Horticulture students sell at local Farmer’s Market

Julianna Poe, Copy Editor

May 6, 2019

After nearly six months of hard work nurturing herbs, hanging plants, succulents and vegetables, Horticulture I and II students loaded up all their plants early last Saturday morning and set up a booth -- most likely the only booth for this year -- at the Downtown Farmer’s Market of Manhattan. “A wh...

Schools enter secure campus following juvenile inmate escape

Kris Long, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Both Manhattan High campuses, as well as elementary schools close to the downtown area, were advised by the Riley County Police Department to go into secure campus midday today. The decision was made after a juvenile inmate escaped from transport to the Riley County Courthouse. According to West Campus School Resource Off...

Manhattan High hosts Apprenticeship Fair

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Businesses throughout Manhattan are partnering with Manhattan High for the second year in a row to bring students the Apprenticeship Fair. The event, which was set up by sophomore principal Michael Dorst  and counselor Katie Ball is about bringing job opportunities to students who don’t plan ...

Prom ticket sales set new record, event creates new memories

Prom ticket sales set new record, event creates new memories

Julianna Poe, Copy Editor

April 27, 2019

Twinkling lights blink, golden hues glisten, radiant gowns twirl, contagious laughter bubbles -- prom has come and gone. Yesterday, many Manhattan High students -- mainly juniors and seniors -- lined up along the downtown sidewalks, braving the chilly spring wind. Some invited dates, some went with fri...

Student Council names 2019 – 2020 officers

Student Council names 2019 – 2020 officers

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2019

As the school year begins to come to an end, Manhattan High Student Council is planning for the year that lies ahead, including naming the newly-elected officers. The 2019-2020 student body officers will consist of current juniors Hannah Higgins as president, Will Bannister as vice president, Elizabe...

Envirothon team advances to nationals

Envirothon team advances to nationals

Meredith Comas

April 24, 2019

For the first time in Manhattan High history, an hour and eight minutes away from home at Camp Wood, the MHS Envirothon Team won first place at the state Envirothon competition, qualifying them for nationals in July. “I think [winning] was an important goal for all of us especially considering w...

FFA celebrates with friends at banquet cookout

Julianna Poe, Copy editor

April 15, 2019

After a school year full of multiple accomplishments, FFA settled down for fellowship, fancy food and fantastic fun. This informal banquet was held from on Saturday at Pottawatomie County State Lake 2. “Our goals … were to celebrate being together and [to] start to celebrate the end of the year [as w...

Culture clubs work together for Cultural Appreciation Event

Culture clubs work together for Cultural Appreciation Event

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Manhattan High’s Black Student Union, as well as German, French and Spanish clubs, joined together to host MHS’s first Cultural Appreciation event on Sunday. Black Student Union, a club created to discuss racial issues and create a voice for students, took initiative and presented the idea to...

Forensics take home success at National Qualifiers

Forensics take home success at National Qualifiers

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

Manhattan High Forensics is preparing for the victory bells, heading into the final stretch of the competition season with seven entries to two different national tournaments and 20 entries to the State Tournament. “It’s been [a] very long and hectic season,” head coach Mac Phrommany said. ...

FFA takes third in horse judging contest

Julianna Poe, Copy editor

April 10, 2019

Manhattan High FFA competed in the North Central District Horse Judging Contest in Beloit. Below are the results of our sibling tag team -- out of 15 individuals and seven teams -- who earned a plaque and two medals respectively. Senior Horse Judging Team - 723 - 3rd Place Sophomore Chanae ...

Student Council hosts second blood drive of school year

Student Council hosts second blood drive of school year

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2019

Student Council advertised that three lives can be saved from one pint of blood. On Tuesday, 120 lives were saved at the blood drive, which was held in the South Gym, run by Student Council and the Red Cross. All of these lives were saved due to the tremendous amount of blood, 40 pints, that was d...

AFS students travel to New York

Kris Long, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

For the first time in program history, students involved in AFS had the opportunity to visit New York on a short exchange trip from March 28 to last Tuesday. Manhattan High has hosted short exchanges from Argentina and China in previous years but have never traveled elsewhere on a short exchange in ...

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