The Roundup The Student News Site of Dewey High School Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spring Fling was a Success Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:40:29 +0000 Spring Fling was this past weekend and all of the students involved worked very hard and did really well. There were 47 animals and 31 kids! Four former FFA members helped out with this show, it was really great to see them show up and support. Listed below is the placements of FFA members:

  • Swine grand champion: Maci Rogers. Swine reserve grand champion: Emma Lewis.
  • Lamb grand champion: Rian Davis. Lamb reserve grand champion: Addy Epperson.
  • Goats and Cattle won by 4-H members.
  • Senior showmanship winners: Joshua Hunter(Swine), Addy Epperson(Sheep), and Billy Imhoff(Cattle).

All of the senior showmanship winners compete in what is called ‘Round Robin’, each exhibitor shows an animal from each species and then one is the overall winner. That person was Addy Epperson.

Everyone is very proud of each exhibitor that was there, congratulations to all of the class winners and grand drive winners! The next show here will be WCJLS starting on February 27th.

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Broom Standing Challenge Tue, 18 Feb 2020 04:32:17 +0000 In the latest viral challenge to overtake social media, people are balancing brooms upright in order to demonstrate a supposed unique gravitational pull taking place on February 10. A viral tweet was posted that ignited the Broom Challenge that claimed that NASA provided the scientific basis for the balancing act, “Okay so NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull.” The tweet went viral and inspired thousands to upload their own videos of them attempting the challenge. Despite the “proof” online, unfortunately, the tweet posted false information and NASA wanted to make sure to set the record straight. There is no evidence that NASA has ever made such an announcement about the effects of gravity on household cleaning tools. In fact, anyone can make a broom stand upright any day of the year, it has nothing to do with the gravitational pull or alignments of the plants, but everything to do with balance. If gravity did fluctuate the way the tweet indicates, our daily lives would be incredibly different. Nasa explains in an article about the broom challenge, that “we would weigh vastly different amounts every day, ocean tides would be chaotic, the atmosphere would constantly be expanding and contracting, and our spines would tire of the incessant gravitational and air pressure changes.” Technically NASA is saying that this ordinary, less-than-unique challenge blew so many minds and went viral left them shaking their heads. This is just another example of how fast people start jumping into viral crazes on the internet before they actually research the facts behind the subject. You can’t trust everything on the internet, even if it seems real, it’s not all true.

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Cold weather Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:49:16 +0000 The weather has been cold, but the past few weeks there has been a very cold front where the low being in the teens. Thankfully it will warm up into the low 60s and on Monday is in the 70s for the high, but it will cool back down to the high 40’s like normal. Oklahoma weather am I right?

“The weather this week has been really cold; I don’t like it,” said Kelby Crawford. She doesn’t enjoy being cold at all. She said, “the weather for the upcoming week looks good for the weekend, but I’m not looking forward to the weather dropping back down into the 40’s”. Her favorite season of the year is summer because she likes having no school, being out in the warm weather, and playing softball with her friends.

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Doggers Fail to Slay Dragons Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:22:55 +0000 The Dewey boys basketball team faced the Chelsea Dragons on Tuesday this week. The Doggers had a steady lead of 8 points the whole game until the 4th quarter, then it started coming down to the wire. With two minutes left in the 4th quarter, the Dragons took a 3 point lead at 49-52. The Doggers held the Dragons for a couple more possessions. In the final minute, Cletus Hull hit a 3 point shot to tie it up 52-52, but that was not enough for the Doggers. They fell to the Dragons 52-54. The Doggers face the Caney Valley Trojans Friday for homecoming.

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What an Amazing Game! Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:07:07 +0000 Tuesday, the Lady Doggers played really well against Chelsea with a final score of 65-45. They all played tough and came ready to play. The score was pretty close most of the game until the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter was the best part of that game. The girls got steals and hit so many outside shots. It was one of their best games yet. Their next game is Friday at 6:30, which is also homecoming! So make sure to come out and support.

