Education and dedication build young cadets at BSHS

By Abigail Starr

“When you’re sure, get ready to make great friends and challenge yourself. Challenging yourself is ultimately how we grow as people and make life better. Don’t be shy and see me if you’re unsure,” Colonel Richard Yule encouraging students to take on the challenge and rewards of ROTC.

ROTC students and staff are building a program of friendship and good character; critical thinking and community service prepares BSHS teens for the real world. Colonel Richard Yule and his leading officers put in extra time for team building events. Continue reading Education and dedication build young cadets at BSHS

An early finish

By Caitlin Ham

“My motivation for graduating early was just getting out of school early and the fact that I get paid full time and I’ll get to start college early. Next semester I plan to work full time, prepare for college and come back for prom and walk the stage and graduation,” Senior Michel Haase on graduating at semester

As first semester comes to a close, several BSHS seniors have elected to finish their time a little early. Graduating at semester may require students to take extra classes or advanced courses, and/or enroll in multiple courses in the same subject to finish high school with all the necessary credits. Continue reading An early finish

Boys basketball gains momentum in Blue Springs Tournament

By Brett Tieman

“We have a lot of young players on the team, and at first I was kind of skeptical to how they would play at a varsity level, but over the four games they have developed a lot on their physicality against the tough opponents, and are just all around competing,” senior R.J. Lawrence 

The Wildcats boys basketball team wrapped up the Blue Springs Basketball Tournament with a fifth-place finish this past weekend. After losing their opening round matchup to eventual tournament champion Northside Grizzlies, the Cats went on to beat Ruskin and Memphis Wooddale, making their record on the season 2-2. Continue reading Boys basketball gains momentum in Blue Springs Tournament

Finding a cure on the court

By Mya Pearson

“We just like to recognize all of the cancer survivors and people who are going through chemo and it’s just a fun night that’s much more than about volleyball,” senior volleyball player Madi Markel on the Dig for the Cure event

During the 2017 season, the BSHS volleyball team continued their annual Dig For The Cure event. This year, the money raised benefitted the KC Care For Kids Foundation. Continue reading Finding a cure on the court

Tape and teamwork make the dream work

By Jayla Sample

“It really helps me with my communication and being able to talk to different kinds of people that come in everyday. It’s also given me a lot of friendships that I value.” Junior Jenna Young on being a student trainer

On a daily basis, BSHS student athletic trainers dedicate time and effort to provide injured and exhausted athletes with the body and muscle treatment they need for a good recovery after a hard day at work. Continue reading Tape and teamwork make the dream work

Credit, compressions all part of personal finance

By Samantha Johnson

“It should definitely be taught for years to come. You can save anyone’s life using CPR.” -senior Angelique White

Seniors in personal finance are no longer just learning how to balance their checkbooks. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is now required for all Missouri high school students before they graduate, and BSHS is meeting this mandate using personal finance enrollments. Continue reading Credit, compressions all part of personal finance

Battle of the biggest, brightest, best

by Emma Hibdon

“I feel like a lot of people see it as a place for little kids, but those high-schoolers really enjoyed themselves which just goes to show that all age groups are in mind when these exhibits are created.” – Angelia Schnakenberg on Science City

This fall, over 7,000 students in 250 schools from 55 school districts in a five-county area competed in the bi-annual Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition. This is a STEM competition from Science CIty and Burns & McDonnell (a large Kansas City based engineering firm) that challenges students K-12 to create a new exhibit for Science City. Continue reading Battle of the biggest, brightest, best

“No limit” for girls swim and dive

By Brett Tieman

“This is by far the most talented group of swimmers I’ve ever coached in a team setting like this,” head coach Kevin Bigham 

The Wildcat girls swim and dive team is off to an undefeated start after victories at meets in Raymore and at home. The start is led by a strong group of returning girls, freshmen who have a lot of upside and a couple of juniors who after strong freshmen seasons chose not to swim for the school their sophomore year. Continue reading “No limit” for girls swim and dive

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