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Senior Spotlights

Senior Spotlights

Destiny Mattingly, Editor + Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Dorianna Braxton,12 Dorianna is student body president, into student council and leadership. Dorianna plays volleyball and is in track and field, as well as a Renaissance mentor, gold medallion...

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...

KMBC Chief Meteorologist, and also Liberty Symphony Orchestra timpanist Brian Busby, narrating the story “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” whilst the orchestra plays corresponding tunes behind him.

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...

Senior Cody Carter and freshman Clayton Camacho apply pressure to adhere the foam blocks to the plywood on Dec. 23 in the wrestling room.

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...

Gabriela Behounkova - Czech Republic

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...

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...

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...

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...

Senior Jordyn Eskijian being crowned as the Fall 2015 Homecoming Queen on Oct. 2.

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...

A phone photo taken from the crowd point of view on Friday, October 2.

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...

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