Spyglass: Volume XX | Issue V | March 2005


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DRAMA IS IN A “Dentity Crisis”.

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JOPLIN HIGH PROM 2005 Revealed! Special pull-out section Pages 7 - 10! VOLUME XX, ISSUE 5 March 1, 2005 INSIDE ROTC INSPECTIONS Page 2 FUNDRAISING FUN Page 3 THE BAND ROCKS NEO Page 5 PROM: A NIGHT OF MAGIC Pages 7-10 MR. JHS AND TALENT Page 9 FRANKLIN TECH NEWS Page 11 DRAMA IS IN A “DENTITY CRISIS”. STORY ON PAGE 6 Photo by Mitchell Litteken Joplin High ITS is sending cast and crew of “Dentity Crisis“. Jane (Megan Armstrong ʻ05) is comforted by her psychologist Mr. Summers (Sam Litteken ʻ06). Jane is living in a, to say the least, odd home, with her eccentric mother Edith (Becky Gooch ʻ05). JET 14 hits the airways March 1 Amanda Clemons Staff Writer On March 1, five minutes before 4 p.m., JET14 (Joplin Eagles Television) will begin to broadcast on Cable One Channel 14. JET14 is a channel just for the Joplin School District. Only available to Cable One, it will be played 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., JET14 will host the Annenburg channel, a national channel that shows educational features in all fields of high school, college, professional development programming for educators and many other informational programs. Starting at 4 p.m., programs made by Joplin High School students in TV Productions will be shown.These programs are listed at right. JET14 News Magazine – TV Production I Students Joplin Schools Showcase – Creative Work Preparing for the Future – Bonnie Schurman Board of Education Meetings – Live and Rebroadcast Joplin Schools Update – District Principals Eagle Vision News – TV Production II and III Students Taste of Joplin – Local Shops and Restaurants Get Fit – Student Exercise Show Joplin Sports Center – District Sports and Interviews Whatʼs That Class? – Features Classes at FTC and JHS


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PAGE 2 STUDENT LIFE MARCH 2005 “The uniform inspection was law, and overall, it was a success. I was very nervous during the inspection, but stood with pride,” said Staff Sergeant, Josh Foster (ʼ07) Photo by Amanda Clemons In ROTC, students Josh Shutters and Harold Clifton discuss the 2005 Military Ball. Formal inspection tweaks JROTC uniforms Amanda Clemons Staff Writer The Joplin High School JROTC was nervous as a formal inspection took place February 2. Three sergeants and one major from the U.S. Army came to Joplin to inspect the JROTC uniforms and test their knowledge of the military. The reason for this was to keep the Honor Unit of Distinction Star. “The uniform inspection was law, and overall, it was a success. I was very nervous during the inspection, but stood with pride,” said Staff Sergeant, Josh Foster (ʼ07). The JROTC participated in Fun Company earlier this year. Fun Company, or Fun Co for short, is an event where cadets volunteer to work at a fundraising carnival to earn money for the JROTC. “Fun Company was fun; we did a lot for the little kids. It helps us earn money for our annual dances and brings out our inner child,” said Sergeant 1st Class Drew Murphy (ʼ05). The dance for JROTC is the Military Ball, was held on February 26. To many people, JROTC is just another P.E. class. To others, JROTC prepares them for their future: serving in the military. “JROTC prepares you for the military by teaching you unique leadership skills and prepares you for basic training,” said 1st Lieutenant Mike Fitzjerrall (ʼ05) . “JROTC has made me the respectable, hard working person I am today,” said Major Scott Chapasko (ʼ05). Photo by Amanda Clemons “The Militay Ball is a highlight of the JROTC year.” said Major Osbourn. JROTC has made me the respectable, hard working person I am today. -- Major Scott Chapasko (ʼ05) Donʼt miss the 4-page pull out section in Spyglass. Prom 2005 - Midnight in Manhattan Get your details here!


