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Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

Emma Johnson, as much as she tries to deny it, is in her senior year of high school but despite it all, she happily is a third-year returning member to the Prowl serving as the Editor-in-Chief.

When she isn’t running around with a camera or frantically attempting to color-code her dynamic schedule, Emma can be pretty much exclusively found writing debate cases in the library, listening to bass-boosted music behind the choir room, or embodying the word juxtaposition, being an avid lover of sleep but also an having been diagnosed as an insomniac. 

Being heavily involved in extracurriculars and dedicated to the high school, especially as Student Body Co-President, Emma cherishes any free time she has to spare so in those rare moments, she loves to watch Jeopardy with her family, listening to vinyl on her record player (she’s a major Swiftie but has an eclectic taste), or compile Pinterest boards for all of the aesthetics that she knows aren’t feasible but still fun to dream about. 

“Emma is one of the most talented people I have ever met in my life,” former Editor In Chief Gabby Paterson said. “I’m convinced she could do anything. She can probably even juggle chainsaws if she put her mind to it.” 

All content by Emma Johnson
Brand clothing is a much more touchy topic than many may assume.

[Photo] BRAND NAME GAME

Katie Morrison, Opinion Editor
December 21, 2023
The debate over Christmas movies is often one that holds great weight in the minds of those who celebrate the holidays.

[Photo] CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Korbyn Warren, Prowl Reporter
December 21, 2023
Senior Adam Williams swam in the 2022 swim and dive season for a portion of the season, joining halfway through the year. This season, he hopes to make a reappearance in the state competition.

MAKING A PROMISING SPLASH

Emma Johnson, Editor in Chief
December 21, 2023
With the first semester of 2023 coming to a close, many questions are being proposed by grade levels of all ages.

[Photo] COLLEGE READINESS

Caitlin Belmont, Feature Editor
November 30, 2023
Creating a disturbance in the high school, the farts emitted by the technology deployed by an unknown group of teenagers are now under question by the administration.  

Photo graphic curtesy of Emma Johnson.

[Photo] A SMELLY INTRUDER

Ava Stearns, Prowl Reporter
November 10, 2023
Journeying all over campus, the SkillsUSA girls have created a new kind of childcare option at Powell High School.

NOT ‘KID’DING AROUND

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief
November 3, 2023
With new guidelines put in place, Powell High School is starting to see the benefits and drawbacks of such a system.

[Photo] NEW ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Caitlin Belmont, Feature Editor
November 3, 2023
The Lady Panther volleyball team sets up the ball to lead them to a historic win against rival team, the Cody Fillies back in October.

BRING IT HOME

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief
September 13, 2023
Adorned in a coordinated theme, the Student Section of Powell High School has made it a goal to support their teams in any way possible. Coordinated by the Student Council, many have commented that this year the Student Section seems more organized.

[Photo] STUDENT SECTIONS

September 27, 2023
Decked out in construction hard hats and reflective vests, PHS senior Addy Thorington smiles at her friends, cheering on the Powell Panther Varsity football team who would later go on to win against the Douglas Bearcats 47-7.

STUDENT SECTION GALLERY

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief
October 23, 2023
Running an organization can be no easy feat, and for senior Keegan Hicswa, his major goals as President of National Honor Society is to ensure a year of giving back to the community that is always so willing to help out others in need, displaying a trait that NHS adviser Tammy Schiermeister has seen grown over the last two years. “His maturity level has risen of course [from junior to senior year],” Mrs. Schermister said. “Even when you go from being a part of the presidency, when he was an officer last year, to now running it, you have to take on a lot of responsibility.” Photo Courtesy of Keegan Hicswa

TALKING WITH THE PRESIDENT: NHS

Emma Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
October 11, 2023
PHS Senior Stetson Davis, slams rival Cody senior Jace Grant to the floor in his iconic move.

SPORTS IN THE SCHOOL GALLERY

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
April 13, 2023
PHS Junior and Varsity Quarterback Jhett Schwahn talks alongside Coach Chase Kistler right before the next play is made.

HOMECOMING WEEK GALLERY

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
April 13, 2023
PHS Senior and Drum Major Hannah Sears smiles into the lens whilst eagerly waiting for the start of the Homecoming Football game.

ALL SMILES GALLERY

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
April 13, 2023
Senior Anna Bartholomew stands at eighth on the podium, cementing her place as the first girl in Powell High School Indoor Track history to do so in her event, the 800 Meter Dash.

INDOOR TRACK STATE

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
March 20, 2023
Senior Anna Bartholomew stands at eighth on the podium, cementing her place as the first girl in Powell High School Indoor Track history to do so in her event, the 800 Meter Dash.

PAVING THE WAY

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
March 6, 2023
Varsity basketball boys participate in the Pajama Dress Up Day for Make-A-Wish Week by wearing pajama pants during practice that night.

MAKE A WISH WEEK PREVIEW AND REVIEW

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
March 1, 2023
During one of the most exciting assemblies for Make-A-Wish, the Student Council pied multiple teachers, including one of the Student Council Advisers Mr. Stephen Whipple.

