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A Race to First: Zachary Bogaczyk’s Win

A Race to First: Zachary Bogaczyk’s Win

April 20, 2018


Filed under BLOG, Contests, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

An Unexpected Journey...A Race to First Junior student Zachary Bogaczyk had a sweet taste of victory on April 10th at the Regional Special Olympic Games.  He swam back-to-back races and placed first in the 50-yard freestyle and backstroke events.  However, getting to this place has been a journey ...

The Beginning of STEM

The Beginning of STEM

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Classes, NEWS, Science, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Students

Waukee High School offers 19 official clubs to students. From the arts to Best Buddies, the variety of clubs covers many interests of the student body—all but one. Until this year, Waukee did not have any science-related clubs. STEM Club was created by juniors Geethika Kannaparti and Meghana Yelleped...

Student Contributions to Voices 4 Hope

Student Contributions to Voices 4 Hope

Felicia Williams and Dana Aguilar

March 28, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Students

Ten years ago, Ben Twigg and Scott Blum created Voices 4 Hope, which helps the underprivileged and impoverished across world and contributes to students and families living with homelessness. Voices 4 Hope intended to help provide a voice around the world for the struggling. The group is also associa...

Students Join “March For Our Lives” Movement at Iowa Capitol

Students Join “March For Our Lives” Movement at Iowa Capitol

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

February 14 celebrates love. Interpretations vary from person to person, but each year Americans find themselves overwhelmed with tacky decorations, pressure to buy the ‘perfect’ gift, or a very lonely night in. Most cannot go a few minutes without seeing advertisements for chocolate, flowers, and dia...

1 in 1900: Jacob Dejohn

1 in 1900: Jacob Dejohn

Grace Culbertson, Print Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Students

For the past five years, sophomore Jacob Dejohn spent four hours a night and six days a week breaking his back and breaking stereotypes. “I’m a male gymnast, and you don’t see that a lot,” Dejohn explained, “I’m really shy about it. Sometimes it’s a little awkward because people can ...

Mock Trial to Compete At State this Weekend

Mock Trial to Compete At State this Weekend

Lydia Shelton, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Clubs, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

“Mock trial is like a giant inside joke where all the case materials, all of us, become so familiar with it; and we refer to each other as the characters,” junior Bhavana Sirimalle reflected. Throughout the years of doing Mock Trial, a club at Waukee High School, the team and sponsor Benjamin Hicks...

Ivanka Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds Visit Waukee APEX

Ivanka Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds Visit Waukee APEX

Kathryn Shumaker, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Classes, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds brought president's adviser Ivanka Trump to tour the Waukee Innovation Learning Center on March 19, 2018.Trump and Reynolds participated in a experiment with Dr. Holly Showalter and the Human Services strand of APEX as well as explored the programs the Engineering strand uses to...

Generation Z

Generation Z

Kathryn Shumaker, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

As the 2010’s decade begins its descent into the past, a new generation will begin its rise into the spotlight: Generation Z. For the past 11 years, the Millennial generation has been put under a magnify glass. They’ve been the prime target for scrutinization as everyone looks at them to see what they ...

Girls’ Basketball 2018

Girls’ Basketball 2018

Lydia Shelton, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE, Students

Initially, the fans of the Des Moines East girls’ basketball team shrieked having unwavering faith that the team will conquer the second bracket’s game and potentially moving on to state. However, when the end of the first half approached, the fans dressed in scarlet switched to rage, roaring with ...

What Crosses the Line?

What Crosses the Line?

Ben Jordison, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

“You do have this isolated instance where you walk out and see people making out in the hallway or something people don’t really want to see,” Waukee High School history teacher Corey Kopatich stated. Public display of affection, better known as “PDA,” is an issue WHS school has always been divi...

All-State Speech 2018

All-State Speech 2018

Josh Wente, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Clubs, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

All-State Speech Festival is the pinnacle of the speech season. Hosted at Iowa State University, the festival ranks the “most outstanding” performances of IHSSA (Iowa High School Speech Association)from all across the state. Groups at State contest, previously held at Waukee this year, must be...

Love to Volunteer Fair 2018

Love to Volunteer Fair 2018

Bowen Siberz, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under PHOTOS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Each and every year, the Love to Volunteer Fair is held to offer many students the opportunity to learn about possible choices for volunteering. The choices include a wide variety of options, from Meals From The Heartland to Safety City. While these options may help those students who wish to complete t...

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