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Midway’s 2014 Homecoming

By: Devyn Worthley and Mackenze Jones

Miss Mariah Keeney was crowned 2014 Midway Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Midway vs. Appleton City football game on September 12. Mariah’s escort was Jake Lambertz, another senior at Midway. Miss Jodi Rhodes, 2013 Queen, assisted in the coronation. 

Keeney, a senior at Midway and centered in the photo, is the daughter of Cindy Richardson of Freeman. Her high school activities include NHS, PALS, volleyball, basketball, and football water girl. Keeney’s escort, senior Jake Lambertz, is the son of Jason and Jennifer Lambertz of Freeman. Lambertz’s high school activities include NHS, SGA President, PALS, football, and track.

Senior Emily Aksamit is the candidate pictured on the left. Aksamit is the daughter of Joel and Dana Aksamit of Cleveland. Her high school activities include volleyball, basketball, and football water girl. Her escort was senior Wyatt Mabary. Mabary is the son of Donald and Barbara Mabary of Freeman. His high school activities include football, SGA, and PALS.

Senior Dee Stark is the candidate pictured on the left. Stark is the daughter of Ed and Lois Stark of Cleveland. Her activities include NHS, SGA, PALS, FCA, FBLA, cross country, basketball, and track. Stark’s escort was senior Tanner Yahnig. Yahnig is the son of Brent and Kelli Yahnig of Drexel. His activities in high school include football and basketball.

The three candidates were selected by the entire student body and the final selection of the queen was chosen by a vote of the football team right before the game. 


Ren Faire Fun

By Tessa Mills


Ten seniors from the Midway Public Speaking Dual Credit class volunteered at the Annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs, KS. They worked the front gate, took tickets and handed out over 3000 of ye’ old programs. All of them dressed for the part, wearing costumes that some of the students had been making for weeks.


Students attending the trip were Tessa Mills, Tayler Pierce, Jackson Eberle, Conor Hayes, Rachel Eason, Johnna Hawkins, Terri Pierce, Laine Mills, Emily Rockley, and Fisher Mayfield. They were accompanied by advisors Amy Dahman and Kathi Mills. Will and Abbey Dahman also participated.


Greeting and interacting with the guests helped the students work on their public speaking skills. The class enjoyed their free time there by watching the different shows and the other costumed workers.


New Technology Invades Our Halls

By Alex Harrison and Madison Anderson

Chrome Books have taken over our hallways the past two weeks.  Each 7th, 8th, and 9th grader received a device after Mr. Gordon Myers, school superintendent, suggested that the students get Chrome Books for one class. Instead of providing those for one class, Mr. Adam Markley (technology director) chose three. Mr. Markley said “It’s easier to give them to those classes because they all have the same classes together. As you get older not everyone in your grade has the same classes as you.” When asked how he felt about the Chrome Books and he said “I’m excited and terrified.”

The school bought the Chrome Books because they are cheaper than any other similar devices and they are versatile for the students. Mr. Markley wanted something with a keyboard because if it didn’t have a keyboard, he felt like it wouldn’t be used as much. 

A good reason for the Chrome Books is the fact that since it uses Google Chrome, students don’t have to have it on them all the time. The students can log on to their account on any other device with Chrome, solving the problem of leaving the device at home or at school. When they log on to their account, all of their apps, books, and assignments will be there.

The Chrome Books have caused the internet to be slow because of a lack of bandwidth, which makes others who are trying to use it difficult. The school is currently working to change the 6 megabytes to 100 megabytes. Because of this, the students are only to use them when they are doing an assignment.

Many upperclassmen feel they have been cheated because they did not receive a Chrome Book this year. While there are some hard feelings from upperclassmen, future plans are to purchase a device for the remainder of the students next year.  


Elementary September Students of the Month

Front row (L to R): Kaleb Hosterman, 1st grade; Bryan Pruett, 2nd grade; Evan Williams, 4th grade; Claire Newkirk, Kindergarten.

Back row: Sydney Siemens, 5th grade; Ireland Koonce, 6th grade; Braydon Pruett, 3rd grade.

The board of education of Cass-Midway R-I School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the board created by the resignation of member Dan Cromer.  Interested persons may acquire an application in the district office, 5801 E State Route 2, Cleveland, or by calling (816) 250-2994, M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm.


Stay up-to-date with the District Calendar!


10th JVC VB Tri-Match (Midway) 5pm

11th JVC/JV/V VB vs Prairie View 5:30pm

12th V FB vs Appleton City 7pm (Homecoming)

13th XC Holden Invitational 9am

13th JV VB Tournament @ Archie 8am

15th JH/JV FB @ Appleton City 5:30pm

15th VB @ Butler (7th/8th) 6pm

16th XC Drexel Invitational 4pm

16th JH/JV/V VB @ Adrian

18th JVC/JV/V VB vs KC Lutheran 5pm

18th JH VB @ Lone Jack 5:30pm

19th V FB @ Drexel 7pm

20th VB Midway Tournament (Varsity) 9am

20th VB JH Tournament @ Rich Hill 12:30pm

22nd JH/JV FB vs Drexel 5:30pm

23rd JH/JV/V VB vs Osceola 5:30pm

25th XC Prairie View Invitational 4pm

25th JH/JV/V VB @ Lakeland 5:30pm

26th V FB @ Butler 7pm

27th JV Adrian VB Tournament 8am

27th Varsity VB Tournament @ Bishop Le Blonde 8:30am

29th JV Football @ Lone Jack 5pm

29th JVC/JV/V VB @ Pembroke Hill 5pm

30th JH/JV/V VB @ Drexel 5:30pm