High School Forensics
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Scholars Bowl Team Makes Impressive Run At Regionals
The Southwestern Heights Scholars Bowl team competed at Regionals in Hays on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The team went 5-3 in their pool and placed 3rd. The top 3 teams from each pool went on to compete in a round-robin for finals. After finishing finals with a 3-2 record, there was a five-way tie for first place between SWH, Cimarron, TMP, Scott Community, and Lyons. To break the tie, they looked at head-to-head match ups. There was still a five-way tie of 2-2 for each school. They next looked at points in those head-to-head match ups to decide who scored more points and lost by less. In the end, only 3 teams could move on to state. SWH wound up 4th overall, based on points. Scott Community placed first, TMP placed 2nd, and Cimarron placed 3rd. The team completed very well and it was a disappointing end to a great day of competition. But, they had a great year of competition and Mrs. Sheldon is very proud of all of them for their hard work. Team members include Brendan Smith (12), Grady Jacobs (12), Logan Cox (12), Jayde Reiss (12), Valick Sorter (10), and Christian Hernandez (12).
National Junior Honor Society
Junior High HPL Tournament Brackets
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Forensics Team Show Great Success
Erin Roehr, Brendan Smith, Aubrey Davis, and Grady Jacobs qualify for state with their success at the Holcomb Invitational Forensics meet. Dalanie Underwood and Ernesto Hernandez also placed at the meet. Great Job Mustangs keep up the good work!
5th Graders Water Conservation Bookmark Contest
Our very creative 5th graders entered a bookmark contest for the Seward Water Conservation department. The top ten winners are:
The Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be presented at the annual meeting on February 17th. Great job 5th graders!
Attention Class of 2017
Just a reminder that the WW Orrison, MD Memorial Award is available to any senior who graduated in May of 2017 and is currently enrolled at a college or university. Students need to send an official transcript from their first semester to the address below by March 1, 2018 to be considered for the scholarship. The committee will choose the student (or students) with the highest GPA at the end of their first semester of college work. Please have official transcripts mailed to : Southwestern Heights High School, Attention: Colleen Sheldon, 17222 Mustang Road, Kismet, KS 67859.
Junior High KMEA Honor Choir
Christian Hernandez Qualifies For Scholarship
On November 18, 620 students competed in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI). These 620 students were narrowed to the 11 finalists pictured. On January 18, finalists completed their individual interviews. Based on the original competition, these interviews, and their applications, three of these outstanding students will be chosen to receive the Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship, valued at $60,000. Winners will be announced Thursday, January 25.
Coach Saucedo is Named 2017 Tennis Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Southwestern Heights Tennis coach, Nefro Saucedo, on being named the 2017 Boys' Tennis Coach of the Year for all 1A, 2A, & 3A schools in the state of Kansas by the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association. Coach Saucedo was the head tennis coach at Southwestern Heights for many years and coached many athletes to the state tournament over those many years. Congratulations Coach Saucedo!
High School KMEA Honor Band
These band students auditioned and were accepted to participate in the high school KMEA honor band. Owen Vajnar, Heidy Mercado, Dalanie Underwood, Valick Sorter, and Jeyson Pedraza Lopez are pictured here with the conductor, Marion Roberts.
Blue and Red Classic Tournament
Congratulations to SWH senior, Raul Alvarado as he was named to the Hugoton Blue and Red All-Tournament Team this past weekend.
IGNITE has been doing a lot of great this throughout this school year. To see what they have been up to, click HERE!