Spyglass: Volume XXII | Issue III | February 2007

 

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JJOOPPLLIINN HHIIGGHH S pyglass VOLUME XXII, ISSUE 3 february 2007 Let it snow, On Jan. 16-19, the R-VIII School District was out of school because of a major ice storm which hit the 4-state area. That area includes; Let it snow, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. “Joplin was spared, our ice was mostly on the ground,” said Dr. Jim Simpson, Superintendent. Let it The ice storm is being called a ‘natural disaster’. On account of these four snow days, the R-VIII school district went over the allowed amount of snow days. The district has actually had seven snow days, four for the ice storm and JHS maxes out snow days three for earlier bad weather. Right now the State allowed on school calendar is considering a bill that would allow the students not to make up the extra snow days. By Heather Duggar, Editor “If the bill passes, go with it,” said Ms. Schroeder, guidance counselor. The actual procedure after the bill passes according to Dr. Simpson is that he will then take the bill to the school board and propose to take as many days as the bill will allow. Then the board will discuss and decide whether or not to take Dr. Simpson up on that proposal. There are five people who decide whether or not the school will take a snow day: Doug Domer, Mark Dard, Michael Sharp, John Hocke, and Dr. Simpson, who wake up early enough to drive their section of Joplin to see how the roads are. They take into account safety for students who ride the buses, drive to school, or have their parents drive them to school. They consider Inside Let it snow Mrs.Rieboldt Editorial NEO Vocals Calendar Senior Athlete Cards Page 1 Page 3 Page 4 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Sgt. Smith, 101st Infantry Airborne Division Sgt. Josh Smith of the 101st Infantry Airborne Division from Fort Campbell Ky., talks to JHS students while showing off military equipment, during an assembly to recruit students and help them get a better understanding of what the military does. Photo by Nikki Burkett

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2 JHS News February 2007 Joplin Gets Tech-Savvy By Laura Dimmit One of the things that everyone expects to see when walking into a classroom is a chalkboard. However, in recent years, a new technology has emerged in the Joplin school district. Over a three- year period, the district plans to phase in Smart Board technology in every classroom, even in elementary schools. Smart Boards work by using a laptop connected to an LCD projector, which enables teach- ers to project notes, video, or anything else onto the screen. You can write on the screen, to underline an important point or make a note, by using a special set of pens that comes with the board. What makes Smart Boards better? Angela Neria, the Director of Technology Services for Joplin R-VIII, said, “Smart Boards offer a level of student engagement that regular white boards do not. They are interactive and therefore lend themselves to students, not just teachers, presenting ideas, research results, and demonstrations to fellow students.” At this time, about 220 classrooms in the district are equipped with Smart Board technology, and over the next two sum- mers, the rest of the teachers in the district will be trained and their classrooms outfitted. Rhonda Sloan, one JHS teacher who has been trained to use the Smart Board technology, had this to say about the importance of technology in schools: “A working knowledge of technology, and a better grasp of the content [is important because] the work world is full of technology, and those students with experi- ence with that technology have an edge.” As with any technology, however, there are some problems. Photo by Laura Dimmit The Boards must be installed at a much lower height in the elementary schools so that the younger students can reach them, but they cannot be so low that the teachers are unable to use them comfortably. Mr. Welling, shown here with his Smart Board, is one of the teachers who has already been trained to use this new technology at Joplin High School. Technology in Missouri schools just got an even bigger boost from Governor Matt Blunt, who on January 25 released a new education rate technology into the ordinary class period. budget including $2.9 million to fund 100 high-tech classrooms in 100 Schools have always changed with the times to include what new schools in the state of Missouri. Teachers in those classrooms will be technology will help students succeed, and Joplin High School has made trained on all the new equipment and given lesson ideas that will incorpo- integrating technology a priority. Snow Days continued from page 1 how the road conditions are different in each section. Each person drives one section, then they communicate by cell phones. They drive the roads between 4 am- 5:30 am. “We were very blessed, we had no damages during the ice storm. Since then we have had water in our crawl space,” said Ms. Schroeder. Many people in Joplin didn’t see a lot of damage. Ms. Schroeder only saw some broken branches and some fallen trees. Photo By Nikki Burkett “I’ve never seen an ice storm that bad.” -- Dr. Jim Simpson Freshman, Sophmores and Juniors: It’s not too late to join A+. Contact Ms. Stokes cstokes@joplin.k12.mo.us Office Hours: Mon. 7:30 am-11:30 am Tues: Closed Wed: 7:30 am-4:00 pm Thurs: Closed Fri: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

