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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

MSHS students gear up for voter registration for the week of Oct. 3

Editoral: Voter Registration

Prospector Staff, Editor-in-Chief: Jack Embery September 28, 2022

As the Nov. 8 midterm elections are around the corner, Manitou Springs High Schools’ National Honors Society chapter is preparing students who are eligible in the upcoming election to do online voter...

Tyler Maloney #5 and Evan Scherr #2 after scoring a combined 5 touchdowns on the sideline after winning 46-12 against Rocky Ford High School.

MSHS varsity football team comeback

Ashur Lavigne, Reporter September 26, 2022

Manitou Springs High School’s football team is now 3-1 coming back from the Prospector Ridge Academy. They beat Valley High School 36-35, Rocky Ford High School 46-12 and PRA 43-32.  Rocky Ford scored...

Lukas Merz and his host brother Charlie Morgan (12) pose on their porch in front of Pikes Peak.

German foreign exchange student experiences cultural differences

Katelyn Fonkert, Reporter September 22, 2022

Foreign exchange student, Lukas Merz, is a junior at Manitou Springs High School. Merz is from Germany and will be at MSHS for all of his junior year. This is Merz’s first time going to school in...

Key Club members volunteer for the Pikes Peak Marathon by making helpful signs.

Key Club serves Manitou Springs community

Halli Frost and Makenzi VerVaecke September 20, 2022

Manitou Springs High School’s Key Club is a student-led organization, advised by Mike Talbott, that teaches students how to give back to the community and work as a team to achieve goals. The club...

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...

Evan Yount (11), number 8, and Bowman Hall (11), number 7, run out in an attacking play to goal at the game against Dolores Huerta Preparatory School on August 25 at Mestas Field.

Young varsity soccer team starts off strong

Erica Sherwin, Reporter September 14, 2022

Manitou Springs High School boys soccer has officially started their 2022 season with the next home game on Friday, Sept. 16  against Bayfield at 6 p.m.. The season was expected to be a rebuilding year...

Sofiia Lobas (11) wears a traditional vishivanka and venok as she holds her home country of Ukraine’s flag.

Ukrainian foreign exchange student seeks shelter in Manitou Springs

Angela Rowe, Reporter September 12, 2022

Manitou Springs High School junior Sofiia Lobas is an exchange student from Ukraine. She spent her first exchange year (2021-2022) in Texas. Then she flew directly to Colorado this summer; foreign...

Number 11, Preston Rhodes (10) walks out onto the field for the kickoff of the game against Rye High School on September 2, 2022 at Richardson Field.

Mustangs fall apart in the second half

Ashur Lavigne, Reporter September 8, 2022

Manitou Springs High School's football team had their first game of the season against the Rye High School Thunderbolts on September 2, 2022, at Richardson Field.  The football team played well in...

Zach Brown plays Kill Doctor Lucky with junior Lilly Noon at Game Con 2022. Brown co-sponsored Game Club with Mr. Gillard this year.

Zach Brown: Science

MaKenzi VerVaecke, Junior Reporter May 23, 2022

At the beginning of May 2022, science teacher Zach Brown put in his resignation from Manitou Springs High School to accept a new teaching opportunity at Liberty High School (LHS) in Academy School District...

Jessica Avery enjoys backpacking, hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, knitting and reading.  Next year, she should have more time for them.

Jessica Avery: Social Studies

Angela Rowe and Ethan Anderson May 19, 2022

Jessica Avery, a second-year teacher at Manitou Springs High School, decided to resign this year because she felt like she could not make the impact on students the way she initially hoped. Avery began...

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