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Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

December 4, 2017


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The Science Olympiad team placed sixth at their second tournament of the season, the ThunderKat Klash, this past Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. James Academy. According to sponsor Chad Brown, because the team co-hosted the tournament with St. James, there was an added stress. “There was a lot of pressure on ...

Journalism department wins multiple awards

Journalism department wins multiple awards

Jakob Twigg, JagWire news editor

December 1, 2017


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Six members of the journalism department with journalism adviser Kathy Habiger recently attended the National Press Association Fall Conference from Thursday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 19 in Dallas, Texas. They were awarded numerous national accolades for the department’s hard work during the 2016-2017 ...

Quiz Bowl places sixth at De Soto meet

Quiz Bowl places sixth at De Soto meet

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


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The Quiz Bowl team placed sixth out of 36 teams in its meet at De Soto High School on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The team brought two teams to the meet: a senior team, who finished the meet with a record of 9-0, and a junior team that finished with a 6-3 record. At the meet, since there was such a large nu...

Students receive real-world experience through mock interviews

Students receive real-world experience through mock interviews

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 30, 2017


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As a part of the formative assessment on the unit of job-seeking and interview skills, Career and Life Planning students participated in mock interviews with different community members on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Throughout the unit, FACS teacher Emily Schmidt taught students about resume-building, cove...

Senior Bella Hadden receives the Kenneth Smith award

Senior Bella Hadden receives the Kenneth Smith award

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

November 30, 2017


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Senior Bella Hadden received the Kenneth Smith award on Wednesday, Nov. 28 due to her high achievement in golf, as well as community service, academics and leadership. A press conference was held in her honor, with local TV stations and newspapers covering the presentation of the award. The award...

New rule allows for girls to join Boy Scouts

New rule allows for girls to join Boy Scouts

Katya Gillig and Elizabeth Joseph

November 27, 2017


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A recent decision, passed by the Boy Scouts of America, ruled that girls now have the option to join Boy Scouts after the organization received many requests from the families of young girls. The group consulted members and leaders of the program before making the ruling, which will go into action in 20...

Academic letter ceremony moved to halftime of varsity boys basketball game

Academic letter ceremony moved to halftime of varsity boys basketball game

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

November 27, 2017


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Students, whose grade point average was 3.7 or higher for two consecutive semesters, and their parents were notified on Wednesday, Nov. 1 that they had been invited to this year’s academic letter ceremony. However, instead of the traditional ceremony like the ones held in previous years, the ceremony...

Neighborhood apps allow community to communicate

Neighborhood apps allow community to communicate

Nora Lucas and Michael Sandri

November 25, 2017


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The close knit community of Shawnee parents has now gone mobile through neighborhood apps, and students are starting to download the apps as well. Popular apps such as Nextdoor and eNeighbors have become a way for members of the community to communicate with each other about events, found items or od...

Spanish National Honor Society hosts successful coin drive

Spanish National Honor Society hosts successful coin drive

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

November 18, 2017


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Throughout the entire week, members of Spanish National Honor Society sat in front of the counseling office to collect coins for their first fundraiser of the year. Students were allowed to make donations from Monday, Nov. 13 until Friday, Nov. 17, with the option to donate one dollar on Wednesday, Nov....

Quiz Bowl competes in first meet of season at Eudora

Quiz Bowl competes in first meet of season at Eudora

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

November 16, 2017


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  Quiz Bowl competed at its first meet of the season at Eudora High School on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The team consisted of six students: seniors Jameson Isaacsen, Madeline Myrick, Landon Butler, Nora Lucas, Tom Colling and junior Nathan Sheehan. In order to prepare for the first meet, the t...

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