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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

LEADING THE WAY: Hajicek, a leader on the team, has been starting varsity QB since his junior year. (Photo by Camryn DeVore)

QB focus: faith, family, football

Ryan Choe October 8, 2019

Growing up, senior Grant Hajicek attended various Mizzou sporting events. The joy of these games inspired him to participate in athletics, so he quickly signed up to play football, basketball and baseball....

To Write Love On Her Arms worker Chad Moses speaks with festival goers during Roots N Blues Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Chad Moses

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Chad Moses works with the organization To Write Love on Her Arms as a way to spread hope and create a community for those in need who are looking for help. During the festival, the group had a tent...

Roots N Blues volunteers Jess Turgeon and Robert Schreiber take a break Saturday afternoon Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Jess Turgeon

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Volunteers at Roots N Blues work a variety of jobs to help the event run smoothly. Jess Turgeon’s designated task this year was selling beer to festival goers. What has your experience been like...

Clysta and Brandon Schettler scoop ice cream during the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Matthew Schettler

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

During Roots N Blues, Matthew Schettler worked with his mother, Dana, grandmother, Clysta, stepfather, Brad, and two brothers, Brandon and Gavin, at his mother’s business, Hand-Dipped Ice Cream....

A child participates in one of Wildy Selfs collaborative murals during Roots N Blues Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Carrie Smarr

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Stacy (Wildy) Self is a Roots N Blues patron and the creator Wildy’s World, a place of interactive and collaborative art. While visiting Wildy during the festival, her friend Carrie Smarr spoke on...

At the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28, BoCoMo Bubble Man Chuck Meal delights audiences with bubbles in a variety of sizes and colors as they catch the afternoon light. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Chuck Meal

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

The BoCoMo Bubble Man, Chuck Meal, delights in bringing joy to children and uses his craft as a way to provide peace and calm to himself and others. During the Roots N Blues festival, he used a variety...

Cameron Baker, Nan Jones and Fontella Henry work the Big Daddys BBQ food truck during the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Fontella Henry

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Fontella Henry, owner of Big Daddy’s BBQ, ran a food truck during Roots N Blues, and the business will have a food truck at RBHS during the College and Career Village where students can enjoy a variety...

Katia Newlands (front) and Genevive Sosuh (back) work the Made N Ghana Designs booth during the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Genevive Sosuh

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

After a trip to Ghana, sisters Genevive and Josephine Sosuh came up with the idea for their business, Made N Ghana Designs. Genevive Sosuh described how their heritage influences their work and what...

Junior Blake Bodendieck, a Unity project volunteer, works with Coreina and Camryn Fullerton Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Roots N Blues festival. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Blake Bodendieck

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

RBHS junior Blake Bodendieck moved to Columbia this summer and quickly became involved with Roots N Blues through the Unity project as a way to experience what the city is all about.  How did you...

D Dees Kettle Korn employees work during the Roots N Blues festival. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Mark Max

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

A man of few words, Mark Max, owner of D Dee’s Kettle Korn, described how he first took over the business and what he most enjoys about the festival. How did you first start this business? "Actually,...

Path to gold

sophie froese September 25, 2019

After a summer of hard work and perseverance, senior Anushka Jalisatgi has earned the peak achievement in Girl Scouts: the Gold Award. The highest ranks in Girl Scouts come with the completion of a Bronze,...

Caitlin Cunningham volunteering at R n B n BBQ. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots n Blues n BBQ – Caitlin Cunningham, Paul Rowden

Bailey Stover October 2, 2018

On Saturday afternoon, Roots n Blues n Barbecue volunteers Caitlin Cunningham and Paul Rowden walked around selling cold beverages to festival goers. Both Cunningham and Rowden appreciate the community...

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