Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Auditorium to Get New Seats

      This upcoming Christmas break Chadron High School will be facing renovations to improve the seats in the auditorium. 

      The previous seats have been in the school since the fall of 1968.  The new seats will be more comfortable than the current ones by having a cloth-like material that will be cozy when sitting down. There will be a little bit more room to seat more people. Each of the chairs cost around $80, and there will be 467 chairs along with 6 seats for the handicapped, with the total cost being around 35 to 36 thousand dollars. Another thing about the new seats is that two rows are removable to make an orchestra pit.     

      Volunteers and Mr. Cogdill's class will help to remove the seats on December 19th. Then the new seats will be at the school January 7th, and the seats will be installed by 20th. The metal of the old seats will be recycled, and the seats will be either given away or trashed. 

      The money for the seats was earned through donations from the public and the Chadron Public Foundation. The high school is still accepting donations for the changes of the auditorium and after getting the seats renovated the next goal is to upgrade the lighting and sound.     

Boys' Basketball Takes 5th at WCT

     Chadron High's boys' basketball team ended the Western Conference tournament in fifth place, with a 2-1 record.
     The Cardinals faced the Scottsbluff Bearcats to start the tournament. They were able to stay with them for awhile, but couldn't hold the Bearcats the whole game. The Cards lost the game 48-64.
     Friday, they took on the Sidney Raiders. The Raiders gave the Cardinals another tough game. Sidney fell just short to Chadron with a score of 64-60.
     To wrap up the tournament, Chadron played the Mitchell Tigers and was able to find their way around the team. Chadron Cardinals beat Mitchell Tigers with the score of 74-42.
    Coach Mitch Barry said that his team did very well with offensive shooting, and the boys were able to play faster as a team.
     Junior, Trevor Berry, also said the team kept up their confidence. During the last game, against Mitchell, Trevor stepped up and took the lead score with 32 points. From this game, he was able to take over the boys’ three point record. He scored 10 out of 12 shots from the three point line. The previous record of eight, was held by Vonsinh Sayaloune, in 2014, against Gering. Berry said he didn’t know he was even close to the record, until assistant coach Vonsinh Sayaloune congratulated him.
     Coach Barry is looking for the team to be playing their best game by sub districts because the road for districts is going to be challenging. He said the team really just needs to work on their confidence in what they do best. “The team needs to learn and think about mistakes, but not hold on to them until the next game,” said Barry.
     Coach Barry has been the most proud of the effort that his team brought to each game so far.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Lip Dub Set for Dec. 21 at CHS

     Jill Paopao, Chadron High language arts teacher, is doing a lip dub on December 21st, using the song "High Hopes" by Panic! At The Disco. She is doing this because she thinks "it's a great way to end the semester with a lot of school spirit." She has done three successful and well received ones in the past, and she enjoys doing them and loves that everyone gets to be in it.
     Paopao will be running the camera, filming kids representing their activities of the school and each activity will be at a separate table in the Commons. Then everybody will end up in the gym with one big group shot. 
     "Students can sometimes be nervous about it, but once we start doing it they have a ton of fun, and they get pretty creative," said Jill Paopao.

Friday, December 7, 2018

One Acts Compete in District Competition


          On Friday, November 30, the One Acts cast competed in the district competition. They took second in the competition, performing "Rosie the Riveter."
           Taya Leija, makeup and hair designer, says, "The best part of participating in One Acts was the unbreakable bonds that I developed over the seasons." Taya has been in One Acts for all four years in high school. She says, "I really enjoyed being able to express myself, even though I was told I applied foundation roughly."
           The team had a lot of ups and down, but the worst part was when they placed second instead of first. Taya thought the worst part was trying to style 'victory rolls.' 
           There were many people in the cast, including Austin McCabe, who played Tommy. Austin says, "The best part of being in the One Act play was being able to hang out with all of the fun people." This was Austin's second year of being in the One Acts play. "The worst part was having to put on mascara and eyeliner," says Austin. Although they lost to Gordon-Rushville Austin feels that they performed very well and should do even better next year.
           It has been five years since the One Acts play got runner-up for districts, making this the third time Chadron High School has received this high of an award.

Cell Phone Policy

            At Chadron High school, many teachers enforce a strong no phone policy. When you look in a class, you almost never see students on their phones.
            Mrs. Lanphear has a phone policy mainly for testing. She said, "During tests students put their phones in the 'Parking Spot' in the back of the class room; otherwise, I want them off and in backpacks." During class, Mrs. Lanphear does have kids on their phones occasionally, but "My students are very respectful and understand phones are a tool." As a teacher, Mrs. Lanphear has enforced the phone policy a few times. She said, "Students have been using their phone for gaming which is not acceptable." Mrs. Lanphear usually only takes phones once or twice a semester, which is not a lot.
             Mike Lecher has a way different idea with enforcing the phone policy. When students come to class with Lecher. He said, "I do not have a policy as far as checking phones in at the beginning of class." Although Lecher does not have a policy at the beginning of class he does have students get on their phones. He said, "They do receive a warning and then they get it confiscated." To enforce his policy he places the phone in his desk drawer. Lecher does find himself taking phones about once a week.
          Morgan Rutledge is a student at Chadron High School, and she does think it's necessary for a phone policy. She said, "I think it's necessary for some people, because they can not stay off their phones. For me it's not a problem because I do not get my phone out because I don't have data." Rutledge thinks it is not helpful to the teachers to take phones. She said, "Not having something you want makes you want it even more, so kids try and sneak to have their phones." Rutledge doesn't believe it's hard on the kids, but it is hard for the teachers to enforce the policies.

Cardinal Singers Caroling


     The Cardinal Singers will go caroling in December and January this year. This has been a tradition for the Cardinal Singers.
       They will be visiting the nursing home, the college, and various businesses around town. The Cardinals Singers will also carol for a banquet at the Lions Club and help with it. When they sing at banquets it takes about 23 minutes. They sing for about three hours when they carol on Main Street and at Chadron State College.
       The Cardinal Singers will be singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," by Pentatonix "Twelve Days of Christmas," by Straight No Chaser, "Light in the Hallway," by Pentatonix, "Carol of the Bells," "The Christmas Song," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and various Christmas classics upon request.
      Jameson Margetts and Alexis Conboy are two Cardinals Singers who are excited to go caroling.  Margetts said that going caroling is important because, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."  
     Conboy said, "I feel that the rest of the community loves to hear us sing, and it is so nice that we can go to them instead of them coming to us. I am grateful that others ask for us to sing at their events and because of this I believe that caroling is very important."

