Banquet gets makeover

The achievement banquet was different than any other banquet Skyline has hosted in the past.
This year featured new food, decorations and a web-based program.
One of the many people who helped put the banquet together was the T-Bird Club secretary Kim Ghumm. She played a huge part in making the banquet different, but also better.
Ghumm put together a website that contained all the information that the old programs had. This was less costly and saved resources that banquets in the past had used. Anyone could go to a website to see what awards everyone had earned. High school secretary Amy Swonger helped Ghumm keep the site updated.
“I felt like having a website instead of the program book was beneficial because there was less formatting,” Ghumm said. “We could add pictures and change it more easily as we needed to.”
The food served at the banquet was catered by Qdoba. Many students thought that it was better than previous years.
“The food was a lot better than last year because I really like Qdoba,” sophomore Kamryn Stark said.
Due to the low budget that was set aside for the banquet, decorations were not as sophisticated as in the past.
“The crayons were a good addition to the banquet,” freshman Corbin Keeling said. “I don’t think there needed to be a theme for it.”
Some of the major awards presented to athletes included seniors Dustin Weber and Alyssa Swonger who received the KSHSAA Sportsmanship Award.
The banquet was not all athletics. Senior Blake Lee received the Dale M. Dennis Award and seniors Austin Gilpin and Katherine Ghumm received the KSHSAA Citizenship Award.
To see information about all the awards presented that night, go to The site will continue to be updated with State results from this spring.

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