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10 USD 410 vocalists picked for KMEA

10 USD 410 vocalists picked for KMEA

All students that have participated in state honor choirs during choral director Lynn Just’s tenure at Hillsboro have signed the “All-State” shirt. Currently, there are 50 signatures, 11 of those with multiple years in a state honor group. Pictured are: front, Caleb Rempel; standing (from left) Jenna Hinerman, Eva Franz and Grace Major. Courtesy photo All students that have participated […]

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President says thanks for support

Tabor College President Jules Glanzer expressed gratitude during the annual President’s Dinner Friday for the generosity of every donor who has contributed to the Signature Campaign. “During the past couple of years, during this campaign, we have received gifts now from a dollar to $2 million,” Glanzer said. “We’ve received goats, we’ve received corn and grain and land and cash […]

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HHS senior earns a ‘1’ at regionals

Hillsboro High School senior Claire Heyen received a “1” rating at the Regional Piano Festival at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Feb. 7. Heyen has qualified for the state festival Feb. 21 at Wichita State University.

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Kjellin picked for KMEA All-State Choir

Kjellin picked for KMEA All-State Choir

Adam Kjellin, MHS junior Adam Kjellin, a junior at Marion High School, is among 256 students selected from a field of more than 2,000 to perform later this month in the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Choir. “All-State is the highest honor a Kansas music student can receive,” said Julia Miller, vocal music instructor at Marion. The competitive process to […]

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Goessel faces $20,638 cut this spring

The Goessel school board heard during its Feb. 9 meeting about more cuts in K-12 education being proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature. The board heard that $20,638 likely will have to be chopped out of the current school year’s budget. That would be in addition to cuts that have already been made. Superintendent John Fast said […]

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State cuts focus of 410 meeting

The impact on USD 410’s budget of Gov. Sam Brown­back’s recently announced school funding cuts took center focus at the Board of Education’s Feb. 9 regular meeting. “This is an adversarial governor toward public education,” Superintendent Steve Noble said about Brownback’s management of the state’s finances. The worse-case scenario, Noble said, would result in $182,000 in cuts and delayed payments […]

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HHS/MS nationally certified for Project Lead the Way program

Hillsboro Middle/High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that has been offered since 2013. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life activities, projects […]

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Hillsboro schools release 1st semester honor rolls

Hillsboro High School and Middle School have released their honor rolls for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. To make the “high honor roll,” a student must attain a grade-point average of 4.0 to 3.7, and for the “honor roll,” 3.69 to 3.2. An asterisk (*) denotes a 4.0 GPA. HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL High honor roll Seniors: *Micah […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for January

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for January

HHSGrahamPankratz304-thumb    GRAHAM PANKRATZ, senior Parents: Terry and Kandis Pankratz Extra-curricular: Hillsboro MBY, football, Spirit-N-Celebration. Hobbies/interests: Xbox, weights and working out, quality poker games with friends, reading books of firsthand military operations and accounts. Future: Mid-America Nazarene University to pursue a biology degree. After MNU, optometry school.           HHSKarynLeihy301-thumb KARYN LEIHY, senior Parents: Bill and Becky […]

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Students develop original musical in two months

Students develop original musical in two months

Tabor College senior Cheyenne Derksen offers advice to her “tribe” during a rehearsal Sunday afternoon for the staged reading of their original musical based on the popular comic strip Calvin and Hobbes at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Theatre Lab in the basement of the Lohrenz Building on campus. Free Press photos by Don Ratzlaff Tabor College has produced any […]

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