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Alannah Kemmis

Alannah Kemmis, Staff photographer & writer

Alannah is an all-year-round volleyball player and takes stats for the girls basketball team. She’s a busy student who likes to spend time with friends and family.

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Senior Spotlight

Alannah Kemmis, Photography Editor
May 14, 2024
Teacher and coach Kyler Olson uses his diverse coaching skills to prepare his young athletes. His love for education and sports creates a positive impact on Bismarck’s education community. He strives to teach and learn from others. “Ive always been a teacher and coach that just likes to learn from others but also share what I do,” Olson says.

Impact of conversation

Alannah Kemmis, Photographer
March 26, 2024
Hands-on learning. Bismarck, North Dakota differentiates itself by prioritizing career academies, leading by example and investing in new programs. Students have been given the chance to leave the traditional classroom and pursue real-life skills. Career Technical education will continue to lead young minds to success. “I think the students in Bismarck are so lucky,” Career Academy and Technical Center Director Dale Hoerauf said. “It’s just not me, It’s the school board and it’s the superintendent, they believed in all this stuff. They believed that there’s more than just core classes.”

Success starts young

Alannah Kemmis, Photography Editor
February 27, 2024
January Demon Spotlight

January Demon Spotlight

Alannah Kemmis, Photography Editor
January 31, 2024
Tuning in. Once a week, BHS global studies and AP United States history teacher Chris Cavanaugh enters a Zoom meeting with three friends to record a YouTube video-style podcast. The podcast covers topics pertaining to a program that guides students through constitutional competitions. “We dont come out and answer the series of questions that were discussing, but were talking about the history and the application,” Cavanaugh said. “This is education, the way it should happen.”

[PHOTO] History buff

Lizzy Kerzman, Managing Editor
December 22, 2023
The struggle to find a balance. Students do not often look forward to reading the books that they are expected to read. Teachers do their best to find a balance between student’s interests and the reading that is required. “Reading stories (fiction or not), gives us a way to understand ourselves and those around us, in experiences and settings that we might never experience otherwise,” Bismarck High School English teacher Kirsten Nies said.

[PHOTO] Lessons of literature

Kadence Glasser, Entertainment and Opinion Editor
December 21, 2023
A #BookTok display. The growth of #BookTok has brought more attention to books for young adult readers. This platform helps readers gather outlooks on stories that they may not have thought of. “BookTok is more about promoting versus understanding, many posts show what books will hook you, or make you feel certain emotions,” Bismarck High School librarian Angela Siewert said.

[PHOTO] Growth of #BookTok

Kadence Glasser, Opinion Editor
October 3, 2023
A snowy spring. This years snowfall has continued into the beginning of Bismarck spring sports. “It is so cold.” student-athlete Jillian Quale says.


Alannah Kemmis, Writer
April 27, 2023
Memorizing information. Students can expect success after taking, analyzing and recording their information in class. Making the effort in a students notes causes great change and benefit. “I believe it helps the student.” Upgren said.

Simple preparation

Alannah Kemmis, Writer
March 28, 2023
Bismarck High Schools freshman/sophomore girls basketball team.
This years 2022-23 season provides a team that plays both freshmen and sophomore teams depending on what teams from other competing schools have to offer. Many sophomores were moved up to JV or varsity, therefore, making their sophomore team consist of many more freshmen than sophomores. “Last year we didnt have an absolute true freshman team, and its been like that the last few years,” head basketball coach Bill Schettler says.

Commit or quit

Alannah Kemmis, Writer
January 4, 2023
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