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Following Idol’s footsteps

Following Idol’s footsteps

Derek Walsh, Contributing writer

April 3, 2018


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Students gather in the gym for an annual spring pep assembly and junior Asase Jewel places a paper crown on senior Kennedi Walker’s head after sophomores popped a balloon revealing Walker as a prom queen candidate. The leadership class hosted games that the different classes competed in. After they watched...

Awards at work

Awards at work

Derek Walsh, Contributing writer

March 28, 2018


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Sophomore Kelsey Cowden gets up in excitement when she hears her name for an award. Students like Cowden won awards for their work in journalism classes. Cowden won an All-Missouri award for her yearbook spread about clubs and what they do around the school, titled “Clubs at Work.” All-Missouri is ...

Da Capo contest

Da Capo contest

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

March 16, 2018


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Sophomore Ross Baker plays the trumpet with wind symphony during the Music Pre-Festival at Winnetonka High School on March 15. Music students in Jazz Band, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra and/or Symphonic Orchestra had the opportunity to perform their contest pieces for an audience. A judg...

Baby bump!

Baby bump!

Bri Milam, Contributing writer

February 28, 2018


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Junior Marquis Owens is assisted by child development teacher Jennifer Galetti while putting on the pregnancy belly as a simulation for what it is like to be pregnant. Child development students are given the opportunity to wear this for a full day for extra credit. Students can also take home one of the...

Fighting with expert timing

Fighting with expert timing

Evelyn Brecke, Contributing writer

February 27, 2018


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Jaelee Pittel is held up by Cora Daniels and Rosie Rodriguez during their state competition in St. Louis on Feb. 24. The Griffinettes performed their hip hop dance in costume of karate warriors. The girls brought back second place for their black belt props routine in the hip hop dance category. “...

“Loser”-a-thon

“Loser”-a-thon

Derek Walsh, Contributing writer

February 25, 2018


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Sharpay Evans, played by senior Kylee Zerbe, makes fun of Gabriella Montez, played by senior Anna Braman, and her friends Taylor and Cyndra, played by seniors Kennadi Walker and Ella Finck. Senior theatre IV students performed the 2009 movie High School Musical live on stage with the help of theatre III...

Smiles make sales

Smiles make sales

Evelyn Brecke, Contributing writer

February 18, 2018


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Local Comic-Con crafter Jason Hurst sells his comic, superhero, and Star Wars art at Planet Comic-Con held in Bartle Hall. Hurst taught himself how to weld in 2010 but began welding art in 2014 for fun. The laser engraver was  bought because of the work he saw he could do with it. “The inspirati...

Styling it up

Styling it up

Jordan Viles, Contributing writer

February 17, 2018


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Senior Ry-Jae Fisher works on her shirt in her fashions class in Winnetonka’s fashion room. Fisher has been in six FACS classes through her high school career and is in three FACS classes this year. She is involved in Fashion 1, ProStart and Child Development 2. “I love Winnetonka’s FACS cl...

One on one

One on one

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing writer

January 27, 2018


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Sophomore Nick Bolton holds the ball out of the reach of the defender during the Jan. 23 game against Belton. After a close physical game, the Griffins were able to pull of a win. Over the upcoming summer many players plan to train and work their way up to the varsity level. “This summer I’m go...

Hero of the night

Hero of the night

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing writer

January 26, 2018


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Sophomore Cozmo Crum and senior Kyle McReynolds (left) join the crowd rushing to congratulate senior Bol Tong on scoring the game-winning basket during the Jan. 23 varsity basketball game against Belton. After tying up the game in the last minute of regulation, the Griffins went on to play four minutes of over...

One last jump

One last jump

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

January 25, 2018


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Senior Julia Whiles jumps in the pool for the last time at senior night on Jan. 23. Girls’ swim and dive held senior night to honor the seniors that participated in swim during their high school career. During senior night, all the senior girls jump in the pool for the last time together. All of th...

Hanging in there

Hanging in there

Carson Smith, Contributing writer

December 29, 2017


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  Determined to raise the bar, senior Jackson Mattingly successfully hang cleans 255 pounds as he tries to achieve a higher hang clean max at the North Kansas City High School Powerlifting Meet  on Dec. 13. Competitors bench press, squat, and hang clean as much as they can to earn points for their team....

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