The Horton High School Band traveled to Atchison on Thursday April 13 to participate in the KSHSAA State Large Ensemble Festival. Bands and choirs from 25 area high schools performed throughout the day. The groups were judged by 3 judges and then given a rating based on the scores they earned. The groups were evaluated in areas such as tone, intonation, rhythm, balance, blend, etc.
The HHS band presented a wonderful performance on Celtic Air and Dance, by Michael Sweeney, and Rough Riders March, by Karl King/arranged by James Swearingen. The group worked very hard in preparing the pieces for performance.
As a result of their hard work, the band earned a I rating for their performance. This is the highest rating a group can earn at a KSHSAA Music Festival. This is 2 years in a row for the band as well as earning a I 3 out of 5 of the last years!
Members of the HHS band are:
Flute: Ally Goben, Aliyah Chee, Naikipyeeha Horned Eagle, Wendy Koelliker, Juliet Horton
Oboe: Cassandra Strube
Clarinet: Alison Martin, Sara Drury, Kaylee Brown, Caitlyn Lovelady
Bass Clarinet: Alexis Allen
Contra Bass Clarinet: Bobbie Taff
Bassoon: Kailea Smith
Alto Saxophone: Clayton Higley
Tenor Saxophone: Kai Dupuis, Alex Stirton
Baritone Saxophone: Alicia Strube
Trumpet: Aleaha Goben, Olivia Becker, Shilah Patterson
Trombone: Daspin Bruning, Elanie Vanderweide, Madelyn Bruning
Euphonium: Burgan Goben
Percussion: Logan Brown, Tatum Lockwood
Golf results from Friday at Hiawatha.
Cameron Smith 48 (10th)
Cole Bottom 52
Rylee Rodvelt 63
Results from JV at Sabetha on Friday
Sam Gasper 63
Kyle Hammersmith 73
Each month, Horton High School, will select a student-athlete of the month. These students selected show effort and excellence in the classroom and the field of play, dedication to the team, leadership, integrity, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future Horton High School
Students selected must:
Male Student-Athlete of the Month: Michael Gabbard
Michael excels in the classroom and in the weight room. The month of March featured the two most crucial powerlifting meets of the year, JCN (featuring only league opponents) and the 2A State Competition at McLouth. Michael lifts in the heavyweight division, consistently one of the toughest weight classes available. At JCN, Michael placed 1st in the hang clean and in squat. At the State Competition, Michael was the State Champion in squat and bench. His total weight in all three of his lifts was enough to name him the overall State Champion of the heavyweight division! Michael’s lifts were a crucial part in the boys team placing 2nd overall at state.
Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Callie Hoobler
Callie excels in the classroom and in the weight room. The month of March featured the two most crucial powerlifting meets of the year, JCN (featuring only league opponents) and the 2A State Competition at McLouth. Callie lifts in the 140 lb division. At JCN, Callie placed 1st in the hang clean and bench, as well as squat with a new overall meet record; naming her the overall champion. At the State Competition, Callie once again named the State Champion in the hang clean, bench, and squat; naming her the overall State Champion. Callie’s lifts were a crucial part of the girls team placing 3rd overall at state.
Girls Ensemble - I rating
Quinn Gamino Vocal Solo - I rating
Elanie Vanderweide Vocal Solo - I rating
Taylor Molt Vocal Solo - I rating
Kyle Hammersmith - II rating
Boys Ensemble - II rating
Mixed Ensemble - II rating
Cassandra Strube Oboe Solo - I rating
Elanie Vanderweide Trombone Solo - II rating
Alison Martin Clarinet Solo - II rating
On February 22, 2017, three Horton High School Seniors joined other students from Atchison, Brown and Doniphan counties, as they attended a ceremony sponsored by the Kansas University Alumni Association. The banquet was held in honor of their academic accomplishments through their first 7 semesters of high school. The students were treated to a catered supper, followed by short presentations from various Kansas University students and alumni. The presented ideas ranged from making the best of opportunities to making connections with those of similar interest and in their chosen profession. Each senior was then presented with a collegiate dictionary, as well as a certificate. Seniors honored at the event from Horton High School were: Kylie Hutfles, daughter of Jennifer and Charles Hutfles; Abby Ross, daughter of Jana and Tim Ross; and Cameron Smith, son of Ronda and Jason Smith.
Accompanying the students and parents were Dave Norman, HHS principal, Mark Ross, HHS Activities Director and Tyler Smith, HHS Counselor.
Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.