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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.

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As summer comes to an end, many students and teachers at USD 415 are adjusting to new routines.

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Now that Covid-19 has made an appearance in our community, a lot has changed. Some of the most noticeable changes have occurred within local school districts and Hiawatha High School (HHS) is no exception.

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Amid the highly-anticipated preparations for the 2021 Winter Homecoming, students at HHS have elected Mitch Bryan, Makayla Pilcher, Dylan “DJ” Sample, Abigail Lowe, Jack Rosa and Nicole Stueve as their Homecoming Court.

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With Hiawatha High well into the second quarter, students and faculty around the school are collaborating to put on their annual theater piece this coming weekend in the school auditorium.

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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…