The halls were filled with new incoming freshmen. During the open house parents and teachers talked about the children's futures. As the hours wizzed past with stimulating conversations, DECA handed out fresh made cookies, for free! The amount of students was almost as big as last year.
"It was a big turnout this year." Mr. Dilka stated.
"I quite enjoyed the evening." said Mr. McKinsey with a smile.
Pueblo County High students left early on Sunday morning for their three-day DECA state adventure. The students started out the day by unloading at Hotel Elegante, preparing for role plays, and practicing for the day to come. They then made their way to the Broadmoor for the flashy and extravagant opening ceremony. The next day, Monday, Feb. 25, the students had two roleplays they had to prepare for and execute in order to have chance at advancing forward in the state completion and moving on the nationals in Orlando, Florida.
Also, a requirement of at least two workshops during their stay was required. On Tuesday morning, at 5 AM, each student was sent a text to see who would be moving onto finals. County's own Jaylen Spidel and Michelle Wells made it to finals, so they had one more role play to complete before finding out if they made it to nationals. Tuesday night all the students gathered into the Broadmoor for the closing ceremony. Although none of County's own made it to nationals we are still very proud of everyone who made it and gave it there all. Good job DECA!!!
Photos by: Mr Saathoff
"Not many coincidences exist in the mind of Pueblo County High School girls swim." says Coach Dan Radiff.
For the first time in his career, Radiff received coach of the year honors Saturday following the Class 3A state swim meet. The team gathered for photos Tuesday at Pueblo County High School alongside their trophy...
“We made a statement. This was icing on the cake. Our community was proud. Our team was proud.”
The Hornets’ longtime coach was serenaded with chants of “Radiff! Radiff! Radiff!” as he approached the podium and successfully made it to his spot without falling.
“Daisy James said we should start chanting Radiff,” Steele said. “So we all just went after it.”
The entirety of the situation — receiving 3A’s coach of the year honors, his divers having an outstanding weekend, and the swimmers fighting for every point had Radcliff sentimental.
He knows his Max and Shirley continue to be a force in his life, as well as those around him.
“This is for all three of us,” Radiff said.
Source- Pueblo Chieftain
Pueblo County's Dance Team celebrates the seniors time at county with a special night full of special dedications, roses, and lots and lots of hugs. The seniors leaving us after this year are: Taylor Anaya, Regina Razo, Nicolle Brazil, and Mikayla Alfonso
We are sad to see these girls go, but know they have a bright future ahead of them!
Valentines day is right around the corner, here are some helpful pick up lines to get you started...
STORY BY AUTUMN MONTOYA
If you don’t like those pick-up lines then here are a few more for you to use. Hope you get that person and good luck!
Starting off SnoBall week right with a traditional County assembly.
As students entered the gym and filed into there class seating, they got a chance to gaze at the wonderful gym decorations surrounding the large sparkling arch centered in the middle of the gym. The assembly began by the students standing for the National Anthem sang beautifully by Pueblo County's own Tanner Smith, as our color guard held our colors. Everyone than took there seats as the lights dimmed and a video appeared on the projection screen at the front of the gym. At this time the SnoBall court began walking down the rolled out carpet for the guys and their family to walk down. Than pausing under the arch, the crowd stands to there feet in applause as they make their way down the carpet. We began with Joseph Berrios followed by Cayden Camper, Max Hillebrand, Taylen Jones, Lane Sherwood, Jaedon Vargas: all of them escorted by family (mom and dad). As the court nominees took their seat, the crowd was entertained (by some well put together) lip syncing videos of the nominees. The assembly than was ended with each coach of a winter sports team saying a few words, and everyone was then dismissed to their 2nd hour class, and snoball week began.
Monday: This day was cancelled
Tuesday: Favorite Jersey
Wednesday: Graphic T-Shirt
Thursday: Hippy Day
Its time to pair up and grab a birdie, cause its Pueblo County's annual BADMINTON TOURNAMENT!!
Watch as couples, friends, teachers, and even janitors compete against each other for the ultimate badminton title. Each team can come up with a unique team name that fits there personality, a lot of partners also design personal t-shirts that match and show off there team name. Than the games begin, each team only has a couple times they are allowed to loose before they are pulled from the tournament. Which then leaves us with our last 2 teams which ended up being...
Everyone hopes to come up with a resolution that they want to accomplish in the new year, whether it be: eating better, exercising more, reading an hour a day, or just being nicer. So The Buzz decided to get a hard hitting story to start off the new year... what are our teachers New Years Resolutions?...
"Finish my Masters Degree"
"Get my kid to drive"
"To be nicer to my students"
"Get less wrinkles, be nice, more positivity"
"limit the negative energy around me"
"Be more present with my family"
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
UPDATED INFORMATION JUST IN!!
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