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History Club Travels to Mississippi

posted May 14, 2018, 7:44 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated May 14, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

During spring break, a few members of the History Club were able to make the trip to Corinth, Mississippi, sight of the Union siege that lasted nearly a month in 1862. After touring the heritage museum, students and parents went to Shiloh National Battlefield near Savanna, Tennessee. Shiloh was one of the largest battles of the civil war at the time with nearly 24,000 casualties and 110,000 soldiers engaged. Students got to explore the battlefield, examine artifacts that were recovered from the battlefield in the visitor’s center, and even stick their foot in bloody pond.
 

Frisco League Math Contest

posted May 2, 2018, 7:03 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated May 4, 2018, 6:48 AM ]


LICKING pulls off 1ST PLACE SWEEP! Congratulations to all the students who competed Monday in the Frisco League Math Contest! Licking came out on top in the nine-school Frisco League Math Contest in BOTH the Elementary School category AND the High School category. Competing in the 7th Grade division were Konnor McKee, Izzi Oaks, and Macayla Hackman, with Izzi winning 1st place gold and Konnor winning 2nd place silver. In 8th Grade, Randall Hock won 1st place gold, Landen Hock won 2nd place silver, and Connor McLeod placed 7th. In 8th Grade Algebra 1 Krysta Joyner, Dale Roberts, and Gabe Buell competed with Krysta placing 7th and Dale placing 10th.

Dante Wade, Nevaeh Neal, and Jason Wallace competed in the high school Algebra 1 division with Dante winning 3rd place bronze, Nevaeh placing 5th, and Jayson placing 6th. In the Geometry category, Isaac Haden, Kelly Lewis, and Abby Cole all competed with Isaac winning 1st place gold and Abby placing 8th. Tyler Chambers and Helen Johnson competed in the Algebra 2 fracas and Tyler seized 2nd place silver. Paige Rollins secured a 7th place finish in the infamously arcane Trigonometry and Logarithms battle of wits. And concluding their senior years with 1st place gold and 2nd place silver were Kevin Kaufman and Skylor Wilson in the blood-spattered Free-for-All melee.

Wow! What a night! To all of our student competitors, the Licking R-8 Mathematics faculty would like to sincerely and augustly say, “You kids rock!” We would also like to express our appreciation to all the teachers, support staff, and community volunteers for helping to make the evening so successful and enjoyable—Thank you to all!


LHS Concert Choir Performs at Silver Dollar City

posted May 2, 2018, 7:00 AM by Brandi Smith

On April 27, students from the LHS Concert Choir traveled to Silver Dollar City to compete in their annual Music Summit Festival. The choir received a "Superior" rating with a total score of 97 out of 100! After their performance, they enjoyed a beautiful day at the park.



Wildcat Academic Team Takes 2nd Place at Districts!

posted Apr 18, 2018, 6:51 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 6:51 AM ]

The Wildcat Academic Team competed Saturday, April 14th, in District Scholar Bowl held at Houston High School. The culmination of a rewarding season, our brainiacs took 2nd place, barely losing out to a perennial powerhouse, the Salem Tigers. It's a great accomplishment by our students to have lost the championship by a mere 5 questions out of 50 in the championship round. All day Salem demolished other schools' teams; not so our Wildcats. Until the very end of the round the result hung in the balance. Final score: Salem 340 Licking 290. 
As well, Isaac Haden earned his 3rd individual medal of this outstanding season. Other individual medal winners during the course of the season include Kevin Kaufman, Tom Parks, and Richelle Schwarz. 
Overall, our team took 1st place at the Fall Houston Invitational (18 schools competed), a 2nd place at the Frisco League tournament held in Iberia (and we were crippled, only having 3 players that day)! Perhaps our greatest accomplished resulted in no trophy: a 4th place finish on March 24th at the Houston Spring Invitational-Competitive division. We competed against powerhouse schools such as Kickapoo and Parkview, both of Springfield, MO. 
As our team's coach, I never cease to be amazed at the knowledge and skills our team display at these high-pressure competitions. I am so proud to be a Wildcat, and our team of scholars are yet another reason why. Mr. T


The Memory Project

posted Mar 30, 2018, 10:43 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 10:43 AM ]


Licking Students Involved in “The Memory Project”!
Two advanced art students had the opportunity to be involved in the Memory Project.

