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Panther Press

The voice of Montezuma-Cortez High School

206 W. Seventh Street, Cortez, CO 81321

M-CHS Bond for 20 Million Abby Lock, Managing Editor

3B signs litter the yards and windows of Cortez buildings. Regardless of one’s stance on the issue, nearly everyone in the community has seen them. On November 6th of this year, Cortez voters will encoun-

ter a box for 3B on their ballots. Votes will determine whether or not the district will be awarded the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant, which would pay for 52 percent of the costs for a new high

school. The district would be obligated to pay the remaining 48 percent. The proposed high school would include upgrades in safety measures such as centralized monitoring, firewalls, and safer building materials. The current high school is not fully accessible to handicapped students and the site itself is deemed “greatly undersized” by high school standards. It is projected that nearly 413 construction jobs would be created in the process of building on the 35 acre site on 7th and Sligo behind the Walmart. The estimated cost output lies around $63.4 million according to the projected construction budget by IMPLAN®. “As we have shared information about the BEST grant and this amazing opportunity for our district, we have been so struck by the community’s support and interest. It has transcended party lines and ages and shows that interest in education is indeed universal,” Becky Brunk, a supporter of the bond, said.

Senior class

Junoir class

President:Wyatt Yates, Joseph Gurule

Vice President: Ashley Romine Secretary: Marlana Lopez Treasure: Jaci Jordan

Sophomore class

President: Kaleb Milligan, Turney Wilson, Jonathon Walk Vice President: Sierra Bowling, Kayla Nephew Secretary: Sere King

Volume 13: Issue 1

Thank you Southwest Health System Haley Nadone, Staff Reporter

Montezuma-Cortez High School is now the proud owner of a 1996 Ford Type 3 ambulance, generously donated by Southwest Health System, Inc. On Friday, October 19th, the keys to the ambulance were ceremoniously passed to Ms. Mott, giving her the ambulance.

“The hospital is thrilled to help further enhance the education of those students that are in Ms. Mott’s Fire Safety and EMS class,” said Liz Sellers, Chief Clinical Officer of Southwest Memorial Hospital. Photo by Haley Nadone

M-CHS’s EMS class gets a new toy.

M-CHS students cast their votes President: Cole Clark, David Burch, Greg Evanson, Sarai Gomez Vice President: Audry Esquibel, Jake Valdez, Amanda Gallegos Secretary: Emily Walck Treasure: Danielle Waltman, Tallon Ralstin

October 2012

Freshman class

President: Emily Evanson, Austin Bayles, Judy Ha Vice President: Brock Belt, Laurel Chappell, Cody Canzona Secretary:Steven Brenner Treasure: Tyler Valdes

Pictures and results are on page 3

Parent/Teacher Conferences

will be held this week Thursday and Friday. Thursday students have an early release at 2:40 and Friday students have NO SCHOOL. Please come by the high school and meet your child’s teachers. All teachers will be in their rooms at the high school on:

Thurs, Oct. 25th: 4:00-8:00pm Fri, Oct. 26th: 8:30am-12noon


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M-CHS goes green Lacey Lukas, Editor-in-Chief The MCH-S district RE-1 is getting schooled in energy savings. School district RE-1 partnered with McKinstry, a company established in 1960, to design sustainable solutions to lower the cost of energy and improve the quality and life of buildings. District RE-1 is involved in a three year program that started in January 2011 and will continue through 2014. The main goal is improvements pay for themselves. “Schools can save up to 25 percent on energy cost by making simple changes,” says Ashley Ruiz, a representative of McKinstry who has been involved with our district since the start of the project. The program stresses simple adjustments in energy consumption such as turning a thermostat down one degree or unplugging a coffee maker. Over the summer, nine buildings participated in a building shut down, including Montezuma-Cortez High School, Cortez Middle School, the administration building, and the elementary schools. All unnec-

