Satanta Jr. - Sr. High School truly seeks to be a place where students of all kinds can find success. This past weekend provided evidence of this. On Friday, February 24 our junior high broadcasting crew, which was created as an enrichment project by junior high English teacher Chelsi Randle, got the opportunity to work with two staff members from the Kiowa County Media Center who came to Satanta to film a first-round substate basketball game. 

This was a big opportunity for Satanta Broadcasting students who, prior to this experience, had never really had a chance to work with professional video equipment and certainly not seven cameras at a time. The staff from the media center were so pleased by the students’ work ethic that they offered to allow them to help at the sub-state basketball tournament when it moves to Kinsley. Plans are underway to make this happen.

On Saturday, February 25 Satanta High School sent two groups in two different directions as members of our Indian Ink program traveled to Hugoton where they worked with Alicia Zabel to create vinyl t-shirts onsite at a wrestling meet. The Indian Ink project, led by ag instructor Carlie Rooney, teaches real-life skills and produces high-quality work. Indian Ink is currently at work designing and creating t-shirts for Satanta Day.

That same day, PE instructor Brent Smith was with a group of students at Meade competing in a powerlifting contest. Five Satanta students placed at the meet, including Kacen Anthony who placed first in the 242-pound division. The group’s success encouraged Smith and student teacher David Enns to consider taking the team to Wakeeney next weekend for further competition. 

The weekend ended with a Sunday afternoon ACT practice session for Satanta juniors, led by District Counselor Teresa Antony, which was cut short when the power went out as a line of strong thunderstorms passed over Haskell County. A make-up session was held the following Monday.

Rain or shine, if students’ lives can be enriched, Satanta’s teachers will be there.