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MARCH 2005 CLUBS PAGE 3 Fun and Cort VanOstran Guest Writer Fundraisers Key Club Facts: -- This year $1,800 has been raised by the Key Club for Boys and Girls Club of Joplin. -- $1,000 of that was raised by the Lock-In. -- After an article in The Joplin Globe, one person made a $500 contribution to the Boys and Girls club on behalf of the Key Club. When brainstorming fundraising ideas for the Joplin Boys and Girls Club, playing excsssive amounts of Ping-Pong probably isnʼt at the top of the list. Nevertheless, the strategy worked for Joplin High School students Sarah Short and Lacy Hubbard. The Ping-Pong match, which lasted a little over four solid hours, was part of a lock-in at the Boys and Girls Club, sponsored by Joplin Highʼs Key Club. After collecting pledges from friends and family, Key Club members stayed up all night to raise funds, taking part in activities such as an Extreme Dodgeball Tournament (including, of course, a team called the Purple Cobras) and (very) long games of Ping-Pong. The lock-in comes, along with myriad other fundraisers, as a response to the Boys and Girls Clubʼs recent funding cuts. Boys and Girls Club is an after-school program for elementary aged children. The program helps mentor children, serves dinner nightly, and provides a safe environment, all at a minimal fee. Rec ently, however, a huge chunk was removed from the Boys and Girls Clubʼs budget. Many of Joplin Highʼs various clubs adn organizations have come to the rescue. Key Club, a community service club open to any interested students, has sold candy and collected tips at Sonic to help the club, as well as tutoring studen ts every Tuesday. The lock-in ws their most recent effort. “Key Club offers awesome opportunities for students to enhance the community by helpi g others, such as teh Boys and Girls Cloub,” said Hubbard. If you would like to donate your time or Various JHS clubs contribute to cause Sara Patrum Staff Writer The Boys and Girls Club of Joplin is currently having a few fundraisers through clubs here at JHS. The Key Club and FBLA are both helping out this wonderful organization. The Key Club has raised almost $1800 for the Boys and Girls Club so far this year. They have carhopped at Sonic for a day, had a lock-in and raised money by taking pledges on how long they would stay awake, bought the children that attend the Boys and Girls Club Christmas presents, and are currently selling candy. FBLA is selling pink and blue colored people shaped cut-outs for $1. NHS and STUCO are also selling these cut-outs. So far they have raised hundreds of dollars for the organization. There was a check presentation ceremony where both the Key Club and FBLA presented the Boys and Girls Club with a check for the money they raised. (Story on page 11). The Boys and Girls Club is also having a fundraiser in on March 5th. There will be a Elvis impersonator, silent auction, dinner, and a dance. The theme is ʻStayinʼ Alive in ʻ05ʼ. The tickets are $50 a person, and teachers get a buy one get one discount. So, help out this fantastic organization and buy some candy or otherwise support them through fundraisers sponsored by the Key Club, FBLA, NHS, or STUCO. Cody Ward: I really enjoy Key Club. I got into it last year. I joined and have a lot of fun. The best part is going to the Boys and Girls Club every week. Key Cub and other clubs raise money to help the Boys and Girls Club, but we volunteer our time and the kids enjoy having us there. They need role models to look up to just as much as they need the money. Veronica Lewis: I think this year for Key Club Jennifer Rice: I have really enjoyed being in Key Club this has been awesome. year because we have done a Last year we raised lot to help the Joplin Boys and about $400 for our Girls Club. The best part was organization. This year going on Tuesdays to help the we have raised $1,800 kids with their homework or just to give to the Boys “play dodge ball.” Key club has and Girls club, along raised $1,800 for the Joplin Boys with other funding for and Girls Club, and I feel (they) Key Club essentials appreciate what we have done for (convention). We have them financially and personally. made great improvements I love walking into the Boys and and are looking forward Girls Club and the kids running to another great year in up to me because it makes me feel 2006. Iʼm doing something worthwhile.


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PAGE 4 CLUBS/ACHIEVEMENTS MARCH 2005 JHS CLUBS J-Crew Fri. 7:30 a.m. @ A119 Book Club 1st Tues. 3:15-4:15 @ library Nat'l Honor Society 1st Tues. 7:20 a.m. & 3:10 p.m. @ Room D106 Future Business Leaders of America 1st Fri. 7:20 a.m. @ Multi-purpose Room Quiz Bowl Monday after school @ CC105 Math League Wed. 7:30 @ B217 Lunch Bunch Thurs. lunch 1st A115, 2nd CC102, 3rd B217 PALS 2nd Friday 4th/5th hr. @ West Central Elementary STUCO officers Fri. 7:30 a.m. @ B207 STUCO Tues. 7:20 @ B207 ROTC Drill Team Tues. @ JROTC Room JROTC Color Guard Wed. @ JROTC Room JROTC Study Hall Tue., Wed., Thurs., 3:00-4@ JROTC Classroom B-11\ FCCLA 2nd & 4th Wed. after school @ D112 Tri-M Music Honor Society 2nd & 4th Tues. 3:15 @ F102 FCA/FCS Wed. 7:20 @ Auditorium International Thespian Society 1st & 3rd Tues., 3:15 @ F103 Chess Club Mon. 3:15 @ A212 Prom Committee Every other Mon. 3:15 @Multi-purpose Room Student Voice 2nd Wed. of each month If you have additions or updates on clubs information, please contact Ms. White in Room A218 or any staff member. READ the current issue of Spyglass ONLINE! www.joplin.k12.mo.us What’s New / JHS newspaper JJHS Choir, Ensembles, and Solos bring home honors from NEO competition 1 Ratings SOLOS Phillips Boys Double Quartet Sam Tillman Osborne Trio Jamie Gibson Simmons Trio Liz Arnold Scott Sextet Chelsea Barnard Shelly Girls Double Quartet Tyler Hempen Barnard Trio Megan Armstrong Armstrong Mixed Quartet Gibson Girls Double Quartet Beck Mixed Double Quartet II Ratings McDermott Sextet Tillman Boys Quartet Goostree Sextet Arnold Trio Ferry Sextet See Page 5 for Band results and see Page 16 for more Choir results Simpson Sextet Brow Girls Double Quartet Amber Simpson solo Tyler Davis solo FBLA wins District 17 Sweepstakes Award All the following students placed at District 17 FBLA Competition, as reported by Mrs. Rayma Taylor. District 17 is represented by 20 schools in the area. Joplin FBLA won the Sweepstakes Award and will be taking 21 members to State in April. * Indicates State Qualifer. Business Law - 1st - Brandon Robinson * Computer Applications - 1st - Matt Burgess * Emerging Business Issues - 1st - Kendal Micklethwaite * Emerging Business Issues - 1st - Abby Miller * Ms. FBL - 1st - Jessica LaMar * Networking Concepts - 1st - Matt Hayden * Parliamentary Procedures - 1st - Brandon Robinson * Parliamentary Procedures - 1st - Lauren Coke * Parliamentary Procedures - 1st - Rachel Yarnell * Parliamentary Procedures - 1st - Hillary Coppenbarger * Parliamentary Procedures - 1st - Jocylyn Caylor * Public Speaking I - 1st - Natalie Alcorn * Accounting II - 2nd - Matt Monroe * Banking and Finance - 2nd - Megan Johnson * Business Calculations - 2nd - Alex Hiler * Business Communications - 2nd - Meaghan Younker * Business Law - 2nd - Hillary Coppenbarger * Business Procedures - 2nd - Jessica Lambeth * Computer Concepts - 2nd - Justin Yeater * Entrepreneurship - 2nd - Whitney Lynch Entrepreneurship - 2nd - Jakob Forste Entrepreneurship - 2nd - Jarren Tupper Introduction to Parli - 2nd - Kyle Saldana * Multimedia Presentation - 2nd - Cybill Esguerra Multimedia Presentation - 2nd - Kaitlin Hoover Network Design - 2nd - Brian Allen Network Design - 2nd - Jason Damer Accounting I - 3rd - Whitney Lynch Accounting II - 3rd - Matthew Smith Business Math - 3rd - Justin Yeater Business Procedures - 3rd - Ayrn Crawford International Business - 3rd - Jakob Forste Marketing - 3rd - Lauren Coke Mr. FBL - 3rd - Sean Grubb Networking Concepts - 3rd - Johnathon White Technology Concepts - 3rd - Johnathon White Word Processing II - 3rd - Emily Ford Business Calculations - 4th - Shela Bannasch Desktop Publishing - 4th - Emily Ford Desktop Publishing - 4th - Sean Grubb Economics - 4th - Ayrn Crawford Job Interview - 4th - Eric Williams Web Page Design - 4th - Jarren Tupper Accounting I - 5th - Alex Hiler FBLA Principles and Procedures - 5th - Meg I S S M M M J K A R K F K L V D A