essary electronics were not only turned off but unplugged to avoid “vampire energy sucking” as it is often referred to. This provides a “baseline for the future” said Mr. Lankford, the M-CHS activities director. Every school has what’s known as a “champion;” they are responsible for making sure the new guidelines are being implemented; the champion tracks the progress that his or her building is making. MCH-S’s champions are Mr. Lankford and Mr. Hammond. M-CHS will be focused on more efficient lighting throughout the building; since it’s not known how long the building will be in use, more extreme and expensive projects will be put off until it is decided whether or not a new high school will be built. In step one of the three year program, members of the community gather in steering meetings. These meetings include the school “champions,” office staff, department of nutrition, department of transportation, department of maintenance, and Empire Electric. They meet and plan assemblies to discuss their goals to standardize energy savings. With the multi-million dollar bond going up for vote in a few months, the district RE-1 wants to show that it is serious about making improvements and trying to be fiscally responsible. McKinstry is helping our district do that; for more information about the improvements made and goals for the future, visit www.

Theatre department gets a makeover Kearra Bogg, Staff Reporter

New booth is enjoyed by the department

Anyone that has ever been involved in the drama department knows the disorganization and clutter that once ruled. Props and tools were strung everywhere, costumes were waist high, and every nook and cranny was stuffed; needless to say, it made for a tough working environment. This year, changes have been made. Over the summer, Nicholaus Sandner, drama teacher, and his family worked with drama students to clean out the theater work areas. Mr. Sandner started coming to the school in June. He saw that it was going to be a big project, and decided to call students. His family then decided to volunteer their time as well. Lacey Lukas, Rachel Faught, and Joshua Martin were the main students involved in the clean-up process. The goal of the makeover was “to find more usable space and organize,” according to Mr. Sandner. For the most part, he feels this goal was achieved. Many rooms that are now usable were

filled with clutter before, but as the group was cleaning they found that a lot was being stored unneccessatily. Costumes have been cleaned out and organized; unneeded costumes were sent to Goodwill. Also a sliding wood door was made to keep tools out of the way. Joshua Martin, who came up with the idea, said, “We don’t have the issues with people getting into things like we did last year.” M-CHS maintenance staff carried out the department’s plans to update the side booth (pictured above), holding the stage manager, spotlight, light designer, and sound designer. Now, the stage is clearly visible from the booth thus cues, light, and sound will run more smoothly. With the CTE grant, the department received new lights, a new speaker, and a cordless microphone. Rachel Faught, a senior, said, “It has helped to improve our space, allowing us to get more work done.” With all of the positive changes, this year’s plays is sure to be in good shape.

Student government Continued from page 1

S e n i o r r e p s

David Burch, President

Andre Esquibel, VP

Tallon Ralstin, Treasurer

Emily Walck, Secretary

J u n i o r r e p s

Joseph Gurule, President

Ashley Romine, VP

Jaci Jordan, Treasurer

Marlana Lopez, Secretary

S o p h o m o r e r e p s

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Tierney Wilson, President

Kayla Nephew, VP

Natasha Gorden, Treasurer

Sera King, Secretary

F r e s h m a n r e p s

Students and educators engineering dreams Haley Nadone, Staff Reporter

Wednesday is the day that the student body gets to leave school early, but not the teachers. They have to stay after school, and collaborate, on a new program. This new program is called PLC, or Professional Learning Committee. The PLC program is supposed to help raise the school’s proficiency numbers. The program involves more testing to determine what level the students are at, in regards to the state standards. SEED, or Students & Educators Engineering Dreams, is the framework for each curriculum. SEED is the assessment for each subject, which tells the teachers where the students are regarding standards. Mrs. Engle-

