The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas has named 260 high
|2014 Dane Hansen Scholarship recipients: (from left) K. Hanks, Payton Nowlin, Cade Papes, Blake Huxman and Robert Clark.|
school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 39th annual scholarship competition.
TCHS Seniors K. Hanks, Blake Huxman, Payton Nowlin, and Cade Papes were among those who received Hansen Student scholarships. This award is for $3000 and may be renewed for one additional year provided the student has maintained a satisfactory academic record.
For students interested in a Career and Technical Education scholarship, the Foundation offered one hundred awards of $2000 each. Robert Clark received one of these scholarships.
In selecting award winners, the Scholarship Committee considered proficiency in verbal and writing skills. Other important factors included academic records, test scores, and community service in which the student may have participated.
Celebrating their achievements, Larissa Howard, Sadie Dinkel, Elyssa Carr, Shawnee Phillips, Abraham Pfannenstiel, and Coach Jenna Shepherd pose for a picture after the forensics tournament at Hays on March 8.
The Trego Forensics team took home a season-high seven medals after competing at Hays on March 8.
Bringing in the best performance of the day, Sadie Dinkel took home a second-place medal with her informative speech. Dinkel also teamed up with Abraham Pfannenstiel for an improvised duet act, in which the team ended in fifth-place.
Performing a solo humorous skit and giving an oration speech, Larissa Howard scored two fifth-place finishes on the day. Following Howard, Elyssa Carr also gave an oration, earning a sixth-place medal. Carr then teamed up with Shawnee Phillips in an improvised duet act, in which the pair earned sixth-place. Pfannenstiel also earned sixth-place in a solo humorous.
Dinkel weighed in on the team's achievements.
"It feels good to know that the Forensics team is starting to make a name for themselves. Everyone has improved a bunch, and it was great to see all of us make it to finals and medal, even when some of our biggest competition was at the meet."
The Trego Forensics team will travel to Hays to compete at the TMP Invitational Meet on March 27.
Twenty-one students from Chris Carr’s second-grade class visited the high school to take part in the sixth annual bird-feeder building event on March 5.
The event began with preparation by the high school woods students.
Students from Carl Mohler’s woods class first measured and cut out the components to the bird feeder ahead of time, so that when the second-graders arrived, they could begin putting the feeder together.
The high schoolers then assisted the youngsters in putting together the feeders they would take home. Along with the feeders, the second-graders received bird seed to take home and enjoyed granola bars and drinks at the end of the project.
Mohler explained that it is important to keep this tradition going because it lets the kids “interact with high school students and see what all goes on here.”
|With Whitney B., Cheyenne Nickelson and Emily Buchholz listen as Aaron Schneider and Ryan Deaver provide guitar accompaniment to the song “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World as Brendan K. practices the vocal to prepare for the Trego Show, scheduled for March 11 in the TCHS auditorium. The Program allows the students to select and perform their chosen selections to perform for the public.|
By Emarie Schoenthaler
The community is in for a real treat at the annual Trego Show, performed by TCHS choir students.
The event will take place in the high school auditorium on March 11.
The Choir will sing “Skyfall” by Adele and a Bon Jovi medley. Individual students will also perform solos and duets. Also, the Trego singers will perform “Some Nights,” and a girls’ group will sing “Someone Like You.”
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m and is free to the public.