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thepowwow

Vol. 77 Issue 6| May. 1, 2015

Bonner Springs High School | 100 McDanield, Bonner Springs KS, 66012


Criminal Justice students place at state taylorvandenhull | newseditor Members of the Criminal Justice Club competed at the first SkillsUSA Criminal Justice state competition on March 31. The event was managed by Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office and held at KCKCC. “The students performed well, had some fun and received a great education from the officers judging them,” said Justin Howe, Criminal Justice Club sponsor. The students passed through five stations that tested their criminal justice knowledge and law enforcement skills. Juniors Blake McMahan and Wayne Cornwell placed in the top three. During an awards ceremony last weekend in Wichita, Cornwell and McMahan discovered they received second and third place, respectively. Club members were appreciative of the help of the school resource officer Anthony Davis. “Officer Davis spent a lot of time working with these students to help prepare them for the competition and it really showed,” Howe said.

Q&A with Wayne Cornwell ericvalenzuela | staffwriter What are your plans after high school? Probably do volunteer firefighting with the Bonner Springs Fire Department. When I turn 19, I will apply to the KCK fire department, go to community college and study in criminal justice and become a correctional officer. Is there a specific place you want to work? Somewhere around the midwest, keep it around Kansas but not in Kansas—somewhere in Nebraska or Oklahoma. Do you have a backup plan? My backup plan is probably the military. Did anyone inspire you to pursue a criminal justice career? No one really inspired me. I did it on my own.

Marble day tomorrow marissasatterfield | staffwriter If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow, look no more. The ninth annual Marble Day celebration is located right in downtown Bonner Springs and will begin at 9:30 a.m. There are plenty of events and games planned for the day, including but not limited to a tractor cruise, bike rodeo, marble tournament, and marble art and invention contest. The Running of the Pinkys fundraiser will take place at noon. You must purchase a pinky ball in order to participate. The first 10 numbered balls to reach the bottom of the street win cash prizes. There will also be multiple food vendors, so make sure to bring some extra cash for a quick snack. All events end at 2 p.m.

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Criminal Justice Club: Josh Pressley, Wayne Cornwell, Officer Anthony Davis, Shayne Hand, Jamison Freese Blake McMahan, Edgar Gomez, Andrew Bryant, Austin Purduski, Cameron Smith-Poe, Randy Harris, Cody Cox, and Marcell Holmes Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself working with the correctional officers in Wyandotte County. What was your favorite part of the competition? My favorite part of the competition was working with the officers and getting to learn stuff I didn’t already know along with doing things right and doing things better. When did you learn you wanted to be in criminal justice? I decided I wanted to be in the contest when our club sponsor brought it up to me and I was all for it. What went on during the competition? At state, we had to do three scenarios and an interview. The three scenarios were a traffic stop, a domestic violence call and a carry search. I placed in the top three, and last Friday we all went to Wichita and I received second place.

Next year’s spirit squads Artwork on display marissasatterfield | staffwriter While many teams are nearing the end of their seasons, the new dance and cheer teams are getting ready to start According to sponsor Sarah Peterson, the cheer squad will work to improve strength and harder stunts. Dance team sponsor Ginny Yewell says the dance team will get more involved. The cheer squad includes: Michaela Augustine, Skyye Brown, Brittney Clark, Hannah Dade, Anna Dutton, Madison Hanson, Tyrell Harris, Brajai Haskell, Kelsi Jefferies, Missy Kempf, Rachel Mauk, Brianna Perrin, Emily Rose, Paige Rowan, Jordan Shiao, Brianna Shively, Shelby Sneed, Tates Stites, Ryleigh Trimble, and Janaaya Walker. The dance team includes: Aaliyah Lowe, Abbree McKelvin, Angel Villarreal, Ashlyn Ziegler, Carrah Fraker, Cheyenne Logue, Hayle Moeshler, Isabella Cavanaugh, Jordan Shaio, Kaitlynn Bailey, Kelsi Shaio, Kelsi

jacobkraus | co-editor-in-chief The artwork of junior Cassandra Rye will be displayed in the capital building in Topeka for the next year and could have the potential to hang in Washington D.C. Art teacher Jason Romanishin asked Cassandra if she would be willing to submit the piece, and she agreed to do so. “It was a real standout piece of art, and it was her first time using charcoal. Her results were very surprising,” Romanishin said. The artwork was sent to the office of congressman Kevin Yoder, and will be voted on at the state capital to go to Washington D.C. “I completely emptied my mind and my subconscious took over,” Rye said.

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Top students of the 2015 graduating class Salutatorian | Mikaela Bennett

Valedictorian | Jacob Dobbs

Valedictorian | Rachel Johnson

ACT Score: 26 Favorite Class: World Literature Hardest Class: Physics Future Plans: Attend K-State and major in kinesiology. In ten years I see myself in med school or completing residencies. A cool house and a dog would be nice too! Advice to underclassman: Don’t procrastinate and be involved. You’ll be less stressed and meet lots of new people. A thanks to all the wonderful souls in my life and God; I wouldn’t be where I am today without them or you!

ACT Score: 30 Favorite Class: Chemistry Hardest Class: Calculus Future Plans: Attend K-State to major in bio chemistry. In ten years I will be five years out of college and will probably have a job in the field of chemical engineering. Advice to underclassman: Be nice to each other and there’s always another day so don’t take everything so seriously. A thanks to Mr. Klager because he’s a cool dude and a good teacher and my parents because they’re my parents.

