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Yellow Springs High School Section

  • Into the future

    The Yellow Springs High School Class of 2016 was honored at commencement ceremonies Thursday, May 26. (Photos by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Yellow Springs High School Class of 2016 was honored at commencement ceremonies May 26, at the high school gym.

  • YSHS Spanish teacher says, ‘adiós’

    Yellow Springs High School Spanish teacher Kathy Burkland is retiring this year, after 18 years at the school. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    If she could, Kathryn Burkland would do without much of the public attention that has come with retiring this spring after 18 years of teaching Spanish at Yellow Springs High School.

  • 2016 Seniors speak in special News section

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    Many years of hard work is coming to a close tonight at 7 p.m. at the high school. Just enough time to get their diplomas and celebrate with family and friends before they hit the ground running on to their next new adventure in life!

  • YSHS 2016 valedictorian, salutatorian—Well-rounded scholars, athletes

    2016 YSHS salutatorian Henry Potts-Rubin, left, and valedictorian Gabriel Day sat in front of posters of their favorite subject, math. The two have a broad range of interests, spanning scholarship, sports and art, and both express an immense love of learning for the sake of learning. School counselor Dave Smith said the two are representative of a remarkable senior class, and one that is made up of “hardworking and lovely people.” (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Yellow Springs High School counselor Dave Smith said that this year’s senior class is a remarkable one.

  • School threat rumor unsubstantiated

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    A rumor about a threat to McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School was determined last week to be unsubstantiated, according to school officials.

  • Power of the Pen, high school edition

    Participants in last Saturday's writing competition at YSHS. Front row, from left: organizer Ursula Kremer, Aidan Hackett, Grant Crawford, Juno Shemano, Erin Mooneyham, Alice Miller, Ellery Bledsoe and organizer Henry Potts-Rubin. Back row, from left: Duard Headley, Bear Wright, Greta Kremer, Peter Day, Windom Mesure, Eilis Price and Keegan Chlanda.

    Thirteen YSHS students took part in a special high school edition of Power of the Pen this past Saturday. The local writing competition was organized by seniors Ursula Kremer and Henry Potts-Rubin for their senior project.

  • Yellow Springs High School dancers cut ‘Footloose’

    Charlotte Walkey, playing Ariel, and Lucas Mulhall, playing Ren, rehearse a dance from “Footloose,” the YSHS/MMS spring musical directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp and produced by Ara Beal. The musical runs over two weekends, opening on Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. All shows take place at Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    One week and one day out from opening night, the cast and crew of “Footloose” was hard at work, warming up their voices with crisp sounds: “va, va, va,” “no, no, no, no, no” and several rounds of “red leather, yellow leather.”

  • From Liberia to the village

    Exchange student Levi Jackson. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Seventeen-year-old Levi Jackson, from Liberia, has lived through a brutal civil war and the devastating Ebola epidemic, giving him compelling reasons to seek educational opportunities in the United States.

  • Students broach ‘the Scottish play’

    Duard Headley (Macbeth) and Nicolas “Bear” Wright (Macduff) vie for the throne in YSHS’s production of “Macbeth.” The actors engaged in professional stage combat training and Shakespeare reading workshops to immerse themselves more fully in the performance. “‘Macbeth’ is not meant to be read; it’s meant to be played,” said the play’s director Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp. ‘The Scottish play’ opens Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at Mills Lawn Elementary School gym. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Shakespeare: perhaps one of the best-known people in human history and certainly the best-known playwright in the history of human expression.

  • 2015 valedictorian, salutatorian—Two minds, one grit, one glory

    Yellow Springs High School Valedictorian Mollye Malone and Salutatorian Dylan Boczar were scheduled to address their Class of 2015 at the commencement ceremony last night, May 28. (Submitted photo)

    Mollye Malone and Dylan Boczar believe there are a lot of bright students in their Yellow Springs High School graduating class — some more deserving of honorary titles.

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