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Community Comes Together

By: Sophia Southard and Cabriah Hillman

The calm after the storm...Students, staff, and community members came together on September 22 to help clean up the school campus after the tornado hit on Friday, September 18. Sixty-five students, 44 staff members, and 16 members of the community all gathered at the school to begin cleaning up outside grounds, making sure the grounds and facility were safe, and getting things ready for repairs or to be replaced.

Starting at 9 a.m., students and staff gave up their day off to pick up broken glass and other debris. Volunteers even brought in tractors to take away broken bleachers and larger pieces of debris. A few of the high school boys brought in weed eaters just to clean up the grounds. Volunteers also pulled weeds and picked up leaves and tree branches from the elementary playground. The Center School District loaned bleachers to replace the ones that flipped from the visitors’ side into the football field until the school can purchase new ones. The way everyone came together to get through the adversity showed that it was a great day to be a Viking. 

2015 Homecoming Candidates

Midway R-1 High School announced the 2015 Homecoming candidates this week.  All candidates are seniors selected by the student body. Candidates are (front row, L to R): Shelby Drake, daughter of Matt and Diana Drake of Freeman, Aubrie Jones, daughter of Ronnie and Amy Jones of Cleveland, and Devyn Worthley, daughter of Kevin and Kelly Worthley of Cleveland. 

Escorts are (back row L to R): Kobe Burchett, son of Jerry and Ann Burchett of Freeman, Maverick Greer, son of Jason and Theresa Greer of Freeman. and Jarett Jurgeson, son of Shane and Mellody Jurgeson of Freeman. 

The queen will be crowned at halftime of the Homecoming game vs. Rich Hill on Oct. 2, 2015. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Adia Eberle Selected to All-Metro Track Team

By Jade Lambertz

On September 21 Adia Eberle was awarded a certificate for being selected to the All-Metro Track Team, Honorable Mention, by The Kansas City Star. She is shown accepting her award from Midway varsity track coach Bryan Stahl.

Midway Band

by Kevin McAfoos

This year the Midway High School Band, under the direction of instrumental music director Tracy Smith, has some new songs to perform, such as "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry, "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars, and "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas. The following are dates and locations that you can watch the performances of these songs:

September 4- Home Football Game 6:00 pm

September 12- Cleveland Parade 10:30 am

September 18- Home Football Game 6:00 pm

September 19- Freeman Parade 10:30 am

September 25- Home Football Game 6:00 pm

October 2- Homecoming

October 3- Pitt State

October 14- Baker

October 16- Home Football Game 6:00 pm

SGA: Students with Titles

By Jade M. Lambertz

The Midway Student Government Association (SGA), sponsored by history teacher Jesse Richardson, is a very important part of the Midway student body. According to Chandler Stephens, a sophomore student representative, “SGA’s main goals are to put on Homecoming and Courtwarming, and also to set a good example for younger students.”

This year SGA is run by President Mackenze Jones, Vice President Adia Eberle, Secretary Maggie Riggs, and Treasurer Ryan Sparks. SGA consists of 48 members who were chosen by their classmates in the first class meetings of the school year.

The Student Government is a really great opportunity to make a difference for the Midway school district.

Midway Secondary Students of the Week

By Makenna Irvin & Cabriah Hillman

Every week Midway junior high and high school teachers will each select two students whom they feel have shown excellent behavior and character.  These students will be honored all week and will have their pictures displayed in the room of the teacher who chose them. 

September 7-11 students of the week grades 7-12 were Chandler Stephens, Ike Riggs,Gina Smith, Morgan Irvin, Natalie Owens, Drake dubinick, Ethan Power, Riley Bridgers, Garrett Williams, Shyann Price, Megan Yahnig, Jade Lambertz, Colton Dean, Dawson Driggs, Bodee Hinkle, Adia Eberle, Kaylob Adams, Kaitlyn Fisher, Shelly O'Brien, Chloe Mckee, Hunter Oakes, Kolton Price, Kennedie Greer, Morgan Driggs.

August 31-Sept. 4 students of the week grades 7-12 were Casey Ordnung, Morgan Driggs, Jade Lambertz, Ethan Power, Alex Harrison, Morgan Irvin, Austin Peery(2X) , Devyn Worthley, Natalie Owens, Mason Yahnig, Audrey Greer, Chandler Stephens, Dawsen Zumwalt, Ike Riggs (3X), Alex Dempsey, Anna Breeden (2X), Emma Dowell, Brielee Hewitt, Faith Kaneer, Austin Carver, McCoy Eberle, Garrett Williams, Kinsey Blevins, Debbie Hosterman, Clifton Shipley.

August 24-28 students of the week grades 7-12 were Leeanna Burton, Emily Holder, Casey Ordnung, Kaitlyn Fisher, Dawson Driggs, Alex Dempsey, Kittake Irby, Christian Oelke, Autumn Eason, Kendra Damron, Alex Harrison, Chrissy Thomas, Zach Breeden, Ryan Sparks, Emily Endicott, Emma Dowell, Lillya McCroskie, Kevin McAfoos, Sabryna Fields, Hannah Jordan, Bodee Hinkle, Korben Kuntz, Chase Smith.

August Students of the Month were Leeanna Burton from the High School and Alex Dempsey from Junior High. Both students were selected multiple times by multiple teachers as student of the week.



Stay up-to-date with the District Calendar!


24th XC Prairie View Invitational 4pm

24th Volleyball vs Lakeland (JH/JV/V) 5:30pm

25th Varsity Football vs Butler 7pm

26th Varsity Volleyball Bishop Le Blonde Tournament 8:30am

26th Volleyball Adrian JV Tournament 9am

28th Volleyball vs Pembroke Hill (JVC/JV/V) 5pm

28th JV Football vs Lone Jack 5pm

29th Volleyball vs Drexel (JH/JV/V) 5:30pm

30th XC Midway Invitational 4pm

30th FFA Chapter Meeting 7pm


1st Volleyball @ BR Christian (JH/V) 5:30pm

2nd Varsity Football vs Rich Hill (Homecoming) 7pm

2nd Homecoming Dance 9:30pm

3rd Volleyball WEMO JH Tournament @ Archie 9am