Manhattan High School Volume 101 Issue 20 April 1, 2014
Daughter of USD 383 teachers dies in Arizona Cathy Dawes KMAN News Director Arizona media sources report an 18-year-old woman who has Manhattan connections died Sunday morning after she fell from the 10thfloor balcony of a studenthousing apartment building
near Arizona State University in Tempe. Michele Jones, USD 383 Director of Communications and School Safety has confirmed Naomi McClendon was the daughter of Nate McClendon, Director of Orchestras at Manhattan High and Judy McClendon,
a teacher in the language art department at MHS. Jones told KMAN “Our hearts are heavy with sadness.” Manhattan High school Principal Greg Hoyt put out an announcement to parents yesterday morning, commenting on the weekend death of Naomi McClendon,
a 2013 graduate of the high school. Her brother is currently a sophomore. Hoyt said in the announcement it is important for children to have as normal and routine a day as possible. He says crisis team met at 6:45 a.m. Monday morning to articulate a plan of action,
and a school-wide announcement was made over the PA system. Counselors were available throughout the day to assist students needing intensive support. Hoyt added, “Our thoughts are with this family today, and our hearts are very heavy this morning.
Please know that our staff is doing everything that we can to ensure that your child and his/her needs are taken care of in school today.”
National Honor Society takes the runway Gage Benne Staff Writer There’s a lot of unique style around the school and this weekend was time to show it off. On Saturday the National Honor Society at Manhattan High gave students a chance to show off their style -- or at least their quirky model faces. Robin Smith is the sponsor of NHS, and collaborated with NHS members to put on a fashion show, the first at Manhattan High. “We had a student that is a new student to Manhattan High School, [senior] Munisa Khuramova. She participated in NHS in Dallas, Texas,” Robin Smith said. “NHS did a fashion show in Dallas, she shared the idea and she’s been a great help in facilitating and organizing the show. It was a fundraiser for students helping students.” Students strutted into the spotlight one couple at a time. After a few poses on the protruding stage, the boy and girl met in the middle of the catwalk. After traversing down the stairs -- which proved to be difficult for some during formal wear -- the models posed jointly. A few models jokingly posed, and others remained “Blue Steel” throughout the performance. The couples then trecked up the stairs again, and repeated with the next set of models and the next set of clothing lines “The Fashion Show was fun… Awkward… Mostly really awkward,” junior Nick Clark describes his experience modeling for NHS. “I almost stepped on the girl’s dress, that would've been very awkward. Besides that, you just walk out there and be a man.” To keep the show rolling while models prepared for the sext set, guests were entered in a drawing for door prizes donated by area businesses. The Varsity Choir also assisted during gaps in the show, performing a few renditions. “It was really awkward for me, I didn’t know what to do… I didn’t know you don’t really clap at a fashion show. So, it was strangely quiet in Rezac, but it was really awesome,” spectator Israel Wheatley said. See NHS page 5
Manhattan High School students model casual outfits during the first annual National Honor Society fashion show. Outfits were donated for the show by various Manhattan retailers. The fundraiser raised $200 for the Student to Student program. Gage Benne, Photographer
NHS accepting applications for next year Louis Melgarejo Staff Writer National Honor Society is accepting this year’s round of applications from students looking to join the organization. Signatures, one of the five requirements in the applications, were due Friday. Other requirements include contact information, a summary of who the applicants are, volunteering, and a essay. “National Honor Society is an organization designed for students who have demonstrated very good scholarship abilities, they have to have a GPA of 3.5 or greater, and they also have to show leadership and character in other aspects of school life,” NHS sponsor Robin Smith said.
NHS is sought after by many students but there is a limited number spots to fill so quality is important when it comes to making your application. “It’s the struggle trying to make the best application you can,” sophomore Cathy Lei said. Students who completed the application and turned them in on time will then have their applications reviewed by NHS staff members. The applications are graded by a point system and the applications above a certain point level will be accepted. The induction to National Honor Society is set for April 28.
Panel of college professors offer seniors advice Jared Gebhardt Entertainment Editor Last week, a panel of college professors and faculty assembled and dished out advice to Manhattan High seniors over three days. Students in Melissa DeWitt’s senior advanced humanities courses sat down and probed the panel for answers to questions that ranged from simple things like being prepared, to course-specifics
about teacher and student interaction. The biggest point that rang through all three days of panels was being self-reliant. “Students really have to be self-directed and organized. You think you are, and you’re not and that was sort of the surprise for me when I went to college,” Jim Nechols said. “You really have to take a lot of responsibility for yourself, but particularly that time budgeting
is really hard. You’ve got to make all the decisions there and that’s really important for being successful in the classroom.” Nechols is a professor in the department of entomology and his classes cap out at about 25 students on average. He and professor Steven Eckels both stressed the need for getting to know a professor on a better level. “I think there’s always a genuine desire to see the stu-
dent learn. But every course is structured differently so the flexibility to see what the professor is looking for is one of the things that is really good,” Eckels said. “To go in and say ‘You know in the last class I didn’t have to do this,’ that just doesn't work, so I think that flexibility to see what is it the professor wants. I think every professor wants to provide some structure and recognizing what it is is the key.”
Aside from teachers, members of the student services faculty stopped in on the last day and gave their own pieces of advice on what to expect in college. Faculty members like Derek Jackson, director of the department for housing and dining services, gave advice on how to handle the college life itself, such as avoiding the gaming urges for a while after first starting college, looking at sharing a
dorm with someone new and just overall adapting to the campus’ individual culture. “When you go to college, the first thing you don’t have is your high school identity. It’s your first chance to find out who you want to be,” Jackson said. “ Are you going to be successful or not, it’s on you.”
Seniors prepare for graduation BOE addresses financial literacy Danielle Cook Copy Editor With the beginning of this year’s final academic quarter comes the time for Manhattan High School seniors to prepare more fully for graduation on May 18. Pick-up for ordered graduation items -- caps, gowns, tassels and more -- took place in Rezac Auditorium last Tuesday. Seniors had their last chance to proof their portraits in the Blue M yearbook last week and those who have the desire to speak at graduation have been asked to fill out applications and turn them in to Mike Dorst by April 14.
