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Ashley Gorney with her family at the Dig Pink volleyball game in October.

Community Rallies Around Gorney Family After Ashley Gorney’s Passing

Cayla Peacher, Reporter April 8, 2022

After a long battle with breast cancer, on March 10, 2022, the Gardner-Edgerton family lost a lively soul and the most compassionate human, Ashley Gorney. Mrs. Gorney taught Spanish 2 and 4 at GEHS for...

The Blazerette dance team.

Blazerettes Prepare For Annual Spring Show in April

Cayla Peacher, Reporter April 6, 2022

The Blazerette dance team will be hosting their annual Spring Show this month on Friday, April 22. The Spring Show will be the Blazerettes’ first performance since their tough competition at Nationals...

A group of ping pong club members.

Ping Pong Club Returns After Hiatus

Turner Brown, Entertainment Editor March 30, 2022

After a few years of not holding practices, Ping Pong club is back once again, welcoming new members. The club is sponsored by coaches and social studies teachers Matthew Mayekse and Derrick Abromeit,...

Two students in TOPS class.

TOPS Class Provides a Way For Students to Connect Through Peer Support

McKenzie Sullivan March 29, 2022

A way for students to connect, TOPS is a class to bring students with and without disabilities together. The class gives students an opportunity to learn and celebrate the differences in their peers and...

The D.A.N.G. Club logo, as seen on their social media page.

D.A.N.G. Club Begins Organizing Field Trips and Events

Rachel Owens, Reporter March 17, 2022

The Diversity and Inclusivity Group (D.A.N.G.) is different than it was when it was created in December 2021. The club has gained traction among students since then, so much so that they were able to plan...

Senior Luka Majstorovic cooking in a kitchen.

Culinary Competitors Win Bronze

Amara Whited, Copy Editor March 9, 2022

On February 14, a select few students from Chef Anne Cort’s culinary classes went to Johnson County Community College to compete in a cooking competition. At stake was possible scholarship money for...

Heidi Gunderson holding a violin

Heidi Gunderson’s First Year at GEHS

Isaac Peterson, Reporter March 9, 2022

Orchestra teacher Heidi Gunderson began teaching at GEHS this year. Being at a new school, she made it important to make her teaching as effective as possible. “I always like to have a plan when I...

Kristen Schultzs professional photo.

Board Member Kristen Schultz Resigns as Nicholas Robinson is Selected for Vacant Seat

Olivia Steele March 8, 2022

A fourth board member within the past year submitted their resignation on Tuesday, March 1, while a new member was appointed at the March 7 meeting to fill Robin Stout’s previous resignation.  Kristen...

Senior Ellie Bockus cheering with her Blazerette teammates at a football game this past fall.

Blazerettes Head to Nationals in Orlando

Lindsey Babcock, Reporter March 3, 2022

The Blazerettes and their coaches are heading to Orlando, Florida for Nationals for the first time in five years. The dancers will be gone from March 3 through March 8.  “We will be [traveling by...

Gardner-Edgerton Advanced Robotics team at regional contests for FIRST at the Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri on February 5, 2022.

GEAR Team Reaches Semifinals in the 2022 FIRST Competition

Alyssa Huffmaster, Nicholas Belcher, and Kaila Burnside February 16, 2022

On Saturday, February 6, the Gardner-Edgerton Advanced Robotics (G.E.A.R.) team made it to semifinals, placing 6th overall out of 24 teams in the 2022 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...

Forensics team captains Torin Wilson and Julia Taylor.

Forensics Team Elects Two Seniors As Co-Captains

Turner Brown, McKenzie Sullivan, and Ethan Hunting February 15, 2022

Seniors Torin Wilson and Julia Taylor have been elected as the captains of the forensics team this year. These two have come to share a love of forensics and hope to spread their love to others. “I...

A student working on a project in class.

High School Handles Spanish Vacancies Among Sub Shortages

Angela Ocanas and Rachel Owens February 11, 2022

Along with other districts across the country, USD 231 has struggled with a lack of substitutes since late 2021. With two unfilled Spanish positions adding to the strain, teachers are often found filling...

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