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Radio: theater of the mind

Tyler Patterson, Of The Talon Staff
February 16
Filed under FEATURES, NEWS

St. Charles politician and long time radio personality, Mike Elam, came and visited the 1st hour Radio Production class.  He shared with them his past in the radio business and a little bit about how the radio business operates.  He told them that his favorite thing about radio is that in televisi... Read more »

College opportunity

College opportunity

Isabella Eslick, Copy Editor
February 16
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Upon entering the new semester, senior Nathan Higgins discovered on Jan. 18 that he is a top six finalist for the Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). According to SEMO’s website, the award recipient must demonstrate “outstanding character, academi... Read more »

Athletic Hall of Fame honors alumni

Athletic Hall of Fame honors alumni

Isabella Eslick, Copy Editor
January 11
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Alumni Jordan Haliburton, Krista McMahan, Melissa Menghini, and Sam Pennington (all Class of 2016) were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 4. The ceremony was held in the main gym right before the boys varsity basketball game. During the ceremony, Activities Director Mitch Lefkow... Read more »

Student band raises money with farewell concert

Student band raises money with farewell concert

Sophie Pupillo, Of The Talon staff
December 7
Filed under NEWS

The school hosted Pardon the Youth’s final concert on Dec. 1 before the boys go their separate ways to college. After being together for a little over a year, Pardon the Youth had their final concert to raise money for the school's radio station, KFTN 92.7. The concert was able to raise over $650 for ... Read more »

College scare

Isabella Eslick, Of The Talon staff
December 5
Filed under NEWS

At Ohio State University (OSU), 11 people were injured in a vehicle and knife attack on Nov. 28. The attack happened at 9:52 A.M. when the suspect drove his car over a curb near Watts Hall and hit the people there, according to CNN. The attacker was Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born student in... Read more »

Hour of learning, exploring code

Hour of learning, exploring code

Alexis White, Editor-in-Chief
December 2
Filed under NEWS

Worldwide, learners are encouraged to do an Hour of Code, and 54 students at the school participated throughout the day. Hour of Code is part of Computer Science Education Week, which is from Dec. 5-9. The school did it a week early on Dec. 2 to not conflict with finals preparation. The computer ... Read more »

Pas de cell

Lauren Bishop, News Editor
November 30
Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 30, french teacher Kacey Schlotz challenged her French 4 and AP French students to go 24 hours without their cell phones. Beginning the second their feet hit the ground, the students were only supposed to use their phones to make phones calls; that means no texting and no Snapchatting. S... Read more »

KFTN hosts student concert

KFTN hosts student concert

Kennedy Lawrence, Of the Talon staff
November 29
Filed under NEWS

On December 1,  KFTN 92.7 FM is holding a going away concert for Pardon the Youth. The concert doubles as a fundraiser for the station. KFTN program director senior, Olivia Moses, said the station is holding this fundraiser in order to buy new equipment. “We don’t receive money from the district.... Read more »

Eight down, two to go

Eight down, two to go

Alexis White, Editor-in-Chief
November 28
Filed under NEWS

Wait, What? The Pinnacle yearbook won their eighth All-American Award on Nov. 15. The All-American is a pretigious award for high school yearbooks. Any publication that wins 10 out of 11 years in a row gets inducted into the All-American Hall of Fame, and former Editor-in-Chief Gabi Pacino said she is... Read more »

Bands of America Experience

Isabella Eslick, Of The Talon staff
November 15
Filed under NEWS

Finishing eighth in their class, Marching Band placed 33rd out of 64 with a score of 72.55 on Oct. 22 at the Bands of America (BOA) St. Louis Super Regional. Then, on Nov. 4, they finished 30th out of 56 with a score of 74.00 at the BOA Indianapolis Super Regional. Finally, with a score of 69.95, the... Read more »

Crucial Catch Video

Kaitlin Higgins, Of The Talon Staff
October 12
Filed under NEWS, Video

‘How would you describe Summit?’

October 5
Filed under NEWS

The original teachers of Summit witnessed the hard work and preparation that went into transforming our school into what it is today. As the original teachers start to depart from Summit in the upcoming years, new teachers are welcomed to the traditions created over the years. The original and new teachers... Read more »

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