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HHS debate sixth at state

            Hutchinson High School placed 16th in two-speaker debate at last weekend’s Class 6A state debate tournament.

District schools participate in Tell Us About It competition

Tell It Contest logoElementary students in USD 308 are being encouraged to participate in the annual Scharlotte Minnis Tell Us About It contest. The contest is a joint project of the Hutchinson Chapter of the NAACP and Hutchinson Community College.

The contest, itself, will be at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Shears Technology Center on the HCC campus. Students are grouped in two age categories – Grades 1 through 3 and Grades 4 through 6.

Hardenburger named American Visions nominee

Scholastic WinnersA Hutchinson High School senior is only the third student in the history of the school to become an American Visions Nominee in the annual Scholastics Art Awards competition.

Julia Hardenburger received the nomination for one of her pieces of sculpture entered into the contest. The only other nominees in HHS history were Sam Small and Corson Androwski with Androwski going on to win the award. The Visions Award is given to an up and coming artist.

Henline, HHS thespians excel at conference

Thespian MasksNot only was the Hutchinson High School Thespian Troupe recognized as a Gold Honor Troupe during last weekend’s state Thespian Conference, Tobie Henline, drama teacher at HHS, was named the Educator of the Year.

Henline was named Kansas Region 5 Thespian Teacher of the Year during the event. Henline has been drama teacher at HHS since the 2003-04 school year.

Lincoln to offer parent classes on CHAMPS

Families of students at Lincoln Elementary School, 315 East Bigger, will have a chance to learn more about CHAMPS, a program developed by Randy Sprick with Safe and Civil Schools. CHAMPS is used across the district to encourage safe and respectful learning environments.

Blake, Childs qualify for debate nationals

A team from the Hutchinson High School debate squad has qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association’s nationals next summer.

Senior Annie Blake and junior Austin Childs went 6-2 and took third overall at Saturday’s qualifier in Buhler. The pair defeated Garden City in the final round of the eight-round tournament.

Square dancing returns to HHS

Square DancingIf you are a Salthawk alumnus from the past 40 years or longer, you remember one thing about the holidays at Hutchinson High School. The tradition has little to do with snow men, reindeer or other symbols of the winter holidays.

Instead, the tradition is something that speaks to our Kansas heritage – square dancing.

HMS-8 First Tri Honor Roll

Hutchinson Middle School – 8

Principal’s Honor Roll

4.0 GPA

Kaley L. Adelhardt

Colby Akins

Hannah Allen

Brooklyn Bleything

Hailee Brigman-Reed

Emma Corbin

Presleigh Estes

Jonathan Fan

Gabriell M. Foley

Grace M. Frager

Brooklyn Friesen

Kaitlynn J. Gibson

HMS-7 First Tri Honor Roll

Hutchinson Middle School – 7

Principal’s Honor Roll

4.0 GPA

Marianna E. Acosta

Michael J. Appello III

Matticyn G. Beck

Darby Benson

Cooper Dube

Gillian A. Eddington

Konnor M. Fleming

Gracie M. Foster

Stella Foster

Ignacio A. Galindo

Chase M. Garcia

Jerardo Garcia

First Tri Honor Roll for HHS

The first trimester honor roll has been announced for Hutchinson High School. To qualify for the Principal's Honor Roll, a student has made all A's for the trimester. For the regular Honor Roll, a student must make all A's and B's.

A total of 167 students made the Principal's Honor Roll while 347 made the regular Honor Roll.

The lists are below.