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MARCH 2005 NEO PAGE 5 JHS musicians compete at NEO Levi Randolph helps violinist Alan Liu tune before his solo. Kate Foster and Josh Glasson practice before their solos. I Ratings Chelsie Banfield, Violin String Quartet Lindsey Hamm, Violin String Trio Sam Martin, Viola Melissa Hoffmeister, Violin Andrew Holland, Violin Matt Clark, Cello Jazz Band Megan Johnson, Violin Wind Ensemble Jessica LeMaster, Violin Alisha Richardson Kelsey Ogden, Violin Mallet Ensemble Alan Liu, Violin Theron Baker, Snare Drum Rebecca Gooch, Flute Flute Trio Kate Foster, Flute Flute Quartet Flute Trio Woodwind Trio Kelli Scribner, Violin Sax Sextet Lori Marshall, Viola Piccolo Drum Trio Viola Duet John Franz, Tuba Dana Segal, Viola Todd Derrick, Tuba Ashley Davidson, Violin Levi Randolf, Alto Sax Sarah DeMint, Alto Sax Emma Doner, Dana Linnes, and Lynelle Jones wait for the buses after a long day of competition. CHOIR RESULTS FROM NEO ON PAGE 4 The band students wait nervously outside their solo rooms, contributing to the already crowded hallways. Clayton Dunaway, Clarinet Kate Kessler, Flute Lynelle Jones, Flute Meghan Redman, Flute Laura Guinn, Flute Kirstie Van Fleet, Flute II Ratings Concert Band Chase Neely, Snare Drum Flute Trio Woodwind Quartet Piccolo Drum Trio Josh McDonald, Tuba Josh Glasson, Oboe Mr. Castor sorts through his studentsʼ scores, while waiting for the buses to arrive. Kyle Ferguson, Eric Obert, and Glenn Underwood pass time by playing games. Tuba players Josh McDonald and John Franz move their instruments through the crowded halls to their solo rooms.


