• Congratulations to the boys' basketball team for their Big Eight Championship. They play their first game of districts at home on Wednesday!
  • Girls' basketball plays on Tuesday at Springport, it is a big game for them, so come support! Their senior night is also this Thursday at home.
  • Good luck to Collin Thompson on Friday as he competes in the wrestling state championship at Ford Field!
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Senior Spotlight: Malachi Warner


Malachi Warner has the honor of being the senior spotlight subject this week. Warner has grown both personally and academically, and he continues to do so every day. 

Warner has attended Concord schools since first grade, which has allowed him to mature and grow. Teachers like Mr. Buck have observed his growth during this time. When asked how Warner has evolved from freshman year to senior year, Mr. Buck responded, “He changed a lot from the young man he was as a freshman to now as a senior. Where if you ask him to do something once, he does it versus trying to get by with doing as little as possible.” Not only has Buck witnessed Warner’s transformation in the classroom, but he has also had the chance to witness Warner’s transformation on the field. Buck explains how he was able to witness this growth by being his coach, “It was really awesome to see how much he has changed over the years. He went from struggling sometimes with authority, to being a wonderful young man who works his butt off all the time.”

Anthony Evans has known Warner since they were very young. Evans has also seen Warner’s development, he remarks, “Kai has definitely matured for sure. Knowing him at such a young age, I never thought either one of us would actually grow up; we just always joked around and played around a lot. Kai has grown up and matured a lot.”

Warner has many positive recollections from Concord, he lists Spirit Week and the chance to engage in school-wide events as some of his most memorable memories. Warner states that he likes hanging out with friends and sleeping during his free time. He was also part of both the football and baseball teams. Some of Warner’s friends include Evans, Zoe Shultz, and Abe Reiniche, though Warner states that he is friends with practically the entire senior class. 

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When Evans was asked what one of his favorite memories with Warner is he said, “Me and Kai have a lot of good memories honestly, but if I had to pick one it would probably be last year during baseball. Kai, Logan, and I played outfield, and every game we would meet up at centerfield and just talk trash and laugh out loud during the games to distract the opposing team.” 

Shultz, fellow classmate and friend says that her favorite memory of her and Warner is: “When we went paddle boarding on the lake.” She explains that this is her favorite memory because: “It was really fun and we got to hang out with our other friends, it was also a very pretty sunny day, it was just a fun time.”

Warner intends to study HVAC at a trade school after high school. Warner responded as follows when asked why he felt compelled to enter HVAC, “I chose to go to trade school for HVAC because it’s a good job and a paying job too. HVAC will give me good learning experiences and opportunities in life. Because everywhere you go that place is going to need heat and AC.” 

Warner would like to offer some guidance to the underclassmen: “Always push yourself, and ask questions when you need help because that is key.”

We are thankful to Warner for improving Concord and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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Emily Blackmer, Staff Writer
Emily Blackmer is a junior at Concord High School. She is interested in art, playing with her dogs, and reading.  Her favorite teacher is Jur because of his lengthy yet entertaining lectures.  She also enjoys going for walks in the rain and spending time with her younger brother. In the future, she should consider law school because of her fierce debating skills.

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