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  • South chooses Jags of the Year

    South chooses Jags of the Year

    Anna Hedgpeth, Reporter

    May 12, 2017

    Isaiah Jackson and Sierra Pollard were named South’s students of the year at senior awards night. Each year two seniors, a boy and a girl, are honored as the Jags of the Year. The students are chosen by a committee of teachers and administrators. Students who are strong leaders in the community,...

    Jags of the Year: Sierra Pollard and Isaiah Jackson. Photo by Kelsey Blanton.

  • Four South Staff members are set to retire

    Four South Staff members are set to retire

    Joanne Lee, Entertainment Editor

    May 12, 2017

    Another end of the school year means some hard goodbyes for some of the staff members. The staff members who will be retiring this year are business teacher Darla Phillips, counselor Mary Kenady, in school suspension teacher and assistant football coach Kelly Groom, and receptionist Karen Sturges. Darla...

    From left to right are the following staff members: Darla Phillips, Kelly Groom, Karen Sturges, Mary Kenady. Staff photo.

  • ROTC wraps up most successful season yet

    ROTC wraps up most successful season yet

    Anna Hedgpeth, Reporter

    March 10, 2017

    The South Air Force JROTC Drill Team had a highly decorated season full of accomplishments. The Drill team is a group of about 25 ROTC students, including freshmen through senior students, who work every day from 6-7 a.m. to prepare for competitive military marching competitions. There are seven different categ...

    Members of the Blue Springs South Air Force JROTC drill team pose with trophies they have won at competitions this year. They have competed a total of eight meets throughout the school year. Photo submitted.

  • Stotts awarded Teacher of the Year

    Stotts awarded Teacher of the Year

    Olivia Decker, Editor-in-Chief

    March 10, 2017

    Donna Stotts, Microbiology and CSI teacher, has officially been named the Blue Springs South Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. This is Stotts’ 11th year at South, but she has been teaching for a total of 28 years, five of which were spent as a school principal in New Mexico. This is...

    Microbiology and CSI teacher Donna Stotts received the honor of 2016-2017 Blue Springs South Teacher of the Year. Photo by Autumn Campbell.

  • Learning lounge installed in PAC

    Learning lounge installed in PAC

    Liberty Smith, Reporter

    February 17, 2017

    Some around South may have noticed that a lounge area has been added recently just outside the PAC that features many comfortable seating options. This is phase one of a four-step plan to eventually turn the area into a fully functional coffeehouse and flexible learning space for the students and staf...

    The learning lounge outside the PAC is expected to be fully completed by the beginning of next school year. Photo by Charly Buchanan.

  • “My Fair Lady” cast hard at work

    “My Fair Lady” cast hard at work

    Donald Kelly, Entertainment Editor

    January 27, 2017

    Note: Photo identified as Ethan James has been changed to correctly identify Ethan Davis Blue Springs South’s vocal and instrumental music departments are taking on the challenge of the musical “My Fair Lady.” South students involved in the play have been preparing for this show since early November...

    Students Madelyn Padget, Caleb Jones, Antonio Grisafe, Zaine Ali, and Ethan Davis rehearse for “My Fair Lady”. The first showing of the musical is 7 p.m., February 9. Additional shows will be on Friday, February 10 and Saturday Feb. 11. Photo by Caeden Smithpeter.

  • South grads come back to teach

    South grads come back to teach

    Carissa Alford, Reporter

    January 27, 2017

    South has been building a legacy since it was established in 1992. In fact, many teachers who roam the halls today used to walk the halls as students before current students had graduated elementary school. Teachers Danny Mathis, Ashleigh Bertrand, Katie Rucinski, David Ceule, Jakob Estep, Nathan Moon...

    Teachers Heath Creek, Danny Mathis, Nathan Dorsch, Katie Rucinski, David Cuele, Jakob Estep, and Nathan Mooney are all South Alumni. Staff Photo

  • Tori Findley honored with Runner of the Year

    Tori Findley honored with Runner of the Year

    Mahlyk Davis, Sports Editor

    January 27, 2017

    After dominating the cross country circuit in her junior season, Tori Findley recently named Gatorade Missouri Runner of the Year. Findley, who lettered in cross country, basketball, soccer and track her sophomore year, is focusing on running her junior year and believes it will help her. “It was ha...

    Tori Findley became South's second recipient of the Gatorade Missouri Runner of the Year award. Photo by Ryan Unruh

  • Touch of Silver competes at Liberty

    Touch of Silver competes at Liberty

    Caeden Smithpeter, Reporter

    December 16, 2016

    Touch of Silver Dance Team worked hard this past weekend and it paid off. The team competed at Liberty High School. The team is lead by Coach Shelli Ray and made up of 18 girls. They performed three dances in three different categories: Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Mix. They placed first in Mix, second in Hip-...

    Touch of Silver performs a competition routine at a home basketball game on Thursday, December 8. They performed the same routine at a competition on Saturday, December 10.

Recent racist events turn the scope on Blue Springs

Staff Editorial

Recent events here in Blue Springs have made our stomachs turn. One took place right here in our very own school. A sophomore girl was recently singled out when she found one of her papers with the word “nigger” draw...

May 22, 2017

Students put on a theatrical exposure of their talents

Students put on a theatrical exposure of their talents

Carissa Alford, Reporter

Every year the choir students at South put together a variety show full of their multiple talents called Southern Exposure. Although it is a requirement for members in choir, every person who participated said they had a...

May 12, 2017

Tennis looks up to build off conference win

Delaney Jackson, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

The boys tennis team has had one of its best seasons so far, and looks to finish it out strong. Junior Chase Klosener talks about how he thinks the season has gone thus far. “The season has gone pretty well. We’re...

May 12, 2017

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Tennis looks up to build off conference win

Delaney Jackson, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

The boys tennis team has had one of its best seasons so far, and looks to finish it out strong. Junior Chase Klosener talks about how he thinks the season has gone thus far. “The season has gone...

May 12, 2017

Soccer team ready for district tournament

Soccer team ready for district tournament

Mahlyk Davis, Former Sports Editor

With a record of 14-6 (7-4 in the Suburban conference), the lady Jaguars have surpassed last year’s win total and hope to finish the regular season on a strong note as they head into the district tournament. Although...

May 12, 2017

Stine sets school record for career goals

April 21, 2017

Division I talent leads optimistic boys track team

Division I talent leads optimistic boys track team

March 10, 2017

Girls track shows optimism heading into opening meet

Girls track shows optimism heading into opening meet

March 10, 2017

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Recent racist events turn the scope on Blue Springs

Staff Editorial

Recent events here in Blue Springs have made our stomachs turn. One took place right here in our very own school. A sophomore girl was recently singled out when she found one ...

May 22, 2017

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May 12, 2017

Donald’s Dialogue

May 12, 2017

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