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New members inducted into National English Honors Society

New members inducted into National English Honors Society

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

October 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Gathering with their families in the Little Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 10, National English Honors Society inducted incoming members into the society for its third year at the school. The ceremony started off with speeches given by the sponsor, English teacher Page Anderson and senior NEHS president Eliza...

New York Times bestselling author visits students

New York Times bestselling author visits students

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis visited Mill Valley after school on Thursday, Jan. 18 from North Carolina to share her publishing journey with various students and faculty. Revis has multiple published books for young adults, including “A World Without You” and most recently the backstory...

NEHS announces winners of spooky writing contest on Friday, Nov. 10

NEHS announces winners of spooky writing contest on Friday, Nov. 10

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In spirit of the recent Halloween season,  National English Honor Society held a Spooky Writing Contest. Submissions for the contest were due Tuesday, Oct. 31 and the top three winners were announced the Friday, Nov. 10. The three winners were junior Madelyn Lynn, who came in third place, junior Ada...

Seniors head to college undecided about their majors

Seniors head to college undecided about their majors

Alison Booth, JagWire copy editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

 As seniors say their last goodbyes, many look forward to college already knowing what they want to major in. However, 10 percent of seniors are undecided on what they want to major in come college. According to counselor Chris Wallace, some seniors choose to go into college with an undecided major in orde...

NHS hosts jean and coat drive to benefit Johnson County Christmas Bureau

NHS hosts jean and coat drive to benefit Johnson County Christmas Bureau

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under NEWS

NHS is hosting a jean and coat drive this week lasting from Monday, Nov. 7 to Friday, Nov. 11. Although this is not the first coat drive put on by NHS, it is their first in partnership with the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. According to senior Rachel Rule who helped plan the drive, the Johnson County Ch...

Girls golf places sixth at Lawrence Country Club

Girls golf places sixth at Lawrence Country Club

Grace Lovett, JAG reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under FALL, GIRLS GOLF, SPORTS

The girls golf team placed sixth at Lawrence Country Club, and were two strokes away from having sole position of fourth, on Monday, Oct. 3. Junior Bella Hadden shot an 88, and placed twelfth overall. Senior Meg Green and sophomore Sarah Lawson tied at 92, placing seventeenth. Senior Grace Van Inwege...

Girls tennis competes in quad

Girls tennis competes in quad

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under FALL, GIRLS TENNIS, SPORTS

The girls tennis team competed in singles and doubles at their quad meet at home against De Soto, Immaculata and Lincoln on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Senior doubles partners Grace McGill and Cat Dunwiddie went 2-1 in their matches at the tournament. McGill felt they played their best despite the weather conditio...

Girls golf team places second at Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational

Girls golf team places second at Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational

Chris Sprenger, JagWire reporter

August 31, 2016


Filed under FALL, GIRLS GOLF, SPORTS

The girls golf team placed second at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational at Lake Quivira on Monday, Aug. 29. The girls competed in their third tournament of the year with a team score of 368. The tournament went well for the girls with junior Bella Hadden, senior Meg Green and sophomore...

Girls soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood

Girls soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team beat Basehor-Linwood 8-1 on Tuesday, May 3. “I thought the game went really well,” freshman forward Shyanne Best said. “It started off slow because we were tired from the game yesterday, but then it got stronger.” After defeating Blue Valley North 2-1 in overtime...

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

March 31, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team won its first game of the season on Tuesday, March 29, beating Olathe North 2-0. “Since it was our first game, we still have stuff to work on, but we worked hard this past month in practice and we’re really excited,” senior outside midfielder Emma Wetzel said. “We finish...

State championship marks final game for team’s eight seniors

State championship marks final game for team’s eight seniors

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

March 12, 2016


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

Sprinting from the bench, senior center Clayton Holmberg rushed to embrace senior forward Tyler Grauer, along with the rest of his teammates after the boys basketball team won its first state championship, defeating Kapaun Mt. Carmel 87-82 in overtime on Saturday, March 12. The win was especially...

Boys basketball to play for the first state championship in program history

Boys basketball to play for the first state championship in program history

Taylor Anderson, Braden Shaw, JAG editor-in-chief, JagWire sports editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

As he exited the locker room, senior Tyler Grauer pounded his fists against the locker room walls, excited to join the rest of his teammates to celebrate clinching the school’s first berth in the boys state championship game. The Jaguars defeated the Washington High School Wildcats, 65-37, in the fi...

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