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Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 30, 2018


Filed under sports

A moment of quietness and stillness. Then the gun goes off and an anticipatory shout rises from the crowd. After the runners go by, flocks of parents, teammates and coaches scatter every direction to line the course in order watch the race unfold. The state cross country meet has just begun. After ...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018


Filed under sports

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

October 26, 2018


Filed under Alumni Stories

From overseeing and participating in the construction of the current Busch Stadium to public works projects in the City of Blue Springs, 1980 alumnus Ed Alizadeh has participated in many engineering and environmental projects as the CEO of Geotechnology. The company specializes in projects in environmental sciences, drilling, cons...

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 19, 2018


Filed under sports

What do toilet paper, donuts and sticky notes have in common? They are all key aspects of the softball team’s unique traditions. Each season the team has a sleepover where they teepee the coach’s house. The tradition began eight years ago when Hal Whittaker was the head coach. Now, head coach...

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 3, 2018


Filed under news

After surveying student opinions, executing a week-long soft opening in the spring and working on improvements, Blue Brew officially launched Aug. 20. Located in the main lobby and open from 6:40 to 7:20 a.m. daily, the coffee shop is run by the Blue Brew Crew, made up of seniors Erin Clay, Aliso...

Water Polo competes at state

Water Polo competes at state

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under sports

With a 28-10 record, the varsity water polo team advanced to the championship game to face rivals St. Louis University High School (SLUH) after defeating Ladue May 12th in the semifinals. “It is one of our goals from the beginning of the year to play in the Final Four,” head coach Charlie Cutelli s...

Alumnus David Peterka provides support to oppressed girls in Malawi

Alumnus David Peterka provides support to oppressed girls in Malawi

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni Stories, showcase

Since graduating in 2006, alumnus David Peterka has developed a passion for advocating for equality through the awakening of his faith in God. Dedicating his life to this mission, Peterka created a safe house in Malawi for sexually abused girls. “Shortly after graduating, some people from another faith aske...

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