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The Powell Branch Library has relocated to Homesteader Hall at the Powell Fairgrounds.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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LeBron James shares a moment with Bronny during one of his collegiate games.
Toby Sessions, Sports Editor • June 30, 2024

A unique opportunity took place for the Los Angeles Lakers and the James family during day two of the National Basketball Association [NBA] Draft on June 27. LeBron James is a professional basketball player for the Lakers and is widely regarded as the greatest NBA player of all time. LeBron has two sons,...

Girls’ soccer team pose with their 3rd Place plaque.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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...

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One of The Tribunes additions from the archives of 1960.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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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