MCL “paint-in” art competition

From left: Hannah Kinderknecht, Adrian Dietz, Leyton Brock, Louise Lehy, and Cambrie Kemp pose with their painting, which symbolizes the energy of gravity between the sun and moon.  The art students attend the MCL Paint-In Day on January 16 in Oakley and had three hours to plan and paint a picture on the theme of energy.

By Cambrie Kemp
On Wednesday, January 16, five Trego Community High School art students traveled to the Oakley High School to participate in the annual MCL Paint-In Day. In total, nine schools participated.

Starting at 9:00 am, the theme “energy” was introduced as the subject for the competition. The objective of the competition is for students to come up with the best way to represent the theme using their imagination, skills, and teamwork. Each group was given a large canvas to paint. The students and their instructor were given thirty minutes to plan out their masterpiece. After the thirty minutes, all the instructors were required to leave the room and the students, with an idea in mind, had a remainder of two and a half hours to complete the project.  At 12:00 pm, the paint-in ended and students left to eat lunch while their pieces of art were judged by Jee Hwang, an Assistant Professor at Fort Hays State University.

Taking home first place was Ellis, second place was Norton, and third place was Smith Center. Although Trego’s art piece did not win a medal, the judge, Hwang mentioned that Trego’s was one of her “personal favorites [she] would hang on her wall.” On the rubric, Trego had a score of 90 out of 100, scoring the highest on color usage and collaboration. The painting depicted images of a moon and a sun with a wave diagonally through the center, symbolizing the energy of gravity between the two.

All art pieces were displayed in the commons area at TCHS during the MCL basketball tournament.






MCL All-Academic Team

This year’s All-Academic Team consists of Helen Giefer, Brenna Flax, and TJ Hafliger. In order for students to qualify for this award, students must maintain a 3.85 GPA or higher for their first seven semesters and be involved in 12 MCL and/or KSHSAA activities before they begin their second semester of their senior year.



Helen Giefer signs with Division I school


As Helen Giefer signs her National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at NCAA Division I school Kansas State, her dad and high school cross country coach, Bernie Giefer, looks over her shoulder with a look of pride.



Brenna Flax signs to play at MCC

Brenna Flax, shortly after signing her letter of intent to join the Manhattan Christian College Volleyball team, smiles for a picture with her parents, Coach Kate Shubert, and a representative for Manhattan Christian College. 



TCHS students selected for MCL All-League

Lili Shubert MCL Volleyball Football MCL

MCL volleyball coaches gathered to nominate and vote for All-League. Lili Shubert made first team honors, meaning she was selected as one of the top 12 players in the league.

MCL football coaches selected their football players for All-League 2018. Keagan Shubert was selected first team offense; Nathaniel Werth was first team defense; Dallas Schneider was first team special teams as well as second team offense; and Dillon Dunn was second team offense and second team defense.



TCHS student signs letter of intent

Adrianne Carr
Supported by her parents Doug and Chris Carr, Coach Kate Shubert, and Coach Pat Haxton, Adrianne Carr signs her letter of intent to join the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes Volleyball Team next fall.

KU Honor Scholars

KU Honor Scholars
The students ranking academically in top ten percent of the senior class have been named a Kansas Honor Scholar. 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. This year’s Kansas Honor Scholars: Julian Coker, Jenna Howard, Brenna Flax, Keagan Shubert, and Helen Giefer (not pictured).