Though Dorst’s primary position at MHS is in administration for juniors, he oversees many of the senior graduation-related events and preparations. While he does enjoy the aspects of working with the junior class, Dorst has found that there is just something special about working with a class of seniors, especially during their last stretch of their high school careers. He feels that it’s important to help organize many pregraduation affairs. “I just enjoy it [organizing senior activities] because it’s a closing and an opening to new chapters of their lives. It’s just an honor to get to be
a part of it,” Dorst said. Senior Savannah Cabanting expressed mixed feelings in response to the picking-up of her graduation attire and prompt to thinking about the end of her time in high school. “I’m happy that I finally get to get out of this place, but it’s really just kind of weird thinking that I won’t be here every day starting next year,” Cabanting said. Preparations for graduation continue, provoking excitement amongst seniors, as they allow the idea that graduation is nearer than ever to sink in.
Madeline Marshall Staff Writer Kansas House Bill 2475, extending the range of topics covered in high school financial literacy classes, according to Teaching and Learning director Carol Adams’ report at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. Adams reported on the financial literacy legislative decisions and status at USD 383. The financial world has changed significantly and grown far more complex, increasing the need for financial literacy and raising questions regarding consumers’ financial capability. The Kansas State Depart-
ment of Education defines financial literacy as “the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.” In past years, financial literacy classes were state mandated. However, House Bill 2475 removed the provision that required all accredited high schools to offer a personal financial literacy course for students in grades 11 or 12 to pass that class as a condition of graduating from high school. This division was due to controversy as whether or not they ought to be able to mandate specific course work.
"I know of a lot of kids who have their whole schedule completely full, and to have them drop something to have this option is not fair," Rep. Shanti Gandhi said. "I don't think we can really go through with this because there are some loose ends that we need to really polish up. I don't think that can happen. I think we may be going a little too quick.” The bill would be put into effect in July, just in time for the 2014-15 school year. Rep. Melissa Rooker argued that while it may not be a disruption for teachers, it will See BOE page 5
Student Council prepares for upcoming elections Sarah Shi Opinions Editor As the school year nears its end, Student Council is preparing to choose its next leaders. StuCo has put out applications for the next year in the front office and StuCo sponsor Leslie Campbell’s room. Prospective applicants should complete the
application, which requires 50 signatures for class officers and representative and 100 signatures for president and vice president positions as well as two faculty signatures. The applications are due on April 9 in Campbell’s mailbox in the main office. Students are encouraged to apply. “StuCo looks good on college applications and it’s a
great way to learn how to lead and be part of a team,” Student Body Vice President Lane Sorell said. Senior class secretary Christine Shiau agrees and adds that she joined StuCo because “I wanted to contribute to the school and be part of a group that helps makes the student body better.”
Blood Drive coming to MHS Student Council is participating in the Red Cross blood drive which is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the South Gym. Students can sign up during both lunches this week.
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Turkey faces protests after banning Twitter, YouTube The editorial is a compilation from a discussion held by the Editorial board. He wants to ban Twitter, Facebook and Youtube in Turkey. “The international community can say this, can say that. I don’t care at all. Everyone will see how powerful the Republic of Turkey is,” Turkey prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. And that’s what happened last week when Turkey restricted access to Twitter hours after Erdogan said he would call out the social media network that released wiretapped recordings that have damaged the govern-
ment’s reputation just before elections. Even though Twitter is still blocked, people have been finding ways around it, such as sending tweets through text messaging. Because of this, there has been no drop in the number of tweets and the only negative aspect to this situation for Turkey is that they have turned into a worldwide laughingstock. While the Turkish court overruled the government’s ban of Twitter, the website is still blocked. Furthermore, the Turkish government then blocked YouTube after conversation between officials discussing the possibility of going to war with Syria
leaked on the site. While the rest of the world is looking down at this situation, there is a silver lining to the course of events in Turkey. It has brought acknowledgement and awareness to the public eye how oppressive the Turkish government is. However, the backlash the government has faced this past couple weeks should not be surprising. Once you take away something as integral as social media, people will protest to gain it back. In addition, trying to ban something as big as Twitter or YouTube, which reaches millions at any moment, is a difficult feat.
Is it too late to curb China’s pollution? Allison Olsen
Is it too late? China is the world’s leading manufacturer of chemical fertilization, cement and steel. After China’s eighth Five-Year Plan from 1991 to 1995, in hopes to slow the economy to a manageable level, the nation had begun to show signs of stagnation and the Chinese government was forced to back off on their attempts to control the economy. Since this, the rate of output by industry skyrocketed. The Chinese government had declared a war on poverty, hoping to increase the amount of jobs available to the people. Essentially, the more people employed, the more industrial facilities and vehicles are in use. Why does this matter? It matters because the more that China increases their industry, the more they are destroying our planet. To give an idea of how bad pollution in China is, the World Health Organization recommends a level of 25 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5, fine particles that pose a risk to human
health, to be the the ceiling of safety. Beijing’s levels of concentration hit 505 micrograms per cubic meter just recently. Earlier this month, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences put out a report that Beijing’s considerable amounts of pollution deemed the city as almost “uninhabitable for human beings.” Chinese scientists have compared the country’s toxic air pollution to that of a nuclear winter. It is so bad that it is slowing photosynthesis in plants, destroying most of the country’s food supply. This new declaration of “war on pollution” could turn out to be just as disastrous as the Great Leap Forward of 1950s when the government pushed to industrialize and collectivize, causing a famine that killed millions of people. Now that China has industrialized, it is killing even more of their citizens with its pollution. Studies show that 750,000 Chinese people die prematurely every year due to high pollution levels in big cities. In the past, Beijing was known as China’s capital of smog. Now, China has high levels of smog that extend all the way from Beijing to Shanghai and the levels are still increasing. The pollution levels are so daunting that in larger cities, corporations are being called to limit production. A ban on fireworks and outdoor barbeques is even in effect. Schools and highways are being shut down and many flights to and from large cit-
ies in China have been canceled due to the putrid layer of smog that covers the cities. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang declared that China will fight the smog with the same intensity that they fought the war on poverty and he is encouraging the Chinese people to be more vigorous in protecting the land on which they live. And of course, China isn’t the only country that has an issue with pollution. This is all well and great, but studies from the National Academy of Sciences found that China’s pollution is starting to affect the western coast of the United States. These studies show that Chinese pollution related to exports contributes up to 12 to 24 percent of daily sulfate concentrations. Sulfate concentrations went up by two percent, and the ozone and carbon monoxide levels saw definite increases on the west coast. So the question is, is it too late to fight the war on pollution now that China’s pollution is starting to spread to other nations? China’s government undoubtedly deserves recognition for increasing material welfare of the Chinese people over the past years, but they also deserve recognition for polluting the planet. China’s attempts to modernize and industrialize are making it sick rather than improving the country, and they are bringing the rest of the world down with them.
