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Pacesetter’s 50th Extravaganza

Avery Woods, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


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  On April 15 and 16, the Pacesetters danced in their final show of the year, a tribute to seniors and a welcome to the new Pacesetter Officers. The dancers performed to several Disney songs as well as other classics. A group of senior boys, the Interpersonal Skills class, and SMS Fa...

Academics First seeks to encourage athletes to raise their grades

Academics First seeks to encourage athletes to raise their grades

Avery Woods, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


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In another step in changing eligibility and bettering the education of South’s athletes, a new program called “Academics First” has been initiated. The program provides tutoring to athletes who are not eligible, or who have an “F” in at least one of their classes. The athlete will have to ...

Dain Train; Feel the Pain (from too many hotdogs)

Dain Train; Feel the Pain (from too many hotdogs)

Maxie Crimm, Photographer

April 12, 2016


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On Friday, April 8th, Dr. Dain held a cookout in the courtyard, thanks to students who donated to the canned food drive and raised 12,000 cans total; 7,000 over our original goal of 5,000. Senior, Jacob Cox says the hotdogs were "Dain-licious," in his opinion.     How to make the per...

There is a new officer in town, and his name is Mike Brown

There is a new officer in town, and his name is Mike Brown

Trevor Tolar, Heritage Reporter

April 8, 2016


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Months after Officer Fred Lynch retired, a new badge has appeared. Officer Mike Brown greets everyone with a smile on his face. Brown has set up in the front office next to Officer Richard Spandel, emitting a positive attitude to everyone around him including Officer Greg Merchant. "He has been work...

DECA Students Compete At State

DECA Students Compete At State

Lucas Evans, Heritage reporter

April 8, 2016


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Five students from the South DECA team placed in the top 10 in the State contest.  Junior Evan Offutt and senior Ali Ballester placed seventh in the Marketing Communication Team Decision Event; senior Dom Esparrago placed sixth in the Food Marketing Series Event; senior Brady Anderson and sophomore Ni...

Spring Assembly

Spring Assembly

Savannah Morgan, Photographer

April 6, 2016


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Louder Than a Bomb takes Third at Finals

Louder Than a Bomb takes Third at Finals

Angela Machado, Heritage Reporter

April 5, 2016


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The Louder Than a Bomb poetry team, took third place at the finals Saturday, April 2, at the Gem Theater. The team, coached by English teacher Caroline Ewing, consisted of sophomore Tara Phillips, junior Cinthia Romo and seniors Emily Wilkinson, Adric Tenuta and Andrew Duffy.  “The poems we r...

Click It or Ticket

Click It or Ticket

Kyra Garner, Heritage reporter

March 30, 2016


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  In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas and 40 percent of those teens were not properly restrained.   To reduce the amount of teen deaths per year,  through March 11, Overland Park Police joined forces with other law enforcement to ensure that people were obeying proper t...

Lights Go Off But Class Goes On

Lights Go Off But Class Goes On

Lily Wagner, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


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A contractor cutting a power line by accident left more than 900 Kansas City Power and Light customers in the dark Friday, March 25, including Shawnee Mission South. At a little after 10 a.m. a line near 103rd Street was cut and the lights at South went out. The administrators quickly put together ...

Academic World Quest Team Takes on Nationals

Academic World Quest Team Takes on Nationals

Angela Machado, Heritage Reporter

March 25, 2016


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The Academic World Quest team took first at this year's regional competition. Senior Leah Thomas created the team with help from social studies teacher Tony Budetti, a few weeks prior to the competition. The team consisted of senior Adric Tenuta, junior Caroline Cooper, senior Isabel Holcomb and Thoma...

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