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Technology teacher Todd Kapsner helps student make project in his woodworking class. Kapsner teaches woodworking among other industrial tech classes at the school.

Todd Kapsner plans retirement after 32 years

David Calderone, Online Editor June 2, 2023

This summer, Todd Kapsner plans to retire from teaching. Kapsner has spent the last 32 years teaching industrial tech classes in Stillwater. He mainly teaches woodworking class and is considered to be...

Harrison in the wrestling gym where she teaches Unified PE

Harrison retires after 28 years of teaching

Soel Riser, Social Media Editor June 2, 2023

Paula Harrison has had an astonishing career teaching gym and has decided to retire at the end of this year. Harrison has been able to help a lot of people throughout her career. People view school...

Glenn Boettcher is explaining to his class about the pH levels of the plants.

Glenn Boettcher retires after 34 years teaching

Grace Schwoch, Digital Graphics Editor June 2, 2023

The clock reads 5 a.m. as Glenn Boettcher rolls into the parking lot. With just a few other cars in the lot, he finds his spot and prepares for the day. The halls are calm and empty as he enters the school....

Andrew Weaver sits helping guide students through their final projects. He lets students choose whatever they want for their final research project. He sets the guard rails and helps when needed, but other than that lets the students have freedom in the project.

Andrew Weaver retires after more than 30 years of teaching

Michael Fredericks, Graphics Editor May 30, 2023

The hallway was filled with the quiet rumble of students making their way to classes. A distant but familiar screech filled senior Adam McDonald’s ears. He smiled as he neared his destination. The screeching...

Elzen holding her cake

Madelyn Elzen shares baking business throughout community

Lavender Schleder, Social Media Editor May 23, 2023

Junior Madelyn Elzen owns a baking business called Mooing Munchies. One of her main ways of selling her baked goods is by going around the school, carrying her box filled with treats and selling them to...

Joseph Kalka departs for North Dakota at the end of the school year

Sonja Anderson, Field Reporter May 18, 2023

U.S. History teacher and speech and debate coach Joseph Kalka is moving to North Dakota at the end of the school year to be closer to family. "I'm obviously going to miss the students. They're hardworking...

Two people standing inside of a boutique.

Paige Hebert raises money for clean water

Peter Banister, Broadcast Editor-In-Cheif May 16, 2023

With the celebration of Earth Day, junior Paige Hebert spent her earth day volunteering to raise money for clean drinking water.  H20ForLife supported Paige on her mission to better the environment. ...

Jensen conducting a small group of string players

Ryan Jensen makes impact within music department

Lavender Schleder, Social Media Editor April 25, 2023

Ryan Jensen is the orchestra teacher for the Symphonic, Varsity and Concert Orchestras. This will be his 23rd year playing the viola, and nine years of teaching orchestra, for two of those years he has...

This is the founder of the brand Epimoni Roan Hickey

Epimoni being more than just a word

Parker Ringold , Podcast April 24, 2023

There is a student at SAHS whos a senior and goes by the name of Roan Hickey, also a football player with a passion for working out with his friends. Roan's always had the dream of having his own clothing...

students standing in front of polar plunge tank

Tom Blair, Rylynn Zanon serve on Student Board of Directors

Thomas Cass, Online Editor April 20, 2023

Seniors Tom Blair and Rylynn Zanon have worked with TRUST Club all four years they have been in high school. Additionally, this year they have served in a cabinet position on the Special Olympics Minnesota...

Senior Isabelle Knighton sits at her desk in the office of her internship. At her internship, she works as a civil engineer in the transport division for Washington County.

Isabelle Knighton works on civil engineer internship

Kylie Grobe and Kallie Fahs April 17, 2023

Senior Isabelle Knighton is taking the first steps into her career as a civil engineer. She is currently completing an internship with Washington County to gain experience as a transportation engineer....

Junior Avery Adams speaks at the Voices of Change Conference.

Avery Adams steps towards change

Grace Cheney and Milena Sandstrom, Photography Editor and Podcast Reporter April 15, 2023

“Resilient, determined and helpful,” is how social studies teacher Jason Caballero describes junior Avery Adams.  “The first thought when I think of Avery was when she came into my global studies...

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