The smells of sawn oak, cedar, and other wood species fill the air as students, 56 in number throughout each school day, including 22 girls, measure, sand, and saw away in Carl Mohler’s woods classes.
At Trego Community High School’s Evening of Excellence, to be held on May 7, community members will get the opportunity to see just how talented Mohler’s students are.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m., approximately 125 woods projects will be on display in the old gym. The woods projects are diverse in construction. They include bedroom pieces, coffee and end tables, entertainment centers, tables for various uses, gun cabinets, bookcases, checkboards, etc.
For 38 years, Mohler has guided his woods students. The students have benefitted from his instruction.
“The classes give my students problem-solving skills that will last them a lifetime. In fact,” said Mohler, “parents often tell me that their kids’ taking my classes has given them problem-solving skills that they use often at home.”
In addition, Irene Dirks’s art students will showcase their talents in the commons area from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dirks commented about her art classes.
“Art classes give students an opportunity to express their individuality and focus on things aside from the pressure of state standards. The kids are proud of their stuff, and they would appreciate the recognition of people coming to see their work.”
Also on tap for the evening will be an awards assembly in the auditorium. This assembly will be the venue for scholarship awards and recognition of students’ achievements. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Immediately after the awards presentations, the choir's spring concert, under the direction of Kathy Jamison, will entertain community members.
Eight students, along with teacher Irene Dirks, traveled to FHSU’s Gross Memorial Coliseum to take in the annual art show.
Thirteen Golden Eagles earned Awards of Merit for their artwork.
The students recognized for their work included the following: Luke Reeder--pencil detail of a plane motor; Sierra S.--pencil drawing of a sibling; Kat Muench--pen and ink of a Victorian house, ceramic bowl, and tempera painting of a landscape; Dean Barney--mosaic of Van Gogh’s Starry Night; Caden Kemp--stained glass of a fox racing; Sean Conness--tempera painting of a car; Whitney B.--tempera portrait; Nicole H.- tempera painting of the moon and trees; Haylee Gentry--ceramic mug; Kylie Heronemus--ceramic flower; and Nicole H.--ceramic police box, snowman, and fantasy animal.
|Three-time State qualifiers, Sadie Dinkel and Abraham Pfannenstiel, will travel to Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on May 3 to compete in State Forensics. The pair will compete in IDA, and Dinkel will solo in informative speech. (Photo by Shaylee Flax)|
Although the Trego forensics team wrapped up its regular season at Quinter on April 12 with no additional State qualifiers, the team brought home three medals and ended the season with two State qualifiers.
Abraham Pfannenstiel and Sadie Dinkel will represent Trego in Wichita for the State meet. At an earlier meet, Pfannenstiel and Dinkel earned the right to compete by getting a first-place in improvised duet acting. Dinkel also placed first in the informative speech category.
At Quinter, bringing in the best performance on the day, the team of Elyssa Carr and Shawnee P. ended the meet in fourth-place in an improvised duet act. Giving an informative speech, Pfannenstiel also received a fourth-place medal.
Other medalists for the team included Pfannenstiel, acting out a humorous solo; and Carr, giving an oration speech. Both took home fifth-place medals for their respective events.
Pfannenstiel and Dinkel will compete at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on May 3.
Seniors and juniors experienced an evening “Under the Sea” at the annual TCHS Prom.
The party venue—the old high school gym--was decorated with a sunken ship, exotic fish, colorful coral and a jewel-filled treasure chest. Balloon –filled “bubbles” and a wavy gossamer ceiling added to the underwater atmosphere.
Prior to the Prom dinner, the formally attired students arrived early for portraits taken by Leann’s Photography.
The dinner, served by the juniors’ parents and donated by Frontier Ag, included silver and fishnet-covered tables with large vases with live goldfish and floating candles as the centerpieces. Entrees included chicken or lasagna, served with salad, fruit, scalloped potatoes, corn and garlic bread. Junior Abigail Buchholz prepared sea-themed cakes for dessert.
After dinner, many people took in the Promenade, during which Emcee Carl Mohler announced the Prom attendees’ names as they modeled their formal attire. The backdrop for the Promenade, created by Lori Dietz, included a ship’s mast, anchor, and colorful coral.
Complete Music provided the music for the dance which followed.
The annual event is put on by a senior class to show appreciation to senior citizens who have supported them throughout their high school years.
Senior citizens who want senior students to complete such jobs as yard work, painting, gardening, window washing, computer maintenance or other jobs, must call 743-2061 by April 28. Jobs that require power equipment or ladders over six feet tall are not allowed.
There will be no alternate date for inclement weather.