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February 2007 JHS News 3 Itʼs elementary, my dear FBLA By: Nikki Burkett FBLA means business Future Business Leaders of America, but they participate in community service projects as well. For the past several months FBLA members have been visiting Emerson Elementaryʼs second grade classrooms each month. In October the FBLA members shared safety tips. In November they read the book Five Silly Turkeys. Also they distributed hats and gloves to the kids. They helped the children make ornaments in December. The Future Business Leaders of America obviously are not only concerned with just their future but othersʼ as well. In the photo to the right, seniors John Nolan and Lindsey Altman work with the second grade students at Emerson Elementary. Photo By Kristi McGowen It is the best of times, it was the worst of times ... Mrs. Kathleen Rieboldt By Nikki Burkett Every year a new teacher comes into our midst, but not all are as unique as JHSʼ very own Mrs. Rieboldt. This woman is one in a million. From being faced with death to teaching very challenging students, she always comes out gracefully. A graduate from Missouri Southern State University, Mrs. Rieboldt is very happy with her newfound teaching position. She loves teaching. According to Mrs. Rieboldt her favorite thing about it is the students, which is amusing because in a sense her least favorite thing is also the students, but not all – just the ones she has to deal with who wonʼt do their work or simply wonʼt turn it in. She attended college for three years before marrying her husband Bill. She decided she would return, but in doing she found out that the University would not accept any of her credits, so she started all over. She is the proud owner of a dairy farm, where on Saturdays (you guessed it) she helps milk cows. She has three children (one boy and two girls) and is the very happy grandmother to seven grand children, Madyson (8), Melissa (8), Emily (4), Kaed (4), Noah (4), Karson (almost 4), and Clay (almost 3). This woman is amazing -- a loving mother, grandmother, and wife, runs a household, and has a career. Only the toughest survive and only the smartest can match this womanʼs personal drive. What did you do on your summer vacation? Mrs. Rieboldt is an amazing woman who literally escaped death. On a church mission trip to Honduras last summer, Mrs. Rieboldt, her husband Bill, and their interpreter Adrian were hijacked on their way to the small town where they would be staying, which was about two hours away from the capital city On their way back to the airport, they were followed by three vehicles -- one pulled in front of them, another pulled along side, and the third pulled right behind their truck. Along the other side was a sudden drop off the side of the mountain. The truck back toward the capital city. They were forced to stop on an isolated mountain road and told to hand over all of their money and jewelry. Bill was trying to take off his wedding ring but could not. In anger one of the gunman pointed their guns right at Billʼs finger, but never pulled the trigger. After handing over all of their possessions Adrian was told to turn around and walk toward the woods. One of the three gunmen pointed their gun at Adrian, prepared to shoot until Bill yelled distracting the gunmen and saving Adrianʼs life. As Adrian ran Mrs. Rieboldt. The two left were told to turn around and walk toward the woods, noticing the silencer on one of the menʼs guns Bill refused, he told them if they were going to shoot them they would do it looking at them. Mrs. Reiboldt began speaking to the men in Spanish. One of the men turned and began to walk back to the truck. When all the men turned to follow Mrs. Rieboltd and Bill made a run for it -- running down the side of the mountain and flagging down a car on the main highway. The three looked death