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Spanish 2 Class Makes Sugar Skulls

     Mrs. Noble's Spanish 2 class is celebrating the holiday "The Day of The Dead" by making sugar skulls.
     According to the website nationalgeographic.com, this celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites.
     The sugar skulls are made of sugar, meringue powder. powered egg whites, and water, which all are mixed together and placed in a mold, shaped like a skull. The meaning for making these is to represent "loved ones that have passed" said Mrs. Noble. Mrs. Noble also said that they are edible depending on if you paint or put glitter on them.
    "Students enjoy this project because it's more fun, than working and learning," said Mrs. Noble. Hailey Watson a student of Mrs. Noble's said, "I love the fact that I get to be involved in a project that I'm not familiar with and have the opportunity to learn about the history that comes with it."
     The projects that Mrs. Noble does with her class gives students the opportunity to have fun as they learn. Another one of Mrs. Noble's students pretty much summed up the class, Adelia Fernau said, "It explores other cultures and diversities and helps connect with them, and it's just fun!" 

Mock Trial Competition

     On Friday, November 2nd Chadron High mock trial teams, Team 1 and Team 2 had a practice trial against Gering's mock trial teams, Team Gold and Team Blue.
     The two teams had a schedule from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Although both of Chadron's two teams did well, only team one won one of the trials out of the two, while team two did not win any of the trials.       The judges that helped out with this practice competition were attorney Amy Patras, judging the first competition with Team 1 vs. Team Gold with the jury box filled in by Rex Cogdill, Drew Pope, Kristi Crowell, and Randy Cullers. Drew Pope then filled in as a judge for Team 2 vs. Team Blue with the jury box filled by Rex Cogdill and Kristi Crowell. Then Team 2 reappeared again to go against Team Blue with Judge Russ Hartford, and the jury box filled by Matt Watson and Randy Cullers. And Team 1s only win was against Team Blue judged by Judge Russ Hartford, and the jury box was filled by Rex Cogdill and Matt Watson. The judges have given great advice to both Chadron and Gering for improving their performance.
     Chadron's mock trial teams have been practicing this case since early September. They come after school on every Tuesday and Thursday in order to fully understand the case. They are currently preparing for districts on November 6, and if they succeed in districts they will continue for state competition in December.

Monday, November 5, 2018

FFA Haunted House

Last Saturday, October 27th, the Chadron High School FFA chapter held their first annual haunted house fundraiser in the halls of the high school.
"This time of year we normally sell fruit, but the haunted house mainly replaced our labor auction," said senior member Taya Leija, which she describes as an event where alumni members have their own teams, which are sold to other alumni members or to people of the community to work various jobs for them.
The entire chapter began setting up the event after school the previous day and added their finishing touches right before putting on costumes and doing hair and makeup. Chapter president Madison Cogdill said, "We watched a ton of special effects tutorial videos on Youtube and practiced on each other. we made the scar material and fake blood, then we just winged it." There were all sorts of characters milling about their sections of the event, including insane patients with crazy hair and even zombies with infections creeping down their necks.
The beginning of the haunted house started under the scoreboard on the north end of the school, with the freshmen recreating scenes from Children of the Corn. Next were the insane asylum and spooky graveyard portions, performed by the sophomore members.
Following that were the juniors with their rendition of the electric chair. Finally, the seniors performed their grand finale with the cannibal butcher shop and their zombie war zone. The hunted house ended right in front of the common doors.
"My role was laying on the butcher table and pretending to be chopped up," Cogdill said, "but my favorite part of the entire event was how the majority of the chapter came together to make the haunted house happen. Even kids who couldn't attend came and helped set up the decorations."
The Chadron FFA chapter would like to thank all the businesses and community members who donated and helped bring the haunted house to life.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ms. Hessler, new CHS teacher

     Ms. Hessler is the new math teacher at CHS. She replaced Mrs. Drinkwalter, who retired last year.
     This year is Hessler’s first year as a teacher. She teaches algebra one and geometry. Her favorite part about teaching is building relationships with students. Hessler's biggest struggle as a teacher is lesson planning.  She said, “It is sometimes difficult to lesson plan for students, because it’s hard to know the best way of teaching the concepts.” 
     Ms. Hessler’s passion for math and students are what made her want to become a teacher. Hessler said, “Everyone is so kind and supportive here in Chadron." 
     Hessler was born in China and grew up in Torrington. She went to high school in Torrington and college in Eastern Wyoming but then transferred to Chadron State College. Hessler’s passion for math and how easy it came to her in school, made her pursue her teaching dream. However, before being a math teacher, she thought about being an art teacher, and owning a flower shop.

Shaved Heads for Playoffs


     Chadron High School varsity football boys shaved their heads for their playoff game.
     Many of these football players ended up with shaving their hair into weird designs. However, Colton Olson chose a more simple design like a mullet.
     Olson states, "I got to choose my own hair design because I am a senior. I would not change the design I chose because it makes me feel like a new man and that I could really rock this hair cut."
     The varsity boys wanted to bring back an old Chadron High School tradition where the team members shave their heads to show their dedication to the team and to the school.
     Mike Lecher one of the football coaches was not to enthusiastic about the hair cuts.
     Lecher states, "I never liked the tradition from the start."
     So the next time you are looking for a change or to show dedication to your school, sport, or activity just remember you could always shave your head!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chadron Takes on Undefeated Team for Playoffs

     Chadron High football team defeated the Gering Bulldogs to claim the C1-8 title. The team traveled to Pierce, NE. on October 26, to play the Pierce Bluejays who were 9-0. The final score of the game was 12-45 with Jacob Lemmon and Clark Riesen scoring the touchdowns.
     Coach McLain said, "The team played hard the whole game and never gave up even when the score got lopsided." The Bluejays were a very fast, disciplined team that was able to hold back the Cardinals. Although, Chadron "was down for most of the game, the completion of passes were successful," said McLain. There were “costly turnovers” throughout the game, but most of the game the boys played like a strong team said McLain.
     Senior, PJ Ngoi, said Chadron's defense was consistent, but it was tough to run the ball. "The offensive line stepped up halfway through the season and that really gave us a boost to get to this game." There were a few players who hit a state of nervousness, but "We played over it," said PJ.
     Chadron closed their season with a 5-5 record. 
     “A few of the seniors will be hard to replace because they really stepped up this season,” McLain said. Next year's team will consist of several young players, but the season relies on how hard they are willing to work. McLain said executing every Friday game will be very important. He is hoping for the team to win districts and make a run in the state playoffs, but not to worry about it too early in the season. The energy needs to be there during every practice and game. The team has "much potential, and we will be looking for another successful season," said McLain.

