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High School Happenings with Billiann Robertson & Kaiti Ray

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Billiann Robertson
& Kaiti Ray

This is the first in a new column that will feature news on what’s happening on the local high school campuses, and events coming up during the following month. Reedley and Kingsburg High School’s are featured this month!

REEDLEY HIGH SCHOOL-by Billiann Robertson

Pirates have spent the last month getting back into their busy routines as students at Reedley High School. Whether they are new sailors on the pirate ship, or preparing themselves to be cast off to sea; everyone at RHS has been shaking off the summer sand and plunging into the new 2010-2011 school year.

ASB (Associated Student Body) and student council have incorporated the school year’s Hawaiian theme into the events at school. On the first day, they gave as many students as possible leis to wear, and pushed the idea of “Ohana”, meaning family in Hawaiian. The Aloha Extravaganza dance/ mini carnival was a huge success, having around 200 students attend, which was more than expected. ASB has also been raising money for a new Pirate mascot to be used at various events. (watch for a future article on this)

Reedley High Dance

The Pirate Football team got off to a great start this season and appears to have a promising team. With two wins in a row against Dinuba and Sunnyside, the team has proved that they have a shot at an eventful and victorious season.

RHS football game against Sunnyside

Last week, the RHS varsity girls volleyball team faced off against Immanuel High School to support breast cancer research, all attendees were encouraged to wear pink. The Junior Varsity girls rightfully earned the championship title at the Hoover High School tournament, making it easy to predict that they will have a victorious season.

The RHS marching band has been vigorously working to put together and polish their street and halftime show for the Selma Band Review in October. The season quickly approached with their first halftime performance at the first football game two weeks ago. They will be performing in the Dinuba Raisin Day Parade on Saturday, September 25.

RHS choirs will present their first concert of the school year on October 20 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater. This concert is open to the public and always enjoyable. In November, RHS Drama will be presenting Twelve Angry Jurors. More details on this to come.

Other RHS October events include:
October 8-Lunch Time Rally – Beat the Sanger Apaches
October 9-Several RHS clubs/classes will have floats in the fiesta parade, and help with the walk/run.
October 11-15-Homecoming-Disney Theme: Lunch time activities-Homecoming court compete & two days of club lunch food booths (Wed-Thurs). Friday, Rally in the Football Stadium. Friday game-Disney Homecoming Parade between the JV and Varsity Games. Half time show will include the crowning of the Queen for 2010 Homecoming. French, German, and Collectors Club will be sponsoring the Homecoming Dance.
October 19 RHS Blood Drive 8:30 till 12:00 in the Main Gym.
October 25-25-Red Ribbon Week.

Billian Robertson is 16 years old, personal assistant to our publisher and a contributor to our Teen Talk section who has a real appreciation for the area, with expectations of settling here after college.

KINGSBURG HIGH SCHOOL by Kaiti Ray

The first few weeks of high school are always filled with a plethora of exciting events, and Kingsburg High School is no exception. Within the first week of school, the students attended the back to school rally—an annual tradition at KHS where the upperclassmen welcome the freshman to the campus with a round of “Booing.”

The next Monday, Aug. 24 hosted KHS’s Back-to-School night. This night gives parents an opportunity to spend a day in the life of their student on campus, granted a very short day. Instead of spending two hours on block schedule in their child’s class, parents follow the classes in a consecutive order spending about 10 minutes with each teacher.

That Friday, the 27, was club day where students were given the opportunity to sign up for the variety of clubs available to KHS students. This year there was one new club that was pending approval on the day of the event, but is now a recognized club at the school—Pre-Law Club with KHS senior, Jaclyn Burge

KHS Club Day

Another interesting thing occurred on Club Day, free “Bump-its” were available to all
students! Turns out the creator of “Bump-its” is from Kingsburg and has made so much revenue off of the fashion accessory she decided to donate over 1000 “Bump-its” to be given out at her daughters Alma Mater.

KHS Back to School Dance

On the same day was KHS’s Back-to-School Dance. Being the first school dance of the year, all students are welcome for a very low price, or free with the school’s ASB card. The dance was held on campus in the gym that night.

The next Friday hosted KHS’s first football game of the season. An away game where the team made yahoo news’ homepage for scoring against San Luis Obispo in the last five seconds of the game. Garret Steele made the score over 80 yards winning the game for KHS.

Filled with spirit, KHS’s varsity team took victories in their next two home football games against Dos Palos High School and Washington Union High School.

Watch for more updates on KHS events in the near future.

Kaiti Ray is 17 and an ongoing contributor to our
Teen Talk section; an up and coming writer from Kingsburg, she hopes to someday be a New York Times best-selling author.

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