The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Knights end October strong

By Kate Bauer

Musical director Doug Grooms assists senior Shelby Ripley during the last week of rehearsals for A Year with Frog and Toad. (Photo submitted.)

As October came to a close and the end of the first nine weeks approaches, students have been on the move to finish strong.

To celebrate Halloween, students were able to dress up in the costume of their choice. Student council advisor Judy Wortman, along with members of the student council, helped to organize the day. Awards were given to students in the categories.  The categories included funniest or comical, cutest, most creative, super hero; and best group.

The music department will put on their annual musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, tomorrow and Saturday evening. The show is one that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. The entire cast has put hours of hard work and dedication into the show.

The varsity volleyball team finished their season last Tuesday losing to Leipsic. Sophomore Mackenzie Riggenbach said, “Volleyball this year was a lot of fun. We got a lot farther than people expected us to.”

With high school basketball conditioning ending, team members work hard to begin their practices. Girls’ middle school basketball began conditioning last Saturday and the boys’ team will begin their conditioning tomorrow. Varsity girls’ coach Greg Rickard said, “I am looking forward to see how this team gels together. With a lot of youth with experience, we should play at a higher level this year. We have girls that want to win championships and will work very hard to achieve those goals.”

Last Friday, selected junior and senior students attended a sportsmanship conference in Delphos. It was a day for these eight students to learn beneficial tips regarding being a leader both on and off the field/court.

FFA members headed to Indianapolis, Ind., last week for the FFA National Convention. At the convention members were able to walk around the convention center and learn skills at different booths. “As far as agriculture goes, I definitely feel that going to this convention opened doors to colleges as well as scholarships for my future. However we had fun too. The FFA hired a hypnotist, and I learned people can do some weird stuff under hypnotism,” said junior FFA member Jacob Germann.

Scholastic bowl members will compete at Allen East high school to try to keep up the reputation they had last year under a new advisor. Sandy Grooms has taken over the position, replacing Crestview retiree Keith Langdon.

Seventh grade science students went on a field trip to the Convoy Wastewater Treatment Facility on Monday to learn about how water ends up clean and usable.

POSTED: 10/31/12 at 1:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Knights in the News