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PAGE 6 DRAMA MARCH 2005 DENTITY CRISIS Sam Litteken Co-Editor Joplin ITS is preparing for district one-act competition. This year the annual competition is being held in Neosho at Crowder College. Joplinʼs ITS group has slated Christopher Durangʼs “ʼDentity Crisis”. The cast may be small, but extremely talented to play such unique characters. Megan Armstrong (ʼ05) portraits Jane, a daughter trapped in a house of insane characters. The house is run by Janeʼs schizophrenic mother, Edith, played by Becky Gooch (ʼ05). The love(s) of Edithʼs life are all the personalities of Robert, played by Thomas Steere (ʼ07), whose persona changes every two seconds. Janeʼs psychologist, Mr. Summer, played by Sam Litteken (ʼ06), checks in on Jane, pulling her out of her motherʼs twisted world, momentarily. However, when the doctor leaves Edith and Jane begin to argue again. The plot gets more confusing as more characters appear from Robert. Edith continues to push Jane closer and closer to the edge Then, Mr. Summers, now played by Autumn Osbourne (ʼ06), reappears after undergoing some surgery. This time the doctor brings her wife, Harriett, now being played by Litteken, with her. The entire scene breaks down into hilarious chaos. Eventually, Jane can take no more and breaks down into her motherʼs unusual world of oddities. MY FATAL VALENTINE Sam Litteken Co-Editor This year the International Thespian Society chose to perform something different for their middle show. The last few years, the middle show has been a series of student-directed one acts shows. However, this year the troupe brought back an old favorite in a dinner theatre. This was the first time in several years that a dinner theatre had been performed. The show ran on February 17 and 18 at the First United Methodist Church. The show was very much audience participation as they partook of a delicious chicken cordon bleu. The setting is at the Loveknot awards, an award given out to the best romance writer of the year. The event was set-up by Maude Petry, played by Jessica Boeger (ʼ05) and Benton Fish, played by Thomas Steere (ʼ07). Up for the award were acclaimed writers, Lady Dorothy (Autumn Osbourne ʼ06), Priscilla and her puppet “sister” Veronica Emberly, (Ann Stone ʻ05), Chet Farquirk (Jarren Tupper ʼ06), Edith Crampowski (Jessica Faucett ʼ07) with her mother Martha (Ashley Trotnic ʼ07), and finally Hattie Glick (Thea Hasley ʻ07). Unfortunately, things go wrong, when Hattie wins the Loveknot. Next thing, Hattie shot in the back and dies. Then, head of security, Jane Forthright (Becky Gooch ʻ05), asks the audience to help solve this murder. up that everyone had some skeletons in the closet and Hattie knew everyoneʼs secret. Chetʼs girlfriend, Mitzi Mooney (Megan Armstrong ʼ05), is with the Witness Relocation Program and both are on edge that evening. Lady Dorothy was not British but actually from Arkansas and was trying to hide her son, Denis (Craig Gilmore ʼ07), from her past. Besides being off her rocker and thinking a doll is really her sister, the Emberly sisters wrote some filthy stories years ago under another name. Edith is trying to keep her obvious love for Benton Fish a secret. And, its no secret, but Maynard Glick (Sam Litteken ʼ06), Hattieʼs husband has been henpecked and nagged forever. The catch was that when papers came out for the audience to vote on who they thought “dunnit”. Unknown to the audience this was not onl their opinion but actually who did commit the murder. On the first night Maynard was hauled off to jail, thanks to the audience help, after ranting on about how Hattie had stolen his book. The second night Pricilla was cornered, going on a rant about how Hattie had stolen her and her sistersʼ book. This show was a major audience participation. Especially since the audience got to Autumn Osborne (ʻ06) as Lady Dorothy Knoll of Wynchly. Thea Hasley (ʻ07) as Hattie Glick Jessica Faucett (ʻ07) as Edith Crampowski Jarren Tupper (ʻ06) as Chet Farquirk


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MARCH 2005 PROM 2006 - MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN PAGE 7 n MWidelconmiegtoh..t. in ManhattanMidnight in Manhattan Midnight in Manhattan Midnight in Manhattan Midnight in Manhattan Midnight in Manhattan Midnight in MNanhatta Date: April 23 Time: 8:00 –12:00 p.m. Place: John Q. Hammons PROM Colors: Black and Silver Parent Visitation: 6:30-7:30 p.m. AT A Grand March: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Coronation: 11:30-11:45 p.m. GLANCE Last Dance: 11:45 p.m. Park: Market Place area south end of Sam’s parking lot There will be shuttles from your parking area to the red carpet -- New York style! Kari Twombly Staff Writer Itʼs that time of year again. 2005 Prom is just around the corner. Midnight in Manhattan will be held April 23 at John Q. Hammons. When arriving, park at Market Place/Samʼs Parking lot. Go under the tent at Market Place to be shuttled to Prom New York style. The shuttling secret will be revealed that night. Hereʼs a little peek at what this yearʼs prom has in store. Take time to dance under the moonlight on the patio of Rockefeller Center or by the windows in TRL, overlooking the streets of Times Square. Try the favorite foods from the street vendors of New York. Take a stroll along the sidewalks of Central Park. Enjoy a grand entrance of paparazzi-in-a-can, shout outs, and celebrity sign-ins. Prom Committee is excited at the revealing of this yearʼs prom. Everyone is ecstatic and looking forward to having their efforts shown, including Prom Advisor, Mrs. Leatherman.