Memory Project is a nonprofit that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges. Our students were from Haiti. The intent of the portraits is to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. For art students who participate, the project is intended to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness. To do this, the Memory Project receives photos of children and teens from global charities operating residential homes, schools, and care centers in a number of different countries every year. Memory Project then provided us with full-page color prints as well as digital copies of those photos, along with plastic sleeves to protect the finished portraits. Our students then created the portraits, and mailed them back to the Memory Project, and the Memory Project's staff members will hand-deliver them to their recipients. The girls did a great job, and we commend them for their willingness to brighten the life of a child!

Ashley and Madeline with their completed memory project portraits.

 


FCCLA STAR Events

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:58 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 8:58 AM ]

On Monday, March 12th, Licking High School FCCLA had their first ever Missouri FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events State Competitors. Both Athena Hood and Sydney Ice received a Gold rating in Job Interview at FCCLA Region 9 Star Events in Willow Springs on Tuesday, January 23rd. The Gold award sent them to Tan-Tar-A Resort to compete against other FCCLA Members from across the state. In addition to the Job Interview, both girls had to create an award winning portfolio to present to the judges. Athena and Sydney received a Silver medal at State! This is a huge honor for both girls and for our FCCLA Chapter! Way to go, girls!


Advanced Food's visit Sybill's Restaurant

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:55 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 8:55 AM ]

On Friday, February 23rd, after studying a unit on etiquette, Advanced Foods Class had the opportunity to put those skills into action at Sybill's Restaurant in St. James, Missouri. Students were to dress in business attire and use the table manners that they acquired. The food that available also gave each student a chance to experience something new and unique to their palettes. Overall, it was a great experience that these Seniors will have to take out into the next chapter of life. 



Front Row Left to Right: Mrs. Brooke Kuhn, Family and Consumer Sciences Instruction, Sydney Ice, Abby Elledge, Trenton Campbell, Dalrayn Feringa, and Taylor Dawson.
Middle Row Left to Right: Kendra Freeman, Kayla Revelle, Calynn Wells, McKenzie Cook.
Back Row Left to Right: Kallie Willbanks, Brittany Humphrey, Helen Johnson, Clabe Sullins, and Ryan Lilly.

The Spring Play for Licking High School is Cast!!

posted Mar 12, 2018, 8:39 AM by Brandi Smith

Our spring production, “The Southfield Stories” is a contemporary take on The Canterbury Tales. It is a play about storytelling with imaginations running wild! As nine travelers wait in the rain for their bus, another arrives and invites the travelers into her home to wait in the warmth. To pass the time, they decide to have a story telling contest. Like Canterbury Tales, each traveler tells a story that shows what the traveler is really like, their worldviews and what they really value. As we listen to the stories, they are acted out by members of the drama class! The stories range from baseball teams to a poem-reciting chicken!!

Students have been rehearsing every day for several weeks, and are creating the set, finding costumes and doing all the other million and one tasks necessary to create a successful production We hope you will come and support our young actors and see this exciting and dramatic production on April 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Jr. High gym. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door and can be purchased from any cast or crew member or at the door. Licking High School Drama Department invites you to come and see “The Southfield Stories”.


Taylor's FCCLA Legislative Job Shadow

posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:28 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 8:29 AM ]


On Wednesday, January 31, I had the awesome and unique opportunity to job shadow Representative Jay Barnes at our state capitol. The FCCLA Legislative Job Shadowing is a program organized by MO FACS and FCCLA. You should be an active member of FCCLA and show leadership skills. Job shadowing Representative Barnes was very eye-opening and fun! He let me go to important meetings and allowed me to meet many new people. I encourage everyone who has the chance, to apply! I would like to say thank you to my supervisor, Mrs. Kuhn, to MO FACS, and to Jay Barnes for allowing me to job shadow him. It was an amazing experience and a great way to make connections!

Taylor Dawson


Sydney's FCCLA Legislative Job Shadow

posted Mar 8, 2018, 12:46 PM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 8:29 AM ]

On Wednesday, January 31st, I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of Missouri FCCLA Legislative Job Shadowing Program. This program allows students to make connections and to see public policies and laws in relation to family. I had the opportunity to job shadow Representative Judy Morgan at our state capitol. This experience allowed me the opportunity to see how our Missouri government works. Representative Morgan did an excellent job of explaining the details her job entails on a daily basis. Representative Morgan also allowed me to follow her to session, where I was introduced on the floor, and I got to hear bills being discussed, debated, and voted on. I was also allowed to sit in on meetings and could ask questions about the bills she was going to discuss in session the next week. This was an amazing opportunity and I encourage all those who can apply for this program to apply! Thank you, MO FCCLA and Representative Judy Morgan, for the amazing opportunity.
-Sydney Ice


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