ACT Score: 27 Favorite Class: Band or A&P Hardest Class: Physics Future Plans: Going to KU for pharmacy In ten years I want to be in a financial position to give back to my parents by taking them on the vacations. Maybe I’ll be married, but I really just want to be enjoying life. Advice to underclassman: Figure out how to enjoy your classes. The days at BSHS can be monotonous, so make a goal for yourself every day and achieve it. Just take everything one day at a time and you’ll make it, I promise.

Salutatorian | Samantha Joyce ACT Score: 23 Favorite Class: A&P Hardest Class: A&P Future Plans: Go to KCKCC for nursing and then transfer to UMKC. In ten years I will be working in a hospital, have my own home, be married and have some horses. Advice to underclassman: Keep up with your class work and grades and do your senior project in the summer. A thanks to my mom for being there for all of my crazy decisions.

Valedictorian | Bailey Pressler ACT Score: 27 Favorite Class: A&P Hardest Class: Physics Future Plans: Go to college. I’d like to go to KU but will probably go to KCCC. In ten years I will have a steady job involving biology or chemistry, a cat and a dog, my own house and maybe a black widow. Advice to underclassman: Don’t procrastinate or fall behind. A thanks to Stricherz and Romanishin for being awesome teachers and pushing people to do their best.

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Valedictorian and Salutatorian | Know your facts Valedictorian - Having all A’s your entire high school career Salutatorian - Having all A’s and only one B your entire high school career How to become a Valedictorian or Salutatorian -Counselors will compute the GPA by using all grades earned in regularly scheduled classes at BSHS, or in case of a transfer student, grades earned in the previous school. What comes with the name Valedictorian or Salutatorian -You are able to put this on your resume for colleges -Gets you a better chance for scholarship money -You give the graduation address to your class -You are featured in The Chieftain

Graduation 2015 | details

Date: May 14, 2015 Time: 7 p.m. Featured Speaker: English teacher Allen Holder Handing out diplomas: Anatomy and Physiology teacher Jan Madlock and English teacher Jennifer Stricherz. Music: The choir will sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone with ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’. “ The band perform “Prelude and Rondo” by David Holsinger. Afterwards: Seniors will board the bus that will take them to Pro Bowl Lanes for Project Grad directly after handing in their caps and gowns and collecting their diplomas.

Valedictorian | Samuel Nelson ACT Score: 31 Favorite Class: A&P Hardest Class: Calculus/Physics Future Plans: I’m going to UMKC to study psychology and philosophy. In ten years I will be finishing my psychiatry residency. Advice to underclassman: Pursue your interests - whether it is wanting to take that class that none of your friends are taking, or playing a new sport. Do it. You don’t want to have anything to regret when you leave here. A thanks to Mrs. Morgan, Mr. Holder and Ms Chowning for always going above and beyond.

Salutatorian | Rayna Weibrecht ACT Score: 31 Favorite Class: Algebra 2 Hardest Class: A&P Future Plans: Go to University of Kentucky to major in chemical material engineering. In ten years I will hopefully be living on the East coast near the beach and traveling a lot. Advice to underclassman: Stay on top of things because once you get behind it’s hard to catch back up. A thanks to every teacher I’ve ever had for being nice and helpful and all of my peers.

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RACHEL & SAM JOHNSON

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” - Sara Williams juliannejackson | co-editor Despite their differences senior twins Rachel and Sam Johnson support each other’s future plans. “(My favorite thing about Sam is) His determination to do the things that he wants to do,” Rachel said. Sam plans to attend KCKCC and pursue his desire to eventually become a Bonner Springs firefighter. “I just hate money in a sense, businesses are out to make money, and I do not like working somewhere knowing that my only purpose is to make someone else money, I won’t do it. I will help people, I will do something that is good for the community, and it’s just so freaking fun,” said Sam.

As for Rachel she will be taking on a pharmacy degree at one of the top pharmacy schools in the US, the University of Kansas. “I’d rather be a retail pharmacist, so that I can have one on one interactions with customers because my goal is to just keep people informed,” said Rachel. With goals in mind, the pair is always busy with extracurricular activities. Sam a volunteer firefighter and band student while Rachel is a drum major for the band and part of French and National Honors society. Something they both participate in, are Boy Scout Programs. “We’re both involved in Boy Scouts, I’m in actual Boy Scouts and Rachel is an adventurer which is a branch that is co-ed so she can do it,” said Sam. “It’s a good program it gives you an opportunity to do a lot of things a lot of people don’t get to do.”

