SM South News

15 Questions with Kaitlyn Fields

Tara Phillips, 21st Century Reporter

October 30, 2015

Sophomore Kaitlyn Fields earned the understudy for the lead role in the upcoming fall musical “Hairspray”. Fields is participating in the show and having the honor of being the backup for Tracy Turnblad. She works for three hours everyday in both dance choreography and vocal rehearsal to prepare...

15 Questions With Amber Ferris

Harpist playing harp

October 13, 2015

A harpist playing at South is a rare sight. It is something we get to have playing in our symphonic orchestra. TJ: How did you start master harp playing? AF: I thought it sounded really pretty when I was little and I always wanted to play harp so when I got the chance I took it. TJ: When was the...

The Middle to High School Transition Q&A

The Middle to High School Transition Q&A

Mara Baine, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 10, 2015

Going from middle to high school is a very stressful leap for many ninth graders. Shawnee Mission South Freshman, Ashley Hays gave her intake on really how big of a deal it was to become one of the new kids at a school where you don’t know anyone like you used to back at Indian Woods. Q:What was...

15 questions with Avery Dorsey

October 8, 2015

15 Questions with Avery Dorsey   2015 Shawnee Mission South graduate, Avery Dorsey, answered a few questions to help students get a closer look at his life as a freshman in college at American University in Washington D.C. EH What are you majoring in and what do you plan to with you...

15 Questions with Mark Swezey

Theatre Director Mark Swezey next to Ultra Clutch can. photo by Lydia Thorn

Lydia Thorn, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 5, 2015

  The SMS fall musical “Hairspray” debuts in late October. The Shawnee Mission South Theatre has been a during and after school home to many famous names. The people in this theatre put their heart and soul into these productions on the daily. To learn a little more about the show, the method...

15 Questions with Faith Danaher

Faith Danaher with her little cousin.

Avery Woods, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 1, 2015

Faith Danaher was 13 when she lost her father. In spite of this tragic loss, she has kept up straight A’s and excels in sports. AW: What part of your life, would you say, was affected the most by the loss of a parent? FD: My home life because that’s where I saw my dad.   AW: Who in your famil...

15 Questions with Megan Smith

15 Questions with Megan Smith

Miah Clark, J1 Reporter

October 1, 2015

  Megan Smith is a freshman with a flavor for foreign language, enrolled in French 3 alongside mostly upperclassmen. Like most incoming students at the high school, she shares her struggles and and experience with an advanced class like French 3, as well as how the class affects her in real ...

15 Questions with Max Ramsay

15 Questions with Max Ramsay

Milton Janssen, 21 Century Journalism Reporter

March 13, 2015

After receiving his first point and shoot camera, freshman and photographer Max Ramsay was hooked on the idea of photography. Max Ramsay has been taking pictures for over 8 years and loves it. Max has taken thousands of pictures in his lifetime. Max talked about how much time, work, and money into hi...

Q&A with Emma Elliott

Emma Elliott competing at Jamfest Nationals with her team.

Autumn Mock, Features Editor

March 13, 2015

Emma Elliott, a sophomore who stands on the sidelines all football and basketball season as a varsity cheerleader, does more than what most students see cheerleaders do at school. Instead of watching Netflix all night or hanging out with her friends all weekend, she dedicates the majority of her time...

15 Questions with Evan Offutt

15 Questions with Evan Offutt

Mena Haas, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

March 9, 2015

sophomore Evan Offutt   Sophomore Evan Offutt plays on the Shawnee Mission South JV basketball team. "I'm #44 on the court but #1 in your hearts ladies and gentlemen," Offutt said. Evan's had quite the basketball life starting very young at about the age of 5 and hasn't stopped just yet. If b...

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