CHS Today

The Voice of Conifer High School

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CHS Today

Maya Dawson

Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief

Maya is the Editor in Chief of CHS Today and a senior at CHS. For the 2020-2021 CSMA Best of Colorado awards she placed first in Sports-Feature, second in Personality Profile, and third in News-Feature photo and caption. She has been a global youth reporter with the Team Harmony Foundation and has work published with a number of Colorado Community Media papers, including the Canyon Courier. She has also published with Headliners in Education. On a less dry note, she has a pet Axolotl (look up photos ... they are fantastic creatures).

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Wesley Paxton welcomes students during the 2022-2023  Rite of Passage ceremony to celebrate the first day of the new school year

Conifer High School Principal Leaving

Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief
September 4, 2022
Maverick the golden retriever enjoys being dried after his bath.

Soggy dogs for a good cause

Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief
August 16, 2022
Jeff Brodsky, founder and president of JOY International, talks about child trafficking, gesturing to a photo of the woman who made the shirt he is wearing in gratitude for his help in her community.

When bare feet bear a burden

Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief
August 2, 2022
EPRD Staff member Patrick Quinlan helps INSPIRE participants Mac Teaff (center) and Grace Arnold (right) to fish at a program outing.

INSPIRE-ing opportunities for all

Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief
July 15, 2022
Conifers class of 2022 graduated last Saturday, May 21st. In reality we’ve all graduated at the end of the year, we’ve all done the same thing. Really, what it comes down to is that valedictorian is who devoted the most time for school, class salutatorian Jeb Barber said.


Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief
May 27, 2022
Sophomores Danica Wehr and Alyson Meyers sign the letters ASL, the acronym for American Sign Language

[Photo] ASL Club at Conifer

Danica Wehr, Reporter
November 22, 2021
Wrestling Coach Nick Adamson coaches members of the wrestling team at a pre-season practice. “A lot of what this year is going to be about is restarting and rekindling the program to remind people what it was and get them back on board, Adamson said.

Wrestling With the Season Ahead

Maya Dawson, Editor in Chief
November 17, 2021
Wageman resupplies at an aid station along the Leadville 100 course. “The aid stations were amazing. Like, the most energy you’ve ever seen in your life, Wageman said.

XC Coach Places Third in Leadville 100

Maya Dawson, Editor In Chief
August 29, 2021
9 year old Skylar paints a canvas to accompany the clay flower she created in a previous session aboard the School Bus studio

The Bus-iness of Art

Maya Dawson, Reporter
August 11, 2021
Tipsy takes a break from playing in the snow to kiss owner and trainer Alexis Hall. As I started working with her I realized she is incredibly smart, incredibly talented, and shows potential for so much more, Hall said.

Tipsy Talks

Maya Dawson, Reporter
May 11, 2021

Poem: Watered down

Maya Dawson, Poet
April 29, 2021

[Photo] Short Story: Surrounded

Haylee Williams, Fiction Writer
April 27, 2021
Poem: Wishbone

Poem: Wishbone

Maya Dawson, Poet
April 25, 2021

Poem: Canvas

Maya Dawson, Poet
March 2, 2021

[Video] Senior Memories

Maya Dawson, Editor
February 27, 2021
Junior Zoe Watts is one student facing the mix of uplifting and devastating messages platforms like YOLO bring students

YOLO: Friend or Foe?

Maya Dawson, Editor
December 7, 2020
Edica Pacha partnered with Womxn of the Mountain to create this mural celebrating indigenous culture

Team Harmony

Maya Dawson, Editor
November 14, 2020

A Sign of the Times

Maya Dawson, Editor
October 29, 2020

Gen Z vs The Polls

Maya Dawson, Editor
October 23, 2020
Water fountains have been taped off as a COVID-19 precaution, but even with high acid rates students may fill their water bottles at the school

Acid Found in School Water

Maya Dawson, Editor
October 23, 2020
Pom-poms are cast aside as the team prepares to rehearse their routine

Poms with Potential

Maya Dawson, Editor
October 15, 2020
Allison Gorrell worked with the girl’s basketball team during their preseason practice on Thursday, September 24th

Alumni Returns to Conifer

Maya Dawson, Editor
September 24, 2020
Easy Entrees is located across from the Yellow Barn in Conifer

Quick Meals, Full Bellies

Maya Dawson, Editor
September 11, 2020
Southern Lilies Florist sells succulents in addition to flowers.

New Florist in Conifer

Maya Dawson, Reporter
March 2, 2020
This is Geffre, one of the worms purchased by CHS students.

The Early Bird Sells the Worm

Maya Dawson, Reporter
February 25, 2020
Other Colorado schools literary magazines

Literary Magazine

Maya Dawson, Reporter
February 19, 2020
Senior Stella Martin, who plays one of the lead roles, Janet Van De Graff, sits in costume next to her costar, Dylan Roberts.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Maya Dawson, Reporter
February 19, 2020
The dance will be held off campus at the Marshdale Memorial barn, a venue typically reserved for weddings and banquets.
Photo courtesy of The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

The Conifer Winter Dance

Maya Dawson, Reporter
January 22, 2020
Conifer Student Media at the Washington Monument

Journalists vs. DC

Maya Dawson, Reporter
December 19, 2019
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