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4 Editorial February 2007 Itʼs time for Seniors to step up, not step down!! By: Heather Duggar, Editor It’s the second semester of the school year and last semester for the seniors of ‘07. We, seniors, are getting excited and nervous about graduating and finally reaching our goal. Well, I am sorry to say this, but just because its our second semester doesn’t mean we can slow down and decide “I don’t want to hand in this huge project ” or “I can fly through this not being at school for a few days”. You are wrong; our teachers don’t come to school for their health or for kicks and giggles. They come to teach and help us succeed. We may think that it’s our second semester and grades don’t matter. Well, colleges look at all of the grades not just the good ones. We have the summer to slack off and relax. Right now we should be working harder, finally deciding where to go to college or what to do after high school, and be having fun, too. Our senior teachers push us harder so that we can know even a smidge of what college is going to be like. College professors don’t hand out notes typed up, they give hour-long lectures where you have to decipher what you will need for the upcoming test. They don’t give reminders about upcoming assignments that are due like most high school teachers. College is a whole different process and most of us, the senior student body, only know a fraction of it. College is meant to be fun but it also is a lot of hard work. Sometimes you have to pull all-nighters for a week straight for that B, but in the end you’ll know that it is worth it. Colleges don’t give out extra credit so studying is a must. Yes, partying does go along with college like you have seen in some movies, but in college you have to know how to juggle partying and studying. As a new college freshman you most likely will not. College, like any new and exciting experience, is something you have to get used to. It’s a trial and error process, mistakes will be made. You just have to learn from your mistakes and learn how to balance everything you want to do. Point being --- do not stop working this semester just because you think you can ride on your grades now. Don’t stop working hard just because you are thinking of your upcoming senior prom, who you are going with, or how you are graduating in just a few short months. Work harder knowing that the more you work the faster time goes by. Don’t think colleges don’t look at all grades, all semesters because they do. Most colleges want the best, so work hard and be the best you can be. Spyglass is published by the newspaper class at Joplin High School, 2104 Indiana, Joplin, Missouri. Editor- in-chief: Heather Duggar Ad Manager Qwyntnn Brown Staff Writers & Photographers: Nikki Burkett Laura Dimmit Adviser: Brenda White www.Cartoonstock.com

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February 2007 JHS News 5 Thespians Honor Mr. Parker Freshman Mentoring By Laura Dimmit Mr. Charles Parker has built up a huge legacy in his many years of teaching at Joplin High School, and it involves more than just the knowledge and wit he displays while teaching Chemistry. Since the late 1980s, he has been helping the schoolʼs theatre depart- ment build sets on Saturdays, which is the only time students have to build, saw, and paint. Mr. Parker has contributed countless hours of his time to the depart- ment, and for this he was recently awarded the Missouri State Thespian Service Award. The award is granted to “An individual who, through their contributions to a local Thespian Troupe…has encouraged, supported and promoted high standards of quality in educational theatre.” Students from Joplinʼs I.T.S. troupe wrote let- ters of recommendation to a state-wide board that gives the award. He is the first person from Joplin to win this award, and the first chemistry teacher as well. Congrat- Photo by Laura Dimmit Mr. Parker displays his award, which he ulations to Mr. Charles Parker for receiving this award! recieved at the Missouri State Thespian Conference held in St. Louis. By NikkAisBwuerkaleltkt now being a freshman can be confusing, scary, and academically challenging. Senior Cort Van Ostran has found a solution to these problems: a freshman mentoring program. When asked what gave him the idea Cort responded, “Joplinʼs graduation rate hovers around 75% compared with a state goal of about 85%. I wanted to find a way to close this gap.” Sounds like an amazing program. But who are these mentors, how are they chosen and what can they help with? “Mentors were selected from the junior and senior class based on academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. Mentors can tutor freshmen in any academic area. Freshman can also learn study skills and the ins and outs of high school.” “ Those students who attend the sessions will benefit (from the program). This year we are able to accommodate up to 100 freshmen,” said Cort “The program has been successful, and it has created a strong foundation for the program to grow in the upcoming years,” The freshmen mentoring program will help the freshmen academically, and give them a way to get used to the high school surroundings with help from someone who has been in their shoes. Joplin Students Bring History to Life:Constitution Team Takes 2nd at State Competition By LauTroa sDoimmemhiitgh school students, the Constitution is just part of American history books. However, to members of Joplin High Schoolʼs Constitution Team, it is a living, breathing document. On January 29, the team traveled to Jefferson City for a statewide competition run by the Missouri Barʼs Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education and took second place behind Westminster Christian Academy (located in St. Louis). During this competition, members of the team are involved in a mock senate hearing with over 20 members of the Missouri Bar Association, including the current Missouri State Supreme Court chief justice Michael Wolff. Prior to the competition, the class is divided into different units that each focus on a different topic regarding the Constitution such as the Bill of Rights, the Constitutional Convention, and different interpretations of the Consti- tution. Constitution Team is a semester class, “We the People,” that is paired with AP Government. The team is made up of juniors and seniors who “learn a lot and [are] willing to work hard,” says Staci Ball, senior. Each unit must do extensive research to prepare in advance for not only their predetermined question but also whatever the judges might ask them. Junior Alan Liu says that, “itʼs really hard to categorize what we learn but we definitely become more aware of the political atmosphere and the goings-on occuring in our society and how it applies and works with the Constitution.” Congratulations to the team on all their hard work and victory in Jefferson City! Strange and Interesting Facts Like fingerprints, everyoneʼs tongue print is different. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brotherʼs first flight. 430 S Geneva, Joplin, MO 64801 417-206-9464 Mon. - Sat. 11am-1:30 am Sun. 11am - Midnight Monday: 99 cent kids meals Tuesday: 35 cent wings Wednesday: 50 cent legs Thursday: 50 cent bonless wings

