Melisa Vilic  (12) sitting amongst her many acceptance letters. She will be going to WashU on a full ride scholarship.

Vilic earns full ride to Washington University

Leyla Vilic, reporter February 18, 2021

The college admissions process is stressful and tedious under normal circumstances, and even worse when seniors are expected to apply during a pandemic.  New restrictions, limits on students' applications,...

After singing the song “Loud and Heavy,” Gavin Sandvoss (11) was the winner in the high school competition.

Despite restrictions, students perform in Oakville’s Got Talent

Olivia Wolff February 18, 2021

Even with the many restrictions the event required due to the COVID pandemic, OHS was still able to host Oakville’s Got Talent on Feb. 12 at Nottelmann Auditorium. Ms. Ruth Carter, assistant choir...

Katie Seithel (12) holding up the climate sign for Care about Climate.

Determined to succeed, Seithel pushes to be her best

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster January 27, 2021

Almost a year ago, Katie Seithel (12) took the ACT test and got a 34. Five months later, she took it again, but only to score another 34.  In the eyes of many students and teachers a 34 is a great...

“I did this look on Halloween (10/31/19) and including my base makeup, it took 2 hours to complete,” said Neely.

Neely faces the world with courage

Jack Butchart, reporter January 14, 2021

As someone who describes herself as a quiet individual, her face tells a different story. Shannon Neely is a senior at OHS who spends a lot of time working on her intricate designs — on her face.  “To...

Mrs. Bhambri utilizes intervention time by helping a student with their school work.

Connected Model a safer, more efficient alternative to learning

Emma Borage, reporter December 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OHS has created two new learning plans to stay safe: the “Connected Model” and the “Blended Model.” The Connected Model is 100% virtual, all classes taking place on...

Marissa Talley (12)  participates in the CAPS program to gain experience of the real world medical field.

CAPS Associate Marissa Talley on the path to a career in pediatric surgery

Morgan Herrick, reporter December 10, 2020

Long ago, on one Halloween night, a tiny, towheaded, four year old set out on her quest for candy, very professionally dressed as a doctor. Although it may have been unknown to others, little Marissa Talley...

Alex Odom (11) tutors for the A+ program in the library.

A+ Tutoring changes the way its program works

Bethany Whitener, reporter November 18, 2020

Change is something that all students and staff in the Mehlville School District are trying to adapt to this school year. Some of these changes have involved the A+ Program.  The program has worked...

Students in Mr. Ben Knol's fifth block American Government class participate in a Gimkit activity during the first week of in-person classes at OHS.

OHS students return to school in the blended model

Jack Butchart, reporter November 10, 2020

With OHS students returning to school in a blended model, many changes have been made to the typical school schedule.  Students are separated into cohorts by last names; A-K is Cohort A and L-Z...

Seniors Vicky Riordan  and Emma Lutker cheer for the football team on their senior night.

Cheerleaders land on their feet after restrictions lifted

Emma Borage, reporter November 9, 2020

After persevering through social distancing restrictions, OHS cheerleaders are now wrapping up their fall season, despite it being an odd one. However, according to Varsity Cheer coach Rebecca Bruning,...

Even from the sidelines, Natalie Gang (12) and teammates anxiously watch OHS play Westminster on Oct. 22. Prior to this game, OHS let in no goals.

Field hockey dribbles to first round of state

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator October 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, several fall sports spent the first six weeks strictly practicing, not knowing if they would even play. But for OHS field hockey, all of that practice paid off.  Since hitting...

Jojo LaBrier (12) leads freshmen on a tour of the school.

Leadership class welcomes freshmen to OHS

Jack Butchart, reporter October 20, 2020

With Covid-19 still rampant and keeping high school students in virtual school for the first nine weeks of the school year, current freshmen may be a little confused about what high school looks like....

Mrs. Amy Crean teaching virtually at OHS during the online model.

Teachers adapt to challenges at home

Bethany Whitener, reporter October 20, 2020

Teachers are finding that there are more demands and challenges when it comes to teaching online, but are adjusting to make it work efficiently and effectively.  OHS teacher Mrs. Amy Crean, who...

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