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Students began the day by viewing all the art projects that were entered. They then spent time at the Fort Hays Art Department’s open house.
The students who went to the Art Show will have their art on display in the Commons Area during the Evening of Excellence on May 4 from 4:00 to 7:30.
In the art show there were no places awarded, but students did receive Awards of Merit. The following students received Merit Awards for some of their art work.
Seniors: Shawnee with her tempera and pointillism, Kat with her yarn pot and leaf pot, Cedric with his thrown bowl, Elyssa with her elephant pot, and Brian with his pencil art.
Juniors: Haylee with her acrylic turtle and pencil art, Molly with her pyramid, and Whitney with her turtle pot.
Sophomores: Valerie with her two acrylics, cup, and pencil flower, Brendan with his man sculpture, Ruchi with her fish drawing, and Amiya with her tempera.
Freshmen: Cambrie with her acrylic horse, Julian with her crayon art, and Leyton with his mixed media art.
|Planning to sing “Shine a Little Light” the Senior Boys’ Ensemble (from left: Cole, Blake, Aaron , Ryan, Brendan, and Jack) will be honored on May 4.|
The TCHS Choir Concert will be held Wednesday night, May 4 following the Senior Awards Night at 7:30. The Choir will sing “American Folk Rhapsody,” “Hey Brother,” “Until We Sing Again,” a medley of three songs from Les Miserables (“I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “On My Own”), and “The Rhythm of Life.” The Girls’ Ensemble will sing “Bless the Broken Road” and the Trego Singers will perform “Home.” The Senior Boys’ Ensemble will also sing “Shine a Little Light.”
Come out and join the TCHS Choir for the final concert of the year, which honors the seniors and their parents.
Looking back over the last four years, Corbin stated that he regrets failing to complete AR assignments and encouraged students to get a high GPA because “it is easier to have a better GPA if students start their freshman year and maintain it throughout high school.”
If given the choice, Corbin would never have taken the freshmen block classes, but gladly would take lifetime sports again because it is his favorite. Even though Corbin has lifetime sports to depend on, he wished that he would’ve given Mrs. Dirks’s classes a chance since she is a “fun teacher.”
Since this is his last year, Corbin commented that he planned to make his senior year memorable by “spending a lot of time with friends.”
Finally, Corbin reflected on the last four years and concluded that high school impacted his life by “giving him a chance to earn many accomplishments.”
|Using a chain pulley to lift his project, Aaron prepares to do some welding.|
Senior year is quickly coming to a close and Aaron is already “pumped” to get out of high school and head to Fort Hays State University and major in General Agriculture.
Having no regrets about his time spent at TCHS, Aaron stated that he is looking forward to closing the high school chapter of his life.
In fact, Aaron advice for the underclassmen focused on avoiding regrets. “Be active and participate in things. You will regret not doing something a lot more than you would regret doing it.”
If given the choice, Aaron would never have taken freshman block. However, he pointed out that his favorite class has been lifetime sports. He also stated that he would have taken more science classes because “they probably would have benefited me more than other classes.”
Reflecting on how high school impacted him, Aaron said, “High school has impacted me by allowing me to make some very close friends that will always be there for me.”
As a result, Aaron plans to make his senior year memorable by spending a lot of time with friends and classmates while they are still together.