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6 Reviews A “Dream” Worth Seeing February 2007 By Laura Dimmit And I am telling you... In a place so far from the lights of New York City and Chicago, it is rare for a Joplin High School student to be able to see a Broadway-quality show. However, anyone who sees the movie Dreamgirls is seeing a Broadway show brought to the big screen. Dreamgirls is full of flashy costumes that capture the spirit of the 60s and 70s, bright lights, and big-name stars from Hollywood and Broadway everywhere you look. Most of us are familiar with Beyonce belting out a song, but what about Eddie Murphy or Danny Glover? All three of these talented performers, along with Jamie Foxx, Anika Noni Rose, and Jennifer Hudson lend their voices to this musical that encompasses the sounds of the 60s and 70s. Dreamgirls tells the story of a Supremes-style girls singing group that gets their big break singing backup for James “Thunder” Early (Eddie Murphy). When they open their own act, tension rises between Effie (Jennifer Hudson), who has always sung lead, and Deena (Beyonce), who has the “looks” to be a star. Effie is replaced by another girl (Sharon Leal), and the corruption of the Dreamʼs manager Curtis (Jamie Foxx) takes over the lives of everyone involved. Dreamgirls may be a musical, but it also tackles the issues of betrayal and discrimination. Mixed in with showy production numbers is a story about doing whatever it takes to accomplish your dreams, and what happens when those dreams arnʼt quite what you thought they would be. If none of that appeals to you, then see this movie simply for the awesome power of Jennifer Hudsonʼs performance as Effie, which elicited applause from the audience in the theater both times I saw this movie. Climbing the music charts in my mind The Early November a self-titled album. $12.99 3-CD Set available wherever music is sold By Qwyntnn Brown The Early November early in July? The multi-disk album that consists off The Mother, The Path, and The Mechanic, was released on July 11, 2006 by the combined pop, emo, indie, and rock group The Early November. I really enjoyed their music even before I purchased their album: I surely wasnʼt disappointed. I liked it so much in fact I found myself playing all three CDs over and over again, enjoying each time more than the last. Out of all three CDs The Path racked up the most mileage in my CD player. Overall this is an amazing album that should not be passed over. There are many reasons why I enjoyed this album and this group in general. I normally listen to this mixed genre of music, but this band and particularly this album, makes me enjoy it even more. With this album it seems as though every song is completely different, and they all consist of things that everybody can relate to. If you like emo, pop, rock, or just music in general, you should go check out The Early November.

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February 2007 JHS News 7 Singing and Dancing their Way to Victory By Laura Dimmit Joplin has many talented students, and about 60 of them make up our two show choirs, Touch of Class and Sound Dimension, both directed by Mrs. Susan Ideker. On Saturday, February 17 they and over 30 other show choirs competed at Nevada High School. Sound Dimension is classified as a 5A choir, meaning that they are from a large school, and Touch of Class is classified as a B choir, meaning that their school has more than one show choir. After a full day of competition with schools from as far away as Kansas City, both choirs came away with second-place trophies, with first place honors in both categories going to Neosho. Both groups compete again at Carthage High School on February 24. Photo by Nikki Burkett Members of Sound Dimension proudly display their second-place trophy. Sounding The Silence CD Release Also Playing: Sounding the Silence, Kaitlin Downing, The Passing Time. Mike Friday, March 2Turner, The Com- pany, If At All, The Stand, The Springs, The Foundry @ 6:00 p.m. and $7 one copy of “The Color Me EP” included

