April 28, 2019. Brue’s Ale House. Photography by Cassadi Baker
The Pueblo County Arts Academy Rock Band, under the direction of Art Academy Instructor, Brooke Mead, participated in the first ever “Battle of the Bands,” hosted at Brue’s Ale House in collaboration with The Pueblo Arts Academy. The gig was hosted to promote local music and talent as well as a classy, high school competition. Pueblo County High School’s Band performed classic rock songs such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “ Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and a few more. Pueblo County High’s rock Band consists of: Hunter Michael, vocals, Ian Habich, guitar, Joseph Barrios, bass, Olivia Travierso, bass, Trey Border, piano, Isaiah Sanchez, synthesizer, Sam Mueller, drums, synthesizer.
Bands from the all Pueblo high school’s participated in the event. The room was full, It was standing room only as the bands displayed their talents while competing. The judges asked for, “five minutes” to make their decision. It was deemed successful by all the enthusiasm the crowd displayed. The band, Voltaic, consisting of talents from Centennial and Central High Schools, was awarded the most creative, and was named the winner of the battle. So much talent was displayed while the audience clapped and sang along with the bands. In the end, many efforts came together; instructors, band members, establishment owners, and fans. The event was successful, and now there will be plans to get ready for next year’s, “Battle of the Bands.”
by Isaiah Sanchez
Story by: Cassadi Baker
Photography by Abigail Padilla and Kaylin Mares
The Spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day was April 17, 2019. Four students from Pueblo County High School signed their commitments on this day, including: Amanda Blickensderfer- Swim- Colorado School of Mines, Sarah DeCarlo- Golf- Otero Junior College, Abigail Johnston- Cross Country & Track- Wyoming, and Sarah Steele- Diving- Colorado State University- Pueblo.
By: Autumn Montoya
On April 19, 2019, at Pueblo’s Sangre De Cristo Arts Center was an unforgettable night. With 16 days from seniors graduating, and the end of the school year coming up juniors and seniors were looking for a night off from everyday stress. Everyone was looking forward to the magical night and a fun time. With ecstatic energy, the fun-filled night kept going. The night ended with a bang as the After-Prom Party took place at PCHS. Students had an unforgettable night and went home with new memories that will last a lifetime.
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."