How well do these twins know each other’s favorite things? RACHEL SAID: Favorite Drink: Ice Tea Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese Best Friend: Rayna Weibrecht Pet Peeve: Dishonesty Celebrity Crush: Dave Franco Favorite Teacher: Turley or Wixon Favorite Subject: Chemistry One word to describe yourself: Independent

SAM GUESSED: Favorite Drink: Tea Favorite Food: Panda Express Best Friend: Maddee Stumbough Pet Peeve: Taking my boots off in middle of floor Celebrity Crush: Ryan Gosling Favorite Teacher: Turley Favorite Subject: Anatomy One word she would use to describe herself: Relaxed

SAM SAID: Favorite Drink: Coke Favorite Food: Biscuits and Gravy Best Friend: Aaron Ashford Pet Peeve: People who say “like” too much Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Lawrence Favorite Teacher: Madlock Favorite Subject: Public Speaking One word to describe yourself: Chill

AMBER LIES

“The most important thing in life is to learn to give out love, and to let it come in.” brennaholt | staffwriter While most seniors will spend their summer getting ready for college, Amber Lies will be following in the footsteps of many of her family members and gearing up to enter the military. “My dad was in the Navy and I planned on joining a branch of military all through my life,” Lies said. “I just did not know which one I wanted to join.” After setting up an appointment and meeting her staff Sergeant, Jesse, Amber decided the Marine Corps was the best fit for her. But being in the Marines doesn’t come easy. On top of three hours of intense physical training on Mondays and Thursdays, once a month there is an initial strength test. “The initial strength test assesses how fast you can run certain distances, how many crunches you can do in two minutes and for

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females you have to be able to do 10 pull ups,” Lies said. But this is just the beginning of her journey. In August, Amber will fly out to Parris Island, South Carolina, where she will continue her training and earn her degree in construction and welding. Her Military Occupational Specialty will be in combat engineering. Amber is planning on staying in the military and hopes to eventually become a higher ranking officer. Amber will be the second of her family to enter the Marine Corps and the first female to join any branch of military. “The unpredictable is what scares a lot of people,” said Lies. “But that is what excites me most about the future.”

RACHEL GUESSED: Favorite Drink: Kool-Aid Favorite Food: Egg Sandwich Best Friend: Aaron Ashford Pet Peeve: Clutter Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Lawrence Favorite Teacher: Stricherz Favorite Subject: Public Speaking One word he would use to describe himself: Confident

FAST FACTS

Favorite Drink: Joe’s Soda Favorite Food: Ribs Best Friend: Meranda Hull and Ashtyn Wells Pet Peeve: When the shower curtain touches me in the shower Celebrity Crush: Miranda Lambert Favorite Teacher: Ms. Peterson Favorite Subject: Choir One word to describe yourself: Active Favorite weather season: Summer Favorite Music: Country Something you’ll miss: Family Hobbies: Working out

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THADDEUS & ROMAN GLENN “Float like a butterfly- Sting like a bee” - Mahamad Ali juliannejackson | co-editor Coming into the world only 2 minutes apart, after 18 years of being together, senior twins Roman and Thaddeus Glenn aren’t at all concerned about being 212.9 miles apart next fall. “It’ll be a new experience, with meeting new people,” said Roman Glenn. “ I’m going to have to connect a lot more.” Going opposite directions, Thaddeus will be heading east into Liberty, Mo., to attend William Jewell while Roman heads west to Wichita State University. While playing football Thaddeus plans to major in accounting or

business because he likes numbers and the way businesses work, and Roman will pursue an engineering degree but is undecided on the exact field of engineering. With these aspirations, both share a fear of the future for the simple fact that you never know what’s next. “It’s a great opportunity to play football and to get an education,” said Thaddeus. Hoping to move somewhere warm after college, for Thaddeus staying in Kansas isn’t necessarily a part of his ten year plan. On the other hand, Roman appears to have a different opinion. “I would like to stay in Kansas, it’s a nice place,” said Roman. “I’m close to home, and I’m near my family.”

How well do these twins know each other’s favorite things? ROMAN SAID: Favorite Drink: Sweet Tea Favorite Food: Buffalo Wings Best Friend: Alex Povlitzki Pet Peeve: Repeating myself Celebrity Crush: Katy Perry Favorite Teacher: Aslin Favorite Subject: Math One word to describe yourself: Laid Back

THADDEUS GUESSED: Favorite Drink: Sweet Tea Favorite Food: Chinese Best Friend: Jake Wylie Pet Peeve: Rude People Celebrity Crush: Katy Perry Favorite Teacher: Aslin Favorite Subject: Math One word to describe yourself: Athletic

JOSE ALMEIDA “Always move forward” paigekrone | staffwriter As children when we are asked what our plans are after high school, many will say to travel and a majority will say to go to college. Visiting 17 countries and 13 North American States, senior Jose Almedia has the best of both worlds. “The hardest thing I’ve had to deal with is the change where I moved to the United States for the foreign exchange program,” said Almedia, whom came to Bonner Springs in August. After graduating from BSHS, Almedia plans to attend Kendall College in Chicago and earn a degree in hospitality management. His father likes to cook and has inspired him to pursue a career in that direction. Along with adjusting to social changes when coming to America, Almedia has also had and dealt with schooling changes as well. “We don’t change classes all the time, the

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THADDEUS SAID: Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper Favorite Food: Chinese Best Friend: Jake Wylie Pet Peeve: Disrespectful people Celebrity Crush: Katy Perry Favorite Teacher: Aslin Favorite Subject: Social Studies One word to describe yourself: Athletic/ Baller

ROMAN SAID: Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers Best Friend: Jake Wylie Pet Peeve: People say he can’t do it Celebrity Crush: Rachel Wilson Favorite Teacher: Aslin Favorite Subject: Math One word to describe yourself: Athletic

FAST FACTS teachers are the ones that change. School is harder in Portugal,” Almedia said. Transitioning from Portugal to America, the language barrier was one of the hardest adjustments of all. “At the beginning it was hard to process information because I had to listen in English, then translate to my language. Now I just think and listen in English,” Almeida said. Overall, Almedia is grateful to have experienced more of the world than most at his age. “This experience has made me think and see the world in different views,” Almedia said. When asked where he sees himself in 10 years, Almedia says he sees himself running a business, having a family, and working to support himself.

