Washington has cancelled this afternoon's Middle School Track Meet due to the threat of severe weather.
By: Mikayla Maloney
With one month to go, the seniors are anxious to start their new beginnings. Many seniors are excited and ready to graduate. After graduation, many students are planning on going to college or going into the workforce. The graduation ceremony is going to be held on May 16th at 8 P.M. This is the first year that graduation is being held on the last day of school due to the amount of snow days.
The seniors were asked to share their thoughts on their high school careers following graduation.
Elsie McNabb stated, “I'm so stoked about graduating next month. This is something we've been working towards forever and I'm so happy that this chapter is closing and another one is opening for us! I'll miss my friends, but I know the memories will always be there.”
“I am the happiest person ever knowing that I graduate next month. The thing I will miss most about high school is playing sports,” mentioned Trenten Kormeier.
Lexi Oetterer shared, “I am very excited for graduation. I will definitely miss my classmates, but I am ready for the next chapter of my life at college.”
“After graduation, I am looking forward to beginning a new chapter on my own two feet,” said Seth Tolar.
Makenzie Munsinger said, “I feel excited yet sad that my high school days are almost over. My favorite high school memory is winning State Champs my 10th grade year in track. I am looking forward to college and branching out and meeting new people and making new friends.”
“I can't believe that I will be graduating next month! It's crazy to think about it. I am so excited to graduate and start the next chapter of my life, but I am going to miss high school so much!” stated Olivia Williams.
As you can see, the seniors are ready to step out into the real world and start their new journeys. The seniors will miss the memories they made in high school, but now it’s time for them to take different paths. Graduation isn’t the end, but a new beginning! Farewell, seniors!
By: Kamryn Poe
What would you do if you were to see someone being neglected in public? Same sex couples being judged for parenting, foster kids being used for money, and nannies being bullied by their spoiled kids-- these things really happen in the real world. On a TV show called “What Would You Do?” you are shown a new perspective on life. You can see how people react to others getting bullied, put down, and yelled at. Here are some of the stories.
On one episode, John Quiñones (host of the TV show) was stationed outside of a restaurant watching as a man with down syndrome was being bullied by another customer, both actors. While these three knew what was happening, the outsiders were outraged. How could someone act so terribly to this man just because of his disorder? Would many others stand up for a man getting downgraded by this man complaining that the down syndrome boy was slow and should have someone there with him to help speed up the process? As this continued throughout the day, many customers stepped up to defend the victim. As each person came forward, helping the poor boy out, John Quiñones would come in and tell them about the scene they set up. He would tell them that they were being recorded for a TV show and show them how people would react to seeing this young man in distress.
As the show revealed itself and explained why they were doing this scene, the customers were asked if they had any advice or had anything to say about this.
“If you have a problem with someone like him eating here, then get out.”
“He is not harming anyone. But those words-- they were.”
This isn’t the only scenario though. Some episodes show overweight women being body shamed-- one at a club, one at a nail salon. Each were told that they were huge, disgusting, and that was not good for business.
Other episodes show foster kids getting told that they were never going to be their “real” kids. That they would be sent back if they wouldn’t stop complaining. The money the foster kids received was now the parents’ for personal use.
Even some of the episodes go as far as showing handicapped and disabled people working in restaurant environments, showing people saying inappropriate things about them and complaining to nearby customers.
The sad news is that all of these happen on set with actors playing the bullies and the victims. These events that the actors portray-- they really happened. The purpose of the show is to point out these situations that really happen and see what people in the real world would do if the scene played out in front of them.
As someone who really enjoys the show, it makes me disgusted that people would treat others with such hate. It does, however, make me feel better when I do see people stand up against this behavior.
Let me give you a scenario. You are sitting at Applebee’s when the table next to you has a child with autism sitting at it. He is acting out and his mother is frantically trying to calm him down when the waiter comes over. He turns to the mother and tells her to get “that animal under control.” As she apologizes over and over again, the man starts to mock the young child. This draws more attention. The mother looks like she is about to cry and the boy is clapping uncontrollably, and the waiter is still making fun of the scene before him. Ask yourself one question...