CHS One Acts Prepares for Performance

The cast and crew of Chadron High School One Acts has been working tirelessly to prepare for their public performance on November 9. 
     The group is hosting their sole fundraiser --a dinner theatre-- on Friday, November 9. Tickets are $12 for the dinner, performance, and dessert; they can be pre-purchased from any member of One Acts or at the high school office. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
     If members of the public do not wish to eat the dinner, they can pay $5 to watch the performance and eat dessert afterwards.
     For the dinner portion of the event, One Acts has partnered with Cardinal Singers to provide a taco bar from 5:30-7:00 PM in the CHS commons area. Members of Cardinal Singers will help serve at the event. Profits will be split evenly between the two clubs. 
     At 7:00 PM, the performance will begin in the auditorium. A sample of desserts will be provided in the commons following the play.
     The One Act being presented this year is Rosie the Riveter. It is a 30 minute play focusing on Rosie O'Connell, a woman in World War II who converts an auto shop into a government factory in charge of producing airplane parts.
     Senior and four-year veteran to One Acts, Abby Hyer, plays the lead. She said of Rosie, "She is really just a phenomenal woman of the time who is definitely pushing the envelope in many ways."
     One Acts is a competitive event. Chadron will compete for the first time the day after the dinner theatre at Western Conference. The competition will be held in Scottsbluff, NE, as a precursor to Districts later that month.
     The group coaches are Jill Paopao and Rebecca Dubs. Mrs. Paopao said they have been preparing for performance since mid-September, having about 3 to 4 practices each week. "We are not quite ready to perform, but we are close. We have some polishing to do, but we will get that taken care of at the end of this week."
     There are 27 high school students in the cast and 11 in the crew.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mrs. Gregory, New CHS Science Teacher

     Mrs. Gregory, the new Chadron High School science teacher, is from North Platte, Nebraska. 
     Gregory has been teaching for two and a half months and teaches physical science and chemistry. Her favorite part of teaching is being able to come up with really fun lessons that she knows the students will enjoy. The biggest struggle of teaching with her is trying to connect with the kids; Gregory said, "Sometimes you click with students right away, but other times you have to dig a little deeper." Gregory said that the students in CHS are very respectful as a whole, and that her peers are always very helpful, and she enjoys chatting with them. 
     At CHS, Gregory sponsors student council. When the student council and their sponsors recently went on a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska, she said, "We had a lot of fun. We got to eat sushiand that was my favorite part." 
     She went to Saint Patrick High School in North Platte. After high school, she started her college education at the South Dakota School of Mines, but ended up transferring to Chadron State College. Gregory wanted to teach science, because she always liked her science classes the best and thought they were the most fun. 

Interact Dictionary Drive

        On Friday October 26th the Chadron High School Interact Club went to South Dakota to visit different schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation to teach the third grade students how to use a dictionary.
        The Interact Club is a group who does community service that is a branch off of the Rotary Club. 
        There were about 30 people who attended, and Chadron High School was the only school who participated. Chadron visited Pine Ridge, Red Cloud, White Clay, and Oglala.
        Mande Wollesen a three year attendant said, "The bast part was definitely seeing the joy and excitement on the children's faces." Taya Leija and Jameson Margetts also agreed with Wollesen.
       Leija mentioned that, "It was an interesting experience, because we got to see all the different classrooms and hear all the kids different stories." On the other hand, Wollesen said, "It's always fun going and helping out." Margetts said, "Yes, it was very interesting, especially to see all the kids and the different personalities."

Nebraska Changes Motto, Makes National News

     On October 18 Nebraska released their new tourism slogan, "Nebraska, honestly it's not for everyone."
     The old slogan was "Nebraska Nice," which they stopped using in 2015. The Nebraska Tourism Commission found that only 17% of people thought of Nebraska as a place they were likely to visit. "We discovered that we can't offer something to everyone, but to those that we can, this campaign speaks to their sense of adventure and discovering what we as Nebraskans are all about," said Deb Loseke, who is the chair of the Nebraska Tourism Commission as stated on The Kansas City Star.
     Nebraska's new slogan made national news. It was covered by; The Washington Post, the New York Post, "The Late Show," along with many others. Some of the coverage was positive, while others were not supportive of the new slogan and poked fun at it.

Chadron High Volleyball Team Wins Sub-Districts

     After defeating Gordon-Rushville and Mitchell in the C1-12 subdistrict tournament on Monday, October 29, the Chadron High School volleyball team is one win away from the state tournament in Lincoln. 
     After losing the first set against Gordon-Rushville, (21-25), Chadron fought back and won the next 3 sets (25-14), (25-12), and (25-22), to advance to the championship game, where they swept Mitchell, (25-18), (25-16), and (25-18). 
     Head Coach Blakelee Hoffman said, "We dropped our first set to Gordon because we could not get our attacks to fall in bounds." During the Mitchell game, Hoffman said, "I thought our defense was awesome!" 
     During the Mitchell game, Chadron had many good moments to help them to get the win. Tyleigh Strotheide, a junior on the team, said, "The strongest part of the game was our defense, and we were really smart with the ball." Allie Ferguson, another junior, said, "The team was good at being aggressive when we needed to be, which helped us create a lead against Mitchell."
     After winning both games in sub-districts, Chadron will play on Saturday, November 3, against Columbus-Scotus. The Cardinals will travel to Ainsworth, NE, meeting halfway to play Scotus.                 Columbus-Scotus is 18-9 on the season, and Chadron is 23-14. Coach Hoffman said, "They are beatable. They are comparable to Gering," a team Chadron has beat three times this season. Hoffman said, "I think at the level we did against Alliance and Mitchell, we could be preparing for a Lincoln trip next week!"

