When people think of spring break and students they think of exotic places and rest. This is not the case for a group of St. Francis students that volunteered their time this week. The group of eight students spent the first two days of their . . .
St. Francis High School was recently notified that they were selected as winners of the Sportsmanship Award at the Kansas State Basketball Tournament. This is an honor that all players, coaches, and fans should proud of earning. The . . .
“Senior year is fun. It’s also really busy,” said Taryn Zweygardt, Saint Francis senior. He has a densely packed school year. When he gets free time, however, he likes to play games, read, and binge watch Netflix. He is a . . .
On October 28, 2014, Julia Davis almost died at 15 years old. During a routine drive back from Goodland, riding in their family Mercury Mountaineer, Julia was in a car accident that almost killed her and has shaped how she looks at life now. . . .
Makayla Rogers, Saint Francis senior, is arguably a friend to everyone and a great role model. “Makayla is a close friend of mine and she always keeps me happy,” said Zoe Sundstrom, Saint Francis junior. Rogers . . .
Saint Francis Senior Taylor Rogers plans to finish out his last year of high school with a bang. Rogers’ goals for this year are to go to state in football, basketball, and track; as well as to, of course, graduate. Rogers’ . . .
Lee 2nd, Lennox 3rd
The Cheyenne County Spelling Bee was held in Bird City on Wednesday, February 1. Thirty students from the Cheylin and St. Francis schools participated in the competition. After many rounds of intense competition, St. Francis 6th . . .
Two St. Francis junior high students were recently notified that they were winners in the Goodland Elks Essay Contest. Sixth grader Rian Zimbal won first place in Division I (5th and 6th grades) and 8th grader Jasper Hunt . . .
Recently, students submitted editorials on Dr. Martin Luther King for an assignment in Ms. Wiswell's class Journalism class. A few of the editorials are duplicated below for your reading enjoyment. Martin Luther King, Jr. . . .
When I think of Italy, I think of Olive Garden. However, when Nicole Bonsignore was taken to Olive Garden, she said it was nowhere close to the real Italian food she is used to. Nicole Bonsignore, Saint Francis senior, is a foreign . . .
Keanu Bussell, Saint Francis senior, was born in Aurora, Colorado, on September 16, 1998. Later he moved to Montbello (Denver), and then Colorado Springs. However, now he lives in Saint Francis, Kansas, and loves it here. Some of his . . .
Joel Hill, Saint Francis senior, said he has a strong work ethic and goals. He plans to go to either Kansas State University or Fort Hays State University to get a good education, a degree, and to start a successful career. Hill played . . .
She saw a big one and her hand was on the trigger but she was shaking so much from excitement she knew she couldn’t hold the gun still enough to have a good shot. “I’m really surprised I got it because I was shaking so much . . .
If you have a class with Katie Schmid, Saint Francis Community High School senior, you know she always has a smile on her face and makes classes more fun by just being there. Saint Francis Freshmen Hannah Zimbal said Katie always has a . . .
Jeremiah Neitzel, Saint Francis senior, said he finally feels like the king of school. Neitzel said it's fun playing football and he wants to win state because they would be the first ones to do it. He said he likes Rodney Yates, . . .
The Creative Writing class recently published their first volume; a collection of writings done by St. Francis High School Creative Writing students. The students (and their instructor Jackie Cole) would like to share the publication . . .
Nicholas O’Loughlin, better known as “Coach O,” is a man who wears many proverbial “hats” at Saint Francis Community High School. O’Loughlin serves as the head coach for junior high football, junior varsity . . .
The sound of harmony for ShayLinn Zweygardt, also known as Coach “Z,” is the thumping of dribbling basketballs or the click-clacking sounds you can hear as you run. When asked what her favorite sport was, Zweygardt thought for a . . .
A Story About Finding Himself After a Life-Changing Accident
On Wednesday, September 21, in the Northwest Recreational shop located in Goodland, Kan., head mechanic and former student at Saint Francis Community High School, 18-year-old Mark Coon had a tire explode in his face. He had stretched the . . .
In high school, it could be easy to become unorganized and lose track of everything going on. However, this is not a possibility for St. Francis Juniors Madison Tice and Emileigh Dinkel, as well as St. Francis Sophomores Lauren Johnson and . . .
The annual Junior High Potluck Banquet and Awards Assembly was held on Monday evening, May 9. Students, staff, and parents enjoyed a delicious meal in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. The group then moved to the high school . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .