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Mrs. Harknesss homeroom pose by their door after winning the Take Back Tabaco contest.

Take Back Tobacco Winners Announced

Avalynn Slaten, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The first week in April pitted homerooms and students against each other in a contest to help educate students about the dangers of tobacco and vaping. “Vaping and tobacco usage is so dangerous for...

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HOSA to Compete at State Contest

Ryleigh Padgett, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

On April 10, HOSA members will travel to the Indianapolis Downtown Hampton Inn and Convention Center for the HOSA Future Health Professionals Indiana State Leadership Conference. Students attending this...

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Rewards Trip Planned for Wednesday

Lillie Johnson, Junior High Staff April 4, 2024

On April 10, 99 eligible junior high students will attend a Rewards Trip at the Rock-N-Bowl. The Rewards Trip is designed to reward students for passing grades and good behavior during the third nine...

Senior winners Carley Higgins and Jason Beavers celebrate their win together.

Beavers Selected Mr. PHS

Abby Tapp, Paolite Opinions Editor April 1, 2024

On March 12, eight senior boys gathered together in the Ruth Uyesugi Auditorium for a chance to become the next Mr. PHS. Each candidate was sponsored by a school club, sport, or organization and participated...

Senior Taisha Robbins takes a customers money.

Back in Business

Jesslyn Brown, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Peddler's Market will open and run on this week’s Early Release Day on April 3. The Market originally began in the mid-1990s and ended with the founder’s retirement in 2013. Last year, History Teacher...

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Mock Crash Returns Thursday Morning

Kaylee Baxter, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Today, PHS will hold its annual Mock Car Crash. The event is a display of what could happen if you are impaired driving. All of the juniors and seniors will go to the football field parking lot, where...

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School Gets Emergency Kits

Kaylee Baxter, Paolite Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Before Spring Break, PHS received a donation of 100 Stop the Bleed Kits from the Emergency and Trauma Services at the Jasper Memorial Hospital Foundation. Each high school and elementary school teacher...

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Throop Helpers

Julie Magner, Hillcrest Master INDEX Manager March 13, 2024

Study Hall is a place where students can have a break in their day to relax and catch up on school work. This year, sometimes during their Study Hall time, sophomore Coen Brace and junior Coy Busick go...

Students participate in the 2023 STEM Night in Social Studies teacher James Dunns classroom.

STEM Night Returns Tuesday

Lillie Johnson, Staff Writer March 9, 2024

Anyone in junior high planning to attend Mr. PHS on March 12 can arrive 20 minutes earlier and earn extra credit at the annual Junior High STEM Night.  STEM night will be held in the cafeteria from...

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FFA Pig Sale Coming Sunday

Nadia Garcia, Producer March 8, 2024

The Ag Department will host the annual Pig Sale on Sunday, March 10. The event will begin at noon and last until 3:30 p.m. in the Ag Shop and the Dr. Bill McDonald Animal Science Pavilion.   The Ag...

Junior Rhi Pinnick watches as local mechanic Frankie Warren demonstrates how to check how much oil is in a vehicle.

Skills to Hack Your Life

Carley Higgins, Editor-In-Chief March 8, 2024

For the half-day scheduled in February, PHS used the day dedicated to teaching students a variety of life hacks. The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Committee came up with all of...

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Senior Day Out; Don’t Forget Your Slips

Chad Sullivan, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

On Thursday, March 7, juniors will be taking the SAT, sophomores, and freshmen will be taking field trips to various college campuses. But what will the seniors be doing on that day? Members of the senior...

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