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Cell phone usage consumes preteens

Column By Victoria BosticNews Editor victoria.bostic@hhsnews.com

My sister Elizabeth, who is eight, has a friend her age who received a cell phone for her birthday. I did not receive a phone until I was 14, and it was certainly not just handed to me. Eight year old children do not need to have a phone in their possession. According to the Center on Media and Child Health Mentors website designated for parents and teachers, 22 percent of children ages six to nine and 60 percent of young tweens ages ten to 14, have their own cell phone. Since there are negative aspects associated with cell phone use, such as “sexting”, inappropriate apps and web usage, and exposure to profane language, it is a mystery why parents now allow their children to have access to this technology. Yes a few years ago, before smart phones existed, children were given cell phone privileges for different reasons: shared custody between parents, trips to friends’ houses, involvement in many extracurricular activities. However, now that advancements have been made to cell phones, there is a higher risk that a child can be exposed to things before they reach the appropriate maturity level. No eight year old should see or use unsuitable language or images. Or the alternative option would be to download an app called Code9. The application is for parents to use to help keep their kids safe while using more advanced cell phones. Go ahead and give your kid a cell phone, but when you happen to go through it and see something unpleasant, do not blame anyone but yourself.

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Stay up-to-date with the presidential race Story By Hannah Franz- Staff Writer hannah.franz@hhsnews.com

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Mitt Romney

Former Governor of Massachusetts - Wants to reduce taxes, spending, regulation, and government programs - Wants to increase trade, energy production, human capital and labor flexibility - Wants to give more power to the states - Wants to repeal health care reform

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Rick Santorum

Former Senator from Pennsylvania - Pro-life agenda, education reform - Wants to create legislation to keep marriage between a man and woman - Wants to cut taxes, cut spending, increase domestic manufacturing - Wants to repeal health care reform

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Barack Obama

President of the United States of America - Wants to reform No Child Left Behind, passed health care reform - Promotes clean energy to protect environment, wants more safely regulated offshore drilling - Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”promotes LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights and women’s rights - Promotes job growth in small businesses

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House Representative from Texas - Wants to cut spending, eliminate income tax, reduce federal government’s power - Wants to focus on national security at our US borders, rather than overseas - Wants to end amnesty for illegal immigrants and end birthright citizenship - Wants to repeal health care reform

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Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House - Wants to change retirement options, new tax cuts and regulation reform - Promises 100% Mexican border control by January 1, 2014 - Wants the U.S. to become the forefront of innovation and invention - Wants to repeal health care reform


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SOPA causes privacy and control concerns Story By Megan Short-Staff Writer megan.short@hhsnews.com

Photo By Alison Krenzer Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and many other websites have become a big part of American culture, but the SOPA bill could take it all away with the snap of a finger.

SOPA stands for “Stop Online Piracy Act.” What SOPA is trying to do is cancel many popular websites, that consist of online piracy. Websites like Facebook,

AOL, Ebay, Google, etc., wrote a letter to Congress explaining why this could pose a serious issue in the world’s innovation and creation of jobs. On January 18, Wikipedia took a stand against the SOPA bill. Going on Wikipedia that day and going on the English site would have brought up a page explaining why they were not allowing research that day. Also taking a stand was Google. Every day Google has a new and exciting way of writing the Google logo on the main page, and on this day they decided to put a black bar over the Google logo as if censored. When clicked on, it brought up an article about

SOPA and the possible outcomes if passed. On January 20, Congress took notice to blackouts and protests and backed away from both bills. According to CNN the legislation will postpone the bills until there is a larger agreement. When things are pirated they are being taken without permission from the copyright holder and sold illegally across the world. When this happens, artists, record companies, movie companies, etc. can lose money and recognition. For now, the bill will not affect Internet usage and is at a standstill.

Students deal with the reality of family deployment Story By Nick Campbell- Staff Writer nick.campbell@hhsnews.com Service members leave their families behind to fight for the United States, which in some cases has caused higher levels of stress and concern among families in Harrisonville. This time away can cause tension between siblings, parents or children. “My dad has been in the National Guard for 10 years. We don’t get to see him as much and with him gone my mom is the only one home, causing her to be stressed out by my brothers and sisters,” said freshman Corissa Casey. With service members being deployed into the military, some homes may be lacking an authority figure. “My father died a few

years ago and my brother was the father figure in the house. Now that he [my brother] is deployed, there is no father figure in the house and it’s not as fun around the house without him there,” said junior Hannah Heishman. According to Heishman, she has mixed emotions about her brother being enlisted. “I didn’t like it when my brother told me that he was enlisting but I’m happy he’s doing what he loves and that I don’t have to worry about him getting hurt because he isn’t doing any shooting,” said Heishman. Another mixed emotion is concern for the person that is no longer home due to their over-seas deployment.

