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Torn to tears While walking into prom with her date senior Luke Reed, junior Kaitlyn Blankenship gets a very unexpected surprise. Her cousin, Robert Baron, had been away for seven months. “When I saw him I started bawling my eyes out. I was extremely surprised. It was a surprise to basically the whole family,“ Blankenship said. photo by Maycee Jones

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Public Library to host book talks Many activities, prizes available for students Alex Stucky co editor-in-chief

This summer, “BookTalks” will be available for high school students at the Newton Public Library (NPL). During this program, students can discuss the required summer reading for English, the given questions as well as additional themes and content, so they are prepared for upcoming assignments. Interested students can find a brochure at the library with books and times or consult the calendar on the NPL webpage for the BookTalks schedule. New teen advisor, Jannell Johannes, has been involved in libraries for most of her 25 years and said, via email, she is “excited to be in Newton and even more excited to plan and execute fun programs for the youth in the city.” In addition, the library will host a Young Adult Summer Reading Program (YASRP) from June 1 to July 31. Participants read a book of their choosing, write a short review, and receive a Teen Ticket. Once they have a ticket, they can enter it into weekly drawings for prize packs. The theme for the program is “Beneath the Surface,” and there will be activities associated with this theme. Along with this program available on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., teens can participate in GameZone available on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Students can play on the Wii

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or Xbox 360 Kinect, play other games, or hang out with friends. Also, on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m., the library will show a movie. “The craft, GameZone, and free movie days have had great turnouts in recent years, so I decided to continue with the same format,” Johannes said. “The crafts and movies were chosen based on how well they each fit into the ‘Beneath the Surface’ theme and their appeal to the large age group YASRP serves.” Students can sign-up, and then begin submitting reviews by June 1. A Kick-Off party will also be May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., and root beer floats and water balloons will be available. Johannes said she is also starting a Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB). This will be a group that will meet once a month for one hour to discuss what books, movies, etc. are trending among teens today and what materials they would like to see in the library. “They will also play an active role in brainstorming and executing programs for their peers in the community,” Johannes said. These meetings will be worth community service hours, and anyone interested in completing a volunteer application to assist the librarians with shelving books, dusting shelves, and additional crafts and projects can earn community service as well.

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ALEX STUCKY co editor-in-chief No stranger to the game of football or the city of Newton, former Railer assistant Nate Wollenberg will take over as head football coach this fall. Wollenberg was an assistant coach for Newton last year and worked with the defensive line. Originally from Hanover, he has lived in Newton for eight years. “I have always enjoyed the challenge of teaching skills and the game,” Wollenberg said via e-mail. “Knowing the other coaches is a big advantage, and I really enjoyed working with them last year.” Assistant coach Tad Remsberg said he is excited about the change but will also miss the years of working with coach Glann. “It has been a positive experience working with Nate,” Remsberg said. “He is a quality coach and a quality person.” Wollenberg has coached many positions as an assistant, working at West Elk, Minneapolis and Hesston high schools, and he worked with running backs at Bethel College. He was also a head coach at Minneapolis and Hesston. “Having the opportunity to work with athletes one-on-one or by position

is one of the best aspects of being an assistant,” Wollenberg said. “I also enjoy interacting and spending time with the other coaches.” As of now, Wollenberg said he is in the process of meeting with coaches to plan and organize. The next step will be to meet with players to organize summer camps and talk about summer weights and conditioning. “The coaching staff is looking at doing some things differently, but we are still in the early stages of determining our strengths and how to put it all together,” he said. “Our schedule includes some of the best teams in the state. We will work to improve each week and know that whoever is next on the schedule will get our best.” Wollenberg said he was not sure if there was anything unique about his coaching style, but he works on developing trust and respect with players and coaches. “That takes time and relies on you treating others well for them to develop that trust,” he said. Remsberg said the change in coaching staff this fall will be exciting. “Some of the coaches will be in different roles, and offensive and defensive schemes will change,” he said. “I look forward to the challenge of trying and learning something new.”


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Brackeen excels at taekwondo Senior all night party alyssa gaede reporter At the age of seven, freshman Jonah Brackeen was as energetic as any other child his age. His parents decided to focus that energy into Taekwondo, and Brackeen has stuck with the sport ever since. Taekwondo is a martial art originating in Korea. It combines combat and selfdefense techniques with sport and exercise. Brackeen has been participating in taekwondo for 10 years and puts in eight hours of practice each week. In 2010 Brackeen participated in the NASA National Championship in Wisconsin and took second place out of four other contestants. At this competition he had to partake in a series of conditioning activities and show everything that he learned from his training. Brackeen said that placing nationally was a great accomplishment that instilled a sense of strength and encouragement. ”Taking second at the NASA

National Championship was one of my greatest achievements”, Brackeen said. “It made me feel like I could go farther in taekwondo and made me want to strive to place at bigger tournaments. ” Taekwondo instructor Chris Rangel owns Ultimate Martial Arts and has worked with Brackeen from his very first practice. According to Rangel, taekwondo did not come easily for Brackeen at first. “I got Jonah when he had just turned seven! He was the most un-coordinated student I ever coached,” Rangel said via e-mail.“His mom about made him quit because he was my worst student! I told them to wait because he was trying very hard.” After hard work and determination, Brackeen is now a state and national title holder. He worked his way up through the ranks receiving his first belt at the age of eight and most recently receiving his black belt in 2009. Brackeen said that even


though he was the one participating and earning the belts, he could not have done it without the help of his family and coach. “My parents and my coach are my biggest supporters,” Brackeen said. “ My mom and dad are always pushing me cause they know I can really excel in the sport, and coach Rangel is a great instructor who helps me reach my full potential.” Rangel said he believes his student can go far if he continues to keep the same determination and drive. “Jonah is an incredible martial artist. He is very dedicated,” Rangel said. “He has the power of a 225-pound athlete weighing in at 160 pounds, and I hope he sees his potential and capitalizes on it.” Brackeen plans to continue in the sport as long as he has a passion for it. He plans to work hard and pursue his dream of attending the U.S. Open. “Taekwondo is fun, physical and what I do,” Brackeen said. “I will stick with it and hopefully get the chance to be a member of the Kansas team for the U.S. Open.”

will go on as planned kylie mick co-sports editor After some speculation that came along with graduation being moved to Sunday, the senior all night party is still on. Due to the fact that graduation is on a Sunday instead of a Saturday this year, complication arose in the planning of the party. In previous years, the party has taken place on Saturday night after the graduation ceremony. However, this year the event will take place the day before graduation. The party will last from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on May 20. The theme for this year’s

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party is a tropical beach. The party will include a D.J. and dancing, games, lots of prizes, food and a photo booth. Cash and prize donations are still being accepted and are appreciated. Admission to the party is $20 if paid by Friday, or $25 at the door. The many seniors who plan to attend, including senior Luke Reed, are excited that the party is still on. “I’m glad we’re having it because it’s tradition...even my mom went to a senior all night party. Also, it’s something we all look forward to throughout high school, and it’s a great way to end the year,” Reed said.


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{In the spotlight} Faculty members leave NHS Gregg retires after 15 years

“I am leaving behind many relationships that I greatly value.” elyse cash reporter After teaching at NHS for 15 years, being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, and hitting the important fiveyear mark after her treatment, Spanish teacher Evelyn Gregg is ready to enjoy her retirement and spend time with her family. “I am still in good health and I am eligible for retirement,” Gregg said. “I am looking forward to having more time for other things.”

Gregg is ready to pursue other interests. She is on the Board of Trustees at Newton Medical Center, and retirement will allow her to attend more of the meetings. One of her sons and his family is moving back into Wichita, so she will be able to see them more. Her husband is also retiring soon, so they will have time to travel together. “We have planned a trip to South America next January,” Gregg said. “I can’t wait to go to Buenos Aires, Chile, and Uruguay. I have never had

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the opportunity to go to South America.” Even though she is ready to pursue other activities, Gregg is going to miss a lot in leaving Newton High. “I will really miss my World Language colleagues as well as all the other staff members and administration,” Gregg said. “I am leaving behind many relationships that I greatly value and people who mean so much to me.” Besides missing her colleagues, she will also greatly miss her students. “I love helping students discover Spanish, and I will miss that a great deal,” Gregg said. Gregg is ready to have more time to relax and enjoy life, and her retirement will give that to her. “I am looking forward to having more time to spend with my family and doing other things,” Gregg said.

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After spending seven years in the Newton school district, teacher and coach Justin Helmer has resigned. Helmer will be moving to Indiana where he will be employed at Bloomington North High School. “I’m moving closer to family, I’d like to be around my dad as he finishes out his coaching career at Indiana University and I’m just ready for a change,” Helmer said. While at Newton, HelHelmer mer taught classes in the business department such as Business Essentials, Computer Tech, Financial Management, Business Law and Intro to Computers. During his time here he was also the JV boys basketball coach as well as an assistant track coach. Helmer will assume similar positions in Indiana.

