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Winter Guard Wins

   The 2020 Winter Guard season is off to a great start. 

   The JV team, Kickapoo Gold, took home first place at the Ozark Winter Guard Festival, which means that they get promoted to the next classification. They completed in the higher division the next weekend and got second place. They are currently ranked fourth in the state. 

   The varsity team, Kickapoo Emulation, placed first at the Ozark and Fayetteville Winter Guard Festivals. They are currently first in the state in their division and will be competing at the WGI Springfield Regional this weekend. 

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Stressed For School

   Counselors are constantly reminding us that honors or advanced classes are good. They help us get ahead, they will look good on our resumes, but at what cost?

   The Pew Research Center explains that in 2018, 70% of teens think that depression and anxiety are a problem among their peers and still, they are pushed to constantly do better, be better, and achieve more.

   The pressure to be in all honors and still be in 300 clubs, sports and activities is overwhelming. On top of that, there is an obligation to have a job and a social life and then still find time for ourselves.

  At the end of the day, the time just doesn’t check out and for some people, college is not even an option. 

   Counselors make it seem like it is the only real post-high school plan and do everything to gear our education towards it. 

   Schools need to show us that there are options outside of college; there is the military, there are two-year associate programs for people wanting to go into the workforce.

   The stress and anxiety of high school shouldn’t be forced on everyone– no matter what counselors say. 

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Gearin’ Up For Graduation

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   First semester is coming to an end and May 8th will be here soon. Cap and Gown information is now available in the counseling center if you did not receive it from your second block teacher.

   Order forms were not included in the packet, but are also available in the counseling center.

   A representative from Hoff Jones will be in the commons during lunch on Tuesday, 12/10, to collect order forms. They can accept cash, check, and credit or debit cards. Caps and gowns can also be ordered online. 

   For questions regarding graduation merchandise or caps and gowns, you can contact Hoff Jones at 866-238-5336 or email them at highschoolcs@herff-jones.com.

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