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The Powell Branch Library has relocated to Homesteader Hall at the Powell Fairgrounds.
LIBRARY FACELIFT
Curtis Muecke, Prowl Reporter • May 24, 2024

Thirteen years after its last remodel, the Powell Branch Library is finally getting the changes that the community has been looking for. This summer, the historic building is going to be remodeled from the ground up. “The current library is being demolished so the issues we currently have in regards...

Sasha Barrus rings the bell after undergoing surgery to remove her kidney.
KIDNEY KINDNESS
Brenna Henderson, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

Community can be often demonstrated through random acts of kindness. In this specific story, the random act of kindness is a donated kidney given by a local resident. Ray Branstetter, a local outdoorsman, has been waiting for a kidney donation for over nine months ever since he was cleared for it...

PHS student scrolling through TikTok
TIKTOK BAN: WILL IT HAPPEN?
Rue Godsey, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

TikTok, the well-known platform for watching a sharing short videos, has been the target of repeated criticism and attempts to be banned in various countries.  The most recent attempt originates from the U.S., where the Biden administration has proposed new measures to restrict the app’s use. In...

The PHS Prowl website displays the graduation countdown for all students to look forward to.
2024 SCHOOL YEAR RECAP
Cecilia Villalobos, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

Powell High School’s 2024 year is coming to an end, and PHS students and teachers of all grades review the year in hindsight. “I feel like at the beginning, it was… pretty fast,” junior Deja Brown said. “But now it’s just kind of slow because it’s almost finals and everyone’s … not...

 Powell Aquatic Center is a popular and good location for teenagers to have their first job.
EARNING AND LEARNING: BALANCING SCHOOL AND WORK
Rue Godsey, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

High school is about the time teenagers begin their search for a job, but having a job while going to school can have both benefits and drawbacks. It is important that students carefully consider the potential effects of work on their academic performance, social life, and general well-being. Finding...

Current National Honors Society members introduce new inductees to the program.
NHS FOR NEWBIES
Nyah Johnson, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

The end of the semester is a busy time for most people as it includes lots of planning and chances to try out new things for the following academic year. This year, many students sent in applications for the National Honor Society, and a select few students were chosen for the coming school year. The...


Shelbey Zickefoose leads her childhood best friend, Emma Sapp, on her horse.
BESTIES FOR THE RESTIES
Melissa Merritt, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

While our teen years are an important time of development and change, some things remain constant. Several PHS students have experienced this consistency in their long-standing friendships. Sometimes the courage and shamelessness that accompanies being a kid is a valuable social skill that can cement...

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Girls’ soccer team pose with their 3rd Place plaque.
STATE SOCCER
Katie Morrison, Opinion Editor • May 28, 2024

After a long successful season, the PHS Girls Soccer team headed into state fueled up and ready to play.  The team came into the tournament with a victory over Worland. This gave many of the Lady Panthers a boost of confidence to begin their journey at state.  “Going into state we were confident...

Coach Scott Smith waves the white flag, motioning that everything is all clear
STATE SUPREMACY
Nalani Jordan, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

Hundreds of people cheered for the athletes dashing down the last hundred meters, the smell of funnel cakes wafted through the air, and the unpredictable occurred.  From Thursday, May 16, to Saturday, May 18, the 2024 Wyoming State Track and Field Championships took place in Casper, Wyoming.   Girls...

Unleash your potential and train for your sport.
SUMMER TRAINING
Myah Rakness, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

As the school year ends, summer training starts for the athletes at Powell High School. The sports starting in the fall will be cross country, football, volleyball, cheer, girls swimming, and tennis.   Throughout the summer, many students will train for their sports to ensure readiness and good...

Powell High Schools Girls team place runner-up for regionals at Mountain View.
REGIONAL ROUND-UP
Nyah Johnson, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

On May 10 and 11, the qualified members of the PHS track team participated in regionals in Mountain View, Wyoming. The meet consisted of nine teams from all different 3A West schools and both our girls and boys placed in the top three. Many athletes from Powell High School were able to beat their...

Freedom Fitness’ logo represents who they are.
TRAIN INSANE OR REMAIN THE SAME
Toby Sessions, Sports Editor • May 23, 2024

Freedom Fitness is a training facility in Powell, Wyoming. It is a gym for anyone with an array of desired outcomes. Whether it's losing weight, gaining muscle, or becoming more athletic, Freedom Fitness is the place to go.  Jess Campbell, the owner of this performance-enhancing resource, has a summer...

