Students perform in the play "A Murder of Scarecrows"

posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:54 AM by Stephanie Brozovich   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 9:55 AM ]

The cast members of the play show their acting skills as they perform the play at CSHS. This year’s play, “A Murder of Scarecrows”, was performed on March 9 and 10. “I like acting, and it was fun hanging out with fellow cast members,” said junior Ben Doffing

A Murder of Scarecrows 3-9 and 3-10

Students compete for dance spots

posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:52 AM by Adyson Koster

Student dancers at CSHS are preparing for the annual dance team tryouts. There are 12 spots up for grabs on the team.

The participants started practice on March 13 at 5:45 a.m. They will practice the dance until March 16, when they have the official tryout at 4 p.m.

“The best part about dance tryouts are coming and learning new things, although it’s very stressful,” sophomore Madison Pauly said.

Current dance members and new members, including incoming freshmen, will try out for a spot on the team.

“My advice to the incoming freshmen is to get and stay flexible, always have a good attitude, and be ready to try new things,” freshman Karlie Biehler said.

The judges for the tryouts are women from college dance teams, with no affiliation with the school or any of its students.

“I like that they’re not from here because they don’t know anyone from here or who was on last year's team. Everyone gets the same chance, and it’s a fair game,” sophomore Kelly Doffing said.






Dance tryouts

March 16 at 4pm.


Students compete at league music

posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:52 AM by Rachel Ward

Cardinalaires, choir and band travelled to Douglass High School for league competitions on March 6. In addition to large group performances, students had the opportunity to perform solos and ensembles in front of judges, who gave them  a score out of V, with I being the best score.

“Our choir group got a II,” sophomore Neal Zoglmann said. “I think we could’ve done better because our rhythm, pitch and tempo were off, and they went crazy.“

The band also scored a II on their performance. This is the school’s first year scoring below a I on overall group performances in 6 years, according to band director Dennis Kerr. Scores across all large group performances were low: only two I scores from individual judges were given to bands — and no one band received an overall I — in the entire day this year.

Junior and Cardinalaire member Leah Reep agreed that the judges were tough, but she also said they gave good feedback.

Even though the judges were tough, I feel that they had very good constructive criticism and feedback,” she said. “I feel we did very well on our songs, but I hope to do better at regionals.”

The students performing ensembles and solos go to regionals on April 7 to compete at Butler. The band and choir groups travel to large group state competition on April 19 in Pratt.

As a group, I hope for us to get better at working as a unit and to blend the band better,” sophomore Cierra Hiser said.

Safety Assembly

posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:49 AM by Karley Mooneyham


During the safety assembly March 7, the speaker Steve Mortenson from the drug safety company of Providence Canines talks about the importance of drug safety and the intent of the company’s presence. “I thought that the assembly was really informative and the speaker had really good points and stories,” said sophomore Madison Pauly.

Safety assembly 3-7

News Brief

posted Mar 6, 2018, 9:54 AM by Rachel Ward

CSHS hosts a senior vs. faculty game where the senior girls play against the female staff in volleyball and the boys play against the males in basketball. This year’s games are set to take place today  starting at 7 p.m.

“The games are fun to watch and entertaining,” senior Morgan Koster said.

Senior faculty games are a fun way to involve both students and teachers to have fun and raise money for the senior class. It is a fun opportunity for all of the student body to watch the seniors battle against teachers as their final year of high school is coming to an end.  

‘Small town, big dreams’ yearbook sales

As the school year is coming to an end, students may want to remember their memories while in high school. The CSHS yearbook class is selling 2017-2018 yearbooks for $30 during first and second lunches the week of March 5-9.

“This year’s yearbook is a good opportunity to look back on high school,” junior and editor-in-chief Lexi Fisher said.

“Murder of Scarecrows” performance approaching

The drama department at CSHS has worked hard since December putting together the school play, “Murder of Scarecrows” by Pat Cook. This year’s play is supposed to leave the audience in suspense throughout the play.

“The thing I’m looking forward this year is all the different personalities there are on the cast and the element of surprise in this play,” sophomore Amy Zoglmann said.

Track season starts again

posted Mar 5, 2018, 9:56 AM by Adyson Koster

As the winter sports come to a close, track athletes prepare for their season. Their first meet is March 29 at Clearwater High School beginning at 4 p.m.

