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The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

Seniors Molly Nuckolls and Sophie Racy and junior Kinsey Lake rehearse their Encore featured act, “Ex-Factor”, for the performances to come at the end of this next month. As this is an exciting, anticipatory time for these Free State Choir participants, it also invites a great deal of stress into the lives of these busy students.

FEATURE: A Look into Encore Auditions

Phoebe Morris, News Planning Team March 4, 2024

Behind the scenes of the fan favorite, Encore, singers put in numerous hours of work leading up to the final performance. The first time-consuming stressor is prepping for a weekend long of auditions. Singers...

During their opening song, “Lift You Up,” the cast sets the energetic atmosphere with the upbeat number.

FEATURE: Encore Lives On

Phoebe Morris March 30, 2023

On March 23, 24 and 25, upperclassmen choir students performed the 25th Annual Encore. With help from choir teachers Joshua East and Olivia Henning, the Lawrence community looked forward to seeing these...

Photo Gallery: Encore

Photo Gallery: Encore

Emma Pravecek, Madison Goeser, and Nick Burket April 4, 2018
A photo gallery from the annual student's choice choir show, Encore.

Encore 2017

April 20, 2017

Margaret Uhler and Kahler Wiebe harmonize. You have to work on your range and harmonies, Uhler said. Like you have to learn how to sing close harmonies around people that you don’t normally sing with.

Singers sacrifice schedules for annual Encore audition

Mia Peters, Reporter February 7, 2017

160 Juniors and Seniors enrolled in the Free State choral program spent the entire month of January preparing solos and ensembles for an audition on Feb. 5th. They auditioned for the annual choir concert,...

photo by nick popiel

Encore 2014

rosemary newsome, copy editor April 3, 2014

Juniors Randall Schmidt and Sam Hay and senior Madeline Chestnut describe their journey for Encore 2014 and weigh in on their experience. Pre-Auditions When did you start preparing for Encore? Sam Hay:...

Reid Williams Performing at Encore

Reid Williams

Jake Stegall, Reporter May 14, 2013

Popularity can be gained overnight in the wild ride of high school: the game winning shot in a basketball game, being elected as Student Council president, or being that one guy that always has a joke...

Best of Lawrence–Food Edition

hannah moran, copy editor April 1, 2013

BEST: BREAKFAST: Biscuits and Gravy--wheatfields $3.75 Biscuits and gravy is generally not an appetizing thought. But Wheatfields redefines biscuits and gravy into a spicy gourmet breakfast that isn’t...

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