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Scholars Bowl Wins Third Straight League Title

Hunter Flagg

The Manhattan High Scholars Bowl team won their third straight Centennial League title last week after losing only a single match in all of League play. 

“It means a lot, it’s our team’s three-peat,” junior Patrick Fu said, “it shows a lot of our perseverance in these past three years.”

This year the team has moved from the west to the east where they will play teams like Washburn and Blue Valley schools in Regionals this week.

“Regionals will be a lot tougher this year. We play different teams including Topeka schools, Washburn and all the Blue Valley schools,” Fu said, “But I think if we can beat them and place top three in State this year.”

The team will only have one week to prepare for Regionals, then another week until the State tournament.

“We were centered around a lot of math and science this year so we need to prepare for more literature and fine arts,” senior Jayhun Koo said.

Last year the team placed second at State but since has seen a lot of improvement especially in the social science areas.

“This year we have a lot more capability in social science across the board like last year we mainly had Eli answering those questions but this year we have Johnny and others,” Fu said

The team will compete in Regionals this Thursday at Olathe Northwest High School.

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Will Ivester
Will Ivester, Sports Editor
Sophomore Will Ivester is this year’s sports editor for the MHS Student Media. Ivester has been a member since freshman year. He found out about the Publications class before his freshman year and decided he might want to do sports journalism as a career. “I really like sports because they ard entertaining,” Ivester said. “I like soccer because I play with my friends.”  Ivester is a one-sport athlete focusing on soccer, where he is a right back.  “I love playing right back because I get to truck people,” he said. “My most memorable moment in soccer was when I rammed into a kid at full speed and got a yellow card.” Ivester’s hobbies beyond soccer include video games.
Hunter Flagg
Hunter Flagg, Online EIC
Hunter Flagg is a freshman staff writer who joined journalism this year after moving from New York, not too far from the city. If Flagg can find the time outside of class, he likes to be with friends as he likes people in general.  “I like writing and videography and stuff like that,” Flagg said. “Haven’t been able to do that because of school.” Flagg joined journalism with hopes of creating entertaining articles and having fun.  “I like all aspects of journalism, mainly videography,” Flagg said. “It allows me to bask in a job well done.” Flagg also has hopes of changing the yearbook for the better. Flagg believes the yearbook can get a bit cringy at times and he wants to stop that from happening.  “I thought the yearbook sounded cool to me,” he said. Flagg wants to be a sports correspondent to write more entertaining life filled articles.  “No offense to people in politics, but I don’t feel like the students care about it that much,” Flagg said. “I want to write about sports, current events and things that have an impact on student’s lives.” After high school, Flagg wants to join the military with no interest in continuing Journalism. Flagg says to anyone wanting to join journalism to “do it.” By Thurston Rogers Staff Writer

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