February 10, 2016

GEHS third quarter honor roll

Seniors Outstanding Scholars Kaela Clabaugh; Rebecca Clark-Hargreaves; Kirstie Drew; Ashley Enright; Dustin Gillespie; Cheyanne Godwin; Greg Hopper; Chip Kueffer; Kristina Mitchell; Abby Rains; Kathryn Trivilino; Kaitlin Vaughan; Shannon Warren High Honor Roll Courtney Allen; Audra Barber; Emily Betthauser; Ashlee Bilhimer; Brent Bovitz; Calley Brey; Morgan Buie; Iszac Burton; Felicia Carlson; Caleb Clarke; Corrine Currier; Kylan Continue Reading

USD 231 test scores on the rise

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Preliminary results from the Kansas Assessments show that 96 percent of Gardner Edgerton students are proficient in reading, school board members were told April 16. That is a .7 percent increase over last year’s test results. Christy Ziegler, executive director of educational services, said the district has administered 4,500 individual assessments in Continue Reading

Blazer boys 3rd at Olathe track invitational

Gardner Edgerton High School crowned two champions and posted nine personal bests en route to a third-place finish at the Olathe Invitational on April 6. “This was a preview of our 6A regional versus the Olathe schools and we performed real well,” said coach Brian McGee. “This was our highest finish here in 10 years.” Continue Reading

Lady Blazers lose softball home opener

Senior catcher Morgan Buie blocks a pitch in home doubleheader action versus St. Thomas Aquinas March 29. The Lady Blazers lost 13-0, 5-1 to the Saints and continue EKL action  at Blue Valley West April 5.  Photo courtesy of Plank Photography The Lady Blazers varsity softball squad dropped a pair of games in a season-opening Continue Reading

Blazer JV wrestlers lose dual

The Blazer JV wrestlers dropped a hard-fought home dual to Emporia, Feb. 2. The team posted an 8-10 record in the dual. Individual results are as follows: Chandler Dowell (106) 0-1 Peyton Lott (120) 1-0 Tyler Norton (120) 1-0 Jacob Beard (120) 1-0 Bailey Prigel (120) 0-1 Keifer Price (126) 1-0 Jake Martin (132) 1-0 Continue Reading

Winter Royalty

Submitted photo Pictured are members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Winter Royalty Court. Queen candidates include Morgan Buie, Becca Clark-Hargreaves, Molly Porter, Kiley Reindl-Boden, and Taylor Zimmerman.  King candidates are Brent Bovitz, Austin Keehn, Peyton Kuhn, Tanner Webb, and Marcus Williams. The king and queen will be announced at half time  during the GEHS Continue Reading

Blazers second in Spring Hill Tournament

Tanner Webb scored 10 points in the Blazers 64-54 loss to K. C. Sumner in the championship game of the Spring Hill tournament Jan 20. The Blazers reached the title game with wins against Metro Academy and Osawatomie.  Photo courtesy of Plank Photography Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News A second place finish in Continue Reading

GEHS student group aims to reduce distracted driving among teens

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Joe White was senior at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka when a bad decision changed his life forever. White was partying with three friends on homecoming night when they started drinking and behaving recklessly. White and his friends were inspired by dangerous antics portrayed on television shows like “Jackass,” and on Continue Reading

VFW honors two Gardner Edgerton teachers

The VFW is recognizing two Gardner Edgerton School District teachers. Gardner Edgerton High School history teacher Walt Cochran and Moonlight Elementary kindergarten teacher Sara Weishaar were nominated by USD 231 students and selected by the VFW Post No. 11234, Gardner, as recipients of the District II VFW Citizen Education Teachers Award. The pair will now Continue Reading

Holiday Bazaar to benefit Project Graduation

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Project Graduation organization are setting aside graduation caps and donning their Santa hats. They’ll host a Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 4 to raise money for their cause. Project Graduation hosts an annual graduation party each year for GEHS seniors. One goal of the organization is Continue Reading