hart “wants to support the process and find out what’s working and do it here.” This year, M-CHS has three specific goals in mind. To meet or exceed the state average in math, reading, language arts, and science, have the academic growth for M-CHS to be in the top 1/3 in the state; and all of the SEED teams at M-CHS to accomplish their mission and goals. In order to achieve these goals the staff will be trained in Data Teams. They will identify power standards, develop common assessments, have SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-Oriented/ Relevant, Time-Bound), have common instructional strategies, and analyze formative

assessment. SMART goals are the plan for the next unit that they are going to teach, after the teachers see the proficiency results. All departments are broken down into data teams, which are “teachers collaborating to look at student work bi-weekly and provide feedback to students,” said Mrs. Englehart. Each department is going to test, and with those results, build the curriculum. This will ensure that the students in our school are at least proficient excursive to the Colorado state standards, and, hopefully, will exceed those standards.


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Laurel Chappell, VP

Tyler Valdes, Treasurer

Stevee Brenner, Secretary

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zonking zeroes

Levi Downing, Staff Reporter The ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted) program started at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. If a student has a zero in one of their classes, they can be “zapped” by their career advisory or by the teacher whose class they have the zero in. A student who has a zero in one of their classes will receive a ZAP pass to the front of the lunch line and then they must report to the ZAP room. Durng lunch the goal of the ZAP program is to eliminate all zeros.

The new ZAP program has affected students school wide. It has restricted students who go off campus for lunch and the students who don’t. Sequoyah Treadwell thinks that ZAP should be “put at a different time, like before or after school.” Other schools in the United States use ZAP as well. Not only do their sessions occur at lunch but there are even more sessions after school. The program was set forth into the school day to make sure that

When Nature Calls Abby Lock, Managing Editor

every student gets their assignments done. ZAP was also introduced to take some of the burden off teachers. However “zapping” students causes even more paper work, and it takes time out of a teacher’s planning period. Mr. Kelly, of the math department believes that ZAP “promotes student responsibility and engagement in their course work.” Mr. Wayman and Mr. Rice are the ones who monitor the ZAP room at lunch. Mr. Rice’s biggest hope for the ZAP program is

“by semester time, we won’t need it.” Statistics, provided by Mr. Rice, have proven that ZAP does help students with finishing their class work. After the first week alone a total of thirty students dropped off the D and F list. Out of fifty students that went to ZAP almost all of them get their work completed. It seems that ZAP has and will continue to help M-CHS students get their work done and their grades up.

In order to minimize hallway traffic during class periods, M-CHS administration purchased approximately 40 electronic hall passes at 20 dollars apiece. Each pass is equipped with timing capabilities and a charging base.

What do students think of these new electronic bathroom passes?

“It is a nice idea and it adds some structure to the bathroom and hallway chaos. That being said, people don’t take it seriously and I don’t blame them.” Kyme Lambson, Senior

“I think the blue passes are a good idea. They keep students from wasting time in the bathroom, but some passes seem to go off before others. Otherwise, they seem pretty good and aren’t much of an inconvenience.” Tara Abrams, Junior

“They are useful for the teachers and keeping track of their students, but if people want to skip class let them. It is their education; let them fail if they want to.” Logan Dean, Junior

“I think it’s kind of stupid because kids twirl them and they’re most likely to break. What was wrong with the laminated passes?” Jaci Jordan, Junior


Ta k e i t i n t o &Myrtle your own hands

Dear Mildred & Myrtle, I need help with my boyfriend! When I call him, he’s always making jokes and I feel like he does it on purpose. I don’t know what to do! He makes me feel like an idiot because I’m so gullible. Then when I get mad at him he calls me crazy! How do I get it through his head that I don’t like the jokes? I’ve already tried telling him, but he doesn’t listen. I’m also trying to get him to be more affectionate towards me. He’ll

