"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

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"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

Emilys Hope founder Angela Kennecke holds a photo of her daughter, the inspiration behind the organization. (Photo used with permission from Angela Kennecke)

Emily’s Hope: Turning heartbreak into action

Kate Matthes and Reese Duncan September 29, 2023

For the past five years, groups in downtown Sioux Falls have commemorated Aug. 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day by attending a vigil hosted by Emily’s Hope, honoring those whose lives have...

The ceremony for the recipient of the scholarship will be held on Monday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the little theater.

Honoring LHS’ Annie Lanning

Anna Anderson, Feature Editor May 12, 2023

Nearly a year after her tragic passing, the Patriot Post staff is hoping to remember and honor their former colleague and LHS teacher Annie Lanning in a way that will leave a lasting impact on the students...

LHS senior Jo Kimball performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City this February.

From the classroom to Carnegie

Kate Matthes, News Editor April 6, 2023

LHS senior Jo Kimball was chosen to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall this February in New York City, fulfilling a dream of theirs.  Kimball has been involved in music for as long as they can...

LHS Unified Team excited after winning their game and moving on to the State tournament.

Best Buddies basketball

Vanessa Timat, Feature Editor March 21, 2023

This year, the LHS ‘Best Buddies’ club created a basketball team for the students in the program. It consists of special education students and general education students and they team up to play against...

 The “House of Embers” is just one of the many supper clubs to visit in Wisconsin.

A trip back in time

Samantha Zeeck, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

What would it be like to travel back in time? There are so many differences between the past and present. Altered decorations, actions and trends. It is impossible to travel back in time, but going out...

LHS students Elliott Morehead and Ayden Gage traveled to the Capitol to give testimony opposing House Bill 1080.

Student activists fight back against House Bill 1080

Kate Matthes and Reese Duncan March 13, 2023

After the introduction of House Bill 1080 in the state of South Dakota, LHS students Elliott Morehead and Ayden Gage took a stand against the state legislation affecting the transgender community in South...

The 2022 team after the final round of the State golf tournament.

What is anticipated for the LHS girls’ golf team

Vanessa Timat, Feature Editor March 9, 2023

As the LHS girls’ golf season approaches for the new year, there are many expectations and goals that have been set. After placing seventh last year at the State tournament, the team would like to do...

Jack (left) and Max Hilgenburg (right) the brothers dapping eachother up since they know so much about eachother.

Sibling dupes

Raina Marty, Social Media Coordinator March 6, 2023

Everyone sees a student’s mini look alike walk the hallways of LHS, older and younger. But just because they are related and look so similar doesn’t mean they have the same interests. Sometimes siblings...

This year LHS is introducing a new club, Family, Career and Future Leaders of America (FCCLA), led by Mrs. Sloup that is centered around improving student’s leadership skills.

FCCLA: creating the future leaders of LHS

Grace Miner, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Leadership skills, serving the community and pursuing passions. These skills will be achieved in LHS’ new club, Family, Career and Future Leaders of America (FCCLA), led by Kali Sloup this school year.  Sloup,...

Shannon Rook (left) alongside LHS alumni Whitney Werner (right) to whom she handed down her pageant title.

Teaching times two

Elana Bishop, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

Shannon Rook, a fellow LHS Staff Member, dated her “pageant life” back to the late 90s. She was selected as Northern State Snow Queen and named second runner-up at the annual South Dakota Snow Queen...

“Woven Tears” by Ella Ratliff

Artists of LHS

Josie Tollinger, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Many students take drawing or exploring visual arts just to get the credits in order to graduate. However, some students are surprised at their unknown artistic abilities. Here is a small gallery to...

Mato Standing Soldier is a film and TV composer, musical artist and Native American activist.

Mato: LHS alum receives Forbes 30 under 30 award

Emma Forster, Editor-In-Chief January 27, 2023

Each year, Forbes magazine publishes a ‘30 Under 30’ list, naming 30 notable individuals under the age of 30 in a number of different career fields. The 2022 30 Under 30 list for Hollywood and Entertainment...

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