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“I will be the head girls cross country coach and the bookkeeper. Hopefully eventually, I’ll find a teaching job,” Helmer said. While Helmer is looking forward to new opportunities, he will miss “the relationships I have built with co-workers and students.” Helmer’s co-workers and students will be remembered for his laidback teaching style, great personality, accent and his Adam Levineesque looks. “I’ll miss the people I have known and coaching basketball and track.” Helmer said, “I’m looking forward to the new coaching opportunity, being able to be around my dad and getting to go to all the Indiana basketball games.”

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Many changes to look forward to Many significant changes will take place over the course of the year, many of which will change the tone at NHS in a big way. Students should keep a great attitude and keep an eye out for the differences taking place this upcoming year.


Arguably the biggest change being made next year is the replacement of NHS principal Ken Rickard, who is retiring after 10 years. Interviews were conducted April 15 by the superintendent, staff members, teachers, students and many others. Superintendent Deborah Hamm has made a decision, but no formal announcement as to who will assume the position will be made until Monday’s school board meeting.


Another significant change is the revised calendar, which includes a longer school day by five minutes, no early release days but more days off (not to mention a whole week off for Thanksgiving). The calendar was designed to put all Newton public schools on the same schedule. Earlier in the year principal Rickard told “The Newtonian” the changes “establish a more efficient school calendar and use of student contact, work and professional development days.”


One change to the 2013-14 school year will be most apparent in the fall. Head football coach Brent Glann has stepped down from the position and he will be replaced by Nate Wollenberg, who was previously the head football coach at Hesston High School and an assistant at Bethel College and NHS. Glann will continue to teach American History at Newton, and as of now, the rest of the football staff will remain.


With all these changes comes much speculation. Will this new calendar be a step backward from what we have now? Will our new principal be as well received as Rickard? Will the bathrooms


For all those students complaining about the condition of the bathrooms, listen up. Another change being made next year is the renovation of all the bathrooms. This summer workers will begin replacing the interior and hardware to meet the standards of student and staff health.

continue to be abused? Will a new football coach benefit the Railers? It’s not as if the changes are in anyway meant to be a bad thing. The staff, administration and superintendent all work


together to make decisions to benefit the students, so the least we can do is be thankful for all the time and dedication that goes into doing what’s best for us and our education.

WORLDVIEW NORWAY: ‘This year has been the best year I’ve ever experienced.’ Julie Loken guest columnist

To live the American style has really been something in itself. I get to live all of the special, small things that before I only saw on movies, things like Homecoming, football, the typical high school drama, the yellow school bus, detention, senior skip day, prom, and graduation are just some of them. That make this year so American. I have also experienced American food, typical Kansas

weather, the student’s passion for sports, and generally the American culture. It has been a pleasure to get an insight in a teen’s high school life and what a typical American life is like. I have been very lucky with my host family, which consists of 27-year-old twins, who are both my moms. They take me out to do fun things, and we are having a lot of fun together with a large dose of bad humor, fortunately. My host family has taken me around, not just in Kansas, but other places too. Chicago, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas are places that I’ve enjoyed visiting. I was also in Hawaii with 100 exchange students on vacation for one week to explore paradise. Throughout this year I’ve learned a lot, way more than I first thought I would. I really appreciate everything that I’ve experienced and learned throughout this year. To be a part of a new culture, a school with its different

activities and sports, and all the fun trips I’ve gotten to be a part on. I have learned so incredibly much about others and myself. First of all I’ve learned to survive without my closest family and friends for a long time. I’m also so much more mature and independent now than I was just a year ago, able to handle different situations all by myself. I’ve learned to appreciate what I have in life that I took for granted earlier. This year has been the best year I’ve ever experienced, and I’m sure it will be hard to top it. It is hard to explain how grateful I am for getting the chance to have this opportunity and for getting to know all of these great people. I am now in my eighth month here in America, and I have only a little bit more than one month left, which is really scary. I am going to enjoy every single day I have left and make the best of them.

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High school is like food you get from Taco Bell cody mick columnist

Sex, marijuana, skipping school, rock and roll blood and guts. As you can tell by the first sentence, this will the best thing I’ve ever had to write for “The Newtonian.” Unfortunately for all you sex-havers, truant students, pot smokers, rock fans and murderers, this editorial isn’t about any of those terms I just mentioned. This won’t be a cliche editorial either. It isn’t going to give advice, it won’t be about

making the most of these few high school years, it won’t be about “trying everything so you have no regrets looking back on these years.” It’s simply going to be about high school. The concept seems like a waste of time to some students, an opportunity for other students, and an adventure for students like me. Coming from an eighth grade graduating class of 17 innocent little Catholic students, the halls of Newton High School felt like a little slice of hell, but I liked it. There were kids of all kinds: white kids, black kids, kids with gauges, kids with tattoos, gay kids, jocks, quiet kids, loud kids, and some kids

that I wanted to hit in the face with a sledgehammer. To a lot of people, I was one of those kids you wanted to hit in the face with a sledgehammer, but that’s not important. High school is like food you get from Taco Bell, some of its contents might be scary and unknown, but for some reason you like it. We go into it unsure of what it will be like, but once we start, we cherish every moment of it, even if we run out of fire sauce. Everyone used to tell me “get involved in everything so you have no regrets later in life.” Sure there are things I would’ve liked to have tried: the musical, another sport, a different

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“Get involved.” As a freshman this is what every senior would say to me as I would ask for advice. So what did I do with that advice? I followed it. Coming from one of the most involved high school students to ever live, I can honestly say that this was absolutely, completely, utterly the WORST advice I have ever received. However, as a bright-eyed, eager freshman, I ate that advice up like it was an ice cream cone from Dairy Queen. I did everything in my power to join as many clubs, sports teams and organizations as possible. By doing so, I have put myself into some outstanding situations and given myself some truly amazing experi-

ences, which is more than many high school students have been through. I have given blood lying next to my best friend, who was crying like a baby who had just had his candy stolen. I’ve been to Topeka and made finals at state swimming. The one word I would use to sum up my entire high school career would be bittersweet. Sweet from all of the time spent with so many different people in handfuls of different cliques. Bitter from not accomplishing my dreams. In my tenure as a high school student, have been congratulated so many times for so many different accomplishments. And yet I feel as though it is all unwarranted; as though I have really not accomplished anything. I have done a lot of good but nothing great. I have not cured cancer or found a vaccine for AIDs...yet. So I am sure that my time will come just

as everyone else’s does, when I can really be congratulated for doing something truly great. Doing so many things in high school sounds great, but it really isn’t, mainly because it causes an excessive amount of unneeded stress and pressure which makes it impossible to succeed. The reason that you can’t have success in so many different areas is that you haven’t spent enough time doing them, if you choose one thing and stick to it then you can make that your focus. There is no way to spend one season of practice in something and be a state champion. Having success takes time. My advice is to find your niche. Choose quality over quantity. Instead of trying as many things as possible, go out and capture that one thing that you know will push you to your limits. That is how you will find success not only in high school but also for the rest of your life.

club, the women’s locker room. However, I’m going to graduate high school not thinking of the things I could have done, rather I will reflect on what I did do, which “has made all the difference” (you’re welcome, every single English teacher ever). I accomplished everything I could have hoped for. I met some crazy people who are now my best friends, I unexpectedly rapped in front of my entire class, I saw some of the most pathetic excuses for fighting in high school history, and I went to countless movies, rock concerts and sporting events with people I never thought I would call my friends. If my advice is seriously that

craved, I guess I will give some: Take high school seriously. You only get one chance. (YOGOC?) However, don’t let school and homework interrupt all of your social life. These are the best years of our lives, so get in a little bit of trouble, be in a relationship, try something new, go out with friends, spend money on ridiculous things once in awhile and don’t go with the crowd. Be yourself. If you pretend to be someone you aren’t, you won’t have friends, your fake personality will. Oh, and learn to use the word “literally” correctly, like seriously. Love you, NHS.

