schools in Kansas for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. At first, it made no sense. It was supposed...

Eilts, ’19 grad, transitions to online school back home from college

Eilts, '19 grad, transitions to online school back home from college
May 13, 2020

Carson Eilts ‘19 graduate, attends Pittsburg State University. He says it’s bittersweet to be back home because it’s sooner than expected. He also said he’s sad about not being able to finish...

Senior Farmer mentors freshman Anderson through the year

Freshman Layne Anderson felt supported by senior Jacob Farmer, second from left, as a freshman. Seniors Ashley Schwach, left and Creighton Markovich hold Anderson up after the production of Godspell this fall.
May 13, 2020

Layne Anderson, freshman, found it was easy to find a long-time friend in senior Jacob Farmer, who is also Anderson’s cousin. When it was Anderson’s turn in the family to a freshman, he knew having...

Senior Spotlight: Brandi Hoover

Senior Spotlight: Brandi Hoover
May 13, 2020

Brandi Hoover, senior, chose to do online school for her last year of high school. Dealing with anxiety and depression for years made public settings difficult for her. Brandi said she lost a lot of friends...

Friendships bolster high school path

Friendships bolster high school path
May 13, 2020

Starting high school in 2016 seems like forever ago but it’s now 2020 and Jordan Billesbach, senior, said high school isn’t as scary as people make it out to be and goes by fast. “Don’t waste...

Senior Spotlight: Mason Escobar

Caption: Mason Escobar poses for a photo during his senior photo shoot. Escobar plans to use what he has learned in high school and what he will learn in college and give back to those around him.
“I want to achieve peace of mind whenever possible, and I feel that in my old age, if I haven’t given back the same or greater amount of good to the world that I borrowed from it, I won’t feel at peace in my own mind,” he said. “I think any career path I choose will have to be one that allows me to give back to the world in some form.”
May 13, 2020

Mason Escobar, senior, said that his fondest high school memory was winning the state debate championship this past year. “I was ecstatic and very relieved. For many reasons, almost all of them internal,...

Senior Spotlight: Dylan Newton

Senior Spotlight: Dylan Newton
May 12, 2020

Dylan Newton, senior, graduated in December. He plans to attend KU to major in pre-med psychology and then go into medical school for psychiatry. “I graduated back in December, so thankfully I did...

Senior Spotlight; Michael Dowty

Senior Spotlight; Michael Dowty
May 12, 2020

Michael Dowty, senior, plans to attend Truman State University after high school to further his academics and his baseball career. “ I want to go far in my education and I have always wanted to play...

Senior Spotlight: Erik Brakner

Senior Spotlight: Erik Brakner
May 12, 2020

What do you plan to do after high school? I plan to attend JCCC where I will work towards a Graphic Design Degree and then transfer to KU where I will graduate with a degree in Arts for Graphic Design....

Senior Spotlight: Noah Wolf

Senior Spotlight: Noah Wolf
May 8, 2020

What do you plan to do after high school? I plan to attend Johnson County Community College to get my prerequisites and then transfer to Washburn University and study radiology. What is your inspiration...

Senior Spotlight: Isaiah Waggerman

Senior Spotlight: Isaiah Waggerman
May 8, 2020

Senior Isaiah Waggerman plans to study game development at Johnson County Community College. He said he’s always felt an attachment to electronics and games. He also said games are like a gateway for...

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