Story by: Kylee Rooks and Leticia Molina
Tailgate 2019 was a success, students had fun spending their day outside, grilling yummy food, and spending time with friends. Students of all grades came out and joined each other for tailgate. Students celebrated this day to get ready for prom. The teachers also came out and enjoyed the food students had to share. The weather was one of the key components of the day.
Hey! It's Spring, so let's put a spring to your step! We asked you, you answered! These students helped us with our Spring Poll and here are the results. So THANK YOU for our answers and have a great Easter!
Show up to school with your computer charged at 95% or higher and recieve extra credit. For the week of April first.
Five Hall of Fame members' inductions took place at Pueblo County High School. Students were greeted by County's rock band's remarkable performance of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" when walking into the gym. A couple songs later, the Hall of Fame assembly begun. To begin the ceremony, Loretta Martinez our first inductee was introduced by Lucinda Lazo and followed by a slideshow of before and after her high school experience at Pueblo County and a speech. The rest of the inductees such as Del Olivas, Adolph Padula and Jerry Sweet followed Loretta with their own slideshows and their inspirational speeches. The dance and cheer team wowed the crowd by a conjoined performance. The crowd cheered as the newfound members of the Hall of Fame received their awards given to them by participants of the Alumni. To conclude the ceremony, Mr. Dilka hopped on the mic one last time and thanked all of the inductees for choosing County.
As students join the School To Employment Program (STEP), they further their knowledge on modern medicine. Students apply to be apart of this program by an in depth application followed by an interview with the Community Relations Program Coordinator, Stacy Cristelli. Within two semesters, these hard-working and dedicated seniors work in the medical field. They receive hands-on learning and get real world experience from Parkview Medical Center's Staff. Students in this program get the full medical experience by receiving scrubs to wear for their daily activities.
Parkview allows for these students to achieve success and encourages PCHS students to establish relationships with real patients in real life experiences. There will always be a need for health care and medical advances, luckily for PCHS students, they are rewarded with an amazing opportunity to explore the world of medicine. Cristelli confirms, "I think it's a good program because it gives students the opportunity to explore the health care careers to see if it is something they want to purse in their future. They get exposed to a lot, meet new people and they really get to see if they thrive in that environment." Senior, Sydney Purkey said "The most interesting thing I have seen while being a STEP student is how a colonoscopy is performed."
Written by: Sheridan Houston
One of the most incredible performances to take Pueblo County's stage yet, Mamma Mia! County's Arts Academy brought ABBA's original musical to life in a live action performance. The performers were challenged with learning not only dozens of dances and songs, but also a two and a half hour script. While performing, each actor/actress had to learn their characters personality and emotions in order to protray them the right way to the audience. Many schools were in the race to get the rights to Mamma Mia! first, and County won. County truly lit up the stage with a wonderful and colorful performance.
Choose to Include, was this years Project Respect theme for the students of county. Today, 6 March 2019, students from county filed into the gym for a pumped up game of basketball between the teams from Project Respect. The game kept people on there feet, and as the shots went up the crowd went up and exploded in cheers. It was a close game and ended with a win against the teachers.
Coach Macaluso has been running the project since the beginning:
"When did county start the respect project?"
we started that in 2013, so this will have been our 7th year.
"How do you feel the players did?"
They did really good, they played together as a team, which is a big improvement from when we first started in december, pretty happy with that
"Do you feel they have grown since the project first began?"
They are working together more, they see eachother as a team and not individuals. they see the joy and the imprortance of playing for their school.
During the game, Countys own Noah Elizando aka "The Lizard" scored a flawless 3 pointer, which had the crowd instantly on their feet roaring.
The Buzz decided to ask Noah how it felt to make that basket..
"Feels pretty good, loved when the audience stood up and cheered" Noah said with a smirk. "I felt my team did very good, and that I did pretty good too."
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