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“My dad is doing something he loves and I’m happy he is, but I always worry something is going to happen to him,” said Casey. According to the United States Department of Defense, there are currently 205,118 United States active duty soldiers deployed to countries around the world.

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Number of U.S. servicemen and women deployed in foreign countries according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Rethinking priorities

Column By Kayt DahnEditor-In-Chief kayt.dahn@hhsnews.com

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At a time in our lives where we are about to close a chapter, maybe we should start making sure we are ending it in a way we want to remember it. I realized this a few days ago, while spending my day shopping with my mom and sister. Shots were fired in the mall, and though I didn’t have a gun pointed at me, I was more afraid than I had ever been in my life. I had no idea what was going on, or what was about to happen. After running through a dark hallway and up some back stairs, it hit me that I had absolutely no idea what was going on with my mom who was on the other side. In the end we were all fine, nothing had happened to us, and nothing in my life was drastically changed. However, it did make me realize that something could have happened, and my life could have completely changed, it made me realize that I should be more grateful for what I do have and more importantly who I have. We’re getting to a point where we will shortly be moving out, and starting our own lives, but our loved ones have always been there for us, and always will be. Yes, in college, or whatever path you are choosing to pursue, there will be times where you go days without checking in with them, and weeks without seeing them. It’s inevitable. So while we are still here, maybe it wouldn’t kill us to eat one more dinner with them a week, those ‘friends’ that we HAVE to go out with on Thursday probably won’t be with us for the rest of our lives; our families will be. And in a time where you can’t even go to the mall without having to run through the back hallways for safety, maybe its time we start rethinking our priorities.


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Facebook loses appeal to Twitter

Column By Sasha GubinaCopy Editor sasha.gubina@hhsnews.com

An ongoing war has begun. It is now all about Facebook vs. Twitter. Sorry Facebook, but Twitter takes a win in my book for many reasons. Facebook was fun and dandy when we all began to explore its features and quirks. It was ‘cool’ to like everyone’s status and creep the heck out of people’s pictures. But with the start of Facebook’s timeline feature, Facebook is just not as appealing. It is starting to look a lot more like Myspace and let’s just be honest here, that is the reason why we left Myspace in the first place. Now some of you may disagree with me because you are raging Facebook addicts and enjoy being a part of the multiple fights we see happening on Facebook every day. I would say Facebook fights are the only thing worth looking forward to now. Twitter on the other hand is simple. Call me oldfashioned but I love how it has not really changed that much since the beginning. On Twitter, people are allowed to follow celebrities and the Twitter atmosphere is more personal. Also, it does not matter how much you tweet, because others are doing the same thing so there is not an annoyance factor. According to cmswire. com, only 49 percent of users are on Twitter, as compared to the 85 percent of users on Facebook. I hope someday, this will change and people will realize that Twitter is the nicer social media outlet.

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Rising gas prices put a dent in budgets Story By Crystal Warden- Staff Writer crystal.warden@hhsnews.com HHS students seem to get excited to get their licences but what they do not know is the price of gas is going to be digging into their pockets. In the past month, numbers of prices have slowly crept up at gas stations. According to news-leader. com, unleaded gas has raised 13.8 cents and nationwide it has increased 7.9 cents in the week of December first through the seventh. The U.S. is concerned about Iran’s threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is a major waterway for global oil shipments according to multiple news sources.

NPR.org says that 2012 will come close to setting the all time high cost of gas per gallon. The national average will be between 3.86 to 4.13 dollars per gallon. Also money.msn.com says the total U.S. gas bill is a little more than $481 billion, which is more than years past. After traveling for the holidays and shopping, the average American household spent a record high of $4,155 on gasoline. Though the cost has risen, according to business teacher Brenda Chenoweth there are ways to make the increase less of an impact. “Start saving now, plan

ahead and decide on what to give up to put gas in your vehicle,” said Chenoweth. Students are not the only ones who have to worry about cashing out more money at the pump. Even teachers have to watch their entertainment expenses so they can pay up.