Cardinal Singers Go To Competiton

On  November 3rd, the Cardinal Singers will go to the competition in Scottsbluff at 8:00 a.m. 
     The Cardinal Singers will be preforming their songs directed by Wendy Mahr; “Hey Mama" by David Guetta, "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles, "Brighter Than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat & Rayan Tedder, "When I Was Your Man,” arranged by Mac Huff, and "Greatest Show," by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The soloists are, Keelynd Clinton who is singing in “When I Was Your Man,” and Pat Rust singing in the “Greatest Show.”
     How the competition works is that the singers begin with their set list then if they earn a rating of gold, they could present again that evening. 
     The Cardinal Singer group consists of 26 singers from freshmen up to seniors. Sidney, Alliance, and Scottsbluff, to name a few, are schools that will be attending.
     “I’m excited to preform. We have been practicing a lot and our dance routine is marvelous and so is our singing,” stated Claire Margetts, a Cardinal Singer.

New Texting-While-Driving Laws in Nebraska

     On October 25, a new law that prohibits motor vehicle drivers from texting-while-driving in Nebraska was passed.
     Anyone who is driving a motor vehicle can't use a hand held device to "read, type, or send any written communication while driving," says the website NOLO. This includes not only phones, but tablets, laptops, personal digital assistants, and pagers.
     NOLO says that, "The law does not apply hands-free or voice-operated devices, devices that are attached to the vehicle, and emergency calls." Using your device in an emergency situation also does not apply to the law.
     If you are caught texting on your device you will be fined $200. If you ignore the law and are caught for the second time you will receive a fine of $300. The third time you are caught or any other time after that you will have a fine of $500. If you are driving a personal vehicle, you will receive two demerit points added to your driving record. If you are driving a commercial vehicle, you will receive three demerit points to your driving record.

New Cross Country record

      Freshman Mackenzie Butts broke the school record for fastest 5K with a time of 19:34 at the district cross country meet in Ogallala.
      The previous record was held by Mackenzie's assistant coach Kiya Passero. Her record was held for four years, and it was fast Head Couch Uhing said. "I did not envision anyone for quite some time breaking it; then Mackenzie did," Uhing said. Many people asked Uhing "is this girl for real" he said, and he told them, "When she first started I always replied 'We will see,' but by the end I was able to say 'Yes.'"
      Mackenzie said she ran extra hard during practice and meets in order to gain endurance. "I feel so entirely grateful to have had this opportunity," she said. Mackenzie said that the hardest part of her season was her run at state, and her favorite part was the meets.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summer Plans

     This summer is going to be full of fun for different people. It sounds like a lot of people at Chadron High are excited for it to be summer.
     Kaelee Long is going to some volleyball camps, two concerts, and her birthday is on June 5th. She is traveling to the Gulf of the Mexico and expects to have a great summer. She is also going to workout for volleyball and do summer league. She will also be seeing family and will be working, but she is not quite sure where she is going to work at.
     Mr. Lecher will be working on finishing details of his home and has no travel plans this summer. It will be the first time in three years that he will be able to golf again regularly, which makes him very excited. He will be taking part in football camp and working as a substitute for the workout room. He will only be seeing close family.
     Cobie Bila is going to be lifting and playing baseball as well as traveling for baseball. His favortie part about summer is having free time off of school and getting to see family. He is going to be mowing lawns for his summer job.
     Peyton Underwood will be working at Wild's and going to the lake, as well as going to Indiana. Her favorite part of the summer will be making money. She will be playing summer softball and will be taking part in basketball open gyms and games. She will not be seeing any family besides the ones who live near.
     Savanna Sayaloune will be working at the State Park, hanging out with friends, and going to the lake. She is not going to travel, and her favorite part of the summer will be meeting new people. She will be doing cross country running this summer. She will be seeing her aunt and uncle this summer.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

FBLA Banquet

       The FBLA Banquet as held May 7th at 5:30 p.m.  At the banquet FBLA honored all the seniors: Aubree Noble, Brooklyn Stack, and Hunter Hawk. They also honored the previous officers Aubree Noble, Brooklyn Stack, Kellie Waugh, Lauren Collins, and Brooklynn Fritzler. The new officers were also installed at the banquet. They are Abby Gardner, Savanna Sayaloune, and Kennedy Stack. Kellie Waugh and Lauren Collins will be two year officers.
     Also honored were all who won an award at state. Many people won honorable mention for events that they participated in all year, but Grace Sorenson won 1st place in Emerging Business Report, and now she will be on her way to Nationals this summer. Nationals is held in Baltimore, Maryland.
        At the FBLA banquet there was also a supper for everyone to eat. Everyone had to bring a salad of their choice to share. 

Benefits of Taking Yearbook Class

      When someone goes into make their schedule for the upcoming year, there is a plethora of options for classes they can take. When they split up their fourth block they have to choose a forty minute class. As there are many options to choose from, like drafting to taking a PE class, the most beneficial option is Yearbook and Newspaper. 
     As there are many benefits to taking a yearbook class, there are clearly a few that outweigh the rest. The first is how many people you get to talk to. You would get a chance to communicate with as many people as you choose; through the interviews and communicating with other writers in your class. Another benefit is you are able to choose how you want your senior yearbook, if you are a senior when you take the class. 
     You will be able to expand your skills, and start to become a better writer. Writing countless stories on different clubs and organizations will fine tune your ability to be a writer. When you apply for a college in future you will be able to show that you were in Yearbook class, and were dedicated to a team. 
     Lastly, and most importantly, getting to gain a friendship with your editor is the most beneficial. He or she will help get your skills up and help learn the ins and outs of the high school yearbook. Everyone will have a exciting time learning about each of the activities in the school, and meeting the people that participate in those activities. 
    Clearly, when deciding to pick a class, yearbook will let you have fun, while working hard, but also meeting new people throughout the school. 