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“I can’t wait until I graduate.” Those are the words the senior class has been saying since our freshman year. We could not wait to finally be the ones done with school, getting ready to walk across that stage. Now that the time has come and we’re just days away from graduation, I often hear “I’m not ready to graduate” or “ I can’t believe we’re already graduating.” Four years may seem like a long time but they really do go by fast. In just a blink of an eye, your freshman year will turn into your senior year. I know it sounds so cliche, but the best advice I can give is to take high school seriously and get involved as much as possible. As a high school student, it’s

easy to convince yourself you don’t have time to do your “stupid” assignment. I know, when are you ever going to use the knowledge from that assignment in your life, right? No. Don’t go in with that attitude. It may it seem pointless at the time, but you’ll be a lot better off if you just do it. It will really pay off by the time you get to your senior year. Instead of stressing the little things, like who you’re going to sit with at lunch or how you’re going to get asked to prom; focus on getting involved. By getting involved, friends will come easily. Don’t just stay in your little ‘clique’ from middle school, branch out of your comfort zone. Nothing can make high school better than being surrounded by a good group of friends and by getting involved. You don’t wanna get to your senior year and look back thinking, “I wish I would’ve done that.”

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Starting a new chapter ‘Be prepared...only we hold the key to our futures’

sheila autry columnist

Dear NHS, As I sit here reflecting on the last four years, I realize I am coming to the end of my high school journey. Things aren’t quite the same as they used to be. For instance, those jitters that used to swell up in my belly as I walked through the front doors, I don’t get those anymore. Also my heart doesn’t skip a beat when I pass handsome Matt Moreland in the hallway, partially because he graduated, but that’s besides the point. On a happy note, my mom does not choose my clothes anymore. In all seriousness, though, these past four years of my life have been quite the experience. There have been plenty of ups and downs, and I would not change a thing. Before I knew it I was a senior, king of the jungle, head of the school. With senior year came a lot of responsibilities and stress. With an excessive amount

of responsibilities and stress came a lot of lessons. The most important lesson I have learned this year is that procrastination gets you nowhere. You can have all these people behind you rooting you on, but in the end it is up to you to get things done, for the betterment for yourself. My advice to my fellow peers is to take courses that will prepare you for college. It may seem like a long time before you walk that grand stage to receive your diploma, but it will be here before you know it. It is better to be prepared, because only we hold the key to our futures. Starting out high school was something new and fresh to me, something to look forward to. Now high school has became part of my daily routine. As they all say, as one chapter ends and new one begins. I was the girl that blended in with the crowd. Another name in the yearbook. It is highly unreal that I will be graduating in a matter of a couple of weeks. Newton High it has been fun, but a new chapter in my life is awaiting me. I think it’s time I call it quits. So long Newton High.

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Kindness is a beautiful legacy to leave behind johanna patton photographer

As I reminisce over the past four years, as I was asked to do in order to write this column, I became hesitant to put my pencil to paper and begin. Not because I lacked inspiration, but instead I wondered what the viewers of The Newtonian prefer reading. Being a photographer, it’s my priority to take photos in hope of the viewer to see, for a brief moment, life through my eyes. Snapping a photo comes as easy to me as breathing. But writing? I’ve never had to express my thoughts through a series of words in hope of drawing in someone’s mind. So instead I’m trying this: writing for hope, and for what I believe is important. I realize now I’ve spent a considerable amount of time throughout my time at Newton High wondering who the people scattered among the hallways were. My thoughts have ranged from, “What is their home life like,” to “I wonder what they’re passionate about,” and “I hope they have someone to eat lunch with them today.” As I grew more and more curious, my thoughts only continued to inhabit my

mind to a point where these strangers became the most significant thing that occupied it. So, I stopped wondering and I began getting answers to ease my curiosity. However, the stories I have heard are not what I’d prepared myself to hear. Realizing how hard a handful of Newton High Students have it could not possibly have mentally moved me more. With my naive mind, it seemed so unreal to me that the kids sitting in my very classrooms have been victims of mental and physical abuse, some in such a financial struggle they work in order to provide for their families, and others who are urgent to get to school in order to stay someplace safe and consume their only meal of the day. This, instead of easing my curiosity, made me increasingly uneasy. I finally came to the conclusion that, no matter how much I desire to help each one of these students, I don’t possess the resources to do so. So here is the challenge I gave myself, and I ask you to do the same. 1.) Give a sincere compliment to someone who deserves it. 2.) Do three good deeds every day, and 3.) Act without expectation. A simple but meaningful exchange of words could be the encouragement the students in our school need, and after all, kindness is a beautiful legacy to leave behind.

Having a certain mindset will hold students back Hana robinson entertainment editor

In middle school I was a hellion. I was boisterous. I didn’t do my homework. I talked back. I didn’t pay attention in class. I dressed like a wackjob. I was every teacher’s worst nightmare. One day, I was wreaking such havoc that my science teacher asked me if I wanted to teach the class. Of course I said yes. I walked up to the front of that classroom and mocked her. I took her pointing stick and imitated things she had done in previous classes. How she restrained herself from slapping my face is beyond me.

By some miracle, my freshman year I changed. I learned to respect those who were older than me. The concept of manners finally clicked. I got rid of the lime green skinny jeans and said hello to girly skirts. I traded in my sass for an ounce of class and made the transformation from a brat into a young lady. While these changes were occurring, I didn’t even realize it. It feels as if it were overnight. My point is: People are constantly changing. Everything is constantly changing. So go with it, roll with the punches. Don’t stress about what you can’t control. Too often people get caught up with how things are straying from the normal, instead of realizing they’re the start of something new, a new tradition. We as seniors are setting the tone for

classes to come. If we complain about something, each class underneath us will think it’s okay to complain about something. If we say, “It’s stupid. I don’t know why it is this way. It shouldn’t be this way,” for years to come, younger students will be quoting us. They’ll be complaining about things they never experienced, about things they don’t even know if they’d like. So just accept the changes and realize that the only way you can be happy is by choosing to be happy. Don’t stress about what you can’t control, either. This doesn’t pertain to only upperclassmen, but everyone. I never noticed how much the world around me is changing until now. I’m a senior. I’m going to college. I still feel like I’m 16, like I should have a few more years of high school, but

I don’t. Whether I’m ready or not, I’m graduating May 19. I could mope around. Or I could ensure that I’m making the most out of these last few days, because no matter how much I’d like to, I can not change the speed of time. No matter how I put this it’s going to come off as cliche. By even mentioning that I’m going to sound cliche, I sound cliche, but I have one last bit of advice. Keep an open mind. I haven’t always done this, but I’ve found that it helps. We’re all so young. We can’t have set opinions yet. There are so many things we have yet to experience that having our mind set a certain way will only hold us back.

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There’s always something positive carlie rodgers features editor

I am definitely not a column writer, yet I’ve been told to write a column. Not only have I been told to write a column, but it is supposed to be a reflection on my high school experience. Sounds easy enough, right? Not so much. My high school experience has been anything but lucrative. I’ve had more ups and downs than a roller coaster. Thinking back over the past four years is a lot to handle. But I am grateful for all of it. Throughout these years I have changed so much. My mindset has changed. I’ve matured. Once upon a time, I thought graduating from high

school wasn’t even going to be an option for me. I didn’t know if I was going to be capable of earning all my credits. I worried that I wouldn’t get to have a normal high school experience. I used to be so impulsive and I never thought of the consequences. I flat-out just did not care about my grades, about being involved in anything school related or even about taking care of myself in all honesty. I managed to screw everything up pretty majorly for myself back in the day. But for me, there’s always something positive that comes out of negative situations. If I hadn’t messed everything up so colossally then I wouldn’t have learned any lessons. The most important lesson I have learned throughout high school is that you need to figure out what you

want for yourself, and be willing to work for it. I personally have to set very realistic goals for myself in order to get things done. At first I had a hard time sticking with goals and I wanted to give up often, but now it is becoming second nature. These days I catch myself thinking “If I do this... Will it help me accomplish something later?” This way of thinking keeps me from making choices that I may regret later. I love the feeling of satisfaction I get when I achieve my goals. Pride in myself is something I was never familiar with in my past and now I cherish it. If I hadn’t gotten my priorities in order, and realized that some things really do matter, I would not be where I am today. The past four years have made me exhausted, but they have also made me wiser.

‘If I could freeze time, I would.’ Plans can always change, but I’m in charge now.

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Up until this point in my life, my parents have made all of the major decisions for me. They have given me opportunities to share my opinion on things, but they have strongly suggested and persuaded me to, ultimately, make the right choice. Now that it is time for me to make the most important decision of my life, thus far, they have stepped back and handed the responsibility to me. I feel inadequate to make the decision on where I should go to college. It

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would be so much easier if my parents could just persuade me on this decision as well. I have waited until the last possible moment to write this column, the same way that I have waited until the last possible moment to make my final college plans. Partially because I have a bad case of senioritis, but partially because I don’t want to make a mistake when making my decision. It is finally sinking in that we are one week away from graduation and I still have yet to set my college plans in stone. I’m not afraid of growing up. I can’t wait to begin the next chapter of my life. I am just afraid of the seriousness of the situation. I know plans can

always change and it’s not the end of the world if things don’t follow the master plan, but I am nervous knowing that I am the one responsible for my life now. Throughout high school I have gained many experiences, lessons and friends (Taylor, Sheila, Carl, Montana, Carolyn, Chelsey) I hope to carry on to college. As I am beginning to mature, I am going to be certain that I take everything I learned in high school on with me. My senior year has been the most fun and

by far the most stressful year I have ever endured. If I could freeze time, I would. Mostly so Mr. Helmer wouldn’t move to Indiana.

