By Jackie Nelson
Hesston High has published its 32nd edition of Southwinds, a showcase of Hesston High art and poetry produced by students and faculty members Kathty Schroeder and Doug Broadfoot.
Broadfoot has been part of Southwinds for nearly two decades as the poetry editor.
“I think they asked me as a joke as I look back on it. Because, I was new and I'm not sure anyone else wanted to do it. I said, “Sure,” and have been chained to it ever since. It's not much trouble – if you like reading high school poetry,” he said.
Art teacher and art director of Southwinds, Kathy Schroeder, continues to honor the tradition of Southwinds.
“I do it because I really respect Jacque [Herrold, founder of Southwinds] because it means kids get attention for their work and they have a record of what they have done,” said Schroeder.
Broadfoot said through the years there have been a few surprises and many broken stereotypes.
“I get to see a different side of students. A number of years ago, we had a guy on our offensive line go to the Shrine Bowl who had four poems published. I am certain he was the only high school offensive lineman at the Shrine Bowl who was also a published poet,” he said.
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