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Kingfisher, OK 73750 October 21, 2015

Page 2: Football vs Blackwell Page 3: Football cont. Page 4: Stinger Rides Page 5: KHS Academic Team Page 6: Senior Profile Page 7: Football Pictures Page 8: Jackets VS Cancer Page 9: Diabetes Awareness Page 10: PSAT Picture Page 11: Mr. Plummer Page 12: Thurs. Night Lights Page 13: Haunted House Ad Page 14: Cheer Clinic Coming Next Week: Football vs. Perkins –Tryon Senior Profile Stinger Fashion

Jackets vs. Cancer Week Returns

“I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire?

By: Stinger Staff The annual fundraiser called Jackets vs Cancer will take place during the first week of October. Kingfisher High school has raised over $10k each year for the past two years, winning 1st place from the American Cancer Society for the largest sums raised by a high school. According to smack talk floating around social media, other schools and groups are now gunning for us and our record setting amounts. Oh, it’s so on! Jackets vs. Cancer events this time around will focus on two events; the football game vs Heritage Hall and the Faculty Basketball/Dodgeball tournament. At the football game on October 30th, several school clubs will be participating in selling fundraising items to remind people of the fight against cancer and the need to fund cancer research. The annual Faculty Basketball/Dodgeball game will take place on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Any faculty or staff who would like to participate need to contact Kaitlin Lombardo to sign up. Also there are sign-up sheets out-

side her office and are due this Thursday, October 22nd. Finally, the Jackets vs Cancer t shirt deadline has been extended until Wednesday, but that is the absolute final run. If you are interested in buying a teeshirt to show your spirit at the football game or the faculty basketball/dodgeball tournament, be sure to order your shirt TODAY!


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Kingfisher smothers Blackwell, score looks familiar By: Stinger Staff

On Thursday night, Kingfisher turned the tide of a two game losing stretch to beat the Maroons from Blackwell, 41-14. Fans of the Yellowjackets may start to get confused as the same numbers keep popping up in the final scores so far this season. 41-14 was the exact score in the loss against Cushing at the beginning of the month. Favored by a heavy margin, Coach Myer's team settled in on a windy, warm night, facing a Blackwell team with an 0-3 season record. At 6:40 in the first quarter, Trey Borelli took a short reception from Beau Jinkens into the end zone for 6, letting Manual Torres put the 7th point on the board for the extra point. Jinkens reached out for a pick for the Yellowjacket defense at their own 45 yard line for a turnover with 4:27 left in the first. On offense they went 3 and out but followed it up with a 51-yard punt by Tucker Arrington into the Maroon end zone for a touchback The first quarter ended with a Jinkens sack for major loss, 7-0 end of first qtr. In the second quarter, sophomore Austin Neal sacked the Blackwell quarterback for a loss of 9 yards with 10:43 left in the quarter. A 67-yard touchdown run by Cole Crosswhite, along with an extra point by Torres but the Jackets up 14-0 with 9:09 left in the half. Freshman Zach Goodwin broke up a Blackwell pass play, forcing a turnover on downs at the Jacket 27-yard line at 7:35. However the Maroons came buck at 5:55 before the half with a pass play into their end zone, putting the score at 14-7. Further madness ensued as Arrington's punt from the redone was blocked and recovered in the Blackwell end zone. The score was now tied, 1414 with 4:03 left in the half. STORY CONTINUES ON PAGE 3

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Daniel Tautkus Sean Borelli Sam Walter Kaden Baartman

Advisor Advisor Emeritus High School Principal Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Kurt Kaya Dr. A.J. Johnson Mr. Todd Overstreet Mr. Jason Sternberger

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Policy Statement It is the policy of the Kingfisher School District to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, qualified handicap, or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid, and employment. Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to Jason Sternberger, Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 responsibilities, Kingfisher Public Schools, P. O. Box 29, 11th and Chisholm, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750. Telephone 405-375-4194. Kingfisher Public Schools provide educational opportunities to disabled students age 0-21. These services are provided in accordance with public law 94-142, which requires an approved appropriate education for disabled children ages 0-21. Any person having knowledge of a disabled child and not identified or served, please contact Jason Sternberger, Superintendent of Schools, 11th and Chisholm, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750 or telephone 405-375-4194. The opinions expressed in THE STINGER are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of THE STINGER staff, its sponsor, the administration or faculty of the Kingfisher Schools.

