By Danni Calhoon and Peyton Dremel
On Monday, Sept. 18, at Pueblo County an assembly held by the Seven Project was done. Lights and music filled the room as the students entered and lasers with crazy lights blinded the students as the beams moved over the walls and ceilings. The Seven Project is a customized, multimedia event for schools in America. School administrators were asked to select given topics they would like to be presented to their students. The professionals and speakers incorporate multimedia screens, video segments, lighting and quality surround speakers throughout the assembly. The Seven Project gave many inspiring speeches along with heart felt stories on how we, as students, have the power to change the world one person at a time. “We know that if we can impact our middle and high school students it will change schools, families, communities and the world,” says Seven Project director, David Freeland.
By Payton Dremel, Cedric Vegas, and Danni Calhoon
On Sept 13. Medal of Honor Recipient Harold Fritz enlightened Pueblo County High Schools student body, and staff with his appearance, and stories. He presented many stories about his experiences joining the Military. Fritz happily stayed for a few minutes after the Medal of Honor Assembly to meet students, and take a quick photo with them.
The day began at 8 a.m. at the Pueblo Colorado Rawlings Library with a ceremony honoring all the Medal of Honor Recipients and their family members. The second floor held 105 people, also including Bruce P. Crandall, Brian M. Thacker, and Harold A. Fritz. Many speeches were made on their past experiences, and how they became a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
These Medal of Honor recipients were all invited to the ceremony not all confirmed recipients could make it to Pueblo due to weather and flight delays. Those in scheduled to attend, but not were in attendance are listed as: Ronald Rosser, Drew Dix, Ty Carter, Gordon Roberts, Tommy Norris, Sammy Davis, Joe Marm, Mike Morris James McCloughan, Don “Doc” Ballard, Tom Kelly, Gary Littrell, Chuck Hagemeister, Leroy Petry, Charles Kettle Bennie Adkins, Woody Williams Brian Williams Brian Thacker, Hal Fritz Roger Donlon, Bruce Cranndall, Robert Foley, Jim Taylor, Bob Patterson, Ed Byers, Pat Brady, Barney Barnum.
By Cedric Vargas
The County High, Decade Dance hosted by DECA's student body held last Friday, Sept. 8, was a great start to the school year. The dance lasted from 8 to 11 at night and tickets were sold at the door. Many were encouraged to dressed to theme and pay less for entree. Students who came dressed for the night paid $3 dollars while the standard price was $5 dollars. Students danced the night away with friends while jamming to the 90’s music. The Deca Dance ticket sales are going to benefit the Truck or Treat this year and give back to the community. Thank you for your support, County Hornets!
The Pigskin Classic is one of the most controversial events at County High. With the loss of 28-7, we still had our school spirit at high standards. Until next time, the Pigskin Classic will be at our rivals. Good job, boys!
Incoming Freshmen were nervous and excited on Aug. 10 for freshman orientation. Freshman orientation was intense, but through the chaos, they all made it out alive. The day began with a welcome in the gym followed by the new Hornets walking through their school 2017-18 schedules. This brief encounter with classes helped freshmen acclimate to high school. Exhausted from their travels, an hour-long lunch break was enjoyed before finishing up their classes and heading to the gym for their final Hornet initiation. Cheer leaders taught freshmen their class yell, the school song and other cheers to fire up our Hornet athletes. The day was capped with some new green and gold apparel and an ice cream treat. The class of 2021 is now ready to embark on their journey through high school.