Fort Scott Tigers were back in the pool competing in Winfield last Thursday, January 16th and in Osawatomie last night, January 22nd. Oliver and Bobby continue to put up competitive times and race against the clock for a State Qualifying time. In Osawatomie their 200 Free Relay made their laps count and earned a State Qualifying Time of 1.38.61. However, since not all 4 members of the relay attend the same high school the time will not qualify them for State. At the State Swim Meet relays can only contain 4 members from the same high school. Since many high school teams co-op for boys swimming, it is not unusual for a relay to swim a qualifying time and not be able to compete in the State Meet. This relay consisted of Bobby Kemmerer and Oliver Witt from Fort Scott High School, Josh Slansky from Chanute High School and Anthony Pousher from Parsons High School. The next meet will be at Blue Valley West next Thursday, January 30th at 4:00. Results for Winfield Meet on 1/16 Oliver Witt: 3rd in the 200 medley relay, 4th in the 200 free relay, Individual Medley 2nd in heat 8th overall, 6th in the 100 freestyle Bobby Kemmerer: 3rd in the 200 medley relay, 4th in the 200 free relay, Individual Medley 1st in heat 6th overall (state consideration time), 5th 50 freestyle Results Osawatomie Meet on 1/22 Bobby Kemmerer & Oliver Witt: 200 Medley Relay 1st (state consideration time), 200 free relay (State Qualifying Time) Bobby Kemmerer: 1st in the 50 Free (state consideration time), 2nd in the 100 Backstroke Oliver Witt: 3rd in the 50 Free, 2nd in the 100 Butterfly (both races swam a best time)
For the 2nd year in a row Coach Angella Curran’s debaters have closed out the 4A state championship! Zoe Self and Elizabeth Ngatia are the 4A 2-Speaker state champs while Madison Toth and Mark Adams are the state runner-up. Jordan Willard and Jessden Kiwan also participated in the 4A state championship. Ms. Curran also had a 4-speaker team who took 5th. The 4-Speaker team consisted of Hannah Vann, Sage Hill, Kinsley Davis, Lola Umarova, Shekhar Gugnani and Neil Gugnani. Great job by all!
The Varsity Wrestling Tournament at Basehor Linwood tomorrow will now start at 3:30 Friday instead of 11:30.
FSHS Thespian Troupe Receives State Honors The Fort Scott High School Thespian Troupe #7365 attended the annual KS State Thespian Festival on Jan. 9-11 in Wichita. Twenty-six students attended three days of theatre-related workshops, competitions, and performances accompanied by FSHS Thespian Director Angie Bin and FSHS English teacher Don Parsons. The following students competed in Individual Events and received Superior Ratings qualifying them to compete at the International Thespian Festival in Indiana in June: Senior Mesa Jones and sophomore Jenna Stockstill qualified in Musical Solo and junior Ashanti (Bell) Green qualified in Monologue. FSHS also once again received the Gold Honor Troupe Award, the highest honor given, for their performances, community involvement, and participation. Jones was recognized for serving this past year as a State Thespian Officer. She was one of five student officers from across the state elected to plan and facilitate this year's festival. Two FSHS seniors auditioned for all of the colleges in attendance. Wendy Monahan received call-backs from 15 colleges and Mackenzie Peoples was called back by 9 colleges. Other students who competed in Individual Events included senior Dominic Cannon with junior Sage Hill and Monahan with junior Amber Russo in Duet Acting; and Peoples and sophomore Christina Ramirez in Musical Solo. All FSHS attendees also competed in Improvisational Acting, Speed Charades, Creative Costuming, or Theatre Quiz Bowl. Bin taught workshops entitled "Unlocking the Mystery of Immersive Theatre" and "Let's Play! Building Your Theatre Program Among Kids" throughout the weekend. The FSHS spring theatre season kicks off with auditions for the play "Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory on Jan. 13 and 14. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27-29 in the FSHS Auditorium. Contact: Angie Bin, 620-719-9622, email@example.com
Wrestling The Varsity Boys won their dual 1-29 over Anderson County on January 9. They didn’t have a full girls team but they won 4 out of 5 matches, and the JV Boys won 2 out of 3 matches. Winners include: V Boys- Weston Marbery Alex Heaton and Donald Harper. Girls- Jenna Graham, Breya Brown, Alexis Rusk and Jade Russell. Varsity Boys - Bryce Guss, Shawn Barrager, Coby Burchett, Jacob Stinnett, Malachi Vann, Shawn Huffman, Nick Farrington, Sutton Shelden, and Grayson Quick.
We will be on the alternative bell schedule planned for Wednesday and will be hosting the charity dodge ball.
Due to dangerous road conditions USD234 will not be having classes on Tuesday, December 17th. Stay safe and warm.
Boys Swimming had a very strong showing tonight in Coffeyville. In a tri between Coffeyville, Independence and Parsons (FS, Chanute, Labette Co). Bobby Kemmerer and Oliver Witt helped rake in both team and individual points. Their 200 Yard Free Relay took 2nd, their 400 Yard Free Relay took 1st. Individually, Bobby took 1st in both the 200 Yard Free and the 100 Yard Breast, Oliver took 2nd in the 200 Yard Free and 1st in the 100 Yard Butterfly. Their next meet will be on Monday in Osawatomie.
Congratulations to the following Ag students on a great performance Friday at Leadership contest. The Green hand team of Cody Wilson, Kinsley Davis, Jessee Cox, Sydney Herrin, Lilly Westhoff, Kaitlyn Leavell and Isabella Nation won the leadership portion of the contest. Which qualifies them for State in May. A huge congratulations to Kaitlyin Leavell and Lilly Westhoff for getting selected to the Master team! The intermediate team also attended and finished 5th in their respected divisions.