What would you do?
Tom M. Duvall, 57, of New Haven, MO, passed away Saturday, April 27th, at his residence in New Haven. Tom was born in Perryville, Missouri on March 15, 1962, a son of Melvin F. and Bernice Marie (Ahne) Duvall.
He was the husband of Daina (Hauther) Duvall. on June 28,1986 they were married at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, Mo.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, New Haven, Mo . Tom started his working career as a welder at the Zero Mfg. Plant in Berger, He then took a job as a machinist at Kellwood Mfg., in New Haven. Tom was the Tool & Die Supervisor, then became the plant manager at Metalcraft Enterprises, now know as Tubular Steel, New Haven.
Tom enjoyed working outside, working in his shop, doing remodeling projects, He enjoyed hunting especially hanging out with the gang at deer camp. Tom was a perfectionist, those that knew him, would tell you he made sure that what ever he was doing was done right, there were no shortcuts and he would never say that's good enough, it had to be right. Tom was also a Chevrolet enthusiast, he was currently restoring a '70 Chevy Chevelle SS in his own shop which he called "Tom's Speed Shop". He was especially proud of his family and that he got to hold his first grandson.
Tom is survived by his wife Daina, by his mother Bernice, New Haven, by his two children Miles Duvall, and Melanie Duvall and her son Markie Thomas Hartzell all of New Haven, by his brother Dave Duvall and wife Donna, New Haven, a sister, Barbara Zerr and husband Joe, Hermann, by a brother Tim Duvall and wife Becky, New Haven, by his mother and father-in-law Joyce and Robert Hauther, Warrenton, by three brother-in-laws, Rich and Phillip Hauther of Warrenton and Bob Hauther Jr. , Bridgeton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 30th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday May 1st at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, with Rev. David Poe officiating.
Burial will be at the New Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, The Diabetes Association, or Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, MO. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
By: Lexi Oetterer
As the year is coming to an end, FBLA will have a change in officers for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
The officers for the 2018-2019 school year were Martin Lewis, president; Julia McIntyre, vice president; Claire Laune, secretary; Olivia Williams, treasurer; and Lexi Oetterer, reporter. These members were asked about how they liked being an officer, and if they had any advice for the upcoming officers.
"I have really enjoyed my time as an officer of FBLA,” Olivia commented. “FBLA is one of my favorite organizations at New Haven. I have participated in it since freshman year. I was so excited when I was elected as an officer last year. This year has been full of new experiences that FBLA has given to me. I am so grateful I was an officer!”
Martin’s advice is to “be ready to work. It's nice to be an officer of FBLA, but FBLA is an organization of all high school ages from freshmen to seniors. So, a lot of people will be looking up to you and asking you for a lot of advice. Be understanding and willing to help.”
In the April meeting, on Wednesday, the 10th, the members running for office positions gave speeches as to why they would be best. The voting opened later in the day and stayed open until noon on Friday, the 12th.
The new officers for the 2019-2020 school year are Caroline Otten, president; Natalie Pecaut, vice president; Lydia Otten, secretary; McKenzie Pecaut, treasurer; and Alexis Sidwell, reporter. The new members were asked why they wanted to be an officer and what they were hoping to accomplish next year.
“To get higher participation in district events and in the club. Also to help make the meetings run smoothly and efficiently,” said Lydia.
McKenzie replied, “I want to gain more experience on money management skills and wanted to help take charge.”
The new officers will be inducted into their positions at the May meeting on Wednesday, the 8th. Congratulations and good luck to the 2019-2020 FBLA officers!
By: Diana Ribera
Mrs. Borcherding, NHHS Publications and TV Studio teacher, recently had the students submit some of their photos to a Walsworth contest. The competition ran from February 27th to March 29th, and the results will be posted on April 30th.
