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Thespians excel at conference

Gold TroupeDrama students from Hutchinson High School received the top award during the annual Kansas Thespian Conference last weekend in Wichita.

The HHS Thespian Troupe 2277 as a whole received the Gold Honor Troupe award for their work not only on shows, but community service and innovative projects throughout the year.

Unruh, Putnam receive Horizon Award

Mandy Malone Putnam
Putnam

Courtney Unruh
Unruh

For the first time in the program history, USD 308 has two Horizon Award winners, which goes to top new teachers.

Courtney Unruh, sixth grade teacher at Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen, and Mandy Malone Putnam, science teacher at Hutchinson Middle School – 8 received the award for 2017-18.

New York-based actor schools HHS thespians for Macbeth

Dion Graham works with HHS thespians.As the Hutchinson High School Drama Department prepares the production Macbeth this winter, students will receive additional coaching for the play.

Today and Tuesday, New York actor, Dion Graham will work with HHS students on the language of Macbeth.

Did you know?

Medical CareersFact: In 2020, the education demand for jobs in Kansas will be –

  • 11 percent Master’s degree or higher
  • 25 percent Bachelor’s degree
  • 35 percent Associate’s degree
  • 29 percent high school diploma or less

(Source: Recovery: Job Growth and Requirements through 2020. Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University)

Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia will be at or above the 65 percent proportion of jobs (nationally) that will require postsecondary education beyond high school in 2020.

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