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In December of this year, while the majority of Hiawathans are recuperating from the Christmas holiday, one will be traveling to sunny Orlando to perform during the pregame show of the Citrus Bowl.

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Hiawatha High School’s fall production “The Addams Family” will be hitting the stage next weekend with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on the 11th.

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With Fall Homecoming right around the corner, the Hiawatha Red Hawks are gearing up for a week full of competition, camaraderie, and football beginning on Monday and ending on Friday with the homecoming dance.

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In the fall of 2000, Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to take his own life. However, as he stood before the Hiawatha High School students and staff, it was clear that he was there for a very important reason: hope.

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The 2018 fall season promises to be a season full of surprises, as each Red Hawk team has been putting in hours of practice during the summer.

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On Nov. 10, students from Hiawatha Middle and High Schools gathered in the gymnasium of the high school to celebrate local veterans. The assembly was sponsored by the Hiawatha FFA chapter.

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Homecoming week is right around the corner for students at Hiawatha High. Spirit week, the homecoming parade, Hallway decorating, float building, Bonfire games, and the famous football game are all homecoming events the students and community are looking forward to.

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On May 1, Hiawatha High School was visited by Highland’s cheer and dance coach, Kelly Twombly, who came to sign senior Rachelle Houk to Highland’s cheer squad and Hannah Nimz to the dance team.

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Hiawatha High School’s student council organized a mock crash last Thursday. The crash, staged for presentation prior to HHS’s junior and senior prom, was based around drunk driving and the importance of safety for the students at Hiawatha High School.

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For the next two years, senior Tayler Bacon will be a member of Fort Scott Community College’s Livestock Judging Team. After signing on Thursday, April 6th, in the high school library, Bacon made the commitment official.

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On a recent cold winter day teachers gathered in the Hiawatha High School library determined to recognize the four students who they felt demonstrated determination in the past month. After much deliberation, four students were chosen for HHS’s January Students of the Month.

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The staff of HHS had to look carefully for the December students of the month. This month’s theme was that of silent leadership. The staff was on the lookout for those students who, though not outspoken, showed leadership through their actions and careful thinking. After much deliberation, t…

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Teachers scoped out the hallways looking for November students of the month who demonstrated the act of thankfulness. For teachers and staff, it was one of the most difficult decisions they have made.

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According to Feeding America, a hunger relief organization “34 percent of low income families have issues with purchasing basic household goods. This includes items such as toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent, and so on.”

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If you, or someone you know has attended any sort of school in the past or present you have probably encountered parent teacher conferences at some point. Typically a day, two times a year, is dedicated to teachers meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their child’s academic successe…

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High school is known for being a place that can foster all kinds of growth, be it positive or negative. During the four years you attend it, you’re bound to change a little, maybe even a lot.

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The traits that teachers and other staff members looked for in the halls at HHS when deciding who to elect as September Students of the Month included kindness, positivity, and a good attitude. While the decision was tough, teachers and staff chose the following students based on their posit…

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Each month four students are chosen, one from each grade level, to represent HHS as students of the month. These students are selected by HHS faculty based on a particular trait or traits they possess. This April those traits were integrity and ethics. Students chosen express different trait…

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Trees are beginning to show green leaves, grass is getting brighter, the sun is staying out longer and, overall, the world is getting a little more colorful with the changing of seasons.

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Being sincere is not always easy and it isn’t a trait everyone possesses. But four students at Hiawatha High School stand out among their peers as models of sincerity. Their sincerity is displayed in a multitude of ways, be they in the classroom, in clubs, sports or volunteer work. Each mont…

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Talent filled the HHS auditorium on Tuesday, April 19. From state-bound forensics performances to a dramatic  rendition of the William Wallace’s famous freedom speech from Braveheart, nearly every type of performance was delivered  up on the HHS stage.

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On Tuesday, students at various schools around northeast Kansas were involved in a historical event. Our Kansas Supreme Court justices spread out among the two Hiawatha schools, Sabetha High School, Horton High School, Doniphan West High School and Highland Community College. Also on the tri…

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HHS juniors are busy preparing for the weekend as they are putting on Prom 2016 for the senior class. This year’s theme is “Old Hollywood,” replete with all its glitz and glamour.