When asked what the Walsworth competition is, Mrs. Borcherding responded with, “It's an annual photo competition for High School and Middle School students hosted by our yearbook publisher, Walsworth.”
Mrs. Borcherding has stated that the winner of each category (see list below) will receive a $100 VISA gift card.
Mrs. Borcherding was questioned if anyone from the area has ever won in the past, and she responded with, “Yes, we had a student win the ‘academics’ category a few years ago with a photo that she took of a student working on a project in Woods.”
She was then asked what makes a good photo, and her response was, “If you're looking for a prize-winning piece of photojournalism, it first needs to be technically good (i.e. proper lighting, clarity, subject is the focal point). Secondly, it should help to tell the story.”
The participating students were sent a survey, and the first question was “What were the photos that you submitted?”
Sophomore Hannah Rethemeyer stated, “The photos that I entered into the contest were mostly from the state cross country meet. There were photos mostly of the runner as they ran, but I also took pictures of the crowd as they cheered on the runners.”
Senior Lexi Oetterer said, “I submitted three photos from the blood drive that I took, and a photo from one of the Pink Out volleyball games of the student section.”
Senior Alexander Trentmann said, “I had two photos of chemistry tie-dying. One was just of a t-shirt soaking in the dye and another was of one of the students getting the extra dye out with water.”
The second question was “How do you feel about your photos?”
Alex Trentmann said, “I like them a lot. The colors looked nice and the pictures themselves do too.”
Lexi Oetterer exclaimed, “I feel good about them, but I don't know if they will be good enough to win.”
Hannah Rethemeyer stated, “I feel pretty good about the photos that I entered-- not sure that I will get anything for them because I was looking at the other pictures that other people were entering, and they all look pretty good.”
The third question asked was, “How did you feel when you took the photos?”
Hannah Rethemeyer said, “As I was taking most of the photos, I was kind of in a hurry because they were running by so fast that I had to hurry and take the photo and make sure that I was getting good ones at the same time. And then I had to run to the next spot and make sure that I got pictures of all the runners.”
Good luck to the students that submitted photos for the contest!
The categories for the contest are the following;
By: Alexander Trentmann
New Haven High held scholar bowl Districts here at New Haven on Saturday, April 6th. The Shamrocks played against Belle, Bismark, Brentwood, Crystal City, and Valley. The varsity team won second place overall at districts.
Jared Pruessner, coach of the New Haven scholars, discussed his thoughts on how his team performed, and he said, “It was probably the best we have played all season, which is what we want at districts. We had some close games against Brentwood that didn't work out quite in our favor, but we were right there with them. The championship probably could have gone either way. I also liked that they played hard. The team took some guesses which really helped at times, and they got a lot of the math problems which can be tough to do in the short time given.”
The scholars then gave their opinions, and senior Travis Schroeder said, “I think we had great team cohesion. It was a very good competition with Brentwood. We went blow for blow in most matches. Overtime was interesting since we didn't have many questions. We played fantastic all in all.”
“We performed well enough to put ourselves in a position to win the District. I think it was a good day overall for us,” responded senior Martin Lewis.
Next, the students were asked what they wished they could’ve done differently, and senior Cecelia Malone said, “I feel like we could've thought through the questions more. I, personally, should have taken things slower.”
Junior Samuel Penning replied with, “After we finished, I felt like I could have done way better then how I performed.”
Lastly, seniors on the scholar bowl team discussed what they would miss about scholar bowl and senior Martin Lewis replied with, “I enjoyed the whole trivia aspect of scholar bowl. I liked to be questioned [about] what I know.”
“I think I'm going to miss the team itself. I'll miss making memories with them, even though we do get a little mean. And I'm definitely going to miss our coach, Mr. Pruessner. He made the whole experience worth it. And he knew how to push us to do our absolute best,” said senior Cecelia Malone.
What a great season for the scholar bowl Shamrocks!
Bioblitzers will become scientists for a day as they explore the diverse plants and animals around the park while providing helpful information to MDC naturalists.