Don’t settle for mediocre alex stucky editor-in-chief

Sports. Clubs. Finals. Prom. Graduation. These are all important parts that make up high school, but to me high school was defined by more than just these. Coming into the big building with scary seniors as a freshman was definitely tough at the time, but in more ways being the “scary” senior now and getting older in general has shown me that life just keeps getting more tough. I’ve felt often throughout this year that I’ve been moving God to the bottom of my to-do list. Having a part-time job, Calculus, newspaper, homework and other responsibilities have been stressful to say the least, but I talked to my Dad one night, and he told me that God would want me to do the best I can. I think too often we settle for mediocre and simply “good enough.” Oh, that English assignment is “good enough,” I think I’ll just turn it in, or that project looks “good enough.” My challenge to you is to truly do your best, whatever that may be for you. Are you truly giving it everything you have or do you still have something left in you? In sports terms, are you leaving 100 percent on the court or field? In the words of Alex Kendrick from “Facing the Giants”, “Keep going. Don’t give up. Are you giving all you got? Don’t stop. Don’t stop.” As the football player was able to carry his teammate on his back in the death-crawl the full 100 yards of the football field, so you will be able to accomplish great things in your life. Along with contributing your best effort, you should also learn to laugh at yourself, because you will make mistakes along the way. Your best effort does not mean you will always be perfect.

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movie review

Iron Man ‘great kickstart to summer’ Cody Mick columnist

“Iron Man 3” set records its opening weekend, and it’s easy to see why. It’s everything moviegoers want from a summer blockbuster: it’s a loud, action-packed, funny and star-studded superhero movie. Oh, and bonus points for being the first “Avengers” sequel. By the way, if you’re an “Avengers” fan, stay after the credits for a humorous hint at “Avengers 2.” This third installment of the popular Marvel franchise is the first to be directed by Shane Black rather than Jon Favreau. Black brings his own personality to the movie, and it really works, especially for the Tony Stark/Iron Man character. Black has a strong, clever sense of humor, which is a vital characteristic of Tony Stark. He needs to be that character that you want to win, despite his tragic flaw of be-

ing a terrible, egotistical human being. In a sense, you don’t care if Tony Stark wins, as long as Iron Man wins. Along with the Tony Stark character being fully developed, “Iron Man 3” also offers themes that are very politically intelligent. There are countless references to political-correctness, patriotism and terrorism, which aids the story and makes it less of a superhero movie and more of a thought-provoking drama, which is what made the original “Iron Man” so good. I don’t believe I’ve seen a superhero movie in which the hero dawns his costume so little, but even the scenes where Tony Stark isn’t fighting crime are very entertaining, and you almost forget about how cool the Iron Man fight sequences are. That brings me to the action, which is critical when it comes to these kinds of movies. On the

whole, the action is fair. Some of the fight sequences seem exhausted, but they are heavily outweighed by a final battle, featuring several Iron Man suits, which was by far the most satisfying action sequence I can expect until the next “Avengers.” This is definitely a great kickstart to a summer full of blockbusters. I won’t give away any plot points, as there are some critical twists I do not wish to expose (especially one dealing with the film’s villain, The Mandarin). If you like the character of Iron Man, you will most definitely enjoy this film. If you can’t stand Tony Stark’s overuse of sarcasm and stuck-up attitude, save your money for the next “Avengers” sequel: “Thor: The Dark World.”

vies in a minute >>M Movies hitting the Chisholm Trail 8 theater just in time for summer The Great Gatsby Release date: May 10

The popular novel, by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, about an infamous affair is getting a big screen adaptation (once again) and appears to be taking the technological advances of the 21st century to its advantage. The lighting, color, atmosphere and special effects look spectacular. The film is also star-studded, Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson and many others. Will the big name cast and extravagant special effects bring the film to life?

Star Trek: Into Darkness Release date: May 17

J.J. Abrams returns to direct the sequel to his hit 2009 adaptation of the classic series. Star Chris Pine reprises his role of Captain Kirk, who must lead his crew to a war-zone world and act as head of a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. The film promises to be big, exciting, and loud while staying true to the original source material. Judging by the prequel, it will.

Fast and Furious 6 Release date: May 24

The latest installment of the seemingly never-ending, adrenalinefueled series stars Hollywood hunks Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 3, 4 and 5) is at the wheel once again, and judging by the trailers, will deliver a summer blockbuster full of outrageous action sequences, hot women, fast cars and cheesy dialogue. It’s basically every other Fast and Furious movie. Maybe Fast and Furious 7 (July 2014) will offer something more original. Probably not.


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Sophomore travels to Paris Avery anderson reporter

Paris is a place that many people in the United States only get to see in pictures. Not many people actually get to go and spend time in the city. Sophomore Alexandra Ayala will experience Paris firsthand this summer when she travels there with her family. “My dad has a meeting, but my mom, sister, and I get to go along also,” Ayala said. When people go to Paris, there is one thing that many want to see. The Eiffel Tower is one of the largest tourist attractions in the world. It stands 1,063 feet tall with a world class restaurant at the top. “We are planning to go to Versailles and go to the Eiffel Tower because I want to learn about the history and to learn more about the culture,” Ayala said.

Ayala said she thinks that after this experience in Paris she will want to go again. It has been her dream to travel to Europe for a long time. “I want to learn a little of their language and a lot about the history in Paris,” Ayala said. This will be the second time Ayala has flown on a plane, but this plane ride will be different. A flight to Paris takes about 14 hours with a few layovers. “It does seem like a long time, but I will be bringing my iPod and books with me, and there will be movies to watch on the plane too, so I will be all set,” Ayala said. She is going for 10 days and wants to get as much out of the trip as she can in that amount of time. “I plan to bring back some cool Paris clothes,” Ayala said.

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Students need motivation from teachers A+ in order to do their best in school carlie rodgers featurs editor

Look around Newton High School and it’s easy to see that a lot of students lack motivation. According to Forbes magazine, 40 percent of high school students are chronically disengaged from school. Many students are recognizing this in themselves. “I’m starting to care less and less,” sophomore Lara Scott said. Whether they are sitting in class staring at an assignment rather than working on it or they are choosing to go hang with friends rather than spending time on homework, they are not driven about school. One reason for this is that for years the focus on students’ performance has been placed on results of standardized tests or various assessments, when some would argue that this really isn’t the best way to measure academic achievement and is a part of why students aren’t quite compelled to try. Students do better when they are rewarded for actions they can control such as turning in all their homework, not when they have accomplished something that seems out of their reach like getting an A in a difficult class. Another problem is that often times students need to be reminded about what the goal of their work is and what criteria they are expected to meet. “I feel like when I ask questions they [teachers] don’t really answer them,” sophomore Mikayla Cordero said. When students don’t know what is expected of them, they

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don’t know how to succeed. Sometimes teachers are so focused on what they are trying to teach that they fail to notice how students are grasping it. Are teachers at NHS properly motivating their students? “I feel like they could do a lot better. I mean yeah they try to encourage us to do well in school, but I feel like they could do a lot better,” freshman Jayden Stinchcomb said. Arguably the biggest problem with student’s lack of motivation is the type of feedback they are receiving from their teachers. One way to revive motivation in students is to just give them helpful feedback about their work. Feedback is shown to enhance performance and achievement. For example, with sports, coaches are constantly observing their athletes and telling them what they are doing wrong and what they can do to improve. It should be the same way with teachers and students. Teachers shouldn’t be blamed for lack of feedback, though. Most teachers deal with hundreds of students a day. It’s difficult for them to pay special attention to each and every

student they have. “It seems to be that we become busier and busier,” English teacher Mary Beck said. They do their best, but students say they still need more. “I feel the feedback would be the grade they put on it, but they never really talk to you about how things are going,” senior Carl Folkerts said. Getting a paper with “Good job” or “Poor” or “B+” scribbled on it is simply not enough feedback. These things aren’t actionable. They don’t tell the student what they can do differently. “They don’t tell me I did a good job if I get a good grade,” senior Shelby Meyers said. When students are receiving feedback that is unclear or doesn’t make the student comfortable with their work then it isn’t really helpful. In order to learn a student needs to plan what they need to do, attempt to do it, then receive feedback on their attempt that is actually helpful. Then they can use that feedback to improve and do better next time and with a better sense of confidence about their work.


