All posts by Abigail Starr

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

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

Unlikely heroes take the stage

By Abigail Starr

“Getting to share with the audience our love for the art of music and dance is incredible,” senior Brianna Bass on performing in Northern Lights

The choral department presented their annual winter production, Northern Lights, to two hundred plus people two weeks ago. Student performers spent hours learning lyrics and choreography to showcase the many musical medleys encompassed the show’s theme: “Unlikely Heroes on Broadway.”

The cast of Northern Lights sings a number from Mary Poppins. Photo by Erin Shannon

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Wildcats stuffed with thanks and turkey

By Samara Bhatti

“For me, Thanksgiving means being together as a family and being grateful for everything you have along with eating some great food,” sophomore Gabe Mouhssine on what Thanksgiving means to him

Last week students reached a milestone most had looked forward to since school started: Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving was a time for students to lay back and hang out with family.

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Strong connections, solid voice, hard work key for debate/forensics

By Jayla Sample

“If you work for what you want, and get it, you’ll feel really good about it in the end,” junior Shayla Smith on her work for third place in recent forensics tournament

Debate and forensics is a way for students to increase their public speaking abilities in multiple areas. Because of the hours put into practicing, members are given the chance to connect with their pieces. Continue reading Strong connections, solid voice, hard work key for debate/forensics

DECA brings new leadership on board

By Mya Pearson and Abigail Starr

“I’m ready to be the motivator behind districts and see the endless possibilities we have coming this year with both competition and my leadership role,” senior Alyssa Lawrence on her goals as DECA vice president.

Blue Springs DECA staff recently elected new leaders, and they are looking forward to competition season with the help of sponsor Kelly Fowler. Continue reading DECA brings new leadership on board