Pueblo County AJROTC Defeats Fort Payne AJROTC
In an undisputed contest, scoring 1078 points, Pueblo County AJROTC defeated Fort Payne AJROTC. With the win, Pueblo County AJROTC is in fifth place overall and third place within their 'Army Jrotc' conference. They currently have a 1 - 0 record. Pueblo County AJROTC was led by Jennifer Knox who shot a 278. The remaining contributing members were Kayla Mihelich, Hannah Brown, and Nathaniel Romero. Pueblo County AJROTC is from Pueblo, CO, and is coached by Arnold Lewis.
Story by: Isaiah Sanchez
Sixteen Pueblo County Hornet choir members attended the Southern Colorado Men’s Festival at Pueblo West High School on the night of September 27. Damien Lucero, a choir member for three years, says that "all of the members have experience, making singing quite easy to adjust to". Conner Bonds also mentioned that they had prepared for a while for this event.
Pueblo County Students build up the suspense of the HOCO game by dressing up for each day of the week, and decorating in preparation for Homecoming.
Monday- Pueblo county students light up the hallways with there neon outfits on Monday
Tuesday-Students went forward to there college days by dressing in button up shirts with loose ties to portray Frats.
Wednesday- students came to school is fuzzy onesies and comfy pajamas
Thursday- Students supported the team by dressing in school colors.
County welcomes new DECA members with an induction ceremony featuring cake and high ranked DECA members. New members recite the DECA oath, bringing them into Pueblo County's DECA program that will help them excel throughout their professional business lives. Than families and new found members dive into mingling and cake eating. Welcome to business world that is DECA.
The Pueblo County Cheer and Dance team were honored to be selected for the Friday Nights Spirit Award. A representative from Channel 13 came down to present the award to the Cheer and Dance team. In the photos below you see our fantastic Cheer and Dance team posing and cheering for joy as they accept the Friday Nights Football award, representing County in a huge way!! Way to go girls!!!
Pueblo County Hornets face off against the Pueblo West Cyclones in the 19th Annual Pigskin Classic game. At halftime neither teams had yet to score a point so the Pueblo County Hornet Dance team took to the field with one of their best dances yet. The game ended with a score of 0-20 Pueblo County being the losing team. Good effort though, boys, way to give it your all. We will get them next time!!!
Photos by Taylor Anaya
Pueblo County Hornets take the Colorado State Fair Parade by storm. Pueblo County Rowdies started the parade off by greeting the crowd with cheers. The Hornet Dance Team followed with a dance routine full of spirit, and a parade full of County students came close behind yelling and screaming as loud as they could to show off the spirit of Pueblo County. GO HORNETS!
photos by Hailey Vigil
The class of 2022 is welcomed in the gym by teachers and staff, and from there are introduced to their scheduled classes. The exciting day starts off with a beautiful performance by Pueblo County's own dance team, and ends with learning their class song which begins the freshman's high school journey. Welcome class of 2022!
By Logan Wills and Jacelynn Trujillo
On Friday Feb. 30 from 7:30 a.m.to 1:00 p.m., Pueblo County High School hosted a Raider Meet. A Raider Meet is where JROTC students compete against each other. At this meet schools from all around bring their Raider Teams to compete and see who has the best team. In competition, teams participate in a single rope bright, Humvee polls, tire flips, 5k run, a modified PT test involving timed push-ups and sit ups, and a litter carry.
Due to complications in the past no other school had hosted a Raider Meet and the County High Raider Team wanted a change to showcase their skills. “It’s to show the dedication from the student athletes to the team because if we didn’t have the seven people we have, we wouldn’t have the drive or the ability to do what we do, it’s a beautiful thing,” says Zane Mestas, current Raider Team member. Our County team did well, Lance Burg, Raider team member, placed 3rd in the 5K-Individual. Burg said, “I’m proud of my teammates and myself, we accomplished a lot through teamwork.”
According to LTC (R) Gordon R. Crawford, the team’s leader, “They did great!”
By Jacelynn Trujillo
On Feb. 8, teacher, Ms. Diana Tiffany-Hardy hosted the First Annual Where I am From Book Signing and Publishing Party at Pueblo County High School's Library. An invitation was distributed among all of her classes inviting students' parents to come in and see the work done in the classroom in preparation for this book. It was a chance "to celebrate our accomplishments, to celebrate our hard work and to have parents come in and experience what we do academically" says Tiffany-Hardy. Previously in the school year, students were asked to write a Where I am From poem and have it published in a book as a class set. For thirty minutes, everyone was welcomed in the library with cookies and lemonade while classmates got their copy signed by each other. "I thought it went really well, states Ms. Tiffany-Hardy.