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8 Columns / JHS News Basketball Homecoming Photo by Heather Duggar Senior Emily Watkins, basketball Homecoming Queen, and her escort junior Logan Taylor look hopeful during the JHS pep assembly. Unfortunately, the JHS Eagles lost the homecoming game to the Waynesville Tigers. Older and Most Definitely Wiser By Qwyntnn Brown Growing up is something most of us do during our lives. Sometimes when we try and grow up too fast we are told things such as “stay a kid as long as you can”. Then the person who says it (normally a parent) tells you that you need to grow up and start taking on more responsibility. This is such a contradiction to what we are supposed to do with our young lives. So I ask you what do you do with you life when youʼre in-between these two opposing worlds? We are faced with the decisions of getting older and more mature such as: getting a job, getting a car, what college to go to, and the everlasting question of what I want to be when I grow up. When faced with all of these decisions we have to weigh all of the questions that fall under the My Options folder in our minds. Questions such as: Will I be able to get all of my homework done? What am I able to afford? Would I be more comfortable living close to home or on campus? Do I really need it? Is that really what I want to do? Even with the enormous amount of information that holds the fate of our future all jumbled up in our minds, we still carry on with our daily routines of attempting to do our very best. I myself do not think us as teenagers are given enough credit for all we process through these years especially those who became successful adults all because of the decisions they made when they were our age. So the next time someone tells you that you need to grow up and start taking on more responsibilities, keep in mind that right now we are still processing what we are going to do with our lives now and in our future. The adults in our lives should and will understand what weʼre going through because more than likely they have been through the same exact thing. Sometimes however this becomes a figment of imagination to them -- but that is another subject entirely. When you are told to stay a child as long as you can take it into perspective because we donʼt grow younger with time. We only grow older, and right now weʼre in high school -- the best years of our lives. Elaborating on that subject these years of our lives are also the most hectic. So when you think you have more going on than handle just remember that life goes by too fast to take it for granted. So take a deep breath and look at all youʼve accomplished in the short time youʼve been in high school. We all truly do have something to be proud of! February 2007 What I Wish I Would Have Known... By Laura Dimmit Enrollment time is upon us again, and for me, it is the last time I will ever sit in the Talon room contemplating my future at Joplin High School. My high school career is more than half over, and in looking back, there are more than a few things I wish I would have known when I started my freshmen year, like these: • The only way you can expect to get to a Dhall locker between classes is if youʼre in full body armor…and thatʼs on a good day. • The locker rooms before gym class are not places for the weak of heart. • Lock your gym locker, or you might end up missing one shoe, or (even better), one sock. Who needs one sock? • The slower someone walks, the more likely it is that you will be • in a hurry • stuck right behind them • significantly shorter than them • Every day seems like Friday, especially Thursday, which is the cruelest trick of all. • Trying to leave the south parking lot before 3:30 is like trying to check out of Wal*Mart on Black Friday, so put on some good music in your car and settle in for a while. • Your extracurricular activities will dictate the majority of your free time, so choose wisely… • Appreciate the teachers that you like, because there will be plenty of times when you will wish you had them back. • Give yourself a break once and a while: take some electives. • Never make the innocent assumption that all your classrooms will be around the same temperature, because it will never happen, even in the winter. • Leaving all your homework until Sunday afternoon will always seem like a good idea at the time, even if itʼs a five-page paper. • Sleep is for weak people. • You might not always want to come to school, but believe me, you will want quality attendance when finals week rolls around. But most of all, I wish someone would have told me that nothing is ever as bad as it seems…itʼs only high school, right?

