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Broadcaster Press 9 October 30, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com OCTOBER 2018 VERMILLION.K12.SD.US VERMILLION HIGH SCHOOL’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER PROF. KOZAK WINS AWARD BY MASON COURNOYER P Photo courtesy of Professor Kozak. BY ISABEL YOUNG rofessor Carla McMurry-Kozak has been teaching at VHS for “an astonishing 13 years”. She came from a long line of teachers and naturally wanted continue the teaching tradition. Her favorite thing about her job is passing on knowledge to the next generation. Prof. Kozak was recently awarded the 2018-2019 State of South Dakota English Teacher of the Year Award; this is just one of many awards she has received and yet she remains humble. She was nominated by her peers and is honored to represent our school and state. I asked what she would do if she wasn’t a teacher; she said she would have been a literary reader, getting average people more into books and spreading the wisdom of words. Some hobbies of her’s include reading, traveling, and rooting for her favorite team, the Coyotes. Prof. Kozak also enjoys music and holds a special preference for musicals. Her favorite book is “A Light Too Bright” by Sam Miller, a former student of hers. For the Vermillionaire “Beyond the Classroom” questions, I asked Prof. Kozak if she had one plane ticket to anywhere, where would she go? She would love to visit Ireland. I also asked if she had $1,000,000 would she invest, save, or spend? She answered “invest in scholarships”. Professor Kozak has impacted many students throughout her time at Vermillion High School. We look forward to many more years of literary educational excellence. A NEW PRIDE OF VERMILLION W ith this year’s marching season coming to an end, it is time to reflect on what has happened. This season has been unlike any other seasons in my four years of high school and possibly was one of the most enjoyable too. At the end of my junior year, our previous director, Mr. Alpers, passed the torch on to his former pupil, Garret Olson. A part of me was cautiously optimistic about getting a new director, but throughout this season, he has proved to be not just fun, youthful, and energetic but also devoted to what he does. Even when interviewing him, he said, “The most rewarding part is getting to be invested in something that I’m passionate about. I also get to see the same passion in younger people, and get to spur that on.” Before Olson taught at Vermillion, he received his education at the University of South Dakota and taught at Bridgewater Emery School. Olson said the people there were unhappy when the previous teacher retired. It was hard to make everyone adapt to a new personality, but he also said it made him a better teacher. The experience forced him to develop techniques to be someone they wanted to be around and make the class interesting in his own way. In contrast to his previous teaching experience, he said the leadership, people, and our students’ eagerness to jump into new matePhoto by Caroline Horton. rial has made his first year at VHS easier on him. Olson has never had anyone come up to him and complain about how things were, and the positive feedback from the students has been outstanding. The Pride of Vermillion Marching Band has provided Olson with a quick start to his career in Vermillion. They have been to three parades, winning first place in two and receiving third in the other. On Monday, October 15th, they performed at the annual VHS Apple Polishing Concert. The Apple Polishing Concert is an important fund-raiser where both the band and the choirs perform and pies are donated and bought by music patrons. The Pride of Vermillion Marching Band will be competing in Quad State on October 20th, the only field show competition of the year and the last marching band performance of the year. Every year lots of hard work goes into producing a show; the entire season builds up to that one day...one final step onto the field. Students always remember this show and everyone cries after it is over, especially the seniors. PAPER CLUB BY MARCUS DIAZ FAMILY FIRST CHIROPRACTIC FAMILY FIRST CHIROPRACTIC * CRYSTAL L. PADEN, DC • MICHAEL P. PADEN, DC 3 9@:;(33337(+,53+*3ì340*/(,33737(+,53+* 3 CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS 102 E. CHERRY ST. #106 102 E.VERMILLION, SDVERMILLION, SD 57069 CHERRY ST. #106 • 57069 PH: (605)624-9483 PH: (605)624-9483 * 3 (333-693(53(77605;4,5;3;6+(@ > 3 (3205:3>,3*64,ì46:;305:<9(5*,3(**,7;,+ CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY WORDSEARCH BY LAUREN HANSEN Submit your “Ask Anonymous” questions in the suggestion box outside Mr. Brunick’s art classroom. WALK-INS WELCOME • MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED BY THE VHS 6TH PERIOD GERMAN 3 CLASS T he world’s largest “Volksfest—people’s festival” started in the southern most state in Germany in 1810 as a wedding celebration right outside of the city of Munich. The locals were invited to join in the celebration and had so much fun that they begged the king to continue year after year. Seventy percent of party-goers still continue to be locals, but of the 15% of attendees from abroad, 14% of those are Americans! Authentic Oktoberfest tradition in Munich has the mayor of the city tapping the keg to officially kick off festivities. There is a parade that begins in downtown Munich and ends at the edge of the Oktoberfest grounds, affectionately called “Die Wies’n,” or “The Meadow,” by the locals. No one is supposed to consume any alcohol before the mayor taps the keg to start the party. The Vermillion High School German Club, Drama Club, and Art Club joined forces to add an authentic touch to the experience. More than 50 VHS students contributed by baking traditional German treats, sharing information, and emceeing the event. Maizie Ihnen summed it up when she said, “Nic’s attire in the Bavarian suit and Brennan’s modeling of the dirndl embodied the true spirit of Oktoberfest.” Poetry Corner BY MAYA SHAVER-SHANE Soft Spooks Quality Care for Pain Free Living! Quality Care for Pain Free Living! visit us at www.VERMILLIONFORD.com 525 West Cherry St. Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5574 OK TOBERFEST OKTOBERFEST 605.624.8624 • 101 W Cherry St • Vermillion Orange eyes dart back and forth rapidly, His pink nose twitches like my leg during a test. Black fur races beside the soft, autumn wind. Stretched paws are sleeping on red and yellow leaves. His tail is slowly swaying back and forth, I’m glad he knows his worth. Submit your poetry to Justin.Brunick@k12.sd.us
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