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Football Continued from Page 2 After going 3 and out, and turning the ball back over to Blackwell, the Yellowjacket defense managed to halt Blackwell on downs, but let them get close enough to attempt a field goal to close out the half. It was blocked at the hands of the Jacket defense, leaving less that 7 seconds left in the first half. During halftime, fans were treated to performances by the Yellowjacket Cheer squad students from their annual Mini Cheer Clinic. Students learn to cheer, jump and stunt under the tutelage of the Kingfisher Cheer Squad and their coach, Kaitlin Lombardo. The 5th &6th graders performed first, followed by the fourth graders, 3rd graders, 2nd, 1st , Kindergarteners and the Pre-K's bringing up the rear. Finally, the entire ensemble of cheer students gave a rousing finale as a send off. Next up, the Pride of Kingfisher High School Marching Band took the field and performed three songs from their 80's-superband Journey songbook this year. After the whistle for the beginning of the second half, it seems Kingfisher was the only team to show up. The Yellowjackets picked up two scores in the third quarter with Jinkens tosses to Drew Schultz and again to Borelli. Late in third quarter Crosswhite made a run to the redone with less than 1 minute left in third quarter Jinkins follows up with touchdown, up the middle for a five-yard score. Torres made the extra point, 35-14 Jackets. Landon Foreman scored both an interception and a 30-yard touchdown with little more than 3 minutes left in the game. A bad snap on the extra point attempt led to a failed two point conversion attempt, final score was 41 -14. Foreman was named as the Dobrinski Player of the Game, as the Jackets now sit at 3-4 in the season, 2-1 in District 3A-1. This week the team will travel to Perkins-Tryon for the Friday night game. The Demons are 4-4 overall, 2-2 in District. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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Stinger Rides Opinion by: Blanca Barcenas / dt This week’s edition of Stinger Rides features Senior Alma Atondo’s 2009 Chrysler 300 Dub Edition. She’s the second owner after her brother and has been taking care of it very well. The interior of her ride is pink and black and it’s exceptionally clean. The color of the car is grey and its wheels are blinding from how shiny they are; only when she gives it a wash of course. People may notice that her wheels are not dubs (20 inches or more) but her car is still a Dub edition. Also, according to Autoweek.com in an article of the Chrysler 300 Dub edition “a main feature is chrome, which will cover the honeycomb grilles, door handles and mirror caps. There will be three Dub Edition badges on the exterior. Other upgrades include a 322-watt amplifier and MyGIG information systems.” You will see Alma in this luxurious car cruising to work or to the gym. You will hear her coming because of her amazing loud stereo system. Alma’s ride features a 3.5 liter V6 motor with an automatic transmission for easy cruising, superb gas mileage and power to spare when she needs it. She’s a little embarrassed that she didn’t get it washed before her Stinger Rides photo shoot.


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KHS Academic Team Splits District Competition By: Stinger Staff Kingfisher High School's Academic Team competed in it's first District contest the Monday before Fall Break. Team sponsors, Ms. Beam and Ms. Friday oversaw the event which took place at KHS after school. Visiting Academic Teams from Newcastle and Harding Charter Prep were both decked out in matching polo shirt uniforms with their school name and logo emblazoned boldly on the front. For the first time, the KHS Team proudly donned their own team polo style shirts. In their first District match, KHS faced the team from Newcastle and defeated them 300-160. While team Captain Harrison Powell handled math questions. fellow team member Carson Racer tackled humanities assisted by Brady Werner and Diego Perez.. Jacob Koehn-Howry impressed one and all with his lightning round rapid fire responses to NFL Quarterbacks and their current team affiliation. He went 10 for 10 on the category. In the second round, KHS took on Harding Charter Prep, who also beat Newcastle by a lesser margin than the Yellowjackets victory. While Powell his team members Racer, Werner, Peres, Veronica Olivares, Perez Malachi Mclain taxed their brains and memory to the limit, Harding Charter Prep proved the better team, besting the KHS team in the final match of the night. The final score was 120-190. Next up for Ms. Beam and Ms. Friday's team will be the second Traid on October 26 against Fairview and host school, Watonga, followed by Regionals on Nov. 14th. The third Triad will be on November 30, with the fourth and final Triad falling on January 12th.

Futuristic Car Expo by Teresa Rangel/kk This Month, October 29th, no less than 76 brand new concept cars, bikes, and vehicle parts will be premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 the 44th to be hosted at the Japanese capital. The theme is “your heart will race”, which is very promising to what it offers show attendees with Honda and Suzuki leading the charge with oddball vehicles on two or four wheels. These sci-fi cars are almost cubicle in shape, using touch panels as part of the dash, and cabinets doors that reveal touch screen technology and seats with what looks like memory foam cushion. Toyota upmarket brand, Lexus, will be planning too awe their audience with the much-buzzed about surprise concept car. Its presentation shows only a front view of the head lights with the Lexus logo on it giving it a sense of je ne sais quoi. Others aside from the Japanese brands, that are ahead in the game, include 17 international manufacturers with big names such as Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Citroen and Renault will in attendance. Abarth will return to this exposition after eight years of absence and BMV will reveal the M4 GTS -- the company’s fastest road car ever which hasn’t changed much in its design. Alongside many big cities like Paris, Geneva, Detroit and Frankfurt, Tokyo is now recognized in the industry as one of the worlds top five motor shows. Since 1954 the Japan Automobile Association has attracted large crowds with 902,800 visitors attending in 2013. For more information on the cars you can go on Cnn.com and look through some of the photos. Someone please buy me a plane ticket so I can go and see these cars in person

