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Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Benjamin Carr

Feb 15, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Benjamin Carr

This week's senior spotlight is Benjy Carr. He was born October 2, 2005, in Houston, Texas. Benjy is the son of Jeremy and Jenny Carr. He has three siblings Bracksten, Gracie and Mellie. In Benjy's free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports. While in high school, he participated in FCCLA, basketball, football, and track. Benjy's parents inspire him because, "they have a lot harder jobs than people think." His favorite high school memory is beating Sedgwick in football. After high . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Aryona Ochoa

Feb 9, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Aryona Ochoa

This week's senior spotlight is Aryona Ochoa. She was born December 20, 2005, at Smith Center Memorial Hospital. Aryona lives with her aunt Stephanie and uncle Matt. She has three siblings Daryssa, Jerrica, and Keleigh. Aryona likes to listen to music and hang out with friends in her free time. Her Aunt Steph is her role model. "She never gives up if things get hard." In 10-20 years, she sees herself working in a hospital helping people.  Photo . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Ean Doane

Feb 5, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Ean Doane

This week's senior spotlight is Ean Doane. He was born on February 24, 2006, at Smith Center Memorial Hospital. Ean is the son of Rodney and Lindsey Doane. He also has three siblings Reed, Cohen, and Amelia. In Ean's free time, he enjoys playing sport-related video games, cruising with friends, and farming. While in high school, he participated in football, basketball, track, baseball, FFA, and Stuco. Someone who inspires Ean is his dad. " He introduced me to sports and was my coach for many years. He . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Dalton McCartney

Jan 26, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Dalton McCartney

This week's senior spotlight is Dalton McCartney. He was born August 4, 2005, in Hays, Kansas. Dalton is the son of Jason and Brenda McCartney. He has 4 sisters Kalee, Abby, Allyiah, and Georgiah. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing basketball, and watching NFL games. While in high school, Dalton has participated in basketball and golf. His inspiration is his parents. "My Parents are caring and passionate about what they do." Dalton's favorite high school memory is when Garrett . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Tegan McKenzie

Jan 19, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Tegan McKenzie

This week's senior spotlight is Tegan McKenzie. He was born June 6, 2005, in Smith Center, KS. Tegan is the son of Jay and Penny McKenzie. He has a sister Tayln and a brother Tyce. Tegan enjoys practicing and playing sports in his free time. He has participated in football, basketball, track, FCA, and NHS. Many people have inspired Tegan over the years. "I take inspiration from my parents, coaches, and teachers because I think that all of them have something to . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Dylan Teselle

Jan 11, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Dylan Teselle

This week's senior spotlight is Dylan Teselle. He was born December 13, 2005. Dylan is the son of Matt and Lacey Teselle. He also has a brother, Mason, and a sister, Charlee. In Dylan's free time, he enjoys playing golf and video games. While in high school, he participated in football and golf. Someone who inspires Dylan is his grandpa. "My grandpa inspires me to work hard every day." His favorite memory from high school is sitting at lunch with friends. After graduation, Dylan plans . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Dakota Kattenberg

Jan 3, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Dakota Kattenberg

This week's senior spotlight is Dakota Kattenberg. She was born on February 20, 2006, at Smith Center Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of David and Denyse Kattenberg. She has a brother, Dominick. Dakota enjoys reading and hanging out with her family and friends in her free time. She is involved in many extracurricular activities such as basketball, volleyball, track, FCCLA, NHS, STUCO, and being a class officer. Someone who inspires Dakota is her mom. "She strives to make everyone else around her happy - does . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Sierra Kingsbury

Dec 7, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Sierra Kingsbury

This week's senior spotlight is Sierra Kingsbury. She was born on May 4, 2006, at Smith Center Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Rhett and Laura Kingsbury. She has three siblings, Kinser, Camber, and Briggs. In her free time, Sierra enjoys showing livestock, helping others, watching movies with Briggs, making TikToks with the kiddos, dancing around with Hagen, playing cards with Payzlee, Camber, and Ella, taking pictures of Rooster (Stratton), having sleepovers at the Baetz house, long talks and road trips with her mom, . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Isaac Vonfrieling

