The Viking Vanguard

Dance Team Derails Competition

Jackson White, Staff

April 29, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Features

The PHS dance team has never had this much success at a State competition, however coach Marla Boyd was fully aware of their potential. “The team had not performed at any competitions as well as we coaches thought they could until State,” Boyd said. The team soared above the competition by...

Joshua Garnett prepares for 2016 NFL Draft

Jaxon Owens, Website Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Features, Showcase, Sports

Alumnus Joshua Garnett is participating in this year’s NFL Draft, which is taking place in Chicago, IL April 28-30. Garnett received the Outland and Morris Trophies Dec. 10 and Dec. 15, 2015 respectively. The Outland Trophy is given to the most outstanding interior lineman in all of college football....

The power of makeup

Sierra Barrow, Staff

April 14, 2016


Filed under Features

Ranging from jet-black liners of the ancient Egyptians, to bold red lips in the ‘20s and to present day contour enthusiasts, makeup is a prominent tool used by the masses. However, there is so much more that follows makeup than just the wearing of it itself. Cosmetics can hold different meanings...

Kalles tradition continues to assist local boy

Jake Allen, Staff

March 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Features

Logan Lewis was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age five, this was a rare form of cancer that he had to face. Logan went through nine weeks of chemo, had a half-mouse, half-human antibody put in him and suffered a 104 degree fever. The staff and students at Kalles Junior High came together to create...

Student selected as delegate

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Features

It is often unlikely that a high school student would become a political delegate for a political party and yet one student at PHS has done just that. Senior Joel Gage has become one of two Republican delegates for his precinct, although he is unable to continue to be a delegate as he will miss the...

Alumni enjoy Alumni Assembly Dec. 18

December 27, 2015


Filed under Features, Photo

Billy Jean Helghen, Shirley Bailey Redford and Norma Smith from the class of 1945 and Manford Hogman from the class of 1940 await the Alumni Assembly. In 1945, the swimming pool was in between the junior high and high school. "The best part is seeing people you haven't seen in how many years, but ...

1974 alumni attend Dec. 18 assembly, remain friends since junior high

December 27, 2015


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(left to right) Betty Jenkins, Barb Hardin and Debra White, alumni of the class of 1974, attend the Dec. 18 Alumni Assembly. The trio have been friends since junior high and still hang out now. "In our sophomore year, we got to wear nice pants. Our junior year, jeans," Jenkins said. White said,...

Modern technology allows alumni to remain connected; friends since junior high

Modern technology allows alumni to remain connected; friends since junior high

December 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Photo, Showcase

Emily Van Bergeyk Relma Burmeister, Pam Bryant and Sandy Bernsten show Viking spirit at the Alumni Assembly. The trio of 1964 graduates, who met in junior high, have remained close after all these years thanks to modern technology and mutual purple and gold pride. "God bless the Internet. We've been using it ...

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