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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Exchange student, Sofiia Lobas (11), has integrated into MSHS classes and activities this year.  Last year, she did an exchange year in Texas.

Ukrainian exchange student speaks on refugee crisis.

Halli Frost, Reporter February 1, 2023

As the borders of the United States reopen to refugees fleeing their home countries and seeking a new opportunity to live in a safe environment, many have found a new home in Denver.  An influx of refugees...

Crissy Leonhardt gives her team a pep talk before their state volleyball game in Nov. 2022.

Crissy Leonhardt resigns as head volleyball coach at MSHS

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

Crissy Leonhardt was the head volleyball voach at Manitou Springs High School for the past three years. Within the past week, she has officially made the difficult decision to resign from this position. Although...

Nurse Jacque Revello stands next to an AED, one of two in the MSHS. Automated External Defibrillators are used to revive a patient during sudden cardiac arrest.

Support for Damar Hamlin is bigger than football

Sadie House, Senior Reporter January 13, 2023

The Jan. 2 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals opened to an explosive stadium, promising a historic night as two great teams contended for crucial rankings in the 2023 NFL playoffs....

The basketball game theme will be Ties to honor Erik Melgoza because he wore ties everyday.

Mustang Basketball to donate Friday’s door fees

Makenzi VerVaecke, Senior Reporter January 12, 2023

On Jan. 4 news came out of the passing of Alamosa High School’s athletic director and girls basketball coach, Erik Melgoza.  Melgoza’s passing spurred athletic programs in the Tri Peaks League...

The Human Resources Department led a meeting with teacher about the search for a new Manitou Springs High School principal on Wed., Dec. 7, during late start.

MSHS begins the principal hiring process

Morgan Flannery, Reporter December 15, 2022

Manitou Springs High School has begun the thorough process of hiring a full-time principal for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The first meetings began on Dec. 4, and the position was posted on Dec....

The Manitou Springs High Schools Physical Education department has added a new policy to their curriculum for the 2022-23 school year.

MSHS updated physical education absent policy

Ashur Lavigne, Reporter December 9, 2022

Manitou Springs High School Physical Education and Athletic Conditioning classes are now having to make up assignments for missing classes to hold the students accountable.  The students aren’t happy...

Elanor Fugate receives 2023 Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Award with Elizabeth Domangue, Anna Conrad, Mike Talbott, Benjamin Mack and Pierce Gillard by her side.

Breaking News: Fugate earns National Merit Semifinalist status

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2022

On September 14, Manitou Springs High School senior, Elanor Fugate, was announced as one of the semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. In Colorado, a student needs to obtain at least...

Weatherly Hall and Raymond McCaskey hug and celebrate after being crowned MSHS Prom King and Queen.

Hall and McCaskey voted Prom King and Queen

Serena Holvenstot, Reporter May 2, 2022

Every senior at Manitou Springs High School patiently awaits the day when they can find out who the lucky Prom Queen and King get to be, and as the 2022 Prom came to an end, Weatherly Hall and Raymond...

The 2022 STUCO Exec. Board Candidates, from top to bottom and left to right: Ava Christian (11), Luke Donegan (11), McKesson Rhodes (10), Kate Johnson (10), Liz Johnson (10), Emily Waite (11) and Kaley Moore (11).

Meet the 2022 StuCo exec. board candidates

Jack Embery, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

Manitou Springs High School Student Council (StuCo) will be holding its Executive Board speeches Monday, April 18 during Advisory. After their speeches, a Google Form will be sent out to the student body...

StuCo members welcome staff and students back to school this fall in the parking lot. StuCo is active in the MSHS community.

Manitou Springs High School’s  student council earns top national award

Emily Waite, Senior Reporter April 12, 2022

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Manitou Springs High School student council has been recognized as a 2022 National Gold...

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