Favorite country: The United States and England Favorite food: Sushi Favorite weather season: Summer Favorite music: Electronic music Favorite movie: State of War Favorite store: Abercrombie, H&M Favorite subject: Math Something you’ll miss: My friends Dream job: Chef Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, rugby, and clay shooting.

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Take on everything you can As my last column that I will ever write for the BSHS newspaper staff, I thought I would leave you with some advice that others can take to heart. After my sophomore year, I was just a student that played soccer and swam. I was not involved in the clubs that I am in now. Joining clubs earlier and not going out there is my biggest regret of high school hands down. When I joined Newspaper, Student Council, Peer Helpers and other clubs, I fully felt high school and all it had to offer. I took hold of what high school really offered. This high school offered great friendships with not just other students, but with staff; it offered activities to give back to others and it gave me opportunities to express myself in school. I found out how to live high school fully not as early as I could have, but I did figure it out. So that gets to the point of my final advice, which you may have heard over 500 times from staff, another 200 times from your peers and about a 1,000 times from your parents. “Get involved!” This advice that you have heard numerous times no matter what grade you are in is actually the advice you need to take to heart. We are lucky to have a variety of clubs and activities at Bonner Springs that fit the needs of everyone.

talking points | What will you miss about high school? “I will miss Missy Kempf because she is my favorite freshman.” morgan nichols | senior

“I am going to miss talking to my friends every day.” colton quigley | senior

“I am going to miss being a part of KAYS and doing stuff with them.” jenna hammond | senior

“I am going to miss being in Orange Crush and yelling at the other student sections.” jeremy mcdonnell | senior

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If you feel like there isn’t a single club at Bonner Springs that would fit you, then the only option is to join a club anyways. Maybe you it won’t be the fit you’re looking for, but I guarantee that going out for any club or being part of something will always turn out better than if you didn’t Of course there is that minuscule chance that you won’t have a good time, but the odds of that happening are so slim that you shouldn’t even worry about it. But just trust me on this simple advice. As a senior, go out and do something, join a club, participate in a sport, do an activity. You are wasting away your high school years as a zombie that goes from class to class possibly learning about differential equations if you don’t do something. High school is a time to grow and find some freedom before you go off to college or the work force. When you leave high school and think back on it, you will regret not doing a club or activity. Joining clubs is a great way to make friends. About 95 percent of my friendships would never have happened if I didn’t get involved. Yes, this column has been a very cliched, get involved column that you might have already read somewhere else or have talked to somebody about, but its absolutely 100 percent true. You don’t make the most of high school if you aren’t a part of something. You don’t meet people, you don’t make the same friendships, and you don’t make the same memories. So the last sentence I will ever write for the Pow Wow is.... Get involved and be part of something.

from your editors | Julianne Jackson and Jacob Kraus We would like to take this space to thank the most important people in our publication, you. As the reader, you are the fuel for everything that we report on. Our job is based on what you as the reader want to know. As the editors, we try our best to conduct our staff through the mindset of, “Is this something our audience will find interesting?” We would like to thank you for your patience with us and your devotion to those Friday morning handout dates. The feedback when it came to trying out a news magazine instead of our traditional newspaper was wonderful, and we couldn’t have been more grateful for the feedback and the support we felt from our audience. Seeing you guys pore over our issues is always the best part of our job, seeing the talk it brings. As journalists, we want to get the people talking. Summer vacation is near and we wish all seniors the best of luck in their upcoming life experiences and as for our returning audience we hope that you leave school with an excitement for the next time you will receive a Pow Wow. Lastly, we would like to thank all the teachers who allow us to interrupt and intrude on their class time for the sake of a good journalistic story. We are forever grateful and indebted to you and everything that you do for us as a publications staff.

thepowwow Editors-In-Chief Julianne Jackson Jacob Kraus A&E Editor Kynnedy Shepherd Features Editor Taner Shipman News Editor Taylor Vanden Hull Copy Editors Brenna Holt Taylor Vanden Hull Kynnedy Shepherd Sports Editor Darryl Terrell Photo Editor Hanna Wenzel Page Designer Lauren Murphy Staff Writers Alayna Dooley Lucy Florez Brenna Holt Paige Krone Alyissa Mendoza Marissa Satterfield Alexis Sechrist Payton Sechrist Eric Valenzuela Kayla Willis Adviser Jill Holder

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Top 5 sports moments of the year 1

Phenomenons of the swim world

During the winter sports season, the boys’ swim team had a lot of success, dramatically rewriting the school record book. When it was all said and done, only two existing records were still standing after freshman Ryan Downing established new marks in seven individual events with the 100 backstroke belonging to freshman Nick Passinese. The team qualified eight swimmers for the state competition in Topeka and placed 19th out of 38 teams. Downing was second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:52 and finished fourth in the 200 freestyle at 1:50 while Passinese placed 14th in the 100 backstroke. For the first time in school history, the teams qualified all three relay teams for state competition.