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Event(s): High Jump, Long Jump, 4x4, 4x1 Favorite thing about track: “Traveling to all the different places we have meets at.” Most Memorable Moment: “When we placed 2nd in the 4x4 and I had a strained Achilles.”

so. Micheal Estrada

Event(s): Discus Favorite Thing About Track: “Hanging out at the meets.” Most Memorable Moment: “At indoor practice when [junior] Corey Helsper threw a shot put into the basketball hoop.”

jr. Brennan Miller

Event(s): 3200, 1600 Favorite Thing About Track: “Chilling with my friends at meets.” Most Memorable Moment: “Getting to see my friends achieve their goals.”

sr. Andrea Baron

Event(s): 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x1 Favorite Thing About Track: “Beating Shaylin Martin from Salina Central.” Most Memorable Moment: “When [sr.] Ian Boston, [sr.] Macy Simmons and [sr.] Austin Krogmeier and I all had a pow-wow.”

Track teams prepare for AVCTL

Boys look to clinch 8th league title The track squad Taylor Stahly Members of the team also see co-sports editor

Ever since 2006, the track team has set a precedence of winning. Boys and girls teams alike have been winning meets and developing athletes like none other. Now, as the 2013 regional track meet draws closer, the boys team has its eyes set on winning its eighth straight league title. “The competition this year will be very interesting,” track coach Tad Remsberg said. “There are many guys’ teams that will pose challenges [to us], but I think that we still have a good chance.” According to Remsberg, the track teams regime will not change as the meet looms ahead, and new strengths have emerged that will help boost the team during league. “The throwers are a big strength that I see that will help the team take league this year,” he said. “[To prepare], we are just going to keep practicing and training hard with our same old [workouts].”

this as a great accomplishment and are ready and prepared for the meet to come. “If we come ready to perform, then I think we will have a good chance of winning again,” junior thrower Cory Martens said. “It would be so cool to win [because] no other team in Newton High history has ever won eight straight league titles. Personally, it would also be cool because my brother Nathaniel was part of the team that won the first league title to start the win streak.” Clinching eight league titles is not easy, but according to Remsberg, much of their success has come from more than just the track team itself. “We have really great assistant coaches, the number of athletes in track has gone up and the popularity of the sport has gone up,” he said. “This is why we have success. It would be a great accomplishment for these athletes and it would forever be in the history books.”

has 115 people on the team this year. 22 of them are seniors, 30 of them are juniors, 28 of them are sophomores, and 35 of them are freshmen. The teams’ highest point total this season is 159 for boys and 176 for girls.

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Resser to attend Pratt on scholarship Taylor Stahly co-sports editor


said. As he begins to wrap up his the season, teammates will always remember specific qualities about Resser that they will never forget. “[Austin] is a good leader and a lot of guys look up to him,” junior Ben Wright said. “He always brings a positive attitude to practice and games and encourages others, which carries on to other players. He is just an all-around solid player.” Although Resser is starting a new adventure after this year, he said he will miss all that Newton and its baseball program have provided him. “I will miss being coached by the coaching staff here and playing with my teammates,” he said. “l will remember meeting so many new people and developing friendships what I will hopefully have for the rest of my life.”

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A divorce, a new school, and joining a new baseball team all loomed in front of senior Austin Resser when he transferred to Newton High from Wichita Northwest. But, despite all he has been through, Resser has found a way to make the most of his years here in Newton. “I moved to Newton the second semester of my sophomore year. My parents were getting a divorce and this is where my mom’s side of the family is,” he said. “I missed my friends at first, but I like the atmosphere here in Newton.” As the sophomore baseball season began, Resser soon had to become familiar with the new program and all that came with it. Head coach Mark George soon noticed him for his athletic ability on and off the field. “I [first] noticed his size,” he

said. “He was a strong physical presence, and we welcome that on the baseball field. [We will miss his enthusiasm and his love for baseball] in years to come.” Eventually, Resser became close with the other baseball players and made many memories throughout his sophomore and junior years. “My sophomore year I was trying to learn all the new plays and signs here at Newton,” Resser said. “[Then], my junior year I remember playing in some pretty close games. [Although] we came up short at regionals, I remember how we got better each game.” Now, at the end of his senior baseball season, Resser has been given a scholarship to attend Pratt Community College and play baseball for them. “[I look forward] to working hard and getting bigger and better at baseball so that I can be the best that I can be,” Resser

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Sophomore Kyle Kelsey was not expecting to come out of his P.E. class two months ago with a season ending injury. “I was trying to show my friends up in basketball, which isn’t hard to do, when all of a sudden I started balling it up, and then came down wrong on my leg after I jumped,” Kelsey said. After several days of sharp pain in his knee, he went to the doctor. There he was told that he had a torn meniscus and would have to have surgery. “I was kind of disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to golf the rest of this season, but I was also kind of happy because I realized all of my friends would visit me while I was on bedrest. Then suddenly I remembered I have no friends, and was sad again,” Kelsey said. Kelsey’s predicted recovery time was three to four weeks, which would take him to the end of his JV golf season. “I wanted to finish the season because I had a goal of going to state with major YOLO swag and somehow placing first, but let’s just say I’m pretty much the best golfer out there, so I have two more years to get back into it and win state,” Kelsey said. Kelsey said he is trying to forget the negatives of his injury, and use it as motivation to work hard and do well next year. “Mainstream society wants me to say I’m sad about my injury, but since I’m not a part of that all I have to say is ‘YOLO yes dog swag,’ I have next year to prove to the world that I’m the greatest golfer there is, and

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Softball Q&A

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Carlgren, Kingsley pair up to compete at state competition

Head coach has high hopes for top 3 finish Hannah Carlgren opinion editor After qualifying for state in singles last year as a freshman, sophomore Riley Kingsley said he wasn’t quite expecting to play doubles this year. However, head coach Nick Sisson had other plans in mind. Sisson decided to pair Kingsley with junior Josh Carlgren this year, and Sisson said he has “high hopes” for the two at state. “I expect for Josh and Riley to compete for a top three finish,” Sisson said. “I paired them together because their games were suited well together and I knew they could do well together and compete very well at state.” Carlgren has participated in No. 1 doubles since his freshman

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year, placing fourth at state as a freshman and seventh as a sophomore. After his partner graduated last year, Sisson decided to place Kingsley in the spot. Although Carlgren said it took some adjustment at first, he believes that the two have grown and are playing well together. Sisson said he agrees. photo by Serena Wong “I moved Junior Josh Carlgren (left) watches as his my strength to partner, sophomore Riley Kingsley (right), doubles because gets ready to volley a ball at regionals. I know what these guys can to see what will happen. My goal do,” Sisson said. “We’ve also had is to be in the top three.” some singles players step it up, Although Kingsley has never which has been key in the big gone to state before in doubles, meets.” he has his own goals for the The two took third place at weekend. regionals on May 3, qualifying “Last year I had to play the them for state, which is this returning state champion, which Friday and Saturday at Empowas a tough match. This year, ria. Senior Yannick Rave also I’m hoping to make it past the qualified in singles, and the first day and place in the top team took second at regionfour at state,” Kingsley said. als overall. Sisson said he was “Also, playing doubles has “very pleased” with the results at and will continue to help with regionals and expects the team my singles play, which is good.” to compete for a top five finish at Carlgren said that no matter state. Carlgren also said he has what, he has many things to be high expectations for state. grateful for this year. “I think that we have a “No matter what happens, chance to go very far at state if I’m excited. Not a lot of people we can do what we are capable get to say they’ve been to state. of,” Carlgren said. “We’ve been I’m just lucky to be part of a in every match this year, and Ri- great team. We’ve had an amazley is a great partner. I’m excited ing season,” Carlgren said.

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Varsity girls soccer team ties 1-1 with Derby photos by Austin Prouty

LEFT Sophomore Chloe Woodward calls for a pass from sophomore Kate Zinn. TOP CENTER Freshman Taylor Edson tries to make a move around a Derby player at the game last Saturday. BOTTOM CENTER Sophomore Chloe Woodward runs up to defend a Derby player at the varsity game. RIGHT Senior Henriette Nordli kicks a ball during the game that Newton tied 1-1 with Derby.