The Mentor EDITORS:
Liz Logback, Editor-in-Chief/Trending Maddie Ross, News Editor Sarah Shi, Opinions/Content Editor Jared Gebhardt, Entertainment Editor Greg Woods, Sports Editor Connor Bliss, Features Editor Kennedy Felice; Danielle Cook, Copy Editors Alan Brown, Multimedia Editor Tracy Le, Graphic Designer Allison Olsen, Photo Editor
STAFF WRITERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS: Kristen Batson Gage Benne Retta Lazaris Louis Melgarejo Madeline Marshall Madison Newman John Rockey Joseph Sell
Editors remember former staff member, friend A note from the editorial board Our hearts are a little heavy today. The long hours we spend in the journalism room after school, the small heart attack that happens when no one has met deadline and the spontaneous happy hour Sonic runs bond us in a way that is only understandable to the page editors of The Mentor. Through the process of laying out the newspaper each week we become a family. Early Sunday morning we lost a member of our family, alumna Naomi McClendon. Last year, Naomi was the Entertainment Editor on our staff, but she’s also a dear friend to many of us. When contemplating how to best cover her death in our paper, we all agreed that a formal obituary wouldn’t be Naomi’s style. She was such a free spirited and creative person that we thought it would be better to honor her with our words and memories. Five of us sat down to talk about our friendship with Naomi and it quickly became evident that she had a much
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That’s just who Naomi was. She had an incredible ability to care for people, even if that was just a passing stranger in the hallway. We loved how comfortable she was in her skin and the inspiration that she gave to others through that. We kind of viewed Naomi as the “older sister” of the j-room. She was always quick to give advice and loved chatting away about life. It’s memories like skipping class to go eat the Hobbit breakfast at Denny’s and tipping with a fake five dollar bill because the meal wasn’t that great that makes us smile in remembering Naomi. Or the time she was able to sell an ad in the high school publications to a window blinds company. Or all the times we would go running to her mom’s classroom to get food because we were so hungry. Naomi truly was a blessing in all of our lives and to The Mentor. She was a world changer, and it’s with heavy, heavy hearts that we have to say goodbye to such a wonderful role model, editor and friend. We love you Naomi.
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larger impact on our lives than we had recognized. Possibly one of Naomi’s most notable attributes was her confidence in who she was and ability to embrace people for who they were. One of our favorite stories that shares that unique outlook Naomi had on life is from last April. It was a Monday night, and we were all supposed to be laying out the newspaper after school. However, the day happened to be April 1 so we thought it would be funny if we wrote our advisor a note on the board saying we had left for the night and then hide out in the cafeteria until she found the note. After about an hour of hiding under the tables, though, the custodian became agitated. He finally yelled at us all and we came running out from under the tables and back up to the journalism room. As we all laughed and talked about how mean the custodian was, Naomi went and talked with the custodian and apologized for our behavior. And once she got back to the room she exclaimed, “He’s a really nice guy if you just get to know him! I love that custodian!”
It is common for people to have all of the luxury items such as the newest smart phones and tablets. But is it actually something that everyone should be able to have, no matter what? I don’t think so. These luxury items often cost anywhere from $100 to $600. I feel as if luxury items are things that people should not receive without putting in hard work. When I lived in Maryland that I got bullied by one kid who would brag that his parents didn’t have to work and could buy him better clothes than I would wear despite having a mother who was a doctor and a father who was also employed. It made no sense to me that his unemployed parents would have the money to buy those clothes for him and why he would be so cocky about it. The welfare system, as I un-
derstand it, is that people who are struggling to get by are paid a sum of money to make life easier on them and prevent suffering. If the government continues with such large welfare and unemployment payments for everyone to have luxury items it will create an entire set of people who do not want to, nor need to, work. If you could go to work and make money to feed yourself and get the luxury goods or instead not work and get the same stuff, would you still work? The obvious answer is no because why work harder than you should to get something you want? Why is it that someone who won’t work should get the same items as someone who works eight hours five days a week with overtime? Why does everyone have to get the same things? On a vacation I took to California over the summer, I saw homeless people who would have no shelter and would beg for money, but would sit there on their smart phones. This is not something that should be seen. The government is $17 trillion in debt and counting, at around a million dollars a minute. Yet they still have the money to fund for people
to have smart phones and many other luxury goods that people who work extremely hard can’t afford. I’m not saying we should get rid of welfare and unemployment completely because I do believe that the government shouldn’t let people die for no reason. However the government should lower the rates to where the people can only afford to pay for a cheap location to live and food so they don’t starve. It would be a similar type of change made by Louisiana, except extend it to all items that could be considered luxury. Anything else is too much, they need to have reason to go and work or they will abuse the system. In addition to the amendment to lower the amount the people get from taxpayer dollars, I also insist that we do what congress has talked about over the years and make a mandatory drug test because people have, and will, use the system to pay for their drug addictions. Even if it is a minor group of people on the system who do, it should still be required, and upon a failed test, they are cut off.
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Salute to Broadway brings out variety Maddie Ross News Editor Broadway made its way into Rezac auditorium Friday night for Manhattan High School’s annual Salute to Broadway event. The event was held by the students of the Advanced Repertory Theater class and was a fundraiser for the MHS Thespian troupe 941 as they plan to go to a theater conference in Scotland over the summer. The event has been a tradition at MHS for many years, and gives not only drama students but others, as well, the chance to be in the spotlight. The show is similar to a variety show consisting of monologues, dance numbers and vocal performances, all paying tribute to shows currently or once presented on the Broadway stage. Performances came from musicals ranging from Shrek to Char-
lie Brown. Those who participated in the performance agreed that it was a rewarding experience and the overall event was a success. “I feel it went really well. There were a couple flubs but I mean for the most part it went very well,” junior Thom Billam said. “There were a few things that we struggled with but we saw most of them coming.” “It was a good time,” senior Dan Schnieders said. Along with the success of the show and the money raised, the time spent was looked upon fondly. “The people there are fun to be around,” Billam said. Schnieders agreed with that sentiment. “My favorite part was definitely the people. I really enjoyed working with, and being around them,” he said.
