TCHS senior becomes Wendy’s Heisman winner

Heisman Emma

There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion, and lead by example--in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognized Emma Anderson from Trego Community High School and her dedication to never cutting corners by naming her a School Winner.

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.

School Winners will receive a School Winner certification and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. State Finalists will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 gift card. From the group of State Finalists announced October 18, 2017, one senior male and female will be selected from each state and announced as State Winners on October 19, 2017. For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please visit





TCHS students rewarded for their positivity


Students (front from left) Gracie Hickson, Jenna Howard, Sydney Boyle, and (back from left) Alyssa Logue, Treygan Desair, and James Opat were the October recipients of pillar of character tickets for being caught doing something positive. Teachers and staff can turn in any student they see going above and beyond. These students get to go to Pizza Hut for lunch.




Chef Zach Gibbs

Chef Zach

Visiting the culinary kids on September 19, Chef Zach Gibbs demonstrates how to properly cook noodles.  

By Julian Coker
On September 19, Chef Zach Gibbs visited TCHS to teach the culinary class about the basics of cooking.

He taught the class how to make fresh Alfredo sauce from scratch. He showed them how to chop parsley properly and quickly with a knife, crush and peel garlic, and mince and sauté the garlic. He demonstrated how to tell if a pan is too hot or too cold and to tell if a noodle is cooked completely.

Some of the students from the class commented on the experience.

“I enjoyed tasting noodles made from Italy.”

“His cooking looked professional by the way he was doing things and the food was really good.”

Several students were impressed by some foods they thought they would never eat. “The opportunity to taste muscle was awesome, they are good,” stated one.

Overall, the students learned how to dry out parsley, mince food, “plate up” the dish, store noodles, prep a meal, thicken or thin a sauce, and clean up properly. They also learned that “it is possible to make several dishes out of just one item such as Alfredo sauce.”





KU Honors


Left to Right: Aleah Howard, Cassidi Hickson, Sarah Schoenberger, Janae Huxman, Madison Schoenthaler, and Valerie Scott have been named Kansas Honor Scholars for ranking academically in the top ten percent of their senior class. Each year the Kansas Honor Scholars Program recognizes a select group of high school seniors across the state of Kansas with events in their honor. They will go to the event at Thomas More Prep-Marian High school in Hays on October 23.