Archive for Category: "People Features"

Hunter Matney

Hunter Matney

By: Allie Roberts Hunter Matney, a freshman, accepted a spot on the Varsity wrestling team. He wrestles at 106 pounds, and has qualified for state. He has wrestled for eight years, and was home schooled until this year. “I came to Ponderosa because I wanted to wrestle, and all the other schools suck,” says Matney. […]

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The Legend

The Legend

By:  Allie Roberts Blake Bruner, a senior at Ponderosa, is quite the legend at school. He was born in Colorado and has lived here his entire life. Not only that, he has lived in the same house his whole life. He has played lacrosse for as long as he can remember, and also participated in […]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Emily Kobayashi In the remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., this January 20th is the celebration of his birthday. On this day, schools and businesses are often closed to respect the life of this amazing man. It took 15 year for this day to become a federal holiday.  On every third Monday in the month […]

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Bromance

Bromance

Steven Cline & Gerald Smith are two adorable sophmores. From looking alike to devouring Pizza Rolls, these guys have a ‘bro-tiful’ relationship. Marie Smith and the “ME” caught up with them for an interview. Mustang Express: How long have you been friends with your bro? Steve: Three Years   ME: Where did you meet you bro? […]

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Mustang Wedded Bliss

Mustang Wedded Bliss

The Thorsens: ME: How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Mrs: I think it’s fine, but I also think that it’s important to show that you love each other always, not just on Feb. 14th. Mr: I like it.   ME: How do you usually spend Valentine’s Day? Mrs: It varies. We are always in […]

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Art With A Passion

Art With A Passion

Mustang Express: When did you first become interested in art? Katie Nemchek: I started drawing in 8th grade. I always doodled, but I didn’t start drawing seriously until middle school, so I got into it kind of late.   ME: Is there anyone who helped you start? KN: I had outside influences, but it was […]

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Making It Big

Making It Big

According to his website, Toby Meuli is best described as a “Professional Actor/Writer/Goofball.” But, as a Ponderosa graduate and working film and television actor and writer, he can also be seen as an example of the success that can come from alumni of Ponderosa High School. Meuli’s career proves that PHS prepares its students to […]

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

Due to their involvement with the PHS Yearbook, two students and their photography talents are often overlooked. Mckenna Bird and Andrianna Katsioleris are two of Ponderosa’s finest when it comes to picture taking, proven by the contests that they have won and their work as co-photo editors for this publication. Mckenna is currently a junior […]

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Don’t Forget The Garland

Don’t Forget The Garland

Students who have not taken a Sculpture, Drawing and Painting, Art Experience, or Airbrush class have not had the pleasure of having Mr. Garland as a teacher. Hidden deep upstairs in the art hallway, he inspires his students with his quirky teaching tactics in a relaxed environment. He is a Ponderosa grad himself and has […]

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And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

Every year schools across the state of Colorado select an Apple Award winner, someone who, for that institution, represents excellence in education. Last year, Ponderosa’s candidate was Jess Becker, who went on to win the state-wide award. This year, Ponderosa’s faculty, staff, and surrounding community, chose Ryan Miwa from the science department to represent our […]

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He’s At It Again

He’s At It Again

For most students at PHS who know Mr. Dolezal, passing by room 218 and 216 is always a pleasure. His reputation for being the down to earth, friendly, science teacher, always ready to greet you by name in the halls, is well deserved.  That’s why, during his leave for surgery, he left big shoes to […]

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The Whole Guaca-Molé

The Whole Guaca-Molé

While sitting in Mr.Molé’s classroom, a student will undergo a multitude of feelings including laughter, joy, fear, confusion, and, most of all, respect. This perfect combination makes Mr. Molé a common favorite among his students. His stand-out teaching style allows his students to gain a great amount of knowledge, and everything is hidden behind his […]

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