On Nov. 6 the Crofton High School journalism class got to participate in eating buffalo chicken dip made by Rowdy Hegge for a food review. The journalism class was in for a spicy treat that day. “The buffalo chicken dip was a delicious surprise. The chicken was perfect with hot sauce and the cheese mixture. I would love to have more of this,” teacher Bridget Kuchar commented.
The dip contains only four ingredients: 8 ounces of cream cheese, 2 cups of canned chicken, 1/2 cup of RedHot buffalo sauce, and 1/2 cup of ranch. To kick off the buffalo chicken dip, add all the ingredients to the crockpot in the above order. Once everything has been added, turn the crockpot on low. Stir the mixture every 30 minutes. Repeat this action until the cream cheese has melted thoroughly. Making the dip usually takes around two hours. Once the cream cheese has melted, the buffalo chicken dip is finally ready to eat. Shredded cheese and jalapeño peppers are also ingredients that can be added for more flavor.
“The cream cheese and buffalo sauce mix together perfectly, providing the perfect amount of spice so that it doesn’t overpower and burn your mouth, but still lets you savor it.” senior Thomas Honeywell explained.
Caption: “So good. The perfect amount of spiciness for me. All I can think is I want more,” Teacher Justin Bossman said after trying the dip.
Members of the Crofton High School band and chorus are holding a dance fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 15 at Crofton High School for their 2020 New York trip.
The dance has no particular theme, students should come in dressy clothes and have fun. All Crofton students are invited, and snacks will be provided. Junior high students will dance from 7-9 p.m. and high school students will dance from 9-11 p.m. No outside dates are permitted for junior high students. If high school students wish to bring an outside date, the form must be turned in to the office. The entry fee for all students will be $5. “I’m looking forward to making some fun memories with friends.” Senior Taylor Schieffer commented.
The 2020 New York trip takes place from May 26-29 and involves choir and band members who wish to go on this trip. Members will fly to the city and do activities such as a Broadway workshop while working with Broadway professionals, attending a Broadway show, visiting the Statue of Liberty, and so much more.
Senior Ryah Ostermeyer remarked, “I’m probably most looking forward to the plane ride and just seeing all the things in New York!”
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Crofton High School choir attended the Mid-States Conference Music Clinic at Wayne High School.
This year’s conference honor choir was directed by Dr. Matthew Armstrong. Crofton students spent the day practicing four songs, including “Requiem” by Eliza Gilkyson, “Niska Banja” arranged by Nick Page, “Gloria Missa Kenya” by Paul Basler, and “Veni Jesu” by L. Cherubini. At the end of the day, all attending students performed the aforementioned pieces at 5 p.m. The concert will have free admission.
Crofton also performed an individual piece, “Let the River Run” written by Carl Simon and arranged by Craig Hella Johnson. The song featured Quinn Schieffer as a soloist.
Throughout the semester art teacher Mary Fillaus has seen her students create many amazing pieces of artwork. “I’ve seen them struggle and make unhappy decisions that they have had to work around throughout the year,” Fillaus said, “but they have done an amazing job.”
Of all the students in Fillaus’s class, there are five students in particular that have gone above and beyond to complete pieces that stand out from the rest. The students include seniors Thomas Honeywell, Karmen Koch, and Taylor Haberman and juniors Anastacia Suing and Kelsey Schieffer.
Honeywell is currently working on a pencil project of a jet fighter pilot taking a selfie while flying in formation. “This picture is much bigger than any other projects you might see, and the point of view really helps put into perspective what it’s like to fly in a jet,” Honeywell stated. This is Honeywell’s largest art project to date.
Koch is currently creating a colored pencil illustration of a girl hugging a soldier. “I chose this piece because of how much emotion it exhibited. I thought the complexity of it was a cool way to challenge myself,” Koch remarked.
Haberman is currently in the midst of creating a fairly large colored pencil portrait of Gerard Way. “I was really drawn to this piece because of who was in it and because of the colors. I also hadn’t done a large colored pencil piece in a while and was excited to be working on one again,” Haberman exclaimed.
Suing is in the process of completing an acrylic paint piece featuring a wolf and girl staring at each other. “I haven’t worked much with acrylic so this piece is challenging but a lot of fun. I’m excited to finish it,” Suing quoted.
Schieffer completed an ink pen project of an Elephant and xeroxed the pieces to create a collage. “It’s challenging for me since I’ve never done a project this large before but it’s still fun to work on it and add new stuff to it every day,” Schieffer stated.
Students work toward displaying their art pieces at the Mid-States art show and Crofton Fine Arts Night. “Each of the pieces is extraordinary in it’s own right and I feel like each piece compliments the personality of the person who created it,” Fillaus commented.