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Students Recognized for Citizenship

At the high school awards assembly on Wednesday, May 9, students were recognized for many achievements. The most prestigious of the awards given during the awards assembly are the citizenship awards. Four seniors, Hanna Bracelin, Tate Busse, . . . read more

Junior High Students Recognized For Citizenship

Many awards were distributed at the Junior High Awards Assembly on Monday evening, May 7. The most prestigious of the awards given were the citizenship awards. Each year the State of Kansas gives a citizenship award to one 8th grade girl . . . read more

Featuring: Chad Sherman

Chad “CJ” Sherman strives to be independent and has for years. Sherman likes nice things and he is motivated to pay for them himself.  “And I won’t let anything get in my way [to get what I want],” . . . read more

Featuring: Coy De Waal

Coy De Waal has always been notorious for his random facts and his bountiful knowledge. Many people might say that you could ask De Waal almost anything and he would have some sort of logical answer to give an explanation. “Coy is . . . read more

Featuring: Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter came to St. Francis in 2012 in purple skinny jeans. When he first came here, it was to take care of his grandmother Ester. He is the youngest with eight sisters.  You may not recognize Potter nowadays because . . . read more

Featuring: Jylian Laten

This self-taught, musically-gifted student loves to play her ukulele and trumpet and take pictures in her spare time.  Jylian Laten accomplishes a lot because of her motivation.  “When I set any goal I intend to reach it . . . read more

Featuring: Luke Lampe

Luke Lampe, to most, is a quiet kid. To his friends though, Luke is a Fortnite fanatic, Chinese buffet demolisher, and cunning camper.  “We started being friends by playing video games together after school,” said . . . read more

Featuring: Matthisen Witzel

Senior Matthisen Witzel said some of her hobbies include working with animals, hanging out with her family and working with little kids. Witzel said one of her favorite hobbies is going on mission trips. She said mission trips have had a lot . . . read more

Featuring: Nick Paulsen

Nikolai (Nick) Paulsen, senior, is interested in doing a physical therapy assistant program in Colby Community College in order to become a PTA. A PTA is a certified physical therapy assistant. Nick looks forward to meeting new people in . . . read more

Featuring: Reagan Beims

Senior Reagan Beims stayed busy with all her activities that she has participated in this year including:  FFA, basketball, football cheer, wrestling cheer, and track.  “As a member of FFA she is active and willing to do . . . read more

Norris serves his country while finishing high school

Senior Luin Norris arguably has already started life after high school. This intrinsically motivated senior signed up for the National Guard last year and in the summer went through half of his basic training (10 weeks of boot camp) and will . . . read more

More than a friendly face: Hanna Bracelin

Everyone in high school has their own hopes, dreams and even fears about how things will go.  Hanna Bracelin seems to have figured it out as she is taking on her senior year.  She is someone who seems to have taken the advice . . . read more

Senior Dalton Straub’s advice: High school is a one-time thing, make the most of it

You may know Dalton as a top athlete on the football field, running on the track or competing on the basketball court, but there is another side not everyone sees. Senior Dalton Straub has a funny side.  Jesse Baxter, freshman, . . . read more

Behind the Scenes: Trayton Doyle Senior Feature

Trayton Doyle, graduating senior of 2018, plans to attend college at Fort Hays State University for physical therapy. Doyle said his motivation for this career choice is because of his injury junior year. He dislocated his clavicle. . . . read more

Talking with Tressa LaBarge

This woods-loving, art-loving, band-loving senior unabashedly likes to talk. Senior Tressa LaBarge sat down with her long, wavy blonde hair and sunglasses perched on the top of her head and honestly described herself as an open book. . . . read more

Tate Busse Slam Dunks New School Records

Tate Busse, senior at St. Francis Community High School, hit the milestone for 1,500 career points. Busse has shattered the school record for most career points and most dunks. The old record for most career points was 1,311 set by Andy . . . read more

Wyatt Hackler: The running man

Wyatt Hackler, Saint Francis senior, plans to attend Ottawa University in the fall. He said he is going to study sports medicine and signed to run track. Hackler said he wants “to know how the body works and how to keep it . . . read more