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February 2007 JHS News 9 JHS Shows Spirit By Laura Dimmit It may have been cold outside, but inside JHS spirit kept every- one preoccupied. With a different theme each day, a pep rally on Friday to honor all the spring sports, the school week was made entertaining by those students who arenʼt afraid to dress up and stand out. A tough loss to Waynesville on Friday could have dampened the excitement, but thereʼs always the dance to look forward to. On Satuday senior Emily Watkins was crowned Homecoming Queen, and another exciting JHS Spirit Week was over. Photo by Heather Duggar ( top left) Senior Craig Gilmore is never without spirit, as shown here on Superhero Day. His superhero? “Captʼin PanQue-Que.” Not Superman, but interesting for sure. Vocal NEO Results SOLOS Stephanie Bayne – 1 Nikki Burkett – 1 Kirstie Douthitt – 1 Spencer Moss – 1 Galen Rea – 1 Derek Rider – 1 Amelia Warstler – 1 Lora Lombard – 1 Lauren Hight – 1 Alley Lowry – 2 Chelsey Powers – 1 Brittany Thurman – 1 Meredith Mitchell – 1 Sam Yount – 1 Brad Thompson – 1 Kelly Yount – 1 Kaylee Hempen – 1 Chris Dorris – 2 Nicole Taylor – 2 Susan Tate – 3 Skye Smith – 2 Kristen Edsell – 1 Daniel Burkett – 1 Laura Dimmit – 3 Kelsey Ogden – 1 Charity Musick – 1 Grace Randolph – 1 ENSEMBLES Ditto 7 – 1 Edsell 3 – 1 Amayo 3 – 1 Miller 6 – 2 Hempen 8 – 1 Lombard Misc. – 1 Bynum 6 – 2 Warstler 8 – 1 Campbell 6 – 1 Fisher 4 – 2 Triplett 6 – 1 Freer 3 – 1 Moss 6 – 1 Collins 3 – 1 Bayne 8 – 1 Rider 4 – 1 Frogge 6 – 1 Douthitt 4 – 1 Thurman 3 – 1 Dimmit 6 – 1 Powers 6 – 2 Rea 3 – 1 Photo by Heather Duggar ( Bottom right) Senior Stevie Ferris is showing her joplin spirit by wearing a jersey and cheering. All of the cheerleaders did a fantastic job. Basketball Homecoming Spirit Week Monday: Career Day Tuesday: Superhero Day Wednesday: 70s Day Thursday: Rockstar Day Friday: Spirit/Hat Day

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10 Calendar February 2007 February 2007 18 19 20 21 22 23 24Celebrity Birthdays: -Boysʼ and Girlsʼ Basketball districts -Boysʼ and Girlsʼ Basketball districts -Boysʼ and Girlsʼ -Boysʼ and Girlsʼ Basketball districts Basketball districts -Boysʼ and Girlsʼ Basketball districts -Boysʼ and Girlsʼ Basketball districts Yoko Ono 1933 NEO Vocal NEO Instumental Dr.Dre 1965 Matt Dillion 1964 Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Haylie Duff 1985 Kurt Cobain 1967 Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Jennifer Love Hewitt Steve Irwin 1962 1979 Celebrity Birthdays: W.E.B. DuBois 1368 Dakota Fanning 1994 Celebrity Birthdays Joe Liberman 1942 February 2007 March 2007 25 26 27 28“Escape District I Act 1 2 3 Celebrity Birthdays: Sally Raphael 1935 From Happiness” @ 7:00 p.m. FREE! Sean Astin 1971 TMM Auitions Competition Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Berna Reters 1948 Ron Howard 1954 Bon Jovi 1962 Jessica Biel 1982 Celebrity Birthdays: Dr. Seuss 1904 Feb. 26 - Mar. 1 Josh Groban 1981 4 5 66 7 88 9 10 Winter Guard Competition Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Antonio Vivaldi 1678 Nikki Taylor 1975 D.L. Hughley 1963 Tammy Faye 1942 Freddie Prinze 1976 Bow Wow 1987 Tom Arnold 1959 Chingy 1930 Celebrity Birthdays: Rob Reiner 1945 Yuri Gagarin 1934 Chuck Norris 1940 11 12 13 14 15 16 17Winter Guard Celebrity Birthdays: SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK Competition Saint Patrickʼs Day! Benji Madden 1979 Jole Madden 1979 Lawrence Welk 1903 Celebrity Birthdays: Liza Minnelli 1946 Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: William Macy 1950 Billy Crystal 1947 Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Eva Longoria 1975 James Madison 1751 Celebrity Birthdays: Mia Hamm 1972 18 19 20 21 22 23 24Girlsʼ Soccer Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Queen Latifah 1963 Bruce Willis 1955 Christy Romano Rosie O Donnell 1962 Reese WIther. 1976 1984 Matthew Brod. 1962 Andrew Webber Game Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Peyton Mann. 1976 Mr. Rodgers 1928 1943 Joan Crawford 1904 25 26 27 28 29 30 31Girlsʼ Soccer Girlsʼ Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Soccer Game Game Neosho Tourn. Neosho Tourn. Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birtdays: Elton John 1947 Mariah Carey 1970 Julia Stiles 1981 Sara Jess. Parker 1965 Celebrity Birthdays: Quentin Taran. 1963 Vince Vaughn 1970 Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity Birthdays: Aretha Franklin 1942 Sam Walton 1918 Al Gore 1948

