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Senior destinations

Senior destinations

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

A complied list of where 2018 seniors will be attending college. Arizona -  Grand Canyon University -  Clayre Barkema Florida -  Stetson University - Bailey Kleindienst Illinois - Northwestern University - Hannah Hernandez Iowa -  Drake University -  Taylor Zimmerman  Gr...

Bullock earns spot on 2018 All-State Journalism Team

Bullock earns spot on 2018 All-State Journalism Team

May 4, 2018

Junior Katie Bullock was selected as one of 10 students to represent the state of Missouri on the 2018 All-State Journalism Team. The Team recognizes those students who have proven themselves to be indispensable to their respective school media, recognizing those students who are "most valuable players" -- thos...

Prom candidate Q&A

Prom candidate Q&A

April 20, 2018

Juniors and seniors are preparing to attend Prom 2018 this Saturday, April 21, at Arrowhead Stadium. Nine seniors will be presented to the attendees as prom candidates, having been nominated at last Friday's spring assembly. At the assembly, their names were announced and they received paper crowns to...

Pizza wars competition

Pizza wars competition

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

On March 29, Foods I teacher Nicole Odell hosted the annual pizza wars competition. Students were divided into groups and expected to handcraft a pizza within the class period. After cooking the pizza, three individuals, students and staff, judged the pizza based on taste and presentation. After tasting...

Linked Together

Linked Together

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing writer

March 16, 2018

With their arms hooked at the elbow, juniors Madison Mayes and Trenton Kauzlarich scream out the chant, “We want change!” as sophomore James Long holds high a poster he made that reads, “Enough is enough.” In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, approximately half of W...

The voices

The voices

March 15, 2018

https://t.co/mXvqW4OVaZ — Tonka News (@Tonka_News) March 14, 2018 The following is a submitted transcript of junior Joe Bell's speech, read partly before and partly after the march: For all of you that don’t know you me, my name is Joe Bell and I am a student as all of you are. Know who y...

Speaking up

Speaking up

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

March 15, 2018

One month after the shooting at Stoneman Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, more than 500 students participated in the #Enoughisenough national school walkout during Tonka Time from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on March 14 to raise awareness about the effect of gun violence on school safety. T...

Walking out

Walking out

Jessica Glaszczak, Katie Bullock, Elizabeth Payton, Gage Rabideaux, Allison Schoonbeck, and Carson Smith

March 15, 2018

Avid for AVID

Avid for AVID

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

After months of preparation and meticulous evaluation, Winnetonka achieved the status as an AVID National Demonstration Site on March 14, the first high school in Missouri to do so. AVID is a program designed to help students find success in high school and life outside of high school. AVID coordi...

Libraries for the little ones

Libraries for the little ones

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Key Club is requesting book donations for the Little Free Libraries project, a project that will allow elementary students access to free books all year round. The project will place small boxes full of books outside of the six elementary schools whose students will eventually attend Winnetonka: Gracemor, L...

A helping hand

A helping hand

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

After being inspired by mentors and teachers in her community, Senior Arfon Abdi’s love for helping people led her to receive the President’s Volunteer Award on Feb. 21 for her volunteerism. The award is given to Americans of all ages who have dedicated a copious amount of hours volunteering in the...

A new net

A new net

Marshall Payton, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality on Dec. 14, 2017, a law put in place in 2015 to ensure internet equality. While the FCC assured Americans that the repeal of net neutrality was to increase competition among companies to drive internet costs down, many citizens are conc...

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