Category: News

This is the online portal for the English and Journalism classes taught by Mr. Vogts. All postings to this blog category are primarily for educational purposes in an active learning environment. Also, though, it will contain posts about adventures in the magical land of high school education (journalism, English, et al), as well as other random bits of wisdom and resources. It was created for the students and visitors, so everyone is welcome to view and enjoy it for what it is!

Veronica Norez named KSPA Journalist of the Year

Sterling High School senior and Cub Yearbook co-editor Veronica Norez received one of the top honors a high school journalist can receive Feb. 19. She was named Kansas Scholastic Press Association Class 3A/4A Journalist of the Year. The announcement was

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2015 Cub garners All-Kansas distinction

Each year the Sterling High School journalism staff submits its yearbook and magazine to contests hosted by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association in hopes of earning top honors. On Dec. 7, the All-Kansas Yearbook Awards, which are the top yearbook

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Blending CTE and English III

Over the course of the past school year, I have continued my work as the Sterling High School lead Career and Technical Education teacher, which means I not only teach CTE course but also help other CTE teachers in my

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Vogts re-elected to KSPA Board

Todd Vogts, of Sterling High School, has been re-elected to the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Board of Directors serving as the Area 5 Representative. It is a two-year term. This will be the second terms served by Vogts. Vogts said

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Vogts achieves JEA’s CJE status

Todd Vogts, of Sterling High School, has achieved Certified Journalism Educator status from the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Vogts was honored April 18 at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Denver, Colo. Journalism certification recognizes teachers who

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2015-16 Student Publications staff announced

The Sterling High School Student Publications Department will once again be offering multiple products for the 2015-16 school year. In addition to having The Cub yearbook, the group will continue with its monthly, student-produced newsmagazine, which is called The Cub

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SHS journalism takes 2nd at State

LAWRENCE — Journalism students from Sterling High School traveled to the University of Kansas Saturday to take part in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Contest, and several students came home as some of the best student-journalists in the state.

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Juniors take on Cosmo Crisis

Yesterday myself and two colleagues took the entire junior class, plus one freshman, to Hutchinson’s Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to take part in a new program the educational museum is offering. It is called Cosmo Crisis, and, in it,

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9 students qualify for State journalism competition

Sterling High School student journalists learned today they earned berths to the Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Journalism Contest on May 2 in Lawrence on the campus of the University of Kansas. Competing in various competitions, 9 of 11 students

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Kasady Smith named KSPA Journalist of the Year

Sterling High School senior Kasady Smith received one of the top honors a high school journalist can receive Feb. 23. She was named Kansas Scholastic Press Association Class 3A/4A Journalist of the Year. During a morning assembly, journalism adviser Todd

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