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8A Sidney High School Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ouse ern! • CRT Testing Sophomores will take the CRT tests far the next three Wednesdays. • ACT Deadline The registration deadline far students who wish to take the ACT test April 13 in Sidney is March 8. See guidance counselor Thorn Barnhart. • Eastern A Choir Sidney High School will be hosting the Eastem A Choir Festival March 11-12. Lewistown, Glendive, Laurel, Billings Cenlml, Miles City, and Hardin high schools will be coming to Sidney to participate. Ryan Holder, a professor from Northern Arizona University, will be adjudicating two songs performed by each school. Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., a gala concert will take place in the high school gymnasium to wrap up the event and showcase the students' talents. • FFA CDE FFA will be competing in Medicine Lake March 19 in the fallowing leadership Career Development Events: Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Job Interview, Prepared Public Speaking, Creed Speaking, Greenhand, and Parliamentary Procedure. • Prom On March 23 Sidney High School will host prom from 9 p.m.- midnight. Grand march begins at 8:30 p.m. • BPA State State Business Professionals of America will take place at the Holi- day Inn Convention Center March 10-12 in Billings. Junior Jared Troudt will be running for an open state officer position and junior Nicole Moore, current state presi- dent, will be running for a national office at the national convention in Odando, Florida, in April. • Spring Carnival BPA will host the Spring Carnival on March 16 in the high school cafeteria. • Track and Field The first day of practice far track and softball will begin March 11 after school. • R.E.A.C.H. Sidney Health Center is promoting an exciting career job fair March 26. The job fair is open to juniors and seniors, is free far all participants, features hands-on activites, and includes lunch. For more information, contact Mary Helgeson at 406-247-3297, or at • Math Test MCTM Competition will be held March 14 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. at Sidney High School. • Scholarships 3-1--15 MT Community Foundation 3-1 MonDak API NW Farm Credit Services 3-13 MT Food Distributor's Assoc 3-15 MT Clerk & Recorder Governor's Merit @ Large Scholarship MT University System Ralph H. Foss Memorial Scholarship SPE Billings Petroleum Section 3-20 Odd Fellows & Rebekah Lodges of MT 3-22 McKenzie Electric Co.-op -- MEC 3-31 Advanced HomeCare Inst. The Eagle's Eye Staff Student journalists: Emily Schaff, Kyle Smith, and Michael Waddell. Adviser: Carol Hearron. Principal: Dan Peters. Sidney High School, 1012 4th Ave. SE, Sidney, MT 59270, 406-433-2330. The Eagle's Eye is a publication of Sidney High School's journalism class in conjunc- tion with the Sidney Herald. A blog soon wiU be available at http://sidney.kl Domain/209. The journalism program is a member of Quill and Scroll and the Montana Interscholastic Editorial Association. The Eagle's Eye intends to continue the proud journalistic tradition established by SHS's newspaper, the Spokesman.Though not currently in production, the Spokesman has been named MIENs Class A Pacesetter in 2011, 2008, 2001, 1999 and 1998. In 2004 the Spokesman earned Quill and Scroll's International First Place Award. By Kyle Smith STUDENT JOURNALIST Renovations to the green- house at the high school are nearly complete. Involving a complete rework from the ground up, the project came as the first major improvement to the greenhouse since it was built in the 1960s. Complications with the old greenhouse led to the decision to renovate it. The old greenhouse featured a simple wooden frame and pitched roof. Years of wear- and-tear on the structure lead to rotting of the flame, hail dam- age to the roof, and damage to the outer skin of the building. The construction of the greenhouse was overseen by in- dustrial arts teacher Roger Mer- ritt. His students and a handful of ag ed students began planning the project last April. Funded by the school district, students con- structed a greenhouse "shell" kit by Albert J. Lauer, Inc. while un- der the supervision of company workers who came to assist in the construction. Students finished initial con- struction on the new greenhouse February 20. It features an alu- minum frame and durable plas- Industrial arts and ag ed students work on the school's new greenhouse. tic siding capable of withstand- for 17 years and accounts of hag harsh conditions. Beyond the many educational uses the structural improvements, the greenhouse offers. greenhouse features brand new "It provides a variety of pos- plumbhag, lighting, and heating, sibilities for experimentation, "I want to say it's practically growing, marketing . . . there's state of the art," said head of the all sorts of uses for it," said agricultural department Gary Schaff. "It provides activities for Schaff. "It might just be the best students all year round." school greenhouse m easternIn the past the greenhouse Montana." has been used by all depart- Schaff has been working in ments in the school for various the Sidney ag ed departmentactivities; for example, the yard Sust4w~o PHOTO and garden class and the adult horticulture class. However, due to the new- ness of the greenhouse, it won't be able to be fully utilized until next year. "It's functional, but there are still a couple of things we need to finish before it's com- pletely done," said Schaff. Schaff hopes that by next year the greenhouse will be fully functional and utilized to its full potential. Up m By Emily Schaff STUDENT JOURNALIST Politics isn't typically the first thing that comes into a person's mind when Hawaii is mentioned. But, when the invitation to go to Hawaii was presented by the Close Up organzation, Sidney adviser Erin Faulhaber accepted. Juniors and seniors took part in a program held in Honolulu, Hawaii, that allowed them to experience foreign policies February 1-9. Instead of going to Washington, D.C., to fo- cus on domestic policies, Faulhaber presented the opportunity to students to attend the Pacific Basin Program, a program that focuses on students learn- ing foreign policy issuses. This was the first time in seven years the program has been available for students to attend. The Close Up program is not limited to juniors and seniors, but Sidney High School only offers it to the upper classmen because it pertains to what they are learning in their U.S. history and government classes. The Close Up programs aren't just tour- e m go to Hawa i i ist trips; they provide workshops that get stu- dents learning experientially. At the Pacific Basin Program, 30 students from four differ- ent schools