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Debate team competes at state for second year

Debate team competes at state for second year

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The debate team competed at state, hosted in Garden City, Kansas on Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12. While none of the teams placed, sophomores Adam White and Ben Wieland made it into the Double Octofinals with a record of 4:2, sophomores Anna Owsley and Grace McLeod had a record of 3:3, sophomores...

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Debate team competed at a national tournament qualifier, hosted by Lawrence Free State, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Sophomores Adam White and Tanner Smith received seventh overall with a record of 4:2, juniors Thomas and Travis Babcock received ninth overall with a record of 3:2, sophomore...

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

Debate places third at a two-day tournament

Debate places third at a two-day tournament

Hannah Chern, JagWire news editor, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The debate team placed third in sweepstake at a two-day tournament at Blue Valley North that started on Friday, Oct. 12 and went through Saturday, Oct. 13. During this tournament, no teams competed in the varsity division. Open division debaters competed both days, while novice only competed on Saturda...

Monticello Library boasts a plethora of technology

Monticello Library boasts a plethora of technology

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

August 27, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, Special coverage

As you walk through the newly opened doors of the Monticello library and take your first look around you will undoubtedly see technology almost everywhere you look. The new technology at the Monticello library has given the community a high-tech workplace with new computers, fast Wi-Fi and a new book checkout system that have lead to a mor...

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-In-Chief

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The debate partnership of senior Allison Winker and junior Lauren Rothgeb broke school records by placing ninth at the state competition on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Emporia High School. The duo was the first team in school history to ever make it past preliminary rounds with a record of 5-...

Track and field places second at BVW freshman invitational

Track and field places second at BVW freshman invitational

Christopher Sprenger, JAG photographer and reporter

March 25, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories, TRACK

The freshman track and field team competed at Blue Valley West on Thursday, March 23 to participate in its first ever freshman-only meet. The team placed second overall at the meet with six top placers in individual events. The reason behind competing at a freshman only meet, according to Freshman...

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