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Senior Profile: Sean Borelli By: Laryn Schemmer/dt This week’s Senior of the Week is Sean Borelli. Sean was born on November 4, 1997, in Oklahoma City to Scott Borelli and Janet Mueggenborg. He has one younger brother, Gabriel, who is 6 years old. He has one dog named Sugar. Sean is involved in the National English Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Technology Student Association, and is the Photography Staff Chief. “What sports are you involved in,” we asked. “LOL,” he replied. Borelli’s favorite subject is history, and he is the Chief of the Photography Staff, so it only makes sense that his favorite teacher is Dr. Johnson. He plans on going to the University of Oklahoma to major in Political Science and General Business. He definitely thinks that the will be a billionaire. His favorite movie is, “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Sean’s favorite TV show is, “Game of Thrones.” He enjoys reading his favorite book, “Geography Club.” Anything in the “Fallout,” series is his favorite video game. Also, not to mention he loves every kind of music, except for country. Lana Del Rey and Marina and the Diamonds are his favorite bands. He enjoys, “getting money and having no life,” and also slackin’ at his nonexistent job. With his money he enjoys shopping in his favorite place, also known as 90 percent of the Black Friday bins at Walmart. You can find him driving there in his 2002, black Honda Civic, while listening to the radio station NPR. He constantly has a new favorite song. It practically changes daily. His best friends are Lauren Burpo and Amber Jacoby. You can usually find him out with his friends eating his favorite food, Chinese. Borelli’s favorite animal is the Red Panda, his favorite holiday is Christmas, and the color of his choice is crimson. Sean LOVES candy, any kind is his favorite. His most embarrassing moment is his daily attire. Being the Photography Staff Chief is his biggest achievement. When asked about one random fact about himself is that he is, “Gayer than San Francisco in July.” His advice to underclassmen is, “DO NOT wear socks and sandals!” He will miss being on the teacher wifi when the student wifi is down the most about Kingfisher High School. His words to fellow seniors: “Bye!”

Over The Garden Wall Opinion By: Clairanda Porter/kk Over The Garden Wall, an Emmy Award-winning miniseries on Cartoon Network first aired on November 3, 2014. Full of beautiful art and music that compels the soul to sit and watch the main characters, Wort and Greg, go on there adventures in the dark woods. Getting lost and side tracked is what Greg and Wort find themselves in more than they would like. This cartoon has conjugered up many thories that may very well be true. I could sit and watch this series over and over again and never get bored. There is always something new to discover. This show messes with your head from a dog eating a black turtle and turning into a colorful eyed wolf hybrid that bursts

into some kind of black oil, to the fact that the world you think they live is only a facade of what is really happening. I do not want to spoil anything for anyone who wants to go out and watch it themselves, but I there is all kinds of crazy creatures and events that take place in this short 10 episode series. I recommend that everyone at least try and watch Over The Garden Wall. Its one of the best cartoons I have ever watched.


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Diabetes Awareness Club (FCCLA UPDATE) By: Elijah Lowman/dt nd

October 22 , also known as diabetes appreciation day in Kingfisher High School, there will be a showing of The Breakfast Club. During the same night there will be a sandwich eating contest. The sandwiches will consist of diabetes, or Captain Crunch, Butter, and Pixie Stix. Coke will be provided to wash the sugar down with more sugar to make sure there is no sugar. Just to add frosting to the cake, you get to show up in your pajamas (not naked), and bring your own cereal. Someone bring extra cereal for the poor please. Ms. Hobza is so nice she is letting those that are not in FCCLA to join in to the Breakfast Club. There is just one rule: don’t talk about the club. October 26th will be Monday Movie night. Ms. Hobza does not know what movie will be shown. Tickets are $5 to go see the mystery movie. Talk to Ms. Hobza for more details about these events.