Miller’s swim career kicks off Sophomore finds ‘unexpected success’ in swimming

Kylie Mick sports editor Sophomore Sophia Miller wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when she started swimming competitively two years ago, but if anything, she wasn’t expecting the success that she has had throughout her high school career. Miller swam competitively for the first time in club the summer of her seventh grade year. “I tried it one summer and enjoyed it, so my mom encouraged me to do it in high school,” Miller said. Miller spent her freshman year adjusting to the new sport. “Last season I was new so I was just getting the hang of things. This year I was already in shape so it’s been easier to focus on placing and getting better

times,” Miller said. This year, she has consistently placed in the top ten in her events which include the 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 back, and 100 breast. She has already qualified for state in the 200 IM and 100 fly, and is only one second off from qualifying in the 100 breast and 100 back. Her highest placing was at the Campus meet this year when she placed second in the 100 breast. “I was happy with the placement, but it makes me want to work harder because I can see how working hard impacts results,” Miller said. Miller’s numerous accomplishments haven’t come without a lot of hard work. “It’s a lot of work. Swimming involves a lot of two-a-days, long practices and working in the off season,” Miller said. The time and energy she

has put in was “well worth it” though. “I’ve had so much fun doing swim. The team is great and I’ve made lots of new friends. It’s also a great workout and has helped build my endurance,” Miller said. Head swimming coach Phil Schmidt enjoys having her on the team as well. “She’s a great person to have on the team...she always works hard at practice.” Miller’s goals for the future include doing well at and someday placing in the top ten at state. Schmidt believes that these goals are certainly obtainable. “She has a lot of potential. [My goals for her] are to continue to improve her personal times and to pick up a couple more state qualifying times,” Schmidt said.

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STATE OF MIND Railers attend out of state colleges. alex trumble college: Mesa State University major: Biology dylan moore college: U.S. Air Force Academy major: Civil Engineering

“I’m interested in Mesa State because they have a good swim program, and everything there is state of the art.”

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“I chose the academy because I feel as though it will give me the best chance for success in life. It is also a good opportunity to push me to my limits.”

Joseph Greene college: College of Central Florida major: Automotive Science “I’m going to [the College of Central Flordia] because I’m moving to Florida, and it’s close to where I’ll be living.”

katrina gerbrand college: Youngstown State University major: Exercise Science “[I chose Youngstown] because of the combination of swimming and academics. They also gave me a really awesome scholarship.


ginny loeffler college: Emory University major: Political Science/French “[I’m going to Emory because] if you go there, you have a lot of good connections afterwards. They’re known for they’re known for their academic quality.”

Goshen College is located in Goshen, Indiana.

oshen go-ers david jantz major: Physics [I’m going to Goshen because] they have a really good physics program, and their study abroad programs [are great as well].”

Ardys woodward major: Art and Psychology “They have a good art and science department, and the community just felt right.”

CARL FOLKERTS college: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) major: Advertising “[I chose SCAD] because it’s far away, in a big city, and its one of the top schools for what I’m interested in.”

Brittany stark college: Brigham Young University major: Computer Science, Mathematics and French “[I chose BYU because] it’s affordable and I want to test myself with being away from home. They have a lot of disciplines, and they have high standards.”


Nathanael Dick major: Environmental studies “[I plan to attend Goshen] because I [feel] a deep connection with the interest and ideals of the student body.”

ERIN BERGEN major: undecided “[I chose Goshen] because of their commitment to social justice, and they have really good study abroad programs.”


Brittany roth college: Oral Roberts major: Sports Medicine

“[I’m interested in Oral Roberts because] they’re a strong Christian school and they have a really good reputation. They also have great extracurriculars, which interest me.”

valerie stockton college: Missouri State Southern major: Communications “[I’m going to Missouri State Southern.] I have a lot of family down there, and I want to be closer to my roots.”


class of 2013 Page 20 Brandon Ahlstedt plans to attend KU and major in biology Daniel Anderson Dylan Anderson plans to join the United States Airforce Jacob Anderson plans to attend Emporia State University, WSU or Bethel College to major in music Lauren Anderson plans to attend Bethany College to major in education and Spanish and minor in psychology Nikki Anderson plans to attend HCC to major in nursing science Tamara Antoine plans to attend Fort Hays State University to major in music technology Dillon Archer plans to attend Neosho Community College and major in mass communications Keagan Attebery Sheila Autry plans to attend WSU to major in nursing Juan Avalos plans to attend Hutchinson Community College or WSU and major in marketing or engineering Tania Ayala plans to attend Emporia State University to major in business marketing Dalton Ayres plans to attend college and major in accounting Andrea Baron plans to attend Butler Community College and WSU and major in accounting Jacob Bartel plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University to study mechanical engineering Todd Bates Oscar Bencomo plans to attend HCC Erin Bergen plans to live in Peru for a year before attending Goshen College Spencer Berning plans to attend Hesston College and major in psychology or special education Larrah Bills plans to major in sports management Brandon Blackwood plans to attend Tabor College and WSU to major in athletic training Ian Boston plans to attend Pittsburg State University, WSU, Ottawa or Emporia Megan Bradley plans to attend HCC and major in computer science TJ Branning Cassandra Brickman plans to attend HCC to become a paralegal Tatiana Britton plans to attend Emporia State University to major in business management Amanda Buchanan plans to attend HCC and WSU and major in business with a minor in art Jordan Chase Tara Chastain Aaron Clark plans to attend Butler Community College Nicholas Clark plans to join the Army Reserve and then attending HCC to study fire science Dylan Clements Anna Clough plans to attend Friends University to major in creative writing and minor in drama Jocelyn Cochran plans to attend Pratt Community College to major in accounting Caitlin Conlon plans to attend Cornell University to major in archaeology and ancient civilizations with a minor in Greek mythology Brianna Cottle plans to take online courses and eventually go to the University of Georgia

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Page 21 Jill Dalton plans to attend Sidney’s or Bellus Academy for Cosmetology Matthew Darrow plans to attend K-State to major in computer science Gerard Decina Dakota Dennett Vanessa Devora Nathanael Dick plans to participate in a year-long Service Adventure program before attending Goshen College to major in environmental studies Karmarisha Dickson Lauren Duerksen Taylor Eason plans to attend HCC and major in nursing Austin Easterberg Malcolm Engstrom Jacob Enz plans to attend Butler Community College and WSU to major in mechanical engineering

Emily Epp plans to do mission work then attending college to major in film/media studies Bryan Esau Karen Felix plans to attend Butler Community College to major in pre-veterinary studies Alfredo Fields Isaac Fitzjarrald plans to attend Pittsburg State University to major in mechanical engineering technology with an automotive emphasis Aubrey Floerke plans to attend HCC to major in prepharmacy Carl Folkerts plans to attend SCAD to major in advertising Tobias Frydendal Colton Funk plans to attend K-State or WSU to major in engineering tech or marketing David Gadea Tania Garcia Derrick Garnica plans to attend Tabor College and major in psychology and sociology

Montana Garrison plans to attend Emporia State University to major in secondary math education John Gatz plans to join the Marines Katrina Gerbrand plans to attend Youngstown State University to major in exercise science pre-physical therapy Jared Gihring plans to attend K-State and major in business or golf management Taylor Goerend plans to attend KU and major in biochemistry Steven Gong plans to attend KU and major in mechanical or aerospace engineering Azucena Gonzalez Karla Gonzalez plans to attend Hesston College, WSU or HCC to major in teaching or business Nancy Elizabeth Gonzalez Rojo plans to attend McPherson College to major in cosmetology Brianna Gouvion plans to attend Pittsburg State University to major in nursing and photography Kyle Grabendike plans to attend HCC and major in welding Daniel Graham plans to work for Asplundh

class of 2013 Page 22 Betzi Granados plans to attend HCC and WSU and major in business accounting Joseph Greene plans to attend College of Central Florida and major in automotive science Michaela Guhr plans to attend Butler Community College to major in business administration Nick Hall plans to attend WSU to major in accounting Kayloni Hamm plans to attend HCC to get her CNA Miranda Hanchett plans to attend KU to major in prepharmacy and minor in Spanish Quinton Harrison plans to attend Bethany College MaKenna Heaston plans to attend K-State and major in aviation Matthew Heddin plans to attend WSU to major in computer science Emily Hiebert plans to attend WSU to major in physical education Madison Hinz plans to attend K-State and major in prenursing or dermatology Kylee Holtman plans to attend WSU and major in education Adolfo Ibarra plans to become a combat medic in the Army David Jantz plans to attend Goshen College and major in physics Christian Johnson plans to attend HCC Jordan Johnson plans to join the National Guard Abigail Jones plans to attend WSU and major in pre-med Savannah Justice plans to attend Butler County Community College and major in elementary education

Jacob Karst plans to attend KU to major in architecture Dakotah Kiehl plans to attend Tabor College and major in biochemistry or athletic training Johnathan Kimbrel Coleman Kingsley plans to attend K-State to major in wildlife enterprise management Luke Komarek plans to attend HCC Mark Kreider plans to participate in a year-long Service Adventure program before attending Bethel College or Goshen College to major in music. Austin Krogmeier plans to attend Hesston College to major in athletic training Elizabeth Kuhn plans to attend Hesston College to major in biology and Spanish Eetu Laitinen Kelsi Langley plans to attend Butler Community College to major in biology Oliver Lantzke plans to finish college in Germany Harley Laughlin plans to attend Johnson Community College and major in railroad engineering Carolyn Ledesma Abbie Lehman plans to attend WSU to major in physical therapy Gabriel Libel plans to attend HCC and major in history education Esperanza Llamas plans to attend HCC to major in radiology Virginia Loeffler plans to attend Emory University and major in political science and French Julie Loken plans to attend a university in Norway to study to become a lawyer