My favorite part was deﬁnitely the people. I really enjoyed working with, and being around them.” -Dan Schnieders Senior Kendra Truitt, junior Trevor Bashaw and senior Macy Lancetta practice for the performance of Salute to Broadway. Shaley Fisher, photographer
‘Noah’ floats through theaters One Republic has smooth Connor Bliss
Walking into a big budget blockbuster, you usually know what you’re getting yourself into: some onedimensional character who fights thousands of generic thugs and it all comes together happily with some dumb scene mid credits. “Noah” defies all these stereotypes and is one of the strangest movies that will leave you walking out saying, “How did this get made?” Don’t expect a perfect
recreation of the biblical tale -- in fact far from it. Darren Aronofsky definitely took liberties, but all mostly good. One of Aronofsky’s best decisions was to give Russell Crowe’s Noah dimensions. Noah in the Bible is a whitewash character who doesn’t change much, but this Noah is a character who you will hate for the majority of the movie as he mulls over the question whether humanity is worth saving at all and he leaves children to die. The themes in this movie are hard-hitting and stray far from cliche. One of the obvious ones that presents itself quite early is the environmentalist themes of humanity’s effects on the world. Each theme builds into the next. One of the most powerful ides considered is: is it possible for the earth to be pure if humans are to continue living on the planet? Most of the themes are sim-
ply posed as questions left up to you to answer, which is refreshing in the age of overbearing messages. The first two acts move so fast with the building of the ark and the wars that come with it, that when the ark finally launches off it slows down a great deal. While it gives you time to mull over what’s been thrown at you for the first two acts, it also makes you realize you’ve been sitting in a theatre watching a dramatized Bible story. This movie wins the award for budget-to-interest ratio for sure and is one of the best huge-budget movies I have seen in a long while. It manages to throw themes at you while not pushing their beliefs onto you. This is an incredibly interesting movie and I don’t know if anything similar will ever be made.
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Senior superlatives are a tradition that should continue.
Senior superlatives should be done by student nomination.
Superlatives should extend to all grade levels at our school.
Students should be limited to winning only one superlative title.
Senior superlatives should be decided by all grade levels in a voting process.
I am more likely to purchase a yearbook because of senior superlatives.
I would be more likely to purchase a yearbook all four years if superlatives applied to all grade levels.
I would submit a suggestion for superlative categories if provided the opportunity.
I like the categories from last year’s senior superlatives in the yearbook.
I would like to see the categories for superlatives change each year to feel fresh and timely.
I would like to see the same categories used each year to maintain an important school tradition.
I think senior superlatives only apply to a select group of students.
I think the yearbook would be better without senior superlatives.
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transition into new genre Alan Brown
“This is life in color.” Ryan Tedder and members of his band, One Republic, at one time liked to consider themselves genre less, balancing both alternative and pop influences in their music. If this was the case in previous albums, Native takes the band in a completely different direction. In this album, One Republic goes for the home run and brings in a full blast of pop brilliance. Most bands adjust-
ing to suit the needs of the mainstream pop radio find themselves in an utter disaster. One Republic however, which already had a foot in the water, finds itself in the ideal situation to succeed. Chart topping singles launch the album with a bang. “Counting Stars, composed by a series of well developed beats and choruses, positions itself as the album’s superior track. It is followed by tracks “If I Lose Myself” and “Feel Again,” both escalated in prominence by Tedder’s rich vocals. For the most part, the first half of the album releases a feel good, early morning vibe. As Native continues, the songs begin to break off and develop their own individual personalities. “Light it Up” and “Can’t Stop” act as One Republic’s experimental tracks. Their echoic, swirling melodies add a new flavor to the album. They give way to an especially power-
ful moment in the album in the form of the track “Burning Bridges.” Tedder’s vocals give the song depth, causing the listener to not help but feel deeply emotional throughout. The album is continued by a few lighter songs, until it finally reaches the most perhaps its most unappreciated song: “Life In Color.” Hidden as a bonus track, it emulates earlier hits in nearly every category. Its lowly position on the disk is the band’s only blunder. One Republic’s Native proves to be their finest work to date. Compared to earlier albums, Native is easily the best-rounded. It excels in every way imaginable, including production, vocals, instrumentals, and lyrics. For critics that thought One Republic was geared more toward singles than overall substance, this album certainly puts their beliefs to rest.
Choir readies for upcoming competitions Madeline Marshall Staff Writer As the solo and small ensemble competitions sneaks closer and closer, Manhattan High’s choir members are getting down to the details as they prepare both solo and small group pieces. “I am really excited to get to compete again this year. It was a great experience last year and I'm grateful I was able to participate,” junior Charlotte Benjamin said. “Varsity choir and the Chamber Women, have been preparing a few songs for a while,” senior Ellie Mankin said. The limit for small group ensemble is 24 people, as it is ideal for dividing up vocal parts. “Naturally, Mr. Pape wants to have as close to that number as possible, for balance reasons,” sophomore Emma Galitzer said.
“In chamber, we’re splitting into a four-part women’s and four-part men’s group so ideally there will be six people assigned to each voice part.” The process for preparing these pieces is rigorous and has become even more so as the competition date nears. “Earlier on, Mr. Pape has us diagram all of our music,” Mankin said. “We write in the technical things, like pitches and rhythms.” Of course, being an art form, there is far more to music than what is written on the page and the choirs certainly realize it. “Then, we work on the more subtle things, like vowel color and dynamic contrast,” Mankin said. “Every moment is precise and intentional...we also have to make it artistic and emotional as well.” “We’ve been working on our contest pieces a lot more and we have ‘one and done’
rehearsals where we take what we get and we don’t sing it again that entire rehearsal because that’s how it works in the competition,” junior Kyle Weston said. The process for preparing for a solo piece can be fairly different, as you are relying strictly on yourself. “I have been working on my solo songs with my vocal coach for about two weeks,” Mankin said. “The process is different because, instead of being in an ensemble, you are alone. You have to sing out more, you don't have to blend your sound as much, and -- most importantly -- you have to tell the story. You have to perform the songs, not just sing them, which requires more vulnerability. You have to give the audience a part of yourself. In the end, they are both very rewarding, and challenging in their own ways.”