Henn-na Hotel, Japan’s Robot Hotel By: Clairanda Porter/kk A five-star hotel in Japan has taken the name as the worlds first robot hotel. Henn-na Hotel, translated to Strange Hotel, opened on July of 2015. Humanoid robots meet the Japanese-speaking guests, but the English-speaking guests are welcomed by a robotic dinosaur. When talking to the robots, it is not liking try to create a conversation with Siri when you have no access to human interaction, the robots can engage in intelligent conversations. The hotel does not only have talking robots but also functional counter parts that cart luggage to the 72 rooms in the hotel as well as staff courters. The hotel at this moment is going through it’s first phase, but in the future would eventually add 72 more rooms. As the hotel is going through its baby steps and stages of few advances, Huis Ten Bosch, has said that he hopes that one day the robots will run 90 percent of the hotel. Not only does Huis Ten Bosch want to expand his original hotel, he also wants to create 1,000 more of these hotels in different areas of the world, bringing robots to all areas of the world.

Where’d School Spirit Go? Opinion by Teresa Rangel/kk I’ve been walking these KHS halls for approximately three years now and the halls seem so dull. There doesn’t seem to be as much school spirit anymore as much as it used to be my freshman year. I remember when we would hold pep rallies for LITERALLY EVERY single football game. We would be dismissed early and the teachers hated that because it jacked up their schedule, but the students loved it! I wonder if we don’t have pep assemblies as much since we’ve not had many photojournalist to volunteer to shoot video of the games and make awesome pep assembly videos. The cheerleaders also, according to an anonymous source, don’t get as much permission. Pep Rallies can be very time consuming as well taking a TON of time to plan and work to make them come through, where the cheerleader have to practice for approximately a week just to present at a pep rally. Then they sometimes don’t have a place to practice after school or during their seventh hour, since the basketball team uses the court on which they sometimes practice on. But at least we are getting one more pep rally. We only had one last year and for us to get two this year is a change.

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October 21, 2015

MacArthur Plummer’s Death By: Logan Hightower/dt Kingfisher public schools dignitary, Mr. MacArthur Plummer died on Thursday, September 17, 2015, to a virus called West Nile, which is a virus that can be transmitted from mosquitos. Mr. Plummer passed at the Select Special Hospital, in Oklahoma City. Mr. Plummer was a math teacher at Kingfisher High School for 10 years, a K-8 principal for 13 years, a K-12 for 5 years, and the superintendent for 5 years at Enid’s Public Schools. Mr. Plummer was a basketball coach at Enid for 10 years, before retiring. He led them to one championship and three finals. In 2004, he retired and he spent his time on golf, fishing, and hunting. Mr. Plummer was a substitute teacher at Kingfisher middle school for three years before he sadly passed away. West Nile is a deadly disease that can kill you from the inside, and it is called an “Auto-Immune disease” because there is no cure for it. Many people called Mr. Plummer “Coach Plummer” for the amount of times he’s coached.. Mr. Plummer was well known for doing “Sudoku” (a Chinese game) on the back of the newspaper. Mr. Plummer was also well known across the NorthWest part of Oklahoma, and an inspiration to most children.

Insidious: Chapter 3 Opinion by: Lisa Baxter/kk (WARNING - CONTAINS SPOILERS) On October 10th, 2015 I decided I was going to watch Insidious: Chapter 3. So I went to Red box like the dork I naturally am and rented it. It was really good, I can tell you that. In the beginning the movie showed that it was taking place a few years before the first two Insidious movies. The movie begins with the old lady (I actually can’t remember name) talking to a young girl whose mom had died a year before. The young girl wanted to contact her mother, but instead got in contact with the “woman in black.” The young girl started freaking out and broke contact, telling the young girl she was sorry but she couldn’t talk to her mother. Next, the movie flashes forward to 3 weeks later and the girl keeps trying to talk to her mom, only later realizing that it’s not her mother she’s been talking to. It’s actually a dead man (demon) who wants to take her soul to the other side where the rest of the dead reside. You find out later in the movie but part of the girl had already been stolen and the demon actually connected to what was left of the girl’s soul. She was slowly dying and they all soon realized they needed to hurry and help her regain her soul. The girl’s mother came back and helped her daughter get back to her body in the end…which was really nice to finally see.

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Cheer Hosts Weekly Tumbling Clinic By Stinger Staff If you happen to stop by Cheer Coach Kaitlin Lombardo's room and are wondering what those huge rolls of mat are doing in her room, your answer can be found once every week in the Commons. Ms. Lombardo reports that Coach Eric Swaim comes in from a gym called Tribe in Moore to conduct a weekly tumbling clinic every Wednesday at KHS. "They are working towards tumbling skills such as back handsprings, tucks, layouts, and fulls," states Lombardo. Both middle school and high school cheerleaders are invited and make good use of the added training they receive from Swaim. The mats are currently being stored in Ms Lombardo's room since the gym is needed for basketball practice.

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