Hitchcock finishes how he starts the season

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After being defeated in the state finals during his freshman season at Pittsburg High School, the highly touted sophomore Tanner Hitchcock went into this year’s campaign ranked at the top of the 113-pound weight class. Hitchcock accumulated a 35-4 record and collected a state championship by defeating Augusta’s Jake Goldenstein in a 4-2 overtime thriller. After he was crowned the state champ, Hitchcock was awarded the team’s Outstanding Wrestler Award and was also selected as WYCO Wrestler of the Year.

3 The fall of the Jaguars In one of their biggest moments, the Lady Braves defeated the Mill Valley Jaguars on Jan. 9 in a 38-28 upset win that would later shape the league standings. The Lady Braves stunned the Jaguar fans, as they were prepared to celebrate head coach John McFall’s 500th win that evening with a cake and a special ceremony. The team was led by junior Miyah Hightower and senior Mikaela Bennett, who combined for 26 points. Later that evening the boys’ team defeated the Jaguars in a thrilling 72-64 overtime victory. The Braves were down at the half, but stormed back late in the game’s final moments. With just seconds left, junior Aaron McGee scored at the end of regulation to send the game into extended play. The team dominated the Jaguars in overtime, holding them to eight points. The boys were led by senior Brendon Dotson, who had 22 points along with five assists.

Back in the playoffs

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After missing the postseason for two seasons straight, the Braves football team advanced to the playoffs when they defeated the St. James Academy Thunder 16-0 on a bitter, cold Halloween night. The Braves’ defense held the Thunder to under 150 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers. The Braves accumulated 285 yards of total offense, while gaining 174 of those yards on the ground. The rushing attack was led by junior Marcell Holmes. “I felt really good after the game. I got to help my seniors advance to the state playoffs,” said Holmes, who finished with 101 yards and two touchdowns.

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Same game, different ending

Two years ago, the Braves fell to the Piper Pirates in a bitter 29-23 overtime defeat that ended on controversial goal line stands by the Pirates. Similar to the game that played out two years ago, the Braves were ahead at halftime only to see the Pirates rally late and send the contest to overtime. This time, however, the Braves scored on the first overtime possession, and the defense held strong on a goal line stand to beat the Pirates, 31-24. “I think it was a really good confidence boost going forward. It showed how good we really could be,” said junior quarterback Connor Byers, who finished the night with a passing touchdown along with two rushing touchdowns of his own.

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College Bound Avila University Maddy Kempf, Radiologic Science Michaela Mock, Nursing Kaleigh Taylor, Business Darryl Terrell, Marketing Bethany College Taner Shipman, Biology Butler Community College Jacob Wylie, Business Central Methodist University Jeremy McDonnell, Athletic Training Coffeyville Community College Jonah Freese, Business Creative Image School of Cosmetology Justice Nicholson, Cosmetology Emporia State University Hannah Fehlhafer, Elementary Education Monica Stimac, Marketing Karl Turner, Law Enforcement Fort Hays State University Bridget Rittinghouse, Accounting Hastings College Steven Barnes, Biology Highland Community College Adam Burdolski, Business I.T.T. Tech Ryan Closser, Construction Management Johnson County Community College Sudarat Alongkornvilai, Accounting Joseph Casteel, Business Jessica Christensen, Elementary Education

Jasmine Diaz, Graphic Design Tori Dunn, Early Elementary Education Loren Ford, Graphic Design Kianna Hickmon, Physical Therapy Mackenzie Jones, Psychology Allie Ledbetter, Undecided Caleb Malone, Liberal Arts Tierra McGee, Ultrasound Tech Jon Nay, Computer Sciences Morgan Nichols, Elementary Education Natalie Sexton, Hospitatlity Management Brittany Spencer, Undecided Kansas City Kansas Community College Rodrigo Alvardo, Physics Gabby Bennett, Enviornmental Engineering Grace Bennett, Undecided Nathan Campbell, Marine Biology Akiko Cappalla, Nursing Jordan Castro, Law Enforcement Maddie Fritz, Undecided Edgar Gomez, Police Science Madison Gray, Nursing Steven Greer, Undecided Jalisa James, Pediatric Nurse Sam Johnson, Fire Science Megan Laughlin, Criminal Justice Michael Montoya, Drafting Scott Nevill, Music Bailey Nichols, Undecided Alex Povlitski, Undecided

Caitlin Reed, Nursing Tyler Rhodes, Police Academy Haylee Richmond, Nursing Skyler Roach, Undecided Faith Seaton, Art Steven Steinbacher, Undecided Layne Warner, Multi Media Kelsey Wheeler, Nursing Ashley Woodford, Undecided Kansas University Rachel Johnson, Pharmacy Morgan Lawrence, Biology Lauren Murphy, Graphic Design Colton Quigley, Mechanical Engineering Gabrielle Rye, Pre-Med/Genetics Kansas State University Aaron Ashford, Biology Mikaela Bennett, Kinesiology/Pre-med Cheyenne Cook, Undecided Jacob Dobbs, Biochemistry Brian Gray, Fine Arts Jenna Hammond, Social Work Caitlyn Khatchadourian, Psychology Jacob Kraus, Computer Engineering Vince Roult, Nursing Baleigh Shearer, Elementary Education Shelbey Taylor, Veterinary Medicine