Far too often, counselors, rather than students, keep track of credits and whether or not students are on path to graduate. When senior year rolls along some students find themselves in a panic because the credits they thought they had do not exist. This might be avoided if the students take their transcript into their own hands. I made this mistake in my junior year; I was pushing myself to graduate a year early. I thought that I only needed two and a half more credits, and over the summer, I enrolled in an online British literature and government class which would have given me two credits. When I went into talk with my counselor, she informed me that I needed an additional full credit, which would have taken 60 hours to complete. About two or three months later I met with Ms. Wrightly, and she informed me that one of my elective credits was not entered as a full credit. (Everyone who took intermediate acting that semester was short a half of a credit.) If I had read my transcript carefully, I should have noticed

A girl with a problem, Your letter has taken me some thought, my dear. But I’ve come to the conclusion that his jokes are just jokes. He’s not trying to make you feel like an idiot, he’s trying to make you smile! If you’ve already tried telling him to stop, I’m afraid there’s not much left to do. I suppose you can keep telling him or take a break from him. Maybe taking a break would help him realize how much he needs you. That’s what my husband and I had to do before our marriage. Poor Wilbur, he didn’t know what he had until after I left. Things have been better ever since. Taking a break will most likely help with the affection problem too. I do hope things work out, honey. Don’t forget, it’s just a high school relationship; it’s not a necessity. Good luck! Sincerely, Mildred

Editor-In-Chief Lacey Lukas Managing Editor Abby Lock Photographer Kearra Bogg

Staff Reporters Haley Nadone Adrian Opsahl Levi Downing

Guest Editor

Kyme Lambson

Guest Writers Zach Smouse Brandi Avon


Lacey Lukas, Editor-in-Chief

change fo a day! How do I get him to change for mare then one day? Please help! Sincerely, A girl with a propblem

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the mistake and it would not have been a problem. I don’t blame the counseling department for what happened; I blame myself. There are only three counselors that have to account for 760 students that are currently enrolled. Mistakes happen, but if more people are paying attention, simple errors won’t cause rifts. High school, so we are told, is about learning, and that includes more than what is in the classroom and texts books; it’s about life too. Taking on responsibilities can be difficult, but the one involving your future needs to be top priority. When it comes time to review your transcripts double check everything, don’t assume that the computer software is correct; take it into your own hands.


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The Dance

The Game

David Burch and Autumn Foster pose for a photo-worthy momentt.

Panthers Vs. Panthers Kaleb Milligan revels in the Homecoming spirit!

Asypyn Gibbs, Leslie Morales, and Christine Sanders bring a splash of vibrance to the dance floor.

Drop it like it’s hot!

The wallflowers: come on man! Offensive player Keegan Ralstin goes out for a pass thrown from quarterback, Jonathon Walck.

Major Lackey and Taylor Martinez are crowned the Homecoming King and Queen!

Chessie Kimble and Breck Grubbs show their shoeless smiles Preston Sittion and Braden Carey of the M-CHS Panther Marching Band prepare to begin their percussion piece.

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MING WEEK Levi Downing, Staff Reporter Kearra Boggs, Photographer Adrian Opsahl, layout design Homecoming week was a big event for M-CHS. It began with spirit week, Monday through Friday. On Friday, school was released early so everyone could go to the parade on Main Street. Friday was the big game and Saturday night was the dance in the gym. During spirit, week students and staff dressed up to show school spirit. Monday was twin day, Tuesday was jersey day, Wednesday was opposite day, Thursday was super hero day and Friday was spirit day where everyone dressed up in orange and black. Every day at lunch there were contests to see which student has the most school spirit. The parade hosted every athletic club and sport. Even a truck with a “yes on 3B” sign on it was in the parade. The community showed up to watch the event and show support. The street was closed between 2 and 3 pm. The game was played against Delta Panthers Friday evening. The final score was a defeat of 20-48. See more details of the game on page 11. Saturday night exploded at the high school during the homecoming dance. There were a total of approximately 150 students that showed up looking stunning. The chaperones were all of the administration and several teachers. Congratulations are in order to Taylor Martinez and Major Lackey who were crowned king and queen by the Superintendent Alex Carter at the game. Even though the Panthers didn’t win, M-CHS still showed the community how much school spirit the high school has.

