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Andringa leaps into future dancing career

Andringa leaps into future dancing career

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter

November 5, 2016


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Being a student is hard enough, but to be a competitive dancer is not something all juniors can say.  Junior Carson Andringa has an amazing talent and it shows.  She has been at many different dance studios and has gone far distances to attend conventions. Andringa has been in the world of danc...

Rondeau skips way to educational success

Rondeau skips way to educational success

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer

November 5, 2016


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

"Grade skipping, also known as 'green-shirting,' used to be standard practice before other enriched academic options, such as gifted programs, became commonplace. Still, even with enrichment programs, some kids are better served by going up a grade," Noodle.com reporter Sarah Rivera said. Junior Sophi...

Seagraves begins lifelong career early

Seagraves begins lifelong career early

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under People, Showcase

Senior Daniel Seagraves walks into a funeral home but there are not tears. There is no sadness, but instead excitement because he has a day’s work ahead of him. Unlike most high school students, Seagraves has already made up his mind on what he wants to do for his future profession. Not only does this...

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Sophie Begin, Photographer

November 4, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

"Growing up I had thoughts of being a model. I would day dream about it in high school." Alex Hanson, a graduate of SAHS is now living her dream with a career as an up and coming model. She started off as a student at NDSU. After a semester she realized that wasn't where she wanted to be. She...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016


Filed under Activities, News, Showcase

There has been an increase seen in the political involvement of students, and this can be attributed largely to the emergence of the Young Democrat and Young Republican clubs last year. Created to educate members about political opinions and beliefs, these clubs have drawn interest from a vast population...

National Merit Scholar semi-finalists demonstrate school excellence

National Merit Scholar semi-finalists demonstrate school excellence

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under People

After countless hours of preparation and fretful nights prior to the PSAT, senior Marta Markowicz and college freshman Jacob Kosyakovsky brought pride to the school by achieving the positions of semi-finalists for National Merit Scholar. The application process of National Merit Scholar involves qualif...

Karisma Vang helps promote cultural awareness

Karisma Vang helps promote cultural awareness

Valeria Gonzalez, Layout Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under People

Racial bullying is one of the most common types of bullying in schools nationwide. Senior Karisma Vang has been one of the victims of racial and cultural bullying throughout her life and she did not really feel like she fit in until she joined culture awareness club. Vang is now the president of the...

Anna School helps community through charitable involvement

Anna School helps community through charitable involvement

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, People

As a senior there are so many final responsibilities and pressures to do everything possible before the final senior year of high school is over. Senior Anna Scheel knows those pressures and responsibilities. Scheel is a student involved in many in and out of school activities. At the moment s...

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Focus

Over the years, students participating in volunteer work through community service has been a great way for students to help out their community while learning what volunteer work is really about and bringing students closer to members of our community whom they otherwise would not interact with. This s...

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Focus

Beginning fall of 2017, more than 700 freshmen within the district will attend the high school for the first time. It is a big change from what everyone is used to, and adjustments will need to be made between now and then. In order to ensure that all the freshmen feel settled and comfortable at the ...

School board considers advisory for incoming ninth grade students

School board considers advisory for incoming ninth grade students

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Focus

From the BOLD transition to the middle school transitions, the district community is feeling the affects of District 834’s new changes. With the transition of ninth graders into Stillwater Area High School, administration is considering implementing advisory. This proposal is being considered b...

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