across the nation participated in workshops and activities. One of these workshops was called Unit- ed States in the Global Community, where students played the role of foreign officials, such as ambassadors and foreign policy of- ricers, in a mock simulation. In these roles students The most challenging part of the mock simulation was figuring out who to talk to to get what you wanted done. had to debate and negoti- ate to achieve the goals of their country they repre- sented. "The most ~halleng- ing part of the mock simulation was figuring out who to talk to to get what you wanted done," -MIcHAELA LOF,THUS Sm~IOR said senior Michaela Loffhus. "There were proper channels for everything, and they weren't always that clear." Guest speakers also spoke to the stu- dents about tools used in foreign policy and econmonic policy. When the students weren't partaking in workshops and debates, they enjoyed some fun in the sun by climbing a volcano, snor- keling, and visiting some museums and me- molials, including the Pearl Harbor Memo- rial. Faulhaber expressed she would like more students from the high school to at- tend the Pacific Basin Program every other year if Sidney is invited back again. "Hawaii was definitely fun," said junior -Ariana Gaskin. "It made me care about for- eign politics and Hawaiian culture." Additional students that went with Lof- thus and Gaskin are juniors Karl Godfrey, Rietta Iversen, and Reanna Peterson, and seniors Tori Getchell, Lane Hurst, Matthew Lang, and Chris Perez. Faullaaber projected next year's Close Up event in Washington, D.C., to be dur- ing the third week of April. Current sopho- mores and juniors interested in going are encouraged to talk to Faukhaber, as well as past participants. Close Up seeks to make active citizens out of participants by having them experi- ence it for themselves. "I think it's the best program out there," said Faulhaber. "I'm always pleasantly surprised and very happy to see how much kids learn, and how it changes them and how they see the world and government." March opens with celebration of By Michael Waddell facts about certain names. Did Sarah Turek, freshman, ex- STUDENT JOURNALIST yOU know that Whoopi Gold-plained her name and what the Since the dawn of the hu- berg's real name is Caryn Elaine origins are. She said that her first man era, names have been given Johnson? name is biblical, "It means prm- to us. And many names have On March 5, Celebrate Yourcess of God." continued to be passed down Name Week would like to shout Turek's last name has a very today, out to those who have a very interesting origin as well."My This week is Celebrate Your unique name. Ever met a Con- last name, Turek, is Czechoslo- Name Week, and you're already doleezza before? Unique Names vakian. I know that it means halfway through it. Day is the day for you to explore pumpkin. I don't know how that From March 3-9, this week different names, came about!" is dedicated to the celebration of Many names have a unique March 7 is Nametag Day. your name. CYNW brings the way to spell a name, such as Wear a nametag bearing your spirit of getting to know your "Diamond" to "Dymond". If name or aname you want. name with interesting facts, ac- you know someone who has aMarch 8 is Middle Name tivities, and questions, unique name, or if you have a Pride Day. Embarrassed about Take the name Anderson, unique name, celebrate it, and your middle name? Try showing the Norse share your some pride. meaning be- Celebrate Your Name Week. special name. Junior Cruz Aguilar uses hind Ander- .. getting to know your March 6 his middle name rather than son is the son is Discover his first, showing off his pride of Andrew, name with interesting facts, What Your for his middle name every day. which means activities, and questions.Name Means You can show the world that manly and Day. There you take pride in the name given strong. -MICHAEL WADDELLare many dif- to you by letting people know All names JuNIOR ferent names;about your middle name. have some , Smith for in-And finally, the week ends sort of meaning and origin be- stance, has come to be such a with Descendants Day. Climb hind their construction, and common name today, onto your family tree and shake Celebrate Your Name Week has Junior Cheyenne Chamber- some limbs to see what you can an activity for all the days this lain has looked into her names, find about your family. week. Her first name was given to her If names weren't as impor- The week starts on March 3 by her father, in dedication to his tant to human culture, then we with Namesake Day. The ques- father for his love of Cheyenne, wouldn't have our names to go tion of, 'Why do I have this Wyoming's rodeo, by. From corporations to TV name?' may come up when Chamberlain's middle names stars, names are essentials for thinking about it. are after actress Raquel Welch defining who we are. Namesake Day encourages and after the great musician Ray Sigmund Freud once said, you to explore the origins of Charles, but only spelled differ- "A human being's name is a your name and even look up in- ently, principle component of his per- formation about your surname. "My last name, Cham- son, perhaps a piece of his soul." On March 4, Fun Facts berlain, is traced back to And he could never be more about Names Day slides into Europe, and France." right. names Celebrate Your Name Week details • 3-3: Namesake Day There's a meaning behind everything. Take time to discover why you were given your name. • 3-4: Fun Facts Day Dig up interesting facts about tours and others' names. "3-5: Unique Names Day All names are special, but some are especially unique. Learn about those extra special names on this day. • 3-6: Discover What Your Name Means Day Delve into the rich history of your own name. You'll be suprised on what you find! • 3-7: Nametag Day Take extra pride in your name on this day by wearing a nametag. • 3-8: Middle Name Da Show your middle name some love by taking time to appreciate it • 3-9: Descendants Day Behind every great name is a great person! Spend today honoring your ancestors. QUESTION." What characteristics should a role model Danny Johnson Freshman Someone who is a strong leader, determined, and enjoyable. Amanda DeMary Sophomore A role model should be considerate of everyone around them and set positive examples for younger students by taking port in community activities, school events, and helpful organizations. Ethan Clock Junior Loyalty for sure; it (loyalty) shows others to be truthful and caring for everyone around them. Alexis Mindt Senior Definitely respect for themselves and others, kind to everyone, honest, willing to help people with problems, courageous, and an all around great person. 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