A new addition to the club list this year is the BASS, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, club. The club started with six members and has grown since then. Beginning in the month of September, the phrase “Warriors for Westin” was a common talking point of the school. Westin Brown was featured in football games and other student functions to bring awareness to his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. On Sept 11, assistant principal, Jared Jackson, received the Area one Assistant Principal of the Year Award. The homecoming game Turner high school ended first quarter on Sept 21..
To begin second quarter, physics students showcased alternative energy at the Elec Tech Avenue program on Oct 24. For the Halloween season, Technology Student Association (TSA) held a Halloweentown event, and the Life Skills class hosted a Special Pops Boo-gie dance. The sophomore class took a trip to Kansas University (KU) to start off the month of November, followed by the Den’s special coffee blend expanding to store shelves in the middle of the month. Also during October, the first theatrical production of the year, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, was performed. On Dec 8, TSA hosted a Santa’s workshop event. Finally, a blood drive was held at the school on Dec 13. The football team ended the season as Sectional champions with a total of ten wins and two losses. Volleyball ended their season with 19 wins and 19 losses. The girls’ golf team had three state qualifier: sophomore Ashley Heinen, seniors Katelyn Drennon and Madison Lee. The boys’ soccer team had five wins, 11 losses, and two ties. Finally, the girl’s cross country team placed second in the UKC Conference tournament while the boys placed fourth. The team also had three qualifiers for state: freshman Rylee Jones, junior Quincy May and senior Mallory Gallet.
To start off third quarter, students participated in the first UKC math competition in February placing first in three different levels and second into two different levels. Due to a state law, the school was required to make up one day of school because of the extra snow days. During the third quarter, the boys’ basketball team went to state in Emporia and placed second. Both girls’ and boys’ Powerlifting won the 4A state tournament.
Starting off quarter four, the BotCats Robotics team had one team make it to quarterfinals and qualify for Nationals. On April 12, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) had their first Day of Silence. Wrapping up the month of April, the academic assembly recognized the student achievement from all classes, and the forensics team competed at the state tournament on May 4, having three events make it to semifinals and junior Zoie Borders placed fourth in finals. Moving on to fourth quarter sports, Boys’ Golf became the first UKC Champions, Girls’ Swim competes for the first time as Basehor at the UKC meet and Track and Field had four UKC champions in five individual events: sophomore Jenna Zydlo in High jump and the 400 meter dash, freshman Trevor McBride in High Jump, junior Maddi Rayl in Javelin and senior Jace Friesen in Discus.