The track team’s head coach is Brent Martens, who said he holds his team this year to high expectations.

“Similar to the last couple of years, we will be good in throwing event,s and we have some good girls returning for distance running. We have some good seniors to lead the team,” Coach Martens said.

Last year, several individuals competed in the state competition at WSU. One of these athletes was senior Lacey Pauly, who, after battling a leg injury last year, was unable to compete at full strength.

“As my last track season begins, I am looking to return to state,” she said. ”One of my biggest goals is to run under 2:30 in the 800 meter dash.”

Freshmen going out for track are transitioning from the expectations and demands of middle school track to high school track. The biggest change for them will be going from in-school practices in middle school to out-of-school practices in high school.

“I went out for track this year because the high school level has better coaches, and I wanted to get in shape,” freshman Brynn Andra said.





CSHS track team

First track meet

Mar. 29


Students compete in the annual lip sync

posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:06 AM by Stephanie Brozovich

The classes of Conway Springs High School competed in the annual lip sync during AP on Feb. 9. The winner of this year’s lip sync was the junior class. “It was really enjoyable and fun goofing around with friends,” said sophomore Philip Ast. Photos by Stephanie Brozovich and Gavin Beesley

Winter Homecoming lip sync 2-9

Winter homecoming pep rally gets students into school spirit

posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:03 AM by Rachel Ward

The students at CSHS students get into school spirit for Winter Homecoming during a pep rally on Feb. 9. The homecoming candidates were introduced at the beginning of the rally and later played a game in partners trying to keep the balloon off the ground while having ankles tied together.

“The pep rally was fun, and it was cool watching the candidates go against each other with the balloons,”  sophomore Mallory Gillespie said.

To add on to the activities, all classes battled against one another in a game of castles, used to gain more points towards class competitions, which ended the school day with students ready for that night’s game.   

Winter Homecoming pep rally 2-9

Students looking to win at Academic Olympics

posted Feb 21, 2018, 9:43 AM by Adyson Koster

The annual Pratt Academic Olympics are rolling back around. There are a total of 52 students from CSHS participating in the Olympics this year.

The event is taking place at Pratt Community College on Feb. 26. Students will test in specific subjects and compete against other schools. The tests are broken into three 50-minute sections beginning at 9:15. The bus and suburbans are leaving at 7:15 a.m and will return back at the school around 3 p.m.

“I look forward to hanging out with friends and doing what I do best in accounting,” sophomore Wyatt Schulte said.

Senior Cassie Brozovich is entering one of her paintings in the art category and a story in news writing, as well as participating on site. Her painting and story are carry-in submissions, which are completed and sent in before the event. Carry-in categories include competitions in creative writing, journalism, photography and art..

“I worked on my painting for about a month and a half, and I look forward to the critiquing of the judges if it is an art teacher,” Brozovich said.

English teacher Kristy Martin organized the submissions and asked teachers to recommend students who excel in their categories. She has been the coordinator of this event for five years.

“It’s important for kids to be recognized in academic success in all categories, not just the main ones,” she said.





CSHS Students

Academic Olympics

Feb. 26

Pratt Community College

Scholars Bowl wraps up season at Regionals meet

posted Feb 8, 2018, 9:43 AM by Adyson Koster

Scholars Bowl concluded its season on Feb. 1 at the Regional Scholars Bowl meet. The team has been practicing since October and competing since November.

The varsity team included seniors Makenna Beesley and Courtnee Wisdom; juniors Cooper Boyles, Nathan Ohl, and Molly Schmanke and sophomore Amy Zoglmann. The meet was at Kingman High School, starting at 4 o’clock. Conway placed third in a pool of eight teams. They continued on to bracket play along with 16 other teams, placing fifth.

Ohl said he thought they did okay during the season, but that they worked well together.

“Nobody ever put anyone down for getting the wrong answer, and if you got it right, everyone was excited for each other. Next year should be fun,” Ohl said.

For Wisdom and Beesley, who are four year members, this was the last meet to end their Scholars Bowl career at CSHS.

“It could have gone better,” Wisdom said. “I’m glad I ended on a good note, and now I can move on to college and not be too upset about it.”

The Scholars Bowl recognition and banquet will be held on Feb. 14 to celebrate the team and their season.

“We did okay for the year,” Zoglmann said. “I think we held our own at most of the meets.”

The Varsity Scholars Bowl team won third at League on Feb. 7.

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