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WyohuewreandtoPAGE8 PROM 2005 - MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN MARCH 2005 Red Lobster 4 1/2 stars Red Lobster is recommended for itʼs wide variety of seafood, and the many different ways to prepare each dish. Entrees can include, fish, lobster, crab, scallops, clams, shrimp and more. The nice atmosphere provides for an enjoyable meal. Prices range from $10 - $25. 4Ic1h/i2bastnarSsushi Japanese Restaurant This is quite a find in Joplin. The setting is authentic although not intimidting. Jeans are okay for Saturday lunch, but dress up more for dinner. Get used to eating with chopsticks. Sushi is available (and, I am told, delicious) but regular Japanese fare is on the menu. The food is delicious. A couple can eat lunch for less than $20 and dinner for less than $30. to eat? Olive GardenTheGreatWall on R4 stars tLookinʼ for that different Chinese food taste? The Great Tired of fast food restaurants? Want to sit down to a great meal? Olive Garden is the place for you! If the average student is not use to fancy eatin’, Spotligh estaurant Wall is the place to go. Of the few decent Chinese res- then Olive Garden will “Wow” you. Any entrée (main course of taurants in the area, The Great Wall is the ace of spades. a meal) comes with salad or soup and breadsticks. The atmosphere It has great food, made fresh, and is always well-stocked at Olive Garden brings anyone into Lady and the Tramp mode. In the for those who love crawdads. This chic restaurant sports a background music playing “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza great service staff, always waiting to serve with a smile. pie…” reminds a person of the two dogs slurping the same piece of spaghetti, which brings them together into a kiss. This brings a sense of romance into the D4 estlaRrsio Finding a brightly painted restaurant that brings a Mexican atmosphere into the picture can be hard. Del Rio, however, is a restaurant that does just that. The surroundings in the restaurants give excitement and enchantment to the customers. The food at Del Rio is good. There are many choices restaurant. Now a person doesn’t need to order spaghetti to get into the Italian groove. There are many other selections of food such as Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, and Shrimp Primavera. Not to mention the most amazing-looking desserts. The salad at Olive Garden is good and comes with a house dressing that tops the whole experience. If you order soup instead of salad, there are different kinds you could order. If you don’t understand what the waitress or waiter is saying when asking which soup you for a great meal. And while your waiting for the meal to arrive, want, just ask! Find the soup that is right for you; don’t pretend as if you understand salsa and chips are served. The salsa is amazing, and probably what’s being said. should be served after the meal, because people eat so much of the salsa and chips. Del Rio is an excellent Mexican restaurant. The variety of Mexican food is perfect for customers to enjoy a great meal. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the service is good. Anyone could appreciate a meal at Del Rio, and the restaurant deserves four stars. The rooms at Olive Garden are beautiful and make a great atmosphere. Though there may be a long wait, Olive Garden is a fantastic restaurant. There are no reservations allowed at Olive Garden, but celebrations are held there. The employee’s will even sing to you if you are celebrations special occasion. Lunch servings are smaller than dinner serving, and you pay at the table. A International House of Pancakes 4 stars IHOP serves a variety of breakfast foods available any time of day. breath taking mint will be served with your bill. Olive Garden is a nice restaurant and deserves four stars. There are also selections for evening meals ranging from pot roast to T-bone steak. This place is recommended for anyone who loves breakfast. Prices range from around $5 to $15. Ryanʼs 4 1/2 stars Ryanʼs is an all you can eat buffet, with an all you can eat menu. The atmosphere is great, the service is awesome, and the food is delicious. Perfect for a family get together, a hangout with friends, El Vaquero 4 stars If you are in the mood for some good Mexican food, go to El Vaquero. Start your meal off with their complimentary chips and salsa, while waiting on your food. The service is excellent and their food preparation is fast. The good aromas wafting in from the kitchen makes you anticipate the arrival of your food. Most of the time, when paying a bill, not many people are thrilled. When visiting El Vaquero, however the paintings on the walls, lively music, and friendly service throughout your meal puts you in a better mood, whether itʼs you or your date who pays for the fantastic food you just ate. or a romantic date, Ryanʼs is a jack of all trades in the restaurant


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MARCH 2005 PROM 2005 - MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN PAGE 9 GUIDELINES • We are expecting this year’s Prom to be an exciting time. There are a few things that we feel are important for you to be aware of prior to Prom. Location. John Q. Hammons Parking. Park in the Market Place/Samʼs Parking Lot. There will be shuttling from your parking area to the red carpet -- New York Style. Pick up will be under the tent in the parking lot of the Market Place. Tickets. Junior tickets will cost $25 for presale, $30 at the door. Each guest is $25 presale, and $30 at the door. Senior presale tickets are $10, at the door, they are $15. You must bring your ticket with you to Prom, or you will be charged for another ticket. Give-aways. Many businesses have graciously given gifts with a combined value of over $2,000. These gifts will be given away during the evening. You must be present to win. The give-aways will begin at 8:30 p.m., and continue throughout the evening; the larger prizes will be given away at the end of the evening. DVD. The Prom DVD will be produced by Memory Makers MMI, overseen by Jason Lankford. Order forms will be included in Parent Open house Invitations as well as sales during presale times. Celebrity Spotlight Coronation. The crowning of the Prom King and Prom Queen will be at 11:30 p.m. ONLY Seniors will be voting the night of Prom for their favorite nominee from a court of five senior boys and five senior girls. Voting will take place by the reception table. Sales. Sales will be April 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19. The Photo Fair will be April 11-15 in the Student Lounge. This is an opportunity to choose your photographer and make your appointment during lunch, as well as to purchase your prom tickets and DVDs. Things To Do for Prom _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________


