Full Name: Meghan Elena Kratzer
Birthday: September 2 nd
Nicknames: Shorty, Kratzer
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: White Chicks
Favorite Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Pastime: Hunting
Favorite Music Artist: Dixie Chicks
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Blauvelt
Favorite TV Show: Parks & Recreation
Favorite Animal: Greyhound
Favorite Place to Shop: I hate shopping.
Favorite Subject: Agriculture
Favorite Hangout: My friend’s house
Most Prized Possession: My Dogs
Favorite Thing to do with Friends: Drive around & sing
Pets: I have 14 dogs named Buck, Ruger, Captain, Jack, Blue, Rowdy, Lady
Bird, Hank, Joe, Lucy, Whiley, Dottie, Leroy, and Gunner
Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember by Nicolas Sparks
If You Could Be Anyone Else Who Would You Be?: My Grandma Elaine
Advice for Underclassmen: Don’t take high school for granted.
Lifetime Goals: To have a family and have a job I love doing.
Plans After High School: Go to UNK to study either nursing or early education
Problem That Concerns You: Not being able to decide what I want to study in college.
Unique About You: I have a congenital heart defect.
Extracurricular Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, FFA, FBLA, NHS, TADA
Favorite Sport: To watch- football; to play- softball
Favorite School Memory: Trying to get the chairs out of the old gym before prom
Quote to Live By: “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
National Black Cat Day
By: Rachel Linden
October 27th is National Black Cat Day; it is the celebration of the beauty of these creatures. Black
cats have lots of superstitions. Long ago, in the Middle Ages, black cats were believed to be
connected to witchcraft, and the reputation stuck. It is often said to be bad luck if a black cat walks
in front of you, and that the encounter is a sign of bad things to come.
Black cats were seen as evil creatures that had sinister witch like powers with teeth that held
venom and a breath that could infect human lungs with tuberculosis. Witches turned into black
cats at night. The color of the cat's coat associated with night, darkness and all things that are
evil. Some other myths about black cats are that if they cross your path it is bad luck, never turn
your back on a black cat or you'll be cursed, and that a cat on the bed of a sick person will bring
However, evil is not the only thing associated with black cats. In some places and some cultures,
black cats are considered good luck. In England, Asia, and Ireland black cats are good luck.
Additionally, in ancient Egypt black cats were revered and thought as of lucky. In ancient Egypt,
the goddess Bastet was though to protect the home. She was originally depicted as a woman with
the head of a lioness, but in for a time, she was depicted as having the head of a cat. Keeping a
black cat in the home was believed to be a good way to win her favor.
This October, check out #NationalBlackCatDay to find out some more fun facts about black cats!