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Scientists Unite

Scientists Unite

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

May 10, 2018


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Freshmen Rayonna Madget and Stefani Maricic work together under a time limit to answer questions about science exhibits on Jan. 27. Student scientists from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area gathered at North Kansas City High School to participate in Science Olympiad. They performed labs and exper...

A night of prayer

A night of prayer

Bri Milam, Contributing writer

May 7, 2018


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Senior Nate Blanton, Lilly Abdula and Rachel Flannery pray for their futures and for the class of 2018. Winnetonka seniors made one last trip up to the school before their final departure at graduation for Baccalaureate ceremonies on May 3. “I feel it’s very important for us to think about our futures ...

Pushing Ahead

Pushing Ahead

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

May 6, 2018


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Junior Dylan Vaughan bodies up on an opponent opponent as she runs to a soccer ball during senior night at the District Activity Center (DAC) on May 4. It was senior night for girls soccer, played against Excelsior Springs High School. Even though both JV and Varsity Girls lost, both teams came together to c...

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Maggie WIlliams, Contributing writer

May 2, 2018


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  At the National Honors Society picnic held April 29, junior Ashley Johnson blows bubbles at Happy Rock Park. At the picnic, NHS members voted for next year’s officers and Johnson was elected treasurer. They also played volleyball, soccer, frisbee, life-size connect four and other games. “I e...

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Hallie Stamper, Contributing writer

May 1, 2018


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Sophomore Nick Corbett smirks as he is handed the concert tickets to the Vance Joy concert he won from purchasing a yearbook. In order to help sell more yearbooks before the end of the year, the yearbook staff held a raffle to win either Vance Joy or Taylor Swift concert tickets. Sophomore Jordan Viles...

Spreading culture

Spreading culture

Maggie Williams, Contributing writer

April 29, 2018


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Junior Isael Bautista sings Directo al Corazón by Pepe Aguilar at International Night on Apr. 27. Students from Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Spanish Club organized this event to share information about the many cultures at Tonka. Tables were set up around the gym to represent countries such as ...

Show Time!

Show Time!

Bri Milam, Contributing writer

April 28, 2018


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Sophomores Michael Du and AnnaMaria Neverve look around the annual 2018 Art Show. Students from Art 1, 3D Media, 2D Media, AP art, Photography 1, Advanced Photography and Graphic Design all had their art on display for the art show. “My favorite part was getting to see people express themselves i...

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

Derek Walsh, Contributing writer

April 27, 2018


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Mrs. Savage has just arrived to the sanatorium and Florence [senior Ryann Hill] and Jeffrey [senior Jackson Mattingly] listen in on her conversation with Ms. Willie. The theatre department performed The Curious Savage on April 25. A show that contains comedy, wittiness and even deeper meanings. “My f...

In the moment

In the moment

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing writer

April 23, 2018


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  As students erupt in applause, senior Parham Habibi turns to the crowd in triumph after he is named King at Winnetonka’s April 21 Prom. Votes were cast as students bought their tickets to the Roaring 20s themed dance at lunch time. “I thought it was pretty cool,” Habibi said. “...

The After-Party

The After-Party

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

April 23, 2018


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  Senior Kaitlyn Presko goes bowling during After Prom at AMC Bowling Lanes on April 21. Students that attended prom had the opportunity to attend the after party that had activities such as bowling, mini-golf and go-karts. Students watched card tricks from a magician, got portraits drawn from ...

Dancing King

Dancing King

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

April 22, 2018


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Senior Parham Habibi dances in the center of a dance circle surrounded by students at Prom held at Arrowhead Stadium on April 21.   Habibi danced the night away with other prom participants and won prom king alongside Kennedi Walker, who won prom queen. “I was going to have a dance battle with...

Fresh start

Fresh start

Erica Burnett, Contributing writer

April 18, 2018


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During the Time For Tonka event held in the main gym on April 16, an incoming freshman for next year purchases Winnetonka shirts. The event started in the main auditorium with speakers that included principal Dr. Eric Johnson, new activities director Jarred Barge and three current freshmen. After th...

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