Warrensburg,” said DeVenney. DeVenney teaches multiple Literature and Composition classes. She teaches one freshman and three sophomore honors classes. “I am passionate about teaching and I enjoy working with teens, I have only been a teacher and sub in Harrisonville, but it’s a great school to work at,” said De-

Venney. While DeVenney is passionate about teaching, she did not always want to be a teacher. “When I was younger, I wanted to be an Archaeologist; my career path has been a circus path so it has not been the straightest, but now I am on the career path that I enjoy, and it is always a learning experience,” said DeVenney. Now that she is at HHS, DeVenney gets to work with her favorite person, her husband, and history teacher, Eric DeVenney. “Working with my husband is a lot of fun. He has been lots of help, support, and most of all he has encouraged me so much,” said DeVenney. Outside the classroom, DeVenney spends time with her children and takes on many hobbies. “My hobbies are cooking, especially cooking desserts,

“I’m going to try to gain control on my addiction of eating out at Best Burrito so I can afford to put gas in my car,” says Chenoweth. To keep an eye out on gas prices, you can go to gasbuddy. com or download the app.

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HHS welcomes English teacher Virginia DeVenney Story By Lauren Aman- Staff Writer lauren.aman@hhsnews.com

After coming back from Christmas break, HHS students saw an unfamiliar face; it was the face of the new English teacher, Virginia DeVenney . “I went from advertising for John Deere, to stayat-home mom and subbing. I enjoyed subbing and being around children so much that I decided to get my Masters degree in teaching at UCM in

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reading, and I also try to walk as much as I can on the path behind our house. When I have free time, I like to snuggle up on the couch with the family and watch a movie, but sometimes my college classes get in the way. We are always going with the family to sports events/activities and meets, but it is always a good family experience,” said DeVenney. According to DeVenney, she had to sacrifice a few things due to her recent career change. “It has taken a toll on me for sure. Nap time was cut out and I miss it. The worst part of the day is dropping off the kids in the morning at the daycare,” said DeVenney. DeVenney is now taking over literature and composition classes, but next year she plans on staying and being a full time teacher.


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Column By Maria SanchezFeatures Editor maria.sanchez@hhsnews.com When thinking of family, the thought is accompanied by the word tradition, along with love. Ironically enough, a tradition in my family seems to be having somewhat of a nontraditional love. When my grandpa passed away in November, I saw my grandma, his wife of 62 years, breakdown. I had grown up hearing stories of their forbidden love and how they fought for the approval of her father, well after they were married. They would meet at the gate by her home at night and talk, always cautious of her father. But they got through the grip of her father, married, had six children, and stayed together until my grandpa’s death. My parents are not the type to mush over one another like love-struck teenagers. Knowing this as, it is hard to imagine that when they first met while working together, they “fell madly in love” after dating for only two weeks, much like teenagers would. Madly in love; that is how my father described it as he told the story of how they began this now 20 year journey. Everyone thought they would never last. They hardly knew one another but did not care what anyone thought. We often think of our parents as old, emotionless robots who do not have any idea about what we are going through. They have never been scared or cared about what others thought, right? Obviously from these stories, they have. Just because we were not alive when our parents were teens, does not mean they never were teens.


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Audrey Marshall - Duchess Junior Audrey Marshall, 17, is the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland. Marshall finds joy in playing tennis, and in her geology class. Her favorite color happens to be white. She also has been to both Italy and Greece. Marshall finds she loves the variety of different personalities within the drama department, and is looking forward to all the big, and important parts in Alice in Wonderland.

Samantha Ross - Alice Senior Samantha Ross, 18, holds the main role of Alice in Alice in Wonderland. Ross enjoys her French II class, the color green and spending time with her friends. When it comes to drama, she loves the people who are involved and being able to “hang around” with them. Ross is excited for the different scenes and characters that are in this play.

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Wildcat Players per Story By Hannah Baggenstoss- Staff Writer hannah.baggenstoss@hhsnews.com

The Harrisonville high school drama club put on their second play this year, Alice in Wonderland, on January 26, 27, 28, and 29. This play was a straight play which means that there was no singing or dancing, just acting. An event that occurs with every play is the coming of the Cappies, or Critiques and Awards Program, on one of their performance nights. They watched and critiqued the play and everyone involved in it. The Cappies is a program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other

schools, write reviews, and publish them in local newspapers. The Cappies also hand out awards to schools in categories like Best Actress, Best Costumes, and new this year, Best Advertising. Director Annetta Snowden, her crew, and her cast try to made sure the Cappies were comfortable and impressed. “We welcome them by providing a meeting area with a meal or snacks,” said Snowden. Before a show begins, the Cappies have a pre-show discussion to ready themselves, and then are ushered into the

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Senior Ryan Stanwix, 18, is the King of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. Stanwix is “willing to do whatever it takes to get something done.” He spends a lot of time working in the plays because he enjoys the wide variety of things that can be done with the different characters. He also enjoys socializing with everyone. Stanwix can’t wait to see the overall reaction of everyone because Alice in Wonderland is a popular play.

