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Erin Dringman

Erin Maria Dringman is a senior at SGHS this year. She also happens to be the editor in chief of The Sheepherder for the 2015-2016 school year. Not only does Erin play a key role in The Sheepherder, she is also the captain of the Speech and Drama team, and the student body president at SGHS. As president Erin “loves that even in a school as small as SGHS, there is such a variety of people. I want to be able to represent all of their diverse interests and needs.”

She is also a part of SAVY, the secretary of National Honors Society, Close-up, and Academic Olympics. Aside from all of these activities, Erin is also one of the fastest short relay runners on the Herder track team. As editor in chief Erin hopes to “tell the real stories, of the real kids, with whom I go to school, and create a lasting tribute to my class, my peers, SGHS, and this community.”

Outside of her academic career, Erin is an avid wrangler at her family's ranch throughout the summer, and enjoys watching Dawson’s Creek with a bowl of alfredo noodles in her lap. Her favorite pastime is riding horses, followed by reading, Harry Potter specifically.

In a year from now, Erin hopes to be at Vanderbilt University preparing for her future career as an “author, journalist, politician, teacher, or whatever strikes my fancy.” For now she will continue to be an active member in every activity the school has to offer, while ensuring that our lovely readers receive an issue of The Sheepherder in a timely manner

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Articles By Erin


2015:  A Year in Review From the High School’s Eyes

Article By: Erin Dringman
Jan 08 2016

According to Facebook Newsroom, the topics most talked about in the media in 2015 were:

  1. US presidential election
  2. November 13 attacks in Paris
  3. Syrian civil war & refugee crisis
  4. Nepal earthquakes
  5. Greek debt crisis
  6. Marriage equality
  7. Fight against ISIS
  8. Charlie Hebdo attack
  9. Baltimore protests
  10. Charleston shooting & flag debate

While those may have been the most frequented topics on…

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Speech & Drama Eastern Montana Season Kickoff

Article By: Erin Dringman
Nov 11 2015

Over 530 competitors from C, B, A, and AA schools gathered at Billings West High School on November 7, 2015 for the Speech and Drama Eastern Kickoff. The Sweet Grass County High School Speech & Drama team showed up prepared to play, with eleven upperclassmen competing and the three Freshman…

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Solo En Espanol

Article By: Erin Dringman
Oct 30 2015

Este ano, el profesor de Espanol de Sweet Grass County High School tiene una regla nueva. El profesor, Senor Morgan, ha decidido exigir todos sus estudiantes para hablar solo en espanol mientras en clase. Hablando en ingles no es permitir.

Translation: This year, the Spanish teacher at Sweet Grass County…

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Senior Struggles, Part One

Article By: Erin Dringman
Sep 25 2015

Hello, hello, hello, our lovely readers! (Whoever you are, I assure you, you are lovely in my eyes. Thank you for taking time out of your day to get on our website and read this article.)

I would like to offer my most sincere apology for my utter lack of productivity…

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Out of Your Comfort Zone

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 28 2015

I am not normal. I am a massive anomaly. Why, you may wonder? Allow me to explain. I like school. I’ve always liked school. I like learning, I like classes, I like reading and writing and understanding new things.

I do not like sports. I have never liked sports. Not, at…

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“Wake Me Up” performed by SGHS Choir

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 08 2015

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The Sweet Sixteen

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 07 2015

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Dale and Brent at the Pops Concert 2015… You might be a redneck

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 07 2015

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Holly and Raven perform T. Swift

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 07 2015

Holly Emter and Raven Martin perform a mash up of "Blank Space" and "Style" by Taylor Swift.

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Performing “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz at the 2015 Pops Concert

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 07 2015

The advanced guitar class performs "I won't give up" under the direction of Emily Prouty. 

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Holly and the Boys… Bad Moon Rising

Article By: Erin Dringman
May 07 2015

Holly Emter plays the drums while Paul Wagner plays the guitar and harmonica, Kyle Rennie plays the guitar, and Raven Martin sings "Bad Moon Rising" with some awesome dancing. 

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Academic Olympics

Article By: Erin Dringman
Mar 24 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, the Sweet Grass County High School Academic Olympics team traveled to compete at Montana State University. The contest held at MSU is an annual event; the only event in which the team participates.

At this year’s Academic Olympics contest there were fifty-eight teams in attendance, from…

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Janna Jordt Profile

Article By: Erin Dringman
Mar 08 2015

In 1991, a young woman from North Germany got off of the plane in Bozeman, MT, not knowing what to expect. This young woman, Gesa, scanned the airport, searching for her host family. Finally, she spotted them: Lee and Sandra Hart; their daughter, Kimberly, standing with them.

In 2014, a young…

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Rachel’s Challenge at SGHS

Article By: Erin Dringman
Feb 20 2015

On January 20th, 2015, Dave, a representative for the Rachel’s Challenge organization greeted the assembled seventh and eighth graders from BTGS, and the students and faculty of SGHS. “How many of you has lost a loved one?”

Heavy hands, paired with heavy hearts, went up all around us. “Let’s take a…

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Students Get Fit & Fierce at the Firehouse

Article By: Erin Dringman
Feb 05 2015

Madelyn Foulk’s legs and arms rise and fall, rise and fall, rise and fall in tandem, the well-toned muscles rippling, her breathing heavy, her face the same shade as the red-trimmed walls around her as she moves into her third minute of the sprint on the treadmill. It may only…

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To Text or Not to Text [There Should Be No Question]

Article By: Erin Dringman
Feb 04 2015

Sitting at a restaurant with my family several weeks ago, I put down my menu and glance around the room. A few tables away, a group of twenty-something-year-olds sit, laughing and talking. One young man with his arm around his girlfriend pulls out his phone with his other hand and…

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Friends of Rachel 1st Meeting

Article By: Erin Dringman
Feb 03 2015

The Friends of Rachel Club had their first meeting on January 26th, at lunch time. The group read the lists of ideas that had been brainstormed at the workshop offered by the Rachel’s Foundation on the 20th. A variety of ideas were discussed, and we chose several to begin working…

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An Activist in the Pro-Life Campaign for Books (Why Traditional Books Trump E-Books)

Article By: Erin Dringman
Jan 26 2015

My mama’s voice fills my ears, her arms wrap around me, my head rests on her chest, but my mind is far away, my feet dancing with faeries, my callused hands gathering the corn in front of my Little House on the Prairie, my eyes staring in awe as Arthur…

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12 Years a Slave Movie Review

Article By: Erin Dringman
Jan 26 2015

Equal parts historical documentary, racial tragedy, and suspense-filled action film, “12 Years A Slave” is a must-see for anyone who desires to know the truth.

“12 Years A Slave” is based on the 19th century memoir of a successful black gentleman-turned captured slave, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor). The movie briefly…

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Your Boys of Fall

Article By: Erin Dringman
Jan 21 2015

August 30th, the world is a blur of screaming fans but starting quarterback Walker LaVoy’s world has narrowed: it is just him and his boys, center line, breathing heavily, waiting… “Set, hut!” he cries, and the game, and season has just snapped into action.

The Herders faced many tough opponents…

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iLearning

Article By: Erin Dringman
Jan 07 2015

iPod, iPhone, iPad, internet based phones, databases, research facilities, and now internet based learning.

Click-clack, click-clack, fingers drumming on the keys of a Chromebook is a noise you are far more likely to hear if you walk into an SGCHS classroom today than the rustle of pencil on paper. In July…

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