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Every year at Hiawatha High school, a career day is organized by Hiawatha High School Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Waggoner, for students in grades 5-12 to attend. This year the career expo was held on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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As many of you know, October has been deemed Breast Cancer Awareness Month since 1985, resulting in a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries.

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During the week of Oct. 10, Hiawatha High School participated in SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone). The goal of SAFE is to reduce motor vehicle crashes and fatalities through increased usage of seatbelt wearing among students. To achieve that goal, this program includes measurable objectives.

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October is almost at an end, and that means one of Hiawatha’s most important holidays is coming up. That’s right! Halloween is just around the corner, and there are many different activities you can do to celebrate the spooktacular holiday!

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Once you get over the crisp fall weather and nauseous smells of Chicago, it’s actually quite a charming place. Its people can be in a hurry at times, but mainly they seem carefree as they walk to brunch or the business district.

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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are coming this week, and people have many different predictions. Will Squid Game win Outstanding Drama Series? Will Bob Odenkirk finally win an Emmy for Better Call Saul?

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On Friday, May 13, Hiawatha High School held their annual senior award night. Seniors were awarded approximately $149,000 from 57 local scholarships. Students were also recognized by their teachers for outstanding work and dedication throughout the year.

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Hiawatha schools celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week at their schools this past week. In honor of the hardworking teachers and staff, I asked students for their anonymous feedback on what teacher appreciation day means to them. Here’s a few of my favorite responses.

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On Wednesday, April 27, Hiawatha High School’s Astronomy Club attended the trip of a lifetime.

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As the beginning of April marks the beginning of the National Poetry Month, literature is being celebrated for its impact, specifically those works done in verse.

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Another great opportunity for the students of Hiawatha High School to give back to the community took place on Wed. March 9.

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Hiawatha Middle School Students had the opportunity on Thursday, March 3 to understand the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and explore new career pathways by participating in an annual Eighth Grade CTE Day.

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Spring is in the air with last Sunday being the official start of the new season. With that in mind, here are some ideas for you to get the most out of the season before the summer heat arrives.

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Nirvana Petersen, a senior at Hiawatha High School, attended All-State Choir on Feb. 26 in Wichita. She qualified for All-State Choir in October after a rigorous audition process.

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Hiawatha High School Kansas Association of Youth (KAY) members had the opportunity to go to a KAY unit conference in Holton on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

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On Feb. 10, JAG-K officers– Braydon Griswold, Karin Moorhous, Sheridan Jones, and Tatum Vaughan — from Hiawatha High School JAG-K Program gathered at the state Capitol as Gov. Laura Kelley proclaimed Feb. 10 as JAG-K Day in Kansas.

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Many people argue that February is the month of love. If there is one thing I have learned, it’s that love is nice but you are never going to be content if you don’t love yourself as well. Many people will say that the right person will love you regardless of your mental mindset. In some cas…

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The Red Hawks have been gearing up for Winter Homecoming this week, beginning with the announcement of this year’s Homecoming Court – Queen Candidates: Allison Arment, Sarah Madsen, and Mikayla Simmons; and King Candidates: Grady Bacon, Braydon Griswold, and Dalton Simmer.

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Nirvana Petersen has grown up with a love of music. Not surprising, considering she is named after the acclaimed 90’s band, Nirvana.

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Recently, Hiawatha was the focus of a fundraiser called Go Shout Love as one of our very own, Kyndra Lay, nominated the Krauter family to be the focus of this month’s fundraiser.

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As the days get shorter, many people find themselves feeling sad. You might feel blue around the winter holidays, or get into a slump after all the fun-filled festivities have come to an end.

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January 17th, 2022 is Martin Luther King Jr. day. Martin Luther King Jr. day is a federal holiday that honors the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law on November 2, 1983. This bill designated the third Monday in Jan…

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There are two types of people in the world – the kind who stick to their New Year’s resolution and the people who don’t.

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On Dec. 17, staff members at Hiawatha High school participated in their annual Christmas food bags program.

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This past Wednesday, Dec. 8, 20 students, along with teachers Kathy Lindstrom and Jeanie Wege, from Hiawatha High School, visited Kansas State University. They listened to an informative presentation and toured the campus, learning about the different majors offered and other benefits of the…

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On Nov. 22, twenty-five juniors and seniors from Hiawatha High School were inducted into the National Honor Society Organization (NHS). The purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students and school academics, leadership, and community engagement. This organization promotes char…

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This past Monday, Nov. 15, Hiawatha High School began its annual Thankful Tree in preparation for Thanksgiving. KAY’s club planned and executed this event by putting a tree in the high school commons and handing out leaves to each of the advisories, where each student was asked to fill out a…

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Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a day that we celebrate all who have served in the United States Military. Hiawatha High School FFA held their annual Veterans Day Program, inviting students from the high school and middle school, as well as veterans from the community.

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The month of October in Kansas is designated as College Application month. This month, all high school seniors are encouraged to apply to at least one college, university, or trade school.

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Hiawatha High School Student Council had its annual lock-in at the high school on Saturday Oct. 16. Student Council members were locked in the high school from 8 pm until 7 am. This event was an excellent opportunity for the Student Council to get to know each other better and to increase te…

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Over the past week, students across the country celebrated Red Ribbon Week. This event, held annually since 1988, is used to raise awareness to the importance of remaining drug-free.

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On Wednesday Oct. 6, Hiawatha High School held their annual Community Service Day. Holding this event during the Fall is a first for many students because of COVID-19 and postponements.

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On Sept. 1, the Executive Student Council class officers of Hiawatha High School, as well as Site Council Representatives had the opportunity to represent their school at the Kansans Can Success Tour.

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As the school year began, students of Hiawatha High School returned with a surprising lack of knowledge about who they were going to school with.