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Page 23 Dakota Long plans to attend Tabor College or Pratt Community College and major in physical therapy or fire science Miriam Lopez Valdivia Monica Lopez is undecided Guadalupe Lujano Cory Lunow Monika Markus plans to attend Emporia State University and major in psychology Garrett McEachern plans to attend HCC to major in fire science Joe McGarvey plans to attend WSU to major in nursing Ariel Meredith Sergio Meza Cody Mick plans to attend Pittsburg State University Dalton Miller

Titus Minkevitch plans to attend HCC to take gen-ed classes for two years Rachael Monaghan Anthony Monares plans to attend WSU to major in accounting Dylan Moore plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy but his major is undecided Erica Morrison plans to attend HCC Emily Mosqueda plans to attend Xenon Cosmetology School to major in cosmetology Lincoln Moyo plans to attend Hesston College and major in ministry Priscilla Munoz plans to attend Butler Community College and major in hospitality and tourism Shelby Myers plans to attend HCC, Hesston, and KU to major in neonatal intensive care Peter Nelson plans to attend HCC to major in fire science Jordan Nice plans to get a job working on the railroad Martin Nolteniles Henriette Nordli Marissa Nunnelee plans to attend Butler Community College and WSU or KU to major in psychology Brently O’Neill plans to attend HCC to major in automotive technology DeAnna Opland plans to attend Pratt Community College to major in accounting Jarrod Ornelas plans to attend Butler Community College and major in personal training Jonathan Paden plans to attend MCC to major in business, pastoral and missions Dylan Palmer Kelby Palmer plans to attend HCC and WSU to major in engineering Jordann Parks plans to attend HCC to major in dental hygiene Johanna Patton plans to attend HCC and major in business Lane Pauls plans to attend KCKCC to major in business Megan Pearce plans to attend HCC and is undecided on a major

class of 2013 Page 24 Taylor Perkins plans to attend HCC and major in veterinary science Dalton Porter plans to attend K-State Alec Potluri plans to attend Wichita State University and major in industrial engineering Jessica Quiralte Omar Ramos-Thaw Jessica Raprager plans to attend HCC to major in business

Yannick Rave plans to go back to Germany to finish high school Cody Reber plans to attend Hutch Community College and major in vocations Luke Reed plans to attend HCC to major in law and science Austin Regier plans to do voluntary service in Paraguay for a year before attending Bethel College Brooke Regier plans to attend Fort Hays State to major in geology with an emphasis in petroleum Austin Resser plans to attend Pratt Community College Anthony Rice Andrew Rikoff Hana Robinson plans to attend K-State and major in Interior Architecture and Product Design Andre Rocha Eneida Rodriguez Selene Rodriguez plans to attend HCC to major in accounting

Carlie Rodgers plans to attend HCC Jose Romero Yeni Romero plans to attend K-State and major in biochemistry and French Brittany Roth plans to attend Oral Roberts University and major in sports medicine Jennifer Royston Jeovanni Rubio

Braidyn Rucker plans to attend K-State and major in animal science and ag business Alexa Salsbery plans to attend Sterling College to major in business Carmen Salvo Walter Sanchez plans to attend HCC and major in computer science Everett Sauerwein Sophia Schmidt plans to finish high school in Germany and to attend college Vanessa Schrock Austin Schroeder plans to take a year off and join the military Jate Schroeder plans to attend MATC to get an electrical associates degree Kristin Schulz plans to work one year and then attend Bethany College McKenzie Senn plans to attend HCC to become an animal trainer and breeder Kayla Shirley

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Page 25 Garrett Sidebottom plans to attend KU to major in pre-med Macy Simmons plans to attend Pratt Community College to major in dental hygiene Carolyn Smith Mariah Smith plans to attend Wichita State University and major in political science and economics Maurice Smith Mitzi Solorio plans to attend HCC and major in ultrasound technology Karis Sperling plans to attend Colby Community College and major in nursing Braxton Stahl plans to attend HCC to major in business Brittany Stark plans to attend Brigham Young University and major in computer science, mathematics and French Keil Stauffer plans to attend Allen Community College to major in sports management/communication Dylan Stewart plans to major in automotive technology Cody Stinchcomb is undecided about where he will attend college but will major in criminal justice Valerie Stockton plans to attend Missouri State University to major in communications Ryan Stuchlik plans to attend Bethel College and major in chemistry Alex Stucky plans to attend Newman University and major in occupational therapy Lydia Swisher plans to attend Southwest Baptist University to major in biology and chemistry Trae Taylor Andrew Thiesen plans to attend Bethel College and major in music and history Adelina Thim Eduardo Toribio Eliseo Torres Gabriel Torres plans to attend HCC to study fire science Chelsey Trammell plans to attend Neosho County Community College to major in accounting Jonathan Troyer is undecided about where he will attend college but will major in biochemistry

Alex Trumble plans to attend Colorado Mesa University to major in biology Abe Turner plans to attend Hesston College to major in sports marketing/management Clinton Unruh plans to attend Bethel College and major in elementary education Atheana Vance Eliska Vasilenkova Julie Vo plans to attend KU and major in health care Katelyn Voorhees plans to attend K-State and major in psychology Grant Walker plans to attend WSU, KU or McPherson and major in Business Administration or Mathematics Tyler Wayman Darrian Weeks plans to attend Tabor College and major in athletic training Dylan Welsch plans to attend HCC Tyler Wenger

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Danica Williams plans to attend WSU to major in nursing Cody Wilson Danielle Wilson plans to attend Cloud County Community College Zachary Wonders Nathan Wood plans to attend KU and major in business Derrick Woods

Ardys Woodward plans to attend Goshen College and major in art and psychology Lance Woodward plans to attend Pittsburg State University to major in mechanical engineering technology with an automotive emphasis Jacob Wright plans to attend Tabor College and major in business administration Hannah Yoder plans to attend Tabor College to major in business

not pictured Nicole A. Anderson Tessa Berning Destiny Bower Jessica Brittingham Jessica Brockman

Congrats to our seniors! We will miss you!

Taylor Carr Nichole Chadwell Haley Eng Jeffrey Gillmore Kathryn Hansen

Alex Hippey Shelbi Iyoha Rachael Kelsey Hunter Ketchum Garret Lee

Austin Leftwich Sarah McJimsey Cody Mussman Derrian Near Brooke Phillips

Chandra Rippe Ashley Scott DesMoine Thiessen

Congrats Esperanza! We are very proud of you! Good luck at HCC

Hana Robinson Dylan Moore Carlie Rodgers DeAnna Opland Alex Stucky Cody Mick Larrah Bills Shelia Autry Johanna Patton

Love, Mom & Dad

Good luck! The Newtonian Staff

Congrats Larrah!

conGRADulations CARL! Good Luck in Atlanta!

Love Mom, Dad, Cassandra & Miley Cyrus

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Congratulations! We are very proud of you.




Love, Mom & Dad Congrats Montana!


We are proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad

“A journey begins not with the first step but with the desire to go where you have never gone.” - Beth Merde Conny

Delightful, Accomplished and Full of Promise

We’re so proud of you Lydia! Love, Mom & Dad Joshua, Jeremiah & Susannah

Have fun at ESU Love, Mom, Dad & Cheyenne

Congratulations Taylor! We are proud of you.

Love, Mom, Dad, Maddie, Andy & Ben

This family is very proud of you and all your hard work, Miranda! Love, Mom

Congratulations, Mark!

Congratulations Quinton! We are so proud of you! Mom, Dad, Keaton, Amelia & Fernando

Love, Mom, Dad & Ben

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MILITARY LIFE: Moore to attend US Air Force Academy in fall 2013 larrah bills editor-in-chief The typical college student begins their transition to their college of choice in August. Senior Dylan Moore will begin his next chapter in life almost two months sooner than most. On June 27, Moore will be heading to Colorado Springs to begin his post-secondary schooling at the United States Air Force Academy. “While looking through my options, I decided on the Air Force Academy because it best fit my strengths and set me up for further success in life.” Moore said, “The only other place I applied was K-

“I decided the Air Force Academy because it best fit my strengths and set me up for further.” senior

Dylan Moore State and I was going to major in an engineering field. I’m still planning on majoring in an engineering field, but I have yet to decide. I don’t have to decide until spring of my freshman year.” Moore will be one of approximately 4,000 young men and women training to become an Air Force leader. “I do have some feelings of nervousness, everything is going to be different. This will be a completely different change from my normal

life,” Moore said. Because of the path Moore chose to take, his schooling will be completely paid for. All persons who attend the Air Force Academy receive an appointment worth more than $400,000 that pays for their schooling. Aside from the benefits Moore will receive while attending the Academy, he is also looking forward to the benefits that will be offered after he is through with schooling. “It will be a military job as soon as I graduate, I will basically be set for life,” Moore said.