Friday, May 4, 2018


     On May 5th Chadron High School is hosting the annual prom. To start the night off at 7:00pm there will be the grand march, where all the students will walk across the stage and show off their dresses and tuxes, and the prom king and queen will also be announced there. Prom queen candidates are: Aubree Noble, Brooklyn Stack, Eme Craig, Kylee Garrett, Hannah Kennel and Alpine Hickstein. Prom King canidates are: Cody Madsen, Jeff Cerny, Logan Tiensvold, Hunter Hawk, Sam Rischling, and Billy Tidyman.
     At 7:45pm there will be a dinner, where they will be serving grilled chicken, lasagna roll ups with alfredo sauce, long green beans with silvered almonds, lettuce salad with dressing, breadstick and assorted cheescakes with lemonade or water to drink.
     After that the dance will start at 8:30pm and last until 12:00am. Tickets were $13 and for sale at the office. Prom activities include dancing, a photobooth and DJ. The dance will be DJ'ed by Mareks DJ service from Rapid City, who Mrs. Noble claims is "very upbeat." The theme of this year's prom is Roaring 20s. The decorations will include a combination of the Great Gatsby and Old Hollywood.
     Post prom will begin at 12:30am and include things such as prizes and a hypnotist.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Senior Decisions, Life Decisions

       Chadron High School has made it to the point in the year where the senior class is starting to choose their path for their future. This year's senior class has 43 that are walking onstage to get their diplomas. Out of those 43 kids, 3/4 of them are choosing to continue their education. The other fourth are either joining the workforce or joining the armed forces. Thirteen colleges have been chosen, so far, to be the future for the seniors. Among those schools are University of Nebraska, Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Wayne State College, Chadron State College, Harvard University, Peru State College and more.
       There are many reasons why these students chose where they are going. Cody Madsen and Brayden Richardson are both going to Lincoln to study at UNL. Brayden said, "I like cities, and I wanted to go to a bigger college. I also wanted to get away from Chadron to try something new." Cody agreed with Brayden, "Lincoln offers my degree program, and I am able to experience more in a larger city." 
        Zayne Jones will be attending Kearney in the fall. He said, "I chose Kearney for their masters program for athletic training. I can modify my classes to what I want to do." 
        Alpine Hickstein is going to Chadron State College because, "It's in my hometown, has a beautiful campus and has great degree programs. They gave me great scholarships in both athletics and academics." 
         Dana Dunbar will be going into the DMACC to play softball over in Iowa. She said, "The campus is small, which I like because I will be able to interact my teachers. The softball program also had an impact on my decision. I really like the coaching staff and how successful the program has been. I will also be able to obtain a good education that will benefit me after my two years." 
         Mark Taylor is planning on enlisting in the air force because, "I want to serve the country. I want to be able to give back and provide for the country we call home."
       Overall, the 2018 senior class of CHS is ready to prepare and move on to their future. They will be left with their class quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Thursday, March 29, 2018

National Honor Society

     At Chadron High School the National Honor Society is recognizing outstanding high school students. A spring induction was held March 22.
     According to Mr. Uhing, NHS sponsor, "It is more than just an honor roll. NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the area of scholarship, service, leadership, and character."
     You can get inducted by having great grades, passing all your classes, and being involved in more than one activity and clubs, such as basketball, softball, FFA, and FBLA, Uhing said.
     Students who got inducted this spring were: Trysha Brierly, Anabel Gardner, Haley Mahr, Mande Wollesen, Lauren Collins, Cole Madsen, Grace Sorenson.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mr. Matt's Alumni Website

     Mr. Matt has been working alongside his classes to create a website that shows every graduating class since Chadron High School was established.

     Since the beginning of the school year, Mr. Matt has been working on a website filled with the names and faces of every graduating class he could find that have graduated from Chadron High School. Mr. Matt, who teaches technology and business related classes at the school, has created this website for past alumni of the school in the hopes of securing donations for the school. Mr. Matt said he wants the website to eventually go "hand in hand with the foundation page" of the school.

     To create this website, Mr. Matt used a free program, Google Sites, which is much simpler to use than other applications, but not as customization friendly. He used another version of this same program to create another website for Chadron High School's different sports and activities. Information for the website was found through the collections of yearbooks the high school carries. Mr. Matt was lucky enough to find a single yearbook containing the graduating students from the 1800's to the teens of the 1900's.

     While creating the website, Mr. Matt has come across a few difficulties. Some graduating years over the expanse of time have been lost and could not be added to the site. A few lost yearbooks could be filled in by looking at the junior classes of previous yearbooks, but some years were completely unrecoverable. According to Mr. Matt, the website is "...missing seven years. The depression years had no yearbooks."

     According to Mr. Matt, the website has been published for around a month. He is currently still attempting to fill in some missing information. The website is not yet available through search engines, but the site can be found at sites.google.com/chadronschools.net/chadron-schools-alumni

State FBLA

      On April 4, a few FBLA members will be leaving for state competition. The Member leaving to compete are Aubree Noble, Brooklyn Stack, Hunter Hawk, Kellie Waugh, Lauren Collins, Brooklynn Fritzler, Dallas Kelso, Grace Sorenson, Kennady Stack, Mande Wollensen, and Claire Margetts.
      State will be held in Omaha Nebraska, and they all will be competing against other schools in all sorts of events the 5th through the 7th. The events include Intro to Business, Accounting, and many many more.
     "It's our hope that we will do well, and we normally do, do well. It's always a surprise," said Mrs. Budler.  If they get 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any of their events, they will be able to go to nationals. Nationals will be in Baltimore, MD, June 28 through July 1.

