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Minarets Drama Presents She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

O’NEALS — The school buildings at Minarets High may be closed, but the show must go on! Minarets Drama is proud to present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.” The show will premiere live Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the Minarets High School Facebook page and will also air on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Viewing will be free, but donations are ...

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Slickrock Slam Dunk: 10 Minarets Student Films Advance to Finals

By Johanna Ziegler, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Minarets may still be a young school, but it has already established itself as a champion for its Media Program. This reputation is reaffirmed following the recent announcement of the SlickRock Student Film Festival’s annual “Final Fives.” Slickrock is a student-oriented film festival with over 14 categories available for high ...

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Meet the Minarets Class of 2020 Valedictorians

By Janine Alven, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Despite our current circumstances regarding the pandemic, four students from the 2020 graduating class have persevered and been named valedictorians. With their exemplary work and determination, seniors Mackenzie Camacho, Joseph Langley, Autumn Pecarovich and Synovia Wold have earned the honor of being valedictorians. Mackenzie Camacho Camacho explained, “I set becoming ...

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Celebrating Minarets Seniors with a ‘Stampede’

By Hailey Carlton, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — With the ongoing pandemic and school closures, seniors are missing out on all of the fun end of the year senior activities, including prom, grad night, the senior assembly — and even an in-person graduation ceremony. To try and make these seniors feel special, senior Rebecca Townsend came up with ...

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Minarets Drama Presents ‘She Kills (Animated) Monsters’

By Johanna Ziegler, student journalist for Minarets Press Rehearsals once spent in a classroom filled with props, costumes, and laughs have now been shifted onto Zoom for the Minarets Drama program as it continues to rehearse the annual spring play, She Kills Monsters. Their new secret weapon? Animation. When Minarets first announced it would be closing the school temporarily in ...

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Stoking School Spirit: Minarets Press Creates #StangStrong

By Luke and Lauren Erickson, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — During these strange and difficult times, Minarets High School has found a way to still keep the school spirit alive. Through the organization of Minarets Press, #StangStrong Week was created as a way to allow the students to have a little bit of fun dressing up and to ...

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Minarets FFA Plowing Ahead

By Colby Jobinger, student journalist for Minarets Press With COVID-19 pushing the remainder of the school year online, clubs such as the FFA have been challenged to come up with creative and new ideas to keep members engaged. On top of increasing their social media presence, the O’Neals-Minarets FFA chapter has done many things to keep its door open. Team ...

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Keeping Up with Minarets Key Club

By Janine Alven, student journalist for Minarets Press O’Neals — Over the last few months, the Minarets Key Club has been involved in numerous events. In fact, Key Club members have participated in forty-five events and have completed 769 hours of community service. Some of these events include Homecoming, Breakfast with Santa and the Kiwanis St. Patrick’s Day Bingo. Current ...

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Student: ‘Amazing’ Minarets Teachers, Staff ‘Rising to Challenge’

By Joseph Langley, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — After a year of hard work, dedication, and growth, everything stopped. One week, everyone was still going to school. The next week, they weren’t. This, of course, came as a shocking change to the lives of everyone at Minarets, including the teachers. They had to make the transition to teaching ...

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Minarets’ Student Hunter Ahrens Earns Eagle Scout Honor

O’NEALS — Working since he was nine years-old, now eighteen-year-old and senior Hunter Ahrens has earned the honor of Eagle Scout. Hunter started as a Cub Scout in 2011, as a Bear, then he went to Bobcat, and then earned his Arrow of Light Award. He then joined the Boy Scout troop at ten and half and worked his way ...

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