TONKA NEWS

Scholarship opportunities available by the counselor

Scholarship opportunities available by the counselor

Emily Elliott, Editor in chief

February 18, 2016

The counselors have put together a website for students to use as a school resource and a tool for seniors to have quick access to important college necessities such as FASFA, transcript information and scholarship applications. Seniors have the opportunity to sign up and apply for multiple scholarships...

Orchestra inspires community

Orchestra inspires community

Mallery Zion, Editor

December 24, 2015

On Saturday December 12, the Liberty Symphony Orchestra had their “Sounds of Christmas” holiday concert, featuring KMBC Chief Meteorologist, Bryan Busby. The Liberty Symphony Orchestra has many key members from the school district, and also multiple alumni of the high schools. It is a community...

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

December 24, 2015

On the morning of December 23, the wrestling team began construction, after 10 hours of work and countless pieces of plywood they had finished building a sub-floor. A sub-floor works as a shock absorber so that there is more between the wrestlers and the concrete. Before this project there was little...

Coming to 48th Street

Coming to 48th Street

Emily Noyes, Design editor

October 28, 2015

4,537 miles. 4,790 miles. 4,929 miles. 4,930 miles. 6,230 miles. These are the distances eight foreign exchange students have traveled from their home countries to Missouri. “Even if the experience is good or bad it doesn’t matter. It’s still something that you try and it gives you s...

Teenager without borders

Teenager without borders

James Palmer, Writer

October 28, 2015

After her first mission trip to Haiti, Dominican Republic, senior Alexandra Mehlhaff knew how she wanted to spend the rest of her life. It took Mehlhaff about a year to adjust back to American life after her trip. “I feel very guilty. I worked a job where I had to throw away food and I had...

Softball is all about that base

Softball is all about that base

Ciara Arena, Writer

October 27, 2015

This year’s junior varsity softball team won their first game in two years. Winnetonka defeated Raytown South by three points leaving the score 11-8 on Aug. 24. Many of the players on the team are noticing the improvement they have made this season. “We’ve improved score wise and ...

Separate but Equal

Separate but Equal

Griffin Rites

October 27, 2015

Since the early 1900’s we have been characterized by our ever-changing diverse population known as a melting pot. The term was popularized in the 1977 “School House Rock”. Some time in the last 15 years the metaphor has been referred to as a salad bowl, because despite how many religions, cultures...

Winnetonka Homecoming 2015: Night of the Dragon

Winnetonka Homecoming 2015: Night of the Dragon

Amy Chavarin, Writer

October 7, 2015

Homecoming Queen: Jordyn Eskijan Homecoming King: Kevin Vo Homecoming Princess: Emily Elliott Homecoming Prince: Perry Randle III Homecoming game: Winnetonka lost to Grandview 14-20 Although being on homecoming court can be very exciting, there is a lot of work to be done many peo...

SoMo makes you want some more

SoMo makes you want some more

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

October 6, 2015

On Oct. 2, singer-songwriter SoMo brought his “Fallin’ Up” tour to the Uptown Theatre in downtown Kansas City. Joseph Somers-Morales, aka SoMo, started out as a YouTube talent until he began receiving recognition from higher-ups in the music industry. He has worked his way up for years and has...

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