If you’ve grown up in the Pueblo County area or kept up with high school sports, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Jeff Wilson. Jeff Wilson is well known in the Pueblo community, he began his journey as a teacher and ended up as the head coaching position for football at Pueblo County High School. He says this was his most memorable moment. “I’ve always wanted to come to County and coach, it was a goal of mine.” Wilson said. After being here for years, Wilson has decided to retire. I asked Wilson what he was going to miss the most about his job at Pueblo County. He answered, “I’m going to miss the people I work with, the kids, teachers, and the drive in the morning.” Wilson doesn’t have any plans next, but he said “I can’t see myself outside of football, but God will have a plan.”
by Isaiah Sanchez
Pueblo County JROTC RIfle Team Repeats as State Champions.
Hannah Brown won the State Championship
Brown and Nathaniel Romero were Co Two Man Team Champions
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Shooting their highest score of the postseason Pueblo County AJROTC narrowly defeated Zion Benton NJROTC 2187 to 2186 last week in the National Air Rifle League Championship Tournament. With the win Pueblo County will advance to the championship game to take on Nation Ford MCJROTC.
In their semi-final game Pueblo County AJROTC was led by, Nathaniel Romero who shot a 559. The remaining contributing members were Hannah Brown, Vannesa Martinez, Jennifer Knox, and . Pueblo County AJROTC is from Pueblo, CO, and is coached by Arnold Lewis.
Zion Benton NJROTC finishes the season with an overall 7 - 2 record. They are also the winners of the Navy JROTC Conference title, for the fourth year in a row. In their simi-final game Zion Benton NJROTC was led by, Bailey Hoenig who shot a 564. The remaining contributing members were Alexia Resendiz, Regina Raquino, Diana Roman, and Halie Creekmore. Zion Benton NJROTC is from Zion, IL, and is coached by Dan Hackstein.
The championship game this week, Nation Ford MCJROTC versus Peublo County AJROTC will be the first meeting between these two teams.
Stephen C. Klein
Senior Army Instructor
Pueblo County High School JROTC
Make-A-Wish is a foundation thats soul purpose is making children, who are fighting chronic illnesses, wildest fairytale dreams come true. It gives their family a well deserved break from all the doctors appointments, and focus on whats really important in life, happiness. Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a gummy factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you.
They are the reason Colorado needs to come together and raise money to make these children's wishes come true.
County really became a part of making Hudsons, a 6 year old local, wish come true with our now annual Make-A-Wish assembly. The assembly consisted of a miracle minute, dodgeball, and even a dance off that Hudson competed in, and won! Not only did County reach our goal of over 13,000 dollars! but we helped make someones wish come true.. HORNETS GRANT WISHES!!!!
Student crowd into Pueblo County's swim room to watch fellow County students take on the feet of walking on water:
“Keep those shoes moving and be sure to control them. Watch it! You’re letting them get too far apart.”
For the third year, Musso, the dean of students at the School of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences at Pueblo County High School, was overseeing the Walk on Water challenge: a multi-heat competition in which first- and second-year engineering students are paired with senior mentors and tasked with performing a minor miracle, of walking on water.
You gotta have a little athletic ability, man” says Pueblo County Principal Brian Dilka to a young student preparing to begin his walk . “It’s not all about the flotation. So I hope you got it in your genes.”
Many students didn't make it far, and some made it too the finish. But all in all it was a ton of fun and a fascinating experience
TLC is beginning.Any club or organization interested in helping with bag drop off or collection are appreciated. Will meet at County on the 3rd at 8:30 and work to get the bags out to houses on the Mesa. The next day we will meet to collect them and take them to the fair grounds.
Below are a list of dates associated with the event if any students are interested. Extra credit will be available if you dedicate volunteer time. If you are interested in participating, please let Mrs. Downs so she can let the students know who all is involved. We appreciate all you do and all the ways you help us. Thank you in advance.
Nov 3 and 4: Bag drop off and collection
Nov 9 and 10: Sorting and Boxing
Nov 16: last minute prep and boxing
Nov 17th: distribution and delivery.
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!!!