Art Show

      On March 16-18, many students displayed their creativity in the CHS Art Show, during the Guys and Dolls musical performance. The displays also included works by students who are not in an art class.
     There was a large variety of art showed at the show including, drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, collages, and more.
     Travis Hencey, the CHS art teacher, said that it is important to have an art show because it impacts the students and the community. "It is valuable for an artist to display their artwork and receive feedback. Many young artists do not believe they create good art, so it helps boost their confidence," said Mr. Hencey. "It is also good for the community because they get to see what what our young people are able to do, and how creative our school is."
     Many of the art pieces received mostly positive feedback. One of the comments that stood out to Mr. Hencey the most was, "It's great to be reminded that I'm surrounded by talented people."
     Mr. Hencey does plan to have more art shows at CHS. He is trying to have an Art Show in the fall when the One Act play is presented, along with the one in the spring when the musical is presented.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Guys and Dolls Musical

     The Guys and Dolls musical for Chadron High School took place over the weekend on Friday, March 16th, Saturday, March 17th, and Sunday, March 18th. 
     The play was about Nathan Detroit, a gambler in NYC, who was struggling to find a thousand dollars while avoiding his 14 year fiance Adelaide. Nathan resorts to betting Sky Masterson that he can't take missionary Sarah Brown to Havana.
     The main characters in the musical were Sarah Brown (Brooklyn Stack), Miss. Adelaide (Claire Margetts), Sky Masterson (Jay Milburn), and Nathan Detroit (JashwaAlan Cummings.) Mrs. Mahr said she was very positive and had good responses about the musical. Some of her favorite memories during musical were the pranks in practice, and the scene "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat."
     They only had 7 weeks to practice before the first public performance because she has a strict 8 weeks to have the material sent back or the price would double.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's a Big Deal Day

       On April 3rd Chadron High School will be participating in what Mrs. Watson named "It's a Big Deal Day." It's Big Deal Day is the one day, statewide, that juniors can take the ACT using pencil and paper.
        It's a Big Deal Day will be an event for all the students at CHS. From 8:00 to12:30 there will be different activities for each grade. Freshman will be taking their MAPs testing in the computer labs and library. Sophomores will be taking a practice ACT.  Juniors will be taking the actual ACT, and seniors will be listening to guest speakers talk about things that happen after they graduate, such as, insurance, loans, college transitions, housing tips, and more.
      These tests are beneficial to the students. The MAP test, the test that the freshman will take, is a test of growth in core subjects. Our school uses this test to align curriculum. The SAT, the test that the juniors will take, is a college entrance exam. All colleges require an entrance exam and the ACT tells you if you are ready for college and can help you earn scholarships. The lecture for the seniors will help give them an idea of how college works.

Friday, March 16, 2018

CHS Excels at District Speech

       On Wednesday, March 14th, the Chadron Speech team traveled to Sidney for the district competition. Sixteen students participated in multiple events including informative, duet, oral interpretation of drama, poetry, and persuasive. Thirteen of the students continued on to finals and placed as follows:

  • Hunter Hawk placed 4th in Persuasive 
  • JashwaAlan Cummings placed 4th in Poetry
  • Hunter Hawk, Abby Hyer, Claire Margetts, Mande Wollesen, and Grace Sorensen: OID placed 4th
  • JashwaAlan Cummings and Kaylie Elliott placed 5th in Duet
  • Alexis Conboy placed 6th in Poetry
  • Brooklyn Stack, Aubree Noble, Maddi Pelton, Spencer Blundell and Jameson Margetts: OID placed 6th
  • Paige Carattini placed 6th in both Informative and Persuasive 

The team as a whole placed fifth out of eight teams overall.

"There is nothing we could have done better," coach Brenda Lanphear said. "We couldn't have practiced more, we couldn't have dressed better, we just presented all of what CHS speech had to offer. I'm so proud of how the kids conquered this season."

Monday, February 26, 2018

Reading Preferences at CHS

     Students around Chadron High School all have differing preferences when it comes to reading for recreation outside of the classroom
     Reading for recreation is a common past time for many students around Chadron High School. Many students enjoy reading not just for assignments, but on their own time outside of the classroom. Senior student William 'Billy' Tidyman often enjoys reading outside of his classes. Billy usually reads different fiction genres. His favorite genre, if he had to choose, would be science fiction. One of the few genres that he does not enjoy reading is romance. If he could recommend a book, it would be the Eragon series by Christopher Paoloni.
     Another senior student, Mia Brodrick, who also enjoys reading outside of school from time to time prefers relatable sources. Mia does not dislike any particular genre, stating that "I've learned to enjoy reading different genres." Mia especially enjoys Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland and would recommend it to anyone who also enjoys reading.
      A third student, Dawn Dunbar, doesn't usually read outside of school, but when she does she enjoys post apocalyptic titles. She doesn't usually enjoy fantasy genre books such as Harry Potter. Dawn was not able to recommend any specific books for other readers.

Mrs. Drinkwalter Retiring

     Linda Drinkwalter, Chadron High math teacher, is retiring this year after spending 24 years at CHS.
     Mrs. Drinkwalter did not always teach here at CHS. She served three years in the U.S. Army in Germany, managed a ranch with five employees in the Sandhills, spent two years working on a ranch in Stuttgart, Germany, and was a short time banker. 
     Mrs. Drinkwalter's greatest accomplishment at CHS was taking a leadership role in changing regular scheduling to block scheduling. She also said, "I am very proud of making the change to a math department that serves all students to the best of our ability, not just to students that have an 80%." 
     Although Mrs. Drinkwalter had a lot of memories here at CHS, she is going to miss the students most of all.
     Jerry Mack, CHS principal, said that Mrs. Drinkwalter had always been his mentor since he got here, and that he is going to miss having one.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mrs. Bauer Retiring


      At the end of the year, Mrs. Bauer will be retiring after 40 years of teaching at Chadron High School.
     Chadron High School is, in fact, the only place she has ever taught. Although Mrs. Bauer has only taught FCS, she has taught a variety of courses within that subject. Her favorite class to teach throughout her years of teaching was Foods and Nutrition.
     Her biggest memories about teaching is having all the wonderful connections with students.
     The biggest challenges she has had when teaching is making sure she has connected with each and every one of her students.
     Mrs. Bauer is very excited to retire and be with her family. She says, "I was blessed to love to come to school everyday but am ready to enjoy my grandchildren, travel, and spend time with my grown children." She will miss seeing her colleagues everyday, as well as the kids in school.
   Mr. Mack said, "I will miss the fruit pizza her students always brought me."