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students get any more nervous because the Cappies are in the audience.” Senior, Samantha Ross, who played the character Alice in the play, thought the group as a whole pulled through. “I think we did pretty well,” said Ross, “we got better.” Ross also felt the Cappies were impressed overall with the performance. She believed the night had it’s up and downs. “I think there were a couple scenes that were good that night and a couple that weren’t,” said Ross. Junior, Michael Sidwell, who played a knave, had slightly

different feelings about the cast’s performance. His opinion of the show was nothing short of a knockout. “We improved a lot in the past couple days. It was incredible,” said Sidwell. Sidwell also had confident feelings about what the Cappies thought. “I think they were impressed. We learned all our lines, we learned where to go on stage, and everyone stayed in character,” said Sidwell. Snowden and her students gave their very best on the Cappies’ night, and will be receiving their feedback from them soon.

Sophomore Hannah Welhoff, 15, will be starring as the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland. Welhoff spends her time reading, speaking French in her favorite class, and listening to K-Pop. Her favorite part of drama is the actual performance, when everyone is on stage and everything comes together. She’s excited for this play because “everyone knows it and it’s easy to get into and have fun with.”

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Sophomore Emily Sewell, 16, plays the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland. Sewell’s favorite pastime is playing video games, and she has an awkward obsession with the Foo Fighters. She loves being able to come up with a character and figuring out how it should be acted out. She’s most excited about all the different characters that will be in Alice in Wonderland, because it is a “strange play”.

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Date: Friday, January 13 7-10 pm. • Date: February 10 • Suggested formal: not required Candidates: freshmen Sydney Hoffman and Ryan Rushly, sophomores • Candidates: seniors Joe Hunter and Mary Baer, Tyler Friedrich and Emily Kaitlin Fifer and Andrew Schrock, Within the last month, HHS FFA, and STUCO students have juniors Emily Hix and Cody Hasek, Tracy, Cal Neill and Taylor Croy, Tim prepared for winter dances. and seniors Trisha Dinges and Charlie Roemer and Sydney Kroenke, Collin Shelton and Stephanee Davidson, Eric Crews Compiled By Jamie Hasenyager and Megan Short- Photographer and Staff Writer Games: Shaving a Balloon, Apple Whaley and Alyssa Strong jamie.hasenyager@hhsnews.com and megan.short@hhsnews.com • Spirit Days: Dancing, Ping Pong Toss “Our first Barnwarming was a suc Monday-Sexy Tractor Day Tuesday-Down On the Farm cess. We had a good variety of music and games for everyone to enjoy. Wednesday-Should’ve Been a There were six schools that came, Cowboy Thursday-Fish’n Flannel including Harrisonville and a total of 141 people in attendance.”- junior and Friday-Barefoot Blue Jean Night chairman Grace Hamilton

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“I’m going to rent [and watch] Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and The Notebook while eating a tub of chocolate ice cream.” - Mr. Rives “We’re gonna go to the movies and see ‘The Vow’ and dinner. [My boyfriend] doesn’t know it yet.”- junior Alexcis Hamilton “If I’m lucky, I’ll get a babysitter and get to go out to eat.”- Mrs. Cummings

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I do not understand why there is so much hate towards Tim Tebow. He is not the best quarterback in the world, but there are worse than him who Story By Hannah Franz- Staff Writer have received much less flack. According to timtebow. hannah.franz@hhsnews.com com, Tebow was a first round NFL draft pick in 2012, led the Florida Gators to 2 NCAA National Football Championships, and won a Heisman as a sophomore. He also loves Jesus and is not afraid to show it. Tebow shares his beliefs in a way that is neither didactic nor preaching. Rather than finding him giving lessons and Bible studies on national television, fans and foes alike find him simply acting as he believes Christians should. Tebow is known for etching his favorite verse, “John 3:16” (For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life), into his eye black during games. On January 9, the Broncos played the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow had 316 yards passing and averaged 31.6 yards per pass. Viewers Googled searches of the verse-- millions of people were exposed to the gospel that Tebow has been trying to share all along. As for those who do not share Tebow’s religion, there isn’t much of a reason to hate Photo By Jamie Hasenyager him. He is simply attempting to be the best person he can be, and if he happens to share his Tyler Friedrich faith along the way, then so be Today is my last free Saturday for it.