Beikman: A man of many hobbies

He’s a man of many hobbies: showman, derbier, and a fabricator. Martin Beikman, senior, is successful in all of his hobbies.  He said he likes to show cattle “because it separates the men from the boys and it takes a lot . . . read more

Jake 'the snake' runs away with college scholarship

Some people wake up and say “Dang, I have to go to school,” but Jake Faulkender, Saint Francis senior, is different. He always has a smile on his face and is always cracking a joke and stays out of trouble, for the most . . . read more

An inside look on Janeth Elena Perez-Medina

In a way, as Janeth’s close friend, it seemed easy to write about her, but in other ways it became extremely difficult. For people who aren’t as amiable as Janeth, it’s easier to write about. They tend to have fewer hobbies . . . read more

Football Players Selected to Play

Between the high school basketball games with Cheylin on Tuesday, February 13, a few moments were taken to recognize three outstanding St. Francis High School football players. The players have received the post-season honor of playing in the . . . read more

Local Tracksters Sign to Run Collegiately

The second semester marks the season of final college decisions for high school students and those continuing their athletic careers make their decides early. The story is no different for two St. Francis High School student athletes . . . read more

Rhonald Wins Cheyenne Co. Spelling Bee

The Cheyenne County Spelling Bee was held in the St. Francis Elementary Gymnasium on Wednesday, January 31. The two Cheyenne County Schools, St. Francis and Cheylin, entered students from grades 4-8. Rhonald Neitzel, St. Francis 6th grader, . . . read more

St. Francis Students Place in Elks Essay Contest

Four St. Francis students were recently recognized for the writing in the Elks Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the Goodland Elks Lodge #1528. Traci Price, English instructor, had the students write essays for the contest as a . . . read more

Zoe Sundstrom: Prepping for the real world

Senior Zoe Sundstrom started her final ride for her high school career and, at the same time, anticipates her life after high school. Sundstrom’s future plans include attending Fort Hays State University and majoring in business. After . . . read more

Blake Utsler: Living the Dream

If you want to hear a heavy and chunky riff and have some fun, Senior Blake Utsler is the guy for you. Utsler’s uncle James Bussell II and the lead guitarist of Pantera Dimebag Darrell inspired his decision to pick up the guitar. . . . read more

Going places, helping along the way: Senior Mallery Mills

Mallery Mills, SFCHS upcoming graduate of 2018, takes EMT classes in Colby in her spare time in the middle of her senior year to become a certified. She has taken many tests and spent many hours on this task. Despite her unique angles, Mills . . . read more

Beyond the Crown: Madison Tice

“Smart,” “Bold,” “Driven,” “Great Attitude,” “Pushes to be her best,” these are a few words used to describe Saint Francis Homecoming Queen Madison (Madi) Tice. She said she . . . read more

Future kindergarten teacher shares her passion

Senior Matthisen Witzel said some of her hobbies include working with animals, hanging out with her family and working with little kids. Witzel said one of her favorite hobbies is going on mission trips. She said mission trips have had a lot . . . read more

Logan Selected to Honor Jazz Band

The KMEA Northwest Kansas District Mini Convention I was held on November 7th at Hays High School in Hays, Kansas. The convention features concerts by three groups of outstanding young musicians, the High School Honor Jazz Band, the Junior . . . read more

Teachers Honored for High Student Achievement

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has honored two St. Francis teachers and the school as a result of student performance on the Kansas eighth grade math and reading assessment tests. Carla Schiltz and Lisa Gibson . . . read more

"What Freedom Means to Me" Essay Selected in Local Contest

The Goodland Elks Lodge sponsored a local essay contest for junior high students.  Students were asked to write on the topic "What Freedom Means to Me" as an assignment in Mrs. Gibson's English class.  Clarice Neitzel, St. . . . read more

St. Francis Students Selected For All-State Honor Band

The Kansas John Philip Sousa Honor Band is a statewide honor band open to students in grades 6-9. Participants in the band are selected by audition and are among the most talented middle level musicians in the state of Kansas . Of the 347 . . . read more

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