The Parade


The Spirit

The M-CHS volleyball team lines up for the parade.

Jersey day!

The 3B committee with their float. Mr. Havran transformed into a pretty pink princess!

The M-CHS football team on main street.

On left: Tori Laymon shows her masculine side on opposite day!


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M - C H S t h e a t r e c o m m i t s Staff spotlight a heinous hilarity

Photo by Kearra Boggs

Kearra Boggs, Staff Reporter

Abby Lock, Managing Editor

The Montezuma-Cortez High School theatre department kicked-off the year with its rendition of Arsenic and Old Lace, a farce-comedy written by Joseph Kesselring in 1939. Arsenic and Old Lace, set in the Brewster family residence, draws on classic horror elements to elicit goose bumps from its audience; a cemetery lies just outside the window, and an evil German poses as a doctor. The plot takes suspenseful twists in which the dark humor brews. Mortimer Brewster (played by Joshua Horneff), a dramatic critic whose scorn for theatre serves as humorous juxtaposition, is surrounded by madness: two aunts determined to relieve lonely men of their lives, a murderous brother with a face resembling Boris Karloff (Frankenstein in 1931); a harmlessly odd brother who is convinced that he is Theodore Roosevelt. Not only is Mortimer’s sanity and engagement to the lovely Elaine Harper (played by Anakay Hanold) jeopardized, but Mortimer must also find a way to protect his compassionately murderous aunts. The on-stage chemistry between the cast members was an effortless blend of sincerity and wit. Abby Brewster (played by Rachel Fought) and Martha Brewster (played by Cierra Duran) interacted on stage with all of the grace and heart of the common grandmother figure. Mortimer and Elaine are portrayed as the romantic relief amidst the horrific scenes. Their on-stage relationship appeared a bit strained in the opening scenes, but gradually became more natural as the play progressed. The most interesting relationship was that of Jonathan Brewster (played by

Joshua Martin) and Dr. Einstein (played by Brock Belt). Jonathan’s animosity and Einstein’s conniving mind defined the brutal duo. Their humorous performances evoked waves of laughter and rumbling chuckles from the audience. The set-designers deserve much praise for their impressive efforts in designing the Brewster home. The stairs endured Teddy’s (played by Damiond Smith) periodic stampedes with evident strength. The cellar, engineered with the audience in mind, appeared to drop beneath the foundation of the set, contributing to the air of authenticity of the production. Along with elderly characters, comes the difficult task of aging the teenage cast to fit their roles. The makeup department accomplished this problematic feat without over compensating; the wrinkles on the skin were tastefully pronounced. Simple on-stage lighting allowed for notable contrast between night and day scenes, including scene transitions. There were simple sound effects; an on stage record player blared at in the opening scene, but did not detract from the dialogue. When the phone rang, the audience jumped at the sudden sound: perhaps a slight volume adjustment could have prevented the minor shock. The production, as a whole, surpassed expectations the average high-school play. The MontezumaCortez High School theatre department deserves an additional round of applause for their presentation of Arsenic and Old Lace. Their next production, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, will begin in late January.

Mrs. Englehart is one among many teachers working in M-CHS who has a genuine care for students, not only in her classroom, but in the community as well. She began teaching at M-CHS 30 years ago, student teaching under Keith Hutchenson. “I was inspired by his teaching,” said Mrs. Englehart. Mrs. Englehart was born in Durango Colorado and received her Bachelor’s degree at Fort Lewis College. She furthered her education and received her Master’s degree in K-12 English and art at Adams State University. When first working in M-CHS, Mrs. Englehart was involved in a Cooperative Education Program. She worked with students going to school as well as working; also she helped transition students into the workforce. Currently, Mrs. Englehart is teaching photography, PCC photography, sculpture/ceramics, native hands/ native voices, and art and Navajo history. She is also on the staff leadership team. Mrs. Englehart Mrs. Englehart says she has no regrets about teaching, “I have learned that teaching is not what I do, it’s who I am.” 1 5

