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From Hammerin’ Hank to Unsinkable Molly, Students Bring History Alive

One by one, the legends came forward: Hank Aaron. Walt Disney. Susan B. Anthony. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Bessie Coleman. Wait. Who's Bessie Coleman? She...

New Machines Aim to Reduce Injuries, Respond to Growing Concerns about Concussion

Kenowa Hills sophomore Faith Swieringa carries a fingernail-size scar above her right eye. Lacrosse? Nope, cheerleading. She got it from being accidentally whacked during...

Students Honor Vet with Patriotic Quilt

Three boys stood with an Army veteran pledging allegiance to a faded flag, the gulf of years between them vanishing into their solemn words:...

‘I Did That Too’: Child of Migrant Camps Helps Hispanic Students

Another day at Alpine Elementary is winding down when Sylvia Saucedo-DeVries looks up to see a young man come in the office. Miguel Vega,...

Students Sideline Differences with Basketball

When Kenowa Hills HighSchool basketball players took to the court with some special-needs students, they encountered a challenge: One young man in a wheelchair...

Ready, Set, Teach

The just-risen sun glows through the window as Grace Bollman walks into her classroom, room G121 of Kenowa Hills High School, and gets ready...

Learning Takes Shape with Geometric Blocks

Put a bunch of different-shaped wooden blocks in front of kids, and they’re bound to do goofy things with them. Second-grader Dylan Fischer, for...

Students Win Silver in Statewide Essay Contest

Susan Lamb, a junior and Cole Visser a senior, placed second in a medical essay contest they entered as part of their Anatomy and...

Kenowa Students Thirsting to Serve Others

Ask Jovonta Pimpleton how he feels about going to the Dominican Republic, and he’ll be straight with you: “I’m nervous.” He’s never been out of...

Kenowa Students Add College to High School Schedule

Erika Simonds didn’t expect that going to college while still in high school would be like this. “It’s exactly the opposite of what I...

For Katelyn Bowman, College is a Glass Slipper

Katelyn Bowman loved Cinderella. As a child she watched the movie over and over, and wore her Cinderella costume every Halloween. It’s no mystery why...

Science Teacher Hikes Appalachia, Gains Inspiration

The sign near the top of Mount Washington confronted Ray Byle like a park ranger in a bad mood.  “STOP,” it read. “This area has...

Optimists Donate Books Needed for New Core Curriculum

When in need, go to an Optimist. That’s what Kenowa Hills fifth-grade teachers did when they decided they needed new books at Central Elementary...

Hallway Heroes Battle Bullying in Kenowa Hills

Natalia Quizena knows what it feels like to be bullied, so she takes her job as a Hallway Hero very seriously. “It hurts,” says...

Student Saves Drowning Man

For just a split second, Tiana Studebaker hesitated when she saw a man lying on the bottom of the pool. “I was like, ‘This isn’t...

‘Be The Change’

Kenowa Hills High School senior Carlos Velazquez created a compelling and inspirational anti-bullying video titled "Be the Change." It was inspired by Carlos' belief...

Shades of Life

Editor's note: Students in Grace Bollman's English class at Kenowa Hills High School were assigned to write a poem reflecting on the book "Tuesdays...
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