Kendall College - Chicago Jose Almeida, Hospitality Management Lincoln College of Technology Richard Hamilton, Diesel Mechanic NCK Tech Ross Hogan, Production Welding Rockhurst University Sarah Czirr, Physical Therapy Southwestern College Madison Stumbough, Elementary Education University of Central Missouri Logan Shearer, Criminal Justice University of Missouri-Kansas City Sam Nelson, Psychology University of Kentucky Rayna Weibrecht, Chemical Engineering Washburn Tech Dustin Scott, Diesel Mechanic Wichita State University Roman Glenn, Engineering William Jewell Thaddeus Glenn, Accounting

Undecided DJ Ballard, Undecided Briana Brison, Undecided Austin Dennison, Computer Science Alyssa Driskill, Business Maressa Garcia, Pre-Med Meranda Hull, Business Allie Mulich, Nursing Ricky Skaggs, Undecided Andrea Valerio, Undecided Ashtyn Wells, Culinary Arts Military Ajayseea Braesch-Harris, Army Joshua Brown, Marine Corps Josh Coffman, Military Lewis Henry, Marine Corps Amber Lies, Marine Corps

Boys

Girls alaynadooley | designer


College Bound Avila University Maddy Kempf, Radiologic Science Michaela Mock, Nursing Kaleigh Taylor, Business Darryl Terrell, Marketing Bethany College Taner Shipman, Biology Butler Community College Jacob Wylie, Business Central Methodist University Jeremy McDonnell, Athletic Training Coffeyville Community College Jonah Freese, Business Creative Image School of Cosmetology Justice Nicholson, Cosmetology Emporia State University Hannah Fehlhafer, Elementary Education Monica Stimac, Marketing Karl Turner, Law Enforcement Fort Hays State University Bridget Rittinghouse, Accounting Hastings College Steven Barnes, Biology Highland Community College Adam Burdolski, Business I.T.T. Tech Ryan Closser, Construction Management Johnson County Community College Sudarat Alongkornvilai, Accounting Joseph Casteel, Business Jessica Christensen, Elementary Education

Jasmine Diaz, Graphic Design Tori Dunn, Early Elementary Education Loren Ford, Graphic Design Kianna Hickmon, Physical Therapy Mackenzie Jones, Psychology Allie Ledbetter, Undecided Caleb Malone, Liberal Arts Tierra McGee, Ultrasound Tech Jon Nay, Computer Sciences Morgan Nichols, Elementary Education Natalie Sexton, Hospitatlity Management Brittany Spencer, Undecided Kansas City Kansas Community College Rodrigo Alvardo, Physics Gabby Bennett, Enviornmental Engineering Grace Bennett, Undecided Nathan Campbell, Marine Biology Akiko Cappalla, Nursing Jordan Castro, Law Enforcement Maddie Fritz, Undecided Edgar Gomez, Police Science Madison Gray, Nursing Steven Greer, Undecided Jalisa James, Pediatric Nurse Sam Johnson, Fire Science Megan Laughlin, Criminal Justice Michael Montoya, Drafting Scott Nevill, Music Bailey Nichols, Undecided Alex Povlitski, Undecided

Caitlin Reed, Nursing Tyler Rhodes, Police Academy Haylee Richmond, Nursing Skyler Roach, Undecided Faith Seaton, Art Steven Steinbacher, Undecided Layne Warner, Multi Media Kelsey Wheeler, Nursing Ashley Woodford, Undecided Kansas University Rachel Johnson, Pharmacy Morgan Lawrence, Biology Lauren Murphy, Graphic Design Colton Quigley, Mechanical Engineering Gabrielle Rye, Pre-Med/Genetics Kansas State University Aaron Ashford, Biology Mikaela Bennett, Kinesiology/Pre-med Cheyenne Cook, Undecided Jacob Dobbs, Biochemistry Brian Gray, Fine Arts Jenna Hammond, Social Work Caitlyn Khatchadourian, Psychology Jacob Kraus, Computer Engineering Vince Roult, Nursing Baleigh Shearer, Elementary Education Shelbey Taylor, Veterinary Medicine

Kendall College - Chicago Jose Almeida, Hospitality Management Lincoln College of Technology Richard Hamilton, Diesel Mechanic NCK Tech Ross Hogan, Production Welding Rockhurst University Sarah Czirr, Physical Therapy Southwestern College Madison Stumbough, Elementary Education University of Central Missouri Logan Shearer, Criminal Justice University of Missouri-Kansas City Sam Nelson, Psychology University of Kentucky Rayna Weibrecht, Chemical Engineering Washburn Tech Dustin Scott, Diesel Mechanic Wichita State University Roman Glenn, Engineering William Jewell Thaddeus Glenn, Accounting

Undecided DJ Ballard, Undecided Briana Brison, Undecided Austin Dennison, Computer Science Alyssa Driskill, Business Maressa Garcia, Pre-Med Meranda Hull, Business Allie Mulich, Nursing Ricky Skaggs, Undecided Andrea Valerio, Undecided Ashtyn Wells, Culinary Arts Military Ajayseea Braesch-Harris, Army Joshua Brown, Marine Corps Josh Coffman, Military Lewis Henry, Marine Corps Amber Lies, Marine Corps

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dWhat the seniors are willing to leave behind

I, Logan Shearer, do hereby will and bequeath my formal tie swag to Dolan Kile (he needs it!).