Members of various choirs stretch their vocal cords during the choir serenade earlier this semester. Tracy Le, photographer
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Swimming places in top three to start season Louis Melgarejo Staff Writer
A Manhattan High swimmer competes for the girls swimming team last weekend. Louis Melgarejo, photographer
Manhattan High School girls swimming/diving is sailing to the top this season after finishing its past two meets in the top three. At its first meet of the season, the swim team placed third at Emporia and for its second, most recent home meet, the team finished second. That meet included seven teams from other schools: Emporia, Hayden, Shawnee Heights, Washburn Rural, Topeka West, McPherson and Garden City. Junior Tara Schroller has dived competitively for three years. She ranked second out of eight competitors at the first meet and first out of five competitors at the second meet that week. “It’s a lot of fun at the meets, because you get to be with friends and see how everyone does,” Schroller said.
“And we get to interact with all the people from other schools also, and they’re all so nice.” Schroller claimed that it is important to put “100 percent of effort” into diving everyday, and her teammates can agree. “We feel really confident so far and I think it is going to be a great season,” junior Ale Andrade said. Senior Emma Bartlett is in her fourth year of swimming for MHS, and has set goals for herself to qualify for State swimming and cut her time down to 27 seconds. “The meets went pretty good,” Bartlett said. “Our 200 free relay got first. All together I think that our team did really well - we got second, but a lot of people improved.” However, winning isn’t the only passion that Bartlett has for the sport. “[Swimming] is a really
good workout; it’s a really good stress reliever,” Bartlett said. “If you just have a lot on your plate, then it’s great to just get out and burn all of that energy. And you’re so exhausted by the end of it, but you just feel so much better. Then you feel good about yourself, because you’ve just swam that mile and a half.” With upcoming meets approaching MHS girls swimming/diving is training to keep its current spot at the top. Freshman Leilani Kreck is just beginning her high school swimming career, but she has been a swimmer for eight years. “I’m doing pretty well this season, I just beat my other time,” Kreck said. The team’s next meet is tomorrow at KSU against Junction City/Lawrence Free State/Maize.
Girls drop first game of year, seek to improve John Rockey Staff Writer The first games of the season are never the most lucid or easy to play in. They are the ones teams learn the most from. The Lady Indians faced stiff competition last Saturday, losing their first JV and Varsity games of the season against Blue Valley West High School. “I knew we could have won,” senior Lani Fischer said. “They were a tough team and we could have at least stayed with them.” The Lady Indians traveled to Kansas City on Saturday facing BVWHS, with a team that had different athletes going into a soccer game for the first time. “I was just ready to improve and have fun as a team,” freshman Caroline Cassou said. “But I knew we would face rough competition from Blue Valley
West.” The JV team started off the game down by three points by the first half’s conclusion. The team wasn’t able to make any goals for the remainder of the game and with two minutes left, while they still felt they could finish the game, Indians received a 10-0 mercy rule to end their first game. While they faced tough competition, the players looked to the good things they worked on and what they aim to improve on. “Our defense was able to communicate well and we worked together well,” freshman Gabriella Radina said. “The other team was first to the ball and was aggressive. We aim to improve at stretching the field, working as a team and just getting aggressive.” The Varsity then stepped up to face BVWHS like any other game in their previous seasons.
“We usually don’t come out and play such a tough team the first game, so that was unusual,” senior Ally Taylor said. Varsity ended up losing the game 3-0 while maintaining their ability to finish games no matter the score. “It was our first game of the year and I think they played well and learned from it,” coach Mike Sanchez said. “We definitely need to finish more in the final third [of the game],” senior Aleise Williams said. Today the team has the first home game of the year against Topeka West at 5 p.m. for JV and then at 7 p.m. for Varsity. This Saturday, they play Trinity Academy for the first time as a team. “It’s always disappointing to lose, but I know we worked hard, so I know we will come back from it,” Fischer said.
Senior Lani Fischer prepares to kick the ball in the Indians’ 3-0 loss Saturday. John Rockey, photographer
Woods brothers look to finish careers strong Joseph Sell Staff Writer In golf it’s rare to get an extraordinary golfer who will perform well enough to make varsity as a freshman. It’s even more rare to get two at once, especially when they’re twins. And having both letter four times before the end of their high school careers becomes something completely unusual. Seniors David and Scott Woods have both lettered all
three previous years in boys golf, and will most likely letter again this year. The brothers have both played golf since they were able to hold a club. “I used to practice a lot as a little kid, played in as many tournaments as possible,” David said. “As I got older I started playing everyday in the summer, every chance I got when I wasn’t doing anything like school or anything like that.” “They had instruction from
their dad who is a pro himself, and so as far as swing wise, as far as skills, golf ability, I didn’t really have to do anything,” varsity golf coach Brad Ficke said. This made it easy, and hard, for Ficke to coach the brothers because they had the skills, but he had trouble challenging their abilities. “More than just them being four-year letterman, they have easily lettered all four of those years, and that to me is the more impressive
thing,” Ficke said. “I’ve had people come in with a high level of skill before, but they had played so much and had direct instruction from their dad that they had beautiful swings as freshmen.” The swing in golf is only half the game. Due to the psychological part of the game, being good from the start has benefitted the brothers throughout high school. “You have to put in a lot of time. I mean even now if I miss a couple days, I’ll be off
the day I come back,” David said. Golf is a sport that has been enjoyable for the two. They grew up playing the game with their family, which only added to their love of the game. “It’s just fun to me, I used to play all the sports like football, basketball, baseball, soccer, but I just focused on golf because I was brought up with it,” Scott said. “Just the uniqueness of the game, like every course is
different that you play, the weather always comes into play, just the challenge that it presents every time I play I guess,” David said. “It’s pretty cool [being a fouryear letterman],” Scott said. “It was a pretty big deal freshman year just because there were a lot of seniors and me and my brother had to beat a few seniors.”
