The Mission

Students helping in Joplin

Students helping in Joplin

February 16, 2012


Filed under Student Life

When students get a three-day-weekend, they usually like to think of it as extra time to relax and entertain themselves.  However, students from Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Northwest decided to use that time to volunteer and work for the community of Joplin. May 22, 2011, an EF-5 to...

North students record EP, upload original work to the web

North students record  EP,  upload original work to the web

Kyra Martiny

February 13, 2012


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Three North students used their free time to explore their creative talents and express themselves through digitally recording their own original compositions. Junior Jacob Frisbie’s Facebook profile is full of posts sharing links to various songs. What makes these songs unique is that Frisbie composed...

2012 Northman announced at basketball game on Jan. 31

2012 Northman announced at basketball game on Jan. 31

February 13, 2012


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The Northman tradition goes back at least sixty years. North seniors nominated 23 men and North students vote on the winner. Northman is the highest honor seniors can grant to one of their own. The characteristics of a Northman is a senior who shows leadership, character, service, honor and someone who embodies the school's Tribe Tenets. Tucker Love is the 2012 Northman, first run...

North aids the Johnson County Christmas Bureau in the annual pasta drive

January 26, 2012


Filed under Student Life

Another program benefiting the Johnson County Christmas Bureau at North is the annual Clubbin’ for Carbos led by Stuco. Senior Sam Yoakum was in charge of the Student Council sponsored event this year. Yoakum said the food donated goes toward assisting families. “The food goes to the Johnson...

North Lifeguard Saves Life at Sylvester Powell Community Center

Andrew Keech

January 25, 2012


Filed under Student Life

On Dec. 3, junior Sean Keller stood watching the pool while working his shift as a lifeguard at Sylvester Powell Community Center with North alumnus Mike Relic. They were watching the pool as they noticed an elderly man stumble poolside. That caught their attention. A few seconds later when the man fell...

Key Club volunteers at Ronald Mcdonald House

Key Club volunteers at Ronald Mcdonald House

Kyra Martiny

January 21, 2012


Filed under Student Life

On Thursday Nov. 3, members of SM North Key Club prepared a meal for the children and families at Ronald McDonald house in Kansas City, MO. The students in attendance were seniors Hana Jaafar, Sara Thompson, Annie Lacy, Angela Livingston, Roni Klos, Harry Schwartz, and sophomore Kensie Theis. When t...

Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe

Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe

Callie Byrnes

January 21, 2012


Filed under Student Life

This summer, students between the ages of 16 and 18 will have the opportunity to build their college resumes and experience different cultures. The International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City (KCIVC) is holding the Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe, which gives students no...

SMNOF fall 2011 essay winners announced

SMNOF fall 2011 essay winners announced

Callie Byrnes

January 13, 2012


Filed under Student Life

Senior Micaela Hegarty stood in the middle of Times Square, beaming as a panel of North alumni took turns shaking her hand. To her surprise, Hegarty was the Fall 2011 Shawnee Mission North Opportunity Fund (SMNOF) Essay Contest winner. “I was shocked and filled with disbelief when I found out,”...

North’s annual Peanut Butter Drive benefits families at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau

Kyle Milligan

January 12, 2012


Filed under Student Life

For more than 30 years, SM North has been making donations to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau (JCCB). Last year, 3,000 families used the Bureau for food, clothing and holiday gifts for their families in the Johnson County area. This year the number was expected to go above 3,500. NHS sponsor and...

Far From Home: Foreign exchange student finds home away from home at North

Brandon Morrison

December 9, 2011


Filed under Student Life

For Yekai Lu, this school year is unlike any other he has had. He is a foreign exchange student from the Jiangsu Province in China attending North this year. This was Lu’s first time leaving his home country. He started to learn English as a child, but said it can still be challenging. Lu got involved in the foreign exchange program through a school ...

Royalty at North: North’s top three Homecoming Queen nominee’s express their excitement and gratitude

Royalty at North: North’s top three Homecoming Queen nominee’s express their excitement and gratitude

Katie Murnan

December 8, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

On Friday, Sept. 23, the SM North football team played their Homecoming game against SM West. North students had voted for their top 3 Homecoming Queen choices during class throughout the week. At halftime, the top 10 nominees for Homecoming Queen prepared to walk out on the field. “I thought it...

The start of a new life

The start of a new life

Kyle Milligan, Coeditor

December 2, 2011


Filed under Student Life

On Oct. 3, 2007 freshman Jeanne Yedo moved to India. Her life was suddenly turned upside down. She would later find out that this change would be positive. Yedo said her move to India was due to her mother’s career. “My mom got a promotion,” Yedo said, “and everyone agreed it would be a...

Newsmagazine for Shawnee Mission North High School
Student Life