KIRKWOOD, Mo.--Harness your passion for nature into a powerful tool to help the natural sciences. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a Bioblitz event at Emmenegger Nature Park in Kirkwood on Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Participants can come anytime during the 16-hour event and stay for as long as they choose. It’s an opportunity to collect valuable data on the plants and animals found on the park’s grounds.
New Haven High School announces Jay Eichelberger as the March 2019 Student of the Month. Jay is the son of Jim and Gia Eichelberger. At NHHS, Jay is involved in National Honor Society, FCA, Student Council, and is the Junior class president. Jay is also a member of the Shamrock basketball and baseball teams and he plays baseball for the American Legion in the summers. When he is not in school, Jay enjoys working, playing sports and fishing. After high school, Jay plans to attend East Central College and then finish his degree at a four year college/university.
The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at East Central College is hosting an event to recruit talented community members to assist the department with providing workforce training programs.
A talent fair will be held Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Business and Industry Center, 42 Prairie Dell Plaza Drive in Union, located southeast of the main ECC Campus.
CWD is looking to hire part-time trainers to use their skills and abilities to teach short-term training programs for the region’s local business and industry. The department provides workforce training to local businesses in various time periods of days, weeks or months.
“There is a wealth of talent in our area that hasn’t been fully tapped”, says Joel Doepker, Vice President of External Relations. “In addition to current workers, there are retirees from our local manufacturers, banks, health care and other industries that have the skills, knowledge and experience to train the current workforce.”
A range of skills are needed in a variety of areas such as safety training, industrial maintenance, customer service training, welding, Microsoft Office and other possibilities. A degree or certificate isn’t required as experience is highly desired. The CWD staff will help design the training plans and provide teaching guidelines.
For more information contact Cindy Brinker at 636-649-5803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Grace Allgaier
Recently, students at New Haven High School submitted their art to the Four Rivers art show. Their pieces were shown in an exhibit from April first to April twelfth, at East Central College in Hansen Hall 121, Art Gallery.
Lauralie Grater, a junior, was asked about her thoughts on the art show. She responded, “Well, I had pieces that I have made that went to the art show. Five pieces went: one pottery piece, one block print, one mixed media, bique pattern, and my sculpture. I got third in my bique and sculpture, second in my mixed media, and high memorable for my block print. I felt so happy when I got ribbons and placed in the art show.”
Sierra Elliott, a senior, was asked the same question and responded with, “For the Four Rivers art show, my class (graphic communications) is actually putting pieces into it. I think it’s a great way to get some people to put their art out there for others to see.”
Dori McCarty, a sophomore, said, “It was amazing to have not one, but two pieces put in the art show. I'm not in an art class this year-- there wasn't room on my schedule. I am in Yearbook, so Mrs. Borcherding let me work on my digital art piece during that class. When my mom told me that my digital piece had gotten third place I was so excited. I have been trying to win a competition for so long and to even get third place was awesome considering the digital category also included photos. I can't wait to see that ribbon hanging on the corner of my artwork. I will remember it forever. I can tell that this is the start of a whole new world for me-- I actually feel like I am good enough to make a living off of my art.”
Good job, New Haven artists!
Scenic Regional Library will be hosting a Star Wars Dungeons and Dragons event on May 4th, from 11:00 to 4:30 pm.
By: Caroline Otten
On Thursday, April 11th, 2019, the NHHS Track and Field team traveled to Cuba to compete in various events for one of their first medal meets. Only two athletes from each school are allowed to be entered into each event. Cuba, St. James, Steelville, Arcadia Valley, Crocker, Belle, Bourbon, Newburg, Vienna, Viburnum, and Farmington participated in the meet as well as New Haven. The boys Varsity team placed 3rd and the girls Varsity placed 3rd. The athletes were then asked a few questions about the meet and how they competed.
The first question was about what event they did and how they felt they competed. Sophomore Ellie Westermeyer said, “Shot and discus, and I got second in discus.”