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Down 1. The name of the paper you are holding. 5. Cheerleader Captain 7. Sophomore Football player #78 9. Senior Cross Country 11. Softball player #5 12. Pantherpress Editor-in-chief

Across 2. The location of the football field 3. New M-CHS math teacher 4. New M-CHS Ag teacher 6. Volleyball player #5 8. Senior golf player 10. Junior boys tennis player 13. Senior M-CHS dancer

Fall Activities Carnival Zach’s Book Haley Nadone, Staff Reporter

Photo by Kearra Boggs

On September 26th, M-CHS held the Fall Activities Carnival at Panther Stadium. The carnival was held to support the students and staff at MCHS who participated in sports and activities. Each organization and activity set up a booth that held a game and more information about the activities offered at M-CHS. The carnival was kicked off by the singing of the National Anthem by the choir, which was followed by the band performance. Next, the cheerleaders took the field, to perform their routine, and then the introductions of the teams began. After all of the performances and introductions, people were free to roam around the booths which included: girls basketball, MCHS Booster Club, the Native American club, volleyball, boys M-CHS Cheerleaders soccer, Ag/FFA, knowledge bowl, football, softball, cross country, golf, boys tennis, and the Panther Press. Some of the games were: a hoop shoot, a pie throwing contest, and face painting. Sophomore Adrina Peterson said that, “It was fun, but there could have been more to do.”

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Zachary Smouse, Guest Column Writer

Have you ever thought about how it would feel to be in a person’s shoes that has a disability? For me, having a disability is hard to live with because it limits your abilities to do stuff like normal people. Every day, when I wake up, I think about how I could push myself to reach the most extreme challenges that I can conquer. No matter how much I wish that I didn’t have Cerebral Palsy, I still look onward and enjoy the things that are in my life. Most people think they have a rough life, and you know what? They might be right, but they should look at how far they have come in their life and realize that if they challenge their minds; they could accomplish more than the average bear. Just be confident with yourself and try to be the best that you can be. On Friday, April 9th,1993, I was brought into this world, but when I got out of my mother’s womb; my umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck three times, causing me to be dead for twenty-seven minutes and it also caused me to have Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy comes in all different forms, but my disability only limits me by not being able to walk or talk. The hard-

est part, in my situation, is that I can’t do everything on my own, but it doesn’t make me want to give up; it makes me want to better myself and get more proficient in life. Doctors have said, in the past, that I wouldn’t be able to gain much in life; but because of my parents, family and friends, I am where I am today because of how much they want to see me succeed in living out my dreams. Story to be continued in the next Panther Press issue on December 20th.

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Show some respect

Abby Lock, Managing Editor

Honor and respect are two words that Alex Carter, the RE-1 Superintendent, kept as a mantra in his mission to secure community-wide rewards for all RE-1 employees. Mr. Carter made his face known in his first few months as a superintendent; he presented the businesses in Cortez the idea to give RE-1 employees discounts as an acknowledgment of their dedication to education. Mr. Carter’s inspiration for the program came from the words of the RE-1 educators themselves. “I noticed so many teachers felt they weren’t honored and respected in the community. I also found out that no teachers got any perks,” said Mr. Carter. The Honor and Respect Teachers

Program is not limited to teachers, but extends to every RE-1 employee. “One of the things we embrace and that I think is true is that every single person in this school district impacts kids. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the classroom or if you’re a custodian or you’re a secretary,” said Mr. Carter. There are approximately 380 employees in the district, all of which are eligible for the large array of benefits. Mr. Carter added, “One of my big goals is to see if we can raise teachers’ salaries, but until we can do that, I’d like to see if they could stretch their buck a little.” Locally owned Cortez businesses, not limited to restaurants, were Mr. Carter’s primary target. Businesses