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YOU CAN ORDER YOUR PROM NIGHT DVD BY USING THE ORDER FORM BELOW. JUST CLIP OUT THE BOTTOM SECTION, COMPLETE THE INFORMATION, ENCLOSE YOUR CHECK AND MAIL TO THE ADDRESS SHOWN. Prom Night DVD Produced by: Memory Makers mmi Productions * The Ballroom before the Crowd * The Grandmarch and Senior Sign Ins * The Dance * The Celebrity Spotlight Coronation * Senior Shout Outs * Still Shots from the Party Pics * Fun Shots from “Paparazzi in a Can” * All the magic the night will hold * Featuring the Prom Song and other fun songs from the evening All orders must be pre-sold. Sales will be offered: * through this form * at the night of Prom week of pre-sales at Photofair * using order form in the high school newspaper Any orders after prom will need to be made by directly contacting the production company: Memory Makers, mmi Productions 417-206-4422 www.MemoryMakersmmi.com Projectteam@MemoryMakersmmi.com _________________________________________________________________ Mail orders to: Joplin High School Prom DVD 2104 Indiana Joplin Mo. 64804 Name: ______________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________ **Please make Checks payable to Memory Makers mmi Productions Lucky 7 New York Trivia Be the first person to correctly answer all of the following trivia questions. The first place winner gets a FREE Prom 2005 ticket. The second and third place winners each receive a free movie pass from Spyglass. Bring your entry PERSONALLY to Mrs. White in A218. WINNERS will be notified. 1. How many steps are in the Statue of Liberty? 2. How many seats fill the Radio City Music Hall? 3. How many acres are in Central Park? 4. At the United States Embassy, in New York, how many flags fly outside? 5. What was the original name of what is now called Liberty Island? 6. How many Bouroughs make up the City of New York? 7. What are the names of the Bouroughs that make up New York City? Good luck! $65.00 Any Style in stock Part of the proceeds will be donated to JHS Prom Thank You for Your Order


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MARCH 2005 FRANKLIN TECH PAGE 11 FBLA Remembers Kelly Jo Brookshire Scott Hasty Editor-in-Chief On February 18th, 2005, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held a check presentation. The check, consisting of 650 dollars, was donated by the JHS FBLA group in the name and in honor of Kelly Brookshire, who passed away December of 2004, to Camp Quality. Brookshire was a long standing member of FBLA during the course of her high school career. Along with many other high school achievements, Kelly was a great student that kept on giving. “ Kelly was one of those people that never stopped giving,” said Mrs. McGowen. “ Even if something was wrong with her, she never showed it. She always had a smile on her face. And, even if something was bothering her, she always put other people before herself by putting her problems aside and focusing on doing the greater good. It wasnʼt hard for FBLA to vote to give Camp Quality the check in Kellyʼs name.” In order to raise the money for the donation, FBLA sold candles. FBLA reached their admirable goal of 650 dollars. During the presentation, representatives from Camp Quality were present to describe to students what they do for the community, as well as to accept the check for one student to attend the Camp. Following the check presentation, a slide show of Kelly Brookshireʼs life and achievements was presented. The slideshow was created by Mrs. Brigman. To honor Kelly, many FBLA members and other students wore pink, which is reported to have been Kellyʼs favorite color. Seventy- five people attended the ceremony to honor Kelly Brookshire and her donation. With the combined earnings of FBLA, and Brookshireʼs family, the group donated over 1300 dollars to send two individuals to Camp Quality. FFA Week 2005- “Busy Times” Scott Hasty Editor-in-Chief club members making many personal achievements The week of February 18th- 26th marks a during the event. “very busy time” for all FFA members as they cel- “ This time of year is always busy,” said ebrated the FFA Week of 2005. This year, the group Commons. “ FFA Week just marks the beginning was featured on all three of the Joplin local news- of busy times.” groups, which include KSN, KOAM, and KODE. FFA had also been busy preparing for the finale of FFA Week, the Annual Silent Auction and Chili March FFA Happenings 3/1- Diamond Livestock and Horse Feed that concludes the weekʼs festivities. Along Grading Clinic with preparing for the Chili Feed, FFA also fed the entire FTC staff pasta that Wednesday afternoon. along with going to Bronaugh, MO for the annual 3/5- Skyline Contest- (Career Development) Comstock/ Livestock Contest. Participants in the 3/17- Area Contest at Willard- contest were Josh Lee, Tim Wilson, Jazz Orton, and Ashley Dawson. “ The greatest achievement of the week was (Leadership Contest) 3/22- Clouds Meat Workshop probably preparing the Silent Auction and Chili 3/24- Crowder Aggie Day Feed,” said FFA coordinator, Mr. Commons. “ We ground over 180 pounds of ground beef, and prepared over 35 gallons of Chili for the occasion. We 3/26- Pleasant Hope Contest 3/28 NEO Horse Judging served 500 plus people at the Feed.” 3/31- Agricultural Mechanics FFA went all out for the Week, along with Workshop photos by Scott Hasty (top) A memorial to Kelly Brookshire is shown, with a complete list of her achievements with dates of her birth and her death. (bottom) Senior Jessica Lamar presents the check and certificate to a Camp Quality representative on behalf of FBLA, and in honor of Kelly Brookshire.