Ultimate Frisbee club to launch Baseball warms up in Arizona Alan Brown Multimedia Editor “Run with it!” If all goes according to plan, an Ultimate Frisbee club will debut at Manhattan High School this spring. Currently under consideration to qualify as an interest group a t MHS, t h e group has already collected 30 signatures from interested students. “I signed up for Manhattan High School’s Ultimate Club because it keeps me busy and uses teamwork while exercising,” sophomore Casey Maynor said. “This club isn’t as competitive as something like track but it’ll be just as fun.” The strongest support for bringing an Ultimate Club to MHS has come from the sophomore class. In fact, sophomore Kyle Thompson was the first to introduce the sport to his group of friends after discovering it in 2011. After popularizing
recreational ultimate during lunch recesses at Anthony Middle School, Thompson enrolled for the Manhattan Ultimate Summer League at K-State. Other students soon followed suit. “KSU was a lot of fun because it was competitive and
officially meeting on the KState campus and recreation center several times during the past year. They have been taking a competitive approach in practices, including skill building drills and high tempo scrimmages. Leading the group is coach Shawn Kokenge, w h o brings valua b l e experie n c e as the former coach of the K-State Ultimate Club. “With Koke, we get coaching and tips that are from someone who knows what they are talking about,“ Benfer said. “He has also helped with organizing a lot of times and dates of the practices.” With the help of Kokenge, the group is currently organizing a club finale: a tournament at the beginning of May. Teams from other schools are being invited to participate. In the mean time, the group will hold their first meeting today after school.
With Koke, we get coaching and tips that are from someone who knows what they are talking about.” -John Benfer actually organized,” Thompson said. Sophomore John Benfer, the unofficial team president of the group, began playing ultimate in the spring of 2013. He felt that a stronger presence for ultimate was needed at the high school level. After discussions with Thompson and his friend sophomore Greg Woods, a plan was put into place to create an official club. “We wanted to introduce ultimate to more people of our age,” Benfer said. “We plan on having practices every Tuesday and Thursday.” The group has been un-
Greg Woods Sports Editor Break out the sunglasses. During spring break, the Manhattan High School baseball team took a team trip to Phoenix where it practiced, scrimmaged and soaked up the sun. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors were invited to take a bus to the west coast, and senior Kellen Myers appreciated the time around his team. “[We] bonded as a team around each other a lot,” Myers said. “We got to be pretty good buddies.” Wednesday night, the team attended a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals. Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a ball, a sight the Indians were able to witness themselves. “I personally didn’t see it, [but] a lot of people on the team did,” junior Jesse Steinbring said. “It was gruesome.” Steinbring believes that the team’s trip will benefit the Indians in the long run. “I think we came together as a team down there,” he said. “It’ll help us in the late season when we’re strug-
gling, going our own ways. A lot of adversity will hit, and we’ll think back about Arizona [when we were] coming together.” In addition to the balmy weather (temperatures reached the mid-80s), senior Henry de Noble believed that seeing games live will improve the team come opening day. “For us pitchers, it was really the first chance we got to face live hitters,” de Noble said. “We haven’t had much time to be outside, so it was nice to actually be outside and work on stuff outdoors.” Myers agreed, stating that the environment helped position players as well. “We saw a lot of live pitching, so [that] will give us time to see live pitching and get our timing back.” Senior Evan Olson also appreciated the warm weather of Arizona and concurred with his teammates. “[There was] good weather out there,” Olson said. “We had a lot of time to spend outside on the fields, just getting back into things.” The Indians’ first game will be a doubleheader at Derby against Derby and Wichita East today.
UPCOMING GAMES April 1 Derby/Wichita East April 11 Hayden April 18 Shawnee Heights April 22 Junction City April 25 Topeka West *Home games in bold
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Hobbs retires after 27 years teaching Retta Lazaris Staff Writer Another school year is coming to an almost-too-fast end, and students and faculty alike will be looking forward to a long awaited break over the summer. However, for Brian Hobbs, the Wood Tech/Industrial Education teacher here at MHS, these last months will be the end to one of many chapters in his life. The summer of 2014 will begin a new chapter: his retirement. According to Debra Kidd, the CTE Advisor at MHS, Monty Enright will be filling Hobbs’s shoes as the new Wood Tech/Industrial Education teacher next year. Teaching in District 383 for 27 years, Hobbs has been employed at MHS for 18. “See, I started working in the school district in ‘84, and I worked as a substitute for three years,” Hobbs said. “Then I was hired full-time in ‘87 at the old middle school, before Anthony and Eisenhower. I worked there for nine years. I did in-school suspension and then I taught some of the shop classes.” Once the main middle school was divided into Anthony and Eisenhower in 1996, the three shop teachers that had worked at the middle school were split up between the schools. “Ekleberry went to Anthony, Boatright went to Eisenhower, and I came here,” Hobbs said. “It was a great transition from middle school to high school. I like
dealing with the older kids. They have a little more maturity, so that’s kind of nice.” Hobbs graduated in 1982 from Emporia State University with a degree in Industrial Education. He received his Masters in 1984. “I had worked a couple of years in industry as a draftsman,” Hobbs said. “I was living in Emporia at the time. I was working at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, doing drawings, and one day I just decided, “Hey, I’m in the town and there’s a college here. Why don’t I go to college?” So, I just decided to do that and I thought being a shop teacher would be a fun thing to be.” Hobbs uses his own high school experience to teach his students now and in the past. “I took a lot of the drafting classes in high school. I’ve always liked kind of to draw and create things. Then as I got older, I got to the point where I liked to build things, and so the classes I have taught were classes like what I took in high school,” Hobbs said. “I like to pay attention to detail, and try to think of organization. I like to make sure that they’re organized and can plan things out. That’s the important thing,” Hobbs said. Junior Grant Urban has been in Wood Tech and drafting classes with Hobbs for two years. “One thing I like the best about his teaching is that he kind of lets you make what you want, and that’s what
Brian Hobbs teaches sophomore Nathan MacCharles and junior Andy Grenier in the wood shop. This is Hobbs last year. Retta Lazaris, Photographer tell the difference between Hobbs plans to “sit back, coached several Manhattan makes it fun,” Urban said. high school sports as well. Hobbs has established re- when he’s joking and when and enjoy his retirement.” Some of the students cur“Monty Enright was the lationships with his students he’s not.” “I will miss the students,” rently in MHS shop classes football coach my freshman along the way. “He is definitely easy to Hobbs said. “It’s been a very will be familiar with Enright. year, so I’ll be able to be perget to know and I think a lot good experience [teaching at He graduated from Manhat- sonal with him, and I think of people respect him for MHS]. To teach in the district tan Area Technical College that others will too,” Urban that,” Urban said. “He likes for 27 years has really been and was formerly a head said. “He’s very much to mess with people, but enjoyable. And I’ve learned a drafting teacher at MHS. He people know that he’s seri- lot and met a lot of really nice has been teaching at MATC in recent years and has ous when he is, and we can people.”
