Nixa Journalism

Students Seek Summer Jobs

Students Seek Summer Jobs

Will Rouhani, Reporter May 19, 2023

Leah Vannoy (7,from left), Isabella Knight (7), Dina Bardadin (7)
march for their first time in the Sucker Day Parade as seventh graders.

Band Members Gear up for Sucker Day Parade

Courtney Seiner , Contributing Writer May 17, 2023

This year's Sucker Day parade will be the 65th anniversary. Isabella Knight, a freshman at Nixa High School, has been doing band since 6th grade. She will perform in the sucker day parade for the second...

New Theater Season is Unveiled

Bronwyn Long, Contributing Reporter May 16, 2023

The 2023-24 theater season will kick off with "Wizard of Oz" in the fall.

Nixa Wins Top Awards in Art Competition

Nixa Journalism May 12, 2023

Over 200 art pieces from Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Branson, and Willard competed in the Central Ozarks Conference art show.  The awards ceremony took place April 28 at Nixa High School. The show was comprised...

Sidnee Harp sits with her family as she signs to Missouri State University for Education on educational signing day.

Students sign to further their career in education

Joanna Petinaris, Reporter May 9, 2023

 Six Nixa High School students recently signed to celebrate their future careers in education on April 20th. They will be teaching kids of all ages, from kindergarten to college.   Senior Sidnee...

“SpongeBob the Musical:” Nixa Theatre’s First Performance in the Aetos

Joanna Petinaris, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

 As the closing performance for “SpongeBob the Musical” wrapped up on March 25th, community members and actors alike agreed that it was a memorable experience. This was the first Nixa Theatre performance...

Junior Abigail Fulnecky studies her research results.

Researchers in the Making

Arabella Cosgrove, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

   High school learning usually takes place at a desk. However, Advanced Placement (AP) Research students at Nixa are getting up from their seats and embarking on college-level research. AP Research...

Landon Carson and Lane Loney competing in team Clay It Up competition at Kickapoo high school

Clay it Up: A Friendly Competition

Hailey Deluca-Bolin, Reporter April 20, 2023

  The visual arts department at the Nixa High School has a broad range of classes students are able to take. One of the visual art classes provided to students is a ceramics class where students are...

“It may be even a way to set yourself apart from a student who might have 
the same GPA as you, but they’ve taken way easier classes.”
— Todd Mincks, counselor

Standard of Excellence

Maddie McCrea, Managing editor April 18, 2023

While testing is a stressful part of students’ school years, the results of standardized tests are used for reasons that ultimately impact a student’s future. Nixa High School college and career counselor...

Overworked Academics

Overworked Academics

Emma Jelinek, Advertising Director April 18, 2023

   Nixa High School offers many classes with a good variety of difficulty and material. Advanced placement (AP), honors and dual credit (DC) courses are all available to students. However, these classes...

Elly Stopczynski, senior, talks to reporter Sue Halpern about one of the graphic novels in the library.

Students work to keep books available

Deliliah Neff, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

After the Nixa School Board voted to remove two books and restrict one book in the Nixa High School library during the spring of 2022, student push back has been building. The number of restricted books...

Fraudulent Feelings

Lydia Cheek, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

In a desire for perfection, some high achieving people feel as though they don’t deserve their accomplishments, a phenomenon known as imposter syndrome. Junior Keturah Flokstra is enrolled in advanced...

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