The Holtonian

Students participate in icebreaker activity

Riley Mulroy, Online Editor

September 11, 2019

Paper snowballs is an icebreaker activity students in Haussler’s class played at the start of the school year. The activity was designed for students to get to know their classmates. Everyone started off with a blank sheet of paper and wrote four things about themselves on it. The paper was then crumpled...

Students engage in nation-wide movement

Holtonian Staff and Samantha Wilson

March 14, 2018

Students across the nation spent time at 10 a.m. recognizing the importance of school safety. While some schools engaged in protests and walkouts, the HHS Student Council invited the student body to participate in an optional movement held in the high school auditorium. According to StuCo president Blake ...

it is SNOW spooky outside

October 31, 2017


National Make a Difference Day

Savanna Booth

October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

Freezer Meals for Families

Blake Harris, Editorial Editor

January 30, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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