Junior Lauren Hoerstkamp replied, “I only competed in the 100-meter dash, and due to weather, pole vault got canceled.”
Emma McIntyre simply said, “I did the 4x800 meter relay and 1 mile and I felt pretty good.”
The second question asked was how they think the whole team competed. Sophomore Hannah Borcherding answered, “I feel everyone did pretty well.”
Sophomore Marie Sheible replied, “I think overall we did great.”
Junior Lauren Hoerstkamp expressed, “I think we always work well together to get the best results.”
The last question asked was if there is anything they feel they need to work on. Sophomore Hannah Borcherding said, “Working on getting my stride a little bigger and getting faster times.”
Sophomore Ellie Westermeyer simply answered, “Throwing farther.”
Congratulations, both the girls and boys teams, for placing in the top 3 at the meet, and good luck on the rest of your season!
By: Lydia Otten
With the school year coming to an end, seniors are deciding on if they want to attend college, and then what colleges to pick and how they are going to handle it financially. Scholarships are one of the ways that can really help out a student. They are given out based on different criteria and typically reflect what the donor or the foundation values.
Scholarships can be a tricky thing to approach. So, that said, the senior class was sent a questionnaire on the importance of scholarships, tips for recommendation letters, how to make filling them out go more quickly, and any tips in general.
Regarding the importance of scholarships, Kamryn Poe said, “Applying for scholarships is really important. It is free money you receive to help achieve your goals in life. [Applying] may seem scary and you may think you won't get it, but I strongly encourage you to fill them out anyway. You may be surprised by what you can get for certain degrees.”
When Lexi Oetterer was asked if she had any tips for recommendation letters, she responded with, “I would ask teachers that you have the best relationship with. Make sure the teacher likes you, and make sure that you are a good student. Teachers will most likely be more willing to write one for you.”
Alex Trentmann suggests that you “ask somebody who knows what you are capable of and how diligently you work.”
If you want to make filling out scholarships go quicker, Elsie McNabb suggests that you “be honest. Remember the questions and see if any [later scholarships] are similar, because if they are, it'll be easier and quicker.”
As a general tip, Mikayla Maloney says that you should “make sure to always be yourself-- do not lie about your accomplishments or anything.”
Joseph Rethemeyer commented with, “Show the scholarship committees who you are with your writing-- don't just tell them.”
Thank you, seniors, for all these tips and good luck to anybody filling out future scholarships!
By: Callie Weatherly
Around 9:30 a.m., we left New York to head toward the Flight 93 Memorial, a memorial for one of the 9/11 planes that was set to hit in Washington D.C. but crashed in a field instead. The drive to the memorial was long, so we made a pit stop for lunch around 12:45.
Once we arrived at the Flight 93 Memorial, we walked through a museum and saw where the actual plane crashed.
After a long drive, we arrived at the hotel a little bit after 7 p.m. Until room checks, the students were allowed to have free time to swim or go eat dinner with friends.
Senior trip was fun, and we all made lots of memories. However, all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow we head home.
2nd Place Mixed Media, Lauralie Grater, Zen Sun
3rd Place Sculpture, Lauralie Grater, Gourd Mandala
3rd Place Digital Art, Dori McCarty, Back to the 90’s
HM Prints, Lauralie Grater, Remember Me
HM Design, Maddison Jaeggers, Untitled
HM Design, Natalie Buchheit, The Flower Within
3rd Place Fibers, Lauralie Grater, Paisley
HM Fibers, Paige Remillard, Little Bird
By: Callie Weatherly
After leaving the hotel, we made our way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Although, we made a few pit stops to see some things around the city, like a bull that supposedly gives you financial good luck if you rub it.
While going through New York, we also stopped to see the 9/11 memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, China Town, and Little Italy.
After traveling through New York all morning, we were able to go to the afternoon activities we had picked for ourselves. Some of the activities included a tour of the 9/11 museum, a visit to Madison Square Garden, a tour of NBC studios, and a tour of the MET.