MAKING A WISH COME TRUE

Emma Johnson, Associate Editor
February 28, 2023
A total of seven high school students, freshmen from seniors, made the cut to qualify for All-Northwest and All-State honor groups, ranging from orchestra, band, and choir.

‘TUNED’ OUT TO BE PRETTY GOOD

Emma Johnson, Opinion Editor
December 2, 2022
Sophomore Kinley Cooley races ahead on the straightaway, as the sides of the course are designated with colorful flags to mark the way to the finish line.

CROSS COUNTRY STATE

Emma Johnson, Opinion Editor
November 1, 2022
Sophomore Kinley Cooley races ahead on the straightaway, as the sides of the course are designated with colorful flags to mark the way to the finish line.

RUNNING FAR

Emma Johnson, Opinion Editor
November 1, 2022
Newly nicknamed Winston, this black footed ferret poked his head up one last time before he retreated into his new home.

RELEASING MORE HOPE

Emma Johnson, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2022
Mr. Raimer smiles for the picture as he steps outside of the Foods classroom, one of the many classes he substitutes for.

SECRET LIFE OF MR. RAIMER

Emma Johnson, Opinion Editor
October 10, 2022
PHS senior Daniel Merritt runs alongside his competition in a cross country meet in Billings, Montana.

RUNNING TO GREATNESS

Emma Johnson, Opinion Editor
September 12, 2022
On May 11, PCSD #1 Superintendent Mr. Jay Curtis awarded Mrs. Tracy McArthur the District Teacher of Year Award in front of the PHS student body, faculty, and staff. While giving her acceptance speech, her grandson playfully hid in the curtains.

A DESERVING TITLE

Emma Johnson, Prowl Opinion Editor
May 26, 2022
Senior Jenna Hillman walks across the stage at graduation and receives both her honors ropes and diploma from Mr. Steve Lensegrav and Mr. Tim Wormald.

[Photo] FAREWELL CLASS OF 2022

Gabby Paterson, Prowl Associate Editor
May 24, 2022
Prom royalty lines the stage as they are awarded with the designated sashes and crowns.

MAKING MEMORIES FOR PROM

Emma Johnson, Prowl Opinion Editor
May 10, 2022
With much excitement over the announcement of prom ticket sales starting on Tuesday, posters advertising specific times and prices started popping up all over the school.

‘MASK’ERADE PROM

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
April 19, 2022
For the 2022 Pinnacle Cup, hosted by Worland and Pinedale, the success of making it across the bracket was savored by the PHS soccer teams.

CROSSING THE BRACKET

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
April 4, 2022
At the 3A State Tournament, junior Stetson Davis made sure to continue wrestling his best in all of his rounds in the weight class of 170.

PINNING DOWN THE COMPETITION

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
March 11, 2022
Through tedious hours of building and programming, the Robotics Club took home the state title in Casper this past Saturday.

TURNING HEADS BY TURNING GEARS

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
February 25, 2022
As the tensions between Russia and Ukraine rise, many high schoolers are left to wonder how it will impact their daily life and moreso, whether or not they should be worried over such a faraway conflict.

LEARNING ABOUT PERSPECTIVES

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
February 9, 2022
Starting at 6:45 every morning, the Zero Hour Weights Class gives an opportunity to kids at the high school to exercise and follow a workout routine set by P.E. teacher Mr. Chase Kistler.

RISING UP EARLY

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
February 1, 2022
Barrel racing since she can remember, Abby Eaton is one of many students at PHS that competes in non-school sponsored events.

COMPETING IN LEAGUES OF THEIR OWN

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
January 26, 2022
The Speech and Debate team brought home two trophies commeriating their hard-fought win at the first varsity tournament of the season on Jan. 8. 
From left, freshman Salem Brown, sophomore Emma Johnson, sophomore Liz Peterson, junior Dacovney Brochu, senior Aiden Chandler, freshman Paul Cox, freshman Isabelle Lobinger and junior Ethan Cearlock.

STARTING OFF STRONG

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
January 17, 2022
As snow starts to collect on the mountains near the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park (Shoshone Forest), many students are starting to wonder if the same amount of snow will be seen on Christmas morning.

I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
December 9, 2021
At the head of the table sit senior captains Aiden Chandler and Dacovney Brochu as they lead a weekly meeting with all of the debate members.

TALKING IT UP TO THE TOP

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
November 19, 2021
After careful deliberation, the 2021 WASC State Convention Advisors announced the phrase of “Re-Charge Your Leadership!” through publishing it on their website.

CHARGING UP OUR STUDENT COUNCIL

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
November 10, 2021
Although fourteen runners competed at the state competition, numerous members of the Cross Country team showed up to support their fellow teammates in Ethete WY this past Saturday.

RUNNING TO STATE

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
October 27, 2021
U.S. Army soldiers walking off a plane, returning home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Dec. 10, 2020.

AFGHANISTAN BLAME GAME

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
October 19, 2021
Vault PCR test kits for staff and students are lined on a desk at the Park County District #1 Administration Building.

NEW COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Emma Johnson, Prowl Reporter
October 7, 2021
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