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Senior aspires to be successful like her mother

Yaneiri Quezada is a hardworking senior, who is a dedicated dancer, artist, and has an interesting job.  She said her dream is to be successful in life like her role model, her mother.  “If I can be like my mom, I . . . read more

Senior dances her way into life with big plans, determination to accomplish them

Senior Emma Hackler started her second semester freshman year in high school as a stranger. She moved from a small town in Texas. Luckily for her, the size of Sainty did not scare her, but instead it was the adjustment of a new high school. . . . read more

Dakota Ryan Morris

Dakota Morris is a cowboy at heart. Morris wears boots and jeans to school each day, dresses up with a big belt buckle and button up shirt for picture day, and ropes on the weekends with his father.  He said in competition his dad . . . read more

Finding joy in helping others influenced senior’s career path

Alondra (Gomez) Yanez is many things including a caring, giving, and helpful person. These character traits influenced her decision for her future education and career goals. “[Alondra] is kind and has a sweet-hearted little . . . read more

Future chiropractor recognized for service to community

Marlo Jensen is an active student in school and in the community. She is passionate about volunteering and is ranked third in the state for community service hours.  “It was a great feeling knowing I got rewarded for all of . . . read more

Isaiah Lee

Senior Isaiah Lee is an unsuspecting extrovert. On most days, he ‘rep’s’ unassuming, muted American Eagle clothes. From the outside, one could assume he’s an average teenager, but with a second glance, all bets are . . . read more

Italia Gutierrez

When you think of a big, massive ball of energy, what’s the first thing you think of? Or who? For her friends and family, that person would be Italia Gutierrez, a senior at SFCHS. Gutierrez is the girl that you can always count on to . . . read more

Jaron Berig: Great Man, Even Better Friend

Football drives Senior Jaron Berig. He said being a part of the football team has been the highlight of his high school career.  “Every year I get excited for it, I love being with the team, and being on the field with the . . . read more

Jayce Nider

Jayce Nider strives to be his best no matter what. He is a self starter when it comes to what he loves to do. In school he pushes himself to succeed. His goal later in life is to become an industrial engineer.  “Math is my . . . read more

Leaving an impression is key for senior Mills

Seth Mills does what he wants. He wears comfortable clothes even if they have a hole in them. He dances and sings and hums when he wants to.  “I just don't care, most of the time, what people say,” said senior Seth . . . read more

Life-Long Wildcat

Karly Bandel has wanted to go to K-State since she was six and literally has never wanted to go anywhere else, so it would only be fitting for her to continue her education there. Bandel is planning to attend college in the “Little . . . read more

Nelson Taylor

Senior Nelson Edwin Taylor III, also known as Bubba, has just arrived to Saint Francis this school year and right away he fits in as if he had been attending the school his entire life. He has attended 11 other schools not including . . . read more

Outdoorsman, year-round athlete plans to pursue agronomy in college

Plunk. Senior Brady Dinkel cast his line into a nearby pond, with the water calm and ready to be shattered. Dinkel enjoys fishing just as much as he loves football and basketball. “I love the thrill you get when you feel the nibble on . . . read more

Senior Finds a Way to Mix Hobbies, Work Through the Navy

Senior Audrey Meyer, bright and vibrant just like her favorite color yellow, has big plans for her future. She plans to enlist in the Navy on her birthday. By joining the Navy, Meyer would get her college paid for along with other . . . read more

Senior from Arizona sets career plans to become therapist

Although not living here her whole life, Senior Hannah Zimbal has come to love this town and its people as her own. Zimbal and her family moved to St. Francis when she was in fourth grade from Mesa, Arizona. Zimbal had her little sister Rian . . . read more

Senior sets career sights high, will succeed

A person that always has a smile on her face, talented in many different aspects and is loved by everyone, senior Cassidy Busse succeeds in whatever she tries. Busse got her CNA license once she turned sixteen and started working at the . . . read more

Seth Hilt

Seth Hilt is passionate about his driving abilities and plans to follow in his family’s footsteps and do it professionally..  “My granddad did it and my dad did it and when I was a little boy, I always went with them so . . . read more

Watch out Gaines family, Senior is coming for your job

Sierra Robbins, senior, loves everything about woods class and dreams of decorating and flipping houses like the Gaines family.  Robbins plans to attend North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, Kansas to major in carpentry . . . read more

Yanez: Overcomer of gender stereotypes

Senior Perla Yanez overcomes traditional gender roles. By being the first female to join the wrestling team at Saint Francis to her future career plans to take over the family farm, Yanez knows what she wants to do and is motivated to . . . read more

Students Place in Mason Essay Contest

Two St. Francis High School students were recently informed of their placement in the Mason Essay Contest. Seniors Audrey Meyer and Cassidy Busse both had their essays selected for submission to the state contest. Audrey placed . . . read more

A Look at Cody Baxter

For Senior Cody Baxter, a life-of-the-party type of kid, going to college is the adventure he’s looking for. Baxter will be going to Bethel College to play football and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree majoring in business. After . . . read more

Art and Music Sets April Fernandez Apart

A lot of people say that they would never want to go back to high school. However, they forget what good times they had. April Fernandez, senior, has had a great time in high school and is excited for her future. Fernandez will be . . . read more

Hunter Helton Senior Feature

Hunter Helton, senior at St. Francis Community High School, loves being outdoors. Hunter liked to spend his free time hunting, fishing with friends, or building things. Helton plans to go to Canada right after high school to be a hunting . . . read more

Into the eyes of Jessica

Kind. Calm. Powerful. Smart. Hilarious. Talented. Loving. Smart. These eight words embodied Jessica Confer, senior. Jessica has been going to school in St. Francis since preschool, and said she is very happy to graduate from here before . . . read more

Senior Brice Hays:

Loyal, dependable, more than just a friendly face

Senior Brice Hays describes himself as a laid back guy who would do anything to help someone in need. Hays is a son of Brenda Hays and has three brothers: his twin, Kaleb, along with Dusty (32) and Chase (32). Brice plans to attend Fort . . . read more

Transfer Student Feels at Home Senior Year

Arguably many people would struggle to transfer to a new school their senior year of high school. Senior Gregor Burr transferred to Saint Francis this year but according to his Careers Teacher Susan Dinkel, he fits right in with the class, as . . . read more

Technology Students Show Well At Fair

Several St. Francis industrial technology students entered the Western Kansas Technology Education Fair at Fort Hays State University this past weekend. Mason Schmid, Hunter Helton, Yaneiri Quezada, Caleb Todd, and Eli Mills built projects . . . read more

Class Officers Elected

Elections have been held for the 2019-2020 SFCHS class officers. The students elected for the various class offices are listed below. 9th Grade President - Jesslynn Houtman Vice President - Ellee Krien Secretary/Treasurer - Rian . . . read more

KC Krien

Imagine sitting in a tree stand watching a mule deer cross the field in your binoculars while the wind is howling. That’s where Senior Kody Charles Krien II, “KC,” would be found. Krien’s favorite hobby is to go . . . 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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