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History teacher, assistant athletic director and soccer coach Annie Wayland takes on a new role in life

History teacher, assistant athletic director and soccer coach Annie Wayland takes on a new role in life

Mia Catlett, Convergent Media Writer

April 24, 2019

After the eight-month process to become a licensed foster parent, assistant athletic director Annie Wayland is now prepared to care for a child in need of a home. “I have always wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember.  After the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition became our last year’...

Sophomore Ulaa Kuziez draws from Syrian heritage to fight for social justice

Sophomore Ulaa Kuziez draws from Syrian heritage to fight for social justice

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

April 23, 2019

With a new language, culture and lifestyle awaiting her in the United States, sophomore Ulaa Kuziez and her family immigrated from Damascus, Syria to Missouri when Kuziez was nine years old. “I don’t remember the exact day that we decided to go, but my parents were thinking about our future a...

Community comes together to give back to custodian Sean Smith

Community comes together to give back to custodian Sean Smith

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

In the early hours of the morning, one car can be spotted in the vacant lots. Already inside preparing for the school day, custodian Sean Smith greets students and teachers as they arrive with laughs, hugs and words of encouragement, despite personal challenges he may be facing. “Sean is a bea...

Business teacher Laura Glenn finds her ‘interest’ in retirement

Business teacher Laura Glenn finds her ‘interest’ in retirement

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

After 17 years of nurturing and cultivating students for their futures, business teacher Laura Glenn has announced her retirement. Before Glenn began teaching high school students, she worked as a certified public accountant (CPA), a registrar at Bellerive Elementary and a computer resource specialist...

Collegiate athlete, comrade, custodian and clerk: Parris Mosley finds fulfillment in each chapter of his life

Collegiate athlete, comrade, custodian and clerk: Parris Mosley finds fulfillment in each chapter of his life

Julian Shoykhet and Ross Harter

April 17, 2019

In the background of the school day, custodian Parris Mosley does custodial work around the school. But, behind stacking chairs and wiping off tables, Parris has an unexpected story to tell. “My job here is just a stepping stone for something I want to do in the future. What that is, I don’t know...

Mission Compassion: Sophomore Megan Gordon builds connections and knowledge through Ugandan mission trip

Mission Compassion: Sophomore Megan Gordon builds connections and knowledge through Ugandan mission trip

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

While most students spent their spring breaks relaxing on the beaches of Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic or skiing the slopes in Colorado, sophomore Megan Gordon volunteered in Kawete, Uganda through her church, Christ Community Lutheran Church. “I’ve always wanted to go [to Uganda]. My mom has been man...

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The gym is a blur of activity, a whirlwind of nerves, excitement and raw competition. In the midst of it all, standing proud in a pink and black sparkly leotard, is freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce: winner of the beam, vault and floor events in her age group at the 2019 Missouri State Gymnastics Championships. Matthys-Pearce...

Senior Maria Newton advances to national level swim meet

Senior Maria Newton advances to national level swim meet

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The water ripples violently. Arm after arm, she braces for the finish. The buzzer rings as the people filling the stands watch each stroke intently. Senior Maria Newton’s high school swimming career ended with the Missouri state meet, but she is by no means done swimming. Between school-sponsored swimming and her co...

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The hallway is silent and still except for the occasional wanderer in search of the water fountain. A second glance finds seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost settled on the floor by the Latin room. Jaskowiak and Jost chose to take Greek as an independent study with Latin teacher Tom Herpel to...

Remembering substitute teacher Robert Schepp

Remembering substitute teacher Robert Schepp

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 29, 2019

The community mourns the loss of Mr. Robert Paul “Bob” Schepp who passed away March 7. Schepp, who was born Sept. 18, 1934, worked as an electrical engineer for McDonnell Douglas. A science and learning enthusiast, Schepp was a frequent substitute teacher. “He made us realize that the childlik...

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