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School and community asked to give to a good cause

Ronald McDonald

Counting donated items, STUCO member Abraham Pfannenstiel sacks supplies for distribution.

By Emarie Schoenthaler

Earlier in the month, the Hays High School DECA invited WaKeeney's schools and community to work with Hays, Colby, and Russell to raise items for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Wichita. These communities were selected to participate because each community’s McDonalds is owned by the Kuehls family.  In addition, the Ronald McDonald House has helped three WaKeeney families in the last year alone.

TCHS held a class competition from December 9 to December 16 in order to raise donated items for the cause. The class who donated the most items received a coupon worth extra credit in any class of the students’ choosing and release time at some point after the break.

All classes made a good effort but a battle ensued between the junior and sophomore classes.

Juniors finally won, with a total of 843 donated items, followed by sophomores with a total of 632 donated items. Freshman had 61 items, taking third, and seniors took fourth with 32 items.

Along with TCHS, Hays DECA asked for community involvement in donating items to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Wichita. Community members can bring donated items to the high school office between January 5 and January 16. There will also be a box for items at the home wrestling tournament on January 9.

Dr. G spreads holiday cheer

Dr. G

Dressing for the occasion, Superintendent George Griffith once again brought holiday cheer to the students and staff of USD 208 by distributing chocolates and candy and good wishes to all. The students and staff would like to thank Dr. Griffith for the positive messages he provides at Christmas and throughout the year.

Choir entertains audience with songs of Christmas

Christmas Concert

The TCHS choir performed in their annual Christmas conert on December 15. The choir entertained the audience with a varitey of Christams tunes such as “Christmas on Broadway,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “The Christmas Song.”


KAY members, here to serve


Getting in the Christmas spirit, Macy Mattheyer decorates a sugar cookie at the KAY meeting during KAY Citizenship week on December 10.

By Abraham Pfannenstiel
The TCHS KAY club participated in the annual KAY Citizenship Week on December 7-13.

Throughout the week, the Kansas State High School Activities Association designates days to focus on certain points of service. Throughout the state, KAY clubs are highly encouraged to provide service on those days as a reminder of the importance of service throughout the year.

Saturday and Sunday marked “Serve My Home” and “Serve My Family,” in which club members were encouraged to do something extra for their loved ones.

Monday officially kicked off the week with “Serve My School,” as the club members showed their appreciation to the school’s faculty by presenting them all with gloves to help them keep warm during the winter months.

“Serve My Community” took place on Tuesday and members traveled to local businesses to thank them for their support of the school.

TCHS then had a chance to “Serve My Nation,” where care packages full of letters of appreciation, candy, and other snacks were filled to be sent to our troops overseas.

On Thursday, students participated in “Serve My World” by  buying and preparing a variety of different gifts to be sent to overseas’ children.

The week concluded with “Serve My Club.” All club members made their own personal Christmas stockings to hang on their lockers, and they will be surprised with chocolates, candy canes, and other candies during the final week of the semester.

Silver for scholars

By Abraham Pfannenstiel
A second-place medal was the result of the scholars’ bowl team’s trip to Hill City on December 8.

At the meet, Trego started off on a high note, defeating Thunder Ridge, 60-20. They then went on to lose to Hill City, 30-70; and Stockton, 30-80.

Figuring and discussing, Kat Muench, Dean Barney, and Valerie Scott strive to be the first to respond to a question at Hill City on December 8.

After a bye, Trego squared off against Ellis in a nail-biter. After four tie breaker questions, Trego finally sealed the victory on a math question, winning, 60-50.

The 2-2 record was enough to qualify for semi-finals.

In semi-finals, Trego met up with Osborne, where they beat the Bulldogs, 40-10, qualifying them for the championship.

In the championship, Trego faced a close rematch against Stockton, where the Golden Eagles narrowly lost, 20-10. The 3-3 record was good enough for second-place.

Dean Barney led the team with 13 correctly answered questions, followed by Abraham Pfannenstiel with seven. Other members of the team included Kat Muench, Jacob Schneider,

Valerie Scott, and Grace’ G.

The Trego scholars’ bowl team will continue their season at Ellis on January 8.

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