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Data Match Fundraiser

      On January 31st each student at Chadron High received a data match questionnaire for an FBLA fundraiser. On February 6th the results came back. Each student could purchase their results for three dollars which Mrs. Noble said, "Three dollars is the suggested price from the company."
       According to Mrs. Noble, the co-adviser of the FBLA club, this fundraiser goes into the FBLA's general fund which supports their chapter and also provides money for their pizza night every Monday during their week night.  Mrs. Noble also explained that the data match questionnaire is a fairly easy fundraiser for the club to put together. They just have to order the survey and hand them out. Once all of them have been handed back, the club members look through to make sure the bubbles are filled in completely. After that, Mrs. Noble and Mrs Budler, who is the other adviser, send the questionnaire back and a computer generates the results.
      Many students seem to be surprised with their results. Cody Madsen stated, "I felt surprised, because I did not feel like the matches had similar personalities as me." Maddi Pelton and Kaycee Kittel agreed that most of their matches in the women's section were accurate to their friend group, but the male category shocked them, because they were mostly guys that they did not know. According to Gavin Woodson, "I mostly matched with people that I did not even know who they were."
      Out of the 230 surveys taken about 115 students bought their results. Many of the students said that this was the first year that had bought their results and they also said that they would purchase their results again in the future.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FBLA Week Overview

       Chadron's FBLA chapter just concluded their FBLA week celebration in the school. FBLA week is celebrated locally, state wide, and nationally the 2nd week of February. At all three levels, a proclamation is signed by the authorities of each level to recognize FBLA and all the celebrations that will be taking place that week. Chapters are encouraged to publicize their activities. FBLA week is their week to shine; it is a time to celebrate and show thanks to people who make FBLA a success. It is also a great time to showcase what FBLA has to offer and promote it to students who are not members and, hopefully, will become future members!
       Throughout the week, different activities were taking place encouraging the student body to be exposed to the world of business. Brenda Budler, one of the two advisers for Chadron FBLA said, "We usually try to follow whatever theme was chosen at the beginning of the year during the officer planning retreat. Depending upon the theme, we will choose events or days that correspond with the theme. However, pretty much every year we do have a chapter meeting at lunch and provide lunch for members, as well as, a speaker or another form of entertainment. This year we brought back the DataMatch survey, which went over very well. It has been 3 years since we have done this fundraiser. We also served lunch at Closer to Home as a community service event. The past few years we have done a fundraiser for Pennies for Patients and the local food pantry by playing the annoying music at breaks and paying a $1 to wear a hat. It is our goal to do good for others during our week of recognition."
       Monday started off with a game board in the commons for students to play. Later in the day, a work night took place, as well as, the signing of the FBLA proclamation. The dress up day for Monday was crazy sock day.
       As Tuesday came, the data-match results were available for purchase and students dressed up as twins for Twin Tuesday.
       Wednesday encouraged the color green, as well as, day two of data-match sales.
       On Thursday, a chapter meeting was held at lunch and was the last day that data-match results were sold. Members were told to wear their chapter shirts for the dress up day.
       Finally, Friday came around and wrapped up the week. Students and staff took part in dressing up professionally and concluding the busy week. 
       Budler said, "I feel it was successful - it seems FBLA week is always during one of the busiest times of the year, so getting everyone involved in always a challenge. But for the most part - every member of the leadership team fulfilled the day they were in charge of and all events took place. I wish we could get more involvement from our chapter and student body when we choose school wide events such as dress up days - but even if we get a few members and/or student body to participate, we were successful."  

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Senior's Biggest Fears

     As the seniors at CHS are preparing to graduating this year, a lot of them have something about their future that they're scared of.
     Jeff Cerny said that his biggest fear about going to college was not getting enough scholarships to pay it off. This fear is not uncommon, considering the average four year college costs $9,410 per year, according to the website Big Future.
     Coy Bila said that he is most scared of how unhealthy he might be because of the eating habits he may develop in college.
     Being away from home to take the next "big step" in their lives is a common fear among Kyler Behrends, Dana Dunbar, Caleb Hill, and Zach Carattini. Caleb, who is going into the military, said "The fact that I'm leaving the entire life I've known for something completely different is pretty frightening."
     Loni Watson, CHS guidance counselor, said she would tell the seniors how going into college is one of the "best times" they'll have. They will be introduced to people with common interests, there will be a larger variety of courses, and your relationship with your parents will grow. "The best is yet to come," said Mrs. Watson.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mexican or Chinese food

Food these days is all teenagers think about and everyone of them has a favorite food. Two of those favorite foods are Mexican or Chinese food.

Kayla said she prefers Chinese food, because it's delicious, and she likes the sweet and sour chicken, sesame chicken, noodles, and egg rolls. She also likes it better than Mexican food, because it's not as spicy as Chinese food. Another thing she likes about Chinese food is the variation of foods it offers. Lastly, she also prefers the less spicy sauce and that's what Chinese food has to offer.

Zayne Jones said he prefers Mexican food because his dad always makes good Mexican food, which his dad learned to make from a friend. His favorite Mexican foods are tamales, enchiladas, and carnitas. He really loves Mexican food, because he loves spicy foods, and the spices taste better and remind him of home.

Mrs. Girard also prefers Mexican food, because she loves spicy things, and she likes the variety Mexican food has to offer. Her favorite Mexican food is chili rellenos, guacamole, and fajitas. She likes Mexican food better than Chinese food, because the flavors of Mexican food are better than Chinese flavors. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mark Taylor Nominated to U.S. Service Academy

     Congressman Adrian Smith of Nebraska recently released his nominations to the United States service academies. Of the thirteen nominated, Mark Taylor from Chadron High School received nominations to two service academies. 
      Rep Smith said, “These talented young Nebraskans have demonstrated the skills and determination necessary to be the future leaders of our military, and it is an honor to nominate them to the U.S. Service Academies,” Smith said. “With their strong desire to serve our country, they have also shown dedication to their studies and a commitment to their communities. I know they will represent the Third District well.” 
      Specifically on Chadron High senior Mark Taylor his comments were, “Mark Taylor of Chadron, son of Brian and Sara Taylor, is a senior at Chadron High School. He has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.” 
      Mark has not yet made his decision on which Academy to attend. Mark however did say, "I think going to the West Point Academy would be cool because of the history and name recognition."

