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Summer Abroad

Tia Munoz and Mia Osier

October 21, 2018

Most teens spend their whole summer laying back and relaxing. Senior Hailey Droge spent hers helping others. Droge got the opportunity to travel to Mbale, Uganda for ten days this July. “My aunt and uncle, they run a non profit ...

High Achieving Students Receive Recognition on “Wall of Honor”

Olivia Talbert

May 14, 2018

As the pressure of enrolling for next year takes the focus of under-classmen’s minds, the Wall of Honor stands outside the south gym to motivate students to reach their full potential. Previously the Wall of Honor was located...

Students Receive Cords for Blood Donations

Olivia Talbert

May 14, 2018

Students 16 and over have the opportunity to donate blood to help the community and potentially save lives. Four seniors who generously donated more than one gallon of blood will be honored with a graduation cord to recognize...

New Hall of Fame Inductees

Rebecca Donaldson

May 14, 2018

Jade Gurss Jade Gurss graduated from Shawnee Heights in 1980. Gurss was involved in band, debate and forensics, theatre and track. After graduation, Gurss attended the University of Kansas for one year and then moved to Ohio to...

National Talent at Our Home Base

Faithanne Burgoon

April 4, 2018

Coming off a recent state championship, Paige Petefish and Sydney Wellshear were recognized for their talent and chosen for the 2017 Softball All American team. All American is a team created based on individual scores and abilit...

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Anna Vincent

March 10, 2018

Cayla Bortz Have you ever wondered how to commute in a three button suit? This years musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, follows the life of window washer J. Pierrepont Finch, played by sophomore, Bronze Constantino. Th...

Shawnee Heights Parent Wins City Council Election

Elizabeth Hennessey

February 8, 2018

Shawnee Heights’ very own parent Tony Emerson secured the election on Tuesday Nov.  7, re-electing him as the district four city council member. Emerson previously held the position for part of the year last year after the...

Two Heights Students Participated in Honors Orchestra

Olivia Talbert

February 8, 2018

  For years, Shawnee Heights has been home to a few of the best musicians in Northeast Kansas. This year two students, Maryn Phillips, sophomore, and Isabelle Luckman,senior, are of these musicians, partaking in Honors District Or...

Felix Harrington Wins Art Scholarship

Rebecca Donaldson

February 4, 2018

Kaw Valley Bank hosted an art show for high school seniors in the Topeka area, and SHHS artist, Felix Harrington, won first place, being awarded a $1,500 scholarship for his sculpture representation of mental illnesses. Shawne...

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