Congrats Colton! We are very proud of you!

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sports scores photo galleries stories and more!

Great Job Monika We are proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, and William

courtesy photo Colonel Jack Bender poses with senior Dylan Moore on April 29 at Senior Awards Night. Colonel Bender came to the high school to award Moore his appointment of more than $400,000 for his schooling at the United States Air Force Academy.

A man is measured by the content of his character. So proud of you, Austin! We love you, Mom, Dad, Erin, Addie and Eli

Congrats Brianna! We are very proud of you!

Love, Mom, Steve & “the rest of the crew”

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A year of ser vice:

Epp travels to Indonesia through Radical Journey natalia ramos-thaw reporter People generally think college comes directly after high school, but senior Emily Epp has different plans for after she graduates. Epp will be going to Indonesia for a year of service with a program called Radical Journey through Mennonite Mission Network. The first week of the program will be a training to teach the students how to learn to live in a cross-cultural community. Then she will spend 10 months on the island of Indonesia, located off the southeast coast of China.

Epp said the reason she she doesn’t know specifically wants to take a year off school what type of work she will be is to figure out what she wants doing yet. to do with her life and grow as a Epp is really looking forward person. She also mentions that to the different things she’ll get taking a year to experioff school will ence, but “I though Indonesia would be she’s also a be “lovely.” “I thought a challenge and that it would bit nervous to Indonesia be a new exciting place to try be in a new would be a place where new things.” challenge and she doesn’t that it would know anyone be a new excitand to be ing place to try new things,” Epp away from familiar friends and said. family for such a long time. In Indonesia, Epp will be “[I’m looking forward to] volunteering with different meeting new people and trying places that need help, although new things,” Epp said, “[but]

I’m scared of going somewhere where I don’t know the language or culture and being away from home.” Epp said she doesn’t feel like she’ll be missing out on anything by taking a year off. “I’ll come back and go to college and have all the same experiences,” Epp said. She hasn’t quite picked out a college for when she returns back home to the U.S., but she said she thinks it will probably be an out-of-state college. When she gets back into school, she plans to major in film/media studies.

Congratulations Nikki!

Congrats Braidyn

We are proud of you!

Good luck at KSU

Drubers Donut Shop

Love, Dad, Mom, Brityne, & Breckyn

Congrats Kate!

So proud of you, we wish you enough!

Love, Mom and Dad

Class of 2013 Gabe, May the Force always be with you! Congratulations and we love you! Mom, Dad, Reily, and Luke

Ibarra enlists in Army larrah bills editor-in-chief As most seniors will be heading to college in August, senior Adolfo Ibarra will be taking a different path to build his future. On Aug. 13, Ibarra will be heading to Fort Benning, Georgia, to begin training to become a combat medic in the Army. Ibarra will be spending 10 weeks in Georgia, participating in physical training. After he completes this 10 week session, he will then transfer to Texas. Ibarra will spend 18 weeks in Texas, where he will receive further training. “I wanted to travel the world, and I wanted to do something in the medical field. At first, I was gonna go to college to be a lab tech, and I still might after my service. But this seemed like the right choice,” Ibarra said. The perks of this job are what makes it worth it for Ibarra. “Afterwards, I get part of my college paid off, and I’m already going to have training as a medic, so that will make my schooling easier,” Ibarra said.

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Making memories “State swimming sophomore year there was a tornado two blocks from the pool, and we Junior Year my favorite memory was beating Salina had toon run across two parking lotsCoach to get to a South homecoming by over 20, getting grounded building.” Cams 500th win, and then the dance all in one night.

Katrina Gerbrand “Junior year my favorite memory was beating Salina South on homecoming by over 20, getting Coach Cam’s 500th win and then the dance all in one night.”

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Congrats Mariah

Have fun at WSU! We are so proud of you. Love, your family

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Congratulations Taylor!

May all your Dreams and Goals be fulfilled. So proud of you. Love, Your family

Seniors share their favorite moments from high school “I’ll never forget going to the football games and sitting and cheering with my friends in the student section.”

Hannah Yoder

“Getting pulled over after the Saturday showing of ‘Camp Rock.’ It was my first ticket, for going 45 in a 20.”

Valerie Stockton

Congratulations Bryan!

You made it & we are so proud! Love, Mom &Dad Dylan, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life... nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, not anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”

Always trust and Believe! Love, Mom, Dad, Afton, Landon

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Don’t worry about other what other people think; it just doesn’t matter. Karis Sperling

. r P.E . u o y ll ar ke a enior ye a t to s Wait es your a ic s clas ck Garn i Derr

Follow yo ur passio n and do what you want to do. Kyle Gra bendike

Walk on the right side of the hallway! Don’t stop in the middle of the hallway for no reason. Jordann Parks Ignore the mean girls, boys, and enjoy the time with your true friends. Hana Robinson

High school is a blast, so really make the most out of the high school experience. Nathan Wood

Congratulations Hana!

Seize the day and make the most of all the cool things that you can do in high school. Mark Kreider

CONGRATS MICHAELA! We are very proud of you!

We love you

Mom, Dad, Tyler, Josh, Emily, Grammy, Ezio

Love, Mom, Dad & Lauren

Best wishes to the class of 2013

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E L E C T E DThe Hangover Twilight

Justin Bieber

touch screens iPadiPhone 4


earthWinter Olympics held in Vancouver the quake rise M I C H A E L JACKSON DIED of spotify inHaiti

P R E S I D E N T The Dark Knight A V A T A R

“Kiss Me Thru the Phone”- Soulja Boy


“Like a G6”

halo 3

U.S. unemployment The Tiger Woods ScandalrateThereaches 10.2 percent, KE$HA- “Tik Tok” the highest jobless rate Miley Cyrussince 1983. “Party in the USA”


Rebecca Black- “Friday”


black swan

Gulf of Mexico oil spill


The Old Spice Man



ted kennedy died

FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE 2009-2010 2010-2011 the twisted cow


in South Africa Modern Warfare 2

Jersey Shore

Tsunami in Japan kills 15,839

High School

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hair and divorce feathers t w i t t e r

Breaking Dawn: Part 2



Gangnam Style 2012-2013

WSU advanced to Final Four W e s t Texas



Kardashian Marriage



jersey shore


planking & owling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


boston bombing

The Harlem Shake

The Walking Dead

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4 #YOLO GRADUATION The Hunger Games


Phone 5



halo reach


L o n d o n O l y m p i c s pinterest

North Korea Kevin Ware’s threatens US broken leg SNOW DAYS

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Take a step back in time and match these seniors with their baby pictures






















1.Quinton Harrison 2.DeAnna Opland 3.Anthony Monares 4.Amanda Buchanan 5.Jarrod Ornelas 6.Miranda Hanchett 7.Nat Dick 8.Jocelyn Cochran 9.Nathan Wood 10.Tara Chastain 11.Carl Folkerts 12.Hana Robinson 13.Dylan Moore 14.Dakotah Kiehl 15.Mark Krieder 16.Alex Stucky 17.Yeni Romero 18.Andrea Baron 19.Dalton Porter 20.Brittnay Stark 21.Ardys Woodward 22.Dillon Archer 23.Karen Felix 24.Selene Rodriguez 25.Kristin Schulz 26.Coleman Kingsley 27.Larrah Bills 28.Tobias Frydendal 29.Kylee Holtman 30.Tatiana Britton 31.Mariah Smith 32.Alexa Salsbery 33.Michaela Guhr 34.Johanna Patton 35.Montana Garrison 36.Austin Resser 37.Hannah Yoder 38.Brandon Alshedt 39.Emily Mosqueda 40.Maddie Hinz


















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(left to right) 1. Monika Markus 2. Austin Schroeder & Dakota Dennett 3. Hana Robinson, Andrea Baron & Anna Clough 4. Cody Mick 5. Coleman Kingsley, Keil Stauffer & Garrett McEachern 6. Lauren Duerksen & Mandy Buchanan

7. Jarrod Ornelas, Dylan Moore & Aaron Hochstettler 8. Alexa Salsbery 9. Dalton Porter, Dakotah Kiehl & Emily Hiebert 10. Emily Epp 11. Quinton Harrison 12. Ardys Woodward

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