The evening events we picked for ourselves included the New York Yankees vs. the Royals game, a tour of the 9/11 museum, and a bus tour of the city.
Around 9:30, the groups met up to go to the top of the Empire State Building. Afterward, we got the choice of going to see Grand Central Station or going to Times Square.
We were busy, busy bees around New York, but it is time to travel to new places. Next stop, Pennsylvania.
Girls, ages 11-15, should apply by May 15 for this chance to learn outdoor skills and safety in a fun, immersive environment.
DEFIANCE, Mo.--The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be offering its ninth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp Monday, July 8 at the August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Defiance. This is a free, full-day camp aimed at introducing girls, ages 11–15, to a range of outdoors skills in a supportive learning environment. Girls should plan to arrive between 7:45 and 8 a.m. to check in and be picked up between 6:45 to 7:30 pm.
The 9th & 10th Track Relays at Sullivan and the Middle School Track Meet at Union that were both scheduled for this afternoon have been cancelled
This afternoon's middle school track meet at Union has been cancelled.
By: Callie Weatherly
To start the day off, we drove to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
While in Philadelphia, we had lunch before heading to New York. As many would guess, the majority of us enjoyed a Philly Cheese Steak.
First thing in the Big Apple, we dropped off our luggage at the hotel and then went to see Top of the Rock.
Since some of the Broadway shows were at different times, one group went to shop around the city while the others got ready for their shows. The group that went to the earlier Broadway showing got to shop around after their show.
The Broadway shows we saw included “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” “Aladdin,” and “Pretty Woman.”
Tomorrow we will continue our journey through New York.
By: Hannah Knoppe
As graduation is just right around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was asked a series of questions pertaining to their colleges, classes, and plans after their high school careers are over.
Firstly, seniors were asked what their plans were after high school; after all, not all students decide to take the college route right after they graduate.
Callie Weatherly mentioned, “I will be going to college, but I am going to take a gap year in between. My life is a mess and I need to get it in order before making a huge and expensive commitment like college.”
Alex Trentmann stated, “Enjoy a summer off and go to college at Missouri Western State University.”
Nathan Remillard commented, “I plan to go into the workforce after high school, but later try to attend a college for my art career. I plan to one day become an anime and manga creator.”
Secondly, the seniors who plan to attend college after high school were asked what college they have decided on and why they picked that college in particular.
Callie Weatherly stated, “After my gap year I plan to attend Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO).”
Mikayla Maloney exclaimed, “I’ve decided on Lindenwood University because it’s a great school, and it’s relatively close to home.”
Lexi Oetterer mentioned, “I am going to attend the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou).”
Furthermore, the students were asked what majors, programs, etc., they’ve decided on and when they’re going to register for their classes.
Lexi Oetterer stated, “I am going to major in Political Science, and I have not decided on a minor yet.”
She continued: “I will register for classes during my summer welcome, which is in June. I do not know what classes I am going to register for though.”
Mikayla Maloney mentioned, “[I plan to major in] Criminology/Criminal Justice. I register on May 17th. I already have three classes: Law and Order, Criminology, and English Comp.”
Callie Weatherly exclaimed, “I am currently undecided. I'd like to teach history and English, but I really like Historic Preservation too. Throughout the last two years of high school, I have developed a love for writing. I would love to become a published writer or maybe even become a screenwriter. If I did the screenwriter's path, I might even do acting classes or stage design with it. I would love to do it all, but that just isn't realistic. I just can't seem to decide which of my loves I want to make into a career. I really don't want to give up any of them, so I hope to at least keep the others as some sort of hobby.”
Finally, the seniors were asked what they were most excited for in terms of the college lifestyle.
Mikayla Maloney mentioned, “I am excited to have more freedom and live the adult life.”
Callie Weatherly stated, “I am excited to have more of an independent lifestyle.”
Alex Trentmann commented, “Meeting new people and seeing a new place.”
It sounds like the students in the senior class of 2019 have bright futures ahead of them. Good luck on all your future plans and ambitions, seniors!