Student takes trip to anime convention Jared Gebhardt Entertainment Editor Cosplay, Japanese animation and developer panels were parts of the Naka-Kon convention that brought out the anime fan in student Zachary Langston.
Langston’s trip to NakaKon took up the better part of his first weekend of spring break as panels filled with developers and characters for various animes were on site to give insight on their shows. Langston spent part of his trip at a panel for At-
tack on Titan, a show that sets itself apart with a darker theme and a more morbid sense of story. “There was this girl from Japan and she knew all of this cool stuff, she gave us the spoilers. They had all of the characters and they sat up
there in like a row and they talked about themselves, from a character point of view, not from watching the show,” Langston said. Despite the show’s horrorlike style, panel members managed to make the experience light and enjoyable.
“People made a bunch of jokes, like you know the guy who got bitten in half? They were up there and one of them said ‘you’re not half the man you used to be’ it was pretty funny,” Langston said. The trip didn’t go entirely
without spoils either. Langston made a stop at the dealer room to pick up a shirt for his time. “The dealer room was so cool,” Langston said. “They have a bunch of imported Japanese stuff, like toy and books.”
Khuramova continues fashion career at MHS Madison Newman Staff Writer Back in the populated streets of Tajikistan, senior Munisa Khuramova stuck out and got the opportunity many would envy. She was shopping when she caught the eye of a photographer. Khuramova was 15 when her fashion career began. “Back in my country, Simonte is one of the most famous photographers, and he just liked my look I guess,” Khuramova said. “I was invited to photo shoots and after that I started to get invited by designers to fashion shows. Then I was being paid for my photoshoots.” After moving to America, Khuramova looked for ways to continue her involvement in modeling. “Last year I was a foreign exchange student and I was in Woodworth, Texas. There, I had held a Fashion show for their NHS for a fundraiser From NHS page 5 Attendees in high school were also able to preview dresses and tuxedos available to rent from various Manhattan outfitters. On a different note, some fashion industry members viewed the show to scout styles and models. “I heard that the fashion show was understaffed, so I thought, maybe I’d help out. It sounded like fun, and my girlfriend convinced me as well,” senior Jacob Larson said about how he became a model. “I think the show went well enough behind stage. I mean, it was the first fashion show that we had at MHS.” NHS members have been preparing for this night for several weeks, because fashion shows, after all, are not just strutting around in fluffy outfits. Sponsors for outfits had to be found, as well as donations for door prizes at the event, not to mention finding actual models for the
for kids in Nepal where we showed for places like Dillards, Guess, Clinique,” Khuramova said. “It was really good for me to continue with fashion and this was when I became involved with fashion shows at school.” Khuramova moved to Manhattan to be with her mother who is currently studying to get her bachelors at Kansas State University. “I was not very happy to be moving here because I knew it was a much smaller city, and I knew that my fashion career would not be moving forward. I was really depressed because that was my life,” Khuramova said. “So, organizing this show was actually really good for me. It made me happy to do this.” For the Manhattan High School show, the funding went to students at MHS whose families cannot afford things for school. According to NHS sponsor Robin Smith, NHS raised nearly $500.
During the show, Khuramova faced many obstacles ranging from girls sprouting into tears, girls not attending practices and some of the clothes not fitting correctly on the models. But she used positive words to motivate them. “You all look amazing, models. Just keep practicing in your head,” she said to them as they prepared to go on in the show. Smith said the Khuramova invested a lot in the show, even putting her own money into it. “She came up with the idea all on her own. When she presented it we ended up having to vote on it. We have never held something like this, and with a new idea it was hard for everyone to be on board with it. But we all pulled through very well, and many people were impressed,” Smith said.
show. The models, however, had only a few hours to prepare for the daunting show. “We were underprepared, had sound issues, we just finished practicing
were donated by local businesses such as Borck Brothers, Wiesner’s and Celebrations of the Heart, as well as larger businesses like Manhattan Dillard's. Apparel ranged from casual wear
Senior Munisa Khuramova directs models in a rehearsal prior to the NHS fashion show. Madison Newman, Photographer “I think we were as prepared as we could’ve been. We practiced a little bit the day before the show, but because of Salute to Broadway we didn’t really have a chance to practice on the stage,” Jordan said.”Walking up those stairs at the show was the first time we walked up stairs in our dresses. I was very nervous. I actually did trip, hopefully no one saw it. High heels don't go very well with the very pretty, but lengthy dresses.” Despite the fact that they hadn’t practices in the performance space, Jordan thought the show went well. “I think it turned out better than anyone really expected,” Jordan said. “All the models didn't really expect a lot of people to come, but it was way more than we anticipated.” The fundraiser netted over $200 for Student To Student, a program that supports some students financially, as well as benefits seniors with scholarships for college.
We were underprepared, had sound issues, we just finished practicing for the first time on stage 20 minutes prior, but it was so much fun, and the show was great.” - Jacob Larson for the first time on stage 20 minutes prior, but it was so much fun, and the show was great,” Larson said. “I had a blast, changing, coming back in the changing room and wiping off clothes was awesome, because I was in the next apparel set, it was crazy.” Outfits and accessories
from WalMart, to edgy, to formal wear. “It was very stressful, but very fun. All the people were really fun, and they were the best part,” model Jennifer Jordan said. Jordan is a junior at Manhattan High School, and this was her first experience modeling.
