Council Grove High School Scholars’ Bowl team was 1st place at the Northern Heights Invitational tournament Tuesday. Randy was high point scorer with 34 correct responses.
Lebo was 2nd and Wabaunsee was 3rd.
Randy Phillips, Dariel Marquez, Dylan DeVries, Luke Richardson, Levi Koepsel, Zach German
W CG 50-10 Burlingame W CG 75-50 Herington W CG 65-50 Wabaunsee W CG 50-20 West Franklin W CG 80-40 Mission Valley W CG 90-10 Burlington L CG 30-70 Lebo W CG 80-30 Emporia W CG 40-30 Osage City W CG 50-40 Chase Co. W CG 60-40 Lyndon
Zach German, Levi Koepsel, Luke Richardson, Dylan DeVries, Randy Phillips
Luke, Dylan, Randy
Photos by Dariel Marquez and MHouse; Editing by Nadine Armstrong
The Braves Robotics Team traveled to Hartman Arena on Saturday, October 25, to compete in the Kansas BEST Robotics Competition. This year’s game, named Bladerunner, required the robot to pick up pieces of a wind turbine, carry them across a bridge and install them onto the appropriate towers, all while avoiding the prairie chicken habitats. The team was judged in five different categories in the competition for the BEST award. The robot earned points based on its performance in the tournament while the team was judged on its enthusiasm and sportsmanship. A public relations booth was on display during the day exhibiting the team’s involvement and promotion of their program throughout the community. Judges interviewed the team throughout the day about their knowledge of the game, learning experience throughout the season, and their interest in engineering. The Braves’ team exhibit earned them a 6th place ranking. The Marketing Team traveled to Wichita on Thursday prior to Game Day for their presentation to Spirit, Boeing, and Wichita State University officials. The team did a great job selling their robot and came home with a 4th place award. An engineering notebook documenting all parts of the building of the robot earned the Braves 4th place. Taking all parts of the competition into account, out of the 27 total teams competing in this year’s competition, the Braves ended up in 8th place.
Zach German, Gunner Gleason
Luke Richardson, Zach German
Abigail Kline, Natasha Boyce, Hannah Bolieu, Caleb Kirk, Levi Koepsel
Jess Prudence, Zach German, Caleb Kirk, Levi Koepsel, Luke Richardson
Alvin Holmes III, Dominic Stover
Dominic and Alvin
Photos by Makenzie Ochoa and Jess Prudence; Editing by Abigail Kline and Nadine Armstrong; Story by Mrs. Schroeder
Mrs. Holden's Family Studies and Human Growth and Development classes visited Morris Co Hospital labor and delivery area, Stormont Vail NICU and Labor/Delivery Unit, and then toured and volunteered at Ronald McDonald House in Topeka on Wednesday.
Collin Craig, Nadine Armstrong, Jordan Carlson, Adree Honas, Makayla Stone, Stefani Moyer, Bekah Smith, Allison Hodges, Michael Claypool Foreground: Faith Brintle, Courtney McFadden
Collin Craig, Bekah Smith
Nadine Armstrong, Courtney McFadden
Nadine Armstrong, Jordan Carlson, Faith Brintle, Michael Claypool, Courtney McFadden, Allison Hodges
Makayla and Collin
Photos by Stefani Moyer and Mrs. Holden; Editing by Nadine Armstrong
Perfect weather conditions made for an enjoyable day on the golf course at Emporia Municipal Golf Course for the KSHSAA 3-2-1A Girls' State Tournament hosted by Council Grove High School. Sophomore Jordan Carlson carded consistent rounds of 49-48-97 to capture 6th medalist honors, defeating Taylor Overless of Cheney on the 2nd playoff hole. Freshman Makenzie Downes recorded an 18-hole score of 146 in her first state tournament. Sophomore Raegan Boone of Eureka rallied with the lowest score of 42 on the back side to seize top individual honors with an 18-hole score of 89.
Jordan's 6th place finish was the second best finish in the past 23 years, second only to Taylor Alderman's 2012 state title. Carlson also captured three individual titles this season.