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This year is senior Shelby Lavery’s first year playing basketball, yet she has made the varsity team and plays post. With natural instinct, lots of practice, and the help of her teammates, the five-foot-ten rookie has made a lot of progress. The coaches have asked Lavery to play since she was a freshman, but until this year, she was always busy with club volleyball. “Coach Jackson told me I should play. I thought he was joking, but he was serious. And he talked me into it,” said Lavery. Boys’ basketball junior varsity coach, Frankie Jackson, recruited Lavery because he wanted to see her as a multisport athlete, rather than just a volleyball player. “She’s a student with great character, and from what I can understand, great coachability. [After] talking to her peers, [I know] she’s a good teammate to have,” said Jackson. Lavery played basketball on a little league team and in seventh grade, but otherwise had no prior experience with

the sport. She had not touched a basketball since seventh grade before this season. Senior captain Livia Dunham feels Lavery has been quick to learn the ways of the sport, despite her inexperience. “Shelby has been doing a really good job, especially for not playing all through high school. She will always ask for help, and is really willing to learn,” said Dunham. Lavery feels the friends she has made are the best part about her experience playing basketball. Besides learning about the sport, she has also learned skills for everyday life. “I’ve learned to be courageous and to try new things. My teammates have taught me to welcome in people when they try something new,” said Lavery. Lavery recommends to all people considering trying something new to take the risk. “Do it, because you’re going to regret if you don’t,” said Lavery.

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How to spring back Dance team competes at regionals into shape this season Story By Abbey Fisher and Victoria Bostic- Sports Editor and News Editor abbey.fisher@hhsnews.com and victoria.bostic@hhsnews.com

Story By Sasha Gubina- Copy Editor sasha.gubina@hhsnews.com With spring just around the corner, it is time to shake off the dreary winter months and get back into shape. All of those times of sitting on the couch, eating Cheetos, are over, and it is time to become healthier. Looking your best is heavily promoted in a lot of magazines and in television, but not easily done. For some, it takes a lot of motivation and will power to begin exercising on a regular basis, but it can be done with a few simple steps. According to www.optimumnutrition.com, the first step to getting back into your regular exercise routine is to sit down and plan out a daily workout schedule. Try to devote at least three to four days to weight lifting and cardio workouts. That includes anything from running outside to doing the elliptical. The second step recommended by optimumnutrition.com is having healthy nutritious meals which consist of many proteins. Foods such as egg whites, chicken breast, and fish are some of those healthy, lowfat foods. Also, it is important to eat meals every three hours or so, because that will stimulate one’s metabolism. While all of this sounds like something a guy would enjoy doing, girls do not necessarily enjoy lifting weights and eating protein to gain muscle. According to aerobics and weights teacher, Brent Maxwell, girls can get back into

shape through other methods, and still keep the routine fun and not repetitive. “There are still a huge variety of activities that [girls] can participate outside of lifting and/or running. I would suggest finding a reliable friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, parent or sibling that you can exercise with, and build upon your relationship with them at the same time. It is extremely rewarding to reach your fitness goals and be able to strengthen your relationships with others simultaneously. Add music, use a variety of activities, and most importantly, don’t view it like you “have” to exercise but more like you “get” to exercise. This mentality will make it much more fun and motivating,” said Maxwell. Many students at HHS exercise on a daily basis, in order to keep their bodies healthy and in shape. Senior Alyssa Strong believes that exercise is rewarding and that the motivation to exercise should come from a personal sense of wanting to feel better. “Do not do anything you’re uncomfortable with. Anything is better than nothing. You’re doing it for yourself, so don’t be afraid to try new things,” said Strong. Whether you are in the gym, toning your arms, or outside, mowing the grass, it is very possible to get daily exercise. It just takes some level of commitment and planning.

@annie_mulvey Annie Mulvey

Last Saturday the Silver Sensations competed and the Lee’s Summit North Dance Invitational. The team placed second in 3A pom, and fourth in 4A dance. The teams are put into divisions based on their school size and the number of girls on their team. Each team chooses which areas they compete in; head coach Alisha Schutz chose pom and dance over hip-hop, mix, and kick. “They are the strongest categories for the girls,” said Schutz.

For pom, the girls danced to “Wicked Little Girls”, and for dance they chose a mix of “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Want to Rock,” and “Super Bass.” “I think they did very well, [but] we do have a couple things to work on,” said Schutz. Senior and captain Sydney Kroenke feels the same. “I feel like the competition went very well; we did well with what we had prepared and we got some very good tips on what we need to work on for State,” said Kroenke. At the end of February,

the dance team will compete at State at Lee’s Summit North High School. “My expectation [for State] is to perform our choreography to the best of our ability and to improve from Regionals,” said Kroenke.

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