Some of the highlights from first quarter were football games and student sections. At each home game, there was a different theme, such as Hawaiian, green and gold, or neon. The seniors continued their yearly tradition during homecoming week of painting paw prints in the parking lot. Wrapping up first quarter, Timmy Tush and Morgan Buchholz won Homecoming king and queen on Sept. 22.
Second quarter started off under the sea with the theater department’s musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With a cast and crew of over 30, the production brought in roughly $8,000. Getting back on land, debate sponsor Rebecca Knowles had a four speaker debate team comprised of Erica Brady, Sofie Otting, Austin Crist and Spencer Tucker qualify to state for the first time in school history. Moving onto other firsts, the cheerleading squad hosted a second tryout for winter cheer.
Third quarter started with the students and staff returning from winter break. The Courtwarming dance took place on Feb. 10 and was held in the CTE building this year. A mural was added to our school in the commons across from The Den. Several art students pitched in to help paint the mural which includes multiple designs and colors. Girls’ and boys’ basketball wrapped up on Mar. 2 and 3, both losing to Piper in the second round of sub-state. Spring sports started tryouts on Feb. 26. Before leaving for spring break, the newspaper staff distributed the first print edition of the year.
Coming back from spring break, quarter four started off with Prom, and this year’s theme was floral. After that, seniors had to cram for their finals before they finished the year on May 4. However, before they left, they pranked the school by having a water balloon fight on school grounds, only between the seniors. Lastly, the seniors said a final goodbye on May 10 for graduation.