By: AJ French
Pueblo County High Schools Band has done fantastic this year, getting medal after medal in competitions. After a whole season of blowing the competition away, their marching season ended with the state competition in Grand Junction Colorado on Oct.31, Halloween night.
Zero French, a junior in Colorguard stated, “State was an amazing experience and it was so incredible to experience it with people I’m close to. Colorguard is a family to me and I love all of them. Everyone worked so hard and I’m so proud of my team.”
After performing in finals PCHS went home with the title of third place in the Colorado State Marching Band Finals. They have all performed excellently this year not only in competitions. During football games, our band has done a fantastic job during halftime and has continued to wow the crowd with their talent and potential.
Ash Lindt, a Freshman who plays trombone and baritone said, “Even if we got third place I still think that everyone did their best and had fun while doing it. So I think personally that's better than winning first.”
The band members sacrificed a lot of time and energy into getting this far and it just goes to prove just how well effort pays off. This is the first time in over a decade that a high school from Pueblo has earned a medal at the state-level marching band competitions.
Eleanor Mapes, a sophomore in Colorguard said, “When I heard we got third place, I started bawling. We worked really hard this year with countless hours in the sun and many, many sunburns, but if we did this well this year, imagine how great we’ll do next year.”
Kianna Leiba freshman said, “I thought state went pretty good, I think we could have done a little better but overall we did amazing, better than ever and I’m so proud.
PCHS marching band season is now over but they had a fantastic year. They made memories their never gonna forget and while doing that performed excellently and brought many trophies home. Good Job PCHS marching band, for showing what this school is made of.
Photos by Dreamalea Auman, Dallas Muso, and Javin Martinez
By: Ruby Raya
Nov. 11 is an essential day in the United States. We celebrate the veterans that have served and died for our country. We all find ways to honor this day with family and mourn the veterans who passed away in their heroic acts. On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, Pueblo County High School held an assembly that honors the veterans that attended our school. Thanks to the JROTC program and the student council members, the assembly was well executed and did a great job showing their appreciation and respect toward our veterans.
The ceremony was quite respectful and very organized. It’s fantastic to know that some of our staff and their family members served to protect our country. A notable quote from slideshow that was presented was, "It is the Soldier, not the campus organize that has given us freedom to protest.”
Sophomore, Dulce Alvarado Leyva, has a good opinion of this beautiful assembly stating, “It was a pretty ceremony and it was very sad at the same time, I got kind of emotional.” English teacher, Rachel Baker stated, “In my opinion, the Veterans’ Day assembly is one of the best ones we have here at County. It is such an emotional event and humbling to be in a room with war heroes. The empty boots give me chills, hearing roll call, listening to a loved one say deceased is so sad, and I always jump at the gun salute. Every year I take tissues because I know I will cry, I cry for my own loved ones loss, and the others I never met.” As you can see we all love and respect the veterans that have died for us and our country, they will never be forgotten in our hearts.
Ms. Gilman, the director of Pueblo County High Schools’ Arts Academy, has put together the highschools’ fall play of the year. The play has been rewritten numerous times, but TAA selected Kate Hamill’s’ variation. The play carries very important and impacting morals that can be beneficial to students on campus.
Little Women is based in the 1860s’ during the U.S. Civil War. It shows a struggling family during this time. The father of the four girls is drafted into the war, and they beat around the bush for ways to distract, get through, and cope together. This allows the viewer to interpret struggles faced within this time period, and have an idea of what conflicts the individuals faced surrounding the war.
Rehearsals have been fairly frequent and strict for the preparation within the play. Many students have committed their time and effort into a beautiful piece that shall soon be seen among the high school students of PCHS. The production is airing Nov. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 13, 2022 at 2 p.m. Adult tickets cost ten dollars, and students remain a five dollar entry.
By: Arianna Barela
Pueblo held their 5th annual sock drive for the month of October. People were able to donate new socks to bins that were put around Pueblo. They did this for Pueblo Charter Lions Club, who were giving these socks to local agencies. The Student Council at Pueblo County High School had a box put in the hallway at the school where students were able to donate. PCHS students donated 96 new pairs of socks for this cause. These socks will benefit people all around Pueblo during this upcoming winter season.
Photos by, Jada Jones Sydnie Bernal Dreamalea Auman and Karmen Autobee
Photos by Willow Stephenson
Photos by Willow Stephenson
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By: Michael Applegate
With the end of the first quarter ending soon, Pueblo County High School held its Homecoming Spirit Week from Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, through Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. With Homecoming being on Saturday, Oct 15, 2022.
Monday was Destination Day, students dressed in items inspired by their favorite places in the world. Tuesday was Traffic Control vs. Flight Attendant, many students dressed up in traffic control vests and bright-colored t-shirts, with others donning the business casual of the plane's flight attendants. Wednesday was Tacky Tourist, students were dressed as tropical tourists with flower necklaces and funny-designed t-shirts. Thursday was Pack Your Bags (Airport Attire), students dressed as they would if they were going on a trip anywhere in the world.
Students are excited for this upcoming Homecoming Dance from this spirit week. Rachelle Abeyta, a senior, stated “I really like the decorations around the school. They go well with the around-the-world theme.”
Nevaeh Gonzales, another senior, said “I liked this spirit week the most.”
Overall, the week was a success in rallying up student spirit.
Photos by Dreamale Auman and Sydnie Bernal
By: AJ French
On October 11, Pueblo County High School held its annual Powderpuff Game between the seniors and juniors. The final score was 6-0 with the seniors taking the win. The PCHS field was filled with excitement and energy as everyone was getting ready for homecoming on October 15. The guys and girls switched roles, with the girls playing football and the guys acting as cheerleaders.
Seven Hasenack, freshman said, “I thought Powderpuff was fun because you could hang out with friends and watch football. It also gave us time out of class to make very memorable experiences.” The powderpuff game got everyone time to laugh and have fun with their friends while getting ready for HOCO.
Cheyanne Ainsworth, freshman said, “It was so much fun to watch the boys bring on school spirit, and I can’t believe the boys actually did that!” Both seniors and juniors did a great job at entertaining the crowd, presenting their hard work practice into a comedic and well-constructed game.
James Olds, freshman said, “This game was super fun to watch and a cool way to see the school come together.”
The game undeniably railled PCHS students and helped them embrace school spirit.