RE-staff discounts from local businesses Advantage Glass

15% off Windshields, rock chips, and residential glass


Employee discount rate

Coldstone Creamery

10% off all orders

Pioneer Printing

10% off all orders

Come Dance Tonight

3 free introductory lessons

Dry Dock Restaurant

10% off all entrees

Eco-Friendly Esthetics

10% off all Shira orders and facials

Garcia & Company Jewelers

10% off all purchases

Hair Headquarters

$2.00 off haircut, $5.00 off Perms or color, 10% off retail

Let It Grow

10% off all purchases


10% off all orders

Sonic Drive-In

Happy Hour all day


10% off all orders

Suzy’s Hallmark

Birthday Club Discount- 20% off total

The Farm Bistro

or 30% off one item 10% off all orders


15% discount

Windows In Motion

25% off all fabrics

Photo by Kearra Boggs

Businesses advertise their respect with these window stickers.

that enter the program are able to decide their own discount method. For example, some restaurants take 10 percent off the entire bill, but others deduct 10 percent from just the educator’s meal. “Whenever Alex came to talk to us, he was so positive and energetic. He’s affecting positive change in the community, and we want to help with that change,” Teresa Montaño, owner of Pepperhead restaurant said. Currently, 17 businesses have enrolled in the program, but Mr. Carter hopes to incite further interest within the community. “I hope more and more businesses contact me and say ‘hey, why didn’t you ask me? I want to give teachers a break too,’” said Mr. Carter.

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P r o w l i n g p i n k p a n t h e r s Cortez Panthers defeated by the Delta Panthers Keara Bogg, Photographer

Tuesday, September 25th, Montezuma-Cor- couraged women to be aware of their bodies tez Panther Volleyball cancer. team faced off against Overall, the team Durango at home. Both thought it played a teams put up a fight, but pretty good game. Sein the end, Cortez lost nior Abby Engle said, in the 5th set at 5-15. “I thought the first Not only was the four sets were really game against Cortez good. rivals Durango, it was 175 dollars was to support breast canraised at the game and cer. Both teams wore all of the proceeds pink jerseys and the will go to supportcrowd was encouraged ing breast cancer. 75 to wear pink as well for percent of the money a dollar discount at the will go to the Womdoor, or a free entrance en’s Cancer Collation in a group of five. Ofin the 4-Corners. The ficer Fox spoke at the remaining 25 percent game, and shared her will go to Saint Juown experience with des Children’s Cancer breast cancer. She enCenter. M-CHS volleyball team huddles to discuss the next play.

Congratulations to the M-CHS golf team for taking sixth place at state, Jakob Rudosky Keith Hawkins Hayden Plewe Triten Shelby

Lacey Lukas, Editor-in-Chief

Montezuma Panthers faced off against the Delta Panthers on October 5th. The game started off strong, with Tallon Ralstin #13 recovering a fumble and gaining possession of the ball in the first few minutes of the game. Conover Smith (#42) scored a touchdown in the last three minutes for the first quarter. By half time the Delta Panthers led the way with a 6 to 14 lead. The band and color guard preformed at half time, with David Burch and Cierra Duran conducting the performance. The dance team was scheduled to perform but due to timing issues, they were cut off and unable to finish their performance.

Superintendent, Mr. Carter, crowned Taylor Martinez homecoming queen and Major Lackey, king. The second half of the game had two injuries. Trenton Gustafson damaged his ankle, but was able to walk off the field. Buddha (Dakota) Goossen was injured in the last quarter of the game and had to be carried off because of a knee injury. Tallon Ralstin caught a pass for the second touchdown of the game. In the last quarter Tallon Ralstin threw a pass to his brother Keegan Ralstin #12 for the final touchdown of the night. The final score was 20 to 48 with the Delta Panthers claiming victory.

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