Coach Kohnke stands on the far left of the 1957 track team. 
Photo Credit: Dorothy Kohnke Photograph Collection – Homesteader Museum
WHO WAS COACH KOHNKE?
Nalani Jordan, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

Currently, Powell High School’s track meet is called the L.A Kohnke Powell Invitational as a tribute to L.A ‘Louie’ Kohnke, although not many of the thinclads are educated on the manner.  When the current PHS track coach, Mr. Scott Smith, was approached about who Coach Kohnke was, he gave a...

Junior Isaac Stensing gracefully slices the ball to his opponent at practice.
SPRING SEASON SYNOPSIS
Brighton Streeter, Prowl Reporter • May 22, 2024

The spring tennis season is in full swing as players take to the courts in preparation for fall. Spring is all about practicing and improving so that players can be more competitive when the longer, more serious fall season comes around. In spring, the tennis season is not long at all, only lasting...

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Meet the Staff
Brighton Streeter
Brighton Streeter
Prowl Reporter
Brighton Streeter, also known as Bubbles, is a sophomore at Powell High School. When he’s not in the robotics room building his robot and pretending to be smart, Bubbles is working on one of his many other hobbies. These include playing tennis, building and flying drones, and getting made fun of by his friends.

Bubbles aspires
Katie Morrison
Katie Morrison
Opinion Editor
Katie Morrison is a very stylish, trendsetting junior. When she doesn’t have her arms full of clothing at the mall, she is either online shopping instead or just clean out of money. But besides her very particular sense of style and attention to the smallest detail, Katie is a very hard-working student. Being very involved in FFA, student council, and the historian
Gracielou Parker
Gracielou Parker
Prowl Reporter
Gracielou Parker is a sophomore at Powell High School who spends her days on her phone or avoiding socializing with others. The only time she appears out of hiding is during lunch and pre-ap English, but she will say a friendly hello if she sees a classmate.

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One of The Tribunes additions from the archives of 1960.
TRAVERSING THE TRIBUNE
Caitlin Belmont, Feature Editor • May 23, 2024

Local newspaper, The Powell Tribune, has been a family-owned business for six decades. Bringing the town together to know one another is a passion for the workers. “My...

The northern lights made an appearance on May 10 and 11.
A SKY SPECTACULAR
Kate Williams, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

On May 10 and 11, the northern lights, scientifically known as aurora borealis, painted the night sky into an awe-inspiring display of colors. Many were struck by the beauty...

The band members in The Wedding Singer wow the crowd.
THE WEDDING SINGER SANG
Caitlin Belmont, Feature Editor • May 23, 2024

On May 3rd, Powell High School performed “The Wedding Singer” for the first time. Based on the movie starring Adam Sandler, “The Wedding Singer” is a dance-filled...

Abigail LeBlanc accepts her diploma and concludes her time at PHS.
CALL TO THE ACADEMY
Melissa Merritt, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

Graduate Abigail LeBlanc has been a high achiever wherever she goes. Recently, she has proved her hard work and dedication after being accepted into the Air Force Academy...

Students hug Mrs. Schoessler and her husband during their choir class.
FARWELL MRS. SCHOESSLER
Norah Startin, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

At PHS, it has come to our attention that the beloved choir teacher will not be returning to the school in the 2024-2025 school year. Middle and High school choir teacher...

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NEW HORIZONS
NEW HORIZONS
Kate Williams, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

From the time that children learn what a car is, a desire to drive is planted in many hearts. Although driving provides a new kind of thrill, it can also bring nerves along with new opportunities. From...

The Cross-Country team made it a ritual to say a team prayer before each race.
PRE-RACE RITUALS
Ashlee Jacobsen, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

Instead of opting to nervous habits, many runners have pre-race rituals. Rituals often are a crucial part of a runner's performance. Missing just one part of their regular routine can throw their whole...

Powell High School students share their opinions on being interviewed.
AM I BEING INTERVIEWED?
Ben Smith, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

PHS students are often pulled out of class for interviews, quotes, or pictures for various classes at PHS. Many at PHS have been interviewed, and some have great opinions of the matter.  Some students...

Just a few of the popular series this generation of high school students watched as young children.
TIMELESS TV SHOWS
Brighton Streeter, Prowl Reporter • May 23, 2024

For children growing up in the late 2000s and early 2010s, various television shows and cartoons were part of their daily life. Every kid had two or three favorite TV shows that they could watch for hours...

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at PHS Bible study circle
RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN PHS
Gabriel Weimer May 23, 2024

Powell is considered a religious town, with churches on every corner. Whether Latter-day Saint (LDS), Christian, Baptist, Lutheran, or Catholic churches, with a ratio of 20 churches to 6500+ people, Powell...

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