The Holtonian

Seniors take advantage of early release

Claire Mosier, Feature Editor

January 8, 2016


Filed under Features

Students generally dread coming back from Christmas Break. Those two weeks are essentially a preview of what summer will be like, only much warmer. So when the Sunday before the first day back rolls around, students go into the winter blues. However, for some seniors that have schedules that allow it,...

Easy Tips to Getting a Job

Sydney McRae, Editor

December 12, 2015


Filed under Features

Job searching: go in, get an application, fill that baby out and hand it back in. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. The typical high school student is very busy. With family, friends, school, homework, extra curricular activities and millions of other things to balance in a young adults life, it is often...

Tis The Season

Tis The Season

Maggie Pruitt, Editor

December 12, 2015


Filed under Features

Christmas is not celebrated by all, but most. Lights and decorations hung, festive foods shared among friends, and Christmas attire spread throughout the community, ugly sweaters or not. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate this holiday. Depending upon age could determine Christmas festivities. One...

50 years and counting

50 years and counting

Gracie Frakes, Online Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Features

Throughout the previous years, Charlie Brown has reached the homes of many families through the Christmas season. This year however is more exciting then the many other years. For this actors and the producers of this wonderful Christmas movie are proud to announce that this is their 50th year! I...

New Elementary School

New Elementary School

November 25, 2015


Filed under Features

Thanksgiving rounds the corner

Emma Gilliland, Online editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Turkey, stuffing, pie, oh my! With Thanksgiving around the corner students are getting excited for the start of the holiday season. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Getting to spend time with my family while eating food is always good,” said sophomore, Dylan Aeschliman. Thanksgiving...

A Passion for Politics

A Passion for Politics

November 12, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As many students spent their summer basking in the blistering Kansas sun, Sonora Sheldon, senior, voyaged 1,286 miles away from home. As an accepted participant of the National Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) sponsored by the friends of NRA (National Rifle Association), Sheldon was awarded an all expenses...

Thank goodness for Kimmi

Mikaela Mayhew and Maggie Pruitt

November 12, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Many have seen her in the office working on her computer, or know her voice from over the intercom during morning announcements. This is HHS’s secretary, Kathi Kimmi, who will be retiring in December. Kimmi, who has been working at the high school for sixteen years, first started as a para at the...

Bully Free Zone

Maleah Price, Assistant Feature Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Features

Today bullying is the number one weapon used due to aggression towards teens. The definition of bullying is to use superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants. Twenty years ago bullying wasn’t a worldwide issue. Holton High School has...

It’s that time of the year

Mason Strader, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Football, News, Sports

It’s that time of year, as the first round of the 4A Division 2 playoffs start this Friday, November 6. Holton Wildcats, with a 3 and 0 district sweep, will face the Trojans from Osawatomie. The Trojans have a record of 7-2 with a one-point loss to Wellsville and a District championship loss to...

Haunted Town brings Spooks and Scares

Blake Harris, Assistant Editorial Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

With Halloween right around the corner, many teenagers find fun in touring haunted houses, going on hayrack rides, and finding other activities to scary the heebie–jeebies out of them. Thirty miles northwest of Kansas City, sits a small town, Atchison. The majority of people in Kansas know Atchison...

HHS journalism staff gets festive

HHS journalism staff gets festive

Gracie Frakes, Online Assistant

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features

Halloween originated back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. About 2,000 years ago, the Celts believed it was the time when ghosts and spirits came out to haunt. The Celts would please the spirits by giving them treats. October 31st came to be known as Halloween, when the Christians proclaimed...

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