School Board Member Karl Meeske was trying to hold back tears of emotion as he presented his daughter, Kaylee, with her diploma Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

The reception line provided the perfect setting for Susan Castle to capture the moment with her iPhone. Her daughter, Dawn, was among 43 seniors who received their diploma from Chase County Schools during commencement Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Graduates take a look at their new diplomas awarded Saturday afternoon. (Johnson Publications photo)

Graduates told ‘define your purpose’

    Forty-three graduates were told Saturday afternoon, “If you don’t have a ‘why’—a mission you can quickly and articulately state to the people you care about—get one.”

The entire gym filled with ecstatic chanting when the tables turned and Jodie Schuller sat to be egged by the teachers. (Johnson Publications photo)

There wasn’t a single sitting or quiet student as Becky Odens, K-6 principal, had a raw egg splattered on her head. (Johnson Publications photo)

Egg roulette a messy, fun-filled game

    Chase County Schools (CCS) elementary students’ laughter, chants and applause filled the high school gym Monday, as they celebrated their accomplishments in the Accelerated Reader program, Hoop

An unsuspecting young lady from Julesburg, Colo., was the center of attention during this number, “Hooked on a Feeling,” sung by the men of the 9th St. Singers. (Johnson Publications photo)

The show choir entertains with “Footloose,” an energetic number that has been popular the past year. (Johnson Publications photo)

Show choir finale draws full house

    Chase County’s 9th St. Singers bid their farewell to the school year Friday night as they presented their season finale, “A Night to Remember.”


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