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French club hosts gingerbread competition

French club hosts gingerbread competition

Kaitlyn Blanton, reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

  Joyeuses fêtes! OHS French Club ran the annual gingerbread competition for all students which took place on Dec.7 after school in the cafeteria. There was a total 14 students in the five teams who competed that ranged from two to four students per group. Teams of students paid $10 to...

Nurse Pam receives local recognition

Nurse Pam receives local recognition

Sydney Politte, reporter

December 20, 2018


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Nurse Pam Frederich has spent 22 years being a nurse, and 13 of those have been at OHS. She is best known for her tireless work on a project called “Diabetic Corner.” According to Nurse Pam, the purpose of this project is to introduce the students to others also suffering from diabetes. “N...

Mrs. Colburn retires after 25 years

Mrs. Colburn retires after 25 years

Kathleen Seithel, reporter

December 19, 2018


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Thirteen years ago, OHS’s library underwent major renovations; the walls, originally gold, were repainted, and all new furniture was put in. That was also the year Mrs. Bonnie Colburn began working as a secretary in the library, making another positive addition, but in a more substantial way. ...

Girls basketball dribbling to a great season

Girls basketball dribbling to a great season

Lydia Manning, reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

With a record of 5-3, girls varsity basketball is off to a strong start as they head into holiday break. In their most recent game, the team pulled out a 66-33 win over Marquette. After the graduation of three essential starting seniors, two players in particular have stepped up to lead the team. R...

Alexis Williams spikes the competition

Alexis Williams spikes the competition

Jordan Beseda, reporter

December 18, 2018


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Once a year, Missouri volleyball coaches nominate players from all across the state to be candidates for the All-State Volleyball award. In the end, only 35 players are chosen. OHS has not had an athlete make the All-State Volleyball Team in 18 years -- until now. Alexis Williams (11), a member of the OHS va...

Golden Girls Go Gold

Golden Girls Go Gold

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The Golden Girls placed among the top teams at their first competition of the season.   The varsity and JV GG teams all competed at the Yvonne Cole Lindbergh Invitational at Lindbergh High School on Dec. 1 against schools from Kansas City, St. Louis, and Illinois.   Varsity placed...

OHS drumline puts on memorable performance.

OHS drumline puts on memorable performance.

JoJo LaBrier, reporter

December 14, 2018


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The OHS drumline performed  “Little Drummer Boy” at the finale of the Twin Rivers Worship Center’s (TRWC) Emmanuel service, on Sunday, Dec. 9. Twin Rivers originally reached out to Bernard Middle Schools band to perform, and the middle school referred them to OHS drumline. TRWC compensated ...

OHS singers make all-state

OHS singers make all-state

Christina Meier, editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018


Filed under Academics, News, Top Stories

OHS choir continues to make their mark on Missouri. Eight OHS singers have earned a spot in the Missouri All-State choir. 13 OHS choir students made the All-Suburban choir, and had the opportunity to audition for the Missouri All-State choir. Only 16 choir students from the St. Louis area make the All-Sta...

Auditions held for unannounced spring play

Auditions held for unannounced spring play

Cassandra Ludwig, reporter

December 10, 2018


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Spring play auditions will be held this week in the Drama Center, although the show has not been announced yet. While the idea of auditions for a spring play in December might seem odd, it is not out of place. “The show is early enough in March that if we wait to have auditions in January, we’ll ...

Journalism students recognized at National Journalism Convention

Journalism students recognized at National Journalism Convention

Preston Ocello, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Of the over 2,000 students who participated in write-off contests, only 814 received awards at the National High School Journalism Convention Nov. 1-3 in Chicago. And seven of those awards went to OHS students . Kristin Kuchno (12) received a superior award, the highest possible rating, for Yearb...

Allen qualifies as National Merit Semifinalist

Allen qualifies as National Merit Semifinalist

Kristin Kuchno, reporter

October 16, 2018


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Every year, students across the country compete for National Merit Scholarship recognition. These students receive the highest scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Morgan Allen (12) was recently named a semifinalist. “Whenever I found out, I was bursting with...

OHS dances “Under the Sea”

OHS dances “Under the Sea”

Christina Meier, editor-in-chief

October 12, 2018


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OHS students journeyed “Under the Sea” for the Homecoming dance on Saturday, Sept. 29. Students came for a night filled with music, dancing, and chatting with peers while the commons was decked out in ocean-themed decorations. At 8:30 pm, the students gathered below the stage as their 2018 Homeco...

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