Nov 30, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Isaac Vonfrieling

This week's senior spotlight is Isaac Vonfrieling. He was born on May 4, 2006. Isaac is the son of Paul Frieling Jr. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, watching YouTube, and watching Redmen games. Someone who inspires Isaac is motivational speaker Coach Pain. "He inspires me to reach my goals and succeed in life." His favorite high school memory is hanging out with friends. In 10-20 years Isaac sees himself married with 2 children.  Photo Credits: Julie Kuhlmann

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Wyatt Overmiller

Nov 27, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Wyatt Overmiller

This week's senior spotlight is Wyatt Overmiller. He was born May 5, 2005, in Wichita, KS. Wyatt is the son of Justin and Rebecca Overmiller. He has two siblings, Jackson and Asher. In Wyatt's free time, he enjoys shooting hoops, drawing, music, video games, and roller coasters. While in high school, he has participated in basketball, cross country, journalism, the school play, STUCO, FCCLA, NHS, and FCA. Someone who inspires Wyatt is his dad. "My dad inspires me because he is a great example of a father, husband, . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Baylee Archer

Nov 14, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Baylee Archer

This week's senior spotlight is Baylee Archer. She was born on September 1st, 2005, at Smith Center Memorial Hospital. Baylee is the daughter of Dan and Kecia Archer. She has 2 sisters Danni and Paige. In Baylee's free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, driving around, spending time with family, and doing hair/makeup. While in high school, she has participated in volleyball, the school play, forensics, FCCLA, FOR club, and Chansonaires. Someone who inspires Baylee is her . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Linsey Campbell

Nov 3, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Linsey Campbell

This week's senior spotlight is Linsey Campbell. She was born September 7, 2005, in Smith Center, Kansas. She is the daughter of Steve and Trish Campbell. Linsey has four brothers Marcus, Skyler, Tanner, and Austin. In her free time, she enjoys painting and running. Throughout high school, Linsey has been involved in cross country, basketball, Art Club, NHS, STUCO, FCCLA, and FOR Club. Her favorite high school memory is "hanging out with the Cross Country team and creating our own inside . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Abigail Fagan

Oct 26, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Abigail Fagan

This week's senior spotlight is Abigail Fagan. She was born December 12, 2005, in Batesville, Indiana. She is the daughter of Benjamin Fagan and Angela Gillihan. She has 5 siblings Leia, Josiah, Joel, Micah, and Asher Jones. In Abby's free time she enjoys reading, listening to music, working, and hanging out with friends and family. Someone who inspires Abby is her sister Leia. "My sister inspires me because she always has good advice, is always there for me, and always works hard and pushes . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Kaden Weltmer

Oct 19, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Kaden Weltmer

This week's senior spotlight is Kaden Weltmer. He was born on May 2, 2006, at Smith County Memorial Hospital. Kaden is the son of Philip and Jessica Weltmer. He has 2 siblings, Korey and Kaylee. In Kaden's free time, he works on the family farm. While in high school, he has been involved in football, basketball, FFA, and NHS. Someone who inspires Kaden is his dad. "Being able to work with my dad on the farm has given me the opportunity to learn about farming, and I want to be able to grow my farming operation . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Tinley Rentschler

Oct 12, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Tinley Rentschler

This week's senior spotlight is Tinley Rentschler. She is the daughter of Adam and Merissa Rentschler. She has three sisters, Tallon, Tatumn, and Turner. Tinley enjoys watching movies, researching medicine, and hanging out with friends. She is involved in many extracurricular activities such as, student council, FCCLA, NHS, SAFE committee, FCA, Scholars Bowl, and yearbook. Tinley has many role models including her parents, her sister Tallon, Hayley Moll, Justin Overmiller, Hallie McCall, and many more. "They all . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Nicholas Lange

