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Miss Westcott at her piano in the choir room.

Choir Teacher Adds Sparkle to NHS

Ava Krema, Student of Journalism October 18, 2021

While every other teacher heads home for a relaxing Thursday night,  Amy Westcott’s night is getting started and not ending anytime soon.  After quickly preparing for her classes the next day she...

Carter Thomas shooting a free throw.

COVID Burns Team: Causing Player to Reflect

Ice Emery , Student of Journalism October 12, 2021

It’s March of 2020 and basketball brews in local high schools. It's the best time of the year; playoffs are prime.  On the evening of March 12, the Neenah Rockets prepare for the dog fight against...

Mr. Phil Smyth performing professionally in 2019.

Neenah Music Teacher Pushes the Limits of High School Performing Arts

George Eastman-Kiesow, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

High school club rosters are an ever-evolving labyrinth, with new students coming in and old ones leaving each year. This has a significant effect on all activities, including the development of music...

Jaiden, 6, with her bunny, Pebbles

A Habitual Rescuer Rescues Her Career

Braiden Blank, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

A little girl finds a turtle the size of a quarter. Little does she know that this turtle will alter her life forever. A habitual rescuer, that’s Jaiden Campbell. From rescuing baby birds to stray...

Senior Gabby Belke  acknowledges her unsettling reality and shares her insight.

Neenah Student Learns to Appreciate Life’s Opportunities

Sophia Henning, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

As fluids rapidly flow down the IV drip and rush through her veins, Gabby Belke is finally sitting back to acknowledge her unsettling reality. It is March 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic is on the...

The scar many years later.

Dog Bite Leads to Understanding of Animal Body Language

Nate Jahner, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

Many years ago, a 4-year-old girl and her family drives to Michigan to visit their grandpa at his home. Upon arrival, her curious self sees her grandpa’s original rust colored, 1974 Chevrolet truck....

Jonah runs to his spot on the paintball field. One goal in mind -- to win.

NHS Alum Turns Pro

Anna Jamroz, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

Neenah alumni, Jonah Jamoz, steps out onto a professional paintball field four years post-graduation. Anticipation stirs inside him. The want, the need and the drive of competition fuels him for success. After...

Mr. Christopher Converse prepares for his first day of school, this time as an adult.

New Teacher Makes Cars and Students Shine

Caleb Youngwerth, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

Deep in the depths of the tech. wing, past the peeling walls, where the lights grow dimmer. In bright contrast to the hallway, a highly illuminated classroom contains a teacher. The room stays brighter...

Eric Lee is a hard-working, focused young man more interested in a full schedule than having  free time.

4 Hours of Sleep, 20 Hours of Work: 17 Years Old

Lukas Schmerse, Student of Journalism October 11, 2021

A NHS senior starts out for 20 hours of work after only 4 hours of sleep. Eric Lee is a hard-working, focused young man more interested in a full schedule than having free time. Every morning, Eric...

Ms. Elizabeth Shinnick is the humorous, punctual and dedicated new Chinese teacher.

Neenah’s New Chinese Teacher Shares Experience From China

Cole Tauscher, Student of Journalism October 10, 2021

Many differences exist between China and the USA, and Ms. Elizabeth Shinnick experiences it all. Shinnick is the humorous, punctual and dedicated new Chinese teacher, post living and teaching in China...

Ms. Stephanie Pommerening views us as her tribe -- team Pomm.

Advisory Teacher Who Offers the Comforts of Home

Allie Galligan , Student of Journalism October 10, 2021

It’s the first day of freshman year. She is standing at the front of the room waiting for everyone to take their seats. She smiles at us with excitement on her face and begins introducing herself to...

Sailing teaches perseverance and confidence, which are skills that are tested when things get rough.

A Sailor’s Journey of Opportunity and Self Discovery

Will Ranger, Student of Journalism October 10, 2021

What starts as a whim to fulfill a gym credit at college quickly becomes a lifelong sport for math teacher Wendy Hermans. The sport is sailing, an activity that shapes and impacts Hermans’ life in countless...

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