I, Thaddeus Glenn, do hereby will and bequeath my big plays, Sportscenter Top 10 abilities to Andrew Stephan.

I, Kelsey Wheeler, do hereby will and bequeath the yearbook popcorn skills to Summer Ney.

I, Madison Stumbough, do hereby will and I, Mackenzie Jones, do hereby will and bequeath bequeath my stylish kick boards, team spirit and my class and high standards to my job as official keeper of the touchpad goo to Brooke Keltner. Alayna Dooley and Brenna Holt.

I, Jake Wylie, do hereby will and bequeath my offensive line and pancake abilities to Jacob Freese.

I, Kianna Hickmon, do hereby will and bequeath I, Lewis Henry III, do hereby will and bequeath my stubbornness but drive to strive to my legacy of fun and jokes to Cierra Henry. Tyra Davis.

I, JT Johnson, do hereby will and bequeath my undying love for sweatpants to Dolan Kile.

I, Jeremy McDonnell, do hereby will and I, Taner Shipman, do hereby will and bequeath I, Aaron Ashford, do hereby will and bequeath being the super Brave of Bonner, all my super bequeath my ability to block balls in the dirt, my laziness, fantastic newspaper skills and my Brave gear, going to every football game, home or throw out base runners, hit dingers and be a stud sass to the feature girls, away, and always having the most school spirit to on the field, to Paige Krone, Alayna Dooley, Brenna Holt, Aaron Vaughn. Preston Landers. and Kayla Willis. I, Josh Coffman, do hereby will and bequeath my ability to break school records to Coleton “Baby” Nelson.

I, Sam Nelson, do hereby will and bequeath the back six seats of the swim bus to Preston Landers.

I, Joseph Casteel, do hereby will and bequeath my extra super finer looks to Riley Ballou-Lyngstad.

I, Alex Povlitzki, do hereby will and bequeath I, Maddy Kempf, do hereby will and bequeath I, Morgan Nichols, do hereby will and bequeath my new football equiptment and vast knowledge my senior locker, my parking space and my love the French Club position of president and my of everything to for Olan Rogers videos and Starkind Productions sarcasm to Jamison Jackson. to Missy Kempf. Michaela Augustine. I, Jordan Castro, do hereby will and bequeath my baseball talent and all my baseball skills to Andrew Stephan.

I, Jacob Neu, do hereby will and bequeath my school spirit and pride for track to Isaac Bolton.

I, Faith Seaton, do hereby will and bequeath my fantastic flying skills to Missy Kempf.

I, Jacob Dobbs, do hereby will and bequeath the skills bestowed upon me by the drum gods to Blake Swan.

We, Lauren Murphy, Shelbey Taylor, and Mikaela Bennett, do hereby will and bequeath elevator rides after every volleyball practice to Emily Nelson.

I, Jenna Hammond, do hereby will and bequeath my spunky and sassy behavior to Cheyenne and Megan Willmon.

I, Steven Steinbacher, do hereby will and bequeath the quest to be the very best that no one ever was to Kristina Steinbacher.

I, Brenden Dotson, do hereby will and bequeath my attractiveness, baseball skills, and ability to beat anyone at 2K to Aaron and Devante McGee.

I, Jonah Freese, do hereby will and bequeath my supreme jumping ability, surgeon-like precision hands and magic game gloves to Michael Amayo and Caden Henley.

I, Gabrielle Bennet, do hereby will and bequeath my mixtape and dedication to Swag City to Mackenzie Frank.

I, Madison Gray, do hereby will and bequeath my sassy attitude to Lacey Jones, Amy Ash and Chelsea Fletcher.

I, Skyler Roach, do hereby will and bequeath my great taste in alternative music to Savannah Roach

I, Allie Ledbetter, do hereby will and bequeath “Lebron James” to Kennedy Bacon.

I, Aaron Jones, do hereby will and bequeath BB boys captain to Andrew Bryant.

I, Tyler Rhodes, do hereby will and bequeath the knowledge to not fight to Madyson Mance.

I, Cailtin Reed, do hereby will and bequeath my good wok and my totally rad skills in volleyball and softball to Morgan Reed.

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I, Jacob Kraus, do hereby will and bequeath I, Layne Walker, do hereby will and bequeath my mustache magnet to Brenna Holt, my OC this advice: “Don’t ever think anyone can stop you chief title to Alvaro Romo, my love of illustrator to from doing what you want to do” to Kayla willis, and finally my love of fonts and long the underclassmen. hours in room 101 to the newspaper staff.

