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Bookout runs 24 hour race

Bookout crosses the 100 mile marker.
November 30, 2020

Running a 24 hour race is seemingly impossible for most but for Social Studies teacher and head cross country coach DJ Bookout this is a dream of the past. The name of this 109 mile race is the Kansas...

Schmidt participates in state cross country

Senior Luke Schmidt (gray) talks to various members of the cross country team at the Oct. 3 home meet.
November 19, 2020

The high school boys cross country team celebrated sending senior Luke Schmidt to the state cross country meet in Augusta. Although the entire team did not qualify for state, they were extremely proud...

New staff feature: Steve Hamersky

New staff feature: Steve Hamersky
October 9, 2020

After the departure of Student Resource Officer (SRO) Officer Salmons, the high school was in need of a fresh face to patrol the halls. Steve Hamersky, deputy at the Newton Police Department, offered his...

Adams starts photography business

Senior Lindsey Antonowich poses for junior Olivia Adams during a summer photo shoot.
October 9, 2020

Finding a hidden talent and creating a business out of it may not be something that is possible for everyone. Junior Olivia Adams found her passion for photography by taking a simple journalism class and...

Student council elects new members

Senior Enyisha Peterson faces the camera while giving her candidate speech on Sept. 15.  Candidate speeches were prerecorded in order to abide by social distancing guidelines.
October 5, 2020

Student council is facing some changes this year with new presidents, more students joining STUCO and Covid-19. Student council elections occured last week and the elected members were announced september...

Hodge starts tie-dye business

Hodge starts tie-dye business
October 5, 2020

Summer vacation, what many students often look forward to all throughout the school year. Longer days, shorter nights, and more importantly no school. With not having to commit to school during the weekdays...

Homecoming candidates 2020

September 30, 2020

The 2020 homecoming candidates participate in various activities to introduce themselves to the student body. Based off of a satire Tik Tok trend, the candidates state who they would like to win king/queen...

Exchange student takes on cheerleading

In order to support the team senior Cecilia Merlini cheers to the crowd. Merlini is the first foreign exchange student to be on the cheer team.
September 28, 2020

NHS is facing challenging and unprecedented times in many ways, one of which is welcoming the first foreign exchange student onto the cheerleading team for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to exchange students...

New staff feature: Caleb Smith

Principal Caleb Smith poses in his office.
September 22, 2020

Anytime someone takes on a new challenge, whether that be a new job, sport or hobby, they are bound to face hidden challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has created more difficulties amongst the faculty at...

New staff feature: Katharine Honeyman

New staff feature: Katharine Honeyman
September 21, 2020

As students are welcomed back to school after the transition to online classes last spring, they may notice some new faces in the building. Katharine Honeyman is beginning her first year of teaching in...

New staff feature: Bryan Gilmore

New staff feature: Bryan Gilmore
September 16, 2020

Over the past six months, since NHS closed its doors and transitioned online, 18 new faces have been welcomed to the building. One of those new faces around the building is the face of Bryan Gilmore. Gilmore...

Senior feature: Lopez-Correa moves from Puerto Rico for high school

Senior feature: Lopez-Correa moves from Puerto Rico for high school
May 5, 2020

For most, coming into high school freshman year can be terrifying. In senior Ricardo Lopez-Correa’s case, he started his freshman year in a whole different part of the country. Growing up in San Juan,...

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