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PAGE 12 EDITORIAL MARCH 2005 R-E-S-P-E-C-T VS. P-D-A Scott Hasty form PDA every- relationship, Editor-in-Chief day. Holding hands with a girlfriend is The question is, when are moral or if they want to ig- Itʼs a common sight in the hallways nowadays. Some say itʼs the sight of couples not holding any restraint in expressing their passion for one another. Others say itʼs the all out expression of lust a couple may have for one another. Whatever it is, itʼs the sight of PDA--Public Displays of Affection. When people think of PDA, they think of all out groping, making out, et cetera, et cetera. The reality is, even slightly more conservative people per- one form. Hugging your grandmother good-bye is another. When does PDA go too far? codes thrown out the window, and when do hormones start to rule a teens world? nore social acceptance to embrace each other in a fiery pas- Today, sion. many values that In this come into play in world, many a relationship revolve around sex or sexually re- people do have sensitive attitudes towards sex and lated acts or talk. Whether teens. For some, doing PDA may show a lack of a couple decides to abstain restraint. Those that believe so think that PDA will or not is one example. If a lead from one thing to another, and will result in couple is really intimate, another teen pregnancy. In most cases, that is not theyʼre going to show it. If necessarily the truth, but the stereotype seems valid they arenʼt intimate, theyʼre when the couple is observed doing some extreme intellectually stimulated. forms of PDA. Kirsti VanFleet, ju- Some people donʼt like seeing PDA, but nior, had this to say on the they have the “just ignore it” attitude. For them, itʼs matter, “ I donʼt think PDA a live, let live scenario where they can understand is bad, just as long as people the passion two people can have for each other. For donʼt make out in the halls. them, itʼs just another form of freedom of expres- I really donʼt enjoy walking sion. down the hall and seeing The question is, when are moral codes people going at each other thrown out the window, and when do hormones between classes. I know start to rule a teens world? When asked, in gen- this is a free country, but you eral, most students agree itʼs when a public linger- should have a little self-re- ing kiss turns into full on public French kissing, or spect and respect for others. maybe some other, more radical form of affection. This goes for all kinds of re- The term “kissing will make you pregnant” comes lationships, whether hetero- to mind with some of the more radical forms of sexual or homosexual. Just PDA. because you are a hetero- To conclude, signs of PDA at JHS are pro- sexual couple doesnʼt mean hibited. The consequences for doing PDA and get- itʼs ok to swap major spit in ting caught is punishable by up to two days in ISD, school. I think homosexual according to the JHS Handbook. So, if you feel couples [show PDA] just to the need to express your love for your partner, the dare someone to say some- masses agree—please, control yourself until after thing. Well, people respect school. your individuality, so please Senior Katie Hicks had this bit of informa- respect your own privacy.” tion for all PDA offenders: “My advice to people is “ Thankfully, our parents warned us that holding hands makes babies.” Itʼs up to the couple to de- this: Hug and kiss, but donʼt make out or have your cide whether they want to hands up and down each otherʼs clothing... thatʼs have a “socially- accepted” just gross.”


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MARCH 2005 ENTERTAINMENT PAGE 13 Float On Modest Mouse “Good News For People Who Love Bad News” Sara Putnam Staff Writer CD review – Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News Good News for People Who Love Bad News is Modest Mouse’s 4th album and is oddly catchy with it’s uneasy vocals and unusual arrangements. It’s a much more lyrically casual and upfront album featuring lead singer Brock’s poetically stated revelations on life. The album has two released singles so far, “Float On” and “The Ocean Breathes Salty”. Both are slower, yet upbeat songs compared to some of the other tracks on the album. In “Bury Me With It” the record hits it’s most rambunctious point. Brock’s singscreaming comes into play here and fits in nicely with the lyrics and melody. The lyrics on this album mainly focus on death and the afterlife, as do most of the lyrics of philosophically minded bands, but keeps it all upbeat and a little poppy. Overall, this album is a little inspiring, with tracks like “The View” basically saying life is crappy but woohoo, I love it! Good News for People Who Love Bad News is a very well constructed and stellar album. An Unholy Saint Scott Hasty Editor-In-Chief Half-breed angels and is to earn his salvation by sending demons walk the earth in human the devilʼs minions back to the skin. One man, depths of hell. born with the gift of Worthy though his seeing these Fallen cause is, Constan- creatures and tor- tine is no angel him- mented by the clar- self. He is a self-less ity of these visions hero, not wanting attempts to take his admiration or sym- own life to escape pathy, but only sal- them. Brought back vation from his life. to life against his In his story, he meets will, he was brought Angela Dodson (Ra- back into the world chel Weisz), a police of the living, where detective who enlists he is labeled a sui- the help of Constan- cide prone heretic. This man is Constantine (Keanu image from images. google.com tine in order to solve the death of her twin sister. This investiga- Reeves) has been tion takes them deep through hell and into the world of back again several demons and angels, times. Constantine realizes the and even deeper into the people only escape from his eternal hell, they are to become. Are You Like Me? Are You Ugly? The Exies “Head for the Door” Sam Litteken Co-Editor song. Once again the power riffs are showcased The Exies are making a stand with their throughout the song and adds an incredible second album. The band has a somewhat unique instrumental solo. sound that is rarely heard today. And the incredible The pace changes for songs such as part is that the songs change so much in tone and “Baptize Me” and “Tired of You”. These songs rhythm. The follow-up to their 2003 debut record are both slower and once again highlight Stevensʼ “Inertia”, the Exies have pumped out an amazing mind-blowing lyrics and voice. “Baptize Me” is album in “Head for the Door.” about cleansing oneself from those people and The first hit single from the album is the things that hold you down. Despite the name of the song “Ugly”. The song takes a shot at how ugly almost acoustic song “Tired of You”, it is based on people can be on the inside. Driven by the guitars getting tired of everything in life but not the one of Scott Stevens and David Walsh the chorus is you care about. hard hitting shot from the rest of the song. The Exies are a phenomenal band, which “What You Deserve” showcases the vocal has so many different sounds. Definitely anyone


