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Fall semester honor roll

The TCHS students are to be congratulated for a strong first semester. To view the Honor Roll, click here.


MCL All-Academic Team

This year’s All-Academic Team consists of Helen Giefer, Brenna Flax, and TJ Hafliger. In order for students to qualify for this award, students must maintain a 3.85 GPA or higher for their first seven semesters and be involved in 12 MCL and/or KSHSAA activities before they begin their second semester of their senior year.


MCL “paint-in” art competition

From left: Hannah Kinderknecht, Adrian Dietz, Leyton Brock, Louise Lehy, and Cambrie Kemp pose with their painting, which symbolizes the energy of gravity between the sun and moon.  The art students attend the MCL Paint-In Day on January 16 in Oakley and had three hours to plan and paint a picture on the theme of energy.

By Cambrie Kemp
On Wednesday, January 16, five Trego Community High School art students traveled to the Oakley High School to participate in the annual MCL Paint-In Day. In total, nine schools participated.

Starting at 9:00 am, the theme “energy” was introduced as the subject for the competition. The objective of the competition is for students to come up with the best way to represent the theme using their imagination, skills, and teamwork. Each group was given a large canvas to paint. The students and their instructor were given thirty minutes to plan out their masterpiece. After the thirty minutes, all the instructors were required to leave the room and the students, with an idea in mind, had a remainder of two and a half hours to complete the project.  At 12:00 pm, the paint-in ended and students left to eat lunch while their pieces of art were judged by Jee Hwang, an Assistant Professor at Fort Hays State University.

Taking home first place was Ellis, second place was Norton, and third place was Smith Center. Although Trego’s art piece did not win a medal, the judge, Hwang mentioned that Trego’s was one of her “personal favorites [she] would hang on her wall.” On the rubric, Trego had a score of 90 out of 100, scoring the highest on color usage and collaboration. The painting depicted images of a moon and a sun with a wave diagonally through the center, symbolizing the energy of gravity between the two.

All art pieces were displayed in the commons area at TCHS during the MCL basketball tournament.


Student of the week Jericho Wagner

Jericho Wagner was nominated for Student of the Week for being respectful, caring and citizenly. Wagner is the son of Heather and Troy Barney. The activities he is involved in are the Science Club and Big Eagles Little Eagles. After school, he works at Heartland. When he was asked why it is important to show respect, he responded, “Respect is important because it is the key and the future, and it will earn others trust.”

Meet senior Louise Lehy

Louise Lehy focuses on getting the colors of her flowers right in one of her favorite classes: art.

By Emma Kostic
Louise Lehy is a foreign exchange student from France, who has come to here to experience the senior year of an American high school.

After this year, she plans on going back to France and enrolling into a University of Language Arts. She is making this year memorable by meeting a lot of new people, making friends and enjoying every moment that she gets. She says that the classes she has mostly enjoyed are art and media.

Louise states that being a foreign exchange student has impacted her life by making her more responsible and helped her figure out what is most important to her. For people who are thinking about doing an exchange program, she gives this advice: “Just do it, it’s an incredible experience. It’s not easy every day, but [it is up to you to] make the experience more rewarding.”

The high school here, she says, is very different from her high school in France. The things she will mostly remember are all the people she has met and “the typical American things like going to football games, homecoming, and cheerleading.”



TCHS scholars’ bowl falls in Ellis

By Austin Cramer
The TCHS Scholars’ Bowl team traveled to compete in Ellis on January 10.

Focusing on answering a question, the TCHS Scholars’ Bowl team attempts to answer the question before time runs out.

In the first round of the afternoon, Trego lost to Ellis 20-50. Coming back the second round, Trego won against Hill City 50-0. Winning once again, Trego defeated Palco 40-10 in the third round. In the fourth round, Trego defeated LaCrosse 60-25. Sadly, Trego got a taste of their own medicine and fell to Plainville in a close match with a score of 30-40. For round six, Trego lost to Stockton with a score of 60-10. To end the day, Trego saw one last defeat to Ness City with a final score of 10-50.

The top scorer for the day was Wyndom Giefer, allocating a total of 13 correct questions. Other competitors included Austin Cramer, Kelby Aschenbrenner, Jericho Wagner, Clay Burk, and Jacob Trapp.







TCHS Media Team
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Helen Giefer
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Sybil Giefer
Weston Deaver
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Emma Kostic
Carson Walt
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