The Viking Vanguard

Senior cheer captain seeks Seagals spot

Maddy Lucas, Reporter

April 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Karley Kearney, captain of the PHS cheer team, will attempt to make the transformation into a Sea Gal (a Seattle Seahawks cheerleader) this April. “I decided to try out last summer. My original intention was to try out for a college cheer team but what I didn’t like was that it was mainly...

Debate coach earns recognition

Rachel Shaffer, Reporter

April 19, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

English and Speech and Debate teacher Sarah Sherry was named Debate Coach of the Year at the State Speech Tournament March 16-17. “The nomination process was for all the debate coaches throughout Washington to get together and choose [who they thought was the best],” debate captain and senior...

Student paints legacy

Maddy Lucas, Reporter

March 22, 2013


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Everyone has the chance to leave their mark in the world. Sophomore Savannah Jarrett makes her mark with her artistic ability. This spring she will be painting a mural in the school library. “Basically, the mural shows all the things Puyallup has to offer. PHS is in the center with attractions,...

Hacky Sack on the rise

Peyton Whalen, Reporter

February 26, 2013


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A crowd gathers around in a circle. The members of the group shout and cheer while limbs fly. A movement on the rise, hacky sack crews are sprouting up all around campus. “I think [playing hack sack] this year is a lot bigger, in fact I know it is,” security guard James Jenkins said. The availa...

SHEBEAR sounds off in EMP contest

SHEBEAR sounds off in EMP contest

Sierra Tryon, Features Editor

February 6, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year since 2001 Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) hosts a Sound Off! competition for local aspiring bands. Out of around 160 entries, 12 bands are selected by a panel to compete for the chance to win. According to Jessica Reed, program coordinator for Sound Off!, those bands will compete...

Group witnesses inauguration

Group witnesses inauguration

Abby Dovre, Reporter

January 25, 2013


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Puyallup High School history teacher Dan Picha and five PHS students witnessed the 57 inauguration of the President of the United States Jan. 22. Seniors Lauren Drury, Cailin Bary and Amanda Carpenter, junior Nicholas Rasmussen, and exchange student junior Mari Bolkvadez   traveled to Washington D.C....

Quandt’s Unexpected Journey

Gabe Carroll, Reporter

January 25, 2013


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When Karen Quandt, mother of sophomore Ty Quandt, picked up the phone to discover that she was on air on 94.1 KMPS she realized Ty’s nearly forgotten wish was going to be granted. Not only was it a dream come true but the beginning of an unexpected journey. During the last week of November, Karen...

Alumni serve in war

Serena Fink, Reporter

December 14, 2012


Filed under Features, Focus

The Puyallup High School class of 1962 graduated during the Vietnam War and by the end of the year, over 11,000 U.S. soldiers was in South East Vietnam. “Most of us were not aware of the trouble in South East Asia until after we were out of high school. However, in my civics class my junior year,...

Nine students, one world

October 31, 2012


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Coming to America is an opportunity for students in other countries to leave their home to experience a new culture. This year there are nine foreign exchange students. All nine of them follow the exchange policy which has students stay in the states with their host-family for 10 months August 2012...

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