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PAGE 14 EAGLE PRIDE MARCH 2005 JHS Shows Their Pride Sam Litteken Co-Editor Project Graduation hosted the Joplin High School Talent Show and Mr. JHS contest, dubbed Saturday Night Live. The night opened with a group of senior guys coming together to do a hilarious skit entitled: Guys in White Shirts. This would involve seemingly normal tasks, however the boys used each other rather than props. The next few acts would run in this order Becky Gooch (ʼ05) would present her video of Ashlee Simpsonʼs “La La”. A group of senior girls would perform a spoof of “Summer Nights” from Grease, changing the name to “Senior Nights”. Then Drew Murphy (ʼ05) entertained with a comedy routine. Dallas Withers (ʼ05) would be the next performer. Laying down the lyrics to his rap “Mind Yo Bizness” to the music of Fat Joeʼs “Lean Back”. Kristen Newberry (ʼ05) would then do her rendition of Dolly Partonʼs “When You Think About Love” The Jeff Smith (ʼ05) and Jill Smith (ʼ05) would sing Ike and Tina Turnerʼs version of “Proud Mary”. They would also be accompanied by a group of choir singers. Sam Tillman (ʼ05) would be the next up singing a heart-rending ballad. Tillman would also grace the ivories of the piano as he sang. Finally, Becky Gooch (ʼ05), Megan Armstrong (ʼ05), and Jamie Gibson (ʼ05) would amaze with the song “Cabaret” and make it look and sound like it was taken directly from a 1930s Berlin cabaret. When the judges collaborated a winner was finally chosen from the great talent displayed throughout the evening. Second place would go to Sam Tillman and the winners would be Becky Gooch, Megan Armstrong, and Jamie Gibson. During the previous week several senior guys had raced in a penny-war to become Mr. JHS. The penny-war was a way of gaining votes and would decide the winner. After the talent show all the candidates were auctioned off with all profits going to Project Graduation. The winner and Mr. JHS was Sam Newton (ʼ05). Photo by Scott Hasty Sam Newton (ʻ05) is crowned Mr. JHS. (Clockwise from top left) As Spirit week gets in full swing, students dress up in the fashion of the day. The band revs it up to encourage spirit. Homecoming Queen is crowned to round out Homecoming and Spirit Week at JHS. Andrew Lewis signs with OU for his next college years.


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MARCH 2005 STUDENTS Basketball State Tournament Holly Robertson Staff Writer Joplin High Schoolʼs Boys Varsity Basketball team played a smashing homecoming game. The team may have lost by two points in the end, but the action and excitement never seized to stop. The boyʼs team worked hard all night, and played very well. The varsity boyʼs basketball team has made a powerful overall record of 13 and 12. The boys are expected at districts, and hope to come away with good news. Everyoneʼs wishing the team good luck. Congratulations to Kyle Carder, Brad Secrist, Jeff Smith, and Shea Stehm, who are the senior starters for this season. Coach Colton named them the best players of the year. The varsity boyʼs basketball team also were praised, Coach Colton said, “Theyʼre a great group of young men, and have been fantastic to work with over the last four years.” Spirit Week brings out the superhero in all of us, donʼt ya think? Late Start Schedule JHS classes start at 8:30 A.M. on the following Monday mornings the remainder of the year: March March 14th March 28th April April 11th April 24th May May 16th YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO UNTIL YOU TRY -- BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY! PAGE 15 Meet Kym Thayer Kim is a junior in Joplin High School whose favorite bands are Big & Rich, Maticay, Eminem, Garth Brooks, and William Haks Jr. She also enjoys Opera, and jazz. Her favorite movies are Passion of the Christ, A Walk to Remember, Lost Boys, Pretty Woman, Wizard of Oz, Dirty Dancing, Blade, and Trinity. “I went to a concert and met Peter, Paul and Mary. They sing Puff the Magic Dragon.” Said Kym. She is in the Book Club and used to be in band One award she has gotten was a one for her clarinet and saxophone at a band performance. Kymʼs plans after High School is to either are a graphic designer or a 5th grade teacher.



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