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Hiawatha Middle School and Hiawatha Elementary were both fortunate to have Taher Corporate Chef Brian Renz come for a visit and prepare a meal at the start of February to spice up the cold weeks of winter.

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“The ability to do something that frightens one,” is the dictionary definition of courage. Each month, the staff at Hiawatha High School nominates and votes on four students to be named students-of-the-month. February’s characteristic is courage, and the decision this month was a tough one f…

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Theodore Brown, formerly a teacher in Ingalls, Kan., will soon be teaching history and government, as well as coaching football here at HHS beginning next school year. This will be quite the transition for Brown, as Ingalls has a population of about 306 people versus Hiawatha’s more than 3,000.

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January stands as a gateway into the new year. There’s no better time to let your dreams and aspirations in life soar beyond the sky and set the bar for the year to come. Many people also find January to be a month of goal setting which pairs up quite nicely with dreams. So it’s only appropr…

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Hiawatha is home to a variety of monetary scholarships that help to aid those seeking post-secondary education. One unique scholarship available to Hiawatha High School seniors who plan to continue their schooling beyond high school is the Class of 1984 Scholarship.

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Most high school students wake up determined to just make it through the school day, escaping without a detention or a late assignment, however a select few students at HHS go above and beyond when it comes to pushing themselves to do more than just the usual. A student from each grade level…

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HHS biology teacher Chris Vitt has decided to retire at the conclusion of the current school year. This will mark an end to not only his teaching career in the district, but to the annual trip the Biology Club takes to the Gerace Research Center on the island of San Salvador as well. This ye…

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October’s character trait is accountability, defined as a willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. Each month one student from each grade, recognized by students and staff as being an exemplary model of the month’s trait, is nominated and voted on by teachers.

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Members of the Hiawatha District Education Association recently sent out thank you cards with Red Hawk buttons attached to all employees of the Hiawatha school district in observance of Red Hawk Appreciation Day. There are over 240 employed in the Hiawatha district.

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Hiawatha High School prides itself with having upstanding students who embody upstanding character traits. To celebrate this, each month throughout the school year a select group of students is nominated by the teachers for the month’s positive character trait. There is one student chosen fr…

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Science teachers Jim Jensen and Chris Vitt have impacted the lives of approximately 1,450 students through the biology seining trip and this year’s crop of HHS sophomores had the opportunity to experience the trip first-hand on Sept. 8-9.

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Annually, one student ending their sophomore year at Hiawatha High School is chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) summer conference after writing a short paragraph about a given topic. This past year, the prompt sophomores had to respond to in order to be considered was,…

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“Lives are going to change today,” was the first thing teen and youth motivational speaker Jeff Yalden said to an auditorium filled with Hiawatha and Horton high schools and middle school students this past Monday morning. Students who were expecting a boring speaker to take up class time we…

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Class presentations used to be focused on the use of dioramas and posters and eventually PowerPoints. However, with new technology, students are able to use advanced software and equipment to find creative ways to visually share information.

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The week of April 20-24, the Hiawatha High School Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) club held its annual contest to raise money for Pennies for Patients battling leukemia. This year’s battle was between seminars made up of 10-12 students from various grade levels who meet for the last 40 mi…

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A student’s willingness to do the task at hand is a trait that shows his or her desire to learn. This month’s character trait from the year-long acronym of “I am Red Hawk” is that trait of willingness. Four students, one from each grade level, who model this trait in and out of the classroom…

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Members of the Hiawatha High School Hawk-Eye journalism staff qualified for the State Journalism Contest after placing at the Regional Contest. Qualifiers include, from left, Brandon Hurn, second place in Copy Editing and honorable mention in Editorial Writing; Jessica Geiger, honorable ment…

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On March 13, the Hiawatha High School FFA hosted the annual 8th grade Ag Day to expose the high school FFA program and opportunities to middle school students who might not know much about FFA and agricultural education.

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We are blessed to live in a day and age thoroughly integrated with communication provided by satellites that connect to our numerous devices ranging from cell phones to ipads to laptops. With a few clicks we are easily able to share our lives with others, find things to laugh at, convenientl…