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February 2007 Senior Athletic Cards 11 2006-07 Winterguard Seniors WINTERGUARD SENIOR 2007 Samatha Taylor WINTERGUARD SENIOR 2007 Kymbre Baldwin WINTERGUARD SENIOR 2007 Whitney Miracle WINTERGUARD SENIOR 2007 Heather Duggar 2007 STATS Equipment:Flag,Rifle,Saber Nick Name: Wammy Years Involved:4 2007 STATS Equipment: Flag, Dance Nick Name:T-Magee Years Involved: 1 2007 STATS Equipment: Flag, Dance Nick Name: Bubbles Years Involved: 3 2007 STATS Equipment:Flag,Rifle,Saber Nick Name: Mogarton Years Involved: 4 GIRLS’ SWIMMING SENIOR 2007 Lacey Carnahan GIRLS’ SWIMMING SENIOR 2007 Danielle Crocker 2007 STATS Favorite Stroke: Backstroke Main Event: 500 yd. Freestyle Years Involved: 4 2007 STATS Favorite Stroke: Butterfly Main Event: 100 yd. Butterfly Years Involved: 3 2006-07 Girls’ Swimming Seniors

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12 Month in Review February 2007 This Month In Review News Entertainment Sports Former president Gerald Ford dies on December 26 at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. Suddam Hussein is executed by hanging on December 29; the execution is captured on cell phone video and soon leaks out to the public. House of Representatives voted to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 over the next two years. Photo by Qwyntyn Brown Television Golden Globe Winners o Best Series (Drama): Greyʼs Anatomy o Best Actress (Drama):Kyra Sedgwick o Best Actor: (Drama): Hugh Laurie o Best Series (Comedy): Ugly Betty o Best Actress (Comedy): America Fererra o Best Actor (Comedy): Alec Baldwin Movie Golden Globe Winners o Best Picture (Musical or Comedy): Dreamgirls o Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) o Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) o Best Picture (Drama): Babel o Best Actress (Drama): Helen Mirren (The Queen) o Best Actor (Drama): Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) Photo by Qwyntyn Brown On January 10, President Bush revealed the governmentʼs new plan for Iraq to the nation, which includes an increase of 92,000 troops over the next 5 years. Historic ice storm in the 4-state area closes schools in Joplin for a week. Some places in Southwest Missouri get up to 5 inches of snow and ice Governor Matt Blunt gives his State of the State address on January 25, and in it unveils a new plan to grant $2.9 million towards providing the latest technology in Missouri schools, Joplin Prom Fair 2007 Grammy Award Winners Album of the Year: Taking the Long Way (Dixie Chicks) Best New Artist: Carrie Underwood Song of the Year: Not Ready to Make Nice (Dixie Chicks) Best Pop Album: Continuum (John Mayer) Best Rock Album: Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) SUPERBOWL XLI Chicago Bears v. Indianapolis Colts February 4, 2007 The COLTS win 29-17! Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the singleʼs champions at the 2007 Australian Open. Florida Gators wins the BCS National Championship over Ohio State Buckeyes, 41-14 on January 8. Bill Parcells retired from football after spending the last 4 years of his career coaching the Dallas Cowboys. Joplin High School Basketball Homecoming February 2, 2007 Joplin loses to Waynesville, 70-43 NBA great Dennis Johnson dies at 52 on February 22.

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