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October 31, 2017


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National Make a Difference Day

Savanna Booth

October 31, 2017


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During the last week of October, minds are normally thinking about pumpkins, candy corn, spooky stories, and Halloween. A nation holiday that is greatly over looked is Make a Difference Day. Make a Difference day is every year on the fourth Saturday of October. This holiday was established in 1992...

Fire alarm alerts students, faculty prior to start of school

October 13, 2017


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A fire alarm sounded prior to the beginning of school on Friday, Oct. 13. According to Principal Rod Wittmer, "This morning's fire alarm was real AND has been resolved.   We had a back electrical connection in a classroom that set the alarm off prior to an actual fire starting.    All system...

Josh Wilhelm Named Male Student of the Year at Washburn Tech

Story courtesy of Washburn Tech

June 12, 2017


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Topeka, Kan. – Josh Wilhelm remembers when he was younger watching his father fix vehicles on the family farm near Holton. “Watching him bring cold, inanimate objects back to life was fascinating,” Wilhelm said. By observing the work, Wilhelm became intrigued with the complexity of mec...

Holton Scholars’ Bowl hosts January meet; JV takes second

Megan Lierz, Journalism 1 Reporter

May 4, 2017


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Holton High School Scholars Bowl hosted a meet, the Holton Invitational, on Thursday, January 19.  For both varsity and JV, a total of thirteen teams participated. Coached by, Mike Spade, the varsity team did their best, but did not come out with a place.  They ended with three wins and two losses. Spade...

Teachers in action

April 26, 2017


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Freezer Meals for Families

Blake Harris, Editorial Editor

January 30, 2017


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A new class this year is stepping up the community service game at Holton High School. Leadership in Action is a course students on the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) track are offered. Students spent the semester long class planning and organizing several community service events. One of the several...

New Year, New Changes

Claire Mosier, Editor

January 30, 2017


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The New Year brings many changes to students at Holton High as many use the New Year as a fresh start. This year, it also brought some changes to Holton High School. For one, the auditorium is getting some much-needed updates, including new chairs on the main level, and new paint on the walls. Another...

Holton JV Scholars’ Bowl team takes second at home meet

January 20, 2017


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The Holton JV Scholars' Bowl team of freshman Zach Binkley, sophomore Karissa Herd, sophomore Walker Sheldon, freshman Annika Bergsten and sophomore Grant Cawby took second at Holton's Home meet on Thursday, January 19. The team is coached by Mike Spade and Susan Rhule.    ...

Tel Wittmer selected for United States Senate Youth Program

January 14, 2017


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Two Kansas students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will take place March 4-11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. John Paul Campbell, of Shawnee, and Tel Jacob Wittmer, of Holton, were selected to be a part of the group of 104 student...

Thanksgiving Time Is Here

Mikaela Mayhew, News Editor

November 22, 2016


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It’s the time of the year to watch the majestic leaves fall, as they blow in the whispering wind, with thanksgiving around the corner it is time to have full bulky bellies and take long needed naps. On November 24, 2016 many students and staff members are leaving for five-day break to hav...

Benefits of Being a CNA

Emma Gilliland, News Editor

November 16, 2016


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Many high school students have taken the chance to take a CNA, or certified nurses assistant, class to further their knowledge in the medical field and patient care. The CNA class is offered free to high school students. The students traveled to Valley Falls every Wednesday for an evening class with...

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