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Church Volunteer Steals More Than Half a Million Dollars Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:10:41 +0000 A woman who worked as the financial secretary of her church has been charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from it to pay for thousands of online purchases, car loans, satellite television, cell phone bills, and even her own wedding. The Burlington County announced that Taisha D. Smith DeJoseph, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was charged with embezzling a total of $561,777 from St. Paul’s Baptist Church. The investigation began after officials from St. Paul’s Baptist Church who suspected the theft contacted BCPO to get to the bottom of it. They later revealed that over a five-year period ending in March 2019, Smith-DeJoseph, who was responsible for overseeing the church’s finances, opened electronic bank accounts for St. Paul’s and used the funds for personal purposes. To hide her tracks over this five-year period she allegedly issued payroll and supply reimbursement checks from the church’s coffers and fabricated monthly financial statements. She also failed to file tax returns from 2014-2018 in an attempt to hide her embezzlement scheme from the government. When the press asked the pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church how this could have gone on for so long his response was “We put our trust in other people as well as in God and sometimes that trust is misplaced… it is very hurtful for the entire congregation.” This is why many churches or organizations do background checks on volunteers but even sometimes you never know what could happen. Trusting people can either benefit you or hurt you in the end.

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Upcoming Livestock Shows Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:58:11 +0000 There are two livestock shows this month that are very important to the Dewey community! All of the students showing at these would love if you came out and showed your support! The first one, Spring Fling, is this Saturday, the 15th. It is only open to Dewey FFA students and Dewey 4-H. The show starts at 10 AM, it will start with pigs, goats, sheep and then cattle.

The next show is the Washington County Junior Livestock Show. It starts on the 23rd and will continue to the 30th. It is open to any FFA/4-H member in Washington County. The swine show will be on Thursday(27th) at 10 AM followed by the sheep at 6 PM. The goat show will be Friday(28th) at 9 AM followed by cattle at 2 PM. Showmanship will be in between these times. The master-showman show, all the students who won showmanship for their group, will be at 6 PM that day. One of the pretty important parts of county is the premium sale, you will show your animal in front of a group of “buyers”. When they buy your animal, its not that they get to take it home. They are basically sponsoring you and your animal. You can receive money from this that can go towards anything you might need for showing! I hope to see everyone there supporting!

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Superbowl LIV Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:52:14 +0000   Last Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49’s played in Superbowl LIV. The game was a good one that came out in Chiefs victory. It was the first super bowl for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and he walked away as the Super Bowl MVP. Things looked bleak for the Chiefs early in the game, but they continued to fight, coming back from a 10 point deficit going into the 4th quarter.  Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points in the final quarter to lead them to a 31 – 20 Chiefs victory.

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The Dewey Bulldoggers boys basketball team faced the Nowata Ironman in Nowata Tuesday night. Despite some injuries the team has faced the Bulldoggers held there own till the 4th quarter when there was a total of 6 technical fouls called, 3 from Nowata 3 from Dewey. The Bulldoggers lost 40-63. The Bulldoggers traveled to Pawhuska to face the Huskies Friday night.  After a hard-fought game, the Bulldoggers came up short.

Now the Bulldoggers have their sights set on their opponents for the week.  Tuesday night, they will face the Chelsea Dragons, then Friday night, they will face the Caney Valley Trojans.  Friday night will also be Homecoming.  The boys will tip-off at 8:00 pm, which homecoming ceremonies taking place at half-time.

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Winter weather Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:41:43 +0000 This past week has been weird we have been through 70 degree weather to 3 inches of snow. Sunday it was nice with a high in the 70’s then dropped into the low 30’s Tuesday night and Wednesday morning where we got up to 3 to 4 inches of snow. The forecast shows that it will warm up to the high 50’s and steadily stay around that temperature for the week. The forecast shows rain for most of the week, but only some days have low chances of rain.

I interviewed Caden Moles

Caden thinks that the weather has been crazy lately. “It feels like we go from spring to winter every other day”. His favorite season out of the year is summer. He likes summer because he likes going to the lake and wearing tank tops with his windows down listening to country music in his truck. He isn’t looking forward to next week because he doesn’t like the cold or rain.

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