Want to shine bright like a diamond? Here’s how

Kaylee Asher, Co-Editor in Chief
August 28, 2013

For the 2013-14 De Soto High School school year, the Diamonds dance team have decided to hold re-tryouts. This will give those who did not initially hear about the spring auditions another chance to join the team. “We thought re-tryouts would be a good idea because it is a new beginning and a fresh... Read more »

De Soto debate team qualifies for National tournament

Parker and Philip

Laura Meyers, Arts Editor
April 11, 2012

On March 23 and 24, De Soto High School’s forensic team competed in one out of the three qualifying tournaments, leading up to the National Forensics League Tournament. In December, the first qualifying tournament specialized in policy debate. In that tournament, seniors Parker Riley and Philip Kaul... Read more »

Three seniors named National Merit Finalists

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Caitlin Walker, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2012

This year, De Soto High School had three National Merit Scholar Finalists. Seniors Austin Showen, Philip Kaul and Parker Riley all scored in the top half-percent in their PSAT’s. This is the most National Merit Scholar Finalists that DHS has had in a single year, and the most that have been nominated... Read more »

Scholars Bowl wins State tournament

Scholars Bowl Champs 2012 top story

Sophia Templin, Managing Editor
February 13, 2012

The De Soto High School Scholars Bowl team won the 4A State tournament Feb. 11. at Wichita Collegiate. The team won the tournament last year as well. The varsity team consisted of Lauren Darter, Parker Riley, Ashton Neylon, Philip Kaul, Christian Sweeney and Robby Satterwhite and was coached by Phillip... Read more »

Scholars Bowl team wins Regional

Laura Meyers, Arts Editor
February 9, 2012

De Soto High School’s Scholars Bowl team has been wildly successful this year and is on the fast track to another State title. The varsity team has won almost every tournament they have competed in, the team took first place at League and Regionals and there are more players this year than DHS has... Read more »

Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Robby Satterwhite, Opinion Editor
February 7, 2012

While most attention has been focused on the GOP primaries, another much more serious issue has come up: Iran. Tensions with Iran go back to 1979, when Islamic radicals overthrew the United States supported and pro-Western Shaw, and instated the present regime. Recently with the Iranian regime pursing... Read more »

Debate takes fourth place at State

Laura Meyers, Arts Editor
January 18, 2012

Last weekend, Jan. 13 and 14, De Soto High School’s Debate team took fourth place at the State tournament. The competition was held at Silverlake High School, near Topeka. DHS competed against other 4A schools such as Tonganoxie, Buhler, Fort Scott, El Dorado, Coffeyville, and more. De Soto’s team... Read more »

Debate team members head to National qualifiers

Debate team members Philip Kaul, Kassidy Forshey, Mackenzie Williams and Parker Riley

Kaylee Asher, Sports Editor
December 9, 2011

  On Dec. 9 and 10, four members of the De Soto High School debate team will be headed to Lansing High School for a regional tournament against 13 other teams. These students are seniors Philip Kaul and Parker Riley as well as sophomores Kassidy Forshey and Mackenzie Williams.   “This... Read more »

Scholars bowl team continues winning streak

Lauren Darter, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2011

  The De Soto High School Scholars Bowl team is continuing its success one meet at a time.   After winning the 4A State championship title last year, there are a lot of expectations for the team, but after this week, those expectations are beginning to be met.   At Eudora High School on... Read more »