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Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Mia Thomas, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Sitting among the crowd of coaches in the press box, football announcer Nick Pierce prepares to speak on a Friday night. Pierce, a seventh grade teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, has been announcing for the football team for the past four years. Pierce, who started announcing at games in 2015, believed that a...

Robotics finalizes robot for competition

Robotics finalizes robot for competition

Tricia Drumm, JagWire reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Robotics team finished its robot late after school on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for the upcoming competition. The Kansas City regionals are set for March 11 and 12, the championship for the competition is the weekend of April 30. During the weekends, between March 11 and April 30, there will be robotics co...

Science Olympiad competes in first meet of season

Science Olympiad competes in first meet of season

Jason Chen, JagWire reporter & illustrator

November 15, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The Science Olympiad team competed in its first meet of the season Saturday, Nov. 14, at Shawnee Mission South High School. The results of the meet have not been posted yet. According to assistant coach Mike Pierce, Science Olympiad is where middle and high school students have the opportunity to...

Athletic director Jerald VanRheen switches his focus from coaching to administration

Athletic director Jerald VanRheen switches his focus from coaching to administration

Morgan Gurwell and Braden Shaw

October 21, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

After spending his whole career as a high school coach, associate principal Jerald VanRheen switched gears and took on the task of being the new athletic director. Throughout his life, VanRheen has been involved in sports to some degree, particularly baseball. This led to his desire to coach and even...

Robotics team competes in Kansas City FIRST competition

Robotics team competes in Kansas City FIRST competition

Cassi Benson, JAG reporter

March 13, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The robotics team began its two day Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST competition on Friday, March. 13 starting off with one match won and one lost. With a day and a half and eight more matches to go, De Soto robot driver junior Rhett Pierce was satisfied with the start of the competition. “This year we were a l...

Special Olympics volleyball tournament gives students a day of fun

Special Olympics volleyball tournament gives students a day of fun

Cassi Benson, JAG reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Senior Tyler Dubas, junior Matt Nesselrode and junior Brittany Nicholson competed with the Shawnee Storm Special Olympics sports team on Friday, Nov. 16. The volleyball team prepared for the tournament by practicing once a week for an hour and a half to go through skill levels on how to hit and serve...

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