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BREAKING: Medal of Valor to Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder at the White House

Posted 2/20/2018

President Donald Trump personally presented the Public Safety Medal of Valor to Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder at the White House Tuesday.

See full story in the February 22, 2018 Print Edition of The Hesston Record.

HHS ANSWERS; Hesston High Wins First-Ever State Scholars Bowl Title

Posted 2/15/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffPhoto Provided by Larry Bartel
THE Hesston High Scholars Bowl team has made school history, bringing home Hesston’s first-ever Scholars Bowl state championship plaque.  The team went undefeated throughout the state tournament. Members are (left to right): Ben Hunsberger, John Grimsley, coach Patrice LeFevre, Sam Bartel, Jacob Penner, Addi Schroeder and Levi Peachey-Stoner. Photo Provided by Larry Bartel THE Hesston High Scholars Bowl team has made school history, bringing home Hesston’s first-ever Scholars Bowl state championship plaque. The team went undefeated throughout the state tournament. Members are (left to right): Ben Hunsberger, John Grimsley, coach Patrice LeFevre, Sam Bartel, Jacob Penner, Addi Schroeder and Levi Peachey-Stoner.

The Hesston High Scholars Bowl team won it all last weekend.  For the first time in school history, the Swathers are the scholars bowl state champions. 

In an undefeated streak, the Swathers swept the title, the first public school to take the championship in 3A since 2002.  

“It built as we kept going. It was like, ‘OK, one more, one more.’  The first round was against Independent, who we had lost twice to at regionals,” said Addi Schroeder.  

Team captain Sam Bartel said taking down Independent in a 70-15 routing was one of the best victories of the tournament. 

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Going Abroad; HHS Educator Planing European Tour

Posted 2/15/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

Hesston High students will have the opportunity to travel to Italy and France in 2019 through Education First Tours. 

Hesston High social studies teacher Amelia Fabrizius is coordinating the trip.  She said on the Italian leg of the trip, students will travel to Rome, Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilicia and Monte Cassino.  In France travelers will stand on the beaches of Normandy on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing.  Students will then tour Paris’ Palace of Versailles, Notre Dome and the Eiffel Tower. 

“They have so much historical value the cities and the places they will be going to in regards to both world history and geography, but also American history. This trip is unique because it takes place on the Anniversary of D-day. Since President Eisenhower was the General during the Invasion and is the only President from Kansas, it has special value to us Kansans,” said Fabrizius.

As a social studies teacher, Fabrizius said experiencing other cultures and first-hand experience is much more powerful than traditional classroom lessons. 

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Martin Shows Up Big and Bald against Nickerson

Posted 2/15/2018

By Blake Spurney

Hesston Record StaffBLAKE Martin hooks in two of his career-high 19 points Tuesday, Feb. 6, against Nickerson.BLAKE Martin hooks in two of his career-high 19 points Tuesday, Feb. 6, against Nickerson.

With a new look brought about by ignominy in drafting a fantasy football team, Blake Martin responded with a dominating 19-point performance Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Hesston’s 58-43 victory against visiting Nickerson.

“That’s by far the best Blake I’ve ever seen,” head coach Greg Raleigh said afterward.

Martin scored Hesston’s first five points on a free throw and two inside buckets after cleaning up the offensive glass. From there, teammates took turns feeding the big man, whom Nickerson elected to guard him from behind. 

“I think it first started getting going on a couple of offensive rebounds and putbacks,” he said about his career high. 

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