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For the first time A look at some of the year’s most memorable moments Senior Sam Nelson went to Junior Hunter Smith state for swimming got his first job at the for the first time and Bonner Springs Animal Junior Morgan also broke a school Care Center. Senior Rachel Junior Hannah Reed went to Hays, record. Johnson filed her taxes Martin made it to Kan., for the first time. for the first time. All-State band playing Sophomore While there she also ate Senior Jacob 12th chair clarinet. Sayra Serrano- at a gross taco shop. Sophomore Elizabeth Neu got his first Villegas had shoulder Churchill used an ticket. $220.50 for surgery due to a SLAP emoticon for the first speeding. He was going tear. It also was her time. 55mph in a 30mph Junior Sumer first time being on Senior Steven Barnes zone. Sprenkle began laughing gas. went to his first high saying the morning school dance, this year’s “ I went on my first mission trip this year! I announcements every prom. went to Belize to work in a nursing home. other morning. All the people there were very nice and happy despite whatever situation they “My first date, I guess. I only did it were in. It was also my first time eating Top Freshmen because he looked so excited for a “yes.” Tops, the best chips in the world.” Kiersten Dixon When I did go to dinner and the movies laceydean l sophomore made it through with him and he tried to kiss me, I ended freshmen year without up punching him in the cheek because I Sophomore getting beat up. got nervous. I guess that was an oops on Mariah Chavez hit Senior Brendan my part!” emilyshelton l junior a dog with her Jeep for Dotson got a 1999 Chevy the first time. It was a Senior Jenna Malibu. chihuahua and sadly Freshman Isaac Hammond got a did not survive. Florez broke his arm. 75-cent raise at her Freshman Jacob job, so she paid for her Sullivan went to regionals He flipped his gocart Sophomore own ticket to Hawaii for wrestling. while riding in his Sophomore Alex Broderick for vacation this backyard. Alayna Dooley is a Brave for the summer. attended school for the first time this year after first time without any of transferring from “My first dance was Courtwarming. I Junior Emily her siblings in the went because I won the nomination Barger ate alligator Junction City High Junior Steffan same building. for Courtwarming King. I probably School. bites for the first time. Mefford went wouldn’t have gone if I hadn’t won. They apparently tasted paintballing with 325 I don’t usually enjoy events like like chicken but not people at once. Senior Scott Nevill that but felt obligated to go.” Sophomore Blake as dry. went to state for the first jacobdobbs l senior Swan spent $700 on time for a vocal solo. The class of drums in a music store Senior Tori Dunn Staff member within one visit. 2018 is the last drove her car out Terese Quenette class to be Braves of town for a Chanute ran a 5k without for the first time in their football game two hours stopping. She was freshman year, since Freshman Anna away for the first wogging. CMS is now the Sophomore Hannah Eddy went on her time. (Walk-jogging.) Braves too–. Dade got an MRI on her first date to the movies. head.

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Getting to know your seniors Class of 2015

Haven’t had their first kiss yet

11% Have sneaked out of the house without parental knowledge

59%

92% 68% 32% NO YES Have had a crush on a teacher while in high school

47%

Political preferences

21%

INDEPENDENT

23%

18% 37%

NOT INTERESTED

Number of part-time jobs in high school NO JOBS

22%

Longest Relationship Less than 6 months

17% 6-12 months

35% TWO OR MORE JOBS

43%

more than 2 years

None

23%

19% 1-2 years

26% 15%

Have experimented with drugs or alcohol

24%

1%

45% BOTH

30%

ALCOHOL

ONE JOB

14

Have enjoyed high school

Continuing their education at a college or trade school

DRUGS NONE

Have changed their morals in high school

YES 73% NO 27%

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YOU SAID

Best memory? Seniors were asked what were their best memories from their high school experience, and some of them got real deep.

“Making it to state freshmen year in basketball.” Mikaela Bennett “Being crowned Homecoming King” Jacob Kraus “When I got nominated for prom queen.” Morgan Nichols

“Going to the football games with Orange Crush.” Rayna Weibrecht

“Playing basketball with Aaron and Rodrigo in gym class.” Jordan Williams “Going to state

“The passing periods.” Alyssa Driskill

“When I qualified “Hanging out for state in cross with my friends and country.” playing football.” “When I got “Our Joe Casteel Preston Pyles “Bowing a kicked out of soccer teams discus and seeing Shawnee win against Piper it rolled all the way Mission North and last year at “Going to back to me.” came here.” sub-state.” Salina to Jacob Dobbs Michael Montoya “Getting my Shelbey Taylor watch the Heart of the Arts girl’s basketball award.” tournament.” Aarionna Holliday Jeremy “All of the McDonnell

three times for wrestling.” Bryan Lanning

softball games.” Megan Laughlin

“Freshman year when the “Hanging out with band went to play at my friends.” the Alamo Bowl.” Natalie Sexton Jessica “Hanging out “When I played Christensen and bonding with basketball on Senior my brothers on the Night.” soccer field.” Kaleigh Taylor Taner Shipman “Having a study

“Being stuck on a bus bonding for two hours after a swim meet.” Amber Lies

“Talking to my friends everyday.” Tyler Closser

“Watching the teachers play musical chairs, and Stricherz knocking everyone over.” Maddy Kempf

“Sharing the spotlight with Jacob Sopher in hall for my last two my last high school years.” dance.” “Coming here John Nay Jenna Hammond and meeting new “It hasn’t happened people and being yet.” part of Meranda Hull something.” “Dressing up as Scott Nevill a cheerleader at school.” Ricky Skaggs “Doing donuts “The road to boys and burnouts in the state swimming my parking lot.” senior year.” Colton Quigley Sam Nelson “When I got “Working in the “Setting my first solo and Brave Cave was weight-lifting crushed it.” pretty awesome.” records.” JT Johnson Steven Barnes Josh Coffman

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