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The student news site of Powell (Wyo.) High School

The Prowl

The student news site of Powell (Wyo.) High School

The Prowl

Gabby Paterson

Gabby Paterson, Editor in Chief

Gabby Paterson is a PHS senior who is a recovering caffeine addict and probably has bigger shoulders than you and your dad. If you ever need to find her, she will most likely be at the pool, either swimming or lifeguarding. She is incredibly clumsy and is referred to as a bull in a china closet by her entire family. 

Gabby has a massive ego and thinks she’s way too good at swimming and will most likely flex on you if she's given the chance. Her personality traits consist of always being right and occasionally degrading your writing skills. If you ever ask her to edit your paper, be prepared to cry yourself to sleep that night. 

“Gabby and I go way back,” junior Jimmy Dees said. “All the way back to my freshman year. Gabby is an amazing person until you write a stat chat for the first time of course. If you ever think you are right, Gabby will assure you that you are most definitely wrong.”

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Many PHS juniors and seniors take dual enrollment classes through Northwest College. These students have the opportunity to take a variety of classes alongside traditional college students.

TOO FAR AHEAD

January 24, 2023
From left, seniors Kalin Hicswa, Daniel Merritt, Ethan Cearlock, junior Kik Hayano, and senior Syndey Spomer sit around their designated table as they prepare for the competition.

WHAT IS…SECOND PLACE?

December 13, 2022
Pictured here is a hearty bowl of chicken and gnocchi soup.

SOUP OF THE MONTH

December 2, 2022
A photo displaying a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) flyer posted in a hallway of PHS. This flyer does not include a logo; it includes only meeting times and the name of the club which adheres to school policy.

CLUB REGULATIONS

November 22, 2022
The Lady Panther Swim and Dive stands on the podium with the trophy after winning the East Absaraka Conference Championship for the second year in a row.

AND WE’LL DO IT AGAIN

October 28, 2022
Junior Addy Thorington tosses the ball up for a serve during a game against Red Lodge on Oct. 4.

STATCHAT: REVVING IT UP

October 13, 2022
Junior Keegan Hicswa tosses the ball up for a serve during a match against Kelly Walsh. Keegan Hicswa and doubles partner Kalin Hicswa fell to Kelly Walsh in the first two sets.

ORDER IN THE COURT

September 20, 2022
Northwest College gives PHS students an opportunity to take a variety of classes on their campus.

[Photo] TOO MUCH CREDIT

September 16, 2022
Bob Smartt, Lady Panthers Girls Swim coach, stands on the podium after he wins the annual AquaBike World Championship.

TRAINING SMARTER

September 13, 2022
 Senior Kyler Warren swims freestyle at the conference meet in Douglas. Warren placed sixth in the 100 meter freestyle and tenth in the 200 meter freestyle.

KISS MY SPLASH

February 11, 2022
PHS junior and Dano Alumni Owen Fink smiles for the camera at the top of a peak on one of his Dano backpacking trips. Fink is heading to Washington D.C. to become a Senate Page for the remainder of his junior year.

HE’S A WASHINGTON MAN

January 18, 2022
The Lady Panther swim and dive team stand on the podium after placing third at the 3A state championship.

MAKING A SPLASH

November 9, 2021
PHS Girls Swimming coach, Bob Smartt, stands on the podium after winning his age group of 65-69 year old men at the World AquaBike Championship on September 12.

BETTER WITH AGE

September 21, 2021
The PHS girls track team poses with their plaque after winning the state championship title.

STATE CHAMPIONS

May 28, 2021
PHS freshmen scored above average on WY-TOPP testing, whereas sophomores had mixed results.

BEYOND REPAIR

May 24, 2021
Park County Public Health nurse gives sophomore Emma Short Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccine clinic held at the high school on April 28.

CALLING THE SHOTS

May 11, 2021
PHS senior Kobe Ostermiller high fives one of the assistant coaches, Ryan Brown, on his way to the dugout after a successful inning.

HEY BATTER BATTER

April 22, 2021
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ logo is shown. It details the four values that contribute to their mission of leading coaches and athletes to a growing relationship with Christ.

CLEARING HURDLES

April 13, 2021
A shot of the Colorado landscape taken by sophomore and Prowl reporter Gabby Paterson on her solo return flight from Orlando, FL.

ALONE IN THE SKY

March 31, 2021
 The three Trustees’ scholarship recipients (from left) CJ Brown, Jenna Merritt and Elsie Spomer and STARR scholarship recipient Maggie Cappiello pose by the panther statue at the front entrance of the school.

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE

March 31, 2021
Senior Matthew Hobbs proudly displays the shark he caught while deep sea fishing off the coast of Florida.

REEL IT IN

March 23, 2021
The PHS boys’ swim team wears bright pink swim caps to support their head coach, Stephanie Warren, who is battling breast cancer. 

IN THIS TOGETHER

February 14, 2021
PHS junior, Kaili Wisniewski squares up to the basket for a free throw in the Powell-Cody game on Jan. 30

STATCHAT: WINDING DOWN

February 9, 2021
PHS graduate Danell Bransetter and senior Sami Cole selling Coles baked goods at the local farmers market this summer.

PROWL PICK: SAMI COLE

February 1, 2021
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