From BOE page 5 be for students, as they are already enrolled in classes for next semester. Still, others said the bill is a matter that needs to be taken care of sooner, rather than later. In addition to opposing the bill, Rooker was concerned with an amendment that would allow school districts to offer a personal financial literacy assessment for students. Her main concern was the cost and whether it would be stepping on the toes of the State Board of Education. The test would be created by the State Board of Education and would have to coincide with state standards. While there are some financial literacy questions on math assessments, there is not a single existing assessment on the subject. So, a compromise was made broadening the range of financial literacy classes while no longer mandating all upperclassmen to take part in the curriculum. More decisions are to be made. Topics covered in the class would include saving and investing, understanding investments, wealth building
and college savings, credit and debt, consumer awareness, credit bureaus, payday and car title loans, collection practices, financial responsibility and money management, budgeting insurance, risk management and income. “Implementing the requirements of this bill will involve curriculum alignment, resource review and perhaps the purchase of some new materials, should the State Board of Education and KSDE not create those instructional materials,” Adams said.
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it’s april you fools Question of the Week: What is the b est A pril Fo ols Prank yo u have ever playe d? “Sibling Love. I pranked my brother, I told him I was leaving the house and he was home by himself. He was a freshman and I was a senior. My friend wasn’t at her house so I came back and instead of just going in the house I decided to scare the ever-living crap out of my brother. I beat on the windows and rang the doorbell and all that fun stuff. I came to find out he was hiding in the basement under the stairs and panicking that there was an intruder and he was going to get shot and all this horrible stuff and it was me all along, and he hates me to this day for it.” -Melissa Dewitt
2010 - The National Republican Senatorial Committee releases a parody web video celebrating President Obama as "truly the greatest president ever" and that he has "kept all his promises."
2008 - The BBC runs a vid“I poked someone on the left shoulder but I was on their right side.” -Anas Kamal
eo clip of flying penguins as part of a story for its series "Miracles of Evolution.”
“Ms. Curtin was absent and had a sub. I took all her pop out of her fridge. She thought for sure her sub took it.” -Leslie Hoyt
2004 - The National Public Radio show “All Things Considered” runs a story about the post offices’ new ‘portable zip codes’ program.
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April Fools Day Jv/V Baseball v. Derby 9 a.m.- V boys tennis 3 p.m.- JV Boys Golf (Western Hills) 5 p.m.- JV/V Girls Soccer (Anneberg Park) 6:30 p.m.- Choir Solo & Ensemble Concert (Little Theater & Choir Room) Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival (MHSW) 9 a.m..- Varsity Boys Tennis
3 p.m.- V boys tennis washburn rural quad 3:30 p.m.- JV Boys tennis @ Junction City 4 p.m.- girls swimming/diving invitational
StuCo speeches due 1 p.m.- Varsity Boys Golf (MCC) 3:15 p.m.- Varsity Show auditions (Band Room)
1 p.m.- JV Boys Golf Washburn Rural invitational 3:00 p.m.- Varsity Boys Tennis (Here) 3:15 p.m.- Variety Show Auditions (Band room) 4:30 p.m.- JV/V girls soccer @ Emporia 4:30 p.m. - JV/V Softball @ Rossville
3 p.m.- JV Boys Tennis 3:30 p.m.- Girls Swimming/Diving (KSU) 3:30 p.m.- C Baseball (There)
Earth Day 1:30 p.m.- Girls Swimming/Diving 3:30 p.m.- J Boys Tennis (There) 3:30 p.m.- JV Track & Field 4 p.m.- JV/V Baseball (There) 4 p.m.- JV/V Softball (Anneberg Park) 4:30 p.m.- JV/V Girls Soccer (There)
3 p.m.- Varsity Boys Tennis (There) 4 p.m.- JV/V Baseball (There) 4 p.m.- JV/V Softball (Anneberg Park)
9 a.m.- V Boys Tennis (There) 1 p.m.- V Boys Golf (There) 3:30 p.m.- JV Boys Tennis (Here)
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a full-page ad in several major newspapers claiming it has purchased the Liberty Bell and is renaming it the “Taco Liberty Bell.”
2 StuCo Meeting-7th Hour 3:30 p.m.- Girls Swimming/Diving (KSU) 3:30 p.m.- JV Track &Field Manhattan JV Meet
StuCo applications due 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.- class of 2014 final graduation delivery day
JV/V Girls Soccer (There) 4 p.m.- JV/V Baseball (There) 4 p.m.- JV/V Softball (Anneberg Park) 7 p.m.- Spring Fling
StuCo Blood Drive 3:30 pm. - V Track & Field 4 p.m. - C Baseball (Here)
1:30 p.m.- Girls swimming and diving @ Salina south 3p.m.-JV Boys golf (Muncipal) 3 p.m.- JV Boys Tennis at Topeka 4 p.m.- C baseball @Shawnee Heights 5 p.m. - JV/V girls soccer v Washburn (Anneberg Park)
p.m.- JV Track & Feild @ Riley 10 3County
StuCo Meeting- 6th Hour 3:15 p.m.- Variety Show Auditions 3:30 p.m.- Girls Swimming/ Diving (KSU) 3:30 p.m.- JV Track & Field at Washburn Rural
State Large Group (Topeka) 3 p.m.- V Boys Golf 7 p.m.- Spring Play (Rezac)
StuCo Elections 8 a.m.- JV Boys Golf (Stagg Hill) 3 p.m.- JV Boys Tennis
3 p.m.- V Boys Tennis 4 p.m.- JV/V Softball (There)
StuCo Meeting- 4th Hour 3:30 p.m.- Girls Swimming/Diving (KSU) 3:30 p.m.- JV Boys Tennis (There)
3:30 p.m.- Varsity Track &Feild Topeka high invitational 4 p.m.- JV/V Baseball v. Hayden 4:45 p.m.- Girls Swimming/diving Olathe invitational
Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival (MHSW) 9 a.m.- Varsity Boys Tennis
ACT Test 12 p.m.- JV/V Girls Soccer @Blue Valley-Stilwell
9 a.m.- V Track & Field Good Friday 7 p.m.- Spring Play (Rezac) 3 p.m.- JV Boys Tennis 3:30 p.m.- C Baseball (There) 3:30 p.m.- V Track & Field 4 p.m.- JV/V Baseball (There) 4 p.m.- JV/V Softball (Anneberg Park) 5 p.m.- JV/V Girls Soccer (Anneberg Park) 7 p.m.- Spring Play (Rezac)
3 p.m.- V Boys Tennis 4 p.m.- JV/V Softball (There)
State Solo & Ensemble Festival 9 a.m.- V Boys Tennis 9:30 p.m.- 12 A.M.- Prom (Town Center Mall)