By Jayla Sample
“You just have to be a team leader and show by example and give helpful advice to your teammates. It feels good being known as state champ especially since its my last year,” state champion Bret Heil
BSHS wrestling team traveled to state the week of Feb. 12-18 and took 6th place overall. Senior Bret Heil won state champion at the Columbia competition. Senior Corbin Shepard and Junior Zach Hays took second in their matches. This end of the year success was carefully crafted in practices throughout the season. Continue reading Heil, Wildcats dominant in state wrestling performance
By Samara Bhatti
“After hitting our routine at worlds, we all just hugged each other and it’s pretty cool,” senior Reagan Spotts shares her bond to her fellow teammates.
On February 10, The BSHS co-ed cheer team headed to Orlando, Florida for the national and world meet. The team competed with teams from all over the world. Continue reading Co-ed cheer digs deep at national competition
By Abigail Starr
“It’s really great having Mr. Moss as a coach because he is so encouraging. He helps us stay confident in what we do. I really wish I would have found FBLA sooner,” -senior Tessa Hake.
On Feb. 2, the BSHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in their annual districts competition, taking home several awards and new perspective on what it takes to take care of business. Continue reading Big business ahead for FBLA
by Emma Hibdon
“Getting to do community service just really puts an impact on the community and yourself,” – senior Madison Lavelle on service in NHS
National Honor Society (NHS), a national organization that serves to recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, is alive and well at BSHS. It benefits not only its members, but others in the Blue Springs community as well.
Continue reading In addition to grades, NHS values service over self
By Jayla Sample
“It’s so surreal to be in such a magical place with all of your best friends doing what in you love with who you love. I am so thankful to my team captains and my coach for all the extra help they gave me,” senior Samantha Daniels said.
On Feb. 3 at the UDA National Dance Team Championship held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Florida, the Glitter Girls earned high marks from the judges, making it to the semi-finals. They are just the second BSHS team to accomplish this feat, and Coach Erin Brown credits the group’s’ attention to detail as the difference maker in the routine. Continue reading The most magical place on Earth truly charmed for Glitter Girls
As the postseason looms, the girls and boys basketball teams have each been active of late. While the boys have dropped several tight games, conversely the girls have seen great success. Continue reading Boys and girls basketball updates
By Brett Tieman
“We didn’t hire him just because he’s a good swim coach, but he’s also a character guy and is very energetic and positive. Kids love him because of this and that’s when we knew we had to get this guy,” -Athletic Director Kelly Donohoe on Coach Bigham
After taking home a conference championship for the first time since 2012, the girls swim and dive team competes at state today and tomorrow. This success follows a run by the boys team in the fall, as they saw their record improve from 4-12 to 12-3 and a top 25 finish at state for the first time in six years. These great seasons are thanks in large part to first-year coach Kevin Bigham. Continue reading Swim coach Kevin Bigham making big splash in first year
By Samantha Johnson
“This is one of those moments you remember for the rest of your life. It goes your wedding day, maybe your engagement, graduation, and then prom.” -senior Andrea McCrorey on lifelong memories
As prom approaches, students schedule hair and nail appointments, make dinner reservations and purchase tuxes and princess dresses. The 2018 theme “Tale As Old As Time” comes straight from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. Students with 90% attendance or higher can purchase their tickets during WCH in the two weeks leading up to prom on Apr. 14. Continue reading Calling all beauties: find your beasts!
By Abigail Starr
“Always make sure to get a doctor’s note to excuse your absence and stop by if you need rest.” -Nurse Alice Cone advice on staying ahead of the flu
One hundred years after the biggest flu epidemic the world has ever seen, the flu is back – and it’s big, striking down students left and right. On the extreme end of the statistics, children have died of the flu so far this season according to the CDC. With the help of school nurses Alice Cone and Lori Neumann, Wildcats can have hope of making it through with as little absences as possible. Continue reading Wildcats fight to defeat flu season
By Mya Pearson
“I saw it as a way to continue serving the country as a ROTC instructor.” -Chief Larry Burse on being and ROTC instructor
On the weekend of February third, the ROTC drill team competed at Lee’s Summit drill team tournament and took home first place trophies in color guard and new cadette. Instructor Chief Larry Burse noted that the competitions are about more than just winning. Continue reading ROTC wins big at drill team tournament