Oct 5, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Nicholas Lange

This week's senior spotlight is Nicholas Lange. He was born January 3, 2005, in Goodland, Kansas. He is the son of Katy and Jim Lange. He has two siblings Zachary and Hannah. In Nicks's free time, he enjoys collecting Pokemon Cards and driving around. He also participates in cross country. Someone who inspires Nick is his dad. "No matter what, he is always there." His favorite high school memory is getting the Gamer's Club up and going. After high school, Nick plans to join the Marines and . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Hannah Rothchild

Sep 28, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Rothchild

This week's senior spotlight is Hannah Rothchild. She was born on June 1, 2005. She is the daughter of Shannon and Kristi Rothchild. Hannah has two brothers, Weston and Shelton. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, fishing, hunting, and spending time outside with her dog. Some of the activities she is involved in are FFA, Chansonaires, Scholars Bowl, and FCA. Someone who inspires Hannah is her grandpa. "He inspires me because he is one of the hardest workers and the most determined person I know." Her . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Lane Campbell

Sep 22, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Lane Campbell

This week's senior spotlight is Lane Campbell. He was born on July 12th, 2005, at Smith County Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Kelly Campbell and Lacey Kauffman. He has three siblings, Reuben, Levi, and Toben. In his free time, he enjoys welding, farming, hunting, and fishing. Someone who inspires Lane is his dad. "He pushes me to do right, even though sometimes we think the right way is the wrong way. He said always go with your gut." He plans to go to NCK Tech in Beloit for welding. In . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Nathan Schlatter

Sep 15, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Nathan Schlatter

This week's senior spotlight is Nathan Schlatter. He was born on October 13, 2005, at Smith Center Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Marion and Melanie Schlatter. He has five siblings, Abigail, Jonathan, Ethan, Zach, and Asher. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, carpentry, and welding. He is also involved in football, basketball, FFA, STUCO, and NHS. Some people who inspire Nathan are his parents. "Whenever I need motivation they help keep me encouraged." His favorite high school memory is going on FFA . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Brandon Hendrich

Sep 8, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Brandon Hendrich

This week's senior spotlight is Brandon Hendrich. He was born on August 19, 2005, at Osborne County Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Amber and Jeremy Hendrich. He has one brother and one sister, Nate and Mattie. In his free time, Brandon likes to take and edit photos. He is involved in journalism, FFA, and track. Brandon's favorite memories of school are in Yearbook class with Mrs. Elliott. A person that inspires him is his great-grandma Willa. "She is a very loving person and she always sees the good in . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Gracie Kirchhoff

Sep 1, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Gracie Kirchhoff

This week's senior spotlight is Gracie Kirchhoff. She was born on April 17, 2006, at Osborne County Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Josh and Becky Kirchhoff. She has two brothers and a half-sister, Jake, Cole, and Abby. Gracie enjoys spending time with her family and God, helping others, and working with animals. She is involved in many extracurricular activities such as volleyball, basketball, NHS, FFA, STUCO, FCCLA, FCA, and a journalism member. Someone who inspires Gracie is her grandpa Dave. "I have . . .

Link to article: Senior Spotlight: Camryn Hutchinson

Aug 28, 2023

Senior Spotlight: Camryn Hutchinson

This week's senior spotlight is Camryn Hutchinson. She was born at Smith County Memorial Hospital on August 15, 2005. She is the daughter of Brock and Julie Hutchinson. She has three siblings, Colton, Gracen, and Parker. In her free time, Camryn enjoys coaching little league sports, helping with community service projects and hanging out with her friends. Camryn is involved in many extra curricular activities such as volleyball, basketball, track & field, NHS officer, STUCO officer, FCCLA officer, STAR event participant, . . .