Every day we begin school with a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance. Everyone stands, and places their right hand on their heart. We then recite the words that pledge our loyalty to the greatest country on earth. This is a giant waste of time.
As the Charger tennis team prepares for regionals tomorrow in Hillsboro, we look back at a great year for Charger tennis. In 1980, both Lisa Harms and Patti Dittman advanced to the state tournament. Dittman ended the season with a 12-4 record and Harms ended 16-3. On the boys team, Keith Herren and Lars Olsson... Continue Reading →
At the tennis courts, it’s common to hear loud arguments about who is driving home or laughter about something that occurred at the dinner table the previous night. With three sets of sisters on the team, including two sets of twins, it’s definitely a family atmosphere. All three pairs got a chance to play doubles together this season to try out their sibling telepathy.
Senior Luke Stuhlsatz and junior Bernice Poulter had the opportunity to play in the K-State All Star Marching Band at the first K-State home game August 31. “To get into the band we had to be nominated by Mr. Philbrook and fill out some forms,” Poulter said. “Then we had to be chosen by the directors of the band. We were sent the music after we were accepted into the band. We had to learn it before hand and mark it with our movements in the marches.”
This week's Throwback Thursday post comes from "The Human Body," the 2004 Charger yearbook. The page was created by Amanda Dillingham.
An annual tradition for the freshman English class continued as the students studied “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell. The class read the short story about a rich hunter stocking his private island with the most dangerous animal: humans. For the related assassin game, each student was assigned another student to ‘hunt’ and clip with a clothespin, or to eliminate with a black spot on an item they are holding. Freshman English teacher Brendan Praeger has had his classes play the game for eight years. “When I student taught, the whole school played a game of assassin and I thought that it would be a fun way to add to the lesson,” Praeger said.
Cross Country wins home meet The Cross Country team took first place in both boys and girls varsity at the Wabaunsee meet Thursday, improving the girls record to 16-9 and the boys to 23-15. Freshman Rebekah Stuhlsatz placed 2nd with a time of 22:38. Kyndal Maike, Sierra Quathamer, Jenna Donaldson and Cecelia Emmert also medaled. As for the boys, junior Alex Warner finished 4th and senior Bryce Tharman finished 5th. Luke Stuhlsatz, Eli Mumpower and Isaac Lira also medaled.
With 139 students enrolled, Wabaunsee has been classified as a 2A school again this year. The Kansas State High School Activities Association, or KSHSAA, has updated the classifications of high schools in Kansas which will go into effect for all 2019-20 activities. With little change from previous years, athletic director Jeron Weisshaar said most sports will be minimally affected by this year’s classifications.
In honor of this afternoon's home cross country meet, today's Throwback Thursday looks at the 1996 Charger cross country team. The boys team finished first in league, third in regionals and third in the state. The girls team finished third in league and fifth at regionals. Coach Charlie Gann said of the team: "I've had... Continue Reading →