CHS Speech Results at GRHS Meet

     On Saturday, January 13th, Chadron High took part in a speech meet hosted by Gordon Rushville. The team, accompanied by coaches Brenda Lanphear and Cheryl Welch, all went to this meet to perform their different genres of speech. These include informative, poetry, OID, persuasive etc.
     Exciting things go on all the time at speech meets for the CHS team. The most exciting thing of all that went on this meet was all the speechies that placed. JashwaAlan Cummings placed third and Evelyn McEwen placed fifth in poetry. Hunter Hawk placed sixth in persuasive. One OID called "Game of Tiaras" including Abby Hyer, Grace Sorenson, Mande Wolleson, Claire Margetts and Hunter Hawk placed third at this meet. The other OID called "Highschool for Dummies" including Jameson Margetts, Aubree Noble, Spencer Blundell, Maddi Pelton and Brooklyn Stack placed second.
     "The meet went well," exclaimed Coach Lanphear in confidence. She noted that the team is very supportive of each other. Novice and varsity support each other by coming to watch each other perform. They also give good constructive criticism to go along with the judges' critiques. There were two very competitive OIDs from Chadron who placed second and third, as well as two dynamic poets who placed in the top 5. Coach Lanphear said, "The future for CHS speech is bright."

Senior Scholarship Writing

     As more and more scholarship deadlines approach, many Chadron High School seniors are putting forth their best efforts to fill in as many applications and complete as many essays as they can for scholarships.

     As many Chadron High School students are scurrying to finish their scholarships and look for new ones, different students are tackling their applications and essays by looking in different places. According to Lindsey Tobacco, she found the several scholarships she applied for through the Chadron High School counselor Mrs. Watson, who has been helping out any student in need of help with scholarships. Student Renee Redfern has said that she found her scholarships when "Watson sends scholarship information in emails" and by "searching online for scholarships related to hunting or agriculture."

     The senior students are also applying to scholarships using different strategies. Lindsey doesn’t have any special plan of action, and fills out scholarships whenever she finds the time. Renee dedicates an hour each night to looking through, writing essays for and applying for scholarships.

     Chadron High School students are all pursuing their scholarships for different reasons. Lindsey needs to fill out scholarships in order to "help pay for college." Renee plans on going through college without gaining any debt, which means not taking out any loans. She wants get as many scholarships as possible to follow this plan.

     The most difficult struggle for students applying to scholarship writing differs between each student. For Renee, her struggle is time. Despite setting aside an hour for scholarships aside each night, that time is often overruled by her family duties. Lindsey’s most difficult struggle has been with writing out the essays as well as time management.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Miss Frey's Injury

     On January 10, 2018, Miss Frey was getting ready for the distillation lab in her chemistry class that was supposed to happen the next day in class. They were doing the distillation lab to boil out the different components of cherry coke including sucrose, the aroma, and the acid. She was trying to put a glass tubing into a rubber stopper when she slipped and cut her right hand in two different spots. 
     Miss Frey had to wrap her hand in a towel and go down to the office to have someone take her to the doctor. She had to get five stitches in her pointer finger and five in the bottom part of her thumb. She said it will be a week before she gets her stitches out of her hand. When the incident happened, she felt very frustrated with herself. 
     The class ended up not doing the lab at all that she had planned on doing, and instead planned a new lab for the class to do. The new lab she had the class do was filtering dirty water to make it as clean as they were able to get it. 
     She has a numb spot in her right pointer finger where the cut was from the glass slicing into a nerve.

Cardinals keep Streaking with win over Alliance

Cooper Heusman sinks a basket in last Friday's win over Alliance.

      The Chadron Cardinals Boyss Basketball team picked up their fifth straight win, with a 53-47 win against Alliance on Jan. 12. The Cardinals had the lead nearly all game. They even were able to build a 38-21 lead in the middle of the third quarter.
     Sophomore Cooper Heusman had an amazing game, scoring a team-high 18 points. He was able to drain two big three pointers, to help keep the Cardinal lead. Another dramatic moment from the game was when junior Pat Rust attempted to throw down a thunderous dunk, but it flew up into the air and bounced off the rim back into the basket right before the buzzer went off. This was an insane ending to an exciting first half.
      After the Bulldogs were able to cut the lead to six points late in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals made some clutch free throws to seal the game, and continue the five game win streak. The Bird Cage was loud all night, and they hit their peak when the final buzzer sounded. Senior Coy Bila commented on the game by saying, "It was very exhilarating. It's always nice to get a win against a Class B team, especially when it's a rival like Alliance."
     The Cardinals record is now 7-5, and look to get wins against 7-6 Gering on Friday, and 11-3 Gordon-Rushville on Saturday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chadrons Got Talent

            On Monday January 22 at 7p.m, The Wanderlust Cardinals will be hosting a talent show for their trip to Europe. They have done this talent show for three years, and every year it has helped them raise money. It will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students to get in.
             Jill Paopao is the lady who has started the talent show. She said, "Every year it takes a lot of organization, but it is not the worst event I have put together by far; it's just a little time consuming." The talent show does take some advertising, they make programs, they also organize the order of performers, and they have to get judges in and an emcee. 
            In the past, the greatest performances have been singing, so if you love singing and other talents, you should come and watch the amazing talent all these students have.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Guys and Dolls at CHS

       Chadron High School's spring musical was just cast and rehearsals are about to begin. They will be performing Guys and Dolls March 16th through the 18th in the CHS auditorium. Friday and Saturday's performance with begin promptly at 7:00 pm and Sunday's performance will begin at 2:00 pm.Wendy Mahr, the director of this musical said, "This script fits the group of kids we have here at CHS. These performances will no doubt be one to come to and be able to enjoy!"
       Mrs. Mahr explained how the story of this musical is one that has not been done in "some time" at CHS. Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big crap game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get the pastors daughter Sarah Brown out on a date. Sky gives in and negotiates a date with Sarah in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancĂ©e, Adelaide, wants him to commit already and marry her. 
       Musical season is right around the corner and time being put in at rehearsal is about to rise. Mrs. Mahr said, "We have a great cast with lots of good actors and actresses. I am super excited to be able to put on this show with the cast I have, and I cannot wait for the public to see what the students at CHS can really do."