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Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team held their first ever home tournament, the Thunderkat Klash, in collaboration with the St. James Academy Science Olympiad team, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The team placed fifth overall. Nine teams placed in the top three of their events: junior A.J. Lee in Astronomy, freshm...

Several new classes are open to students

Several new classes are open to students

September 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

AP Environmental Science For students passionate about the environment, AP Environmental Science offers a comprehensive look into the field of environmental science. According to AP Environmental Science teacher Julie Roberts, having another AP science class broadens the course selection and teac...

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team placed fourth at state in Wichita on Saturday, April 4. This was the highest that the team has placed at state in school history. Overall, four teams placed in the top three in their events: juniors Sydney Clarkin and Aniston Cumbie in Disease Detectives, Clarkin, juni...

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Science Olympiad team competed at Johnson County Community College on Saturday, Feb. 24 with a third place finish, guaranteeing them a spot at the state competition. The team competes in three categories of competition: test events, lab events and build events. Students may compete in multiple events from different categories. Sop...

StuCo holds first Yuda Bands sale

StuCo holds first Yuda Bands sale

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

StuCo sponsored a fundraiser for Yuda Bands, an organization dedicated to promoting education for youth in developing countries, by holding a bracelet sale that lasted until Wednesday, Dec. 13. According to the organization’s website, Yuda Bands are sold to empower children to break through poverty by enabling a child to pursue education. StuCo raised $539 and sold 77...

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

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 ...

StuCo teams up with Noah’s Bandage Project in drive

StuCo teams up with Noah’s Bandage Project in drive

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Noah Wilson was six years old in April of 2014 when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare cancerous tumor that grows in or around bones. He passed away in June of 2015, but not before starting an organization that would come to help many children in the Kansas City area: Noah’s Bandage Proje...

Religion has quickly changed sophomore Sydney Clarkin’s life

Religion has quickly changed sophomore Sydney Clarkin’s life

Deanna Newman, JAG Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

When sophomore Sydney Clarkin first walked into the Westside Family Church student ministry in August 2015, she never would have guessed that in a little over a year she would be up on stage speaking to the entire high school ministry about her spiritual journey. Clarkin started attending Westside over a ye...

Science Olympiad adjusts to new rules, new season

Science Olympiad adjusts to new rules, new season

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Science Olympiad has begun studying and preparing for their first competition on Saturday, Nov. 19. The organization has a rotating list of events offered every year, which means there have been some changes to events offered to students in competition. On top of that, the club is feeling the defici...

Science Olympiad places 6th at state

Science Olympiad places 6th at state

Kate Ocker, JAG student life editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Science Olympiad team placed fourth in the large school category and sixth overall at state on Saturday, April 2. The team competed against 29 other schools at Wichita State University. Five students medaled. The team of freshman Sydney Clarkin and senior Rohit Biswas received second in cell biology...

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