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  • CAT CHAT INVITED TO MSU MoETS Conference

    CAT CHAT INVITED TO MSU MoETS Conference

    Gavin Devore, Reporter-Photographer

    Thayer CAT CHAT had the privilege of being invited to the Annual Missouri State University MoETS Conference held on the West Plains campus recently. "The conference is geared toward students that are thinking about pursuing a career as a teacher," said Dr. Jane Ward of MSU-WP. At the event THS CAT CHAT did a presentation on their online student newspaper site that they have started this year. “It was very cool to meet people from different schools and it...

    Jordyn Smith, Cat Chat Managing Editor, and Gabby Lemaster, Correspondent, interview with participants at the MoETS Conference at MSU where THS's Cat Chat presented three workshops recently.

    Jacob Presley-Photographer

  • Cat Chat Reporter Receives National Recognition

    Cat Chat Reporter Receives National Recognition

    Thayer High School and CAT CHAT is proud to announce that Rebekah Byrd, a sophomore, has won a national award from SNO (School Newspapers Online) for her feature story about Michael Tyler, our hometown musician that has made his "Dreams Come True" in Nashville. Her notification from SNO: Dear Rebekah Byrd, Thanks for submitting your story to Best of SNO, our showcase of the top student work being produced by members of the SNO Network. We're exc...

    CAT CHAT Reporter-Rebekah Byrd

  • CHEERLEADER THROWBACK

    CHEERLEADER THROWBACK

    GUESS WHO?   The first person to guess who this group of THS Cheerleaders is will win a prize from the CAT CHAT staff! Post your guess in the Comments section below the story! Name the Class Year and the Names (high school name at the time) of All the Cheerleaders to qualify for the prize! #Cheerleaders Rock 

  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    Hannah Bradley, Reporter

    What is Barrel Racing?   “Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time.” said Kelsey Barton, a THS Junior.  After rounding the last barrel, the rider asks the horse to run as fast as possible back to the start line, and the timer stops as soon as the horse's nose crosses the barrier.  Barton, 17, has been in love with horses since a child....

    Hannah Bradley-Photographer

  • From Bobcat to Pioneer

    From Bobcat to Pioneer

    Kelsey Hardwick, Correspondent

      Elly Burrell graduated from Thayer High School in 2014. Elly is now currently enrolled at a Christian college, Crowley's Ridge College, in Paragould, Arkansas and plays NAIA softball and basketball for the Pioneers. She recently was nominated the NCAA Student-Athlete of the Week and received the Division One award in Women's Basketball. She is the first female from CRC to be honored with this award. Burrell currently ranks 19 in Divi...

  • From THS to “317” Album Release

    From THS to “317” Album Release

    Rebekah Byrd, Reporter

    The number 317 has a big impact in Michael Tyler’s life right now. His hometown of Thayer, Missouri is 317 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. So, he decided to title his debut album after that number. Tyler's, current single “They Can’t See” continues to be a hit with fans and the country music industry. We even played it for our THS Courtwarming recently! Thayer, Missouri,  is well known as a railroad town.  Halie Wooldridge, a THS junior, an...

    "Dreams Do Come True"

  • FFA Legacy Left at THS

    FFA Legacy Left at THS

    Gavin Devore, Photographer

    In honor of National FFA Week held recently, CAT CHAT wants to recognize Mr. Sam Rhoades. Rhoades graduated from Thayer High in the 1970's and served as the THS FFA President, as well as being elected as the State FFA Vice-President. "In 1975 I was named American Farmer. I was honored to be awarded this since less than 2 percent of all members received this at that time, Rhoades humbly stated. After graduation from THS, Rhoades attended the...

    Sam Rhoades 1973 THS Graduate and FFA Chapter President for THS as well as Vice President for the State FFA Chapter.

  • THS Student Wins Local Art Contest

    THS Student Wins Local Art Contest

    Kelsey Hardwick, Correspondent

    Emily Wood, a Thayer High sophomore, recently won $50 in a local art competition for a T-shirt design. Friends of the Eleven Point River recently held a contest to find a logo for the organization to be featured on their website to help fund the Greer Mill Project in Oregon County. Wood created the winning design out of approximately 30 entries from students throughout the county. When asked what inspired her design, Wood said that her...

    Artist-Emily Wood said she would like to make a career in fashion design.

    Kelsey Hardwick-Photographer

  • A+ Program Opportunity

    A+ Program Opportunity

    Jordyn Smith, Managing Editor

    Thayer High School offers an outstanding program called the A+ Program. The program is a school improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. The program raises academic standards, opens doors to higher education and introduces students to the teaching profession through tutoring and mentoring. The program also provides an opportunity for Missouri high schools to reduce dropout rates, eliminate general track courses ...

    PHOTOGRAPHER-Jacob Presley

  • THS Alumnus Pays It Forward

    THS Alumnus Pays It Forward

    “I can’t really remember who was in the gym at Thayer High School when it happened. Coach Joe Davis or the gym teacher, Steve Atkisson might recall the event, but it has been over thirty years ago now. One day I made ninety consecutive free throws, Kelly Steed, a 1986 THS graduate, humbly stated. Steed attended Thayer schools for thirteen years (K-12) and was very active in sports and band. He also served as president for the senior class. ...

    Photo by Kelly Steed

CAT CHAT INVITED TO MSU MoETS Conference

CAT CHAT INVITED TO MSU MoETS Conference

Gavin Devore, Reporter-Photographer

Thayer CAT CHAT had the privilege of being invited to the Annual Missouri State University MoETS Conference held on the West Plains campus recently. "The conference is geared toward students that are thinking about pursuin...

March 24No Comments

Cat Chat Reporter Receives National Recognition

Cat Chat Reporter Receives National Recognition

Thayer High School and CAT CHAT is proud to announce that Rebekah Byrd, a sophomore, has won a national award from SNO (School Newspapers Online) for her feature story about Michael Tyler, our hometown musician that has mad...

March 23No Comments

JW Pepper Choir Fundraiser Due March 31

JW Pepper Choir Fundraiser Due March 31

Seira Murray, Graphic Design Artist

  "The choir is doing an online fundraiser from JW Pepper to help pay for new choir robes and folders. We receive 40% profit from every order and there are a lot of items to choose from, so please go to the JW Pepper...

March 10No Comments

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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Austin Burrow, Copy Editor

THS Senior Spotlight Shines on Caitlyn Coursey.... Out of all of your years at Thayer High School, which has been your favorite? The two years I have been at THS, my senior year has definitely been my...

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

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Lady Cats Win Big in Season Opener

Lady Cats Win Big in Season Opener

Seira Murray, Graphic Design Artist

The Lady Cats were victorious in their season softball opener against the Cabool Bulldogs. We captured video footage of #9, Julie Stone, hitting a home run with an RBI and #22 Megean Frazier scoring for the Lady Cats also. TEAM...

March 24No Comments

  • Basketball and Cheerleader “Senior Night” Recognition March 11
  • From Bobcat to Pioneer March 3
  • Bobcats Achieve Victory February 24
  • Spectacular Season for Bobcats February 23

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